When I was in Paris in October, I passed a couple of shoe stores near where we were staying that had cool studded motorcycle boots in the windows. A lot of the studding was actually on what looked like removable straps that could be placed in different positions on the boot. The day that [...]
Remember the days when you only wore a sweatshirt to work out or schlub around the house? You wouldn’t want to sweat it out in these tops. Sweatshirts have gone upscale, with rich embellishments ranging from leather to jewels. And of course the prices have rocketed up to match. Luckily this is another trend that [...]
Do you feel as if you’re being watched? You should–there are eyes everywhere! The evil eye is an ancient symbol, so although they didn’t invent the print, Kenzo has certainly helped popularize it this season. It’s a look that you can easily replicate yourself, with stencils, embroidery, or screenprinting. Here’s some DIY eye-motif inspiration.
Houndstooth is one of those patterns that seems to make a resurgence every few years, and this fall it’s back in full force. Like plaid, it’s a classic that can look prim or punk, depending on the rest of the outfit. I’ve been seeing it in oversize scales, non-traditional fabrics and colors, and grungy versions [...]
I was going to title this post something I had yet to determine, and then mention in passing how I resisted the urge to call it “Mad for Plaid,” but that just seemed like a sneaky way of using-that-phrase-but-not-really. So I just did it. I admitted that I am crazy for plaid, and I don’t [...]