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Suede Parade On Spring 2015 Runways

Gucci, Chloe, and Loewe.

Gucci, Chloe, and Loewe.

You’ll look sensational in suede separates.

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Who doesn’t love a 1970’s throwback? The soft and devilishly delicate form of leather is scheduled to make a comeback come Spring 2015. Jason Wu’s best look was a showstopping, semi-seafoam green dress with a deep v and high slit.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren sent out preppy but not prim suede suits in navy and forest green that I’m just dying to integrate into your workwear wardrobe. Derek Lam and Karen Walker had a more playful take, showing suede ensembles in pastel purple and sunny yellow.

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015

2015’s suede designs are distinctive not just in their hue and material, but in their modest formality. Altuzarra, Ralph Lauren, and Jason Wu created office-optimal suede dresses ready to revive weary working women and animate ambitious upstarts. The matching suede sets seen at Michael Kors and Derek Lam mix the structure of a suit with retro cheekiness to delightful results.

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

T Magazine of The NYT traced the linerage of next Season’s strong streak of suede:

The material was first spotted in New York at Derek Lam, but it really started to trend in Milan. At Gucci, the creative director Frida Giannini presented a boho-charged collection of floral, beaded minidresses, colored fur vests and the suede belted dress above, that looked straight out of the brand’s archives. Yesterday in Paris, the designer Claire Waight Keller introduced a similar silhouette on the Chloé runway: a shorter, belted jacket paired with shorts. And finally at Loewe, the British designer Jonathan Anderson used leather and suede heavily in his debut show for the Spanish luxury leather-goods brand — which peaked with this buff suede trench coat with wide-leg trousers. The bag reinforced the message loud and clear: suede is in.

Head to toe suede might seem intimidating at first, but don’t be discouraged: there are plenty of ways to make this look modern and convenient for any girl on the go. Since suede is naturally a loose, thin fabric, you’re going to want to add form with clean lines and solid structure.

 

Box On Top: Wearing The Boxy T Trend For Summer & Fall 2014

Boxy Tees are a flexible and surprisingly sophisticated top to try.

Joseph Quilted Cotton Jersey Top, Theory Striped Leather Top, Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt, rag & bone ODA top.

Joseph Quilted Cotton
Jersey Top, Theory Striped Leather Top, Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt, rag & bone ODA top.

Just last week, we discussed the 60’s mod trend taking high to low fashion by storm. But the mod mania isn’t limited to micro-minis and bold, eye-catching, retro inspired prints; shape and structure is also vital when incorporation mod into the modern wardrobe. Next Season’s silhouettes are saturated with irreverently geometric shapes from head to toe. One less discussed but ultra chic variation of 60’s structure is the humble yet universally flattering boxed top 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Peter Som, Tibi, and Calvin Klein sent models down the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways in square shaped tops. boxtop1 On the retail side, the affordable angels at Zara and Topshop are selling especially fantastic fast fashion renditions of the box top trend. Square, slouchy, and slightly off the shoulder tee shirts impeccably combine form with function. When searching for a box top of your own, veer towards a saturated solid or minimalist color blocking to compliment the unfussy square shape. The hem should be slightly cropped, not so much as to reveal belly button, but not so long that it reaches the top of your pants or skirt.

Zara Printed Shirt With Asymmetric Hem, Tibi Simona Jacquard Cropped Top, ASOS T-Shirt in Hawaiian Print

Zara Printed Shirt With Asymmetric Hem, Tibi Simona Jacquard Cropped Top, ASOS T-Shirt in Hawaiian Print

The best part of a square top is it allows you to play with proportions. Pair with polished trousers or a fully, swingy maxi skirt to elegantly contrast slouch with structure. Or, for a flirtier ensemble that shows off your waist, tuck the boxed top into a high waisted skirt or skinny jeans. Although a boxy top flourishes in the office because of it’s structured polish, it’s outrageous flexibility offers a myriad of casual options.

 Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

A perfect laid back weekend day to night ensemble might pair a pale, pastel cropped boxy top with those perfectly weathered boyfriend jeans in a light wash. Roll up the cuffs, add a low heeled leather bootie or printed flat, and throw on a panama hat and you’ve got your go to gear for Brunch, Farmer’s Markets, and sunny strolls down shop lined streets. 

