YEARBOOK AWARDS FOR RESORT ’15 COLLECTIONS

What is “Resort” season you ask? Just the vacation oriented twin to pre-fall, matching it only in head-scratching questions towards it’s necessity. Created as a get-away packing guide for those who frequent southern French beaches, resort has taken on it’s own following with almost every major fashion house producing a a full look list for the mid-season. When will this be out for you to buy in stores? Come Christmas 2014! Here are the womenswear highlights and trends that are worth the wait:

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We have mixed emotions, but overall the middle child of the Olsen’s powerhouse design world made leaps and bounds towards competing with it’s peers. Norm-core prevails in the best way possible (read: strapless belted jumpers and stripes) and we think we’re fine with it. Does everything always have to shock our socks and sandals off?

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Speaking of which, think back to NYFW Spring ’14 amidst the crop of women walking around in a snow blizzard in heels to the single image of Givenchy slides paired with thick wool socks. It was that brave street-style maven who showed how seriously fashion girls take trends and foreshadowed the future of gardener footwear. Rag & Bone brings the clean cuts and neutrals, but pairs it with comfortable Birkenstock-like shoes over a pair of crisp white covers. Who knew we had it so right during our AYSO days?

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Staying true to the brand, Acne combines function with art-school references. Yet more importantly, they demonstrate how fabric is gravitating away from our legs, making it even easier to man-repel. Score.

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Not one to be known for risky business, Andrea Lieberman usually uses a bold print as her innovative move. This time around she brings on the mod dresses, paired with metallic playground-esque footwear. Wearing this to Studio 54 would have guaranteed ‘it’ girl status, so why not see if it will still work?

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Relevant tangent, but we think we love Rihanna’s “pretty girl swag” moments best. The pink pixie was cool, but she looks like a goddess with red lipstick and VS Angel waves. We have similar emotions towards Opening Ceremony’s cruise wear. It is usually a little more off beat, but we can fully embrace the more feminine and wearable silhouettes. OC proves that sitting pretty in mainstream style can be just as bold.

All images: Style.com