Pick Six: Follow the Trend Line
Jan 30, 2017
Some bloggers specialize in the cutting edge of style. I’ve never cared much about whether something is hot, or not. My style tends to run to the classic, the timeless. I’m usually on the hunt for pieces that will look as good today as they will five years from now. But sometimes it’s nice to indulge in something that might only be good for a season or two. Here are six pieces that are hot off the presses.
Have an trusty old handbag that could use a bit of an update? Breathe a bit of life into your satchel or tote with a new guitar-style strap or tassel. This set from Kate Spade mixes a soft blush and a black and white print (be still my beating heart). This geo-embroidered strap would look great on a navy bag.
Blouses and sweaters with ruffles are everywhere. I love the over-the-top femininity of the unexpected frills. This $28 blouse from New Look allows you to indulge in the trend without overdoing it. I also love this $64 YAS frill sweater in an earthy mauve. Or take the trend to a more timeless place with this ruffle-trim sweater from Shrimps. Plus-size? Try this Eloquii shoulder flared top.
If you watched the Golden Globes, you know that yellow is the color for spring. Whether it’s marigold, ochre, or butter, it’s going to be a very sunny spring. The first dress from Marks and Spencer is dark enough to wear today, but bright enough for a few months from now. If you want to indulge in the brighter side of the color, have a look at this lacy Self Portrait-inspired cocktail dress.
Have a party or wedding on the books? Don’t want to buy a new dress? I find that a pair of statement earrings can give you the zest of a new look without the price tag. Plus, unlike a dress that might only get a few wears before you tire of it, earrings can be worn for years to come.
Soft blue stripes on sculptural tops are dominating my Instagram feed. This Petersyn Dahlia Top is from the higher end of the scale, but gosh, it’s beautiful. For some more affordable options, try Shopbop. This one-shoulder Style Mafia top will sell out quickly given its price. For something really bold, this StyleKeepers top is really trendy. Or if you want something you could wear to work, this English Factory blouse with embroidered flower accent is adorable.
When skinny jeans came on the scene, many of us were skeptical. Within two years, tapered leg jeans had looted and pillaged. Soon, most of us only owned skinny jeans. My own closet is skinny jean-dominant, but not for long.
Flare leg and wide leg jeans are coming back in a big way. So if you don’t own a pair, I would recommend buying a pair. Whether you choose skinny bootcut, trouser legs, or 70s-reminiscent flares, leg openings are about to get wider.