Friday, June 29, 2007
Fashion Forward: British Invasion
Fashions from across the pond are making a royal comeback in the U.S. from London flats to graphic tees, the Nightteam's Lynn Martinez shows us how to rock it out, British-style in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVN -- The British are coming, the British are coming. At Kore Boutique in Miami, the royal edge is taking over.
Erika Dopazo: "I think bold color, I think a lot of the darker but more vibrant colors."
Royal blues and purples stand out in this fun one-shoulder scoop top and bubble short. The banded bottom of the short does wonders too.
Erika Dopazo: "It gives a slimming effect to the leg."
And who doesn't want that! For the prim and proper look, it's either short shorts or extra long. This strapless Frenzii dress will definitely turn heads.
Erika Dopazo: The longer dresses are something you can take from day to night, which is something basic that every woman needs in their wardrobe."
At Kore, they can dress you for everything from afternoon tea to a day at the beach. This British mod print and big sunglasses shows total class.
Want the sporty look? Striped sneakers will give you that British buzz.
Erika Dopazo: "They're simple, they're funky, they're cute and they're outgoing. They're spunky."
The British look has also invaded Oyuki Boutique in South Beach.
Shawn Ryle: "You're seeing a lot of suspenders and mismatched patterns.
If you want to rock it out from day to night, try mixing a suspender top and tuxedo pants.
Shawn Ryle: "Which to me says Rock 'n' Roll, out on the town."
You can also go from a "God Save the Queen" T-shirt in the day time, to an '80s-inspired dancing queen look for night.
Shawn Ryle: "It's got the sequins on the side, and it's got the '80s look where it's cut with an aerobics feel, so it's very active wear. You can wear it on the town."
Another hot trend, the school uniform look. But you need some education to pull this one off.
Shawn Ryle: "Sort of like match it up with a very soft and hard feel at the same time."
Rough up a sweet school girl dress with edgy accessories like this skull and roses necklace. Or sweeten up a logo sweater with an all-American pair of Bermuda shorts, all looks that'll make you the queen of style.
Lynne Martinez: "Now this look is not for the shy. To pull it off you have to be bold. The idea is to mix and match looks and colors."
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