Once upon a time us girls saved the white dress for The Day, you know. When we’d all meet that special one and had the best excuse to drape ourselves in white (read princess attire) for one whole day. Well thank God that misconception is gone – of saving the white looks for later and only for one day.

Ha! Fast forward a few decades and the same girls need no more excuses to don white in plain day and can save their own asses, thank you. Hell, we can be queens for weeks in a row without having to plan our whole lives ahead, around wearing a white dress.

Fairytales and exaggerations (for the sake of a few raised eyebrows and smirks) aside, it does seem, more in 2013 Summer than ever before, that the LBD has gotten the ‘‘Bitch please, it’s my time to shine!” slap from the LWD (little white dress).

Ever since the sun hit the skies this spring I keep switching between trends: a few weeks ago it was all neon, then it was all prints (floral, matchy matchy, mismatched et all), then it hit me: black & white (I’m blaming the 60’s Trend on that one), and last week I declared it a Summer in Black. What the hell is wrong with me? Well a lot. But that’s not up for (this) discussion. I’m just telling it like it is, and yes I love that it’s all changing. Fashion does tend to get into the bitchy moods, styles & looks swing. Yeah I know I’ve said that before. :)

Anyway let’s get on with today’s Trend Alert: Summer in White? Actually I think it’s more the Return of the Little White Dress… What do you think?  little white dresslittle white dresslittle white dressHas it always been a fashion hit and a common thing to don a white little dress in summer? Or is the floaty little thing a fad of the 2013 hot season? Is it a comeback or a fresh new start? For the past year or so a lot of celebs have been doing the white dress for the red carpet or for going out. Same ones (pretty much) were spotted in the same non-color on the streets, off -duty so to speak. Then, a few Fashion Weeks ago designers were showing collections packed with the absence of color. And now the shops are just stacked on whites. Dresses to be more precise. And the streets are loving it. little white dresslittle white dresslittle white dressAt first I was somewhat taken aback by this too girly goody-goody look & trend, but you know what? I could’t be more far off. I do love black and more grunge meets punk styles, I know, but… here comes the beauty of it… the white little dress is just as versatile (if not more) than the basic blacks or the funky colors. A short white mini dress might be the perfect choice for an event (hey I’m considering one for next month when I get married at the City Hall).

It looks simple, classy and effortless when paired with heels. I love how a little white dress looks with gold heeled sandals! I think it’s the ultimate glamour. For a bit of fun go for super colored heels. Keep the dress short, or knee length and go for skin tight designs or loose/floaty ones, depending on your style. For chilly evenings throw over a denim or leather jacket. Do not forget accessories: clutches, jewels, nails, lips etc. Spice it all up girls!

little white dresscasual-white-dresscocktail-white-dresskim-kardashian-style-white-dresskristin_cavallari-little-white-dress red-carpet-white-dressrihanna-white-dresses-styleWhite lace dresses are having a huge comeback, but listen up dolls… you can wear them in plain day, from morning to evening without risking to look as if you’re doing the walk of shame.  lace-white-dress-edgy-stylestreet-style-white-dresswhite-lace-dresswhite-lace-dress-daytimeBasically any white dress can switch its style in a second with the help of shoes. Hot heels will make it very cocktail appropriate. Black studded ankle boots will make it look edgy, suede colored block heeled ankle boots will give it a boho-chic vibe, sandals will make it all seem summer’ish and cool, ballet pumps will make it look feminine… and so on. Pile on accessories or keep it simple to get it all completed. streetstyle-white-dress-2013streetstyle-white-dressesstreetstyle-white-dresstopshop-white-dresses-stylesummer-white-dresswhite-dress-2013-summer-trendwhite-dress-day-timewhite-dress-fashion-trendwhite-dress-hot-heelswhite-dress-lookwhite-dress-look-street-stylewhitedress-stylewhite-dress-trendwhite-mini-dress-lookzimmermanndressThe more I think about it the more I’m loving this Little White Dress return… You?


retro-sunglasses-cat-eyeWell not 50, but enough to get us fashion confused over what sunglasses to choose. What styles are in, and how do you pick yours? Do you stick with it or not? And if you were to choose one, yes ONE type of sunglasses to wear for the rest of your life, which one would it be? When it comes to sunglasses I always feel as if Trends are a bit overrated and it’s not what’s IN one season as much as what looks good on you or what you love to wear. It can be a retro style (that no one else is doing) or even 3 seasons ago hot stuff. Who gives a crap if they’re so last Tuesday as long as you love them, right? Yet… let’s indulge into the Trend Shades for a tiny bit… What is hot for 2013 Summer? I suppose the retro sunglasses, read Cat-Eye Shades or even super crazy styles, cause of the ’60’s revival you know. With the 90’s trend come the round shades… not my faves, but they do look amazing on some. And then there are the rest of the sunnies that were pretty big in the last seasons, and guess what? Personally I’m not ready to part ways with either of them: Wayfarer & Aviator Sunglasses. Yep… they’re still my faves. sunglasses-styleAnd now dolls let’s see each and every one of them and take sides. Whether or not sunglasses should be chosen according to face shape is up to you. I have this theory (I know how crazy right?) that everyone looks good with any type of sunglasses. Sure they can look crazy, funky, classic, rock’n roll, edgy et all, but, a statement or not… they will look great. Anyway, that’s just what I think. Let’s start off with my all time favorite sunglasses: The Wayfarer Shades. They are the sunglasses of my teenage years, those grunge ’90’s when everyone in Beverly Hills 90210 was spotted with them, and every rock star had a pair on for the cool’ness or to hide from the paps. Today they are a nostalgic reminiscence of that, with a bit of poshness to them, and a tiny bohemian vibe. I just feel they always add a bit of edginess and rebelliousness to a look & an outfit, without making it over the top.

