NYFW Leather Dress 2018

Fashion is hallmarked each year February 8th till the 16th. All tier brands showcase their own styles that conglermerately reveal the fashion forecast for the spring and summer. While all designers have a set style and flair there are still common trends that can be seen during the week that are universal and constant from each brand.

One of the more popular items showcased across the board was leather dresses. Leather ensembles were seen all throughout the big city, from the streets, clubs, and to the runway.

The most notable mentions of leather dresses are the skin-tight bodycon dress, a flair  sleeve mini dress,  the revival of the cut out leather dress, and a high neck tapered dress.  All of these dresses come from Shayne Oliver and LaQuan Smith.

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These two up and coming designers have shifted the fashion scale to mirror a more bondage eccentric theme. With spring and summer on the rise the leather idea sports a sexy in the sun vibe. While the whole summer trend might be rebinding to the sweet and innocent 1950’s flair, nightlife options have taken a turn. The new rules are everything goes with a tight leather number.

Since, we all can’t have closets filled with high brand or upcoming designers I have compiled a fashion set below. All the items including the leather dress are under $50.00 usd.

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In such manners, I decided to have fun with the fashion trend. I wore a pleather skater dress (since I’m animal friendly)  with a silver metal threading at the end trim. The dress was form-fitting and held a flat midi lining. Like in the fashion set I have sponsored above, I added a pop of color in a hot pink variety.
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The dress ended up being a perfect choice for a nightlife option. The trimming at the end of the dress was gritty and contrasted nicely with the pink heels.
This trend is defiantly a wonderful choice for spicing up a summer night.

Love and Lace

With everyone’s favorite day of love approaching there are several styles one can uptake. As seen in previous posts, color can be a defining factor of your desired outfit, but so can fabric.

Notably, from the options of: mesh, satin, leather, cotton, silk, cambrin, and brocade, there are endless possibilities. Yet, the most romantic and delicate is lace. Particularly, lace is a Valentines dream due to the plaited and braided embroidery. The floral twists and knits scream love.  An added bonus is that lace is always showcased in February. The concept of lace is generalized as romantic.

The lovely, fabric cultivates personality too. If you seek the cute feminine classic look, lace is the perfect foundation for a dress. For more idyllic Valentines day outfits lace can also provide a formal air of elegance. Likewise, lace can also be sported in a sultry and amorous. So, your personal taste can shine through with the beautiful fabric.

Evidently, lace is an evolving fabric. So, if you want to wear a certain color go for it. Popular colors for lace for this passionate day are lavender, pale pink, dark red, and creme white.Lace is now sported in all colors like the pink  lace dress I’m wearing below.   Similarly, if your love day plans require a bold and sexy broadway red then you can surely find it.

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Love and lace can be achieved. The older fabric is still a vital symbol for the immensity of Valentines day. Lace can be worn in any style and be cultivated into any color.

 

 

Professional Pink

In a classic business setting most people stick to neutral colors. Normally a dark plain blazer and matching pants. Likewise, the undershirt is a grey, white, or light blue blouse. The neutral colors indicate a form of salaried workers. The bottoms, pants or skirts, are to be crisp and straight down.
Recently, I saw a few lighter colored blazers in an accessory shop. Due to my affinity for the color pink I found it adorable. My only struggle was how to make this blazer business casual.
My veterinary courses require a blue-color dress code on Fridays. So, I decided to test out my outfit for the day. I paired my double buttoned pink blaze,r from Versona, with a simple flair skirt, I got from H&M. I also have a lace pink top from Anthropologie.
I then accessorizes my outfit with pieces from Primark. I attached a velvet bow to the lace trim of my top. I added a pink floral hair pins to push my hair back. For shoes I kept the professional trend and wore black round toe heels. However, for after class I added my pair of feathered light pink glitter pumps.
The outfit was a stretch out of my normally work wear or business professional attire, yet it made me stand out from all the other uniform looks. Work wear can still be chic and cute. The professional pink look was a go that I would repeat again.
Down below, I attached an outfit set and links. Listed below is wear you can find similar items to my professional pink outfit.
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Miss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer JacketMiss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer Jacket (see more petite blazer jackets)

TIBI jacquard skirt
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Feather shoes
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Woolen hat
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Velvet belt
$17 – very.co.uk

Jennifer behr hair accessory
$215 – net-a-porter.com

Witchery shiny nail polish
$12 – witchery.com.au

Valentines Daytime Outfits

If your still in school or in an environment where you can’t wear your most romantic ensemble there is no need to stress. You can still look chic and cute before your evening plans.  Just match a cute skirt with a nice blouse or body suite.

