The Best Colorblocked Clothing and Accessories for Spring

Spring fashion

I got this dress many years ago from Mango. To this day, it is still one of my favorite dresses that I own. Wearing the most flattering colorblocked dresses comes down to finding ones that incorporate shapes and colors in a way that accentuates your body’s curves in all the right places. For example, vertical stripes down the side of your body can make you look slimmer, whereas horizontal stripes near the waist can make you appear larger. It’s all about positioning and body type.

Here are a few colorblocked items from Revolve that would look very flattering for all kinds of body types.

Sweater Dress

colorblocked dresssweateryoga pantsNordstrom Rack Canada

Bodycon dress                       Sweater                           Yoga Pants

The colorblocking doesn’t have to start and end with your clothing.  Check out these funky colorblocked accessories:

Gucci pumps

Gucci

High heels

Aperlai

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Botkier handbag

Botkier

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome the Spring season with lots of color, shapes, and fresh styles!

style influencer

Love,

Molly

Advertisements

One Trend you’re Guaranteed to See at Every Award Show

If you tuned into the Golden Globes last night you probably saw three distinct things: lots of skin, lots of sparkle, and lots of bling.  Every year stylists break down the trends from the red carpet. If you missed the Golden Globe Awards last night that’s okay because there is just one trend you need to know about and two stars you need to see wearing it.  The trend is: the plunging neck-line and the stars are Mandy Moore and Emma Stone.

When you know you’re going to see the same trend each time, you wonder how people can keep it interesting, but many did just that!  Mandy Moore took the approach of a superhero with her plunging neckline cape gown.  Her chunky earrings were the only bling she needed to make her look feminine and sophisticated.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Mandy Moore attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actress Mandy Moore attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Who wore the plunging neckline the best?  That would be Emma Stone and the reason? Her dress was sparkly!

Like the stars on her dress, Emma Stone really was a star last night.  Like many others, she wore one statement piece, a chunky necklace.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock (7734775go) Emma Stone 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 08 Jan 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock
Emma Stone
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 08 Jan 2017

As trends from the Red Carpet continue to trickle down into stores, get ready to throw away your bras.  Who needs them when every dress we’ll be wearing will be plunging.

Love,
Molly

 

Saturday’s Special Spotlight: Dresses

Can you say wow?! I’d love to be rocking this dress to the bar tonight.

DSQUARED2 ($201.00), Courtesy of Shopbop

DSQUARED2 ($201.00), Courtesy of Shopbop

Need a new work dress?  This white dress is simple and refreshingly unique.

Narciso Rodriguez at Shopbop, Original: $1,595.00, Now: $638.00

Narciso Rodriguez at Shopbop, Original: $1,595.00, Now: $638.00

Chic. Pink. Classy. Midi.  Lace. Love this one:

Courtesy of Shopbop, Originally: $1,150.00, Now: $460.00

Courtesy of Shopbop, Originally: $1,150.00, Now: $460.00

This black dress makes me want to trash all my other little black dresses.

Courtesy of Shopbop

Courtesy of Shopbop

And finally, if you’re looking for a fun, colorful day dress this one will make you stand out from a mile away!

Moschino, Courtesy of Shopbop ($1,095.00)

Moschino, Courtesy of Shopbop ($1,095.00)

Happy Saturday!

Love,

J. Molly

Make your Look Monochrome

I get an email this morning; it’s a Nasty Gal newsletter that informs me that holiday sparkle is out and monochrome is in.  If you’ve seen the Gilmore Girls episode that gawks over the power of Marie Claire to forbid the wearing of jean jackets, this moment was very similar.  I don’t know whether it’s the rebel in me or not, but there will definitely be more wearing of sparkles…some things just never go out…they’re called classics.

Nonetheless, I thank Nasty Gal for making monochrome sexier than ever.  Whether you want a pair of pants, shoes, dress, or top, Nasty Gal makes dressing monochrome easy and fun!

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Sporty and sexy from head to toe.  Rock this outfit down the street, to the gym, to the mall, or to a party.  Pair it with a bright colored handbag to keep the look interesting.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Black and white = bold and beautiful!

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Website.

Black and white stripes in close proximity may bother your eyes, but there’s no denying this dress is sexy.  Zip it up or down depending on the occasion.

Let the snow outside your window be the best inspiration for your monochrome outfit.  Blend in with white, or stand out with black.  Either way, stick to monochrome for a sophisticated and fun look this winter season.

Hear about the latest fashion news and style tips by following me on twitter: @mollysrunway.

Love,

J. Molly