Dress it up or dress it down. Pairing the same dress with different accessories can create a fun, funky look for a day shopping at your favorite consignment shop or a sexy, sophisticated look for a night out on the town.
This year, spring trends take a journey back to basics. In a word – or three – strength, simplicity, and sexy sum up the melody of the season’s song. Ensembles are an easy blend of masculine structure and feminine frills. Monochromatic combinations and bold, daring prints strut down the same runway. Pretty and tough, ethereal meets the outback for a soft fierceness that could trek the Himalayas and then meet Helen of Troy for an afternoon cup of tea. This season is a union of Athena and Amelia Earhart, and pays tribute to every woman’s reality: we work just as hard as men do, and we do it in heels.
From Left to Right
Dress: Max & Cleo, size 4
Jacket: Marc Jacobs, size 4
Boots: Timothy Hitsman, size 12
Belt: United Colors, size small
Blouse: Akris, size 6
Heels: Faryl Robin, size 7 1/2
Blouse: Oscar de la Renta, size 14
Knit Top: Dolce Cabo, size small
Jeans: Joes, size 27
Dress: Banana Republic, size 2
Jacket: Cino, size xs
Boots: Steve Madden, size 8 1/2
Shoes: Can sexy and sturdy coexist? This spring’s shoes are on a mission to prove that they can. Audacious heights get the support of a fuller heel. The surprise of the season: heeled clogs… who knew? One thing is for sure: thigh-high is so last season. While boots and cut-out booties are still on today’s radar, your very own gams are taking center stage away from the cover of winter’s above-the-knee boots. Platformed toes also add to the lengthening design. From out-of-this-world-wild to simple, nude sneakers, this season is all about fun with a touch of function for us hard-workin’ gals.
Check out the next 6 blog entries for more notes on what to look for this season!
Tops: From rough and rugged military jackets to sheer, silky blouses, this season’s tops run the gamut of fabric and structure. The fun part: pairing them. Layering a sturdy, subdued jacket over a delicate, ruffled shirt is an easy way to showcase this season’s attitude: I don’t care, and I look fabulous doing it. Other trends to note: sheer, gauzy, goddess fabric that drapes in that perfect place between Boyfriend and Mediterranean.
Boutique Girls: Julia and Casey (photography by Carrie Tatro)