Nasty Gal-Shoe Cult Strut Cutout Bootie

Here is my formal introduction to my new additions in my heel collection (more like my children). These amazing heels are the “Strut Cutout Bootie” from the much-anticipated Shoe Cult collection from NastyGal. I originally wanted these as soon as … Continue reading

Spring 2013 Trend Report

So I usually am not one to necesarilly “follow” all the upcoming trends to every season. Its more about taking whats popular and “in” and adapting it to your style and aesthetic. You can use pieces that you already have in your closet (sparing your wallet) and just splurge on particular items that really pop out for the season (ex. a really great pair of on trend pants that can be paired multiple times). Here are some of my favorite trends for Spring 2013.

Checkered/Diamond Print

Seen all over the runways, this trend is classic yet still made modern by combining it with structured fits and bright bold colors.

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Checkered Leggings Forever 21 $8.80

Checkered Leggings
Forever 21 $8.80

You can style this look in bold dress form or in a more subtle version with a checkered top, solid print blazer and jeans.

Leather

Leather is transitioning its way from fall attire well into spring 2013 with newer styles and cuts to choose from. Keep it light weight with different brighter tones (neutral or even red leather works) and take advantage of the warm weather by incorporating the popular cut out look.

Faux Leather Cut out Crop top- Forever 21 $19.80

Faux Leather Cut out Crop top- Forever 21 $19.80

Leather Effect Shorts- Zara $60

Leather Effect Shorts- Zara $60

Florals

It wouldnt be spring without the incorporation of some florals. After all april showers do really bring may flowers! Pair them with neutrals for a flirty casual feel, or mix and match different floral prints for a different spin on the classic.

Scalloped Hem Floral Shorts- Charlotte Russe $24.99

Scalloped Hem Floral Shorts- Charlotte Russe $24.99

Garden Floral Infinity Scarf-Charlotte Russe $9.99

Garden Floral Infinity Scarf-Charlotte Russe $9.99

Black and White

Although its an unsual concept, the stark contrast provides a fresh new visual look for the season. Any shape or cut works as long as the color combo remains intact. Try a color blocked top that already incorporates the trend, or pair your own separate pieces for a cohesive look.

Black & White Georgette Top- Forever 21 $17.80

Black & White Georgette Top- Forever 21 $17.80

White Open Cutaway Blazer- Forever 21 $32.80

White Open Cutaway Blazer- Forever 21 $32.80

So their you have it! Just some of this seasons top trends to try and incorporate when styling yourself for spring. Remember to assess your items and utilize what you already own in order not to break the bank trying these out.

Spring into this seasons trends!

-Ari

The Higher the Waist-The closer to God?

That isn’t the exact saying, but it should be! About 90% of the bottoms in my closet are high waist (whether they are shorts, skirts or jeans). High waist articles that reach slightly above my belly button (yes, I wear them that high) bring the focus to my waist line and reduce my apple shape while making my legs look miles longer. Instead of focusing on my chest or shoulders your eyes are immediately drawn to the midpoint of my body and it defers attention away from the fact that my hips aren’t as curvy. High waist pants also flatter my gluteus maximus for that ultimate lift also making for longer visual lines that are flattering to the eye.

Adding to the high waist craze, most of my bottoms also have some sort of volume, pleating or other detail to draw attention to that area (scalloped hems, intricate designs, you name it). Trouser styles or a -line skirts also give the illusion of curves where there are none.

Here are some of my favorite ones that Im eyeing at the moment…..

Disco Shorts- Assorted Colors American Apparel

Disco Shorts- Assorted Colors
American Apparel

Riding Pant American Apparel

Riding Pant
American Apparel

Ozzie Gingham Zip Pant Nasty Gal

Ozzie Gingham Zip Pant
Nasty Gal

Love,
Ari