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The skirt that never goes out of style

According to designer Chester Weinberg, who made the midi his signature, the midi was “almost as a direct reflection of the women’s moment. It’s for those who don’t particularly care about what men think about the way they dress.”

 The midi skirt was the beginning of a fashion evolution, that was evident in the rising hem lines in 1900. Love it or hate it, the midi is a classic piece that deserve it’s won chapter in the books of fashion evolution. 

When the midi first appeared it caused quite an uproar and lead to political and aesthetic revolution in womenswear. The midi skirt is a tricky silhouette to pull off. While it can be very flattering if paired with the right shoes and hem line, it can be a disaster if the length of the skirt doesn’t hit the right place bellow your knee.

 

  This fashion trend favours tall and slim silhouette. The degree of difficulty  for this trend is pretty high so you will get a lot of fashion point to pull this one off.The lady like midi is now more sophisticated, streetwise , in tweeds and tartans. 

 

  There is a reason the midi skirt keeps bouncing back in fashion, it has been all over the catwalk for several season. The skirt is office appropriate and  flattering for all ages. They come in several print and material from edgy to floral and from casual boho to office appropriate pencil skirt. 

 

 Split midi skirt are perfect office wear. The floral one looks great and can add some colour and life to the boring office wear. 

 

Though it is better to opt for heels to pair with midi, they look dashing with ballet flats too. 

 

It makes for great two piece. These are easy to pull off. The midriff barring trend is modern and sleek. The midi paired with cropped top gives a casual vibe.

 

 For the daring and the brave asymmetrical hem and geometrical prints. Another playful twist to the classic midi with asymmetrical hem lines and shear panel.

 

 The midi mostly regarded as formal skirt can be flirty and fun. In dark colour and myriads of prints the midi is for all occasion.

 

 Jewel-toned satins midi paired with tall boots and turtlenecks, perhaps with a sliver of skin showing at the waist would get the temperatures high in winter.

 They are appropriate for winters too. I love the voluminous skirts paired with knits and plums.  Yes, midi is definitely of those trend that you can wear all through the year in every season.

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Blogger approved ways to camouflage

 

A short History

In 1990s the” chocolate chip” camouflage  was popularized  after Barbara Bush when she wore it in a trip to Saudi Arabia . Later in 2000 Jean Paul Gaultier collection showcased camo-printed ball gown. Gradually the print won over the runway and acquired mass appeal.

 Some tips to rock this trend

  • Camo print is edgy and masculine so balance them with soft feminine colours or go for a camo print skirt.
  • You can go for print mixing by pairing them with floral print.

  • The camouflage shirt looks great when layered with a tee.  
  • If you are not sure about the print introduce it is small amount, opt for camo print scarves & footwear.

  • Camo print shorts, pants and skirts looks trendy and foolproof with solid black, white or grey colour tops.

  • Accessorize with jewelry scarves and beret

  • Wear feminine footwear like plums and stilettos. 
  • Wear it with nude colour and make the outfit look polished and chic.

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Black is forever

My love for the color black is unsurpassed by any other colour. It is my go to colour. When in doubt go Black. Back to Black .People around me are forever asking me to wear other colors , anything other than black.

The importance of the colour black when it comes to fashion and my wardrobe is immense. 

 

You can’t go wrong with The Little Black Dress has been a wardrobe staple and rightfully so. They are versatile and flattering on almost everyone. Easy to accessories with statement neck pieces and colorful scarves.The uniform project involved wearing a LBD for 365 day consecutively but creatively while not repeating the same outfit. Black is one of the best colour for the monochrome look followed closely by white and blue.

Black and white  is another classic combination that is always trendy. The combination to these two neutral colour is striking and suitable for every occasion starting from formal to casual.  

 

Apart from that black looks good with a wide range of colors . From pastels to fluorescent and several bright tones can be easily balanced with the colour black. Needless to say   pencil skirt, blazer, jeans, shirt, t-shirt, tank and a pair of semi-formal pants all in the colour black is my wardrobe staple. 

Well , when it comes to accessories the belt, the bag and the shoe, black defiantly dominates the field. All these are must for formal wardrobe.

 

Leather jackets and blazers looks sharp and classy all the time and more so in the colour black. Edgy looks are best when done in black so does studs and chains. 

Black colour gives the best slimming effect too. 

For some people black is boring but for me black brings out the best in every colour and outfit. What is your go to colour?

