Thursday, April 21, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Paperbag Waist & Lace Ups


According to Elle magazine, one of the 2016 spring fashion trends we can expect to start seeing more of this season is the PAPERBAG WAIST, in trousers and skirts. High-waisted pants have been around since last fall and whilst they are perfectly feminine and flirty, they can be sometimes hard to wear especially if you're anything like me and are trying to mask the middle part of your body. Which is why the paperbag is the fashion trend that solves this problem because instead of accentuating your waist, you can actually look up to two sizes smaller and who doesn't want that?! Trousers with this type of waist clinch the waist in, offering volume on the top and bottom whilst adding instant detail and making the simple top-and-pants look a little more especial.


Now, these beauties can be somewhat tricky to style; they suit those with a more defined waist as they will be highlighting that area with more volume. And the hardest part is knowing what top to pair it with but always remember, you need to do either a crop top or something very fitted. These two options would be the most flattering as most of the time, paperbag trousers are loose and baggy, so no matter the size or shape you have to balance it with a fitted top. And despite not being a size 6 or below, this is the first time I wore a crop top and I felt good in it!

when sporting paperbag waisted trousers, remember the principle of volume. Given the bottom part of your body will be the most voluminous, a fitted top tucked in or cropped jacket works best, yielding a look that does not leave you feeling too tight or exposed, and above all keeping everything perfectly in balance. Tucking in a t-shirt, makes you ready for the day and if you choose to go with a jacket or cardi, opt for something more cropped because longer jackets can push out the extra bulk of the paperbag waist in an unflattering way. And if you really wanted to, a belt could work too! A skinny belt I would say, but it really depends on the trouser style. Sometimes a piece of rope, a bandana or a skinny scarf work just as well and add that extra touch of detail.

Trousers: ASOS (here) // Crop Top: Matalan (similar here)
Denim Jacket*: Levi's (here) // Lace Ups: Pretty Little Thing (similar here)
 I wanted the outfit to be as casual as can be, so I added this Levi's denim jacket on top. This jacket is from M and M Direct who I've had the pleasure to work with for this look (and another one coming soon) and I am seriously in love with all the brands they carry and the reduced price tag! Definitely a place to check out if you haven't yet. I finished off with these gorgeous LACE UPS in striking red to make things a little more interesting and colourful, after all spring is here for us to make the most of all pretty shades. I think it's fair to say that lace ups have been having a very strong moment this season and I cannot wait to wear this trend more with all the new pretty pairs I have lined up. There's something about lace ups that make me feel feminine and sexy and I love how they elongate my legs and really up my shoe game.

What are your thoughts on the paperbag waist and lace ups trends for spring? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading beauties and wishing you all a beautiful Thursday!

xoxo


*Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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  1. Bonitas fotos e o look também!


    Isabel Sá
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  2. oh, those fringed sandals are just fabulous, my dear...I love also high-waisted pants, I need some in my summer wardrobe
    you're just adorable
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  3. oh, those fringed sandals are just fabulous, my dear...I love also high-waisted pants, I need some in my summer wardrobe
    you're just adorable
    kisses
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  4. Beautiful look!!! Nice blog!!!
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  5. Absolutely LOVE this outfit, I need to get me a pair of similar trousers as I find the design & high waist so flattering. You're looking gorgeous as always x

    Beauty with charm

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  6. so very very chic! those shoes are just so TDF!

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  7. Hello from Spain: I really like your top. keep in touch

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  8. Loving this style of trousers!!

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  9. Ai essas sandálias! São lindas! :)
    Beijinho

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  10. This is really beautiful!

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  11. Ahh I had some paperbag waist trousers back in the day, wish I'd kept hold of them now! You look lovely as always :)

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  12. I am all about high waisted anything. After giving birth that is perfect to add shape back into your body. Much needed!

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  13. Que lindas fotos :) amei!
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  14. I never dare to wear anything high waisted because I feel like my body is square, meaning I don't have a defined waist and I'll end up looking like a block of cheese...

