For Sabrina, a streamlined approach to wardrobing is essential.
Sabrina on wear-now, wear-later: “As a busy, working mom, simplicity and versatility are essential. A pencil skirt is a staple in my wardrobe – this one, in dark-wash denim, is easy to dress up for work or down for play. And since (surprisingly!) I don’t have much time to shop, when I find something I love like this flirty petals top, I buy it in multiples. Colorful scarves keep me looking bright even though my tan has long since faded. And using one as a belt … it’s a cinch!”
Florals are popping up everywhere this season. And ours – from Impressionist washes to the bright fantastic – are positively blooming with artistic abandon. This new video, taken at our spring photo shoot, shows you how to bring these lush, expressive looks into your wardrobe, a little or completely over-the-top.
“These shades of coral, peach, and orange are hot, hot, hot right now. They can be soft and ultra-feminine, but they also make a confident, unique statement. I am loving mixing them with each other and creamy neutrals.”
The rectangle body shape, also sometimes referred to as athletic or long and lean, is characterized by broader shoulders/back, small-to-average bust, undefined waist, little or no curves, and slender arms and legs. Considered the ideal shape for today’s top models/celebrities – think Nicole Kidman or Gwyneth Paltrow – it’s fairly unobtainable to us mere mortals.
Still, believe it or not, there are some challenges for the rectangle shape, and we have tips to help maximize your look if you are lucky enough to be blessed with it.
TOPS: For tops, you’ll you want to create shape by wearing scoopneck and sweetheart necklines, and choosing styles with contoured waistlines. Tops with ruffles and other embellishments will flatter your chest. Layers will also help create interest and dimension.
PANTS: A wide variety of pant styles work for you. Fitted pants help create the illusion of curves.
SKIRTS: You can wear almost any style skirt, but A-line skirts and skirts with a drop waist give the impression of a more curvy figure. Pencil skirts look sensational, though, as well, for a sophisticated, lean look.
DRESSES: To emphasize your waist, think wrap style dresses, or adding a belt.
JACKETS: Jackets that are nipped in at the waist are a good option. But if you want to emphasize your long and lean silhouette, go for a longer-length boyfriend blazer over skinny jeans.
Welcome to the new pretty! The cardigan is an essential piece for any spring wardrobe, and this season our favorites are traced with chiffon or a touch of glitz. Check out our new video for everything you need to know to create a variety of fresh, fun looks.
Style Cinema: Inspired Cardigans - Coldwater Creek