Notably, Valentines day falls on a Wednesday so I’ll be stuck wearing scrubs to class. So, I’m wearing one of my Hello Kitty heart printed scrub tops with a pair of red scrub pants.

This is a step up from my normal plain grey and blue scrubs I wear daily. However, if I was in another school environment like my undergraduate courses I would wear something pink and flirty.

For most students and workers you can opt for a simple skirt and top. The outfit I wore today is a great example.  The pink corduroy mini skirt from Forever 21 is a wonderful staple for the outfit. I then paired it with a floral embroidered mesh body suite with frill sleeves form Francesca’s. As for shoes I added my basic chunky black heels with silver studs.

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The skirt showed off my legs and the body suite was form-fitting. The pink and floral embroidery enhanced the romantic theme of the outfit. Thus, creating a romantic daytime look.

 

Spring into Prints 2018

Every season has a seasonal trend or a defining print that one can’t go without seeing. This spring, 2018 is no different. All high brand stores are sporting posy dots, Georgian spots, gingham, and glenurquhart plaid.

Posy Dots are a popular floral design that stems from the posy flowers. The print offers an elegant prospect into the normal floral designs of roses and daisies. Instead of classically small prints the design has been shown as a floral sketch or expanded print. Posy themed pieces have been seen in Anthropologie and Topshop.

 

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Georgian Spots are a wider dot pattern than polka dots. The pattern became popular in early 2010 with the rise of Pinterest.  The pattern comes from all the old southern brooches. The gems would be set with black circles below. Several artist recognized the old-fashioned placing and innovated it into a pattern. Georgian spots have appeared in Kate Spade‘s and Billabong‘s spring lines.

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Gingham is a pattern that previously wasn’t appreciated. It was often associated with children clothing sets. Much of this is due to the 1950’s symbolic print, normally having a creme or white background with a checkered pastel color correlating with infant aesthetics. Now, the print has made a huge comeback. Ginghams lightly colored prints serve as a girly homage to Cannes fashion. All in all its a perfect summer print that can be found in Forever 21 and Pac Sun.

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Glenurquhart Plaid or glen plaid, is a woven plaid. The pattern generally consists of a twill look. Four colors compromise the pattern. Two light colors and two dark colors will contrast in different repeating checks. This creates a trendy cross pattern. The glen plaid is often seen in blazers and skirts. It has become a fast growing instagram fashion for places with a colder spring weather. This print can be found at River Island.

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Notably, my outfit of the day was inspired by the Georgian spots. I wore a romper from Billabong that I ordered off of Swell. The romper had the southern pattern printed on the mauve fabric. It also showcased cute flare sleeves and a trendy tie string at the top.

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Romantic Reds 2018

It’s the time of year you either jonesing for or resenting. Either way its a lovely excuse to pull out festive and glam looks. What better way, than to celebrate Valentines Day with red emsambles.

This seasons red romantic picks are below:

Wrap Dress: From morning mimosas to late night molten chocolate cake wrap dresses sure are sweet. The simplistic form is easy to wear and still serves as a cute wardrobe classic. No matter what your body type is one can’t go wrong with the saucy dress. Along with that, the dress works for any occasion. Whether you Valentines day plans are a simple girls night dinner or an adventurous date the wrap dress is timeless.

The fashion favorite dress showcased below is the Saucin’ On You Wrap Dress. The flirty dress features all the ideal aspects of wrap dresses. Ties upper waist, stylized V neck opening, simple band in the back, and dry flat shape. Its red color is alluring and mesmorizing as its ruffles offer a girly twist. This TOBI dress does no wrong.

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Tulle Midi Skirts:  Tulle skirts are with out a doubt one of the most romantic clothing iteams you can own! They are also essential for everyone’s wardrobe. Tulle skirts are composed of soft and delicate layers of  fabric. They go nicey with blouses and body suites. Overall they are perfect to chanel hearts and kisses feels during the month of love.

