Who is your style inspiration? This is literally the first question I ask all of my new styling clients when we sit down to discuss what direction they want to go with their personal style. Over the years I’ve heard different names tossed out there, but one name that almost always pops up is Reese Witherspoon.
Reese’s street style can be described as a polished preppy style with a bit of southern girl charm. Her Draper James clothing line features lots of feminine dresses, skirts, tops and jackets as well as sophisticated handbags and adorable totes. She loves to wear her own designs especially accessorized with luxury designers like Gucci, Manolo Blahnik & Christian Louboutin.
One of the hottest trends for spring 2016 has to be the bomber jacket. Now, when I say bomber jacket I don’t mean a heavy leather coat with fur trim I’m referring mostly to the light weight satin jackets with intricate embroidered designs. They can be styled so many ways. I love pairing them with a simple a white t-shirt, distressed boyfriend jeans and minimalist sandals. Complete your look with a cute crossbody bag and your favorite pair of sunnies for a chic street style look!
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” – Oscar Wilde
This quote by Oscar Wilde always makes me laugh, probably because its so true! Two times a year for nearly a month at a time my life becomes consumed by fashion. First we have New York Fashion Week kicking things off followed by London, Milan and Paris. As you can probably tell by reading my blog I’m not much of a sports enthusiast so fashion month is kind of like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four and World Series all rolled into one. I always read stories about The Final Four and how employers figure they lose productivity because everyone is streaming games on their computer or phone and checking their brackets. For me its all about fashion week. I wonder if there are any studies to see how productive we fashionistas are this time of year?
I’ll save the in depth fashion analysis to the professional media, but I’ll still point out a few of my favorite collections and obvious trends I see for Fall 2016.