Posts tagged "trends"

The 2012 Spring Fashion Trend Awards!

Every spring, the fashion industry goes crazy for new trends that aren’t actually new (OMG you guys! Pastels!), but still, it’s fun to see what styles trickle down from the runways and pop up in stores around the country, and figure out how to work these looks into your own wardrobe. We sorted through thi…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Pastel Pieces

I guess I may have been a little too presumptuous in my assertions of spring, because things in New York City have taken a turn for the cold. My (rather wise) father is ascribing it to an “Arctic blast,” which seems reasonable, so I’m going to assume that this is indeed a mere blip o…

Rachel Krause / April 4, 2012

An Open Letter To The Modern Man Who Wears A Monocle

Dear Monocle Man,

This morning, Jessica sent me a link to the Warby Parker website, alerting me to the fact that for a mere $50 it is possible to buy a prescription monocle. This realization made me unreasonably upset. Maybe it’s because I live in Portland and the implications of thousands of steampunk…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2012

Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha!

It happens to the best of us: we throw on a hot dress only to realize later there is no way to sit down without flashing everyone in the room, or maybe we’re so excited to wear our favorite sweater that we forget to put on pants. On that note, here are this week’s to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 19, 2012

Do Not Want: Suspender Shorts

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 19, 2012

Would You Wear: Bumblebee Stripes?

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&#8217…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 17, 2012

Do Or Don’t: Cheeseboard Wedding Cakes

I was browsing a cheese-themed Pinterest page the other day when I happened upon an intriguing trend: the cheeseboard wedding cake. It seems that some brides are opting for an elegant tiered cheese selection in addition to–or in lieu of–a traditional wedding cake. Julie finds this idea completely repulsive, but since my significant other is

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 16, 2012

The Duchess Tries Hockey — And Colored Denim

Kate Middleton visited London’s Olympic Park today to play hockey with the national teams. In the process, she showed off a pair of super trendy red jeans — and some impressive lunging skills. Also her hair was looking perfectly wavy and frizz-free despite the physical exertion, but that was to be expected. (Oh, and it…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 15, 2012

Would You Wear: Floral Pants?

As anyone who’s flipped through a fashion magazine in the past month will know, florals are really happening right now. The pattern formerly reserved for tapestries and the old pillows at your grandmother’s house has reclaimed its glory and is being worn in all its incarnations. One garment in particular became ubiquitous on the spring/summer…

Rachel Krause / March 6, 2012

Oscar Style Inspiration: Pretty Peplums

Tina Fey and Michelle Williams were two of the best dressed stars at the Academy Awards, and what did their gorgeous gowns have in common? Peplums! What’s a peplum, you ask? It’s a flared piece of fabric that creates an exaggerated hourglass shape. Peplums are super trendy right now and popping up on everything from…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2012

10 Trends We Want Gone In 2012

Well, 2011, we’ve had some fun, but it’s time for you to go now. Finish your beer and gather the contents of your purse from the floor where you dumped them — we’re kind of over you. We’ve got a laundry list of things we got really sick of hearing about this year — you’d…

Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2011

5 Current Trends Charles Darwin Would Probably Be Into

I think about a lot of things when I get dressed in the morning. I consider the pros and cons of shapewear. I come up with brilliant comebacks that would have been useful 3 years ago. I realize that I kind of miss the Macarena dance. And the other day I found myself thinking, I

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 13, 2011

Love ‘Em Or Leave ‘Em: Boat Shoes?

When I started seeing boat shoes in stores and fashion editorials I thought they were awesome — comfortable, versatile, with a laid back preppy vibe — but I quickly found out that not everyone shared the sentiment. My boyfriend, for example, who, upon seeing a photo, said, “I guess if you really like them, I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2011

Don’t Sit On This iPhone

We’ve seen a lot of creative iPhone cases, but this one, DIY-ed by the creative ladies at BleachBlack, wins the prize for most…dangerous looking. Not only is it fashion-forward, it looks like it could be quite effective as a weapon. Anyone who dares to mess with you risks getting a face full of iPhone, and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 6, 2011

Love ‘Em Or Leave ‘Em: Capes

Capes are one of my favorite trends for fall. They’re so chic and dramatic–I love how they look paired with a casual outfit (t-shirt and jeans, anyone?) or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels for a glamorous 40s throwback. The only problem? They’re a bit difficult to pull off. I tried one o…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 26, 2011

Shopping Guide: Long & Lovely Necklaces

Long necklaces are a magical part of the jewelry kingdom. They’re great for layering with other necklaces, look striking on their own, and — fun fact! — the long vertical line they create can actually have a slimming effect. Add one to a little black dress, for example, and oh man will you look like…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2011

Huh? Long-Sleeve Shirts As Skirts?

We’re all for multi-functional fashion, but this new trend that one of our favorite street style sites, Chictopia, is advocating makes us scratch our heads. According to the site, the blogosphere is going crazy for long-sleeve shirts transformed into skirts without any sewing. The collar becomes the waistband, and the sleeves are tied around the…

Annika Harris / August 10, 2011

Love It Or Leave It: The Midi Skirt

One of the biggest trends heading into this fall is the midi skirt. (Get it? Not maxi, not mini, but mid-length–took me a while to figure that one out.) These calf-length skirts feel delightfully retro–especially the swingy, pleated versions–and it’s always a bonus when a trend is work-appropriate. The problem? They can be tough to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 2, 2011

An Open Letter To Platform Shoes

Dear Platform Shoes,

I have an issue that I need to resolve with you, but I want to do it in a sensitive and productive way so I’m going to try to use “I-statements.” Did you ever learn about “I-statements,” Platforms? According to my 7th grade health textbook, you can solve any problem by…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 26, 2011
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