Tuesday, April 21, 2009

get it together

i've been posting about all the spring trends i'm obsessing over, so now it's time to put all the looks together. hopefully everyone's got a good start on their spring wardrobes--i know i do. (hello disgusting visa bill that showed up in my inbox today. yikes.) so, let's take a gander at the looks as worn by the truly stylish celebs and get our spring wardrobes on the right track:
trend #1: distressed jeans/scarf look:

jessica alba got it right wearing her distressed boyfriend jeans, cute flats and scarf. i know i've said throw a scarf on before, but really, just do it. you'll look completely put together just like that. carry your cute hobo/slouchy bag and if it's cold (duh) add a cardigan or pick up a must-have wrap/cardi by alternative apparel, the brand i told you about last post (which arrived the other day at fred and has been selling fast!) and you're out the door. this look is casual, easy and best of all comfortable.

trend #2: nude shoes:

how ridiculously cute is isla fisher here? i love the bright yellow dress, with the belt and leather jacket. i have to say this is one of my favorite celebrity looks for spring. nude shoes go with anything. absolutely anything. sometimes i'm intimidated by wearing bright color, but when you tone it down with nude or camel-colored accessories, it's really not scary at all. it stands out and you'll make a great impression.

trend #3: florals:

joy bryant is one of my favorite celeb dressers. she always looks cute to me. i love her mini floral print dress and the way she accessorizes with the fringe boots and cropped blazer. i like the blazer idea too, because i get sick of wearing my little leather jackets all the time over things. ashley tisdale keeps it simple accessory wise with the black shoes and tuxedo jacket. whether you like your floral print subtle like bryant or bold like tisdale, the trick is to balance it out with the right accessories. keep it simple. i'm an accessories fan, and i remember reading once, i think coco chanel said it, but i could be wrong and i'm too lazy to look it up...take one piece of jewelry off before you leave the house...or it could be one accessory. i really do take in that advice. i'd easily walk out wearing three rings, a necklace, earrings, bangles...but i remember reading that. and i adhere to it. less is more. moving on...

trend #4: statement necklace:

i know we're not all loaded and can buy these designer pieces, but i have found some great affordable statement pieces that look amazing. fred, and our sister store, luscious, both have huge accessory departments and we get great necklaces for under $40. while i love the way these models look in their necklaces, i tend to stick with wearing them when i have on a simple outfit, like a white tshirt and jeans, or a simple strapless dress, kinda like the first model here. the idea here is to have the necklace be your outfit. the rest is secondary. it's a great conversation piece and they really are stunning on. lastly...

trend #5: my favorite, the boho look:

nicole richie and those olsen girls have always inspired me fashion-wise and i love how nicole wears the maxi. anyone can wear them, tall, short, curvy, skinny and they look great. i know it's a more summer-time look, but if you're going on a vacation, they're perfect. comfy, stylish..throw on some flat gladiator sandals and you're set.

crazy gladiators are still in style and make any outfit boho. boots too. i'm now obsessed with finding a pair of perforated summer/cowboy-esque boots. mini dresses, flowy skirts, leather jackets and aviators...all key boho pieces. love the look. always will.

so, that's that. my push to get everyone to pull those spring looks together. come see the looks tomorrow at the neroli fashion show at the domes. tickets are $25 at fred or luscious, and $35 at the door. doors open at 6:30. hope to see you there!

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