Don’t Be A Slave To Fashion

Trends are an important part of the fashion world, but for many, trends are also a fashion trap. You may know or have seen the person who walks out of the house not just wearing one or two trends, but trends from head-to-toe. And let’s be honest, it usually isn’t working. Just the other day I saw a lovely young lady wearing a polka dot sleeveless button-up tucked into a high-low skirt paired with doc martin-esque shoes and a shoulder bag with fringe. I will admit that these are all great trends, but just not all together.

So today I want to share some of my favorite, current trends with you and encourage you to wear just one at a time!

I’ve always been drawn to the polka dot, so I am excited that it is such a major trend these days. Major designer label Valentino has officially jumped on the polka dot bandwagon with their Pop Pois capsule collection, which debuted at Art Basel in Miami. The collection is made up of a variety of beachwear and accessories: caftans, silk scarves, swimsuits, and polka dot bags! (via

Around here, crop pants are a must. The classic and sophisticated silhouette makes the cropped pant an easy way to create a put together look for work, events, or even for going out.

Carven, $550

This season, cropped pants are coming in a variety of cuts not just straight or skinny. Derek Lam and Carven are doing cropped trousers, which look très chic with a blouse, cashmere sweater or blazer.

The striped shirt is so French, so chic, so classic, so perfect. Honestly, if I could live in stripes and polka dots, I would. The striped shirt makes your most casual outfits trendy in a good way. All you need is a great pair of denim, a scarf, flats, and you are in the game.

Madewell, $75

Striped shirts are easy to find right now, but some of my favorite places to pick one up are Gap, Nordstrom, J. Crew, and Madewell.

Sparkly shoes, who doesn’t love ‘em? Sequins, jewels, glitter, crystals, they are all in and I encourage you to wear them with everything from your favorite skinnies to your sexy party dress.

Nordstrom, $1,390

I am obsessed with these outrageous Miu Miu Crystal heels… not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.

What trends do you love right now? Have you ever been a slave to fashion trends?

By Kristianne Young

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