Fashion Fill

Cha Thorpe

As the winter chill leaves the air, it is safe to say we can all prepare for a fresh, fun and fashionable spring. Contrasting bold colored pieces together will be the “it” new look for the season, creating a vibrant look. With spring budding and ready to bloom, fashionistas will be able to fill their wardrobe with flesh tones, and – for the more daring – sheer is here.

Anything that may be sheer, flowing and breathable like lace and even organza will give out that extra umph.  With the upcoming season of spring there are a few classic key pieces that are a must. A crisp white, collared, button down shirt is a great versatile piece that can be easily altered. For a more casual feel, roll or cuff the sleeve. It can even be paired with cargo short and any kind of denim for ladies and gentlemen.

The look can even be transformed from day to night when matched with black dress slacks or a pencil fitted knee length skirt. If it’s in need of a little flare, you guys look to the foot work and try a pair of soft leather loafers with the outfit or even a pair of color coordinated boat shoes. Ladies can do the same thing by adding a thin neon belt around the waist or a large, lavish, faux corsage or single flower on the shirt.

Another great key piece for a stylish spring is eyewear. Nothing is worse than having the sun blinding you while you are trying to enjoy your season. By popular demand, Ray Brand shades have become all the rage in recent years for men, women and even children. So if you are soaking up sun or just out and about, make sure your eyewear ties in to your own fabulous spring look!

The fashion world keeps spinning, and in recent news Project Runway Season Four winner Christian Siriano is teaming up with Nordstrom for a bridal collection. The young designer tweeted the first image from the collection, with the retail tag of $2,375.

Also, Public Relations firm KCD is launching, a site expected to give editors and buyers much needed relief during the hectic show season. The website will broadcast pre-taped fashion shows during fashion week for those whose show schedules are to the max. Prabal Gurung’s ICB collection will be the first show to hit the site come Feb. 15.

Finally, American-born Muslim designer Nailah Lymus is in the works of opening a modeling agency for Muslim models called Underwraps. The agency is set to launch at the beginning of New York Fashion Week this year. Lymus is a self-taught designer that started in the fashion industry with a boutique internship and turned her sights to starting a model agency for models of Muslim and Middle Eastern descent.

With the season’s change and an array of explosive events in fashion and a stylish world, we can just simply ask that we are not led into stylish temptation but are delivered from fashion faux pas and evil.