In response to the chilly winds and heavy fog we’ve been seeing in the city, I’ve fallen in love with Louisa Parris‘ color-blocked scarves. Inspired by the Bay Area and named after SF staples—you’re looking at the Clipper (top) and Noe (bottom)—Parris’ scarves consist of bold palettes that would complement neutrals, bright solids, and small-scale patterns. In the midst of all the gloom, you can bundle up and lift your spirits with the pop these beauties impart. The large swath of fabric allows you to get creative and use them as wraps, turbans, or whatever else your heart desires. I dream of matching either style with a black princess coat, dark wash denim, and a pair of suede platform pumps.
(Photos, via Louisa Parris)
(Left to right, Elie Saab, Elie Tahari, Christian Cota, Rodarte, Reed Krakoff)
Visions of riveting rouge rule the runways.
Last fall, neutrals overwhelmed single-toned outfits with slinky separates and luxurious furs. This year, the trend comes back around in full force with one major revision: the electrifying red hue that permeates almost every collection in some form or another. Mixing textures and variations of the bold color prove popular at design houses such as Rodarte and Elie Tahari, where gradients go head to toe and back again in maroon to cherry-red shades. Slim silhouettes, infinity scarf toppers, and belted waists make the looks relevant and sensual, perfect for any modern day woman in search of a compelling and showstopping effect.
(Photos, via Style)