6 Bright Ways To Break Out Of Your Winter Wardrobe Rut

Photo by Ricky Michiels, styled by Sam Bates

Ruffles, stripes, and tweed, oh my!

As winter is fast approaching, resort collections are starting to hit stores. You may be scratching your head, asking yourself, Resort? Sounds pretty summery for mid-November, no?

Well, sort of. Resort collections are those in-between fall and spring launches that originally served as styles for ladies who would jet around during the cold winter months. (Yeah, we wish.) Given that the concept doesn’t fit the norm for the majority of us today, resort can include almost anything that makes sense to shop for before we begin our spring shopping (think: thin sweaters and breezy tops hitting stores the same time as sparkly holiday dresses and even high-waisted bikinis). To further confuse us, resort can be used to call anything from, well, resort and cruise to pre-spring and holiday.

However perplexing resort (and it’s pre-collection opposite, pre-fall) may be to the average human, these collections are actually sold in stores longer than fall and spring lines are. Also, the resort destination runway shows and intimate presentations, down to the no-frill releases for smaller, contemporary brands, are pretty influential when it comes to what we’ll be wearing come January. Pieces begin to hit stores now, conveniently, when we’re pretty much over shopping for oversized sweaters and already dreaming of warmer days that await us.

Below, we analyze and reinterpret six of the biggest trends of resort 2017. Click through the gallery below to check it out.

Photographer: Ricky Michiels
Photo Assistant: Wyatt Parker
Stylist: Sam Bates
Stylist Assistant: Franey Miller
Makeup: Clara Rae
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Manicurist: Tori H
Digital: Christina Kapl 
Models: Sujin Park and Van Kah at Red NYC

Photo by Ricky Michiels, styled by Sam Bates

Ruffles and frills
Ruffles were huge this resort season, from the dainty and elegant frills at Prabal Gurung and Blumarine to the more structured kinds at Louis Vuitton and Ellery. Personally, we’re all about a ruffle that makes a major statement, as seen here.

Sujin wore a Laurence and Chico dress, Off White jacket, and TUK shoes. Van wore a Laurence and Chico tunic, Off White shorts, and Dear Frances shoes.

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

Photo courtesy of HBO.

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