fringe was big last fall/winter and it’s going to continue to be a trend for this upcoming fall. my favorite celeb fashion inspiration, rachel bilson, showed how fringe could be incorporated into the focal piece with this outfit. but, that’s not so easy for everyone to pull off, so fringe is most easily incorporated as an accessory – on shoes, a handbag, or in jewelry..like these amazing necklaces and earrings from norwegian wood! these are so fun and a great way to jazz up a basic tee or top.
i have some sad news ladies..fall collections are hitting stores, which means the summer is almost over.. but, the good news is summer clothes are on sale and there’s still a good month left to wear them! one awesome sale that is going on right now is from new york designer ES one of one. look at these vibrant prints and colors of these clothes – love them!
i’ve featured tortilla girl before here on the clothing menu and i just stopped by her etsy store again and am loving some of the new summer designs. i first fell in the love with the seersucker bubble dress..kind of reminiscent of carrie’s candy girl outfit in sex in the city, no? then i saw the linen printed bag..and then i saw the lace tunic top. they are all so pretty!
zippers! they’re not just for holding up your dresses or pants – they are a fun detail that’s being added to clothes and accessories this season. i love the unexpected texture the zippers add to these pieces.
deadly ponies: mr. zipalot bag made by new zealand based designers.
Anne Michelle: very cute and only $29.50.
Kate Cusack: a whole line of jewelry made from zippers!
Megan Leone: Megan is an eco-conscious designer who uses vintage and recycled materials in her designs.
Katherine Nicole: love the purple color! this color works for every hair/skin tone.
my boyfriend of all people (i say that because he’s not one for fashion and gets confused when my clothes become too trendy) pointed out to me the other day that i like gray in my wardrobe. then i thought of some of my favorite pieces – gray cardigan, gray long sweater, gray jeans, gray dress, gray t-shirt – and realized he’s right! i really don’t like khaki and white and black could get boring, so i buy gray pieces as my neutrals and layering pieces.
and apparently i’m not alone. rachel mcadams wore a gray jacket and bag, jessica simpson wore a gray maxi dress with a pink cardigan, rachel bilson has been carrying around a new gray bag, jessica alba wore a gray tunic, and rihanna wore a gray sweater. what are your thoughts on the color gray? drab or daring?
all images from people.com
last week on the cut i read that the stylish nicole richie is going to be expanding her house of harlow jewelry line to include clothes and shoes. such a great idea and i’m super-excited for it because i’ve been loving her post-the simple life style! so to hold us over until the clothing line comes out, here are some ways to get nicole richie’s style:
1) silver party dress by Cristina David
2) tie dye bag by The Style Rules
ps – this bag looks just like nicole richie’s, right? that’s because it was made after The Style Rules saw nicole richie’s bag, but couldn’t afford it. so she designed her own!
3) paisley maxi dress by Daytrip
on tuesday i posted some really cute ethical and sustainable clothing lines. and yesterday i posted an interview with Gaia Conceptions, a line of comfortable eco-friendly clothing in some really great colors. but what about wardrobe essentials besides everyday clothes? are there eco-friendly shoes, bags, and bathing suits? luckily, thanks to some really smart and passionate designers, the answer is yes!
Terra Plana makes shoes out of materials like recycled memory foam and natural latex. i was really pleasantly surprised by the large selection of super cute shoes! Deux FM makes “eco chic” clothes, like stylish bikinis made of recycled linen, organic cotton, and soy. and Pansy Maiden makes colorful bags out of organic cotton twill. so if you’re looking to finish off your wardrobe with eco-friendly items, these collections have you covered!
UPDATE: Terra Plana is offering the clothing menu readers a 25% discount on their Terra Plana classics shoes! just enter CLOTHINGMENU25 at checkout – expires august 15.
apparently in the northeast this year may and june showers are just bringing no sunny days this summer. what the heck? in case you’re stuck somewhere where it keeps raining, here are some cute rainy day clothes to help brighten up your day.
girl on bike in the rain tee: Supastarr
wellies tee: charlie and sarah
umbrella earrings: CleverGirl Industries
umbrella and monday necklace: Arete
umbrella tote: Metro Three