Tuesday, March 3, 2015

inspiration | trends to embrace

I promise I will share a post about our favorite things in each Disney park, but I interrupt my blogging hiatus to share with you some spring trends you need to embrace. Be that as it may, some styles are hard for the every day girl to take on. I am always quick to embrace a new trend - because hey, YOLO right? So here they are - my 2 fave trends that I am eyeing up for spring and the key to shopping the looks: Denim skirts (hello 70s meets 90s! denim duh!) and baggies (yes, as in the diaper looking pant - because hey some days we need to leave our house in sweats and there is no shame doing it right.)

DENIM SKIRTS: I nearly fell on my face when I saw photos surface of CHLOE's SS15 runway show. I mean denim hoarding is probably my biggest talent in life. So when I saw that they were bringing the revival of denim skirts I might have {probably} cried. So for us real lifers who don't have a trust fund to fall back on, the Chloe collection will just have to wait and we will rock this trend with a smaller budget. We will start exercising this week so we can show our legs in public this Spring. So embrace this trend by pairing a large oversized cozy top with a knee length denim skirt.  Why knee length? because it is cheaper and more likely that you will actually wear it! I like to stick with monochrome color palettes for this look, because if it is good enough for CHLOE it is good enough for me. Also, I would encourage you to splurge a bit more on the top and shoes than the skirt itself, because in all honesty this won't be your daily go-to look. This is more the "meeting a friend for coffee" or "tourist in a new city" type of piece. Pair it with a solid pair of strappy shoes - I love gladiators but gave you more functional choices so that you can be sure to wear them more than 10 times, because again, we don't have a trust fund. Either way I love the playful feel of the skirts with buttons - they are definitely more 70s -- if you are more of a classic JCrew type than perhaps go with a more straight, pencil skirt. It is just fashion, guys, have fun! Don't take yourselves too serious.

tops in order 1 // 2 // 3
sunglasses 1 // 2 // 3
skirts left to right 1 (don't die when you see the price) // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 //
shoes 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 //

Casual weekend wear for the real girl. Hey, I might be a mom, but it doesn't mean I have to dress like one! You won't find me in khaki shorts any time soon (unless, of course, you see it in CHLOE's next show.........) I love the slouchy boyfriend look. They key in this look isn't necessarily the baggy harem, it is more the classic effortless feel. If you aren't sure your comfortable in baggies then try more of a loose boyfriend pant. Light and airy fabric is a key element in this look. A sweat pant, thick linen, silk, or light khaki is the look we are going for here. Wide sweatshirts and oversized vibes up top. The way her sleeves are pushed up and her pants are cuffed, is what helps this look work - you can't do oversized pieces and just have them hanging - you need to make them seem effortless and clean. A strong eyewear is important for this look (no granny glasses!) this is what makes the look bold and crisp. Think effortless NOT sloppy. Finish the look with a really clean and slim espadrille - try to stay away from sneakers in this look - remember we want it to feel polished in some way. I love that she has skipped the accessories - clean and minimalist. I feel like we relate minimalist to harsh or edgy styles - but to me it is a simplified look no matter what your personal style may be, it is something we all can embrace (remember that little 'ol saying "less IS more!")
tops 1 // 2 // 3
sunglasses 1 // 2
pants 1 // 2 // 3
shoes 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

So what trends are you loving for spring? Think you will embrace denim skirts? Gladiators? Just remember the key with a trend isn't doing it exactly like the runway, the best part of fashion is that we all can translate it in our own way! xo

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love that first pair of baggies - thank you!! :)