An accessory that I am personally excited about is the floppy hat. Inspired by iconic 1970s bombshells like Jane Birkin, Faye Dunaway, and Brigitte Bardot (pictured above), the floppy hat takes the best of that era’s cool look and lets us incorporate it into our own. Not only is the design universally flattering, but you can wear the hat year-round. So if it’s one of those summer days where you don’t feel like styling your hair, keep it tousled and throw on a felt floppy hat. Here are some ideas to get your started.
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Whether it’s stunning statement makeup or exaggerated shapes and silhouettes, Fashion Week never fails to thrill. But each time, there are a few collections that truly take us by surprise. Here are 3 of our favorite strangely beautiful looks from recents seasons.
Anne Demeulemeester Fall 2012
The shades of blue and black were luxuriously saturated, but the models’ hair was even more captivating. Stylist Eugene Souleiman intermixed feathers and spikes for a punk meets Navajo warrior look. The effect meshed perfectly with Demeulemeester’s Fall themes: construction, shape, and architecture.
Junya Watanabe Spring 2011
Junya Watanable offset feminine seaside styles with neon wigs and face-obscuring masks in his Spring 2011 collection. The masks, which the models held in place with their teeth, were meant to resemble dolls that have not yet had their faces painted on.
Comme des Garcons Spring 2011
Rei Kawakubo drew inspiration from multiple personalities for Spring 2011. The clothes were topsy-turvy, even accented with institutional stripes and straight jacket straps. But what seems chaotic at first becomes carefully thought out upon closer inspection, and we definitely respect that.
Do you like outlandish runway looks, or do you prefer designs that easily translate to real life?
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Finally a sneaker worthy of our wardrobe! While we love a good Chuck Taylor or Keds tennis shoe, the wedge sneaker adds a chic touch with the same sporty ease. Working as the spot-on accent to help you achieve the current sporty motif, these sneakers are definitely a cool pick, dressing up jeans and a tee and keeping a skirt hip and effortless. While they look great in the magazines, how do we translate them to our wardrobe? Here’s a look at some of our favorite (and simple) ways to incorporate the pumped up kicks into your look and a few suggestions for a pair of your own.
1. Britt 200 Wedge Sneakers
2. Ash Buckled Wedge Sneaker
3. See by Chloe Lace-Up Wedge Sneakers
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