Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Getting Into The Popular Skirt Trend This Fall? Here are Great Ways to Style Skirts

Skirts are such a big trend this fall season. They are perfect for the fall transition into cooler weather. Especially down in the Southern States like in Alabama when we still have pretty warm weather. Skirts are an easy way to incorporate different fall trends into your outfits. Some major skirt trends we are seeing this season are corduroy skirts, printed skirt, and of course leather skirts. No matter how you style a skirt, you can’t go wrong this fall! You can dress them up for night out on the town or keep them more casual for a brunch with friends. Here’s a breakdown of our favorite skirt trends this season.

One of the biggest trends in fall skirts is colored cords. Corduroy is one of the classic fall materials. It is so soft and keeps you warmer than traditional denim. Colorful corduroy skirts are a great way to add this material into your fall wardrobe. You can pair a cute pink corduroy skirt with an ivory sweater and tall boots for the cutest fall look. You will be ready for any fall activity! You can also pair a corduroy skirt with a basic top and kimono for a little bit of warmer weather! A corduroy skirt is the perfect thing to add to your outfits for all your fall activities. Your outfit will scream fall!

Another popular trend this fall is the printed skirt. There are so many ways to incorporate printed skirts into your fall wardrobe! Camo and animal print skirts are so on trend and a great way to incorporate those prints into your looks this season. Camo and animal print are huge this season so why not bring them into your closet with a cute mini skirt! Velvet printed skirts are also another way to add some texture to your bottoms. Printed skirts give your outfit all the style with just one piece! Pair a printed skirt with a neutral sweater and some booties and you will have the cutest fall look! There are so many great ways to style skirts and there are so many different styles of skirts, the possibilities are just endless!

Last but not least, leather skirts are a must have this fall season. Leather skirts add the sass to any outfit. They are the perfect thing to dress up with this fall. A basic black leather skirt can be styled so many different ways for so many different occasions. A basic black skirt is a must-have for your fall nights out on the town! Leather skirts are also a fun way to add in a little color to your wardrobe. You can find a leather skirt in just about any color this season. A burgundy or rust color leather skirt is a great way to add in some color to your fall wardrobe! A leather skirt is great for your dressier fall outfits.

I love that skirts are so on trend for this fall! I hate to leave them behind in the summer. A skirt with a sweater and boots is such a cute fall look. Skirts are a great way to show off your girly side this fall. Corduroy skirts are great for a more casual look to head out on your fall day activities. Then for when you need to dress up, a leather skirt is the way to go this fall! Finding an online boutique with all the items you want in one place is possible with Lotus Boutique. Skirts are such an easy way to show off your stylish side this fall season! How would you style your skirts this fall?

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Breakdown On How To Wear Leggings

Leggings- Pants or Not? 

The ultimate fashion debate of late seems to be if leggings should be considered pants or not? To me, it’s all about how you style your leggings. There are so many different styles of leggings that can be styled in so many different ways. Let’s give leggings a breakdown and maybe put this argument to rest.

When I think about exactly how to wear leggings, there are tons of great ones! Of all the ways to wear leggings, the most obvious style of leggings is your classic, work out leggings. These are typically made a little thicker and are usually worn by athletes or for trips to the gym. However, with the burst of athleisure becoming a trend, we see these more often. It seems like every trendy young adult or mom is out running her errands in leggings and a workout top whether they intend on hitting the gym or not. Don’t get me wrong, athleisure wear is one of my favorite trends. If I can be considered on trend and stylish in something as comfy as leggings and a top, you can bet that’s what I’ll be wearing whenever I can. But, being realistic, most of us can’t wear workout leggings and a tank all day every day. Cue, fashion leggings!

Fashionable leggings have also become very popular. I classify “fashion” leggings as the leggings that are typically designed to look like pants yet have the comfort of leggings. Leather leggings are a major trend for this fall season and are some of my favorite ways to wear leggings while still looking dressed up. Distressed leggings and jeggings (jean leggings) are also so trendy for this coming season! These types of leggings are perfect for when you need to dress up but still want the comfort of leggings! These leggings that are designed to look like pants are perfect to wear with tunic length tops and sweaters. Since leggings are typically tighter than pants, I like to wear longer tops to make sure everything is covered.

