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trending now: comfy bralettes that double as micro crop tops

With the days getting longer and the air getting warmer, summer fashion trends are officially on the radar. If previous summers have taught me anything, it’s that the classic crop top isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. We knew crop tops were going to play a big role in 2021, and we knew they were going to be tiny. Many trends are redefined season after season, but with the crop top it is more like reinvented. Designs may come and go, but the crop top is here to stay. The perk: they’re casual, cool and one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. What’s new in crop top trends for 2021 One statement: they just keep getting shorter. Dare to go bare? The bra top (aka micro crop top) is the new crop top for 2021. Skin is in, and body positivity is here to stay. Crops have evolved from showing a hint of mid-drift to downright running out in your skivvies. And truthfully, something about it feels quite liberating. Plus, there’s a style for …

transitional style for chilly nights | the oversized utility shirt “shacket”

In 2020 at home, casual style was taking over the scene with co-ord sweatsuits, graphic hoodies and fuzzy slip-ons. Well 2020 is over and it’s finally time to dress to impress – the only problem is now that we’ve gotten a taste of the cozy, how are we supposed to leave that behind? 2021 spring fashion trends are all about being comfortable while stepping back out into the world for the first time in months. What we’re all really looking for is how we bring our new comfy lounge aesthetics outside. One FW20 trend that has transitioned to the spring of 2021 is the shacket (or shirt jacket). This oversized utility shirt trend is just what it sounds like: a shirt that can be worn as a jacket, dress, or (obviously) an oversized shirt. It is a perfect combination of a tailored button down look with a more cozy, spacious feel that makes it extremely versatile. How to style a shacket There are so many different ways to incorporate this key item into your early …

spring style preview

A year since lockdowns, there have been a slew of fashion revelations and new trends that have risen from our new lifestyles. It was a year that proved nothing can come between true fashionistas and their passion, not even a global pandemic. With the world reopening and society normalizing, we are fully ready to embrace fashion once again. Goodbye sweats. There is an amazing assortment of fashion pieces now being designed and showcased by women of all ages worldwide to celebrate the ‘rebirth’ of their style.  If there is anything that lockdown taught us is that nothing is predictable. Fashion is a reflection of society and humanity. Our fashion forecast has shifted more dramatically in the past year with the adaptation to our new lifestyle habits. Without further adieu, let’s jump in to some of the biggest spring style fashion trends of 2021 today. Handbag Styles in Spring 2021 This season it is all about the handbag. Since many of us haven’t been able to carry a gorgeous luxury handbag for so long, now is …

b.tempt’d review | intimates for every woman and every occasion

Wispy laces, modern silhouettes. I had been in need of an intimates refresh, and this season’s updates came with all of the upgrades one could desire. While fashion selects are often redefined each season, one must never forget to keep their underthings in order. There’s something empowering in being completely put together. For me, that starts from body to soul, and each layer that we choose to dress ourselves in. In this b.tempt’d review, I will touch on an assortment of essential pieces that I’ve integrated into my lingerie collection, and how each serves a different purpose in my personal and professional lifestyle. First, let’s talk about some key elements every woman should consider when selecting their delicates – fashion and function When wearing bras, both comfort and style must be considered. I can be quite utilitarian with my fashion choices. Managing 80-hour work weeks in fashion marketing while also maintaining a luxury fashion blog requires thoughtful fashion choices that are not only in vogue, but also functional. I need to be able to power …

maison miru ear cuffs review

trend alert: stackable ear cuffs

Looking to freshen up your jewelry collection for 2021? While fashion takes a big step towards minimalism and a less is more mentality, there are certain categories of style that are doing just the opposite. Namely, jewelry. From layering multiple gold chain necklaces to stacks of rings, more is definitely more. Say hello to an opulent, edgy mode of dressing your ears. Stackable ear cuffs. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | ear cuffs c/o:MAISON MIRU Dating back to a much more primitive era in history (as early as 2000 BC), the ear cuffs trend is a way to stack up the gold (or silver) in a less obvious direction. The look is avant grade and fierce, a perfect match for women who aren’t afraid of leaving a lasting impression. But, before you’re ready to take the plunge on multiple lobe and cartilage piercings, there is a way to try the trend with a little less commitment – it’s called the ear cuff. No piercing necessary, the ear cuff is a way to accessorize your …

