Photo: Stockhom Street Style, model Dewi Driegen
When we first saw the color red re-emerge as an “it color” over a year ago, in the Fall/Winter 2010 collections, it made a big impact on the runways. Now, here we are in summer 2011 and it still looks as fresh and chic as ever, especially paired with the other “it color” beige. You’ve probably noticed red skinny jeans making a huge splash this spring, either on the street or in editorials. They sure do make you stop and stare (in a good way). Just look at model, Dewi Driegen in her skinny red jeans. Hot, hot, hot. If that’s not your cup of tea, what about trying a flirty skirt, a la Giovanna Battaglia, a fire-engine red handbag like Audrey or a summer-weight blazer. The lipstick shade of red brings a spotlight to wherever you put it, so be prepared for some attention.
Photo: Stockholm Street Style - Giovanna Battaglia
Photo: Stockholm Street Style - Audrey
Photo: Stockholm Street Style
If you’re the kind of woman to ZIG, when other women ZAG, then this picture of Elisa Nalin will win your heart over. She is decidedly wearing green and looks smashing doing so (and those deep purple shoes are soooo cool).
Photo: Stockholm Street Style - Elisa Nalin
Pull out your red (or green) and inspire a little heat of your own this week!
Elisa Nalin in Loving: Maxi Skirts
When I saw this street style shot from Pics by Polka Dot, it just made me want to see if I could shop it for the blog. Plus, having just done a post on yellow accents (Bloomin’ Yellow), the timing was perfect for this inspiration.
You might be able to thrift a similar denim dress to the look above, since it’s such a classic look. I’m guessing that Banana Republic and Gap have done something similar recently. If you can’t find one though, the dresses I sourced from Current/Elliott and Tory Burch have really good lines and could be worn for years. Check out the detail on the Current/Elliott dress — it even has a frayed hem (so cute).
The yellow sandals shown above are alright, but I think this outfit would look even better with a pair of Frye clog sandals or the Aldo two-tone sandals with the metallic-detailed toe (shown below). What do you think? Which ones do you like better? That mustard strap on the Aldos has just the right amount of sass, in my opinion, but I’m a sucker for Frye shoes. I’d have to try them both on to really decide.
Finish the look off with a tan belt and structured satchel and you’re street style ready.
Send me a link to your blog if you try out this look for yourself. I’d love to see how you style it up and make it your own. Kudos to Street Style London / Pics by Polka Dot for the amazing photography. See more here.
Have a great day, lovelies!
Posted in Fashion, Handbags, Inspired By, Shoes, Spring 2011, Street Style
Tagged Aldo, Current/Elliot, Denim Dress, Frye, Satchel, Street Style, Tory Burch, Yellow
In My Garden (photo: Buckle Button Zip)
Inspired by the budding yellow daffodils in my garden this morning and the bright colors that are a signature trend for Spring 2011, let’s take a look at some sunny options that are ready for show right now:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Slim Wallet
Longchamp 'Darshan Flowers - Small' Tote
Anthropologie Creased Swirls Corset Top
Kenneth Cole Reaction "Shine Through"
West Elm Modernist Bowl
Modcloth Canary Your Things Mug
I’ll take one of each please!
Ending the post with some lovely words that came on the end of my tea bag:
I am beautiful,
I am bountiful,
I am blissful.
Posted in Fashion, Handbags, Inspired By, Spring 2011
Tagged Anthropologie, Brights, handbags, home decor, Longchamp, Marc Jacobs, Shoes, Strapless Top, wallet, West Elm, Yellow
Photo: KristaniA via Chictopia
New York Fashion Week starts today and I can’t wait to see what’s rolling out on the runway for Spring 2011. If you’re interested, you can see the Fashion Week calendar for who’s showing when and also see the collections at Style.com.
Back here in the land of fall fashion choices, you can’t go wrong with a crossbody bag these days. You can pick a small one or a big one depending on your need and you’ll be hands-free, which in and of itself is a liberating notion. Think of it, one hand can be on your phone (of course) and the other can be doing God knows what…making mischief, holding someone’s hand, looking for keys, riding a bike, squeezing fruit or holding your latte (of course). I mean the possibilities are endless, which is why I think you’ll like having one. Some of the styles shown harken to a 70s vibe, while others go sleek or even rocker. There’s something here for everyone and I’d pair these looks with military, aviator, layered knits or something laid-back.
Click on any bag to see more info.
Have a great one!
Posted in fall 2010, Fashion, Handbags, Street Style
Tagged Botkier, cross body bag, crossbody bag, Fall 2010, Fall Fashion, handbags, Kate Spade, Kooba, Linea Pelle, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Monserat De Lucca, New York Fashion Week, Olivia Harris, Rebecca Minkoff, See by Chloe, Style.com, Tory Burch