Friday, October 30, 2009

Trend Report: Verina

While in New York over the weekend, I saw a pair of girls walking down the street wearing outfits that, if had to summed up in one phrase, could only be described as 1985: Ode to the Legwarmer. There were all sorts of neon colors clashing, side ponytails bouncing and yes, the aforementioned legwarmers on proud display.

Fashion is a funny business - just when you think major style eras of the past have been locked in the industry vault forever, poof! they're back. But what can sometimes be a bit frightening to re-visit (um, the 80's? Already?!?), some styles are definitely worth a second try. This fall, the Victorian era was touched upon with elegant lace, ruffles, corset buttons and vintage silhouettes making strong statements on the runways. What was once probably considered stuffy and conservative now looks ultra feminine and charming. Luckily, Söfft was one step ahead of the style game and introduced the Verina, a patent-cap toed lace-up number that will have you asking why we ever stopped wearing these styles in the first place! The metallic pewter color looks especially pretty when paired with flirty blush tones. So step a little further back in time, try on some vintage looks with the Verina, and let's leave the 80's back in the 80's for now. Trust me, they'll be back full force before we know it anway!

At the Office

Play with layered ruffles paired with vintage earrings for some charm at the office.
Sweater, J. Crew; Silk top, Tibi; Pencil skirt, Elizabeth & James; Tights, hue; Belt, Michael Michael Kors; Earrings, Betsey Johnson; Bag, Coach

On the TownFall's hot metallic sheen pairs effortlessly with the pewter Verina and glamorous accessories.
Dress, Treuse; Sweater, J. Crew; Tights, Hue; Necklace, Adia Kibur; Earrings, Top Shop; Bag, Designed by Denise

Weekend Wear

Toughen up the vintage look with edgy leather accesories, perfect for stylish weekend fun!

Dress, Paul & Joe; Jacket, Costume National; Tights, Hue; Scarf, Old Navy; All jewelrey, Ann Taylor Loft; Bag, Arden B.

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