Posts tagged Spring 2011 fashion trends

Like sugar and spice

As seen on the Spring 2011 runways, lace and frilly skirts are making a comeback. I love the sweetness of the lace, but I’m not really a girly-girl, so wearing all-over lace is out of the question.  One of my favorite trends this season is pairing a little lace with tougher/masculine pieces (especially leather).

Lace mixed with leather is the perfect combination, something a little sweet with something unexpected, which creates a savvy mix that is both bold and chic.

Tough Lady

Tough Lady
Tough Lady

Tough Lady

Stay luxe with lace and leather by creating a balance of these opposite looks. Pick the piece that will make the statement and pair with simple items to add the final touch!

Lust After: Spring fashion

After a fashion-filled weekend (I designed my first collection and presented it at the Give Back Gala in San Francisco), I swore that I was going to take a break from fashion.  Well, my break didn’t last very long.  This gorgeous Spring weather makes me want to shop for Spring, and find the perfect lightweight clothing in soft, muted tones.

Here are a few things that I want NOW for Spring!

1. Cheap Monday-Psychometry Wayfarers $30

2. LF-Spring Fearless Future Lookbook

3. Gar De-Alvord Multi Stripe Shorts $84

4. Charlotte Ronson-Burlap Stripe Sweater $175

5. Fresh-Sugar Plum Lip Treatment $22.50

6. Cheap Monday-Shauna Harem Pants $70

7. Sass and Bide-I Love You in Braille Bracelet $72

8. RGB-Nail Color $14

9. FLorian-Rope Necklace $245

10. Urban Outfitters-UO Crochet Bikini $44

11. 3.1 Phillip Lim-Brancusi Wood Platform $750

12. Chloe-Chloe Eau de Toilette $85





Spring fever

You’ve probably noticed that this Spring designers and fashionistas around the globe are adding bold colors to their looks.  Whether it be wearing head-to-toe jewel tones (Gucci) or just adding a bright bag or shoe to an all black ensemble, people are catching on and brightening up their Spring – one outfit at a time.

Here are a few of my favorite personal style bloggers, rocking a little Springtime cheer.


Pop Culture Late Afternoon

The Clothes Horse

But when there isn’t a color out there that will liven up your day, try mixing patterns and silhouettes for a fresh Spring look.

The Glamourai


Sincerely, Jules

Spring is the new Fall

Fall is well under way (although it may not feel like it here in San Francisco), but for those of you who are still searching for the perfect Fall pieces, I have some advice for you.

During the Spring/Summer 2011 fashion weeks, we saw vibrant colors, feminine embroidery, and heady metallic accents.  Some of the top trends for Spring 2011 are very practical to wear during the winter months (you just have to style them accordingly).   So, why not get a head start on your Spring shopping!


This is a great color for Fall 2010, wear this color from head-to-toe for that minimalist look or pair with black for a classic look.


Ink (or navy) screams Fall, wear this color instead of black or even with black for a fashion-forward Fall look.


A pop of color is sometimes needed for those dreary days of Fall.  Adding a little green to your wardrobe is a great choice (it can be paired with any neutral color and a lot of people look good in green).

Fine Knits

A fine knit sweater is perfect for Fall, it  will keep you warm, sans the extra bulk.  Pair a thin sweater with a knee length skirt or flare leg denim, for a laid back look (I recommend wearing a bra with one of these sweaters though).


A little metallic and shine will brighten up any Fall outfit.  Pair a metallic blazer with a white t-shirt and skinny denim for an edgy/rock n roll look.


We’re going to see patterned tights all over this Fall.  Pair snakeskin patterned tights with a black mini dress for a trendy look.  If you can’t get behind wearing allover snakeskin, opt for a pair of snakeskin platforms, they can be very sexy!

Falling for Spring 2011

It’s day four of New York Fashion Week and the trends for Spring 2011 seem to be getting better every day!  We’re seeing twill trouser pants, long silk skirts, chiffon blouses, all in neutral tones.  And for the expected pop of color, we’re seeing poppy-colored sheath dresses, printed thigh-grazing shorts, and color blocked halter dresses.

Cynthia Rowley, Peter Som, ADAM, Vena Cava (Spring 2011)

I’m loving the fact that a lot of my favorite Fall 2010 trends are back for Spring (just lightened up a bit)!

Dries Van Noten Fall 2010, Nicholas K Spring 2011

Military for Fall: try a wool pea-coat paired with cargo pants, a chunky sweater and combat boots.

Military for Spring: pair cargo pants with a neutral tank top, oversized cardigan and wedge boots.

Kimberly Ovitz Fall 2010, Nicole Miller Spring 2011

Maxi skirts for Fall: pair a long skirt with a thin sweater, cropped blazer and lace- up ankle boots.

Maxi skirts for Spring: wear your long skirt with a body-con tank, braided belt, add a light denim jacket and wedge sandals.

Prada Fall 2010, Jason Wu Spring 2011

Lady-Like Trend for Fall: pair a curve hugging dress with a wool cape, thigh-high stockings and heels.

Lady-Like Trend for Spring: try a curve hugging dress with an embellished cardigan, bare legs and an ankle boot.

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