I am currently craving bell bottom jeans. I am actually craving high-waisted bell bottom jeans, but any bell bottom jean will do. This is a 70s pants trend that I really love, along with last week’s culottes. They look rather good with some platform wedges or heels or a little Birkenstock sandal. I have found some in most stores right now. The trend is that strong. If the widest bell bottom isn’t your style, start small with a bootcut jean instead. Have you started shopping for bell bottom jeans yet or are you just not into them? Photo from Simply Be. (more…)
Hey ladies! Have you been feeling the recent bucket bag trend? I remember bucket bags being really popular when I was little. They were everywhere, and then they kinda just went away as trends do. Now, again as trends do, they are back. I love bucket bags. I think that they are really sharp. I also like how they can come in various colors, sizes, and fabrics in whatever price point you want. Medium to large sized leather and canvas ones look really good with casual outfits during the day. Smaller sized silk and satin ones look great at night. Don’t forget the tassels. A great bucket bags has awesome tassels. Are you in to this trend? (more…)
Culottes are the hot new trend in fashion right now, but they actually aren’t that new. They were popular in the 70s. Yup! That’s right! Another 70s fashion trend is making a way back into stores and into our closets. I love culottes. They are very comfortable, and plus sized gals can wear them too!
It is spring time and white jeans are kinda having a moment. I rarely wear white clothes. This is super TMI, but I always feel like my period is going to come on just because I wore white and spoil my fashion moment. Like for why and for what? UGH!!! Anyway. I love white jeans. I have a pair that I love, but never wear because of my own personal paranoia.
Today in Accessory Minute, I wanted to write about one of my favorite accessory trends of the past few years-the mini bag. I love mini bags. I am one of those people that try to carry their entire home in a bag, purse, backpack, whatever. Mini bags force you to cut things down to the bare necessities. You can’t carry 20 lip glosses in a mini bag, and that is the beauty of the mini bag. (more…)
Row 1, L to R: Delpozo, Georgine Row 2, L to R: Narciso Rodriquez, Rosie Assoulin Row 3, L to R: Michael Kors, The Row
I don’t know if you have been following the shows and trends lately, but there seems to be some kind of clash going on between the 90s and the 70s. Some of you favorite styles-and many that you hated- from the 90s are coming back full force, but coming in neck in neck with them is the 70s. Culottes in various lengths of short are back, suedes and animal prints, platforms, and even bell bottoms are coming back. Are you ready for the 70s trend? Is it something you are going to attempt come this fall? I might. We shall see how it goes. Photos from the Georgine PR reps and Style.com.
I love street style photos. They give me outfit inspiration. I saw a bunch of jeans that had the bottom cut off of them last season, so I just cut the bottom off of my jeans as well. This look right here is perfect for those crisp, cold days. There is something very 70s about it. 70s style trends were all over the NYFW runways. Now I need to find a blanket, so I can get my 70s on. Photo by Tommy Ton for Style.com.
The Women’s Meridian Buckle Sandal is one of the hottest gladiator pumps from Payless. They have a whole slew of gladiator styles from flats to heels, but this pair from their Brash line are my favorite. They come in black and cognac and only cost $39.99, but they are on sale this week for $29.99! Get this trendy shoe for less while it lasts. Photo from Payless.
Do you remember mules? Those weird, yet cute shoes that look… well weird, yet cute on everyone’s feet and were popular in the 90s. Yeah. As with all things 90s, this too is seeing a comeback. This trend is definitely one of those hit or miss trends like the the recent Birkenstock craze. Also is there really a wrong or right way to wear these awkward looking shoes?
I think the best way to wear these are with midi skirts and cropped pants or jeans. They might look good with a rolled cuff skinny jean or a boyfriend jean too. I put a few high and low priced options below. Spring is a great time to explore with new trends. I think I may try one of the Forever 21 mules down below. I like the black one with the brown heel that also has a strap. I feel like the strap gives the shoe a less naked feel. As much as I am loving this resurgence in 90s, I really hope dial-up doesn’t come back. Picture from Nordstrom.
I love basic tees, but there is really something special about a t-shirt that has a cut-out, is cropped, hangs off the side, or dips in the back that speaks to me. Those are the not so basic tees, and every girl should have one! You can wear them just about anywhere with just about anything. Try them with jeans and leggings, short or long skirts, and underneath blazers and vests. These tees from ASOS are perfect! Click on them for more information.
I love bright blazers. They are the best thing to go from dreary winter to bright spring. Bright blazers look great on every skin tone, and they work best with every shape. I mean have you ever seen someone in a bright blazer that looked a complete hot mess? I haven’t. Try the trend yourself with some of the options above. Photos from Forever 21+ and ASOS.
Old Navy’s Women’s Twist-Front Wedges are the perfect spring/summer shoe. It is trendy and classic all at the same time. The wedge comes in yellow or white and originally cost $29.95. Now it is on sale for $25.00. Photo from Old Navy.
I don’t know if you all are following the lady wedge sneaker trend that has exploded, but if you have these might be a cheaper choice. The Isabel Marant sneakers are cray cute, but crazy expensive. While these Bea Suede Wedge Sneakers from Ash come in at $250, they still are considerably cheaper than than the others. Photo from here.
When most people hear the name Peter Pan, they often think of a favorite childhood book or Disney cartoon. When a fashionista hears the words Peter Pan, they often think about one thing … the Peter Pan collar. Once a favorite of schoolchildren; full-grown adult women have now embraced the trend with open arms.
In case you haven’t noticed, the color of the summer was coral! And, for all of those who rushed out early this year to stock up on the bright color, you have nothing to worry about because it will continue trending all through fall. Try colorblocking with a deep wine hue or chocolate brown. Or add a pop of color to any monochrome outfit with the perfect peach shoes. Whatever way you decide to wear it, you know you’ll be chic!
For many people, wearing leather in a place other than your belt loops, around your wrist or on your feet is a strange concept. For fashionistas, however, it’s a completely different story. The Fall ready-to-wear 2011 collections offered up the best in all-over leather: skirts, leggings, jackets, vests and even dresses! The effect: Amelia Earhart meets fashion editor. Mixing a leather skirt with a casual sweater screams effortless chic, while a loose vest is the perfect extra layer as the weather starts to cool down into fall. And, for those of you less inclined to wear the real thing, never fear! There are plenty of faux options available from some of your favorite designers including Stella McCartney.
Floral prints have been a statement trend all summer, but now you can channel the vacation spirit a while longer with tropical prints. Featured in the Resort 2012 collections of Stella McCartney, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Givenchy among many others, these bright florals will hopefully keep beautiful summer weather around for a few more months! Try pairing your favorite tropical print with a chunky wedge sandal as seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs or throw on an old school visor to channel Givenchy.
At the beginning of the summer, I featured colorblocking as a trend, so you’re probably wondering why I decided to do it again. Well, as summer slowly (or too quickly for some of us) winds down, although the thermometer refuses to, I’d like to present to you the pre-fall trend of toned-down colorblocking. Colorblocking at the beginning of the summer was all about brights and neons, but for pre-fall, cool down the colors and go for deep reds, yellows and blushes.