There are a handful of trends that have emerged in the past year that, some time ago, were so not cool. Trends come and go, but these ones appear to have hit the hot list for the first time in 2014.
Birkenstocks were always built for practicality and comfort, never for style. They are the Volvo of footwear. Before 2014, you might have seen them worn by tourists or daggy parents. However, this year, these slip-ons are hot property – with the fashion elite jumping at the chance to own a pair. Other footwear brands are even imitating the Birkenstock sandal! Pair with casual jeans for that laid-back look.
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Remember Britney and Justin at the VMAs? Who would have thought the Canadian tuxedo would become your go-to outfit? Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr are all loving this look. The rules: don’t wear the same shade of denim. Style with funky accessories and statement shoes. We’re loving Kerr’s preference for leopard print footwear.
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Tropical, geometric, floral, animal – where does it end? Nowhere, apparently. As we move past the age of normcore, we welcome the era of… well, oddcore. Anything goes in 2014, where you can wear your floral skirt with your tiki top and be the most stylin’ person in the room. Follow SHESAID’s style guide for clashing prints.
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Sneakers and jeans
Did Jerry Seinfeld have it right all along? Trendy trainers are in right now, even with your denim! Try a pair of neon Nikes with your double denim.
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You either love it or hate it, but double denim is back and it’s not going away anytime soon. To avoid looking like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 1999, abide by the following style tips to keep your look on-trend and fabulous – regardless of the event.
Choose a style that flatters your body shape, and keeps you looking youthful and fresh. Avoid clothes which are too big, too small and are just plain outdated. If you aren’t sure of your size, don’t buy an item of clothing from an online store. With double denim, its best to find a flattering fit which accentuates your body in a positive way.
Avoid Western accessories
It’s probably not a good idea to pair your double denim with cowboy boots, big buckled belts or even a cowboy hat (unless you’re attending a themed party, of course). Keep accessories muted, and incorporate a simplistic selection of shoes and bags which won’t take the focus from the denim.
While it’s easy to get carried away and incorporate a little bit of masculine dressing with this trend, try and keep a tailored silhouette. Stick to clothes which are more feminine and fitted, since this will prove to be a nice contrast with the double denim. A killer pair of heels or leather clutch will spice up any old outfit.
Keep to the same tone
Whatever your style may be, it is important to stick to the same tone of double denim. Otherwise, your outfit might end up looking outdated and clash far too much with the entire outfit. If you’re new to this trend, think about purchasing a chambray shirt which can be worked into your wardrobe with ease.
We recommend: Staple The Label Chambray Sheer Shirt, $71.96
Keep it simple
For this look to shine, keep the rest of your outfit toned down and minimalist in style. Use accessories and shoes to complement the double denim without overpowering or shifting away the focus. A faux glow also looks great with any shade of denim.
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