Microtrend: Dramatic Smocking.
There’s nothing new about smocking, but I’ve been seeing it crop up along collarbones and in dramatic display. Below, a few of my favorite finds:
BASICALLY ANYTHING BY LORETTA CAPONI — I ALREADY OWN THIS (SEEN AT TOP OF POST) AND AM EYEING THIS STUNNER
THE $39 STEAL I’VE BEEN WEARING ALL QUARANTINE LONG
THIS BREEZY DOEN OR THIS ONE (SEEN ABOVE)
THIS FUN FLORAL MAXI (UNDER $100)
THIS SAUCY ZIMMERMANN (70% OFF!!!)
Microtrend: Exaggerated Collars.
It started with on the runway with this exaggerated lapel collar Miu Miu (seen above), and now this pilgrim-chic look is everywhere. My favorite finds:
THIS DOEN (SEEN ON JENNY WALTON ABOVE)
THIS ZARA SCORE (SO SIMILAR TO THE MIU MIU)
THIS DRAMATIC EMBROIDERED POPLIN DRESS ($49!)
THIS DRESS FROM CULT-FOLLOWING-ONLY BRAND VITA KIN
Microtrend: Vintage-looking Floral Textiles.
A big one right now — so feminine, so Emma, so grandmillennial. The snap above nails the smocking AND floral vibe perfectly. A few of my favorite finds:
THIS DOEN (SEEN ABOVE — BUT HONESTLY ANYTHING FROM DOEN)
THIS STUNNING SKIRT (ON SUPER SALE)
THIS DITSY PRINT ON THIS DRESS HAS A LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE VIBE TO IT, AND I LOVE IT
THIS GORGEOUS (HEAVILY DISCOUNTED) BROCK COLLECTION — SWOON
THE ROQUEFORT PRINT AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL REFORMATION DRESSES RIGHT NOW
THIS FOR LITTLE ONES!
P.S. This pandemic has really made me question whether I am a city mouse or a country mouse at heart.
P.P.S. What to do when you can’t sleep.
P.P.P.S. My favorite things right now.
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7 thoughts on “Three Microtrends I Love RN.”
Yes to these micro-trends! I bought that Loretta Caponi-esque Zara dress back in March (on your recommendation) and it has been a great “house dress” during lockdown 🙂
I’m sliiiightly on the fence about the exaggerated-collar trend, but I do quite like that Dôen and the Vita Kin dress!
AGREE — that dress is the perfect house dress and I like how it looks with the sleeves pushed up to the elbows. Landon calls it my grandma dress but…eh. I’ve never shied away from a trend I like 🙂
That’s so funny; that’s how I feel re: sleeves as well! It looks SO much better with elbow-length sleeves. I’m 5’4″ and I feel like if I have the sleeves to their full length, it’s too much fabric — maybe because of the high neck? In any case, I dig it. 🙂 xx
Love today’s post… especially the ‘snap’ of the floral dress with high ruffled neck- do you know where to find?? Thanks!!
Hi Barbie! Yes – love that one, and it is Horror Vacui, but the print is from a past season. Here it is in a current-season print:
I am totally obsessed with this brand, and am eyeing this:
(You can get the look for less with this: https://bit.ly/2W0GoA1 — !!)
Big yes from me for all things floral! I have long loved a floral print – it feels very British and reminds me of Cath Kidston. I am happily in the grandmillennial camp!
I’m struggling with the smocking trend. Most of what I buy needs to be work appropriate. I struggle to find items with smocking that would work in an office setting. Maybe I just need to forget the office and get something for my out-of-office wardrobe 🙂
Yay! Love a good floral.
I hear you – smocking has a kind of vintage/casual/nightgown vibe that doesn’t fit in as well in a traditional office space! Maybe you can just have a pretty “house” dress instead 🙂