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Spring Has Sprung in NYC February 18, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 9:51 pm


I’m crazy, right? Much of the northeast, including New York City, is still digging out of the blizzard known as Nemo and another storm is on the way, but when it comes to fashion, New York is all about spring.


I just got back from a glorious annual girls trip with my college buddies, this year to New York City, and am happy to say we saw glimpses of the early stages of New York Fashion Week. Famous and fabulous designers from around the world were in the Big Apple to unveil their newest clothing lines during what many regard as the fashion shows to end all fashion shows. Much of what is shown is considered “Spring 2013” wear, which means it’s what you’ll see on the racks this spring.  And, as wild and crazy as they may appear on run ways, the clothes often shows up in stores across America in one form or another. They literally, set the trends.



One of the hottest designers right now is Rachel Zoe, stylist to the stars and the subject of the popular TV show “The Rachel Zoe Project.” I’ve followed her sense of style a bit in the past, but am now a huge fan.  The super tiny and very sweet Zoe roomed right down the hall from us in New York and we ran into her often.  We shared many an elevator with her and her family and found her nothing short of friendly and lovely.  It was enough to make me want to be her next fashion “project!”


No such luck, but you don’t need luck to spot what’s going to be hot this spring, including:


whites and delicates-valentino




Bold colors and Monochromatic:

color theory-gucci




Black Tie and Menswear:

black tie-lauren

Ralph Lauren




Bold Stripes:

stripes-Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors




Sparkle and Shine:

shine2-rachel zoe

Rachel Zoe




Tory Burch



Shoe-wise, looks for these hot trends:

Aqua-Joan & David

Joan & David




Block heels:

block heel-kate spade

Kate Spade



Pop of Color:

pop of color-Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman




Sliver wedges:

sam edelman2

Sam Edelman



Bows and Frills:

steve madden

Steve Madden


Colorful flats:

pointy toe-ivanka trump

Ivanka Trump



Shine and Metallic:

shine-Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff



Pointy Toe/Bright Colors:

manolo blahnik

Manolo Blahnik



Sporty fun/Urban Athleticism:

sporty fun-kate spade

Kate Spade



Yes, the calendar says it’s still officially winter, but Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring so it’s never too early to dream or to start, right?


Happy shopping everyone!


One Response to “Spring Has Sprung in NYC”

  1. Barbara Brown Says:

    I want one of each!!!!

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