Fall Color Trend: Cashmere Rose

Fall is here! Well, not officially, but it’s post-Labor Day here in America.

If summer is over, then that gives us carte blanche to start wearing fall trends.

In regards to my personal style, I wanted to wear more soft colors this season, as oppose to the BOLD teals I’ve been wearing all summer. Luckily, I’ve fallen in love with one of Pantone’s picks of the season: Cashmere Rose.

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Here are a few looks I’m envisioning for this fall:

Fall Rose I

 

Fall Rose II

 

Fall Rose III

What colors are you looking forward to wearing this season?

How To Wear Pastels Without Looking Like An Easter Egg

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Spring is here, which means we have free reign to wear pastels!

SP15_Trend_Pastels-1Pastels are hot on the spring runways. The following are a few looks to prove that it’s possible for mere mortals to wear this trend without looking too…festive.

 

Pastels I

 

Pastels II

 

Pastels III

 

Pastels IV

 

Spring Trend: Black & White

A strong trend on the fashion radar is black & white. You may do it in stripes, polka dots, floral prints, or color blocking.

Here are some looks from the Spring ’15 RTW runways.

SP15_BW_1a1. Oscar de la Renta 2. Proenza Schouler 3. Cushnie et Ochs 4. Altuzarra 5. Balmain

SP15_BW_1b1. Alice + Olivia 2. Marc By Marc Jacobs 3. Givenchy 4. Versace 5. Giambattista Valli

The following are a few ways to transition the trend from the runway to your wardrobe.

 

B&W I

 

B&W II

 

B&W III

 

B&W IV

 

How To Incorporate Nudes Into Your Wardrobe

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to come out of our winter cocoons. While neutrals and nudes have been a hot color both on and off the runway, I’ve noticed that there are those of you who aren’t entirely sure how to incorporate the color into your wardrobe without feeling washed out.

Personally, my go to neutrals are blacks and grays. However, I have made a point indulge in creams, whites, and other flesh-tone shades.  Here are a few looks to kick start your fashion juices.

 

Nudes I

 

Nudes II

 

Nudes III

 

Nudes IV

 

AW ’15 Fashion Month Round Up: Color Trends

Tracking fashion month has been an arduous, yet pleasuring task. It takes a while to digest a months’ worth of new creations from all of my favorite, as well as new designers. In the meantime, I have pulled a few color trends noted from the AW ’15 shows.

Blush

AW15_Blush-1 AW15_Blush-2

 

Black & WhiteAW15_BW-1 AW15_BW-2

 

CanaryAW15_Canary-1 AW15_Canary-2

 

Cobalt AW15_Cobalt-1 AW15_Cobalt-2

 

CreamAW15_Cream-1

 

Ice BlueAW15_Ice-1 AW15_Ice-2

 

NudesAW15_Nude-1

 

ScarletAW15_Red-1 AW15_Red-2

 

WhitesAW15_White-1 AW15_White-2

Which colors stood out to you?

How To Wear Marsala When You Don’t Like Reds

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I was somewhat disappointed when the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year was announced. While Marsala (the wine) is great, I’m not very keen on reds (the color).

Being a reluctant fashion drone who does wish to step out of my comfort zone, I put together a few looks where I’ve incorporated the color trend.

Look 1

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City Errands I

 

Look 2
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Weekend Errands II

 

Look 3
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Weekend Errands III

 

Look 4
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Mondays I

 

{product photos via Net-a-porter}

 

Wardrobe Basics: Black Pant + Black Pump

The best way to stretch your wardrobe is to invest in basics pieces.

I believe every woman should have a good pair of black pants and a solid black pump in her wardrobe. It goes with everything, and will last longer (style-wise) than any other item you buy each season.

I’m not sure what the tall girls do, but if you’re short like me (I’m 5’2″) I recommend going to New York & Co., Banana Republic, Express, and even H&M for a decent pair of pants in petite lengths.

I kid you not, I have a pair of black pants from New York & Co. that I bought when I was 18, and they’re still a good pant (over 10 years later). They were pricey to me at the time, but they’re totally worth it if I can still wear them today.

Black pumps can be purchased anywhere. What I will put emphasis on is NOT to go out and invest in a hooker pump. Hooker pumps are pumps with a chunky platform on them. Nothing wrong with hooker pumps, but we’re not building our nightclub/turn up wardrobes. If you must get a pump with a platform, make sure it’s covered. If I’m calling them hooker pumps, what do you think your colleagues and/or clients are calling them?

#JustSayin

The following are looks that you can achieve with a black pant and pump. You can wear these looks in a casual office setting, or if you’re a graduate student that can no longer get away with oversize collegiate hoodies to class.

My pants are from New York & Co. and the pumps are from Nine West. I do have taller pumps, these are just the ones I grabbed when I decided to do an impromptu shoot. I’m in no way saying you have to wear baby heels.

 

Basics_Set-1aBlouse: New York & Co. Black Cardigan: Old Navy Belt: H&M Necklace: New York & Co. Scarf: H&M

 

 

Basics_Set-1b Cardigan: Banana Republic Necklace: New York & Co. Belt, Scarf and Blouse: H&M

 

Basics_Set-1dCardigan: Banana Republic Necklace: Charming Charlie (I’m not 100% sure)

Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21 (yes, it’s from Forever) Studded Belt also from Forever.

Striped shirt: H&M (I bought this a WHILE back when the modified mutton sleeve was in).

 

Basics_Set-1cJacket: Forever 21 Necklace: New York & Co. Chambray shirt: Old Navy