Lucite heels are taking the stage and not in the way that we’re used to seeing (need I say more?) These days Lucite is hitting runways hard and has been updated to be classy and fashion forward.
Yes, you read that correctly, we are taking it to the countryside this month with the super-hot prairie chic trend for the spring. Yes this can be a difficult style to pull off if you are over 35 (frankly, I don’t think I’ll be sporting this trend this year). However, this trend does have a playful and comfortable vibe that can span all ages if you keep it classy.
This month I want to get serious…. but keep it fun, because fashion is supposed to fun, right? This month I want to focus on a trend I wouldn’t necessarily call “trendy” but it’s a classic and it’s ALWAYS in style. You can wear it for a day look or an evening look, you can invest in an absolutely beautiful designer one or go mid-tier and still get a great bang for your buck. And either way, you’ll wear it until the end of the time. Let’s talk camel coats, shall we?
Now that we’ve rung in the New Year in our party dresses, sparkly shoes and bright baubles, the reality is starting to set in that there is nothing left to celebrate and the deep throes of winter are upon us. We’ve still got another three months of cold weather to get through and even though this time of year can be gloomy, that doesn’t mean we can’t look fabulous as we trudge through the inclement weather. Thankfully, we haven’t seen much snow or sleet so far this winter, but it’s bound to make an appearance any day now and when it does, you need to be ready with your stylish snow boots!
One of my favorite things about fashion and style is when the unexpected becomes the norm. Trends come and go and some are pretty straightforward, but others will make you look twice and think, “Is that really for me?” So this time around, I want to talk about one of those trends: furry shoes. This trend has been around for the last couple of years but it wasn’t until fall 2016 it hit the mainstream. This holiday season, shoes are covered with fur. Whether it be just a dusting across the top, back or along the outsole, or fully covered in fur, furry shoes can make any outfit more exciting and fun.
I am so ready for the holidays to arrive! Besides all of the presents, great food and spirited beverages, comes the sparkle and sass of the luxe party clothes I get to wear while celebrating with friends and family. Nothing says luxury more than a little fur draped over your shoulders or around your neck to provide both warmth and an aura of glam as you party the night away. Fur as an accent is everywhere this season so don’t miss the boat.
Fancy days are here again! And by fancy days, I mean the glitz and glamor that goes into holiday celebrations. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to consider ways to spice up your winter wardrobe and I think winter florals are just the way to do it. I’ll be the first to admit that I almost immediately go to my black, gray and navy when the temperature turns, but this season there is no need (or want!) to be drab. Floral prints have migrated from the spring season and have thankfully popped up all over fall and winter wear.
As we are beginning to transition to that crisp fall weather (my favorite!) sometimes it can be rather difficult to figure out what kind of outwear to incorporate into your look. It’s not quite cool enough for your favorite parka or fur, but you still need something to keep you warm as you venture off to cocktail hour. Enter the perfect and stylish option: the cape! Regardless of the style, color or textile you decide to go with, the look of a cape draped over your shoulders is an instant elevation to your look.
The New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 shows have ended and now that it’s all said and done I think the trends are playful and sophisticated (though not terribly unexpected). I’m looking forward to seeing them start to emerge in 2017. Here is a roundup of some of the most popular trends you’ll want to have in your closet once we’re clear of winter weather
We were on the verge of trend overload. The Narciso Rodriguez New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 collection was thankfully void of all the expected spring trends that have been ever-present on the runways this past week. Not to say those trends are not appreciated and coveted by the fashion masses, however there was an understated elegance and simplicity that graced Rodriguez’s stage that was truly timeless. If you were to look at his collection 20 years from now or 20 years ago, you wouldn’t be able to put a date stamp on these looks; just as impeccably designed clothes should be
Proenza Schouler has been a steady staple in fashion week’s of the past and have proved to be a reliable source of trends to look to in seasons to come. Their New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 collection kept the dream alive with displays in saturated primary colors playing against stark black and white bases. The use of bold patterns and rich textures brought the collection to a higher level, once again confirming their place on the top is well deserved
Victoria Beckham is quickly becoming one of my favorite ready-to-wear designers (though I feel like I’m coming in a little late in the game) as she has been putting out incredibly well thought out and tailored collections for several years now. Her New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 collection was no exception as she took many of fashions trending moments, gave them a spin and made them completely something that I’m willing to give a shot (I’m looking at you 1990’s era crushed velvet)
Jason Wu’s New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 collection played to the real woman. The woman who gets up and rules the office during the day, the family during the evening and takes some time to have fun during her weekend. The collection was inspired by Ugo Rondinone, a Swiss-born mixed media artist who is well-known for Seven Magic Mountains, an installation of seven neon stone totems painted in bright yellows, purples and other colors, constructed from car-size stones located just outside of Las Vegas
The first Spring/Summer collection since Diane von Furstenberg stepped down as head of her decades old namesake collection is one to be remembered. Jonathan Saunders, the new Chief Creative Officer for the brand, showcases his spin on the fashion icon’s collection, which took the classic silhouette and bias cut of the wrap dress and gave it a bit of an update. Needless to say this style can’t get any more classy and sophisticated, but Saunders managed to re-imagine the well known styles of DVF by presenting then in a new and modernized light perfect for the lady who still admires classic DVF but craves a bit of a modern twist
Let’s face it. We’ve been secretly borrowing items from men’s closets for years. Boyfriend jeans, button-down tops, and even the Le Smoking tuxedo. These were all inspired by all-star pieces from men’s fashion. There’s one piece in particular that’s also a really big trend right now: the shirtdress