Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Off the Grid

This is my "safe version" of this hypnotic trend. I originally planned on shooting this look with a hat and a few additional accessories, but I decided to save those pieces for another time. Don't want to scare you guys off now...I know what I'm doing, I swear!

But as you can see, I left the drama on top, and kept it simple on the bottom. I needed to let my legs breathe with all the geometric moshing going on. Solid colored pieces are VITAL when dealing with that many lines. It's a balancing act, folks.

Jacket: Vintage | Blouse: Forever 21 | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Flower: H&M

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

RAAD Trend: Grid Lock

RAAD Trend: Grid Lock
What it is: A geometric pattern consisting of perpendicular lines, resembling the likes of the board game classics. (Think checkers, tic-tac-toe, bingo, etc.)
Why it's RAAD: You've officially been given the green light to really amp up your linear love affair. Layer those lines on like the walking optical illusion you are!
How to wear it: This is your opportunity to mix perpendicular and parallel lines in one look. You can take your Breton striped tee and tuck it into a grid-like pencil skirt. Or layer a striped blazer on top of a checkered blouse with some ankle skinnies. Make sure to have a solid neutral color in the mix. We don't need people falling over in a trance.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ring My Bell

It's been awhile since my last outfit post, but I jumped all over this trend because it solves many strict dress code issues. I decided to go comando under this particular sheer blouse, but all I need to do is throw on a cami underneath and head straight to work. Shoulders are covered, neckline is high, yet you still come off uber chic and professional. If skirt length is an issue in your office, then slip on a knee-length pencil skirt or some tapered pants. 
 Top: H&M Conscious Collection, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Charles David, Bra: La Perla, Clutch: Anthropologie, Earrings: H&M, Sunglasses: Turbine


Monday, June 3, 2013

RAAD Trend: Bell Sleeve

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RAAD Trend: Bell Sleeve
What it is:  It's a sleeve that is shaped like a bell (obv) and can vary in size and length (see above photo).
Why it's RAAD: It's arm drama at its finest. You can't help but sashay like a diva when you're rocking some serious sleeves like these. There's been a lot of focus on flaring the skirts this season, so it's time to shift your attention to your arms people.
How to wear it: There are 2 good options for this: straight fitted or A-lined bottoms. You can leave the volume in the sleeve, but smooth out the rest of the outfit with a straight pant or skirt. Or keep the flare going all the way to the bottom by tucking your top into some chic bell bottoms or mini A-lined skirt.