STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: True Colors

A couple weeks ago, I explored the elegant, classic, and timeless style of lace. This week, however, it's time to look at a totally different side of my favorite fabric. When worn in color, lace takes on a totally different feel; moving from another traditional and pretty piece of clothing to a modern, eclectic, and even edgy part of your wardrobe. Nowhere was this concept better executed than this time a year ago, in Christopher Kane's spring 2011 line. His use of neon perforated leather to create a bright lace-inspired look was extremely innovative, transforming classic silhouettes into avant-garde looks with a self-proclaimed “Princess Margaret on acid” feel. More recently, Blumarine explored a similar style for their fall 2011 line, with a variety of boxy lace sheath dresses in colors that evoke the Fanta Girls ' costumes. Even Vogue Italia recognizes that colored lace is here to stay, exploring the trend on their website through archived editorial photos, celebrity inspiration, and examples of the trend on the catwalk, with a brief commentary chronicles the history of lace.

This Fashionista knows how to work the colored lace look. She chose a pale shade of sage that suits her well – not too bright, but beautiful nonetheless. Pairing her skirt with a white top, navy sweater, and navy Jack Rogers with gold trim, she looks chic and laid back as she walks to class. To recreate the bright lace look, try items such as Tibi's swan lace shorts, Topshop's lace crop tee, and Asos' premium shift dress. This Fashionista's exact skirt is also still available on J Crew's website (as long as your a size 00, 0, 2, or 8)! Happy shopping!

 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: True Colors

During high school Homecoming was probably one of the most exciting chains of events that occurred amongst all students. Everyone played a part and had something to look forward too. Along with football games and dances Homecoming was a welcome back and revival of a new year with a hint of pride. It allowed you to feel a sense of unity and represent what you and your school was all about. In FIDM’s case there isn’t necessarily an official set of school colors, there are too many queens to crown, and fashion week is where we await touchdowns.

On the contrary what the school has is a unique community made up of talented, exciting, and fashionable individuals who hold a torch amongst the down town crowd. Los Angeles is all about diversity and this campus embraces each one’s story and their visual personalities. In the return of the fall quarter students rush through the courtyards and are going up and down elevators as if the building had never been deserted. In the sea of new buys, book bags, and summer gossip an homage will paid to the particularly chic. This Fashionisto is the definition of a quintessential L.A. Male. His ensemble as a whole is bold, striking, and an underlining of attitude. His pullover is the main event that keeps him quirky and interesting. The ink washed skinny denim is the perfect base matched with some ultimate moccasins and it wouldn’t be complete without the elusive shades.

It may not be varsity blues or an oxford comma but it’s a uniform that has no alternative. This look is full of options because it’s all about mix matching. Have fun with looking effortlessly hip with a electric color palette, handsome accessories, and cool denim. Let’s show our true colors and spread our Homecoming school spirit!

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