Runway Our Way – Successorize
Vienna Urias & Alexis Bishop, Fashion Experts
April 6, 2011
Filed under Columns
Take those tights off from underneath your favorite distressed jean shorts, bare those tanned legs, and voila! You’re ready for spring. Often, though, the most essential item to any outfit, winter or spring, is an accessory. As the winter coats come off, you can begin to adorn yourself in a fun and light way with springtime hats, bags, and sunglasses!
On Runway Our Way this week, we explored the various and glamorous world of accessories on the runways of Dior, Jeremey Scott, Tracy Reese, and our beloved Louis Vuitton. Pieces such as shoulder bags, large exaggerated sunglasses, a variety of hats, have been paired with most spring trends this season.
The fun, retro styled sunglasses of Dior and Jeremy Scott complement a spring look in various ways. Cat eye sunglasses are so chic and look great with everything this spring. Wear them to the beach, out to lunch, or even out to run errands. This beloved 1950s style is very much back in style.
Ladies, dust off your slouchy sun hat, fedora, or bowler hat. Spring is the perfect time to start wearing these items to add flair and definition to your outfit. Wear a hat anywhere or anytime this spring, whether it is a casual straw beach hat, a fierce bolero, or a chic bowler hat. Slouchy leather hats were seen in the Tracy Reese Spring collection, paired with springtime trench coats. This look is sophisticated and fashionable or just a chic tribute to your inner Audrey Hepburn.
Shoulder bags are not only elegant and stylish, but practical as well. A popular spring trend both on the runways and around the SMC campus, you can slide your glasses back into them when in class, and keep your pens and other school needs easily by your side. Shoulder bags vary in size and color, and design. Leather, fringe, texture, and the brightest colors are all examples of popular runway looks especially on the Louis Vuitton runways. Wearing a shoulder bag is an easy way to take a runway trend and make it yours.
Don’t be scared to wear all these looks together, my dears. Pair your bold hat, a side bag, and retro sunglasses with any outfit. Accessories are all about having fun- which is exactly what fashion is about.