New York Fashion Week has just ended and we’re already looking forward to seeing Spring trends arrive on store shelves. Are you looking for ways to usher a little Spring into your step? As we all know, fashion can be difficult to follow. In an industry where one color, fabric or pattern can be insanely hot one minute and totally out the next, there’s no doubt that keeping up is no easy task. There’s no reason why we can’t cheat Mother Nature and beat seasonal style to the punch…take a leap of stylish faith by trying out these haute Spring trends today…
Everybody loves Denim! It’s a go-to look for relaxed chic style! From white-on-chambray and midnight rinses to every patchwork combo in between, since denim is a year round trend that’ll never be out of style – there’s a happy place for jeans for the entire family this season into the next.
Rise and Shine in Iridescent Glory
We’re just basking in the dreamy haze of iridescent bags, shades, and fabrics as far as we can see. One thing was sure on the catwalks of London Fashion Week — shine is going to big come Spring. Mulberry’s shiny separates in English garden-inspired floral prints were balanced out with soft leather trousers, Antipodium layered tailored waistcoats over gold dresses, and Topshop Unique also showed how to keep iridescents low-key by teaming silver trousers and skirts with simple white tees and pastel knits.
Spice it up with sporty dress wear
Kick things up a notch in tailored baseball and tennis tops, painterly snap-back caps, and body-conscious street wear that show off your best moves (and curves). Spring’s sporty dresses—with their flirty A-line skirts and shoulder-showcasing bodices paired with tights and booties are the way to go until Mother Nature says so.
Answer The Call Of The Jungle
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the diva struts tonight….Heed calls of the wild wherever they lead. Pop graphics, tropical fruit motifs, and patterns made for preening add up to a killer look.
It’s always refreshing to discover a style trend that let’s you utilize what you already have in your closet in a unique way. What’s better is discovering that EVEN your grandmother and Lucky Magazine is already up on the trend (making it more exciting to try it out on your own!) In the January issue of Lucky Magazine, the trend of monochrome styling is defined and outlined with three top tips to help you make the monochromatic trend all your own!
The Monochrome Trend = wearing multiple shades of the same base color within an ensemble.
Use one rich hue to ground the mix of shades. The darkest shade of the primary color should be the anchor of the outfit and typically should be the jacket, top or sweater.
Wear wild prints as neutral-worthy accessories. Leopard print shoes & accessories make great neutral options for tone – on – tone looks.
Texture adds dimension to a monochromatic look. Choose textured sweaters, cardigans and scarves are great options to add versatility to an already established look.
Add a pop of contrast color with a bag. Think color blocking with your bag! Adding a pop of color via a clutch or large bag provides the versatility of solid colors without the boring black or brown bag!
Now that you have a couple of ideas on how to take a few items from your closet that you already own to recreate all new monochromatic looks – what are you waiting for? Get in your closet and get ready to experiment with new exciting looks that are on trend this season!
Looking for a way to freshen up your deep hued winter wardrobe? Not quite sure how to incorporate or layer the spring and summer trend into the colder months? Floral’s are normally associated with Spring not Winter or Fall, well no more. Now you can do Winter Florals with a few quick tips and get the most out of your entire wardrobe from Spring to Winter.
Buy or Pair With Deep Colors: Black tights, marron, oxblood, navy and emerald are great hues to pair with florals.
Add Leather: Motorcyle jackets scream Fall and toughen any look even florals.
Pair with boots: Doc Martins, Riding boots or Thigh-Highs, Fall is the season for boots. Pair them with feminine pieces like florals.
Try printed Deimn: printed jeans are very on trend, so try wearing floral printed jeans. It’s the easiest way to trend two trends in one look.
With most trends, it’s all about freedom of expression and having fun trying out something new! Not too sure that winter floral trends are right for you, try it out first with simple accessories like adding a leather jacket or boots first and let us know how it works out!
Have you ever tried dipping into the winter floral trend? What’s your favorite accessory to pull off a full winter floral look?
Fresh of the Olympic high of gold medals & dreams of golden opportunities, comes the hautest trend in heels that you haven’t seen. GOLD. It’s a trend that has gone from jeweled accessories the soles of fashionistas everywhere. Many of fabulous designers have made this the go-to trend for fall and has designed an entirely gold shoe for their fashion lines.
Check out a few of our favorite gold soles below…
Coming in third place is Christian Louboutins latest booties in gold, the ‘Rock and Gold’ leather ankle boots. Punctuate your look with standout statement footwear in these Rock and gold ankle boots by Christian Louboutin. Perfect for adding that instant wow factor to any outfit, easily team these booties with a bold printed dress for maximum impact.
Coming in second place is Gianvito Rossi’s Metallic leather pointy-toe pumps in gold. Spice up your evening wardrobe this fall with Gianvito Rossi’s metallic gold stilettos. Sleek pointy toes add the perfect accent of attitude to your after-hours looks. Styled here with a Stella McCartney blazer and trousers, an Acne shirt and a clutch from Victoria Beckham.
