Saturday, June 29, 2013

Top Trends from Resort 2014

The Resort 2014 (aka Cruise 2014) is still taking place. I think this is the collection that stays in stores for more time than the famous Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter Collections.Because it has a variety of pieces from swimsuits to trench coats from office wear to cocktail dresses covering every season and every moment.

I personally believe Resort collections give the most realistic, wearable designs. Though most of us ignore this collection thinking these are for the people who take luxurious vacations on cruises and it is very expensive. But now designers are targeting everyone and it seems they believe anyone can go on a vacation. Whether this is true or false, we can always take inspiration from anywhere and anything.
Of course we don’t have to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on these. But we can always observe and see where these big labels are heading and what are the trends the top designers are trying to create using their runway. Get Inspired! We can always find something similar in high street or in retail fashion outlets.

I have almost checked all the collections showcased so far. I have selected my favourite trends which have been repeatedly showcased throughout the RESORT 2014 COLLECTION. Here the expected trends are in a bundle.

There are plenty of Jumpsuits, Crop Tops & Culottes. What else? Designers have re-engineered the peplum for another round.This collection seems like an engagement between Menswear & Women wear. Yep! It has Laces, Voluminous Dresses, Maxi Skirts and Culottes, Bold Strapped Footwear and sporty look.


    It is not going to be out of season so soon. Celebrities specially Miley Cyrus, have already started to wear this piece.It has been spotted in almost all the collections. So why are you still waiting? Go! Grab your piece! You can check a full post on Jumpsuits here.

    Christopher Kane             Lanvin                  Marios-Schwab    Jonathan-Saunders         Phillip-Lim

Crop Tops.
Crop Tops are continued to be a strong trend for another season. Crop Tops are already having the peak of their life cycle. And it seems they are going to stay there for a little longer than expected. (Check out my post on How to Style Crop Tops here) You can check a full post on Crop Tops here
        Christian Dior                    J.Mendel                        Versace             Alexander McQueen           Emilo Pucci
How are you going to call it? Kind of long short?  Yes. Culottes seem to be the next big trend of the season. All most all the big labels showcased this style in their Resort 2014 Collection. You can check a post a full post on here.
                 Balenciaga                                                      Lanvin                                         Sonia-Rykiel

Printed Pants.
Forget about those boring neutral legs. Get ready to crazy crazy prints to get on your legs. From strips to florals to graphics. This season leg is all about Patterns.You can check my favourite Printed Pants from Resort 2014 here.
                       DVF                                             Marc by Marc Jacobs                          Alexander McQueen
This time the sewing is all about pleats. Whether it is knife or box or accordion pleats, upcoming trend is Pleated Skirts or Dresses or even Pleated Pants.Check all the Pleats from Resort 2014 Collection         here

                 Christian Dior                                          Valentino                                            Alexander Wang

It is on trend now and it looks like it is going to keep its momentum. Designers made a twist with asymmetrical peplum this time. Who says No to this figure flattering trend ha? Nobody says No. Check Some beautiful Peplum Collection from Resort 2014 here

                   Alexander Wang                                      J.Mendel                                    Oscar de la Renta

Cutouts give an edgy sexiness to the dresses. From day dresses to evening gowns we are going to see a lot of cutouts on red carpet as well as on street style in coming months.Chech the Cutout Designs from Resort 2014 here.
                         Jason Wu                                      Saint Laurent                                         Burberry

Dress over the Pants.
This trend has been in a slow rise for last few seasons. Some celebrities have already pulled off this look. Namely Emma Watson, Jessica Biel & Julianne Hough. Haven’t you tried this out yet? This is the best time to get your hands on this trend.Check some Dress Over Pants Style from Resort 2014 here
                      Givenchy                                       Roksanda Ilincic                                          Fendi 


Lace has been always the popular choice of the designers and it will be. From head to toe covered in lace to a hint of lace near the neck line. It is still on top in bringing out the feminineness.Check Some other Lace Designs drom Resort Collection 2014 here.
                Alberta Ferretti                                              Burberry                                            Valentino   

Animal Print.
Everyone loves a well depicted  animal print. I have seen a range of snake skin, zebra & ring lizard skin throughout this collection. Mostly it is presented in Black & White, Earthy Neutral and Pastel colours.
Go Ahead! Reveal your inner wild side.
               Roberto Cavalli                                        Stella McCartney                                         Lanvin
Sporty Looks.
The athletic look is still on trend. Sport inspired looks are all over the runway. I feel like contrast seams which gives the illusion of track pants going to make a unique office wear.

