Breaking the Symmetry

I don’t know if it’s the above average temperatures in Chapel Hill or the rapidly approaching New York Fashion Week that is making me excited for spring trends, but I’ve been anticipating the upcoming season by scoping out fashion websites for must-have spring pieces.

One of my favorite trends for the upcoming spring season is asymmetrical, solid-colored skirts and dresses. I’m talking maxi skirts with an edge. This look is the perfect combination of sexy and subtle. It’s conservative, yet reveals just enough leg to keep you guessing. Whether chiffon, cotton, or some other material, let’s face it—they’re fun, flirty, and perfect for the spring. Check out Miranda Kerr in this pastel pink Eva Brazzi dress. She looks gorgeous.

You can find this modern-age Cinderella look on websites like Anthropologie.com and Shopbop.com. Here are a few:

Anthropologie Skirt $138

Preen Skirt $462 Shopbop.com

Kevork Kiledjian Skirt $750 Shopbop.com

Blue Life Skirt $108 Shopbop.com

Topshop.com dress- currently not sold in the U.S.

The beauty of these skirts and dresses is that they are statement pieces. You really don’t have to do much else to make these outfits look good. In fact, for an awesome day look I would suggest pairing your asymmetrically-cut skirt with a simple top—a basic cotton tee will do! If you’re looking to dress this look up for a night on the town, try pairing it with a chunky, bright-colored necklace and some sexy heels. I’m telling you—it’s so easy! These pieces are sure to make you stand out in the crowd.

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Jason Wu for Target

It is official: Jason Wu’s collection for Target will hit stores on February 5. The collection features the tagline “mischief is in the details” and embodies Wu’s signature style—clean lines, smart details and bright colors. The best part about this designer collaboration? Each piece in the collection ranges from $19.99 to $59.99 for clothing and $19.99 to $49.99 for accessories. What a bargain!

Target has released a new teaser for the collection featuring none other than an adorable black cat named Milu. See the commercial below:

Also, check out the massive billboard in NYC’s TriBeCa with Milu as the star. It’s simple and cute; I love it!

After looking over the entire collection on Fashionista.com (found here http://fashionista.com/2012/01/finally-jason-wu-for-target-the-complete-collection/) I definitely give it an A+. I love the simple and classic lines of the dresses. These pieces will be staples in consumers’ closets for years to come. They are perfectly suited for the target customer—practical yet chic, and definitely affordable! Here are my favorites: Will I see you at Target on the opening day?

Seeing Spots: The Fall Print We’re Dotty About

Confession: when I was a little girl, I was obsessed with polka dots.  I had dotty dresses, shoes, shirts, umbrellas—I was probably a little too into that trend, actually.  So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted polka dots all over the Fall 2011 runways.  Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney and Marni used this adorable print in their fall collections.  Polka dots are the perfect way to add a little whimsy to a dark fall or winter wardrobe, and they make for a great standout piece—not to mention they’re just plain adorable.  Here are some of my favorite spotted pieces this season:

Dot You Worry Dress, ModCloth, $54.99

This fluttery dress comes in a perfect fall color and would look great paired with solid tights.  Leather ankle boots would add a little edge to this girly look, but it would also work well with black flats.

Flared chiffon blouse, H&M, $24.95

I just bought a similar blouse from H&M and I’m absolutely in love with it.  It’s flowy and comfortable but still chic.  You can wear it loose like in the picture above, or tuck it into pants or a pencil skirt.  Pair it with a tighter bottom piece to balance out the look and give it more shape.

‘Scattered dot’ tights, kate spade new york, $32.00

Pencil skirt a little too drab?  Dotty tights will fix that.  Perhaps one of the subtlest ways to include the polka dot trend in your ensemble is by wearing spotted tights.  It’s an easy way to add a little personality to a more serious outfit.

How to look amazing on Valentine’s Day

No idea what to wear on Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Here are some options to fit any date (and budget!).

If you want to look classy, a great option is the Entr’acte Meeting Dress from ModCloth. It’s perfect for a sophisticated night out at a play, concert or upscale restaurant in the city. $89.99.

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Holiday Dress Guide

The holidays guarantee an onslaught of parties with family, friends, and co-workers. And as always, you must have something special to wear on New Years. We all need that perfect dress for any occasion, and Shopbop delivers. Here are a few of my favorite picks. Strapless is a classic look, but it takes a certain figure to pull it off. The Rebecca Minkoff dress is on sale, so snatch it up quickly! All any of these dresses need is a great pair of earrings and some booties or striking pumps and you are ready to rock it.

Green light: Kim Kardashian in a single-sleeve dress

Image from glamour.com

Image from glamour.com

Asymmetrical dresses are in!

Kim brings back the ’80s with this one-sleeve strong shoulder dress that hugs her in all the right places.  She accessorizes her look with side-swept curls, red nail lacquer and the perfect pair of black stiletto pumps. A sexy sophisticate, she sure knows how to stop traffic in this bold gray number!