Im getting back to basics this week, but adding a touch of panache with a blouse that belts in the back and shows just the right hint of skin at the same time. I am a huge fan of subtle sex appeal, and believe the back is such an underutilized accessory.
Like JT said, I’m bringing sext back. Yep.
One lesson we have learned when it comes to fashion, is that satire truly goes a long way. Right now, designers are borrowing a bit of comic relief from the 70s, and bringing patched up denim back into the the fashion stratosphere with their modern take on the trend. From mis-matched patches of denim at Tom Ford to a pair of DKNY jeans that resemble a DIY project (in the best way possible), and even emoji patches that reference the era that we currently live in, denim is getting a complete makeover this spring.
This time of year, my social feeds become completely oversaturated with stories covering the pieces to buy when transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring, and then from spring to summer. And while I am guilty of this type of relentless posting myself, one small, but very important piece of advice is often left out of the equation: look for items that will help you transition your wardrobe for many seasons to come.
If you are looking to add a little flare to your wardrobe this spring, take a cue from the bell- sleeved confections Phoebe Philo incorporated into her fall collection for Céline. All it took was one exaggerated silhouette sleeve, and instantly I knew that my arms had the potential to quickly become one of my new favorite accessories.
No, my style mavens, your eyes are not deceiving you: I am actually wearing color. However, this time my burgundy fixation has moved from my handbag to a look that is completely comprised of blocked sections of the lively hue.
Have you heard? Spring is going to be a complete overload of bold colors, prints and embellishments that range from exaggerated, flamenco style ruffles to ornate, retro-inspired trimmings . As a minimalist, the idea of embracing these trends can be as daunting as it is exciting.
Mother nature can be so brutal and indecisive this time of the year, which can lead to quite the challenge when it comes to getting dressed. And though I must admit that getting dressed for colder weather is not rocket science, the task can still be frustrating for any fashion enthusiast hoping to stay true to their aesthetic, and stay warm at the same time.
Vintage Armani Blazer \ BCBG Pumps \ ASOS Grey Coat (similar option here) \ ASOS Denim \ Zara Men’s Button Down \ Urban Outfitters Scarf \ Bracelet and Rings (c/o Marrin Costello)
Layers, my style mavens. Layers not only give visual interest to any look, but they are also practical when it comes to moving from frigid temps to warmer interiors quickly and throughout the day. I prefer to layer my normal look with a longer coat that adds warmth instead of bulk. I also believe that adding a neck accessory, such as this scarf, is truly the ultimate style statement this season.
What are your favorite items to layer with during the colder months?