Last year, I loved the emergence of colored denim. Neons, red, mint green – the trend was (and still is) hot. And now as fall approaches, I’m excited to see so many stylemakers sprucing up the basic pant in new rad ways. Bold prints, shiny leatherlike materials, new colors, and velvet! My personal fave right now is the above pair of cords. I know they’re crazy. I’m picturing them with a chambray button down, a drapey black blouse, or even a chunky, belted cableknit cream sweater.
Did you watch the Oscars last night? I’m usually surrounded by girls on Oscar night (sisters, friends) because we are all such fanatic fashion – I mean movie – critics. But last night, it was just me, a very unenthused husband, and a large jar of chocolate covered almonds. Aside from the occasional complaint from my couch buddy and the stomach ache I contracted from almond overdose, I had a fantastic time feasting my eyes on this year’s red carpet fashion. I even led a moment-by-moment texting commentary with my mom, aunt, and sisters that sadly ended when my phone froze from text overload and died (I was woken by an onslaught of high-pitched blings from the texts I missed when my phone conveniently returned to life at 2am).
My favorite look this year must go to Michelle Williams who wore a stunning Louis Vuitton ruby gown. The color and texture make this dress. I’ve been intrigued by the peplum trend that seemed to take Fashion Week by storm, and I think Williams’ sophisticated choice is perfectly executed. Besides the fashions of the Jason Wu runway, I’m loving the subtle peplum looks in bright floral prints from J.Crew and Anthropologie. This silhouette is feminine and a bit architectural; in a great print, it’s one of my favorite looks for spring.
Spring has sprung! At least at J.Crew. The newest “Looks We Love” features all these super bright, cheery pants, skirts, and shorts. As a girl who generally sticks to neutrals on bottom, I’m pretty excited to add some pumped up color to my spring wardrobe. What do you think? Too loud or totally rad?