Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring 2011

With Spring right around the corner, here are a handful of new trends I’m uber- excited about. Put on your brave face, girls, ‘cause only the fiercest will make it through these trends in one piece.

Note: above statement was not meant to be violent by any means. I just mean that, ya know, you got to be a little more daring to weather through your obnoxiously vibrant pieces paired with sky high heels than when we were keeping it safe with our minimalism last season. Come on, ladies. Let’s try something new together

Color Blocking
This season, color blocking is making the classic black and white ensemble seem jaded while introducing an entirely different look full of COLORS! That's not all, folks- in fact, we're talking about colors that DON'T match!  My favorites are the surprising combination of coral and turquoise, along with a romantic red and purple. Envision: baby blue tank tucked into coral high waisted shorts; no, switch the blue for lavender. Oh, the possibilities are just endless (sigh). I'm loving this trend because it allows me to stay in touch with the minimal side of my style. I can still wear my fav simple silhouettes, just I'll wear em in vibrant, OPI color worthy hues instead of my usual monochromatic tones. I can take my seemingly low-key styles and just add loads of unexpected color - making them all the more bold and, well, UN-low-key! I’m done with the matchy-matchy, it’s time to try something more daring.

Exposed Midriff
There is a fine line between sexy chic and inappropriate with this trend, and we've got to be careful not to cross it. I've been playing with some pieces in my closet and have come up with a few ideas. One, always pair your mini top with something high-waisted. It doesn't matter how skinny you are, if I can see your belly button, you're more likely on the inappropriate end of the sexy spectrum. I guess that's just one tip. Hm, when I come up with more, I'll be sure to let you know. 

Chunky Heels
Being 5’2, I’ve been longing for the day when I could wear heels/wedges pretty much everywhere and at last it may have finally come. I’ve seen fellow blogger friend Hannah Orenstein and non-blogger but nonetheless super cute friend Nicole Saylor wearing their casual heeled booties to school, and while I’ve never been bold enough to try this out, I’m thinking with their set precedent, it might just be the right  time to rock my heels too (I guess I’ve just been lacking that bloggy boldness some of my peers clearly have nailed down to the bone. Shame. Also, the phrase definitely is NOT "nailed down to the bone." I'm really bad with phrases. Anyone know which one I was trying to get at?)

Calvin Klein Collection cut a great line of LWDs (little white dresses) which is the fraternal, yet just as sexy and cool, twin to the LBD (little black dress). While I’ll be gaping and drooling at Calvin’s version from afar, I’ll be sure to emulate the loose, boxy cut that I was instantly attracted to on the runway. I love this look paired with lace-up, ballerina inspired wedges (or flats!) and a big straw sun hat. If you want to be too chic to handle, this is the look for you..


  1. I looove your writing! It's so mature and structured and it makes me feel like I'm reading an article written by an adult! I'm definitely looking forward to spring and to try out some of these trends! Keep blogging! xxx

  2. Sigh sometimes people like you make me want to like fashion... and then I think about actually putting in the effort and revert back to jeans all day every day...

  3. Ari- to be honest, I'm the EXACT same way. I love fashion and I LOVE dressing up...but lets be real, every day last week I wore some sort of sweatpant/yoga pants/ hair in tight ponytail with headband outfit. We like what makes us comfortable...there's nothing wrong with that! These are just fun things to do when we actually are feeling the motivation for once.

  4. Thanks for including me in this! To be honest, I can't wait for the day when I can wear heels/wedges everyday, too. :)