The List: White Sneakers

Fashion, Trends, Wishlist

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted The List and I know that for a lot of people experiencing the beginning of winter, this particular list might belong way in the future. Because, really, can you imagine wearing white sneakers in the winter sludge? I can’t and I suggest that you don’t even try. After all, the idea of the white sneaker is to be comfortable *and* polished. So scuff marks are not allowed and certainly, neither are dirt marks. For a guide on how to keep them that way, head over to Fashionista here.

But for some of us living in perpetual summertime, the white sneaker is a tempting trend to try – it’s classic and it looks so effortless. The inspiration for pairing it with a tulle skirt is pure whimsy on my part. I tried on this tulle skirt yesterday and immediately thought of white sneakers. I also happened to be wearing a white button down and it just seemed to work. Splurge or save on this trend, it’s entirely up to you.

By the way, check out my published post on Seeking Alpha here about fast fashion retailer H&M.

The List: White Sneakers
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The List: Button downs

Fashion, Trends, Wishlist

As we sail into mid-August (already?), I’m starting to look more into transitional dressing and button down shirts are perfect for this. This classic can add polish to this summer’s (and beyond) denim trend and can also dress down an outfit. Need proof? Recall Sharon Stone pairing a Gap white shirt from her husband’s closet with a Vera Wang evening skirt during the 1998 Oscar’s – that look is unforgettable and has been replicated more than a few times. The button down – it’s your new closet hero.

The List: Button downs

DKNY sleeveless top
net-a-porter.com

Rails shirts top
shopthetrendboutique.com

Pleated top
cosstores.com

Zara red top
zara.com

Topshop short sleeve shirt
$60 – topshop.com

Madewell clothing
madewell.com

The List: Little Black Dress

Fashion, Wishlist

In my past life, I used to alternate between Miami in the winter and New York in the summer. So even though you would equate Miami with bold, bright colors and white, I used to have a predominantly black and white wardrobe with a few reds thrown in. After all, Miami in the winter only means a lot of New Yorkers acting like locals. But after living in the northeast – Boston and Montreal for more than 3 years, I was in such a mood to embrace lighter colors, which just happens to be a big trend right now and which I also expressed in my post about the little white dress. That is not to say that I forgot my default way of dressing: black and white. So just to round that circle, here’s a list of options for that classic LBD (that’s little black dress for *you*) that you’ve been looking for. And again, a lot of these are heavily discounted so click away.

The List: The Little Black Dress

 


Mini dress
pixiemarket.com

Zara dress
zara.com

Rebecca Taylor lace dress
matchesfashion.com

Topshop mini dress
net-a-porter.com

Sophie Hulme mini dress
$435 – thecorner.com

Carven black dress
farfetch.com

Alexander Wang dress
farfetch.com

TIBI clothing
theoutnet.com