Here are 3 commandments for rocking a box top

1. If you’re pairing a box top with slouchier, looser bottoms, make sure the top is cropped or at least on the shorter side.

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

A too long box top will drown your figure if paired with similarly wide garments!

2. When the temperature drops, try laying a crisp button up over your boxy top for that Serena Van Der Woodsen at Constance chic.

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Pair with a mini skirt or shorts with tights to keep it sexy and contrasting. 

3. A perfectly polished work ensemble is a boxy top paired with a pencil skirt and delicate accessories.

Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

Feminine, yet take charge! 

Stylehaüs has some superb boxy tops that are on point with this trend.

Check it: 

 1. Lauren Stucky

Short Sleeved Crop Top with an Open Back $273

Short Sleeved Crop Top with an Open Back
$273

2. AS by DF

Chantal Tee  $135

Chantal Tee
$135

3. Addison

Printed T-Shirt in Green $148

Printed T-Shirt in Green
$148

4. Kalmanovich

Striped Crop Top  $959

Striped Crop Top
$959

5. AS by Df

Safe and Sound Leather Top $395

Safe and Sound Leather Top
$395

How The West Will Be Won

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Portlandia told you to put a bird on it. I’m telling you to put a fringe on it.

From Chanel to Alexander Wang to Tracy Reese, western motifs flooded Spring and Fall 2014 Runways. Eye catching pieces worthy of even the Wildest West included leather handbags lined in suede fringe, heavy denim, oversize cowboy hats, rugged leathers, and even the occasional bolero. City Slickers will delight in melding modern bohemia, tribal touches, and John Wayne for a gloriously wearable incantation of our romanticized nostalgia of the West of days yore.”Pair festive fringe with leather and denim, hand-embroidered cotton with beaded jewelry, and gingham with woven straw accessories,” Vogue advises “and leave the hokey getups for the rodeo.”

Nothing says ‘urban cowboy’ like fringed accessories, and the tattered accents roamed virtually every Western inspired Collection.I’m just feelin’ the fringe this season,” Designer Tracy Reese said backstage of her Fall 2014 show, where models walked the Tracy Reese runway in fringed, handkerchief-inspired shawls.“This is basically what we would want to pack in our suitcases were we taking a trip to Texas”, describes Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs, “It was city slickers. It wasn’t overly Western, but very much sort of this urban fantasy of Western life. Our urban fantasy of what it would be like to go to Texas.”

Tibi and Charlotte Ronson channeled Cowboy’s And Indians with exaggeratedly oversized cowboy hats, a cheeky tribute to the broad brimmed panama/floppy hats currently en vogue with hipster fashionistas. Stuart Verves was all about the fringed suede purse and the ever sensational Mara Hoffman designed fringed ponchos festooned with one of her signature bright prints. Tommy Hilfiger‘s Fall 2014 collection featured an outdoorsy beige shirt dress embroidered with red arrows and accented with camel colored suede.

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Real life differs wildly from the Runway, so Glamour offered these 3 fantastic Do’s and Don’ts for wearing Western:

  1. DO belt it
    “Cinching a blanket cape with a belt makes the look wearable instead of overpowering,” advises Gunlocke Fenton. “Plus, it’s more girly than gaucho if you show off your waist.”
  2. DO tie one on Replace your usual necklace with a little black ribbon or bow for a feminine take on the bolo. “It’s a simple way to update your classic white button-down,” says Gunlocke Fenton. “Shirting is everywhere now and this feels fresh.
  3. DON’T go overboard “A Stetson hat, a longer skirt, or a fringed bag are all great ways to dip your toe in the trend,” Gunlocke Fenton says. “But wear just one or two pieces at a time. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a costume.”

The stylehaüs stylists took 5 Western-inspired Runway looks and created wearable, Street Style ready outfits for each ensemble.

1. CHANEL DOES DALLAS

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 Chanel mixes together modern bohemia with the days of the west with this get up. The soft materials and embellishment make the look versatile for any type of woman.

