I have a new favorite trend for the remainder of fall and coming winter: emerald green velvet as seen at Cushnie Et Ochs‘ F/W 2015 runway show (I simply adore the matchy-matchy head-to-toe velvet look here!). There’s just something so hypnotic about this deeply rich color and sensual material mix that makes it absolutely irresistible to me! Emerald green velvet looks so luxurious, so mysterious, so noble. Luckily, a couple of fashion chains picked up on this bold trend and incorporated it into their fall/winter collections, most notably Topshop and H&M which both have an extensive selection of (emerald) velvet pieces available at the moment (check out Topshop here and H&M here). Below I’ve selected my favorite emerald velvet picks which are both fashionable and affordable. Set off your green velvet look with bold gold jewelry, a black faux fur vest or, if you really want to make a statement with your outfit, just add some glitter.
Image source(s): Cushnie Et Ochs, H&M, Topshop
Can we take a short moment here and gush a bit about the amazingness that was Elie Saab’s gorgeous S/S 2014 collection? It was such a beautiful and outstanding collection; there’s not one single thing I wouldn’t love wearing from that collection. I especially loved the floral print pieces like the cute little white shift dress ($3.000) with the floral print on the bottom below. Such a lovely dress, don’t you agree? So imagine my delight when I spotted an almost identical frock at Choies for a steal price of under $40! I instantly had to recreate Elie Saab’s runway look on a budget level, do you like it?
- CLUTCH: INC “Bianca” Leather Clutch, $99.50
- DRESS: Choies Shift Dress With Floral Bottom, $36.28
- BRONZER: ULTA Minerals Bronzer, $14
- EYESHADOW: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow, $20
- NAIL POLISH: Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Nail Color in Sea-Ing Stars, $2.99
- CUFF: Charles Alberta “Alchemia” Basket Weave Cuff, $50
- LIP STAIN: Palladio Lip Stain in Rose, $5.99
- MASCARA: bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara, $9
- SHOES: Nine West “Callen” Suede Ankle Strap Pumps, $36.46
- HEADBAND: Riviera Skinny Natural Fabric Headbands 5 Ct, $7.50
Image source(s): Style, ULTA, Max & Chloe, Macy’s, Choies, Amazon
Update: This post has been updated on March 14, 2013. Scroll down to see the new adds.
While I think that most of Louis Vuitton‘s runway collections wouldn’t really work off the runway, I do admire Marc Jacobs for his vision and ability to inspire the fashion world. Take the S/S 2012 collection for instance. LV brought out pastels for spring and swooooooooosh, a few months later everyone was doing pastels; including other high-end designers. For Spring 2013 MJ envisioned a collection full of chess print adorned pieces and now we’re starting to see the LV inspired check print trend trickling down to the fast fashion retailers such as ASOS. What would you rather wear? Louis Vuitton or ASOS?
P.S.: Check out more checkerboard print items at ASOS here.
UPDATE (03/14/2013): Found more great Louis Vuitton S/S 2013-inspired checkerboard items at Romwe.
Aaaand we’re back to stripes! My only excuse to show you this
rather old revived (S/S 2012) runway inspired trench coat trend is a) my love for Burberry trench coats and b) my love for anything striped! Also, since we’re more than halfway through winter and slowly transitioning into trench coat weather, I wanted to give you an idea on how to update your outerwear for the upcoming springtime. Trend approved by fashion connoisseurs Miroslava Duma and Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook.
The printed suit is everywhere this season. Wear the blazer and pants together or separate and create many different looks! However, there are a few things to keep in mind when putting together a printed outfit to prevent looking like bad gift wrap.
The Printed Suit Styling Rules:
- Make sure the pants are fitted. This shouldn’t be too hard to stick by, since most printed pants in stores now are cut similarly.
- Choose a soft and sophisticated blouse in a solid neutral color to pair with the pants.
- Make sure the jacket fits well but isn’t too tight. It’s best to have a little room to move around.
- Keep accessories to a bare minimum and hair pulled back and out of the way. You want to give off a polished finish that offsets the wilder print of the suit.
- That goes for shoes and clutches as well, keep it really simple.
But absolutely, under no circumstances, forget to wear heels. OK, ready to steal this look from the runway?