As the envelope clutch trend fades, a new star takes its place. This star is clear box clutches. Seen all over all the fashion weeks, this incredibly chic bag is definitely the new "it" item to have in your closet. They come in all sorts of sizes, designs and even colors. So with that in mind, how would you style it? Well, since most are simply transparent, they match with literally everything! However, they do look especially nice with fresh, spring colors like mint green or lavender, so they are perfect for the upcoming season. They are also great because you get to show off whats in your purse, like your awesome iPhone case or your Chanel sunnies. On the other hand though, if you don't want people to see what is in your purse, you can always add a smaller clutch inside the clear one for extra style or privacy.
One with a pattern:
When Helen Hunt was asked what she was wearing at the Oscars, she didn't have a typical answer. Instead of Chanel or Dior, Mrs. Hunt answered H&M. At first, people thought she was joking. However, she was entirely serious. The strapless navy gown was suspected to be advertising for H&M's coming red carpet line. Although the exact gown won't be available, the dress is a good idea of what kind of the line may include. The dress wasn't anything special, but certainly didn't look out of place on the red carpet. Simple, yet elegant, the silk fabric looked good on. However, this begs the question: Will we see more retail stores on the red carpet in the future?
Filled with lavishly plush coats and lots of leather, BCBG's NYFW runway was a very chic place to be. You could call this look luxe grunge, with the leather leg warmers and knit hats it does have a tough feel about it. On the other hand though, there are the beautiful fuzzy knee length coats and artsy geometric prints.
This grunge leather and lavish elegance combo is already a trend on the Fashion Week runways. Kenneth Cole, Edun, and Timo Weiland all used lots of leather to offset posh pieces.
NYC fashion week starts tomorrow guys! Yes! Ready for a week of new collections? It's going to be great! If you weren't so lucky as to get tickets, you can still watch it live here: newyorkfashionweeklive.com
And if you were lucky enough to get tickets, then I hope you have a great time!
Michelle Obama, no doubt a stylish First Lady, always does a good job looking professional and polished. Unsurprisingly, at the Inauguration Ball, she looked absolutely stunning. She had chosen again to have her dress designed by Jason Wu; she obviously choose wisely. The ruby chiffon and velvet gown was a masterpiece. Paired with simple crystal bangles, it was very elegant, perfect for the event and her status as the Lady of the U.S.
Most of us can't afford to buy Chanel a jacket. Or purse. Or anything Chanel at all. However, I believe I have found a solution. Nail polish is quite cheap, so that means you can have channel nails! To demonstrate this I will use Chanel's most current line.
So, nail art...
Step 1: Apply the plaid
Step 2: Add some gems to any nail you choose(represents the necklaces)
Step 3: Moss green to any nail you choose(represents the green leather trench)
January is gloomy. By this time, everyone is done with the dreary chill of winter and ready for the mild weather of spring. What better to cheer yourself up is there than to get a brand new purse, and in a bright color. Why not make it neon pink?
When you think of fashion the 60's, you think of bright colors and color blocked prints. This is nearly an exact description of the latest Proenza Schouler line. Yet somehow, this new line is very modern, urban chic. The rich jewel tones are mesmerizing; the deep blue color shown above is probably my favorite.
It doesn't need to be Black Friday to get a good deal. Great deals happen all the time, all you have to do is find them. As a teen, I don't have a ton of money to spend when I go shopping, so I've developed a few tips:
1) Don't be afraid to shop at second hand or consignment shops! Often, people bring things in that they have never even worn, usually the tag is still on. You can buy these things for up to 80% off the original price!
2) If you have a smart phone, there are tons of apps you can download that have all sorts of coupons to a wide variety of stores. I use one called Snip Snap, which allows you to "snip" coupons on the app and "snap" coupons you already have and upload them to the app so you don't have to lug them around in your wallet.
3) Always head straight to the sales rack. Walk past the full priced items and go straight to the sale section. This will prevent you from splurging on something that will eventually be on the sales rack anyway.
4) If you are planning to splurge on something expensive, be sure to shop around. If you find something in the store, tear yourself away from it and do some research first! Most of the time, things will be cheaper online, or at another store.
Welcome to my first Most Wanted post! Once a month, I will find 8 chic items to add to your wish-list. This month, January, the theme is Ice Princess. Sparkle and shimmer in these white and silver picks like you're the ruler of a winter wonder land!