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How to Wear the Nautical Trend

The nautical trend is super hot this season, but it can be a little hard to pull off, especially since there are sooo many navy inspired trends ranging from accessories to pants and shirts. So here are some basic rules you can follow for this season’s nautical looks.

1. One Item at a Time

 

Skip the tackiness and keep the navy trend minimal – if you’re going to wear anchor earrings, skip the anchor necklace – this isn’t a Halloween costume! You CAN however, pair those cute anchor earrings with a blue stripped top and a pair of skinny jeans.

2. Embrace the White Pant

White pants – whether they’re skinny, high-waist, or wide-leg- are a nautical staple. So get yourself a pair and pair them with a blue stripped top, a red and blue top, or a tank with braided straps. Keep the anchor/navy accessories at bay, and instead wear some gold bangles or a long gold chain necklace.

3. DO Add a Bright Accessory

Since the navy trend stays within just 2-3 colors, don’t be afraid to pull out a bright bag, like a bright yellow one. It will give your outfit a pop of color and will make a big statement.

4. DO Embrace Stripes

Stripes are all the rage this season, so pick up a few stripped tops and wear them with skinny jeans, wide-leg pants, and even high-waisted pencil skirts.

5. Get Creative With Your Nails

If you’re still unsure about the navy trend, you can always start off slow by incorporating some fun nails. Grab a navy blue hue or a crisp white color and get creative with your nails. P.S. – Crisp white nail polish looks amazing against tanned skin.

Sophie Theallet, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger

2012 Spring Trends

I don’t know about all of you, but in my neck of the woods, winter was never really present (no problem here!), so I think it’s fairly appropriate to start looking and buying some of 2012′s hottest spring trends. Here’s what’s on my list for this spring:

COLOR BLOCKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sophie Theallet, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although this trend can be a little tricky to pull off, don’t be afraid to experiment. Color blocking is comprised of mixing 2 or more solid colors together, giving off a bright, cheery vibe that’ll put you right in the spring mood!

Style Tip for Color Blocking: If you’re new at this, stick to mixing 3 colors or less.

FLOWERY PATTERNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower patterns are so chic and feminine, so I’m glad they’ve made a comeback since last spring. Pair of flower print dress, skirt, or top with a solid hue bag.

PEPLUM SKIRTS AND TOPS

Rodarte, Thakoon, Cushnie et Ochs

An old school style was revisited on the 2012 spring runways with peplum skirts, tops, and dresses. This style is very flattering since the ruffle sits right at your waist. So where would you wear a peplum top for example? Anywhere really, but I like this style for Sunday brunches or drinks with friends.

SAFARI FUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The safari trend has been steadily around for a few seasons now, but this year we’re looking at a more wild, primal version which I’m sure you will all love! To get inspired, pick up wooden, colorful accessories like bangles and don’t be afraid to incorporate fringes and wild patterns.

PRETTY PASTELS

Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez

Pastels can be very flattering to your complexion if you choose the right shade. So try on a few different pastel hues to see which color best suits you.

 

Bright and Bold - 2011

Must-Have 2011 Fashions

Just because summer is almost over, it doesn’t mean that the year is coming to an end too. We still have plenty left of 2011, and with two new seasons in two, we’ll need to update our closets…even if just a little bit!

I really loved this year in fashion, especially this past summer. All the bright colors, the 70s inspired attire, and tons of prints made me think of my childhood summers when everything was simple and carefree. Thankfully, this mentally seems to carry over into the fall and winter as we’ll see lots of playful, carefree trends that we just won’t be able to resist.

So gals, here is your 2011 fall/winter style watch.

HIPPIE CHIC


Like I said, the 70s made a huge impact on fashion, and it only seems to be coming back again and again. So why not pick up a few hippie pieces like a pair of wide-leg trousers, a tunic, or a halter? After all, 70s style fashions are one of the most figure flattering fashions of all.

MINIMALIST


As I’ve mentioned to you in my previous fashion post, the minimalist look is BIG this upcoming season, so stock up on a few simple, neutral pieces. Soft, flowy fabrics are also a must when pulling off a minimalist look.

LONG SILHOUETTES


Move over minis…long silhouettes are all the rage this season! Long, flowy skirts, dresses, and pants are ideal for a smart, sophisticated look. The elongated pieces will also make you look taller, giving you a leaner figure.

PRINTS, PRINTS, PRINTS


Are ya surprised? Didn’t think so. Prints were HUGE this summer and it’s no wonder they will carry on during the fall and winter too. This time though, this bigger, and bolder, from fruit prints to animal prints, and everything else in between.

BRIGHT AND BOLD

Color is still in play…and in a big way! Don’t be afraid to wear two bright colors at the same time – try a few different combinations and get inspired by the runway fashions that show all of us that it IS possible to wear bold, bright colors and still look fabulous!

PAJAMA PARTY


A little more on the risque side, this new trend brings the bedroom to the outside world. Think, loose, flowy, see-through fabrics, slip-like dresses, and super comfy pants that you’ll wanna spend all day in. But, proceed with caution – this trend could easily have you look as if you forgot to change out of your pjs!.

