Favorite Fashion Look: Florals

Florals aren’t for everyone, especially if you’re the type who doesn’t care for unadulterated beauty, and prefer sturdy neutrals instead. Yet even if you are the practical sort prone to mannish, no-nonsense details, I’m sure there’s a floral out there for you.

It might be the stylized version of Marimekko , or the subtle gradations of an Andy Warhol silkscreen print, but it’s still the natural wonder of it that has the power to amaze you and enhance your outfit and your life.

Definition of floral: of, relating to, or depicting flowers.

Designers Who’re Famous for Using Floral Prints:

  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Dolce and Gavbana
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Erdem
  • Mary Katrantzou
  • Johanna Ortiz

Where to Buy Floral Gear:

  1. J.C. Penney
  2. The RealReal
  3. Macy’s
  4. Bloomingdale’s
  5. Nordstrom
  6. Dillard’s

Fashion Find Friday: Black Nylon Bucket Hot

When I found this black bucket hat by Open Edit on Nordstrom.com I was in a bit of a state. As I was nearing my bus stop, on the way home from an outing in Venice, California, I realized I’d lost my favorite black bucket hat from H &M.

The day had been particularly windy, so I’d been fighting to hang onto it all day. Now that it’s gone, and my new hat is on the way, I can resolve my feelings of loss and chalk it up to another misadventure thanks to a mischievous gust of wind blowing at a busy intersection.

Favorite Fashion Look: Plaid

Plaid shirt and pants from Nordstrom

Traditionally used for kilts, schoolgirl skirts, and wide-leg ‘70s bellbottoms plaid is a print that either can enthrall the wearer and viewer overwhelm them. If worn head-to-toe it can be a bit much, but if broken up with a dynamic striped Breton or solid color tee it can wow even the most apathetic chicster.

I credit André Leon Talley for turning me onto it when I was truly done with the trend. Interviewed on a fashion TV program one Saturday morning, in a gloriously wild room literally dripping in red plaid, he sermonized about the wonders of the design so fervently, I was sold, and have loved it ever since.

Forever timeless and vibrant it’ll always be the royalty of fabrics.

Definition of plaid: A fabric with stripes and bars of various colors and bars that cross at right angles.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

Designers who’re using plaid for Fall 2022:

  • Roberto Cavalier
  • Christian Dior

Where to buy plaid gear:

  1. Gap
  2. Amazon.com
  3. ThredUp.com
  4. Walmart
  5. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack
  6. Torrid.com