Friday, January 25, 2013

So Fresh: 5 New Looks

Happy 2013! The New Year is a perfect time to re-vamp your wardrobe. On a fiscal hold? No prob. Here are 5 fresh looks to try without breaking the bank. Go on and be fresh:

Fresh #1: Bootcut, baby.
Yep. Dust off (literally) your bootcut jeans.  The long and lean look is so now.  Dark rinse is a classic, but all washes are game. However, leave the distressed-vintage and stone-washes for your skinnies.  Pair with a ponte knit nautical blazer, a lacey, loose-fitting blouse, patent oxfords and a brightly-colored crossbody bag. Red lips too. 

Fresh #2: Floral, momma.
Seek out 1 floral piece: the blazer or the pant.  Pair with anything neutral and ta-da, magic! Blazers with a plain white or grey t-shirt, flared blue jeans and tan wedged booties. Pants look best in a skinny/slim leg with a white button-down, cropped sweater and a spiked necklace. 

Fresh #3: Black & White and Silver all over.
One of spring’s biggest trends is “black and white” graphics.  Try a striped shift dress with tights and flat riding boots or a white blazer with black skinnies and a black t-shirt underneath. White pants with a black stripe is another fun idea.  Silver belt, pumps or pointy flats a must.

Fresh #4: Cardigan and again.
Patterned cardigans are back. Instead of long, go cropped and boxy. Pair with a complimentary printed blouse, slim riding pants or boyfriend jeans and wedge heals.  This also works with a flared skirt or wrap dress. Add some arrow-inspired dangles or studs to top it off.

Fresh #5: Pastel party.
If you want just one trend, go "pastel" anything. Nails, tops, pants, scarves, bags, whatever. Lilac, peach, and mint are just a few new that rock.  Go further and pair these sweethearts with distressed, light-blue jeans for a modern take.

The above looks have a piece or two in your current wardrobe.  Just add small touches where needed. Feeling fresh already.  Style on.

Printed Cardigan, Free People, Nordstrom:

Aryn K. Foil Print Pulloever,

Aryn K. Foil Print Pullover

Milly "Colette" Crossbody in Hot Pink, Nordstrom:

Stripes Dress, Zara:


Mia Alexis Silver Oxfords, DSW:

Tipped One-Button Blazer, Banana Republic:

Tipped one-button blazer

Spike Mesh Necklace, Topshop:

1969 Stiletto Bootcut Jeans, Gap:

1969 stiletto jeans

Tuxedo Striped Jeans, Forever 21:

Fringed Suede Booties, American Eagle:

AEO Fringed Suede Bootie

Lace Panel Blouse, Topshop: