With every new trend comes a number of people who assert confidently "Oh no, I can't wear that," without even having tried it on first! New styles can definitely be difficult to sport right off the runway, but so much of fashion's fun comes from experimentation. To get you started on tackling tough trends, today on the blog we're breaking down how to style pyjama pants.
Outfit details: Slouchy pants, in blue and green, $75, and denim vest, $108.
Printed pyjama pants work exceptionally well when anchored by a crisp, clean white tank or tee. Opt for a denim jacket or vest to pull it all together. Try print mixing and throw on a printed scarf in the same colour family as the pants, or trade in a thinly striped tank in lieu of plain white.
This look works best with a pair of strappy heels. They elevate the look from I-just-rolled-out-of-bed to I-just-strolled-off-the-catwalk. But if heels are not your friends, go for a feminine flat (pictured below) or a strappy sandal for a similar effect.
Outfit details: Slouchy pants, in blue and green, $75, studded denim jacket, $118, and low back tank, $32.
If you just aren't ready to step out in pyjama-style pants (yet! I will win you over one day), why not update your jean collection? From now until May 14th, buy a pair of black or blue jeans at Plum and we'll contribute $5 to the Cure Foundation to help fight breast cancer. Then, on May 14th, celebrate National Denim Day in your brand new jeans! Read all about it right here.
One of the greatest things about fashion is that it allows us to embody multiple personas - you can reinvent yourself as often as you like, often with a single garment. For example, the bohemian vibe has always appealed to me, and I love wearing boho pieces because it is a departure from my usual uniform (tending toward the preppy side of the style spectrum).
The bohemian look is one that's a little more carefree and a little more playful, and this season it's been given a chic reincarnation. Picture a flowing, boho-inspired dress like the above Simone number, balanced with a pair of sexy, modern heels and an of-the-moment 'do, like the high pony our model is sporting!
Show off your playful side by flaunting the new bohemian look this spring!
Shop the boho look: (L) Maxi dress, $89 and denim vest, $108. (C) Simone flared hem dress, in black and blue, $129. (R) Maxi dress, $89.
What styles do you love to experiment with? I'd love to hear from you! You can leave me a response here, on our Facebook page , or on Twitter @PlumClothing.
Whether you're ready or not, event season is officially here (it is late April. Let that fact sink in for a minute). I'm talking bridal showers, patio parties, weddings, graduations, and oh so many more events that are likely to sneak up on you this spring. Rather than stress out about it, or worse, ignore it, until you wake up the morning of with not a thing to wear, choose dresses for an easy, stylish solution to your wardrobe woes!
Simone shift dress, in black, blue, and red, $120
A fun shift dress in a bold colour is sure to turn heads. The beauty of this Simone number is its simplicity - you could wear it as is or it would make a great foundation for layering (try a pretty sheer blouse underneath, or a chambray shirt over top and knotted around your natural waist).
Simone sleeveless lace dress, in coral, royal, and jade, $129
Lace is a perennial favourite for spring dressing, and it works especially well in a waist-cinching style. Keep the look modern with some fun, colourful baubles (see above and below!). Go all out with bright shoes (above) or make the ensemble more streamlined with nude pumps (below).
Simone cap sleeved lace dress, in cobalt and jade, $129
What are your go-to looks for the parade of spring events?
Printed denim is the latest street fashion frontier that I can't wait to break through. What appeals to me most is that wearing these pants is A) just as easy as throwing on a favourite pair of jeans and B) instantly ups your style game. If the bold prints and colours have you hesitating, read on and see just how weareable (and versatile!) these styles can be.
Mavi Printed Denim, in Yellow, Teal, Red, and White/Pink, $98
If you're loving printed denim but feeling truly uninspired, don't forget that you can always wear them with a plain tee for effortless impact! Elevate this look with a printed scarf (same rules as above - choose a smaller pattern to complement the larger print of the jeans).
Is this a trend you'll be rocking this spring or summer? How are you planning on styling the look?
A true style maven never underestimates how much throwing a scarf on can change a look. You're guaranteed to look instantly more pulled together! And Plum just so happens to have a huge new selection of spring styles! You can even enter to win one here, on our Facebook page. We want to get 'em in your hands so badly that we're also doing a promotion! Now until April 21st, when you buy one scarf, you'll get your second for 50% off.
Please note that this is just a small sample of all the gorgeous new styles in store! With all these updates to your wardrobe, you'll need some creative ways to style them. Here's a fun video with ideas to get you started!