Athleisure For The Win

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Feeling inspired by the casual athletic trend that many women are taking part in cannot be helped. Yoga pants, cascade cardigans, quilted vests, long sleeve tees and also athletic shoes have all, much to our pleasure, become standard day wear. Parts and pieces of this list are also often incorporated into more dressed up looks that take women from work to play. According to The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, active wear sales increased more than the general apparel market, growing 7% vs. 1% increase in general apparel year-to-date August compared to the same peri

Slip into Summer’s Winsome Whites

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Whether you’re headed to Palm Springs, Palermo, Patmos or Portland this summer, slip into this season’s trendiest hue and you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way. There are pretty white frocks galore with a one-of-a-kind, vintage Victorian feel (an upcoming trend for Fall 2015). Coming in lengths both long and short designers like Erdem, Nina Ricci, Simone Rocha and Alberta Feretti are among those playing up the style. There are graceful looks in whisper soft, sheer tulle and cotton lawn, crisp organza and tulle dresses and gowns fashioned entirely of finely dr

That 70’s Show: A Guide to Today’s Styles Inspired by Yesterday

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Just when you least expected it, the ‘70s and its counter culture styles have returned. That is, they have returned to the Spring 2015 runways in a big way, where designers of every stripe, particularly in Milan, got into the act, zeroing into aspects of the style that looked both current and innovative. Fresh color, revitalized cuts, new shape and styles inspired by the mood of the era, influenced designer, contemporary and even classic fashion collections. Look for clashing off beat colors mixed with craftsmanship and infused with looks inspired by Sargent Pepper, the hippie

Double Duty Denim for Spring 2015

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With the advent of the ‘70s in the wind, as well as more dressed up tailored ‘80s styles, denim figures largely for spring. There are new shapes and silhouettes – denim skirts both short and long often paired with crisp white shirts or peasant tops. Also jumpsuits, short shorts, overalls and more dressed up looks – suits with ankle baring pants from cropped and wide to narrow or elongated and flared and shirtdresses in both deep indigo and washed blues. Credit goes to the designers at Gucci, Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, Tod’s and Chloe for the newest differentiated denim looks. A

Top 10 Trend Takeaways: F/W 2015

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The reviews for the recent Fall/Winter 2015 were rapturous, with accolades still coming in from fashion critics and retailers, alike. It was a strong season, with London, Paris and Milan, leading the way. Upon introspection, if one looks closely at the look and trends presented – the big emphasis on the ‘70s with new shapes and colorations that hinted at ethnic or bohemian, the continuation of the spare and mod ’60 and the reintroduction ‘80s style power suits and dresses – one sees looks that have the potential to change the direction of fashion. Fall 2015 was full of new game ch

A New Focus for Fall 2015 Fashion

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There’s a new fashion focus for Fall/Winter 2015, as the wrist, the ankle and the collar emerge as attention getters. Perhaps not since Victorian times has there been a focus on these three as new erogenous zones. Fall 2015’s high necked turtlenecks, lantern sleeved blouses, new jacket lapels and ankle revealing cropped pants, suggest that fashion has taken a new focus and in it new items and looks. The Wrist As turtleneck and high necked Victorian inspired blouses dominate the fashion scene, so too the ways to add more interest to this new fashion foc