SPECtacular Sightings: Less is More!

Less is more.  Who said so?  Me!  Well, maybe not just me…As a publicist working at ClearVision Optical, an eyewear designer/distributor whose brands are among the most sought out names, I must keep my eyes peeled for fashion trends that are penetrating the marketplace.  As a result, I’ve noticed that an abundance of noteworthy fashion gurus have continued to hone in on the ideology of minimalism and infusing it through their designs in 2012 and into 2013.  It’s a trend that works for all, no matter what shape, height, size, age, and/or ethnicity you claim.  In addition, most minimalist fashion pieces can be worn as you transform from your day to evening look, making it more versatile for the everyday woman or man looking to stay on trend. 

I myself find this particularly exciting as an aspiring trendsetter and fashion/beauty aficionado.  In my opinion, I represent the everyday 30 something working gal who sometimes envisions her life on the runway… from the comfort of her cubicle/desk, of course!  With that said, I want to share with you some of my favorite styles and looks that have adopted the minimalist phenomenon of which I’ve also adorned my closet/ and style with.

Sock + Bun = Sock Bun! :  Want a sleek, trendy, high-fashion inspired but easy-to-do hairstyle? Then the sock bun is for you!  And, yes, you do use a real sock (you can buy one made or DIY)!  This hairdo has been spotted on A-List celebs and trendsetting women alike.  Check out YouTube for some hair tutorials.

EYE Love These – Rimless Eyewear:   Eyewear is more than, well, just eyewear.  It brings together your whole outfit and is seen more as a fashion accessory than a necessity.  Today, the fashion world has re-introduced the rimless frames as the must-haves as they have made their way into the marketplace!   And now you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.   Check out the new BCBGMAXAZRIA Holly frames which are designed for the woman who wants statement-making, confident eyewear that suits her personal style.  Holly is a customizable 3-piece rimless frame featuring genuine, hand-laminated feathers for a bold, glamorous look.  It’s available in six different colors and six different lens shapes.  Which Holly are you?

I See You! Sheer Fabric:  While most may think sheer fabric is a staple of spring/summer items, this trend has extended its stay and doesn’t want to go away!  And, I love this trend!  Why? Because of its flexibility to transform your ensemble from day to night.  For example, for the day look, pair with a camisole.  For night time, swap the camisole for a bando top!   

Fingerless Gloves: Now more than ever this pair is heating up the fashion scene (pun intended).  Not only are they ideal for tech junkies who can’t live without their smart phones, but they are super rad and can add some edginess to the overall appearance.   

Adding some of these pieces to your everyday look will soon have your peers coining you as the fashionista of your group!

Until next time,
A-li-da (Almonte), the fashion follower

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