Dippin Dots

There are some things that are timeless and one of these things (in fashion, at least) is polka dots!  Wear this print from winter through to summer.  Wear it on top, bottom, on your feet, splashed across a bag or scarf.  Basically, if you wear polka dots, you can’t go wrong.  It gives a girly, preppy, sophisticated pop without being too overly cutesy.  Choose small or larger dots and you can change a look!  With so many options, why would you choose any other print?  Get dotty.

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Holographic Extras

When I was younger, the only “holographic” that mattered to kids was if their Pokemon cards were holographic or not.  Now, holographic accessories have taken over the fashion world.  Spotted on the feet or slung over the shoulder of the best dressers, hologram-covered extras were all the rage at New York Fashion Week.  Designers apparently can’t choose just one color, so they choose hologram and get all the colors of the rainbow!  This trippy trend has totally caught my attention (though not so sure I would wear it) and it’s about to catch on even more once all the new collections arrive at stores in the upcoming seasons.  Check out these extras below!

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STELLA MCCARTNEY
Holographic faux leather pumps

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PROENZA SCHOULER
The PS11 Mini Classic holographic leather shoulder bag

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Give Your Heels (and Feet) a Break!

While most fashionistas love, love, LOVE their heels, you may want to leave yours behind and slip on some sneakers instead.  Yes, sneakers and no, you’re not going to the gym.  Isabel Marant changed the way we view sneakers by adding a chic wedge and provided the kicks in an abundance of colors.  Now designers all over are hopping (or should I say running) on the sneakers bandwagon and delivering a brand new array of comfortable footwear.  The best part about these cult sneakers is that you can dress them down or even up!

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MK Goes Nautical

If there is one thing I love (not to mention one thing that never goes out of style), it’s stripes.  Thank goodness one of my favorite designers has basically centered his whole spring collection around the nautical-inspired lines.  In an abundance of bold colors like navy, green and red, Michael Kors stretches stripes over blazers, bags and dresses.  To put it very bluntly, I decided I wanted to live in the MK Spring Catalog when I got it in the mail.  See some of my favorite striped looks and items below!

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Urban Outfitters Spring Lookbook

Urban Outfitters Spring lookbook is a California, hipster paradise.  UO mixes lightweight daydresses, knits, button downs, tees and crop tops in pastel colors and prints from floral to polka dot.  Add in some sorbet colored skinny cropped jeans, flowy skirts and denim cut-offs paired with holographic handbags and colorful accessories and you’ve got yourself a fun spring wardrobe!  My personal favorite is the polka dot crop top and matching shorts!

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You’re the Bomb

There’s nothing more important than a transitional piece of outerwear for these upcoming still-cool-but-it’s-spring months.  The perfect item is the bomber jacket.  While it will not weigh you down or make you uncomfortably warm when unnecessary, the bomber jacket is a great piece to dress up or down and it’s totally practical.

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New Must Have Bag : Trapeze Tote

With Fashion Week in full swing, every fashionista needs to be prepared for the unexpected and that means carrying a lot of extra essentials in your bag while running around NYC.  Luckily for us, designers have created the perfect bag for toting around our alarming collection of necessary items – the Trapeze Tote.  What started strictly with Celine, the Trapeze Tote has been expanded and is included by many other designers and now we have the difficult decision of picking our favorite.  With a top handle, winged-out sides and coming in a larger size there is basically nothing that can compare to this do-it-all, carry-it-all, fit-it-all bag.  Best part is you won’t have to decide what you must leave behind – just throw it all in and be on your way.  See some of my favorites below!

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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
440 leather trapeze bag

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Flipping Dots embossed leather trapeze bag

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The Pashli shark-effect leather trapeze bag

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The Rockstud leather trapeze bag

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Don’t Forget the Basics for Spring ’13

While most may think of an abundance of colors for the Spring months, Alexander Wang decided to give colors the season off and stuck with basic blacks, whites, grays and creams.  However, there really is nothing basic about his collection – with leather accents, major cut-outs (including some seriously intense cutout, strappy shoes), zippers and mega-sexy high slits and low V cuts, the designer has got us begging Mother Nature to bring on the warm weather to wear these pieces!  See some of the looks below, enjoy!

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