With the diverse and broad scheme of garments that came down the runway for Spring and Summer debuts, 2013 provides all of the makings of a great year of fashion. There is something for every mood and occasion: soft, feminine color palettes; strong, influential black and white combinations; bold, striking men’s pieces with attention to footwear. Of course, the love for accessories never ceases and lends refinement to even the simplest v-neck T-shirt. At Haute Chicago, we like to think that 2013 provides no excuse for a foot outside of the door not being fresh.
A Statement Shoe. Where to begin. We can’t even pick favorites because the options are so unlimited. Emerging designers are offering intelligently crafted designs and from flats to heels, almost anything you can image is out there. Nasty Gal online features designers such as Jeffrey Campbell, who always pushes the aesthetic envelope with eye candy footwear. For higher-end classics and well-known labels with European influence, Harrods of England is the key.
Structured Blazer. From the men’s and women’s runway shows in Paris and New York, a structured blazer was an essential of a well-put together look. Color? Take your pick. Pastels (for men and women), neutrals and classic dark hues are prominent and necessary. A blazer’s versatility makes it a work well with denim or dressed up for a corporate look, and instantaneously says that you look put together.
Bold Jewelry Piece. From Lupe Fiasco to Rihanna to Nas, Melody Ehsani has adorned the necks and ears of some of the best. Her striking pieces and custom made designs are instant gratifiers. The LA designer brings it every season, with collections of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
Incorporate Prints. Animal, floral and geometric prints continue to be a dominant player in the market for 2013. Spring/Summer and Pre-Fall had proven that prints are here to stay for the year, so you might as well embrace them and be eye-catching.
Kicks! We give you a multitude of options here on Haute Chicago, so you never have to worry about not knowing who’s dropping the newest sneakers for the seasons. Some of our favorites include high tops for men and women, from classic Converse to the designer lines hitting the market from the likes of Salvatore Ferragamo and Marc Jacobs.
Carlisha Hartzog Bagsby for HAUTE CHICAGO