Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring trend dilemma

I think I shall always be doing that, I mean bringing camera with me to the changing rooms. It makes shopping so much easier, you don't need to buy stuff. Just put it on, record, take pictures and you're done. Then the "shopping" process is when you revise the material and see what looks good on you and what doesn't. What's left is just to pop into a store, grab your items and head to the checkout.

Shopping becomes a really fun experience that way and you also get to plan in advance. No impulse shopping- getting well thought-out  pieces.

Spring/Summer clothes in Zara are so pretty, mainly for the soft pastel colors and the flowy sheer materials. I think coral is my color of the season. I'm now leaving burgundy aside and jumping into everything coral/orange toned. It just goes so well with my paleness+blonde hair. Or at least I think so.
Now the styles, is a bit of a controversial topic. There's a lot of maxi items around at the moment. Skirts, dresses all seem to go below the knees. It sure is not a trend for everyone. Very 70's, very hipster. What's the most important rocking this trend in my opinion is not to look too hippy-ish. I'd go for sheer transparent materials (can have a skirt/shorts inside as in pic below), definitely pair it with heels and avoid all sorts of cropped or fringy tops with vests. If you wanna break the stereotype, you ought to keep it more feminine and classy. Shabby looks and maxi is not gonna do you any favors.

On another note, me and my boyfriend have been discussing this whole "trend" thing. I showed him the pictures to hear an opinion from a male perspective. He absolutely hated it. I have to say, I strongly agree and sort of disagree with his opinion. He said that it's ridiculous, these maxi skirts being trendy. It's only because it's Zara and you see them everywhere now that you think it's "cool", it's a beautiful look. While in reality you look like a hipster and cover the femininity and beauty with these sort of items. A good example he gave is when he said that if you saw such a skirt two years ago in some sort of bazaar, you'd never think it's beautiful. Now as it's trend, you think it is. He also stressed that there is no sense of class or good taste in them. It's not like on the past, the idea of "classy", "sophisticated" is distorted and people wear all these crazy things with no fit, no good tailoring and no shape. He said do you see how now everything shabby, loose, baggy, drappy, unkept, undone is "stylish". The elegance is gone, you first see these clothing pieces, not a woman, when in essence it has to be the other way around.

There is so much truth in his words and I so agree with him. However, being young you want to experiment with everything that's new and trendy, that has fun colours or different shapes. I really like this coral skirt I'm modeling or the snake print palazzo pants but I'm not so keen about buying them anymore. What my boyfriend, who doesn't care about fashion but believes in having a good taste and style, said kind of opened my eyes more. It really reminded me of The Little Book of Fashion by Christian Dior. The idea is pretty much the same and Dior stressed exactly that. I'm gonna enjoy playing around with the "newcomers" but will think more before going out and splurging my money on trendy pieces.
These mint jeans have an incredibly nice fit and the colour is fun and summery. These are a good seasonal buy and you can definitely style them many different ways.
I find halter neck dresses super flattering, the bottom part, however of this particular dress is not gonna flatter everyone. Belt is not necessary here, it's just a detail to spice it all up a little. I have to say that I love these heels and want them in black and another color. They are so versatile and have that feminine style. No platform, no bulkiness. Delicate straps, skin showing, I think they're very sexy!

What are your opinions on trends or Zara styles in particular, ladies? Let me know your opinion:) 

Ieva
xx




19 comments:

  1. I kind of agree and disagree with your boyfriend in a few things. It's truth that you have to invest in basics, like the perfect fit blazer, and the perfect blue jean, and not in trends.
    Buuut, I don't think that the trend pieces that you showed take away your femininity at all. That maxi skirt, with the opennings in the side, shows your leg in a beautiful way. I don't actually like the skirt itself, but you make it work, with the heels, accesories.
    The low-high skirt doesn't work for me. That's a trend I don't quite understand. I have a skirt like that, and it's not my favourite piece at all.
    Mint jeans, is not a question. They are like.. heaven in you. The fit like a glove and the color works. The LDB IS a basic, and it's very beautiful.
    The pants.. I don't know. Maybe there your boyfriend is right. They are so baggy and and comfy that see them in the street is kind of weird. They are cute, but maybe they are cute just because we've seen them in every fashion magazine and show.
    Yeah, so, that's my opinion.
    Pd: I love your style, bourgundy lips, videos. Sorry for the bad english.

