August 7, 2013

Spring 2013 Trend: Asian Inspired

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photos from Style.com
1. Lord & Taylor | 2. French Connection | 3. Topshop | 4. Urban Outfitters

 One of the pluses of holding out on trying new trends or jumping on a trend wagon right away is getting these trends on sale. This the perfect time of the season to get the summer sales from sample sales to the end-of-season in-store/online sales. I've been holding out on the Asian inspired spring trend myself, even though I have my fair share of kimono style sleeved shirts. This inspiration was all designer's runways to stores like Zara (which is currently having their summer sale, my top picks are here and here). This trend can be easy to pull of with just a couple of basics or fun accessories.

Fashion is all about trying to mix things up. A great pair of floral printed silk pants like the French Connection ones can be both dressed down or up. One may think these pants wouldn't be able to work into a work wear look...wrong. A basic t-shirt, a blazer, and a pair of pumps can take these from bed to work. Throw on some red lipstick for a dramatic after work cocktail look. To have a little more ease to this look and to throw a little more inspiration into it, a great pair of chunky wooden heels is all you need. Replace a basic tee with a sold print high low top, go for neutral colors.

I actually played around with this look myself for a casual Friday outfit. It was probably one of the most comfortable outfits I have ever worn to work. PJ style pants plus chunky heels, what more could I want.

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Shirt: Zara | Pants: French Connections | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs | Sunglasses: Tobi.com | Bracelet: Forever21

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh
 What do you think of the the Asian inspired trend?

10 comments so far

  1. I like the trend but don't think I will be purchasing anything. However I love your pants and shoes!! So cute! xo

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  2. Love this trend. The pants are gorgeous on you!

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  3. I'm absolutely loving the oriental trend. I don't think I'll ever get sick of it. Those pants and sandals look amazing on you... xx

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  4. Firstly, those wedges are amazing! Love the little cut out triangles on the soles! And, I'm really loving this trend too, to be honest I don't think I'd ever tire of it, so many great shapes to play with! Though I can't really do the prints & the florals myself, the print on those pants is beautiful on you.

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  5. Obsessed with the print on those pants! So nice finally meeting you the other day lady! Definitely keep in touch.
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  6. You wear printed pants so well! I can't find myself to buy some even though I think they are so pretty! Lovely photos! xx

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  7. Wow I love those pants!
    Look so gorgeous :)

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  8. These pants are great as they're on trend for summer as you mentioned with a touch of an oriental feel. But florals set against dark backdrops are also really key for AW13 so they'll see you through until next season at least. I've noticed you've got a new design as well which is really nice!

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