So as the whirlwind week of fashion, creativity, and inspiration draws to a close in New York City, I wanted to create my bi-annual rundown of trends that are on their way – and what you can start DIY’ing now!
Add some flowered fabric, cut into letter shapes and fused onto a basic white tee with its arms cut off like at 3.1 Philip Lim.
Take a cue from Alexander Wang and buy a white sheath 3 sizes too small. Then cut apart and add clear plastic showing about 1″ through the cuts (so about 2″ wide plastic strips with 1/2″ wide underlap), and topstitch.
Mimic the pretty stripes in Alice + Olivia‘s coat with some free-handed fabric paint.
Add some ladylike lace or netting over a super-short sheath mini like at Calvin Klein Collection.
The jeweled collar trend is still going strong at Carolina Herrera; add decoration to your blouse’s collar with a ton of sew-on Swarovski stones and make a belt to match.
Bold printed shoes at Chris Benz are an easy DIY: just Mod Podge your favorite fabric over the toe-caps of a pair of brightly-colored T-strap heels. (Bonus points for sewing up a pair of matching shorts!)
Embellish the sleeves of a cropped neutral jacket with sunbursts of hot-fix jewels like at Creatures of the Wind.
Make a beach cover-up (or bold dress!) with a scrap of satin or lightweight fabric, suspended from a thin twisted rope at your middle. (Tuck under a matching sports bra or bralette for the full Cushnie et Ochs look!)
A simple dress with strategic cut-outs around the bust will make the perfect dupe of the piece at Diane von Furstenburg.
Make an elasticized bralette like at Edun by adding some bits of elastic and 2 metal rings to some fabric scraps (or cut up an old triangle bralette from your lingerie drawer!)
The sporty wedge sneakers from Jil Sander Navy are so easy to DIY: just paint a stripe across a plain pair of white sneaks!
The bow-pattern top and cardigan from Kate Spade New York are super-cute, and totally DIY’able with the sewn-on addition of little black bows. (Or fused applique!)
The opening piece at Kimberly Ovitz looked like a snipped-apart maxi-dress (just raw cuts at the neckline), accessorized with double steel bangles at the upper arms.
DIY a Marc Jacobs-style tee with the addition of some black Duck Tape in parallel stripes on the front.
Part 2 coming soon!
All photos from Style.com; composites by me.
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