Retail Therapy May 2012

Casual Color
Warm weekends are here, and with them, outdoor adventures. Keep it cool and plan your look accordingly. Kick off the workweek heels and slip into something more comfortable. Kate Spade New York’s Juliana Too ballet slippers ($75) are perfect for those afternoon picnics in the park. Plastic has been a fashion cameo coming on and off the scene since the 50s, but this twist takes Mod to a fun new place. Ditto the color yellow. Slide on striped yellow bangles from Urban Outfitters ($24) with wood details and complete the thought with Hobo’s Belinda lemon patent leather clutch ($110). Die Hippy sunglasses by Sabre Vision ($90) in red gloss are an unpredictable twist that adds an edge to the girly getup.

Orange and Purple and Red, Oh my!
Toss aside the rulebooks this spring because things are about to get spontaneous. In the past, mundane looks were brought to life by pops of bright hues. This time around, the tables have turned. Vibrant accessories in daring color combinations are becoming the statement pieces of everyday garb. Donning Fergie’s Chipper sherbet colored suede and purple platform sandals ($120) while hanging Kate Spade New York’s lipstick red wristlet ($95) from your arm will make you an instant fashion focal point. Keep your other hand free with simple black and crystal bangles by Betsey Johnson ($50). Shield your eyes from envious glances with Carrera By Safilo classic oversized frames ($145). Guilt-free indulgences, indeed.

Words: Nicole McConnach
Photos: Luke Hanscom
Styling: Severin Serafini