Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us the most ridiculous fashion hybrid item you could imagine, along the lines of jeggings, jorts, shooties, and my contribution to the fashion lexicon, bradigan. The most original and hilarious suggestion would win Gap’s Soft Trench, part of the brand’s spring collection. We’ve picked a winner — read her winning comment after the jump — but the rest of you can still grab a Soft Trench of your own at a steep discount during tomorrow’s Gap Flashion sale. The Soft Trench — normally priced at $89.95 — will be available in stores for a mere $50 tomorrow only. I’m not passing that up! Keep reading »
February fashion mags are already hitting newsstands and even though it’s still the dead of winter, editors are already crowing about the hot trends for Spring 2011. Among them: wedge heels with rope embellishments. Ugh, but how to wear the trend now? These teal round-toe pumps with their subtle jute platform sole are the perfect nod to upcoming warm temperatures, while still being appropriate for the ongoing frigid winter. These babies — a total steal at less than $40 — would look great with tights now and bare legs come May.
We’ve been huge fans of I Heart Ronson, designer Charlotte Ronson‘s junior’s line for JCPenney, since 2008 because it features really cute clothes at affordable prices. The spring collection, slated to arrive in JCPenney stores in February, doesn’t disappoint. There are several sweet dresses and shorts that will fit right in with the basics in your wardrobe already. Look past the over-styling in the I Heart Ronson spring lookbook and you’ll see what I mean. I’m especially in love with the white shirtdress after the jump because it will be perfect on a late spring day. Plus, most of the I Heart Ronson fashions eventually go on sale, making many of the garments less than $30. Check out two more looks after the jump. [The Fabulous Report] Keep reading »
I have quite a shoe fetish, and whenever I see shoes I like, I automatically begin to style them (in my imagination) with my own clothes. That’s what happened when I saw these Prada spring 2011 shoes. I thought I could wear them with black skinny jeans or a pair of white-washed, distressed jeans. And even a floral skirt or dress because I love mixing stripes with florals. My only issue with my shoe fetish is that I’m always drawn to the most expensive shoes, like these Prada ones. I can’t be the only one that has this problem. Do you? And what do you think of Prada’s spring shoes? [Style.com] Keep reading »
Just as we’ve seen some interesting fluctuation in pant construction over the past year, so too has the skirt, most noticeably with the maxi skirt trend, which came back last spring. Looks like the garment is now taking the middle road as many a Milan runway saw what WWD calls the “midi-skirt,” a not quite maxi, not quite knee-length variety. Hitting just about mid-calf, the midi-skirt at first would have reminded us of conservative, vintage styles were it not for the bright patterns and fun attitude that Dolce & Gabbana, Versus, and Moschino Cheap & Chic chose to insert into their designs. What do you think of this skirt trend? Something you’d rock in the spring? Or too awkward a length to balance correctly? [Style] Keep reading »
The spring 2011 collections are now showing at New York Fashion Week and, according to designer Richard Chai, barely-there sheer shirts and über shellacked hair are all the rage! [9/9/10, NYC] Keep reading »
Burberry just launched a small, limited-edition collection based on the theme of rain (April showers, more specifically). The range includes Haymarket checked rain boots, printed umbrellas, trench coats, and a whole mess of small accessories. We have to laugh for a second because if this special line is rain-themed, then what was everything else Burberry produced before it? Just OK weather trenches? Sun-brellas? Swamp-wading boots? Because those all seem like items we’d love to use … in the rain. Just sayin’. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »
Welcome to the season of outdoor events with a dress that’ll suit you up for all of them. We’re crushing on this French Connection number (hilariously named the “Wizard Wonder” dress) for its chic simplicity—pure white gets the high-fashion treatment with a structured body and sleek side ruffle. Good for garden get-togethers, patio parties, and even daytime weddings (we say: screw it, you can wear white, too). This style screams for a pair of awesome red pumps in the daytime; sky-high, noir stilettos at night.
Hipsters are good at a lot of things—looking aloof, posing for American Apparel ads, making food stamps and trying to make raccoon hats
cool—but dancing isn’t one of them. Proof comes in Diesel
‘s spring 2010 video lookbook, which references Goddard’s French New Wave film “Bande à Part.” Please, leave the bad dancing to Goddard’s actors. They look better in black and white anyhow. [YouTube
] Keep reading »