Archive for September, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Brightly Colored Shoes

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Brightly Colored Shoes
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Bright Shoes at Philip Lim, Nanette Lepore, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.


Style tip?  If you want to make a statement with your shoes, go bright and step into a pair of red (or red-orange) shoes.  They provide a colorful foundation for a neutral colored outfit (as at Philip Lim), but they also anchor patterns.  Case in point?  The dresses at Nanette Lepore and Marc by Marc Jacobs.  When you go bold with bright shoes, there’s no need for your handbag to match.  Try a neutral colored handbag (perhaps in a oversized silhouette) to finish off the look.

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

5 comments September 18th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Motorcycle Jackets

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Motorcycle Jackets
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Motorcycle Jackets at LAMB, Philip Lim, and Tracy Reese.


Style tip?  Motorcycle jackets are already lending an edgy vibe to Fall fashion, and they’ll continue to keep fashion on its toes for Spring.  You’ll traditionally find motorcycle jackets in black leather (or faux-leather, to be animal-friendly), but for Spring, you’ll have a variety of fabrication and color options.  We love the squeaky cleanliness of a white motorcycle jacket - and the versatility of a khaki colored jacket.  Wear it long (as at Philip Lim) or cropped (as at Tracy Reese) - just add one to your closet.

What do you think?  How would you wear a motorcycle jacket?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Add comment September 18th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Minidresses

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend:  Minidresses
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Minidresses at Yigal Azrouel, Oscar de la Renta, and Narciso Rodriguez.


Style tip?  Summer 2009 was minidress season - and it looks like Spring/Summer 2010 will be no different.  So while you’ll want to put your minidresses into storage for Winter, keep them handy for Spring thaw.  But even though hemlines are rising to well above knee level on the runway, it doesn’t mean that you have to match the short skirt in real life.  A hemline falling a few inches above the knee maintains the essence of the mini silhouette without being unwearable. 

Two tips for donning a minidress:
(1) If you’re baring your legs, keep your upper half covered up - with sleeves, a cardigan, or even a jacket draped over your shoulders. 
(2) If you love the mini silhouette but have less than perfect legs, try wearing tights or leggings underneath the dress.

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

1 comment September 17th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Red

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Red
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Red at Philip Lim, Oscar de la Renta, and Narciso Rodriguez.


Style tip?  If Spring 2010 is about showy silhouettes and bold designs, its signature color has to be Red.  Red is the color of passion, of power, of love.  And it works for both tailored and free-flowing looks.  We love the bold power suit inspired look at Philip Lim (shown left), but we also have a deep appreciation for the gorgeously draped cascades of fabric on the Oscar de la Renta ballgown.  Do as Oscar does and pair your red dress with a pair of bright gold shoes, whose hue works well with the red’s inherent warmth.

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

7 comments September 16th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Chanel Jackets

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Chanel Jackets
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Chanel Jackets at Tuleh, Derek Lam, and Thakoon.


Style tip?  Maybe it’s the influence of the film Coco Before Chanel, but the runways of Spring 2010 has Coco Chanel on their mind.  Chanel’s signature boxy textured jackets were suspiciously prevalent this season, reinterpreted by designers from Tuleh to Derek Lam.  We love the Chanel Jacket paired with a feminine skirt - whether it’s structured (as at Derek Lam) or flowy (as at Tuleh).  

What do you think?  How would you wear a Chanel Jacket?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

4 comments September 16th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Knotted Details

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Knotted Details
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Knotted Details at Thakoon, Diane von Furstenberg, and Carolina Herrera.


Style tip?  Knotted detailing is, hands down, one of our favorite embellishment trends for Spring 2010.  Knotting manages to exude elegance - yet it’s drama is captivating.  Use the center of the knot to draw attention to your favorite part of your figure, whether it’s your bust (Thakoon), tummy (Diane von Furstenberg), or shoulderline (Carolina Herrera).  

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

4 comments September 16th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Roomy Cuffed Shorts

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Roomy Cuffed Shorts
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Roomy Cuffed Shorts at Derek Lam, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Cynthia Steffe.


Style tip?  Shorts are always In for Spring, but the trend story for Spring 2010 is the roomy, cuffed short.  Available in both high waisted and normal rise varieties, the roomy cuffed short looks best worn with a somewhat fitted top.  Belt the look to draw attention to your waistline - and to suggest a more hourglass-like silhouette.  

What do you think?  How would you wear roomy cuffed shorts?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

4 comments September 16th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Skinny Legs

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Skinny Legs
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Skinny Legs at Vera Wang, Twinkle by Wenlan, and LAMB.


Style tip?  The Skinny Leg silhouette continues for Spring 2010.  Wear it with a voluminous top (as at Twinkle).  Alternatively, keep the look skinny from top to bottom and wear a fitted top with your skinny pants, as at LAMB.  Want another idea?  Up the drama factor with fun pieces - a furry shrug and a bold, textured necklace.  

What do you think?  How would you wear the Skinny Leg silhouette?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Add comment September 15th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Modern Garden Party Dresses

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Modern Garden Party Dresses
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Modern Garden Party Dresses at Lela Rose, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Twinkle by Wenlan.


Style tip?  Elegantly structured dresses in bright colors and abstract patterns are becoming a hallmark of Spring 2010 fashion.  And they’re just the kind of dress you would pull out for a modern garden party.  Wear them with a non-traditional shoe - instead of pairing them with a pair of demure pumps, why not try booties (a la Twinkle) or thick strap sandals (as at Marc by Marc Jacobs)?  

What do you think?  How would you wear the modern garden party dress?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

6 comments September 15th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Harem Pants

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Harem Pants
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Harem Pants at Yigal Azrouel, LAMB, and Ports 1961.


Style tip?  We first saw harem pants making an (unlikely) comeback for Spring/Summer 2009.  Seems that they’re here to stay for another season, despite their difficult-to-wear silhouette.  To best flatter your figure in harem pants, pair them with a close fitting top (for a small-over-big silhouette) and high, high heels.  

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

13 comments September 15th, 2009

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