You can wear leggings for so many different occasions depending on the style! Workout and athletic leggings are my favorite thing to wear for running errands or to throw on for class. I’ll even wear workout leggings with a casual tee top to wear out to brunch with friends on the weekends! For occasions where I want to look cute but don’t want to wear uncomfortable jeans or pants, then my go-to is leather leggings. One of my favorite looks for a night out with friends is a pair of leather leggings with an oversized sweater and booties! The leather adds the sass to my outfit and I can dance the night away with ease. Distressed leggings or jeggings are another favorite for when I am catching dinner with friends and don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort. Simple jeggings are easy to pair with a cute tunic and be comfortable for a dinner out. Then, you can eat all you want and won’t have to worry about your pants being too tight

Leggings are definitely a staple piece of my wardrobe. With fall coming up, they are the perfect way to stay warm and comfortable. Whether you are running errands or going out with friends, there is a legging style perfect for that occasion! We may never settle the debate of leggings being pants or not. With a long top, I wear mine as pants. Maybe it will always just be a matter of opinion. One thing I do know, however, is that leggings are a great way to not sacrifice style for comfort! And to me, being comfy in what I have on is all that matters.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Camo print is such a hot trend this season

Camouflage isn’t just for the hunters this season! Camo print is such a hot trend this season and you can get it in just about any design. The shades of dark green are what make it the perfect print for fall. This print will add the texture to your fall wardrobe. Camo outfits will give you that edgy, stylish look you have been searching for this fall season. You can wear this print in anything from camo tops, to pants, to skirts!

The easiest way to add the camo trend into your wardrobe is with a simple camo top. Camo print tees are so on trend and the perfect thing to add to your fall wardrobe. Camo tees are easy to dress up or down. You can pair a camo tee with leggings for a cute but casual look to run errands on the weekend. You can also dress up your basic camo tee with a skirt and booties and have a super cute outfit to go out with friends! For a sassier look, you can style a casual cropped camo sweatshirt top with a skirt or jeans for another cute going out look. Camo tees are easy to throw on and be ready for the day, whether you keep them casual or dress them up! They are an easy way to incorporate the camo trend into your wardrobe.

Camo tees hit the scene last year and haven’t gone anywhere, but this year we are adding camo bottoms to the mix! Camo pants are the best way to show you edgy, stylish side this season. Camo jeans are so easy to pair with a sweater or basic top and have a complete outfit. The camo print will add just enough texture and color to your outfit! For a more casual look, then a camo jogger is just the thing. A great pair of camo joggers is the perfect casual, cute outfit for the weekend. You can keep them casual to run errands or dress them up ever so slightly for brunch. Or just lounge around in the house in them! No matter what style camo pants you get, you will look great! Camo pants are the best way to show that you are keeping up with the latest trends.

If you are really looking to be sassy and stylish this fall, then a camo skirt is just the thing for you! This is one of my favorite camo pieces this season. Camo tees can get repetitive but a denim camo skirt will set you apart from everyone else. Skirts take the camo bottom trend a step farther because you can show a little skin as well. A camo skirt paired with a black top and booties is the perfect outfit for a night on the town. Camo skirts are the best way to show off your sassy, stylish side. They will give your wardrobe that edgy feel without losing your feminine side! Show off those legs in a stylish camo skirt this season to look like a true fashion icon!

When you initially hear camo you think of the outdoors and hunting, but leave that way of thinking in the past! Camo print is one of the prints of fall that you do not want to miss out on. Camo will add the edge to your fall wardrobe and show off your stylish side. The colors are perfect for your fall color palette. There are so many camo designs out there from tees to pants, to skirts. Choose the style most comfortable for you and get out there and rock it!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Our Favorite Sweaters To Wear This Season

Well, ladies, the temps are finally dropping which means we can finally bust out the sweaters! Sweater weather is one of my favorite times of the year. Sweater outfits are so cozy and comfortable yet still can look so stylish. There are so many styles of sweaters out there and in so many different colors and prints. I wanted to take a minute to talk about our favorites this season. These are just some of our favorite sweaters to wear this season. From chunky cable knit, to off shoulder, to open back, I cannot wait to start rocking sweaters this season.

