resort 2011

Spring 2011 trends that carry over from Resort

Resort is a good season for getting a head start on the spring 2011 trends. As the stores put out the resort collections and a few spring items, now is the time to grab the key items you want for spring. Although some trends are resort-only, there are a few resort trends carrying into spring that need special attention.

The all-white trend which was all over the spring 2011 runways is also a large trend for resort. Dolce & Gabbana has a large array of white looks on their spring 2011 runway. Designers such as Roberto Cavalli and Derek Lam have all-white resort looks which can easily carry into spring 2011.

Pink, especially candy pink, is huge for resort 2011. Pink was also seen on the spring runways, although not as dominant as in resort. For Fashionistas who love pink, this is a good time to stock up on the candy color as the resort pink is bright and the spring pink is coming in varying shades.

Nude shoes are considered a resort trend, although nude shoes tend to be considered classic. This is one look where you can shop your closet and find nude shoes from last year or season’s past. The wedge is also big for resort and was seen in two or more colors on the spring 2011 runways. The solid colored wedge was hard to find during Fashion Week, therefore, the more colorful the wedge you can find, the better! Nude wedges are also a great option for combing the two trends.

This time of year is always fun for shopping since we are looking for resort looks, spring trends and still trying to stay in the now with Holiday shopping. Happy shopping and stay fabulous 

Shimmer for the Holiday season and into resort

The holiday season is fast approaching and stores are beginning to put out holiday shopping displays, gifts ideas and catalogs. As the holiday season approaches, party invitations begin to arrive in the mail, email or via social networking. One of the challenging parts of the holiday season is finding formal or party attire that is festive, easy to wear and not too cool as the temperatures drop. Thankfully, the upcoming resort season includes shimmer, sequins and everything that sparkles, allowing Fashionistas to find holiday attire that can also be worn during the resort and spring seasons; as well as the wraps that can keep us warm.

Adding shimmer to a holiday outfit is part of the fun in keeping the holiday season full of sparkle and a festive outlook. Formal dresses can always have shimmer or sparkle and are an easy way to shine at a formal event or cocktail party. Another bright and cheery way to add sparkle to a holiday outfit is by pairing a sequin top with dark jeans for a girl’s night out, velvet trousers for a semi-formal evening, grey wool trousers for daytime shimmer or even a leather skirt, black leather winter shorts, wool shorts; ahhh, the possibilities are endless. Sequin tops that are a solid color are the easiest to create outfits with and also have better lasting power year after year. 

Another easy way to add shimmer to a holiday outfit is through accessories. Metallic shoes and handbags are a great way to add shimmer to an outfit for day or night. A metallic or sequin wrap is also a great way to spice up a little black dress, or other solid colored frock for formal events, cocktail parties and semi-formal occasions.  Stella McCartney has a great shimmer top which can easily be worn during the day with white pants in spring or for evening occasions with black leather short or velvet trousers for the holidays. O

f course, leave it to Jimmy Choo to create amazing shimmer shoes that be worn all year long; click here to see! Donna Karen has a fabulous black, body conscious sweater for the holiday season which can still be worn alone on cool, early spring evenings. This sweater is great for daytime or evening, plus it is easy to layer for additional warmth. Fabulous!  Jewelry is another way to add sparkle to an outfit whether or not the garments have shine, does not matter! This bracelet by Fragments for Neiman Marcus a-ma-zing! Cookie Lee has a ton of sparkle for the holiday season at fabulous prices. Click here for Cookie Lee shopping info. Sparkle and shimmer is part of the fun for the holiday season; and thankfully it is also part of the resort trends!

There was also sparkle and shimmer on the runways for spring 2011, so this is a great time to invest in at least one garment with some shimmer. Look for basic colors such as silver and black. When choosing colors, look for softer colors that can carry into spring such as muted plum, pastels and light tans. Sequins and shimmer always swings into fashion for the holiday season, so anything with a bit of flash is perfect for holiday investment dressing. Thankfully, shimmer is also part of the resort and spring trends, making sequins and everything that sparkles the perfect investment for now and into 2011. Happy shopping and stay fabulous.

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