With fashion weeks and new spring pieces coming in and the knowledge that we’re (finally!) on the back end of winter, there’s a lot to love about February! And oh yeah, there’s that Valentine’s Day thing too :-). The Divas rocked their style this month and that made just that much more lovable, so let’s about love, baby!
Charlotte’s in-ring fashion interests me because it has a distinctive character compared to her street style. She lightens up for her street style, stretched further and brings in more color and generally a bit more femininity. Her in-ring style (other than her gear) has a minimalist, and tougher quality. It acts nicely as a balance to the gorgeousness and glam of her ring attire, but I wouldn’t mind seeing her push some boundaries either. This black monochrome look typifies the styling she’s so successful with: leather peplum top creates curves and edge, black denim lends that laidback air and suede OTK’s complete things with a whisper of fierce. It’s solid, simple and polished.
For risk-taking, we have to look to Renee, who breaks out this pair of plaid-accented pants. We had a rasher of printed pants going on among the divas last fall and Renee decided to hop on the train. As with Maryse and the other fashion-accomplished divas, Renee makes the more daring bottoms work by pairing them with a simple top and keep the whole look primarily about dark neutrals – except for my favorite part: her hot pink lip shade, which echoes that shade in the plaid and carries the color upward flawlessly! It’s an outfit-maker choice that makes the whole look pop. A simple choker adds an au courant touch.
Alexa reaches for her engaging aesthetic of chilled glam with this look, pairing a sheer-meets-solid top with moto pants and low heeled black knee boots. I love the zipper-embellished pants, but the rest of the look is somewhat underwhelming. It’s trying for hotness and comes off feeling more common than fierce. It surprises me that I could call anything “common” which contains that incredibly awesome crystal choker, but the mix of elements is just a shade off, which gives us a quick refresher course on why the most effortless-looking style can sometimes be the hardest to capture. Paradoxically, I think she might have gotten more impact from a simple cap-sleeve, scoop-necked cropped tee that put the focus on the crystals and the contrast with her sturdy boots. Next time! ;)
Mickie also works the casual look and hers comes together nicely. She pairs a brick red cold-shoulder-top (showing shoulders is so totes on trend right now!) with blue denim. A wide woven cognac belt accents her waist and ties in with her to-the-knee boots. So far, so good. She spikes the whole look with a statement gemstone necklace in peacock blue and orange – a surprising combination that makes you think about it for a moment. The blue harmonizes with her jeans, while the orange echoes the cognac shade, making the surprise a stellar choice. It gives the look distinction, without being jarring. Props, girl!
Blissy gets her groove back with this next offering. She keeps the pants simple and again reaches for her standby leather knee boots. But she makes the glam more insistent by pairing those standards with a silver sequined tee. She re-emphasizes the casual urbanity by topping it with a leather jacket and earn Fierce points for playing with proportion by going with a shorter jacket above a longer tee. A glittering choker makes just the right accent. If she paired this with heeled boots, it would be straight-up LayCool, but her low-heeled chunky selection feels more appropriate for right now.
If an urban vibe is your jam, you definitely need to keep an eye on what Carmella is up to! Girlfriend has a knack for putting together pieces that have a see-on-the-street-lately feel. This look is no exception, as she gives a simple black knit bodycon dress a massive shot of adrenalin from a candy pink satin bomber jacket. One thing I really love about this piece is the leopard lining! Leopard with blush is a great combo, but I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of animal print with an intense pink like this one until I saw it here. The print adds one more fierce and fabulous dimension to the look, which Carmella completes with pink coordinating pink and white sneakers. My other fave part? Her accessories! She adds some trend with her wide black choker, some flash with her short, bold pendant and sporty spin with her casual baseball cap. There are a lot of elements here, but they work together magnificently!
Renee’s Valentine’s Day look was a spring-y pairing of a lattice-like lace-up top in burgundy with black denim, topped with a floral-embellished leather jacket. I love the way the smooth, heavy leather plays against the whippy, delicate lace-up straps and the sweet florals. Renee works a lot with contrasts in her style and does so with competence and creativity, which we see again in evidence here. The only thing I would tweak would be to roll her pants 1-2 inches higher to show off those fab ankle-strap pumps and taper the leg line a little more boldly. Overall, though, this is another great pairing from our favorite pretty, funny blonde!
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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