Trend Alert! {A post, by me, from Today’s Woman Now} What I’m loving for Spring 2014

Today’s Woman Now.

Calling all those who are more than ready for spring. This year, the trends are many and the possibilities endless. See what’s in and what’s hot this season!

First, let’s talk colors. There are a lot of go-to colors for this season. With pastels, you can’t go wrong. It’s a huge trend this spring and it’s easy to mix and match colors as well. Think mints with pinks and yellows with corals. Bold colors such as cobalt blue, orange and majestic purples are also really big this spring.

The next best thing to look forward to: bold artistic prints. Florals in either pastels or bright colors are right on trend. Pick one piece and work from there. Make a statement by trying a bold print on an A-line skirt or a fitted dress paired with summer booties.

More on the casual side of the trend forecast, oxford shirts and white trousers are making a statement. White trousers are more of a tricky trend, however. Be careful with what you pair them with. If they are relaxed or loose, a more fitted top is best. White with a bold orange top is a definite DO! On the other hand, re-think your usual oxford shirt. Pair with shorts, white trousers or an artistic print skirt. Go for blues, light greens and white, sleeveless and long sleeved. It’s a simple look that makes a big statement.

 

  • Forever New Bella Prom Skirt $72
  • Our Prince of Peace Havana Sunday Bodycon Dress $25.13
  • alice + olivia Eric Pants $275
  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Tuxedo Trousers $475
  • Les Trois Garcons Ballet Flats $155
  • JustFab Copacabana Mint $44
  • Rebecca Taylor Long Sleeve Blouse $225
  • Joie Cartel Top $158

How To Make Comfy Look Chic (A post [by me] from Today’s Woman Now)

Today’s Woman Now.

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Now that the weather is getting colder, it can sometimes be hard to stay looking chic while also staying warm. But in an effort to keep both style and warmth going strong this season, one of the best go-to pieces for a wardrobe is a slouchy, cozy sweater. Perfectly paired with a fitted bottom, and the right shoes, you’ll have nailed the look and you’ll be warm all season long. Here’s how to pull the look off the right way.

First, a slouchy sweater can look frumpy if not worn correctly. Working gal? Pair a cozy sweater with a pencil or other fitted, crisp skirt.

Try to mix it up. Add in some patterns or pops of color. A slouchy neutral sweater with a classic black skirt? Add chic leopard pumps or boldly colored accessories. Think wines, plums, forest green and even pastels- yes, pastel pink is everywhere this fall.

Roll ‘em up! If you’re looking a little too blousy or baggy, roll up your sleeves or tuck the sweater in. Rule of thumb for almost everything: balance; a loose top with a fitted bottom or vice versa. Don’t over-do it.

Not on the job? A great weekend look is to pair a slouchy sweater with fitted jeans. Leather is big this season as well- try leather leggings and a trendy pair of booties to create a more casual look.

Want to trim it up some? Add a belt. Leather looks great with soft knits. Try an over-sized ‘grandpa’ sweater with a belt. Pair it over a fitted dress with pumps or a tee and skinny jeans.