The basic that’s hiding in your wardrobe..

There is a color, beyond black, grey and white. A color that goes with just about anything in your wardrobe. A color that you haven’t noticed all this while..

And, it is none other than Blue!

I kid you not, this color will match most anything that you currently own. So go on, mix it, match it and contrast it to create new outfits from clothes that you already own.

blue

Alice + Olivia sleeveless shirt / Madewell / Wallis going out shirt / Boohoo pussy bow blouse / Blue top / Oasis sleeve less shirt, $43 / Topshop crop shirt / River Island blue jacket, $69 / Diane Von Furstenberg / Pink Tartan skirt / Karl Lagerfeld / J.Crew long skirt / Hot pants / Warehouse long skirt, $23 / Skinny jeans, $21 / Pull&Bear printed trousers, $15
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Pineapples anyone?

Pineapples are having a moment right now — a big one! Scoot over to JCrew (check out their summer catalog or entire line), Topshop, H&M, Forever21 and NastyGal to see for yourself.

Have you spotted them yet? Have some fun with this cool summer trend.

Pineapples galore

Modcloth Afternoon at the Oasis Dress in Pineapples//ASOS Motel Pineapple Print Dress// UO Reverse Pineapple Print Pinup Dress// JCrew Ratti Pineapple Dress// Jcrew Linen Pineapple Tee//Jcrew Ratti Pineapple Mini//ShopJeen Pineapple Skirt//Jcrew Mini Pineapple Underwire Tank//Zara Pineapple Swimsuit// Jcrew Iphone 5 case // Etsy Pineapple Stud Earrings

Mixing it up – Prints and Patterns

Back in the day, mixing prints and patterns was anti-fashion and you would get funny looks if you did it.   Now, it is the coolest thing to do. The better you can do it, the more layered and put together you can look.

If you’re wondering how to get on this bandwagon, here’s 3 easy ways to mix prints and patterns in a fashionable way.

1) Stripes have been done so much that they are a more a basic than a print now. Throw them on with a pair of floral denims and voila, you have one cute looking outfit that is so put together in a French way.

Prints and Patterns
J.Crew color block shirt / Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren skinny leg jeans / Zara flat shoes / Zara handbag / Humble Chic multiple chain necklace

2)  Stripes have won people over so much so that its close cousin the check has been overlooked in the process. Here’s a check top paired with a jacquard skirt, a print and pattern that go well together.

Prints and Patterns - Outfit #2

French Connection short sleeve t shirt / Zara pleated skirt / Report studded sandals / Forever 21 lightweight handbag

3) Polka dots and the leopard print are also a much adored print/pattern. Why not put them together? In this color palette they make a delectable combination.

Prints and Patterns - Outfit #3

J.Crew frilly shirt / Ann Taylor / White shoes / ASOS

Summer picnic

I absolutely love summer, and in the summer I love a good picnic — be it with a couple of friends or just the two of us relaxing.

Laying out a rug on the grass, sipping cool lemonade and kicking back with a book is just the perfect way to spend a nice summer day.

Try this for a relaxed yet chic look —

Summer Day picnic outfit

Madewell dot shirt / Jcrew Patterned shorts / Kate Spade flat heels / Gap straw clutch / Chain jewelry / Coach glitter jewelry

Color of 2013: Emerald

Emerald is the color of 2013, as declared by Pantone. I must admit, I’ve been a little obsessed with this color since last year. I was vying for an emerald winter coat, then a dress, a manicure, make-up (see how Emma Stone wears it as an eye liner here) then accessories.

So, I scoured the web to find some beautiful dresses in emerald. This color is so easy to wear and suits most complexions. It looks formal so even a simple dress in this color can be carried off well. Make it yours!

Color me emerald!

Eliza J dress / Vince Camuto / BB Dakota cotton dress / Kenneth Cole dress / Old Navy see through dress / Ann Taylor / J.Crew linen skirt

How to wear: Printed Pants

This trend is hot, but it does beg the question — how do you wear printed pants?

I’ve picked out 4 different kinds of prints (I have done a post on floral pants before, so am excluding them here). Printed pants can be teamed with :

a) A neutral basic tee to calm it down

b) A sheer shirt to make it slightly more formal. A blazer can also be added

c) A chambray looks good without trying too hard

d) Pick a color in the printed pants and wear a solid color top of that color to complement them well.

How to wear Printed Pants

Spring Hot Trend – Printed pants

Celebs are tweeting about them (Emma Roberts about the JCrew collection) and they seem to be popping up everywhere. They are available in prints from baroque to floral, tie and dye, paisley and geometric (gone are the days of polka dots alone) and in a variety of fits – skinny, drawstring, capris, straight-cuts.

I went to the mall recently and went gaga over them..every store had some and I wanted to pick them all. But hey, neither do I look like Ms. Alba nor do I make mega bucks like her. So, with trends like these I would pick one or two that fit well to try the style before getting more. This is a fun trend to try and I don’t see it fading any time soon. In fact, it will continue into summer with printed shorts.

Here is an assortment of pants show-casing this trend —

Spring Hot Trend - Printed pants