I am a BIG fan of making basics look trendy. I would much rather spend money on staple pieces and add trend with accessories and detail. This makes my husband much happier (he doesn't even realize this) and it saves me time from having to go through my closet and ditch what's "out" more than is necessary. To me, it's also much easier to stay young and hip and trendy (just amuse me) when you can add trend in modest, simple and easily achievable ways.
So let's do it ladies! If you haven't already added these trends, they are all very easy ways to look like you know what you're doing and really, elements that can be added and kept in your closet for a worthy amount of time.
HELLO 90'S WITH THE NEON
This trend is bringing me back and it's making me feel so old even saying it. I grew up in prime time neon days and I couldn't love it more that it's made it's way back. It's a fun solid to add to a leopard or camo piece too. Picture a two piece bathing suit or a cute pair of camo utilities (also on trend) and neon on top. I love the two options Jenae and I found especially for transitioning into Spring.
neon pink boyfriend sweater, ASOS neon green chunky knit sweater, ASOS... I ordered the pink one! :)
FEMININE EYELET DETAIL
I love how super pretty this simple detail makes you feel as soon as you put it on. It's a great way to transition into Spring and it'll take you all the way through the Summer. So cute with a distressed pair of jeans or denim cutoffs.
Eyelet Raglin Sleeve Tee, The Loft Eyelet Crochet Mock Neck, Forever 21
PAPER BAG WAIST STYLE
The great thing about this trend is that it adds style to everyday wear. Black pants are a daily thing for me to wear to work (mostly leggings but who's keeping track?) and the paper bag waist is an easy way to make a black pant outfit interesting. It's also a fun, flirty trend to wear in the summer with a cute pair of espadrille wedges... can we say day date?!!
I WANT THESE and Jenae ordered a pair!! Paper-bag Pants, H&M Paperbag Waist Linen Shorts, Abercrombie
GRACEFUL SQUARE NECKLINE
Speaking of feminine, I feel like this screams beautiful grace. It's such a pretty detail added to a simple top that makes it cool hipster and classic at the same time. I picture these two finds with a fun and flirty skirt, distressed denim (everything looks good with distressed denim) and because of it's fit, the cream top could even paired with a pair of paper bag waist pants.
Cream long sleeve square neck, ASOS Black square neck top, ASOS
This dress trend feels very bohemian, much like the square neck tops. It's very free, playful and youthful and makes me want to jump right into Summer. Super cute with flat thong sandals or a pair of espadrille wedges. You can add a pair of heels to dress it up for a summer wedding or shower too. Throw on a denim jacket for those chilly Summer nights or even to transition into Fall. How cute are these options that Jenae found?!
Spaghetti Strap Midi, Amazon Button Front Midi, Nordstroms Rack
TRIPPY TIE DYE
Yup, you read that right. Tie dye isn't just something you wear to theme parties and make with your kiddos to keep them busy, it's a closet must for the coming seasons. I wasn't totally sold on it at first but then we found these beauties I became a little more inspired by the trend. I haven't pulled the trigger yet on a purchase but how cozy does this sweatshirt look?!
Vintage Soft Raglin Sweatshirt, Gap Denim Jacket, Old Navy
I love the natural materials that are trending right now with accessories and adding this detail to any new shoe purchase would scream on trend for Spring and Summer. There are so many cute and desirable options so it's very hard to pick just one (or two). I had to sneak in some leopard so this was the perfect way for me to add it in!
Flatform Wedge Sandals, Amazon Snakeskin Wedge Sandal, DSW
SNAKESKIN IS THE NEW LEOPARD
It's true, though leopard is still a closet staple, snakeskin is adding to the neutral pack and can be worn with just about anything. I personally love it with bright Spring and Summer solids as an added pop to an outfit. You can find snakeskin, much like leopard, in just about anything. Jenae and I have both added it to our closets through these super classy shoe finds!
Ruffle Detail Flat Mule, Shein Dolce Vita Wedge Sandal, DSW
(FAUX) TORTOISE SHELL BUTTON DETAIL
Such a super cute way to add a little sophistication and dimension to an otherwise ordinary blouse, sweater or dress. What's wonderful is that this detail has become a neutral colored accessory in place of a necklace. It feels very pure and natural when paired with white or simple denim.
Boxy Top with Contrast Buttons, ASOS Puff Sleeve Top, Abercrombie
RESIN EARRINGS, THE ACCESSORY OF THE SEASON
I love a statement earring, but I am more of a simple girl. The great thing about resin is that it can be found in bolder colors or more modest tones. You can find it in all kinds of shapes and dimensions and can be lightweight and coy or heavier and more vivid.
Hexagon Hoop Earrings, Amazon Hoop Earrings, Amazon
It's fun to add trends in subtle ways that can be versatile and easily added to an every day outfit. It was so fun to "research" our favorite pieces of the season together and super hard not to add all of them to our carts. I will admit though that Jenae and I did find some super cute, undeniable, must have items that we added to our closet and we hope you have too. Happy shopping!
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Melissa here! I'm all about trying to stay young, happy and on trend. I have a love (borderline obsession) for all things leopard and can't wait to chat about fashion with you!
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