Spring Staples

Romper- Tobi | Jacket- Esley (similar here) | Sneakers- Superga | Sunglasses- Ray Ban | Lipstick- Urban Decay

Spring trends often times fall into the same three categories: bright, floral and flow-y. When the weather finally starts to get warmer I like to carry over some of the trends and pieces from fall and winter and mix them with traditional spring trends to create a unique look. This Tobi romper is a classic spring piece with the blush tones and light structure. To make the look a bit more complex, I paired it with an army green bomber jacket. This jacket adds an edgy vibe to the look while still framing the romper and allowing the pattern and shape of the piece to pop even more. I am always a fan of the sporty chic look so I had to include one outfit with sneakers. Superga sneakers are a classic in my wardrobe, and I chose these plum ones to match the deeper tones in the romper, bringing the whole outfit together. The sneakers complement the lipstick which is also not a traditional spring-time tone.

Romper- Tobi | Purse- Francesca’s (similar here) | Slides- Karl Lagerfeld (similar here) | Sunglasses- Traps Eyewear

As we enter summer concert and festival season I find myself gravitating more towards pieces like this romper. I am used to scrolling through my Instagram explore page and seeing hundreds of intricate and complex bohemian looks that people put together at festivals. These outfits are often frustrating to me because people are just dressing for the event and for the pictures but not for their own style. I love the simple boho look because it is more suited to my personal style. This Tobi romper has the larger, cropped bell sleeves and a tassel belt. The simple colors and pattern as well as the traditional silhouette of the piece allow it to be both modern and bohemian. I paired the romper with some more Coachella inspired accessories. This cross-body bag adds more movement and fun to the outfit with the fringe. The purse also matches the espadrille slides perfectly. These shoes are on trend and are extremely comfortable. The fringe detail on the slides is subtle but adds that final touch to tie the whole ensemble together.

Top- Tobi | Jeans- Madewell | Wedges- Indigo Rd. | Lipstick- Urban Decay |Sunglasses- Traps Eyewear

One of my favorite trends for spring 2017 is the crazy sleeve trend. There is so much you can do with this trend because it is so versatile and it can really fit any style. Even the 80s shoulder pads and big sleeves are coming back into style (not exactly my personal favorite but I’m sure many people are happy about this). This Tobi top incorporates the pastel, off-the-shoulder and crazy sleeve trends all in one affordable piece. This top offers a more wearable option for the crazy sleeve trend. The hem of the shirt also hits at the perfect spot for high waisted shorts or jeans. The cropped jeans with a slight flare show off my favorite wedges. I wore these shoes most recently to my sorority formal and to my high school graduation so they hold a lot of great memories. They are the perfect mix of glamour and bohemian vibes with the lace up tassel detail.

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Southern ‘n Bright

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As a newly adopted southerner I am still figuring out how to deal with this heat. September is the time when kids go back to school and you start needing an extra blanket at night. Here, I feel like summer is still in full swing and I can never escape the sun. Despite my need for jeans and hot chocolate, this warm weather allows me to extend my summer clothes and try to style them in different ways.

I bought this romper at a small boutique back home with the intent of wearing in at school. I love the blend of bright and cheerful colors as well as the play on herringbone print. I’m also dipping my toes into the off the shoulder trend. This trend reminds me of the days back in middle school when my friends and I would wear baggy shirt or sweaters and pull one sleeve down so we had a cool and quite sophisticated “off the shoulder” look. As much as I admire this trend and think it is very flattering on many people, it tends to annoy me. I wore this romper to class and found that I couldn’t really raise my hand or else the whole thing would fly up, turning a cute outfit into a fashion disaster.

Despite my own issues, this is one of those outfits that wakes me up in the morning and makes me happier. I paired the romper with sneakers to give it a more relaxed look which also made me feel just a little closer to fall.

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Top Trends from NYFW… So Far

I am in North Carolina, nine hours from fashion week but don’t worry, I am keeping up with all of it. Thank goodness for Vogue.com and Snapchat. Fashion week has become more and more of a spectacle every year. Between Rebecca Minkoff’s Soho show to Tommy Hilfiger’s carnival, shows have become more than just a display of clothes. Designers and brands are able to expression their vision not only through the clothes but how people see the collection. This new revolution has made the fashion industry as a whole more accessible, especially with social media. I have seen so many shows and cool parties through Snapchat it really makes me feel like I am there even though I am in sweatpants taking homework breaks when I watch them. Seeing many of the collections it seems like all of the designers decided to see who could create the coolest and craziest sleeves. Here are some of the sleeve trends from New York Fashion Week:

Tied up:tied-upAdam Selman | Milly | Cinq a Sept

I love this trend because it is so simple but can completely change a look depending on how the tie is done. The small bows on the top of the shoulders of the Adam Selman dress create a romantic and feminine look while the laced up sleeves on the Milly shirt add an edge to the outfit. The bows on the Cinq a Sept shirt add a playful twist and complement the laced up shoes.

Parachute Sleeves:parachute-sleevesMilly | Nicole Miller | Cynthia Rowley

This trend has been slowly but surely coming onto the seen since the summer. Many of the fast fashion companies have done simple versions of this trend but the designers in NYFW have taken it to another level. Milly plays with proportions to make the sleeves stand out even more in this look. Nicole Miller adds a modern twist to the classic black button up blouse while Cynthia Rowley created an etherial look with these huge white satin sleeves.

Peek-a-boo shoulders:peek-a-boo-shoulderRachel Zoe | Zimmerman | Christian Siriano

I have never been a huge fan of the peek-a-boo shoulder shirts. I always thought they were slightly cheesy however this season’s collections have definitely made me reconsider this trend. The Rachel Zoe collection this season was absolutely stunning and this dress may be my favorite look mainly because of the cascading, off-the-shoulder element. Zimmerman did this trend a little differently, only exposing one shoulder which was unexpected among all the lace and sheer fabric. And lastly, Christian Siriano added drama to the trend with this glamorous black satin gown.

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Photo Credits: Vogue