I love Kate Spade–everyone that knows even just a bit about me knows this. Even when I was younger, I would stalk the website and fawn over her bags and the clothes. My guilty pleasure is peeping at all the new releases and scrolling through PurseBlog’s forum, looking at how everyone else wears their Kates! I even watch their webseries, Miss Adventure, and when I found out that one of my favorite bloggers, Karley Sciortino paired with KSNY to write a series of posts, I practically squealed.
And you know who’s going to buy a Kate spade lipstick if they ever revamp them…
So, this morning, when they sent out an email saying that they had new releases, I clicked on the link instinctively. I will admit that although I had peeped at pictures months ago on fashion blogs, I had forgotten for a moment what was in store. So, when the pictures loaded, I sighed with disappointment, and mumbled, “Oh, it’s this.”
I attempted to convince myself that the new items were so cute, but I ultimately had to come to the conclusion that I do not like the new collection. And I’m in no way saying that this means it’s absolute garbage, definitely not! I am definitely not the highest authority in fashion nor Kate Spade. I just think that it isn’t for me. Which is fine, because in fashion, sometimes there are things that aren’t going to be for you. I’m sure plenty of people think that my Wellesley Small Rachelle in Sprout Green is tacky as hell, and obnoxiously green. I obviously love it, and think that it’s chic, a fun pop of color, and an amazing bag.
Of course, you can’t say anything without supporting what you’re trying to convey, so I’m going to defend why I don’t like this collection. When I think of Kate Spade, I think of bright colors, fun fashion, sassy style, bold prints, and an effortlessly chic but sophisticated ideal. I think of florals, colorblocking (done tastefully), and creative designs, but done in a classy and refined manner. Kate Spade is fun, it’s sassy, and colorful.
crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. from handbags and clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear, home decor, desk accessories, stationery, tabletop and gifts, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. we call it living colorfully.
-kate spade new york’s website
And this new collection, I just think it’s drab and dreary. Washed out, plain, basic, and bland. Dark but muted, it just doesn’t represent the brand to me, and it’s very appealing to me. I’m sure there are people out there that love the muted lilac and washed out blue, the dark greys and blacks–but I’m not one of them. I love the bright colors, fun florals, and peppy prints that Kate Spade rolls out (obviously), so I have to admit that this collection is a downer for me. I’m passing on this one, and although I really wanted to love it, I don’t.