One of my favorite classic sweater looks is a chunky cable knit sweater. The cable knit gives these sweaters a throwback feel but the chunky design brings them into the modern times. I always like to have these sweaters in my basic cream and black colors. These chunky sweaters go great with so many bottoms! I love dressing up a chunky sweater with a leather skirt and tall boots for a night out. You can also pair these bulkier sweaters with a pair of skinny jeans or leather pants for when it gets a little too cold for skirts. I also love a good cable knit sweater for a comfortable travel or errand running outfit when the weather is cold! These classic look will take you so many places this season. A chunky cable knit sweater is definitely a staple piece you need this season.

Another sweater trend I love this season is the off shoulder sweater. The off shoulder design is such a fun cut to add to your wardrobe in any season. It shows off a little skin without showing too much. Since the off shoulder cut will add a little sass to the sweater, I like to get these types in a more fun color. A powder blue color would go great with your white skinnies for a winter white look. An animal print would also be perfect for an off-shoulder sweater. A cheetah off shoulder sweater will show off your inner fashionista. You’ll look just like you walked from fashion week. Off shoulder, sweaters are perfect to dress up with. The little pop of skin will be perfect for a night out on the town. A flowy off shoulder sweater would look so sassy with leather pants. You could also pair a more fitted off shoulder sweater with a skirt and have a look to dance the night away in. The off shoulder style is a great way to add some sass to a classic sweater.

Open back sweaters are another sassy twist on a classic sweater. These sweaters are business in the front and party in the back. Open back designs are so fun to add into your wardrobe all year long. They show a little pop of skin and will have all eyes on you as you walk away. Since these sweaters have a little twist to them, I also like to get these sweaters in fun colors. A burgundy or mustard color would be perfect for your fall color palette. Open back sweaters are so easy to style because they have the look of a classic sweater simply with an open back design. These sweaters pair great with jeans for a dinner with friends or with a leather skirt for a night on the town. An open back sweater is a perfect combination of classic and sassy!

Now that we can slowly feel the temperature dropping, it’s time to seriously think about your cool weather wardrobe. Gone are the days of crop tops and shorts- until next year that is. Time to break out the sweaters, jeans, and jackets in prep for the cold weather ahead. There are so many different styles of sweaters and you can’t go wrong with any of them this season. Always keep your classic cable knit sweater handy and then think outside the box and get a fun off the shoulder or open back sweater this season too! Also, don’t be afraid to play around with color and printed sweaters this season. Just because the cold weather is here doesn’t mean you have to layer over that inner fashionista in you!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Trending- Fall Florals

Fall Florals Are So On Trend

When thinking of floral prints, you typically think of light colors and spring in the air, right? Well, change that thinking for this fall season. Floral prints have made a splash on the fall runways in the best way. The fall floral prints we are seeing this season are taking floral prints and adding a little grunge to them. They aren’t the light colors of spring; they have a darker color palette to flow with the season. There are so many ways you can incorporate fall florals into your wardrobe so you can look like you just walked off the runway this season. From layers to tops and bottoms, or accessories, there are so many floral trends you don’t want to miss out on.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate a floral print into your wardrobe is with a layering piece. Floral kimonos and jackets are a great way to add some print and texture to your fall outfits. Picking neutral base pieces with a flowy, floral kimono is an easy way to achieve a runway look. The layers give you the feeling of fall while the floral print really ties in that trend. Kimonos are also lightweight, making them a great layer for those states (like mine) that truly don’t get fall weather until mid-fall. For the edgy girl, a floral bomber jacket is another great way to add floral prints to your outfits. A floral bomber will show you are keeping up with the season’s latest trends. Bomber jackets are so sassy and the floral print will add some texture to your basic fall outfit.

Another easy way to bring florals into your closet this fall is with a floral top or skirt. A simple floral top that would look great with jeans is an easy way to stay up with the trends this fall. The darker colors of fall florals will make sure your outfit matches the season. Designers are doing the floral tops many ways this season. For girly girls, a floral blouse is so on trend. For the girls with a little sass, a major trend is sheer tops with floral appliques.  A floral skirt is another great way to add some floral print while still keeping that girly essence. The dark colors will keep you in the fall season but the skirt design is a little more free and flirty. Choosing a floral print for a base piece makes it easy to style the rest of your outfit. Pair your floral print with a neutral color and simple earrings and you have a great fall look for day or night!

