You know what they say, go big or go home. Y’all, I am SICK of wearing clothes that pinch my skin, “hug” my curves (more like strangle, amiright?) and are “figure-flattering” from head-to-toe. What does that even mean anyway? When I see clothing items described as “shrunken” my instinct is to run in the other direction.
I recently found an old photo of me from 11th grade, when I was really into wearing all oversized everything. It wasn’t a good look, but what is a good look is pairing oversized pieces with your more body-conscious pieces — the contrast in proportions is super chic and also gives you room to breathe. Here are 16 big, baggy, bad ass pieces I’m currently digging.
One of my favorite trends out of NYFW so far are the array of leafy palm-prints from designers like Tracy Reese and Yigal Azrouel. From full-on palm trees to more abstract, close-up fronds, palm prints are a sophisticated alternative to regular ol’ florals. And you don’t have to wait until spring to wear them — palm prints are already everywhere in stores, so what are you waiting for?
Gingham was a big component in Diane Von Furstenberg’s NYFW runway show this week, and while her designs won’t be available until spring 2015, there’s no reason why you can’t rock the hell out of some gingham now. Here are 13 pieces to start with…
Weaving is my current obsession and I’m so excited because this weekend, I’m taking a workshop with THE It Girl of weaving right now, Maryanne Moodie. Her woven tapestries make such great use of color and texture, and I love how she ties in chunky tassels throughout each piece. Tassels are everywhere in fashion these days too, adding a folky, handmade vibe to clothing, accessories and shoes. Here are a bunch of tasseled pieces I’m loving right now.
Coco Chanel aside, pearls have always struck me as prissy and old lady-ish, the kind of jewelry you’d wear with a twin set while watching your boring husband play golf at the snotty country club. In other words, not me at all. Pearls (both faux and real) are having a major comeback, but thankfully these 13 pieces are better suited for a night at a rock show than hitting a sale at Lilly Pulitzer.
I am so pumped that spring weather has arrived! Shorter hemlines, lighter fabrics and happier prints, GET AT ME. Speaking of the latter, one of my favorite trends for spring is fruit. Lemons, limes, strawberries, watermelon and pineapple abound in many of the textiles being used for everything from dresses and skirts to crop tops and rompers. Seriously, looking at that striped pineapple dress in the middle is making me both hungry and sartorially inspired. Click through for more fruity fashion…