Soft, feminine looks are definitely en vogue these days, but I don’t think that has always been the case. For so long the fashion scene has been dominated by the cool, edgy looks that street style veterans have perfected. I love the idea of minimalist pieces in neutral colors and angular designs, but it has just never been “me.” I used to resist the urge to go ultra-feminine because for so long it was considered “girly” or “weak” but with the recent surge of #girlbosses who prove you can be feminine AND strong I think we have seen a big shift in women’s fashion.
When I think of my ultimate dream dresses I think of the amazing creations from Valentino, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, and Elie Saab, to name a few (you can click on the links to see some of my biggest inspiration). They fully embody a romantic, elegance that women want to wear! I see their designs inspiring so many current trends, like the beautiful blush tones, floral separates, lace details and pleats and ruffles.
While I would love to wear gorgeous beaded gowns everyday, it’s slightly impractical, just slightly! So instead I look to these amazing designers for a source of inspiration for my own closet. I love the idea of a floral on floral look, so when I saw this darling, flutter skirt from Loft and top in the same design I knew I wanted to combine them to make a set.
Something I love about buying separates is that you can combine them to make one cohesive look, like I did here, but you can also wear them on their own and you now have many more options. I chose to wear this more like a dress by tucking the shirt in and adding my favorite Cuyana belt.
I cannot say enough about investing in beautiful accessories that go with everything. My go-to styles are classic, simple and a hint of femininity. The three gold bars on this belt are so delicate but adds such a unique twist on the classic skinny belt. I also love that it ties in with my saddle bag. They coordinate just enough without being too “matchy.”
I can spend hours on style.com, blogs, flipping through magazines, and Pinterest to keep my creativity flowing. I am always looking for new ideas and different ways to wear the clothes in my closet. Where do you look for your inspiration? I would love to know!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Thank you so much for reading. It always means the world! xo Bryn
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