My favorite way to add in floral prints is probably in my accessories. Accessories can make or break an outfit. They are also the best way to add some fun to your outfits. Purses and shoes are an easy way to add some color or incorporate a trend. Wearing a neutral outfit with an awesome floral print purse has me drooling this season! Statement purses are some of my favorite accessories so why not use them as a chance to incorporate a fall floral print. Floral print shoes or booties are another way to add some floral print to your outfits. Floral shoes will have you looking like you walked straight from the fashion week runways. Another accessory that isn’t technically floral print but will add that floral essence, are flower earrings. A beautiful flower stud can add that same floral feeling to an outfit without an overpowering floral print. Accessories are such an easy element to play around with in your outfits; don’t be afraid to try out some florals with your accessories this season!

Floral prints are no longer just for spring and summer with light, airy colors. Fall florals have made their presence known this season with their edgy color palettes. The colors of these prints are truly what differentiate these florals from the floral prints we will see when spring comes around. Bringing these fall florals into your wardrobe is just as easy as in spring.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Transition Into Fall With Layering- How To Take Your Summer Items Into Fall

Did you realize that a lot of your summer pieces can transition into your fall wardrobe when layered the right way? A lot of times we think of pieces as just being able to be worn in one season, but with layering in mind, you can incorporate pieces into your fall wardrobe from all year ‘round. Sleeveless tops and tanks that you wore freely all summer long are now the perfect tops to layer up when the cold weather comes around! Here are the best ways to layer your outfits this fall season.

When layering, it’s easiest to establish your base outfit first. This is a great way to transition into fall. I always start by picking out my top and bottom first no matter if I’m in the mood for a top and jeans or a skirt and cute tank. Once I pick out my base two pieces, then starts the fun! If I am wearing a short sleeve or sleeveless top I tend to layer with something a little heavier. This fall season, chunky sweater cardigans and denim jackets are super in style for a warmer layer. If the weather isn’t too cold, then a light utility jacket is another popular layer for this season. Another easy and stylish light layer is a kimono. You can wear a solid kimono is your outfit already has some pattern. If your outfit is solid, basic colors then pick out a fun, printed kimono to add some texture!

Next, for the layering accessories! Scarves are obviously the first thing that comes to mind with layering and rightfully so. Scarves are so easy to style and the best thing to keep you warm. As the weather transitions and it’s still warm, a light scarf is perfect to throw on with your fall outfit. When it starts getting colder, then pair your outfits with a chunky sweater scarf. You can also accessories with a cute cable knit beanie! Another accessory I love is a plaid flannel button up. I know what you’re thinking. A top as an accessory? Well, being from Alabama, we don’t get cool weather for a while in fall. So, I have my cute daytime outfit with lighter pieces to keep cool and tie a plaid flannel around my waist. Then at night when it does get a little cooler, then I already have the perfect layer tied around my waist!

Everyone knows that fall means boots and booties! To me, that just means another great way to add a layer. I love pairing my short booties with some cute socks to peak out the top. Over the knee boots are also a great way to layer and keep your legs cool while you’re rocking a skirt! Tall boots are also great to wear with jeans or leggings to keep your legs fully covered on the really cold days!

Layers are essential to staying warm, but you can still be so fashionable! It is also a great way to get the optimal wear out of your closet. Don’t just wear those tanks in summer; layer them up for the fall transition! Now that we’ve given you some tips for staying warm and layering this season, give it a try! And don’t be afraid to think outside of the box this season!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Complete Guide to Shopping Trendy Women's Tops Today!

 Trendy's Women's Tops Shopping Guide

You watch it streaming live from entertainment television, read about it in magazines hot off the press and hear chatter about it everywhere you go. It can defy the odds, change society and make history… what is the “it” we speak of? FASHION TRENDS! That’s right! Whether you’re a fashion fiend and can’t get enough or simply couldn’t care less, fashion trends are actually a pretty big deal and have defined society, as we know it today, and will continue to alter our culture till the end of time. So what’s the big deal about trends anyway and how can clothing make that big of an impact in our life? Well, you have either heard your parents talk about what they used to wear or tell stories yourself about fashions that were popular when you grew up. Whether it was shoulder pads, leg warmers and perms of the 80’s or overalls, bare midriffs and scrunchies of the 90’s, you look back to your adolescence and always remember those unforgettable fashion trends. Trends are apart of life, as every year we await the new fashions on the runway and tune in to see what celebrities are wearing to award shows all just to see what will be the next big thing. It’s all about trends! When you look back at a decade, you can recall the following things: big political news or worldwide event like a natural disaster, popular entertainment of the era whether it be toys, technology, music or a big movie release, and fashion trends. Every decade is defined by the popular fashions of the time and that’s why trends are fun to be apart of and important to remember… because we are living history in the making!

