The start of a new season is a great time to try out some fresh trends – from accessories to hairstyles to silhouettes – there are endless ways to reinvent your look. For Spring, I gave my look a refresh and am super excited to tell you how I incorporated some of Spring’s hottest trends.
Hair Trend – Bangs
Let’s start from the top and talk about hair. If you haven’t noticed, bangs are back – from baby to blunt to curtain bangs – our pinterest and instagram feeds are telling (more like screaming at) us to get out of our state of hair inertia. Thankfully, bangs require minimal commitment (they’ll grow out before you know it) and with the right cut are super flattering (unlike that super slick bob you’ve also been considering, but are too afraid to actually try). So, a few weeks back, I took the plunge and asked my hairstylist to give me some curtain bangs (aka Brigitte Bardot bangs or french girl bangs) that could be parted down the middle for a vintage look or to the side, when I didn’t have time to fuss with styling. I have to admit, these bangs sort of have a mind of their own, some days, they look amazing without much work and there are those other days… But on the whole, they’ve been the easiest way to get a new look and the compliments keep rolling in.
Accessories Trend – The Art of Layering
First, let’s talk about the ears. Yes, your old favorite hoops are back with a vengeance. From oversized to small and midsized, what’s old truly is new again with the resurgence of hoop earrings. But, one thing we’re seeing is that today’s hoops are a bit bolder than their predecessors. The key is to make a statement – whether it’s through a pair of pearl embellished hoops or by stacking and wearing multiples. Since, I’m always a fan of revitalizing items I already own, to create a bold hoop earring look, I’ve been layering mine. Thankfully, my second hole never closed, but for those who don’t feel like getting another earring hole, there are plenty of cuffs that don’t require a needle prick to create a similar look. For this look, I layered a pair of medium crystal hoops over larger hammered gold hoops.
Now, let’s talk about wrists. To turn up wrist party, try layering your favorite bracelets or bangles to create a bolder look. I generally like to choose pieces with similar tone and width so the stack looks neat. Here, I’ve layered a few of my old and new favorites, including a Dior bracelet that I just can’t stop wearing.
Clothing Trend – The Utility Trend
Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like and what you’re picturing. I know, you’re thinking car mechanics and train engineers and you’re not wrong, but so much more chic. SS’19 runways exploded with boiler suits, cropped boxy utility shirts and heavily pocketed straightline jackets and had us all wondering how to rock these pieces without looking like we’re ready to pick up a wrench. Thankfully, embracing the trend won’t be so difficult, as the current pieces incorporate feminine elements to provide something rugged, but refined. Among the easiest options is a tapered leg boiler suit that you can belt to create a defined waistline. Another option is a cropped boxy utility top that won’t overwhelm your silhouette, especially if you’re petite. I opted for the latter in a matte brown and paired it with white high-waisted cropped wide leg trousers to add a little femininity and balance. To complete the look, I wore a pair of YSL criss-cross front bordeaux mules, YSL flat top tortoise sunglasses, round case bag and thick gold chain necklace from Lulu Frost.