The Wayfarer Sunglasses (read above) wayfarere-shadesstreetstyle-wayfarer-sunglassescolored-wayfarer-shadesEmma_Watson-wayfarer-sunglasseswayfarer-shadeswayfarer-sunglasses-lookwayfarer-sunniesThen come the Aviator Sunglasses. For me it’s always a battle between these 2: Aviator vs Wayfarer. I can literally never come to terms with my fashion taste on this one. Not that I have to or anything, I mean there are enough sunny days to rock over 150 shades of glasses… I just like to dramatize a little bit. You know for fashion’s sake :)

Aviator Sunglasses aviator-shades-stylestreet-style-avoator-sunglassesaviator-shades-boho-lookaviator-shades-style (2)aviator-sunglasses-stylesunglasses-tyle-aviatorThe Retro Sunglasses – they will always be in. Always fit any type of face. On any occasion, at any age.  cat-eye-sunglassesretro-shades=cat-eyeRihanna Says Goodbye to Londonstreet-style-cat-eye-sunglassesThe Round Sunglasses – these can be a bit tricky as they will not fit all face shapes (contrary to my ”theory”), but if you can pull it off, and strut you hot stuff in them… go for it. They’ve got that hippy retro vibe to them that takes you away to those 60’s Rock Festivals when it was all about the peace and the music. round-sunglasses-stylealicia-keys-round-sunglassesround-style-shadesround-sunglasses-style (2)The Funky Shades – now these ones will always be hot, just because there will always be a nut to rock them and look fabulous enough to start a trend. The funky shades are pretty cool and fun so if you’ve got it… flaunt it! crazy-sunglassesfunky-shadesfun-sunglasses-funky-stylesunglasses-streetstyleEnough rambling and scrolling through options. Let’s decide on ONE Type of Sunglasses. What’s you Shades Style?

all-black-2013-summer-trendThat Black & White is The Trend this season (click here for more) is no news flash to anyone, but wait… can we assume that Black (and black alone) is a Trend this season? Can we talk about a Summer in Black? I’m sure a summer in White for that matter is way more appropriate, hence the tons of white dresses and all the clothing attire in retail this season. Yet… black has never been so cool and OK to pull off in Summer, as it is in 2013. Well… perhaps apart from those 90’s grunge times, which, anyway are sort of back, and it all probably is a slight reminiscence of those alternative moods and anti-fashions. I would presume (unable to contain my excitement, DOH) that due to a lot of fashion signs happening out there (PUNK met gala, Punk/Rock/Grunge Street Styles, loads of non-colors on the catwalk for this season, loads of dark tones) – it is safe to say that in 2013 it will be OK (actually cool) to wear Black in the middle of Summer. OMG… what took you so long, Trends? long-black-sheer-dress-streetstyleSure it may be a bit uncomfortable if you’re living in desert like temperatures, and the world will probably risk looking like teenage outcasts, but – don’t be hasty just yet. Think about how classy and posh Black is. Or how you can never go wrong with a black dress, a black swimsuit (since we’ve got summer on our minds) or a black top. So, Black for 2013 Summer is a blessing to some and a drag to others. For the latter ones – breathe now… all you color lovers! Keep your summer’ish style intact while doing the black trend, by simply adding a hint of darkness to your look. Trending after all is about adapting it and making it your own, right? Go for bags, shoes, nails, jewellery, tops or bottoms. No rules… remember :) 2013-summer-trend-wearing-blackAudrina Patridge-beach-black-dressblack-bathing-suitrihanna-black-swim-suitHaving a green pass to don Black in Summer gives us tons of options in regards to looks and styles we can pull off. Black is versatile and so the options are limitless. A black dress can look classic with heels, can look edgy with boots, boho-chic with sandals, sporty-chic with tennis shoes… and so on. A black suit is classy but can turn to edgy when paired with statement accessories, or a funky top. Black can take you to the office and make you look like a top manager, or place you later on in a bar looking like the most hipster of them all. It will never be dated, never be inappropriate, never be too much or too less. Always easy to dress up or down. Sophisticated and chic when you want to and rebel & edgy when you feel like it. 2013-summer-trend-all-black-look2013-summer-trend-all-blackall-black-2013-summer-trendblack-dress-street-styleCharlize Theron : Sexy in Blackclassy-black-lookstreet-style-2013-summer-trends-blackstreet-style-blackstreetstyle-classy-black-dressstreetstyle-black-dress (2)With the grunge trend still on (click here for more) Black can make you look like a reinvented cool version of yourself from back in the day. Cool, effortless, rock’n roll, with that rebel without a cause hint. street-style-black-outfitall-black-style-2013-spring-trendstreet-style-all-black-outfitstreet-style-2013-summer-black-dressStreetstyle-black-dressstreet-style-black-lookstreet-style-black-trend-2013-summerStill not feeling it? But nevertheless refusing to sit back on this one? Do your own thing then, and throw in just one black item. See these street style photos for some fashion inspo.  black-accessoriesblack-skirt-2013-summer-trendblack-skirt-street-style-2013-summer-trendblack-statement-leather-jacketblack-suit-black-trend-2013-summerblack-top-2013-summer-black-trendblack-top-summer-2013black-trend-2013-summerblack-trend-accessoriesblack-trousers-2013-trend-street-styleRihanna Goes Harry Potter?street-style-black-skirt-2013-summersummer-trend-black-skirtWhat do you think? Is black too much for Summer or Thank God it’s OK to drape ourselves in black this season, without looking like weird little kids?

