FashionHap: November Continues
I love the floral on this dress Cathy chose for a November red carpet event! The simple color combination really pops and the small scale of the floral looks delicate and has a vintage quality to it. It would have been a jazz to see her enhance that with a sweeter hair style, but I can also see her logic in playing against it with this sleek, modern central-part style. I do find it just a bit harsh in this case, as I often do, but Cathy is one of the few who can pull the look off successfully in most cases. Subtly sexy black ankle strap sandals complete her look. It’s all about the red and black again, but in a totally different way, for her next outfit, a casual combo of a white turtleneck and blue jeans, topped with a statement buffalo-plaid overcoat. The bold pattern and strong color completely makes this ensemble, giving it interest and a comfy-meets-cool vibe. I also love the textural contrast and attitude of the studded belt. It adds a secondary connotation that gives depth to the presentation. She makes a similarly successful contrast with her next look by pairing a sequined bomber with a lace cami and slim black pants. It’s a femme-glam-mod causal mash-up that I just adore, firstly because…glitter! …and secondly because of the fun juxtaposition of genres. The sleekness of her central-parted low pony works perfectly here, grounding the outfit and keeping it form feeling at all frilly. You could easily take this look in an athleisure direction by completing it with black, white or metallic sneakers, or keep the mod-femme vibe going with a pointed flat.
Charlotte combined a delicately moody dark floral print with leather pants for her Wrestlemania Pre-Sale meet-n-greet. I love the look of the artistic print combined with the smooth, toughness of the leather, as well as the way the print colors enliven the look, keeping it dark but not drab. Her black military boots continue the theme from the pants, which works well. I feel like there’s some tiny touch missing that could give this outfit more intensity and consequence – perhaps a half-tuck or a ponytail and statement earrings – but I’m totally on board for each of the elements and the way they work together.
Black and red seems to be a Superstar (Diva! :)) favorite of late – Lana explored the combination here with an all-black outfit spiked with red accessories. A sweetheart-neck cami and distressed skinny denim created the sexy, streetwise backdrop for her crimson Zara bag and shining Forever 21 ankle boots. Despite its simplicity, the look is very effective. She paired printed capris with a fab crop top for a November gym sesh with Nikki. I love the wide straps on Lana’s top, as well as the not-too-much, not-too-little scoopneck. The solid black ground the digital print of her bottoms, while black sneakers tie the whole look together with ease. A similar casual sensuality pervades Nikki’s monochrome pairing or a sheer-inset top with high-waisted leggings. I love the way Nikki pulled her hair all to one side – it’s a simple touch that elevates this snap from a standard gym snap. Black and white sneakers are a perfect way to finish the look, although I wouldn’t have minded if she’d gone for a more adventurous color (like cobalt or violet!) either. Lana took her style to the woods in this camo mini dress, paired with a trendy, long black overcoat and suede OTKs. I’m not often a fan of semi-opaque, dark hosiery, but I’m in for how they work here, adding to the militant attitude of the camo. Her primly polished topknot belies the careless ease of the rest of look, giving it intention and fierceness. The second snap shows both it and the dress off even better, as well has her utterly gorgeous make-up – I love the sun-kissed flush of peach on her cheeks and the antique rose lip!
Her Forever 1 boots are back with a very Americana vibe in her next offering, which pairs them with distressed blue denim and a white button-down, which offers a 90’s vibe, due to its wrap-around silhouette, a design which takes it from the realm of classic chic into modern nostalgia. My favorite aspect of the look is the red bandana scarf knotted at her neck. It carries the color upward and looks so casually sophisticated! Her choice to style it with the top buttons of her shirt undone is spot-on – it keeps the scarf from creating too much volume at the neck, while the v-shape elongates the body.
Laurel and Mckenzie offered proof that the little black sandal really does go with everything as they showcased two very different outfits, each completed with black ankle strap heels. Mckenize paired a fringed and embellished blush turtleneck with a black pencil skirt. The deeper tone of the embellishment brings additional depth to this classic color scheme, and I like the effect. Ordinarily I could find this much fringe overwhelming, but in the soft color and with this otherwise-edited pairing, it serves as an interesting focal point. The black sandals are just the right, subtle complement here. They work equally well when set against Laurel’s sequined v-neck bodycon dress from Agaci store. The pairing is simple and solid. My only caveat is that we’ve seen this done quite often before and I would have loved to see someone with Laurel’s style chops give it some tweak or twist to make it personal and fresh. Mckenzie takes her own turn in sequins next, in this embellished, printed romper. There is a lot going on in the piece and she was spot on in her choice to keep her hair and make-up subtle. They recede behind the piece and keep the look from being overwrought. My favorite part about it is the stunning shade of green in the print! It makes me want to see her try a solid piece in the teal-forest gorgeousness! (If I say pretty please? :)) From what I’ve seen of Mckenzie, I suspect she would have completed this look with nude heels, a choice I’d be totally on board with.
Maryse stopped by MTV in New York during mid-November and rocked this little black mini dress. As is usual with a simple piece like this, it’s the other choices that determine its vibe and presence. Maryse took it in a stylishly casual direction by topping it with a trendy checked overcoat that added both color and texture while creating an intriguing proportion-play due to its length. She completed the look with chunky-heeled lace-up booties, which she gave the impression of a mid-calf shaft to by adding socks that showed above the boot-top. The whole look feels modern and laidback, but insanely stylish. So, basically, just another day in the life of Maryse.
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