are you a deranged people-watcher like me? my husband calls this “staring,” and thinks it’s rude; I call it a “hobby” and think it is “fascinating” – so he just needs to chill. enter our collective obsession with “street style” and we can now luckily engage in people-watching from the comfort of our own homes and offices and avoid any discussion of the point at which observing crosses over into impermissibly rude staring.
and never is street style better than by-ways of the bi-annual designer collections in new york, london, milan, and paris, now known as “fashion week.”
below, i have hooked you up with a selection of trends i spotted over the past month to spark your creativity as we leap head-first into fall and pull a look together from our own closets, favorite boutiques, chain retailers, or e-commerce sites. i have edited out ridiculous peacocks sporting insane looks that prompt just one question in response: “seriously?” you are welcome.
jeans . . .
i am not going to actually say “i told you so” but i AM going to drop a really strong hint here that i was not wrong in telling you over and over that your jeans need to be lighter, looser, and higher as we head into fall and spring. come on!! everyone hated the eiffel tower at first, too. change is hard. it will be okay. i promise. . .
army green . . .
this one kind of caught me by surprise. . . but — L.O.V.E!! . . . these looks kind of pre-sage the marc jacobs and chloé collections coming this spring. translation: this look is going to stick around for a while so it is safe to invest. . . the jumpsuits, for me, spark an immediate emotional reaction . . . also, i bought one at mango back in the spring and have felt like it maybe a bit much to bust out on the average day. no more. watch out, streets of birmingham! here I come in my army green jumpsuit!! and don’t think i haven’t dusted off my army green field jacket . . .
camel . . .
don’t peace out on me just because you think camel is a no brainer . . . never has it looked better or fresher. for reals. you NEED some camel for fall. word.
adidas . . .
okay, okay – only one more i told you so and i am TOTALLY done. guess what? adidas are hot. yes they are.
winter white . . .
a strong choice for fall . . .