Hey Fashion Ladies,
I’m a sucker for trendy and a bit edgy fashion. I think it brings a lot of fun into any outfit.
My new obsession is a cropped length jean with no hem, just frayed on the bottom. Nothing too extreme. I also love some fray in the legs but again not too bare. I have seen several styles for example:
Some of the jeans are too torn, especially in the knee area.
But some styles are so fun. They are not too torn, just slightly. I also believe they look great with sneakers or you can dress them up with heels. Either way I think the look is workable. Here are two examples I have seen:
I think even at my age I can definitely pull this off!
So, here is how I styled the frayed jean look for a casual look.
Jeans – Zara Shoes – Adidas
Or a little dressed up
Shoes – Nine West (Older style)
Either way I think it looks great.
See you next time.
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.)
So after some changes I went with this.
Jeans – Gap Dress – H&M Shoes – Nine West (similar)
What do you think?
Jeans are always a classic so I added this Mini dress from H&M (which is now on sale).
It’s mixing two styles to create a cool different look. I added the low heel pumps to look more modern. You could substitute for wedge heels.
Some could wear the dress alone, I just chose not to. I like the look. It works for in-between weather especially with Spring on the way!
Look outside the box
Keep with transitional pieces
Have fun with it
Welcome to 2016
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.
(These boots are Bucco from – Rue La La $59)
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.
Remember culottes? I’m sure if you were born after 1950 you do. Originally culottes were worn in the 1800’s so women could ride horses and or bicycles more easily. They returned a few more times: in the 1960’s and again in the 1970’s. Sometimes they were referred to as gaucho pants but ultimately they looked the same.
This year, they are back again. Several different styles and lengths. I recently decided to get a pair. I figured black would be a good color, simple, and easy to pick tops to wear with.
I really love this length. You could go longer.
Culottes – Nicole by Nicole Miller
Tie front blouse – Ann Taylor
Black Pumps – Nine West
What updates them is wearing pumps. You are seeing pumps with everything this year including jeans, shorts, and culottes. I am in love with the lower heel D’orsay style. I purchased the black Nine West pumps shown months ago but recently purchased this nude color from a Nordstrom Rack (one of my favorite places to shop).
These are Charles by Charles David.
This lower heel is comfortable and goes with everything. The nude color is makes you seem taller. more statuesque.
Heels modernize culottes
Chunky flats pair well too
Softer shape tops with culottes
In doubt, wear black
Until next time Happy shopping!