Archive for February, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Teal

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Teal at Carolina Herrera, Lacoste, and Lela Rose.


Style tip?  Want a color that’s not so basic?  Try teal, a sophisticated mix of blue and green.  As befits its roots, pair teal with blues and greens for best effect.  We’re especially loving the navy and teal combo, as seen at Lacoste.

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

17 comments February 18th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Cocoon Coats

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Cocoon Coats at BCBG, Yigal Azrouel, and VPL.


Style tip?  With all that’s happening in the world, people are staying in and cocooning.  But you can stay cozy when going out in a cocoon coat.  The blousy shape isn’t particularly flattering, but the volume is definitely dramatic.  As seen on the runway, wear your cocoon coat with thin pants, tights, or leggings for a big-over-small look.

What do you think?  Would you wear a cocoon coat?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

7 comments February 18th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Not So Basic Black

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Not So Basic Black at Yigal Azrouel, BCBG, and Jeremy Laing.


Style tip?  Black’s not a new cold weather color.  But it seems that black is the new black for Fall 2009.  The good news is that you can wear basic black without being too basic.  Just mix your blacks up with different textures - shiny and matte, knits with wovens, sheers with opaques.

What do you think?  How would you wear black?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Add comment February 18th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Zipper Detailing

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Zipper Detailing at Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, and Nicole Miller.


Style tip?  Zippers are traditionally used to get in and out of your clothes.  But they’re also an edgy way to embellish your clothes.  Use them to your advantage by drawing attention to where you want a spotlight.  Love your waistline?  Draw attention there with zipper details.  Bonus style tip?  Vertical zippers will give you the longest, leanest look.

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

2 comments February 18th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Brooches

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Brooches at Verrier, Rag & Bone, and United Bamboo.


Style tip?  There’s nothing quite like a brooch to add a dose of instant style to an outfit.  You can go big (a la Carrie from Sex and the City), or you can try a smaller piece in an eye catching color or texture.

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

6 comments February 17th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Capes and Capelets

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Capes and Capelets at Jeremy Laing, Y-3, and Tuleh.


Style tip?  Capes and Capelets add a posh, Euro chic touch to any outfit.  They’re a great layering piece and can add texture (as at Tuleh), a sleek sophistication (as at Jeremy Laing), and warmth (as at Y-3).  Capelets are lovely on petite women, while full length capes are better worn by taller women.

What do you think?  Would you wear a cape or capelet?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

5 comments February 17th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Layered Dresses

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Layered Dresses at Karen Walker, DKNY, and Rag & Bone.


Style tip?  You don’t have to stick your short sleeved and sleeveless dresses into storage when it’s cold out.  Just layer them over a long sleeved shirt or sweater.  Solids are safe, but don’t you love the visual texture of the grey dress over the green and grey stripes?  Gorgeous.

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

6 comments February 17th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Deep Blue

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Deep Blue at Lela Rose, Lacoste, and Tuleh.


Style tip?  Blue is such a relaxing color, and it’s a perfect shade for cool weather days.  For the longest, leanest look, you can wear blue head to toe.  But blue doesn’t have to be boring - for more visual variety, combine different shades of blue in the same outfit, as in the Lacoste example.

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

5 comments February 17th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Collarless Coats

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Collarless Coats at Verrier, Jeremy Laing, and DKNY.


Style tip?  What’s the opposite of the oversized collar?  No collar at all.  Wear your collarless coat with a crewnecked shirt to echo the shape of the coat neckline.  For extra style points, you may also want to try coats with different neckline shapes, like the angled silhouette at Jeremy Laing.

What do you think?  Would you wear a collarless coat?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

2 comments February 16th, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Bold and Beautiful Necklaces

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Bold and Beautiful Necklaces at Jason Wu, Reem Acra, and Lela Rose.


Style tip?  While they’re tough to wear, bold and beautiful necklaces truly do give you star power.  The trick to wearing the necklace (instead of having it wear you)?  Go easy on the rest of your outfit - no crazy silhouettes, eye popping patterns, or rainbow colors.  Just keep it simple to let your bold and beautiful necklace shine.

What do you think?  Would you wear a bold necklace?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

2 comments February 16th, 2009

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