Wearing: Exhilaration Crop-Top | Vintage Dior Pants | LimeLight Heels | Fendi Sunglasses | Cartier LOVE Bracelet | Fendi Watch
The runways this season are overflowing with trends since past. You see designers creating menswear-inspired clothes which haven’t been big in a hot minute. One of the more popular trends seems to be a mix of dress-pants, suit pants or slacks. These designs range from pinstripes, to tailoring + a loose fit. This weekend in Oxford I decided to take this Fall trend head on.
Many times when I am creating an outfit I start with a statement piece. I find it easier to build your outfit around a more complex piece, than starting off with the basics. Here in the South the temperature is starting to drop, but isn’t quite cool enough for the trendy heavy-layering of sports coats + blazers. I opted for a sequined shoulder crop-top that I found at Target a few seasons back. The top has a lot of bright colors, so you can pair it with various outfits. It has ended up being a favorite of mine because of this.
I chose a basic pair of icy gray, pleat-front dress pants to wear with the statement top. The gray-blue color of the pants blended perfectly with the cool blue tones in the top. Gray or Sharkskin according to Pantone’s Fall 2016 color report is on trend this season. These dress pants seem to be a mix of Sharkskin and Airy Blue from Pantone’s Color Report this Fall. My Aunt gifted me these vintage Dior dress pants from her own collection from the 80’s.
For my shoes I chose a cobalt blue pair of caged heels. I love a statement heel! A lot of people want to be match-matchy, but I find outfits to be more visually appealing when there is something unexpected. Since my pants were a gray-blue + the top has cool blue tones, this look worked perfectly. Don’t be afraid to mix it up!
As far as accessories go, I kept it pretty simple. I usually wear very bold accessories, but since there was so much going on with the top I didn’t want to over do it. I wore a pair of triangular silver + turquoise stone earrings. This played off of the other blue tones in the outfit. I chose to wear a pair of orange-toned, leather trimmed, Fendi aviator style sunglasses. (That was a mouth-full!) The crop-top has small hints of orange in it. You can never go wrong when pairing complementary colors in an outfit. I actually encourage it! Lastly, I wore my everyday pieces, a silver Fendi watch + Cartier LOVE bracelet.