It’s an exciting season for what’s trending, whether its high fashion or fast fashion. I wasn’t the girl to spend real money on clothing, but this season I’m checking for high-priced outerwear and designer t-shirts. My current brand obsession is Balanciaga. I WANT EVERYTHING DEMNA! If someone asked me years ago about trends, I would say that it doesn’t matter and wear what you want. However, after being in school forever, I’ve learned that trends are everything in this industry. I’ve selected my top 5 fashion trends & the trends we need to let go. Leave a note with your favorite trends of the year. x

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Transparent Jackets

I’m here for the PVC, but it’s time to let go of the transparent boots. A few years ago, I blogged about the Jeffery Campbell Cleata and stated they’re dope but not for everyone. World stop, they are not for everyone. Carry on. Plastic rainwear is super cool these days and its certainly a trend anyone can pull off.

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Logomania

When 90s fashion is in style, the world is a happier place. With that, its time to let go of total neutral looks. Monochromatic looks will always be accepted and encouraged but the Yeezy aesthetic has to end.

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Lavender

Pantone has announced the color of the year as Ultra Violet, it’s time to let go of millennial pink. To be honest, I’m not completely over pink yet. I have an Alpha Industries MA1 Mauve Bomber that I can’t wait to wear. Ultra Violet is the color of 2018 and we are seeing waves of enigmatic purple especially Lavender.

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Social Movement

We will not be silenced. Time’s Up. Black Lives Matter. It’s time to let go of unawareness. Social movements are incorporated into fashion as an everyday protest. It’s important that we continue the conversation by any means necessary. Let’s continue to let the clothes speak volumes.

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Belt Bags

Formally known as the fanny pack. I’m saving for a Gucci belt bag, it’s an absolute must as is most of my minor obsessions. Lastly, it’s time to let go of backless loafers. Fur or no fur, women are looking fashionably confused wearing backless loafers with a Canada Goose puffer. Lets do better.

She’s powerful using her words, secure with all her beauty, and grounded in her beliefs. There’s a lot to learn from Tracee Ellis Ross when it comes to living your best life, but for now I’ve compiled seven style lessons from 2017. Though she’s spent most of her career in the entertainment industry, she’s no stranger to fashion. Whether she’s styling herself in an empowering message t-shirt or rocking a Chanel gown with cornrows and bantu knots, she’s nothing short of an effortless force.

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Lesson #1: It’s fashionable to stand out in color.

Tracee is not afraid of bold hues. When in couture, go bright or stay home.

Tracee Ellis Ross Style

Lesson #2: Don’t be afraid to mix prints and patterns.

Whether you use one base color or two, go all the way with confidence. Trust in yourself.

Tracee Ellis Ross Style

Lesson #3: You can wear anything at any age.

It’s no secret that Tracee is 45 years young and wears lipstick to the gym. Keyword: gym.

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Lesson #4: Cherish vintage pieces, forever.

Whether it’s a YSL dress or a Agnes B. button down from high school. Tracee loves to re-wear in a new way.

Tracee Ellis Ross Style

Lesson #5: Don’t hide your accessories nor leave your red lipstick at home.

She’s a Golden Globe winner and #TimesUp advocate, dress for what you believe in + manifest in your truth.

Tracee Ellis Ross Style

Lesson #6: Be your own stylist – and kill it.

Be feminine, be aware, above all, be your definition of alluring. Don’t let society define your style.

Tracee Ellis Ross Style

Lesson #7: Pose often + have fun doing it.

Can we have Tracee on the cover of US Vogue for 2018? Please & thank you Anna Wintour.

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New year, same blog. I don’t know what it is about 2018 that has me thrilled about life. I want to say it’s because eight is one of my favorite numbers or truthfully, because I have proven to myself that I can literally accomplish anything. This year is for self-love and perseverance. I can’t go on without acknowledging that I’m happy to be blogging again. Though it’s been over a year since my last post, I’m back and I’m better. I’m not perfect nor do I have the perfect blog, however I know what my blog goals are. I look forward to projects + collaborations and all the changes She Casually Allure will undergo. I’m back to dig deeper and dive harder into the world that I’m so passionate about. Welcome back to where story-telling and high fashion meet.  x

From the iconic Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, Rihanna presented her second FentyxPuma collection. With socialites and models in attendance, the ambiance was captivating. Violins played trap music, while models strutted a “super-regal and a perfect mix of street- and sportswear.” Since our bad gal became the face of Dior, one can see how the Château de Versailles was a huge influence. The setting alone was inspired by how Christian Dior once showed his latest designs: within the walls of a small room in Paris. Rihanna paid homage to France’s most fashionable royals, her inspiration was “what if Marie Antoinette went to the gym.” The idea is feminine and fun yet wearable. It was interesting to see male models in lacy camisoles and pearl necklaces. Many brands have been including gender neutral styles in their collections, so it’s nice to see Rihanna’s personal interpretation. I’d love to get my hands on a “Puma”-labeled lace fan, that’s a dope touch in my eyes. x

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Images via Vogue Runway & The New York Times