street-style-knuckle-ringsWhen it comes to piling on jewellery or sacrificing an ear lob for that way too heavy & huge, but oh-so-fab statement earring – I’m all for it! Nothing is ever too much or hurts at all when it comes to fashion. High uncomfortable shoes? Yeah, I’ll take them. Too tight jeans or too loose to barely stay on, thank God for that cool belt? Yeah, I’ll take those too. Too many rings, necklaces & bracelets? There’s no such thing. For the past year or so, though, big rings have taken the backseat for those super thin small ones, which, guess what? Are so tiny they don’t even fit properly. Unless you call your finger knuckles the proper place. Errrr… well yeah. Why not? Cause that’s what Knuckle Rings are: tiny thin rings in gold or silver that are so femininely and sweet resting on finger knuckles & subtly adorning your look by adding just the right bling. Can’t believe I’m saying this (jewellery wise) but… sometimes (just sometimes) less is more.  dainty-thin-gold-ringsHow to wear them? Just casually throw them on your knuckles and rock them with absolutely any outfit from sporty chic to super glam. From office to parties. They look sophisticated and chic. For extra sweetness opt for those tiny ones with a simple heart or flower shape. Or if you like to keep it super simple just go with plain circles. Can’t give up on bold pieces just yet? Breathe… knuckle rings can be piled on, and also come in statement designs that will make you look super posh or quite rock’n roll for that matter depending on what you’re going for.  fashion-look-knuckle-ringsbold-knuckle-ringsnail-art-knuckle-ringsWith a funky nail polish on, your hands will look like they’re having a party all by themselves, and trust me… they will be getting all the attention as you sip your drink, tuck your hair behind your ear or blow someone a kiss or a hello. Who gives a crap what you’re wearing when your fingers look like rock stars? :) And speaking of rockstars – this knuckle rings trend (for me) is a reinvented and more glam version of a punk/grunge look. OK, so it might be a bit of a stretch but still. Aaaaand… one more thing, speaking of stars this time, celebrities are loving this jewellery trend. A lot. My celeb reference? Drums please. Rihanna! Doh. I think she was among the first to rock the knuckle look or (I might be wrong on this one, so please feel free to contradict) the one who actually started this craze. I absolutely love how she wears them all the time with her super glam nail and tattoos. rihanna-knuckle-ringsknuckle-rings-rihannarihanna-jewellery-knuckle-ringsOn a sweeter more feminine take on the celeb knuckle ring trend, Candice Swanepoel is the picture perfect of subtle sophisticated hands.  Candice-Swanepoel-knuckle-ringsSo lovelies, what do your think about this Knuckle Rings Trend? You loving it or not? Are you a fan of thin rings or bold ones (on knuckles)? Do you love em in gold or silver? For those undecided fashion lovers out there who always got a case of ‘‘impossible-to-decide” going on (guilty as charged) here are some photos to help us out. Or confuse us more… Let’s dig in! cross-knuckle-ringsfashion-trend-knuckle-ringsgold-knuckle-ringsknuckle-ring knuckle-rings (2)knuckle-ringsknuckle-rings-black-nail-polishknuckle-rings-boho-chicknuckle-rings-lookknuckle-ring-street-styleknuckle-rings-trendknuckle-rings-trensknuckle-ring-stylerosie-huntington-whiteley-jacquie-aiche-w352simple-knuckle-ringsstatement-knuckle-ringsstreet-style-knuckle-ringtrend-knuckle-ringswings-bird-knuckle-ringsYep. I’m more confused now. Will take them all please!

