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Posts tagged with ‘Spring 2015 Fashion Trends’

  • Stylish Shoes Meet Stylish Jewels

    Fashion blogs and magazines worldwide are calling espadrilles the essential summer shoe because they combine style with comfort and versatility:  you can wear them with everything from a summer frock to shorts. For the uninitiated, espadrilles “are normally casual, flat, but sometimes high-heeled shoes-slippers with a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of jute rope. In the last few seasons they have been revamped by designers with new colors, textures, and styles”, according to the Vogue Italia website. With so many gorgeous pairs to choose from, stylists have provided a plethora of outfits to inspire you to try this trend. With my focus on vintage costume jewelry, I have created a collection of weekend/off-duty ensembles that feature elegant TruFaux Jewels with elegant shoes.

    The Outfits

    I put together this collection of outfits – Weekend Look: Espadrilles – to meet the specifications of a Polyvore contest that I entered. For this reason, these ensembles are all casual, but they are also complete looks that can take you to a range of places. You’ll see some of the latest trends (aside from the espadrilles) as well as everyday basics that you may already have in your closet. The glorious range of colors and patterns in the shoes inspired me to accessorize with colorful vintage pieces that are stylish and versatile: this jewelry can be worn with casual clothing, to the office and out for the evening. I hope this collection inspires you to express your personal style with vintage costume jewelry.

    The outfits presented below are in slide-show format. The images are embedded with the data from the Polyvore website. If you like a particular outfit and want to see the detailed descriptions and prices of the items shown, just click on the image to be transferred to the Polyvore site.


    About Polyvore

    Read my blog post Paper Dolls for Grown-Upsif you want to find out how this platform works.

    The Contest

    Which of these sets do you think is a winner?

  • Spice Up Your Summer Palette with Vintage Jewels

    In the notes for her Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection, Donna Karan stated, “Time to show your colors and paint the town with urban chic”.  So I’ve followed her advice and chosen deeply-saturated hues of flavorful spices – curry, pepper and cinnamon – to liven up your summer palette with vintage costume…

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  • Art Deco Is Chic!

    According to fashion experts, interest in Art Deco jewelry is on the rise. Because of this trend, Polyvore* had a contest last week in honor of the Easter holiday weekend. Participants were invited to create outfits (sets in Polyvore parlance) that each featured a gorgeous piece of Art Deco jewelry and showed what the participant would…

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  • Mellow Yellows for Spring

    Yellow, the color of sunshine, is associated with positive feelings such as joy, happiness, cheerfulness, intellect and energy. Not surprisingly, a tone of yellow is usually included in Pantone’s top 10 women’s spring/summer colors. This year’s shade is called Custard, which is defined as “Sweet and sunny … a cheering…

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  • Plunge into Spring with Vintage Aquamarine

    Based on their survey of fashion designers, Pantone has named Aquamarine, a watery shade of blue, “the lead color for women for the Spring/Summer 2015 season”. They suggest pairing this color with other blues and greens in the top 10. Vintage costume jewelry offers the opportunity to accessorize with aquamarine, even…

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  • Aquamarine for Spring

    Even though the weather outside may not feel like spring (at least where I live!), we can still look at colors for the upcoming season.  Based on their survey of fashion designers, Pantone has named the palette for women’s clothing in spring 2015:  En Plein Air, a French expression which…

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