♫ ♬ CHERRY – AMY WINEHOUSE ♫ ♬
WEAR FROM: Dress – DKNY | Watch – Vintage OMEGA | SHOES – JEFFREY CAMPBELL | EARRINGS – KATE SPADE
As our daily clothing choices are evolving, so is what is in vogue on the runway. It is not uncommon to see women in activewear everywhere on the streets: at the coffee shop, in line at the theaters or on a night out with a few girlfriends. Although I’ve never been the idyllic sweatpants lady that Drake makes reference to, I can appreciate the intent behind the rise of activewear: comfort. Unsurprisingly, spring and summer runway trends have not been above the influence and I’m excited to see that more comfortable, wearable and breathable materials are on the market. As much as I love the eternal elegance of silks and chiffons, sometimes you just want a dress that won’t wrinkle within ten minutes of sitting down at a restaurant. It can be a hassle to dry clean dresses after each use and some materials are much more delicate than others. Not all fabrics are made equal!
Neoprene, scuba textiles and mesh are in! The everyday woman is versatile, busy and she juggles a lot of different roles. I’ve picked up a few scuba textile dresses this year and not only are they fun, they’re also extremely unique and easy to wear. Zip up the front zipper and you’re out of the house. I recently picked up this cutout mesh dress from DKNY, from their Spring ’15 runway show. Paired with casual sneakers on the runway, it was a laid back acknowledgement to a new form of emerging elegance. I have always been a heels girl (standing at 5’2 gives you little choice), but in recent years the topic of comfort in what I’m wearing has been at the forefront of my fashion choices. I now wear Birkenstocks, platform shoes and comfortable sneakers on a daily basis. Every woman knows the delightful feeling of euphoria one gets when kicking off a pair of heels after a long evening. Therefore, I’m glad that DKNY‘s runway show this year spoke to the idea of pairing classic, timeless beauty with ease of movement. The collection is designed to encourage an active participation in life while still looking sophisticated and refined. In other words, I am totally a fan!
I hope you are all having an excellent week. Over here in Canada, we just finished celebrating Canada Day and I wish all my American friends a delightful 4th of July weekend. Get some well-deserved rest!