Our radar is alert! Super chic, ultra modern lucite heels have undeniably captured our hearts as each see-through heel is our own take of the modern glass slipper. We’re currently seeing lucite heels from crowd favorites: Jeffery Campbell, Miu Miu, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Lanvin. And while for a few decades we’ve categorized clear heels under “stripper shoes”, the current lucite anything trend has been dubbed a must have for your closet!
One of my favorite Spring fashion trends that we have seen up and down the runway is the classic crop top with a skirt. Personally, I prefer the a long, ankle length skirt, because it gives it that beach-y, Summer feel, but this trend looks great with any type of skirt, or even shorts! Top the look off with a cute pair of wedges if wearing something short, or a stylish pair of sandals or flats if wearing something a little longer.
I am absolutely obsessed with the outfit by Emilio Pucci in the photo above. The black crop top paired with, not only a long skirt, but a high waisted long skirt! Now that is perfection.
Here are a few #StreetStyle looks:
This trend is loved by many, and is a trend that many Coachella-goers are obsessed with! I may not have been at Coachella this weekend, but if I were to have gone, this is definitely a trend I would have been sporting the entire weekend. This style can be dressed up or dressed down. The street style photo above is a perfect example of a dressed up version of it. Pairing it with a set of heels, a blazer, and the pulled back hair in a bun, the outfit was given a classy look with a hint of sass.
(Excuse me while I shop online for replicas of these outfits.)
Spring is surely here and it’s time to whip out your old denims to create contrasting light and dark blue hues for that effortless denim on denim look! Denim jeans and jackets are timeless pieces you’ll always have in your closets so what better way to make use of them for the simplicity of the perfect denim duo outfit! Skinny jeans are taking their exits so take your boyfriend jeans and light chambray shirts to create a clean, crisp, classic look paired with bold statement jewelry and colorful espadrilles or your favorite pair of pointy toed heels!
After a surge of garments glided down the Spring and Fall runways, it’s safe to say that the very thin, very transparent fabric is back- and sexier than ever. Since sheer texture is almost completely see-through, it is imperative that you take extreme precautions before donning the lucid look. Save the “see my bra” top for a night out with the girls, and go for a sheer collar, or sleeve in the office. It is no secret that this trend can be extremely riskay if not paired with the proper undergarments, which is why adding a blazer, or fur topper like Saint Laurent did, is the perfect way to make the trend go from sexy to serious (nothing I love more than a double duty top). Is fashion telling us to show more skin?
(Cerre, Yigal Azrouël, Derek Lam, Elie Saab)
Although we’ve barely had the chance to enjoy Spring’s arrival, its time to put on those summer shades and keep our eyes focused on the trends for next season! And out of all the styles to look forward to, the cape has definitely been getting us super inspired. Found on the runways of top designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Elie Saab, and many others, the cape offers sophistication in its clean lines and polished structure.
The Antionio Beradi show featured amazing pieces, all sharing attention to form, linear shapes, and a modern finish. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the collection was inspired by the revolutionary architect Oscar Niemeyer. The cape, which opened the show, along with the cape-like trains, certainly highlighted the modernity and structural designs of Niemeyer’s work. With lines that extenuate the curvature of the woman’s figure, sexy is the first adjective that comes to mind when looking at this collection.
The Valentino Fall 2013 RTW show had a marvelous display of conventionally cape-styled silhouettes. Giving each outfit a fresh look while remaining timeless, these overcoats are just one of the many details that went into Chiuri and Piccioli’s overall image: a Puritanical take on feminine wear. Every garment was tailored to perfection and with unique designs such as these, The Valentino team pushed forward artistry and modern embellishments with each outfit.
Vivienne Westwood was all about the capes for Fall 2013! Clearly drawing inspiration from the Medieval time period, Vivienne Westwood presented us with bright colors, interesting patterns, and tapered edges—all bringing to life a tribal themed narrative. Are these the most wearable capes out there? Not really, but they definitely warrant attention.
Do you see yourself wearing the capes next season?
All photos via Style.com
Cut out dresses and outfits, also known as “Peek-A-Boo’s” are being seen on the daily. You will find them on the runway, the red carpet, the streets, you name it. This trend is everywhere! Showing a little more skin never hurt anyone, and this style is perfect when on the hunt for a sexy, yet not too revealing, dress. Let’s take Halle Berry as an example. Doesn’t she look flawless in this dress by Halston with a “peek-a-boo” on her left side? Of course, she looks amazing in everything, but imagine this dress without the cut out. It wouldn’t have looked nearly as sexy, right?!
Kate Hudson, looking gorgeous as always in her cut-out
Below are more celebs who love cut-outs, but my vote for “best dressed” goes to Selena Gomez who is wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
The lovely runway models looking fab in their cut-outs.
