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as much as i love and wear classic apparel it’s just darn fun to play with the trends. and this week on the blog it’s all about what’s trending now. but before we start i will share a styling tip. i typically pair a trend with one classic piece to keep the overall look subdued. let’s take a look at today’s ootd where i am wearing not one but two trends – long vest and flared, cropped, fringed jeans. first, notice where the cropped jeans hit on my leg. right above the ankle. that’s the sweet spot. proportion is an often overlooked but very import aspect in pulling together your look. which is one reason to find an excellent tailor that will fine tune skirt or pant lengths. trust me on this. if you want to break fashion rules this is not one of them. proportion is key to making or breaking your outfit. next is a long cascading vest that a belt could easily cinch the waist for a crisp, structured look. but i decided to go the feminine route with a soft, flowing blouse tucked underneath. denim is decidedly masculine and oft times i keep the look balanced by mixing the two together. just like classic and trendy. have you noticed the classic pieces brought in to keep symmetry? yup. you guessed it. i am wearing my go-to pearls. take a look at my necklace and earrings. and what about my purse? nothing is more classic than a statement handbag. i think it’s the icing on the cake for this on-trend outfit. so there you have it, ladies. day one of what’s trending now.

happy monday!

labels: denim Old Navy (similar here, here and here); blouse Banana Republic (old, similar here and here); vest c/o Talbots; shoes Zara (old, similar here and here); necklace JCrew (old, similar here and here); lipstick Nars

p.s. at the time of this post the jeans were out of stock. but now they can be purchased online. i’ve kept the links for 3 brands at different price points.

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