Coming in first place is Manolo Blahnik’s Ankle Strap Pump in gold. A classic pointy-toe pump strikes gold with a modern mirror finish and sassy stiletto heel – this is the go-to pump that will take you from day to night.
Here are a few more honorable mentions found online — check them out and let us know when golden soles you plan on checking for this Fall! Would you invest in this new Fall trend, or not?
I know you’ve all seen the really cool and crazy runway looks that don’t necessarily translate well into everyday life. No one wants to be a lack-luster attempt at fashion or better yet, a walking fashion faux pas. Not to worry, even the most eccentric trends can inspire a great looking outfit with a few minor alterations.
Monica stuns in a great pair of teal skinnies with an easy breezy blouse. The brilliant pop of color on bottom makes the songstress look fresh and chic. Using a pop of color to contrast with neutrals will give you a fresh look without “over-styling”. If you aren’t quite comfortable wearing this brightly-paired look head to toe follow these three easy tips.
Pair your colored jeans with great accessories; think a killer watch or a fab pair of heels. Chic accessories will compliment color contrasts while accentuating other neutral areas such as the feet, wrists, ears or neck. Statement accessories work well, but be careful not to overpower your look with super busy pieces. The fashion possibilities are endless!
Avoid wearing this trend with overly complicated prints or textures. Too many patterns, colors and prints will have you looking less chic-ish & more clownish. If you are trying this look for the first time, keep it simple until you are comfortable.
Have fun pairing uncommon colors! Trends will come and go and shouldn’t be over thought. The moment you feel over styled, start from scratch until you feel confortable in your look. Try something once, if you like it great, if not move on!
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What Fall fashion trends are you excited to try this season?
Yesterday celebrities hit the red carpet for the Television Critics Association’s NBC Universal 2012 Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. There were a few summer beauties, which we all know who spent some time posing in their beautiful range of color shades while attending. Eva Marcille was gorgeous in her white tank, drop crotch pant, and Dolce Vita sandals. Nene Leaks went for yellow, which popped with her complexion. Tempest Bledsoe was red hot in her one shouldered cocktail dress. Laila Ali was girly and flirty in her bright green blazer.
The shades of clothing they wore are perfect compliments to the summer, as it draws to an end. A flowy chiffon blouse such as Nene’s can carry a look from day to night, while still keeping you comfortable in the breathable fabric. Eva’s drop crotch pants are also an amazing summer look, when in attempts to be casual with a dressy flair. The dress Tempest wore, was a great example of looking stylish when attending a business or work dinner, while still keeping an appropriate length. You can add a pop of color to your work wardrobe when wearing colorful blazers like Laila’s, which you can later match up with your favorite jeans and pumps.
Recently, Yahoo.com posted “5 Key Pieces For Your Spring Wardrobe” online for your fashionable viewing pleasure. The following items listed, would definitely be included in our top ten list of things, but if we could only limit it to five…not so much. Check out the list of items that Yahoo suggests should be in your closet today and let us know if you agree below…
1. The Loafer
Puddles and cool mornings don’t support sandals – yet. It doesn’t mean you can’t stash your boots in the back of the closet and keep feet sweet with flats. Loafers are perfectly preppy to go with your spring outfits, and are making appearances in everything from classic browns and tans, to bright, bold colours and patterns.
2. The Striped Top
Nautical isn’t taking a back seat this spring, and an essential key piece for spring is the striped top. Look for navy, royal blue, and red to keep this look classic. Find oversized or extra long pieces to wear belted as a dress, keep fitted pieces paired with your favourite pair of cropped denim.
3. The Mod-collar
Think school girl meets the 60′s with black and white contrasting collars on dresses and blouses. These rounded collars are showing up in classic colours, and newer versions with perfect combinations like black on green and white on royal.
4. The Pleated Maxi
Guess what? Maxi length is still here, and a key piece for your spring wardrobe (if you haven’t already jumped on this bandwagon). This spring, look for bright maxis in pleated fabrics and pair with a black and white striped top, or a sheer floral blouse. For cooler days, throw on an open-knit sweater or cardigan.
5. The Classic Trench
Save the spring showers for the flowers. Save your outfit in a classic trench, and pick khaki or black to last. Neutrals will let your stripes and brights show off in a big way (and in a good way).
DO YOU AGREE? If you had only ONE item to add to your Spring wardrobe, what would it be? Sound off below…
I love gooooold. No really, I do. From accessories to gadgets to fashions and more there’s nothing like the bright gleam of gold to complete ANY look. While checking out W Magazine recently, I came across a nice assortment of gold accessories that I just had to share with you all. Take a peek at some of these designer accessories from Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and let me know which accessory catches your eye…