casual fashion

Denim for spring 2017

denim trend spring summer 2017

From top left: espadrilles / shoulder bag / denim dress / white denim jacket (must-have closet staple for spring!) / striped slides (on my wish list) / patchwork jeans / cropped jeans / wedges / denim hobo bag

Denim for spring 2017 is a huge trend which originated on the runways. Of course, one could argue that denim is always hot, but this season, it is hotter than hot! So it ground-breaking, in a way. Ha!

This is a fabulous trend for spring and summer since denim is casual by nature; and denim is always comfortable! This means you can look fashionable, and fabulous, while wearing something practical, washable, and comfortable. Love that!

Denim is being found on everything for spring from shoes to handbags to accessories to clothing. There is something for everyone in denim this season. Even on a hot summer day, when jeans are too thick, you can rock a denim handbag or a pair of denim shoes, and still be wearing the denim trend for spring and summer.

In the collage above, I placed my favorite pieces in denim for spring 2017. I have also included more of my favorite denim pieces for spring in the scroll bar below. How do you plan to wear denim for spring this year? Is this a trend you plan to rock for spring and summer 2017?

Chloe Jodie camera bag review

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Chloe Jodie camera bag in navy blue suede for spring 2016

The Chloe Jodie handbag is the ultra cute, and casual, camera style bag first revealed on the spring 2016 Chloe runway. This cute little bag offers style, function, and sassy, casual style. Love it!

Denim, athleisure, and military are all hot casual trends for the spring season. With a trend towards casual attire, comes the need for a trend towards casual handbags. The Chloe Jodie meets that need with it’s camera styling, chain detail, small tassel, and overall look. It is the perfect handbag to grab-and-go on a daily basis.

Although small in stature, the Chloe Jodie is big on style. This handbag offers one main, large interior compartment which has a slim pocket on the back. The exterior offers three pockets; one of which is covered by the flap closure in the front, and two on the sides which have their own flap closures. These pockets are handy for storing small items you may want to grab without fiddling with the main compartment. The bag is very user-friendly!

I purchased the suede Chloe Jodie for spring since I don’t really own a full suede bag. I have a couple of bags with suede on them, but the main body of those bags is smooth leather. The Chloe Jodie is full suede; I love the soft feel, and casual look, this gives the handbag.

The Chloe Jodie looks great with denim, summer shorts, casual skirts, flared pants, wrap dresses, casual mini skirts, casual maxi skirts, and athleisure ensembles. I love how this handbag elevates an otherwise casual, everyday look into something fabulous. It is perfect for turning jeans, a tee shirt, and flip flops into something special. It really is perfect for hot summer days; and weekends in general.

The interior capacity is small. The Chloe Jodie can hold a wallet, lipstick, keys, and iPhone with a little bit of room to spare. I can put my glasses in the bag, as long as they are not in their case. The case will not fit. The front pocket is perfect for receipts, or any folded paper I want to bring with me, or keep. I haven’t used the side pockets, but they seem perfect for holding gum, chapstick, or any small items I do not want getting lost inside the main compartment of the bag. The slim pocket can be used for the iPhone, or for a passport, folded paper etc.

This is a great bag for casual days when I don’t need to carry a lot of things with me. It has become my casual go-to bag!

The strap on the Chloe Jodie offers a split between chain and leather. The leather, or in my case suede, portion of the strap is on top; flanked by a chain strap on the sides. This is really comfortable to wear and the strap stays put on my shoulder without sliding off. Love that!

As far as weight goes, the Chloe Jodie is lightweight when empty, so when I add items into the purse, it is still a comfortable weight, and feels fairly light. It is a lighter bag than the Faye. I would compare it’s weight to the Drew.

The Chloe Jodie is a new handbag style from Chloe for the spring 2016 season. This beautiful, casual handbag is showing longevity, and will be a part of Chloe’s ongoing collection. It is the ideal casual handbag; especially with the move towards casual trends for fall such as altheleisure, moto, western, and the continuing 1970s influence.

I am looking forward to wearing my Chloe  Jodie camera bag for many seasons to come! I rate the Chloe Jodie handbag five out of five stars!

You can find the Chloe Jodie online here, here, and here.

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Loafers, creepers and oxfords for fall 2015

creepers, oxfords and loafers for fall 2015

From top left: black oxfords / oxblood creepers (under $100!)/ black creepers (I own these and love them!)/ stacked heel loafers / low heel loafers (under $200!)/ iridescent creepers

Loafers, creepers and oxfords are a huge trend for the fall 2015 season. With the menswear trend continuing from last year, it is no wonder that this trend in shoes is still hotter than hot.

Creepers, loafers and oxfords not only complete a menswear inspired ensemble, they also offer a nod to 90’s inspired styles which are still very much on trend on the streets. Oxfords, loafers and creepers were a huge trend in footwear in the early 1990’s. So it is only natural that this trend in shoes return when waistlines on denim are on the rise, cut-outs on jeans are considered du rigueur, and crop tops are perfectly acceptable shirts.

The fabulous part about this footwear trend, is that it is comfortable! The lug soles found on loafers, creepers and oxfords offer extra comfort for the footbed. They also offer traction in icy conditions, and during rain. Love that!

Creepers, loafer and oxfords can be worn with both casual attire, and business casual ensembles. They look fabulous with boyfriend jeans, overalls, and full or a-line skirts. This is considered the “street version” of the trend.

For a menswear look, oxfords, loafers and creepers look amazing with full or wide leg trousers paired with a blouse, shirt or sweater. An unstructured blazer could complete the look if one needed an extra layer in the office. This is how the trend was shown on the runways for fall.

The lug sole is an important aspect of this shoe trend. Creepers, oxfords and loafers for fall 2015 can be found with traditional, flat soles; but these are considered a more classic version of the style. For the fashion-forward version of this shoe trend, look for 90’s friendly lug soles. You will love the lug sole since it adds height, like a platform, and grips the ground during inclement weather. Love that!

I found a few fabulous pairs of oxfords, loafers and creepers around the web and assembled them into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