Traveling to one of the trendiest places in the world can be tricky. Rachael, a model with Seven Model Management in Kansas City, is making her long-legged leap to Milan, Italy, with hopes of strutting her stuff for some of the most coveted labels in the industry. Before her trek, we took her to Standard Style for suggestions on what to wear on a voyage abroad this summer.
Welcome warm weather in trendy sandals, heels, sneakers and slip-ons in a rainbow of dazzling color combos. Even mens shoes are going bright. Men are no longer stuck in the black or brown territory, said Andy Meyer, vice president and general merchandise manager for Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.
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.
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.