WTT Why is Everyone Almost Naked?

Hello Everyone! Happy Summer! It is finally hot and steamy, just how I like it around here. With the heat comes new summer styles, so it’s time for another What The Trend!

Okay so, I totally understand when that humid sticky weather rolls in it can be tempting to walk around with little to the imagination when it comes to clothing.  However, it seems as though nowadays we are taking this to a new level—enter the sheer clothing trend.

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Here.  This is the dress that really got me thinking about this trend.  Although extreme, the sheer looks have been represented on many red carpets lately by the “naked dress”.  (See Kendall Jenner and her peachy bottom above at this years MET Gala)

So, thing #1: ….How the F is this trend going to translate to us normal people who don’t have time to double stick tape the shit out of themselves every day to keep things in place?

Thing #2: I kind of miss the element of surprise of what lies beneath it all.  Sure, this is 2017 and we are all here to back up body positive vibes.  You do you, ladies.  However, in day to day street wear how is this trend going to hold up to the public eye without looking like we forgot to wear an undergarment?

Let’s take a further look!

Embroidered Black Sheer Maxi Dress By Dallastyle Blog

Above, DallasStyle Blog strategically placed a pair of cropped jeans under her lacy and sheer dress.  TBH, I love this look. I know wearing jeans in the summer is not ideal, however I do think the basics of the outfit work perfectly bringing in the trend without having anything else pop out.  The essential layering gives you opportunities to express yourself with what you already own in your style closet.

How to Be Naked in Summer CNDirect Sheer Top|Missguided Bralet(similar)|Vintage Gap Shorts(similar)|Missguided Heels(similar)Forever21 Cuff(similar)Vintage Backpack Neon Fox

Also, to bring this look into the warm summer months that we are currently hitting, swap out jeans for cut-offs and you are good to go! Here,  Neon Fox brought a similar concept, that you don’t really think twice as she crosses you on the street wearing a see-through top.  I think that really is the key to this trend, balancing the eye catching element with casual chic vibes.

Okay so, feeling a little inspired? Let’s do some shopping!

For a trend like this, I think it’s wise not to dump your hard earned paychecks on one item, so you can snag these looks for less at your average Forever 21 and jazz them up with what you already own.  Explore the discount stores.  They are perfect for fleeting trends that you want to wear ASAP but not for long term commitment.

You can get this ballet-inspired version with this super cute skirt from Charlotte Ruse, and it won’t break your bank account or your heart when you need to look the part for that perfect date night outfit.

Overall, I think this trend is totally doable!  We don’t need to be a Kardashian to rock the naked to the eye sheer trend, and you can bring your own style twist with all the layering possibilities! Imagine.  Get out there and show the streets what you got. (Literally.)

xxo,

Amanda

WTT White Jeans in the Winter?

Welcome back to What The Trend!  I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted, but what better time to reconnect with old friends than around the holidays?!  

So today’s topic is something that I have been noticing that has been breaking the fashion rules. Wearing white jeans in the winter.  So like any fashion loving styling abiding citizen, my initial reaction to seeing this was “WHATTT in the style world are you doing! The style gods are shunning you!…..or are they?”  After letting this trend settle in, my eyes adjusted.  Seeing many bloggers and style icons pull of this look with a classic pair of OTK boots, my style rule book readjusted.  

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Check out this babe rocking winter white like a pro!  Winter white can be one of the hardest looks to pull off.  I believe this look takes some serious pre-planning.  Finding just the right shade of white to complement the outfit is the key to this trend.  

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Blogger, Sydne Style, is rocking this look.  The monochrome blend of black and white becomes a classic look rather than an off season faux pas!

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And finally A Southern Drawl blogger, Grace Wainwright, found the perfect shade of suade to pair with this transitional look into the colder months.  

Feeling style inspired? Me too, until I attempted this look and felt my fashion genes (see what I did there? 😉 ) had betrayed all my trendy knows.

So, if you are thinking of attempting this trend, here are my final tips on rocking the winter white jean:

  1. Find the Perfect white jean for YOU.  Finding jeans can already be a daunting process so if you don’t already own a pair that you know look killer on you, maybe this trend isn’t worth spending the money on the 2-3 times you may be wearing it this winter. 
  2. TRY IT ON BEFORE you are rushing around with 5 minutes in the morning and decide this is the time to explore your trend setter side.  This could lead to panic and late Monday morning havoc. 
  3. If you don’t have the pairings, this look could easily look like a mistake.  Tall boots, suede materials, a cozy sweater are all things that pull this look into a winter vibe.  Without these things put together, the jeans will stand out and begin to look out of season, making the style gods right….and I sure hate when other people are right. 
  4. Have fun & follow your inspiration!  If you see a blogger, friend or style icon rock this trend follow what they do! Observe how they pulled the look together and then compare it to your own closet.  If you don’t own those excessively expensive Stewart Weitzman OTK boots, don’t kill yourself forcing the trend.  

Okay so to sum things up, this trend is a style RISK!  I am all for supporting breaking the style rules, but be true to you and your closet!  I can say as a babe on a budget that this one isn’t worth breaking the bank for.  

So, if the jeans fit, rock ’em!

xxo,

Amanda

WTT…Shoulder coats?

Okay, so some of you may agree with me, some of you may not.  Here is where we draw the line of two kinds of ladies in the world:

Those in favor of the wear-your-coat-on-your-shoulders-because-you-saw-Kim K-do-it-so clearly-you-have-to

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All those average normal ladies who can freaking appreciate the meaning of wearing-your-coat-like-a-human-should-because-its-*FFING-cold sometimes.

 

I know,I know, I know; we are going into the summer season, and don’t worry I have a thought for the latest summer trends as well, but can we please just talk about this for a hot second.  WHO in the freaking fashion billion dollar industry, decided it is cool & trendy to wear your billion dollar coat casually thrown about your shoulders as if you were too messed up or lazy to find it’s well sewn arm holes at 6:00pm on a Wednesday??

True, fashion sometimes is not all about practicality, and as an artist of sorts, I can support such matters, however this trend just grinds my north eastern jersey bred winter girl gears.  Have you even lived a full North Eastern Winter, NYFW goers? Have you?!…we are not known for the most romantic scenery of sorts anywhere from December-April/May.  So with that in mind, why on this earth are we not wearing our coats to their full potential?

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Aimee, I love your style so so much and I admire your fashion blogging career, but would you honestly  not be more comfortable wearing your perfect coral leather jacket displaying the fit the way it was MADE to be worn? Like maybe you did put your arms in the holes after the camera shot this…I hope.

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LITERALLY ^ this girl is wearing a fur layer under her exterior jacket layer.  That just sounds like a lot of effort no?
I just…don’t understand.

Finally, this trend has actually gone to the extend that somewhere out there a designer discovered they could make a jacket  *~appear~* as though the coat was draped ever so nonchalantly, and so the cape blazer was born.

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I don’t know about you all, because this seems to have been a trend that set sail before I could climb on board the ship, but this trend is one I am hoping will not remain popular among the fashion forward community.

In the words of the famous Edna Mode, “NO CAPES.”

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That is all.

What do you guys think? Are you team cape jacket, or are you team arms exist?  Let me know, real talk.

 

xxo,

Amanda