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Denny Rose Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Who does not love an inspiring collection ?….  Denny Rose Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is worthy of gracing my outfit inspiration board .. The collection is aspiring it had got a array of style and trends to choose from. All you need for this fall to stand out from the crowd is to follow this collection.     Denny Rose Fall/Winter 2013 Collection   The uniqueness of this collection is that is does not focus on single style but a whole range of it.

Whether you’re a girly girl, love sporty or grunge accents or simply love trendy touches or even if you’re just looking for a more formal piece to update your wardrobe denny rose has got it all.Denny Rose Autumn 2013 Collection Get inspired from these outfits and create a new look each day ….. Denny Rose Autumn 2013 For  casual look , formal look , party look , daytime look  .. it has you covered. Denny Rose Autumn Winter 2013 Collection Behold the bible / catalogue for this fall winter ….. Denny Rose Autumn Winter 2013 Line   Denny Rose Autumn Winter 2013

Denny Rose Aw 2013 Collection   Denny Rose Aw 2013 Line

The label  brings into stoplight different pattern-: stripes, plaids, florals and animal prints, camo and graphic motifs.. Several bold colours …

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Chic beanies and fedora hats, cool pumps and over the knee boots, chic statement necklaces, cozy scarves, fab belts…accessories are must for the fall/ winter collection.

Denny Rose Fall 2013 Line   Denny Rose Fall 2013 Looks   The envious green … Denny Rose Fall 2013   Denny Rose Fall Winter 2013 Collection    Generally I hate pink but  I want to get some pieces in this particular shade …. Denny Rose Fall Winter 2013 Line   The collection has got a mix of feminine , edgy , chic , sophisticated grunge vibe  ….  all the outfit to express your myriads of moods.Denny Rose Fall Winter 2013   Denny Rose Fw 2013 Collection Denny Rose Fw 2013 Line     Black and blue  …. Denny Rose Winter 2013 Collection     Plaids , red jeans , shoes , tops …  Denny Rose Winter 2013 Designs

I am in love with this collection what about you ? let me know ….. see something you absolutely want to own this fall ?

Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s Lookbook now ……

Tres Chic Workweek Paris Sweater with Trouser Pants   Tres Chic Workweek Eiffel Tower Sweater with Slim Pants Tres Chic Workweek Paris Tee with Trouser Pants

 

I posted an article “Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s Lookbook” where I feature the Catherine Malandrino collection from Kohl’s.I absolutely love the collection…and I want all the outfits too.

https://awalkinmyshoe.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/catherine-malandrino-for-kohls-lookbook/
The  good news for the readers is that the collection is available now. You can own the pieces you like. This is the link to the site.
http://www.kohls.com/catalog/catherine-malandrino-for-designation-clothing.jsp?CN=4294713815+4294719810

 I also wanted to share with you the exclusive 10% off blogger code for kohls.com. You can use FALLMOMTEN from October first until the end of December! It can be used to stack savings with one other department specific code.So good luck garbing a awesome piece.

Let me know if you grab something you like…..

NYFW Spring 2014: Sophisticated Collections

Sophistication has it’s own charm….

The silhouette tend to be free flowing as opposed to body hugging . The chic and full of modern vibe.Lots of great monochromatic dresses in various cuts and texture

NYFW Spring 2014: Sophisticated Collections

Elegance and Sophistication  dominated the runways and brought an array of eye catching outfit to into the spotlight.

 

Naeem Khan Spring 2014

Indian-born American designer Naeem Khan focused on ultra feminine gowns for his newest line, this time bringing Spanish and Mexican influences into the spotlight. His creations focuses on details and intricate patterns, elaborate signature beaded gowns, worked with folklore-inspired motifs.Details details and details ………

Jenny Packham Spring 2014

A multitude of gorgeous cocktail dresses and sophisticated evening gowns in a myriad of cool tones: dusty pink, royal blue, green, lime or mustard yellow. Gorgeous cocktail dresses were, the true stunners of the new line were the crystal-covered floor sweeping gowns. Simplicity was evident in the dresses.

 

Reem Acra Spring 2014

The Reem Acra collection focuses on the concept of disco glamor. These dresser are fun and daring. They come in bold red orange, black, silver and gold tones. The designer turned out to be a big supporter of metallic tones for the warm months of 2014, offering several memorable gowns which are guaranteed to steal the spotlight every single time.

