Spring Prints are Here!

After much anticipation the stores in NYC are full of the latest and greatest prints for Spring 19.Even though Spring is actually a few days away, it has arrived in windows of the city.This is a print heavy season but “What are the key trends you should be rocking”?

Always classic and chic, black and white prints are the best gateway to Spring.Dots are leading the trend followed by simple florals and stripes.You can wear this right now mixing it with black and later in the season by mixing it with red,pink and yellow which are key colors.

Florals are always a key trend but this seasons must have are the 1950’s inspired large scale flowers that have their inspiration in home.Do rock them from head to toe for a bold look or just pick a jacket or a pant and pair it with navy,khaki or red.

Animal prints are now a mainstay for Spring thanks to the lovers who refuse to give it up.The prints tend to be lighter,brighter and with a little dash of color.Not quite what nature intended but a great alternative to flowers.If you are feeling feisty by all means work some head to toe animal,other wise tame it with a neutral like white,navy or tan.

I love this trend it looks like someone pieced together a bunch of scarves to create a print to delight your senses.If you are buying a dress this season this is the trend to go with.The best thing is you can dial this up by pairing it with pop color shoes and bags or refine it with nude accents.

Yes,Tie Dye is back in a big way not the hippie 60’s version but a sophisticated luxurious grown up one.This is going to be a big print for Summer as it just says beach,vacation and chill.It looks best when mixed with denim and white.

If you missed my blog post about the must have colors for Spring,here is a quick refresh http://sunilr.com/blog/must-wear-colors-for-spring-19/

My advice is to always add some fresh print to your wardrobe each season it is the most cost effective way to give it some zing.If you are not a print person try a scarf or a bag it will surprise you.

In honor of Women of Strength,Substance and Style

On this month celebrating amazing women and on this day honoring  their achievements I have to talk about all the wonderful things I have have been blessed to learn from great women,I consider myself lucky to be always surrounded by strong women of substance and great style.I have spent a lot of time soaking in their awesome presence and here are some things they do consistently,that sets them apart and make them very special.

1.They OWN it

They know their strengths,make the most of them and work the gifts that God gave them.Their philosophy is “It’s not what you have but what you do with it.”They do wonderful things with the talents they have.

2.They STEP IT UP

They step up to meet every challenge head on,They also constantly elevate the women around them.

and ROCK IT

They wear the clothes the clothes never wear them.They make clothing a frame to showcase who they are.

3.They are TRUE to who they are

Never a “cookie cutter”their personality shines thru.They are never ever pretend to be something they are not.

with a “SIGNATURE”

They make every look their own with a twist that belongs to them.

4.The picture they paint is “POLISHED”

A woman of great style always has elevates herself to the next level.Her words and actions are always considerate, kind and caring.

and makes a STATEMENT

With outfits,accessories,gestures and specially her presence.She lingers in your heart and mind long after.

5.They are DONE

They invest in haircuts and makeup that compliments their person.They always look gorgeous even in the grocery store or the gym with the simplest hair and face.

9.Have  strong CHARACTER

Women of both substance and style they are.Their true beauty shines from within.They always walk tall and proud.

10.and exude CONFIDENCE

There is nothing more powerful than a confident woman.It is the best finishing touch to any outfit from a black dress to jeans and tee shirt.

♥ Sunil

Fashion Tips from the Red Carpet

With the 2019 Awards season ending last night and all of us talking about our favourite dresses,the fashion hit and misses.There are real takeaways that will influence what we are going to wear.What is worn on the red carpet influences what we wear to prom,weddings and other events during the year.So what are the fashion lessons that you can use in your own life.

1.Fashion is having a big princess moment.The award season was all about full volume dresses with ruffles,bows and bodices often paired with some kind of cape detail.So if you are buying a dress this season make sure it has the princess vibe.

2.Black is king,after analysing all the award shows it was very clear that most of the unique cuts and shapes were in black.This is an important fashion lesson if you are taking a risk and going for a silhouette you usually do not wear do it in a color like black or navy. It is easier to step out of your comfort zone when you have the confidence and flattering effects of black on your side.

3.Red is the new black?What does that mean?Red is now on par with black and white when it comes to color for evening.Red was once considered a daring choice but not any more.Women have embraced the  sexy power vibe it brings and love how it makes heads turn.So if you already have a black dress opt for a red one and rotate them.Yes it is perfectly okay to wear red to a wedding,in may cultures it is a sign of good fortune.

4.Metallics are the key trend of the season.Metallics have been growing in strength over the past few years and have overtaken lace as the must have fabrication.Silver seems to be leading the way but we are also seeing gold and other Spring tones like lilac and pink.

5.Pink is the new player.Last year it was all about nude and understated color this year it is about pink.Pink is the new power color with all it’s old associations being tossed aside.So if you need to make a splash at your event pink is the way to go.

