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.
One of the best things about fall is the changing of the leaves from green to the most amazing bright reds, oranges and yellows. To embody the spirit of seasonal change this fall, try adding to your outfit one piece in a mustard yellow color as seen on many Fall 2011 runways including Isaac Mizrahi, Fendi, Giambattista Valli and Hermes among others. The darker brownish tone of the mustard is the perfect way to add a bright color to your outfit, while not being as in-your-face as the sunshine-y yellows of summer. If you think a yellow skirt just isn’t you, try adding a mustard clutch to any basic outfit to add interest and style.
The tribal trend has been a staple over the past few seasons but was especially popular this Resort season and will continue to be a trend through the fall. With easy-to-wear tribal printed pieces like maxi skirts and structured dresses, this trend has never been easier to work. If you’re feeling a little less adventurous and aren’t too keen on rocking a large print, try pairing skinny jeans and a white t-shirt with a pair of ethnic-inspired heels like those from Tory Burch or Proenza Schouler. Accessories are also a great way to work the tribal trend and designers like Tom Binns have put out amazing designs that work great with any outfit, tribal or otherwise.
This latest trend was a big hit on Resort 2012 runways as well Fall/Winter 2011 and will have you dreaming all day. While this trend may not be for everyone (particularly those who looove the snooze button), the pajama-inspired trend can look chic when done right. Pair a sleepwear-inspired top with brightly-colored denim and structural heels for a modern day look. Or try printed PJ-inspired pants with a tucked-in white button down and brogues for a cool work look.
This fall, take metallics from a night on the town to a day at the office with ready-to-wear pieces that are anything but 70’s club girl. With Tory Burch, Thakoon, and Donna Karan, you’ll be carrying the summer sun with you when the weather starts cooling down. Pair a metallic skirt with a chambray shirt for a Southwestern-vibe as seen at Ralph Lauren or try a pair of gold lamé wide-leg trousers with a tee and leather jacket a la Michael Kors.
If maxis, shifts or sheaths aren’t your thing, never fear. Tailored trousers are a must-have for this coming fall season and can be dressed up or down, for any occasion. A pair of classic khaki is updated chic when paired with a jersey top and leather jacket. Or, if you’re in the mood, try a pair in a bright, bold color for a stunning effect. If brights aren’t your style, try a pair of subdued pink paired with animal-print accessories. Any way you like them, tailored pants are the perfect go-to piece for this fall.
Dressing for summer festivals can be tricky. With the uneven terrain, weather and crowds picking the perfect outfit is challenging, but not impossible. The trick for dressing for summer festivals is light layers, flowing fabrics and easy-to-walk-in shoes. Try pairing a maxi skirt with a tank and flat sandals for a boho-chic look or a pair denim cut-off shorts and a fringed crop top with a cross-body mini bag.
If you are a fan of street style blogs, then you’ve probably noticed this trend popping up quite a bit. Accessorizing in brights adds the perfect amount of color to any of your favorite outfits! This trend is especially chic when worked into an all-white or neutral outfit. Plus, it’s a complete mood-lifter and can come in the form of shoes, bags, jewelry, or hair accessories!