Whether it's just one simple sheath or many, this spring we'll be seeing a lot of layered tank dresses. These dresses make for great everyday wear as they will keep you cool and breezy. Pair them with this season's flat statement sandals and you're set.
With the news that LVMH-owned e-commerce site ELuxury is shuttering, we can only assume that the markdowns are going to be unreal. Right now for instance, customers can take an extra 30% off sale merchandise. Sure, this is happening everywhere, but take a look at the inventory and you'll notice a big difference. A piece of advice: search by size, or you'll be lost in the sixty-odd pages of goodies. Our picks, above.
Ever wake up one morning mid-winter and think to yourself, "No, I will not squeeze myself into those jeans another day"--well, this fashion formula has always been our solution. It's much more comfortable than a frock or skirt and let's you play with the androgynous trends ad infinitum. Pair heavy tights, riding boots, and wool shorts with a buttoned-up white blouse, a structured jacket, or a cool, 1970's sweater and we guarantee you'll feel much more chic then when you woke up that morning. Simple as it may be, there's something to be said for those standby combinations that never do you wrong.
First off, there's no denying that the quality of a $1220 dollar Lanvin necklace will differ from that of a $7 Forever 21 version--of course it will. But doesn't this seem absurd, if only for a moment? We're not sure what these six necklaces better demonstrates, the fact that quality is not a dimension in e-commerce or that everyone--from mass market retailer to French fashion house--is trying to save a buck these days. Or could ribbon have coincidentally become a popular way to tie a few stones around your neck? Something tells us there's more to it than that.
While year-end sales wind down, Spring and midseason deliveries are picking up steam--Urban Outfitters, thanks to their high turnover, is making the transition a seamless one. The Tidal bikini top, for example, could double as a bra top under those lace or mesh blouses and the 501 jeans, light as they may be, just need a pair of tights underneath and they're ready for winter. Check out the pre-Spring Urban Outfitters look book right here.
One style of shorts we forgot to mention in yesterday's roundup are the loose, satin shorts we've been seeing around lately. These shorts appropriate the lingerie trend perfectly and could easily be worn now with opaque tights and layers. We recommend this look to the gals who like the bloomer trend but are not quite eager to have an elastic band around their thighs (cough, us). The pairs above in three beautiful colors and all quite reasonably priced!
Heavens knows you can't last all summer wearing the same pair of shorts. You have to have a pair for dancing, a pair for grocery shopping, a pair for work, and so on. This Spring 09, we think you would have all your bases covered with these six distinct pairs. You can find them at price points high and low, starting right now--because no one wants to wear hotpants to work or trouser shorts to the beach...
Is it just us or are the cotton basics that cost more worth the extra money--for all of the Urban Outfitters tank tops and American Apparel t-shirts we own, we wear our Daftbird, Clu, and Splendid pieces more than twice as often. In our opinion, we think it's worth it to invest in high-quality cotton basics that will wear beautifully over time. This morning, when we scoped out Clu's newest delivery on La Garconne we realized that they would also be a great midseason strategy. Just peel off the layers and you're ready for Spring.
We love the late 80's vibe of these mini skirts and think this era in fashion is going to be big again for Spring. Take a look at the Spring 09 collections of brands like Obedient Sons & Daughters, Lyn Devon, or Opening Ceremony and you'll see a distinct nod to this time in fashion. Pair these skirts with a buttoned-up blouse and a one-sided mane and you'll be the most fashionable kid at school--we promise!