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Fashion Week SS14 Recap

Posted September 16th, 2013

Seeing designers' visions come to life is so inspiring, and this spring/summer 14 season was no different. As always, there were some noticeable trends that emerged throughout the different shows, and here are some of my favorites, including some links to older posts showcasing ways I've incorporated these looks. 

 Trend 1: Midriff and Leg

Showing stomach and leg are very in for SS14. To keep the look from being too revealing, pick only one body part to showcase at once.

*images via style.com

 Trend 2: Lilac

This season there were a plethora of Barbie-esque hues to choose from, but I really felt the lilac. From Wes Gordan's romantic light lace to Prabral Gurung's sateen sheen structured dress, the violet tone was given a serious facelift. 

One way to incorporate the color is with a leather hair tie.

*images via style.com

 Trend 3: '70s Chic

Clearly, the decade that shined brightest on the runways was the '90s (see Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone to name a few). But the era I noticed in a more subdued way, felt very '70s-chic. I was drawn to the center parts, platform shoes, and voluminous pants that were in heavy rotation.

*images via style.com

 Trend 4: Florals

I'm an easy sell when it comes to florals and this spring, they have staying power. The patterns have more dimension and strength than the romantic florals we've seen in previous seasons. I loved the architectural silhouette pieces paired with blossoming textiles for a completely modern look (see Thakoon's dress above).

*images via style.com

 Trend 5: New Take on the White Shirt

A classic, crisp white shirt is nothing out of the ordinary. This season there's a new take however, which almost every designer brought to the table. From sheer paneling to billowing sleeves, these shirts are anything but boring yet still maintain the white shirt motto of complete versatility.

*images via style.com

 Trend 6: Draped and Layered 

Casual ease is actually planned out: the more layers the better. In particular, I loved Theyskens' Theory extreme take on this where you could see about five pieces all hitting the body at different points (especially the cropped bustier top over a tee), without looking bulky or contrived.

*images via style.com

There were too many innovative beauty trends to count this season, but here are some of my personal favorite moments:

1. Zac Posen's magical floral hair details (image via vogue.com)

2. Pastel pink and orange lips at Prabal Gurung (images via vogue.com)

3. Azure lids at Marc by Marc Jacobs (image via vogue.com)

4. Volumized hair with a sleek top at Jenny Packham (image via style.com)

5. Glittery gold shadow at Jason Wu (image via vogue.com)

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