Posts Tagged ‘trend’

Trend to Try: Sheer Maxi Skirt

One look that I am absolutely loving this summer is the sheer maxi skirt. Maxi skirts & dresses have become increasingly popular throughout the past year. Why not amp up the look this summer with the sheer maxi dress. It gives the entire look a lighter feel for the hot summer weather.

I love how simply a sheer maxi skirt can be styled. Pair it with a tank top, long layers of necklaces & bangles for an effortlessly chic look. Of course, you can put your own unique spin on the maxi skirt. I have seen them styled from one extreme to the next by pairing the look with chunky boots or a faux fur jacket.

You can buy a sheer maxi skirt at any of the following sites:
Nordstrom: Wink ‘Geneva’ Silk Maxi Skirt
TopShop: Sand Layered Maxi Skirt
Net-a-Porter.com: Preen Line Tulle Maxi Skirt

Another trick that could save you money is to buy a regular maxi skirt that has lining sewn on the inside in order to give the allusion that the fabric is fuller than it is. Take that lining, cut it off at the desired length & hem it. You instantly have the sheer maxi dress you have been lusting over!

How would you rock this look for summer 2011?

Trend To Try: Color-Blocking

Color-blocking and bright hues have been HUGE trends for Spring/Summer 2011. Seen everywhere on the runway including Prade, Gucci, Gil Sanders and Diane Von Furstenberg, this trend has been nearly impossible to ignore.

On the runway, nearly anything goes but the color-blocking trend can easily get out of control. As a general rule, you want to combine no more than 3 colors in order to establish a clean, put together look. If you want to add a fourth color, it is best to make it a neutral color. Keep in mind that you can easily add pops of color with your shoes, jewelry and/or purse.

Satin & silk fabrics are best for this trend because they really capture the light and enhance the color. Designers have added these two fabrics to their line in bright oranges, purples, greens and blues.

Looking for the perfect color-popping clutch? Check out my picks from the Kara Ross NY collection.

Must-Have: Four-Finger Clutch

Alexander McQueen is at it again with this new innovative clutch. With several different designs, this clutch combines the classic clutch with this year’s four-finger ring trend. Finally a small clutch that is easy & effortless to hold. Simply put your fingers through the four-finger ring on the clutch to hold. Leave your personal ring collection at home for the night & let your clutch do all of the accessorizing. Everyone will be green with envy.

The Alexander McQueen Four-Finger Clutch has already been seen walking the red carpet. Of course, being that it is from Alexander McQueen and absolutely fabulous, these clutches can range anywhere from $1,700 to $2,300. It may be too steep to add to your Christmas list but hey, a girl can dream!

Trend to Try: The Romper

Rompers are HOT this fall! Today I am rocking this trend & I absolutely love it. They are so versatile & comfy. Wear them with a tube top underneath on a hot summer day or layer them with tights & jackets for cooler weather. So how am I rocking this trend today?

French Connection Racerback Romper in dark gray
Niki Biki Tube Top in burgundy
- Black and white hearts Betsey Johnson bangle (similar to the one featured in this post, also by Betsey Johnson)
- Steve Madden sandals in black (Marc Jacobs sandals featured in this post)

Other fun ways to wear a romper once the cooler fall weather rolls around? Layer the romper over a lace top or lace leggings. For an edgier look, throw on a nice leather jacket.

Are you loving or hating the romper trend? How are you rocking the romper for fall?

How To: Wear a Lace Top

Lace has continued to be a must-have trend. You can now find lace tights, lace gloves & lace accessories. Several brands like Free People & BCBG have even made a lace top. Do you love the idea but are clueless about how to pull off a lace top? I will show you three different ways that you can wear the lace top.

1. The Sequin Tank – A great way to really stand out and make this trend your own is by wearing a sequin tank top under the lace top. If you can find a sequin tank with a fun print, it will add much more excitement and individuality to the outfit. Featured in the picture above: BCBG & 2kilo.

2. The Little Black Dress – The second way you can wear your lace top is to pair it with a little black dress. This is a great way to give new life to your favorite go-to dress. By wearing the lace top underneath the dress, it will give the dress a whole new look. Featured in the picture above: Quba.

3. The Tube Top – Lastly, you can go bare & wear a tube top underneath the lace top. If you want to pull off this look on a warm summer’s night – this will definitely be your best option. Featured in the picture above: Niki Biki.

Trend To Try: The Boyfriend Blazer

Blazers have continued to be a must-have throughout 2010. The boyfriend blazer is great because it is extremely versatile and can be worn over nearly anything.

1. Business Casual - pair your blazer with a nice pair of jeans, pumps and v-neck and you have the perfect outfit for casual Fridays in or out of the office.

2. Night Out on the Town - wearing a blazer over a shorter dress is becoming increasingly popular. To create an even edgier look, pair it with tights and knee high boots.

3. Hanging Out with Friends- wear a tank and shorts under your blazer to create a casual and effortless outfit. You can also try wearing leggings or tights under your shorts to enhance the outfit.

How you wear your blazer is entirely up to you! It all depends on what you are doing, what kind of blazer you own as well as your own personal style. Either way, blazers are definitely a staple that everyone should have in their closet.

My Personal Favorite: Kenna-T Pinstripe Boyfriend Blazer (pictured above)