Posts tagged ‘tropical’
Never did I think that silk electric blue pants would have a place in my wardrobe, but when I saw these suckers there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation to click and buy. This was at least two years ago and still, these pants find themselves in frequent rotation.
At first I would only pair them with more neutral pieces — grey t-shirt, black sandals, white blazer, for example — because I figured that electric blue pants didn’t need anything else to give them any extra flavor. But, as the old saying goes, “more is more,” and recently I’ve gone equally as bold with my accessories and shirts.
You’re guaranteed to get some looks on the street, but really, who cares about that?
// photos by Emily Malan
Dreaming of Silk
Ever since I wore those billowy silk Elizabeth and James trousers, jeans or really any type of pant feel like restrictive sausage casings. But that’s to be expected when you’re essentially wearing pajama pants outside, right?
This trend is nothing new, in fact it’s safe to say I’m late to the game, but breezy trousers are all I want to wear these days as the temps start rising. I mean who wouldn’t want to to feel a breeze up their legs without having the fear of pulling a Marilyn Monroe?
I haven’t pulled the trigger on buying another pair – who knows how long this trend will last – but I have a feeling one or two more silky trousers will find their way into my wardrobe before the summer’s out.
Thoughts on this trend? Yay? Nay? Hey? Ok!
// first photo by Jak & Jil
Designer Spotlight: MSGM
I’ve only recently discovered the brand MSGM, but let me tell you, I’ve fallen fast. Bright prints mixed with flattering silhouettes? Sign me up! As someone who happens to thoroughly enjoy the color yellow from fluorescent gatorade to egg yolk, it’s no wonder MSGM caught my eye – their current collection is full of neon yellow!
The brand is Italian and designed by Massimo Giorgetti, and though still relatively new, it’s already garnered the attention of fashion’s most elitist crowd – aka the brigade of street style snapped editors. And though I’m by no means elitist, it’s caused me drool this morning’s cup of coffee on my keyboard which, to me, is sufficient proof of a promising label. So before you continue browsing these photos, might I suggest a napkin or a bib of sorts?
// 2nd and 4th photo via
After posting about the bold floral and tropical trends to expect this spring, I’ve found myself sifting through the web racks for relevant pieces to update my wardrobe. I’ve never been the “tropical vacation” type of girl (I get antsy after sitting on the beach for too long. So sue me!) but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good rainforest hibiscus print! Though Stella McCartney had my back (doesn’t she always?) with her Resort 2011 citrus prints, she’s come back again with more bright tropicali prints for her Resort 2012 collection (which also boasts some serious deck chair wonders) along with other designers and brands (Asos, Topshop, Tory Burch, Hawaiian gift shops).
I just purchased this floral suit from Asos and am getting tingling sensations of joy just from looking at this Mary Katrantzou dress. And since you all know me as being the shop-a-holic type that stops at nothing, I’m obviously going to share all the other floral explosion pieces I’m currently coveting.
- Topshop Hawaiian Floral Bomber – $96
- SUNO Beaded Beach Mini Dress - $660
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Horizon Teal Floral Silk Pants – $430
- Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Floral High Heel Story – $528
- Tory Burch Dalton Printed Blouse – $325
- Asos Fabric Envelope Clutch – $81.81
- Citizens of Humanity Mandy Printed Jeans – $190
- Topshop Floral Lace Pleat Skirt – $76
- Zimmermann Idyllic Taped Shirt – $560