trends

Trend Watch // Leather Weather

You may or may not remember this – but last spring I took the plunge into the world of leather jacket ownership, pretty life changing.  And since I was pleasantly surprised by one leather item I’ve been toying with the idea of expanding my leather ownership into other categories. And, after seeing some rather chic looks on the Spring Runways, I’ve been seriously considering the leather dress. Leather-AW15-3Narciso Rodriguez (1 & 2) // Belstaff // Fendi

I used to believe that leather dresses were only for floozies. However, it seems that I have just been blind to their potential for chicness. Take for example, Jennifer Aniston, no one would ever call her a floozie and she rocks leather dresses all the time (all the time!) Same with the rest of these ladies.

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But I do think there are some limits to trend – not just any leather dress can look chic… Here are a few things I’m keeping in mind while searching for the right fit:

  1. Keep it Classy – since leather tends to err on the side of sexy, look for dresses with higher neck lines or sleeves to avoid looking like a floozie.
  2. Shape and structure – take a cue from Olivia Palermo  and try a shift dress or a boxy top for a fashion-forward style.
  3. The Details – if you’re not 100% ready to go leather, try a dress with leather trim or sleeves to add a little edgy flair.

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xoxCrissie

Color Crush // Burgundy

Isn’t Fall a wonderful time of year? Cool, crisp days that are still full of sunshine – cozy layers, boots!! And a shift in colors – I’m not just talking the leaves. Fall means we swap out our bright summer colors for the deeper, darker colors of autumn.

Let’s start with burgundy {or wine, ox-blood, berry, merlot, whatever you’d like to call it!} I love this rich shade for Fall, especially layered with neutrals like white, cream and grey.

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How would your wear it?
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xoxCrissie

 

Trend Watch SS15 // Check-List

The preppy part of me has always been a huge fan of gingham, so I have to admit, seeing it show up over and over on the Spring runways makes me pretty happy. And it’s more than just the classic gingham pattern that seems to be emerging as a trend, other versions of the checked pattern have been showing up as well – from the more cross-hatched look at Lela Rose, to large scale checks from Oscar de la Renta.

top row: Altuzarra // Lela Rose // DVF
bottom row: Bibhu Mohapatra // Proenza Schouler

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Trend Watch SS15 // No Pants, No Problem

Here’s an interesting look I’ve been seeing pop up over and over on the Spring Runways: the sheer skirt. Sometimes they appear as an overlay to a leotard type look, and sometimes as an extension to an already existing skirt or dress.
Thought this might not be a trend we’ll see everyday on the street, I have a feeling that it’ll be a huge trend come red carpet season!

top row: Lela Rose // Badgley Mischka
bottom row: Monique Lhuillier // Erin Fetherston


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SS15 // Sweet and Sunny

Ok, I admit, we’re keeping it pretty basic with the trend reporting around here – but hey, someone’s gotta state the obvious! Today’s trend: YELLOW. There has been a whole lot of the friendly, sunny color showing up this week, which Pantone has labeled Custard, a “delicious and detectible yellow.”

Here a a few of my favorite instances of custard on the runways so far:

top row: Lela Rose // DVF // Nanette Lepore
bottom row: Carolina Herrera // Karen Walker


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Insider Tip // Invest in Bleach

Fashion Week is back again, and in full swing! Which means it’s time to start tend-spotting for Spring. What’s standing our the most to me so far is the amount of white that’s been gracing the runways. Flowing gowns, structured dresses and even pant-suits – white is showing up all over for Spring.

Although I love white, and often attempt to wear it, I have a bad habit of spilling everything I eat or drink while wearing white. So it seems that I’ll be adding Clorox to the top of my Spring shopping list… along with several little white dresses! What about you?

top row: BCBG Max Azria // Honor (note the candy dot belt!) // Christian Siriano 
bottom row: Tibi // Tadashi Shoji (wedding dress perfection!)


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Upping My Skirt Game

This morning while standing in front of my closet, deeply pondering what to wear, I came to the realization that I have a lot of cute blouses, blouses I would usually pair with nice jeans. But it’s summer, and I live in Manhattan, and the thought of wearing jeans is as laughable as the thought of wearing jeans into a sauna (which is basically what Subway stations have become…) So, as soon as summer hits you need skirts to pair with your cute blouses – and I’ve realized I have a serious skirt shortage.

Guess what that means? Time for some shopping! Loving these options:

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xoxCrissie

Fall Color Trends // Shades of Navy

There is one month left of Summer -which means I can really get serious with the Fall trend action! Last month we talked red, sticking with the primary theme, let’s move on to blue. Dark blue… or, Eclipse, Blueprint and Ink (to get technical) as seen from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bill Blass, and Dior to name a few.


The best part about this – you probably already have tons of options in your closet to bring out for Fall. But if you feel like a little refresh, here are a few ideas! 

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xoxCrissie
*runway images via Fashion Snoops

Fall Color Trends // Red

You may be surprised to hear this – but it’s almost August. That’s right kids, the first 2 months of Summer are quickly becoming a thing of the past as we barrel towards fall. FALL. Are you ready for that? I mean – can you even remember what we saw come down the runways in February? Hard right?

Lucky for you – I’m here to help. Starting with color trends (which are a lot easier to think about in July than jackets, scarves and tights…) Let’s start easy. Red. Really, really, red. We’re already seeing Hollywood embrace the bright hue – expect to see a lot more if it come fall.

These ladies wear red right – mixing it w/ black and white so the color really pops and makes a bold statement.

On the runway: Giambattista Valli // Honor // Valentino // Moschino 
(via Fashion Snoops)
xoxCrissie

Cozy Fashion // NYFW

Oh goody! Here is a trend that I adore. Cozy, chunky sweaters with everything! Mini-skirts, full length skirts and at Rafael Cennamo – AS skirts!

I’m very excited about this. I am 100% behind wearing sweaters every single day.


Rafael Cennamo photos by me.
What do you think of the sweater skirt? I would LOVE to see someone wear it on the red carpet…. 
xoxCrissie

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