Out of the gallery and onto your back, art-inspired prints are threatening to take over your wardrobe this season, starting with a strong showing at plenty o’ spring ’14 runway shows — Chanel, Prada, Celine… *sigh. Equal parts edgy and elegant, bold brushstrokes and painted patterns are the prints to play with, dressing up shoes, shifts, handbags, skirts and blouses. Art class is back in session and the best-dressed canvas this summer should be you.read more
Once a hippie statement staple, fringe is having a tres haute moment as it become’s Spring 14′s trim du jour on must-have sandals, heels and handbags. Whether cut out of simple, sleek leather or soft colored suede, long and short fringe is a great way to spice up this season’s accessories, adding movement and texture in one fell swoop. Everybody’s doing it — Marc Jacobs, Céline, Valentino, Topshop, Zara — so what are you waiting for? Here’s a little fringe-spiration to get you going.
Call it muscle-memory of the back-to-school season, there is no season that inspires a shopping spree like fall — and this autumn’s to-die-for trends are certainly not helping the matter. From double-breasted blazers to thigh-high boots, fall 2013 is rife with looks to L-O-V-E, but beyond everyday chic comes a cocktail trend that we can’t wait to try: the off-the shoulder dresses.
Previewed by the typical It-girl indicators — Alexa Chung, Emma Watson, and Sienna Miller — the clavicle-exposing look makes for exposure that is more sophisticated and wearable than an exposed midriff or excessive cleavage. And with heavy hitters like Miuccia Prada, J.Mendel, and Prabal Gurung offering up their takes on the trend, there is plenty to choose from. We offer up proof in the from of off-the-shoulder red-carpet looks decorating the celebrity set of late.
Spring/summer’s bold tangerine has certainly enjoyed its time in the color-du-jour spotlight, but come fall, the orange hue will have to make way for next big thing. Notably the single shade that stormed the recent runways: pink.
Typically reserved for spring dresses and baby girls, pink is buzzing for fall, from its most precocious iteration to a decidedly less-girly place on the color’s spectrum. Critics raved over Miu Miu’s bold bubblegum and black polka-dotted numbers, Prada’s dark pink round-shouldered jackets, and Roksanda Ilincic’s saturated pale pink collection. It seems everyone had something to offer on the color — J.Crew, Carven, Céline — from separates to outerwear and everything in between. It’s official, come fall, pink is the new hue-to-do.