Sunday, March 21

My Spring Lookbook

So I know most of you have already seen Spring runway shows, but I'm the type of person who can only focus on the ima and therefore can't think as far ahead as two seasons later.  Therefore I looked at Spring just now as I'm considering putting away my winter clothes (I have spring break, it seems like the appropriate thing to do), and I won't look at fall until after August.

I'm not very good at explaining why I choose things, so don't ask about my weird combinations, I tried too hard and really should've stuck to putting all designs from one show together instead of separating them like this...

Black with NO "splash of color"
Left: Luella, Karl Lagerfeld x2, Chanel x2
Chanel x2, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana x2, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy

Clearly black is very "in" every season, I read that the reason for this is the poor economy. Major designers want to ensure that they will have enough sales so they've designed "staple pieces" that will outlast the season. What does this mean for me? I get to continue wearing black all summer and no one can complain that I'm not springy/summery enough!

And yes, I can still wear pants! Yay for high-waists!
Chanel, Miu Miu, Luella, Chanel x2
Beige coats/trenches....
Burberry x4, Erin Fetherston
Burberry's still the best for trench coats, or any coat for that matter, but looking at the rest of their collection I felt they were lazy. Why? Because every single outfit was belted! I got frustrated looking at all the non-matching military belt.

The Neutral dress...
Erin Fetherston, Luella, Moschino, Erin Fetherston, Miu Miu

More casual outfits...
Chanel, Marni x2, Chanel, Jen Kao, Dolce and Gabbana
Here we have lace, sheer, furry sheer, chiffron/silk, and a jean skirt which I think would look far better with less embellishments but I like the cut.

Cocktail dresses I would wear if I had the occasion...
Dennis Basso, Chanel, Dennis Basso, Chanel

Florals/Patterns for Spring
Miu Miu, Luella, Dolce & Gabbana, Luella, Dolce & Gabbana

Pieces/accessories I liked despite the outfit....
Derek Lam, Suwanna Gatekoi, Dennis Basso, MaxMara, Marni
I like the striped blazer, the sheer jacket, the fur "coat", the oxford shoes, and the vertical stripe leggings (the gray dress appears in red).

Outerwear, because I can really take heat...

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Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld x2, Dolce & Gabbana
These I failed to categorize...

Sophia Kokosalaki, Erin Fetherston, Moschino, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel

Few notes on my favorites: I only looked at "ready to wear" (versus couture) because I am not apt at visualization and so I have very little patience with "concepts" that I have to waste brainpower implementing.  I did not look at all rtw runway shows either, because I don't get paid to do this so I briefly looked at unfamiliar brands on style.com and went indepth on the others. The only one I looked at and liked and yet failed to include in this post is Ralph Lauren, because I already looked at it previously and don't feel like reiterating.  Everything noted here are pieces that I would like to wear, to copy, to find copies of so it's not as if I didn't like anything else, it's just I don't see myself wearing the rest.

So. What did you think of Spring rtw?