Sarah Zengo

Sarah Zengo

From gingham to polka dots to florals galore, there is nothing like summer to try out some new prints and experiment with your perennial favorites in new ways as well.

To feel like you are truly "walking" on sunshine as we embrace the glorious summer season, grab a pair of bright yellow sandals (or even sneakers!) and then add just enough other "sunny" accents to give your entire warm weather wardrobe an undeniably happy vibe.

After months of focusing mostly on dressing from the waist up, it’s time to pay attention to our bottom basics. There are some fabulous new cuts and shapes that can ground you for serious style. Here are 5 fresh trends to consider:

#1 The Jogger
What makes this comfort pant a stand out in the world of athleisurewear is its elastic waist and tapered legs that sport elastic at the ankles as well. The best thing about joggers – you can dress them up or down with ease depending on fabric and footwear. Take them up a notch with a pair of wedges or heels or take them down a level with fun sneakers, strappy flat sandals or flip flops. Utility style, floral, leather, so many options to suit your fancy.

 

#2 High Waisted with a Tie
Rock this waistline in shorts, pants and skirts. Also called paper-bag or cinch waist, this on-trend style brings back some serious 90s vibes with its relaxed cool look. Best to style with cropped or tucked tees and tops to balance and showcase the ruffled waistline. Straight leg, wide leg, or jogger-style pant options abound. Skirts and shorts also get a makeover with this waistline centerpiece that doesn’t add bulk.

 

#3 Maxi Skirts
Maxi skirts provide easy breezy summer style. This super comfortable option highlights your figure while downplaying any unfavored areas with a flowy flattering shape. Simple tops paired with sandals and some fun jewelry will complete your day to night look. Asymmetric hems (hems which have one or more sections higher or lower than the rest such as front or side) give an elegant high-lo effect while creating interest, offering leg coverage and visual interest.

 

#4 White Jeans
In the spring and summer months white jeans are often the answer to client styling woes! There are so many different cuts, shapes and styles available for every figure. Consider how each shape—slim, relaxed, girlfriend, distressed, frayed hem, wide leg and more—works with your natural proportions and add with intention into your wardrobe.

 

#5 Skorts
The solution for the gal on the go, skorts give the comfort and flexibility of a short with the feminine look of a skirt attached. So many ways to wear this fun combo! And who doesn't love a hidden short? Great for athletics and beyond, this timeless staple is popping up in pretty prints, flexible fabrics and everything from linen to leather.

 

Last Word:
Check in with your closet before you check out at the store! Take a look at what you have and need before you add in anything new. Adding in a new bottom style might require a top (and shoe!) refresh, so take stock, make a good list and go get some bottoms! Our stylist team is happy to help with your shopping and wardrobe needs, we offer both in-person and virtual shopping and styling choices. Contact us for a complimentary connect call to learn more.

Monday, 22 March 2021 10:39

Top Ten Picks: Spring 2021

With the promise of more day-to-day normalcy on the horizon, we thought we’d return to our own “normal” and bring back our popular seasonal “Top Ten” list.

News flash: Summer is not canceled. It’s actually just heating up!

Yes, many weddings, vacations and other fun plans have been put on hold, but there are still plenty of long days, warm temps, people to safely see, restaurants to get back into the black, and porches to hang on that do require that you at least get partially dressed and presentable. Unless you want it to, your style doesn’t have to go on vacation this summer.

We all know the transformative benefits of lavender, especially during winter months when many rely on it to lift moods. As stylists, we think of it as the perfect cool weather pastel, providing an easy mid-winter boost for wardrobes too.

As one of spring’s hottest fashion colors, it is already showing in abundance throughout the retail landscape. Here are 5 fresh ways to start wearing it well now. Enjoy!

The days of packing all your whites away after Labor Day are long gone. When mixed into your cool weather wardrobe with thought, white is not only bright but also modern and unexpected. White boots have been trending for a while, white jeans look winter-made when paired with appropriate winter footwear and tops, and there truly is a warm white coat for everyone – promise!

I love helping clients prepare for all their vacation getaways. This time of year, I am most frequently pulling out and evaluating summer wardrobes, getting folks mentally prepared and their clothes perfectly organized to head south on spring break.

For those of you lucky enough to be able to relax in the sun this spring, here are 5 vacation style ideas to consider. For the rest of us, please use these tips (and photos!) as mid-winter inspiration as you begin to think about what you might like to add to your late spring and summer wardrobes. After all, warm temperatures will return to all locations soon – they always do!

No one seems to want to let go of this endless summer in New England. With cooler temps heading our way and busy fall schedules on the horizon, here are five fall fashion trends to get you moving from your summer wardrobe back to cool classics. Integrating these styles now will help you ease back into your fall routine – promise! Here’s to fall!

Sneakers are indeed having a moment. No longer just for exercise, they are showing up in board rooms, at parties and being worn with everything from jeans and shorts to skirts and dresses. The devil is in the details when sporting your runners. To kick off the busy summer season, we share 5 ways to wear all your sneakers well.

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