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Holly’s Hot List February

We may still be enjoying the end of winter, but spring is just around the corner.  This month brings flirty styles for Valentine’s Day as well as fresh, new pieces to add into your wardrobe for the warmer days ahead.

PINK Collage

A POP OF PINK

While red is considered to be the color of love, for a really romantic look this season, think pink!  Whether baby soft or boldly powerful, pink adds a touch of femininity like no other color.

Make a softer step into pink with this lace dress from BCBGeneration.  The pale shade of pink is easy for many skin tones to wear, and the lace detail gives an elegant, romantic feel.

Not in the mood to play dress up? This One Eleven burnout sweatshirt from Express proves that even a bright color can be easy to wear when it’s soft and cozy.  And the off-shoulder styling is so current.

I also love how pink accessories can add a certain pop to an outfit.  Steve Madden’s Imelda sandal features bold shades of pink and a perfect pouf of fun. And this classic Coach shoulder bag gets a seasonal update with a bold rose shade to compliment so many outfits.

And don’t forget the jewels!  The Paloma Sugar Stacks ring from Tiffany & Co. is an indulgent interpretation of the trend – even the band is sporting a rose gold color.  And speaking of rose gold, how gorgeous are these Effy gemstone earrings from Bailey Banks & Biddle?

Ruffles Collage

RUFFLES

Although it’s only February, I’m already in spring mode and one of the season’s hottest trends is a redesign of a classic.  While spring has often featured flouncy, girly ruffles, this season we’re seeing ruffles make a stronger, bolder statement.

BCBGeneration takes a traditional ruffled dress and turns it on its ear.  The cut of this springy dress may be flirty, but the fun snakeskin print gives it an edge that is purely 2017.

Keep in mind, ruffles don’t have to be a super girly accent. Banana Republic adds just a touch of femininity to a menswear print with this strong statement plaid on an asymmetrical pleated top – talk about a new twist.

Zara kicks up a neutral basic by adding contrast ruffles on the sleeve. This combined with the lace insets make it perfect for the transitional season. And this Topshop sweater from Nordstrom features ruffled shoulder detail that makes an everyday outfit a real showstopper.

BOLD SHOULDERS collage

BOLD SHOULDERS

The easiest way to make a big statement this season is with bold shoulder details.  Inspired by the 1980s, this movement goes way beyond shoulder pads.

While we’ve seen cold shoulder details for a few seasons, BCBGMaxAzria makes a white blouse anything but basic by adding a banded shoulder cut out.

The oversized detail on this frilly, blue and white button up from Zara makes a prominent statement; and you can add dimension to the trend with the embroidered shoulder details on this simple white blouse, also from Zara.

Sheer and semi-sheer finishes give a feminine touch to any blouse, but this black button up by Marciano has a va-va-voom feel with its bold, red shoulder stripes.

STATEMENT EARRINGS Collage

STATEMENT EARRINGS

One of the hottest trends right now isn’t found hanging in your closet – it’s in your jewelry box.  Bold, statement earrings are the perfect complement to a little black dress or your favorite jeans and t-shirt combo.

Avior Jewelry’s interpretation features beautiful yellow diamonds and are a favorite of celebs including J. Lo, a lady who always knows how to make a statement.

Uno de 50 creates a rebellious look with their Attacked earrings.  The differentiated earrings make a real statement without a lot of size.  And you can get even edgier with these earrings designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier from Swarovski.

J. Crew is known for their costume jewelry, and these spring beaded tassel earrings are a great introduction for the season (and can be worn well into summer).

Now, long earrings are fabulous but they’re not the only option for making a statement.  Spice up your stud collection with these Kendra Scott Ear Climbers from Nordstrom – a fun, flirty trend that shows fashion is always looking up!

 

This month, you can make a style statement with one smart piece!  Whether you are feeling romance or want to keep it cozy and casual, you can experience true love with these expressive and romantic fashions.

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