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Spring 2017 Runway to Reality

The past few weeks we have been all over Google looking at New York Fashion Week trends for Spring 2017. We admit…this years trends were a challenge for us. The trends were not looks we would normally choose for ourselves…Neon, bathrobes, ruffles? So out shopping we went…and in the end we decided that it was just the push a person needs to expand their wardrobe.

Here are our picks to add to our wardrobes this spring!

Neon

Ok…I thought that I had left neon firmly at my elementary school..but here it is creeping into my adult life, thanks to DKNY, Jason Wu and Phillip Lim. Stand out with a bright neon dress or just add a bright pop of color using layers or accessories. If neon just doesn’t work with your skin tone, a neon purse or clutch is the perfect solution!

 

My inspiration:

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My version:
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The bathrobe

This was a trend last year that we ‘oh so nicely’ thought if we ignored it, it would go away. It returned on the runway this year at Band of Outsiders, Lacoste and Alexander Wang.  The robes were paired with everything on the runways including dresses, shorts and jeans. Off I went to see what I could find that would work. This time rather than thinking silky bathrobe…I thought of it as a light jacket and  found several options. I loved this one with the pockets and of course…I love adding some more black to my wardrobe!

My inspiration:

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My version:

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Ruffles

A huge assortment in size and textures of ruffles were all over the runway and street style this year at New York Fashion Week. Melissa and I had a few conversations about how to add ruffles into our wardrobes. Neither of us are very ‘frilly’ but after extensive shopping (oh shucks!) we both found a found a ruffle that fits our style. Just remember that ruffles are their own accessory…so keep the rest of your look sleek and classic!

My inspiration:

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My version:

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Fortunately ruffles are an easy trend to track down. I scored with this top covering 3 trends in one. Vertical stripes, reconstructed oxford + ruffles. I was drawn to this one because it was a more structured way to wear ruffles.
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Deconstructed oxfords

I mentioned this in the above image. The classic button down got updated! Keeping the stripes but having a little fun with the otherwise stiff and mature classic.

My inspiration:
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Beige
We see a lot of beige coming from Yeezy + the Kardashian clan but it’s a color that not many can pull off…especially when it’s beige on beige on beige! I chose to have a ‘pop’ of beige. At least we have the option this season to go with a neutral hue or chase a neon!
My inspiration:
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My version:
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Cut outs

For those that love the present cut out trend, have no fear, it’s sticking around another season. Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler + Marissa Webb were just a few to continue the Fall 2016 trend. There are a lot of cut outs out there but I struggle finding ones that I can confidently pull off. The cut out I chose was a more subtle alternative to baring skin that isn’t ready for the world to see!

My inspiration:nyfw17_0013

My version:

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Flashdance shoulder

Last season the cold shoulder trend caught on like hot cakes. The version brought to you by Tibi, and Monse this season were limited to one shoulder and Rodarte, Prabal Gurung and Tome brought us a flashback to Flashdance. Finding something with only the one shoulder cut out was proving to be a challenge, so I just opted for a dress that I could choose to either expose both shoulders or just pull down the one shoulder and be on trend, holla!

My inspiration:

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My version:

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Vertical Stripes


We all know vertical stripes are a flattering option so I’m down with this trend never going out of season! Thanks to Altuzarra and Banana Republic, stripes were boldly represented on the runway. The stores were packed with this trend! I had a hard time picking just one, so of course I didn’t! I ended up leaving the store with a couple of varieties of this trend much to the dismay of my savings account. Better luck next time future savings!

My inspiration:

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My version:

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Garden Party

Nothing says spring better than floral and Tanya Taylor, Tibi and Lela Rose splashed down the runways with it! Although it’s nothing new, no ground breaking trends here, I’m totally cool with adding this colourful and cheerful trend into my otherwise black, grey and white wardrobe! I picked up this dress at Winner’s for 5$! Totes was stoked on this purchase and I can see myself reaching for it often.

