I’ve always had a problem with pants and skirts that come with a belt attached. I feel like these garments represent a significant step toward the downfall of civilization. I mean, if we can’t even choose our own belt and loop it through a few belt holes how will we feed ourselves and solve the global warming crisis? When I saw these shorts with suspenders attached, well, that’s when I knew there was no hope for mankind. [$137, Pink Mascara]
The stripe trend is obviously not going anywhere, since stores are packed with more stripey items than ever. I love stripes in pretty much every incarnation–thick, thin, vertical, horizontal–and I especially love seeing designers having fun with different color combinations. One stripe color combo I’m not quite sure about, though, is black and yellow. It’s visually striking, but no matter how chic the silhouette it always brings to mind the round bumblebee costumes of elementary school plays. What do you guys think? Would you wear black and yellow stripes? [$63, ASOS]
If we know our readers, then we’re guessing fashion dominates your every thought. But how far would you go to be wearing the absolute latest and hottest looks? Would you wear something knowing it could, at some point, kill your ass?
Through history men and women have been asked that exact question, and time and time again they shrugged and said, “Eh, I’ll risk it.” So we wound up with things like… Keep reading »
Men’s fashion trends are really hit and miss. Remember JNCO jeans, for example? Or button-up shirts with silver dragons printed across the back? So upsetting. Lately, though, men’s trends have been on point. From workboots to elbow patches, here is a roundup of some of the current men’s looks we’re loving. Keep up the good work, guys. And ladies — feel free to share your favorites in the comments!
Cutting edge paper thing The New York Times has uncovered a thriving underworld in Brooklyn, full of women who have taken up needles and thread for this thing called — what is it called? — sewing? Apparently, these sewing wonders, make their own garments! At home. By hand. This is a trend, this people making their own clothes thing. Crazy, I know. The Times agrees, and found the time to profile Sarah Kate Beaumont, who sews clothes out of her Park Slope apartment. Sarah Kate, who “majored in English literature at Bryn Mawr College, where she rode a unicycle in leggings and a skirt,” sewed several items of clothing “as an experiment of self-reliance and artistic whimsy,” and now it’s “a way of life.” Some (the Times actually) might say Sarah Kate’s “whimsy” and “self-reliance” are just reflective of Brooklyn’s independent spirit, its burgeoning, itching (like an STD) desire to be seen as an separate entity from Manhattan. Yes, because Brooklynites are always living their lives as a metaphor. But others (again, The New York Times, natch) might argue that the back-to-sewing movement is simply an extension of the “back to the land” pioneer movement. We say: this is not a trend. Women be making their own clothes since the beginning of times, idiots. Next week, in part two of the Times series on The Sewing Trend, a little show called “Project Runway”! [NY Times] Keep reading »
Single? Not sure why? Blame your closet. We haven’t exactly been shy about expressing our fashion preference when it comes to the opposite sex—I recently opined about the horrors of message tees, turtlenecks, and khakis on men, and male dating expert Abraham Lloyd weighed in the horrors of baby doll dresses and jeggings on women (sigh). Keep reading »
Apparently tie dye is a full-blown trend at this point; we literally can’t go a day without being visually assaulted by the stuff. Sometimes, the girls we see wearing it are pulling it off. Other times, however, it’s a hot hippie mess all over the place. If you insist on joining the hordes of latter-day-free-lovers, make sure to get it right. A few tips after the jump. Keep reading »
Many fashion trends step right off the runway and into your home, even if you don’t see the connection right away. Let’s take a look at what was hot on the catwalk for spring 2010 and see how those trends translate into home decor that is sure to match your spring/summer wardrobe. Read more … Keep reading »
When it comes to fashion, there’s good quilted (think the classic Chanel bag), and there’s, well, this. While normally respectable houses like Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Miu Miu have all recently sent patchwork renditions down their runways, we have to draw the line at PPQ’s head-to-toe concoctions. In fact, it brings to mind my pretty standard rule of thumb when it comes to evaluating trends from the runway to the realway: If it looks bad on the models, you know you’ll be in trouble. Seriously, I just do not see these working out for anyone except perhaps the big cozy bed in my fictitious country house. Anyone? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »