Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Autumn/ Winter 2017 Trend Alert: Sheer Burnout

I am always a fan of burnouts, cutouts, appliques etc. and this trend is no exception! I am simply in love with all of the gorgeous patterns within these fabrics. 

This technique looks like the opposite of a burnout as the pattern is created by taking away material outside the desired pattern leaving the pattern solid while the rest is sheer.

I love this idea because of the simplicity and intricacy this treatment combines together to create one fabric. This trend may be one of the easiest ones to incorporate into your wardrobe but I assure you, it will also be the one you get complimented on the most!

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2016 Couture Shows

And a few of my favorites from The People's Choice Awards...

These looks are most commonly seen in black, white and red but I absolutely love seeing the aqua and champagne colors to make the trend really pop!

Now, for the easiest trend you'll ever work into your wardrobe... I've pulled out some of my favorite ready-to-wear pieces below-

These include some lace and applique details that will give the same illusion of this trend while we wait for the market to catch up! You can wear any of these now and pair as seen or pair with something already in your wardrobe. The tops are easy to match with a blazer or cardigan and the dresses can be worn with simple accessories as shown or with some bright or textured heels and bags!

Now, if you're feeling a little more daring check out these looks...

These really show off how versatile this trend is! It can be simple, daring or sophisticated chic. If you have anywhere to wear these gowns to, I highly suggested snatching them up from Net-a-Porter! And if you're into a more daring style, the revealing looks can definitely add some chic style to your daring wardrobe. I love the black and white street style fashion because it shows off attitude and trendsetting all while looking effortlessly cool.

I expect to see many more variations on this trend in the ready-to-wear market in the coming year but to get your hands on some now you can visit Nordstrom or Net-a-Porter to find the featured looks! I can't wait to see how all of these different ways to wear this trend will show up next Fall-Winter and I know you'll be ahead of the curve given all these great examples of how to style.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Pantone Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Happy New Year!!

Let me introduce you to the color(s) of the year according to Pantone for 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity-

Now, if you're anything like me the next thing you're wondering is how in the world can I pull off those colors? Unless you're blessed with porcelain skin it can be hard to picture yourself in these shades but, have no fear my budding fashionistas! Together we can make these work and I'll show you how anyone can wear these shades without looking like they've stepped out of the 90's. 

Let's not make this fashion mistake again, ladies!

Anyone can wear these tones with the right amount and placement so let's take a look at the best ways to wear for every skin tone!

Light Skin Tones

Do you have a light skin tone? Congratulations- these colors are just what you've been looking for while the rest of us have been bathing in our Marsala for the last year.

You can wear them separately (as shown above) or together (as shown below).

You can also wear each color throughout the entire outfit or mix with neutrals like white, black or gray. It's easy to make these colors work together in the right way, so take notes from the above examples to help you put together perfect 2016 outfits for every season!

Medium Skin Tones

Now let's look at some ladies with a little more color to their complexion- these colors will work best when mixed with other neutrals for you!

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Image result for rose quartz and serenity color dress street fashion

As seen above, the shades can either make up most of the outfit or just have a touch to bring the look together- as long as you're mixing the tones with some neutrals you can't go wrong!

Warmer Skin Tones

Next, let's check out some of the warmer skin tones- Serenity is going to be your color this year! It can be worn all over or with some neutrals mixed in- check out some of my favorite ways to wear below!

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Mixing this color with black or white gives you a great base to play with and allows you to keep that monochromatic look we've all been rocking while adding a little hint of color!

Darker Skin Tones

Let's check out some ways to wear for darker skin tones now! I love both of these colors in all over looks or lightly mixed in for these skin tones since they really pop and make any outfit look well put together!

I love these colors when used in a big way for an outfit- wear it in a jacket, dress or jumpsuit for the best visual impact!

Now that you've seen that everyone can pull off these shades for 2016, it's time to go get some for yourself! Even if it's just an accessory- a scarf or bag, you can integrate these looks into your wardrobe easily. So don't be afraid to try on some of these shades next time you go shopping and find the right look for you!