Fields of flowers flow in the breeze, manipulated by a mist of rain in the early morning. Their scent permeates the meadow, a harmonious haven teeming with life and color. Tall twigs of lavender reach for the summer sky, a sea of purple waving in the wind. Field hamsters scurry through the stalks, while birds dip and dive into the flowing floral tide. You walk among the placid pastures of Provence, France, where lavender reigns supreme. Touch the bashful blossoms, and their scent will billow out and relax you. Pluck one for your hair and bring the calming coquette with you in your travels. Dazzling and decadent, your demure demeanor delights and distracts passers-by, enchanted by your lavender-infused light.
Although it blooms in mid- to late- summer, lavender has made winter fashion come alive, as its soft hues have rocked the runway all year round. Bring its calming qualities into your closet with suits and skirts, cocktail dresses, and sweaters. Fashion a dazzling skirt suit using lavender, with golden buttons and an Onella Blouse, or slip into a Tansy Trench of purple perfection. Brighten up your cold-weather aesthetic with puffer coats and velvet dresses, or infuse your spring style with lofty linen looks and denim jackets with lavender linings.
The Nolana Jeans
Stephanie sports The Nolana Jeans in a striped woven. Striking and sturdy, these jeans are exactly what you need to look cute and stay comfy. Boyfriend jeans have become all the rage, as the women of the world opt for outfits with slouchy fits and deep pockets! In addition, stripes of all sizes have taken center stage on the runway, as designers make their models stripe a pose with this pretty print! Pair with a basic button-up and let these trousers take center stage, or throw on a matching lavender sweatshirt for the ultimate comfort that tackles that athleisure trend. If you prefer a more form fitting style, try The Forsythia Jeans, which flare at the bottom, or The Douglas Pants for a cigarette silhouette.
The Cypress Dress
Holly sports The Cypress Dress in a metallic animal print brocade. The animalistic nature of humanity has taken over the runway, as designers go wild with animal prints in a variety of colors! Button-up dresses have also stepped it up in recent seasons, as designers bring a professional edge to party attire. Holly’s Cypress Dress combines these trends, the perfect ensemble for New Year’s Eve Parties and brunch in the city. Pair with shining pumps for heading to the club, or simple combat boots for a look that’s ready to take on the day. If you’re not-so-hot on button-up dresses, check out The Pine Dress, which features cropped mutton sleeves, or The Setaria Blazer Dress for a prim and professional look.
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The Todea Dress
Minely sports a cropped version of The Todea Dress in a lavender silk charmeuse. Similar to a slip dress, this gorgeous garment hits the spot! Slip dresses have sky-rocketed to the top of the trends, as they can be worn alone or paired with a variety of garments. Cinch it at the waist with a thick corset belt, or wear it over a long sleeve tee for early fall. Throw on a sheer dress in light lavender for detail and depth, or a chunky knit sweater for a cozy and couture style. The possibilities are endless, and don’t even get us started on trim! Adorn your slip with appliques on the hips, or detail the hem- and necklines with lace for a loving look. Living for lavender but wishing the slip dress would slip away? Fashion The Nyssa Dress or Rue for an upscale ensemble, due to their wrapped silhouette, or create The Bluebell Dress using an interfacing along the bodice for a sweet and sleek style.
Are you loving lavender? This calming color is sure to suit you! Try fashioning The Marigold Camisole for a simple silhouette, or conquer The Cress Skirt. Loving the garments, but don’t think lavender is your color? Utilize gamboge or fiery red for fall, or icy blues and emerald greens to chase the winter chills.
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