Friday, March 11, 2016

Top 20 'Take Away's' From 2016 NYC & Milan Fashion Weeks


After weeks of runway shows the Spring collection openers have all come to a close.  A lot of the trends, as you will see in this post we have already mentioned in the past blogs.  We are happy to see that a lot of the fall trends have continued into the spring.  For those of you who aren't as enamored with all things retro, don't fret, there was a lot more to the season than simply turning back the time clock.  Take a look further to see the great top picks for Spring.

BOLD STRIPES
Bring on the stripes. Many designers even mixed striped patterns.  I'm not sure how brave I am with that one.  Below are a few street styles that we captured for you that definitely show off some "look at me" striping.
50's-90's INSPIRED SUNGLASSES 
Sunglasses are all over the place so take your pic and have fun with them.

BRIGHT COLORS
Come on be bold, wear that bright colored shirt or dress that you bought and are so afraid might bring too much attention to you.  You might just fit right in now!

ESPADRILLES 
A staple in my closet.  I love espadrilles!  Such a comfortable shoe, in many different styles.  You will see them all over the store displays as you shop.  Pick up a pair or two.
         

DENIM JACKETS
The jacket that keeps going to the back of our closets and then coming right back out.  I have one in white and in blue.  It's that jacket that works when you want to dress down something.  If you don't own one, go buy a good one because you will own it for years to come.

BLOCK HEELS
This heel is a new item that showed up late last summer.  I love it.  It is so comfortable.  Don't think it has replaced your spike heel.  There is always a place for a good pump.  These are great to wear, they are versatile and good for walking. As you can see you can wear them with many things, my favorite place to find a good selection is Top Shop.

SUEDE
The suede has come back to us in many forms.  Dresses, shoes, purses, shorts, jackets, shirts, vests, pants, jewelry even bras!  Take your pick  

TAKE IT OFF...THE SHOULDER
Don't think just because you are over 40 that you can't wear an off the shoulder dress or shirt!  Yes you can, just choose the right style and don't let it fall too low.  The pictures on the left second and last are both over 40 they look fabulous!

WHITE CANVAS TENNIS SHOES
One of my favorite items in the Spring!  My white canvas tennies!  Take a look at how you can still look all put together even with tennis shoes on!  Just make sure they stay white! ( cleaning tip.... mix baking soda, dawn (original formula) and white vinegar to clean up any spots you get on them rinse thoroughly with warm water

OVERALLS
I love overalls but I'm not sure if I have the body type that can wear them. :-(  It's been years since I have worn them. Yes, NOT everyone has the body type, so take an honest friend with you when you go to try on overalls to purchase you may or may not have the right body type either. Notice how these ladies do not let them just hang they are somewhat snug and they have rolled the legs or have them shorter to look more tailored for a clean look keep this in mind when you put yours on.  

LIGHTWEIGHT DENIM
Not chambray but lightweight denim.  Cool for spring and summer.

FRINGE, FUR AND TASSEL EMBELLISHMENTS
The fur is still following us into Spring as well as the fringe and there's those tassels again! 

LOAFERS
We are still seeing women's loafers, in all colors and styles.  You can wear you loafers with shorts, jeans dress pants and even skirts.

OPEN TOE BOOTIES
The booties was a craze in the Winter and now it's moving into the Spring and Summer with an open toe.

FLARES, SMALL & BIG 
Yes the flare legs are here to stay for Spring and Summer.  But for us ladies over 40 please stick to the small to medium flare.  The big flare is more for the young crowd. 

RAISE THAT WAIST
I love the high waist look!  It can be very flattering if you wear the right size and style for your body type so don't be afraid to ask for help when shopping for them.

THE SKINNY SCARF
This little gem is here to stay for the warm months at least!  Have fun with it.  A good option when you don't have the right necklace!

TASSELS, TASSELS, TASSELS 
Tassels are everywhere right now! But a good thing can be a bit overdone, be conservative to make them look classy not tacky.

THE PENCIL SKIRT
To tell you the truth I have never really taken this item out of my wardrobe.  I feel it always has a place somewhere.  Now it has a place everywhere.  It's back in full force this Spring!  

A BLACK ONE PIECE JUMPSUIT
It's not just for a night out.  Break it out for Sunday Brunch or Saturday cocktail hour.


Be A Blessing To Those Around You
Always Wear A Smile
Tina Stanko

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