Meet Lisa Aiken, fashion director of Moda Operandi and one of our personal style icons here at Who What Wear. Lisa is championed within the industry for setting trends and spotting new designers like no one's business. No, really—if there's a cool new brand or rising trend, she's not only already wearing it but has edited it into Moda Operandi's shopping selection for all to enjoy. Since we're always looking to Lisa for our every next shopping move, we're thrilled she's agreed to come to join us as a columnist, serving the latest and greatest when it comes to trends, style, and shopping. Today, it is with great honor and excitement that we welcome her as she discusses the resort trends she's loving the most.
Resort is my favorite season to buy for. Lasting from the end of May to the beginning of July, we're looking at a preview of spring when the weather outside is simply glorious. It puts me in the spirit and evokes that warm-weather mindset for dressing. Resort gives me the jump on trends to come that I can buy into now.
The Mini for Evening
Courtesy of Valentino
The cocktail dress is back; fun, flirty and fashion-forward, this is all about mini lengths. Perhaps it's because our day-to-day wardrobes continue to err on the side of minimal, or maybe it's the irrelevantly fun Attico girls who have inspired us to go shorter in length. Either way, the best-dressed woman at the party, is the one dressed to have the best night.
With '90s references everywhere, we are seeing a lot of skin. Crop tops, spaghetti straps, cutouts, and my personal favorite, naked backs. When approaching the trend, it is all about choosing your best feature. Personally, I love my waist, so I’ll opt for cutouts that highlight that area.
As we have all grown familiar with the LWD (little white dress), Resort 2020 has brought the long and lean hemline to the forefront. Midi or maxi, it seems whites and creams are the perfect statement makers, all while staying seemingly understated. In true minimalist fashion, add a barely there sandal or white mule to complete the look.
Faux or real, leather is having a moment. As a micro-trend that started bubbling up from F/W 19, it’s idyllic for trans-seasonal dressing. While black is a sure hit, I have loved seeing more interesting shades like army green and butterscotch.