Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Peplum Cut: A Little Detail Goes a Long Way

One Spring 2012 trend I'm excited for is the peplum detail! A peplum is a flared or flowy piece of material attached at the waist or hemline. The peplum is best known as a classic detail, as it was made popular in the 1940's. These fashions were more modest however, and the contemporary peplum can be edgy and make a statement. This detail may seem small, but it can do a lot for a woman's body. A peplum detail can:

  • Draw the eye to the smallest part of your waist
  • Emphasize curves
  • Reduce the look of tummy fat
  • Add drama to any outfit.

Here are some examples for the coming season:

Find them here:
Alice + Olivia Dress, Burberry Jacket, Sleeveless Top, Bustier Top, Mason Dress with Lace,
Silk Skirt, Belted Skirt, Animal Print, Pencil Dress,  and Lace Dress.

For the DIY-ers, here's a quick post on creating your own peplum detail.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Vibrant Start


Here's a fun way to start 2012: incorporate Tangerine Tango, Pantone's 'color of the year' into everyday life. You can challenge your creativity and use the color in different facets of life: from inside the home to elements of personal style.
I've already begun searching around for the vibrant color. You can follow my style board on Pinterest as I hunt for more. For now, here's a few items that have caught my eye so far:

Find them here: Parlour chair, Platform heel, Shift dress, Blouse, and Sleeveless button-down.