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Spring 2021 trends from the NYFW runways

RaisaVanessa final walk spring/summer 2021 NYFW (photo credit: screenshot by me)

New York Fashion Week was different this season; in case you hadn’t already heard. Designers showed thier spring/summer 2021 collection in a virtual format. While few designers offered in-person, outside runways shows with extremely small attendance, the majority made artistic videos which showcased thier new collections, or filmed runways without an audience and livestreamed them.

In addition to the shows I was invited to watch, I was able to watch several more designer shows than normally. Not only because I was able to view collections I am not normally invited to see in person, but because I could sit at my desk and go from show to show, instead of having to allocate travel time between shows. This was a very relaxing, and productive, way to do fashion week! Let’s take our “wins” out of this and share them!

If you had a chance to watch along with me, you may have noticed a ton of inspiraiton came from the 1980s and 1990s for spring 2021. Designers loved powersuiting, bright colors, exagerated sleeves, feminine designs, prarie silhouettes, ruffles-lots of ruffles, and a ’90’s hip-hop flair. While the ’80’s donimated, you could still see some early ’90’s floating around, and mixing in with the flashy 1980s. So, without further ado, let’s check out the biggest trends from the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2021 runways!

The Power Suit

White Party

Bold Lines

Romantic: Lace and eyelet

Puffy Sleeves

Dramatic Ruffles

Bermuda Shorts

Wide Leg Pants

*all photos credit: IMAXTREE.com

Loving all these fun trends for spring 2021! Which trend is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Chromat

Printed skirt with a painted story

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Tee shirt: Halogen (old, also love this one) / Cuff: H & M (under $5!) / Handbag: Givenchy (similar under $400 here) / Skirt: Alice + Olivia / Nail Polish: Chanel Canotier / Shoes: Prada (similar under $300 here, and under $100 here)

I usually shy away from non-traditional prints, but when I saw this printed skirt by Alice + Olivia which appears to have a colorful painting on it, I decided I needed it in my life. The scene on the skirt appears to be vintage architecture in colorful Havana.  The only sign of humans are wall paintings which also exude a vintage vibe. There is one sign of life; a lonely kitten on a balcony.

The colors are vibrant, and modern; ideal for the summer months. There is something about the print which draws me into a colorful, vintage Havana where I can escape for at least one moment. It’s as if I am the missing human; and I need to pick up the kitten, and bring her inside for safety.

After I received the skirt, and began to style it, I found if I picked up any of the colors, it took away from the skirt itself. This led me to pair it with black in order to allow the skirt to be the centerpiece of the outfit. I paired my printed skirt with a basic tee because it has been over ninety degrees here, and tee shirts are incredibly comfortable in this extreme heat.

Fashion is a form of art, so why not find something artistic which reflects your personal style? I love this printed skirt. It is a classic full, knee length skirt (on me because I am 5’4″ on someone taller it will hit higher on the thigh)  which can be styled conservatively, as I styled it, or with more va-va-voom. For example, it can be paired with a crop top and strappy sandals for more of party-ready look.

Have you ever found an artistic accessory, or article of clothing, which spoke to you? If so, please share in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy