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.
Wedges have never really had a place in my closet. I’ve always found them to be the awkward love child of flats and heels. They are no doubt functional, but they tend to lack extremity, distinctiveness, and therefore, that much sought after “wow-factor.”
Certainly your fellow Fashionistas will complement your adorable metallic ballet flats and beg to borrow those six-inch platform pumps, but what about the wedge? Doesn’t it deserve some gratuitous praise too?
My reaction to this Fashionista’s zipper wedge booties was priceless. They received the gasp of the cutest flats and the tallest Vivienne Westwood heels combined. These booties are the opposite of the boring and expected, yawn-worthy wedge. Opt for lux fabrics, like this rich black suede this autumn and winter.
Hint: These booties are extreme, so keep the rest of your ensemble simple. Stick with a fairly basic color palette and steer clear of crazy patterns.
These statement shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell but you can find similar styles from Urban Outfitters and Betsey Johnson.