With spring rapidly approaching, we’re all eager to break out some bright colors and new textures. It’s easy to mix in some wearable off the rack pieces with your designer finery. The floral pant I’m wearing here is from old navy, I’ve paired it with an INC ruffled cotton blouse, my Valentino bag and Jimmy Choo pumps. You wouldn’t ordinarily mix suedes with patent leather, but you can get away with it now as we are transitioning out of winter. Don’t be afraid to experiment by mixing bold brights in new ways and combining contrasting textures.
At least there’s a silver lining to all of the ice and snow we’ve been experiencing this winter. One of the wonderful advantages to this season are the amazing coats we get to add to our cold weather wardrobe. This week, I had an amazing opportunity to collaborate with one of the oldest and most established furriers in the country, Sakowitz Furs. Featured in the photo is a dyed chinchilla bolero paired with a Badgeley Mischka couture evening gown. Also featured in this week’s collaboration are mink, sable, and fox coats and capes. The wonderful part about Sakowitz Furs are the fabulous pieces in every price range. Some of the beautiful fox vests are only 300.00. For more information, visit their site at SakowitzFurs.net
An aspect of dressing that makes early spring fashion so exciting is color. After a lengthy winter buried in slate, charcoal and earth tones, spring brings the promise of vibrancy and new life. What better way to leap into 2018 that to don a dressy frock in crimson or royal? This fabulous little shorts gown is by Bebe and is perfect for a night out. Other exciting colors to look for this spring are periwinkle, kelly green and sunflower.
The surprise aspect is one of the things I love the most about fashion editorials. How exciting it is to open Vogue or W and see an unexpected element incorporated into a fabulous look. For instance, taking a vintage piece and pairing it with something new or mixing unexpected texture with bold color. In the featured image, this metallic silk Dior mini dress is shown with a vintage mid-century Bill Blass coat from Neiman Marcus. The bold orange and purple of the tapestry coat is an immediate contrast to the muted silk dress. The result is infinitely more interesting than a monochromatic ensemble. Quirky mixes of pieces also allow you to show different aspects of your personality. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box with your own looks. Have fun and experiment by combining your newer pieces with something vintage.
Over the knee boots- or as they are more commonly referred to, OTK boots, are a great trend for everyone. They dress up jeans, cover bumpy knees in minis, and are just plain cool. The trick is finding the exact boot that works for you. The Stuart Weitzman pair that are pictured are prefect for me because the suede is stretchy making it a bit of a sock boot thus creating a better fit. Try several different lines. Chinese Laundry has several styles that are wider through the leg and Steve Madden tend to have a smaller circumference. Now that we are in the home stretch into spring, the sales will be abundant. What a great time to grab a few pairs for the next cold season. Yes, they will still be in. If you stick to basic looks, they will be your go-to boot for the next few winters. Happy shopping!