Trend Alert: Embroidery

I love embroidery. In my opinion, embroidered items always look expensive because of all the little knit details. However, there is no reason you have to spend an arm and a leg to find cute, embroidered items. I’ve actually been blogging about embroidered items all summer long and I’m finally getting around to giving embroidery its own Trend Alert. Well, it isn’t too late my friends because all signs point to embroidery sticking around for fall <insert golf claps here>.

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As I mentioned in my last Trend Alert, Anthropologie is one of my favorite places to take note of the trends. I love a bunch of the designers Anthro carries in the store, but the majority of the store is crazy overpriced in my opinion. That doesn’t mean I can’t admire their adorable styles from afar and pick up the occasional sale item.

I spotted this red embroidered Sienna top in the store a few weeks ago and snapped a pic for Instagram (follow me @thesensibleshopaholic). I think I prefer the multi color version for summer, but the red will transition perfectly to fall. I can already picture this one with skinny jeans and booties. Too bad it costs $88!!! Please go on sale, please go on sale…


I love the simple embroidery on this LOFT embroidered swing dress. If you have a wedding or a shower coming up later this summer, this dress would be perfect. The best part is all sale items at LOFT are currently 50% off, bringing this dress down to just under $40 (no code needed).


I blogged about this embroidered shift dress during last week’s post on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It is still the early access period for Nordstrom cardholders, but the sale will open to everyone on Friday, July 22nd. Keep this one on your list because it is only $24.90!


Both of these embroidered tops are on sale at Nordy’s and aren’t part of the Anniversary Sale so they are available for purchase at the sale price right now. The long sleeve embroidered boho blouse (complete with tassels!!!) is currently 65% off, marked down to $23.80 (originally $68). This top will be so cute through fall paired with jeans.  The blue embroidered bib top is also available in black and is 40% off right now for $32.40 (originally $54).


Finally, it wouldn’t be a trend alert post if I didn’t include an option for under $20. I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look stylish. How cute is this slub cotton embroidered tank from Old Navy?! It comes in five colors (black, cream, grey, pink and green) and is only $13.50 using code MORE.#bargain

Are you a fan of embroidery?