Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t let this holiday slip away without showing your loved ones that you care this year. Valentine’s Day is a good time to remind and be reminded that you are loved. Are you struggling to come up with the perfect gift ideas for all of your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? This year’s guide ensures there is something for everyone on your list from big gifts to small ones to show how much you care. Also, be sure to read our “Love’s New Normal” blog to learn all about how love languages and gifting expectations have changed since the start of the pandemic.
Q: I just bought a new pair of overalls, but I’m not sure how to style them yet. Can you give me some styling tips on different ways I can wear them?
A: I love wearing overalls! They are so cute, comfortable and you can wear them all year round. Plus, I think anyone can pull them off! Here is a list of ways to style your overalls.
Many ski resorts are offering a socially distanced ski experience this winter. So, if you and your family or friends are planning on a trip to the mountains, here’s a packing list of the essentials you will need to bring with you on your next ski trip so you can enjoy the outdoors!
As comfort was one of the biggest trends we saw in 2020, many designers took note. So, if you’re not quite ready to switch out of your cozy slippers quite yet, you’re in luck. Many of the 2021 sneaker trends will still satisfy our need for comfort without compromising our sense of style. One noteworthy mention is that we will not be seeing a ton of high heels, tall boots or anything out of the ordinary. It’s nothing but but pure comfort. The good news is, all the loungewear you have been collecting over the last year, will pair perfectly with all the latest sneaker trends of 2021. We are still seeing many sneaker styles that were high fashion in year’s past; however, the difference is they are only going to continue to increase in popularity. On the other hand, many new styles have come about recently that will be exciting for the sneakerhead types. So let’s dive in and explore the top trending sneakers of 2021. For the sneakerhead that lives in all of us.
Q: I’m feeling a bit bored with my style and outfits lately? Any tips on how I can freshen up my street style in 2021?
A: Let’s face it, every now and again we get into a style funk and need a little fashion inspiration to get us by. So, here are some styling tips and tricks that will help pull you out of your style rut and freshen up your street style.
If you’re like the many of us who stayed home during the holidays and are looking for a little adventure this winter, now may be a perfect time to plan a winter vacation. Also, with many of us working remotely, vacation rentals with extended stays are now becoming more common in some of the most fantastic cold-weather destinations. Even if it’s just going to a secluded cabin in the woods where you can remain as socially distant as possible while enjoying the snowy outdoors with your family, you can still have some fun in nature. Also, these don’t have to be a far drive from home if you live close to any of these areas. So, if you’re itching for a little getaway, I’ve narrowed down a list of the essentials to pack for your extended stay winter vacation!
There is nothing more timeless than denim jeans. It’s more than likely the one article of clothing that most people wear most often in their wardrobe. Jeans are in one word versatile. They go with anything and everything which makes them so great. In 2020, we saw a lot of loungewear, athletic wear and athleisure pieces as the standard for fashion. However, I, like many, are ready to get dressed up again. So, in 2021 (while it may have been a couple months since you last pulled out a pair of jeans) it’s at least time we start discussing what’s trending in women’s denim. That way, we will be informed when we decide we’re ready to start wearing jeans again. Ahead, is a list of the top trending styles of jeans for women in 2021.
The high-waisted jean trend is on the on the rise. Get it? Not like it ever really left but it’s definitely one that’s here to stay. Especially when designed in crop styles like waisted wide leg crops, or culottes. We may have once laughed and called them “mom jeans”, but this style has quickly become a household name. They are practically a staple in most women’s closets these days. Additionally, they are one of the most flattering styles and help define an hour-glass silhouette on any figure. Boyfriend styles are also back. So, bring out your high-waisted, loose fitting styles with rolled cuffs as they will be on trend again.
LONG SKINNY BOOTCUT
Skinny jean lovers will rejoice when they discover this long and lean bootcut style is trending again. But in 2021, it has a modern, flare if you will. This 2021 jean trend is reminiscent of the seventies bell bottom trend, however without as dramatic of a flare. The trend lies in the length of the flare’s floor skimming design. Basically, the longer the length, the better. You can wear it with a high heel or a low flat depending on the occasion. Dress your skinny bootcut jeans up with a chic button down, belted trench coat with heeled boots or pointed stilettos.
LOOSE FIT/WIDE LEG
Remember the JNCO craze that was mostly a 90’s teen skater sensation? Well, these loose fit, wide leg and oversized jeans are coming back in style. You want the jeans to be baggy enough, so if the loose fabric pools at your ankles, that’s the look you want. In addition, add cargo styles to this category. The cargo jean is another trending style that has been resurrected from the 90’s. Wide leg cuts are fashion forward and especially in lighter washes this season. These generous fitting jeans are best paired with chunky sneakers, boots, sweaters, crop tops, and graphic tees when it comes to winter fashion.
Levi’s recently introduced us to the balloon jean which has put a modern twist on some of the more classic styles. Balloon jeans have a slightly voluminous leg throughout the thigh area, then taper back in towards a narrower ankle. These styles are also fashionable in a high-waisted, crop or shorter fit. You could also keep it cool and destroyed by trying ripped or distressed denim here too. It adds just the right amount of edge to any look. Try balloon jeans in a dark, black or a slightly washed denim which would be cute with classic loafers or ballet flats. Complete the look with an adorable matching cropped tank and cardigan sweater set.
Flare styles are also back as a top trending jeans style for 2021. And, like most other trends this year, the crop is in, or kick flare. If you choose the kick flare style, opt for a shorter length jean that balances out a chunky boot. Or, pair them with a trendy sock boot. A high-waisted flare would pair well with a smoothing bodysuit or mock neck turtleneck and cropped leather jacket. Conversely, long flare jeans and bell bottoms are fashion forward too. Pick your flares that have stretch for mobility and comfort. Pair them with a feminine blouse and a platform boot for a polished winter look.
Skinny jeans are not necessarily out of style this year, but let’s just say the straight leg jean is stepping in during the interim. Straight leg jeans can be styled similarly to skinny jeans, so it shouldn’t be much of a difference. One jean that has gained a lot of popularity recently is the Levi’s ribcage high waist straight leg ankle jean. They are slimming, on-trend and practically are the “it” jean of this season. Try this style in a lighter wash with a sleek turtleneck and plaid blazer.
In conclusion, now that we are off to a great start in 2021, let’s make an effort to start dressing up again. The styles discussed here will help get you started on choosing the type of jeans that are trending right now. The one thing that I am thankful for is that low rise jeans did not make a comeback. You know the ultra low-rise belly baring style à la Paris Hilton circa 2003? Yeah, let’s just hope that one stays back in that era for good.
It’s never too early to hit the reset button. The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to do just that! So, while we explore all the possibilities for new beginnings this year, let’s start with a 2021 refresh that starts in the home. Here you will discover new work-from-home essentials, tools and helpful solutions that will enhance your work from home lifestyle for a 2021 refresh. The goal? To love where you live.
A new year calls for new goals and a fresh start! So, let’s begin the year with a closet organization! That will give you a clean slate right out of the gate. Having an organized closet will simplify the process of getting dressed every morning, eliminate stress and increase efficiency in your morning routine. It’s about time getting ready every morning stopped feeling like a chore and started feeling more like an experience you look forward to. Personally, my closet is my sanctuary. It’s my own little space in the home which I can call my own and decorate/design however I want. Then, fill it with all my favorite clothing pieces, brand new, or that I have collected over time. After all, when your clothes are organized beautifully and everything is handled with care, you will have no problem deciding what to wear! So, here are some closet organization ideas to help get your new year off to a great start!