Lace is definitely not a new trend, but it is still strong this season and is being worn like never before. Ultra-feminine lace can be used as an accent or as the main attraction showing more versatility than ever! This season’s lace is not confined to just black or white and has been reinvented in bright colors. Pieces range from romantic and soft, to sexy and daring! Complement a lace top or jacket with a more conservative piece and make sure you don’t overdo it by wearing lace with other textured fabrics. Don’t be afraid to take fashion to a whole new level of elegance with sexy lace!
CUT IT OUT!
Daring cut outs and thigh high slits allow you to be daring without being provocative and revealing too much. Peek-a-boo cut outs exposing hints of skin at your chest, neck, waist, back, or shoulders add a subtle dose of sex appeal to more conservative looks. If you want to be especially daring, try a dress or top with a cut out back or a strategically placed cut out over your cleavage. If you feel like playing it safe, try cut outs that expose only small bits of skin.
GET YOUR FRILLS WITH RUFFLES!
Transform the ordinary to extraordinary by accenting minimalistic looks with ruffles! Ruffles bring a touch of softness and femininity to your look and are seen this season on tops, skirts, or dresses. Pair a ruffled top or skirt with a simple, fitted piece. Create illusions with ruffles: busty women should wear ruffles below the waist to draw the eye down and women who want to minimize their hips should wear ruffles at the top. Don’t forget that ruffles act as their own accessory, so there’s no need to wear a lot of jewelry. Add a bit of frill to your wardrobe with ruffles!
BLACK & WHITE: THE ART OF CONTRAST
Nothing says class like crisp black & white! We don’t want to call black & white a trend this season, because it’s one of the most classic looks to rock! Black & white combinations are great to wear year-round and are versatile enough to wear from the office, to dinner, and everything else in between! What’s great about black & white is that it’s flattering on almost everyone and can be worn head-to-toe. The black & white combinations are endless: stripes, small patterns, color blocks, or large graphics. Stand out from the crowd by adding a punch of color with a brightly colored purse, piece of jewelry, or pair of shoes.
This season stripes are zigging and zagging in every direction! Wear your stripes horizontally or vertically, thick or thin, and in black & white or colors. Zig-zagged stripes will definitely keep things interesting! Striped patterns can be combined with all kinds of clothes and worn on blazers, tops, dresses, or skirts. Make sure to avoid excess by pairing a striped piece with a solid color. Don’t be afraid to have fun and make a statement with stripes!
Vibrant forecast ahead! On the flip side of the black & white craze are bold contagious colors! Wearing a palette of yellows, oranges, greens, blues, purples, and reds in pastels or neons is sure to put you in a summer mood. If you’re looking for attention, you’ll be sure to turn some heads wearing a jumpsuit, top, dress, pant, or a pair of shoes in one of these bright, bold colors. Just make sure to choose a color that flatters your individual hair color and complexion.