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shortsuit

{ Lipsy Anglaise Shorts, $59.40 & Broderie Anglais Jacket, $59.40 }

Shorts suits were all the rage this spring, but I’m still feeling them for summer. I love their versatility; you can easily bounce from a business meeting to happy hour in one of these. This suit from ASOS is especially lovely with its nice shell pink color and tailoring, making it an appropriate choice no matter the occasion, even during a heat wave.

TrendSpotting: Fall 2011 Edition

Here are the trends from some of my favorite designers that I’m excited to sport this fall, and the more affordable versions I found to translate then into the real world, where I (unfortunately) live.

Lace | Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Jason Wu

{ ASOS, Topshop, Tulle, Whitney Eve}

Graphic | Libertine, Proenza Schouler, Marni

{ Forever 21, Josh Goot for ASOS, Bar IIIVera Moda Very }

Colored Pants | DKNY, Paul & Joe, 3.1 Phillip Lim

{ Rag & Bone, Diesel, Topshop, Diesel }   

Sequins | Chanel, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli

{ Aidan by Aidan Maddox, Warehouse, Adrianna Papell, Victoria Secret }   

Polka Dots | Marc Jacobs, DvF, Lanvin

{ Free People, Tulle, StyleMint, ASOS }

Menswear Blazers | Ruffian, Stella McCartney, Nina Ricci 

{ Anthropologie, Topshop, Jou Jou, Paper Crown }

Get The Look: Colorblocking

For whatever reason, most people seem hesitant to try out the colorblocking trend.  Well, I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t be one of them!  Colorblocking is actually kind of easy and oh-so-pretty when executed correctly.  Just remember to stick with solid tones in the same color spectrum, so that your choices complement – rather than compete – with each other.

Really, it’s that  simple!

Featuring | Topshop Cerise Ankle Grazer Trousers, $76

Look 1 | J.Crew Cashmere Sweater, $180.  Steve Madden ‘Koool’ Flat, $69.95.  Marc Jacobs Day To Night Single Bag, $530.73.

Look 2 | Topshop Light Pink Sleeveless Twist Front Blouse, $60.  Camilla Skovgaard Metallic Blush Plateau Sandals, $262.  Dorothy Perkins Blush Croc Bowler Bag, $28.87.