by style contributor, Julie
We generally stay away from the dirty little word “trend” here at PC. These five letters imply quick fading, flash in the proverbial pan styles that are literally in vogue one minute and very back of the closet the next. Shopping trends and stacking your racks with fast fashion is a method that we couldn’t find more tragic. Key pieces that are exquisitely tailored, expertly styled, and come with an ample life expectancy are items that send our hearts pitter-pattering. Every season we call our most lavish of these pieces our “IT” pieces. Although these styles are on point with what’s trending, they are far from trendy and will revamp your wardrobe, taking it from so-right-this-second to always classic, with one whip of a stitch.
So here’s our “IT” Piece answer to what’s Trending:
The Not-So Conspicuous Cut Out…
Creatively placed cut outs can be an alluring way to show a little skin – BUT, there’s a fine line between keeping it chic and giving the world more than just a peek!What’s Trending: Cut Outs (PHOTO: Style Du Monde, as seen on Whowhatwear.com) | Our “IT” Piece: Donatella Dress $218
In The Trenches…
There’s nothing trendy about it: the classic coat in a rich camel color. If your closet is without one, you’re missing a piece that would have inevitably changed your life forever.What’s Trending: Camel Coats (PHOTO: Getty / Pascal Le Segretain as seen on FabSugar.com) | Our “IT” Piece: Marlborough Coat $498
Lighter Than Leather…
It’s been up and coming, and for great reason. It’s the look of leather, the breathability of cotton, and the green-ness of granola. Coated denim has finally staked its claim as a fashion staple.
What’s Trending: Coated Denim (PHOTO: Marc Piasecki/GC Images as seen on Whowhatwear.com) | Our “IT” Piece: East End Jeans $179
Handcrochet and look-a-like lace have morphed from a tiny hem detail to an all over impressive affect. Not for the faint of fashion heart, these it pieces take a little flare to wear.
What’s Trending: All-Over Lace (Lily Aldridge as seen on WhoWhatWear.com) | Our “IT” Piece: Nico Tunic $398
So remember leave trendy to the fashion-not-knowers, the teens and in-betweens, and the tries-too-hards, because there’s nothing more très jolie than a woman who’s got “IT”.