No, I’m not talking about the town in Wisconsin, but instead how the color green is the symbol of spring that we all recognize and appreciate. But, how many of us appreciate this color as a fashion statement? Green is tricky for a lot of people to wear. But let’s break down the components of that shade just a bit. Blue + Yellow = Green. When looking at items for your wardrobe, green doesn’t have to mean bright Leprechaun color, unless that’s what you’re drawn to. In reality there is quite a spectrum of shades in the green family that can be very user friendly—from pastel-bluish green, to yellow- green and, of course lots of other variations.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
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Over the years I’ve taken notice that the style I see on the street OUTSIDE of the New York Fashion Week shows is often more chic and wearable than what is being shown INSIDE on the runway! The people who actually attend the shows pull together looks representing what’s in style for THEM.
The word fresh conjures up all things that seem crisp, clean, bright, happy, colorful, and modern in my opinion. To support this view, I went to my local Goodwill Store & Donation Center, and pulled together the items in this article, as a literal take on how “fresh” translates into style to me.
An early spring prediction wasn’t to be on Groundhog Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to more light, longer days and fresh colors. American designer Dennis Basso served up soft tones mixed with high glamour details in this look back at his Spring and Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week Collection.
Spring is almost here! Hooray! Let’s celebrate the end of a long winter by taking a look at a designer collection that was surely ahead of the trends when I photographed it. Amber Patton showed a simple and pretty spring and summer collection a few years ago in New York during Fashion Week. It’s pretty clear that her ideas about fashion design are sleek and clean-lined, but the model styling went totally 70s with the oversized flowers and braided upswept hairstyles on many of the models. Take a look at the off the shoulder tops and jumpsuits, the baby doll dresses and the top and shorts combinations are also pretty groovy, but in a modern and good way. With these easy pieces, there is something here for everyone!
Even though it’s not quite spring yet, let’s pick up some cues from a fall and winter collection which can easily take you into the season soon ahead! Fashion like this allows us to shake off the last remnants of this wild, but somewhat mild, winter we’ve experienced this year. The design duo Noon by Noor definitely likes to keep their shapes simple and uncomplicated. That is exactly why many women can actually see themselves in a lot of these looks. They’re wearable, as well as on-trend at this moment in fashion history! Their take on texture is a key element to playing off of the relatively unfussy, clean lines of their collection. As usual, here’s a list of things I found interesting and noteworthy.
Fashion inspiration for designers (and real people alike) can come from a lot of places. For example, a few years back I took some photographs in a loft in NYC’s garment district during fashion week of some interesting mini-collections. Because I inadvertently mislabeled them I don’t know who the designer is, but I did think the ideas presented were very cool and fashion forward or, in this case, maybe backward. What I mean by this is when I look at these photos, I can’t help but think of “Game of Thrones,” or perhaps any movies or television shows which represent the Medieval era. “Simple,” and even “rough-hewn,” would be words used to describe the ensembles serving as the brainstorm for my DIY runway redo this week. The looks in this blog post are a simple juxtaposition of rough-hewn and feminine at the same time. This is a great fashion rule I’ve come to love. In simple terms, it means these items shouldn’t go together, but they do perfectly! These looks are both “tough and tender,” catch my drift?
According to the calendar, spring 2015 is still a week or so away. But, if you’re anything like me, the minute the temperature rises above freezing you go to your closet and pull out a few cheerful pieces from your wardrobe that might help hurry it along. Whether it’s a favorite light-weight scarf, or a colorful sweater or shirt, you just can’t beat the lift in spirits a stylish item can bring to your day-to-day outfit choices. I went shopping at Goodwill recently and came across three instant early- spring fashion ideas anyone could get into. All of them feature key elements that are on trend and in style right now. Adding these to your fashion mix will definitely kick-start your spring transformation!
The spring fashion looks are making their presence known in a big way right about now, and I was there in New York last fall to witness quite a few of the top spring and summer runway shows in person! What’s the take away for the average person you might ask? Well, the big thing to remember is that, of course, designers would love for you to buy their garments, but most importantly they want you to understand their vision for what’s in style. That’s why we see photos of seasonal looks in magazines, as well as fashion experts talking about the trends on television year round. Once a month, right here on my blog, I’d like to show you how to interpret those high-fashion looks in your own way! First up are two different runway looks from fashion designer Lela Rose. This classy and creative designer is known for feminine, ladylike looks which run the gamut from separates to evening gowns. For her spring and summer line this year she showed these wonderful black-and- white looks which feature separates that would be easy to take some cues from to upgrade your own style. Let’s put it together shall we?
Layering isn’t just for the cold weather months, in case you didn’t know. Layering is a key component to any stylish outfit. Pulling together just the right elements can literally transform simple pieces of clothing into fashion. For spring and summer this year, try doing what some of the designers at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City have illustrated for us. Twice each year I pull out my Canon camera and snap some of the looks that convey ideas that we can all relate to when it comes to looking our best.