Hello NSMV readers! Some things just look better in black and white: old movies, delicious Oreo cookies, Instagram photos, and now, your Spring wardrobe. No two tones play better together. Pairing black and white separates is a bold statement, that’s achievable for fashion lovers everywhere, regardless of your budget and accessibility to fast fashion stores. A comfy pair of white denim and a casual or dressy black top is a super easy and virtually effortless way to dominate this trend. If you are a little daring try mixing textures to keep things a little interesting. The bonus is that both black and white work well with colors, so you can re-wear your pieces summer, fall, and even winter. Let’s face it you can’t go wrong with classic black and white!
Designer capsule collections never really bothered me, mostly because I found most items to be way too overpriced and . Maison Martin Margiela x H&M was no different for me. I know many consider Margiela to be a fashion visionary, but I finnd most of his clothes simply unwearable. It’s just not my style. However, I always used to have a soft spot for his shoe line and the shoes from Margiela’s capsule collection for H&M really resonated with me. My absolute favorite style were the wedge booties with the lucite wedge heel but $350 for a pair of H&M shoes? Uh, thank you, but no, thank you!
Style Blogger Mireia from My Daily Style Loves Maison Martin Margiela x H&M
While I think $171.99 is still quite a lot of money for an H&M-quality item, these lucite heel wedge booties by Choies which look almost identical to the Margiela x H&M wedges are still about 50% cheaper and made of real leather, too, just like the real Margielas. Plus, you can save another 20% with the promo code above which cuts down the price to a reasonable $137.59 (the store offers free worldwide shipping, too). Now that’s a deal, right?
Tip: Use promo code “SF20OFF” to get 20% OFF your order at Choies to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival! Orders will be shipped around February 20, 2013.
Back to stripes! My only excuses to show you this rather old revived (S/S 2012) runway inspired trench coat trend is because of my love for Burberry trench coats and because of my love for anything striped!
Also, since I’m more than halfway through winter and slowly transitioning into trench coat weather, I wanted to give you an idea on how to update your outerwear for the upcoming springtime.
BURBERRY PRORSUM | Striped raffia-effect trench coat
Trend approved by fashion connoisseurs Miroslava Duma, The Chloe Conspiracy and Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook.
Corded Dobby Striped Trench | Loft (40% off with code ‘Friends’)
Gentlemen, you need to watch your stuff; I’d love to borrow from you guys this amazing looks seen on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin A/W ’13