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May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Spring Florals

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Spring Greens
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

May’s flowers are in bloom - and so is our floral inspired wardrobe.  Spring 2012’s florals are less frilly and feminine - and are more sophisticated than seen in previous seasons.  Great news for those of us who aren’t girly girls - we can still wear these pretty prints.  The trick is to pair them with bold colors on simple silhouettes - the resulting look is equal parts playful and elegant, just like you.

1. Start with a floral print top grounded by a bold green pleated skirt.
2. What goes with green?  A sunny yellow, of course.  Slip on a fitted jacket to emphasize your nipped in waistline.
3. Finish off the look with accessories in shades of green - a mint colored heel and a turquoise handbag.  For your shades, mix it up - we chose a bright fire engine red to give the look some extra pep. 

How do you wear floral prints?
  Share your style in the comments!

Add comment May 4th, 2012

Tie-Dye Cutoff Shorts


This summer, we’ll be rocking cutoff shorts once again.  But this time around, instead of choosing a standard denim wash, we’ll be looking for something with a little more personality.  The tie-dye pattern gives these cutoff shorts that spark - and they look fantastic with the army of bright shirts we’re going to be sporting this summer.  Want another option?  Topshop has a similar pair of tie-dye shorts for $64.

$48  at Need Supply.

Add comment May 3rd, 2012

Omiru’s 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe

Omiru's May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe
Want to take a closer look at the capsule wardrobe?  Here’s more information about it.

April showers bring May flowers, and we’ve got a sunny wardrobe to match.  Yes, we have the obligatory flowered tank - but we’re capturing the spirit of the season with warm colors and bold patterns.  So that your closet doesn’t go on color overload, we’re also including a number of neutrals in forward-looking silhouettes to bring your closet back down to earth.

Today, we’ll outline the 16 key pieces you’ll want this month to keep your wardrobe on point.  And throughout April, we’ll show you how to mix and match these pieces, along with standard basics that everyone has in their closet, into key looks that you can recreate with your own wardrobe.  From left to right, top to bottom, here are the 16 pieces you’ll want to have in your closet this month.

The Feather Trimmed Blazer
Elizabeth and James Ostrich Feather Trimmed Blazer | $665 at Net-a-Porter
Transform your look with this tactile, tailored piece trimmed with lighter-than-air ostrich feathers.

The Sunny Yellow Cropped Jacket
Girl by Band of Outsiders Slub Cotton Blend Jacket | $555 at Net-a-Porter
Canary yellow is sure to turn heads.  Pair this with neutrals or neons - whatever your heart desires.

The Wear With Everything Aviator Jacket
Acne Rita Suede Aviator Jacket | $1600 at Net-a-Porter
You need not spend quite this much on your jacket of the season, but what we love about this luxe piece is the gorgeous blush color and how the golden hardware looks so right against the suede.

The Conversation Blouse
Alberta Ferretti Printed Silk Shirt | $995 at Net-a-Porter
When you’re sporting this shirt, you’ll never have trouble striking up a conversation again.

The High Low Top
Sleeveless Slit Back Top | $64 at Topshop
Get the silhouette of the season with this high low top - so named because it’s higher in the front and lower in the back.  Perfect for layering.

The Sandy Blouse
3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Silk Chiffon and Crepe de Chine Blouse | $450 at Net-a-Porter
Elegant yet youthful, this top exudes opulence, from the drape of the fabric to the silver beads embellishing the blouse.

The Chambray Shirt
MiH Jeans Classic Cotton Chambray Shirt | $160 at Net-a-Porter
If you don’t already have a chambray shirt, scoop one up immediately if not sooner!  Classic American Trad.

The Ombre Blouse
Sonia Rykiel Dégradé Silk-Georgette Blouse | $995 at Net-a-Porter
The gorgeous color palette on this ombre blouse makes us swoon.

The Embellished Top

Aztec Embellished Shell Top | $76 at Topshop
We love Aztec prints and beading - so it was a double win to find them in one affordable top.

The Flowered Top
Poppy Print Cami | $90 at Topshop
Don’t you love the vintage feel of this silk cam? 

The Salmon Short

Elizabeth and James Colby Silk Trimmed Brushed Twill Shorts | $235 at Net-a-Porter
You can easily get a similar short at a fraction of the price - but we love the silk trim detail on this luxe version.

The Colorblocked Short
Chloe Tailored Twill Shorts | $970 at Net-a-Porter
Everything looks so much more luxe with colorblocking and piping.  This smart short makes the most summery of looks feel put-together.

The Printed Pleated Skirt
J Crew Apple Print Pleated Cotton Skirt | $135 at Net-a-Porter
Pleated skirts are nothing new this season, but this vibrant apple pattern makes this skirt feel fresh.

The Green Skirt
Black Fleece Pleated Cotton Pique Skirt | $395 at Net-a-Porter
Preppy and ladylike, this crisp green skirt is sure to charm.

The Maxi Skirt
Tibi Pleated Silk Chiffon Maxi Skirt | $365 at Net-a-Porter
What we love about this maxi skirt is the dreamy drape and the beautiful blush color.

