Trend alert from New York Fashion Week: Wearable is in! Has there been a BIG shift in fashion? Are designers ready to say buh-bye to fussy fabrics? Yes, and no. Watching the 2015 fall fashions was a great sporting event. There were artistic statements (Thom Brown) and glorious collections (Ralph Lauren) and there were glimmers of hope that designers know the clothes that women actually wear.
I'm never going to discredit designers who are purely seeking aesthetic bliss. Let them have their moment in the sun (though last week, there was more bitter cold than anything else). But women also need designers who know washable can be fashionable. My personal style has never worked well with high maintenance fashion. I teamed up with Tide Pods this fashion week to share some thoughts and some style about things that are surprisingly washable in Tide.
This year at New York Fashion Week we saw a variety of surprisingly washable clothing within many designers Fall 2015 Collections including Charlotte Ronson, Erin Fetherston and Richard Chai. To fit into the theme, I shopped two of my favorite wearable brands--Eileen Fisher and Lou & Grey for LOFT to put together my look.
Eileen Fisher makes awesome clothes for travel. The fabrics are unusual like the citrine-colored nubby linen blend tank I'm wearing, but washable. I added in some cool leggings from EF and then layered on the cardigan from LOFT and the sunny fabric necklace. I'm enjoying lightening up the jewelry these days. The heavy statement necklaces just feel dated right now.
An outfit like this is what I wear when traveling for work or pleasure. My rule of thumb, I don't wear it out of the house if I wouldn't want a Momtrends reader to spot me in it! I like stylish sneakers for the airport and I want an outfit in layers that looks pulled together and that can be worn with multiple things upon arrival. And it all HAS to be washable.
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Here's one more tip: Did you know I wash all my cashmere in Tide? Yep, it's true. I use the cold cycled and a Tide Free & Clear Pod than I dry flat on a towel. The Label might say dry clean only, but with a great washing machine and excellent cleaning products I've had complete success. When I looked at all the yummy fall sweaters in the designer collection, I know that I can take care of them at home.
Tide, a sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, encourages fashionistas everywhere to use Tide Pods with their favorite washable garments to keep colors bright and looking their best. I use the Free & Clean Pods since we've got one little one with sensitive skin (but I do love the three scents available in Tide Pods).
And in case you didn't know, here's how they work. Tide Pods® are P&G’s first multi-chamber laundry detergent. They have a three-chamber design. Inside each pod is a pod for cleaning, one for fighting stains and one for brightening. I use them in my high efficiency machine and love the simple, elegant process. Pop one in with each load--Tide Pods® use a film that dissolves completely in the wash, even in cold water.
How do you take care of your style? I hope you'll join up with the "mingle"!
Monday Mingle is the stylish collaboration between Bon Bon Rose Girls, Momtrends and Thirty Something Fashion. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun.
This is a sponsored post. All the styling was done independent of the brand. All opinions are my own.