Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Trend: Tangerine Tango

For a more confident and energetic look this spring, add an article of orange to your outfit to brighten your mood. According to Pantone fashion color report, Tangerine Tango is one of many popular colors for the spring. A tint of this color in your wardrobe will surely heighten any look. Here are a few items that are flexible and easy to match with:

Look: Be a stunner by matching this shade with a neutral color to soften your outfit OR for a sharper look, complement with a similarly brighter shade. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Indian look: Dhoti/Patiala Pants

Here is a look at India's traditional trend that has been greatly influenced by Jawaharlal Nehru (Chacha Nehru), a revolutionary hero and the first Prime Minister of India. His style and attire has had a huge impact on men's traditional clothing in the country. Nehru's long button down sherwani with the mandarin collar is considered a trademark for indian designers. Ranbir Kapoor, a popular Bollywood actor is shown below sporting a similar attire, in a navy blue sherwani with a white churidar. 
As men in India continue to wear churidars under their kurtas, dhoti or patiala pants are slowly developing as the new craze, traditionally and casually. Below the actor is shown revolutionizing the pants in his daily and formal wear. Traditionally worn with a long kurta(left), Ranbir casually wears them with a long shirt(center) and formally with a jodhpuri(right).
Masaba Gupta, a young Indian designer gives the ethnic dhoti an innovative and comfortable look by styling them into pants. From printed dhotis with their edgy patterns to avant-garde nehru style jackets, Gupta exhibits her clothing(below) at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012. Prateik Babbar(left), a Bollywood actor walks the ramp as a showstopper for the show. 

Printed bottoms have started to develop into every designers new obsession. The picture on the right of D&G's Spring collection depicts the use of dhoti pants casually with a light washed jeans shirt.

Look: Flaunt the pants informally with a t-shirt or shirt accessorizing them with sneakers or boat shoes.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Casual Elegance

Express Lurex Exploded Mesh Sweater, Zara Bow Belt, Teal Steve Madden Coat, Lauren Conrad Bangle Bracelet Set, Forever 21 Bangle, Jeans Maxi Dress, Charles & Keith Leather Tote, Easy Pickins Wedge Sandals

  By Stephanie Wang Photography

Spring Trend: Neon Jewelry

As spring approaches add a touch of bright colors to your jewelry collection. Neon colors started off as a fall favorite but continues into this spring's hottest trends. Easy to match and accessorize, neon jewelry can be worn formally with dresses and casually with even your burn out tees. Here are a few options to pick from:
1. Assad Mounser Revival Collar in Pink, $350
2. Dannijo Wynn Bracelet, $445
3. Adia Kibur Silver & Neon Chain Link Necklace, $114
4. Isabel Marant The Who brass hoop earrings, $175
5. Neon Sparkle Ring, $25
6. Dannijo Hixson Bib Necklace, $745
7. Vince Camuto Geometric Cocktail Ring Yellow, $48
8. Fenton Sagamore Triple Plate Choker

What neon accessories are in your closet? Feel free to share in the comments below.