Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Steer Clear for Sheer

Steer Clear for Sheer
This season’s hottest trends are soft, clean, and ready to be seen! Don’t be shy to flaunt those looks with spring/summers top five must-haves.

I Can See-Through
Get ready to shed those layers and show off some skin! Sheer dresses, tops, and bottoms are this season’s top picks. Light and blissful makes sheer an everyday easy to wear item. See-through doesn’t have to be tacky, just stick to soft neutral colors like blush, ivory, and ecru. Sheer garments are easy to work with, adding layers under or over shows the versatility sheer garments have to offer. Mixing and matching these pieces with denim, leather, and lace prevents sheer gone wild.
The Look: Topshop (www.topshop.com), H & M (www.hm.com), and Forever XXI (http://canada.forever21.com)

Pretty in Peach
Let’s welcome the new season by painting the town with flirty shades of peach, pink, and lavender! These sweet hues are the perfect accent to this seasons look. Start off by puckering up those lips with a playful pink lipstick, a dreamy peach color for those cheeks, and a luscious lavender eye shadow to make those eyes pop. Be creative and mix and match these hues for new everyday looks. To top it all off, paint those nails with your favorite flirty shade for more fabulous fun.
The Look: Smashbox (www.smashbox.com), Benefit (www.benefitcosmetics.com), and M.A.C. (MACCosmetics.ca)

Step out of the winter blues and into some peep-toe shoes. Peep-toe pumps are this season’s go-to shoe. Pairing these with skinny jeans during the day, and a mini-skirt at night show the versatility these peep-toes have to offer. For something more comfortable, try peep-toe flats. Shorts or a summer dress are this flirty shoes perfect match. Get out of the ordinary and find some bejeweled peep-toe shoes with sequence and studs for a more daring look.
The Look: Aldo (www.aldoshoes.com), and Forever XXI (http://canada.forever21.com)

Go BOLD or go home

From simply classic to sexy statement, these bold accessories will be popping up everywhere this season. Chunky bracelets and statement necklaces will be every fashion lover’s accessory this spring/summer. Don’t just stick to the basics; try something more flavorful with a little touch of color such as purple’s or blue’s. A statement necklace with a plain T-shirt or thick bold bangles with a tube dress are great ways to put these must have favorites to good use. For more of an edgier look, try a chunky cuff or chained necklace. A single shot of color with one of these bold accessories spices up an all-black outfit.
The Look: (www.shopbop.com), and Aldo Accessories (aldoshoes.com)

Let’s spring for drawstring
Every perfect outfit needs to be accessorized with the perfect bag. The stylish and roomy drawstring bucket is the bag of the moment. And don’t be swayed, there’s nothing wrong with an oversize bag: the bigger the better! Whether it’s the simple skinny jeans with your favorite T or a cute summer dress with peep-toe flats, the drawstring bucket is everyday must have. During the day it’s perfect for carrying around your make-up, agenda, and whatever else you can find to throw in there. Change it up a bit at night for a more eccentric color like metallic. Every girl could use an oversize bag, but the drawstring punches up the look with a little bit of flare. It also adds just the right amount of edge to go with those soft summer silhouettes!
The Look: Shopbop (www.shopbop.com, Michael Kors (www.michaelkors.com)

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