Hi, remember back in Junior & High School ( this is for us baby boomers) there was a actually a dress code that did not allow girls to wear pants to school. Maybe not all schools but definitely mine in the Northeast. A common practice in the winter season was walking to school with a pair of pants under a dress or skirt. What a drag that was because once you got to school you would have to change. But at the same time warmth was a priority.
Who thought this combination could become a fashion trend? Well it did.
I saw this in a recent posting and thought how cute!
It definitely looks different than I remember!!
Also, shorter length dresses and skirts are back but, I believe I’m too old to wear one. I set out to put a similar look together.
I decided not to add the coat and hat (let’s make it simple.)
This past year went by really fast. It’s hard to believe a new year has begun.
My trend for January is boots, more specifically “Over The Knee” boots. While boots are always in style for necessity and warmth, this year the “OTK” are really big. This months post is later than usual partly because the weather here in Texas has been warm and it was hard to get into the spirit of boots sooner. But the cooler temperatures have arrived (no snow) yeah.
I bought a pair to see if I would like them and I definitely do! You think of wearing boots with jeans, pants, etc. but, I see a lot of OTK with skirts and dresses like the photo above. While I cannot see myself in shorter skirt styles pairing my boots with this coat-type dress works really well.
If you stick with the darker colors, adding a bright color as an accessory is fun, for example this colorful scarf (gifted).
Of course with a new year beginning Pantone, the global color expert, has their color of the year. This year they decided to go with two. They have chosen pastel colors a shade of pink – Rose Quartz and light blue – Serenity. Both were seen on the runways for spring.
Right now these shades seem kind of spring-like but I like that they are taken from natural occurrences of nature for example:
(taken from my vacation at Lake Tahoe)
It will definitely be fun to see what styles emerge from this new choice of color.
Who remembers the tennis sweater? I was wearing it in junior high. I guess that makes us children born in the 50’s and 60’s. Back then they were white sweaters with navy and burgundy stripes on the v-neck, sleeves, and across the bottom.
That was pretty much your only choice. They are back!! Looking a bit different plus you can find them as sweaters, sweatshirts, and in different colors.
Now you have so many other choices.
I picked this one up in a specialty store in Houston. I loved it at first glance. It’s sweatshirt material and looks great with pants or a skirt, for daytime or nighttime.
Since sparkle and sequins are also in for fall, I decided to pair the tennis sweatshirt I bought with this trend. It’s a fun look.
This is how I styled it:
Since this particular top would not be easily found I searched for other choices, (love the hat also)