street style trends


Fall 2022 capsule wardrobe

casual fall 2022 capsule wardrobe

Casual fall 2022 capsule wardrobe from left: black tweed blazer (under $100) / cropped stripe tee / black twist neck tee / gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / large hoop earrings (under $100) / stripe tee / dark wash skinny jeans / G buckle belt / military green joggers / wide leg jeans (old, also love this pair) /

I am so excited about the upcoming fall season! It is currently 109 degrees outside, and I am melting! So, I am counting down the days to fall weather so I can not melt, and also have a chance to wear all these cozy fall outfits! Love!

This fall, there are several trends to look at and decide what works with your own personal style. As we move out of the pandemic, and back into regular life patterns, street style is getting a little more “put together” shall we say. Gone are the days, for now, of rolling out into public in loungewear, sweats, and flip flops. This fall, we are making casual a little but more glam. Love that!

If you like structured looks, you are in luck! Blazers over jeans, which is a classic outfit I rocked throughout the ’90’s, is huge this fall. It is an easy trend to rock. All you need is a pair of jeans, one fabulous blazer, and a body conscious tee or tank. That’s it! You can wear loafers, boots, or sleek street sneakers on your feet. For your handbag, opt for a top handle bag, pouch, hobo bag, or moon shaped bag. Jewelry is classic this season, so go with small to medium earrings; and if you want to add a necklace, go with delicate layered necklaces, or an understated beaded necklace. You can add bracelets or a ring too. Love that!

Another hot trend this fall is wide leg pants. This can be in the form of jeans, trousers, or pleated trousers. Since I am short, pleated trousers overtake my body and make me look like a walking pool of fabric. Wide leg jeans, which are not too wide, work better on my frame. If you are tall, lucky you! You can rock those wide leg trousers! Pair your wide leg jeans or trousers with an unbuttoned men’s shirt and tank top, or a blazer, or a crop top, or a cropped sweater. For footwear, this requires fabulous street sneakers. You can rock a hobo bag, moon shaped bag, or shoulder bag with this look. Love!

Blazer with jeans and Barbiecore

blazer with jeans trend barbiecore fall 2022

Blazer with jeans from left: black tweed blazer (under $100) / bright pink blazer (Barbiecore trend, under $200) / black twist neck tee / large hoop earrings (under $100) / dark wash skinny jeans / wide leg jeans (old, also love this pair) /

So we already talked about wearing a blazer over jeans, but there is another trend lurking on the streets which I have touched upon in previous blog posts. This trend involves bright pink and was inspired by an upcoming Barbie movie. As you know, it’s called “Barbiecore.” This is a really easy trend to rock if you loved your Barbie dolls as a child, as did I, and you like pink! I have decided to rock this trend in the form of a bright pink blazer which I plan to wear with jeans. It will also make a fun business casual look with black skinny trousers, since I don’t do wide leg trousers. If a pink blazer isn’t your thing, you can rock Barbiecore with a pink dress, top, full power suit, or with something more subtle such as a scarf or pink jewelry. I’m going with the blazer, so you can spot me a mile away. Ha!

Casual sweater outfit ideas

fall sweater outfits casual fall outfit ideas

Sweater outfits from left: black sweater jacket / cozy ivory turtleneck sweater / dark wash jeans / large hoop earrings (under $100) / military green joggers / wide leg jeans (old, also love this pair) /

As I wait patiently for cooler weather, fall is also about staying cozy on cooler days. I love this sweater jacket which can be worn over the tee’s pictured above and paired with jeans. I also love this cozy turtleneck sweater over jeans. Cozy sweaters are hot this year, so if you see one snap it up! The weather will cool down soon. . .we hope.

Shop my fall 2022 capsule wardrobe online:

Well, that’s it! A few fall trends to think about, and how I plan to rock them this fall. Now, let’s just hope the fall weather comes soon! This over 100-degree thing is, well, not my thing.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more fall coverage!

XOXO
Cathy


Straw bags summer 2022

straw bags summer 2022

Straw bags summer 2022 from top left: structured tote / small top handle bag (on my wish list!) / box bag (under $100) / drawstring bag (hot IT bag) / small tote (I own this and love it!) / drawstring bucket bag “Feed Bag” /

It’s that time of year again when the weather toys with us and gives one day of summer, one day of winter, and one day in-between. When those peek-at-summer days happen, we all start looking at what we have ready in our closets for summer. One of the big, on-trend items we all need is a straw bag.

The straw bag for summer 2022 is a great summer staple because it evokes vacation vibes, offers neutral hues to match any outfit, and is specific to summer or exotic trips. Love a good basket bag!

As straw bags have increased in popularity the past few years, designers have been getting more creative, and they are giving us more options to choose from. For the summer 2022 season, we can find a basket bag in almost any style we want; and I love it! I own the Loewe tote bag featured in this post, and it is a classic style that Loewe releases every spring/summer. I love having a classic bag I can pull out every summer. If you want a classic straw bag, I highly recommend it!

On trend IT bags on your mind? The drawstring bag is hot this year, and there are a few fabulous options. I linked up the two IT versions of the style in the collage above. If you are attending an event, or you want to rock the straw trend on a night out on the town, this box bag and this clutch, both under $100, are ideal.

Straw bags under $500

Designer straw bags | IT bags

Are you excited to rock a straw bag this summer?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

basket bags summer 2022

Street sneakers spring 2022

street sneakers spring 2022 trends
street sneakers spring 2022

Spring 2022 street sneakers from top: Nike sneakers / Gucci platform sneakers / boat shoes /

Spring 2022 street sneakers are here! For the spring 2022 season, street sneakers are back, and this season, they are more individual, special, and downright funky.

Gone are the days of the simple white sneaker, or the understated street sneaker. For the spring 2022 season, we are looking at bright colors, mixed colors, avant-garde designs, platforms, and unique sneakers other people are not wearing. Instead of season-long styles we can think about for a couple of months and then purchase, many sneaker brands, such as Nike and adidas, are releasing limited inventory which sells out within seconds of being released. While this is nothing new in the sneaker world, it has gone mainstream for spring 2022, everyone wants sneakers other people don’t have.

Of course, with scarcity, comes… well, scarcity! If you cannot get your hands on a pair of limited-edition sneakers, you will reach for the next best thing, which is what is on trend. The hottest trends in sneakers for spring 2022 are the platform. If you already invested in the Gucci platforms, you’re golden! If not, the converse platforms are also hot this season. Seriously, they might be the IT sneaker of the season, and they happen to be affordable. Love that!

The black pair featured above, is the current IT sneaker of the season. My daughter is rocking them on an almost-daily basis, in addition to her Nike Dunks, which were of course, limited edition. That’s what’s hot!

I am loving my Gucci platforms and switching things up with the funky Nike’s pictured above. In addition, I love a classic boat shoe with shorts on warmer days. This is a good sneaker wardrobe for the spring season, and also moving into the summer. I recommend investing in one platform shoe, one funky pair which could be limited edition if you can snag a pair of Dunk’s, Air Jordan’s, or Air Force One’s, and also a classic pair of boat shoes or canvas sneakers you can pair with shorts on warmer days.

Shop spring 2022 street sneakers online:

What are your favorite types of street sneakers for the spring season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

nike air force one spring 2022