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I’m on to a new trend for summer

May 1st, 2012 1 Comment

My personal style is classic, sleek, sophisticated, and influenced by trends.  I’m most comfortable in a tank top and shorts or a dress accessorized well with some sort of fabulous shoe.  I hate being too constructed or flashy.  I’m not a fan of jeans either. With my figure, there are a few things I can’t wear, like capped sleeves.  There are a few things I won’t wear, examples being kitten heels, pointy shoes, and capri pants (aside from spandex of course).

As far as trends go, I’ll try almost anything to see if I fall in love with it.

For fall and spring, three-quarter length skirts have been the rage.  You mostly see the pleated variety in jewel tones on the racks right now.  I picked up this silk, high-waisted, pattered skirt by Elizabeth & James at Neimans in January, thinking I would wear it constantly when the warm weather came around.  To some extent I was right.  I welcomed the opportunity to soften my look and and reinvented this outfit in several different ways.  Surprisingly my favorite version involved my black Ralph Lauren cashmere sweater wrap. (Wait, that’s not surprising at all.)

Well, after 3 months, I’m over it.  It’s too sweet for me.  Too Anthropology for my taste.  I have nothing against sweet or Anthropology, those words just don’t fit my style.  What I really mean to say is, I don’t feel comfortable or confident wearing the skirt anymore.  You know what I mean? All of that being said, the skirt itself is fabulous.

I’m a little late to this freight train, but I think summer will be about color blocking for me.

It’s easy, fun, and can be manipulated a hundred different ways.  Shoe designer Betty Muller first got my mind in motion when I shot a video of her latest line of espadrilles (see it here).  Because everyone is involved with this trend, I want to find a way to make it my own.  Pictures to follow so you can see what I come up with.


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  • Joe

    You look great in that skirt!