                 Prabal Gurung                                          Rochas                                              Phillip Lim

Maxi Skirts.
Maxi Skirts with a high slit is going to be a hit in this summer. I could imagine two trends going hand in hand. A detailed crop top and a simple maxi skirt. Sooo Chic!
                   Altuzarra                                               BCBG                                                     Lanvin  

We all know Kate Middleton has already given a spot light for this Balmacaan during her recent outings. (You can check the Best style Moments of Kate Middleton here). Through Resort 2014 Balmacaan emerges as a key outerwear piece. I feel it is going to be a hit trend in the upcoming Fall/Winter Season.
Check Some other Balmacaan Outfits from Resort 2014 here.
                        Jason Wu                                         Roksanda Ilinicic                                Valentino
The Inspiration is take from deep down and up above. Yes Sea & Sky. A range of Mediterranean blues has been seen in Resort 2014 Collection. I am definitely excited about the cobalt blue outfits.You can check all the blue outfits here
                Prabal Gurung                                       Roksanda Ilincic                                  Marios Schwab

Though the Gold Market hit its all time low in recent past, Gold material has made hit the runway stronger than before. From day time dresses to evening gowns, Gold is shining through the resort collection 2014.
                    Acne                                                   Donna Karan                                         Derek Lam        
 Black & White.
Black & White would never be out of trend. From simple colour blocking black and white pieces to complicated graphical prints, It is again all about black and white.Here are some other Black & White Outfits from Resort 2014.

               Narciso Rodriguez                                      Peter Pilotto                                        Theyskens' Theory

I will be posting individual post on top trends soon with all the looks. So please like my Facebook Page here, So you won’t be missing any of those posts.

Have a Trendy Weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Styling Black & White Vertical Striped Pants.

The No.1 trend of this Spring & Summer is Black & White Stripes. And I personally like the Black & White Vertical Striped Pants more than any other pieces designed using this print.

Black & White Vertical Striped Pants. Though it sounds complex and tricky to pull off,It is actually quite easy to style it.You can create lots of completely different looks using this one piece.

Now We will look at the different looks we can create with these pants.

First we will start from the basics.When ever we wear a print, we tend to pair it with something plain. Some colour as same as in the print. Sticking to that rule, we can always pair it with Black or White top.

You can add a blazer to get an Office Chic look.This is a best opportunity to stop wearing your boring Black,Blue & Grey Pants and rock some prints for your office.

The good side of it is,Not only you can use your Black or White Blazers, But you can upgrade your wardrobe with a black & white striped blazer also.

You can pair these pants with almost all the colours,But be careful with the right tones.It looks better with Bold & Pastel colours.


But avoid wearing with coral toned tops.I feel like it washes out the look but if your skin look better with coral toned dresses, it might work for you.(You can check about finding the right tones for you here)

 When it comes pairing with other prints,I personally feel it is always safe to pair it with black & white prints.

Pairing with bold colour prints takes away the chic look of black and white striped pants.I would say Don't do it. DON"T pair with bold colour prints.

Graphic words & Imaged  T-Shirts are becoming a trend these days and pairing them with black and white vertical striped pants gives you a very causal look.

Find some of my other favourite pairings using these pants here on my Facebook Page.

These are some of my favourite pairings using black & white vertical striped pants.
Remember! It is always good to know the rules but fun to break some.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013


 I bought this Parrot Necklace on eBay shown in the first picture and I was not happy with the quality of some pendants.So I removed all the pendants and started to use them individually.I had this chain with me and I am not a fan of wearing this size chains So I decided to convert that chain into something else and Here it is.

I used a pair of scissors to open the chain and got two wrist size chains.Saved the Clasp for using later.

 I didn't have any black ribbon.So I used black Nylon Thread instead. First open up one chain using scissors and connect two pieces of chain and close it.Then put a knot on one side.
 Then insert thread through the other side first chain and take that through the second chain of the first piece of chain.In this way you would get a slant look.Continue doing this until you reach the end.

 When you reach the end open one chain and connect both pieces using it then close it using scissors.Make a knot and secure the ribbon. Connect the clasp and your bracelet is ready.

This is the final look of my bracelet and I feel it is a very good causal piece to wear with any outfit.

If you make this bracelet,please share with me in my Facebook Page.You can find it here.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Best Dressed of The Week

Here are some of my Favourite Looks over the last weekend. (16/06 - 23/06 )

Who : Michelle Obama
Where  :Dinner at the Orangerie of Schloss Charlottenburg,Berlin
When : 19th June,2013
What : Carolina Herrera

Who : Alicia Vikander
Where :Chanel's "Little Black Jacket" Exhibit,Beijing
When : 18th June,2013
What :Chanel

Who : Victoria Beckham
Where:Interview On National TV China,Beijing
When : 23rd June,2013
What :Victoria Beckham

Who : Ruth Wilson
Where :Disney's "The Lone Ranger" Premier,LA
When : 22nd June,2013
What :Alexander McQueen

Who : Miranda Kerr
Where :New York
When : 22nd June,2013

Who : Natalie Portman
Where :Dance Project Benefit Gala,LA
When : 20th June,2013
What :Christian Dior

Who : Shruti Hassan
Where :D-Day Bollywood Movie Promotional Event
What :Arpan Vohra

Who : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Where :Hummingbird World Premier,London
When : 17th June,2013
What :Emilio Pucci

Who : Olga Kurylenko
Where :"Liaisons Au Louvre III" Charity Gala Dinner,Paris.
When : 18th June,2013
What :Azzedine Alaïa

Who : Ana Ivanovic
Where :Pre-Wimbledon 2013 Party,London.
When : 20th June,2013
What :Matthew Williamson

I hope You enjoyed My Favourite Picks from last week.Stay Connected for more Best Dressed List.

Have a Fab Week!
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