As we prepare for the upcoming spring months ahead, it’s time to evaluate your closet again to make sure your outfits are in check too. In past posts, we have talked about trending pieces and how they can amplify your look when blended together with everyday basics. Basics are essential to every women’s collection as they provide the foundation. The key is to start off with the essential spring base items (or spring capsule wardrobe), so you’ll be able to layer in the statement pieces. Those statement pieces are the ones that will help you define your personal style. Below is a checklist of the essential pieces every woman should own for spring organized by category.
Calling all swimmers to the pool! It’s adult swim time! If you’re like me, then you’ve long awaited a turn back at the beaches, public pools, resorts, etc. Even if it is the middle of winter, let’s turn the spotlight on resort wear. And even if we can’t necessarily travel to the finest resorts right away, we can still dream. Or, maybe you are that lucky and live in an area with a warm climate and have your own pool. Either way, here we will discuss the latest trends in 2021 swimwear with the high hopes that we will be walking on those beaches and swimming in those pools very soon.
I live for a high-waisted two-piece bathing suit style. Personally, I feel they are the most flattering of them all. This year, the ’90s and 2000’s styles are in fashion. So, Halle Berry’s iconic orange belted two-piece in the James Bond movie Die Another Day, is a trend we will be seeing more of. Only in a high-waisted version. Those 90’s high-waisted, high cut bikini bottoms are back too and in bright neon colors (especially orange) with matching tube tops.
Neutrals: Black, Brown, Beige
It’s like the LBD but the LBB, the little black bikini. You can’t go wrong in a classic black bathing suit and many of the latest trends are showing two-piece suits in classic triangle top and bottom. In addition, brown was a major trend during the fall of last year and continues to make a splash this spring. This time in swimwear. This is definitely the color of the season that you’ll want to wear this spring/summer – plus it will look great with your tan/spray tan. Beige is another neutral color that is trending which is cool and elegant for swimwear.
Ruffles add a touch of femininity to any look and many 2021 swimwear designs are showing ruffles in many forms. Soft, delicate ruffles in floral prints are being shown on two-piece tops and bottoms which are fairly standard. Then, alternatively, there is volume. Ruffles are being played up at large volumes – quite similar to many trending styles we saw last fall/winter. In swimwear, large ruffles appear on shoulders in asymmetric styles and on the collar on one-piece styles. The bigger the better, and it makes a large fashion statement.
Oftentimes the fabric you choose is just as important as the style you choose. This new smocked elastic or textured fabric is a really thin style of smocking and it’s also really soft to the touch. So, it’s not your typical feminine type of smocking you see with ruffles. It’s more of a modern spin on the fabrication, with texture, and typically designed with stretch to fit comfortably. They come in one or two-piece styles. So, opt for a classic one-piece or retro-style square neckline bikini. I can’t wait to get my hands on this trending swimwear style this season!
Tiger, leopard, cheetah…all the animal prints! They are all making a fierce comeback again this season in swimwear and I don’t think we’re mad about it. The best part is that these prints generally are considered part of your neutral color palette, which is why they are easy to mix and match. I love pairing them with bold pops of color or unique prints too with cover-ups and caftans. Or, you could go the more neutral route and pair them with black, white, or neutral color tones. There are lots of ways to wear animal prints, belted or as a strapless one-piece which are fun options. Just be sure to bring your wild side!
Asymmetrical silhouettes have really turned up the heat on your average one-piece bathing suit which is why they are a major trending swimwear 2021 style. They are showing up all across the board on one-pieces, bikini tops, and even cut-out bathing suits. They have a really unique way of taking an average bathing suit and taking it to the next level or giving it that wow factor. Another fun way to wear this style is by mixing trends. Wearing an asymmetrical, textured style in brown for example. You will score major fashion points there.
Finally, we saw some of this last year, but sporty bathing suits are trending this year. That goes for long sleeves, rash guards, bathing suits with zippers, and performance swimwear. Also designer brands names with logos, high cut one-piece bottoms (think Baywatch), and other sporty details like drawstrings with toggles. So, if you are looking to compete for the best in style, this may be the right swimwear choice for you.
Here’s to hoping we all get to enjoy some fun in the sun in the very near future! Don’t forget the SPF!
Q: Can you help me with ideas of what to wear this year for Easter?
A: Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party! So this Easter get dressed up in your Sunday’s best with this season’s fun, seasonal outfit options! It’s time to shed the winter layers and start looking forward to spring fashion – which means florals, pinks, lace, and more. Here are some cute ideas of what to wear this Easter.
Q: I really want to try out the new sweater vest trend. Tell me all the ways to wear one!
A: The sweater vest trend is kind of a fun one, is it not? It’s unique, androgynous and, in a way, you don’t know what to make of it. Which is why it makes this trend so intriguing. There are many different styles from the oversized, voluminous fitting sweater vests to the more tailored versions. So, let’s discuss some of my favorite ways to style a sweater vest.
We have officially reached the halfway point of the winter season! Like most everything in life, I like to plan ahead especially when it comes to next season’s fashion trends. I, like many of you, am ready to remove the bulky layers in exchange for some light and airy spring-forward pieces. Springtime is a season of renewal which is also the best time to refresh your wardrobe with new updates. So, here are some of the top fashion trends for spring 2021 that you’ll want to know.
Q: I’m going on a date for Valentine’s Day and want to dress cute and stylish but it’s been so long since I have pulled a pretty look together. What are some fun outfit ideas for a Valentine’s Day date?
A: It’s so fun to dress up for a Valentine’s Day date! Whether you are going out to eat at a fancy restaurant or staying in and having food prepared, dressing up for your date makes it feel special. So, why not put the sweats aside for one day and get dolled up for a change? Here are a few outfit ideas for what to wear on a Valentine’s Day date that will make you look beautiful and feel like a total knockout this year!
You know how the saying goes, “see the world through rose colored glasses?” This means to see the world better than it really is – which isn’t really such a bad idea. I suppose with that kind of positivity you could make anything happen. Well, I’m here to tell you that rose colored lenses may be making a comeback this year. Along with various other sunglasses trends. Plus, aren’t we all ready to get outside, throw some shades on and hang out in the sunlight?! Yes, please! So, for that reason, I put together a list of trending sunglasses styles, so you’ll be well ahead of the game come spring/summer. And, how to look for the right frames according to your face shape, in case you may need a reminder. Together, these tips will help you build your best sunglasses collection for 2021.
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!