Thursday, March 31, 2011

All That Flare

As we've all heard a million times, 70s glamour is all the rage this season. Killer platforms, disco-worthy dresses, & floral motifs were all over the runways. The trickiest of them all? The super-flared jean.
Gone are the days of thinking that flared jeans only belong in the 70s era because they are very much a part of everything spring 2011. They are an easy fix to a dull wardrobe and can be worn tons of different ways!

Pair yours with a flowy blouse or even a button down & blazer combo or you can rock a tee & cool necklace. Shoes? They look great with an assortment of different shoes: heels, wedges, & platforms!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Trends for Haute Moms




Flowy/White Denim
Bold Colors & Prints
Today, our resident fab'rik mommy & fab'rik owner, Dana Spinola, is presenting spring trends to a group of Atlanta mom's-- Mother's of Pre-schooler's to be exact. Sometimes moms get in their heads that they can no longer wear the new fashions & statement pieces of the season. But then again, in the midst of carpools and play dates, time with the husband, laundry, errands-- you get the idea-- who has time to wrap their head around all things new & chic? So, with the help of a few of our favorite MOPs, we are here to prove them all wrong.
This Ain't Your Mom's Crochet
Fully crocheted or crochet accented pieces are all the rage this season. Whether it's a top that's rimmed with crochet or a fully-crocheted dress like Katie is wearing, this is an easy and versatile trend that should be in everyone's closet. Crochet looks better in neutral colors especially when paired with natural and brown tones accessories.
Bold is Better
A huge trend of the season is all things big, bright & bold. Adding color to any outfit is a guaranteed pick-me-up. Gone are the days of all black: spring is back and ready for color & fun! Jaclyn's wearing the perfect spring/summer wedding look. The bold red paired with the flattering print couldn't be a better silhouette for this on-the-go mom. Make sure when you approach this trend to find a hue that suits your hair color and skin tone!
One-Sided Statement
Some women are fearful of asymmetrical necklines, however, these are truly your new best friend. Not only are they uber-flattering, they're a great change from the typical strapless dress. Alicia is ready for a hot date-night in this chic jewel-toned one-shouldered cocktail dress.
70's Flare
A major trend for this season is anything 70s inspired. This is a such an easy trend to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe-- not to mention super-flattering. 90% of body types look more proportional with a flare or bootcut pant, and as we all know the 70s were all about the flared bell bottom. Steffanie is modeling this trend perfectly as it is paired with a mini-floral top & stacked wedges. Whether she's running around town or hanging out on a play date this is such a great go-to-outfit.
Go With the Flow
Going flowy with tops & dresses has always been a mommy-friendly trend in the fashion world. It's a great way to hide any 'flaws' or areas of concern but even more importantly is a comfortable way to look chic & put together. Flowy tops look amazing with skinny jeans & fitted shorts! Throw on some wedges and you're good to go!
Au Neutral
In contrary to the statement we made above about bold colors, nudes & neutrals are super hot for spring 2011. Some women stay away from these colors since they can easily wash you out. If your skin tone tends to blend in with nudes, peaches, and blush tones then white is always a safe bet. Jennifer is hip & ready in her white tunic paired with khakis & wedges!
Mommy Must Haves
Jeans: skinnies (you can do it!), bootcut, and a white pair for summer
Shoes: wedges (a spring must), colored flats, sandals, & cowboy boots (great with dresses)
Accessories: statement jewelry (think bold necklaces & bangles) & bright spring scarves
Dresses: one for date night, running around, & girls' night
Rules To Dress By
-Don't buy it if you won't wear it
-If you buy it, wear it... soon!
-Don't be afraid to dress up-- even to go to the grocery store-- it's amazing what looking cute can do for a girl's confidence :)
-Dress up for your husband- even if you're just at home
-Find your style & flaunt it!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wedge It Out

With each new season comes new shoes, and my personal favorite this spring is the wedge sandal.
What's not to love? They're ten times more comfortable and supportable than a high heel & really allow you to add height to your outfit in really versatile situations, without necessarily dressing up the look.
Think about it, most of the time we wear heels in dressier scenarios, with a wedge you can actually make the outfit look cool & casual, especially with wide leg pants & shorts without making your whole outfit look more done up.
These are super tricky when paired with skinny jeans, but if you find a sleek wedge that isn't too clunky then they're a go. Otherwise, you'll look like you have hooves for feet!
Wedges are the perfect shoe alternative for shorts, skirts, bootcut & wideleg jeans. They're the best option especially if you know you're going to be on your feet all day :)