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Dannijo Clea Earrings $295, Madison Martin Margiela Embellished Top $730 net-a-porter.com, Topshop Sheer Overlay Skirt $80, Toga Pulla Embellished Loafer $549

2. All Denim All Day

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Prada 2015 Spring/Summer Runway breathed new life into classic denim dresses with clever accents and a rough & tumble aura.

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 Rag and Bone Fedora Hat $195, M&F Western Crystal belt $85, Prada Studded Denim Clutch $590, H&M shirt $15, Topshop Moto Stripe Denim Dress $80, Saint Laurent Western Style boots $1295, Boyfriend Jeans $52 Frontrowshop.com

3. Kill Bill 

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                                                                                  Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2015 collection has invented their own unique style that is effortlessly cool; The western x Indie Rock. Screen shot 2014-07-07 at 4.03.43 PM   Nastygal Crop Leather Jacket $88, Lucky Brand Frozen Blue Stone Ring $25, Lovely Bird “San Miguel” Fedora $128, Forever21 western cuff $3.80, Toga Pulla Western Suede Ankle Boot $275, Talitha Kaftan Dress $577, Black Drop Feather Earring $8.90 Jcpenney.com, Boho chain necklace $27 2020ave.com, River Island Cara ripped jean $70.

4. Paris, Texas

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Tibis’ 2014/15 western inspired collection is structured and sophisticated. Breathtakingly Beautiful.

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Topshop Dusted Coat $158, Forever21 Tassel Scarf $9.80, Green Fedora Hat $60 davidjones.com.au, Vince Camuto Crossbody Bag $298, Topshop Cuff Joggers $76, MissSelfridge Fluffy Jumper $53, Jil Sander Loafer $800 thecorner.com

5. Lady Anne Oakley

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 Alexander Wang’s Spring 2014 look takes the rigid cowboy to a softer side using light colors and sheer materials.

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Bottega Veneta High Waisted Trousers $450, Burberry Prorsum Silk Organza Top $530, Kate Moss for Topshop Paisley Scarf $85, Chinese Laundry Shoes $40, Heidi Klein Havana Cowboy Hat $198

 

GET THE LOOK: TIBI FALL 2014

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Our favorite show of the season (so far) was, surprisingly, Tibi.  We say “surprisingly” because the contemporary label has never really been a fashion heavy hitter- but this past collection was a whole different story.  Tibi’s Fall 2014 collection was high-fashion but wearable, NYC-friendly but also appropriate in the countryside.  The colors, layering, and accessories were all spot-on; we really can’t get enough.

 

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The best part about the collection?  It’s wearable right now.   With some styling tricks and current-season pieces, we managed to recreate the fresh-off-the-runway looks right here at stylehaus!

 

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The big color of the show was powder blue, which is everywhere nowadays.  We recently received the most amazing baby-blue skinny jeans at stylehaus ($375) and knew they’d be perfect for nailing the Tibi look.  Since this collection was all about oversized layers, stylist Janelle topped the jeans with a black high-low dress ($205) and her own long gray vest.  A black hat was a must (the one pictured here is from Forever 21- go get it!).  We LOVE the fun layers here!

 

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Unexpected layers were a huge part of the Tibi show, with skirts worn over slim pants being the best example of this.  It was easy to get the look with stylehaus pieces!  The same blue jeans worked well with a black leather skirt ($365).  Since wearing a skirt over pants is a lot of look, we kept the top portion simple with a classic gray knit ($64).  And, of course, a black hat a la Tibi.

 

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Another way Tibi played with proportion was through classic silhouettes, like short shorts paired with an oversized sweater.  Although shorts don’t really scream “Fall”, Tibi made it work by styling short hemlines with knee-high boots.  Stylist Janelle paired our stylehaus leather shorts ($695) with a sheer black hoodie ($189), and accessorized with her own boots.  This look is simultaneously high-fashion and low-maintenance- the perfect combo for laid-back Angelenos.

 

If you’re loving the Tibi collection as much as we are, come grab the look at stylehaus!  All piece pictured (except Janelle’s vest & boots) are available for purchase at stylehaus.  Come in or call 323-655-5900 to order!