Welcome back, darlings, to our “Translating the Trends” series, where we look at the runways of fall 2016, suss out what the fashion world is selling you, and set Lorenzo loose to be your personal shopper/stylist. The result is the very essence of the T Lo philosophy for real world style: find out what’s considered stylish at the moment and work to find ways to interpret it for yourself, your life, and your wallet. If you haven’t checked out the previous entries in the series, we think you should! Obvs.
Now, onward to PINK:
It’s definitely a thing.
As we noted when we talked about bright yellow as a fall color, there’s less and less of a consensus among the fashion types as to what constitutes season-appropriate colors – or even if such a concept makes sense at all in our 21st Century world. While we tend to think certain types of colors look better at certain times of the year (jewel tones look great in winter, but heavy in summer; pastels looks airy and light in spring but need some accompanying dark tones when worn in winter), there really are no rules anymore about this sort of thing. And as you can see from the runway shots above, we’re not talking about one kind of pink. We’re talking about everything from fiery fuchsias to pale dusty roses – and they’re all completely on trend for the coming season. If you’re having trouble picturing pink as an autumnal color, know that it pairs really well with other, more traditional fall colors like orange, oxblood, and brown. And since both purple and yellow are on trend for the coming season, you could put together a look composed entirely of non-autumnal colors and look like the trendiest fashionista walking.
Now let’s go find you some accents. First floor: BAGS.
SO much to recommend here, but we’ll just stick to the pieces that stand out the most to us. First, anything with Christian Siriano’s name on it is a good bet for an affordable but stylish bag. We love all of his offerings here. Second, you can’t really go wrong with a Longchamp tote for reasons both practical and style-based. Ditto for the Neiman Marcus tote, which looks a lot more expensive than it is. That striped, quilted Betsey Johnson is adorable. And that bright, almost-cherry pink Rebecca Minkoff satchel would turn any ol’ jeans-and-sweater outfit into something chic and head-turning. Then of course there are the Kate Spade and Michael Kors bags, which are both classically stylish and really well made so they’ll last.
Next floor: SHOES.
Those Gwen Stefani striped slingbacks are both hot and fun. The leopard Rockports will allow any wearer to kill two trends with one stone, so to speak. The Nine West flats are super-cute, but if you’re in the market for something a little more upscale, the RED Valentino polka dot flats are TO DIE. As always, we love a pair of Converse, but if you want a slightly more fashiony take, the Anne Klein sneakers are cute and eye-catching. As for pumps, we’ve got a ton of them, but the pair that sticks out the most are the two-tone, mid-heeled Calvin Kleins, which are downright chic. The Doc Martens are fabulous beyond measure; for those days when you want to be an ass-kicking drag queen.
Third floor: RANDOM ACCESSORIES.
First, if those Jason Wu shades appeal to you at all, you should know that they’re marked down to an insanely affordable price for such a high-end pair. They’re chic as hell and they’ll serve you well by picking up almost any outfit you pair them with. All of the costume jewelry here is fabulous – BaubleBar in particular is a great place to freshen up your wardrobe with some trendy but affordable pieces. But we have to admit, that Betsey Johnson bracelet is what’s really catching our eye. So cute and fun. The Forzieri gloves look expensive, but the Cole Haan knit pair is adorable. Literally any of the scarves would make a great accent for a fall outfit. Th Missonis are gorgeous but the striped Nordstrom version makes for a more affordable take.
What’s catching your eye here, darlings?
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[Photo Credit: IMAXTree]
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