Michael Kors Spring 2015
Another spring look from Michael Kors 2015 runway this week that hits one of fashion’s current trends — perforated. I like the way this perforated skirt is reminiscent of eyelet without the extra dose of sweetness. You’ll also see this trend on handbags, tops, sleeves and shoes.
Elliot Lucca bucket bag $98
Just yesterday the Nordstrom catalog landed in the mail showing this yellow Elliot Lucca bucket bag ($98). This perforated little number ticks two trends in one bag, because the drawstring bucket bag is everywhere right now. If you have the slightest weakness for this shape, this is your season to grab one. I had one years ago (probably 20+ years) in tan that I adored and wore all the time until a pen leaked in the bottom and ruined it. Clearly I’m still a bit traumatized over it.
But, back to the matter at hand. Here are some more outfit ideas that incorporate the modern perforated look.
Natalie Off Duty
I’ve already purchased a perforated grey belt and am likely to grab a pair of flats for this summer. What do you think of the trend? Are you more likely to skip or shop something perforated this season?
“Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” ― Jack Kerouac
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Tagged 2015, bucket bag, eyelet, handbags, Michael Kors, perforated, Spring, Street Style
All of a sudden it doesn’t seem like such a fantasy to think about spring outfits. As collective survivors of the seemingly longest, most dismal winter of memory (extra survival points to those in epic weather areas), I think it is safe to begin dreaming of open-toed shoes, bare-legged skirts and days without winter coats.
As I was perusing my Spring 2015 designer runway pins, I spotted this lovely Michael Kors outfit. Gingham is one of those prints we’ll be seeing more of this spring/summer and it’s got great graphic appeal. It evokes picnics, warm weather strolls and eating gelato.
Michael Kors Spring 2015
While the off shoulder top and midi skirt works straight off the runway, I found another equally cool gingham outfit, below. In my world, the button-down shirt and white jeans are more likely to get pulled for week-to-week rotation. I also really like her choice of lighter brown accents with the printed shirt. You’ll notice that both the runway and street style outfits do brown belts and bags with the black print. Uh huh, nothing gets by me.
Lovely Pepa by Alexandra via Pinterest
Happily both outfit inspirations work for a variety of age groups (minus the cropped top for my 40+ self, but that’s easily remedied).
Here’s to warmer weather!
“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Tagged 40+ style, Gingham, Michael Kors, midi skirt, Spring 2015, spring outfit, Street Style, white jeans
This blog has always tracked global street style, because I find other cities and people around the world so fascinating. I read books on Geo-political topics for pleasure and it’s my habit to read national news first and then jump over to the BBC news page for a broader world view. There are so many news items that the US papers don’t even cover. Over the past year, I’ve been keeping up on the conflict in the Ukraine and it’s disintegrating quickly and violently.
After reading All The Light We Cannot See at the beginning of the year, it crystallized for me that wars and conflicts are singularly political, and that the people, families and communities always lose, no matter which side they are on.
I wanted to feature street style from Kiev, Ukraine today because it’s important to put a face to places. Conflict touches regular people — these people and their loved ones. I’m not sure what the next political move is by the international community, but I am watching and I care.
Anya (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Diana (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Diana – (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Yana – (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Be sure to check out more from Style in Kyiv and see street fashion and beautiful faces from Kiev, Ukraine.
We are all one.
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”
― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
Sometimes simplicity is best. It’s easy for me to overthink an outfit, especially if it’s for a special occasion. Today, I saw all these amazing photos of women in black and white outfits and they reminded me how elegant the combo is.
Black maxi skirt + white t-shirt
Brocade skirt, Black shell, statement necklace
Winter white coat with black ankle boots
Oversized sweater with shorts and flats
Nothing boring here! White blouse with black cropped pant, heels
Chunky white sweater, white coat, black silk pant
Stay well and warm!
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
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Tagged 40+ style, black and white, cropped pant, Holiday, Maxi skirt, mini skirt, oversized sweater, winter coat, winter outfits
If March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, it’s about time for that lamb to show up, graze around and settle in for spring. In Boulder, weather-wise we are about a month behind other parts of the U.S. As I walk the neighborhood, I see crocus beginning to pop up and spreading their petals out from under light snow. Nearly everyone I run into is giddy about warmer temperatures. So today, I felt drawn toward this street style photo of Helena Bordon at the recent Paris fashion shows in her floral coat. She is a breath of spring incarnate.
Helena Bordon (vogue.co.uk)
Florals are big every spring, but this year’s crop of flowers is more edgy than classic. Designers are taking some of the sweetness out of floral patterns by deconstructing the print, using neon colors, or coating the fabric for high shine. I like looking to the runways to see the mood of what will be coming into stores. Here are some of my favorites from the Spring 2014 runways.
Paul Smith Spring 2014
J. Crew Spring 2014
Kenzo Spring 2014
Matthew Williamson Spring 2014
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014
Ostwald Helgason Spring 2014
Misha Nonoo Spring 2014
There are over 500 looks from Spring 2014 on my Pinterest board. If you like these, it’s a wonderful place to see all the spring trends and find tons of inspiration.
Floral accessories always catch my eye as a great way to add life to your outfit and celebrate the return of warm weather. If you’d like just a taste of floral, these products satisfy the craving.
Clockwise from far left: Alexander McQueen floral skull clutch, Anthropologie Blushing Floral Infinity Scarf, Nest Dahlia & Vines fragrance, Lizzie Fortunato Bloom Printed Clutch, Floral Sparkler iPhone case.
Here’s to warmer weather, a lightening of our clothes and mood, and to seeing the colors of spring pop up everywhere.
Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Fashion Shows, Inspired By, Shopping, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged Alexander McQueen, Anthropologie, floral print, Helena Bordon, J.Crew, Kenzo, Lizie Fortunato, Matthew Williamson, Misha Nonoo, Nest fragrance, Oscar de la Renta, Ostwald Helgason, Paul Smith, Runway, Spring 2014