Bugging Out – The Insect Trend

You may think you are bugging out, but there really are insects starting to appear everywhere! First there were birds and now the multi-legged mini monsters are having their turn in the fashion spotlight.

Check out this fantastic dress from Karen Walker. Normally the fact that it is crawling in bugs would be enough to send me buggy but the retro vibe, peter-pan collar and bright turquoise colour are all enough to actually make me want to have this dress!

I’d really recommend checking out the website because there are a number of pieces (blouses and dresses) in this great print. All of them are too cute and would be totally amazing additions to your wardrobe. This dress is $365 New Zealand Dollars, which is about $285 Australian and is on the mid range but definitely worth the $$, as it can be worn so many ways.

How cute is it paired with these dark oxfords and spotted socks? It would also be cute with a strappy sandal or colour block heel. And of course, as it is winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, I always recommend tights and ankle boots!

If full on bugs is too much for you, here’s a shirt made of the same fantastic print. It’s about $165 AUD ($225 NZD).

Again, cute as and a great colour. I know I provide links to my finds but I don’t often really REALLY hope that you follow them to check something out…I am this time. This really is a cute collection with a lot of retro going on.

This yellow top from Zara doesn’t have quite as many bugs on it but they are all definitely technicolour! For only $39.50 USD, this blouse will have you bugging out in a good way. I think it would be fun to style with a skirt, super short or super long and some sandals or wedges. A massive stack of bracelts and a fantastic big statement necklace. Finish it off with a bright or neon envelope clutch and you would look fantastic!

Another cute summer bugging look is this Butterfly Tunic, by Ted Baker. Soft, feminine and flowing at 79 pounds (about $150) it’s not the least expensive way to bug out but it is definitely the sweetest. It can be worn loose and flowing with sandals for summer. Belt it, add a cardigan and tights or leggings for winter. Plus the pleated skirt hits on another currently hot trend!

Even though the bugs on this Orion Drape Skirt are big and bold, it’s a cute skirt with a lot of personality. Currently it is on sale at ASOS for just under $43! That is such a bargain you would be buggy not to get it!

I couldn’t resist sharing with you this adorable Dragonfly Shirt I found on I love the pink. And let’s face it, the dragonfly print is far less scarey than some of the other bug prints! Best bits about this shirt…no one else is going to be wearing the same print as you (so everyone is going to be jealous!) and the price is less than $30! It would look really cute with some retro high-waisted jeans and a big pair of pink wedges.

Unfortunately I’m not currently bugging out in the wardrobe trend. But I am heavily into the insect trend via my jewelry. These are two of my favourite bug themed pieces. You may remember the blue butterfly was given to me by my mum and had been given to her by my grandmother. I had it inside my bridal bouquet…something old and blue in one hit. The scarab was purchased on our trip to Egypt. There is something cool and timeless about it. It’s very large and can be worn as a necklace or a brooch. I tend to wear it as a necklace and when I have it on the chain, it chatters as I walk. I know it is just the sliding on the chain but it almost sounds like beetles actually do!

Okay, so maybe I am bugging out after all!

Have you been bitten by the insect trend?


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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