Talented, gorgeous blogger and jewelry designer extraordinaire, Wendy Brandes, has trademarked the phrase “Never Is The Next New ThingTM.” Wendy’s NITNNT’s have included: knickers, double denim, high/low dresses, maxi skirts and cameltoe shoes. Styles that once gave us the willies are the ones we later embrace.
Once in the category of never, I now consider the following pieces attractive, stylish, and “me”. A woman can change her mind. ☺
- Bomber jackets. I said they were too mannish for me, but I’ve seen some pretty, feminine styles that I’d definitely wear for Spring. I’ll avoid the heavy leathers, and go for this:
|Pretty! From ASOS.|
- Open toe booties. I used to scoff at these: “Why cut toes into boots, when boots are supposed to keep you warm??” Now my eye has gotten used to them, and I’ve become more adventurous in my footwear, as well.
|Love these with a full skirt. From Franco Sarto.|
- Cropped pants. I’ve associated these with the pants my mother’s friends wear at the Independent Living Facility. I thought, “Why not just add a couple inches to the hem, and call it a real pair of pants?” But I am changing my mind as I see sleek new versions of the cropped trouser.
|From GAP. Only $20, and 30% off right now!|
- Wild and crazy tights. I still get a bit of a Colorforms vibe from these, but I like them as a way to spice up an otherwise neutral look. I love the ways the artists Anne, and Melanie incorporate colorful legwear into their looks.
|Yes, I would. From Stylecaster.|
Still on the NO list for me, but never say never, are: jeans shorts (OK, never), harem pants, ankle length denim skirts, cropped tops (trending hard this season, but not on my 58 year-old torso), flat “bedroom sandal” shoes, and twin sweater sets. How about you? Changed your mind about any looks?
Happy happy weekend, and stay fabulous,
Visible Monday is on its “off” week this week, so we can recharge, refresh, and manifest peace in the world. ☺ We’ll be back on Monday, April 7th (actually, the Sunday evening