Resort collections are a strange breed. They always seem to come out of nowhere just as I feel like I've fully recovered from Fashion Week and then leave me in a different kind of retail therapy desperation. Not only do I want the clothes and want them NOW, I also feel the overwhelming need to go on a holiday. For someone who, yes, has just been to Mexico and spent three weeks in London, I still feel like I need a holiday. Mexico was more of a family reunion with margaritas and London wasn't exactly tropical. I want to put my feet in the sand, sip on a cocktail and watch the world go by. In fabulous clothes. So I wanted to share some of my favorite looks from the Resort 2014 collections. In related news, I will be turning 30 one month from today and have yet to make any plans. But a well-dressed, last-minute trip somewhere doesn't seem like the worst idea ever. Who's in?
Chanel is always a funny one for me. I'd love a bit more Chanel in my life. Or rather, I'd like any Chanel in my life. But the Chanel Resort collections are always a slow starter for me. There were some real nods back to the traditional Coco Chanel looks but completed with some real punk elements. Karl always has a vision...it just takes some of us a bit longer to properly see it. Curse us little minions and our unimaginative brains. (Speaking of Chanel, have you entered to win a beautiful Chanel print or any other of your choice in our latest giveaway?! Enter here.)
The new and improved Christian Dior uses color in some pretty incredible ways. The fabrications and silhouettes alone make me excited to be a girl. And for someone who has to go into any shopping trip specifically saying to myself 'do NOT buy another article of black clothing', this collection makes me want to make everything BUT black. Throw one of those navy blue jackets my way, will ya, Raf?
I've always been a bit terrified of Cavalli. All his collections always just seem like a poor man's tacky Versace. So with this resort collection, it was really nice to see a softer side to Just Cavalli. Leopard print did sneak in there but even that seems more delicate than usual. Anyway, it's cool. Real cool.
Moschino Cheap & Chic is always endlessly adorable. And this collection is no exception. Bows and lace are always present. But this time, there seems to be a throwback to my adolescence when daisies and tie-dye were having a real comeback. Well keep coming back. I'm loving it. (Done the right way, of course.)
Oscar de la Renta. I don't even know what to say. This man never fails to dazzle. I love you. I have always loved you. I will always love you. Marry me.
(All images c/o Style.com)