What's on Trend for Tuesday? Suede. Suede. Suede.
I'm seeing a huge revival of the 70s coming into fall this year. Whether you're wearing fringe, or styling billowing, floral maxi dresses, now is the time to start making these 70s trends a part of this decade. The key to embracing trends from decades ago is to wear them in a modern way.
For instance, take this pair of suede pants. I found this pair of suede pants during Nordstrom's Anniversary sale this past summer. I knew it was much to warm to try to wear these pants during summer, but I knew they would be a staple for fall. I embraced these pants as the ultimate jean alternative. This pair of suede pants is comfortable and stylish. I completed this look with a printed black and white cardigan, a jean short sleeve shirt, and black booties.
Whether you were watching Chet Faker at the Sutro Stage or Misterwives at Landsend, I hope you had an incredible time at Outside Lands 2015! OSL not only brings every spectrum of music (literally from Kendrick Lamar to Milky Chance to Waters, etc) onto the stage, but also is a great place for a fall preview of upcoming styles and trends.
In this look, I'm taking a summer look into fall by sporting a grey maxi with a long oversized knitted cardigan. Underneath the maxi is one of my favorite bralettes. I love the contrasting vertical and horizontal lines created by my bralette and back of the dress. I found my mom's old platform sandals to elevate the look. I noticed that the platform sandals/heels started raging in LA last year. I'm predicting that this is a trend that's going to continue through this year. And I finished it off with a thrift store vintage Guess purse.
Hooray! Summer is here! (Even though to me it doesn't feel like summer ever left Southern California). My summer wardrobe wouldn't be complete without a Little White Dress. And this season, I'm all about this off the shoulder LWD.
I found this beautiful off the shoulder white dress at Isabelle's Cabinet in downtown San Clemente. I knew the moment I saw this dress that I needed it. The lace detailing and slight flare of the sleeves give the dress a boho, beachy vibe. Its a romantic, but casual dress depending on what accessories you pair with it. It's perfect for going out in any of the beach cities in Southern California and great to wear for catching dinners with friends. The off the shoulder aspect is a fun trend to try for summer!
I'm walking away from winter and straight into spring with my favorite oversized navy bag. As usual, my inner Seattleite emerges as a gravitate towards the color navy. You can take me out of Seattle and put me in sunny Southern California, but you can't take out my Seattle style preferences - especially darker colors like navy, black, and forest green. This navy bag is a staple in my closet. Its a neutral accessory that transcends seasons and can be paired with any look. You've seen this bag before in my Distressed Denim look from #theNorthwestEdition and also in my Staple White Shirt post. Now I'm taking this bag with me into spring as I embrace brighter colors and some spring sun. In this look, I paired my winter through spring bag with shades blue: wearing an oversized, cut out, turquoise sweater with a navy tank top underneath. I finished the look with comfortable black leggings from Zara and heeled ankle boots from Nine west.
Why should you have a staple white shirt in your closet? Isn't it predictable? Or just the standard? Well let me tell you why. If you work, intern, or go to school, chances are you come across days where you have to dress for business or want to wear a more polished look. A tailored white shirt is versatile and can be worn in many different occasions. And rather than thinking of a white shirt as predictable, think of it as dependable. White goes with pretty much everything- navy, jean, dark green, etc. It's versatility and dependability make a white shirt a staple in your closet.
I've found that over the years my wardrobe has diversified in textures, sifted through fabrics, and been enriched with varying lengths. With the chiffon, silk, knits, cardigans, and sweaters, a white shirt actually stands out in my wardrobe. Its brings a clean, structured essence to an everyday look.