I have spent a lot of time putting this post together this season. Part of it was just me being very busy this semester, and part of it was because I decide to focus less on trends and just styles and details that I really loved the minute I saw the outfit. That effort led me to wanting to include so many looks and designers in to the post, so this post contains a lot of spring inspiration for you. If you want to step away from the shroud of fall for a moment continue on.
I have a new J. Crew jacket that has these square, military inspired pockets. I love them and can see myself enjoying them in a more spring appropriate vest and shorts.
I've been wearing a ton of pink and blue pastels lately, so when I saw the Rachel Antonoff presentation I was drooling. It can get rather cutesy, but if I spent the whole of spring in her clothes I wouldn't be upset.
I'm a fan a musicals and plays and an even bigger fan of movies. One memorable free day I watched three movies and was completely content. So the Ziegfeld theatre being the venue and the inspiration for Jacob's show got me very jealous that I wasn't able to see it in person. As for the clothes, I loved the 50's school wear including the varsity jackets, sweaters, and the layering. It's a style I've always gravitated towards, and it can easily be adapted to cold and hot weather.
Girly, Flowing, 70's Stuff*
*at this point I apparently gave up on properly naming things and just oogled all the feminine springtime goodness
Only Carolina Herrera could make me want to wear head to toe pink. Her "pleats" were also super interesting and on the more demure side of sexy.
Derek Lam has all the bell sleeve inspiration that I could ever want in the world. Plus I can't resist good layering.
Jill Stuart really dipped into the 70's trend. Everything made me want to dress (and maybe just a little bit act) like Jackie from That 70's Show. You have to admit the girl had style.
There's always a few shows where I just want the entire collection in my closet.
3.1 Phillip Lim
The 3.1 Phillip Lim show spoke to all my classic loves. Button front inspired tops, interesting stripes, dresses, and overall a very simple look. Something new was an unexpected love of the mix of patterns. It's not something I've ever tried myself, but in a blue and green color palette I might just give it a go.
Creatures of the Wind
On a much more bold note Creatures of the Wind mixed patterns and colors that I only hope to achieve some day. The blue flower print is lovely and almost makes me wish for spring sooner (unlikely to actually happen.) It also gave me some inspiration for styling my sweater vest and military inspired jacket.
Rag & Bone
There are always shows that I feel are way cooler than I could ever pull off. This time around it was Rag & Bone. Everything looked interesting, but still in the realm of trendy. Not a huge excitement, but the comfort of all the pieces is rather enticing. I may not be cool, but I could lounge around in all those knits and race car jumpsuits any day.