Remember those school days of yore when you could put on a simple pinafore and blouse and be ready to face the day? Sure you were ten, but school uniforms sure made life easy. Well for Fall ’16 jumper dresses were the go-to combo on the runway from designers like Jil Sander, Jason Wu and Suno. We say combo because when you are over 40 you really need to pair your jumper, apron or pinafore dress with a fitted white tee
Remember when Carrie wore silk flower pins on Sex And The City and you had to have one – or several? Well hopefully you kept them, because according to Gucci (who we look to lately for fashion inspiration as they are back on track since Alessandro Michele took over of the helm this past year), silk floral pins are the must have trend of the season. Florals are everywhere this season and even on Gucci handbags (you kinda want one too, right?). So leave it to the trendsetting brand to bring the floral brooch back. It wasn’t old-ladyish when Carrie wore it in the 90’s and it doesn’t have to be now either.
The Met Gala 2016 was one for the record books! Not only was every celebrity fashionista there and just about every celebrity fashionista designer represented, but suddenly the younger celebrity fashionista generation is getting into the act!
Baby bumps and Doc Martins with Louis Vuitton mini dresses ran amuck, but just how well did the celebs stick to the Manus x Machina theme? Some better than others. The fashion meets technology theme actually meant to hit upon mankind (Manus) vs. machine (Machina) but also about the fashion of the future. Therefore, it was expected to see lots of digital prints, 3D printing, laser cutting, and space age fashion. What did we see? Well, some of that – and also lots of gunmetal – to say the least.
Nothing says spring more than butterflies. While I’m not as wild about them as Mariah Carey, I have noticed butterflies are this year’s flower. They are everywhere in fashion! From shoes, to bags, to dresses, butterflies are free to fly.
Here are just a handful ways to add some colorful butterfly wings to your life.
We saw them all over the runway for spring 2016: soft, flowey, and slightly oversized belted overcoats reminiscent of the 80s. Do you remember these robe-like, slouchy midi coats? I immediately thought of Cybill Shepherd in Moonlighting or the oversized jackets on Miami Vice. The best part about these slouchy coats is that they hide what you are wearing underneath and give you a professional look in a flash.