Now is the time to get a jump on the spring trends! You only need a few pieces to give your wardrobe a seasonal refresh. I have so many favorites, but you don’t even have to spend a bundle. In fact I found all of these selections at Shopbop where right now you will get an extra 20% or 25%…
During a season when pink is always expected, this spring try to kick it up a notch. The bold color combination of hot pink with intense red was shown by designers like Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez and Herve Leger. The more vivid the colors, the better.
I can totally remember wearing Chanel style tweed jackets with denim jeans back in the 90s. We would wear the jacket from a skirt suit, or even find 60s vintage suit jackets from a resale shop and pair it with jeans
This little outfit was inspired when a Uniqlo ad popped up in my email. It featured a hot orange red flare knit A-line skirt for only $15! It immediately reminded me of the Victoria Beckham ensembles In the same bright trendy hue in her Spring 2017 RTW Collection. So I clicked over to Net-A-Porter to find the beautiful Victoria Beckham skirt, for over $1000! You can pair either skirt with the matching red knit tops offered respectively from Victoria Beckham and Uniqlo, but I thought it would be more fun to put together an outfit of this seasons trends. It’s a trend loaded spring outfit!
I was just about to order a pair of black warm up pants (way on sale!) but thought instead it would be better to wait and invest in some workout classics.
The Spring 17 Collections from designers like Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Rodarte and Kenzo channeled the glitz, glam and spirit of the 80s. These strong shouldered 80s looks were worn proudly on everyone at the time, and most memorably for me, on Linda Evans in her role as Crystal Carrington on the Dynasty TV series which encompassed that decade from 1981 to 1989.
For spring ’17 gingham has gone wild! The check print has taken on a whole new look. Thankfully, this is not your Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz gingham print. Instead you will find sculptural shapes, asymmetric gingham, mixed gingham prints, lace overlaying gingham, ruffled gingham, gingham with florals, even deconstructed gingham.
Ruffles are everywhere this spring! From shirts to skirts, and from jackets to pants, those wavy lines are adding new dimensions to blouses, tops, dresses, skirts, pants, coats and even jeans and sweatshirts. From girly and frilly to sophisticated and minimalist, there’s no doubt you will be eyeing a new piece with ruffles you will want to own.
It begins around day 5 of New York Fashion Week after viewing a multitude of fashion images and models and looks on the runway, a sort of fashion fatigue mixed with punchiness begins to set in. Fashion overload is an understatement! Here are a few of my thoughts.
Creative Directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim showed their Monse collection right before the debut of their Oscar de la Renta NYFW Fall 17 Collection. While I loved the innovation, tailoring, edginess and ‘coolness’ of Monse, it was Oscar de la Renta that stood out for me. I think Oscar de la Renta would be thrilled with this collection!
With new designers turning up year after year, one of my all time favorites, Phillip Lim still continues to produce fresh and innovative fashion. The 3.1 Phillip Lim NYFW Fall 17 Collection was no exception.
Sunday evening’s Prabal Gurung NYFW Fall 17 Collection truly offered something for every woman. In the program noted his collection is an “unabashed and unapologetic definition of femininity with a bite,” Women can pick and choose pieces from his collection, and feel confident to wear them.
On Thursday February 9, the first day of New York Fashion Week Fall 17 Tadashi Shoji showed an extravagant collection in brilliant gemstone hues, rich brocades, opulent fur and gold metallic trims, intricate lace and plush velvet.
Yesterday on January 25, 2017 we all learned the sad new one of our favorite style icons, Mary Tyler Moore had died at age 80. This is not one of those cases where someone died and I did not think about her recently, either! She is a part of our fashion icon reference book! On Second City Style and on Fountain of 30 we have constantly referred to her style for her 60s style capri pants and flats as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and the multitude of fashionably work-appropriate looks she wore as the professional Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 70s.
Stripes have been on-trend for several seasons and I am generally not really the stripe-type, but recently I realized I am quite fond of some stripes. I’m not talking about the thin sailor stripes nor the 70s style rainbow stripes.