Staying on trend is the goal for every fabulous fashionista. But staying dressed in the latest “it” clothing and accessories can be rough on your wallet. One of the easier ways to save money on your closet is to buy pieces that are timeless or can transcend seasons. Local fashion expert Jenna Doughton breaks it down with a list of must-haves that can be worn well into next season.
Fashion Stylist & Personal Shopper
Jenna Doughton is a personal stylist based in Las Vegas. Opinion makers look to her for advice when it comes to fashion and shopping in Las Vegas. Jenna was voted the best personal shopper by Vegas Seven magazine and is Expedia.com’s Las Vegas Fashion Insider. Jenna is also the founder of Style With A Cause, a charity event designed to empower and inspire women. Princesses, presidential candidates, CEOs, professional athletes and a plethora of fashionistas count on Jenna to help them look their best. She is available for individual consults, interviews, speaking engagements and group events.
The Midi Skirt
A midi skirt is a skirt that falls somewhere between below the knee to a few inches above the ankle. If you can, picture the movie “Grease.” The midi marks the return to the ladylike days of the ’50s and works with practically any type of shoes or boots. Midis skirts are also great for any season in the calendar.
Layer Your Jewelry
Layering jewelry is a good way to make pieces fit into any trend. Take necklaces from your mother’s jewelry box and layer them with your own pieces in a fresh, unique way. The key is to find pieces with charms or necklaces in different lengths that can bring it all together. This is also a good way to incorporate jewelry of your own that may be dated but holds a sentimental meaning.
Hike Those Waists Up
Say goodbye to low-rise pants and jeans. High-waisted pants, shorts and jeans are back and will be sticking around for awhile. The “rise” in popularity can be attributed to the millennials, who never saw their mom wearing “mom” jeans. The stigma of high rise is only remembered by a group of people who are probably okay with wearing them now.
Raise The Top
Crop tops came back on the scene last spring and are gong to stick around a little longer. The most popular way to wear them is with a high-waisted midi skirt, just showing a little glimpse of skin. You can also wear them with a a regular rise, just make sure those abs are red carpet ready.
Make A Statement
Novelty and statement printed t-shirts are another trend that will be staying on through spring. These shirts let you show some personality or just be cheeky by telling people how you feel. Pick up a shirt by one of your favorite designers, shop on Etsy or find a website where you can create your own custom t-shirt.
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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.