Spring/Summer Style :: Jogger pants

They’re not just for pounding the pavement anymore.

I’ve noticed that sweatpants or joggers as the Brits and Aussies call them have experienced a surge in popularity. It’s now perfectly acceptable to step out wearing these loose-fitting trousers whether you’re running to the convenience store for a carton of milk or you’re out on the town with your friends.

It’s now alright to not break a sweat while wearing them.

I’m shocked (and delighted) by how amazing they look dressed up with heels. It’s the perfect way to achieve that sporty luxe look. And they come in so many different prints and materials. I’m a huge fan of silk ones and leather ones.

Joggers, I love you.

Here’s a roundup of jogger pant looks to help you stay on track…

printed silk pants

 printed silk ones via With Love From Kat

sweatpants

grey ones with black piping via The Glamourist

joggers in animal print

 animal print ones via Damsel in Dior

leather jogging pants

leather ones via Song of Style

floral silk track pants

floral ones via Pink Peonies

Here are a few pairs I’m loving:

+ Zara Grey Velour Trousers

+ ASOS Premium Embellished Track Pant

+ Capulet Leather Track Pant

+ T by Alexander Wang French Terry Track Pants

+ MICHAEL Michael Kors Chambray Track Pants

+ Forever 21 Tribal Print Joggers

+ Forever 21 In Command Cargo Joggers

+ Forever 21 High Desert Woven Joggers

+ LaMarque Kylee Pant 

+ 3.1 Phillip Lim Stitched Panel Track Pants

+ Mara Hoffman Mirror Embroidery Slouchy Pants

+ Charles Henry Track Pants

Which pair would you wear?

Camo crush

I’ve got to admit I’m just a teeny bit obsessed with camo. Who would have thought this print could be so versatile? Dressed up or down, camo is a winner in my book. Here’s a roundup of ways to get the military chic look…

camo and leather camo skinny jeans + blazer + leather peplum top via Wendy’s Lookbook

camo outfitcamo jacket + leather shorts + leopard clutch via Wendy’s Lookbook

sequin and camo

camo pants + sequin jacket via Wendy’s Lookbook

camo printcamo jacket + skinny jeans with embroidered detailing via Gal Meets Glam

camo and statement sweatshirtcamo jacket + statement sweatshirt + distressed boyfriend jeans via Atlantic-Pacific

OP in camo

camo skinny jeans + olive green army parka + flats via Who What Wear

cream and camocamo pants + cream knit sweater + striped long sleeve tee via Brooklyn Blonde

camo tee look

camo tee + ankle zip skinny jeans via Walk in Wonderland

camo happily grey

distressed camo skinny jeans + quilted jacket + statement tee via Happily Grey

camo + peplum

camo skinny jeans + peplum top + metallic pumps via Pink Peonies

camo and metallics

camo jacket + white tee + metallic pumps via Ivory Lane

camo shortssuede camo shorts + oversized men’s shirt via Neon Blush

aimee song in madewell

camo jacket + boyfriend coat + white ripped jeans + leopard pumps via Song of Style

camo + lace julescamo pants + lace top via Sincerely Jules

natalie off duty in camo

camo jacket + printed dress + boots via Natalie Off Duty

camo and stripes

camo jacket + striped shirt + neon scarf via Sincerely Jules

I’m on the hunt for a few camo pieces. Check out my top picks:

+ Windsor Camo Destructed Jeans (awesome price!)

+ Forever 21 Cuffed Camo Print Shorts

+ Forever 21 Street-Chic Utility Pants

+ J. Crew Skinny Utility Chino

+ Anthropologie Camo Chinos

+ Forever 21 Desert Cutie Camo Shirt 

+ Bobi Military Jacket

+ J. Crew Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket

Are you a camo fan?

NYFW Fall 2014 :: Beauty Roundup

Let’s face it. We all fall madly in love with the hair, makeup and pretty manicures at fashion week. The right hairstyle or lip colour can really help bring a designer’s vision to life. For this season, eyes, lips, nails and even hair all got the Midas touch. Ponytails ruled the runways and makeup artists saw the cat eye from many different angles.

Touch of gold – tips, lips, hair and eyes

golden tips manicure TSGold half-moon and tip at Tadashi Shoji

Get the look: Butter London Nail Lacquer in Marbs

gold eyes at badgley mischka

Gold-lined eyes at Badgley Mischka

Get the look: MAC Goldmine Eye Shadow // MAC Blacktrack Fluidline // MAC Pure Show Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

midas touch MHGold manicure and gold-tipped braids at Mara Hoffman

Get the look: Brush on two coats of Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold minus top coat.

midas touch sunoGold part and gold tips at Suno

Get the look: Apply Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold over a clear base coat.

gold lips at Son Jung WanBold gold lips at Son Jung Wang

Bold lips in shades of red

berry lips at RodarteDeep berry lips at Rodarte

Get the look: NARS Deborah Audacious topped with glitter.

Naeem KhanNaeem Khan

Get the look: NARS Lanikai Velvet Lip Liner // NARS Mirihi Island Beach Velvet Lip Liner // NARS Marlene Audacious Lipstick // NARS Jeanne Audacious Lipstick // NARS Bette Audacious Lipstick

rebecca minkoff

Berry-stained lips at Rebecca Minkoff

Get the look: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore

Cat-eye

cushnie fall 2014

Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury describes her cat eye at Cushnie et Ochs as “Cat eye liner with a juicy skin.”

