Lingerie-inspired dressing is hot right now, and celebrities are taking note. Just last night, Miley Cyrus attended the premiere of “The Hunger Games” in a glorified bra-and-maxi skirt combo. While her interpretation fell flat for us, I would totally snag that bustier top and pair it with something less matchy-matchy, or even wear it under a sheer blouse. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry are all repeat offenders, and Madonna made it famous in her day, so maybe it’s a pop star thing. However, just because they wear theirs cropped above the bellybutton doesn’t mean you have to — a bustier-style tank top or dress is equally alluring without the added midriff exposure. So, what do you think? Would you wear it? After the jump, check out my choice picks for emulating the trend. Continue reading
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]
Nicki Minaj has rocked some pretty imaginative looks, none of which I would commit to wearing myself, so this will be a first: I’m kind of loving the long, crazy-voluminous light green hair she’s sporting in the video for her latest song, “Starships.” My Little Pony-inspired hair has been literally everywhere for the past year or so, some interpretations more successful than others, so her neon hue isn’t that much of a departure from what’s on trend. This is such an eye-catching look, I can’t help but picture it on my head. With my pale skin, it would probably send me straight into Beetlejuice territory, but maybe it’s worth a shot… What do you think? Have I lost my mind, or is this something about this verdigris strangely appealing? [Just Jared]
When these pink patent leather saddle shoes popped up on my Pinterest feed (try saying that five times fast!), I loved them in spite of myself. I’m pretty sure the last time I wore saddle shoes was third grade picture day, but oh man, now I’m dreaming about pairing them with dark skinny jeans and chunky cardigans. These babies have been popping up in Spring fashion magazines too, so what do you guys think? Would you wear saddle shoes? Or should this particular style of footwear be confined to elementary class photos? ["Odette" Saddle Shoes, $76, Bass]
You know in movies when a character is so deep in thought they wander around the city completely unaware of their surroundings, stepping in front of buses and scattering flocks of pigeons? That was me yesterday, pondering sequined shorts. As a diehard fan of sequins, I love every sparkly trend, but sequined shorts bring up so many questions. Are they a sassy new option to pair with tights for holiday parties? Is it possible to wear them without looking like an escaped castmember of Chicago? If your thighs rubbed together would it produce a metallic grating sound? I might need to meditate for awhile to find some answers.
So what do you think? Do you own a pair of sequin shorts? Any plans to rock them this winter? [Chelsea & Violet Sequin Shorts, $88, Dillard's]