It was almost a year ago exactly when we covered the leather shorts trend. However, over the last year, the styles and options have grown quite a bit. Quilted, speckled, high-waisted and low, leather shorts are showing up everywhere this fall — and everyone has a different opinion of them.
It appears there is no middle ground with leather shorts — they just don’t have a “meh-ness” to them. We’ve heard everything from “fug” to “love” to “They look good on models.” I love the way Annika would style them: “I’m so team leather shorts…
I do like the idea of leather shorts worn with tights and super sexy platforms during the winter. I’d wear a pair with a blazer or anorak.
” Kate and Simcha both love the idea of leather, but they’d rather stay in the skirt realm. Me? I love ‘em so much I went out and grabbed a pair. Styled them with a sheer shirt buttoned all the way up and a hard shouldered blazer; and you know what? My man loves them. What do YOU think?
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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 »
Clogs came back. And they’ve yet to go away. We were slow to accept the clunky ’90s footwear, but have gradually learned to accept their place in the trend-o-sphere (and possibly in our closets). When we spotted these high heel clog boots on Asos, however, we did a full-on whaaa? The clog plus boot, eh? So what would you call these? Cloogs? Blogs? (Oh wait, no, that’s something else.) So here you have it, people: Cloogs. We should have known something like this would happen, but now we’re fully prepared for the next onslaught of clog-like footwear, including Clumps, Cligettos, Clogfoms, and Clog-Clops.
What do you think of Cloogs? We have to admit, we’d probably come around if they were styled with something hot. [Asos] Keep reading »
Not since the days of Cindy Crawford and plum-brown shades have we really rocked a matte lip. But Nars Cosmetics is bringing the texture back with the announcement of their new Pure Matte lipstick. Another lipstick debut that has garnered lots of blog attention recently—Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection, which features a super-glam, high-sheen finish.
Are you a matte or glossy kind of girl? For which seasons/occasions do you switch it up? [Talking Makeup, Luxist] Keep reading »
I didn’t balk at the fashion trendsetters when they proclaimed overalls were back. I actually became giddy with excitement inside. You see, overalls have been a part of my wardrobe repeatedly throughout my life. But it hasn’t always been a love affair. I actually tried to breakaway from the convenient onesie, only to revisit the look a few times later. Keep reading »
When we came across the term “carrot pants” on a Kansas-based website, we thought maybe it was just what they call harem pants out there. But no, turns out Kansas is quite up on their fashion knowledge. We didn’t know about carrot pants before. Although now that we do, we kind of wish we didn’t. According to KansasCity.com, they’re “shaped like a carrot, wide at the top and tapered toward the bottom – rather like harem pants, but not as baggy.” So, basically, they’re kind of like tapered mom pants? You may be seeing more and more of this style come fall … think it could be made cute? (Even we have to admit, there are a lot of things we once said we would never wear, and here we are now with a closet full of crop tops and clogs.) [KansasCity] Keep reading »
When I was kid, I was a big trend follower. I got a Furby and carried it in a basket around school and tried to teach it bad words. I threw a fit when I left my Tamagotchi at home during a family trip, and came back to find it sick from being surrounded by its own digital poops for over 48 hours. Basically I was a little bit of a fad whore, riding whatever wave was popular. But once I hit a certain age—I’ll say 13—it stopped and I realized that I spent most of my childhood buying ridiculous plastic contraptions to seem cool, only to have them replaced by something even more hip. But these days, there is an outlier that has managed to be the “it” thing with both kids and adults. Silly Bandz. Keep reading »
Twitter user Medlar wants to share his thoughts with the world. Yesterday he Tweeted, “I don’t think big turtles ever sleep.” Okay. I guess I’ll take his word for it considering he is um, a turtle, and a common, snapping one with impaired vision at that. His @turtlefeed has 368 followers. That’s like hundreds more than I have! He’s a pet turtle fahchrissakes and he’s somehow managed to gain fame on the interwebs. That’s not fair to us humans who do have very important and funny things to say. Keep reading »
The thing about fashion comebacks is that they’re always fleeting and transitory—after all, causing change is as easy as taking off your clothes. This is a good thing, for if we were forced to wear the same scrunchie and acid wash jeans for weeks at a time, we’d ensure the demise of civilized society as we know it. This is why hair comebacks are all the more frightening: commitment. At least for a few months, until you can re-grow your hair.
It would seem that now folks are lining up to bring back The Fade, a hip-hop-influenced hairstyle, often embellished with personal, shaved designs and once popularized by the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Salt-N-Pepa. According to The New York Times, “the so-called retro kids are going back to the styles of the ’80s, this time adding more intricate patterns than were ever seen then, more startling neon colors and patterns …” Some consider the style to be closer to art than anything else, and the barber who executes it has to have a creative hand. Says one stylist, “I draw some of the designs on paper but when I’m doing the actual hair, it’s just a flow.”
What do you think about this ’80s trend revival? Is shaving a pattern onto your head a unique way to express yourself? Or a fashion statement that’s screaming for help? [NY Times] Keep reading »
Here’s an easy way to make an iffy trend or comeback 10 times worse: just add denim. Looks like cargo pants, which recently came back from the fashion grave, are getting denim makeovers. We’re calling them jargos. (Jeans plus cargo.) Vince recently put out these skinny leg cargo jeans (left), while denim label Closed has designed an equally heinous baggy version (right). Other brands to get on this: J Brand, Current/Elliot, and Baby Phat. It’s happening, people. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Are you with us when we say um, no? Or is the jargo fashion a trend you could jump into? [Farfetch, Shopbop] Keep reading »