The influence of fast fashion has taken off over the last decade and with the growth of trendy online boutiques offering affordable ready to wear styles, it has become easier to keep your closet up-to-date with what’s popular. The appeal of lower price points and keeping up with the Jones’ has revolutionized the fashion industry and so is the need to accommodate this high demand. Wear now looks are just as well made as your classic capsule wardrobe pieces, just without pricy fabric options like 100% silk or real fur. So unless you just hate to shop, there really isn’t a reason not to keep up with the trends each season. Shop styles for now, and then shop new ones later. For those fashion lovers that love to shop anyway, this fast fashion phenomenon gives you all the more reason to make sure your closet is always full of the newest looks for every season! 

It’s important to review current trends and popular fashions from earlier in the season to help identify key elements that will be taking us into the next season. Especially for the fashion lovers, fashion forecasting and seeing how history repeats itself by reintroducing trends in an entirely new way is just pretty cool. Plus, knowing what’s in style right now comes in handy, as unexpected events pop up all the time and you don’t want to stick out in an outdated outfit! So we’re going to go over a few fashion highlights from this season focusing specifically on women’s tops, as top styles have become a dominant force in the fashion world these days with more designs available than any other apparel product!

Trendy women’s tops come in all shapes and styles, and we take a look into the best fashion trends and latest looks so far this year, and then sneak a peek into the upcoming trendy women’s top fashions for fall 2018!

Trendy Top Styles

Trendy women’s tops often feature a popular fashion trend that’s common across each style type, but there are two leading trends this year that are across the board and can be found on every top style out there.

Tie Front Tops

  • Tie front tops started to enter the fashion scene as a hot new trend in 2017 and this year they are a must have fashion staple! You can shop this look from a basic tee to an off shoulder blouse, as every style top out there will have tie front options to choose from! Whether a small tie bow or a long tie knot, all tie styles are equally popular.
-  The front ties are usually found at the hem and are just a stylish feature, but some styles tie in the middle and are functional, like the crop top shown above in black.
-  Tie front tops are cute and stylish and definitely add the statement detail that takes your outfit to the next level!

Wrap Tops

  • The wrap trend is huge this year and can be found on fashion-savvy dresses, stylish rompers and trendy women’s tops. Wrap tops come in every style too, such as your knit tees, crop tops and blouses.
-  You can find many mock wrap styles where a top is essentially made to look like it wraps, but the fabric is actually sewn to the inside side seams and the side tie is just an added feature. These styles are easier to throw on and go since you don’t have to fuss with adjusting the fit every time you wear it. It is hard to distinguish whether a top is a true wrap or a mock wrap, which is a good thing because why not have a closet full of both styles?
-  True wraps are functional and can be found on knit tops to fine blouses and usually tie on the left side of the waist. Some styles, like the stripe blouse in the picture below, wrap and tie in the back. Wrap tops are chic and sophisticated and look flattering on all body types. We can’t complain about the popularity of this fashion trend!
-  Another great feature about wrap tops is the hemline, as asymmetric hems are also a trendy style this year. Whether an angled or rounded corner design, both look amazing and add a little overlap flair to your outfit.

#1- Basics

Your everyday basics and even your classic top designs can have a trendy twist to them, and we’ve caught on to a few different looks that take your easy wearing tops to must have trendy pieces.

