As spring trends start to take shape and pop up on the streets around us, we’re inspired to add our own take on some of the popular trends of the season. One of the freshest finds, as crisp as the warm spring air, is the nautical fashion trend.
Contrary to what some may say, just because we are in the doldrums of winter, it does not mean we can’t still feel pretty. Though it can seem tough, when we’re burdened down with layer after cumbersome layer, pretty pieces should still be tucked underneath, waiting for a moment to be revealed. And in this ongoing pursuit of pretty, we…
The holidays are over and we’re about to settle into the long, dark stretch of winter doldrums. And despite the short days and painfully cold nights, now is the best time to dive headfirst into those sumptuous winter fabrics we’ve been saving for just this occasion. And if winter fabrics were a kingdom, then velvet would be queen.
‘Tis the season for silver and gold! The holidays are the best time of year to break out your festive finery and sparkle and shine the whole month through. We handpicked a few of our favorite metallic pieces, ranging from flirty to sophisticated, inspired by the Fall/Winter 2016 runways but budget friendly enough so you can be the shining star of your next festive holiday fete!
Despite the unseasonal warmth we’ve been experiencing in cities like Chicago and New York this fall, as our beloved Jon Snow likes to say, “Winter is coming.” So to prep our minds, bodies and wardrobes for the impending frost, we’ve started working in warm weather fabrics one accessory and outerwear staple at a time. One of the best go-to fabrics that blends fashion and function is shearling. Designers have a field day with the soft and fuzzy fabrics on fall/winter fabrics and 2016 was no exception. The only down side is that the luxe layer can often be pricey. So we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to work the warmth into your wardrobe without breaking the bank
There’s no denying it: The summer season is setting and the dawn of fall is here. Those of us in either the Midwest or on the East Coast don’t waste too much time shedding a tear over the end of summer, mostly because we look so forward to the cooler air, warmer drinks and rich, deep colors that start creeping back into our closets. One of the most popular hues associated with fall is of course, orange. Falling leaves, Halloween pumpkins — and of most recent fame — pumpkin spice lattes
Pastels for Fall? It really is groundbreaking! As Labor Day approaches and fall fashion season hovers on the horizon, many designers ditched the typical jewel tone palette for brighter, lighter options on their fall runways. One of our favorite hues to see in the Fall 2016 collections was dusty rose, a romantic option that lightened the load of heavier fabrics and bulkier cuts. We’ve been on the prowl ever since to find key pieces to incorporate into our own wardrobes this season
August is here which means, like it or not, back-to-school season is around the corner! Luckily, long gone are the days of dreading a new classroom or nervously hoping you’ll like your new teacher. Nowadays, back-to-school time signals the coming of fall and, even better, fall fashion! DKNY paid a special homage to the days of no more teachers, no more books with a back-to-school themed Spring 2016 show that even us grown ups could study up on.
How many times in life can we wear things wrapped up perfectly with a nice little bow? Luckily, the latest fashion trend we’re eyeing does just that! Paperbag waists are a fun, flattering alternative to a regular belt this summer, and were a constant fixture at the Spring/Summer 2016 runway shows. And though the S/S ’16 runways were awash with paperbag waists in rich tones, prints and texture, we kept it simple for our summer style round-up, armed with the mission of finding neutral pieces to last all season long.
The summer solstice kicked off this week which means the clock is officially ticking on getting the most mileage out of your whites until Labor Day. And while a breezy white is practically a staple in your summer closet, we’ve combed the digital racks to handpick our standouts for a sleek, sophisticated look you can wear all season long.
There’s no better time than the early summer months to break out fashion that’s fun, flirty and – above all else – ruffled! Sweet, frilly styles are the perfect staples to throw on and go as the weather turns warm and everyone flocks to the outdoors. Designers like Jason Wu got the memo and used the lovely layering technique as a centerpiece in his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. We went through and handpicked a few standouts that we’ll be sporting all season long.
It’s spring, we promise! And even though it may not feel like warm weather is around the corner yet. We’re sticking to our spring/summer story and gearing up for the season with a few new beauty buys. Spring beauty always offers up a dizzying amount of trends, tricks and trials, many of which are pulled straight off the runway. To make your life easier we snagged a few of our favorite S/S ’16 runway trends and found the easiest and smudge-proof ways to incorporate them into your summer beauty routine.
It’s a very common misconception that certain colors are only allowed during certain seasons. Sure, jewel tones look best against a wintry fabric and pastels pop most in summer but the fashion color wheel is available all year round for us to dabble in as we so desire. Many of us would look at orange and immediately think of the falling leaves of, well, fall. But judging from the Spring/Summer 2016 runways, designers are bringing this autumnal color front and center for the spring.
This past weekend was the vernal equinox, a sign that spring is officially and unequivocally here. And while fabrics are about to get lighter, colors brighter and layering will once again become an art from, we can’t forget about all the action below our ankles. Spring footwear has a penchant to boast all kinds of features, from floral patterns to chunky platforms. But this year, we’re focusing on the versatility and mileage we could get out of a pair of neutral black kicks that are anything but basic.
While most people in Chicago are nursing serious hangovers today, we feel great. In fact, we may have found a new St. Patrick’s Day tradition. Yesterday, on the dawn of one of the craziest and most regrettable drinking holidays of the year, we skipped the madness in favor of a yoga class at sunrise followed by a green juice-fueled dance…