Every Friday in our column “Style Selec’tings” Kingstonstyle’s Fashion Editor, E. Hansen-McKnight, scours the web to give you the week’s best in clothing and accessories from web-savvy Jamaican stores and designers.
This week on Style Selec’tings we play with local trends for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 in a straight to the point numerical listing. Not usually our style but we like change. From sporty to leather chic, here are some of the styles that you can’t go wrong with for the season:
1. Leather and Faux Leather. Whether it’s all over– like these AMAZING leather Grandeur Femme overalls– or just a peek-a-boo of leather on your short pockets or pant knees, leather is hot and sleek.
2. Sporty Spice. The down-to-earth sporty look is a big one for Spring trends but we’re already seeing it make its mark in Fall. Pair it with a chunky gold chain, crop top and sneakers or dress it up with a pair of stilettos.
3. Local and Unique. This isn’t exactly a trend but it’s definitely an interesting way to start a fashion conversation and support the local economy. Additionally, local designers add flavour to a drab wardrobe and locals Reve Jewellery, Peace-Is of Bianca and Bag Lady by Ms. Jaye all have excellent options.
4. Two-Piece Sets. The matching two piece set is great because you can wear each piece together or mix it up. It’s like the dress that just keeps on giving (see Ms. Jaye’s floral version at Alter Ego).
5. Artistic Prints. Artistic prints, like this eye print from Style Savvy (which originated from the design of French label Kenzo) make for visually engaging style. Who doesn’t love to wear art? We love to see artistic prints on jackets, skirts, dresses and sweaters and on an occasional body suit like this one from the Wardrobe.
6. Printed Midi Dresses. Midi dresses are here to stay and extravagant prints are a funky way to refresh the conservative tailoring of the midi dress.