In today’s 10 picks, I’m honing in on a lot of micro-trends I’ve noticed lately — ittybittyminimicro trends, that is. Things like mini bucket bags, and glen plaid, and mom jeans. Yes, mom jeans. I said it. (P.S. You can stay on top of my favorite street style trends via Pinterest. I’m an avid pinner — when I can’t sleep, I pin. When I’m waiting in line at the grocery, I pin. Follow along hereeee.)
Pick No. 1: The Micro Bucket Bag
These Simon Miller ring-handled micro bags ($390) have been such a street style cult classic for the last season or two, and I’m digging them. Other micro bags I love: the Mansur Gavriel mini sun bag and mini bucket bag. And, this circular one from Clare Vivier!
Pick No. 2: The Chanel-Esque Cardigan
Had to re-feature this adorable fringed cardigan I just snagged. I cannot wait for it to arrive — perfect accent piece for fall.
Pick No. 3: The Statement Earring
Pick No. 4: The Bell-Sleeved Blouse
Pick No. 5: The Boxy Striped Tee
Another mockneck! What did I tell ya! And this one very affordable and in a fabulous shade of petal pink. If you look up close, you can see how thick the cotton is — such good quality for such a good price!
Pick No. 6: The Mom Jean
OK, what do we think about non-skinny-or-slim-cut-jeans? AKA The Mom Jean that’s been all the rage on fashionistas? I’m scared, but also, a little intrigued. I think it could be a little hard for those of us with hips to pull off.
(Mr. Magpie shudders.) I’ve been intrigued enough to track down a few options to inspect more closely: a pair of classic Levi’s, these by Frame, or these more-on-the-safe-side Everlanes. (P.S. I love that Everlane lets you see the same pair of jeans on multiple different body types and in different sizes! GENIUS! Talk about transparency!)
Pick No. 7: The Strapless Satin Top
Talk about elegant + glamorous party dressing — this satin top ($118) is so Jackie O., especially in that fetching shade of gold! I imagine pairing this with either dark wash denim for an evening out or a narrow column skirt for a more formal affair. Reminds me of these stunning Sachin + Babi tops, also a fetching find for this upcoming season’s holiday parties!
Pick No. 7: The Glen Plaid Statement
I’ve seen a lot of gray glen plaid pieces lately — this chic pea being a prime example:
I also spotted a similar pattern in the Instastories of the oh-so-chic Jenny Walton:
Pick No. 8: The Tibi Fall Dress
This Tibi dress ($395) is a perfect investment piece for the fall-to-winter season: I imagine wearing it with tights and booties or sharp statement flats and feeling appropriate no matter what I’m up to (meetings? playgroup? museum? post-work drinks? check, check, check, check). ALSO: note the mockneck. (Third time in this post alone! They’re a thing!)
Pick No. 9: The Cape
I’d very much like to splurge on this stunning Veronica Beard blanket cape ($650) — how perfect with jeans?! (As an aside, I lived in capes during my pregnancy last year. I’d throw them on over stretchy maternity tees, slip on my loafer mules, and be done with it.) However, much more likely: this checked J. Crew capelet for $75.
Pick No. 10: The Plaid Bow-Front Blouse
Andddd, combining all.the.trends: a) bows, b) fall colors, c) statement blouses, and d) glen plaid, I give you this $80 Madewell find. Also note that she’s kind of wearing a mom jean situation in this pic!
P.S. OK, one more affordable fall find you have to know about!