I have to say that for the past few seasons, I've been pretty content with the practicality of the most popular trends we've been seeing. From colors, such as red, yellow and purple dominating the scene, along with transparent clothing/accessories, basket bags and ankle socks, these trends are bold as they are doable for the everyday woman like you and me.
Since I've been taking the time to spend with loved ones, I haven't had the chance to take outfit photos, but thought it would be a great idea to share some red outfits from the archives in hopes of inspiring you in wearing the trending color. Though purple is the color of year, red is still going strong as a trending color this spring and summer. It's a color that looks great on everyone, as it comes in various shades and hues that are sure to flatter any skin tone, cool, warm or in between. I actually touched upon that exact topic in thisblog post back when I was pregnant and rediscovering my love for the color. I'm sure you'll find the tips I've shared in the post helpful!
As you all know, red has been one of the hottest color trends since the start of fall and it's still going strong! It's a color that I've reignited my passion for, as a result, and have been seeking out new pieces, since I didn't have much in my wardrobe. I actually styled an outfit almost identical to this one (see here) during the winter, but in that outfit, I styled these houndstooth pants with an oversized red balloon sleeve sweater.
How was everyone's Easter weekend? We went to church and then for brunch afterwards. I typically make Easter brunch myself, but I needed a break from cooking for a holiday, since I did it for nearly all the ones during the holiday season and it's so much harder to do when you have a little one! I didn't wear this exact outfit, though I did wear the blouse. It may look familiar, if you remember the post I did a few months back, My Recent Purchases and Wish-List. The blouse is, unfortunately, sold out in the blush color, but there's one size left in the black. Perhaps you'd be able to find it stores, if you're interested. It's absolutely beautiful and looks great paired with denim, trousers, and suede, as I've done today.
I've decided to restyle this gorgeous blouse I first wore on the blog towards the end of fall (see here). In that post, I added rich, saturated shades of burgundy to enhance the seasonal vibe. This time around, I've added pops of green, which I've already mentioned is the color I'm loving most this spring season in this post. The lighter color brightens the overall look and changes the mood entirely. This is what I love most about printed pieces that feature various colors, it allows for you to pull out any of the colors already found in the top, which can help to change the tone and overall feel of your outfit. The ditsy florals have a more playful mood, typical of the '70s, as opposed to some other trending florals, such as roses, that tend to lend themselves to a more passionate and romantic vibe.
One of many ways to look chic in the winter (and all year long) is to go monochrome. We've talked about the power of monochrome quite a few times on the blog, but I wanted to break it down a bit more in this post and we all know that repetition and the more examples make for better understanding and inspiration. At least that what works for me! So, I figured it would be a great idea to compile them all into one post.
When was the last time you wore a mini-skirt if ever? Okay, how often do you wear a mini? I'm guessing that many of you don't wear them for the simple fact that they're well, mini, and quite short. I can totally understand if you've avoided anythign mid though for fear of looking risque becaues they require more thought when styling to prevent such a vibe. I for one stayed clear for many years because I'd like to consider myself quite conservative when it comes to my fashion choices and the thought of exposing a bit too much doesn't necessarily appeal to me.
Since I've been doing some online shopping these past few days, I figured it would be a good idea to share some of the things I've ordered and some things I've been eyeing, in case you plan on doing some shopping yourselves and want some inspiration. Most of the things I've purchased and are eyeing is from H&M and I ordered one of the white mules I featured in Friday's post, number 6. As much as I wanted to get everything that made my eyes look like the heart eyed emoji, I know my wallet would tightly close on me, so I got what I knew I'd get the absolute most wear out of for the start of spring and into summer. On that note, the pieces with the heart eyed emoji are the ones on my wish list, everything else is what I purchased.
I'm sure many of you know that white boots are quite the trend this winter and have been since the start of fall. I personally don't see the white shoe trend slowing down this spring and summer. In fact, I think it'll only gain more momentum, since they'll be more practical to wear during the warmer months. I mean, let's face it, though white boots may look uber chic, they aren't necessarily the shoe of choice when it's raining, snowing, or there's a mix of both, which basically defines winter; at least in the northeast. It's almost inevitable that you'll get them dirty and it can be annoying to try and wipe them clean again.
Being a fashion blogger, I do challenge myself to think outside the box and wear clothing that perhaps I wouldn't otherwise wear and through doing so, I've found that some pieces I'd perhaps turn my head to are actually quite practical, one of which are faux fur coats. Before blogging, I would've most likely thought, though stylish, they wouldn't be at all practical for everyday kind of wear and save them more for special occasions. Honestly, that couldn't be further from the truth. Perhaps some of you feel this way and for that reason alone don't own one, feeling as though you'd never get any real use out if it. These three outfits are ones that I feel can be easily worn on the regular. It all comes down to how you put the pieces together to make it more practical and less forced.