Allure Weekly Fashion Trend: Oversized Florals, Peeptoes, Espadrilles
Florals obviously happen every season but this time around, they are going big. Skip the tiny buds in favour of larger, more artful and geometric ones that way, you are giving more of an edge to a pattern everyone expects.
THE PUFFY SHIRT
Designers clearly were catching up on the 70’s while conceptualizing their season trend, given the fact that white ruffled blouses were popular in that time and are now making numerous runway appearances.
Your heel of choice for the season should be a revamp of the classic peep-toe with a thick, walkable heel and supportive ankle strap. Do not shy away from mixing patterns, textures, and colors for the ultimate shoe that works for the office and special events, alike.
This season the last thing you want are aching arches and blistered feet, which are commonplace when wearing too tight, too narrow shoes. The best way to keep comfortable is with a pair of flat espadrilles. With their woven rope bottoms and rubber soles, espadrilles are a seasonal must-have.
Dress them down with a plain white tee and cropped kick-flare jeans or pair them with a wispy dress and fun clutch for a daytime affair. But considering their flat shape, you want to make sure you look for details that really wow. From stars to stripes to bright neon.
There is nothing more ladylike than a dress or top that has pretty pleats. In my opinion, wearing a light and airy pleated piece feels special. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out that pleated pieces are predicted to be big this year. Capitalize on this trend by adding pretty dresses and lightweight tops to your wardrobe.
By Fatima Garba