Trendy mamas arent going with Grateful Dead tie-dye this spring, said Becky Hanf of Mission Fresh Fashion. Instead theyre choosing subtle, two-tone tie-dye designs.
Eyelet is a sweet, lace-like fabric with cut-out patterns in a variety of shapes and sizes. Typically made of cotton, eyelet fabric is widely seen as the epitome of girly-girl attire.
Lipstick that looks like candy showed up in spring on runway models who wore designs from Missoni and Burberry.
Heres a way to create a chic, summer hairstyle from Rusty Phillips, owner of Belle Epoque Salon. The focus on big curls is reminiscent of 40s glam, giving you a retro style similar to the one Jessica Chastain sported at the Academy Awards.
Skirts often sit on closet sidelines while dresses and skinny jeans steal the show. This spring, BCBG Max Azria made the skirt powerful in eight eye-popping colors and a complimentary cut.
Facial contouring, used by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria, can call attention to your good features and downplay the bad.
Trendy colors come and go, but none stand the test of time quite like black and white. Think Audrey Hepburn, old photography and, ahem, newsprint.
Tunics werent always fashionable, but we are fans of modern incarnations. High-end designer Victoria Beckham took the shape from plebian to posh in her spring 2011 collection for New York Fashion Week.
True to its namesake, the romper, originally designed as play clothes for children, is made for romping around without worry. The modern, grown-up take is perfect for the park, pool or bicycling.
Less isn’t more this season: High-waisted swimsuit bottoms are making a splash. Nanette Lepore’s designs have reverted back about 60 years. Made popular by a group of shamelessly risqué Frenchies and Brigitte Bardot, the bikini found its way into the pinup world and, eventually, American wardrobes. Now Lepore, whose two-piece take from New York Fashion Week is seen here, and other swimwear designers are indulging in this retro treat.