Honestly, the sheer trend has been one of the hardest ones for me to adopt. I think it's lovely, and feminine, and seductive, but I just haven't come across a way of wearing it that fits my bill. Then, Eva comes around, in black, leopard, and polka dot Dolce & Gabbana. Bingo. Her subtle sheer separates require a sharp eye; her elbow length sheer black sleeves are mysterious, while her sheer polka dot skirt reveals vintage cut bloomers. Sheer, done in the utmost subtle way.
Is it just us or are the cotton basics that cost more worth the extra money--for all of the Urban Outfitters tank tops and American Apparel t-shirts we own, we wear our Daftbird, Clu, and Splendid pieces more than twice as often. In our opinion, we think it's worth it to invest in high-quality cotton basics that will wear beautifully over time. This morning, when we scoped out Clu's newest delivery on La Garconne we realized that they would also be a great midseason strategy. Just peel off the layers and you're ready for Spring.
Just because it's a cocktail dress exploring one of Fall's biggest trends, doesn't mean it has to be boring or expected--these five dresses, each with their own unique take on the ruffle trend, would suit a variety of personalities and aesthetics. The Clu dress, for example, shows how ruffles don't have to be ultra-feminine while the Marc by Marc Jacobs dress shows how they don't have to look like they're trying so hard. The three above show ladylike, printed, and sophisticated instances (from left to right) and they're all, in fact, quite different as a result. To be trendy and still have style, it's essential to stay true to your own preferences. Thankfully, when it comes to this trend, contemporary designers gave us plenty of options.
There are Tuesdays and there are Tuxedo Days. What the hell am I talking about you wonder? As the boys' closets continue to inspire the girls' closets, the ladies are happy to take the creme de la creme of the penguin attire. Button up a vest, consume yourself in a crisp white shirt, slide on a pair of expertly tailored trousers and hello Marlene Dietrich - who set the standard for tuxedo chic. Dribble some satin and rhinestones on, for some femme effect, and get ready to razzle dazzle 'em.
Before the high waists of the 70s and the low waists of the 90s, there was the drop waist of the 20s. It seems many of you were ready for a new decade of influence and Paul Poiret's liberating style of yore is here to liberate us once again. With all the flapper-inspired gallimaufry for Fall, drop waist dresses evoke a sense of ease and sophistication - a stellar combination. If you're tired of a trapeze cut or a baby doll silhouette, try one of these streamlined dresses. Come Fall, just throw one on over a chic long sleeve tee or turtleneck; it may compel you to throw on a long strand of pearls, a pair of buckled flats, a flirty little hat and read some Emily Dickinson at your local cafe. Or maybe that's just my fantasy...
Cameron Diaz has done it again. The Holiday press tour has provided us nothing but fab fashions on Cammie, leaving us always wanting more - or at least envious of her wardrobe! Looks like her break up and make up with Kelly Slater is keeping this leading lady happy. Or could it be all that Hawaiian sun? Either way, you look great Cams!
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