Forget the reds and blues, for 2015 the color to POP against cool-toned neutrals is coral. It carries all the power of and aggression of red, but is made approachable by the warm and social symbolism of orange–coral is the color of likable-leaders. [Read more…]
When unpredictability undertones the zeitgeist, style dichotomy trends into fashion. Living in a chaotic atmosphere brings a longing for balance; a middle between two extremes. In fashion, balance derives aesthetically in everything from silhouettes to palette, though style is arguably the most personal display: The style appropriated characterizes the wearer. When the styles are balanced, the personality is balenced as well. Because each style has it’s own associations within culture, wearing elements of only one style cannot be ‘in-balance,’ as all-or-nothing is an extreme. The solution is to appropriate elements of two styles, one at each side of the pendulum’s swing, to fashionably rest in the middle. For 2015, this dichotomy plays between the frills and the functional. The cargo details come from a view work over privilege authenticates status, a by-product of the recession. The femininity comes from the diverging need to enjoy privileges so-long repressed and now acessable, a consequence of the recovery. For the woman, the clash is also a dismissal of the many extremes media classifies them into; must we all be ultra-feminine or ultra-tough? Is there not a middle ground? –take a breath, relax, the ‘cargo cute’ is easy to create. Follow the jump to learn how.