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Pre-Spring Fashion: Outfits + Trends

One of the most exciting parts of Spring is seeing all the styles from February’s  Fashion Week slowly making their way into wearable, everyday clothing. Walking into your favorite clothing store and seeing all the light colors, floral prints, and open toed shoes is the best feeling after being stuck in clunky winter wear for the last few months.

The first trend spotted all over during New York Fashion Week that has slowly found its way into stores is denim as always, and in many new forms. Seen as chokers, raw hems, skirts, two toned jeans, and jackets I am certain that denim will be all the rage for yet another season in a row.  In addition, you can’t forget to pull out the white jeans; they are the best for this time of year. Spotted on the streets lately have been neck scarves. They seem like an inevitable wardrobe option as we slowly transition into warmer weather these next few weeks. Plus with the endless color options and pattens everyone is sure to find one they love. Velvet was everyone’s one true love this past season and seems to be here to stay for spring, especially in the color blush! It is the trendiest color for the upcoming season. Along with funky sleeves and cutouts, pleets were spotted on everything from dresses to tanks. Lastly, the footwear. I have been seeing lace ups everywhere along with sneakers in every color and in the most creative styles! I am almost certain that Target’s spring shoes line will be steeling my money this season.

Here’s my take on these pre-spring trends-

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(neck scarf, denim)
Outfit Details- cardigan: Abercrombie&Fitch, jeans: Gap, flats: Target, tank: Old Navy, scarf: Unknown

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(velvet, blush, lace ups, trendy sunglasses)
Outfit Details-
top: Nordstrom Rack, jeans: Hollister, heels: DSW, purse: Gap, sunglasses: TJ Maxx/Steve Madden

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(raw hems, two-tones jeans, white sneakers)
Outfit Details- top: TJ Maxx, jeans: Gap, shoes: Vans, hat: Old Navy

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(white jeans, lace ups, boho vibes)
Outfit Details-
top: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfitters, jeans: Gap Factory, sandals: target, purse: TJ Maxx

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(pleets, denim)
Outfit Details-
top: Kohl’s, jeans: Gap, sandals: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Charming Charlie’s, watch: Target

Well what did you all think of these outfits?! Spring officially starts in three days, woohoo; I am so sick of winter! Unfortunately, us East coast peeps have been stuck with the most miserable weather the last week with freezing cold temps and alllll the snow so these outfit’s aren’t exactly as ideal for me as they would’ve been in the sixty-five degree weather we were having two weeks ago. However, I have come to the conclusion that it’s time to start putting together some ideas for the warmer temps (hopefully) headed our ways, which is what lead me to today’s post.

These are my absolute favorite posts to write so I really hope you all enjoyed! Let me know what trends you’ve been eyeing lately along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing lots of warm weather upon you all. With love, McKenz

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February Fashion Forecast

Hey, ladies! It’s about time I upload the fashion forecast for this month! If you’re new around here or missed my January Fashion Forecast, these posts are a place for me to share my favorite trends and pieces that I have been seeing everywhere from magazines to Pinterest to the people of our very own streets. As I have stated before, I adore trendy fashion that is different from the normal these days so here I am sharing with you what I have been loving lately.

First things first, band tees. I have been seeing these everywhere, paired with fishnets, over the knee boots, or an oversized denim jacket. I have always been a huge fan of oversized tee and will hopefully be jumping on this bandwagon sooner rather than later!

Fishnets are back ladies and gents… for real. I have seen these paired under dresses, under jeans, or even in sock form peeking out of your favorite kicks at the moment. I cannot wait to pick up a pair myself because I am seriously obsessed with this grunge edgy trend right now. Plus the girls from FIT (one of my dream fashion schools) that I follow on Instagram have been styling these nonstop and they look ah-mazing to say the least.

Everything that goes around comes around… especially in the fashion industry these days. Scrunches had their resurrection a few seasons ago but lately I have been seeing ones in velvet, fun Spring patterns, or just worn on the wrist for a super fun look. They remind me of sunshine, so maybe that’s why I love them so much.

And last but not least for this month, fake glasses! I have bene loving simple wired frames that are not needed for actual vision problems. They are so cute and something about them just really draws my attention. So obsessed!

What fashion have you been loving this month?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. I am always happy to chat! Wishing you all the best days ahead. With love, McKenz.

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New York Fashion Week In Review

New York Fashion Week is the most talked about event in the fashion industry. Between the styles, designers, and attenders; the amount of stuff to cover is absolutely endless. I am so jealous of all the bloggers that got to attend such a luxurious event. Unfortunately, I’m sitting on the sidelines wrapping up everything I’ve seen/heard and sharing with you my thoughts and takes on the high fashions that lined the runway over the last week or so.

First things first- the designers. Around 100 designers were selected to be in New York Fashion Week this spring to share their Fall 2017 lines. If I’m being honest, some of the designers I’ve never even heard of as per usual and others are designers whose work I frequently look at and actually enjoy keeping up with. Project Runway, Tommy Hilfiger, and J Crew were some of my favorites to keep up with this time around.

Fashion Week was last week and had various shows all day along from around 9:00 am- 6:00 pm. The next NYFW will be held in the Fall and it is currently Hong Kong Fashion Week where designers like Gypsy Sport, Adam Selman, and Coach will be featured.

After looking through and analyzing literally thousands of pictures from the runways and the streets  from this past week I have quickly realized what trends for the upcoming seasons I myself will be seen in, and which I wouldn’t dare wear out. I am so beyond excited to see how stores revamp these styles and what celebs + bloggers will be pulling them right off the runway.

