Another emerging trend that boggles my mind is printed denim. I remember owning floral printed denim shorts, as well as a HOT leopard print denim vest in the late 80's (I must have had a delusion about being a member of a hair metal band). I also remember ripping those clothes apart in the 90's when printed denim was so very passe. I simply could not believe my eyes when I saw floral and animal printed jeans in several stores this past weekend. I felt like I'd been teleported back to 1988, except I was no longer 10 years old and my bangs weren't teased and sprayed within an inch of their life. What makes it even worse is that much of the printed denim I've seen is in the form of jeggins or some other extremely slim fitting pant. Nothing like skin tight floral print to make your ass look ginormous.
|Citizens of Humanity|
Not in my closet.
My Latest Lovelies
So, those are the trends that I'm not feeling. But I really do love other trends, and have had a hard time staying away from these when I head to a monument to consumerism (shopping mall, 10 points if you can name the movie reference). Here's what I'm loving right now...
Floral Prints. I hate floral denim, but I'm not anti-floral! I love floral dresses, handbags, jewelry... it's so cute and summery. Floral prints are ranging wildly from huge and bright to small and demure. They're all pretty, girly and fresh. I will love wearing floral (anything other than denim) this summer!
Maxi Dresses. I know I'm sort of short and squat, but I can't help but like the look of a bright maxi dress. Maybe I just love the coverage for when I'm sunburned or feeling self conscious about my legs. I liked the first dress below so much that I bought it for my upcoming cruise. It even has my Hubby's approval!
Nautical-inspired. I have always been a fan of navy blue, so the nautical look has always had a special place in my heart. But lately, nautical is everywhere, and I couldn't be happier about it! There's something about a boatneck that pleases my soul. I even wrote a navy and white striped dress to work yesterday with gold accessories and gold flats.
Bangle Bracelets. I haven't had a long and storied history with bracelets (I'm more of a necklace and earring gal), but the simple, classic bangle has always had an allure. However, I've seen some crave-worthy bangles lately that are dying for a place on my arm and a home in my jewelry armoire. There are cute, demure gold and silver bangles, and there are some that are big, bulky and colorful. They're all beautiful!
|RJ Graziano for HSN|
What other trends are you loving or hating right now? Do share!!