The Neon Maxi Dress
Fluro Dip Hem Dress | $96 at Topshop
Turn heads in this fluorescent dip hem maxi dress

Let the inspiration begin!

3 comments May 2nd, 2012

Floral Print Trousers


Yes, that’s right.  May florals have blossomed on dresses, tops, skirts…and now pants.  Colored pants was the big story w/r/t bottoms this spring, but now that we have that trend covered, we’re moving to another eye-catching trend that’s taking root: floral print pants.  They’re a challenging pant to wear for sure, but they’re sure to turn heads.  Wear them with a solid colored top to avoid clashing - but don’t be afraid to add a bit of texture.

$59.90  at Zara.

Add comment May 1st, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: Urbane Gladiator

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: Urbane Gladiator
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Some days just feel like an uphill battle.  When you need to gear up to face a day like this, why not slip on a pair of gladiator sandals?  While they’re traditionally an aggressive looking shoe, you can give the look more polished with a sophisticated blend of sharp silhouettes and sweet accessories.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a pair of gladiator sandals.  Studs are optional, depending on how much attention you want to draw to your feet.
2. Your outfit itself should be sophisticated with an aggressive edge.  Try a colorblocked blouse paired with a knee length pair of leather shorts.  

3. Finish off the look with a pair of sunny accessories to make the look more friendly - an eyecatching bundle of baubles around your neck, and a a bright yellow top handle leather tote.  

How do you wear gladiator sandals?
  Share your style in the comments!

Add comment April 30th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: I Dream in Color

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: I Dream in Color
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

We’re big believers that style and comfort aren’t mutually exclusive.  And as the pajama top has emerged from loungewear to daywear, we’re psyched to be able to wear it all day long.  The trick to getting the look right is to pair your pajamas with sophisticated daywear separates.  The idea is to elevate the pajama top into your day wardrobe; you don’t want to look like you accidentally left the house in your PJs.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a sophisticated foundation: a simple striped shell paired with a floaty chiffon skirt.
2. The dream of wearing your PJs outside has finally come true - slip on your silk pajama top for a cozy layered look.
3. The pajama top adds playfulness to the look, so build on this sense of fun with accessories in bright colors: stacked bangles, a colorblocked clutch, and a pair of sandals accented in a bright yellow.  Finish off the look with a fedora hat to block the sun - and to add drama to the outfit. 

How would you wear a pajama top?
  Share your style in the comments!

1 comment April 27th, 2012

Silk Elysian Dress


Bright colors meet delicate draping in this summery day dress with grecian influences.  Wear it to work with a cardigan, then swap the cardigan for a denim jacket for weekend wear.  Available in lemon yellow and portico green.  100% silk.

$158  at Madewell.

1 comment April 26th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: Flirty Florals

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: Flirty Florals
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Spring/Summer 2012’s florals are no wallflowers - their very presence imbues vibrancy into your look.  What to wear with these bright florals?  Solids in either bright or neutral tones are a safe bet - but we encourage you, if you dare, to pair pattern with pattern.  We married these vibrant florals with a pair of girly polka dotted pieces for a look that’s fresh and flirty.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with your foundation of polka dots.  We matched a flouncy navy miniskirt with a sleeveless blouse with a scalloped peter pan collar for a playful look.
2. Juxtaposed against the spotted foundation, the floral motorcycle jacket takes center stage, adding a punch of pattern and color.

3. Finish off the look with statement accessories - a pair of red sunglasses that echoes the red top-handle bag, and a pair of wedge heels featuring a lacy cutout detail. 

How do you wear bold florals?
  Share your style in the comments!

Add comment April 25th, 2012

Bold Floral Tunic Dress


Get the look of spring’s bold florals with this flowy tunic dress.  What we love about it is the bold colors and the hyper-realist print…reminiscent of the work of British designer Mary Katrantzou.  Extra bonus?  At this price, it’s not just easy to wear - it’s also easy on the wallet.

$79.90  at Zara.

Add comment April 24th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: Urban Playground

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: Urban Playground
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

We’re dreaming of the carefree days of childhood - of playground games, of laughter and fun, of adventure in the ordinary.  But even if your spring days are destined to be spent in a metropolis, you need not lose the playfulness in your style. For the urban playground, keep the simple silhouettes - updating them with more sophisticated fabrics, patterns, and colors.  Also keep your sense of serendipity and wonder - which will help you navigate the urban playground just as well as you ruled the neighborhood playground way back when.

1. Start with a chic but comfortable foundation: an oversized cropped tee paired with a buttery pair of knee length leather shorts.  The cropped tee works with the high rise on the short and calls attention to the leg-lengthening silhouette.
2. Enough black and white with this foundation - it’s time to add color!  Toss on a cardigan in a bright yellow to offset the black and white of the tee and shorts.  Bonus points for toting around a handbag in a complementary bright color - notice how the turquoise bag adds an extra dimension to the yellow, black, and white of the look.
3. Finish off the look with accessories with an edge - a pair of studded gladiator sandals, a leather wrap bracelet with a skull motif, and a retro chic pair of sunglasses. 

What do you wear to navigate the urban playground?
  Share your style in the comments!

Add comment April 23rd, 2012

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