photos via Pintrest & Google images

rihanna-cropped-topSeems like Rihanna’s constant tummy display finally paid off and kicked in into one of the biggest trends of 2013. Yes dolls we gotta start working out BIG TIME to show off our mid riffs this season. And no… it’s not because of Riri’s mid riff obsession, although I suppose as a style icon she’s got a little input in there, but the Cropped Tops fad is quite an eclectic mix of circumstances that have led to it becoming a huge trend: a ’90’s reiteration of the cropped top, a retro take on the look (think Dolce & Gabbana), a classic vibe to it (think CHANEL tweed and boucle cropped jackets), an urban-glam twist to it, celebrity inspiration, sporty-chic style. All these are in. And it’s safe to say that when it comes to your own style and take on this trend the sky is the limit, and that’s 2013’s biggest asset: freedom to experiment, to get creative, to mix and match all of it with just one rule in mind – feeling & looking good! So eff those fashion restrictions and give in to: DIY cropped tops projects, bustiers, cropped funky jackets, cropped shirts, cropped sweaters… you know the drill. cropped-tops-designers-2013chanel-tweed-croppedjacketcropped-bustierscropped-t-shirt-cut-offsWhen discussing the Cropped Tops Trend it’s crucial to stretch out the fact that all is in: from the basic tank tops & t-shirts, to the retro bustiers and the classic-with-a-twist cropped jackets that are a fashion blessing for this time of the year all the way into late autumn. Isn’t it great when fashion has that comfy utilitarian side to it as well? Though let’s be honest here, if it didn’t, would anyone give a crap? Yeah… I thought so too. There’s nothing like suffering for the sake of looking great. Aha! We’ve all got those feet blisters and would rather freeze to death than not don a cropped top when it’s so fashionably required. :) So let’s take sides here then! croppedtop-classic-edgyThe Classic Cropped Look has got 2 major styles: The Cropped Jackets & The Cropped Sweaters. The trend comes in handy for the more office/work appropriate attire and can be stretched to pretty much any age (well at least the cropped jackets) as you can wear a longer shirt underneath it and play with shape and lengths, which will add quite a sophisticated note to the look. Besides the cropped jacket is pretty much a staple and works with ANYTHING: jeans, heels, boots, sandals, t-shirts, posh tops, clutches, bags, printed trousers, skirts, dresses, maxi & mini skirts… It looks chic, glam luxe and effortless. Which is what most of us are going for when dressing for work or important meetings. To get the classic take on cropped jackets have a look at Jennifer Lopez collection at Kohls (click here). Kohls-Jennifer Lopez-cropped-jacketKohls-Jennifer-Lopez-cropped-topIf you can’t yet part ways with your trench coat, denim or leather jacket, but you are dying to rock this trend ASAP… do not lose hope! Still how can you? Not with those crispy mornings you so hate. Stick to your longer jackets then and don a cool comfy and classic cropped sweater. YOON (click here for more) has got some amazing classic-meets-retro pieces that would look fantastic with high waisted skirts and trousers. And it would leave just a tiny bit of bare mid riff. Enough to get the look going. :) yoon-cropped-sweateryoon-cropped-topFor some fashion inspiration check out these brilliant street style looks that I swear are just the right push we might need to get us started on this Cropped Jacket Trend. cropped-black-jacketCropped-Boucle-Jacketcropped-jacketcropped-jacket-dress-look (2)cropped-jacket-dress-lookcropped-jacket-street-stylecropped-jacket-stylecropped-jacket-trendleather-cropped-jacketstreet-style-cropped-jacketstreet-style-cropped-jacket-jeans-heelsstreet-style-cropped-shirtstreetstyle-cropped-toptrend-cropped-topThe Glam-Grunge Cropped Look is for those loving a bit of fashion edge (guilty as charged) & for those free weekends, for parties, for those days when you feel so fashion adventurous and want to break the style monotony. This is all about flipping the finger to fashion rules and giving in to the looking and feeling good temptations. Cropped tank-tops & t-shirts (that you might have chopped off yourself) are so rock’n roll with cut-offs, jeans and hot heels. Ah… think classic funky printed, crazy neon colored pumps! Statement necklaces or even better, body jewellery. That’s it! I’m hitting the shops this weekend! For laid back days don flat sandals, sneakers (you’ll be nailing the urban/sporty-chic style with these) and a sporty hat. For fashion inspo you do know who you have to check out, right? Rihanna. She’s the queen of urban-glam-boy-girl-posh-gangsta style. I know I’m bombarding you with her too often. Sorry. Promise this is the 1st and last time (this week). rihanna-cropped-top-2cropp-top-ririRihanna_PinkCropTop5Not a fan of the girl? No problemo! Here are a few street style looks to get you in the Cropped Tops mood (click here for more on this trend). And to the gym. Yeah… wouldn’t hold my breath on that one, I’m so lazy I’d rather just stick to the cropped jackets! :)  cropped-tank-top-street-stylecropped-shirt-stylecropped-teecropped-tee-skirt-heels-lookcropped-t-shirt-stylesmart-cropped-top-lookstreet-style-trend-cropped-topSo how about this Cropped Trend then? You IN or OUT on it?

