Thursday, June 20, 2013

Recent Trends: Hot or Not?

Today I am going to do a post on recent popular trends and how I feel about these different looks. I invite you to leave a comment below and let me know what you think about each of these trends.

These days women have adopted the casual style of wearing leggings everywhere. You can see leggings at the grocery store, at the gym and even in the work place paired with a dressy top and blazer.

 I understand the need to feel comfortable but I also think that there is a time and place for leggings. I don’t consider them business or formal attire so outside of casual wear I think the leggings should stay in the drawer. I also think if you are going to wear leggings they should fit properly and you should pair them with the proper top that flatters the entire look. Women should also be a bit more careful about purchasing see through leggings.
The hi-low trend
I like the hi-low trend within reason. I think the dresses in this photo are good representatives of the trend but I dislike when the trend is overdone. Pairing a high-low skirt with a high-low top can be a bit too much. 
Animal Print
Animal print has gone out and come back in again more times than I can count. I remember being 16 and loving animal print and then watching it go out and feeling like a leopard during hunting season when I left the house. I think animal print can be nice when balanced with neutral items like the photo above. I do however think that head to toe animal print including nail polish and shoes is just too much!
Skull Print 
This is a trend I found a bit odd. When I think of skulls I don’t think cute, I think of death and morbidity. I don’t quite know how this trend caught on but this is one I will skip.

Colored jeans
Nothing says summer to me like bright colors. I love these colored jeans! They often come in a variety of beautiful colors from pastel to vibrant and even neon. I think they can be dressed up or down and as long as you get the right fit for your body type they tend to look great.

Mustache jewelry 
This is another trend that left me baffled. What is up with the mustache fascination? Are they supposed to be cute? Funny? I’m not sure what’s going on here but this isn't a trend I understood.

Wedge sneakers
The first time I saw this trend was on vacation in Puerto Rico; there were a bunch of street dancers dancing to Latin music and all the women were wearing these wedged sneakers. I like them for occasional casual wear, and if you are going to wear sneakers (which I only wear to the gym), then why not get the benefits of heels too.
I will admit I love the stud trend. Like every other trend I don’t think it should be overdone, I don’t really care for head to toe studs, or shoes that are entirely studded. I do however like a few thoughtfully placed studs on my accessories. There is just something about studs that screams edgy to me.

I think peplum is a trend that can flatter many body types. It’s cute and can be done well with tops and skirts.
Tribal Prints
I like a cute tribal print especially when it comes to bangles or skirts. I do however think that when overdone it can be a bit much and two different tribal prints shouldn't necessarily be paired together, I much prefer them with solids.
Owl Jewelry 
This is a trend that I was surprised took off. I am all for owls and I think some of them are rather cute. I don’t really have a problem with this trend but I doubt I will be buying owl print anytime soon.

Leather is making a comeback, although certain leather items like a cute leather jacket never goes out of style. I like leather but I don’t know if I would be wearing a full leather dress in the summer when humidity can make it stick to your skin. I prefer leather pieces rather than a whole leather outfit.

Stacking accessories
I love the look of cute stacked accessories! Especially when they are uniquely different yet somehow go together well.
Chevron Print
Chevron print is quite popular and like any print it can be done well if not overdone. I like this multicolored maxi skirt.
Lace has been around for ages but designers are always coming up with creative ways to give it new recognition. Lace dresses, skirts and shorts can be very stylish when paired with the right accessories.

(All these photos were taken from Pinterest, for more clothing trends you can follow my board at  )

What do you think of these trends? Which do you like or not like? Are there any trends that I did not mention that you love? Leave a comment and let me know.


  1. I've always loved chevron anything! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain

  2. I totally don't get the mustache thing either. I was super goth from the time I was fourteen into my twenties. I'm so over skulls and studs on everything.

  3. I love chevron! i want to try the sneaker wedges they look cute. Thanks so much for following back. :) love your blog. Great job.:)


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