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Mohair is one of my all-time favorite textures. Mix that super soft, retro sweater with a metallic full skirt and I am beyond sold! This is a look that I can easily see myself sporting all through fall. There’s so much fantastic texture, and the easy fits are immediately wearable. Daria’s oversize clutch and embroidered loafers add even more autumnal inspiration.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Mohair Sweaters | Metallic Skirts | Smoking Flats

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A.L.C. Sweater | kate spade new york skirt | Franco Sarto Smoking Flat

September 19, 2014

Trend Recap: ’70s Flashback

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Milan switches pace with a luxury look down memory lane that features late-’60s and early-’70s inspired head-to-toe looks. Beautifully crafted hippy/folk vibes offer fluidity, fringe and patchwork. We’ve also seen a more ‘buttoned up’ and neat approach with new structures featuring heavy topstitching, patch pockets and eyelet lacing. Leather and suede rule in these sassy yet sophisticated interpretations of a favorite era.

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Shop now to add some 70′s panache to your look with these retro-chic accessories.

More ways to shop the 70′s trend: Suede | Fringe | Patchwork

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It was a dangerous afternoon at Gucci by the Milan tramway, but it was also irresistibly picturesque. Clara lived on the edge and hopped onto the tracks for this photo, and I’m so glad she did.

I am a sucker for plaid, so I was completely taken with her mixed-pattern blouse. A bold bag and cross-strap heels are city chic, while her simple white midi skirt is classic and clean.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Plaid Tops | White A-Line Skirts | Ankle-Strap Pumps

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Vince Plaid Shirt | NIC+ZOE Skirt | Nine West Pump

All week we’ve been talking about the Moschino S/S ’15 Mystery Capsule (available September 21)—and now it’s finally real. The top-secret collection is out, and Jeremy Scott has delivered another O.M.G. on the runway. His inspiration? Our favorite anatomically-suspect It doll: Barbie!

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Ooh Barbie, Barbie

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Ece Sukan is a staple on the Fashion Week circuit, and deservedly so! She has played so many roles in the fashion world, from magazine editor to TV host. Ece has incredible style and always manages to stay true to her personal aesthetic.

I love this laid-back look, with its hints of preppy chic. The monochromatic blue unites the subtly mixed prints of her separates, and menswear-inspired loafers and a classic buckle bag are wonderful complements.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Blue Button-Down Shirts | Blue Miniskirts | Tasseled Loafers

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Velvet by Graham & Spencer Shirt | Jill Stuart Skirt | Topshop Loafer

Women in Milan have a classically chic sense of style, and Rita is the epitome of la donna italiana. This outfit is a mastery of the mixed-print trend—her patterns are understated, yet the overall look makes a seriously modern, woman-in-the-city statement. Valentino heels and a Fendi bag may have a little something to do with that!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Print Midi Skirts | Fendi Bags | Studded Pumps

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Diane von Furstenberg Skirt | Fendi ‘Peekaboo’ Satchel | Valentino Pump

September 19, 2014

Listen Up! The Juan MacLean

Have you been keeping up with Fashion Month? If you need a little update, the well-clad crowds are currently in Milan, catching shows from hot Italian brands like Prada, Missoni, Moschino and more. Shows begin as early as 9am and bleed into the evening—a long day for sure, but why go back to your hotel room when you can party?!

Our ideal version of a Milanese post-runway soirée: gaggles of long-limbed models dancing in a neon-splashed discothèque to a Giorgio Moroder-eqsue jam, like “A Place Called Space” from The Juan MacLean. Sure, it’s very Studio 54, but the ’70s are coming back strong.

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I can always count on Linda Tol to knock a look out of the park. This Dutch street style star has a unique perspective on fashion and a great sense of humor, considering she can’t walk two feet without a dozen photographers stopping her. Today’s ensemble is a great balance of relaxed cuts and fall textures. The tall boot is integral for fall, just like the graphic jumper. Until next time, Linda!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Graphic Sweaters | Black & White Skirts | Knee-High Black Boots

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Yigal Azrouël Sweater | kate spade new york Skirt | Jimmy Choo Boot

This outfit is all I want to wear for fall. A conceptual crop top, textural full skirt and slingback pumps are spot-on trends for the season. Nichelle has found the perfect colors and cuts to complement her figure. I love retro-modern silhouettes and Nichelle has totally nailed the ’50s redux look. Grazie mille, bella!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Crop Tops | Full Midi Skirts | Black Slingback Pumps

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Topshop Crop Top | Tibi Skirt | Trotters Slingback Pump

The lovely Italian blogger Gilda Koral Flora (Thank God It’s Friday) has been featured on our blog before, so I obviously had to style-stalk her again! Gilda’s fabulous mixed-print look speaks to both the modern picnic and global themes we’ve been tracking this season. A relaxed button-up and a slim pencil skirt are the ultimate in Italian style. Chic d’Orsay pumps and a kitschy-cool clutch cap off the look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Blue Button-Down Shirts | Blue d’Orsay Pumps | Minaudières

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Equipment Gingham Shirt | Manolo Blahnik d’Orsay Pump | French Connection Minaudière