Sequins have been popular for a few seasons now but the trend has most definitely evolved. These days, in order to be fashionable, sequins really have to stand out. Whether it's a bright color, interesting pattern or statement-making texture, this season's sequins are all about unabashed optimism.
We don't know about you but we feel like summer only started last weekend. If you're not quite ready to delve into the new fall deliveries, there are plenty of sample sales and affordable summer clothing to indulge in. One style we've always loved is a seventies-inspired beach look. Slip on a pair of worn-in bell bottoms or a brightly printed tunic and you're 90% there. After that, just let your hair air dry, wear minimal makeup and add a few retro accessories.
Now that summer clothing is going on sale and pre-fall clothing is hitting shelves, it's a great time to start thinking about purchasing midseason pieces. Midseason pieces are those that are versatile and can be worn during both seasons. A classic black and white stripe jacket, for instance, will keep you warm on a cool summer evening while it also makes a fine staple in a fall wardrobe. Our favorites, all under $200, above.
Within Creatures of Comfort's sale is a section dedicated to Isabel Marant. The house's Spring/Summer 2009 collection is currently 30 percent off. The cotton/linen henley top that Angela Lindvall is wearing is $566. And if you're looking for low-heeled ankle boots for Fall, Isabel has a cool pair for $620. The only catch, you can't purchase online. Call the LA store — (323) 655-7855 — for size inquiries and to place your order.
There was a time when wearing a romper meant you were a risk-taker. Such is not the case now that the trend has permeated the market. This Summer, attempt to stand out from the crowd via one of our favorite two-tone rompers, above. They appear to be separates but are conveniently one-piece.
London designer Osman Yousefzada is open to collaborations. If you recall, he designed a collection for Mango back in March and now he's collaborating with Browns. Buying director Erin Mullaney sums it up best: "Osman has created the perfect capsule collection comprised of his best-selling shapes in pale pink, coral, indigo and black jersey," she said of the collection, inspired by Edwardian tailoring and architectural shapes.
Velvet was a notable trend on the Fall 2009 men's and women's runways--and now it's time to shop the look. A little jacket is a great place to start and, luckily, there are plenty of options on shelves right now. From the strong shoulder jacket to the classic moto jacket, there are silhouettes in all varieties. Our favorites (and where to buy them) in the gallery below.
A blue button-down denim jacket is a must-have in any wardrobe and, luckily, designers are constantly reinterpreting the look. This season you can find options with every combination of hardware, wash and fit imaginable from the most feminine to the most androgynous. Our favorites, from both sides of the spectrum, above.