Pantone may swear by pastels like rose quartz and serenity for 2016, but if the runways are any clue, it’s pretty clear that orange is also going to be a major color trend for this spring. From Altuzarra’s floral prints to Karen Walker’s navy and tangerine color combo, all signs point to the fact that the citrusy hue will be big this season.
Otherwise known as “WTF was she thinking?!” Yes, we know celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow are prone to taking risks with their style and often wear “questionable fashion.” (Remember that ugly medicine pink Oscars dress on Gwyneth?) But we were hoping that was a thing of the past. And usually it is, until they do it again.
Sadly, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Greene and Gwyneth Paltrow are repeat offenders.
Bring out the white and creams for this spring season with an easy-to-wear, Ashley Olsen inspired ensemble. Start off with an Equipment white button down blouse. This essential works for the office and you can throw it on with a pair of denim shorts for the weekend. What makes this neutral outfit work is the texture from the skirt.
One item you will want to add to your closet (or dig out in my case) is a denim pencil skirt. Some may say this trend is retro and they would be right. I think of the 70’s version my babysitter’s wore that were jeans re-purposed into a long skirt. I thought it was so cool. At any rate, today’s denim pencil skirt is a slim-fit skirt that’s all shades of denim blue, white or black and can be a midi length to just above the knees.
I stumbled upon a super (duper) clearance sale at Kohl’s last weekend. What brought me into the store was an online coupon for an extra $10 off any $30 purchase, so I thought I would see what I could find on the clearance rack. Well as it turned out I saved $428! This was because there was an extra 40% off all clearance! This is key to saving lots of money. Always look for “Take An EXTRA % Off”sales and you can save 75- 85%.
This month I’d like to talk about one of my favorite fashion topics: shoes! More specifically a spring shoe trend that has completely dominated the season, the lace up sandal. I consider this trend to be an updated and more refined spin on the gladiator sandals that we couldn’t get away from a few years ago. For 2016, the laces are delicate and thin, feminine and much more universally flattering than earlier versions of this trend.