In all honesty, yellow has pretty much always been my least favorite color, never mind the fact that the majority of my wardrobe consists of neutral colors any way. I always thought that it was a hard color to wear and looked best on darker skin tones. I’m discovering that I was wrong – I just hadn’t found my perfect shade of yellow yet. The yellows I like the most are a bit deeper and more of a golden yellow-orange than purely yellow. They’re more mustard-y than lemon-y — I like to think of them as marigold, after the flower of the same name.
The 80’s are coming back in a big way. Us nineties babies have had our time long enough, it’s time to share the spotlight (even though I never get sick of anything nineties related). Did Stranger Things reawaken this 80’s nostalgia? Or maybe it was our love for synths in pop music. The plethora of runway styles inspired by the decade of less is not more are currently trickling down to streetwear. A few reworked trends characteristic of the decade are exaggerated ruffles, strong shoulders, white shoes, sequins, and high-shine fabrics.
Good news: all those global-inspired pieces you purchased last year during warmer times are still extremely in this year. In fact, global-inspired pieces are bigger than ever whether it be pompoms, embroidered detailing, or one of my personal favorites: colorful tassels. We’ve seen tassels show up on purses, dresses and shoes, but my current favorite iteration is earrings, especially if they’re beaded. This season’s tassels are bright, colorful, and make me dream of dancing on a beach somewhere – preferably with a piña colada in my hand.
I’m usually a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, but I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone and I’m starting with earrings. I love the idea of pairing these with a relaxed blouse, off-the-shoulder top, or even just to spruce up a white t-shirt.
So far, I’ve seen the best selections from J. Crew and BaubleBar when it comes to color, price, and variety. Shop these styles and more below!
Right now, it feels like everywhere I turn, one of my favorite style-inspirers is demonstrating how to rock vinyl pants. The goddess herself, Giselle, made them look downright casual during a talk show appearance. I’ve heard them referred to as ‘patent-leather’, but all I can think about when I see these babies are their more punk rock roots. Squeaky, skin-tight, liquid-y and shiny, there’s nothing that says the ’80s are back more than the vinyl pant. However, they’re best styled in ways that bring them into the present.