Now let’s dig into the trends. Keep in mind this was the Fall 2017 show.

  • Pom poms, tassels, and other fun accents were seen everywhere on clothing. They add a funky flare, that looks DIYed in my eyes. It’s growing on me, if I’m being honest. I like how different it is, and on shoes I think it will be such a statement.
  • Politics is another thing that was taken to the runways this time around. Women advertising their strength and their rights was extremely popular and seen on the bodies of many models from Prabal Gurung.
  • Talk about velvet everywhere. Dresses, tee’s, pants, shoes… you name it and the runways had it all. I adore velvet and am so happy that it will not be leaving us quite yet.
  • Fringe was spotted everywhere as well. Mostly on dresses and skirts. It seems flattering, sexy, and daring.I can’t wait to see what stores do with this trend.
  • Oversized everything has taken the hearts of us all for the last few seasons and will continue to be seen everywhere this coming season. Jackets and pants seem to be the latest category to be seeing it.
  • Let’s talk about sleeves. Every type of pattern, style, or flare you could imagine a sleeve to have this weeks runway brought. I am loving all of the ruffles and such and have already started to see stores like Forever 21 and Target featuring this trend in their Spring lines.
  • And saving one of my favorites for last.. embroidery. I’m not sure why I am loving this one so much but it’s so creative and different that it has completely stolen my heart. I can not wait to see more embroidery on shoes, jackets, and dresses in the near future!!

I obviously am no professional, nor did I attend NYFW, however, based on the countless pictures, articles, and videos I have seen/read/and watched I thought it would be fun to put together my thoughts on this seasons Fashion Week. I love this week because designers are adventurous and create pieces that somehow work their way into more realistic styles that are then later put into our local stores for your average girls like myself to wear. Creativity is absolutely endless in the eyes of designers which is what makes this week so great in my eyes.

What trends did you spot on the runways and/or streets this season?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best week ahead. With love, McKenz.

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January Fashion Forecast

The beginning of a new year always comes with several new trends and fresh styles that make their way right onto the hottest stores’ clothing racks. I mean, who wouldn’t want to start the year with a jaw dropping ensemble?! Today I’m here to report what’s popular this month and which trends are stealing the hearts of every fashion fanatic at the moment.

First up without a doubt is tennis shoes. Whether they be Adidas Superstars, velvet platforms, or trendy New Balance’s I have seen sweet kicks on the feet of everyone with a name this month. Not to mention the fancy sock booties that have made their way into every clothing store this season.

We cannot forget about the slip dress trend. Whether a classic tee is paired under or a fierce leather jacket over, this look seems to be the current favorite for going out. Plus they double as a tank once paired into some mom jeans. With the nineties craze still in full swing, I find it hard to believe this one will be leaving anytime soon.

Workout wear and athleisure have made their way into every girls’ wardrobe as far as I’m concerned. Pairing perfectly with the sweet kicks I mentioned earlier, you can easily pull together an effortlessly sporty chic look.

And lastly, as always, endless chunky knits. They are inevitable around this time of year, plus nothing says a flawless outfit than a cozy turtle neck and a knee-length jacket. Adding a hat, scarf, or purse is always the perfect added touch, as seen all over my Instagram feed lately.

I have to say I’ve been jumping on the bandwagon myself and fallen in love with this month’s fashion forecast as well. The only trend I’m still unsure of is platform shoes, and solely for the fact that I don’t think I could ever pull them off. What trends have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below, along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. Thank you all so much for checking in, stay tuned for February’s trend report. Have a fabulous day, loves.
With love, McKenz.

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Early Winter Fashion: Outfits + Trends

The beloved Fall season is making its way to an end, leaving stores fun of discounted pieces from the previous season and magazines chock-full of new style inspiration and clothing pieces headed our way in the coming months.

The first trend spotted all over during New York Fashion Week that has slowly found its way into stores is patch work denim! Whether it’s on jeans or jackets it is definitely a trend that is bold and out there. The piece can instantly transform an outfit and is an easy way to add a funky and original touch. Jackets of all sorts were very popular amongst stores Fall clothing lines. The main piece that has been noticed still topping models and being sold in our everyday stores are bomber jackets. With a wide range of color, length, and style you are sure to find one that is perfect for you. Denim in general is huge yet again this season. Distressed, patched, and flare jeans have been seen everywhere. Along with this denim trend I have seen quite a few denim skirts form then Summer months being transferred into these colder months. Turtle necks seem to be sticking around and are put of the huge craze over 80’s and 90’s fashion. Eras in general seem to be sticking around too; the fashion world and designers can not stop eating up the idea of turning old into new! Hey, I’m all for it! As far as accessorizing goes, fringe anything, chokers, and capes have been featured in every recent magazine spread.

Check out my take on these early Winter trends!-

Outfit Details- top: Hollister, jeans: Old Navy (DIY patching), flats: Old Navy

Outfit Details- bomber jacket: TJ Maxx, dress: Old Navy, choker: Forever 21, shoes: Vans

Outfit Details- turtle neck: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, socks: Kohls, booties: TJ Maxx

Outfit Details- jeans: Gap, turtle neck: Hollister, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, booties: Old Navy

Well that is it for my early Winter outfit and trend report! I would be happy to do another once we are in the midst of Winter if you all are interested. If you would like me to recreate any outfits or have any ideas please leave them below. Have a great day, ladies. Hope you enjoyed! With love, McKenz.

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