Cynthia Steffe Women's Sleeveless Allover Dress
While most modern prints that have been making waves on the latest runways tend to be a little more elaborate than the haphazard scribbles in the margins of your notebook, the latest trend puts a whole new stylish spin on scrawling! Doodle prints add a dose of playfulness to your wardrobe and have a unique way of juxtaposing carefree whimsy and the more upscale aesthetic associated with designer fashion. From DKNY's "Big Scribble" collection to Loeffler Randall's scribble shorts, freehand doodles and scribbles are making their way from the page (and the preschool walls) to the racks! You know what they say -- one person's sidewalk chalk masterpiece is another person's silk blouse! Okay, so maybe no one ever said that officially, but you just might adopt that mantra after seeing these prints! Take a look at the slideshow for a selection of my favorite doodle-print pieces!
Fashionistas just can't get enough of leather this fall. Moto jacket? Check. Fingerless driving gloves? Check. Liquid leggings? Check, once you work up the nerve to actually wear them. But one thing you may have yet to add to your autumn trend arsenal is a leather dress! I know it sounds risky, since prior to this recent leather invasion you probably associate the material mostly with biker babes and dominatrices, but you may be surprised to find that this season's leather LBDs aren't overdramatic. Instead, the latest leather minis simply provide a sexy sheen to otherwise modest silhouettes like this Gryphon smock dress and this shift dress from Alice + Olivia. Pair with a killer set of ankle booties for your next dressy night out, or add some serious sparkle with a bib necklace and you've got yourself a New Years Eve ensemble (hey, it's never too early to plan ahead)! Check the slideshow for some of my favorite leather dresses.