If you're shopping in a women's boutique and looking for something new to jazz up your wardrobe, you're in luck. This is a great time to capitalize on some of the latest style trends because there is something hot to suit every taste, body type, and budget. Here are six trends you should check out today.
Harem pants are a nice alternative to the ubiquitous skinny jeans that are everywhere to day. They offer a more relaxed fit than their skin-tight cousins, which makes them more comfortable and flattering to a wider range of figures.
While harem pants are a bit baggier than traditional jeans, they shouldn't be worn too loose, lest you look like a dated M.C. Hammer. To make them appear less like fancy sweat pants or pajamas, pair harem pants with a shorter top in a dressy fabric like silk or satin.
Long Sweater Coats
Long sweater coats are a season-less alternative to a more conventional coat. You can find them in chunkier knits with buttons or belts for colder weather or in lighter weights to be worn open in the summer.
Sweater coats are a great travel piece because they'll keep you warm on an airplane and go with everything from jeans to dresses. To get them most wear out of your sweater coat, look for one in a neutral shade like black, beige, or charcoal.
Boho Kimono Tops
When it's too warm for even a lightweight sweater coat, a kimono top offers covering and boho style. These tops are a takeoff on traditional Japanese garments and are usually worn unbelted with fringe trim.
You'll find boho kimono tops in all lengths, so you're sure to find one that works for your height and build. These are another perfect travel companion because they're so versatile and take up so little space in your luggage.
If you like wearing boots even in the summer, ankle boots are the way to go. You'll see these footwear staples in traditional suede as well as more exotic leathers. Ankle boots can be easily paired with everything from mini skirts to boyfriend jeans.
If you're an accessories gal, you'll love that scarves are so in vogue right now. Oversized blanket scarves are all the rage now. There are probably a hundred ways to wear one, but the most popular look is to drape it over your neck and tuck the ends into a belt at the front of your waist.
Leather Moto Jackets
A leather jacket is a women's wardrobe classic. This year, moto jackets are front and center, with padding on the arms and shoulders and intricate zipper closures and neck straps.
You can always wear a moto jacket with jeans or black leather pants, but to add a twist of irony and look au courant, try pairing yours with something ultra feminine, like a ballet-inspired tulle skirt. You'll look like you just stepped off the streets of Paris and inspire your friends with your timely style sense.