Wow, what a week. I don't know one person who wasn't on the edge of the couch, biting nails and staring at the television into the wee hours of the morning on November 10th, 2016. Then, we all spent a couple days catching up on sleep trying to process what had happened, gleefully or morosely. Despite the many hot and racy topics brought forth on either side of the political spectrum, one topic was certainly not to be ignored, and that was the white hot fashion trends we saw on the campaign trail.
On my way to the chiropractor this morning, I realized that I needed to do a fashion analysis of the four very influential ladies who we've watched, listened to, and perhaps been inspired by for quite some time. All very different, each one of us women can relate to either Michelle, Hillary, Ivanka, or Melania. Would it be taboo to say that in some strange way, that we could relate to them all? Take Michelle, who truly has transformed her entire look in the past eight years: wardrobe, makeup, and hair, turning safe and simple into sexy and glamorous. What about Hillary? Conservative and traditional, she's a woman who knows what she wants, and will most likely turn the iconic pantsuit into a hot, new trend that independent and edgy women embrace. Melania, with her sophistication, solid colors, and trendy vibe, I wouldn't be surprised to see her as an international trend-setter and fashion inspiration the next four years. Wearing a black shift dress to meet Michelle Obama at the White House, I fully expect the shift dress to become a closet staple. And then, let's take Ivanka, favoring classic fitted silhouettes and clean neutral colors, serving as an inspiration for today's working, yet fashionable mom.
We've already begun to see some of these fashion go-tos in stores, catalogs, and on the web. Rose gold, staying strong as a jewelry color of choice. The pussy bow blouse, (how can we forget), quickly becoming a staple for fashion-concious working women. No doubt, we'll be seeing variations of the pantsuit at a time when it's rare to see any suit in the workplace considering the casual fashion culture we now live in. Knee-length, fitted, and vintage-inspired silhouettes, reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy, I'm liking where all this is going. It's time we left our leggings and sneakers at home.
Much of the way we dress has to do with who we are inside and the values we place on appearance and presentation. So, who do you connect most with? What vibe do you want to give? Are you a Michelle, Hillary, Melania, or an Ivanka? Just a little something to think about as we head into the weekend and wrap up a monumental victory, or loss, depending on the way you look at things.