it’s time to ditch our sweatpants and leggings in favor of roomy trousers. or so say the fashion oracles. while it’s been a quiet year on the fashion forefront, one thing is clear: fashion lovers around the globe are still making an effort and getting dressed. long live fashion! what’s trending besides wide-leg pants and roomy trousers? bold patterned prints, mini-skirts, curve-hugging dresses, slinky tops, voluminous sleeves, ribbed knitwear, classic trenchcoats in bold colors, and pastel handbags, to name a few.
so what do trends mean for you and me? well, it’s always a good idea to keep one eye on trends. in my book, it’s the same as keeping up with pop culture. what television shows are popular? movies? what are the latest NY Times bestsellers? it’s important to stay abreast of what’s current. but we don’t necessarily have to watch all the tv shows or buy all the books. fashion trends are the same – we have the luxury to pick and choose what works best for our budget and our wardrobes. what’s on my radar screen? this year i’m loving wide-leg pants and roomy trousers.
many of you may be resistant to wide-leg pants, pleats, and or roomy trousers. heaven forbid we look ummmm bigger. isn’t style all about looking as young and thin as we can? heck no! style is all about experimenting and having fun. incorporating trends into our wardrobe keeps us modern, fresh, and relevant. today, i’m wearing the cutest corduroy pants (size 8) from Alex Mill that have a fitted waist, pleats, and a roomier leg. since it’s on the chilly side, a sweater from Boden (sold out, similar here, here, and here) is the perfect companion. this channel-stitched jacket (size medium) from Banana Republic is the perfect third layer that keeps me warm and stylish. love the neutral color. lately, i’m obsessed with all things Frances Valentine, an upscale retailer founded by Kate Spade. it’s pricey, so i will link alternative selections. but i LOVE their shoes and now own three pairs. whenever i wear Frances Valentine shoes on Instagram, i’m immediately deluged with DM’s asking about them.