Do you fancy a fedora this season?
Fedora, fedora, fedora...sounds like a love call to that pretty girl from the guy who thought she was getting away. Actually, a fedora is a type of hat, usually worn by men, I might add. The women's versions tend to have a larger brim and therefore are more floppy.
Maybe the mention of a fedora hat conjures up images of bad guys and gangsters like Bonnie and Clyde or Al Capone of Scarface...or for you younger gals out there, how about The Mask or a real gangster movie, The Untouchables with Kevin Costner or Brad Pitt in Snatch. All of these guys are wearing fedoras - not that this is necessarily the look, a gangster look, that you are going for. I am fairly certain that you prefer a feminised version of this look - a much more feminine version of the gangster look. Let's just say that you probably do not even want the word 'gangster' to describe your look. How about a menswear look - that is much more palatable to the ears and my style senses.
That leads me to the floppy fedora - a perfect accessory for your fall winter outfit. Seeing that the 1970's free living and living is easy movement is coming back, the fedora fits this look perfectly - part menswear (dare I mention Annie Hall), part hippie love child.
Designers are making female fedoras in all sizes, shapes (well sort of), and especially fabulous colors. As far as colors go, you can find a designer fedora ranging in colors from the standard black to heathered grey to brown rust, olive green, navy blue, natural beige and oatmeal, and even moss green and teal. From a large floppy brim to a smaller stiffer smaller brimmed fedora, take you pick.
If you are looking for a more serious formal look - say for going to work at a corporate office - you may opt for the smaller stiffer brimmed fedora. You may even choose a larger brimmed fedora in black which is stiffer and less floppy. That would be totally suitable for your office attire. For that casual Saturday afternoon look, you can't beat the natural camel tan (or pecan) floppy brim fedora. Pair one of these with a pair of flared bell bottom jeans, a poncho, some heeled ankle boots and a fringed handbag and you will be the one everyone is looking at as their style icon. This is the hipster hippie throwback 70's look which I am really hoping to sport this season. Feel free, smell the air, look to the sky - all while looking fab - and feeling fab.
Wearing a fedora is not as hard as it may seem. Some of you may say..."I can't wear hats...period." Fedoras are a bit more forgiving in their sometimes casual design. You can wear a fedora with a pair of dressy pants, wide legged dress pants, flared jeans, high waisted jeans, shorts, ripped destroyed jeans, skinny jeans, sweaters, shorts, and even dresses. The possibilities and looks are truly endless.
Fedora hats for women (or men) can be worn at just about any time of the year. Wear a felted wool fedora with a heathered grey sweater in the fall winter and how about a wicker basked weave fedora with a romper shorts jumpsuit in the summer. You can even change the look of your hat with a change in the brimmed band. Add your own ribbon. Add a piece of stip lace for a more feminine look.
I could go on and on about how to wear a fedora but, I am running out of writing space on the page...how about you just go browse through some of the designer fedoras we have to offer...and you make up your mind about the look you would like to achieve. Whichever fedora you choose, you will be on your way to a great, slightly menswear look.
Leopard Print - Take a leap on the leopard trend
Animal prints have been hot for some time now. But even more hot is the trendy leopard print.
Many designers have leaped onto the bandwagon of doing various clothing designs using a leopard print. Some have even taken the even bigger leap in designing leopard print boots, shoes and booties. You gotta love those leopard print booties.
Don't forget about 3.1 Phillip Lim's leopard print oxford shoes. How on trend are they? With a slightly stacked heel and dyed textured haircalf, these look like the real deal (no leopards were harmed in the making of these shoes :-) Wear these with some distressed boyfriend jeans and a white fitted shirt for a great everyday look.
Going on a beach vacation, how about a leopard print coverup by 9seed. From a short hi low version to a maxi chiffon leopard print cover up, 9seed has you covered. The long maxi dress could be worn with a short solid slip or lightweight silk dress underneath for a great looking and stylish dinner dress.
Would your wardrobe be complete without a designer leopard print bag? I would dare to say, NO. This is a must have, especially for those woman out there who are a tiny bit afraid to wear a piece of leopard print clothing. An animal print handbag is a great way of incorporating this trendy print into your wardrobe without the animal print taking over your complete look. A touch of leopard print in a handbag can be all you need to take that little black dress from fab to fab-ulous!
And just when you thought you had seen it all - there are now versions of sneakers, work out shoes, trainers and running shoes done in leopard print. Yes, you can even be 'spotted' while working out. Of course, it is the line by Adidas designed by Stella MacCartney who has taken the animal print to that new level of fashion. But, I guess now that work out gear has become so important and stylish, it was bound to happen eventually.
For those of you who have already taken the leap into leopardhood, how about going all out with a pair of leopard print pants. Bec and Bridge have designed a pair of animal print pants done in black and white snow leopard print. Perfectly on trend. Black and white remain very hot and the leopard print is just as hot so combine the two for a doubly hot on trend fashion statement.
And for those of you out there who still would like a little piece of animal print but are really afraid to commit to wearing any kind of leopard print out of your house, how about a pair of underwear bottoms. This way, no one will see them but you are still getting in on the trend. Calvin Klein makes a great array of pretty underwear bikini briefs for you women who are wild on the inside but more subdued on the outside.
Back to boots for a second...if you are the combat boot type, don't just think of them as done in black or brown leather anymore. Diane von Furstenberg has designed a pair of combat boots in leopard print. Oh my...to die for - as I love my Dr. Marten's combat boots and I love me some leopard print!