February 26th 2020 By Samantha Furno 5 Styles Worth Trying this Spring Season
Fashion trends are coming and going at a faster pace than ever before, which is why it can seem hard to fully pinpoint which trends are actually worth exploring each season! Lucky for you, I’ve done a bit of the legwork and have rounded up a few trending styles that are going to be incredibly relevant for Spring 2020.
Check out my top picks for spring that are definitely worth making room for in your wardrobe!
A Statement Making Top
When it comes to making a statement this spring season, it’s safe to say that the puffier the sleeve the better! A subtle ode to the Victorian Era, romantic tops with higher necklines, layered ruffles and voluminous sleeves are a definite must-have for the months up ahead.
A Chic Textured Bag
Simple and eye-catching? Yes, indeed! Woven bags are an elegant yet understated way to update your spring outfits in a flash. This coming season, opt for a woven bag in a bright color, or even add a pair of woven mules to the mix to experience this texture from head-to-toe!
A Babydoll Dress
Flowy and feminine, the babydoll silhouette is an easy and breezy style that can easily translate from day to night with the help of a few key accessories! Wear it with chunky sneakers while running errands in town or with a pair of flossy heels for the ultimate date night pairing!
Likely one of the more unsuspecting styles to be popular this coming season, clogs are taking the fashion world by storm! Love them or hate them, this infamous chunky heel will surely be sticking around through the summer season as well!
A Tailored Set
Tailoring is definitely not groundbreaking for the spring season, but trust me, this menswear-inspired trend is going to be bigger than ever as things start to heat up! Pastel hues and feminine prints are a playful way to carry this stylish set into the season ahead seamlessly!
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March 25th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Spring Trend Alert: Tie-Dye Is Officially Back
Springtime always brings about brighter and cheery hues in the fashion world, but how do you feel about adding some groovy tie-dye to your wardrobe line-up this season? It is no secret that tie-dye is a major trend right now! We’ve been seeing a revival of this 70’s pattern on and off the runways, proving that tie dye is no longer a blast from the past. Tie-dye in 2019 is definitely more elevated; think sophisticated fabrics, modern silhouettes and chic color combos! Bold colors and carefree patterns make tie dye the perfect way to switch up those spring pastels in your wardrobe. Whether you opt to incorporate this trend in an accessory or even an entire frock, there is no denying that tie dye will add a hint of childhood nostalgia to your outfits.
The beautiful thing about this trend is that it is totally obtainable. We are seeing tie-dye in spring and summer lookbooks across the board, making it a simple pattern to shop around for, but you can also head to your local craft store, purchase some dye and rubber bands and try your hand at creating your own tie dyed styles as well. I’ve rounded up some awesome ways we have seen the tie-dye trend styled for spring that will make you want to try this psychedelic trend for yourself!
Elevated but Fun
High-end designers can’t get enough of the tie-dye trend this spring either! This gorgeous Proenza Schouler turtleneck is not for the faint of heart, but it is definitely enough to make any fashionista swoon!
Move Over Spring Florals
Tie-Dye is the perfect pattern to wear in place of spring’s typical patterns! Just look at how feminine and fun this dreamy pastel-hued dress is!
As Classic as this Trend Gets!
A simple swirled pattern tee is really all you need to embrace one of 2019’s hottest trends!
The Perfect Combo
The 90’s are alive and well in this fashion-forward utility jumpsuit! The acid wash tie-dyed pattern makes this fashion forward look a definite head turner!
No matter how you style tie dye in your spring wardrobe, just remember to stay groovy!
October 16th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 UK Style Bloggers You Should Be Following
There has always been something more sophisticated and chic about the style across the pond. I’ve recently been gravitating towards UK style bloggers for fall fashion inspiration. Take a look at my 5 favorite UK style bloggers that you should be following!
Emma Hill: EJ Style
Emma has an attainable everyday chic style. I also adore her YouTube channel which includes shopping hauls + try ons, travel vlogs, and styling tips.