The Eloise tulle midi skirt, shown below, is captavating and sweet with its burgundy red color. This tulle daydream creates a perfect style for all modern romantics. Morning Lavender‘s kirts offers all the pretty princess feels.

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Blazer Dress: The form-fitting blazer or tuxedo styled shirt dress is chic and trendy. It is a great Valentines day option for those venturing into restaurant reservations or up and coming night clubs. The blazer dress is a very Hollywood option. Several celebrities have been sporting the trend as a rebuttal for the gender expected dress. regardless, a blazer dress is a sharp statement that demands attention.

The head turner below is from a Red Gold Button Detailed Blazer Dress.  The red blazer dress is steamy with its bold coloring. The red show stopper gains attention to with its simplistic gold buttons around the bust. It can be purchased at Pretty Little Thing.

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Embroidered Blouses: If you don’t want to dress up, a mesh blouse is the perfect fit. You can accessorize with a plain tank top or lacy bra. Likewise its fun to match with jeans or a leather skirt. The embroidery makes a statement that can be playful and flirty. It’s also great for galentines day celebrations.

The embroidered blouse featured below is from Free People. It showcases sequined hearts and ruffled sleeves. The featured blouse can be purchased at revolve. The red heart embrodery stands out and creates a romantic feel.

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Bandeau Tie Front Crop: The classic look always provides a feminine vibe. Outfits like crop tops and camis with the tie in front offer a sensual beholding. The bandeau style provides  an effortless beauty that is wonderful for any occasion, be it a night out or a daytime getaway.

The featured Bandeau Tie Front is from MINKPINK. It is dark red to capture a sultry essence. On a smaller level it even has a micro heart print that blends sweetly with its thin straps.

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High Low Skirt: A high low skirt is a bottom wear product that is fitting for all figures. It accentuates someone’s height if they are short, or showcases someone’s legs if taller. Either way high low skirts are a must for all body types. While, most are straight and hold no room for trim, a good choice for Valentines day is a flare version of the skirt. The bright red color will excuentuate everyones natural curves.

Shown below is the Hold Onto Me Skirt. It is a bright red flare high low skirt. It has cute trim as it is layered at the bottom. Similarly, the top of the skirt also sponsors cute stylized destinctions. The skirt has a chic red bow serving as a tie belt. The NOVA skirt is crucial for anyone wanting to be a red envy dancing the night away.

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Leather Mini Dress: For thouse opting for a more provacative couture option for the day love, look no further! The ideal clothing aperal piece is a leather mini dress. Mini dresses leave little to the imagination and also reveal feminine assests. Likewise, leather adds to the tempting allure of women’s clothing. So, all in all, a leather mini dress is perfect for a seductive Valentines day look.

The Risky Treats Dress show below is the perfect amourus piece. The dress is not only an alluring red mini dress, but has a sweetheart neckline too. The simple pleasures of the dress don’t end there. DollsKill‘s dress has a bardot style and slinky ruffled sleeves. The red mini dress oozes romance.

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Bardot 2018

The term Bardot has stemmed from the iconic french model and actress, Brigitte Bardot. She was popularized for often wearing off the shoulder iteams sporting a bare look. The sexualized 1950’s style then evolved into current fashion statements.

The name Bardot then ventured to be a high brand clothing store. Bardot, the Australian brand often promotes styles from the famous namesake. There seasonal trends, especially summer and spring still showcase the infamous Cannes film festival look Brigitte pulled off.

Now in the 2018 spring and summer fashions have decided to reflect the off the shoulder look. Some stores are even calling these products bardot tops and dresses. So, the iconic look has made a comeback.

The off the shoulder style was one I decided to try. To style this bardot look I choose a lighter color dress. The pink and creme gingham pattern dress was to accentuate feminine style. Likewise, I choose a dress with girly frills on the bottom cut of the clothing iteam.

 Since off the shoulder dresses normally have a straight cut often making it hard to make a figured tailor, I opted for a belt. I went with a pale pink waist tie belt to accentuate a formed look. I then paired the dress with a pair of light pink heels with floral designs for a fun mix of prints.  I then added more accessories to the mix with a pale pink sorority layered choker necklace.

This clothing  choice was the perfect summer outfit.