Mango Lace Top \ Madewell Button Denim (similar here)
It should come as no surprise that denim regularly gets a makeover. I still usually gravitate towards a simple, cropped skinny jean, but I have to admit that I am starting to have a wandering eye.
What has caught my attention?
Buttons can make a real statement on a pair of jeans, denim skirt or even a jean jumper. Keep the styling simple by pairing it with a basic tee, or add this season’s most sought after and versatile textile: lace. Just keep in mind that with details like this though, no one will be looking at your topper.
Yes, my style mavens, the off-the-shoulder trend is
played out officially over.
However, I am not here to tell you to be a slave to fashion and switch your closet out every time a new trend emerges or dissolves. Instead, I am simply here to make you aware of the various ways one can show off their shoulders without having to wear the same strapless silhouette this season.
ASOS One Wish Heels
It should come as no surprise that straps have made their way back to their rightful place:
on my feet around the ankle.
The trend has come and gone for several years, but this season has offered up an assortment of silhouettes and styles. From the thin-strapped metallic sandals that were attached to the model’s feet at Reem Acra, to the wrap around, tie straps that House of Holland created in a playful gingham print, this spring trend is as versatile as it is fashionable.
The REALLY exciting thing about this trend though?
It has been prevalent for so many seasons now (ankle straps are the LBD of footwear), that it is just as easy to don a pair that you already have in your closet. However, you can modernize them by layering a sock underneath like the label Off-White did for their latest runway presentation.
Just remember that with whatever silhouette or style you chose, have a little fun with the trend.
Vintage Blazer \ H&M Button Down \ Express Wrap Belt (similar here) \ Lish Earrings (c/o Marrin Costello)
It’s Sunday, and spring has finally decided to show its face with the sun and warm weather we are seeing in my neck of the woods today. So, my entry will be short and sweet.
This vintage blazer has topped many outfits over the years, and been styled in almost every way imaginable. However, it has never seen a wrap belt or pair of ear bangers quite like these before.
I could be wrong, but I think this may just be this blazer’s best look yet.
Phs: Gretchen Bell
Are you looking for a chic way to transition last season’s statement blouse into spring? (Exaggerated sleeves, high collars, ruffles and all!)
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”
– William Shakespeare
Mango Lucite Earrings
There are many ways to make a statement this spring, but oversized earrings seem to top the list after they were incorporated into the collections of fashion heavy hitters such as Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and J.W. Anderson (Anderson’s mis-matched take on the trend was my absolute favorite of the season).
Shoulder dusting earrings have slowly made their way back onto the fashion scene for several seasons. Raf Simmons lead the charge when he resurrected the idea of the one ear banger in his fall 2013 collection for Dior. Many designers duplicated the trend for several seasons after by incorporating the solo earcuff, single chandelier and mono hoop options into their own collections.
However, this season we are seeing the mate return to the other ear, and the idea of oversized earrings taking on a whole new meaning. Rodarte created connecting chains to adorn their model’s earlobes, and Proenza Schouler added three layers of dangling metal to some of his earring designs for spring.
I am making an effort to embrace the new more is more trend when it comes to adorning my own earlobes, but I still find myself gravitating towards minimal designs that are smaller in size, yet high in impact. The lucite and silver option I have photographed above is perfect for the minimalist who is gearing up to embrace the statement earrings trend this season, but needs a little warm up before they fully enter the game.
One could pair their statement earrings with a cocktail dress for a night out on the town. However, I am most excited about pairing my newly-adorned ears with a crisp button down and jeans for a fresh, yet understated look this spring.
How will you style yours?