I found this analysis of Melania Trump’s wardrobe interesting and insightful….and a reminder that what we wear communicates volumes! Ambivalence and Armor!
With the arrival of the summer solstice, we can officially declare summer is here. A fun, quick, easy way to accessorize is to tote a straw handbag to brighten up any outfit!
1. One Shoulder Tops
This spring the one shoulder styles join the ubiquitous all shoulders bared styles from past seasons and range from the casual to the dressy from denim to leather.
Florals carryover from last spring and fall. Patterns range from the dark and moody to the light hearted and sunny. Some posies are embroidered, some adorn shoes, some on handbags, and some appear on necklaces.
Always in fashion, the trench coat is the perfect spring outerwear. Tweaking of the classic details makes for unique styling, while prints and bright colors add variety to this must have item.
4. Mini Bags
Mini bags are sometimes just the thing for your essentials. So give that huge tote a rest and feel the freedom of a mini.
Pink in all shades and hues appear on all fronts. There is sure to be a shade for you.
6. Ruffles and Flounces
Some trends never die and this is true of ruffles and flounces, always a perennial favorite.
7. Slides and Mules
Slides and mules are a carryover from fall. Flat heels and block heels abound, along with the loafer style.
8. Statement Sleeves
Tops erupt in big, bold, sleeves with myriad variations, bringing renewed interest to arms and elbows.
9. Reinvented Shirting
The classic men’s shirting has been redefined with playful details, deconstruction, and whimsy. These shirts are definitely not too buttoned up.
Stripes are a welcome recurring trend and this season’s stripes are bold in bright, primary colors.
Look for combinations of these trends, i.e. ruffles in pink with a floral print and a mini bag, or men’s shirting in bold stripes with one shoulder bare with a trench coat. Have some fun with the trends!