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    1. Your english is excellent! Thank you so much for your opinion, it's so interesting to hear other people's take on fashion, trends and such. yeah, the point is that a piece should only add to the beauty of a woman and it's not for a woman to be someone that makes an outfit beautiful. Don't know if I can explain it properly, though:) I'm very glad to hear from you and thank you, girl! xx

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  2. The black dress is the only piece that rang classy and sophisticated in my opinion. It looks amazing on you! Definitely go back and buy that dress. The other pieces are too trendy and your boyfriend is absolutely correct when it comes to those skirts. Then again, with your body type you can rock anything and make it look fabulous.

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    1. Thank you girl! I loved the black dress as well:) It's a very classy shape. However, I think you can make this coral maxi skirt look very elegant and feminine if you style it well:) Thank you for your opinion! xx

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  3. I really like the second skirt on you:) I actually do prefer clothes that are loose fitting, I don't feel comfortable in tight clothes. But the cut is really important, I like shirts that are tight at the waist but loose at bottom.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I like such tops also:) Cut is definitely very important! xx

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  4. Why are you not a supermodel?!
    I do agree with your boyfriend on these kinds of trends. These are the kinds that will go out of style really quickly so it may not be worth investing in. I do really like the pastel colours though, especially skinny jeans Xx

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    1. Because I don't have the right measurements for modeling:) Yeah but then again, they are so pretty. I feel like maxi length is not something new, it's been around for centuries, it only comes and goes. I'm still drooling over the coral skirt:) xx

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  5. Gorgeous, but which did you get in the end?! :) I think the skinny jeans are very functional...

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    1. Thank you! Didn't get any, still considering, though:) xx

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  6. Hmmm, interesting post. I personally feel maxi skirts are great because they are a move from the ultra short- can be skanky looking- mini. I love that you can look feminine and lovely, without showing to much skin. The flow of the skirts you have on really remind me of the 1930s. Femininity was much more prevalent than it is now. So, I definitely think maxi skirts have a certain aspect of femininity and class to them. By maxi, I mean anything long btw. In the end, we are all entitled to like what we want too. We all think we have the best taste anyway lol :D

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, definitely agree on minis looking skanky, it's hard to style them to look classy. Yeah, exactly, I so miss femininity! Girls are not so lady-like anymore. I particularly like sheer maxi skirts, like the coral one, it looks so elegant, less hippy-ish:) Thank you for sharing your opinion! xx

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  7. I absolutely agree with Justagirl and so would my hubby. He adores maxi skirts, I even got two for our anniversary, he picked them, without me even mentioning anything about maxi skirts! So happy, he loves them, since I can't stand skanky tiny miniskirts and shorts. Long skirts and dresses have been around for a while, centuries!! It's not some sudden trend. Sucks your boy is not keen on them. Because I think the coral one looked absolutely fabulous on you.
    All that mint stuff is questionable and trendy, and I think late summer we all gonna puke just looking at it. But for now, let's have fun because life is too short to wear black dresses only!

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    1. Wow, that's so sweet! I wish my bf liked them just as much:) Yeah, coral one is extremely pretty, I think I'll be getting it nonetheless. There are so many maxi skirts around right now so you have to find the right style for you. Yeah, I was thinking of the whole mint tre,d, even though these jeans have a nice fit and the shade is pretty, i'm not sure I'll think the same next spring/summer. I guess I need to invest in that coral sheer skirt, it deff is super feminine and flowy. Thanks, girl! xxx

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  9. My husband is the other way round; he is very much into classics and believes there is no other way to look more beautiful and sophisticated than in a gorgeous long(er) skirt (about knee length or longer). He detests all the short skirts and skintight pieces these days that show way too much for a woman to remain a little mysterious and truly elegant. Love all the pieces on you, you really rock them!

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  10. Can't say anything more. You are so straight beautiful.

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  11. You´re a heartbreaker in that little black....

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