For those fashionistas who thought they could just sit back, relax and eat cake until spring arrived and the weather was good enough to bring out the summer wardrobe, think again: Bare midriffs are a huge trend this spring, so you better think twice before eating that second slice of sticky caramel- banana cake!
Not only designers like Marc Jacobs used glimpses of midriff in their spring collections, shops like River Island, Forever 21 and Topshop are selling crop tops as well. And let’s not forget all those stylish celebrities who are already incorporating bare midriffs in their day-to-day fashion.
This is my favourite crop top from Topshop:
Pair your crop top/blouse/jumper with a high-waisted skirt or trousers for a sophisticated look and NEVER opt for a bare bellybutton outfit! Unless you want to look like Britney Spears in her “Hit me baby one more time” period. (Which you don’t.)
I have to admit that, although I totally love this look, I haven’t yet figured out how I am actually going to wear this on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, God hasn’t blessed me with a sun-kissed skin like Naya Rivera, and I definitely don’t have Rihanna’s tremendous confidence. Not to mention that this look isn’t really suitable for attending classes at University. Or for a day at the office…
Naya Rivera in an elegant pencil skirt
And Rihanna in a very cool combo of orange and purple.
On the other hand, I would really really really like to wear it! 😉
What do you think about this look, fellow fashionistas? Do you dare to bare?
I have a confession to make, dear readers. I have a mind-boggling, hair-raising and heart-stopping addiction to hats.
There, I said it. Luckily for me, this addiction won’t make me fat or die of lung cancer. Hence, I can indulge in my little hat frenzy as much as I want to. I love hats in all styles, textures and sizes. They are fashionable, comfy and keep you warm: three very important advantages when you want to go shopping in the middle of winter.
So join me in my hat madness and buy yourself a hat! I can assure you, you won’t regret it.
Before I forget: this post is also – and especially – directed at every fashionable man out there! Hats are the epitome of style and class: Matt Bomer, Ne-yo, Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp,…. They are, quite frankly , so sexy it hurts. So buy yourself a hat and I can guarantee: your swoon factor will shoot through the roof!
Remember when Miley Cyrus cut off her beautiful long brown hair and went for an edgy platinum short haircut?
I thought she looked AMAZING!
However, most people reacted differently. Here is a short summary of all the (crazy) reactions:
“She’s gone Britney!”
“It’s a cry for help!”
“She looks like Draco Malphoy”
For once and for all, beautiful women who cut off their hair aren’t mentally insane, it’s those who ACTUALLY THINK they have gone mad, who should be committed to the cuckoo’s nest!
Miley Cyrus declared afterwards that she “never felt more me in my whole life”, and being a short-haired woman myself, I can definitely concur.
I used to have long blond hair. Not because I thought it was beautiful per se , but because I thought I had to have long hair TO FIT IN.
Aren’t we all trying to fit in? We act, speak and dress the way everyone else acts, speaks and dresses. We are afraid to be different, because in this crazy world, we seem to think that being different results in being alone. Hence, we try desperately to be like everyone else – “normal” – but under the surface it almost feels as if you are losing your soul and personality .
I used to be like that… until I realized that “fitting in” wasn’t making me happier. So I decided to delete those words from my brain and replace them with “STANDING OUT”!
I threw away the jeans and sneakers and bought a pencil skirt and stilettos instead. I cashed in my long blond waves for a short fiery red haircut. I haven’t regretted it since!
I felt liberated and free.
I felt me…
In short (pun fully intended), short hair stands for embracing your inner queen!
Give Miley, Emma, Rihanna and all the others a break. They are all Bright, Bold and Brave! And so am I ! 😉