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  15. That top's cut looks amazing! And your red sandals are so adorable. Love <3

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  16. Such a nice look!! I really like your style and am now following on GFC. I hope you visit my blog, too ♥

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  17. Love these trousers paired with this top, looks perfect on you, Pam.
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  18. Your shoes are gorgeous! Lovely outfit choice :)
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  19. Really love that Red shoes, wish i could get one too for my next shopping.

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  20. Love the crop top!

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  21. This sounds right up my street.. You look absolutely fabulous girl!

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  22. Love the outfit, so nice with the poppin' red shoes! Xx

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  23. looking gorgeous as always! Loving this style of trouser:)

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  24. I´m in love for your sandals!

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  25. WOOOOOOW, pam, you look amazing, I love this high waits style and I love that it has become more and more fashionable again *_* I'm searching for some highwaist shorts actually for summer, but now it's difficult to find them :D
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  26. Que luxo look maravilhoso belas imagens amei
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  27. Love how you styled the trousers! And I adore the shoes! x

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  28. Super cool look dear! I love the combo! And your shoes are to die for!
    Have a wonderful week!
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  29. These sandals are wonderful and I like paperbag waist trousers. You look gorgeous as always:)

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  30. Very chic outfit Pam! The denim jacket gives the outfit an extra edge. Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  31. I really like it ♡
    Kisses*
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  32. Love your styling Pam, great outfit!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  33. Love your heels so much!
    You're too pretty.

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  34. You look so amazing hun! I just love the shoes with the pants! You can't beat black and red!
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  35. Really beautiful look! Love your red shoes ☺
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  36. I absolutely love this look so chic and stylish.
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  37. I love those shoes! And I really like your look. Nice photos!

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  38. love this look. those shoes are gorg.. and wherever you are, with those trees looks like an amazing, peaceful place lol.
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  39. You look gorgeous! Love the background as well xx
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  40. Arrasou, bom final de semana.
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  41. I totally love the paperbag pant. And your top is lovely Pam.

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  42. I totally love the paperbag pant. And your top is lovely Pam.

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  43. PAM!! You look so stunning, this outfit is perfection! I'm loving the paperbag waist trousers too, I need. Also those heels are beautiful - off I go to check out the sites for everything you're wearing.:)

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  44. In love with those sexy red shoes!!! Beautiful look! =)

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  45. A passar por cá para desejar um bom fim de semana!


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  46. You look so gorgeous and always classy! I nearly got rid of mine like this from last year and now I am feeling like I held onto a gem hahah xxx

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  47. Very chic outfit my dear, I love your crop top and heels <3

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  48. Fabulous styling! The pants look great on you and those sandals are a must!

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  49. Dying for these shoes! You look stunning babe!

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  50. You look stunning! The sandals are fabulous! Love them so much!

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  51. Pretty look!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  52. Hello,

    So beautiful ! :D

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  53. I've always wanted a pair of high waisted pants but I could never find one that fitted my waist right! I love your outfit, it's casual, especially with the jacket <3

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  54. Great outfit! I love your outfit and style! you look gorgeous :) Such a great outfit inspiration :)

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  55. Great look! Love the red shoes!

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  56. Loved the paper bag waist trend, dear Pam! It is very nice and I dare to say, feminine as well! I liked the trousers and the way you style them, with the perfect recommendations on how to style trousers that can be voluminous! I also love Levi's jackets, so this one is a must! The sandals are the perfect pop of color to the lovely outfit and you look just stunning, really gorgeous!
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  57. You look gorgeous! Love lace up flats, planning to buy a pair very soon!

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  58. my favorite pair of shorts have a paperbag waist! I love how your blog post is written, so much effort, love and information!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.de

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  59. I love your entire outfit... You look amazing ;) I would probably go with a tight top on those trousers, but I love what you chose, too :) Your shoes are super cute.. and I want whatever's on your lips (let me know what it is) :D Great post, as always xx

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  60. Loving this look on you, especially those red heels! xo

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  61. Love high waisted pants, your look is super adorable ! The touch of red of the heels is also a nice touch. Kisses

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  62. Love them shoes so much!
    Love Alicia x
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  63. Great outfit! I love your trousers and sandals <3

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  64. As someone who LOVES high-waisties, I'm pretty darn excited that this is going to be a trend! You look so good, Pam!

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