Details. The Polo Gets a (Much-Needed) Update

 

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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.

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The Chic, Yet Cheap Find. Summer Mules

 

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ASOS Pointy Toe Mules 

Of all the footwear trends to make their way onto our feet this summer, mules have honestly came as a bit of a surprise. With their bulkier structure and need to be created in heavier materials, the shoe doesn’t exactly scream summer. However, almost every spring collection ( Proenza Schouler created a two-tone, pointy toe option that has me swooning) featured a variation of the shoe designs, which had me contemplating the power of this particular trend, and why it has been one that is lingering, while also transforming, for several seasons now.

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The Accessory Report. Lasso’d In

 

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Bolo Chocker by SheIn\ Nasty Gal Blouse

Ditch the skinny scarves of last season, and get lasso’d into the new bolo- style choker trend for summer. Neck accessories are still going strong, but have changed form with the changing temps. If you are one to take a minimalist approach, there are several options to accessorize with. However, for all those wanting to make a serious statement with this piece, choose a piece that boasts embellishments, or even layer yours with your favorite necklace.

The Accessory Report. Working on the Chain Gang

 

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ASOS Chain Handbag (The Chic, Yet Cheap Find)

When it comes to the top handbag trend for spring 2016, becoming a member of the chain gang is the way to go. Yes, the chain strap handbags are already as much a closet staple as the little black dress. However, unlike their predecessors, this season’s offerings boast bold colors, exotic materials, and embellished adornments that allow the wearer to truly express their own personal style, and take that little black dress you’ve had in your closet to the next level.

The Accessory Report. Seeing Things Clearly

 

Urban Outfitter Clear Sunglasses (The Chic, Yet Cheap Find) similar here, here and here

Along with chokers, kitten heels and mis-matched statement earrings, clear accessories are a trend to try this spring and summer. Though I have always been a bit skeptical of wearing anything transparent when it comes to fashion, top designers put my mind at ease after featuring luxe PVC adornments in their recent collections. Loewe featured chic plastic handbags and Maison Margiela topped his models with sophisticated sun hats in this durable material. However, the Simone Rocha rubber sandals that gave a serious nod to the iconic Jellies of my youth are what really got me excited to try this new, and always-evolving, trend.

New In. Instant Sophistication

 

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Truffle Collection Molly Heel (The Chic, Yet Cheap Find)

From open back sneakers to lace-ups sandals, and sophisticated mules, there is something for every style maven to enjoy in the footwear department this spring season.

However, I happen to have my eye on the pointy-toe, kitten heels that dominated the collections of Proenza Schouler, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Céline. The kitten heel has been a go-to of mine for several seasons, because it is comfortable and oh so sophisticated at the same time, and that combo is exactly what I need when I am simply donning a white tee and some of my favorite denim.