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Skirting The Issue

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As a boutique buyer, trying to figure out the “next big thing” can be overwhelming at times. With all of the runway and fashion shows, street style looks, and vendor suggestions influencing my buy, I have to set rules for myself.

Rule #1- If I like it, I buy it.

Rule #2- Always refer to rule #1.

Paris Fashion Week recently ended (I live vicariously through photos) and the styles were from one extreme to the other. The runway shows tend to lean avant- garde, while the actual street style trends send a different (yet more palatable) message. One common thread I’ve seen on all walks during this time is skirts!

Skirts are leading the way this season as a wardrobe staple. It doesn’t matter length or fit, anything goes. I’ve noticed mini-skirts paired with textured tights and floor-length maxi skirts with layered tops. From billowy, flowing ruffles, to A-line, retro-inspired classics, it’s all about the skirt! And I’m proud of the unique selection we currently have in stock at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

The first two pictures are street style shots in Paris during fashion week. I love how the Parisians take their style seriously. The first time I went to Paris (not for fashion week, for fun) I was in culture shock. Everyone was dressed beautifully with tailored looks and stylish outfits. I did not see one disheveled person in sweat pants and messy hair. It was pretty damn amazing.

The last four pictures are skirts we have at the boutique. We took our own street style shots in Fullerton, and I think we weighed in considerably. Although, we still see people walking aground in pajama bottoms and unkept hair, we’re at least trying our best to set fashionable standards.

Look for long skirts with cascading ruffles in denim, plaid and chiffon. Pair with a fitted T-shirt for an eclectic look.

A-line skirts are timeless, classic styles. Wear alone for a clean, vintage-inspired look, or pair with a tulle petticoat for a Rockabilly flair.

Pencil skirts never go out of style. Invest in a solid black or dark denim piece to mix and match with blazers and other silhouettes. Look for piping details and all-over printed fabrics like polka dots and novelty prints.

Just because you’re not in Paris doesn’t mean you can’t kick up that certain “je ne sais quoi” you’ve been hiding.

Stay Stylish!

xo

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Savannah Kaefer

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Escalating Looks

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When Marc (Have I told you I love you?) Jacobs unveiled the Louis Vuitton Spring collection in Paris last fall, it was another amazing production. The man is pure genius and is constantly outdoing each of his own shows. The models started at the top of the escalators as if they were coming down from “Fashion Heaven” onto the glassy floors of a 1960’s department store. The escalator stage was built in collaboration with artist Daniel Buren to compliment the aesthetic of the clothing.

“They are a moving pattern, a rhythm, it’s a mathematical equation.” Jacobs told reporters.

OMG! I’m in love with your mind!!! (Oops, did I say that out loud?)

He undeniably sets the trends for the entire Fashion Industry and paves the way for each season. Designers everywhere are being influenced by his work, and we are seeing a lot of mod-inspired looks and bold, graphic prints in the stores.

The bottom picture is an outfit that we have at my boutique (Roadkill Ranch). It’s not Louis Vuitton, but clearly inspired by. We are definitely tapping into the world of Marc Jacobs; but what else is new?

Pair your black and whites with a pop of color like emerald, yellow, or hot pink for a fresh spin on spring.

Stay Stylish!

Photo credit: Getty Images

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Lego Lagerfeld

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Sometimes I can’t help but play army men, Legos, cars, and everything else that comes with having a seven-year-old son. But lately, I’ve been thinking to myself that I’ve been spending too much time playing games and should probably grow up a bit. Then, Chanel came out with these Lego-inspired clutches during Paris Fashion Week, so now I’m justified!!! Woo Hoo!!!

I wonder if Karl Lagerfeld sits at home and plays with Legos too? That’s probably why they’re available in a rainbow of colors. Because every child (at heart) knows that playing with just one Lego is boring. And, that’s exactly how I’m going to justify the purchases of the green, the clear and the red. I want to build a fort!  (The army men need a place to hide.)

Happy Monday!

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