I love whimsical yet fashionable accessories. There’s something so chic and playful about adding a colorful handbag in a unique fabric, pattern or construction. Looks like Zara’s newest plastic clutch boxes hit all three elements in that they are made of lucite, come in bright neon colors and are constructed to look like boxes. I love the entire concept of these fun clutches. They come in neon pink and bright neon yellow and are the perfect accessory for spring and summer!
According to this year’s Groundhog’s Day prediction, an early spring is coming for 2013. Those stuck inside from the harsh weather of super storm Nemo as well as anyone ready to break in their spring fashion looks, were more than pleased with this prediction of quickly approaching warmer weather. Getting ready for spring means time to start stocking up the freshest looks now so as to be prepared for that first glimpse of warm weather. Shoes are always a great way to start featuring spring styles, because even warm weather footwear can be paired with a maxi dress or stylish colored skinny jeans when the weather still holds a bit of a chill. Check out these spring shoe styles that are sure to be a hit this season, and prepare feet to properly show off these incredible styles with a pre-spring pedicure.
A popular trend last spring as well, these attention grabbing spring equivalents of bold winter boots have been taken up a notch this season. Although the basic style of calf covering detailed leather in every hue is still prevalent, designers have upped the ante by adding heels from the practical wedge to the skinny stiletto style which adds to the dramatic flair.
The gladiator sandal is not the only spring style with an updated heel, in fact many spring shoes featured distinctive heels. These attention grabbing heels were typically of a modest height, but with features such as a unique ball hall and slim rectangular heel, along with a return of past block heels in a variety of heights and styles, the eye is naturally drawn to this forward thinking design. Intense geometric shapes well outside the realm of traditional heels are certainly of the moment, a decidedly bold choice that can turn up the style level of any outfit.
Bold statements are not only found on the heel, as many spring styles feature stylish buckles that are more an accessory than a mere strap fastener. Typically found this season on the ankle it turns ankle straps almost into a bracelet encircling the lower calf finished off with a highly designed buckle, ranging from metal, leather, and other colorful choices that make these a major focal point. In contrast with the big buckle, is another detailed design element featured prominently in the fashionable footwear trending this spring—lace. From delicate lace additions in popular spring hues, to leather woven to resemble the complexities of lace, there is no doubt that lace remains in favor with designers this season.
If the runway is any indication, 2013 spring styles are all about the use of color. Clear, see through features will be a fashionable accent seen everywhere from footwear to handbags. See-through foot straps and heels were especially prevalent with the top designers. Along with a heavy presence of see-through features, contrasting black and white designs turned up in every shoes style from heels to oxford styles, as well as spring staple—the sandal.
Kiera Noble is a certified shopaholic and she shops with next day delivery for the perfect gifts for her friends and family.
The Spring 2013 Pantone colors have been announced and boy am I excited for spring! With bright tones and medium hues, this coming spring is all a swirl of color done in a deliciously sophisticated way. One of the reasons why I love checking out Patone’s Fashion Color Analysis is because it helps me figure out what the trends are going to be and what colors will be dominating fashion, accessories, home design and beauty. Check out the yummy hues that will have you smiling next spring!
Okay, I rarely do any name dropping on this blog because normally that type of stuff is annoying and totally unncessary. So I apologize profusely but in this instance I had to do it. Ever since Jennifer Meyer hit the accessories scene with her delicate jewelry collection, I was hooked. Jennifer Meyer went to the same high school that I did back in Santa Monica, CA. She was two years behind me and was stylish even back in her high school days. It makes perfect sense that she would blossom into a highly sought after accessories designer. I love how refined yet wearable her pieces are. She has a delicate touch that is the ultimate in femininity and sophistication. Wearing a piece of jewelry should be personal and something about Jennifer’s designs comes across like heirlooms or unique pieces you pass down to your daughter or gift to your friends. I have my eyes on a few items and will definitely be gifting myself with some gorgeous pieces in the future!
I have a serious obsession with the ombre effect that has hit the world of fashion, accessories and even beauty. I love when items have several colors fading from dark to light or light to dark, I think it’s so chic and fun. Well, looks like you can make your own ombre jewelry with a few simple items. I stumbled across this fun and easy tutorial from beauty guru Andrea’s Choice and trust me, you’ll love how simple it is to take old jewelry and turn it into something fun and new! Check it out!embedded by Embedded Video