They are back, with of course, a twist so you would have to buy new ones if you wanted to follow this trend. But my teen daughter informed me that high-waisted, cropped jeans (which are very similar to the oft-maligned “mom jeans”) are indeed having a moment! If bodysuits had a revival, you knew something else from the recent past would return.
Because I’m literally there always, I take notice when Target starts carrying a new clothing line. Though Mossimo is its omnipresent brand, the stores in Tucson have started to carry Who What Wear. The eponymous new line is an offshoot of the popular fashion blog, Who What Wear (because conventional wisdom says when your fashion blog/vlog gets famous, you get to design clothes….not so much for this one, lol, but there’s always hope!). But, the style and architecture of this new line for women is unique and a nice change from the boho designs that have exploded all over the store. When you live in T-town, you take whatever you can get.
Still, such a beautiful trend! Yes, it had its heyday in 2010 when Beyonce killed it in a kimono at a Tommy Hilfiger launch party. But, I still love it and believe it can thrive in the desert until at least November, when it hits a chilly 90 degrees.
In terms of cute game-day apparel (especially for the non-coed set), Arizona is still lagging behind Texas and virtually every team in the SEC. Just browse through any athletic apparel site. They make so much more for other schools! I mean, the University of Texas has its own MEN’s COLOGNE! Where is our Wildcat Musk, huh?
That said, there are some cool stores here in Tucson and online that offer some unique clothing and shoes that are worth checking out now. Listen, Chuck Cecil is coming back this year! Rich Rod–I’m a big fan of his, his wife is super stylish–is going to have an amazing season. I’m calling it now! Wildcat football fans are bred to always be hopeful…
Where to shop:
Amazon – Arizona Wildcat boots
Arizona Attire – Unique Wildcat clothing, jewelry and clear purses
Embellish Boutique, Etsy – Gameday jewelry, home accessories and apparel
Gameday Couture (gamedaycouture.com) – Finally, cute clothes with women in mind
Plunkett’s Hallmark – Adorable flip flops and blinged-out tees
Melania Trump loves culottes. They seem to be her go-to pants whenever she’s about to board Air Force One. On her supermodel frame, they are stunning. And I think she–being FLOTUS and everyone follows first lady style no matter who the president is–is fueling the comeback of these flowy, cropped pants. I just photographed a very stylish girl in these yesterday and she looked amazing, especially paired with a high heel that elongates the leg. Now, my first foray into culottes was not so glamorous. My sweet, well-intentioned grandmother bought me a pair in fifth grade and….well, for lack of a better description, I felt very much like a nerdy pirate.
As I navigate my 40s, I’ve become a huge (not Trump “huge” but huge) fan of long sleeves. And thank goodness, fashion has followed suit, producing an innumerable variety of them. So, what’s next? We talked about this at the store the other day and I think the consensus is that adorned, embellished, bedazzled sleeves are on their way for the fall and winter–which is about six months away for us desert rats. Still, a girl can dream…
Ever since I saw this exhibit of the late Alexander McQueen’s designs at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I am longing for the corset belt to return. Not the Kylie Jenner variety, but the incredible artisanship of McQueen. This belt is an architectural feat meant to be celebrated beyond the 2012 season!