These items are fairly simple, but they have fab, on-trend details that can change the landscape of your wardrobe. They range in price point and are fairly neutral, although you’ll see some brights popping up too. Some items are on flash sale, and most have been winners on my clientele.
1. ECCO Soft 7 Mono 2.0 Metallic Sneakers
Metallic footwear is having a fashion moment, and wearing comfy metallic sneakers is one way to wear the trend. If you like to wear classic and crisp ECCO sneakers like I do, these are EXTREMELY comfy. They are my favourite fashion sneakers of all time in terms of comfort. I add an insole to make them fit better because they are wide for my narrow feet. I bought the gold which is subtle, and has quite a bit of white in it. The colour is closest to the Dillard’s stock photo. Clients who have these sneakers say that the metallic is durable and quite immune to scuffing. That is why I got them!
2. Denim Jackets and Wide Legs
The Scotch & Soda Utility Trucker Jacket is the best denim jacket I’ve seen this year. Each time a client tries it on – I dance with excitement. It is more architectural in person than in the photo. The XS fits a US size 2 to 4. Remember it must look roomy. Thankfully, it has structure in all the right places so it’s not overwhelming. The Banana Republic Roper Jean Jacket has gorgeous toffee piping giving it an earthy touch. The Old Navy and Gap wide leg and wide crop jeans are an excellent way to experiment with the silhouette at a cheaper price point. The Gap Strider Jeans work well on a curvier body type that enjoys higher rises. They come in tall, regular and petite.
We’re seeing many more belts with silver hardware, thanks to the huge influence of on-trend ‘90s fashion. My Boden belts are amongst the best quality that I’ve owned so I am especially vouching for them. Surprisingly, they far outlived my Burberry belt which looked shabby sooner than expected. I’m in the mood to wear a belt again, so I refreshed my capsule with the Kate Spade Jacquard Belt. It’s pretty, playful, and works well with my cream and white bags and footwear. It also works with the new gold ECCOS.
4. Franco Sarto Naya Ankle-Strap Pump
These are extremely pretty and dainty pumps, and right on trend with the sculptured heel. Classic with interesting design details. They run a bit big and wide, so you might need to size down. Make sure you can walk in them without your feet slipping off the sides. They are on the cusp of being too high for me, but I can manage them. The citron is mine, and versatile for my wardrobe. I sized down half a size and got them on sale.
5. Knitted Fitted Skirts
If you like form-fitting knitted skirts, these are worth a look. Wrinkle-free, easy to pack and launder, easy to pair with fluid untucked tops, and won’t break the bank. You might need to size up on the Topshop skirts. The pleated skirt from Mango is flared, and one I haven’t seen in person, yet. But it looks awfully pretty.