SPRING INTO FALL

 

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It’s Fashion Week! For the next weeks through the first week of October, the fashion world is abuzz with all the newest, latest trends on the horizon for Spring 2015. Established designers push the limits of their known brands while new and emerging designers debut their new lines. It’s a “see” and “be seen” occasion starting in New York City and then spreading across the oceans to London, Milan and Paris, with other cities from Los Angeles to Chicago to Tokyo getting in on the bash. This week, I’ll show you the top styles seen on the runways across the Globe for Spring 2015, and how you can use the Spring trends for Fall and segue easily into Spring Fashion for 2015.

 

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 BRIGHT YELLOW

From Carolina Herrera to Lacoste to Michael Kors, bright yellow is THE COLOR for Spring Fashion 2015. Though the color might seem a tad too bright for Fall, you can incorporate this trending color for Fall Fashion and easily carry the look into Spring 2015. Start with a bright yellow sundress such as kensie floral Lace dress from Macy’s.

For Fall, pair with Nine West tall boots from DSW or chic Steve Madden black strappy heels for a dressed up look, and top off with a faux fur coat from Donna Salyers or chic leather jacket.

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For Spring 2015, use your same bright yellow sundress, and pair with chic sunglasses, a Topshop black floppy sunhat, and sandals for casual or Jimmy Choo black pumps for a summer night out.

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 CROP TOPS

Seen all over the Runways this Season, the crop top is here to stay. From dressed up at the Alexander Wang show to casual at the Michael Kors show, the crop top is not just for the gym anymore. To keep the look classy and chic, designers this year pair the crop top with higher waisted pants, shirts, or shorts, covering the often troublesome lower “belly” area and showing off the trim upper waistline, for a much more flattering silhouette. So don’t be shy in trying the crop top look. Pair the look with flattering high waisted pants or skirts this Fall and Spring.

For Fall, choose a LolliCouture white long sleeve sweater crop top  to stay warm, and pair with this Season’s trendy “harem” pant from Neil Barrett, Finish off the look with chic leopard heels from Asos.

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To carry the crop top look into Spring 2015, pair the white crop top with chic high waisted jean shorts from LuLu’s , and finish the look with casual T-strap sandals by Aldo for daytime beach, or strappy wedges for a hot summer night.

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Florals are back in a big way for Spring 2015. Continuing the “bigger is better” trend from Fall, designers are displaying big, bold floral designs rather than tiny flower patterns. From Carolina Herrera’s bold floral dresses to Michael Kors’ skirts to Victoria Beckham’s pantsuits, floral is definitely trending.

Though it may seem odd to wear florals for Fall, there are unique ways in which you can sneak this trend into your Fall wardrobe, giving a touch of Spring in Fall. For Fall, keep the trend subtle by pairing your favorite floral dress such as from Topshop, with an oversized sweater or jacket for style and warmth. Add chic DV by Dolce Vita tall suede boots, a Steve Madden fringe handbag, and gold bangles for a trendy “western” wear look, popular this Fall.

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Transition into Spring 2015 with the same floral dress. Forgo the sweater and boots, and add a chic House of Fraser skinny studded belt, sunhat, and Kendall & Kylie wedges for a fun, floral look for Spring 2015. The dress could also double as a chic swimsuit cover-up, paired with flat Carlos Santana sandals for a sunny day at the pool or beach.

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SIDE SLITS

The side slit is the new crop top. From Ralph Lauren to Donna Karan to Cynthia Rowley, designers added a new dimension to Spring 2015 fashion with the thigh high side slit. From dresses to skirts, work, casual, dressy, or play, show off a little leg this season with Spring 2015’s hottest trend. It’s the perfect way to show a little skin without revealing too much. So get in the gym, tone up those legs, and try on this Season’s hottest trend.

For Fall, keep things warm and cozy by pairing your black side slit maxi skirt with a C by Bloomingdale’s black cashmere sweater and ballerina flats or booties. Add your favorite black leather jacket for blustery days and cold nights. Find all types of black side slit maxi dresses at Urban Outfitters, DKNY, Bobeau,  Helmut Lang, or Halebob, and pick out your favorite silhouette, from ruched, to side zipper, to midi, to floor length.

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Transition into Spring by pairing your black side slit maxi dress with your favorite Halebob Swimsuit for a cool day at the beach, or pair with a Urban Outfitters’ black tank top for Spring daytime and nighttime fun.

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And for a look that can take you through all seasons all year, dress up your black side slit maxi dress with a chic YOOX sparkle top, Jimmy Choo strappy heels, and glamorous accessories. Perfect for a cocktail party, holiday event, evening out, or Red Carpet.

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GINGHAM

Not just for little girls anymore, gingham is having a comeback for Spring 2015, appearing at the Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg and Altuzarra shows, with suits, dresses, and pantsuits. You can feel like you’re having a picnic every day of the week with designers’ new take on an old favorite. Though mostly known as a Spring/Summer pattern, gingham can easily be worn this Fall with designers displaying bolder graphic black-and-white gingham patterning, perfect for Fall and Spring.

For Fall, pair your favorite gingham button down shirt with Joe’s rolled cropped jeans, faux fur vest or your favorite cozy jacket, Michael Kors cream wool scarf, and comfy booties from DSW. Grab a Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte and cozy into perfect Fall fashion. You can choose from dozens of styles of gingham shirts, skirts, and dresses from J Crew to Ralph Lauren to American Apparel to ASOS.

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For Springtime, pair your favorite gingham shirt with the same booties from Fall, and a pair of Citizens of Humanity Jean Shorts in Sangria. For another look, wear a white cami underneath and tie your gingham shirt around your waist for warmer Spring days. Pair with wedges or sandals.

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Dress up your gingham for work by pairing your shirt with a pencil peplum skirt from ASOS and sophisticated heels by Anne Klein and accessories for a “grown up” gingham style. Find a plethora of costume pearl jewelry and accessories at Kohls for a chic look.

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SPORTS

Don’t hang up your jerseys quite yet. From Alexander Wang to Lacoste, “sportswear” is definitely trending for Spring Fashion 2015. Designers paired “sportswear” styled looks with skirts and heels for a dressy look and sneakers and shirts for casual daytime. Root for your favorite team this year in style, grab your favorite jersey shirt and pair with a skirt or pants. For another “sportswear” style, make your gym wear work overtime by doubling as street wear fashion. No need for a change of clothes this season. Start with a Topshop black half top as a fashion statement in the gym and on the street, suitable for both Fall and Spring.

For Fall, take a tip from top model Miranda Kerr, and pair your black cami with J Mendel black satin harem pants and a cream white blazer from H & M.  Accessorize with an oversize handbag and stylish black pumps for a trendy yet warm night on the town.

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For Spring, pair your black cami with a Roksanda midi pencil skirt and Nicholas Kirkwood sandals or wedges. Accessorize with chic cat eye sunglasses by and a Mark Jacobs handbag and you are fashion ready straight out from the gym.

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With the final Fashion Shows coming to a close on Thursday in New York, Spring Fashion 2015 moves across the globe landing in London next week. I cannot wait to see what appears on the runways in the following weeks to come, however, New York designers have given us many exciting fashion trends to try, from florals, to gingham, to sportswear. Though we have many months until Spring 2015, Spring Fashion does not have to wait. The trends can easily be adapted to Fall and Winter wear with a little creativity and ingenuity, which is what Fashion Week is all about- pushing the limits of fashion and finding new and creative ways to put a “look” together. Be your own fashion designer this Fall and “Spring Into Fall” fashion.

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