Call it spring cleaning, lent… whatever, but now is a good time to give up some dated fashion looks. As a personal stylist, I often go into some client’s closets and it’s more a clothing museum than an actual working closet. Top offenders….
1) Overly washed and embellished denim
We’ve all done it- donned those jeans with bedazzled details and overly washed out color. But those days have come to end. Please, please toss those early 2000’s staples (Von Dutch anyone?!) in favor of a uniform wash (either dark or light) sans embellishments. This season’s best cuts are the tried and true skinny as well as a flared out leg, thanks to the 1970’s trend.
2) Wedge sneakers
My most hated trend of the last few years, these grotesque hybrids make zero sense to me. Either be a cute wedge or a sneaker! Thankfully highly stylized sneakers are everywhere this season ad they are actually comfortable and functional!
Think Paris Hilton a la 2005. Got it? Good, now get rid of it! Nothing is tackier to me than head to toe designer on blast. A truly fashionable woman knows how to mix high and low for a look that is all her own- Zara with Lanvin, Top Shop with Prada etc. Not only is mixing high and low much easier on the wallet, but it also opens up so many more options.
Love it or hate- Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. So, what to wear on that dreamy date without looking like you tried too hard? Spring has some killer trends that scream romance… Gingham has gone from the farm to the forefront of fashion this season with designers like Diane von Furstenberg reworking this checkered classic. I am mad for her super sexy take on this country staple. Just be sure to keep the rest of your look very simple to stay more fabulous than farm girl!
Another great look from the Spring runways was the return on the one shoulder cut. As stylist, I often ask clients which part of their bodies they love and loathe and the shoulders seem to be one body part that always make the love (or at least “like”) list. Jill Stuart showed beautiful flouncy one shoulder blouses that pair perfectly with virtually anything from a sleek pencil skirt to more casual jeans. Cushine et Ochs’ offered up a simple column dress is gorgeous on its own or accessorized with a few touches…
And now for my all time favorite look that is trending this Spring- 70’s chic! There was such an effortlessly cool vibe to clothing in this decade of decadence that it was almost impossible to be “too much”. Pucci had an ethereal take on this era with incredible lace and crochet pieces, while indie favorite Honor and fashion God Tom Ford gave us more streamlined silhouettes of 70’s classics.
Now go get ’em Lovebirds….
Tis the season for proposals and nuptials so I wanted to share some unique bridal looks from my latest shoot with Exquisite Weddings. A wedding dress is probably THE most important dress a woman will ever wear, so I say make a statement! Here’s a few non-traditional ideas….