Tag Archives: Prada

Blue Platform Galaxy

I follow trends to an extent. I prefer personal style that is somewhat timeless and involves aspects that will never fade. I think comprising your wardrobe completely of trends removes a natural sense of style and evokes a more store-bought persona. But some trends are fun and fascinating, and having a few trendy pieces helps you fabulous with less work. Here are some of those fun, fascinating trends that I am into right now:

Yves Klein Blue

YAYA, Senso, ASOS, Rag & Bone

I am particularly loving this trend. Yves Klein is a favorite of mine and he alone made me want to study Art History. The French artist was on the forefront of Minimalist and Pop Art, known mostly for his perfect shade of blue. I love clothing in this color blue, it’s the perfect way to stray from navy and denim shades. Plus it’s a brilliant POP of classic color.

Cosmic Prints

Jeffrey Campbell, Christopher Kane, Black Milk, Christoper Kane

Space is beautiful, so why not put it on clothing?

Platform Oxfords

Prada, Jeffrey Campbell, Prada, ASOS

I love a good pair of oxfords, and a good pair of platforms. Someone else did too and now we have this budding Fall trend. It’s the perfect bit of casual edge added to such a classic, put-together shoe. And it all started with Prada…

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Modern Shapes with Classic Patterns

I couldn’t quite think of a proper title for this. I’m speaking exclusively about modern shapes, but I’m loving those shapes with girly florals, pretty lace, bold prints, and of course; classic patterns. I know I’m being somewhat broad, but so what….I like it.

I think it all started when I saw Prada’s Spring 2011 collection and that striped skirt that has now become somewhat of a legend. And most of all, look at what it’s paired with. This is what I’m talking about, a bold top with hard lines. No draping, ruffles or frilly anything. It just has that beautiful classic baroque pattern, and paired with a bright, striking, fitted pencil skirt. It’s a new age of fashion. Miuccia herself called it “minimal baroque” which is the perfect way to describe what I’m thinking about but I couldn’t steal her description for my title now could I? Whoa run on sentence.

And then Stella McCartney had Spring 2011 RTW collection which featured bold colors and my favorite, that awesome fruit dress. Her Resort collection not long before that had similar pieces, but with huge floral patterns. I love the fruit.

But then I’m also loving these kind of pieces but with smaller florals and lace. I think it’s also more attainable. Like this:

 

Forever 21 has a great floral lace moto jacket, and I think it is the perfect piece to use to subtly mix patterns. The fitted jacket, fitted skirt, simple tights and sky high wedges are all in bright, classic colors and patterns.

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