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It’s no secret that trends change year in and year out; some stick around to tell a tad longer tale, but most of them fizzle out once the new trends hit the runway. Of course, trends are here for a reason – to be enjoyed and flaunted for a certain period of time, and then benched until they come back in style because if fashion’s history has taught us anything, it’s that everything comes back eventually. Who would have guessed that rocking a fanny pack would be a thing again, but yet it is. So, as per usual, who do we turn to when it comes to the latest ‘it’ trends – aside from supermodels? Fashion bloggers and influencers of course, so let’s dig in and find a few new obsessions of our own.
When In Rome...
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In our case, Rome is summer, and whether you’re heading to an exotic beach destination or simply finding some body of water to take a dip in nearby, you’re going to want to make an addition to your swimsuit collection. Apparently, whether you’re into tiny bikinis, retro high-waist bikinis or even one-piece swimsuits, the one trend that almost all fashion influencers have gone berserk about is the belted swimsuit. It can most commonly be spotted in a contrasting hue for that extra pop, and since it does give each woman the illusion of a smaller waist and that coveted hourglass figure, why not give it a try?
Dress Them Up
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Emma Hill and her almost French-looking effortless style will definitely give you fashion envy, but the thing to love about her is that she doesn’t resort to pricey items only. This woman has that special power of combining, let’s say, that perfect pair of womens jeans, a frilly blouse, and then take things up a notch with a designer bag and trendy shoes. We love the fact the ‘dressy jeans look’ is back in style, and it seems so easy to mix such a cool and casual garment with high-end chic accessories for an amazing yet down-to-earth look.
Two In One
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When it comes to the art of statement dressing, pops of color and even color-blocking skills, the super fun and incredibly playful style of Ada Oguntodu is the one to watch. In just one of her outfits, she gave us not one, but two of the latest influencers’ obsessions – colorful resort stripes and belted bags. We know that belted bags are super affordable now, as the trend has been adopted by fast-fashion retailers as well, and stripes are popping up at every corner so we have no doubt that you’ll be able to snag both of these trendy items, and at a good price at that.
Bags Of Summer
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If you want to take a cue from influencers, as well as Pinterest where these types of bags have been pinned more times than we can count, a woven bag will become your next obsession. Whether it’s a tote or a closed rattan bag, you simply have to have it because the gorgeous Aria Di Bari is just one of the numerous influencers who hasn’t been able to resist rocking this bag. The best thing about this bag is that you can rock it with not only casual outfits and frilly sundresses, but also create an interesting and contrasting look by pairing this with something even more serious and chic like a power suit or culottes with stiletto sandals.
Take A Hint From The Veterans
Susie Lau is one of the fashion blog pioneers, who started her blog way back in 2006. Her Instagram feed displays items that us mere mortals could never wear in real life – pom-pom fringe dresses and jackets, but there is one thing she’s also been crazy about that we could totally pull off – patchwork dresses. The patchwork trend was huge in the spring/summer runways, and as we can see, it’s totally wearable. The most convenient thing about this type of dressing is the fact that you don’t have to go to great lengths in order to make a statement – just wear one patchwork item, be it a dress, a vest or a trench coat, and you’ve already made your mark.
The Final Touches
One of the bloggers who doesn’t get nearly as much attention as she should is the adorable, messy bun-wearing mom Steffy. The first thing we can learn from her is to find our signature color and rock it until we drop. Her favorite color belongs in the orange family, so whether she’s rocking bright, muted or burnt orange shoes, tops, purses or even orange-framed glasses, her love for the color is consistent and real. Now, aside from this lesson, one more thing we need to stock up on is headbands! Steffy makes them look so adorable, and the truth is, they flatter almost everyone, even girls with cute pixie cuts who don’t have large messy buns, so go find your signature color and then go hunting for those headbands.