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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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Fall 2013 Trends: Leather

Dior Fall 2013

The fashion world is in a frenzy with this week’s kick off NY Fashion Week — which means one thing for those of us not sitting front row in the Big Apple: trend watch.  Celebrities and industry folk sit side-by-side, breath baited, watching as the haute couture reveal of the style savvy makes its way down the runway.  From office to evening, Fall has always been a dramatic fashion affair, and this years top trends are no different.

Last Thursday we prowled our way through the leopard trend that’s topping nearly everyone’s to-do list, so today we’ll let you in on another ‘L’ words that you’ll L-O-V-E to L-O-V-E for Fall 2013:  Leather.

Alexander Wang Fall 2013

Always a must-have topper in the Fall/Winter jacket department, this season’s leather is making it’s way on to shorts, skirts and particularly ladylike dresses by the likes of Dior, Michael Kors, and Altuzarra.  Think the unlikeliest of strapless waist cinchers and fitted pencil style frocks all done up in motorcycle black leather and you’ll get the surprisingly feminine idea.  Zip tops, leggings, and the typical boots, handbags, pumps, and belts and are also getting the leather treatment.  So prepare to rev your engines for that most rock-n-roll of textiles this season — it’s going to be an ultra-chic ride.

Altuzarra

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We Heart the Hydrangea — Spring/Summer 2013′s Most Fabulous Floral

It’s pretty clear that May’s illustrious bouquet is a-popping this spring making, floral fashions—dresses, shoes, separates, accessories, you-name-it—the trend to be seen in. So it was only a matter of time before the blooms themselves started vying for first position. There are roses, daisies and posies to-be-sure, but for our money, the race to the top of the floral bloom trend food chain is surely won by the hydrangea. The designer of Parisian labels Calla and Comptoir des Cotonniers have created a triple threat line with which to rush the American market called Calla Haynes whose first effort is a lovely, fresh, hydrangea-themed capsule that’s sure to take the bloom of those other spring florals. From dresses and T’s, to shorts and pants, the collection is ripe for the picking online now.

 

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May Manicures Are In Bloom

It’s that time of year again folks! When those piddly-puddly April showers give way to the bountiful May flowers and we can think of no better place to bring on the buds than on your pretty little paws. Floral manicures are trending, yes… but why spend hours at your mani-pedi place when you can pick up an assortment of beautiful bouquet nail wraps and nail art from industry heavies like Sally Hansen, Nail Rock, Inococo, and NCLA. Floral nail wraps are definitely in bloom and here are some of our favorites!

Inococo 'A Floral Affair' Nail Wraps

Nail Rock 'Wakiki Hawaiin Flowers' Nail Wraps

NCLA 'Aly En Vogue' Nail Wraps

Art Club 'Neon Flower' Nail Art

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2012′s Worst Fashion Offending Trends

Lucky you! Santa may have awarded your less than stellar “naughty vs. nice” ratio this year with a big-ol’-lump-o’-coal (admit it, you might have deserved that), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still benefit from the festive holiday.

Today is the first day of the Christmas sale season, so while you’re scouring the online-sale racks for those post-holiday scores, beware those ghosts of the recent season past that aren’t quite as multi-seasonal as some of their counterparts.

Here are some 2012 looks that — should you find them amongst the discount racks — you might think twice about buying.

Fashion experts at a flurry of the web’s most fashionable websites and blogs have dubbed the following trends as more FAIL than WIN in the style department. Some of the worst offenders include the wedge sneaker that nearly every designer tried their hand at, ankle-breaking platforms, the less than flattering wide leg pant, high-waisted shorts, floppy hats, crop tops, across the forehead headbands, and… wait for it… neon.

So should you run across those brighter than bright yellows, greens, pinks and oranges, or any number of those trends listed above, you might want to take a pass. Some trends just have a shorter shelf life than others.

 

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