|Bolero jacket Forever 21 | Ruffle Top Chelsea & Theodore | Pants Forever 21 | Jadore ring and Black Bow Headband Forever 21 | Black Zeda Boots Steve Madden ||
This month’s issue of Elle with Blake Lively on the cover featured some of spring’s hottest trends. One of the trends that really caught my eye was the Real Madrid trend-inspired by Matador boleros, high-waisted pants, and of course the gorgeous Christian Louboutin Torero Heels in ruby red from the Spring 2012 collection! And while it rained today, I felt inspired by those shoes and decided to rock my own take on the matador look.
The ruffles create just enough drama and the boots and jacket prevent it from being too loud. The lack of color also keeps this from looking too costume-like, but if I had the resources I would have added a red sash near the waist. My other favorite look would have been a the same bolero, but switching the pants with a red skirt would have captured the effect of a satin ruby skirt with black embroidery by Emilio Pucci on the same page as the Louboutins. Needless to say, I am very excited about this trend, and if I could get myself some fan earrings I'd be super stoked!