If you have a bold personality and want your decor to reflect that eccentric quality, give high contrast a try. This style is identified by bringing in elements that are essentially opposites of each other. While one might assume this translates into a busy and overwhelming room, the end results of high contrast rooms are often really impactful and dramatic. A classic pairing is black and white. We love the additional botanical elements to infuse the room with a natural element as well as a dash of color.
Kitchens are usually a central hub of activity, and your space can reflect that with accents of bright colors!
Modern and minimalist styles look especially dramatic with this type of color scheme.
If creating an entire room with a high-contrast color scheme seems scary, start with a small spot in your house first to test out this trend!
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.
Word on the street is that the hottest colors in home decor might actually be the coolest. We’ve been seeing pale gray everywhere from bedrooms to kitchens and studies. But why the sudden obsession with this seemingly cold shade? It’s clean and modern, without looking as stark and dramatic as black or white.
It’s the perfect canvas for subtle pops of color.
It can be downright cozy in a bedroom when using the right textiles.
It’s a great neutral to mix with warm browns.
It’s a great color for the minimalist, and a perfect choice for couples who don’t want something too masculine or feminine.
Yellow doesn’t really get a lot of love, even though it deserves it! It’s a bright and sunny color that can immediately make you smile. Lemon yellow, specifically, evokes the warmth and fun of spring and summer. It’s the perfect color for both decor and clothing.
When it comes to decor, this shade looks stunning with cool neutrals. Pair it with gray, taupe or even black for a chic yet sunny style. It’s also perfect for infusing personality into any room. Notice how stunning that piano looks when painted yellow?
Lemon yellow is extremely wearable, especially when paired with a sun-kissed glow. It looks beautiful in a more modern style, or a loose and carefree vintage dress!
This spring metallics took over the runways! From copper to silver, each striking shade showed up in a different style. See some of our favorite runway iterations of this dazzling trend below!
This silver dress from Versace looks as slick and slinky as a mermaid tail! This gorgeous dress highlights the versatility of the this trend. Metallics can be modern, fantastic, feminine, or masculine.
Givenchy made metallics their own in 2014 by using them on bold and geometric pieces. The unusual shades helped add interest to the mix.
The metallic looks at Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014 did not fail to impress with their intricate filigree shapes balanced by looser flowing skirts.
Did you ever think you’d see a copper crop top? If a cropped metal breastplate has always been a fashion wish of yours, look no further than Proenza Schouler. Wearing a statement piece like this will instantly give you the skills to command a French army, or at least the confidence of Joan of Arc.
This dress from Dries van Noten introduces hits of gold throughout the collection. This unique white dress gets the Midas touch with ruffled accents.
This spring metallics aren’t just for jewelry. How will you be rocking this gilded trend?
Spring is only days away, and frankly we cannot wait! One color that comes to mind when thinking of the transition from winter to spring is a cool hue that has been popular for the last few years. It’s refreshing and springy, with a name that might give you chills. We’re talking about mint green of course! Here are some of our favorite examples of this gorgeous cool green.
Mint green is the perfect color to wear to a formal outdoor event like a wedding! It’s a fun color that looks great on a lot of people, and really draws in the beauty of the season too!
Mint is a beautiful and unique color that can add interest to any room without being overpowering. It adds a pop without being distracting.
That’s probably why so many people use this color in bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s a nice change from white, and evokes relaxation and calm.
It’s also hugely popular for statement jewelry. Mint lends itself to great color pairings, and looks so beautiful with colors like coral and lavender.
How will you be wearing this color this season?
It’s almost spring which means that we’re finally thawing out of our winter gear! After a winter this cold, we’re welcoming the spring and its fashions with open arms, specifically the fun and flirty pants alternative, the skirt. Here are some of our favorite DIYs for making this seasonal wardrobe staple!
No sewing machine? No problem! With some fancy twisting and tying you can have yourself a new skirt made of an old shirt!
Another no-sew option from Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily is this draped mini skirt which looks perfect for a beach party!
We love this lace skirt from Cotton and Curls! If you’re loving this look, check out our lace and use promo code LACE102 to receive 15% off lace! Hurry, the offer ends tonight (3/9/14)!
The problem with maxi skirts is that they’re often too long for shorter ladies and too short for taller ones, so what’s a girl to do? Make her own of course! This great tutorial from Fine and Feathered will make all of your maxi worries moot.
Big, flouncy skirts are totally in this spring. Try your hand at making one with this DIY from My Pink Life!
We’re so excited to ring in spring! What are you most looking forward to do this season?
Have you been following the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge? Or are you more invested in the fabulous fashions being flaunted in the distant background of our tv sets? The ever so stylish Princess Diana may have been the muse behind this latest trend. The classic British ensemble that has been a tradition for centuries has been reinvented on the runways.
Not married? No problem. Stack up any and every type of ring that you own. Mixing metals, colors and hues have led to one of the chicest accessory trends of the season. If you are running low on rings, make one with our easy to follow ring DIY tutorial.
This week those of us at M&J are officially having a floral phenomenon. Our obsession with the floral print trend has gone to an extreme now that Spring is upon us. Apparently we are not the only ones crazed by this trend since we stumbled across this great D.I.Y Painted Floral Purse courtesy of studs and pearls. We’re all about a stand out piece and this bag will certainly get you noticed. Click on the image for the full tutorial provided by Studs and Pearls.
studs and pearls D.I.Y Painted Floral Purse