I again apologize for the brief hiatus and “false starts” from this series. I’ve decided to make a huge decision, Style Lusts will no longer be weekly. The schedule for this series is pretty demanding and to be fair, I’ve decided that bi-weekly Style Lusts would not only suffice but would be much better. Better quality and no rush. Onward and upward!
This month so far, I am lusting after bright colors and tribal prints and animal prints, in particular, leopard print. Yes, I am a leopard print junkie and I have been into using leopard print as a neutral color to my looks. You really can pair this print with just about everything. Don’t be afraid to replace your blacks with a leopard print. I promise you’ll love the look!! Stuart Weitzman Nudist comes in leopard print but currently sold out. (Wink, wink). You can definitely find a less expensive pair, I’m sure!!
Next, I’ve been slightly obsessed over red platform sandals. I have no idea why but I’m loving the platform lace up cage sandals in particular. They scream sexy!! I saw an awesome pair on both Fashion Nova as well as Lola’s Shoetique but I’m sad because my size is sold out and the shoe is not available anywhere. I have plans for my shoes when I finally get my hands on them lol. You don’t have to grab a platform sandal if that’s not your thing, there are tons of red single sole shoes and red pumps to sex up a simple look!
Third thing that I’m loving are clear chunky heels!! Ugh!! This love affair began a few years back but I grabbed a pair that are COMPLETELY clear and lucite!!! They are open toe booties. I can’t share where I bought them just yet, I’ll be styling them in an outfit in the very near future. I also am fawning over a pair on the site Public Desire. There are a pair of booties that I’m lusting over…. I won’t even just list the direct link to them, you have to see them first!! I would wear these with a skirt and a sweatshirt. Well that’s just one way, yup! I’d be dressing these puppies all the way down!
The fourth thing I’ve been lusting over is faux leather skirts in softer colors. For instance, nudes, light pinks, and mauves have been drawing my absolute attention. I think you can pair a faux leather skirt with anything but I don’t want to give away my secrets just yet! I will though very soon in an outfit post. In the meantime, check them out here and here. I can’t wait to show you how I put together a look with a faux leather skirt! Now if faux leather isn’t your thing, try a slinky or ponte knit skirt instead. Both fabrics allows movement while maintaining the intended fit of the skirt and a bit of casual “structure”. Both can mimic the intent of faux leather.
So lastly, I’ve been swooning over choker tops!! First of all, these tops are extremely sexy without showing everything. That’s the thing, sexy doesn’t mean show all parts that should be private and saved for intimate moments…it means tempering your look to reveal femininity and sensuality with a bit of mystery and wonder. Having part of the décolletage revealed and a teeny bit of stomach showing is just enough sex appeal. The choker aspect adds to the uber sensuality of this skirt. Want to know how I will style this top? Stay tuned for an outfit featuring this shirt very soon! In the meantime, shop for your own here and here!
Photo cred: American Apparel #chokertop
So now that I’ve shared what I’ve been wanting and grabbing, what are your favorite picks from this list? Better yet, what are some things you’re currently loving?