Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 

As I start to think about wardrobe updates for fall, I can’t help but feel a little giddy about layering and leather. So, let’s consider these must-haves a sneak peek for fall – and then get back to enjoying the warm weather while it’s still here. 

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1. Hermès Canvas Backpack. Give a nod to the 90s with this classic backpack. Don’t worry – “No white after Labor Day” no longer applies.
2. J Brand Leather Pants. When it comes to leather skinnies, no one does it better than this label. Opt for a blush hue to soften the look.
3. Bucco “Bammy” Sneaker. Borrow from the street-style stars and try slip-on sneakers. This snakeskin pair will go with anything.
4. Andrew Marc Shearling & Fur Jacket. Own the shearling trend in this luxe – and uber-cool – number.
5. IPPOLITA “Modern Rock Candy” Drop Earrings. These gold geometric earrings are seasonless, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t the ideal jewelry-box addition for fall.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

What are your must-haves from this week’s Boutiques? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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July 28, 2014

Define Normal? Normcore Trend Turns Fashion on Its Head

For years, the most talked-about trends were thought to be unique, unexpected, and exciting. Then, just when we were getting the hang of things, normcore happened. Lost? Let’s take a closer look at the style so average, it’s edgy.

Normcore Trend Turns Fashion on Its Head

The term, a hybrid of “normal” and “hardcore,” means normal to the nth degree. Basically, it’s a style shift back to basics as outward expression of the ordinary. Used in a sentence (or tweet): “I just scored some serious Birkenstock sandals. #normcore.”

Get it? Now, you’ll need dad jeans – that’s what the kids are wearing these days. And any sort of offbeat athletic clothing or a vintage graphic tee. Before you know it, you’ll be rocking normcore with the best of them. Or, perhaps, like the rest of them? Still a little unclear.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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July 3, 2014