Lately when we’re trying to decide where to go or what to do, my answer is always “nothing fancy”. I’ve been in a very simple zone. For food I always want to go to the same few places, for drink—red wine and black coffee, and I’m feeling very fond of routines.
With clothing I’m feeling the same. I’m trying on lots of things, but sticking pretty closely with what I know and love. Let’s talk about this season’s trends!
My highs and lows for this season’s trends are that I LOVE all the 1990s clothing. Even though it does make me feel kind of old to wear it all for a second time, it also makes me feel kind of young because at 16 I never imagined how young I would still feel at almost 34. It’s actually kind of awesome. I am a big fan of the 30s! It’s the perfect mix of feeling young AND old. The best of both if you ask me!
The trends I am not loving… hmmm… I guess there’s a lot of things I like, but only on other people. Like really boxy dresses and the trend of very baggy clothing. It’s cute on models, but I can’t wear any of it. Oh and I’m 0% ready to buy a pair of flare jeans. I love a high waisted bell bottom, but a low waisted flare still sends shivers up my spine. Haha—but by this time next year, I’ll probably give in. I always do! Only time will tell.
Take it away, little sister!
A couple months ago I went through the whole KonMari your closet thing. If you don’t know what that means, you must not have gotten swept up with the whole Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up feels that everyone seemed to get obsessed with last year. I was a little slow to get on board, but I finally found the time to clean out my closet. Next up is my craft supply closet. (Look of dread crosses over face.)
After that I had a garage sale because I could not imagine finding the time to host an IG sale. And ever since I have felt SOOO good every time I go into mine and Trey’s walk-in closet. Everything feels less cluttered, and I feel like I actually like and use everything in there. During that process, I also realized a few areas in my closet that needed work. Mainly I tend to buy plenty of novel or crazy color/pattern items, but I am missing some basics. For example, I don’t have hardly any casual, flat shoes that I can wear in cold weather that go with jeans or just generally casual outfits. Weird, right? So I’m more focused on that right now than I am trends.
That being said, I am about as obsessed with chocker necklaces as anyone! This was my favorite trend in middle school (other than glitter lotion), so I am beyond excited that it’s back!
Emma’s Wearing: Jeans/F21, Shoes/H&M (similar here and here), T-shirt/Oui Fresh test (we are always checking out new shirts to find the best fits), Cozy vest/Seven Oaks Home, Hat/Target, Necklace/Sparkle and Jem, Purse/Rebecca Minkoff (similar).
What trends are you loving this season? xo. Elsie + Emma
Credits // Author: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Janae Hardy. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.