images via Pintrest & Google Images

201212141515457302When it comes to dresses this season word of mouth is that YES, size (well actually hem length) does matter. One of the biggest Trends of 2013 have definitely been the MIDI Dresses, which is a great 60’s tribute with a tiny 90’s grunge reminiscing. For this season designers were pretty much exploring all sides a MIDI dress has to offer: classy, retro, edgy, sporty-chic, grunge, punk, rock’n roll, modern. I truly think there’s a design for any age, style, look & occasion with this MIDI hem, I mean clearly it is a trend that fits just about anyone and can be so fantastically mixed and matched and adapted to any style. 9e9d9d28636a99178f4066f1940f80bfWhen discussing MIDI Dresses as a 2013 Spring Trend my ultimate crush is those bodycon styles with a cap-sleeve and perhaps an open back. Amazing! For a tougher edgier look they can be styled with chunky heeled ankle boots (throw in some studs while you’re at it) and a big clutch (for evenings) or a super funky bag. Or if you’re feeling adventurous go for the total comfy grunge look: Creepers! (click here for more) Just because they look so cool and fun and when it comes to creepers the thicker the sole the better. Tired of heels? No worries, these MIDI dresses look fabulous with ballet pumps and big earrings. Sort of Dolce & Gabbana style with that chic retro vibe to it all. For a classier and even a more sophisticated look MIDI dresses are a perfect match with heeled pumps. Not those thick soles (read stripper) but the classic pumps that are making a huge comeback this season. Wear them in neon, bright colors or funky prints and patterns. And of course… we’ve always got the gladiator sandals for summer (click here for more). So basically it’s a fashion heaven. A MIDI dress goes with absolutely anything. It’s a style chameleon and pretty much worth every penny, as you’ll be donning it all summer long. One of my favorite pieces and styles remain the black and white ones (with those 60s prints please) such as the one from Boohoo (click here for more).

Boohoo Midi Dress

Boohoo Midi Dress

albamidi-dress-street-styleIn terms of color, black and white styles are a big thing with text prints, rock or punk suggestions. Or those super psychedelic patterns in bright confusing colors are amazing. From office to evening, from cocktail events or out for drinks with friends these dresses are the IT of 2013 Spring. Another thing I truly like about them is the basic fabric they come in: plain jersey. I just find it so unsophisticated that it’s actually sophisticated. :) Doesn’t make any sense, does it? For some shopping inspo check out Bank Fashion, they’ve got some of the most fantastic MIDI dresses I’ve seen. Still crushing over this one… midi-dress-grunge-stylemidi-dressblack-midi-dresskim-kardashian-midi-dressmidi-dress-rihannamidi-dress-spring-trendAs long as you keep the hem slightly over the knee, and pick a tight/bodycon style you’ll be nailing this trend. Besides the cut and design options are a ton: cap-sleeve, long sleeves, open-back, spaghetti straps, insertions of lace or leather, cut-outs et all. When it comes to shopping they’re everywhere, invading all retail chains and fashion boutiques. Plus they’re a retro-comeback so you might just have one lying around in the back of your closet, or your mom does or older sister. Not to mention they look hot without reveling too much which is a HUGE plus.  So are you IN or OUT on this MIDI trend girls?

Boohoo Midi Dress

Boohoo Midi Dress

ASOS Midi Dress

ASOS Midi Dress

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Topshop Midi Dress

Topshop Midi Dress

SheLikes Midi Dress

SheLikes Midi Dress

street-style-midi-dressMore MIDI Dresses designs & styles + get the look here: BANK FASHION

Happy shopping dolls :) xoxo

 

flower-print-style‘If you’re going to San Francisco (read anywhere actually) be sure to wear some flowers”… on your clothes. In prints that is. YES the Floral Print Trend is back for 2013 Spring & Summer, but that is no big surprise, I really don’t think it was, or ever will be gone. As you can’t have fall without the dark hues and thick fabrics, you certainly can’t have a hot season without (1) Floral Prints, (2) Light & white colors and fabrics. What is different though in 2013 Spring is the retro feeling and Sicilian vibe I get from all those flower printed clothes & accessories. And that’s another great new thing, flowers are invading not just the same cliche items (tops and bottoms) but bags, shoes, headwraps, earrings, tiny fashion bits that you never even imagined could carry an array of nicely scented roses & buds. Ah… a very romantic, boho-chic & retro style. Think Dolce & Gabbana and that should sum it up. floral-print-dressTo avoid any fashion predicament you might think you’re in, and the frenzy that comes with figuring out what type of flowers are in, or what size should they be, I say breathe. Let’s just enjoy fashion and have loads of fun with it. Sure nobody wants to don a, what they think is a cool floral vintage bag that actually looks dull and dated… but honestly who gives a damn about the strict fashion lines. I don’t even think we’re suppose to. Not unless we wish to be labeled as fashion victims. And at the end of the day fashion is about getting creative… But just to have an idea that you can put at the back of your mind for that ”just in case” moment, according to designers the Floral Prints this season are either super big and not crowded OR tiny and understated. Pick your type and roll with it, although… let’s get real here… if you love clashing floral prints and wearing a crowded garden on your outfit (I know I do), nothing wrong with it, right? floral-topfloral-trendfloral-print-trousersOn what to wear those Florals this season? Floral Printed Trousers are huge. They’ve got that retro feeling to them of  that uber cool Americana look (think 1950’s women dancing on Lana del Rey songs). Colors: ice-cream shades, dusted little flowers or bright big roses are all in. For an understated very classy yet retro look Jennifer Lopez’s collection at Kohls has got some pretty impossible to resist pieces: tiny floral printed trousers, floral printed blouse & dress. Which brings me to the other items florals are landing on this spring, but not before I let you check out JLo’s clothes at Kohls. :)

