Monday, February 14, 2011

School Post #2: Key Item for Spring 2012

Finding one key item for spring 2012 was a challenge. After reviewing several forecasting services and scouring the pages of style.com, I found myself lusting over the latest maxi dresses, double-breasted blazers, crop tops, tap shorts, and anything high-waisted. 

However, the one staple item that surprised me on the runways that I know I could not live without is the 70s inspired 3/4 sleeve knit top. Snore? Far from. The adorable lightweight 3/4 sleeve knits at Sonia Rykiel were the perfect compilation of 70s sportswear and effortless feminine glamour.

Yarn dyed stripes and color blocking update a style that has been a staple for over 40 years. The same trend was evident on other Spring 2011 runways including Paul Smith, Peter Som, and DKNY with 3/4 knits in muted oranges, rusty neutrals, candy pinks, and saturated red hues. 
Source: Style.com
Scoop, boat, or crew necks create a flattering minimalist design detail with clean necklines and simple silhouettes. Paired with the season's latest knee-length skirt or walking shorts, these tops are perfection for Spring 2012 and will undoubtedly become a staple in your wardrobe! Thoughts?

11 comments:

  1. your blog is amazing!!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  2. love the jodphur style leggings and the rust colours :) xo

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  3. WOW..GREAT POST
    WWIN A LANVIN DRESS ON http://risopatateborchie.blogspot.com/2011/02/give-away-lanvin.html

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  4. Definitely key.

    Sonia Rykiel is always fun every season.

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  5. I like the fun vibe of Sonia Rykiel, but I'm not a big fan of the Breton stripe, actually! I think the Peter Som pic here is awesome. Btw, a question: the links in your blogroll, are those blogs exchanging links with you or are they just your faves? Just curious!

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  6. Seriously seriously obsessed with anything and everything Sonia Rykiel. Those stripes? I die. I'm thinking we need to go vintage shopping or something and try to recreate!

    xx

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  7. I gotta get me some of that!! LOVE

    Corinne xo
    http://corinnemonique.blogspot.com

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  8. So excited for stripes and shorts! Loving how you *have* to blog for school or you'll fail!! Hahaha too funny/awesome. I wish I had a class like that! Hope you're well-- I want to see the new Halston asap! xx

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