August 26, 2014

Three Way Tie / One Outfit Three Ways

Three way tie isn't new here at Trend Struck but demonstrating how you can wear one look from head to toe three different ways is.  Don't get bored with what's in your closet instead get inspired on how you can wear the same things you've been wearing just differently. This could easily be done by accessorizing your look, belting it, adding layers to it or something even more simple such as how you are actually wearing your clothes.  Confused by that? Well here my look combines a simple silk tank, in chartreuse (my favourite), with a grey maxi skirt. Chances are you would choose to either tuck in your blouse or let it hang out. Both are great but I would like to push you into trying something else.  Why not knot your blouse either in the centre or off to the side to expose just a little bit of skin for summer? Not into skin baring? Then go south and knot your maxi off to the side which will create some nice draping of the skirt and will allow those fabulous shoes underneath to make an appearance! Scroll on to see how I've achieved these three styling techniques and try it for yourself!! 

TUCKED IN

KNOT THE TANK

KNOT THE SKIRT
Tank, Club Monaco / Skirt, BCBGeneration / Shoes, Sam Edelman

Photographer / Tania Martinez


 

August 13, 2014

Pantone Says It's Trending / Cayenne

Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
One of Pantone's top 10 colours for Spring 2014 includes Cayenne, a fierce and exotic pop of colour. Cayenne is a bright reddish orange that can make a statement on it's own if you are brave or if you are more like me than pairing it with neutrals will take this colour to it's fullest potential. I must say it's refreshing to wear pops of colour for the summer season since pastels have been taking over the fashion scene for quite some time now. And by the way these 3.1 Phillip Lim pants were scored at 70% off at The Room in Hudson's Bay. Don't you just love sales?
Tell me - are you wearing Cayenne this season? If so let me know how in the comments below xx

SHOP CAYENNE PIECES

  Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Pantone, Cayenne, Pantone Spring 2014 Colors, 3.1 Phillip Lim wide leg pants, Free People crop top, Anthropologie pearl necklace, Club Monaco Gold Cuff
Photographer / Tania Martinez

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August 04, 2014

You're Invited / Shop For Jayu FW2014 Collection Launch

Hello lovelies! If you've been following my instagram you would have noticed that myself and two other bloggers Natalie and Angelic teamed up with Shop for Jayu to be a part of their Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook. We each came up with three looks that we felt represents us in a playful way that complemented Jayu's FW collection.  The team was amazing to work with, we had such a great day and now the photos are in and they are fantastic! 

Please join us this Thursday August 7th from 6-10pm at Screen Lounge to shop the new collection, mingle over drinks and enjoy the last bit of summer weather on a beautiful patio. Can't make it? Lucky for you the collection will also become available online on this same day! Hope to see you there and in the meantime you can find my three looks below and a fun little introductory video xx

Photographer: Artiese / Hair: Allison Kam / Make-Up: Hey Jolie / Florals: DeLight Floral Design


 

July 29, 2014

Spotlight / Lisbeth & Birds of a Feather

A lot of what I love today was discovered online and quite commonly on instagram. It was this image, found on the Lisbeth homepage, that caught my eye. The layering of simple necklaces formed such beauty that was relatable to my style that it intrigued me to follow this account for more. Ok well maybe the fact that the designer behind Lisbeth Jewelry, Sophie Alden, also has a pup and pet bunny that hang out and look cute together. I know right? For sure you are hoping over to see this right now! Sophie also has another jewelry line called Birds of a Feather offering more pieces to choose from at very reasonable prices. I was so thrilled to hear from her and to get my hands on a piece from each of the lines and in fact they have both easily become my two favourite pieces that I wear regularly. I even have days that I talk myself out of wearing them because they seem to go with everything and look so amazing worn together. Actually come to think of it you can see me rocking the pieces in this post and this post. The necklace I'm wearing from the Lisbeth collection is the top one called Cyd and it's 14k gold featuring a white howlite bezel triangle pendant. The other necklace, the silver arrow, is from the Birds of a Feather line and it's fair to say I'm obsessed with it. It's even caught men's eyes - I've had three guys ask to have it! Not a chance. These two joining forces for some reason just make me really happy!
Photographer / Tania Martinez