Posts Tagged ‘dkny’

Shirting The Issue

September 17, 2015

New York Fashion Week is almost over, and amid the whirlwind of shows, parties and street style, a few trends are emerging that we can start to wear right now.

The crisp tailored shirt has proven to be influential this season, with designers re-tooling the classic into dresses, tunics and new variations on the ultimate topper to almost everything.

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Vera Wang

Vera Wang cut an oversized version worn with briefs and a bra, in a new riff on a sexy look.

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Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim layered a long and lean version over tiny shorts, with a tied waist and cuffs.

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Michael Kors

Michael Kors paired the oversized white shirt with a sunny yellow suede wrap skirt.

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DKNY

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School debuted their first collection for DKNY this season, with an urban take on the white shirt, featuring a longer length and a photo printed street scene.

Now is the perfect time to put your crisp white shirt back into heavy rotation. Proportion is everything, and borrowing from the boys is the freshest way to update this classic. Pants optional.

Photo: Vogue Runway

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Overall Impressions

April 7, 2014

Overalls, once the go-to outfit of farmers and toddlers, has made it’s way into the fashion scene. This time around, they have a sexy, almost sophisticated edge, taking the workwear staple to a whole new level. Being a woman of a certain age, I’m fighting the urge to give this trend a try. But looking at these chic ladies, I’m thinking  I can rock this look. You be the judge:

Donna Karan sent these overalls down this runway for DKNY this spring, adding a polished blazer and trench coat to complete the outfit.

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A slim fit, high heeled booties and a great flyaway sweater give these overalls a casual, yet pulled together  sensibility.

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How chic is this women, walking through the Tuileries in Paris, with gold toed pumps, a clutch bag,and her red coat tossed nonchalantly over her shoulders?

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Leave it to Alexander Wang to pair a leather bra top with his white overalls. A little skin makes the look sexy!

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Blair Eadie of the style blog Atlantic Pacific is known for her ladylike chic. Her messy undo, pointy stilettos and red lips and bag give this outfit an air of sophisticated ease.

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Want to try this look yourself? Just abide by a few simple rules.

Overalls should be on the slim side. Nothing oversized or sloppy.

Add a touch of the unexpected, through accessories, makeup or a great piece of outerwear.

Roll the legs and add a chic heel.

Accessorize to the hilt. Shoes, bags and scarves play a huge role in upping the fashion ante. Keeping it chic is key.

Take a little extra care with your hair and makeup. This isn’t the time to get sloppy.

Keep the tops fitted, or go ahead and show some skin. Let the world know there is a woman under there.

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Radiant Orchid

December 9, 2013

Pantone, the worldwide color authority, has announced it’s color of the year for 22014. Drumroll please…

Radiant Orchid!

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Look for this shade to impact everything, from fashion, accessories, cosmetics and even cuisine.

Handbag from Mulberry

Handbag from Mulberry

Shoes from Jimmy Choo

Shoes from Jimmy Choo

Max Mara

Max Mara

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Lip Pencil

Casual footwear from Skateboard company Vans

Casual footwear from Skateboard company Vans

Orly nail polish

Orly nail polish

DKNY dress

DKNY dress

Gizmon camera

Gizmon camera

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Watch for the purple family to gain importance as the new year progresses.

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Ab-solutely Fabulous

September 14, 2012

New York fashion week is coming to a close today, leaving us with lots to dream about for next spring.
Consider this a public service announcement; you have exactly 8 months to get those abs into tiptop shape!

Retro bra tops, cropped tops and cut out dresses ruled the runways this week, highlighting a new erogenous zone. Although we have seen some of these trends emerging, they were out in full force this season, making them hard to ignore.

DKNY returns to their roots with this sportive windbreaker over a feminine bra top and flirty skirt.

Sheer cutouts on an edgy leather dress from Alexander Wang.

Jason Wu gets girlie in leather and lace.

While the look is sexy, yet sophisticated, perfectly toned abs are the “it” accessory of the season!

Now step away from the refrigerator, and get to the gym. You’re welcome.


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