Freddie Harrel: Freddie Harrel
Color, bold prints, confidence, women empowerment: if you are a fan of any of these, you will fall in love with Freddie immediately.
Lucy Williams: Fashion Me Now
She is the image definition of effortless.
Olivia Purvis: What Olivia Did
Feminine and simple, Olivia’s style is a breath of fresh air.
Carrie Santana: Wish Wish Wish
Earthy, muted tones and minimalistic outfits, Carrie’s style is right up my ally.
September 11, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round-Up: How to Wear the Western Trend
The Western trend is nothing new. It’s been meandering in the fashion industry the last several years, but it’s become apparent from recent runway shows that we are in a full-blown ’80s Western trend revival.
I feel your hesitation. I echo your hesitation. I’m all for having fun getting dressed, but going full on Little House on the Prairie has just never been on my style wishlist. It wasn’t until I noticed I was falling for the details of Western wear that I realized there are ways to subtly wear these styles—and that I already have quite a few pieces in my wardrobe that work.
Trends aren’t necessarily meant to be taken literally and worn as they are on the runway. They can inspire and influence a style that you may not have otherwise given a chance. If you’re a bit hesitant to try the Western trend, read on for five easy ways to subtly incorporate it into your wardrobe.
Accessories are great way to test the waters of a new trend. Give a touch of Western flare to a neutral outfit with silver buckles, saddle bags, turquoise accents, or a horn necklace like the one Lucy is wearing.
2. On Your Feet
Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to try this trend is to rock a pair of cowboy-inspired boots. Go bold with fringe or buckles or understated with subtle stitch detailing. Fall is the perfect time to show off a pair of statement boots in a midi/maxi dress or cropped denim.
3. Maxi Shirt Dress
Speaking of dresses, midi and maxi dresses have been trending all year, so I know you have one in your closet. Cinch your dress with a silver buckle belt at the waist, add your favorite booties, and you’ll add a subtle Western vibe to your fall uniform.
4. Top It Off
You’ll nary see a cowboy without his hat! For the chicest way to finish your fall outfit with a Western twist, look for a hat with a wide brim and high crown. Bonus points for embroidery or belt detail!
5. All in The Details
Fringe, ruffles, and suede are characteristic of Western wear, and they can look thoroughly chic when suitably styled.
April 26th, 2017 by Julius Adorsu Chicago Fashion Spotlight: An Interview with Two Creatives
Chicago is known for many things: deep dish pizza, great museums and galleries, and the beauty of the city itself. It’s a little less known for all the creative and fashionable people who reside here, but I’m looking to help change that. I had the opportunity to interview some of the most stylish bloggers/creatives I follow, and the results were inspiring beyond belief. The first two people were Brandon and Desirée—a creative and a blogger, respectively.
- How would you define style?
Desirée: Style is your personality that comes across in your appearance. It can be the way you clothe yourself or the accessories you wear.
Brandon: Style is personal expression meets visuals. It can be the clothing, it can be accessories, it can be nail polish, it can be beads, it can be confidence. For me, it’s a way to express myself through the way I present myself.
- David Bowie once said, “I wanted to be thought of as someone who was very much a trendy person, rather than a trend.” How do you feel about that statement in our present time?
Desirée: If you’re trendy, you have a sensitivity to what’s going on around you and are able to pick up on it. But it’s something that continues to cycle. He was able to stay relevant for so long because he knew the difference.
Brandon: Everyone is into a certain look, a certain trend, a certain style. Yet that isn’t always authentic and genuine. I’m just a really big fan of being 100% yourself.
- If you had to wear only one designer or brand exclusively for three years, who would it be and why?
Desirée: I’d have to choose a designer and it would be Marc Jacobs. He just knows how to do so many things. He could do grunge or a polished-up lady Louis Vuitton look.
Brandon: Louis Vuitton would be the brand, mainly because of the rich history. He was able to bring [the brand] from a bag no one wanted, to a luxury luggage brand, then to a full fashion house. I really appreciate what the house represents because I’m all about the hustle and the grind.
Watch the full interview below!