Thursday, March 01, 2007

It's a woMAN's world

It's Spring '07, and in every store, women's clothes are influenced by men. This was an apparent trend on many of the runways (Alexander McQueen, Prada, Vicktor&Rolf, Morphine Generation)

Houndstooth / Weed / Pinstripe is everywhere - and is no longer just for men - or even just for fall. It is printed in blouses, T-shirts, and woven into decorative scarves, hats, and pea coats. Yet, it still gives a strong sense of feminity in the tailored silhouette. Splash an accent color like yellow and you'll look sharp. Accessories (headbands/scarves/ hats) can be easily found at Aldo. Available at Le Chateau, urban behavior, Costa Blanca, H&M, Jacob.

Suspenders are back and they are HOT!! (not like in the early '90s). And this thoroughly excites me! Pair it with short shorts, wide legged long pants, vests, jeans and even skirts. Available at Costa blanca, Urban Plant, Zara, H&M. {Right: Outfit by 3-London; vest, suspenders and wide leg trousers. Left: Outfit by Karen Walken -Note the Pockets!!!!}

Vests are EVERYWHERE on the runways whether it be Olya Ivanisevic for LV, Ann Demeulemeester, or Chloe. Hermes spun it in a new shape (picture on right) There are so many ways to pair the vest - with short shorts, skinny pant for work, or wide leg with suspenders. They are great for all occasions - for work, formal (yes even formal dresses! ~obviously, they are not the fitted silhouettes), and as a sexy top. Add a string of long pearls, and you are set for any occasion! Available at H&M, Jacob, Costa Blanca - basically Every store!