I don’t know if you have all seen the “It” flat that came out this Spring, but it is so cute! And right up my alley. It’s flat, it’s pointed, and unbelievably stylish. I first started seeing it on Instagram and Pinterest this Spring by several designers (Aquazurra started the trend, but Jimmy Choo also did a version). And because it was so popular through Spring and Summer, I predict it will stay around for at least the Fall. And, now high street has jumped on the bandwagon, and it comes in all price points (thank goodness!) Does it get any cuter than this flat with a pair of jeans?
Let’s talk about the Midi. This skirt length has happened before (several times, in fact) and though it was hinted at as far back as last summer, the trend actually seems to be taking hold now. At first I was not at all sure about it, but I must say, it’s growing on me. There is something very elegant about it, and more importantly, it is flattering on almost everyone. I’m not sure why, but it seems to be more common in a full, circle skirt as opposed to a pencil skirt. This look is such a chic statement, and I love how feminine it is. And if the length seems a little scary after so many years of near or above the knee, start with just a couple of inches below the knee (again, universally flattering) rather than halfway between the knee and the calf.
I was going to wait to write about the fringe Fall trend as we got closer to September, especially since I’m doing a page of “Fringe” in the magazine for that month, but I COULDN’T WAIT! Fringe is back. And it’s back big. And though it’s not something I like a lot of, a little can be amazing. Take for instance, shoes. Some of the fringed heels out there make you look like you are wearing a small Chewbacca, while others add just enough to be fun and sexy. I don’t know about you, but I like the trend muchmore in accessories than I do in clothing. I fell in love with a couple of sandals back in the Spring (this trend actually started then) and that’s what got me obsessed about actually getting a fringed sandal for Fall. What I love about most of the fringed sandals is that they are suede, which seems very “fallish” to me. And though the Aquazurra sandal below was adorable in both the red and the yellow; the grays, blacks, and browns these new sandals are coming out in seem much more seasonably appropriate.
I guess because I’m not a huge dress wearer in general, I tend to think of summer as more “dress oriented” than other seasons. And I definitely think of white as the summery-est of colors. So those two put together? The definition of summer! Is there anything more indicative of summer than a great white dress?! I don’t think so! Whether it’s a casual shift dress worn with flats or sneakers, or a sexy white dress worn to dinner or a summer party, there is simply nothing more reminiscent of summer than a great white dress.
Normally I would not consider myself a “gingham person” (whatever that is) but somehow things have changed. It all started last Spring when I decided I had to have a black and white gingham shirt. I’m sure this was due to some pin that I saw on Pinterest, but nonetheless, I searched for weeks before I finally found one as there was not a lot to be found last year. Cut to Spring 2015 and lo and behold, gingham is now “in”! I have seen it everywhere and in all kinds of forms. Mostly black and white, but some navy and red have popped up as well. And this is not your grandmother’s gingham! These pieces are stylish, and this classic pattern feels new again (as long as you don’t wear it head to toe… though I’ve seen that too!) Personally, I really prefer it in black and white or navy and white. There is something just so clean and fresh about black and white together for Spring and this puts it all in one package! Here are some inspiration photos: