When I find myself in a style rut (which, in the last year, was often), I try to find new ways to wear things I already own, or to commit myself to a new (to me) trend that I am not completely sold on. Below you’ll find a few trends and tips that I currently enjoy.
—————— EVERY RING CAN BE A PINKY RING ——————
One routine that a few girlfriends and I established for our monthly Zoom catchup is an accessory show-and-tell. For a while I was advocating for the return of statement necklaces, but recently my focus has shifted to the whimsical pinky ring, after I discovered the ease of ring adjusters, which allow me to convert virtually any ring into a pinky ring.
—————— CROSSBODY OR BACKPACK? ——————
There is more than one way to “convert” an ordinary crossbody bag into a “backpack,” and I will show these “tricks” in a separate post, but I really enjoy finding new, unexpected ways to wear a bag.
—————— KITTEN HEELS AS TRAINING WHEELS ——————
For a while last spring I seriously considered donating (most of) my heels. I just couldn’t imagine ever wanting to wear “real” shoes, let alone heels, again. But, like some of you, I’ve cautiously started shoe-shopping again, and kitten-heels are what I consider training wheels for high heels. They elongate the leg-line and make outfits feel more dressed up.
—————— KNOTTED HAIR ELASTICS ——————
I became a spiral hair tie convert last year but can’t seem to stop losing them. In between my Amazon replacement orders, I have been knotting together two hair elastics to create one super supportive hair tie, which enables high ponytails that actually stay in place, even if you have smooth, straight hair.
—————— BASE AS SHELL: BIKER SHORTS ——————
I am a few years late to the trend, but I can’t get enough of bike shorts as streetwear (I have a WIFW post in the works that I can’t wait to share). If you can quiet the “bike shorts worn not as inner layer or activewear” cognitive dissonance, the bike short will open up many casual dressing possibilities.
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What are some fashion trends or styling tips that you are excited about?