Monday, February 1, 2016

Now Trending | Bring Back the 90s

Now Trending - Feb

Welcome to a new seasonal post type on Neon Blonde! Now Trending focuses exclusively on what trends I've been loving, and how you can pull them into your daily wardrobe. I gather a lot of my outfit inspiration from fellow bloggers so I figured who's better to showcase these pieces? Be sure to keep a look out in the description for my favorite ways to accessorize. Think lots of mixing between feminine and masculine looks!

I didn't intend for this collection to be 90s throwbacks but somehow it ended up that way. You know what they say, don't hate the player. Instead grab a Lunchable or some Capri Suns and join along for the ride.

Luckily I've also linked some of my favorite pieces from each trending item. You can easily scroll and click through the queue to be directed to the specific piece. How easy is that?!

Bell Sleeves

Move over flared jeans, the bell sleeve is having a moment. This trend has been popping up all over the blogfront and I'm all about it. The design is super flattering and the sleeves can be volumized for the runway, or toned down for IRL.

I love pairing a simple white version with tailored pants to balance things out. Look for gauzy fabrics - a la Devon Rachel - to keep things boho, or go for a bright hue to make a statement.


Remember these guys? Yeah, they're back and in a major way. Although the whole 'plastic tattoo' version from the 90s can stay there I'm loving the reinvented sleek metal versions. The accessory now sits further down on your neck - instead of on your throat - and brings a sexy edge to your look.

I have to blame Danielle from We Wore What for my recent obsession of them and how she pairs them with low-cut tops. Look for chokers that are open in front (not a full 360 design) or that have some bedazzling. They're sure to make a statement while remaining a bit grown-up.

Two Piece Sets/Co-ords

Yup, another childhood classic coming back this year. However put away the notions of a younger-you print and look for a set with a cohesive pattern. This will allow the pieces to seamless from top to bottom. I adore how Julia from Gal Meets Glam paired her look with a studded bag and shoes all in the same color scheme. 

I also feel like there are so many different versions of sets for different events. You can pull out a great jacket and pants with tapered bottoms for the office, a short-sleeved top and shorts for a night out with the girls, and an off-the shoulder version with high-waisted pants for date night (don't forget the sliver of midriff!). 

Slip Dresses

The slip dress was a huge trend for 2015 and I'm excited to see it carried into 2016. This piece is no longer just bedroom worthy - it's now hitting the runway in shows like Chloe and Givenchy. Its super feminine look can be made into streetwear by pairing it with some minimal shoes and a leather jacket (yasss Aimee Song).

Look for fabrics that flow away from the skin and designs that don't show too much cleavage. Also keep jewelry to a minimal as it can weigh down the look.


Velvet just screams winter for me. This super soft fabric always looks luxe; whether you're wearing it as a statement piece or as an accessory. 

My favorite version of this trend is a structured blazer or cape. If you're hesitant to jump in, I would pick up something in black, maroon, or navy. These colors are much easier to pair an outfit with and look extremely chic. Add some skinny jeans, chunky heels, and a low cut tissue tee for a great nighttime luxe look. Or, you can add a fun printed accessory - like Stephanie's leopard clutch - to mix things up.


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