Category: Trends

FashionTrend Alert: The Rise of the Midi Skirt

High, low, up, down, minis, maxis . . . can’t make up your mind?
 
Well, now you don’t have to because mid-length skirts and dresses (called Midis) are on the rise. Ranging from just above the knee to mid-calf, this length offers a little more coverage, but is the most versatile length from season-to-season. With tights or socks in the winter and stripped down with sandals for the summer, I can’t imagine a more compromising look. We’ve spotted them on nearly every fashion blog, and we’ve even been spotting them here in the warehouse, so it’s time for YOU to check out some of these hot Midi looks!
 
 

 

FashionTrend to Try: Coral Red!

 
(images courtesy of lookbook.nu and fashiongonerogue)

BeautyTrend Alert: Candy-Colored Nails by Obsessive Compulsive

I have a confession: I’m wearing nail polish for the first time in a decade! 
 
I can’t help it, I’m totally smitten by the candy-colored palette I just received from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Not only is OCC 100% vegan and cruelty-free, but the color palettes are totally on-trend, and the quality far exceeds the price (just like LuLu*s!). When I brought these new colors out, the warehouse became a frenzy of nail painting and we discovered that these nail lacquers have a super-smooth coat that goes on really nicely, and dries quickly. What more could you want?
 

Obsessive Compulsive Nail Lacquer in Something, Pansy, and Pageant.
 
The Results: The warehouse favorite was undoubtedly Something, being a creamy almost-but-not-too-shocking shade of pastel blue. For me, though, it’s gotta be Pansy, bearing an in-between shade of pinky-purple that is actually a little more subtle than pictured.
 
Check out their entire color palette here!

FashionLooks We ♥: Citrus!

Something very unique happened this season.
 
Aside from the normal pastel color trends that appear every spring (which we love!) bold slices of citrus have made their own statement. Like a botanical illustrator, Stella McCartney has plied crisp prints of oranges, lemons and limes over stark white to set off the pure colors . . . but it doesn’t stop there! You don’t have to go photographic to enjoy the trend, simply pair highly saturated shades of yellow, orange, green, chartreuse or even pink for a refreshing look that will carry you well into summer!
 
The Cherry Blossom Girl in Stella McCartney Robe Dress
 
 

Our own Wase, in the RVCA Lemon Print Dress.
 
Eva Fontanelli on The Sartorialist
 
(unless noted, photos courtesy of lookbook.nu)
 

FashionStyle Votebook: Cold Shoulder vs. One Shoulder

Out with the old and in with new . . . so goes the world of fashion.
 
The past few years have brought a lot of attention to the shoulders, first with the one-shouldered craze, and more recently with the open, “cold shoulder” look. Take a peek at some of these recent styles, reflect, and be sure to vote for your favorite trend in the comments!
 
 
 
 
 
 
It’s time to give YOUR opinion on the matter. Who beats who? The One Shoulder or the Cold Shoulder?