The Kate Spade iPhone 5 Covers are a little bit different from the other versions I’ve seen from her. I wouldn’t necessarily pick a lot of these out as being from her, unless of course it has her iconic logo on it.
I think the change is both because of the medium and that there are so many bright colors in fashion this year. Zappos has some fun Dorothy Parker quotes in bright colors. She is one of my favorite authors so I would probably choose one of those. Try the quote version to let your phone speak for you.
The patterns are more of what I would expect from Kate Spade. They come in bold chevrons, florals, and stripes. I suspect that the black and white chevron print will be the most popular just because it’s absolutely everywhere in fashion. However, I think most of these you could find from other designers which is a little bit disappointing. However, if getting an authentic designer piece is important to you, then this is the way to go.
If you like to get noticed then consider Betsey Johnson homecoming dresses. I usually recommend something a little bit more classic for prom. We’ve all seen enough 1980s photos to know that you can end up pretty embarrassed by the dress you choose if it’s too trendy.
However, homecoming is all about school spirit, but also about having fun. These dresses are often shorter and cheaper. Some of these may not even be for a formal event. Betsey’s use of ruffles and dramatic maxi styles means that you could use this for other occasions later on. That’s right, you can get a dress you can wear again!
However, the most dramatic styles use a lot of hot pink. Lace designs seem understated for Betsey but she uses her signature color and it has a vintage feel to it. To me the design that speaks the most to her style is covered in sequins. Would you wear any of these to your event?
One of the big reasons I watch this show is because of the clothing and hairstyles and I don’t think I’m alone in that. There are entire seasons where the snippets from the show start off with “next time on Mad Men” and you could take that preview and mix it in with basically any other episode. I’ve been on a quest to find Mad Men attire that real people can wear, even to work.
Sure, the storyline is good and the writing is great. However, picture it without the cocktail parties. Would you watch it if everyone was standing around in t-shirts and jeans in the modern day?
For Women – Female 1960s Chic
I love the look of pencil skirts and wiggle dresses, but I never need to wear them. I need practical clothes for Southern Utah weather that don’t leave me looking or feeling frumpy.
For summer go with either a capri or an ankle pant. It’s all about the perfect fit. Look for bold patterns and colors but then use a solid top. These often were of thicker fabrics with higher necklines so it’s modest. You may not have the time to spend on your hair like Betty but at least wear a great pair of earrings.
For Men – Party and Work Wear
For men this may be a basic polo shirt like you’ve always worn but it could have a gray tone to it or a muted stripe. The Banana Republic collection is mostly navy and gray for men. I don’t know if a lot of guys where I live would be that into the cardigans, but you could at least try a slimmer fitting trouser for that Donald Draper inspired look.
There isn’t a lot about this show that I would really want to return to at all. I love living in the present day. It always reminds me of how lucky I am to be a woman now.
While we all lust after the clothes it isn’t the easiest to recreate for everyday. You might not have the time or money or even the cause to wear most of it. I’m glad that Banana Republic trademarked a collection of clothes that are actually wearable and cheap. I do think that the men’s collections are more exciting than the womens’ though which was a disappointment. Would you wear a Mad Men inspired outfit?