Los Angeles-based Kristine Thompson started her blog TrendyCurvy as a tribute to “all full-figured fashionistas with impeccable style and taste”. Kristine’s style is beautifully polished, on trend and Modern Classic. She adores a quirky pattern and fun footwear, enjoys sporting cardigans and loves colour. From the brightest of brights to soft pastels and soothing neutrals, Kristine wears colours with exuberant pizzazz.
A classic curve-hugging pencil skirt creates a completely different vibe if you go with an unusual colour. Kristine paired her eye-catching yellow skirt with a sheer black and white grid print blouse. The graphic pattern adds a playful element and plays off the yellow perfectly. Knotting the blouse emphasizes our blogger’s waistline. Black sandals bookend the top. Kristine has kept accessories to a minimum to let her outfit do all the talking. An architectural cuff bracelet, and black clutch with gold piping that echoes the blouse’s pattern are all that’s required. Bright red lipstick and nail polish match the colour intensity of the skirt.
Light grey with blush and white is a colour combination that’s often more associated with Spring and Summer, but you can sport it year round. For this Cali Winter look, Kristine is wearing ankle-length white skinny jeans and a light grey cowl-neck sweater with great drape. The cowl neck elongates the neck, while the medium gauge knit creates textural interest. The low-contrast cropped moto jacket adds spunk and the shorter length works well over the hip-length sweater. Dove grey pointy toe pumps complement the outfit colours, so does the chain strap crossbody. Kristine’s wavy ‘do further emphasizes the soft integrity of this look.
Two easy pieces are the base of this stylish, on trend outfit. Kristine dresses up a versatile turtleneck jersey dress with a toffee-coloured poncho. The earthy toffee looks luxe against the black, while the satin-y material provides subtle sheen. A fedora in a complementary shade of brown adds extra flair. Tailored black high-heeled sock booties create structure. A gold cuff bracelet and black clutch with gold piping are the chic accessories of choice. Kristine’s trademark red lipstick and wavy hair are the perfect polished finishing touches.
A statement piece like this marigold and bright blue patterned kimono creates instant drama. Kristine uses the breezy and arty topper as a third piece to dress up a simple tank and jeans outfit. The mid-wash skinnies work great with the cognac accessories and the marigold. The white tank adds polished crispness. Our blogger also has an excellent eye for detail. The cognac tote matches the wide leather strap on the sandals and the skinny belt. The chain strap on the sandals is an interesting design detail that complements Kristine’s oversized sunnies, watch and hoop earrings. A slightly darker red lip is a great finishing accent.
A fun stretchy skirt, fashion-forward footwear and on point accessories amp up the style factor of this super simple Summer look. Kristine has tucked a white scoop-neck tank into an olive midi pencil skirt with ruched sides. The ruching provides subtle camouflaging and textural interest. The cognac booties with their open lace detailing show the skin of the foot, thereby lengthening the leg line. Kristine accessorizes this breezy outfit with oversized hoop earrings, a shiny cuff bracelet, and a cognac clutch. Her flamboyant floppy hat offers stylish sun protection. Bright red lipstick and toenail polish finish off the look.
Another fab take on a blush with white ensemble. This time, Kristine has paired the drapey white tank with light-wash ripped girlfriend jeans for a casual night out. She’s left the tank untucked to show the curved hemline and wears it under a balloon-shaped jersey cardigan with elbow-length sleeves. A great layering piece for warmer weather! Rolling the jeans shows the entirety of our blogger’s fun taupe peep-toe booties with side laces. The suedette fabric adds subtle textural interest. By wearing them with the blush cardigan they seem to take on a mauvish tinge that complements the outfit’s colour palette. A bamboo cuff and fuzzy clutch are playful accessories. Soft pink lipstick, bright red nails, and the warm colours streaking through our blogger’s straight hair all go together beautifully.
What do you think of Kristine’s fun-loving style? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to browse the rest of her fab outfits over at TrendyCurvy.