Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…green? That was the case for newly wedded (newly weeded?) Colorado couple Lauren Meisels and Bradley Melshenker, who supplemented their nuptials with what they “love the best”: cannabis. According to The New York Times, not only was the bridal bouquet made of marijuana leaves, but the groomsmen accented their tuxes with boutonnieres filled with the couple’s favorite plant. While this budding trend might be a slow burn, some dank additions to Spring ’15′s wedding gowns would definitely make bridal week a little more chill.
This week, Style.com editors turned their attention to the trends you’ll be wearing this Fall. Our Look of the Day polls asked you to vote on everything from patched-up jeans to androgynous boiler suits, plus a Miami Swim Week round-up to get you inspired for your holiday vacations. On Monday, we rounded up a handful of utilitarian flight suits we’ve spotted of late. You voted for Hanne Gaby Odiele’s metallic number, which stood out in a sea of stilettos and couture during Paris Fashion Week in February. A close runner-up was Edie Campbell, who opted for a workwear-inspired suit last year at Glastonbury.
Tuesday, we took note of another major street style trend: patches. Laetitia Paul’s Louis Vuitton jacket covered in giant, varsity-style insignia looked especially fresh on the streets of London. Tommy Ton also spotted a girl with Dior’s patched-up mini bag, which looked cool with combat boots. We’ll be trying out the trend this fall with easy-to-wear patchwork jeans, like the ones in Christopher Kane’s Resort collection. On Wednesday, our focus shifted to the bronzed babes at Miami Swim Week, where Mara Hoffman showed another winning collection. She posed backstage with models in her super-bright, tribal-inspired suits, which took first place in your book. We saw even more bold looks at RVCA, Gottex, and Wildfox. What else was on our minds this week? Off-the-shoulder silhouettes, landscape prints, and so much more. Click here for a slideshow of the winning looks, plus a few runners-up.
When it comes to fashion, the red carpet can often be filled with the same old, same old. But now and again, some bold celebrities shake things up with experimental, next-level looks. Here’s what’s feeling fresh this week.
From classic hits to updated takes on the past, a wealth of noteworthy wares walked down the red carpet this week. A handful of stars opted for frocks with lace or insets. Cate Blanchett and Zoe Saldana chose looks with all-over lace. Saldana attended the L.A. premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy in an ensemble from the Louis Vuitton Resort ’15 catwalk on Monday night, and Blanchett stepped out in a white lace-covered cocktail dress with butterfly sleeves from Elie Saab’s Spring ’13 Haute Couture offering for a SK-II beauty event in Shanghai the following evening. In Hollywood, Diane Kruger turned up at the Fox All-Star party in a black Marios Schwab Resort ’15 jumpsuit with a lace keyhole cutout, which was a popular detail for the season.
A surprising, yet decidedly fresh trend this week was the contemporary take on the 80s prom dress. Perhaps one too many Sixteen Candles reruns were the cause for inspiration, but several celebs seemed to be channeling retro prom queens. Rachel McAdams opted for a one-shouldered Zuhair Murad Fall ’14 Haute Couture jewel-toned number with a modern interpretation of a bustle at the hip for the New York premiere of A Most Wanted Man. Kylie Minogue went for the shimmer-effect, donning a gold metallic Blumarine Fall ’14 frock for a photo call for The Voice in Sydney. Selena Gomez decided on a more literal approach, layering piles of tulle over a Dior Spring ’14 cocktail dress for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala in France. It appears there are still a few lessons we can learn from the decade of big hair, sleeves, and skirts.
It’s no secret we’re big fans of a good one-piece swimsuit. Most devotees will say that a woman in a maillot oozes elegance and class, and Princess Deena Al-Juhani Abdulaziz recently noted that, “historically, women who wear one-pieces have always had better taste.” However, last week we spotted some versions on the Miami Swim Week runways that were not so worthy of this favorable description. While many of the trends left us eager to grab our SPF and head to the beach, a barrage of questionable swimwear stomped down the runway, proving that not all one-pieces are created equal. Some renditions appeared to channel sexed-up rodeo clowns, and others would have made more sense in Fifty Shades of Grey than the beach. Sparkling stars and bondage straps at the shore? Try explaining those tan lines.
Have you been keeping up with our Look of the Day polls? It’s our favorite way to share our latest obsessions, from fresh runway styles to looks we spotted on the street. It’s hard to play favorites, so we turn it over to you. The trends we were coveting this week? For starters, Monday had us feeling extra nostalgic for the nineties—Calvin Klein underwear is back. Since sporty activewear is still the cool-girl uniform of choice, it’s no wonder those thick elastic bands are popping up everywhere. Italian blogger and front-row regular Chiara Ferragni wore her classic sports bra under a sheer dress, an unlikely pairing that won your vote. On Wednesday, we dedicated our Look of the Day to Thor comic books. Marvel just announced the main character will now be represented as a woman, so we rounded up five of our favorite superhero-inspired runway moments of late. At Stella McCartney’s Resort 2015 presentation, models sported superhero-mask motifs on leather bags, jumpsuits, dresses, and even their nail polish. The cute, unexpected pattern was No. 1 in your book. What else was on Style.com editors’ minds this week? Models off-duty, Gisele Bündchen’s birthday, and summertime gingham. Click here to see all the winners, plus a few runners-up, for a full weekend of style inspiration.