Monday, June 8, 2009

Shoulders, Ankles, & Boyfriends.

Its been a while since I've posted but now that I am in my fashion education internship with Nordstrom fashion is even 
more on the brain. I want to post about some of the trends that have been on my mind lately.
 You'd have to be under a rock to not know about the
huge shoulder trend that has suddenly jumped onto the red carpet and at numerous events. Balmain and shoulder pads go hand and hand.  And we're not talking about shoulder pads circa 1980 during your mom's Dynasty days either. The shoulder pad fad from the runway is updated and a little more modern and not so intense.  It is very subtle and a little more angular than your mom's shoulder pads creating a nicer silhouette and one could easily pull this off with a modern blazer. 
I am in love with blazers right now and not because I have to dress super professional this summer for my internship. I bought a fabulous one from Zara, and it is tailored for a femnine look leaving the suit style to the men.
Another look I have been wearing and noticing on the street lately is the ankle boot transitioning from the fall and winter months being paired with cute shorts and summer time cocktail dresses. The cowboy ankle bootie is also another option for a more bohemian street look.

Lastly the baggy boyfriend tees and tanks. I am obsessed with these cotton loose fitting v neck tees and tank tops, especially the ones with the small pocket on the side.  These tees can be great over leggings running errands or you can dress them up with a statement necklace for a night out on the town.
All of these trends thrown together is one of my favorite looks right now. Throwing a blazer over the boyfriend tank with a pair of linen shorts and ankle boots with a chunky belt.