Two Warm Weather Trends | Embroidered Tank and Wide Leg Cropped Jeans
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I don’t necessarily think of myself as susceptible to trends but the cropped wide leg pants trend and the embroidery trend are things that have really grown on me. Today’s post is all about trends that are a little bit retro but how they can fit into your sustainable wardrobe for years to come!
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I used to run around and get my knees scraped when I was a kid and I’d almost always end up with holes on the knees of my jeans (in fact, I still do that). Whenever that happened, my frugal mother would add embroidery on top of the hole in my jeans or add some kind of fancy patch. When the embroidery trend came back, I couldn’t help but be reminded of my childhood knee-scraping days and I think that’s why I had a hard time taking the trend seriously. There is something a bit youth-ish about it. That said, When I saw this top at Sézane, I fell in love! The embroidery is subtle, not to mention more grown-up. I liked that it also has a fun ruffle detail (and that the color of the frills matches my pants!) and a tie shoulder for customizable sizing (unlike my gingham Madewell cami). The back has a button closure but the top is reversable so I could wear it like a button-up tank as well. As the days get hotter, I’m planning on wearing this with perhaps my denim skirt and mules or even a pair of high-waisted shorts.
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Wide Leg Cropped Pants
When wide leg cropped pants first came out, I was pretty firmly in the camp that believed it wouldn’t be flattering on me. At 5’3”, “cropped” usually means an awkward, unflattering cut, not to mention the flared leg reminded me of my tragic middle school fashion days. No thank you! But the more I saw it on other bloggers, the more I was curious about it. I went to a Madewell towards the end of last year and decided to try on a pair to “experiment” with before I started to think about investing in the more expensive Jesse Kamm pants and I sort of fell in love. Here I am with an outfit for you guys featuring the trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon! The Jesse Kamm pants are a favorite but at $395, they are most definitely a huge splurge. I wasn’t ready to take the plunge but at least the Madewell version is a part of their denim recycling program (not to mention Madewell does have fair trade denim) so I could rest a little easier at night knowing that my purchase is ethically sound. That said, there have been accusations of Madewell utilizing Jesse Kamm’s SEO keywords to sell their “knockoff” version of the pants. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but if designer integrity is important to you, you should read this article and decide for yourself (for the record, I think I fall more in line with Shannon Buckley’s opinion). The more you know, right?