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Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Green

Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Green
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Green at Tracy Reese, Monique Lhuillier, and VPL.


Style tip?  Green’s not just for Spring.  You’ll be wearing this hue come Fall, in more muted shades.  What to pair with green?  Try grey (as seen at Tracy Reese, with a grey infinity scarf and tights, and at Monique Lhuillier, where grey tones down a look full of beading and shine).  But don’t discount the beauty of brown.  While we wouldn’t advocate wearing the VPL swimsuit outfit around town, we love how the warm brown booties and belt pair with the forest green cardigan.

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

7 comments February 16th, 2010

Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Shorts

Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Shorts
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Shorts at Tracy Reese, Charlotte Ronson, and Cynthia Steffe.


Style tip?  We’ve got another fashion trend that you don’t have to wait to wear.  Shorts are huge for Spring, and they’ll be just as relevant come Fall (just in thicker fabrics, of course).  How to wear shorts in cooler temperatures?  Pair them with boots, tights, or high socks to keep your legs covered.  If you have great legs, you can manage the short shorts (as seen at Tracy Reese and Charlotte Ronson), but an easier silhouette to wear is the knee-length short.  Look for cuffed knee-length shorts for a fresh Fall/Winter look.

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

8 comments February 15th, 2010

Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Neutrals

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Neutrals at Costello Tagliapietra, Cynthia Steffe, and Ports 1961.


Style tip?  In a season of economic uncertainty, we’re turning back to basics, and the color palette of the season is reflecting our economic reality.  Neutrals are the big color story (or anti-color story, as it were) of the season.  Stock up on khaki, sand, and grey colors - which are just as appropriate for Spring 2010 as they are for Fall.  How to make these neutrals interesting?  Increase the visual appeal of neutrals with some careful layering.  After all, the beauty of neutrals are that they all go together.

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

4 comments February 14th, 2010

Fashion Week Spring 2010 Trend Roundup

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend Roundup

Spring/Summer 2010 is all about drama.  It’s over the top, with extreme silhouettes (harem pants, sharp shoulders), attention-grabbing details (sequins, knotted details), and bright colors (hello, red and yellow).  Here’s Omiru’s picks for the top trends from Fashion Week Spring 2010:

Silhouettes
The Sharp Shoulder
Skinny Legs

Classifications
Chanel Jackets
Roomy Cuffed Shorts
Modern Garden Party Dresses
Harem Pants
Extra Long Blazers
Sequined Disco Dresses
Vests 2.0
Long Cardigans
Motorcycle Jackets
Minidresses

Colors
Vibrant Yellow
Red
Not so Boring Beige

Details
Knotted Details
Microstripes
Elegant Bows
Animal Prints
Contrasting Textures
Polka Dots

Accessories
Statement Necklaces
Brightly Colored Shoes

1 comment September 19th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Long Cardigans

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Long Cardigans
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Long Cardigans at Lela Rose, Alexander Wang, and Michael Kors.


Style tip?  Stock up on long cardigans.  They’re great for layering under jackets for Fall and Winter, and they’re just as versatile for Spring.  Wear a long cardigan over your minidress or blouse/skirt combo (as at Lela Rose), skinny belt optional.  Or use your cardigan to play with textures, as Alexander Wang does.  Just don’t wear the cardigan sans-bottom, as seen at Michael Kors!  Clearly a runway-only look.

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

4 comments September 18th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Polka Dots

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Polka Dots
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Polka Dots at Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Reem Acra.


Style tip?  The trend for Spring 2010 is polka dots with a twist.  The new polka dot is seen oversized, textured (instead of printed), and organically shaped.  Wear a single type of dot (like the crocheted dots at Tory Burch), or mix things up with different patterns (as at Marc by Marc Jacobs).  But don’t stop there - you can also mix different textures of dot patterns, as Reem Acra did with a standard-issue polka dotted top paired with a skirt with a more organic dot pattern.

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

2 comments September 18th, 2009

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Brightly Colored Shoes

Spring 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Brightly Colored Shoes
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
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
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
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
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
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

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