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Cold weather prints

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There’s something about a houndstooth print that screams fall.  I love a cozy, Starbucks-drinking-holiday-music-listening-fire-place-cuddling look.  For another pre-fall look, I chose a sweater dress paired with a mini skirt.  I wanted a look that wasn’t too summery while the weather cools down at night; this way I’m still bundled for the temperature drop without needing a coat.  The mix of different browns with black was fun to coordinate for a soft, neutral palette.  Oh, and if you didn’t notice– my little blondies got a big chop!  More summer to fall looks to come over the next month and hopefully longer before I need a big coat.

What’s your favorite fall print?

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Todd Snyder

Runway- Todd Snyder M S 15

Back in NYC, Todd Snyder brought the all-American man down the runway with his Spring 2015 collection.  We’re talking classic, clean silhouettes, rich neutrals and basic plaid prints.  I loved it.  There’s nothing better than a great staple collection.  There were three basic bottoms: sweat pants/shorts, cropped cigarette-leg trousers and short slacks.  They were simple and well tailored to the leg.  I love the added edge of graphic prints, they weren’t too overwhelming but added a nice touch to the collection.  With the lack of any color aside from a neutral, I really loved how they used black and brown together.  Men tend to wear only one or the other, so the merging of the two neutrals really gave the looks a rich feel.  Channel your all-American neutral style next spring.

Which Todd Sndyer look is your favorite?

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Burberry Prorsum

Runway- Burberry Prorsum S 15

Every season, I look forward to the iconic Burberry Prorsum collection in specific.  They always bring rich colors, a variety of fabrications, luscious coats and a tweaked version of a belted silhouette.  It’s fun to see how they use different fabrics to bring a fresh look to their newest collections.  Burberry’s Spring 2015 collection didn’t let me down.  Accordion pleats, sheer rouching and layers of texture popped off the pastel-printed runway.  I can’t decide which textures were my favorite.  This season’s belt of choice was a gathered sheer-pleated fabric, knotted at the high waistline.  The woman wearing this collection is taking a journey through town.  She goes to work in an effortlessly printed look, then slips into something sheer for an evening out.  She’s commanding yet soft spoken, all without words.  The colors in this collection were an electrified palette of pastels.  Rich periwinkle, banana yellow and warm turquoise popped down the runway.  I’d love to be draped in any of the pieces from this collection– more of my favorites below.

Which collection do you look forward to seeing each season?

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London Fashion Week Florals

Runway- London Fashion Week S 15

The Spring 2015 runway shows are still coming in hot from London.  Today, it’s all about this past weekend’s collections, draped in an assortment of prints, including feminine florals.  I’m melting over the different styles of florals for next season.  Preen‘s collection had a heavy play on bold stripes and contrasting, soft floral prints.  The mix of the two prints is so modern and androgynous.  Bora Aksu took a more artistic approach to the floral trend.  Structured, sheer organza draped down the body with an over-lay of floral crochet details.  The print is so delicate yet has such an edgy feel.  I kind of wish I could wear this look everyday.  Marchesa brought an extra dose of romance to the floral trend.  Sheer lace fabric tiered down the body, portraying the look of a modern-day hippie.  Pops of flowers lifted off the crisp white dress, bringing the floral print to life.  I can’t wait to see what other trends unfold in London.  More fashion week goodness tomorrow.

Which LFW floral print trend is your favorite?

Proenza Schouler

Runway- Proezna Schouler S 15

Well, that’s a wrap for NYFW.  Before we jump the pond to London, let’s talk Proenza Schouler.  Proenza’s Spring 2015 collection was everything.  They incorporated just the right amount of color with an insane amount of different textures.  Following on cue for spring trends, long sweeping fringe draped down the model’s legs.  The fringe was so cool and classy.  Along with the fringe trend, Proenza also brought their own version of perforated looks.  From large, perforated pencil skirts to micro-perforated leather outfits, the concept left the mind wandering and they eyes pleased.  I’m loving the major play on fabric-blocking throughout the entire collection.  Proenza always does a great job of sourcing great fabrics.  The assortment of fabrics and layers worked so well together, making each look worth a double-take.  This is the printed collection for the minimalistic girl at heart hello that’s me.  We’ll see you back here next week with some London fashion week favorites.

What’s your favorite Proenza Schouler look for Spring 2015?

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Textured in fall

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Fall calls for layers.  As the summer wraps up around DC, it’s time to have an extra layer of warmth at an arms reach.  I love the idea of a casual military-inspired jacket for layering.  Another one of my favorite parts of fall fashion is the mixing of heavy textures.  This dress is made of a velvety fabric.  The bright tone makes it great for day and night looks.  To play on this mixing of textures style, try pairing unexpected fabrics together for a well-balanced feel..  I’m thinking, I’ll be rocking this military jacket over dressy-fabrics for my early fall style.

What’s your favorite part about fall fashion?

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