Get the look: MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline and MAC Blacktrack Fluidline drawn through the lashline to extend and define the eye with a dramatic feline shape.

herve leger cat eyeMakeup artist Val Garland’s futuristic cat-eye for Herve Leger

Get the look: TEMPTU S/B Hi-Def and S/B Adjuster in Black.

rag & bone cat eye

Not-so-typical cat-eye

Get the look: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black // ColorStay Crème Gel Liner in Black // ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Black Out // Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet // Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious in Blackened Brown

Deep Side Part

deep side part OCOpening Ceremony

tadashi shojiTadashi Shoji

Proenza SchoulerProenza Schouler

deep side part bcbgBCBG Max Azria

Pretty Ponytails – high, low, streaked and everything in between

Rebecca Minkoff low ponytailTomboy-chic ponytail at Rebecca Minkoff

Minkoff’s Fall 2014 collection is feminine with a menswear twist. TRESemme lead stylist Jeanie Syfu created a tomboy-inspired ponytail – neat and slightly messy at the same time.

herve leger ponytailSci-fi inspired ponytail at Herve Leger 

Bumble and bumble’s lead stylist Laurent Philippon created a sleek, futuristic ponytail, while colourist Zoe Wiepert added a pop of colour with bright blue and orange extensions.

kate spade high ponytailSuper high ponytail at Kate Spade

For Kate Spade, two ponytails are better than one. Garnier’s hair stylist Tommy Bucket says the hair was meant to reflect the collection’s inspiration – a trip to Shanghai. The hair team created a playful, high ponytail by straightening the hair completely and securing it with a piece of leather. For the models donning hats during the show, they did a simple low ponytail.

vivienne tam's ponytailsSleek and low ponytail at Vivienne Tam

Tam was inspired by a trip to the Silk Road and the women she encountered there. Matthew Curtis, lead stylist for TRESemme, created the low, sleek ponytail and wrapped the hair around it to hide the hair elastic. Pretty clever, huh?

Which beauty trends from the runways are you loving so far? I can’t wait to see what Paris has to offer!

(Images and information from Style Bistro, INTERMIXHarper’s Bazaar, Metro Velvet, In Style, Cosmopolitan UKRebecca Minkoff, Elle, Women’s Wear DailyTemptu, Style.comThe Fashion Spot, Never Underdressed)

LFW Fall 2014 :: Trend Spotting

London Fashion Week wrapped up earlier this week. So it’s time to hit rewind and take a closer look at the trends that swept the runways. Here are the top 5 trends we’ll be replicating this Fall:

Print party

Looks like Temperley London, Burberry Prorsum, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson got together and decided to throw a print party.

temperley london

burberry prints

peter pilotto prints

matthew w prints

Crazy for royal blue

Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Hunter Original, Topshop Unique and Roksanda Illincic all had a case of the blues and worked the sapphire shade into their collections.

Peter Pilotto cobalt

david koma cobalt

hunter original cobalt

Topshop Unique cobalt

Roksanda cobalt

Perfect match

Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Mark Fast and Temperley London sent matching skirt sets and layered looks down the runway.

Peter Pilotto matchy matchy

matchy matchy CK

Mark Fast

temperley matchy

Embellished to the max

For Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson, it was all about embellishment.

mary katrantzou embellished

Erdem embellished

peter pilotto embellished

embellished dress

Colour-blocking

Thomas Tait, Roksanda Illincic, Peter Pilotto and Issa all played around with geometric shapes and bold colours. It was like geometry and art class all rolled into one.

thomas tait colorblocking

Roksanda colorblocking

Peter Pilotto colorblocking

Issa colorblocking

(Photos from Style.com)

NYFW Roundup :: Statement-Making Runway Bags

Milan Fashion Week kicks off today, but I’m still swooning over the bags I spotted on the New York runways. For fall 2014, designers really thought outside of the box (or in this case, bag) focusing on eye-catching colours and prints, never-before-seen shapes, and catchy phrases. And if you’re Alexander Wang – bags that double as survival kits!

Kate Spade Chinese take-out bag

Kate Spade

Kate Spade clutch

Kate Spade

3.1 Phillip Lim Amaze bag

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Cash clutch

3.1 Phillip Lim

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Helmut Lang bag

Helmut Lang

DVF fur bag

DVF

Veronica Beard clutch

Veronica Beard

karen walker

Karen Walker

water bottle

Alexander Wang

AW bag

Alexander Wang

AW clutch

Alexander Wang

AW neon bag

Alexander Wang

Marc by Marc Jacobs blue and black

Marc by Marc Jacobs

MBMJ bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hello Tokyo clutch

Kate Spade

(Photos from Style Bistro, Style.com)

NYFW Fall 2014 :: Runway Trends

New York Fashion Week has come to a close, and what a whirlwind of a week it was. Now, it’s time to take stock of the top trends that graced the runways. From fur and fringe to sheer as you dare and menswear, let’s take a look at what you’ll be stocking your wardrobe and (your beauty cabinet) with come this fall.

Fur crazy

bcbg and marc jacobs finalaltuzzara and nicholas k

Fringe benefits

mara and millyprabal and marchesa

Tartan, Plaid, Check

marissa and tommysass and delpozo

Sheer as you dare

dvf and milly vera and oscar

Borrowed from the boys

lim and ragwu and lauren

Going for the gold

dvf and badgley

Cozy knits

tommy and torymichael and marc

Shearling 

bcbg and phillipwang and lauren

What did you think of the collections this year? Which trends are you gonna try out come fall?

 (Photos from Style.com, Vogue, Metro Velvet, Son Jung Wan)