Wearing green this St. Patty’s Day is easier than you think. I’ve put together a selection of eight pieces that will let you celebrate St. Patty’s day pinch free (if opting for the lace bra and thongs I’ll leave it to you on how to let people know), and with this vibrant hue trending so strong you’ll be letting loose this Saturday in style. Emerald green adds a fantastic pop to any outfit and no doubt you’ll want to wear this electric hue well past the holiday.
I’ll be sporting the Zara lace blazer, it’s a simple yet striking way to add a feminine touch to mens wear inspired pants or a touch of romance to your favorite pair of jeans. If you’re still not sure about donning such a bold color try opting for the high-rise mint shorts — this soothing color still keeps you pinch free while maintaining a less boisterous profile. Anyone of these stunning finds is sure to make your friends green with envy!!
Clockwise from top left: Tibi Printed Cotton Top $345 www.netaporter.com, Rag & Bone Skinny-Kelly Green Jeans $176.00 www.barneys.com, Mint High Waist Hotpants $56.00 www.topshop.com, Zara Lace Blazer $99.90 www.zara.com, Rag & Bone Danby Sweater $325.00 on sale for $199.00 www.barneys.com, Balcony Lace Bra And Thong $50.00 www.topshop.com, Joie A LA Plage Sevilla Dress $188.00 www.revolveclothing.com, Cambridge Green 14″ Satchel $170.10 www.asos.com.
Swim tunics have been around for a very long time-in fact, before the 1930′s most bathing suits were actually more like tunics. Today we wear them not solely for modesty, but for hiding our imperfections-even after hitting the gym (or lack there of)!
This summer’s swim tunic is a great investment piece because designers have gotten practical and are designing cover-ups to have multiple functions.
Lace tunics can double as a dress by simply adding a slip underneath and any oversized tunics can be belted to achieve a more tailored look. Colorful printed tunics work great with jeggings and flats to create an elegant bohemian style. Add a little pizzazz to a solid tunic by adding a necklace or two and on-trend bangles or cuffs.
The best thing about a swimsuit tunic is that they are comfortable and modern. If you plan on traveling a lot this summer remember to purchase styles that can go from day to night.
And remember…the more creative the better.
Clockwise from top left:Becca Crochet Cover-Up $68.00 www.nordstrom.com, French Riviera Tunic $137.00 www.trinaturk.com, Joie a la Plage Lace Tunic $212.00 available at Chelsea Brentwood (310)471-4770, Nanete Lepore Ikat Tunic $163.00 www.bloomingdales.com.
Linen is one of the oldest fabrics, spun from flax fibers into string that is made into a strong long-lasting fabric. Linen is a very coarse fabric that is difficult to dye and is thus very popular in the spring and summer months because of it’s naturally light and neutral color. Linen is the greenest of fabrics, since it is produced from a vegetable( the flax plant). The Egyptians often used linen to mummify pharaohs-even the famous tomb of Tutankamen was found wrapped amongst in-tact linen and other fabrics that had crumbled into dust.
Many designers for Spring 2011 have transformed the look and feel of linen by spinning the fabric with cotton to make it softer and less likely to wrinkle. Although this is not a new technique by any means, it is an up and coming fabric blend that is sure to give cotton and silk a run for their money. Linen is a great investment fabric because if it is treated well-it is sure to last for many years.
We have chosen some of the latest trends in Linen for Spring 2011, including soft cotton-blend tees, belted shift dresses and embellished designer shoes. Top designers have come to embrace this organic fabric for good reason and now we know why.
Clockwise from top left: Aqua Striped Boxy Tee $78 www.bloomingdales.com, Eugenia Kim Linen Stripe Hat $175 www.barneys.com, Penny Linen Dress by Tart $198 available at Chelsea Brentwood (310)471-4770, Linen Chloe Flats $498 www.netaporter.com, Joie Abner Linen Shorts $158 www.chelseabrentwood.wordpress.com, Linen Joie a la Plage Tunic $212 www.chelseabrentwood.wordpress.com.