We have officially hit the month of April and Spring is in the air...or should we say in our hair? One of the biggest looks for headwear from Fall is staying with us for the warm weather and then will be us in the Fall for 2014 again. That's right, we are talking about snapbacks. The baseball cap was a NYFW show stopper. We spotted this look on the Spring 2013 runways of Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley, DKNY and many Fall 2014 catwalks as well.
Whether you decide to rep your favorite team or throw on a major metallic cap, rocking a snapback will enhance your style by adding a touch of tough-luxe us women are in need of from time-to-time. If you're not feeling so tough, at least try one of the printed floral styles, as it will keep your femininity grounded and in tact.
It’s the absence of color that has taken the runway by storm this fashion season. The best footwear and handbag designers are using this crystal clear trend to project a mix of elegance and sophistication with stylish and innovative shapes and sizes. While slight hints of color are employed to make a shoe pop and handbags stand out, it is the lack of color that make these accessories a hit for spring. Not to mention, it offers a versatility that allows for easy pairings with almost anything in your closet.
This season shoes will have you floating in air, or at least look like it, according to top fashion houses like Givenchy. Footwear has long been a focus on the runway during fashion week, and this year was no exception. The runways were paved with a plethora of sky-high stilettos and eye popping pumps. But how exactly do you rock the crystal clear trend? That’s easy! Effortlessly shift from day to night with a sophisticated oxford, highlighting stylish cut outs and invisible side paneling, or take that little black dress to the next level sporting see through pumps with invisible straps from Michael Kors. Pair it with a clear tote from Fendi or translucent crystal-like clutch from Gucci.
Wave goodbye to winter, because it's time to ring in spring, and as you tuck away bulky overcoats and infinity scarves, make room for shine and sparkle to add that finishing touch to your springtime wardrobe. This season be prepared to pair minimalist pieces with pale shade garments, as well as colorful jewelry with eccentric prints. These springtime treasures are sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
Some would say the runways of NYC's Fashion Week were all about the accessory. And jewelry was a key staple in perfecting those final looks. Metallic took center stage with designers like Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and Dries Van Noten. They utilized glossy metal finishes paired with pale colored garments as backdrops. This is a perfect way to add sleek touches to flirty dresses and girly silhouettes. Metal fringe and chunky bracelets are easy go-to items.
We love to accessorize as much as the next girl, but when we saw the embellished necklines designers were showing on their F/W 2012 runways we couldn't help but feel a touch of excitement. Fashion heavy-hitters like Marni, Christian Dior, and Givenchy showed an array of jackets, tops, and dresses featuring necklines adorned with jewels and ornate embroidery alike.
With designers such as Givenchy and Stella McCartney creating gorgeous peplum style dresses, it's easy to see why your favorite celebrities have been spotted hitting the town in this ultra-chic design. Dianna Agron, Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton, Olivia Wilde and Victoria Beckham are just some of the gorgeous ladies that have been seen rocking the hottest peplum frocks.
With the fall season approaching, this is definitely a style that many women can wear. Looking like a lady is fun again -- consider this attractive look "dress-up for adults." Think polished, sophisticated and lady-like. The variations in the design of the dresses, including the cuts and fabrics make them quite stylistically interesting. This flattering silhouette is undoubtedly sexy and you can easily with the addition of accessories add allure. Retro-looks were seen all over the runways from designers such as Alice and Olivia to more budget friendly brands such as bebe. Velvet is also very popular once again this fall as you will notice many designers featuring velvet throughout their Fall/Winter 2012 collections!
Backpacks were everywhere during the '90s and with the recent revival of '90s fashion we've come full circle with this iconic accessory. Today's modern designers have put their own twist on this basic piece transforming it from playground essential to high fashion accessory. Check out these hot designer backpacks which are sure to be far better than the Spiderman one you carried in 3rd grade.
Luxurious Leather: Leather backpacks are the peak of high fashion backpacks. Shown this season by a variety of designers, the leather backpack is a perfect combination of high and low fashion and a great way to show off this trendy new accessory. Riccardo Tisci has always been a fashion innovator--he jumped on the backpack trend long before his fellow designers. He has elevated the basic backpack by using materials such as wool and leather. With his signature edgy style and street sensibility, Tisci's backpack designs are perfect for anyone from skaters to fashion editors. Other designers who make great leather backpacks are Ann Demeulemeester and Neil Barrett.
Yes, we may be in the dead of summer now, but fall is just around the corner. So don't procrastinate and get ready for the cool weather with these staple mens pieces that are both functional and on trend.
Gloves are usually thought of as a winter necessity rather than a fashion accessory. But thanks to Karl Lagerfeld and Christopher Bailey, gloves have become the hot new menswear accessory. Known for his signature fingerless leather gloves, Karl Lagerfeld has finally made this look accessible to the general public with his Karl line. For his Burberry Fall 2012 show, Christopher Bailey showed studded men’s gloves that are one of the most coveted Fall 2012 accessories. Other brands who showcased this must have accessory were Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton and Salvatore Ferragamo. No matter what your style, owning a pair of gloves is essential this fall/winter season.
With the unofficial start to summer behind us, we want to make sure that you guys are prepared for anything and everything that summer can bring. To make sure your ready to endure anything Summer 2012 can send your way, we have put together these 10 items to help you get from now to Labor Day.
1. The White Jean
Summer is the only acceptable time when a man can get away with a white jean but with so many out there it can get a bit confusing when it comes time to buy one. You have to stick with a true white, no eggshells or off-white will do. Since the color is already a bold choice you have to keep your choice of fit simple. The best choice is a straight leg jean that will show off the junk in the trunk while still giving you enough room to breathe. The white jean will definitely make you stand out in a good away amongst all the other guys in regular denim.
The hot DILF’s (yes, that's Dad I'd Like To...well, ya know) of new film What to Expect When You’re Expecting have sparked us to think about what it takes to be a sartorially savvy dad in these modern times. Every guy has the opportunity to own great style and just because you don't remember what sleep is doesn't mean you should scrimp on your fashion choice. Really, it's the perfect opportunity to expand your newfound attractiveness that is a cute dad with his cute kid. Although the baseball cap and basic tee might have worked a few years ago, 2012 calls for a much more fashion-forward effort. To make sure you’re the hottest DILF on the block, check out our handy summer shopping guide below.
Every year the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the annual gala filled with a-listers, fashion, and art. This year proved (as expected) to be another very fashionable evening. The museum was honoring the long-awaited opening of the Costume Institute exhibition Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
Visitors described the exhibit as being surreal, where The Cut even explained the video footage of Schiaparelli and Prada talking as, “…beautiful- playing in sharp resolution against the walls, almost like moving paintings.” The exhibit included classic quotes by Schiaparelli and Prada among the displays, as well as the designer duds from Prada shoes (including the latest designs), to the well-preserved antiques by Schiaparelli. As you can imagine, the exhibit itself is gasp-worthy.