For all of you wondering – yes, crop tops are still in. You may have thought they have been replaced by the trending bodysuit, but crop tops [at least in my opinion] are still a great piece to keep in your wardrobe. I love this crop top from AE [now only $15!] because of the ribbed texture [keeps it more formal], the off the shoulder style, and especially the tie detail with the open back.
New Year, new trends in fashion. I get particularly excited when the trending pieces are already in my closet. Below is an outfit I put together with three 2017 trends all in one outfit. What are those trends, you ask?
Fur / faux fur – we’ll be seeing all kinds of fur and faux fur statement coats this season – it’s the perfect accessory for cold weather.
Classic elegance – if you have a classic blouse and a pair of classic trousers in your closet you’re already ahead of the curve.
Bold stripes – we all have that classic striped top, but this year the stripes are going to be bigger and louder.
Monochromatic pieces can create a very timeless and chic look; however, sometimes can be intimidating to style – especially with the color black. Typically with monochromatic looks, you want to play around with fabric, texture and proportion so that an outfit with only one color can still be interesting. Another option is to keep fabrics simple and add a subtle contrast of color. You can add contrast not only with shoes, jewelry and hand bags, but with nail and lip color as well.
A pair of statement earrings is something that should definitely be a part of your accessory wardrobe. You can dress up a casual outfit or basic piece with them, or add interest to an already quirky and stylish look.
Summer is always the trickiest season for me. Since it gets so hot outside, you’re somewhat limited to how you can put things together – you’re kind of just stuck with putting one piece or two pieces together.
Even though it’s hot out, that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with layering. With this look specifically I took a tunic tank top and layered it over a high waisted pleated midi skirt. Rather than a belt, I used a colorful scarf to add contrast to the look. My favorite emerald flats finished off the look with that additional added pop of color.