I think quite a bit about trends I want to try each season, so I’ve decided to put together a new segment called the Trend Report. Each segment, I’ll include three current trends that I love and detail how I would rock each of these looks. First up are strappy sandals, baseball caps and plaid.
Strappy sandals are really best worn with some leg and a skirt or a dress — while I love them with denim, you don’t get the full, sexy affect unless some skin is showing. To combat that, however, and to prevent the look from getting too scandalous, I would add a comfy striped tee and great structured jacket. Plus, some fun accessories help to keep the look from feeling too pencil-skirt-and-button-down.
The baseball cap trend still really intrigues me, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still skeptical — I only really like this look on the weekends when I’m going for the “J.Crew-model-off-duty, I just woke up like this” look. I think it’s really great for running errands on the weekends with a cute pony sticking out. Plus, paired with some boyfriend jeans, comfy sneakers and a great tee, you can’t really go wrong.
I’m going to be honest — I think plaid is harder to pull off than people think. It can really easily come off too schoolgirl or too grunge, so it’s important to find a balance. My favorite plaid (besides coats) is skirts, because there’s so much you can do with them. Add a grungy leather jacket + white muscle tank for that cool factor but pair it with some strappy pumps and a glamorous bag to make the outfit feel more rich. Plus, jet black sunnies never hurt anybody.