For the most part, I don't follow trends, I go with what I like and what works for me and get inspiration from what I see on the runways. The trends I do adore are the ones that follow some simple guidelines each season: it adds some posh pizazz to the wardrobe essentials I already own, looks great with everything from a casual blazer to a killer cocktail dress, and there are cool versions available at every price point. Here are some "trends" I'm trying now and some easy ways to update your look!
Tousled Tresses - Leave the perfect curls to the pageant girls. Use a texturizer when you get out of the shower, blow dry straight, mess it up a bit and spray for volume. It's airy, its light and it's effortlessly chic.
Let the Hems Roll - messy or neat, what originated amongst trendy Londoners has made its way to the states...and I'm totally loving it. Cropped pants are just meh, but rolling up your trousers gives a blast from the past intentionally disheveled look. Sometimes I try it with my snore bore straight-leg work pants and love how it updates the look and shows off strappy heels.
The Denim Darling - Full denim button-up shirts, cheeky little jackets and even denim on denim (gasp!). Just be sure to keep the silhouette clean and rock it out with some statement sunnies.
Be A Shady Lady—A ventilated hat is pretty important if you don't want to end up seeing spots for weeks and getting...*shudder*...scalp burn. Give your old straw hat an update with some novel trimming around the crown, like a vintage rhinestone necklace or some cool old ribbon or do like Lanvin and purposefully fray the edges.
Link Up - Gold or neon chains, whether they're bright and bulky or full and fierce, this chunky choker is totally transitional. I'd recommend putting on at least one - or several- a day.
Stack It like You Mean It - Thoughtfully accessorize by piling on an interesting mix of bold bracelets and watches. And yes, pile the glam on both wrists, but make sure that they aren't mirror images, it takes away the interest. Asymmetry is key.
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Shirt: Forever 21
Hat: AKIRA Chicago
Handbag: Banana Republic
Photography: Nicole Schneider
What trends are you trying right now? I'd love to hear your tips! xoxo Mimi