On Trend: Painterly Prints
Spring has sprung in the land of fashion, and one of my favorite trends for the new season are watercolor prints. Brush strokes of color in vibrant hues, these prints give an artsy look to your spring wardrobe. Pair them with white or classic denim, a lime neon clutch or bring a pop to your feet when wearing a solid dress...there’s nothing abstract about it!
One of my inspirations for this section was the new Waterlogue app. Highly addictive, Waterlogue creates authentic-looking watercolor images from your digital photographs.
The Best: Jumbo Jewels
Statement necklaces have been a must-have for the last few seasons and everyone loves a great cocktail ring, but what I’m seeing for spring is jewelry that is bigger than big: Think jumbo, oversized and larger than life—pieces that (literally) stand on their own.
Must-Have: ‘Barely There’ Heel
Boot season is (finally—OK, almost) over and the shoe for spring is the ‘barely there’ heel. Slender ankle and toe straps are the only details of this uber-sexy shoe. This is a sandal that works wonderfully with a cocktail dress, but is primarily seen as the chic, new date-night staple with skinny jeans. While I am definitely coveting this cobalt blue version by Saint Laurent, I’ve noticed a plethora of affordable options on the market. The question becomes how many colors and heel heights one should own!
Saint Laurent heel, $795, available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue
Line I Love: Rebecca Taylor
Back in my NYC fashion days, I covered the contemporary New York market and one of my favorite designers to feature (whether in Allure, Seventeen or Glamour) was Rebecca Taylor. Feminine but modern, refined yet cool, Rebecca’s clothes have been a staple in every stylish girl’s closet since the early 2000s (her first runway show was held in 1999). Still highly relevant today, this New Zealand girl has a knack for knowing what the contemporary woman loves to wear. Whether it’s her unconventional color combinations and prints, flattering cuts and high level of detail or her signature embellishments, accessible luxury is what makes her line stand out.
Rebecca Taylor is available at Esther, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue