Sunday, January 29, 2012

How to Wear Flare Leg Pants

Magazines everywhere continue to announce the end of skinny jeans, encouraging readers to try out some flare leg jeans, claiming that the look is coming back. But this trend isn't exactly making it to the streets, mostly because it's a hard look to pull off. Flare leg pants can easily make you look straight out of the 70's, which, for some, is a sought after look, but for others, maybe going to work or school, can be a little much. Also, flare leg pants can make your legs look large if they aren't worn right.  Follow just a few basic rules and you can bring this revolution, just waiting to happen, into action.

  1. Wear heels, the higher the better. This helps keep your figure looking slim. If you want to make the look as modern as possible, go for some simple, one color pumps. To add a more professional 70's touch to the outfit, go for some two or three toned pumps or ankle boots.
  2. Keep the top simple. Don't go for patterns or too many colors. A simple sweater or button down compliments the more professional look. Make sure the top is fitted and not too loose, as this can make you look like somewhat of a big triangle.
  3. Get a big, slouchy bag. This can help channel the outfit into whatever look you are going for. Big, slouchy bags go great with flare leg pants. Try to find something that includes one of the colors that already exists in your ensemble.
  4. Don't be afraid to break the rules. To play it safe, follow these rules. I would experiment with a 70's look for a job interview, but don't be afraid to try adding some funk to your look on the weekends or for a party. Don't limit yourself with these rules. Bottom line: HAVE FUN WITH IT!
For a professional flare-leg pant look, try a simple, neutral colored button down, neutral pumps, and a pair of flare or wide-leg slacks (if it's a friday, some dressy jeans could work, too). For a bag, try something neutral as well, to keep the color scheme going.

Professional Flare-Leg Pant Look

Kew 159 white button down shirt
£55 -

Pleated pants
£50 -

Pour La Victoire black high heels
$275 -

To take the look from day to night, shoes are the key. Casual boho boots are a great way to take this look to the streets. With a cozy vest and neutral color scheme, this boho day look can be modified for any weather. To take the look to night, try adding either a splash of color or sparkle. As you can see, for this ensemble, I used sparkles and kept the look darker. Dark wash jeans look more formal and are easier to use in a night look. Add in a leather bag for a slight edge and you are ready to go!
Flare-Leg Jeans From Day to Night

See by Chloe scoop neck shirt
$135 -

Ann Harvey cable cardigan
£45 -

Crew shirt
£38 -

Goldsign zipper jeans
£139 -

Jeffrey Campbell suede boots
$78 -

Sparkly platform heels
$120 -

Shoulder handbag
$100 -

Dorothy Perkins slouch handbag
$95 -

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Golden Globes Fashion Review

First, the best dressed of the night...

Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson in Zac Posen

Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies in Naeem Khan 

Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premiere

Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Ten Best Dressed — Special Edition Best Dressed: The 2012 Golden Globe Awards
Emma Stone in Lanvin

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba in Gucci

Paula Patton
Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier 

Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron in J. Mendel.

Lea Michele
Lea Michele in Marchesa

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams in Jason Wu 

The Trends:

At this years Golden Globe awards, one of the biggest trends was mermaid dresses...

Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne in  Zac Posen

Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson in Zac Posen

Another big trend was higher necklines, which has been seen on many spring runways...

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein Collection

Ten Best Dressed — Special Edition Best Dressed: The 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Claire Danes in  J. Mendel

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams in Jason Wu 

Neutral colors dominated while flashes of bright tones passed the red carpet...
Some neutrals...
Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen in Reem Acra

Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli 

Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee in Donna Karan

Shaun Robinson
Shaun Robinson in Impero Couture

Taissa Farmiga
Taissa Farmiga in Vera Wang

Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron in Dior

Some brights...
Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel in Prada 

Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter in Dolce & Gabbana

Tina Fey
Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta

Missi Pyle and James Cromwell

Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto in Prada

And the biggest trend of all: Classic Hollywood Glamour. This trend can be seen in most of the Golden Globe's red carpet fashions. My favorite classic Hollywood look of the night is Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace. Elegant and simple, this dress is a favorite in many best looks lists. It is a prime example of many of the biggest trends at the Golden Globes, high necklines, neutral colors, splashes of bright tones, and of course, Hollywood Glamour.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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Sunday, January 15, 2012


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Transition Pieces

As the fashion world emerges from fall and into spring, there are a few pieces that will keep you in high fashion, and your wallet happy.
I recently purchased a pair of floral fishnets, a great transition piece, from Urban Outfitters. This steal (only $5!) goes easily from fall to spring and is super cute!

Transition pieces combine aspects from both summer and winter trends.
Here are some more affordable transition pieces for your wardrobe!

H&M brings affordable pieces that can easily go from fall to spring.

New Look

This look incorporates spring floral prints with lightly colored pants for moderate weather. The boots add a slightly more winter-y look to the outfit.

Products in this look:

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New Look

This look incorporates a spring sporty look, while keeping long pants and boots to modify the look for colder weather.

Products in this look:

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New Look

Stripes are big this spring, three quarter length sleeves can help this spring look work in cooler weather. If you need more layers, try a navy cardigan or leggings.

Products in this look:

Shoes, DressH;amp;
New Look

This look can work with tights, for colder weather, and by itself. For a sweater, try to find something with a blue or brown already present in the outfit, and if possible, without buttons. The dress buttons down to the waist, so a sweater with buttons could clash with the dress.

Products in this look:

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New Look

Bright colors are an easy way to take the spring runway to the cold streets. Bright pants and jeans are easy to find and can be dressed up or down. The key to making a bright outfit work is layers. Patterns in a brightly colored outfit can be too much, so keep it simple with solid, basic pieces, the brighter the better!

Products in this look:

Shoes, Chinos, Top, Cardigan, Blazer, BagH;amp;

One of the best places to find transition pieces is in end of season sales. Stores are trying to sell all of their fall and winter merchandise

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