Showing posts with label what to buy now. Show all posts
Showing posts with label what to buy now. Show all posts

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Easy 90’s Styles That Are Perfect For Today:

It’s a fashion flashback that part of me really doesn’t mind at all: the 90’s are having a trending moment and some of my favorite and most comfortable pieces are right on trend this year.  (Side note:  I can’t really wrap my head around the thought I am old enough to see my younger-year’s style revived, but that’s just me.)  Who can forget Kate Moss in a slip dress? Or the Friends cast wearing jean jackets?  Angelina Joli in tank tops and cargos?  Drew Barrymore in floral mini dresses?  I never gave up my love of bias cut dresses, slip on pool slides, and the perfect black knapsack, and actually neither did the fashion world as a whole.  Those 90’s staples have become classics and are timeless now.  

Laid-back style that was sexy at the same time meant that nearly everything in your wardrobe could be intermixed and worn together to create different looks.  Nothing felt forced or looked like it was trying really hard to make a style statement.  Models today have pounced on the 90’s style for castings, and designers have picked up their street style and made up-to-date versions, adapting them for today.  In the 90’s we wore biker shorts anywhere and everywhere, and that was before the athleisure trend.  Today’s versions are just as sporty, pairing up with everything from tailored blazers, to crop tops, to oversized t-shirts.  I will wear them to the gym swapping them out for short shorts or leggings.  I will live in cargos, scrappy tank tops and pool slides all spring with a jean jacket thrown on top.  For summer I will cool down with floral mini dresses, warp midi skirts with spaghetti strap tank tops, and slip dresses for both day and night.  And my new hats for the season will be various bucket hats, giving the straw fedoras and Panama hats of so many seasons now a much needed break.  And they are packable! Love. 

I’ve done the research for you so you can get shopping yourself.  Summer style simplified, comfort guaranteed:

XOXO Shelley

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Fall 2018 Campaigns - My Favorite Trends, Fall 2018

It is still the peak of summer but already the days are a bit shorter, the evenings a bit cooler, and I have this “what’s next in fashion and beauty?” feeling creeping in.  The shops are starting to show pre-fall selections and I am planning my fall wardrobe with the same sort of excitement I had as a kid getting ready to go back to school as I wait for the enormous September issues of all the magazines to arrive.

The new designer campaigns are out now and I am pouring over them for indications of the trends in beauty and fashion, adding pieces to my “wish list” - “wish I could afford that”, “wish I could wear that”, “wish I had somewhere to wear that” and “wish I looked like that.” Kidding aside, the new campaigns give us a great idea about what sort of color palettes and trends will trickle down to mass market fashion brands and beauty counters.  

Some of this fall’s biggest trends on my radar at plaids, houndstooth and tweed, animal prints, western, saturated colors, 80’s glam, busy prints, large logos, silk scarf prints, and oversized coats.  There really is something for everyone, and if going all out in one sort of look is not your thing, there are tons of accessories that can add an instant update to your look.  Big shoulders,  bright colors, zebra, leopard and tiger prints, and neons bring the power-dressing feel of the mid 80’s, while textured layers under oversized coats, capes and jackets are a fashion dream come true when facing deep freezes in winter.  Add ribbed tights and over-the-knee boots and the ubiquitous beanie and you are all set for the coldest winter days ahead.  

The western trend has been around for a few seasons now and extends to romantic prairie dresses, plaid flannel shirts worn with high-waisted jeans, western belts, and tall boots, and black menswear inspired jackets.  On the other end of the spectrum is the vibrant knitwear of Missoni, and the colorful and quirky styles of Gucci, Prada, Calvin Klein and Miu Miu.  

The Versace bombshell is also back with her mile-long legs, figure-hugging fits, and  extroverted, colorful prints.  Tall metallic boots like those seen at Jimmy Choo will become a bombshell classic that will be a wardrobe favorite for years to come.  

It might be full summer now but fall is not that far away, and the excitement of slowly adding a sweater here, a scarf there, a new handbag, and some boots, is just the fashion fix I need at the moment to carry me into fall. What’s on your wish list?

                                                               XOXO Shelley

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