Monday, April 13, 2015

Ireland Fashion

Matt and I had such a wonderful time last week during our trip to Ireland. You can check out a few photos from the trip on my Instagram. Thank you so much for continuing to read and for all your sweet comments! In lieu of a typical outfit post, I wanted to focus on some of the trends I saw during my trip. Whenever I travel I find it interesting to see what the trends are, especially if I am going to Europe. Even though the world feels as if it is getting smaller and trends find their way to the  midwest faster than they used to, I still feel that Europe is a step of ahead, at least where I live. Here are some of the things I saw on people and in the stores:

1. Distressed black denim: This was everywhere! I've been thinking about investing in a pair and now I know I should go ahead with it!
distressed black jeans
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2. Black moto jackets: Dublin was a little chilly in the mornings and I fit right in with my black moto jacket. Probably 90% of the jackets I saw were black moto jackets with some pastel ones sprinkled in. There were also a good amount of olive anorak jackets.

leather black moto jackets
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3. Short floral dresses: What did women wear under their moto jackets? Super short floral dresses with black tights. Most were way too short for me (how do they sit down, pick anything up, or deal with even the slightest breeze in those things?!), but you could easily emulate the look with something a bit longer.

floral dresses for spring
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4. Pastel blazers: These were everywhere in stores in blush, periwinkle, yellow, and mint. In fact stores were full of everything in pastel hues.

yellow, blush, mint, light blue periwinkle blazers
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5. Combat boots: You do a lot of walking while in Dublin so practical shoes are a must. There were very few women wearing heels unless it was when they were out for dinner. Mostly I saw combat boots with distressed jeans or dresses. I've had my eye out for a pair, but didn't have any luck this past winter or in Dublin. Bummer! These ones are all really cute though! 

brown black and cognac combat boots
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6. Athletic inspired clothing and shoes: Those that weren't wearing boots were in Converse, Keds inspired shoes, or athletic shoes. There were lots of people wearing spandex workout pants and sweatshirts during the day which I wouldn't recommend, but I did like the sweatshirt dresses and neon shoes I saw in stores!

keds converse sweatshirt dress neon tennis shoes
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There were also way too many leggings worn as pants and men with harem capris (not even kidding), but I didn't want to go into too much detail with those! 
Would you wear any of these?
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21 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a floral dress paired with a moto jacket! I need to pick up both a moto jacket and a pair of those boots for fall! I am glad you had a great time! Thanks for the new trend ideas! Susan

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  2. So cool to see trends from other areas of the world. I've been seeing black distressed denim everywhere, too! I'll have to try it out soon!

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  3. I read an article recently about how work-out wear has started to become more popular as regular fashion. I haven't really seen that yet, but it sounds like you did! Thanks for sharing, I always think it's interesting to see what's "in" in different places.

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  4. All of these trends you mentioned are all huge in Albania's capital too especially all the sneakers and the distressed black jeans which I need to invest in, as well. I did buy several new, fun, colorful sneakers though and cannot wait to wear them. Hope you had a great time, Laura.

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  5. Distressed black jeans are on my list of must-haves and really have been for a while but my legs and I are just at odds right now so I haven't gotten a pair yet!

    The Adored Life

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  6. ElleSees.blogspot.comApril 13, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    i'm always fascinated by the culture in other lands, so this was fun to see!

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  7. that's so interesting, you must get the black distressed jeans I have the gap pair.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  8. What a fun trip. It's interesting you mentioned the athletic shoes. I haven't been to Ireland, but the last time I was in the Continental Europe, I wondered how everyone knew we were Americans even before we spoke. Someone said it was the athletic shoes we were wearing because only Americans do that. I'd wear the white converses--because I already have them.

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  9. So glad you had a fun trip! I love all your picks for these trends. You can never go wrong with a moto jacket. :)


    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  10. Aw glad you had a great trip, I can only imagine how amazing it was to visit Ireland! Thanks for sharing their trends, I love hearing what ladies from around the world are wearing :)

    Brooke

    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  11. I love pastel blazers! I need a good pair of distressed black denim too…great trends! I'm glad you had a great trip!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  12. I love Ireland, so fun to see the trends.

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  13. Omgsh your IG pics looked so fun--I can't wait to hear more about your trip :) I am all about the distressed black denim--I wear mine at least once or twice a week now ha!
    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  14. This is one great post! I feet like seriously left out of trend most of times if not keeping on searching. I am thinking write a similar post and share some of my takes too.
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  15. I have ripped jeans and combat boot. I actually wore both of them together in France.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  16. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomApril 13, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Such an interesting post! When we went to Paris a couple of years ago I loved seeing what everyone wore... the distressed black denim and the floral dresses with black moto jackets sounds like something I'd wear! I am excited about pastels being a trend this spring!

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  17. I love black torn jeans, I wear them all the time! And I actually just grabbed myself a pastel pink blazer - love it for spring.

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  18. HappinessatmidlifeApril 13, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    I have been obsessed with distressed jeans for some time, I just love the worn in feel and look for the weekends since I have get so dressed up for the work week.

    Alice

    www.happinessatmidlife.com



    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  19. the cape on the cornerApril 14, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    i didn't realize you went to ireland! i hope you had a blast. we were on vacation about a month ago, and i can't wait til the next one!
    b

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  20. This is such an interesting post! I'm always curious about the fashion trends in other countries. It seems like Irish folk dress more casually on average? That's refreshing! Can't go wrong with Converse when you're walking all day!

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  21. I'm all about the more edgy looks, and it sounds like there's a lot of that going on in Ireland right now! I have had a black moto jacket on my wish list for AGES now, and I am eager to find one that works for me!

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