I love a good gingham, and Style.com reports that designers are doing their part to modernize the classic checks. In the slideshow with highlights from the Spring 2014 collections, Derek Lam’s blue and black combo, and Oscar de la Renta’s outfit with black gingham knee-length skirt were my favourites. The Stella Jean photo is a little work of art in itself.
Fab Links from Our Members
For those of us who wish things weren’t so casual, Joy submits this Wall Street Journal article announcing that casual times may be changing.
LACeleste enjoyed this NYT piece about the value of personal shoppers and personal style. She loved it that so many of the style lessons mentioned by the pros, she heard first from Angie and other YLFers.
Caro takes a trip down memory lane and would like to share some fun fashion looks from ’80s bands.
In ‘How to Re-route Body Comparisons‘ Sally spells out what we gain and lose by comparing our bodies to others. Angie found it an interesting read.
E loved Lisa Pippus’ post on extravagant low-contrast dressing with inspirational images and helpful tips.
Janice over at The Vivienne Files shares how a small alteration like changing the buttons on a garment can create a different vibe. Laurinda is all for this type of easy and quick fix, and cheekily adds “it might lead to the enticing garden path of flattering wardrobe alterations”.
Vildy was happily surprised to discover that women up to about a size 8.5 can wear children’s shoes. Bonus is that they are often a bit cheaper to boot, and they fit Vildy’s foot better.