Basic Tops

  • One feature you’ll find on a trendy women’s tee is a front pocket. Front pocket tees add a little flair and extra style to your every day regular basic top. They are just cute and fun and an easy way to swap up look from your typical t-shirt.
  • Hemlines aren’t as simple this year, as you’ll find a range of hems from ruffled to asymmetric in all styles of clothes; however, a current trend with your basic tees today is a curved hemline. This is where the front and back of your top are longer in length forming a curve making the side length shorter. They are great for wearing over tight-fitting bottoms like skinnies and leggings. You can also change up your style by tying a front knot and wearing with a cute pair of shorts.
  • Another trend are side slits on your everyday basic tee. This style is so cute in general and can be worn with any style bottom, but this type of tee is especially great for wearing with athleisure wear. Mesh leggings or pair of joggers, particularly ones with side leg detail, just need an oversize tee with side slits to pair with them for a trip to the gym or just running errands around town.
- We took the side slit trend fashion up a notch and styled our white tee with a distressed denim midi skirt, platform slide sandals and druzy drop earrings for the perfect day-to-night outfit! Also pictured above, we took the latte-colored one and opted for a pair of cuffed distressed denim shorts, wedges and beaded choker for an outfit you can where to a festival or to lunch with friends. A couple of different looks you can get with a stylish and trendy side slit top!
  • Surplice style tops are big this season as they give you the popular wrap look without all the fuss! Definitely a stylish way to take your simple tee outfit and turn it into a trendy look! Comfortable, stylish and easy wearing, that makes this basic top style a trend favorite in our book.

#2- Tees

T-shirt styles for women are currently all about taking your everyday tee and turning it into a trendy fashion.

 Graphic Tees

  • Graphic tees have been growing in popularity the past few years and this year’s trend is all about word graphics. These graphics are usually cute little phrases that describe your lifestyle or some how identify with who you are or what you like to do. Whether you are a “mama bear” or a “girl who brunches”, these graphic tees add a little whimsy to your outfit and can also give your girls a good laugh! Yep, witty mantras are found on there too along with many related to a holiday or special event.

- Styling graphic tees is more than just throwing on with a pair of shorts, although you definitely could do so, but you’ll see styles ranging from front tucking into a denim skirt to wearing under a cute pair of overalls. Rockin’ your trendy graphic tee in an outfit that wows is the look you want to go for when putting an outfit together. The graphic tee is a statement on its own and we have embraced the look and can’t get enough!

  • The oversize trend, also referred to as boyfriend style, is widely popular due to its versatility in layering and easy wearing design for all day comfort. Bralettes peeking out whether it’s lace detail on the shoulder, strappy neckline design, or a mix of both lace and strappy style in the back, is a popular way to style your oversize tee. The oversize silhouette let’s you have some fun and play around with showing off your different bralette styles. For summer, thinner fabrics give you the most versatility with layering different pieces. Whether you want to wear your oversize tee off the shoulder with a bralette and cami or twist in a front knot over your bathing suit for a day at the beach, you have a number of options with this trendy tee style. You will also see this tee style continue into fall but with thicker, sweater-like fabrics like waffle-knit thermal and fleece. The “throw on and go” kind of look, or effortless style, is super trendy right now, especially with the rise of athleisure-wear in the fashion world.

#3- Blouses & Shirts

Shoulders, sleeves and buttons, oh my! Trendy top styles you must have in your closet this season include fun variations of exposed shoulders, sleeve detail and button up fronts.

Off Shoulder & Cold Shoulder Tops

  • Not just a warm weather trend, but rather a year round style we can’t get enough of, the off shoulder and cold shoulder looks are trendy designs you definitely want to add to your wardrobe, if you haven’t done so already.
Cold shoulder tops kicked off the exposed shoulder trend, which in return quickly brought the off shoulder style into the fashion scene. The cold shoulder trend has died down a little, in comparison to the off shoulder look; however, the cold shoulder design has updated a bit and consists of large open shoulder designs that essentially drape below the shoulder and down the arm. This gives that coveted flowy look and adds sleeve detail that is also on trend.
Off shoulder tops are more popular than they’ve even been before, or at least it seems that way. There are many types of off shoulder designs that include smocking, fabric overlay, ruffles and tie sleeves just to name a few. The mass appeal to this trend even in the cooler seasons doesn’t seem to be dying down soon either! If you are looking to update your closet the #1 trendy top to add to your selection should be an off shoulder design hands down!
  • Sleeve styles amp up your trendy top game as you can find designs ranging from big flutter sleeves to flirty ruffle tiers. Fashion-savvy outfits start with a statement top and sleeve detail has a lot to do with how big of statement you want to make. Go big and dramatic, sweet and sophisticated or trendy and stylish; just change up your sleeve style to get the look you’re going for!

