Fashion Q&A + ShopBop Sale Picks

Hello and happy Tuesday! I get a lot of specific fashion questions from readers, and I started saving them up because I thought they’d make a good post. I’m thinking of making this a regular feature in my email newsletters — I would pick 2 or three questions and answer them in my emails maybe once a week. Let me know if y’all would like that.

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ShopBop Sale

Also, before we get started, today ShopBop launches their Spend More/Save More Sale Event — up to 25% off your purchase. I wait for this every year and often use the opportunity to pick up a couple of luxury items I’ve been eyeing.

ShopBop carries a lot of higher end designer brands such as AG JeansTory BurchDL1961Clare V.PaigeRebecca MinkoffKate Spade, Sam Edelman, and many more. HINT: the Tory Burch Miller sandals are included!!! As are the Sam Edelman Felicia flats and Hazel pumps. Those styles are often excluded from these types of sales, so it’s the perfect time to grab a pair if you’ve been wanting them.

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • 15% Off Orders of $200+ with code GOBIG18. Exclusions apply.
  • 20% Off Orders of $500+ with code GOBIG18. Exclusions apply.
  • 25% Off Orders of $800+ with code GOBIG18. Exclusions apply.

Everything that qualifies has GOBIG18 under the price. There are some exclusions but most things are included. Sizes tend to go fast, so don’t waste time. Also, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, Shopbop offers Amazon Prime shipping, so you can get your order in 2 days.

I created a Shopbop Sale Page with all of my recommendations, for your convenience. You can access it at anytime through the link under the SHOP tab in my menu bar.

Okay, on to the reader questions…

Fashion Q&A {Reader Requests}

QUESTION // I am looking for smart-looking (no holes) white straight legged jeans, preferably mid waist style size 12.

ANSWER // I would recommend trying this pair by Jen7 or these by Rag & Bone (15% off with GOBIG18). For a pair under $100, this pair at Talbots looks promising, and it also comes in a curvy fit.

QUESTION // Hi Jo-Lynne! I’m looking for a crossbody for a trip to NYC! I’m chaperoning my son’s chorus class they are singing at Carnegie Hall in March! I remember one time you had one on your wish list that was really good. I would love to hear a few a recommendations from you. I want something that is not too small but not big either and not super heavy.

ANSWER // I love the Hobo brand for lightweight leather crossbody bags with lots of organization. I recommend looking at this and this. And this one is larger if you need something that holds more. If you like a higher end bag, this camera bag is really cute and stylish but pricey. This one is similar but for half the price. For under $100, check out this and this. And this nylon crossbody is a great travel bag with lots of compartments.

QUESTION // Looking for a pair of faded (but not distressed/ripped) straight leg jeans.  Any suggestions?

ANSWER // I’m wondering if you want cropped or full length. I just ordered these cropped ones from the Shopbop sale, and these just went on sale; they look promising. Maybe theseThis pair is full-length, but with a 32″ inseam, they may need to be tailored depending on your height and the shoes you plan to wear with them. And this pair is similar but lighter.

QUESTION // I have been wondering about leopard print.  Can it be worn in the spring and summer, or is it more of a fall/winter pattern? I’m thinking mainly scarves and shoes. Would you consider it to still be on trend or fading? I’m considering leopard print slip-on sneakers, but I don’t want to buy them now if they are on the way out.

ANSWER // I think leopard is still here for a while, and I don’t feel it is only for fall and winter, although I definitely wear it more during those months. I think leopard slip ons are fun for spring! I also love these leopard TB Millers and my SE Yaro sandals now come in leopard. This SE thong sandal is another good option for summer.

QUESTION // What length in shorts do you recommend for an almost 50 mom?

ANSWER // I think this question really depends on body type, lifestyle, and general comfort level. I wear mine shorter than most women my age, but I feel like they look better on me than the longer shorts. A 4″ inseam is a nice balance between short-shorts and frumpy mom shorts. But if you have bigger hips and thighs, 6″ or 8″ might work better.

It’s also important to pay attention to leg opening (you don’t want them too wide and sticking out from your legs) and also the rear view — you don’t want them too snug or too baggy. There are a lot of factors, and it definitely takes some trial and error.

I plan to update this post for summer, but there’s still some good info even if the links are old.

QUESTION // What’s in style this year in sneakers?

It seems to be more of the same with some more exaggerated soles and platform styles emerging. Slip-on styles are still popular, and some classic sports sneakers are becoming fashion sneakers (such as Adidas Superstars and Gazelles, New Balance Classics, and Nike Zoom Pegasus.

I would go for a lighter color, like these off-white/white/gold Gazelles or these pinked suede Vans slip-ons.

So that’s about all I have time for today! I hope y’all have a terrific Tuesday!

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