The Spring '11 trends encourage an athletic spirit, but this time we're trading the raggedy gray sweats for something a little more chic. Throw in colorblock knit skirts and leather jackets to dress up your sportswear. Think Kate Moss when channeling this mood or take inspiration from runway collections like Marni and Acne. Sure you won't be working out in these gems, but at least you'll know your bright tanks and spandex workout pants can finally be mixed into your daytime attire!
Fashion's affair with leggings has been building for some seasons now and this Fall 2009, it was as if designers were giving it a final embrace. What inspired some designers to take the trend to an extreme? We think it was a matter of offering customers a little bang-for-buck since leggings and hosiery will retail for less. Whatever the reason we're sure we'll be seeing them in a magazine editorial or two, not to mention much less attractive versions on the high street.
We've long been fans of Shelly Steffee's amazing aesthetic where interesting fashion-forward tailoring meets feminine details. It's not often one can be fashion-forward and ultra-feminine at the same time. For our Seasoned Street photo shoot Steffee's frocks gave our models a burst of color without straying from the hip, slightly off-kilter silhouette we were looking for. Our photographer on the shoot, Shannon Sinclair, also shot Steffee's Fall 08 look book, pictured above. To see the full look book, click here, and, for e-commerce indulgence, check out Steffee's offerings on Refinery 29.