Button Front Tops

  • Button fronts have been a popular theme across a wide variety of shirt styles this season. But not just found on your typical button up collared shirts and blouses, however, but also on trendy women’s tanks, tees and basic top styles. This button up trend is often seen in combination with other on trend fashions, such as off the shoulder or tie front designs, for additional style. One particular style that is especially trendy is a short sleeve knit button up tie front top, like the bottom-middle oatmeal example above. Comfortable and fashionable make this easy-wear design perfect for wearing throughout the year.

#4- Tanks

This year’s trendy tank styles are all about fun necklines and hemlines, plus a little back detail and cutouts if you want to add a little edge to your outfit.

Flowy Tank Tops

  • Go with the flow. We have noticed that tank tops have been gradually getting flowier over the years and it seems like the more flutter it has the trendier it is. Form-fitting tanks are worn as either a first layer or as a simple separate to tuck into a high waist pair of bottoms. These fitted tanks are essentially treated as an under layer and not necessarily your go-to fashion top to wear out on the town in. Current tank top fashions consist of a free flowing silhouette with many styles giving off a boho chic vibe we absolutely love! This flowy style is usually longer in length making it great for wearing over tight-fitting bottoms like skinny jeans and leggings. A trendy way to style flowy tops to accommodate the longer length when wearing with shorts or a skirt is to tie your tank into a side knot or slightly tuck in the front.
-  Not all tanks are long and billowy however, as there are many flowy crop tanks that are just as trendy and fashion-forward. You still get that wispy look in a shorter length, which pair perfectly with high waist bottoms!
-  Baby doll style tanks fall hand-in-hand with the flowy silhouette due to the same effect made with a drop empire, or baby doll, waistline. An easy-wearing and popular top style in general is a baby doll top, and a baby doll tank is just as stylish and on trend.

Asymmetric & Double Hem Tank Tops

  • Symmetry out, asymmetry in. Asymmetric hemlines this year are a little more prevalent than the distinct high-low style seen years past. In combination with the wrap trend, asymmetric hemlines create a fashionable look in an effortless way. The balance of long, flowy material with an asymmetric hem enhances the breezy effect and overall style.
-  Another hemline trend we’re seeing is a double-layered hem. An extra layer of fabric shorter then the layer underneath adds even more flowy movement and chic style.

Tank Tops With Ruffle Accents

  • Ravishing ruffles. Ruffle detail has continued to be a fashion trend for a while now and one the hottest looks for top styles this season include ruffled hemlines, ruffle overlays or vertical ruffle accents. Ruffles embellish your outfit with a little frill that is feminine and chic. The ruffle detail isn’t overbearing; it adds just enough flair to take your top from simple and plain to trendy and stylish!

Tank Top Styles

  • Nothing but necklines. One of the fun ways flowy tanks differentiates their look this season is by the style of the neckline. From halter and high neck designs to scoop and V-necks styles, necklines are one of the features that define top trends this season. Adding a unique element to the neckline like a cute little cutout or a fun lace-up design is fashionable too, as trendy tops like to mix a few popular looks together for one high fashion design!
  • When in doubt, cut it out. Another trend that is playful and fun is the way cutouts are incorporated into top fashions this year. Rather than seeing cutouts on the sides of the bodice, around the waist or on the shoulders, we are seeing cutouts this season in a sophisticated way that is chic and stylish. From a small keyhole cutout in a high neck design to a V-back cutout that isn’t too revealing, this trend gives you a mix of sweet style with a spicy edge and we are totally diggin’ it!
  • We got your back. Open back detail has been a common theme across all apparel departments for a while now, but trendy top styles feature peek-a-boo backless designs that are fun and set your look apart from everyone else. It’s not all about how much skin you can bare, but rather a stylish focus on your top design.
-  From V-backs to keyhole cutouts to cross back straps and lace-up styles too, you have tons of different designs to choose from that are trendy and fashion forward.
-  As we mentioned above, layering stylish bralettes underneath are a great way to change up your look or add a touch of softness or edge to your outfit. This trend is not just for spring and summer but for fall and winter too, as you saw last year’s twist back sweater everywhere you went! We are predicting this open back design will continue into fall and are excited to see the different style variations that make it onto the scene this year.

