Certain trends never really go out of style, and today we take a look at stripes - but before you assume this is the "same old", think again! Just like the asymmetric trend, stripes have been reinvented this season.. new prints, as well as new designer inspirations have given us a whole set of new stripes to work with..
It's true that nautical never really goes out of style, so if this look is for you, definitely go for it. Just remember to accessorize classic navy & white stripes with splashes of red, or gold accessories for that cool and elegant American style. Raffia handbags or natural wedge heels add that perfect new season update.
But for all you fashion forward types, there is a wide (and narrow!) assortment of fun new stripes to choose from. From multi-colored prints to classic black & white, ruched effects, asymmetric, and even some colour block stripes - in dresses, tops, and some fabulous spring knits. It's also time to put the winter boots away, so pair your stripes with statement pumps, or a cool wedge heel.
Recent celebrity sightings in spring stripes range from the Red Carpet to Street Chic - Sienna Miller in Topshop, Whitney Port and Hailee Steinfeld in Prada at the 2011 SAG Awards, all show us how it's done.
Lots to choose from below, you will find something in every price range, and all of them new online arrivals!
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As the saying goes.. April showers bring May flowers.. and here's hoping that's true this year!
Rainy spring days after a long winter can be a drag, so it's time for a little pick-me-up. And if you're the type who leaves your umbrella everywhere, perhaps you may want to give this a miss today.. or keep it mind as a gift for a fashionista in your life!
Umbrellas tend to be a forgotten accessory.. we only think about them when it rains, and by that time, it's too late to even think about fashion (we just don't want to get wet!). But how nice would it be to have a delightful stylish designer 'brolly in your front closet, just waiting for that rainy day?
I've put together a fun selection for your shopping enjoyment - an assortment of bright colors, signature designer prints, even some clasic looks for both him and her. But ALL of them are practical.. after all, we actually need an umbrella, don't we..?
Keep this item in mind as an extra treat when you're shopping online for your new spring/summer wardrobe.. it will definitely come in handy, and get you noticed!
Read more: Spring 2011 Fashion Trends: April Showers bring.. fabulous designer umbrellas, of course!
This is classified as Fashion for a Good Cause - it's not about what celebrities wore to a charity event, it's about the designers giving back!
Some very notable labels have donated pieces from their Fall 2011 collections to "Runway to Green", a new initiative to raise for environmental causes worldwide. And I'm pleased to share that reader fav Net-A-Porter US has the online exclusive... you an actually buy some of these items online.
'The Green Auction: A Bid to Save the World' was held last night at Christies in New York, and included fashionistas like Anna Wintour, Diane Kruger (with pal Jason Wu), Olivia Palermo, and Nicki Minaj, all shown below. A runway show was held, and the evening included an auction for guests.
Now for the online shopping part - Net-A-Porter US has launched THIS limited edition collection online (approx 25 designers taking part, products being added today) - and if you think these pieces will sell out quickly, you are absolutely correct!
Read more: Hot Topic: Buy limited edition 'Runway to Green' online at Net-A-Porter - Fall 2011 pieces from...
Color trends are always easy to add to your wardrobe - you can pick whatever you want, and whatever suits you! From your office wardrobe, to weekend party wear... dresses, tops, shoes and even accessories.. in purple.
Taking a step back, one of the hottest colors this season is purple - the Spring/Summer 2011 runway was full of an assortment of lush and vibrant purple and violet, and while today is just the first day of spring, this color should be in your wardrobe right now!
Purple in the spring is easy - for the office, pair a little purple top with crisp black trousers, or wear a a purple skirt with a sharp blouse. In the summertime, purple looks terrific with white - cropped white jeans with a draped purple top, or a purple dress with white item jacket.
If you're looking for fresh new accessories, how about scarves and statement jewelry in bright purple..? Fresh and fun. Check out the looks below.. as well as recent notable celebrity sightings...
Katy Perry looked lovely at the Germany launch of her fragrance "Purr" in a new-season Herve Leger bandage dress (available online here at Nordstrom), Brooklyn Decker chose a Max Mara purple jumpsuit at the German premiere of 'Just Go With It', and how about Thandie Newton in
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