This spring is about futuristic patterns and color that Mod brought to the 60s and looking fresh and feminine. But here’s the scoop: Both trends should be centered around spring’s hottest color and detail WHITE and PATENT LEATHER. Use these as the primary colors on your spring canvas and you’re closet will be rockin’.
Here’s how to wear Mod and metallics without looking like a space cadet:
1/ The Mod trend is about using blocks of color together. Use colors from the same part of the spectrum and don’t mix pastels and bold jewel tones. But here’s the cool part: it doesn’t need to be bold or too bright, just solid. Rely on some great metallic or geometric detail to add the futuristic flair. Realistically, you’re not going to look like Lisa Perry when you go to the office but you can add some bright without the fright!
2/ Geometry is a key part of the look– for clothing and accessories. Think about triangles, circles and squares and if you’re need to add some pretty petals go for big, bold flowers and not small prints. Also, pick one accessory– not two or three and make it either blend in with your outfit or pop next to it.
3/Make it a Mini– a miniskirt or a minidress.
Catherine Malandrino Silk Chiffon Swing Dress, $475 from Intermixonline.com
Diane von Furstenberg Lucie Doubleknit Miniskirt, $225 from IntermixOnline.com
Mayle Gold MiniSkirt, $395 at Net-a-porter.com
Rory Beca V-Neck Tunic, $245 from Intermixonline.com
Joe’s Jeans T-Shirt, $26.34 from Bluefly.com
LaRok CoCo Deco Knit Jacket, $228 from InterMixonline.com
Prada Satin Jacket from Nieman Marcus, $550 at NiemanMarcus.com
Dolce & Gabbana Corset Dress, $2595 at NiemanMarcus.com
Miu Miu Patent Peeptoe Wedge, $450 from Barneys.com
Elegantly Waisted Patent Leather Cummerbund Belt, $308 from Shopbop.com
Givenchy, $563.95 from Zappos.com
Fendi Patent Leather Crossword Clutch, $920 from BergdorfGoodman.com
Dior sunglasses, $300 from Eluxury.com
Match Your Makeup at Sephora.com
Be a Springtime Sweetheart!
If you’re more comfortable looking feminine than futuristic have no fear– this season has treats for you too! But follow these tips to make sure you pretty doesn’t turn into dowdy.
1/ Look for details like ruffles and lace but make sure they’re not too intricate. Eyelet lace is great because it’s not too frilly. Black and white is the perfect canvas because it keeps the look classic and structured while allowing details to do their work!
2/Don’t do head-to-toe lace or ruffles and don’t be afraid to use texture to your advantage– combine muted metallics and lace for a contemporary twist on feminine charm.
3/Keep it simple and fresh with a nice jacket with clean lines. Too many layers will make your look appear unbalanced and unseasonal.
Foley for Foley+Corinna Mock Neck Bib Dress, $366 at Shopbop.com
Peter Som’s Long Crillon Coat, $2175 from Eluxury.com
Marc Jacobs Textured Gauze Layered Top, $995 from Saks.com
Catherine Malandrino high waist skirt with hemline detail, $345 at Shopbop.com
Kooba Patent Leather Penelope Clutch, $295 from SccopNYC.com
Nanette Lepore Ahoy There Eyelet Dress, $320 at Eluxury.com
Makeup to Match!
Bobbi Brown’s Limited Editon Violette Face Palette, $50 at BobbiBrown.com
–Joanne Molina for Second City StyleSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40