Ok Cincinnista’s, plaid is no longer reserved for your classic Burberry scarf or rain boots. As I mentioned in a previous post, plaid is in style in an an even bigger way. I must admit, that after my Rag and Bone black and red plaid twill leggings finally gave way last weekend (which by the way I thought was pretty fashion forward when I bought then 3 years ago:), I’ve been on a quest to replace them. After much research, I’ve found that most top clothing lines are offering anything from neutral plaids, to bright and bold options. From jackets, to shirts, to pants, plaid is a classic piece that when mixed with cutting edge boots and accessories is a necessity to any Cincinnista’s wardrobe.
Well, it’s not just any velvet that’s in this season! On a recently trip to Saks, I was amazed by the amount of various red velvet jeans and jackets. And to be more specific, it’s more like dark red or wine colored velvet.
Here are some reasons I love this look (at least in jeans):
-It’s a great neutral for the season. Deep red goes with blue, black and a myriad of neutrals.
-It’s rich and cozy looking. I mean who doesn’t love the feel and softness of this material?
-The dark red is flattering on most figures. In lieu of “louder” patterned jeans, if you aren’t a size 2, this dark color helps out the most fullest of figures.
-It’s the perfect pant for work. I know as I designer, I feel the need to dress up for work most days and regular jeans are a little too casual. Velvet jeans are comfortable and casual, yet still stylish and upscale looking.
Well no other color stands out to me more this 2017 Fall season than deep, rich red. Call it wine, berry or even maroon, this color is the perfect transition to a cozy look for cooler temperatures. Worn in anything from a sweater to a camisole to a nail polish color, wine is flattering on EVERYONE!
Similar to Amy Youngblood Interior’s tip for jewel toned velvets in interior design, rich toned fur and faux fur coats and jackets are big for the fall.
I’m so used to wearing my neutral rabbit fur black jacket or faux fur tan stole for special occasions, that this is a bit of a deviation for this Cincinnista. However, paired with a simple black outfit or coordinating print, these jewel and patterned fur jackets make a huge statement.
Check these examples out…all in different lengths and styles. Next to come: Fall Trends in Fashion and Design!
While it’s big time sales in summer fashion, on this special day one question I ask is: “What do I wear?’ As this Cincinnista has a party to attend, I want to be at least a little festive. Even if it’s not red, white AND blue. I plan to wear a ruffle silk top with white shorts…..sorry no blue sandals in my closet. Wait, I need to start the hunt for those!?
Well, forget my hunt for blue sandals, but here are some of my favorite red, white and blue fashions:
So after many a post about off the shoulder and cold shouldered tops, it’s time to talk about our lower half. While enjoying this comfortable 70+ weather, I have pulled out my cropped jeans, and realized I’m missing this great addition to my Cincinnista wardrobe: fringed and flared jeans.
To clarfify I mean fringed and flared cropped jeans, the perfect transition from summer to fall. Available in a mix of washes from dark to distressed, the higher hem shows off your lower leg for gladiator style flats or heals, as well as offers comfort in this summer heat.
Check out these styles I just found! And it’s not just jeans!
Well, it’s no secret, that pink is all the rage this summer season. From fuchsia to barely nude that almost substitutes for white, pink is a great way to express a Cincinista’s femininity….especially at our mature age:)
However, pink can become a quick “no-no” if you you don’t select the right shade for your coloring. For example, a barely there pink can simply drowned out those of us whom are fair, yet pop on a woman of black or olive skin color. And speaking of darker skinned women, they win big here as both light and deep pink work for them. As for us lighter Cincinnistas, a deep fuchsia or coral can make a great contrast for an outfit. So unless you are a 5’11”, skinny Nicole Kidman on Oscar night, but I truly believe that one big canvas of nude, just isn’t for us all.