And lastly, one of my absolute favorite cut-out styles: The cut-out heart
The best part about a new season has to be the new fashion trends. Spring is just four days away and everyone wants their go-to Spring Handbag. When Paris Fashion Week was previewing designers Spring collections, we got a look at all of the fabulous handbags. Handbags are probably my favorite accessories and I cannot go one day without mine; it’s a fashionistas baby! So without further ado, here are some of the most memorable (Spring) handbags from Paris Fashion Week:
Kate Spade has always had a great taste in the right colors, and these are absolutely perfect when you want to accent a color in your outfit for the day.
Marc Jacobs has a variation of styles to chose from for his Spring handbag collection. You have the clear fronts which give a more “to the beach” and “on the go” feel. The leopard handbag is great for a night out, and the red striped handbag can be used anywhere at anytime.
BCBG Max Azria’s collection for the Spring is a very classy and sophisticated look. The handbags we inspired by mens portfolios. These are perfect for a job interview, when going to work, or even a hot date!
Betsey Johnson has always been very bold with her designs, and she is the queen of sass when it comes to her collections. She never fails to bring out the brightest of colors not only for the Spring, but all years round.
Chris Benz nailed the pastels for this Spring, and a pastel colored handbag is something every fashionista should own.
These handbags all target different audiences and age groups, but they are all Paris Fashion Week Favorites. Tell us which one’s you love!
Photo by: Nino Muñoz
Alicia Keys is shoe obsessed and has put her obsession to perfect use. The incredibly talented singer/songwriter has just launched her new “Freestyle Hi Wedge A.Keys” sneakers with Reebok. Her idea for the collection was inspired by the thought of “girls on the run.” This sneaker with a wedge gives the sporty shoe a dash of sass. Shorter fashionistas, like myself, like a bit of height when it comes to shoes, so these are the perfect pair when you want to give an outfit a sportier look without having to pair it with a heel. Not only that, but the comfort of the sneakers gives you the height and style every fashionista strives for, without the pain that a normal wedge or heel comes with. These are the definition of comfortable wedges!
Alicia also brought along her husband, Swizz Beatz for her launch. What a sweet supporter.
History isn’t the only thing that repeats itself… fashion trends also share this repetitive quality (so don’t you dare throw away that last season item you love!) That’s why we couldn’t help but notice some of our favorite brands jumping on this throwback bandwagon. Giving us must-have pieces that serve as stabilizers for our wardrobe, Converse shoes, TopShop, and Educate Elevate takes us down memory lane, using clothes as our guider.
Photo Courtesy: Sole Collector
Resurrected from the 70’s, Converse has released their Chuck Taylor All Star shoe. As part of the First String Standards collection, this shoe features a wider toe curve, higher rubber ridges, and added foot cushion. While for now they are only in black and white, it has been reported that by April more colors will be available for purchase. Especially with the explosive presence of street style wear, this classic model can be dressed up or down to give it a modern finish.
Photo Courtesy: Educate Elevate
Fast-forwarding twenty years, the brand that we all love—Educate Elevate—is dedicated entirely to early 1990’s street wear. As your one-stop-shop for 90′s-everything, Educate Elevate sells everything ranging from varsity jackets and beanies, to graffiti graphics and backpacks with fun designs. So stop, collaborate and listen, and throw some pizzazz into your closet by getting some of these on-trend items.
Photo Courtesy: TopShop
Finding its way in top stores, including TopShop and NastyGal, it has become crystal clear that the beloved Varsity Jacket is becoming a pivotal piece to own. With its dual ability to down play any ultra classy top while adding personality, it is obvious that the Varsity Jacket, along with the entire retro trend, is enjoying its stay in the millennium… especially since they have been sported on mega stars Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian!
Celebs love their buns. It’s a quick and easy up-do that can be used on the red carpet or even as an everyday look. Having a bad hair day? Then it’s a day to show off your Bun-head. Slick it back with some hair spray and bobby pins like JLo, or lightly throw it up with a few hair strands hanging down like Whitney Eve. When it comes to the bun, make it your own. High bun, low bun, side bun, messy bun, do what you please, because it’s sure to look fabulous!
This up-do enhances all of the beautiful features of your face, including the cheekbones. Show the world your beauty and flash that million dollar smile of yours. The Bun-head look will totally give you that boost of confidence, and you don’t even need to be a ballerina to achieve it. The bun is effortless, so sport a bun to an interview, a hot date, or even just to run a few errands, and you’ll feel classy and sexy all in one.
If you haven’t tried the Bun-head look yet, what are you waiting for? Unless you’re a Kardashian, with a beautifully thick mane, then you may need to work with a Sock Bun. The sock gives the bun volume and intensity that you wouldn’t be able to obtain without it, and it’s simple to do. So go ahead, fashionistas, give it a try! Everybody’s doing it.