Archive for trends-2014

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Must Have: Art School Edge

Jackson Pollock

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.




Miu Miu


Proenza Schouler

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Trends: Tie-dye Stages A Resort ’15 Comeback

Fausto Puglisi

Resort ’15 is peeling off a few decades from the current ’90′s buzz and bringing back that hippie-fave, tie-dye — and this is not your summer camp craft project. Collections from the likes of Alexander Wang, Burberry ProrsumMichael Kors and Fausto Puglisi are featuring tie-dye prints that are perfect for summer’s music fest mania, tooling around the city, or jetting off for your beachside vacation.  Just take a gander at this latest variation on of-the-moment prints and tell us you’re not ready to bust out the bleach. Paired with some funky, cool baubles and colorful summer pumps, this 60′s staple is now prime trend-setting real-estate.

Costume National

Bottega Venata

Michael Kors

Proenza Schouler


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Must-have: Crossover Style

Proenza Schouler

In keeping our eyes peeled for of-the-moment styles that are popping, we couldn’t help but notice a certain embellishment adorning everything from skirts to shirts, jumpers to trousers. The cross-over cut is stacking up to be summer’s most universally flattering style regardless of height, body shape, even personal style. Seen on the neckline of a blouse, a crossover is ideal for drawing the eye upward, a crossover twist at the waist is perfect for concealing problem areas, and the crossover of a wrap skirt can add more movement than a traditional a-line. It’s also a great look on a jacket to help camouflage an excessively ample bust, and don’t get us started on the flattering, leg-lengthening appeal of the look on a sandal. Need we say it? Today’s must-have is more style then product or trend, and here are a few of our favorite cross-over looks for you to try on for size.

Jenni Kayne

Rachel Zoe

Lavish Alice

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Trend: Pink Overcoat En Masse

Every year, we look to fashion week attendees and participants to suss out the next big trends in the realm of beauty and fashion, and this year we didn’t have to dig far. Mostly due to the influx of big, bold and pink outerwear that stormed the street style set en masse.

From muted nearly nude to pretty pastel and bold fuchsia — a pink overcoat (most popularly oversized) was a must for combatting the cold in style. And with designers such as Carven, Miu Miu, Nasty Gal, and Burberry Prorsum (and many, many others), there is no shortage to choose from. Here are a few very pink, very pretty looks to inspire your chilly weather look.


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Trends: Hair gel has a moment

Hair gel has hightailed it out of Jersey and landed firmly in the land of haute couture.

Slicked back in the hairstyles of supermodels like Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy, and Suki Waterhouse in a spate of high fashion editorial spreads, or refining that fresh-from-the-shower look for Kiera Knightly’s W magazine cover, Sophia Coppola for Louis Vuitton and Jennifer Lopez’s spread for V magazine — hair gel is most assuredly having it’s “moment.”

Not convinced yet? Then let’s take our own moment to discuss the litany of hair sins a good hair gel (i.e. one that doesn’t flake or cake) can hide. Waiting for those bangs to grow out? Slick ‘em back. Frizz control? Check. Taming an unruly middle part into place? Check. Excessive split ends? Yes, you can gel those into place too.

Let’s face it — hair gel. It’s not just for frat boys and overstimulated Wall Street junkies anymore.

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Winter’s most versatile accessory: scarves

Has the weather forecast left you wondering, “What exactly does one wear to a Polar Vortex?” Yeah… us too. The answer (and today’s trend) is an oldie but a goodie!

Celebs (Blake Lively, Michele Williams), fashion folk (Miranda Kerr, Ashley Olsen), and street style stars are all wrapping up in that beloved winter accessory that does double duty in the cozy/cute department: the scarf. Unlike spring’s wispy thin neck-wraps, cold weather scarfs are oversized and bolder versions in textiles like cashmere, wool, and knit. Printed or plain, wrapped tightly at the top of your coat, or loose around the neck, the winter scarf is a great way to add a little variety to your everyday outerwear or your winter sweater.

Proof positive that bundled up doesn’t have to mean boring.

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