My inspiration:

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My version:

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Special mention- The color yellow is having its season this spring. Shades from a light baby yellow to a bright daffodil yellow. Unfortunately all the stores have right now is a fall friendly mustard yellow. If you have a fabulous yellow option for us..post it in the comments! We would love to see what you have!

Inspiration:

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Melissa’s Runway to Reality

Much to the dismay of my husband, I love clothes.  I love shopping for clothes.  I even love window shopping for clothes.  But to MY dismay, my family does not share this love with me:(  You would think that being the mom of 2 boys I would celebrate my girliness with the clothes I wear.  But when I look for trends, I tend to gravitate towards a more classic but androgynous look.  The two trends that I choose from the runways of Fall + Spring reflect that.

The felt hat:  Shelf the straw hat and pull out the felt!  Fall creeps in a little earlier here in Seattle than in Norcal so call myself prepared.  This will be a great addition for my new move to the North West. The felt hat can be paired up with pretty much anything including a bad hair day.  The trick is find the one that fits my child sized head!  

My  inspiration:

 

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My version:

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Military, timeless?  But think about it.  Does military influence ever leave?

What is so great about the military trend is the opportunity to change it up.  Whether khaki, camo, utility pockets, or boots you can have fun by mixing it up with animal prints, neon or with girly dresses.  The options are endless.

In the last month I’ve picked up three military inspired pieces without even seeking them out.  I can’t wait to experiment!

 

My inspiration:elle-04-spring-2015-trends-utility-xln-lgn

 

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Size 00

It is amazing how fast things can change in the modeling industry. One year you are the girl next door American model Karlie Kloss walking in NYFW…the next, a Supermodel and Victoria Secret model, Karlie Kloss, who is too huge to walk in NYFW! Male model favorite Sean O’Pry mentioned that this may be his last year walking runway, as he is getting too old (he is only 22!). Our blog posts about models are always our most popular posts (and don’t worry folks…we DON’T know WHO you are or where you are come from…so creep on our site and creep often!).  Here are some of my favorite models from this season’s fashion week.

Candice Swanepoel ranked #18 by Models.com, best know for Victoria’s Secret fame.

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Daphne Groeneveld ranked #8

"Daphne Groeneveld"

Aline Webber ranked #33

"Aline Webber"

Hanne Gaby Odiele ranked #27

"Hanne Gaby Odiele"

American model Sessilee Lopez

"Sessilee Lopez"

Frida Gustavsson ranked #17

"frida gustavsson"

Jourdan Dunn ranked #13

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American model Andie Arthur

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Sui He ranked #19

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Juju Ivanyuk and Anabela Belikova

"Juju Ivanyuk and Anabela Belikova"

Xiao Wen Ju ranked #50

"Xiao Wen Ju"

Daiane Conterato

"Daiane Conterato"
Ginta Lapina ranked #34

"Ginta Lapina"

Irina Kulikova

"Irina Kulikova"

Joan Smalls ranked #4

"Joan Smalls"

Colinne Michaelis

"Colinne Michaelis"

I wish I had another blog of the male hotties from Fashion Week….but unfortunately I didn’t see any! I guess just the timing of the shows–and the days I attended didn’t work out. Too bad. So let me just add a photo of my favorite male model of all time….

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Ruffian Fall Fashion Show

What a fantastic way to start my day-The Ruffian fashion show! Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the designers behind Ruffian. Their press notes stated they were inspired by “viewing bronze sculptures of Henry Moore set against the backdrop of English estates.” You can easily see the english influence-very modest and sophisticated. I am personally in love with these hats…GORGous!

See the video below for the shows opening. Its my favorite part of a fashion show as it sets the tone for the whole show! As luck would have it…I got seats in the second row (!!!) and am seated right behind photographer Douglas Friedman, Actress Amanda Setton and Lorenzo Martone (Marc Jacobs ex).

A few looks from the show.

Borsalino hats for Ruffian

Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais

Amanda Setton from Gossip Girl

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