nike pleated skirt outfit ideas

3 ways to style the nike pleated tennis skirt

Comfy, effortless, chic with an athleisure twist – it’s no wonder the fashion universe went crazy over Nike’s pleated tennis skirt outfits (which is actually a skort by the way). While the original release sold out almost immediately, the concept itself is refreshing enough you can easily swap it out with another basic pleated min. If you were lucky enough to snag one, here’s some outfit inspo to help you incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | pleated skort:NIKE Athleisure casual cool For the first look, keep it casual with this athleisure combo. Pair the Nike pleated tennis skirt with an oversized crew neck sweatshirt and a pair of sneakers. Nike is an athletic brand after all. This look is not only completely effortless, it’s also very, very comfy – comfy enough I wear this look at home to lounge as well. It’s great for days you don’t really feel like getting dressed, but you don’t want to feel like a total scrub. Throw on a baseball cap and …

2021 new years fashion resolutions for minimal style and sustainable fashion

fashion resolutions for the sake of your style and your world

There’s just something about fresh starts. Though one should truly find reasons to restart every day, the first of January seems a good a time as any. If you’re looking to make better fashion decisions in the new year, here are some resolutions that will change the way you shop and dress for the better. With these simple lifestyle changes, you’ll be dressing more like yourself than ever, clear space in your wardrobe, and reduce waste that impacts your wallet and your environment. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | outfit c/o:ANNE FONTAINE #1: Don’t buy it unless you know you’re going to wear it One of the biggest fashion faux pas we’re all guilty of – impulse buying items we never actually wear. Perhaps you unearthed an irresistible steal, maybe you fell in love with the fabric or print. Take a pause before you rush to the checkout. Even the most beautiful pieces in your wardrobe can go unworn; no matter the deal – it’s not worth it. Ask yourself: Is this style truly …

womens suit trends 2021

the essential white women’s suit

So post-Covid has been a bit of a drag, it’s a new year, and we’re ready to start the New Year fresh. Shed the loungewear and discard your fuzzy socks. The year of Covid has past, and while we’re still not back to life as we knew it, life is still flourishing. We made it through, and it’s time take the big step into the new year with pride. Say hello to the power suit of the New Year. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | white suit c/o:ANNE FONTAINE Women’s suiting and co-ords are not only one of the biggest luxury fashion trends of the season, it’s a timeless ensemble that makes a lasting impression. The posture, the tailored silhouettes, the crisp fabrics and commanding aesthetics – it’s no wonder suiting never really goes out of style. If you’re looking to empower your wardrobe for the new year, this is where you’ll want to start. Introducing the Lido blazer and Preston suit pants – a statement selection from Anne Fontaine’s FW collection. This white …

minimal style capsule wardrobe essentials

items from my wardrobe I always re-wear over and over

The absolute chaos, hangers pressed so tightly together you could get blisters from pulling them apart – we all know what it feels like to have too many pieces crammed in our wardrobe. And, as much as we like the idea of a truly minimalist wardrobe, sometimes it’s not as easy as it sounds. If you’re trying to create some extra space, I’ve shared a few of my hacks for minimizing to a capsule wardrobe. But one of the most important factors we often overlook, is: Don’t purchase items you’ll rarely wear in the first place. Let’s be honest. Most of us only wear our favorite 20 or so items, and the rest of our clothes sits untouched month after month… sometimes longer. What if you only purchased those reworn items? With dozens of pieces arriving every month for features on Day in my Dreams fashion blog, I’ve had the opportunity to wear new outfits just about every day. But amidst the piles of trendy fast fashion pieces, there are a few items I find …

how to pull off preppy style fall trends in 2020 without looking like a concierge

Stark uniforms energize the desire to rebel and to push limits in a restricted environment. Done in the right way, it’s the sexy alluring look that’s driven many a classic heroine films in our culture. It’s no wonder why we’re all gushing over the school girl and preppy looks for this season. Fall and winter fashion trends in 2020 are all about some preppy style. Before you go all Blair and Serena, here are a few tips to keep your preppy style fresh for 2020. Preppy style fall trends in 2020 Largely stemming from classic 90’s school girl looks from pleated skirts to plaid everything, 2020 preppy style has just a few subtle updates. After all, preppy may seem classic and straight forward, but there is always an evolution that’s involved for a truly modern take on preppy style. While the look can be tailored with a bit of edge, it can also look too austere if not executed correctly. If you want to give the school girl prep look a try, here are a …