Trendspotting – Velvet Crush

Love it or hate it, velvet has the power instantly elevate an outfit.  Because it has such a distinctive look, velvet tends to either be trending or just completely outdated – there is no in between.  I love that velvet is currently trending this fall, but that unlike previous seasons when velvet was popular, this season’s looks are edgier, cooler and a lot more streamlined.  Many designers sent velvet looks down the runway for Fall 2017 but my favourite by far were the gorgeous pant suits from Tibi and Altuzarra – love it! Here are some of my favourite looks featuring the velvet trend:

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Images via http://www.instyle.com, http://www.whowhatwear.com, http://www.vogue.co.uk

I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS

 

Trendspotting – Well Suited

Although my personal style is quite casual, I have always loved a good pants suit.  Maybe it’s because my mum is very particular about dressing professionally and wore a blazer to work almost every single day, but there is something about a great suit that gets me every time.  I was understandably thrilled when pants suits began trending again.  For a while there, ill fitting, dull coloured suits were the only options that most women had unless they were willing to spend an exorbitant amount of money, but now the tide has thankfully changed.

Skinny pants, oversized blazers, cropped pants, fitted jacket – they are all trending and they look fabulous!  Different fabrications and patterns help the wearer express their own individuality without having to say a word.  Paired with sneakers, block heels, t-shirts or chunky knits – the options are limitless and pants suits are now a great way to showcase your style and personality in a unique and chic way.  Thankfully this trend will be continuing into Spring 2018 and I cannot wait to see fresh takes on this classic trend!  Here are some of my favourite looks featuring the fabulous pants suit:

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Images via: Instagram (@stylesightworldwide, @martycolombari, @oliviamunn, @sincerelyjules, @thatnycshopper) and Pinterest

I hope that you have a fabulous day!  XXS