To finish your outfit, nice accessories should not be missed. This spring/summer we see them in all shapes and sizes. Many times, when I really don’t feel like getting too dressed up, I add a little color or funk to my accessories and it seriously pulls the look together!
Take a look at the audiences of fashion shows and you can clearly see it. The more accessories, the trendier! Bags, necklaces, hair accessories, belts but mainly bracelets. In large numbers,in different colors, and preferably different sizes and textures.Spring/Summer Bracelets looks are looking absolutely gorgeous. From neons, to stacking and tribal touches – “less is more” is not the rule when it comes to accessorizing this season.
For a trendy look, there’s really no need to dig deep into your pockets (but if you can, then please do!) . Its as easy as tying a simple colored ribbon, colored string or a leather strap, combined with a bangle or two (preferably different colors) and there you have it! Gold jewelry scores well this summer as well, but make sure to add it with color, more color , and another color! Take a look at some of my favorite arm candy designs I chose to share with you.
- Celebrity Accessory Report: Bold Bracelets (fabsugar.com)
- Monday’s Obsessions: Sweatpants Alternatives, Arm Candy, More! (blogs.smarter.com)
- 8 Must-Have Bracelets To Light Up Your Wrist (hellobeautiful.com)
- 6 Candy-colored Jeans To Reinvent Your Look This Spring (fashionhippo.com)
- Spring 2012 Trend: I Want Candy (viecouture.com)
I really like those type of outfits that look so funky and are in fact super easy to pull off. Tally Weijl is one of those brands that has been getting more popular in my fashion rankings due to those super easy, funky, and trendy looks they put together. I will demonstrate a few looks to give you some insight, but keep in mind, Tally Weijl is just an example, these looks can be pulled off using pieces you probably already have in your closet!
It really only takes some inspiration / tips / visual aid to be able to put together something you have been looking at either at your favorite mall, pinterest followers, co worker (you get my point) and wishing you could pull off. Well good news is, YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN!
This outfit is cute, fresh, and features pieces that are all very trendy. Take a look at what this look features.
The skirt’s layers and lace details makes it a must have this season, and I think we all have at least ONE printed T-shirt and a look alike bag that we could grab out of our closets. The pumps could vary according to style, and the socks are a funky add to this look.
This is a casual chic look with a funky fresh pastel inserts. What I like about this look is that you could customize the colors to go with whatever it is you have in your closet. The blazer could be just about any color (If you decide to go with brights you might need to tone down the bag). You could even switch the white and nude between the pants and the blazer as you like best.
This outfit ticks all the right boxes for me. I absolutely love the short skirt topped with a printed shirt, gives it a sexy yet classy feel. I would actually wear this for a girls night out! The short skirt gives a night time vibe but, the colors give a fresh and young touch, and the topped printed shirt inserts some sporty elegance, while the Nude bag keeps the look toned down. Again, we all have at least ONE mini skirt that we like to flaunt every now and then (waxing, here i come), throw on a printed shirt (we all know how trendy prints are at the moment), and a must have is a nude bag that you can add to this look (well you can add nudes to just about any look – magic!).
The reason I like this is 1) I love the tribal prints’ trend at the moment 2) It really can work for many body shapes and also different ages. I can see myself loving this and I can also see my Mom (also a big fashion freak) looking great in it as well. The pants, have been a must have for more than a season and continue being just as trendy, the nude bag is something we all have somewhere in our closet (take it out!), I personally was not too fond of the wedges in this look but would definitely put on color-block wedges or even plain ones for this outfit.
Below are the pieces used in all these looks, in case you want details of each look. Lets keep it fresh and funky this spring / summer. Dressing yourself new can really make or break your day sometimes.
- Fabulous Find of the Week: Forever 21 Bold Stripes Shirt (collegefashion.net)
- Color My Legs (highpointshoulder.com)
- Blogger Tuesday: Floral, Two Ways (blogs.smarter.com)
- Fashion Scoop: Blugirl Spring 2012 Collection (imanmansour.wordpress.com)
- How to: Mixing Stripes (imanmansour.wordpress.com)
This year we saw a great deal of patterns, details and stripes on the Runway. Personally, I do buy quite a lot of stripes when shopping, and whats nice about this season is that you can mix your stripes in one outfit! Countless designers such as Prada and Sonia Rykiel have included their own twist of the stripe craze – mixing vertical prints with horizontal and thin stripes with thick.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when mixing stripes to avoid looking Tacky or too over the top with patterns.
1- Try to choose stripes that are somewhat of the same vibe (Ex: If you have a skirt with pastel stripes, even though your shirt might be of a different shape and side of stripe, it would help if it is also a pastel.)
2- I like to mix the sizes and shapes of stripes, I never read of had anyone tell me that stripes have to be different sizes but when they are quite similar, I tend to feel like am wearing a uniform rather than pulling off a funky trend!
3- Keep the rest simple: If you do go with the stripes mix look, keep everything else quite simple. Trust me the stripes will speak loud enough for the outfit and you don’t want to aim for funky and end up looking umm Messy!
4- A vertical stripe can help to elongate anyone, however, a horizontal stripe is slightly more difficult to work into your wardrobe, especially for those that aren’t blessed with a modelesque body type.
The safest way to wear the trend is by using the right length and shape to suit your body type. So, if you happen to be a pair shape, wearing a horizontally striped blouse with a vertical pinstripe skirt could be your best option to even out any imperfections. If you have more of a square shape, in order to give the illusion of curves try wearing a straight across stripe combo.
The combo can be a bit overwhelming so be careful when selecting your prints and colour scheme. But not to fear, if this all makes you a bit nervous, stick with one of these prints and you’ll still be spot on with this fashion trend
HAVE FUN EXPERIMENTING!
- For on-trend stripes this season, forget Breton and go bold (justsave.co.uk)
- Summer stripes (thenewsroom.co.uk)
- Stripes… Stripes… Stripes… (covellifashion.wordpress.com)
- Tips and Tricks on Wearing Stripes (shopmoodymary.com)
- Earn Your Stripes (truetraditional.wordpress.com)
- Budget Stylista: A New Take On Stripes (collegecandy.com)
- Dots or Stripes? (coutureallure.blogspot.com)
- Design Inspiration: Bold Black Stripes (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Style Sourcebook:Stunning, Substantial Stripes (apartmenttherapy.com)