Modern Woman’s Guide: Trends & Tips includes all those helpful tips that every modern girl should know but somehow may have missed! Covering topics like entertaining, etiquette, basic home repair and decorating, sex, and beauty, this indispensable book has it all.
The historical sections of this guide include a bibliography of print resources in the Library’s collections as well as open-access digitized sources. Visit women’s magazines for the latest fashion trends.
1. Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans hug your body closely and highlight your feminine silhouette. You can pair them with a flowy blouse or hip-length sweater for a chic look.
Also known as slim fit, these skinny jeans follow your natural tapering line from hip to ankle. They’re tighter than straight-fit jeans but less restrictive than leggings.
Skinny jeans with a form-fitting jacket are perfect for an evening out on the town. Slip on sneakers for a casual weekend vibe.
2. Lace Up Sneakers
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Sneakers are versatile pieces that can dress up casual outfits or add a cool twist to formal ensembles. White sneakers, for example, have a slimline silhouette that complements sleek tailoring.
3. Leather Biker Jackets
While sometimes regarded as more of a men’s style, leather jackets for women are a closet staple that never goes out of fashion. Look for options with a slim fit and belted waist that create a cinched hourglass silhouette.
Defining refined rebellion, this leather biker jacket by All Saints takes the renegade look to the next level with chunky zips and a fitted silhouette. Pair it with a black tee and jeans for a laid-back look.
4. High Waisted Bottoms
For those who want to elongate their hips and thighs, high waisted bottoms are a must. They also offer tummy control beyond expectation.
The Strategist’s Rachael Griffiths loves these jeans from Swedish brand Weekday. She says they have a waist-defining ten-inch rise that’s “not so high as some actual vintage high-waisted flare sans stretch jeans from the ’70s”—which can feel constricting.
You can wear them with a long top and jacket to look classy and chic.
5. Crop Tops
A crop top, also known as a belly shirt or half shirt, exposes stomach skin. They are commonly worn with high-waisted pants and skirts.
Graphic crop tops can make a statement or express a mood with their unique patterns and designs. They also come in various sizes and colors.
A loose tank or tee crop top can be layered over a standard shirt for a more modest look.
6. Off-the-Shoulder Tops
Just when you thought the bare shoulders trend had gone on hiatus, it returns to make a strong impression. From tops to dresses, this resurgence offers plenty of peekaboo options for casual lunch dates and dinner parties.
Wear off shoulder tops with jeans and flats for a comfortable outfit or tuck long tops into the front of your pants for a more formal look. You can even accessorize with a thick fabric choker or short necklace to draw attention to the neckline.
7. Cropped Jackets
Whether it’s an oversized faux leather jacket or Cardi B-inspired track jacket, these styles can be styled for all occasions. They feature high collar details and voluminous sleeves that can be cinched up.
A jacket’s shell fabric, or denier, is a major consideration. Ultralight pieces tend to have thinner fabrics (which means less durability) and trimmed-down features. Casual jackets generally have thicker shell fabrics, and regular fits that are great for layering.
8. Long-Sleeve Tops
Women’s long-sleeve tops are the backbone of your fall wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a black long-sleeve top to pair with skinnies and your favorite kicks or a chiffon button down blouse to dress up a high waisted midi skirt and barely-there heels, PacSun has the women’s long sleeve shirt and top selection that you need. Browse a variety of silhouettes, including one-shoulder styles and flutter-sleeve tops.
9. Cropped Pants
Cropped pants are a trendy style that comes in many styles. Wider cropped pants like culottes look great with shoes that are narrower to help elongate the legs. For a more casual look, try boots that go up to just below the cuff of the trousers.
Pair black cropped dress pants with loafers for a stylish date night outfit. Add a button-down shirt and gold jewelry to complete your look.
10. High-Rise Bottoms
High-waisted bottoms are a classic piece that’s trending. They sit higher on the waist than low-rise jeans and highlight the smallest part of your tummy, so you can wear more revealing tops without showing too much skin. Choose from a range of styles, including ultra-high-waisted pants that graze your ribcage to mid-rise flares that slouch into a wide leg. Try them in short, regular, or long inseams.
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