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!
Pleated Skirt by Rare topshop.com:
Tory Burch "Tory" Tote Nordstrom:
Quicken Wedge Nine West:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Prints Bangle Nordstrom:
'70s Belted Trench ASOS:
Stencil Floral Scarf New York and Company:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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?
Genetic Denim Adrienne flare jeans: Nordstrom
Blouson blouse: Maxstudio
Stylin wooden platform: Nine West
Akiko tie-dye maxi dress: Bloomingdales
Dove nest pendant: Banana Republic
Latico Mimi in Memphis tote: Endless.com
Twist buckle wide belt: Forever 21
Boutique 9 Illy espadrille: Nordstrom
Spun by Subtle Luxury scarf: Piperlime.com
Oversized square shades: toryburch.com
Posted by Lisa Amaradio Schluchter at 4:45 PM