Kohls_Jennifer Lopez-flower-print-blouseKohls_Jennifer Lopez-flower-print-pantsKohls_Jennifer Lopez-polly cotton-floral-print-mesh-dressOr if you’re feeling like the queen of boho-chic and channeling your inner gypsy exotic persona Show Me Your MuMu (one of my faves shops) has got tons, and I mean TONS of floral printed fantastic options for you. showmeyourmumu-floral-topFloral Printed Tops & Dresses are next and when it comes to the first, nobody does it like the Italians. the Sicilian Goddess of Dolce & Gabbana in their super hot, romantic  slightly peasant floral printed dresses, headwraps, swimsuits, bags, shoes, donning them with their amazing smiles and huge shades and earrings. dolce-gabbana-flower-printsfloral-print-swimsuitSaving the best for last from the Floral Trendthe bags, the shoes and all the accessories you can imagine are now embellished with exquisite flowers… dolce-gabbana-flower-print-bagfloral-print-trendfloral-print-wedgesAre the streets doing this trend? You bet your ass they are. Here are some street style inspiration photos to get us started on the Flowery obsessionfloral-blazerfloral-pants-lookfloral-print-look-street-styleflorals-trendfloral-print-pantafloral-print-pantsSTREETFSNfloral-prints-lookfloral-print-spring-2013-trendfloral-prints-stylefloral-print-topflower-print-skirtflower-print-street-styleflower-prints-trendjacket-floral-printstreet-style-floral-printsprints-flowers-street-stylestreet-style-floralsWanna shop & get the look? I found some amazing pieces at Kohls from Jennifer Lopez (click here) (if you’re looking for classy sophisticated floral prints)  & Show Me Your MuMu (click here) (for the more boho-chic styles). So make you you check them out on your shopping spree. :)

all-denim-lookBack in the day draping yourself in denim was a fashion faux-pas, but as fashion is by definition a multitude of uncertainties (in a good way) and constant changes, today, Denim On Denim has turned into a massive trend. For the past two years I think this Duo Denim Trend is trying to make a way and settle in as that uber cool look any respectable fashionista can don without looking like a fashion victim. And since practice makes perfect, its hard work paid off, and Denim On Denim or Denim Head To Toe Trend are suppose to be huge in 2013 Spring and Summer. Not a new invention in the least, still feels good though to know it’s perfectly fine to keep on rocking the denim top with any type of bottoms, given they are denim too. What’s the catch? No catch. Though it used to be ”don’t do same color denim on denim” but eff that, you know. Don’t let anyone tell you to not wear something when it looks amazing and you’re just having fun with it. So how to wear denim on denim? However you like it, but just for the sake of the fashion game let’s play along :) all-denim-styleLet the games begin! Colors: all is in. From the most dark wash to the most light, denim has never looked so cool and never been quite in the fashion spotlight as this season. I suppose since the hot season is right around the corner (yeah still waiting on that one) we’ve got tons of freedom color wise and light wash ripped denim jeans look fabulous with heels (for a fancy get-together) and with loafers or gladiator sandals for a casual comfy stroll. Dark wash denim may be just the right choice for a smarter look, a bit more classy and sophisticated. Think work. Tops vs Bottoms: jeans, shorts & skirts AND shirts, jackets or T-shirt (haven’t found any, but just think how cool they’d look… denim T-shirt) are all in.

Light Wash Denim denim-on-denimdenim-trendstreet-stye-denim-on-denimDark Wash Denim dark-wash-light-wash-denimdenim-lovetrend-denimDenim on the catwalk in 2013 S/S collection (1st: Jean Paul Gaultier; 2nd: Miu Miu) jean-paul-gaultier-denim-ss-2013miu-miu-denimWhat I love most about this year in terms of fashion is that, it seems to me that so many trends and styles are in, sort of like a clashing and a meeting of old VS new. For instance when talking DENIM as a 2013 Trend one might assume a certain type of cut, design and color are in, but no… it’s a heaven I tell you. So if shopping is not on your list, you can still look uber cool with what I’m sure you can find in your closet, from those 90’s. Yeah this too is a 90’s comeback, slightly more polished and girly but we’ve all done it back in the day. What’s it like today?

  • Denim jeans: skinny, bell bottom, flared, dark to super light wash, ripped or proper, high waisted or low waisted, boot cut, boyfriend jeans.
  • Denim shorts: cutoffs, dark to light wash, uber short or right above the knee, tight or large.
  • Denim tops: slouchy or tight shirt, light wash, dark wash, vintage inspired or posh, patched, tucked in or not, rolled up sleeves.
  • Denim skirts: pencil skirts, skater skirts, long skirts, ripped, light/dark wash et all.

Denim Jeans look all-denim-street-style=lookdenim-duo-fashion-trenddenim-jeans-denim-shirtdenim-jeans-shirt-lookdenim-lookdenim-look-street-styledenim-on-denim-street-styledenim-outfit-street-styledenim-style (2)denim-styledenim-trend (2)denim-trend-2013-spring (2)denim-trend-2013-springrihanna-all-denim*Exclusive* Blonde Rihanna parties at Palms nightclub in Hollywood CAStreet-Style-denimsusie-bubble-all-denimDenim Cutoffs look all-denim-street-styledenim-cotoffs-shirt-looldenim-look-cutoffsdenim-street-stylehead-to-toe-denim-trendDenim Skirt / Dress look Celebrity Sightings In London - June 28, 2011olivia-palero-denimmiroslava_duma_denim_skirt_dressmiroslava-duma-denim-dressMy fave look at the moment is definitely a denim pencil skirt and denim shirt. Remember Rihanna’s outfit a few days ago? With nude pumps? I. Am. In. Love. With. This. Look. rihanna-denim-on-denimThere’s just something so laid back, refreshing and yet vintage classy about the denim on denim look that I find it irresistible.  It’s sophisticated and chic, easily dressed up & down, and a pair of heels and some jewellery can do wonders to an all-denim outfit! It’s got that urban-boho woman vibe  meets geek-classy-sassy girl to it, and I love it!

t-shirt-blazerWhat’s that item that everyone’s got in their closet (tones of them actually) but which never makes the fashion cut as often as it should? Ding Ding! Yes you guessed it. Why it’s the T-shirt of course. For the past year or so plain T-shirts, like super basic white & black have been making quite the true understated statement. Courtesy of the Olsens perhaps? They’ve sure got a knack for pairing the most plain white t-shirt with some ripped jeans or posh trousers, making it look uber trendy, effortless and chic. Throw in some hot heels and damn girl you’ll be crossing the streets on your way to work like those cool models in between fashion shows! I really do think this T-shirt mania is turning into quite the trend and I love it. As of lately though, the plain Jane of fashion clothes has umped up its game, and with a helping hand of those grunge 90s, we’re all donning in despair the IT top of the moment: the Vintage Inspired T-shirt. Should it have remained stuck in the grunge era or not? By the likes of it, I’m quite inclined to say hell no, it’s the most amazing comeback! I can’t believe it’s cool again to wear silly text t-shirts & my fave band or musician’s face all over the once plain fabric. I’d sure like to see some posh business woman heading to work in her Kings of Leon T-shirt and a black suit. :) t-shirt-trendolsen-tshirtpicture-t-shirtThough it was never gone from retail, catwalks or the streets, the T-shirt does seem to get more attention these days. We’re all probably sick of silky tops and leather jackets so we’re rocking the edgy style differently: bad-ass Tee and business blazer. What I love about the T-shirt look is the chicness and the feeling I get from the one wearing them: relaxed, doesn’t take themselves too seriously yet manages to make a style statement. It looks amazing and put together paired with trousers and a blazer. It’s edgy and rock’sih with a leather jacket. Super fun and sexy with cutoffs (depends if your wearing boots or pumps) and extremely fashion forward tucked in a funky skirt. It allows us to clash styles brilliantly.

How to style the basic T-shirt? blact-t-shirt-cutoffskate-moss-t-shirtmiranda-kerr-white-t-shirtRihanna Goes Harry Potter?trend-t-shirtt-shirtt-shirt-cutoffswhite-tee-lookHow To style the Fun & Vintage Inspired T-shirts? street-style-teeprinted-t-shirttshirt-jeans-blazert-shirt-look-grungestreet-style-t-shirtt-shirt-skirttshirt-street-stylet-shirt-skirt t-shirt-street-stylewhite-t-shirt-stylet-shirt-styleSo before you take a look at that tee pile lying in your closet and pretend to not hear the GYM alarm it once bared, take a deep breath. It’s OK now to wear t-shirt elsewhere than the gym. Actually it’s a sign of sophistication (thus betraying your inner fashionista) to don plain t-shirts & vintage inspired ones any given time of day & night, from the most conservative office to the most posh working environment.  AND pull it through all the way into the cocktail drinks and dinner after work meetings / parties. Not to mention: on weekends the choices are limitless (read cutoffs and t-shirt; jeans and slouchy tee; skirt and that vintage Guns’n Roses t-shirt). Oh and one more thing (OMG almost forgot the best part)… if you’re running out of cool t-shirts, or you get those days when your packed closet actually looks empty… this T Trend flashes the free card to your naughty side. Stealing. (did you think of something else or what?) :) Get your hands on your boyfriend’s T-shirts. For a cool look make sure you roll up the sleeves and slightly tuck them in. Pile on jewellery, amazing nails & red lips for an urban feminine style.

