Spring Trend Alert: Doubled Breasted Blazers

This trend is carrying over from the last couple seasons. When I started seeing more double breasted blazers in the stores, my first reaction was: no thank you. But like many trends, if it sticks around long enough, I start considering it. The nice thing is that a double breasted blazer is a good statement piece to add to a really simple outfit for a professional but stylish result. In fact, it can take a casual Friday outfit of slim leg pants and a simple blouse to client meetings on a Tuesday.

I think the key to making it work is finding one that fits well and manage proportions with a slim leg pant or pencil skirt. They’re great if you want to make your shoulders look a little broader.

Here are some of the versions I’ve seen out there:

From JCrew– it also comes in a couple other colors

From Loft

From Banana Republic

From White House Black Market

Another from JCrew

Are you trying Double Breasted Blazers?

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Spring Trend Alert: Twist Tops

This is one of my favorites so far. It gives you the effect of the 90’s waist tie look, but makes it a little more tailored. When every shirt seems to have puff or flared sleeves, it’s nice to see some architecture on the waist instead of the sleeve. I think most of these looks would look great with a high waisted jean, or stylish during a workout.

There are options with the twist in the front, or the back, so you can pick what you want to highlight.

Here are a few that I’ve seen so far:

From Athleta

From JCrew (have it, love it)

Another from JCrew

Another from Athleta

From Loft

From Gap

From Banana Republic

Have you tried the twist yet?

Spring Trend Alert: Pink Pants

I’m going to to a few quick takes on the spring trends because even though the groundhog saw his shadow, the stores are slowly starting to release their spring lines.

Up first: pink pants! I love this idea, and as I’ve mentioned in the past, I have a few pairs of pink pants. Even though it’s very trendy right now (you know- Millennial pink), I love pink pants in general as a statement piece. I basically love anything that I can throw on with a white blouse and have a complete outfit. Every time I wear pink pants, I get tons of compliments. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve seen:

From The Loft (which now has Plus sizes!!)

From JCrew FactoryFrom JCrew

From Banana Republic

From Boden

Are you sold on pink pants?