Trendy Top Colors & Prints

So far this year, we’ve seen the leading Pantone colors for Spring/Summer 2018 across all clothing styles and balanced with a palette of soft summer neutrals. In addition to the mix, we’ve also seen a considerable number of styles with a rainbow of colorful hues in one hot look! Trendy women’s tops start with the colors of the season and this summer’s vibrant shades of cherry tomato red, meadowlark mustard and all shades of pink lavender and ultra violet have been especially popular.

  • For Fall 2018, jewel tones will become the new trendy shades of the season, including rich hues of blue, green and red especially. We are gearing up for the lavish color palette coming soon for fall!
  • As millennial pink has been gradually dissipating, we are especially excited for the new colors making it into the fashion scene this upcoming fall season. No offense millennial pink, we just look forward to adding a new trendy hue to our closet!
For more information on warm weather trends this season with styling tips and more, view our related post: Spring & Summer Trends for 2018.

Pantone Colors S/S 2018

Pantone Colors S/S 2018

Pantone Colors S/S 2018

Pantone Colors S/S 2018

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Lotus Boutique Fabric Prints S/S 2018

Maybe even more popular than sporting a trending color this season is wearing a stylish print. From stripes to florals and tropical patterns too, spring and summer prints can be found across all types of trendy women’s tops this season.

  • Allover floral designs in large-scale blossoms to micro-florals are the botanical styles trending this season. Floral print has been a year-round trend and many of your spring and summer trendy floral tops can be taken into fall, if the color hues allow. Opt for subdued hues and muted tones of red, mustard or purple and deep shaded neutrals.
  • Tropical print has been widely popular the past couple of warm weather seasons and dominated the print scene this summer. From palm prints to hibiscus flowers, if you dress like you’re in tropical paradises then you are rockin’ this trend the right way! Although we won’t see this trend move into fall, we will most likely see their appearance next spring.
  • Stripes are a print you can’t go wrong with and trendy top designs this season have taken many shapes and forms. From classic pinstripes to rainbow hued variegated candy stripes, you cannot go without a trendy striped top in your closet this season! 

For outfit ideas, styling inspiration and a more detailed look about this season’s print trends, view our related post: Top Print Trends for Spring & Summer 2018.

Fall 2018 Preview

Forecasted trends for Fall 2018 include a rich jewel-tone color palette, ritzy details and traditional patterns from classic animal print to pretty in plaid. Many styles are a nod to 80’s fashions but interpreted in a new way as well as other styles from the past making their way back to the runway. Trendy women’s top styles to be on the lookout for include: 

  1. Animal Print: Animal print lovers rejoice because we can finally pull out our treasured animal print pieces we all have in our closets! You know, that ultra-glam leopard print overcoat that looks amazing with everything? Yes, we are pretty excited about this year’s animal print trend and can’t wait to add trendy new styles to our wardrobe. White snow leopard print blouses... are we dreaming? Your animal print dreams are coming true and the bolder the print the hotter the look. Striking tiger and zebra prints will definitely add edge to your look and should start at the top of your shopping list. Dressy blouses and knit sweaters in animal print will be your go-to trendy tops for fall!
  2. Red: Among the lavish shades of jewel tone colors expecting to make their d├ębut for fall, red is projected to be the dominant color to have in your closet.  Bright red is trending to be hottest hue, but all notes of this gorgeous color will be just as fashion-forward. Think power reds when shopping for trendy tops this upcoming fall season. 
  3. Ruching: Gathered sides, ruched sleeves and center front ruching are just a few ways you can expect to see this trend in all sorts of clothing styles, but especially trendy tops, for fall. 
  4. Embellishments: We all love a fun little accent on our trendy women’s tops, and this season we can expect to see sequins, fringe and the use of silver in every way in the upcoming fall fashions. Sequins are always a yes in our book and silver sequin design tops are perfect for the upcoming holidays. Daytime sparkles are simply glamorous and pair perfectly with touches of black lace layered peeping out from underneath. Overstated fringe from jewels to threads will be seen in elaborate ways as well. To balance your bright red hues, just add silver to balance the boldness. Flashy silver leathers to silky silver slip camis, silver tops in all styles are pieces you want to keep your eye out for fall and holidays!

Now that we've reviewed the hottest women’s top fashion trends so far this year and have a little more insight on what to expect to see for Fall 2018, we can go ahead and prep our closets with trendy styles that will easily take us into the next season! Check out Lotus Boutique's trendy clothing collection to follow the latest looks and trendy fashion styles as they are introduced daily!

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