There are just some trends I can’t abide. I love me some floral prints, pastels, even a touch of sporty details, but if I see another neon mesh pair of clam-diggers, I swear I am going to Hulk-smash my subscription to Vogue. I swear by Diana Vreeland’s ghost I will.That said, spring is here (I know I said this already and then it froze. For real this time.) and there are plenty of beautiful, easy-to-adopt trends you can actually wear without someone mistaking you for an extra in a Lady GaGa video. And here they are.
One of my most special memories of working in the corporate world was a knock-down, drag-out fight between my team over a color. That color was “rorange,” the name we came up with so that we could have cease-fire over this “Is it red?” “NO IT’S ORANGE!” hue. No matter what you call it, it’s gorgeous. It’s also absolutely everywhere this spring. Lucky us.
First, no. Second, maybe? Maybe we can wear crop tops—let’s be good sports and give it a try this spring. If you have the abs of a goddess or just the confidence of one, I say go full-on and wear a cropped blouse—just long enough to leave maybe an inch of skin showing. For the rest of us, there are always crisp oxford shirts, modeled here by local blogger Lyndsey Zorich for her blog, High Heels and Handlebars.
Cool down, folks. I’m not suggesting we go full on Kardashian. Sheer is a trend best used with a gentle touch—say, finding a skirt that stops at the knee, with a sheer overlay that keeps going, or one that features just a few sheer-but-modest details.