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Stunning, breath-taking, incredible, extraordinarily beautiful…any of these adjectives can easily describe Oscar de la Renta’s spring creations inspired by the portraits of the Fitton sisters. They showcased a myriad of chic prints and patterns: checkers, floral patterns, polka dots and ultra feminine, show-stopping evening gowns into the spotlight.

Badgley Mischka Spring 2014

Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka took inspiration from the French Riviera for their spring 2014 line and brought a multitude of interesting twenties and thirties inspired silhouettes into the spotlight. The pastel colour of these gowns are refreshing and feminine.These dresses gives of a otherworldly ultra-feminine vibe.

Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s Lookbook

This stunning new collection is must – know for all the fashion conscious girls .It is feminine and powerful at the same time. With an underlying sex-appeal and elegance the collection is sure to be a loved one.

Catherine Malandrino for Kohl's Lookbook

The new Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s collection will  hit the stores later this month. The French designer brought the eclectic spirit of Paris in its new feminine creations . A quick glimpse at the new limited edition collection showcases the spirit of paris trapped in the designs.

 Don Brennan, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer, stated that the new line revolves around affordable pieces with a timeless allure:

Catherine Malandrino For Kohl's Collection
Catherine Malandrino For Kohl's Lookbook

“Our DesigNation collection from Catherine Malandrino blends Catherine’s feminine style and recognizable silhouette into wearable, timeless designs that allow women to express their personality at an exceptional value. We are confident the line will appeal to our customers and continue to position Kohl’s as the premier style destination they have come to expect.”

Catherine Malandrino’s Kohl’s collection features chic tees with the slogans such as “Paris, je t’aime” or “Paris mon amour”, a myriad of chic monochrome short dresses and pleated skirts, edgy motorcycle jackets and several pleather tops and skirts with intricate abstract patterns for a trendy flair.

The outfits gives a put-together and polished look.

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The new Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s collection features 80 pieces and it’s scheduled to hit kohls.com and Kohl’s stores starting with September 27. The pieces included in the new line,are priced between $36 and $130. Which one do you want to grab for your wardrobe ?

Looks From Catherine Malandrino For Kohl's LookbookParisian Chic Outfits From Catherine Malandrino For Kohl's CollectionSkirt Outfits From Catherine Malandrino For Kohl's Collection

Dresses , tee shirts , tights and pants all in amazing black and white . This truly an amazing paris themed collection. Quilted jackets , hoodies ,overcoats completes the collection. The outfits are chic and sophisticated. The vibe of the collection is moderns , trendy and perfect for girls on go.

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Trends Forecast

The forecast of spring summer 2014 is here and the colour pallet has lots of blue and leans towards sophisticated colors. Colours are important part of fashion and it is important to update your self with the latest colour trend.

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Trends Forecast

The Pantone Color Institute has released its spring 2014 color trends forecast for men and women

Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director is the first to notice this interesting change and stated that: “What’s interesting is we’re seeing exciting and fashionable colors as well as more neutral ones. It’s not as though everyone is willing to wear the bright colors from recent seasons head-to-toe. There needs to be equilibrium, and that is a more serious word than balance. The world still needs the stability of soft neutrals but we’re not just talking about gray, beige and taupe,” WWD.com reports.

I am not a huge fan of bright colours but I love neutrals , darker pallets and shades of blue. 

Spring 2014 Color Trends Forecast By Pantone
Blue tones will steal the spotlight in the spring 2014 season. The most popular color for women for spring 2014 is Dazzling Blue, while for men Placid Blue tops the list of the most popular colors for spring 2014, according to forecasts. So blue is a major colour 2014 seasons.Most likely the new black of 2014 is blue.

Number two in top 10 women’s Pantone colors spring 2014 is Violet Tulip, a sophisticated pigment which flatters many skin tones. The first six positions of the top are reserved for refined, vibrant tones: Radiant Orchid, Celosia Orange, Freesia and Cayenne. The last four positions are reserved  more versatile tones: Pacid Blue, Paloma, Sand and Hemlock.

Spring 2014 Color Trends Forecast
The tones Placid Blue, Paloma, Dazzling Dlue, Cayenne, Sand, Celosia Orange and Freesia are found in both of the tops. 
The news comes right in time for Spring 2014 Fashion Week and I can’t wait to see how these color trends will be represented in the new spring 2014 collections from the industry’s most influential leaders. Stay tuned for the hottest collections for spring 2014 from all of the four fashion capitals.

