Afternoon, my sweet readers! August is almost over and so is my Summer, with the bf back in Italy and only two weeks left with my family, I’m starting to feel the nostalgia. God, time sure flies when you are having a good time. Anyway, back to what concerns us, fashion. As you probably know, we are in the middle of our season transition series, the Goodbye Summer / Hello Fall mash-up. Going from a season to another is much more fun (at least for me) than the start of a new one. Why? Because you get to play with the trends from both Spring and Fall, it’s the best of both worlds! Today I combined two trends that ooze romance and beauty, Spring’s vivid florals and Fall’s lovely lace. To me, the result of mixing them both is just a match made in heaven. And yes, to make things even more beautiful, I threw in a peplum (it was around for Spring and it’s even stronger for Fall). So without further ado, let’s start dissecting so we can later proceed to mash them both up.
- THE TREND: Vivid Florals
- Season: Spring 2012
- As seen in: Preen, Erdem, Docle & Gabbana, Mary Katrantzou, Balmain (pictured)
- Key wardrobe pieces: Nothing like a blooming dress and a chiffon blouse
Flowers are a constant in fashion but on Spring it was all about the real deal. No, not about making a bra out of real peonies but about the prints, prints so vivid and beautiful that they almost looked alive. And since we are not ready to give up this pretty trend, brace yourself for the Fall florals, the baroque ones (thank you Domenico and Stefano).
The selection: Sneakers, WET SEAL / Blouse, ROMWE / Dress, TED BAKER / Pants, TED BAKER / Boots, JEFFREY CAMPBELL / Bralet, TOPSHOP / Bag, DOLCE & GABBANA
- THE TREND: Lovely lace
- The season: Fall 2012
- As seen in: Colette Dinnigan, Erdem (pictured), Lanvin
- Key wardrobe pieces: the shorts, the jumper, the pencil skirt and the blouse
Lace is definitely one of my all-time favorite trends, I’m always happy to see it on the runway. I’m even more happy when I see retailers carrying a great variety of garments made with this ladylike and sexy fabric. This coming season won’t be the exception. One of the major trends we got to see on fashion week was the lace blouse with a different collar and the pencil skirt. J’adore!
The selection: Dress, TOPSHOP / Bodysuit, NORMA KAMALI / Blouse, FAITH CONNEXION / Shorts, ROMWE / Clutch, ASOS / Skirt, HAUTE HIPPIE / Shoes, CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA / Jumper, ISABEL MARANT
For me, playing around with textures and prints feels like I’m a kid and I just got a new toy. The key: never be afraid to try. You won’t know if you’ll like it until you wear it so start experimenting. I paired up a pair of vivid floral jeans with a blazer. To give it a twist, the hard lace top with the peplum and the pumps to add up some spice. What do you think? Oh, and about that Rebecca Minkoff carved satchel… It’s the ultimate dreamboat!
- Lace peplum top, ASOS
- Teal blazer, RIVER ISLAND
- Floral pants, NASTY GAL
- Red suede pumps, ZARA
- Lyric satchel, REBECCA MINKOFF
- Leaf necklace, ACCESSORIZE
- Ring duo, ASOS
- Arty ring, YSL
- Brooch the subject nail polish, ESSIE
For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA
That’s a wrap for today! And remember, Fashion Week is just around the corner!
Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, ASOS, Nasty Gal, River Island, Rebecca Minkoff, Essie
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