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Wearable Trends for Fall/ Winter 2011

27 Oct

Runway looks always amaze me, but sometimes even the “ready to wear” collections are intimidating & constantly have me wondering how anyone on the street can pull them off. However, this fall/ winter is truly about RTW pieces & I’m sincerely thankful for that!

J Brand Jeans

Leather is all the rage for this season (see my 2nd look from Versace for H&M to see how I’ll be wearing the trend) but it’s an intimidating fabric & if you’re not comfortable & confident in what you’re wearing, then what’s the point? An easy compromise is the waxed jean. Shiny like leather in comparable hues with a more relaxed fit. A great way to balance out the rocker look of a waxed jean (or leather) is to pair with a feminine top like a tie-neck blouse and heels (J Brand Jeans 12″ Pencil Wax Coated in Venom from Revolve Clothing– $198.00).

Trouve

Speaking of tie-neck blouses, I am loving this super wearable look for fall. It’s flirty, feminine, & as stated above, would look fabulous over a pair of leather pants or waxed jeans. These blouses are usually loose-fitting so pairing with a skinny bottom is definitely recommended (Trouve Tie Front Top from Nordstrom– $88.00).

Diane von Furstenberg

As you probably know by now, jewel-tones are big this season. I am a big fan of this trend as it will help counteract all of the blacks and browns we are usually religious about wearing during the chillier months. One of my favorite jewel-tones is mustard. The rich golden hue provided by this color is so complimentary to many skin tones and would look great paired with tights if you’re looking at dresses such as the DVF design above (Diane von Furstenberg Issie Sleeveless Satin Dress from Neiman Marcus– $425.00).

Rebecca Taylor

Lace and lace detailing almost overtook the runways at NYFW for Fall/ Winter 2011. This trend is incredibly easy to wear & is so feminine that even the smallest touch of lace detail can add the most romantic of feels. Just like the tie blouse, I’d recommend pairing the uber-feminine trend with something a bit edgier like a leather jacket or spiked heels (Rebecca Taylor Romantic Lace Blouse from Bloomingdale’s– $315.00).

Alice + Olivia

Polka-dots have a bad reputation for being childish but this season they’re anything but! Polka-dot minis, blouses & dresses are everywhere & are so fun to wear. I bought this Alice + Olivia dress for the summer time but am easily going to transfer it into my fall wardrobe with a cute cropped jacket, tights & booties. The best thing about re-using your summer wear is saving money while adding to your Fall/ Winter closet, or, if you’re just purchasing, it’s on SALE, which saves you money as well (Alice + Olivia Polka-Dot Silk Dress from Neiman Marcuswas $297.00; now– $178.00)!

The Wall Street Journal said Ready to Wear is the new Couture.  Whether or not you agree, it’s definitely refreshing to have so many RTW pieces in-trend for this season.

 

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Top Looks!

24 Oct

Now that NYFW is over & I’ve had some time to digest all the fabulous fashion hits from the runways, I’ve compiled my top looks from Spring/ Summer 2012 (in no hierarchical order):

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka showed the ultimate take on femininity with a plunging neckline, fitted, knee-length dress. The jewel-tones are consistent with the Spring/ Summer 2012 trends & the detailing is simply stunning.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is always displaying his show-stopping designs & this strapless gown is no different. I am absolutely floored to know that lace detailing is having a moment and the crop-top he chose to add texture to this look is on the top of my “must have” list.

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera uses a simple lined pattern to create a look that’s anything but simplistic. I love the flirty & ultra-feminine look a belted waist gives, too.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff took “Ready to Wear” fashion and stole the show. Everything about this look is accessible & super chic. Again, the jewel-toned hues are big Big BIG for Spring/ Summer, as well as the lined pattern detail. I love the idea of the menswear-inspired blazer with super feminine details (the color & cut).

Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders decided not to follow the bright-color trend for this look, & it’s incredibly refreshing! With all the detailing put into this cut & design, there was no need to use a bright fabric and a nude neutral is a universally flattering hue for any skin tone making this look truly “Ready to Wear”.

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Inspiration

23 Oct

Inspiration is an important word when it comes to personal style. While, for my personal closet, I tend to choose more classic pieces, I am always inspired by the wild looks that come prancing down runways & are seen in over-the-top photo shoots. As most of us do, I have three models who always seem to inspire me whether it be on the runway, walking down the street (thanks, paparazzi) or in a shoot:

Kate Moss

Arguably one of the most sought-after models of all time, Kate never ceases to put me in jaw-dropping awe.

Kate Moss

Between the beachy waves & next-to-no makeup, I adore the above picture for its most realistic portrayal of natural femininity.

Jessica Stam

From Victoria’s Secret to Christian Dior, Jessica Stam has graced the runways with her statuesque figure & perfect skin.

Jessica Stam

Jessica’s glossy pout, sleek pony & smoky eye are the definition of high-fashion.

Chanel Iman

Similarly to what I love about Kate, Chanel looks her best when she’s fresh-faced and natural, and she’s made a living out of it!

Chanel Iman

With just a swipe of eyeliner on her top lid, Chanel shows how the simplest touch of makeup can make all the difference.

My hope as the author & editor of this blog is to provide inspiration through fashion, beauty & decor to show that even the most outrageous trends can be used for personal street style with a little confidence & a lot of love.

 

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