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Trends List

I think I am going to try to wear most of the colours ….

So let me know what you thinks of the forecast ? and which colour do you want to try and rock? .

Do you  like the colour pallet of spring / summer 2014 ?

Bebe ‘Urban Autumn’ Fall 2013 Lookbook

You gotta love it . The Bebe fall look book is finally here and it is awesome . It is definitely worth your time. The pieces are feminine and chic with a touch of sophistication. It contains many versatile trendy  pieces which can be paired with both work and casual outfit.

The look book showcases a pallet of dark colors especially black ,purple and blue.Breezy tops  , hats and use of thick statement belts for waist definition.

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The dress shows a witty use of color and the silver belt complements it perfectly . Floral print and lace are also showcased. These dresses are great choice for cocktail party and night outs

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High-low trend is still on and the dress has a creative use of color blue + orange combo .

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Animal print are here to stay for the fall and is going strong. An animal print item is must for your wardrobe this fall. Stud detail in the simple black stiletto transform it into trendy footwear. I love small details on simple items.

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Bebe offers Studed boots and animal print and a darker pallet for fall 2013. Ankle length pants is superbly flattering when they come in animal print or simple midnight black. Jackets and boots are must for the fall.

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With the array of animal print tops dresses and pants the look book does not loose it’s sex-appeal.

Days Without Jeans ………. part 2

The LWD is in fashion and booties too …..

The simple black and white horizontal stripes look daring when paired with orange stockings . Stockings are great option if you don’t want to show too much skin .

The printed dress is truly great ….

Cover up with polka dot stockings for a retro vibe ..

This is easy to wear and super comfortable ……

The unique hemline does it all and don’t forget the bag .

Black stocking paired with this unique print dress is chic. The cut ans style of the dress is unique and interesting.

Go for a tie and dye dress and pair it with statement necklace to complete the look.Chunky bangles and bags to complement it if you will.

A simple dress like this has go it’s own charm. The color is unique and the style is unusual. Upper half is sweater and the lower part a full skirt with defined waist. A simple and comfortable look.

If you not comfortable with shorter hemline go a bit longer.This length is flattering on almost every one and provides enough coverage for cold weather. The dress is successfully paired with black long coat and ankle boots and a head piece.

Play with different types of hemline not only in length but also in form.The handkerchief hem is style.

The unique hemline and the red and black patches in the otherwise simple polka dot dress  is trendy . The red belts adds to its charm.

Simple tie and die dress looks great and comfortable for long summer days. Paired with gladiator sandals  and long neck lace.

If you are in love with sheer trend and not afraid to take risk this is the dress for you.

The charcoal gray tapered dress pants paired with classic white button down and black jacket is office appropriate and on trend.

The track pants inspired pants with side stripe gives a relaxed vibe.A simple black t shirt and a white belt make it a office worthy out-fit.

you can also go for printed pants  like the criss-cross pink and blue stripes on black background .Pair them with solid colored top or you can even play with prints.

I simple love this outfit the bold black and white vertical striped trouser and the mint green shrug paired with a simple black top look simple and fuss free.

The cut of the coat is cool and the layering does not look bulky at all. Layering is a art that girls in cold weather must graduate in.

Hats of to the one’s who can wear this pair of pant and be comfortable in it all day round . Personally I do not recommend sun extreme fashion that is uncomfortable. But this outfit is a hub of texture. Texture play a very important role in monochrome outfit.

Mustard yellow have been ruling the run for few seasons and the colour is sober and bold at the same time.Office appropriate and with a white top you can never go wrong.

The monochrome outfit is smart and not slouchy.The break in the colour comes where the belt and the funky shoes are added . The bold red lips add a touch of freshness.

Liquid leggings someone.. I love the way she has matched the bag and shoes while keeping rest of the outfit in neutral tone.

Another great example of layering without bulking up.

Double dose of leather is so cool and trendy way to stay warm. Leather is great alternative for jeans and gives edgy vibe as well

The dressy hot pant is not every ones cup of tea but the polka dot stockings and white button down make is work appropriate. This a great piece for your wardrobe as the shorts can double as evening wear when paired with dressy tops.

The office outfit is very simple but lovely. The moccasins and scarf are  good add on. The off white colour pant suit is simply chic.

The floral pant suit is comfortable options …..for a lazy day .We all go through a lazy day now and then so this it is good to have some ready made laid back outfit in the closet.