Fashion lust of the week: leather peplum tops. After a long hiatus Poppies n’ Pearls is being reworked and revamped for the upcoming New Year. Along with a new season comes all new styles for the changing weather and trends. My absolute favorite new fashion trend is the leather peplum top. What is so extraordinary about this look is that it seamlessly manages to combine feminine and edgy. The peplum top became a staple in stores and on runways this past spring due to the amazing way it highlights the female figure. By emphasizing your waist while highlighting your chest and hips, the only thing that can make this look any more delicious is to add leather into the equation. This look pairs well with either skinny jeans and a statement heel for nighttime, or a bright pencil skirt and a jacket for the day. My other favorite aspect of the leather peplum is that once the weather warms up, it can easily be carried over into the summer with cute shorts and wedges! Celebrity fans: Kim Kardashian, Lily Collins, Olivia Palermo. Below is a link to the same version I bought (and was thrilled with) from Piperlime:
Fashion lust of the week: colored blazers. After a one month hiatus, Poppies n’ Pearls is back for the summer! With all of the graduation excitement slowly fading away, many of you are now facing the looming prospect of the real world ahead of you. However, along with getting a real job comes the opportunity to revamp your wardrobe! While you always want to remain respectful of the dress code in your workplace, that is no excuse to let your wardrobe become mundane. One of my favorite work appropriate staples is the colored blazer. Completely polished, but still fun and fresh, this item allows you to add a pop of individuality to your office ensemble. My favorite picks for the colored blazer are shades of peach and lavender, both of these colors pair beautifully with a delicate floral top, or a cream shirt and pants. Celebrity fans: Rachel Bilson, Jessica Alba, Camilla Belle. Below is a link to a great melon colored option from topshop:
Fashion lust of the week: Neon. Whether it’s in jewelry, clothing, or shoes, neon is the new hue of summer. While I am still loving all of the pastels and florals we’ve been seeing in stores and on the runways, recently they have quite literally been over shone by the bright neon’s popping up everywhere. I particularly love this look when neon is confined to only one piece of an outfit to bring some edge and draw the eye in to the rest of your ensemble. Be careful not to go too overboard with this exuberant hue though, or you will undoubtedly be mistaken for a misplaced traffic cone. However, remember that neon is not meant to be serious, so have fun with this look by combining it with other trends from this season (stripes, floral patterns etc.) Celebrity fans: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Dana Bourque. Below is a link to a beautiful neon skirt from Esther Boutique!
Fashion lust of the week: cropped tops paired with high waists. While this look may not be for everyone, there are so many variations on this style that are currently coming out, that I truly believe almost anyone can find a variation of this outfit to rock. The key is pairing the right combination of cropped top with high waisted skirt/short/or pant. Firstly you want to make sure you find a top that is cropped at the most flattering point on your stomach or waist, and secondly that you are only showing a small sliver of skin (this is crucial, otherwise your look can drastically turn from flirty and fun to garish and gaudy). My particular favorite variations on the newly popular crop-top craze involve girlie floral patterns (such as on the Dolce & Gabbana runways this spring), or tribal prints with defined structures. So go ahead and give it a try. You might just discover this is a new summer trend you love! Celebrity fans: Zoe Kravitz, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus. Below are three links. The first are two great options for you to try: a sweet lacy option from Free People, and another more expensive tribal pattern from Mara Hoffman (that is simply drool-worthy). The third is a link to Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards wearing the Dolce & Gabbana ensemble fresh from the runway. Enjoy!
Fashion lust of the week: lace shorts. A perfect hybrid of flower child and girlie luxuriousness, nothing says ethereal romance like delicate crocheted lace. This summer, why not give your worn-in jean shorts a break, and try these on as a variation to the classic cutoff? If white lace is too pristine for you, fashion companies are now producing these shorts in a ranging color palette perfect for warm weather! When incorporating these shorts into an outfit, play them up with a fun crop-top, or tone them down with a simple tucked in tank. Celebrity fans: Emma Watson, Kourtney Kardashian. If you want a pair of your own, check out these links below for a beautiful pair from Free People, or another, less expensive pair from Urban Outfitters:
Fashion lust of the week: leopard loafers. Meow, yes please! Recently there has been a new circulation of the classic smoking shoe in fun, fabulous, animal prints. In my opinion, leopard print has rarely been so classy and accessible to any style. Once I saw these shoes popping up in stores, I immediately went out and bought myself a pair, and was amazed with how easily these shoes can be integrated into any outfit in replacement of the basic black ballet flat. Some great ways to wear these shoes are with brightly colored sundresses (fuchsia or yellow!) along with lots of accenting bangles, or (for a more work appropriate look), with khaki shorts, pearls, and a navy blazer! Celebrity fans: Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton. Below is a link to a fun, easy pair by Steve Madden:
My fashion lust of the week: chiffon pleated skirts. Wether maxi, or above the knee, pleated skirts have the ability to be effortlessly classy, while still remaining young and fresh. I recently purchased a blush colored skirt for myself from Jack by BB Dakota, and so far the amount of outfits I can create from this one item knows no bounds. For a more laid back bohemian vibe, combine a rust colored maxi skirt with a plain white t-shirt, dangly necklace and you’re ready to go. If you want a more polished look, combine a blush colored knee length skirt with a striped shirt, navy blazer, black flats, and a chunky necklace. Both of these looks can transition from day to night by taking away and/or adding the correct accessories. Celebrity fans: Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron
Below is a link to a great option (the same one I purchased):
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