Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rainbow Brite

Kudos to Wisp (Rainbow Brite), because color is everywhere this season. All hues are fair game--primary, secondary, neon, pastel, you name it.  Not sure how to pull it off, or loyal to the King of Shadows? No prob. Follow the Color Kids:

Red rover: always a sucker for attention, red simply rocks. Lips, nails, skinny jeans, or a killer pleated skirt will send anyone on over. Cool color combo: coral red/turquoise. Contrast color: green.

Orange crush: one of the trickiest colors to wear, be smart and opt for a great tote. Go big, so it looks like you actually struck gold. Cool color combo: orange/tan. Contrast color: blue.

Mellow yellow: another complex color, so stay in the pale or citrus tones. Try a yellow striped top with white jeans or a sunny pair of espadrilles. Cool color combo: citrus yellow/lime green. Contrast color: purple.

Lean, green machine: looks modern in mint, bright teal or kelly green. Opt for chic touches, ala a beautiful pair of flats, a double-strand belt or a big leather cuff. Cool color combo: army green/fuchsia. Contrast color: red.

True blue: a very flattering shade, wear multiple hues in one outfit for more interest.  Denim on denim is suprisingly cool now--just no matching denim. Cool color combo: colbalt blue/black. Contrast color: orange.

Purplicious: this kid's story book character knows what’s up. Look for a lightweight scarf in a floral print or a gorgeous shift dress in solid violet. Cool color combo: purple/navy/white. Contrast color: yellow.

Now, go find your happy shade. Giddy-up, Starlite!

stylingstage suggests:

Pleated Skirt by Rare
Pleated Skirt by Rare**

Tory Burch "Tory" Tote Nordstrom:
Tory Burch 'Tory' Nylon Tote

Quicken Wedge Nine West:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Prints Bangle Nordstrom:
MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Prints of a Season' Bangle

'70s Belted Trench ASOS:

Image 1 of ASOS '70s Belted Trench

Stencil Floral Scarf New York and Company:

Stencil Floral Scarf

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Solid '70s

Back from break. And while the last few baby pounds still linger, at least one item in my wardrobe appropriately fits: flare jeans. Thank goodness, because the ‘70s are back. This season, if it’s “right on,” it’s right now:

Far out flares:
Welcome back your wide leg and flare jeans. Any wash will do. Light blue is more literal and looks cool with a white peasant top. Dark is more sophisticated and pairs well with a horizontal striped T-shirt. Time to wear your platform heels.

To the max:
The maxi dress is still smokin’ this season. It flatters virtually every figure and has a nice, chill vibe. Try it in a tie-dye print, or go more au courant with a bright, floral print. Espadrilles look especially cool with this.

Jivin’ jumpsuit:
This is an iconic item of the ‘70s. It’s a great substitute for a day dress and also works for a date night. Black looks more modern, and unless you’re heading to a disco, avoid matching gold cuffs. Gladiator flats or wooden wedges will seal the deal.

Boss blouses:
Another key ‘70s piece, the blouse is flowy and easy-cheesy cool. Go bohemian with a mini print or opt for a solid, earthy-hued silk.  Pair with wide leg trousers and peep-toe pumps.

Shagadelic sidekicks:
Transform your look with extras. Oversized shades, a floppy brimmed hat, pendants/bangles, fringed boots, animal prints, wide belts, and slouchy bags, are all sure bets to take you back in time.

Can you dig it?

stylingstage suggests:

Genetic Denim Adrienne flare jeans: Nordstrom
  Genetic Denim 'Adriane' Bellbottom Stretch Jeans (Seafoam Wash)
Blouson blouse: Maxstudio
  Stylin wooden platform: Nine West

Akiko tie-dye maxi dress: Bloomingdales

Dove nest pendant: Banana Republic

Latico Mimi in Memphis tote:

Twist buckle wide belt: Forever 21
Boutique 9 Illy espadrille: Nordstrom
Boutique 9 'Illy' Espadrille Sandal
Spun by Subtle Luxury scarf:

Oversized square shades: