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Spring 2011 Fashion Week Trend: Abstract Prints

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Abstract Prints at Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, and Diane von Furstenberg.


Style tip?  Print and pattern are everpresent at Fashion Week - but the story here is the abstract, arty nature of these prints.  It’d be easy to reimagine these dresses as paintings in a gallery.  The abstract nature of these prints feels very modern art.  We love pairing these abstract prints with minimal accessories - a belt or a handbag is fine, but these looks don’t require layers of jewelry or anything overly attention grabbing.  The gorgeous prints speak for themselves.

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

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Spring 2011 Fashion Week Trend: Round Sunglasses

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Round Sunglasses at Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, and Diane von Furstenberg.


Style tip?  Round sunglasses may not have been in the style spotlight for a few decades, but they’re making a massive comeback for Spring/Summer 2011.  These circular shades feel retro - and pair very nicely with feminine looks.  We spotted them on the runways paired with day and cocktail dresses, along with blouse and skirt combinations.  What we like about these sunglasses is that they don’t take themselves too seriously - though they do pack a serious style punch!

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

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Spring 2011 Fashion Week Trend: Architectural Construction

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Architectural Construction at Narciso Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, and Calvin Klein.


Style tip?  What do the Venice Bienniale and New York Fashion Week have in common?  A focus on architecture.  Fashion Week’s silhouettes were decidedly architecturally inspired, with neat, precisely cut drapes and folds.  We were especially taken with the organic shapes at Narciso Rodriguez and the careful origami-like precision at fellow minimalist Calvin Klein.  But this architectural construction extends past the minimalists - even Diane von Furstenberg featured precisely draped knots on her exuberantly printed dresses.  Let these architectural beauties stand alone as the focus of your outfit; our favorite way to wear them is to let them shine with shoes and accessories that focus the eye on the construction itself.

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

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Spring 2011 Fashion Week Trend: Boyfriend Blazers 2.0

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Boyfriend Blazers at Narciso Rodriguez, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein.


Style tip?  The beauty of the boyfriend blazer is its laid back, carefree essence.  It’s cut a bit long, it’s not perfectly fitted - and has that je ne sais quoi that makes it so alluring.  If you don’t already have one (or several), do go out and get one in a nice, neutral color - black or grey works especially well.  You’ll be able to pair it with everything from a skinny pair of pants to your spring dresses (belted, of course).  For an extra slim look, look for one with a skinny lapel, like the Narciso Rodriguez blazer shown at left.  If you already have your basic boyfriend blazers hanging in your closet, you can try one with a bit of embellishment, via color or texture.

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

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