Boyfriend T-shirts looks boyfriend-tshirt-lookmiranda-kerr-boyfriend-t-shirtt-shirt-skirt (2)t-shirt=basic-lookt-shirt-trousersvintage-inspired-tshirtWhat is it for you then, with this T-shirt Trend? Bring it on or keep them for the weekend & the gym?

chiara-ferragni-peplumLately I’ve been bombarded by people (who do not have a clue nor an interest in fashion, so I really do not see where their curiosity is coming from) with the ever-classic (read cliche) question “What should we wear this spring, what’s trendy?” So my job may be to blame for this, as everyone thinks whoever works in fashion is well dressed, just because to them that’s what fashion is all about: being super trendy, posh and put together. I see it completely different: fashion is a way of expressing yourself, beyond and regardless of any boundaries whatsoever. And at the end of the day style is what matters. And that’s what true fashion is.

But anyway, I smile back containing my urge to roll my eyes and spill all the beans on trends. YES trends are a part of fashion. And a big one mind you, but it’s how you mix them and wear them that betray your style. Not to mention I probably come across like a wacko for most of these people, fashion wise. Like ripped jeans and pumps? Talk to the hand girlfriend. Or my boyfriend’s t shirt and some super posh necklace. What the fuck? Thank God I love stirring up a bit of controversy and watching elbows bumping by and hardly ever contained smiles or raised eyebrows. We’ve all got those know-it-all Miss Goody Two Shoes aunts or whatev who think if they’re wearing a black top they look edgy and have got it all nailed down. Fair enough, I do not judge and couldn’t care less what anyone is donning as long as they’re happy with it. Ah… had to get all this off my chest :)

Back to today’s topic: Trends & Peplums. Yeah, peplums have been around for quite some time now and it seems to me it’s a trend that’s refusing to die. Should we all scream enough already or be ecstatic it’s still on for 2013 Spring & Summer? (and NO they had no idea what I was talking about when I told them peplum is still in. HA! Was a mean bitch at that one, but I was only trying to make a point to the lot, which again they’ve been oblivious to.) :) FASHION Peplums 1peplum-diane-von-firstenbergpeplum-look-diave-von-furstenbergTo be honest with you I was a bit surprised last FW when so many designers were showing loads of peplums for their 2013 S/S collections, and not because I hate it, just because I admit I had an impulse of AGAIN?! But why fix it if it ain’t broken, right? From 1800s peplums did a great job for women of all ages and silhouettes. It had a huge comeback in the 1940’s due to Chrsitian Dior‘s fabulous peplum jackets as part of les deux pieces and since last year… we can’t seem to get enough of this fad. Now is there a rule as to which peplum fits what body type? I have no idea. Never wore one (I’ve got it down on my list though) but I assume it’s a case of everyone’s happy with it, because peplums do justice to both skinny & curvy figures, making each type look good. Take Kim Kardashian for instance. This woman loves peplums. And with a few exceptions she rocks them, just because they accentuate her waist and play up her curves. Why hide it if it’s there. Flaunt it. For the less blessed curvy ones? It adds magic where’s there’s less.

From left to right PEPLUM by: Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Balenciagapeplum-tops1Kim Kardashian Shops At Christian Louboutin In Tight Jeans And A Leather Peplum Topkim-kardashian-peplum-lookFrom the uber extravagant ones that look like huge folded circles around your waist & hips to the more simple designs – peplums are in and still causing a frenzy. Or not. I mean they look great… but it’s starting to look like those S/S trends that never die: florals, navy, prints… Just saying. Observations aside peplum has got that understated elegance and classic vibe to it, while some designs can look super avantgarde and edgy. So you see. It is a case of everyone’s happy. peplum-trendBut when it comes to actually wearing one you need to choose: Peplum TOPS vs Peplum BOTTOMS? I suppose tops are easier to pull off and mix with an infinite number of outfits, tied to so many looks: maxi skirts, mini skirts, tight, A-line, trousers, shorts, cut-offs. Peplum tops have got a bit more versatility to them and if you choose a super statement one – like a leather peplum top (this one’s on my list) you’ll be wearing the crap out of it, just cause it goes with absolutely anything for any time of the day & night.

Peplum TOPS leather-peplum-topkate-middleton-peplumpeplum-beltpeplum-lookpeplum-shirtpeplum-stylepeplum-topspeplum-top-street-styleSTREETFSNprint-peplumspring-trend-peplumstreets-tyle-peplumstreet-style-peplumPeplum BOTTOMS

Now that’s a different story. Or Not. They’ve got a bit more razzmatazz to them and even a slight edge. Picture a mini peplum skirt with a tucked in shirt, t-shirt of tank top. And hot heels. Yeah I know, pretty hard to say no to such a look.
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Peplum Dresses
2012 MTV Movie Awards - ArrivalsLady-Gaga-Peplum-dresspeplum-dresses-celebsAlice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet - Front Row And Backstage - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekAnd then there are the peplum DRESSES (see pics above) which are a dime a dozen: from red carpet super glamorous ones to cocktail knee-length designs and even office/day attire styles. Peplum dresses I think are all about class and timeless sophisticated style. Celebs are loving this trend. And what’s there not to love? A proper well designed peplum will give you a free card to eat all you want at a dinner party and hide it away! GENIUS! Don’t know about you, but I’m sold. What the hell was I waiting for all this time? :)