Overall, I'd say that the fashion at this year's VMAs was overwhelmingly underwhelming. For an award show that is known for its risque environment, attendees definitely played it safe. (As I write this I wonder if I have become completely desensitized to inappropriate clothing due to the recent requirement for female pop stars to be ridiculously provocative in order to get any media attention). Anyway, that's a conversation for another time. Preceding comment aside, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were pretty tame.
Although there were some outliers (I'm looking at you, Amber Rose and Katy Perry), a majority of the red carpet walkers rocked all black ensembles, which I admire immensely. Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus both went the black leather route, with Grande in Moschino and Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier. And while the former child stars both looked great, I think my favorite looks of the night are Kylie Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier and Solange Knowles in H&M (!??!!).
Let's face it; Kylie Jenner killed it in her floor length silk gown with a semi-scandalous slit (she is 17 after all). It's so effortlessly cool, you almost forget that she is a member of the attention seeking Kardashian clan. And Solange always looks chic, but the fact that she a) wore a baggy blazer/pants combo to the VMAs and b) wore H&M, just makes everything ten times better. This is a perfect example of less is more. I think the VMAs are a great place to be trendy. So brava, Kylie and Solange. I approve.
I've become a little obsessed with rings lately. The more rings the better. I also tend to color coordinate my rings with my nail polish because apparently I'm a tad OCD. For those of you wondering, I've had the best luck finding rings at Urban Outfitters and H&M.
Is it just me, or do designers always seem more innovative with their autumn collections than with their spring collections? Maybe it’s because there's less fabric to work with for spring, but the clothes always seem unoriginal. In the words of Miranda Priestly, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
Spring clothes never seem to change. It’s florals, pastels and hippie-inspired festival fashion almost exclusively as soon as the weather warms up. Not that I’m complaining — I like cutoffs and gladiator sandals as much as the next girl — but for me, spring and summer lack the inspiration that fall looks seem to have.
Okay, rant over.
These past few weeks designers showcased some really awesome looks for fall/winter at Paris Fashion Week (the only fashion week that truly matters). They almost make me crave winter again. Almost.
Velvet, shearling and mini dresses paired with long coats are all going to be insanely popular next fall (or this spring if you do it before warm weather hits). It’s all about fun textures and interesting layers.
Here are some of my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week:
The sun is shining, birds are chirping (kind of) and it’s supposed to be a balmy 25 degrees today — spring is coming. The timing couldn’t be better because I think every human in Minnesota would lose it if they had to keep wearing the same four flannels for another three months. I know it’s not exactly warm yet, but it's safe to say we are in the acceptable time frame to start shopping for spring and summer clothes.
That’s my plan at least. I just realistically need it to be warm enough so I can wear cuffed boyfriend jeans and a topknot without having to worry about my exposed skin dying from frostbite. But it would be nice if I could wear these things too…
Fringe bags, feather skirts, turban headbands, long sleeve rompers and mules are trending this spring.
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