By: Malcolm Mayhew
I read a lot of fashion magazines and I love staying up to date on what’s new and in style for each season, but sometimes those New York trends just don’t translate to everyday life. Here’s how to wear the latest summer trends the Fort Worth way.
One of the biggest spring and summer trends is an off-the-shoulder blouse or dress. Here I have an off-the-shoulder shirt tucked into a floral skirt for a feminine look that’s flattering on a variety of figures. You can wear the same shirt with skinny jeans (yes, they’re still in!) for a night out.
Steal a cue from the men and wear the comfy and slouchy denim look. The Boyfriend jean is the perfect casual fit for any girl on the go and can easily be dressed up with wedges or heels. Boyfriend jeans are perfect for the Texas heat and will allow you to move much easier than your skinny jeans ever would. I suggest buying your boyfriend jeans a size up for a loose fit and have fun with it by looking for jeans with paint splashes, patches, or holes.
You may feel all tied up in this shoe trend, but don’t worry it’s easy to pull off. Instead of choosing flats, go for a block heel for a chic take on this fun trend. After all, no one wants to walk the brick-lined streets of Sundance Square in stilettos. The block heel is a way to feel dressed up without having to worry about falling over. The above black lace up block heels go with everything and can dress up any outfit.
Another denim trend that’s sticking around is flares. Many people shy away from flares, but this style is actually extremely flattering on a multitude of body types. The above flares give the model more curves while the high-wasted style shows off her midsection. Another thing to note is the white on white styling: it’s a gorgeous way to show off your summer tan.
The final summer trend I suggest for Fort Worth women is embroidery detailing. I love this Spanish twist and the bright colors work perfectly here in Texas. The beautiful stitching can be highlighted with corresponding colorful jewelry like the above yellow tassel earrings. This trend is mostly seen on light breathable cotton fabrics that can be found at any budget or style.
After spending the past few months in New York I appreciate the simplicity that Fort Worth offers. Where everything can be dressed up or down and worn anywhere. In a city lit by a Neon Moon, it’s charming to see that women aren’t afraid of wearing a bit of color and accessorizing every outfit with a worn in pair of boots. Follow these tips for wearing the latest summer trends the Fort Worth way.
By: Malcolm Mayhew