Bardot 2018

The term Bardot has stemmed from the iconic french model and actress, Brigitte Bardot. She was popularized for often wearing off the shoulder iteams sporting a bare look. The sexualized 1950’s style then evolved into current fashion statements.

The name Bardot then ventured to be a high brand clothing store. Bardot, the Australian brand often promotes styles from the famous namesake. There seasonal trends, especially summer and spring still showcase the infamous Cannes film festival look Brigitte pulled off.

Now in the 2018 spring and summer fashions have decided to reflect the off the shoulder look. Some stores are even calling these products bardot tops and dresses. So, the iconic look has made a comeback.

The off the shoulder style was one I decided to try. To style this bardot look I choose a lighter color dress. The pink and creme gingham pattern dress was to accentuate feminine style. Likewise, I choose a dress with girly frills on the bottom cut of the clothing iteam.

 Since off the shoulder dresses normally have a straight cut often making it hard to make a figured tailor, I opted for a belt. I went with a pale pink waist tie belt to accentuate a formed look. I then paired the dress with a pair of light pink heels with floral designs for a fun mix of prints.  I then added more accessories to the mix with a pale pink sorority layered choker necklace.

This clothing  choice was the perfect summer outfit.

Professional Fall Trend 2017

Professional Fall Trend
With the passing of New York Fashion Week and the hype of street trends, the true fall trends have come into play. Unlike the flashy bold color petticoats supported on the runway, the global consensus has shifted to the smart and sensible sweater dresses, trench coats, and plaid blazers. This style is simple, comfortable, and most importantly work place chic.
          For those that are in professional classes or the business field a certain dress code is expected. This unspoken code is often hard to make stylish and remain professional. However, this trend enables infinite outfit possibilities that are work appropriate. The blazer offers a warm yet sophisticated appearance. A sweater or sweater dress offer a 60’s glam look that brings a wave of nostalgic sensibility.  While, the trench coats symbolize the boom of women in the work place during 1914.  When paired with minimalist loafers the outfit falls under completion. Notably, the softer colors of light pink, tan, grey, and rose gold offer a sense of neutrality. Soft neutral colors are vital for a professional fall trend because they provide a wave of calmness, femininity, and power. All are vital for taking charge of one’s busy fall schedule.
While high brand stores may be selling top dollar for these trends, below are a few sites that have this look at a cheaper price.
Sweater Dresses, Plaid Blazers, and Trench Coats:
  1. Primark/ Penney’s (Depending on the country)- all under $35 au https://www.primark.com/en/homepage
Grey BlazerGrey Zip Longline Coat
Camel Wrap Mac
2.  Zara– all under $50 usd
3. Boohoo– all under $40 au
Alexis Long Check Coat alternative image
Natalie Double Breasted Belted Mac alternative image
Alexis Long Check Coat alternative image
Jess Rib Detail Blouson Sleeve Jumper Dress alternative image
4. Target– all under $30 usd
5. Shein- all under $25 usd
Belted Cuff And Waist Plaid Coat