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Reasons To Love Resort…

January 10, 2010

While shopping (working) on Friday, madly searching for any new Spring pieces that I haven’t yet perused, resort was on my list.  And not in a good way.

By December, we have all been looking at the same fall collections since roughly July.  We watch during the holidays, as their prices are slashed mercilessly, and pray for Spring.  Before we can get there, though, a few new garments will trickle onto racks and shelves.  They are called Resort.  Or Cruise.   It is an inter-season or pre-season line produced by many designers between their two larger Spring and Fall collections.    Or more simply put: The one remaining obstacle standing between me and a whole new collection of clothes.

On Friday, though, I began to think that perhaps I haven’t given it enough credit.

Here are 5 Reasons to LOVE resort!

1. Wearability.

Truth be told, some runway collections are not always what we would don in our every day lives.  Especially this day in age when even red carpets have become cocktail-attire acceptable.  Resort collections are produced with holiday and vacation in mind, so they tend to be a bit more casual and thus, more wearable.

2. This Stella McCartney t-shirt.

If I owned this t-shirt, I would wear it oh-so-many different ways:

-With leggings, short boots, and a motorcycle jacket

– Over jeans with a ballet flat and 3.1 Phillip Lim cardigan

– With vintage Levi’s denim shorts and Stella’s new flat raffia sandals

– Over my swimsuit while honeymooning in June!

3. Pricepoint.

For Lanvin’s Resort 2010 collection, Alber Elbaz took some of his most epic designs for the house and re-created them in waxed cotton and washed silk fabrics for a fraction of what their beautiful satin and silk charmeuse counterparts might cost.  Resort offers the opportunity to champion a fave designer with slightly less consequence to the pocketbook.

4. Exceptions.

Resort is a perfect excuse to make a few exceptions with your wardrobe.  Not usually one to clothe myself in bright color, I would, however, wear this emerald green Lanvin number in a heartbeat.

5. Preview.

It is a preview into where the designer is headed.  If a designer is showing harem pants and denim leggings in resort, their following larger collection most likely won’t stray too far… unfortunately in the case that they are showing harem pants and denim leggings.

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