When it comes to what I wear, personally, I will never follow a trend merely because it is "in style", if I don't actually find it aesthetically pleasing/feel comfortable wearing it for whatever reason. Exhibit A, friends: do you ~unfortunately~ remember when those gaucho-style pants were popular!? People make comments about the 80s having silly style, but my middle school class certainly gave the 80s a run for its money, let me tell ya! *slaps palm to forehead*
Here are my top 5 absolute favorite looks for the upcoming Spring - they're sophisticated and unapologetic yet completely doable:
As a die-hard fan of The Great Gatsby <333, I am all about this flap-happy style! But it doesn't have to stop at the Roaring 20s: there are so many updated takes on fringe, from everything to the Southwestern cowgirl look to laid-back hairstyles with fringe-like bangs.
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If you're feeling bold: wear it on western-style ankle booties paired with a chambray denim dress
If you're feeling shy: wear it on a brightly-hued handbag - maybe yellow!? Refer to #4 ;)
2. One-ShoulderWhen trying to look "sexy", people immediately think low-cut tops and short, tight skirts - not only is this way overdone, but I personally think ladies are ignoring other beautiful parts of their bodies that can be highlighted in a truly tasteful, classy manner.
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If you're feeling bold: wear a no-shoulder (!) top with a boatneck-style cut that frames your collar bones in a pretty way, reminiscent of a ballerina.
If you're feeling shy: wear it on a gauzy, gossamer of a sundress and carry a cute cardigan with you for added warmth & coverage.
3. Gingham Print
One of my favorite aspects of having lovely weather is being able to enjoy the outdoors for hours without fear of frostbite! Gingham gives a more-than-subtle nod to picnic blankets, and considering eating things is one of my favorite hobbies (hahaha!!) the print reminds me of tiny tuna sandwiches and celery sticks with peanut butter & raisins.
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If you're feeling bold: wear it on an all-over printed cap-sleeved dress with little white sneakers (think: Superga or Keds)
If you're feeling shy: wear it on your undies - hey, this print isn't for everyone!
I've been told I have a "yellow" personality - bubbly and sunshiny! What better way to show off to the world that you're a positive, happy person than this lovely color? From butter to lemon, I adore them all.
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If you're feeling bold: wear it on skinny jeans that hit just above your ankle and neutral ballet flats for a truly leg-lengthening look.
If you're feeling shy: wear it on tons of running shoes now incorporate bright colors, such as yellow, into their designs. I'm devoted to my neon Asics!
5. Haute Hippie
Who said hippie-style has to be dirty!? Fear not, shower lovers - bohemian grunge is in, but in a modernized - and definitely hygienic- way.
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If you're feeling bold: wear it on a crop-top with a printed image of a dream catcher with high-waisted denim shorts and light pink Birkenstock sandals. +5 bonus points to you if you adorn your hair with a feather headwrap!
If you're feeling shy: wear it on a pair of dainty, dangly earrings in gold or silver, depending on which looks best with your unique skin tone.
Which of these trends are you just dying to try?