The Resort 2013 runways were filled with a huge assortment of trends. From wild prints, to cut-out pieces, and leather—designers had fun mixing it up for us. Below we show you some of the hottest trends of the season and how to get the look right now for less!
Though it might not be your first choice for warm weather, leather was all over the runways for Resort 2013. So ease it into your wardrobe as temperatures drop in the upcoming months and it will be your go-to trend to hold you over between Fall and Spring. We saw this tough textile make appearances in shorts, shifts, and even short sleeve shirts.
After establishing a much sought-after ready-to-wear line, Rachel Roy, and seeing the success of her Rachel Rachel Roy diffusion line, the designer is ready to tackle the next fashion frontier: a footwear line.
“Here’s the thing about me and shoes....I really feel like it’s the one item that, no matter how much you make, it is worth saving your pennies for," offers Roy in a statement to WWD. Further, the designer adds, “I don’t want shoes unless they are strong and sexy. I don’t want them to be just strong or just sexy...my collection is just that - strong and sexy. It represents the woman I want to be.”
After a seemingly never-ending period of hemlines inching ever-upwards, one of fall's key trends offers the skirt in a length that's more conservative but just as dynamic. The midi skirt, hitting just below the knee or mid-calf, feels decidedly ladylike but somehow modern, and designers are offering a variety of silhouettes to make this look accessible to all.
ASOS offers a number of midi skirts, including this universally flattering Midi Skirt with Pleat Waistband that comes in three colors. With its a-line and high waist, this classically feminine piece priced at an affordable $60 is a great option that can be worn for seasons.
I’m one of those people who don’t really get star struck. OK let me rephrase that -at least I don’t jump when I see a reality TV star walking down the street or pull out my blackberry to tweet a picture when I spot a celebrity shopping. But I do feel my throat drying up when I meet a talented designer. Especially one I admire -like Rachel Roy! So when I found out she and Karina Petroni were doing an event at Macy's in Boca Raton, FL to introduce their limited edition footwear capsule collection, I knew I had to be there.
Winter is officially over, so really, there's no need for those dreary black clothes anymore. (Uh-hm, New York?) Yes, we're guilty of too much black as well, so don't feel bad. Memorial Day weekend starts tomorrow so now is the perfect time to spring into summer with a lighter wardrobe.
We're not saying you have to swear-off black completely, but it's getting far too warm and lovely for all the darkness. It's time to add pastels to your rotation -stat! Soft yellows, pinks, lavenders, sky blues and mint green should be finding a place in your closet right about now. It's all about flowy, girly, light and sheer fabrics.
This Spring, one of our favorite base colors is navy. What we'll define as a base color is something that brings all those bright hues we're expecting this Spring and Fall into focus. Too often, without something solid to ground such colors as neon green, safety orange, fuchsia, and lime yellow, it could quickly become hazardous or at least warn others off.
We took a look at designer Rachel Roy.
Note the electric blue, the teal, and violet basics she uses. Now substitute navy blue for either of the colors. You get the same excitement but it adds a little something more. Whoa! We just noticed that if you look closely enough at the model’s shoes, Rachel had the same idea!
May your bright be complimented by your dark and always provide yourself a little silver lining.
- 3/30 - A "Standard Issue" Spring 2010 event will take over Williamsburg,
where cocktails and Fall 2010 previews will take place. The issue, by
Hyden Yoo, will also take note of Yoo's Spring 2010 men's collection.
RSVP Required. Oak Williamsburg; 208 N.8th street, Brooklyn, NY; (6-9pm)
- Through 3/31 - Donate a pair of gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls to receive 20 percent off a new pair at Kenneth Cole. All donated footwear will be distrubuted to Haiti. Visit kennethcole.com for more information.
- 3/31 - Ted Rossi will host a press preview for his very eccentric Fall 2010 accessories collection. Make your appointment quick to see what's hot. RSVP Required. 15 E 30th Street, NYC; (10am)
- 3/31 - Convent will host its opening party this week; inviting guests to come out for drinks, great music, video installations, and Travis Wayne's new concept store. RSVP Required. Fat Baby, 112 Rivington St, New York, NY; (9-2am)
- 4/1 - The Green Room invites editors, stylist and bloggers to come out and preview Fall 2010 collections of young women designers. Appointment required. The Green Room NYC; 530 7th Ave Rm 909, New York, NY 10018; (9-7pm)
- 4/1 - Come out and meet Rachel Roy and R&B singer, Estelle as Roy debuts her her new exclusive collection. Estelle will be giving a live performance for guest. Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., (212-695-4400); (6pm)
- 4/1 - Cynthia Rowley will introduce her new collection with Roxy at Barney's. Not to be missed! RSVP Required. Barneys Co-Op, 116 Wooster St., (212-965-9964); (6–8pm)
- 4/3-4/4 - Brooklyn Indie Market will host a marketplace of jewelry, handbags and clothing for men, women and kids; all from young emerging designers. Fun, fun, fun! Location: Smith Street and Union Street, Brooklyn; S (11–7pm), Su (11–6pm).
Complimentary AMOREPACIFIC facials, Sephora SoHo. AMOREPACIFIC skin care experts will be on hand for complimentary facials and to offer skin care consultations. 555 Broadway (between Prince & Spring Streets).
Bloomingdale's Soho is hosting a ten-day beauty event named Get the Look Now. Each beauty counter in the store will offer tips, tricks and how-to events. 504 Broadway, nr. Broome St. (212-729-5900); call for appointment.