The Sweats Question

I have always been a firm believer that sweats belong in the gym.  I cringe every time I see a pair of sweatpants – baggy, fitted, cropped, bootcut – at the grocery store, the airport, the dentist, and let’s not forget the ubiquity of sweatpants on a college campus.  Bright colors, logos splayed across the rear, even our beloved school name emblazoned down the side of the leg, only make matters worse.  But this year, many designers are bringing back the grey sweatpants from fashion suicide to its forefront.

S10 RTW Alexander Wang

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JC - Stella McCartney for Gap

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JC - Garance Doré sweats

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Alexander Wang showed a decidedly athletic collection for Spring 2010, pairing sweatshirts with corsets and briefs. Stella McCartney’s collection for Gap Kids launched this morning and featured this silk cashmere hoodie (for $88!), but styled over a tutu and snow boots. Garance Doré photographed a woman wearing Isabel Marant sweatpants with a basic white tank and navy blazer. Perhaps the secret to wearing sweats is in the details: sexy, girly, or chic pairings keep these girls from looking sloppy. What do you think??

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Resort 2010 Collections

Resort 2010 Dear Kaleidoscope readers: Resort 2010 collections are in, and in what way!

Going through the different collections gives me butterflies: from Burberry’s edgy cool to DVF’s uber-femininity, there’s something for every taste.

What I would do to own that red Marc Jacobs dress! The fullness of the skirt, the pop of the sequins, it’s all you could want and more.  Alexander Wang shows his forte with draped body-con dresses in metal colors. Miu Miu channels girliness with a geometric cut, who thought those two could work so well together?  Burberry oozes coolness with this look, the loose coat, ruched sleeves and muted colors make up for an incredibly strong statement look.  DVF… every girl’s dream line. Colorful dresses that hug the body. They even make the headpieces look cool (ok, maybe not).  And Thakoon, the most wearable resort collection shows us the perfect summer look (take note!) feminine airy blouses with roomy jean shorts and killer heels. Deadly combo!

Photos courtesy of style.com, image created by Patricia