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Color us shocked! The spring runways shows and presentations that kicked off New York Fashion Week have already set commenters into a tizzy about a new age of polished refinement. And who can we thank for starting this new epoch in the way women dress? Everyone’s favorite Duchess, Kate Middleton.
If you only take one piece of advice from us, let it be this: accessories make an outfit. And while we’re usually all about bargain buys, some things deserve a few extra bucks for quality. One of those things is jewelry.
Move over pastel, neon is this summer’s palette of choice. From the runways of New York to Milan, neon pieces have been brightening up simple looks or making statements with neon-on-neon layering. But for those of us who don’t look as good in head-to-toe shades of highligher, we’ve collected a plethora of neon belts, skirts, jewelry, shoes, and bags to keep you looking chic without looking like you had an unfortunate run-in with a Spacemaker during finals week.
No longer relegated to holiday parties alone, shiny knits are making a comeback in a big way this season. Seen on models and fashion-folk alike, sequins and sparkles galore glam up a simple look or add some extra zest into an eye-catching outfit. From gold, to silver, to sequins, to bronze, to gunmetal, we’ve found the best in metallics to compliment your summer wardrobe.
Celebrities are good for a lot of things: entertainment, gossip, and — our personal favorite — style. Hollywood’s elite have the opportunity to wear some of the chicest, most beautiful, and most expensive clothing in the known-universe, allowing them not only to showcase trends, but also create them. So when we noticed that celebrity after celebrity was spotted sporting a feminized take on cap toe shoes, we realized we had a footwear frenzy on our hands.
Who wears short skirts? Not us, especially not after Paris Haute Couture Week‘s overwhelming display of below-the-knee silhouettes. From Jean Paul Gaultier to Armani Prive to Chanel, shrouded legs ran amuck. With the maxi dress’ epic rise to becoming this summer’s most coveted item, longer hemlines are here to stay, making the midi-skirt a trend that has inevitably followed suit.
While there are plenty of reasons to not like Lauren Conrad (reality shows, tonedeaf advice articles for Forbes), it’s pretty hard to hate on her hair. It’s thick, it’s shiny, and while it it runs the gamut from brown to blonde to ombre brond, it always looks good. That said, like Conrad’s “character” on The Hills, it’s also ever so slightly boring. Until now.
In recent years, leopard-print has seemingly taken over the world. From Sarah Palin’s footwear, to Kate Moss’ living room, to, well, Nicki Minaj’s entire body, leopard rules the animal-print kingdom — or does it? With the meteoric rise to fame of the leopard-print-loving Snooki and her fellow guidettes, leopard has fallen out of favor with the fashion elite, clearing the way for a new animal-print trend: snakeskin.
Remember when wearing a see-through dress was a fashion faux-pas? Those days are long gone now that transparency is one of this season’s hottest — and most revealing — trends.
We’re all about multi-tasking, which is why we think the scarf might just be the world’s most versatile accessory. You can wear it as a hair-tie, a belt, a shawl, or even a top and either way you’ll look chic and effortless. But the best scarves add some printed panache with their drapey flair, which is why we rounded up our five favorites to share with you — and offered up our thoughts on how to style them.
From Anne Hathaway‘s Academy Award tux to fresh-faced Hailee Steinfeld‘s embellished suit, it seems like women just can’t get enough menswear.
Would you pay $300 to have a nail technician apply snakeskin to your toes in the most meticulous manner ever? That’s what some women are doing to stay on top of the latest thing for spring, the python pedicure. Because, seriously, why not?
There’s no shortage of strange bedfellows in the fashion industry, but that didn’t stop us from scratching our heads last night when we discovered that J.Press had partnered with Urban Outfitters.
There’s a huge difference between looking at photos of a runway show and getting your eyes on the clothes in person, and we here at Styleite got that opportunity Tuesday afternoon when we visited Zac Posen‘s studio.
When the ’80s ended, people praised the end of shoulder pads and hammer pants forever — both of which have made strong sartorial comebacks. Some say for better, other say for worse. We won’t argue with those two trends. Instead, here is our list of 5 trends we miss and 5 trends we’re keeping our fingers crossed remain in fashion’s graveyard forever.
In all honesty, we’re on the fence about this one. On the one hand, they can look cute and as photo-blogger Garance Dore points out, virtually guarantee a double take (and possibly a whistle.) On the other, visible cheek-age has a little too much in common with lower back tattoos, Dov Charney, and spaghetti strap tank tops. But no need to bum out, to help you navigate this fraught path — check out our completely unscientific short-short score card.
We’d heard these things called Silly Bandz were all the rage, but until we stumbled upon US Magazine’s blurb on the growing craze of Silly Bandz among celebrities like alpha mom Sarah Jessica Parker — who wore a lime green one in the shape of who-knows-what — we had no idea how big they really were. And we’re all familiar with the domino effect that stems from a little bit of subliminal trend endorsements by celebrity moms.
While we love fashion, we often wonder what on earth guys think of all the crazy trends girls will wear in the name of style. For example, one of our guy friends consistently asks, “WTF are those?” when we wear harem pants. In order to get to the bottom of this male versus female sartorial debate, we invited writer, blogger, and all around guy’s guy Nick Kreiss to give us honest, gut reactions to the following trends.
Between the return to chic of long, goth-worthy hemlines, Lindsay‘s recent affection for bell-bottoms and a couple of Kris Kros-inspired incidents, we were wondering when we’d see a resurgence of the choker. You know — the ultimate in early 90s accessories, typically teamed with a crushed velvet baby doll dress, pair of White Out-stained Doc Martins and plenty of angst.
There’s been a slew of appointments today and in the rush to keep up with who’s working where, we almost missed the New York Times’ proclamation that the long, lean and willowy look is back. And no (thankfully) we’re not talking about models. Instead, the Times has it that like LiLo after a night on the town, hemlines are hitting the floor.