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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: February 21, 2014

Fashion week trends you might actually wear


Photo: The Sartorialist

The rise of suiting for women – either matching or worn as separates – is something I am desperately excited about. There’s something so elegant about a woman in tailored pieces like in the pinstripes above. Try it with either an oversized mens coat or as a matching suit for spring. I’m on the hunt for a chambray blazer and shorts that I can wear together.

Long Skirts

Photo: The Sartorialist

We’ve seen the rise (or should I say the lows) of the midi skirt. Though I admittedly love a woman that can rock a mini, the ladylike, ankle skimming length is stunning too, especially when its a voluminous skirt style. Try it with a fitted cropped sweater.


Photo: Tommy Ton

Photo: Tommy Ton

Photo: Garance Dore

Forget stilettos! Adios heels! Ta ta for now ankle boots! The “it” shoe of fashion week was undoubtedly the sneaker in all of its forms. My closet and my ankles are thrilled about this for spring.

Wide Leg Pants

Photo: Mr. Newton

Photo: Mr. Newton

Memories of jncos are coming back to haunt me. But the wide-legged trousers from fashion week are a much sleeker take.

Bucket Hats

photo credit: Tommy Ton

photo credit: Dapper Lou

Put the ball caps away, boys. I want you all in bucket hats this spring.

Cartoon by Bob Cochran

Thanks to Bob for emailing me this cartoon. You can see more of his work right here

What trends did you see from NYFW that you’re excited about?

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