Dressing in tweed may be a style tradition only Grandma has been loyal to over the years, but things are about to change. Usually seen as a cold weather material used to fashion cozy brown blazers and tailed grey trousers, the rough woolen fabric was hot on the runway for spring and summer 2013. Designers used neon inspired colors, a softer version of the fabric, and more modern, feminine silhouettes to give the seemingly dated cloth a contemporary twist. While the classic tweed boucle coat and skirt combo that Chanel made so famous is still relevant, reimagine it this season with a brighter palettes featuring unique embellishment or a show stopping color combination.
1. Milly Hooded lightweight tweed jacket, available at Net-a-porter.com for $ 395
2. Maison Scotch Fashion Blazer, available at The-dressingroom.com for $ 300
3. Pink Neon Boucle Biker Jacket, available at Awear.com for $ 110
4. MSGM Sport tweed dress, available at Modaoperandi.com for $ 520
5. J.Crew Neon tweed dress, available at Net-a-porter.com for $ 278
6. Sea NY Tweed peplum top, available at Matchesfashion.com for $ 320
7. MSGM Neon tweed waistcoat, available at Matchesfashion.com for $ 759
8. Jigsaw Tweed Top, available at Johnlewis.com for $ 150
9. Sea NY Tweed mini-skirt, available at Matchesfashion.com for $ 165
10. MSGM Raffia tweed patchwork skirt, available at Matchesfashion.com for $ 277
For this edition of Style Remix, we’re featuring everyone’s favorite annual classic: the springtime floral dress. (We know, we know: Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But we still love ‘em!)
One of the most common ways to style a floral day dress is with a coordinating cardigan, a slim belt, and sandals… so we’re not featuring that look today! After all, Style Remix is here to show you more inventive ways to style the staples you already own — so this week, we’re featuring floral ensembles that take inspiration from different floral landscapes around the world.
But first, if you don’t already have a floral day dress in your closet, here are some tips on buying one:
There’s no shame in repeating a look if it’s kept fresh and innovative to prevent your style from becoming predictable. That’s exactly what Jessica Alba has managed to do whenever she dons her favorite type of pants (which has been pretty often this past year). Though the basics of her go-to ensemble are the same, skinny floral print trousers, a solid shirt under a fashionable jacket and chic heels, she takes advantage of the many colors, prints and styles each piece is available in. Since rocking a pair of pink, orange and green floral bottoms from Erdem’s Resort 2012 line last January, Alba’s gone for a more tailored and subtle take on blossoming pants. In tune with the black and white palette trending this spring, the actress most recently rocked two-toned Jenni Kayne trousers and a leather sleeved Michael Kors blazer while promoting Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, proving that floral pants can work in toned down, more conservative colors as well.
Welcome to CF’s newest column, Fashion Philosophy, which offers a new way to examine a person’s sense of style. We’ve all admired someone else’s dress sense… but have you ever wondered WHY that person wore the precise pieces they did?
This column will explore the many factors that impact a person’s fashion choices, from cultural influences to life circumstances and even personality types. Every other week, I will choose a famous person or group from history and explain the factors that drove their sense of style and attitudes towards fashion. I will also show you how to apply those attitudes to your modern wardrobe and lifestyle.
This week, we’ll be focusing on one of history’s most remembered women: Queen Elizabeth I.
Ladurée is a French pastry store known around the world for their macarons. These little pastries have been featured in films like Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and TV shows like Gossip Girl. (Fans will know that Ladurée macarons are Blair Waldorf‘s favorite treat.) Therefore, it’s no surprise that they’re also known for having very long lines at their stores – one of which just opened here in the states on Madison Avenue in New York City.
For those of us who’ve yet to visit one of their shops, Laduree has released this video showcasing “The Ladurée Dream” that takes you for a short but magical experience within one of their stores. Fair warning – you might just have a sudden craving for French desserts after viewing.
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I ascribe to the philosophy that your experiences shape your sense of style. Where you’ve lived, where you’ve travelled, who you’ve met, and the adventures you’ve had can all contribute to your style and wardrobe. (And it’s an excuse to buy something whenever you go to a new place.)
I spotted Anne at the beautiful campus of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Anne’s ladylike style has special travel-inspired touches: she spent the last two months in Berlin, and picked up some style tips along the way. I introduce you to the lovely Anne, world traveler, yet oh so down-to-earth and classically fashionable.
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Over the last couple of years, fashion commentators, style blogs, and even the New York Times started to notice an unlikely trend: Girls working in fast-paced, stylish industries like journalism, PR, and fashion were seen rocking matronly floral dresses, oversized blazers and cardigans, and old-fashioned beehive hairdos.
No, these girls aren’t just a bunch of Big Love extras in action (although Chloe Sevigny is credited as one of the driving forces in the resurgence of this trend). Rather, Elaine Benes, the pint-sized heroine of ’90s TV juggernaut Seinfeld, is cited as the source material for this new look.
If you ever discover your self stuck in a style rut, playing with enjoyable new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you fashionable outfit tips so you can attempt out these color combos your self. For far more color-centric outfit ideas, be positive to verify out our prior posts on combining Red + Pink and Mint + Mustard.
This time around, we’re going to be combining two colors that appear like total opposites — peach and gray. The pastel-hued peach offers off a soft and feminine vibe and when combined with the neutral, however sturdy gray, produces outfits that are both super chic and perfectly balanced.