Monthly Archives: March 2017

Best Bridal Gown Trends This Spring

If you’re currently on the hunt for your dream wedding dress, you know how confusing and overwhelming the endless array of options can be—from princess-worthy ball gowns to sleek, simple sheaths, the amount of gorgeous gowns out there can make it hard to choose “the one.” To take some of the pressure off, we’ve zeroed in on only the best trends.

1. Capes and Caplets

A great option for the untraditional bride, capes and caplets offer all the drama and dimension of a veil, with a definitively modern spin (plus, the option to remove it post-ceremony to create a “new” look). Ranging from capes that form a cathedral length train, to shorter pieces with a more retro appeal, there’s something to fit nearly every bride’s vibe.

2. Black Accessories

The sheer contrast between wedding-gown white and bold black accessories makes this trend a standout. The pairing feels at once timeless (thanks to these always-in-style colors) and daring (thanks to the graphic appeal). For a more subtle approach, skip a black belt and opt for only the striking statement earrings instead.

3. High Necklines

The return to modesty that’s been so prevalent on all the runways in the fashion world has extended to bridal style as well (and after a few seasons of the “naked” sheer dress trend, we couldn’t be happier). High necklines are the “it” silhouette, but that doesn’t mean the designs look dowdy—the cuts, fabric, and embellishments (like the embroidery at Temperley London) all feel very fresh.

4. Pearl Embellishments

Craving serious glamour for your wedding day? While sequins and crystals will always have their place in bridal fashion, pearls are making a serious comeback, in a less-than-traditional way. Whether looming large in serious statement accessories or covering a gown almost completely, their luster is hard to beat.

5. Bold Bows

If the idea of a bridal gown done up in bows sounds saccharine or a little too girlish to you, think again. Designers are reimagining this feminine detail in a surprising new way, turning what could be an overly sweet design into something more fashion-forward and sculptural instead (minimalists, rejoice!).

The Only Shoes You Need in Your Closet

What is it with women and shoes? It’s like we feel the need to collect these fancy objects, but most of them are not as functional (or as comfortable) as they are pretty, so we stick to our favorites and the rest wind up collecting dust.
We took a good hard look at the day-to-day lives of many women, and figured out that we can make it through virtually any situation with only seven pairs on hand. Not only is that going to save you some serious closet space, it will also cut down on those mornings when you stare into the abyss of your closet wondering what to wear—sometimes, the problem is just too many options.
Paring the choices down to a “capsule closet”—that is, a collection that has only the best essentials—makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze (and your wallet will thank you, too). The seven shoes you should really have in your closet range from a comfortable sandal to a high-powered pump, so you will be covered for every occasion, from the beach to the boardroom. We considered every season, so you will be set for the whole year.
Having less than ten pairs of footwear may sound scary, but we promise that you will be pleasantly surprised by how versatile these options can be. Declutter your closet of the shoes you never wear—these seven pairs are about to make your life so much simpler (without sacrificing an ounce of style)

Know More About Flattering Striped Styles

Get in line (pun intended) for this fresh take on a classic trend: one part retro, one part refined.

1. Ann Taylor Striped Doubleface Tee

A graphic color combination (royal blue with black and white) lends a sophisticated air to this lightweight doubleface knit top.

2. Kate Spade “How Charming” Idiom Hinged Bangle

These bold colors add ‘60s appeal to a simple shift (and the hidden message will add a smile to your face every time you put this piece on).

3. Monki Stripe Beach Bag

A roomy tote embellished with bright bars of cheerful color holds all the essentials you need for the beach or pool (and its cotton construction makes care a breeze).

4. Kaanas Simi Sand Espadrilles

Eye-catching slides toe the line between laid-back and fashion-forward.

5. Topshop Striped Linen Paper Bag Skirt

This skirt is ultra-flattering, thanks to its middle cinching paper bag waist and leg lengthening stripes.

6. Boden Martha Dress

Summer-ready sailor stripes in a crisp silhouette you can dress up or down—what’s not to love. Available in 13 other colors.

7. Old Navy Patterned Linear Scarf

A staple summer accessory everyone should have stashed away, this oversized scarf is just right for wrapping up in when the air conditioning turns overzealous. It tucks away neatly into a beach bag, too, should you need an impromptu sarong.