Runway Review: Chanel Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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There was the Chanel supermarket then Brasserie Chanel, and now comes Chanel Airlines.

Airport Style has been buzzed about a lot. Fashion and street style websites and social media have all been obsessed with what celebrities and bloggers wear to the airport. Having style while in transit has never been as important as it is now. And Chanel has definitely picked up on the zeitgeist, just like it always does. With an impressive Chanel Airlines set and the creative genius that we’ve come to expect from Karl Lagerfeld each season, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Chanel is one of the most talked-about and highly praised shows this Spring 2016 Fashion Week season.

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There were a lot of impressive looks that went down the runway. Lagerfeld, time and time again, expertly combined modern trends with signature Chanel detailing to stellar results. Before we get into my favorite looks, let me show you the details that I fell in love with from the Chanel Spring 2016 RTW collection.

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You can’t really have a travel-centric collection without chic luggage. I mean, how adorable is this quilted Chanel luggage set? I’m in love with the pop of neon yellow, and I love how the luggage somehow resembles some detail of the classic Chanel jacket. 

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If you’re still in doubt that blue eyeshadow is making a comeback, look no further that Chanel’s beauty look this season.

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Airplane prints on knit separates somehow feel very 60s and oh-so-chic.

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Baseball caps were a popular runway accessory, and you can bet this hat trend will find its way to your closet soon.

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Airplane pins are another quirky accessory trend that is totally wearable. I think I’m going to get one.


There were a lot of noteworthy trends from Chanel this season. Aside from the accessory and print trends I mentioned above, Lagerfeld dazzled us with artsy oversized mirrored sunglasses, billowy and voluminous skirts worn over pants, silver and PVC low-heeled booties, studded flatforms, layered silver chokers, and metallic biker gloves. The silhouettes this season was decidedly more laid-back, with a double breasted and more casual incarnation of the tweed suit (as worn by Kendall Jenner below) and soft-to-the-touch coordinating knit sets. I especially love Chanel’s take on patchwork denim, which is less boho and more tailored and structured. There is also a more feminine flair to this collection with hem embellishments and ruffles bisecting pieces that have a more forgiving loose silhouettes. I am certainly loving the more playful direction Lagerfeld took Chanel this season. The whole show is just a visual feast, from the prints to the colors, there is so much inspiration for your eyes to take in!

Here are some of my favorite looks from the amazing Chanel runway show:

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Photos from Vogue.com and Glamour

Doesn’t this show just make you excited for what Karl has in store for Fall 2016? It seems so far away, but fashionistas always look ahead right? Bye for now, Chanel lovers. I will see you next season for another exciting Chanel runway for sure.

No Styling Required: Chic One-Piece Looks

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There are some days that require pieces that speak for itself. When you’re having a busy week, sometimes you need clothing that you can just put on and dash out the door, while still looking fabulous, of course.

I’ve rounded up 3 stylish closet essentials you should invest in.

These three one-piece wonders make getting dressed up way easier. You can opt for different materials, prints, or colors of these silhouettes, but the effect is all the same; these 3 one-piece closet treasures will give you major style, without lots of time spent on styling and primping. Put it on and go. Who knew that one piece could have so much style? Take a look at these one-pieces that pack a sartorial punch.

Jumpsuits

Especially now that the 70s is such a big trend, jumpsuits are back and hotter than ever. Need more convincing? Check out how these stylish stars wowed with their jumpsuits.

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Elevate casual staples like sneakers and a gray hoodie when you work it with a navy jumpsuit a la Dree Hemingway.

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Rose Byrne‘s silver jumpsuit is proof that one stunning piece is all you need.

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Kendall Jenner makes a black jumpsuit even chicer with Chanel flats and classic black sunnies.

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If you want a more feminine twist to your jumpsuit, opt for dainty vintage inspired prints like Mandy Moore.

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Olivia Palermo is a modern style icon, and if she rocks a jumpsuit on its own, better believe you should too. I love this white stunner! So perfect for end of summer festivities.

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Heidi Klum nods to the 70s in this denim jumpsuit. The mechanic style silhouette is another hot trend too.

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Emily Ratajowski shows us an alternative way to style a jumpsuit. An ankle-cropped jumpsuit alludes to the culottes trend and finishing it off with ankle booties is the ultimate cool girl move. Bravo, Emily.

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Leigh Lezark‘s amazing retro print jumpsuit has a flattering low V-cut neckline that makes this look so ideal for your next girls’ night out.

Maxi Dresses

Forget those boring tank maxis paired with flip-flops. The following looks flip the script on your typical summer maxi dress. These floor-length pieces can do more than be your beach cover-up. Maxi dresses can go above and beyond its casual origins and move toward fashion forward fashion editor worthy style. Its volume and drama require no styling, all it requires is the right eye to spot the right maxi to rock.

