We stroll on into March with a bunch of spring-inspired styles from the ladies of wrestling. You can't get more spring-ready than something yellow (I actually consider yellow appropriate for any season, but that's my little personal addiction showing through :)). Brie gives us a whole gown's worth of yellow, with this printed blouson-style piece. I love how the cutout halter style gives it a modern feel, while the rest of the dress speaks the language of vintage. I also love how Brie jumps right on this meet-n-greet as an excuse to wear something that's not jeans or leggings! It's so easy to just fall into the same old, familiar routine and fashion should never be that blasé! Happily, there's nothing blasé about Natalya's LBD, worn at the same event. The buttoned-over wrap style (a nod to Diane von Furstenburg) is dramatic and sexy. That's helped along by the carefully placed cutouts. Nattie's choice of flowy, tassel earrings adds the perfect touch of playful femininity to this look. Brie completely kills it with this denim jumpsuit! It's a superb combo of casual (big, worker-overall-type pockets), chill fabric) and sleek (cap-sleeves, razor-slim deep-v). Best of all, she gives it her trademark boho flare via her accessories - a long pendant, a pile of beaded bracelets and a slim ribbon belt (PS this would be SO easy to DIY. Just find he perfect ribbon at a fabric store - you're looking for something with some heft and body, about like a sneaker lacing - and knot the ends. Pull the knot to each end of the piece, fold over and sew or glue in place). It's the warm, caramel brown shade that lends the earthy, boho flavor to the look. Neon color would make it much more pop and modern, while black would make it cool and polished. Cool and polished (am I slaying the segues today or what? ;)) is what we see from Lana as she pairs a piped polo shirt with a black pencil skirt. I'm a massive fan of polos, and it's a thrill to see a fashionista making them au courant. Their dressy-sporty vibe is very appropriate for the 80's tinges that fashion is picking up. And they can be much more than preppy. The trick is in the pairing. The pencil skirt elevates this one, while Lana's lace-up pointy toes ramp up the sexy side. She finishes it with bold gold jewelry for a minimalist statement, while her whippy ponytail adds both pretty polish and a dash of attitude. Red lips and nails bring in just a pinch of eye-catching color.
Ok, biiiiiig newsflash: stripes are an IT THING this season. There's a three-pronged trend of Americana-maritime-FrenchChic happening atm and all of them involve stripes. Wide, narrow, middling: they're all a go. Think classic color combos like white or ivory with navy, black and red. The Bellas give us a sample here, with navy and white crop tops. Brie goes for bold, wide ones, while Nikki chose skinny white on navy. They both paired them classically: with denim. As demonstrated, white works as well as classic blue. Finish with your fav sneakers for a casual, weekend look. Of course, if you'd rather dress your weekend up a bit (cool :)), the Bellas are equally on point as inspiration. White rompers do the trick, whether graceful and soft like Brie's Free People piece or crisp and sexy like Nikki's lace-up version. Strappy sandals bring a dose of fierceness to these looks. White and ivory definitely seem to be the color of the moment for the twins, as they attended a recent wedding in light dresses. Brie's asymmetrical-ruffled mermaid style gown was feminine and vaguely flapper-ish, with the deep v neckline. She finished with with simple ankle-strap heels. Nikki's bright white cutout gown was all about powerful drama. She kept that going with bright red pointy-toe pumps that created an exclamation point at the end of her outfit. A little red can go a looong way :)
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