There are times when a trend is simply so beautiful that I happily embrace it without a second thought. However, sometimes my adoration for a trend reaches such a fervor, and I grab onto it so tightly that within a few, short weeks my closet is bursting at the seams with it.
(Cue the chorus from my favorite Cardigans’ track, Love Fool: Love me, love me. Say that you love me.)
Mango Metal Ring Bag (other options here and here)
When it comes to embracing trends, I find that subtle is often better. One such trend that I am excited to incorporate into my spring wardrobe is about as subtle as it gets, yet it was seen on dresses, handbags and jewelry during the spring presentations.
This spring trend, you ask?
(Well, even if you didn’t, I am still going to tell you. hehe)
Metal ring details, of course.
J.W. Anderson adorned bags with the circular detail, and Mugler added a metal circle to zippers on many of his recent creations. I am currently getting my fix by carrying a handbag that boasts a metal ring on its front flap and matching chain strap to boot.
Who else is ready for a
lot little heavy metal action this season?
Mango Blouse \ Zara Skinny Scarf (similar bow blouse here) \ ASOS Denim \ Goldy Watch (c/o Barbas & Zacári)
Now that the holidays have officially arrived, I have decided to embrace my inner Bianca Jagger and don the bow blouse like I’m the style maven making a grand entrance at Studio 54 back in 1979. Not that I need an excuse to rock the pussy bow trend with abandon, but it is always nice to have another option when you are making the rounds at this year’s holiday soirees.
Along with its day-to-night versatility, this trend is so easy to don. It can be worn with jeans, dressier trousers, and it can even be paired with with a skirt or dress.
The best part?
If you still have that silk, skinny scarf that was all the rage last season, you can actually style it with your favorite button down confection to create a whole new look that embraces the bow blouse trend.
If there is one important thing we learned this season, it is that shoulders are the next big accessory.
Ph: Fashion Editorial (remixed by TCS)
If you are talking about fall texture, then you are talking about velvet. The fabric has made a huge comeback this season, so designers are putting it on everything from fashionable footwear to blazers, ornate handbags and even chic dresses.
Tights just got a
lot of little competition. Why, you ask? Well, pants of all silhouettes are being layered under dresses– giving us style mavens more options when it comes to the art of getting dressed.
Zara Patch Polo
A classic item that has been needing a reboot for some time now is the polo shirt. Noticing the need for a a fresh take on this particular item, designers decided to put their own spin on the staple this season. From the sheer version that was masterfully layered at Miu Miu to the bold print found at Stella McCartney, the polo isn’t reserved for the tennis court, or a stuffy brunch anymore.
I decided to opt for a version that boasts the patches that are making so many waves this season. The cool mix between varsity jacket and auto mechanic kind of had me reeling for this particular shirt, and is an instant conversation piece as well.