EXPLORING SPRING TRENDS WITH PEOPLE STYLEWATCH


Good morning, Everyone! Hope your week is going great so far! 

I am so excited to partner with PEOPLE StyleWatch for their March issue to explore a few of my favorite Spring trends. Though, there are more than a few trends coming in for Spring/Summer 2015 I am absolutely crazy about, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the top 3 on my list, starting with the gorgeous ear cuff I am sporting in this post.

Ear cuff are my weakness, more than just earrings, ear cuffs make a statement and elevate even the simplest of looks to the next level. My favorite way to wear ear cuffs is by pairing them with casual pieces like jeans and leather jackets or tailored ones, like blazers and slacks. Though of course ear cuffs work great with dressier, evening pieces, adding an ear cuff to an everyday look, adds a bit of edge, polish and glamour, making any outfit look more polished and pulled together. 



Next on my list is a Kimono-style trench coat or a duster, if you will. Wear with everything and everywhere kinda piece, a duster is a fantastic topper for any casual look. For example, a pair of denim cut-offs and a simple tee or skinny jeans and an oversized shirt can look much more polished and pulled together layered with a duster. Yet, what I like about dusters the most is their versatility. Unlike other toppers, dusters work equally well with casual and dressy pieces and can look quite sophisticated worn with tailored items like slacks and culottes.



Finally, and I am sure the last item on this list comes as no surprise given that I am a complete shoeaholic, a pair of lace-up Summer booties. Sort of a hybrid between booties and sandals, this marvel of a shoe manages to add a bit of modernity even to the most traditionally feminine of looks. I love to wear these with flirty frocks and skirts, to add  bit f weight to the outfit. Take a fit-and-flare dress for example, paired with a strappy high-heel sandal it looks girly and pretty. Yet, if you add a pair of lace-up booties, the same dress instantly looks much edgier and definitely more modern.




P.S. To see more of my Spring picks, check out the March issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch available this Friday! 

Look 1: IRO PARIS Abrila blazer | J Crew belt | Torn by Ronny Kobo Rivi pants | Dolce & Gabbana Kate patent leather pumps { in black here } | BaubleBar ear cuff { similar options here

Look 2: Topshop Belted D-Ring duster { in black here, sleeveless option here } | A.P.C. beige nubuck bucket bag | Nasty Gal denim the ex boyfriend shortsIRO Saresha sandals { also love this pair in black } | J Crew hat 

Look 3: Cynthia Rowley long sleeve flounce dress { in very pretty blue here } | Truth & Pride silk blazer { similar option here & here } | Marc Jacobs Suede Trouble bag Schutz sandals { similar here & here

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 
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