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Five Universally Flattering Spring Fashion Week Trends - That You Can Wear Now!

As we dissected Fashion Week Spring 2009, we identified a handful of trends that are not only nearly universally flattering–but also just as wearable for Fall as they are for Spring.  So don’t wait!  Here’s five trends you can wear this Fall AND next Spring - just remember to layer, layer, layer.

Purple
Cap Sleeve Cowlneck Top
Cap Sleeve Cowlneck Top | $39 at Banana Republic
Flattering on most skin tones, a deep royal purple is so appropriate for Fall.  See Purple on the runway.

Graphic Prints
Ringspun Cotton Cutout Graphic Tee
Ringspun Cotton Cutout Graphic Tee | $24.99 at J Crew
We love bold statements, graphic images, and the simple beauty of typography. See Graphic Prints on the runway.

Statement Pattern
Abstract Rose Print Dress
Abstract Rose Print Dress | $165 at J Crew
Go crazy with pattern - especially on a dress in a simple silhouette. See Statement Pattern on the runway.

Distinctive Belts
Elastic and Wooden Buckle Belt
Elastic and Wooden Buckle Belt | $45 (approx) at Topshop
When wearing a belt with this much personality, keep the rest of your outfit simple.  See Distinctive Belts on the runway.

Brightly Colored Handbags
Faux Leather Tote
Faux Leather Tote | $9.80 at Forever 21
A pop of bright color can really wake up the most neutral of outfits.  Go ahead and add a shot of color to your outfit with this bright yellow tote.  See Brightly Colored Handbags on the runway.

Add comment September 16th, 2008

Solid Pique Polo Shirts

Solid Pique Polo Shirts

One of the foundation pieces of a preppy wardrobe is the classic polo shirt. Shore up your preppy chic wardrobe with a couple of extra polo shirts, currently on sale at J Crew.

$14.99+ at J Crew.

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Buckle Satchel in Teal

Buckle Satchel in Teal

There’s something that’s just so refreshing about the color teal. We love its effortless chic - and want an excuse to wear it more often. Forever 21 solved our teal problem by transforming it into handbag form. Can’t you just see this satchel paired with a blood orange top?

$21.80 at Forever 21.

Add comment September 14th, 2008

Omiru Poll Result: Yes to Ankle Boots

Omiru Poll Result: Yes to Ankle Boots

Boutique 9 ‘Santani’ BootieWe asked: Would you wear Ankle Boots?

You said:  Yes to Ankle Boots, with 54% of the vote.

Style tip? Want the chicness of a boot and the flexibility of a regular shoe?  Ankle boots to the rescue!  You can spice up a traditional pencil skirt and blouse with the edginess of an ankle boot.

Next question: We noticed some controversy over Slouchy Trouser Pants as we reported on Fashion Week trends from New York last week.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear Slouchy Trouser Pants?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Boutique 9 ‘Santani’ Bootie | $149.95 at Nordstrom.

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Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Dresses with Pockets

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Dresses with Pockets
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Dresses with Pockets at Cynthia Steffe, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez.


Style tip?  If there’s one thing we love, it’s pockets on dresses.  Pockets on dresses are as pretty as they are practical.  Wear your pockets on a full, feminine skirt, as seeen at Cynthia Steffe, Oscar de la Renta, and Narciso Rodriguez.

What do you think?  Would you wear dresses with pockets?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

13 comments September 14th, 2008

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Headbands

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Headbands
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Headbands at James Coviello, Diane von Furstenberg, and Three As Four.


Style tip?  Headbands have been around for a couple of seasons now.  But this season’s headband is more embellished, more ornate.  Pair this headband with something equally floaty and feminine.

What do you think?  Would you wear headbands?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

7 comments September 14th, 2008

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Gingham

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Gingham
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Gingham at Lacoste, Trovata, and Reyes.


Style tip?  Gingham doesn’t have to be tiny, as it’s traditionally found.  Lacoste and Trovata both expanded the size of the gingham pattern for a bold, graphic effect.  Generally, the taller you are, the more oversized of a pattern you can wear - but even the giant gingham print at Trovata can be worn by most.

What do you think?  Would you wear gingham?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

2 comments September 14th, 2008

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Goddess Gowns

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Goddess Gowns
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Goddess Gowns at BCBG, Marc Jacobs, and Rubin Singer.


Style tip?  Floaty goddess gowns are a key eveningwear trend for Spring 2009.  Wear these drapey gowns with bold, strappy sandals -  a solid foundation for a truly ethereal look.


What do you think?  Would you wear a goddess gown?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

3 comments September 13th, 2008

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Electric Pink

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Electric Pink
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Electric Pink at Verrier, Doo Ri, and Costello Tagliapietra.


Style tip?  Pink may not be the new Black, but electric pink is a striking choice for waking up your Spring wardrobe.  Though a shade of brown would be a traditional accompaniment, we’re loving electric pink paired with a muted grey.


What do you think?  Would you wear electric pink?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

6 comments September 13th, 2008

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Peep Toe Boots

Spring 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Peep Toe Boots
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Peep Toe Boots at 3.1 Philip Lim, Miss Sixty, and Twinkle.


Style tip?  We’re already seeing the peep toe boot this Fall - and it appears that the trend will continue through Spring.  It’s an offbeat trend, but the peep toe detail softens the inherent hardness of the boot.

What do you think?  Would you wear peep toe boots?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

13 comments September 13th, 2008

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