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Miroslava Duma‘s printed maxi gets modern and architectural with a statement collar.

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 Blogger Maja Wyh knows very well that silhouette can make a major difference. The off-shoulder neckline, stripes, and bell sleeves make this piece stand out.

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Poppy Delevingne looks boho chic in this embroidered and embellished maxi. The design is so intricate that you don’t need anything else.

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Jennifer Grace of the Native Fox blog knows very well that no accessories are needed when you have a textured maxi dress as eye-catching as this one.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley lets her pleated white maxi do all the talking. I love how she styled it simply with white Adidas sneakers and beach babe waves.

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Vanessa Hudgens is frequently spotted in a maxi dress, since it has become a staple of her signature boho style. If you’re looking to make a big splash with your maxi, look for details like midriff cut-outs or double slits.

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Miranda Kerr displays her style savvy with a bright turquoise maxi. You can never go wrong with a vibrant color.

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Alexa Chung‘s floral print maxi has a definite vintage vibe, made even more unique buckled Mary-Janes.

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Chiara Ferragni‘s red, white, and blue maxi frock looks so modern, especially when finished off with matching red pumps and a white cross body bag.

Romper/Playsuit

I love a good romper/playsuit. These breezy one-piece is an ensemble that communicates youthful style and sexy allure all in one breath. This is a great pick for the last slew of summer parties and picnics.

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Aimee Song of the blog, Song of Style, hits a major trend in this romper. I adore that tropical print! Perfect on the beach and perfect for the city too!

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Kate Bosworth‘s Coachella look is a culotte and romper hybrid. How can you not love that midriff cut-out detail and halter neckline? It’s so 90s!

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Alessandra Ambrosio looks chic even while walking her dog. How does she do it? With a printed romper and simple casual accessories, of course. Just slip it on and go.

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Selena Gomez‘s ensemble is evidence that all you need is the right print and fabric to make even a casual silhouette, like the romper, look sexy enough and dressy enough for evening.

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Kiernan Shipka‘s look is sophisticated. Further proof that the romper is a one-piece wonder you should consider for your closet.

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Beyonce ‘s denim playsuit screams 70s glam especially when paired with poker straight locks and hints of earthy brown tones.


Which one-piece will you be investing in? Whether it’s a jumpsuit, maxi dress, or a romper, trust me, it’ll be a worthy addition to your closet. Plus, it’ll make getting ready in the morning or getting ready for a party ten times easier and faster.

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Style Icon: Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner stormed the runways with a purpose this year. Renaming herself, simply Kendall, she was determined to be taken as a serious, high fashion model this year. Often quoted saying that being a Kardashian has been the opposite of beneficial for her modeling career, Kendall’s stellar success this season is proof that she is slowly making her way up to Karlie Kloss modern supermodel status. The VS Angel rumors are a good indication of a budding and promising career in the modeling world.

Kendall had a lot of memorable turns at the runway this Spring 2015, and even more than that, she has shown that she has the fashion chops to pull of the ever elusive and highly coveted model off duty street style. I give you the rundown of her top 5 runway appearances and her top 5 off-duty looks.

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The gingham-filled Diane Von Furstenberg collection got a lot of mentions and accolades from the fashion press. Kendall’s runway look is one of the best in the show, this DVF frock is classically timeless and feminine.

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Kendall wowed on the Tommy Hilfiger show with a youthful and flirty bikini, with equally playful and adorable star tattoos.

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Almost unrecognizable in a blunt bob wig, Kendall stomps down the Marc Jacobs runway in golden and glimmering sporty slides that continue to echo that shower sandals/chunky flatform trend.

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Radiant and resplendent on the Ports 1961 show at Milan Fashion Week, this sheer gossamer ensemble looks gorgeous on Kendall. This look is perfect for summers on the Italian riviera.

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Of course Kendall had to walk down the Balmain runway. She’s best buds with Oliver Rousteing after all. Thin bands hold together this tough looking dress, with a definite rock n’ roll vibe.

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You can’t call yourself a bona fide model if you can’t pull off a classic white T-shirt, and make it look glamourous. Major style points for you Kendall, your strappy heels and leather leggings are the perfect pieces to go with your casually cool white tee.

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The best way to balance a sky high sexy side slit? With a boxy fur vest, of course.

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Ladylike with a touch of mod, this is the right way to do a matching printed pantsuit while still looking young and chic.

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Another model off duty style trademark? Wearing menswear-inspired footwear with almost everything. Kendall’s gold captoe monk strap brogues instantly upgrade her white trousers and slouchy tee outfit.

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Kendall flaunts her legs for days in the perfectly nonchalant afterparty outfit, an oversized tee worn as a dress with over-the-knee slinky suede boots.

Style Images from Refinery29

What looks did you love from Kendall? I loved watching her style evolution this year!

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