Coincidence that a show documenting the life and style of Carrie Bradshaw during her teenage years in the 80’s premieres just as contemporary favorites Wildfox debuts their collection inspired by 90’s cult classic Clueless? Ya, I thought not either.
Yup, I’m totally buggin’ over the inspiration for Wildfox’s spring/ summer collection
If these two facts are any indication, spring and summer 2013 are bringing fun, and flouncy pieces utilizing the best and brightest colors of the rainbow.
If you are an 80’s baby like myself, and a fashionista whose dreamed of Carrie’s wardrobe sine the first glance of a Manolo Blahnik, you watched last night’s premier of “The Carrie Diaries” completely envious that I only got to enjoy 4 years of the eighties. Although it must be noted even as a toddler I still rocked neon and polka dots, and scrunchies and bangles were my favorite accessory.
Well neon and frills lovers, our time has come yet once again! And this season you can find the essentials to complete this look everywhere from Forever 21 to investing in timeless pieces from our favorite designers who were born to design for seasons like this, Betsey Johnson and Patricia Fields to name a few.
Pink knit rhinestone headband just $16 at Patrciafields.com
Just a few friendly tips to add that extra wow factor would be to add some tulle or a petticoat to make even the most basic Forever 21 dress look like an essential wardrobe Carrie piece.
This polka dot peplum dress available at Forever 21 for just $15.80 would look just fab with some big, chunky colorful jewelry!
Jazz up and personalize any outfit by bedazzling or painting any accessory to make it truly one of a kind (did anyone else’s mind explode when Carrie made her own signature Carrie bag last night?) And what better way to show that you are having fun with your outfit then to layer the accessories! The bigger, brighter and bolder the better!
Dolce Vita chambray dress available at Urban Outfitters for $143 would work with some bright colored wedges, chunky jewelry and big hair
A wise woman once said, “I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet.” So when my boyfriend asks where all my money went right before the summer season, I’m quite simply going to tell him, “I invested it.”
Betsey Johnson belts…wild, pink and fun. I wouldn’t expect anything less
Betsey Johnson tulle pumps $109.95 available at Betseyjohnson.com