TREND: Big on Bows

We’ve seen it all, from oversized clothing on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to oversized sunglasses on Nicole Richie, but now it seems oversize has taken on a new approach. Marchesa, YSL and Luella’s spring runway shows displayed a strong array of this season’s oversized trend: bows. This bold new statement can be worn in a variety of ways, but let’s just say they aren’t just worn as a child’s hair clip anymore.

Walking the streets of East Village, I spotted this Fashionista, who embodied the trend. Her bow was a fashion statement that commanded attention on the sidewalks. Although she has a petite frame, her bow wasn’t overpowering. She sported a beige top with a huge oversized bow, which she balanced by adding a slimming pencil skirt. Her outfit looks effortless yet with the accent of the bow, she looks so chic.

This trend is so lovely and feminine that any Fashionista can easily wear it; she just has to be careful of a few things. When choosing a bow, leave the children’s aisle alone. A bow that looks like it’s meant for a little girl wouldn’t be worn by a Fashionista. A true Fashionista wears a bow and owns it.

To get a look similar to this Fashionista, opt for an elegant top with a bow. For an evening look, pair this top with a structured skirt. For a daytime look, choose a more casual top and pair it with a simple pair of shorts.

Hint: There are so many ways to add a bow to an outfit. If you’re new to bows, I suggest going with a subtle touch. Simply start with a high waisted pair of shorts or a skirt that ties like this one from Urban Outfitters. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for an oversized hair bow to spice up an already amazing outfit. One thing to remember is let the bow be the statement piece in the outfit. Don’t over-accessorize with this trend because the bow speaks for itself.

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