If you want to read more about color for this year go to http://sunilr.com/blog/must-wear-colors-for-spring-19/

6.Pants are now totally glam for evening.It used to be that if someone showed up in pants on the red carpet or at an event is was as if they were not even trying to dress up.However some celebrities have been rocking some high wattage pant looks.Think of tailored feminine tuxedos,glam pantsuits and pairing pants with overly dramatic tops.So if you are not a dress kind of girl this is your year to dazzle in pants.

 

“So be influenced by the stars and do take some fashion risks at your next event”

♥ Sunil

Must wear colors for Spring 19!

After pouring over many fashion magazines,attending several trend seminars,visiting many stores in NYC and talking to my friends in the fashion business I am able to share what the key colors for Spring 2019 are and how to wear them.This seasons colors are all about joy and being uplifted.Spring is about being confident in the colors you wear and also about choosing  unexpected combinations.

We are seeing this trio of color becoming the base for any great Spring wardrobe.The seasons white is bright leaning towards optic,the black is bold and rich and the red is very intense.Black and White have always been the backbone of a Spring/Summer wardrobe and now Red joins it.If you only wear these 3 colors this season you will have a very classic and chic wardrobe, that can take you right thru the end of the year because a lot of the Fall 2019 show in NYC featured these 3 colors in a big way.Most of the store windows in the city are featuring combinations of these 3 colors right now because they are the most wearable at this time of year.

I would say wear 2 or 3  these colors combined  right now and as we head into the warmer weather go all red or all white.If you are buying any investment pieces this season make sure they are in this color trio as you are going to get your value by wearing them all the time.White shoes are going to be a key trend this season but if you buy ones that have a touch of black or red you will have more opportunities to sport them.

Neutrals in shades of beige are a huge trend this season mainly due to the influence of Meghan Markle.For a super sophisticated look go for monochromatic head to toe beige or mix it up with black,red and white.Do invest in a great pair of shoes and a bag in this color as it will go with everything you own.Some shades of beige can wash you out if you have a lighter skin tone,so it that case look for warmer shades like sand or khaki that have more brown in them.This is a big color for outerwear so if you are buying a new coat do gravitate towards this color family.

These 4 colors are your neutrals and form the foundation of your wardrobe along with Navy and Denim which are now a staples for Spring and Summer.Here are the accents.

Pink is always a key color for Spring this season it all about being bold and beautiful.Pantone listed Pink Peacock as one of the top ten colors and we are seeing this as that pop to jolt your wardrobe into joy.Mix it with white,navy and khaki for a cool chic vibe or pair it with red for that fashionista feeling.Creat color for your spring sweaters and tanks.

Magazines,Celebs and fashionistas worldwide are in love with this color.Pantone mentioned Aspen Gold as a top color because it brightens our day and stimulates feelings of joy and good cheer.As much as we love Yellow and all the wonderful vibes it brings it is a hard color to wear for most skin tones.It does look better with a tan so you might want to save it for later in the season.I have to say it looks amazing when mixed with navy and white.If head to toe yellow is not your thing try a yellow shoe with jeans and a white shirt it will really give some zing to your step.

If you really want to make an on trend statement this Spring,Yellow is the way to go.

We usually associate orange with Fall but this season designers have made it a must have for Summer.Pantone named Fiesta as a top ten color for Spring.Orange is all about energy,passion and excitement after a long dark dull winter we seek those things.Mix it with pink for that over the top exuberance or pair it with navy,denim and khaki for a little more restrained joy.

This bright blue was all over the Couture shows because of how it glistens and glows,Pantone listed Princess Blue as an important choice to provide that boost to your wardrobe.A great color for a light weight sweater or cardigan it mixes well with white,khaki and black.

So take the time this season to break from the basics and have some fun with color.
♥ Sunil

Are you ready for Valentine’s day?

If you are still not sure what you are wearing next Wednesday now is the time to start planning.Here are some suggestions that are quick and easy.The most important thing is to dress for yourself  and not for somebody else.At the same time do take some time to plan your outfit.hair and makeup for that special evening.

If you are totally yourself you are comfortable and confident and nothing is more alluring.Remember that the person who is in love with you fell for your beauty and your charm because you are truly unique.Do get in the spirit of the day and rock one of these top 5 trends for Valentine’s Day.

If you are not a head to toe red person,mix it with black,pink or denim.Also think about a red shoe or handbag just to get in the spirit of the day.Here are some of the top trends right now in NYC.

Nothing says flirty like a ruffle and there are so many great options to choose from this Spring.

Lace is such a romantic fabric and has a historic association with love,go for classic black or a pretty pastel.

Every women feels amazing in a Little Black Dress and we all have one hanging in out closet,pair it with red accessories to give it that extra oomph.

Here is a cheat sheet to find the best dress that flatters your body shape in red or black.

Several designers including Valentino,Burberry and Topshop have come out with modern chic heart prints in time for Valentine’s day so be whimsical and literally wear you heart on you sleeve or your feet.

So whatever you chose to wear remember to celebrate ♥