Currently Coveting: Cobalt

In case you haven’t heard (or noticed), the Pantone color for Spring 2014 is….Dazzingly Blue.  This robust shade of cobalt is the boldest of the muted palette of front runners rounding off Spring’s top ten hues, which includes shades of violet, orchid, orange, freesia, cayenne, sand, and hemlock (a sage green).  Equally at ease with brights and pastels, Spring 2014’s trending tone is one that’s easy to incorporate.  Wear now with rich jewel tones or simple black & white.  Another fail safe option: a cobalt clutch or handbag–it will be a definite go-to, both now and later.

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GET THE LOOK

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1. Kate Spade Saturday Collar Shift, here / 2. 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli in Cobalt, here (also love it in medium here) / 3. Felted Wool Coat, here (love this one too)/ 4. Holst + Lee Short Necklace, here / 5. Stella McCartney Wool Mini, here  (another great option here) / 6. Giuseppi Zanotti Leopard Pumps, here

Photo Credit: Love Joo Kim / Phil Oh for Vogue / Stockholm Street Style

Look of the Day: Mint + Stripes

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Bam.  Elisa Nalin always nails it with her bright color pairings and mix of textures.  Mint is also perfect for spring, especially when you long for summer brights but winter just won’t seem to go away (I’m talking to you Chicago!).

Get the Look: 

UO Pleated Chiffon Mini in Mint or  BCBG Pleat Skirt / J.Crew Neon Stripe Sweater or Maykool Pink Stripe Sweater or Autumn Cashmere Mesh Stripe Sweater/ J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt or Madewell Perfect Chambray Shirt

*Images via Vanessa Jackman.

Street Style Roundup: Paris Fashion Week S/S 2013

As always, the style set did not disappoint as they flooded the rues of the Left Bank for the final round of Spring 2013 shows.  Tons of maxis, florals, brights, leopard, jewel tones, a dash of grunge, and some back to basics…

This floral maxi and moto jacket combo is ridiculously cute, no?

Oh and the accessories… yeah, they did not disappoint either.  Hello, cobalt blue necklace and gold clutch!

How cozy does this shirt dress look?  Blue velvet never looked so chic.

Paris, je t’aime…

via Harper’s Bazaar / Vogue

Style Stalking: Elisa Nalin

Stylist Elisa Nalin has a gift for mixing vibrant colors.  With a keen eye for colorblocking and pattern clashing, her looks are always fresh and playful yet still cohesive.   Also, note her footwear.  She has the most amazing shoe collection ever!

 

Photo Credit: Vanessa Jackman, Mr. Newton, and Lee Oliveira.

Paris Fashion Week: Street Style Faves

Leigh Lezark rocks a punchy yellow suit.

Nautical chic in shades of blue and gold. 

Vibrant fuchsia pairs elegantly with a green painterly print.

Elisa Nalin adds her signature dose of color with some amazing footwear.

A pretty printed maxi is elevated with sky-high yellow pumps.

White denim is winter appropriate with a flashy striped fur.  

A belted jacket and full skirt is elegant and demure. 

A pretty peplum.

Elisa Nalin in green and blue and, as per usual, another pair of amazing footwear.

An open back on Stephanie LaCava.

Images from Harper’s Bazaar via Mr. Newton.