Fall and Winter months typically attract a slew of moodier hues, but this season, we're giving our basic navy cardigan a playful update with candy-colored gems. In today's DIY, we took inspiration from Chanel's Fall 2012 runway, and we're re-creating a look worn by Miranda Kerr. We customized our embellishments to achieve the perfect colors — watch on to see how it's done! On Allison McNamara: Jacket from Topshop.
Whether it was with intricate embroidery, floral appliqués, or bejeweled embellishments, designers let loose with decorations on the Fall 2012 runways. We saw cool studs and ornate, Western-inspired stitching at Isabel Marant, inspiring us to adopt a cowgirl vibe for the season. On the runways at Valentino and Stella McCartney, pumped-up floral and baroque details got a three-dimensional makeover, thanks to gorgeous embroidery work — and at Chanel, the king of gorgeous, overstated elegance served up outerwear, tops, and dresses covered in rough-cut crystals and colorful beaded buttons. We're so excited for this over-the-top trend that we've curated a special shopping list of festooned pieces for you to snap up now. Click through to see them all now.
Add a little sparkle to your step by adding embellishments to a pair of neutral flats! Today's DIY is simple and will only take you several minutes to instantly update your go-to sandals with rhinestones. All you need are neutral flats, bead glue, and embellishments — watch to see how it's done!
The first time we donned a fringed dress, it was because we were dressing up as flappers for Halloween. Lately, we've been seeing fringe pop up in some glamourous versions — Naomi Campbell in elegant Givenchy couture, young actress and singer Kat Graham showed up to the Teen Choice Awards in a party-ready mini with floor-length fringe detail, and Olivia Wilde donned a one-of-a-kind Gucci dress with gold and black beaded fringe for a Cowboys and Aliens photocall in Italy. The dresses may be different, but we're curious to hear what you think of the trend. Would you buy a fringe dress, or is it too much for real life?
What makes certain clothes and accessories stand out from others? For me, it's the cuts, colors, and my all-time favorite detail: appliqués. For example, Diane Kruger's stunning Jason Wu mini would be a plain, red shift dress if it weren't for the beaded black shoulder embellishments. See what I mean? It's all in the details. Take my quiz to see if you're an appliqué guru.