April 26, 2010
Fall 2010 was dominated by plaid: skirts, button-downs, shirt dresses, and coats. But try the spring translation of this trend—gingham. As this semester comes to a highly anticipated close, brighten up your wardrobe with a fun, splash of color through gingham. This Fashionista is wearing a gingham, short-sleeved button-down in funky fresh rainbow hues. She’s paired this vibrant top with a flared, navy skirt, patent leather slip-on sandals and a gold, cross-body bag adorned with a BU Quad sticker.
My absolute favorite decade is the 1960’s. Especially, London in the 60’s. Twiggy, Carnaby Street, and of course, the fab four: The Beatles–early Beatles, a young Paul McCartney singing innocent tunes like “It Won’t Be Long” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Clearly, the fashions out of the British Invasion are more geared towards the black and white, mod mini-dresses worn by waif models like Twiggy, with enhanced huge eyes before Lady Gaga channeled the look in her “Bad Romance” music video.
But the modern English men of the swinging 60’s also had some stellar style. This Fashionisto had that handsome, dapper look that made the girls swoon–even without the accent. He is wearing a very polished look of a black trench coat over a crisp white button-down, classic black slacks, and leather black loafers.
Get in the English spirit with these British basics:
April 8, 2010
The fashion and beauty industry is obsessed with youth, why else would there be so many anti-aging eye potions and doll-faced 13-year-old’s strutting their stuff down the catwalks of Milan? Another staple for the youth of America are jeans. From those OshKosh B’gosh overalls we wore as toddlers scampering around the teeter-todder, to the Britney hiphuggers in 9th grade, and now our dark denim hipster skinny jeans.
We all wear them–except for Lady Gaga, I suppose.
Denim was all over the Spring 2010 runways. It was most notably featured in the Louis Vuitton collection, in a button-down shirt, pleated shorts, skirts, and a bohemian halter dresses. Stella McCartney showed a provincial button-down skirts and overall-esque pocket dress. Hervé Léger showed shredded, cut-out denim dresses and patchwork shrunken jackets.
This Fashionista is adding some of this Spring 2010 trend to her wardrobe in the form of a faded, button-down denim vest over a semi-sheer longsleeve white shirt, and high-waisted, black skinny jeans.
Hint: Try pairing these options with these awesome macramé booties.
All this springy weather is making me feel, well, peachy keen. This Fashionista is sporting a super unique tee shirt that she cut up herself with a pop of peach peeking out underneath. Peachy and coral hues look fresh in surprising, small glimpses, but can be overwhelming if its the focal point of the ensemble. To replicate this Fashionista’s peek-a-boo peach bandeau, try this ruched tube piece in fluorescent orange or coral.
- Snappy Sorbet Nail Polish
- Muted Peach Braided Sandals
- Georgia Peach Blush
- Liberty of London’s Peachstock Lipstick
- Life’s a Peach Brooch (pictured below)