Northern Ontario has been experiencing delightfully hot weather this past week. I was finally able to sit outside, enjoy a book and bask in the sunshine. It resulted in a big sunburn on my chest (not so hot), but other than that, it was great! And the best part? Because the weather has been consistently hot, I've packed away my winter clothing and purses and busted out my summer gear.
Colorblocking is one of the hottest trends this year, and I, for one, am thrilled about it. I love bright colors, but they can be a little intimidating to wear. Colorblocked clothing makes wearing brights simple by pairing multiple coordinating and/or contrasting brights together with neutrals. You don't even need to do anything but put that ish on!
When rompers first hit runways and stores a few seasons ago, I was pretty skeptical -- I wasn't so sure
anyone with any sort of shape could ever pull them off this particular fashion staple from our parents' days needed a comeback. But they've had some pretty good staying power this time around, and I'm starting to think I might have judged rompers too quickly.
I have to be honest, I used to be a little scared of maxi-dresses. Okay, not waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night scared, but just a little nervous. They were always one of those trends that I thought looked great on other people - usually tall, gorgeous people - but I'd always been too nervous to try.
Fashion is always repeating itself (hence why I hate throwing things away), and the decade we'll be seeing again in a big way this year? The '70s! But have no fear, it's not quite your parents' disco fever, white leisure suit, platform-shoes-with-fish-in-the-heels 1970s. The updated, 21st century take on '70s fashion is much sexier...and with much better fabrics.
• And they're all under $100! • Let's blame everything on these idiots. • How do you know you're in love? • Holy sh*t! People hate Tila Tequila! • Who will Ronnie smush in the slammer?! • Jessica Simpson doesn't know how to play hard to get...
• 10 summer trends men HATE. • George Clooney....cocaine....what!? • What to do when you see your parents doin' it. • Don't mess with a cheerleader, yo. • Hulk Hogan is a big, fat, blonde liar. • Wash your face. Change the world.
Each season the fashion mags publish their “Must Have Fashion" lists and each season I’m left drooling over Marc, Louis, and McQueen, wishing that my bank account was a little fuller. OK, a lot fuller. And it's worse in the summer. Summer trends are among my favorite: the sunglasses, bikinis, embellished tank tops, and all the wonderful accessorizing opportunities! It’s a party in my head... until I hit that one item that makes me want to vomit.
• Without Lilo, who should be in it? • How could Scarlett forget about Ryan?! • How to dress for every sex position. • What do guys think of this summer's trends? • Got a sunburn? Try one of these tried and true remedies. • Zac Efron shirtless. And wet.
In the winter months I get really moody. And I’m not just talking snapping at people on the subway because my skin hasn’t seen the light of day in months and the lack of Vitamin D has sent me into a permanent state of PMS. Not only my overall disposition, but my entire style changes during the winter.
A few weeks ago Sarah Jessica Parker inspired Fashion Porn. This week, it's inspired by someone completely different. While doing my usual online browsing, I discovered Forever 21's "Inspired by La Roux" page. I've been drooling over pictures of Elly Jackson of La Roux's style.
• Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise steal the show. • Is Lindsay sitting down with Dr. Drew? • What should you be wearing this season? Nude and black, ladies! • What are your cravings trying to tell you? • Ruh roh, Chace Crawford.... • Miley didn't do anything wrong, y'all.