Goodbye Skinny Jeans, Balloon Pants Are the Hottest New Trend

It’s been a testing year for skinny jeans lovers around the globe. Back in February, GenZ-s used their go-to platform, TikTok, to declare that the beloved ‘skinny’ trend of the ‘00s was uncool. As a result, things got hectic in the jeans world. This statement had many millennials wondering, “What should I wear now?” Well, how about a combination of a Gen Z-approved straight-leg style and a millennial-favorite high-waist? Say hello to your new favorite trend — balloon pants!

Woman wearing trendy balloon pants What Are Balloon Pants Really?

Also known as bubble or barrel pants, balloon pants are an intricate combination of a high-waisted and tight-ankle hem silhouette that offers comfort and a straight-leg style all into one. Even if you’re not into wearing the latest trends, you have to admit the allure of these pants. Especially after a year of shapeless sweatpants and home wear.

Not a New Silhouette

Vintage Balloon Pants Outfit Although the ballon jeans silhouette isn’t exactly novel, it seems like now is the perfect time to pull it off. This season, we’re looking at more exaggerated and voluminous fashions, and it’s only right that balloon pants will thrive in the coming months. A growing number of mainstream brands like Cos, Madewell, and Agolde are jumping aboard the trend. Famed brands like Levi’s, Frame, and Eloquii are also offering styles close to the balloon pants silhouette with an added curve-enhancing shape for extra flair.

Nothing Has to Change With Balloon Pants

A chic outfit with heels and balloon pants If you’re a skinny jeans lover, you know how easy it is to jump from one outfit to the next using your jeans as a base. The best thing about balloon pants and jeans is that the same principle applies. They are super easy to blend in with virtually any style, from casual to elegant just by swapping a few accessories. The spring 2022 runways were filled with ‘90s-inspired styles and baggy jeans, so barrel pants aren’t going anywhere in the foreseeable future!

Mantlescaping: Useful Tips on How to Style Home Accessories

Interior design of a living room with a decorated mantlescape

When it comes to home decoration, the world of interior design has done wonders in segmenting each area of the house and having a fancy term for everything. One of those is mantlescaping. So, what is it, and how to arrange your accessories like a pro? Let’s dive in!

What Is Mantlescaping

A mantlescape up close If you’ve ever heard of tablescaping, which is the art of creating mesmerizing table settings, then you can probably guess what mantlescaping is. It’s the art of arranging decorations above your fireplace. No matter your style preferences, mantlescapes are all about showcasing your favorite items to add texture and color to this part of your home. Even if you don’t have a fireplace that needs decorating, mantlescaping also works for sideboards, shelves, and virtually any other area against a wall.

The Rule of Three

Book shelf decoration In mantlescaping, the golden rule of three plays a major role. To create a stylish yet personalized mantlescape, you need to play with height, shape, and texture. It’s important to opt for accessories that have a common pattern or color to keep things uniform yet exciting. You can stack your favorite books on your fireplace mantle and use the height to place smaller trinkets so they don’t get lost among taller decorations. You can also use vases, prints, and mirrors to add extra height and depth to your mantlescape.

Works for All Seasons

A mantlescape suitable for all seasons Mantlescaping isn’t just a spring or fall trend. Mantlescapes for Easter and summer are just as awesome as ones for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can experiment with different setups based on the season and make things more interesting around the house. For example, you can add colorful flowers and trailing plants in the warm months and choose berry and orange accents in the winter festive season. Whatever you do, however, make it your own. Showcase what you love and what matters to you. That’s what will make your mantlescape truly special. You got this!