Trending Tuesdays

The word trend, synonymous with vogue and style, is oddly enough not one used to include those with visual impairments or other disabilities for that matter. So as I was thinking about various trends, the need to be accepted, and to fit in, I think it’s equally important to use a trend as inspiration to create your own look.

I remember a time in my life not so long ago, as a single mom with three boys , working full time and dealing with the day-to-day struggles of life I didn’t have the resources or the desire to follow fashion trends. What I did have however was a knack for taking what little I possessed and using it to present to the world a persona of one very well put together. Even though in reality I only had a couple pair of shoes (and dare I say it?) cheap ones at that, a black blazer and a few other interchangeable pieces, I was able to achieve a look of a young professional.

Trending Tuesdays, as the title suggests will speak to currently popular clothing, fabric, colors, textures, accessories, shoes, hair, makeup and anything else that should happen across my radar. With Christmas a mere 8 days away (I still can’t believe this year is almost over) now’s the time to be at your sparkling best and you can achieve this with minor alterations. Following is one example of dressing up a pair of jeans to sparkle for the holidays:

Blue jeans with sleeveless black mock turtleneck
Jeans & Mock Turtleneck
Silver hammered metal statement necklace, dangling sparkly ball earrings, sparkly bracelet & black flat with sparkling stone embellishment
Accessories with Mock Turtleneck
Silver clutch
Silver Clutch

I’ve taken dark blue denim jeans and paired them with a black sleeveless mock turtleneck. Add to it a black jacket, black ballet flats with sparkly stone embellishments, silver hammered metal statement necklace, dangling sparkling ball earrings, a sparkling bracelet, darling little silver clutch and the outcome is an instant holiday on the town outfit. One last item to complete the outfit would be confidence with a huge smile.

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

Author: Steph McCoy

Hi I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness”

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