So, I haven't made a post about fashion/style in a while. Mostly because I just haven't really felt inspired by fashion or the major players I follow in a while.
Recently however, through some people watching + department store browsing, I found that spark again.
I decided to split this post into sections based on the items I'm digging right now, along with pieces that you can shop!
I've really been digging these slightly kooky handbags that I've seen a lot of people carrying recently. I specifically love the way handles have gone. I know this style was really popular in the 60's, so I love that it's come back around. I've always sort of been a crossbody type of person because I like to be hands free, but there's something really chic about *holding* your bag. I feel like that sounds silly, but I think in my mind I see it as 'chic' because normally, I'd associate the style as being more mature. However, with these new and cool funky styles of handles (i.e. tortoise, faux fur, metals,) it makes them so cool to carry. I linked some I'm digging that are all reasonably priced so you can test out the trend!
I am the worlds BIGGEST sucker for earrings. I'm just so obsessed with looking like the art teacher you had in elementary school who was always kind of a mess but always had the best accessories. I really love how jewelry, and more specifically, earrings have turned to a more *art piece* style. At the end of the day, fashion is wearable art! I'm still so into chunky hoops, and I think they'll be a timeless item so I included those as I'm still digging them. While the earrings in the middle might not necessarily be *timeless*, I think they're so beautiful and unique. Earrings have the potential to really elevate your look, and also help to express yourself when you're not necessarily someone who dresses very expressively. I linked ones I'm digging that are all a great price.
I LOOOOVE this sandal trend. I'm almost positive I owned this style of sandal when I was younger, and it's just still so major to this day. I don't even know what it is about them but they just look so alluring and beautiful and chic. Actually I know what it is. I think this style just reminds me of Summer, and the ability to be carefree and run around and eat oranges and hang around the water. I feel like the person who wears this sandal is just a whole lot of fun and will offer you a red lifesaver (the best lifesaver) when you're in the car with the windows rolled down. I also love the idea of wearing a splash of color on your feet. No one ever goes for the *out-there* color. You should.
Anyway, check out the ones I linked!
You guys know how I feel about sunnies. They're just the ultimate accessory to have. With sunnies, I think they're the perfect item to experiment with, because you can get them for dirt cheap and they won't get run-down the way a pair of pants or a piece of jewelry might. Normally when it comes to choosing a color for sunglasses, I like to choose a color other than a neutral because there are so many days where I'll just dress minimal, but not necessarily feel that way. I think your outfit can really affect the way you feel so when I don't feel myself, I add a funky pair of sunnies. I linked some sunnies I'm digging below! P.S. If this influences your purchasing power whatsoever, I recently purchased the two bottom ones to the left, as well as the orange pair in the middle up above!
I remember when I heard that the skinny jean trend was over and I was like...lol no it's not? It never will be! Now don't get me wrong, I don't think it'll ever actually be over per say, but in my wardrobe it sort of is. I've moved onto the more boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/culotte style of jeans, and I honestly haven't looked back. I find that these styles compliment my legs + figure a lot more, and I also end up looking a little bit more put together and grown up? If that makes sense? I hope I don't offend you if you're still on the skinny jean wave. Anyway, I think if you haven't introduced your self to one of these styles yet, you're really missing out! I know if you're shorter like me, then shopping for denim can be extremely hard. What I've found is that when I find a pair that's perfect but a bit too long, I'll take them home, lay them out on my floor, snip the ends, then wash them. I know for some people this is like the last thing they'd do, but I honestly love the more distressed hem rather than a sewn one.
So for the longest time I was on the edge with this trend. Meaning, I was always just about to give in and then something held me back. I think because I live in a warm weather climate—like deathly warm—I just never saw how I could work this pieces into my looks and make it survivable. Because I've been living a colder weather climate however, I recently decided to give in and pick up a blazer from H&M. They have some great ones for a reasonable price, and upon trying my now purchased blazer on, I realized I was so silly for ever holding back. You can easily dress this piece up for a work or even dinner occasion, OR you can easily dress the piece down. I definitely see myself wearing this piece with some high-waisted jean shorts and a t-shirt when im home this Summer. I think this piece is just the best thing to invest in because it's something you'll have in your wardrobe forever. I'm more inclined to the plaid style, but the solid colors are of course so major as well (so in love with the salmon blazer below).