Spring 2014 Runway Report

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

A chorus of revival trends makes our hearts sing for spring.

 

Put Me In Coach

Athletic wear hits the streets running.

[1] Stripes are a quintessential element of the sporty look. We like ours with a little shimmer. Bailey 44 top available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
[2] A sleek, minimalist cuff pairs well with streamlined athletic wear. Cuff available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood, 314.965.3655.
[3] To make the most of your gams, wear structured shorts with sky-high heels. Rag & Bone shorts available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
[4] Step into style mode. Vince pants available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
[5] Dress up your sportiest attire with a pair of sleek stilettos. Jimmy Choo pumps available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
[6] Looking sharp becomes literal with an amazing silver shark’s tooth necklace. LUV AJ necklace available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
[7] From a leather mini to your favorite denim, this is your wear-with-anything shirt for spring. Jack by BB Dakota top available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080.
[8] More team medic than team player, the doctor’s bag silhouette gives us the fever. 3.1 Phillip Lim bag available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
[9] You’ll call all the shots with a referee-inspired palette. Susana Monaco dress available at The Clover, Webster Groves, 314.467.0436.
[10] The new generation of color-blocking is all about contrast. David Lerner pants available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124.

Do the Hustle

Easy, breezy '70s chic feels just right for spring.

[1] A deconstructed bag is totally groovy right now. House of Harlow bag available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
[2] Wear your vintage-inspired dresses with a pair of skinny leggings and ballet flats. Voom dress available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004.
[3] Geometric bangles will have everyone angling for your style secrets. Adia Kibur Bangle available Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004.
[4] Cravings for casual and whimsical jewelry, like this sea horse necklace, are a good indicator summer is on its way. Necklace available at Pink Magnolia, Ladue, 314.997.6161.
[5] You don’t need the Midas touch to sport spring’s favorite metallic. Belt available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124.
[6] Neutral, yet rich, caramel is one of the easiest colors to work into your wardrobe. Ivy Jane skirt available at GiddyUp Jane, Ladue, 314.993.9944.
[7] Double the stones means double the compliments for this charming bauble. Tuleste ring available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004.
[8] The platform, a ’70s staple, is the shoe of choice for women on-the-go. Gucci heels available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac 314.567.9811.
[9] You’ll be the belle of the ball with these pants. Pair with extravagant jewelry to achieve the coveted haute hippie look. Alexis pants available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124.
[10] The faint of heart can skip the wild ’70s prints in favor of detailed embroidery. Love Stitch top available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080.

Let's Get Physical 

Hit that ab class, ladies—the crop top isn't going anywhere.

[1] A heavy embellishment at the top of your crop makes your waist appear even smaller. Always Me top available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930.
[2] A black and white color combo has naturally high-end fashion associations (think Chanel). This skirt offers big label bang for a lot less buck. Six.Crisp.Days skirt available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930.
[3] Chunky, funky and unique, spring is all about the ring. Choose a piece that reflects your own personal sense of style. Tat2 Ring available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
[4] A high neckline instantly takes a crop top from provocative to prim. Piko 1988 top available at Paperdolls, Kirkwood, 314.965.3655
[5] Place a stylish cuff over the sleeve of your crop for an of-the-moment look. Cuff available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
[6] Rapper approved, ’80sinfluenced chains are back. Wear this one with your favorite crop to toughen up a too-sweet ensemble. Gold Chain available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124.
[7] One of spring’s must-have hues, lemony citron is a safe bet for both shoes and handbags. Valentino pumps available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
[8] Whether you cringe or cheer, faded denim is no doubt once again on-trend. Choose modern skinny cuts and save the thrift store tag popping for another time. Signature jeans available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930. 
[9] Show that you’re globally glam by paying homage to far-flung locations. Always Me top available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930.

It's Hip to Be Square

Pattern blocking is fashion’s latest and greatest take on geek-chic.

[1] There’s obviously no rhyme or reason—so just do you. Sand blazer available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Robert Graham shirt available at Neiman Marcus, 314.567.9811.
[2] The softest play on two-tones yet. G Star Raw hat available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.
[3] A pattern that screams Kentucky Derby party? Yes, please. Moods of Norway blazer available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. Lifetime shirt available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.
[4] The perfect neutral shoe for a look-at-me ensemble is a buttery suede lace-up. Pointer shoes available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
[5] Complementary camo will have you blending in with the in-crowd. Howe blazer available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. Shades of Grey shirt available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.
[6] Keep the rest of your ensemble understated and let your artistic belt do all the talking. Belt available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419
[7] The color trend continues—even into your wallet. J Fold wallet available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.

 

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Photo credit: Product photography by Attilio D’Agostino

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