Givenchy Spring 2010 Ready To Wear Collection: How to Rock the Jumpsuit

Givenchy Spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection

Givenchy Spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection

Jumpsuits made of light, flowy material are becoming a warm weather staple. If you’re dreading go out this summer in jeans because it’s simply too hot, meet your new best friend. A jumpsuit allows you to pull off the pants look in hot temperatures without having to combust.

A deep v-neck, as Givenchy shows, is just the thing to give a plain black jumpsuit that ‘wow’ factor that makes it an appropriate choice for a cocktail party or a soiree of dancing. If you’re hesitant about trying a jumpsuit because of the ‘puffing’ effect it may have on your midsection, just grab your favorite wide belt and use it to cinch the garment at the waist. Stick to a dark color palette, which is the route Forever21 took with the look-a-like jumpsuit pictured below, or go for a bright color that will pop–the choice is yours.

The final element–some super strappy black platforms to show off your bright summer pedicure.

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Belted Halter Jumpsuit ($23.84, Forever21) Nine West 'Ponti' ($68.95, Zappos)

Belted Halter Jumpsuit ($23.84, Forever21)

Nine West ‘Ponti’ ($68.95, Zappos)

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Gotta Get Gap Shoes for Spring 2010

As things get busier and busier at work, I find myself with less and less time to go shopping. I’ve started buying more things online. If I do end up going to the mall, I usually don’t have time to go to one store for a dress, another for shoes, another for jewelry, etc.

As a result, I’m always on the lookout for stores where I can get everything I need in one stop. Gap has become one of my new favorites for this exact reason; I get get an outfit and shoes in one place. It’s not always easy to find a brand that does both equally well. I’m really loving the flats and sandals at Gap this season, check them out below:

Perforated Patent Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap) Perforated Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)
Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals ($34.50, Gap) Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals ($34.50, Gap)

Perforated Patent Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)

Perforated Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)

Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals, Purple Martin ($34.50, Gap)

Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals, Killer Tomato($34.50, Gap)

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Spring 2010 Trend: Turquoise

Right now, I’m in total “research spring trends” mode. I’ve had enough of winter–can you tell?! In addition to nude/tan shoes and sailor/nautical motifs, turquoise is going to be big for Spring 2010.

Turquoise is a gorgeous color that makes a major impact. Below are a few turquoise things that caught my eye.

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)Women's Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)

Women’s Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

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Spring 2010 Trend: Nautical and Sailor-Inspired

Stripes, anchors, seersucker print, macrame details–these are the themes for this spring. Whichever you choose, be sure to pair navy with white. Think summer spent yachting around or hanging out on white sand beaches as you channel your inner sailor.

Maritime Rope Headband ($3.80, Forever21)

Deadweight Anchor Necklace ($4.80, Forever 21)

Clear The Sea Top ($12.80, Forever21) Clear The Sea Top ($12.80, Forever21)

FOREVER 21 BOUTIQUE Nautical JacketFront Patch Pocket Short ($19.50, Wet Seal)

Maritime Rope Headband ($3.80, Forever21)

Deadweight Anchor Necklace ($4.80, Forever 21)

Clear The Sea Top ($12.80, Forever21)

FOREVER 21 BOUTIQUE Nautical Jacket ($19.80, Forever21)

Front Patch Pocket Short ($19.50, Wet Seal)

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Donna Karan Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Donna Karan Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection, Photo: Marcio Madeira

It’s been a while since I’ve felt as inspired as I did when I was looking at pictures of Donna Karan’s Sporing 2010 ready-to-wear collection. These garments may not be there as “out there” and unconventional as some couture pieces, but to me they are art.

Granted, this collection will not appeal to everyone’s style. Its overall look  is very feminine and romantic. The color palette consists of a lot of pastels and neutrals, while the fabrics feature tons of draping and ruching.

I love the idea of pairing a peach-colored top with a simple grey skirt. It’s a reserved color combination but it definitely makes an impact. For shoes, choose a grey or silver peep toe pump–one with an ankle strap if you really want to mirror the Donna Karan look. (I would KILL to have the shoes the model is wearing on the runaway, they are amazing.)

Can’t wait to see what Donna Karan will do next!

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Girly Girl Top ($14.80, Forever21)
Robert Rodriguez Twist Knot Pencil Skirt ($159, Nordstrom)

Plump Pumps ($24.80, Forever21)
Girly Girl Top ($14.80, Forever21)

Robert Rodriguez Twist Knot Pencil Skirt ($159, Nordstrom)

Plump Pumps ($24.80, Forever21)

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Jaeger London Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Jaeger London - Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection, Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Jaeger London - Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection, Photo: Marcio Madeira)

You must have a look at Jaeger’s Spring 2010 ready-to-wear line. From fabulous prints to subdued solid colors, roomy rompers to tiny sweater dresses–it is a breath of fresh air.

In the look I’ve chosen, Jaeger brilliantly pairs a long sleeved blouse with gray cocktail shorts. Let me begin by saying that a great blouse is an investment piece for this season. It can easily be part of your office wardrobe during the week and a layering piece under funky vests and jackets for more laid-back weekend looks.

You can tailor this look for fall by choosing tweed winter shorts as opposed to ones made of lighter fabrics like silk or satin. If you throw on a pair of tights under the shorts, this look can even carry you through winter (just be sure to get a good jacket!) A sturdy leather or suede belt can take a pair of shorts up a notch, giving them definition and a sharper look.

If you are not a fan of peep toe booties, you can easily pull off this look with tall boots. Over-the-knee boots are this season’s shoe obsession and they would also work really well with this look. If this is the direction in which you want to take your Jaeger-inspired outfit, choose either tighter-fitting shorts that end above the knee or looser, Harem-style shorts that reach the knee.

Style & Co. Pleated Scoopneck Animal Print Top ($40, Macy's) Tweed Wool Shorts ($49.50, Gap) Women's Faux-Leather Fashion Belt ($10, Old Navy) Sleakk Bootie ($109.95, Steve Madden)

Style & Co. Pleated Scoopneck Animal Print Top ($40, Macy’s)

Tweed Wool Shorts ($49.50, Gap)

Women’s Faux-Leather Fashion Belt ($10, Old Navy)

Sleakk Bootie ($109.95, Steve Madden)

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