Posts Tagged ‘spring fashion’

The Long and Short of It

April 3, 2017

We are currently in a shirt cycle, with crisp, woven cotton shirts making a big statement for spring. This time around, the basics get an upgrade, with sleeve treatments and a play on proportion making the classic item look modern.

One of the more interesting trends in shirtings, is the long shirt worn over jeans. They sport uneven hemlines, and are often twisted or tucked in the front, and left flowing in the back. The look is edgy yet polished and can take you from the gloom of April showers all the way through the summer months.

This ankle skimming wrapped version adds a crisp twist to dark denim skinnies.

Asymmetric details update a classic bengal stripe shown here over cropped flares.

Kish

A waterfall hemline accent the pretty in pink shirt with a gathered empire line, worn over distressed denim crops.

Zara

Bold stripes get tucked into high waisted khakis, for a modern take on chinos.

image via Man Repeller

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Tropical Sports

April 2, 2014

We don’t know which trend for Spring we love more: the athletic trend, or the tropical one. Why choose?
Adidas just launched a collaboration with Brazilian brand Farm, and the mix is pure genius. This is the kind of hybridization we can get our heads around!

Logo tank and running shorts:

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Iconic stripes and logo on a pineapple print!

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The look is  even starting to appear in street style: Tennis anyone?

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Sporty backpacks are back! How about an island style version?

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Sweet Stripes

November 16, 2012

Denim gets the striped treatment for spring ’13, with mattress stripes and railroad stripes taking center stage.  Casual stripes get feminized with modern silhouettes and girlie touches.

Joseph Altuzarra adds a peplum to his zip jacket over slim striped pants.

Ruffian mixes ticking and toile prints.

Rag and Bone adds an eyelet edge to their mattress striped separates.

Marc by Marc Jacobs mixes it up, with a whimsical play on scale.

Cut It Out

October 23, 2012

A subtle peek skin, is often sexier than a more overt gesture. This season, designers opted for a new kind of peep show, with strategically placed cut outs enhancing sleek dresses.

Michael Kors long lean black column is cut to create a geometric effect.

Carven takes a simple red wool dress and makes it seductive, with cut out sides.

Cushnie Et Ochs shows some skin with sophisticated dresses in black or white.

Any way you cut it, these dresses are a modern and sexy must-have for spring.

Caramelized

October 18, 2012

What’s not to love about caramel? It’s rich and adds a luxurious texture to everything; including clothing.

For spring 2013, designers showed caramel colored leathers that as crave worthy as their namesake sweet.

Akris showed head to toe caramel leather.

Both Fendi and Billy Reid paired their leather back to crisp white shirts.

Burberry went pants free with their short leather trench style jacket in new proportions.

Luxury leather goods maker Hermes layered a leather vest and cotton trench over white shorts.

As you start to develop your fall wardrobe, think about adding a little caramel leather in clothing or accessories. It’s an investment that will take you through the entire year.

Still life photo: Glasshouse Images

Turning Japanese

October 16, 2012

Japanese influences were prevalent on the runways for next spring, with kimono shapes, and origami treatments leading the way.

Haider Ackermann worked modern versions of Shibori patterns into his signature fluid looks, using traditional kimono details for soft layers.

Dries Van Noten infused Japanese florals with sheer plaids for a grungy take on Japanese chic.

Prada took a spare yet youthful approach to her Harajuku girl, with whimsical blossoms and origami folds on her structured pieces in duchess satin.

Narcisso Rodriguez went streamlined and modern, with traditional textiles offering a nod to Asian culture.

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.

Neon and On and On

May 17, 2012

Neon is a big trend for spring/summer, but wearing it can pose a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the bright colors of the season:

A little goes a long way:

Neon worn with neon is a bit much. Mix one great intensely colored piece with something more subtle.

The 80’s are over:

Black can be harsh with strong neon colors and takes us back to the 80’s. To look completely modern, mix neon with white, grey, beige or denim, for a less jarring effect. Stripes can also be a great foil for all the strong color.

Softer is easier:

Head to toe neon can be overwhelming, but soft whitened versions of the same color family can work really well together. Try a soft pink with a neon pink, or a pale green with an acid green.

A little dab will do you:

Just a touch of neon in an accessory can be an instant update without making the whole outfit loud. Look for neon shoes, belts or bags as a great way to lift any outfit.

Neon nail polish is a short term commitment. Try a little on your fingers or toes for a fun, temporary trial on the trend.


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