Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Trend: Stripes

Another trend that was featured prominently on the SS2011 runways were stripes (Above: Celine; Sonia Rykiel; Jean Paul Gaultier; Jason Wu).  Stripes appeared on every item of apparel imaginable -- skirts, dresses, pants, and tops -- and in all different sizes and colors.  This is a trend that I would imagine that most women can get behind as it isn't too out-there (like some of the other trends this Spring and Summer!) and striped pieces are generally very easy to find in-stores.  You probably already have a striped item in your closet, but in case you don't and you want to give this trend a try, below are some options to consider:  "Accidentally in Love" striped maxi dressfor $49 on; Jack by BB Dakota "Kari" striped skirt for $49 on; Marc by Marc Jacobs "Beatrix" striped sweater for $178 on; "Maritime" striped blazer for $118 on; Wide stripe cardigan for $19.80 on; Striped "slvls" tunic for $8.80 on; French Connection stripe bell sleeve dress for $84.27 on; Juicy Couture cashmere blend slouchy pullover hoodie on sale for $159.99 on; Mystree ruffle neck racerback top for $48 on; Asymmetrical layers dress for $24.80 on

In addition to appearing on clothing, stripes also adorned many accessories on the runways (Below: Christian Louboutin; Tory Burch; Manolo Blahnik; Fendi).  Like the apparel, stripes appeared on shoes and handbags in many different colors and sizes.  

I have managed to locate some fun striped accessories if you are looking for a striped piece to update your Spring/Summer wardrobde.  They are pictured below: Jessica Simpson "Colie" pump for $98.95 on; Coach poppy legacy stripe small wristlet for $48 on; Dolce Vita "Teri" slip-on for $119.95 on; Cara Accessories prepster stripe bow headband for $28 on; Kate Spade New York journal "Maryanne" patent leather shopper for $425 on; Bebe "Natasha" sandal for $109.95 on; Juicy Couture silk rugby stripe "Daydreamer" tote for $248 on; Naughty Monkey "Peekaboo" pump for $54.95 on; Oasis striped bangle on sale for $10.76 on; TOMS canvas wedge for $68.95 on

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Trend: Pajama Dressing

I know some of my girls are going to love this trend because it is all about wearing comfortable pajama-inspired clothing and so many of my girlfriends LOVE to be comfortable!  By pajama-inspired clothing I mean flowy and silky fabrics that sort of resemble pajamas (see above: Karen Walker, Band of Outsiders, Suno, Michael Kors), but I do not mean sweatpants!!!  If you want to feel like you are wearing your jammies this Spring and Summer and want to give this trend a try, below are some pajama-inspired options to consider:  Hinge silk waterfall top for $88 on; Juicy Couture linen pants for $128 on; Satin capsleeve top for $22.80 on; Vero Moda very cargo shirt dress on sale for $113.86 on; Ted Baker pants with abstract snake print for $177.51 on; Rendered flowers cardigan for $17.80 on; Long knit harem pants for $13.80 on; Silk eyelet ruffle romper for $89 on; TBA "Ditsy" print silk loose tailored blazer for $304.81 and pants for $206.20; Trouve slouchy silk shirt for $88 on; The Addison Story bandeau jumpsuit on sale for $71.72 on

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Trend Alert: Colored Denim

I thought I'd take a little break from my Spring/Summer trend reports to let you guys know about a current trend that has been spotted on lots of celebrities lately. As seen above on Kim Kardashian, Cameron Diaz, Khloe Kardashian, and Anna Kendrick, celebs have recently been wearing denim in all kinds of fun bright spring and summery hues. While I probably won't pick up a pair of brightly colored jeans myself, I do like this trend. What do you think? If you are feeling colorful and want to give this trend a try, below are some options to consider: House of Cassette skinny denim on sale for $93.50 on; Rag & Bone jeans for $185 on; Current/Elliott "The Stiletto" cropped jeans for $188 on; Cheap Monday colour zip low jeans for $65 on; BDG cigarette mid-rise jeans for $65 on; BDG cigarette high-rise jeans for $58 on; ASOS pink skinny jeans for $62.76 on