Top Trends summer 2011
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Sleek shapes in vibrant hues deliver a high-impact punch.SHOP THE LOOK (top to bottom) Patent leather sandals, Cole Haan, $128; colehaan.com. Calfskin bag with metal hardware, Michael Kors, $595; 212-452-4685. Patent leather purse with metal hardware, Sportmax, $485; 212-879-6100. Acetate sunglasses, Selima Optique, $350; 212-677-8487.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Straw, beads, coins, suede and stones create a blend of textures that brings to mind a glamorous souk.SHOP THE LOOK (top to bottom) Straw clutch, Buji Baja, $75; hatattack.com. Swarovski crystal and metal necklace, Made Her Think, $690; madeherthink.com. Cotton clutch with beads and tiger’s-eye, Deepa Gurnani, $288; winknyc.com. Suede, snakeskin and leather sandals with beads, Jimmy Choo, $895; jimmychoo.com.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Less nautical than traditional navy and white, the peppy pattern gets an extra jolt with flashes of neon.SHOP THE LOOK (top to bottom) Cotton and brass belt, Vionnet, $327; vionnet.com. for stores. Canvas and leather purse, Prada, $1,250; prada.com. Canvas and jute espadrilles, Tory Burch, $175; toryburch.com.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Sturdy fabrics like canvas and jute coexist with leather and exotic patterns for an intriguing combination of textures.SHOP THE LOOK (top to bottom) Canvas and leather sandals, Alexandre Birman, $325; 949-497-8300. Leather and jute belt, Linea Pelle, $52; anthropologie.com. Canvas purse with embossed leather trim, Rebecca Taylor, $250; rebeccataylor.com.
Cream & Gold
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Clean lines and minimal embellishment recall the disco era’s chic and fabulous groove.SHOP THE LOOK (top to bottom) Suede heels, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, $525; herveleger.com. Leather bag with metal hardware, Valextra, $3,020; barneys.com. Faux-leather bag with metal hardware, Ivanka Trump Handbags, $95; macys.com. Gold-plated bangles, Alexis Bittar, $250 (top) and $170; alexisbittar.com.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Rich skins provide the ideal backdrop for grommets, knots, braiding, tassels and topstitching.SHOP THE LOOK (top to bottom) Leather sandals, Vince Camuto, $89; vincecamuto.com. Leather bag with antiqued metal hardware, Gucci, $3,300; gucci.com. Enamel and leather cuff, Tod’s, $325; at Tod’s. Leather cuff with metal hardware, Motif 56, $42; zappos.com.