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The Answer To Shorts: The Wrap Skirt

As I’m getting older and my legs are not looking as good as they used to, I am finding skirts to be my summer savior. I still want to show a little leg, but I’m not comfortable wearing shorts as much as I did in my 30’s. I’m guessing I’m not alone. One skirt style I find myself gravitating towards also happens to be a hot trend for summer ’16 – the wrap skirt. Unlike the versions I (we) wore in the 70’s, many of today’s wrap skirts are faux wraps, so you don’t have to worry about it untying and causing embarrassment (I have a particularly vivid playground memory/nightmare).

Summer Sandal Trend: The Flatform Sandal

Thank God Birkenstocks are once again out of fashion (not that I EVER thought they were in nor would I ever be caught dead in them!). What’s the hot sandal that’s equally as comfortable, but not nearly as ugly this summer? Flatform sandals! You get the height of a heel without the discomfort! Win win. Be warned, don’t try to rock the Frankenstein 4 inch flatform. They will look ridiculous on you if you are over 40 (think “trying too hard”). One or even 2 inches is fine. Any more than that should be for your daughter. Wear your flatform sandals with cropped jeans or even a midi skirt.

Hot Accessory Trend Alert: Reapproach The Silk Floral Brooch

Remember when Carrie wore silk flower pins on Sex And The City and you had to have one – or several? Well hopefully you kept them, because according to Gucci (who we look to lately for fashion inspiration as they are back on track since Alessandro Michele took over of the helm this past year), silk floral pins are the must have trend of the season. Florals are everywhere this season and even on Gucci handbags (you kinda want one too, right?). So leave it to the trendsetting brand to bring the floral brooch back. It wasn’t old-ladyish when Carrie wore it in the 90’s and it doesn’t have to be now either.

Wearable Trends: Victorian Style Secrets

What was once old is new again is a fashion mantra. This spring, not just one single trend but an entire era of yesterday is on full display for all of us fashion-lovers to appreciate. Victorian-inspired fashion is trickling its way into our spring wardrobe and I must admit, I love it. High necklines, ruffles, brocade, rich colors and textures and full sleeves are now all spring-appropriate looks, proving that less skin can be more.