Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TALKING TRENDS: The Clash

A big trend that’s carrying over from the summer is a clash of colors. A great look to give maximum impact during a time when the normal color palette of the season is usually subdued with blacks, greys and browns. This look has been huge both on the runway and with celebrities. Runway images: Preen, Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Milly (InStyle.com) Who’s been color blocking you might ask? Only Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Blake Liverly and Cameron Diaz, just to name a few.

HOW TO WEAR: Color Clashing Sarah Jessica Parker in  Prabal Gurung Sarah Jessica Parker in a Prabal Gurung runway look gets it right by sticking to just two colors and by not over accessorizing she keeps it clean. Caped blouse, $750, Prabal Gurung available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Blair Eadie Atlantic-Pacific Fashion blogger, Blair Eadie (above), wears this trend brilliantly! She makes it work by only having small amounts of color and by pairing it with shades of neutral.(image: atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com) Jacket: DKNY. Dress (worn as skirt): Alexander Wang. Top: H&M. Socks: Madewell. Belt: J.Crew. Shoes: Luxury Rebel. Bag: YSL. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Scarf: Ann Taylor.

If you love the outfit but hate the price tag or it it’s sold out here’s how to…GET THE LOOK Kim Kardashian Dubai Kim Kardashian spotted here in Dubai does it right by only wearing two colors. Her decision to put nude Louboutin heels with the outfit was a good one, it kept the look from going over the top.  Silk crepe bow blouse, $680, Chloé available at net-a-porter.com CLOCKWISE: ‘Fleetwood’ tie-neck blouse, currently on sale $136 (originally $228), Marc by Marc Jacobs available at Neiman Marcus. Ponte knit pencil skirt, $59, Halogen available at Nordstrom. ‘Eden’ slingback, $250, Kors Michael Kors.

Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad in orange jeansChiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad goes with clashing bold accessories. (image: theblondesalad.com)
CLOCKWISE: Mid-Rise skinny jeans, $338.25, J Brand available at My Wardrobe. ‘Allegra’ cashmere scarf, $650, Yves Saint Lauren at net-a-port.com. Quilted leather biker Jacket, $340, By Boutique at Topshop. Suede shoes, $99, Steve Madden. Lacquer quilted single shoulder bag, $525, Marc Jacobs at Bergdorf Goodman. Tank, $3.50, Forever 21.

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