3 Very Veratile SS/19 “CLASSIC” Trends

I love trendy pieces that are also classics. Here are 3 examples and a few ways to wear them.

1. ANIMAL PRINT: We keep hearing it’s a jungle out there in the fashion world and for good reason. The legendary wardrobe classic is clawing it’s way into the season and in a good way! Bring out the old or go for new items adorned with the coveted Leopard print. If you previously snagged yourself a clutch or blouse, maybe go for a sneaker or sandal this time around to add to an all black look. Side note: MULES are a major look this season (TREND) as well and also a classic. Go for a pair in animal print and kill two birds with one stone!

 

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2.  LOW KEY UTILITY: The possibilities are endless with this classic that is hitting the fashion world by storm this season. Whether its a Military style jacket with huge boxy pockets, or simpler ones. High-rise cargo pants or bahama style cargo shorts, you can pair them all with so much. Basics, prints, sparkle, leather, denim jackets or vests that are cropped or oversized it all works!

My favorite retailer for this one is FASHION NOVA – due to Quality and a good price point. Comparable to Zara and Top Shop but with a sexier edge fit wise.

3. STRAW BAGS: Whether you are headed to roam the Tuscan vineyards in Italy this summer, headed to a garden party or simply out and about this classic comes in an array of shapes and sizes and wait for it…my favorite – ITS NEUTRAL! Yes so it goes with almost anything and everything. Alternatively you can go for color. Red, Pink etc. The tote style is most popular as it can also be used as a beach bag. I love the small circular rattan.

 

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Liz 💋

Ask Liz: Easy Pieces

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 Hi Liz! – I am a Nurse and live in SCRUBS most of the time. When I go out I have literally nothing to wear! I do not want to spend a lot of money on clothes because I don’t go out much. What do you recommend I do, or buy to be more prepared for any event? As soon as I walk into a store I feel bombarded and overwhelmed!!
 – Danielle, Costa Mesa, CA

 

 

Hi Danielle, thanks for writing in! This is a common issue I see among both men and women. That is why an interchangeable wardrobe is at the top of everyone shopping list. In your situation the solution is three magic words. “THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS” this classic staple has been coming to wardrobe rescues for decades and for good reason. Its highly versatile. They come in an array of styles to suite many tastes from the fashion forward, or simple dresser to the more conservative client. My favorite style is with a capped sleeve (or short sleeve pictured above) as it accentuates the shoulders nicely. It’s also more elegant and flattering to various body types. I like the respectable length being right above the knee as it makes it an easy go to for an occasion. Throw on a blingled out waist-defining belt and strappy heels for a dressier look or a cardigan and knee or ankle boot for a casual option. You can add a jean jacket or leather one with  sandals for a day event. If you want to convert it into a professional look throw on a blazer in any color with pumps and your good to go!

Liz 💋