I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a fashionista but I do like to be aware of the latest trends. Of course, everyone knows the famous name “Kardashian” and that it is inextricably linked with popular fashion. However, I don’t keep my eyes on Kim. Rather, I watch what her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie are up to. And recently they did a reveal of some of their favorite statement pieces from their 2016 Spring Collection. I have to admit I was impressed.
My favorite was a simple mini dress that was blush pink. It featured short, blunt sleeves, rectangular pockets set at the hips, a scoop neckline with a deep-set front lace-up. I simply love it. I could pair it with a pair of leggings and some cute boots. If I’ve got a decent tan, I could just throw on some sandals and the outfit would be complete. With its simple, straight lines, I might even be able to get away with pairing it with a set of low, chunky heels for a night out. The simplicity of its lines is what makes it so versatile.
Another dress featured had a criss-cross aspect to the bust that created a peek-a-boo keyhole at the back and front. However, despite the edgy sexiness of that little peek-a-boo, the full, flowing a-line skirt softened and feminized the dress. A gal can go sexy without being trashy. The publicity pic shows it in white, which is a color I don’t do well. I’m hoping I can find it in a pastel or maybe even a brilliant blue or green.
Another dress that was modest, feminine and oh so lovely was a little cocktail dress accented with lace and piping. The sleeveless, scoop neck dress has a back button closure at the neckline. This creates a short, narrow keyhole effect on the backside. The neckline, sleeveless edges, and skirt border are piped with a contrasting color. Just above the banded waistline is sheer lace with another narrow strip of it just above the cleavage line. Again, a beautiful blend of sexy and feminine.
For absolute comfort, however, is the jersey two-piece dress. The scoop neck crop top has long sleeves which creates a nice balance for the short length of the top. The clingy, knee-length skirt is designed to accentuate a woman’s sensuous hips, allowing movement without fitting too tightly. Such a mature look with a casual splash of playful sexiness. I love it.
If you are rail-thin and tall, they have one dress that is perfect for that body line. It has a wide scoop neck and short sleeves. The fitted sheath’s waistline is widely banded. The tight fit is all the way to the knees. It’s beautiful but for me, I would probably be uncomfortable. I prefer a bit more movement in my clothes.
I may be considered too old for rompers and polka-dots, but, the one from Kendall and Kylie’s collection is just so darn cute I may risk it anyway. With spaghetti straps, empire waist and full length, blousy legs, what’s not to love? Pair it with some cute, black flats or flip flops and feel like a little girl again.
A more grown-up version of the romper is the soft pink jumpsuit. Thin straps, sweetheart neckline, triangular back keyhole, and tailored legs. It is absolutely beautiful and should be considered worthy of a pair of pumps and a night out.
My absolute favorite that I can’t wait to wear to the beach is a two piece, checkered outfit. It screams 1930’s glam gal. The top is a bandeau with a twist and swath of cloth dangling below the bustline. The high-waisted matching pants are cut full and roomy, pleated, and with a sophisticated, wide belt. It is not just beach worthy apparel, but elegant beach house party apparel.
Jackets and shoes were also in the collection. All were an equal blend of sexy sophistication. I was pleasantly surprised. I have pretty much passed judgement on all things Kardashian as being over-the-top fashion with the purpose of only seeking attention. I’m going to spend less time purposely ignoring Kim and spend more time purposely seeking out her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. They understand how to make fashion work in the real world for real women.
When my husband and I travel to South America to visit his extended family, depending on where everyone is gathered, our flight can last from six to eight hours. That