Some trends are really challenging like how to have ageless style in lace, fringe or how to look ageless in tribal print. The reason is that these trends are key items of quite different styles. Lace is very girly, or can be very romantic. It can also be very eclectic. Fringes are very Bohemian Style. Tribal print is also more along the Bohemian line than my style, American Classic with a twist of rock’n roll or street style.
It is amazing that when thinking about it, one realizes that despite lace, fringes, or tribal prints are usually associated with other styles than my own style it has these elements in small doses. Most of my winter scarves have fringes. That is how classic scarves are traditionally made. Thus, I can make a hook here. Most of my tango dance dresses have (black) lace. Another hook. Many of my scarves have tribal prints from all over the world. Another hook that seemed to be much harder. It made me also think why so many silk, cashmere, and wool scarves have tribal prints. Historic reasons come to mind.
Metallic, neon, pastels, cropped, and geometric sound quite easy. For geometric think stripes, polka dots, triangles, or hounds-tooth like in the outfit above. The most challenging seems the trend “Local Love”. Here wearing a skirt over pants or a dress over pants is what the local ladies love to do to not have to carry a heavy (weight) coat on their shoulders all winter. The skirt or dress over pants allows to just wear a short jacket and relief the weight on the shoulders (and back). But do they love it? I appreciate the lower load, but I am not to impressed by the look some times. Style? Definitively Alaska winter style.
This yellow Longchamp cuire collection is a gift from my husband. I am usually not a big fan of yellow as I am a deep winter meaning bold cold dark colors are most flattering for me. However, when he asked me what color I would want I immediately said sunflower yellow. This color looks so great with neutral colors like the navy blue polka dot pleat skirt above. Here I added a white cardigan (again as blouse) with a navy blue print and my L.K. Bennett navy blue patent leather pumps for the office. On the way to work, I relied on my Burberry Brit trench coat.
For your convenience here a recap of all 10 trends – Lace, Tribal, Floral, Fringe, Cropped, Neon, Geometric, and Local Love – in one post and how I styled them.
Ann Taylor floral tweed skirt, Dior over-the-knee boots, GNW sweater, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Festina watch, Carhartt gingham shirt, Fossil denim jacket (all own) Great Northwest denim jacket over lace dress, Hermes collier de chien belt, pearl necklace, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)
Shearling coat, riding boots, statement belt, tan gloves, Oliveo denim skirt, silk wool scarf, tan headband, and Kate Moss for Longchamp satchel (all own) Cropped leather pants, True or Dare Madonna floral pumps, Brooks Brothers mock turtleneck sweater, Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses (all own)
Shearling coat, western ethnic belt, olbong blanket scarf, structured bag, polka dot tights, and Harley Davidson booties (all own) Anne Klein white blazer, Harley Davidson booties, Oliveo leather dress shorts, Brooks Brothers mock turtleneck sweater, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and pearl necklaces (all own)
Chanel belt, Notations zebra print cardigan, Oliveo leather skirt, G&DM sunglasses, and hounds tooth blazer (all own)
How do you style the new trends? Which trends are challenging for you? Let me know so I can help you.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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