Shopping becomes a really fun experience that way and you also get to plan in advance. No impulse shopping- getting well thought-out pieces.
Spring/Summer clothes in Zara are so pretty, mainly for the soft pastel colors and the flowy sheer materials. I think coral is my color of the season. I'm now leaving burgundy aside and jumping into everything coral/orange toned. It just goes so well with my paleness+blonde hair. Or at least I think so.
Now the styles, is a bit of a controversial topic. There's a lot of maxi items around at the moment. Skirts, dresses all seem to go below the knees. It sure is not a trend for everyone. Very 70's, very hipster. What's the most important rocking this trend in my opinion is not to look too hippy-ish. I'd go for sheer transparent materials (can have a skirt/shorts inside as in pic below), definitely pair it with heels and avoid all sorts of cropped or fringy tops with vests. If you wanna break the stereotype, you ought to keep it more feminine and classy. Shabby looks and maxi is not gonna do you any favors.
On another note, me and my boyfriend have been discussing this whole "trend" thing. I showed him the pictures to hear an opinion from a male perspective. He absolutely hated it. I have to say, I strongly agree and sort of disagree with his opinion. He said that it's ridiculous, these maxi skirts being trendy. It's only because it's Zara and you see them everywhere now that you think it's "cool", it's a beautiful look. While in reality you look like a hipster and cover the femininity and beauty with these sort of items. A good example he gave is when he said that if you saw such a skirt two years ago in some sort of bazaar, you'd never think it's beautiful. Now as it's trend, you think it is. He also stressed that there is no sense of class or good taste in them. It's not like on the past, the idea of "classy", "sophisticated" is distorted and people wear all these crazy things with no fit, no good tailoring and no shape. He said do you see how now everything shabby, loose, baggy, drappy, unkept, undone is "stylish". The elegance is gone, you first see these clothing pieces, not a woman, when in essence it has to be the other way around.
There is so much truth in his words and I so agree with him. However, being young you want to experiment with everything that's new and trendy, that has fun colours or different shapes. I really like this coral skirt I'm modeling or the snake print palazzo pants but I'm not so keen about buying them anymore. What my boyfriend, who doesn't care about fashion but believes in having a good taste and style, said kind of opened my eyes more. It really reminded me of The Little Book of Fashion by Christian Dior. The idea is pretty much the same and Dior stressed exactly that. I'm gonna enjoy playing around with the "newcomers" but will think more before going out and splurging my money on trendy pieces.
These mint jeans have an incredibly nice fit and the colour is fun and summery. These are a good seasonal buy and you can definitely style them many different ways.
I find halter neck dresses super flattering, the bottom part, however of this particular dress is not gonna flatter everyone. Belt is not necessary here, it's just a detail to spice it all up a little. I have to say that I love these heels and want them in black and another color. They are so versatile and have that feminine style. No platform, no bulkiness. Delicate straps, skin showing, I think they're very sexy!
What are your opinions on trends or Zara styles in particular, ladies? Let me know your opinion:)