When spring and summer roll around, all you want to do is escape the doldrums of winter, chuck your puffy jackets at the slightest hint of sunshine, and whip out the airy and breezy styles that will be your uniform for the warm months. If you’re a fan of ethereal styles, one of the season’s hottest trends will be suit you just fine. Much like fringe, flowing maxi dresses in bohemian patterns and prints are taken right out of the 1970s. What we love about this trend? It will keep you feeling cool and looking foxy.
When sitting in a college classroom, most people look to their classmates for fashion inspiration. You see a cute bag across the way, a nice pair of boots on your neighbor next to you, but rarely do you look at the person at the very front of the room. We’re talking about the older professor in the stereotypical tweed jacket with the suede elbow patches. We’re taking a cue from that academic style, and imparting it into some of our favorite fall fashions in the way of elbow patches! Elbow patches instantly add a little something to an otherwise typical sweater or cardigan.
This fall we’re falling for a trend that has us feeling almost superhuman. This season let’s leave the emblazoned letters to the superheroes, but try their capes on for size. These elegant alternatives to jackets and coats are the perfect solution for those who prefer a little mobility in their outerwear. Not only are capes sophisticated and stylish, they’re also supremely comfortable. They also look perfect paired with a mini-dress or with tucked in jeans and killer boots for the ultimate in fall style.
Fashion Week is drawing to a close. Thank goodness we have all of these beautiful clothes and accessories to look forward to this coming spring! The looks at Donna Karan New York were eclectic and urban-inspired. An ode to the great city of New York, these looks wouldn’t look out of place on a quirky Manhattanite.
We love rock and roll, and so does Tommy Hilfiger! His collection was brimming with rock show-stopping details like metallic stripes, studs, and leather.
Tory Burch has a relaxed and global vibe this season. Mixing refined style with raw edges makes this a perfect for a bohemian-at-heart who happens to be stuck in a less than free-spirited setting. Plus: tropical toile. Need we say more?At Libertine we got a look at an array of eclectic embellishments that make any outfit party-ready.
This fall we’re falling back into the swinging 60s with short a-line dresses, knee-high boots, and bold graphic prints. Fashion always has a way of reverting on itself, and reinventing the old in a new way. This coming season we’ll be seeing classic mod styles with “modern” additions. Think more metallics, sparkling embellishments, and a diverse color palettes.
Gucci knows how to modernize the trend with leather in an unexpected powder blue and go-go boots.
DSquared2 has it down pat with a slinky blush mini and hair that’s as high as the heavens.
Saint Laurent put the edge into this ’60s style with this all black ensemble.
Louis Vuitton stayed classic with ’60s silhouettes in neutral colors. This style is super wearable and glamorous all at once!
We love the bright mustard of this Carven two-piece ensemble. And when it comes to boots, it’s go tall or go home.
The summer is made for wearing shorts! They can be casual, dressed up, basic denim or crazy colored lace. Here are a few of our favorite styles to wear now that the weather is warm!Add Americana to your wardrobe with these cool shorts!
Dress up bright shorts with an equally bright blazer, and a pair of heeled sandals.
We love these embellished shorts that shimmer in the sun. Just be careful where you sit!
Sometimes you don’t wear shorts to feel cool, but hot! These leather shorts are so chic, and prove that anything can be dressed up to look like an elegant outfit.
Do it big with a fun patterned print like these geometric Moroccan print shorts!
Sunglasses are on of our most beloved accessories for spring and summer, and we usually can’t wait to start wearing them during the dark and dreary days of winter. Sunglasses can instantly make you look polished and put-together. Just throw on a pair of statement sunnies, a light coat of coral lipstick, and you’re ready to face the day!
We love the unique curly shape of the arms. Look for unique details like that on the sides of your sunglasses, if you prefer a more basic frame shape.
A cat eye adds instant vintage style, especially when paired with a cool lip color!
Aviator styles add a slightly masculine and carefree edge to your shades.
New Yorkers are known for wearing a lot of black. It’s the most universally flattering shade, helps you look svelte and can be dressed up or down, but when summer hits, black gets put on the back burner to make way for white. Wearing white not only helps keep you cool because it reflects light, but it also looks fantastic with bronzed summer skin, and is another neutral that you can pair with almost anything.
Be a bohemian with a loose summer dress paired with gladiator sandals.
Stay structured and stylish with a tailored dress, or a revamped and studded button-down.
Embrace the crop top and maxi trend with an all-white ensemble, save for a dramatic black hat.
Frolic through surf and sand with this ultra-chic cover-up.
How will you be rocking white this summer?
Do you need a gift for your fashion-conscious father or husband? We have the perfect gift to send dad off with style, and the best part is that this completely customizable gift is easy to make yourself! Check out these DIY bow ties we created just in time for Father’s Day.
What You’ll Need:
35mm Imported Floral Jacquard
2” Striped Grosgrain
1.5” Ombre Grosgrain
Needle and Thread
1. Cut 3 inches of striped grosgrain, and put it aside. You’ll be using this strip for the center of the bow tie.
2. Take your longer piece of grosgrain, and fold one end of your striped grosgrain into the center of the ribbon.
3. Fold the other side over to meet the other piece.
4. Squeeze the center, and sew into place to secure the bow tie.
5. Fold your 3″ piece up horizontally, and wrap it around the center of the tie.
6. Measure the bow tie around a neck, leaving an extra inch.
7. Fold the corner tip of the ribbon to the center, and the other corner tip to the center. Sew the male side to the tip.
8. Sew the female end to the back of the center of the bow tie.
Make these bow ties in an assortment of styles for any occasion! Use trendy trim and ribbons to keep your dad stylin’!
When it comes to men’s fashion there seems to be a lot less variety. While women can try on every trend from bold neons to crop tops, men usually have a more subdued style. Fortunately, there are elements that any guy can play around with to get a unique style that is all his own. It boils down to the tiny details. By adding unique elements in the way of accessories, men can easily add charisma to their classic looks.