Mar 19, 2012

Spring Trend 2012-Game On!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

 Stella McCartney Spring 2012

Sportswear has gone mainstream. I might even be so bold to say it has landed smack dab in the midst of high fashion!  If you look at the wide appeal of sportswear inspired clothing for Spring 2012, you will see more side striped pants than the American flag waving on the forth of July. Sportswear has influenced the trendiest handbags, pencil skirts, pants and even (wait for it) designer dresses.(yes-you can all point your fingers at that fashion maven Stella McCartney for putting some fabulous frocks together with more mesh and workout inspired motifs than the  US Olympic team outfits designed by Ralph Lauren. Who knew that sportswear could be so fashionable? Clearly the fashion Gods did and it’s time that you embrace your inner workout woman and enjoy these comfortable yet fashionable selections. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when wearing this look: 

Vertical stripes are best in keeping a look that is long and lean. There’s nothing better to elongate a leg than a side pant stripe. 

Horizontal stripes will ALWAYS make an area appear wider. 

Cut outs, mesh inlay and various other forms of exposure are best used on areas that you want to accent. 

Fit…is the most important key to making any look work for you. When in doubt buy a size larger and have it tailored to fit.  

The side stripe on the pant will  always elongate the look of your leg.

This Rag and Bone Scuba Skirt will give any woman the look of an hourglass shape.

Derek Lam Tank-Horizontal Stripes will make an area “appear” larger.

And finally….

If you’re  a bit skeptical about trying the latest trend in apparel consider accessories or a handbag with that inspiration.) 

Pierre Hardy leather trimmed neoprene backpack .

All images coutesy of Pinterest.

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Mar 16, 2012

Spring Trend 2012-The Pretty Peplum

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

Giorgio Armani Spring 2012

The peplum is big for Spring 2012. Peplums are so feminine and  when worn correctly can add shape to your figure in all the right places. The key to making the peplum work for you is by picking the perfect peplum for your individual figure. (Say that last line three times fast)! Here are a few tips and tricks to consider when picking out your peplum:

1. There are two different types of peplums: Fitted and flared. Fitted is the perfect peplum for the hourglass shape. A fitted style cinches in at the waist and accents your curves to the utmost.

A flared peplum is a much more pronounced version and “flares”(hence the term) from the waist. This style is perfect for the woman with hips that are too small in proportion to the rest of her figure.  (Yes-there are actually women out there with hips that are too small).

2. If you’re suspect of sporting this look try a peplum made in a knit or a very flowing fabric. Also consider peplums in a darker color or small print).

3. Peplums that sit higher above the waist (Giorgio Armani photo) are a sneaky way to hide a little extra weight in the tummy area).

4. For all those women that need some extra padding in the bottom half of your figures try a peplum that flares out from the waist.

5. FIT is the absolute key for making this look work for you. There is nothing worse that a peplum that puckers or pulls… because it’s too tight.

 Jason Wu Spring 2012

Yves Saint Laurent  Spring 2012( * This is a flared peplum)

 Loewe Spring 2012 …This is a perfect example of a Fitted Peplum)

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Mar 14, 2012

Spring Trend 2012-Tangerine

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

If there’s one trend for Spring 2012 that will really make your wardrobe POP- it’s the color Tangerine. Yep-that’s right..Tangerine is THE COLOR for Spring/Summer 2012. Consider adding a touch of tangerine to your wardrobe. You can go full out with a tangerine dress or add  just a dash of tangerine in the choice of your handbag,shoes,belt or nail polish. Whichever way you choose to wear this tantalizing color…tangerine for Spring 2012 will definitely put a bright spot in your day! Enjoy!

Marc by Marc Jacobs

 Dress by Nanette Lepore

Tory Burch Spring 2012

Carven Slingbacks

Photos: Courtesy of Pinterest
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Mar 11, 2012

Spring Trend 2012-Pretty Pastels

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Fashion tips

Image courtesy of Refinery 29 

The Spring/Summer 2012 Collections were stocked with a bevy of beautiful pastels including soft pink, mint green, icy blue, yummy yellow, perfect peach and very violet. Designers opted to show looks in either monochromatic (all one color) pastel hues or paired corresponding separates in a mix of subtle shades. This color palette once reserved for Easter attire has taken on a new modern edge. Today’s pastels are fresh and flirty and can be worn long into  the summer season.  This is a trend that is easy on the eyes and available in every clothing option (think coats, jackets, sweaters, blouses, pants, jeans, capri’s, handbags, jewelry, shoes, scarves, sandals and hats). Pastels are available at every price point from Barney’s to Target giving you numerous options for mixing and matching a perfectly pulled together look.  

Pretty Pastel Pointer: (Try pairing a light pick handbag with a black outfit very Chanel…or why not mix a number of softer shades together-see pictures at top for inspiration).

Versus Dress/Image Elle.com

Louis Vuitton Dress/ Image Elle.com

Preen/Image Elle.com

Oscar de la Renta/Image Elle.com

 

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