Style Features

Trend Report: 3.10.24

gotta gogh to chicago  | Going out of town may not be as simple as it used to be, but if you find yourself in a situation where a quick road trip north to Chicago is in the cards, you can’t miss the “Immersive Van Gogh” experience. After its hugely successful debut in Paris, the exhibit has finally made it to the U.S., Chicago being the closest location to the Lou. The socially distanced exhibit is huge—500,000 cubic feet to be exact—and features massive scale projections of animated Van Gogh works. Moving images highlight every brushstroke, detail and color of his masterpieces. The exhibit is open until Labor Day, but don’t wait to get your tickets; they’re selling out fast!

beaded bracelets
Remember the friendship bracelets of the ’90s? Millennials have brought back another piece of nostalgia, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Brightly colored beaded bracelets donned with your name (or best friend’s name) are a fun accessory to pair with more grown-up pieces like gold bangles or even a diamond tennis bracelet. Check out @jewelesbymollysydney on Instagram. She’s an L.A.-based jewelry designer who makes the cutest friendship bracelets that won’t break the bank!

party paper
I discovered Cheree Berry Paper via Martha Stewart and was shocked when I learned it’s a St. Louis company. This whimsical stationery is next level and more than text on paper; it’s true works of art. The company was founded in 2006 and has since gone on to offer full-scale design services. You can purchase premade cards or design your own invitations, thank you notes, announcements or whatever your heart desires. The craftsmanship is undeniable and worth every penny.  

chain gang
I never thought a pandemic would be the reason for a cute accessory, but nothing really surprises me anymore. Beaded mask chains have become the accessory du jour, and it seems as if more and more brands are jumping on this trend daily. Aaryah makes a gorgeous quartz and lapis lazuli beaded chain that can be attached to your face mask or sunglasses and even can be converted into a necklace. It definitely makes wearing a mask a little less depressing, and you can reuse long after the pandemic is over.

weaved and woven
Bottega Veneta’s signature woven leather design has been a status symbol for decades. But the brand’s latest iteration has become one of this year’s hottest fashion trends. From shoes to purses, neutral woven leather will be a must-have in your spring/summer wardrobe. If it isn’t quite in your budget, check out Steve Madden’s latest collection for similar styles at a fraction of the price.