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What DO I Wear?!?! The Trend Alert

What DO I Wear?!?! The Trend Alert

“I’ve said this so many times, but I keep coming back to this: Trends come and go. Own them and make them your own. If it doesn’t feel right, then don’t feel like you need to dress a certain way just to be trendy.” ~ Nina Garcia

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With Spring trying to spring and at times failing miserably for those of us who live in the North East, it can be hard to figure out what to wear. On top of weather changes, it can be difficult to dress appropriately, while still killing it in the fashion not frump department.

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Thus on a recent trip to New England which just happened to still have feet deep Snow Banks AND eighty degree weather (you sure know how to play the mind games Mother Nature) I put together a look that incorporates trends that are have gone from cooler temps to toasty warm ones and are still on fleet as the young’uns say…I think.

The Over All Look

While I try to stay not just fresh but up to date with my wardrobe, certain trends I ignore until the right moment hits. Some trends I am running to even before they are popular (hello bare shoulders) while other’s I run away from as fast as I can (denim on denim)

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This look is a blend of some I have been wearing loud and proud before they were popular and others I am slowly making my way too, having found ways to incorporate them into MY style. Because while designers market trends, we OWN them. We as the consumer decide whether or not they are worth spending our money on. And it is us who can design them and make them from trendy to something that screams us and our style.

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I went for a casual look that incorporated several current trends that are popular for the season including booties, the bralette, and an open backed shirt. Along or together these trends are versatile. Like with most things in my wardrobe, you can dress this look up, down and put your own spin on it with one or all of these pieces. It is a outfit that can take you from morning coffee or a Casual Friday work day to drinks out at a bar.

Open Backed Shirt

Open Backed, cold shoulder, and cut-outs are the name of the shirt game this season. You walk into any store and you will find a wide variety of styles. Another trend, is the bralette often paired with an open-backed or cut out shirt.

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This pull over is actually part of a yoga line by Tanya-B that I decided to take from the mat into the street. Versatile in its own right, layered as a sweatshirt or worn just as a shirt, the material is super soft and at once both casual or perfect for a night out. Building on the bralette AND cut-out trends, I paired it with a pink lace bralette from Free People, to add some femininity as well as a pop of color to the  otherwise neutral palette of this outfit.

Jeans and Booties

If you read my blog you know how much I have both coveted and loathed the ankle boot trend as a height challenged person. Closed toed boots do NOT look good on me and make my legs look short…But cut out peep toed booties are another story!

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// Shirt: Tanya-B // Bralette: Free People // Jeans: White House Black Market // Scarf: Lord and taylor // Necklace: SeaMilligan Designs // Booties: Nordstrom // 

Adding pizazz and dimension, these booties I bought years ago at Nordstrom are the perfect way to spring and summer-ize a winter trend. It might seem silly, that a cut out bootie would really make that much of a difference, but it does adding length to my otherwise short legs. Paired with ripped jeans which I cuffed, I went from winter to summer in no time!

Accessories 

I kept my accessories simple, adding a plaid scarf from Lord and Taylor, a pink sea glass necklace from SeaMilligan Designs which matched the color of my bralette, and some gold jewelry keeping with the muted neutral tones. I also kept my make-up simple forgoing my staple red for a nude lip and smokey eyes.

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What do you think of the look or any of the trends for this Spring?

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K.M. Sutton

I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

17 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! The Trend Alert

  1. The back of that top is amazing! I also really love your boots. I’m the opposite with ankle boots, I prefer closed to open toed. I don’t know really know why though XD

    1. Thank you so much sweets! I bet you rock them! I love how we all have our “fashion comforts.” I wish I could rock closed toed, maybe eventually I will 🙂 <3

  2. There’s SO many things I love about that top; the back, the off the shoulder, and its black! You are always head to toe looking so fab and I loveee that you rock the heels. Shopping with you would be glorious!!! <3

    xo, JJ

  3. I am obsessed with ALLLLL of it! I saw this scarf in another post and I NEEED. I just love your style SO much! And those booties… don’t get me going!!!!

    1. Awe thanks beauty! I call it my Burberry knock-off. Lord and Taylor’s for twenty bucks (and I have gotten my moneys worth!) goes with everything and the perfect summer fall winter spring scarf because of the material. Awe thanks beauty! Those booties are super old and super comfy! Awe you are seriously the sweetest! Your comments always make me smile! <3

      1. I’ve just gone back to working in a bar and “all black” is the dress code. I therefore, treated myself to some new black tops and an off the shoulder one has become my favourite…hopefully to help me pull in a few extra tips at the weekend! Haha! 😀

        1. Oh my gosh love you! This just made me laugh! Bwahaha yasss werk it! Anything that helps for those extra tips😝🤣 and yay for new tops even if it is for work. 💗

          1. Wore my off the shoulder, bit of backless top last night at the bar…pulled in a nice lot of tips 😀 Had a great shift too!

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