ADAM Adam Lippes Fall 2011 RTW

Fall 2o11 Trends

I hate already having to think about the fall, but let’s face it, September is only a month away and summer is slowly fading away. But at least we have plenty of new trends to look forward to which just gives us another excuse to head out and do more shopping!

This fall season, there’s a different vibe going on. Unlike past years, where the arrival of fall announced dark and somber colors, this fall promises a brighter look with the help of bright colors, prints, and tons of different fabrics to please every taste. I’ve picked some of my favorite runway looks for the fall of 2011, but it’s up to you to get inspired by these looks and incorporate them into your wardrobe.

POLKA DOTS


Tons of designers incorporated dots into their looks, including Stella McCartney. I absolutely love this dress, I think it has a really edgy look but with a touch of femininity and tons of curves. Get inspired by picking up a couple of polka dotted pieces such as a dotted button up shirt and pair it with a black pencil skirt.

A TOUCH OF COLOR


Rodarte added a touch of color at the end of his fall 2011 show with a pop of red. Very Wizard of Oz inspired, this look totally grabbed my attention. Of course, I would probably just do one red piece and leave the rest neutral. But I must say I actually love the combination of the red blazer with the red skirt, it really goes well together.

60′s INSPIRED


The 60s have inspired thousands of trends that even to this stay, still stay strong. On the runways, designers also got inspired by this era and came up with a fresh new perspective on a classic and feminine mod look. When looking to copy the 60s look, make sure you incorporate a few 60s pieces such as a tunic, or bell bottoms, but leave the rest fresh and modern.

THE SIMPLE LIFE


Lots of designers turned to a more simple and minimalist look like the one above. I love this style because it’s so easy to pull off, and doesn’t require any accessories…which sometimes can be a blessing! To pull off this look, just keep everything to a bare minimum, including colors, patterns, and most of all accessories.

Animal Print Bag

6 Rules to Wearing Prints

This summer is all about prints! Printed tees, dresses, skirts, and even printed bags. But what’s a girl to do with so many choices and so many prints? If you’ve been to any store or mall in the past month or two, you’ve probably noticed a TON of printed items, but which should you pick up, and when you do, how do you wear these prints properly?

There are a few thumb rules when wearing prints that you should really stick to:

ONE PRINT AT A TIME

Wear one print at a time. Prints stand out a lot, so it’s best to keep the rest of your look simple. If you decide to go for a printed tee, keep your bottoms to one color… preferably a color that is already in the print.

START WITH ACCESSORIES

Start with accessories and work your way up! A good place to start experimenting with prints is with bags and shoes. An animal print shoe is a sure way to make your whole outfit stand out.

ANIMAL PRINTS

When wearing animal prints, it’s always best to stick to black for the rest of the outfit. So if you’re wearing an animal print dress, stick to black shoes and a black bag.

KEEP IT CLASSY

This should come as no surprise, but please don’t wear more than one print at once. Don’t combine an animal print top with a tribal print skirt – it will look trashy rather than classy. So just pick one print and leave the rest simple.

FITTED PRINTS

Opt for fitted prints! Fabrics that are closer to the body, especially in print, look a lot more put together rather than larger, billowy prints which could actually make you larger than you are.

BIG PRINTS AND LITTLE PRINTS

Big prints make you look bigger and if you’ve already got a fuller figure, I advise you to stay away from there! Instead, opt for smaller prints which will be much more forgiving!

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Rompers: Yay or Nay?

Is it just me or does it seem like way too many things are coming back from 2 seasons ago? I get the return of the maxi dress (it’s comfy and versatile for the summer), BUT, the return of rompers? I’m just not ready…

So what do you beauties think of rompers? Are they a yay or a nay?

Well you know my stand on rompers has changed. When they first came on the scene, I really took a liking to them, but it was actually really hard to find a good quality one that fitted right and was the right price. Of course in the end I found one and I enjoyed wearing it, but for some reason, I think their time in the spotlight should have been cut off at that time.

Whenever I think of rompers now…I think of onesies and to be honest, it makes me feel like a big baby! Rompers, in my opinion, are only appropriate for the beach. Rompers at night or out on the town, are a big no no to me.

It screams 80s, big baby, and….cheesy? I’m not sure where my strong dislike for rompers came from, but maybe it had something to do with some horrendous celebrity romper faux-pas? In either case, I think rompers don’t flatter women’s bodies for the most part! Take a look and then let me know how YOU feel about rompers!


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The Maxi Dress- A Summer Staple

Maxi dresses are making a big comeback this summer, and it’s clear since even celebs seem to be loving this flowy, girly trend. Maxi dresses were a big hit two seasons ago, and now they’re making a comeback like never before.

Pippa Middleton looking fierce in a maxi dress.

So how do you wear a maxi dress and when is an appropriate time to pull one off? Take a cue from the stars who are seen wearing them mostly during the day.

Angie Harmon on the red carpet in a maxi dress.

Maxi dresses are the perfect summer staple since they’re light, flowy, and best of all long (so you can skip shaving your legs that day!).

I love these dresses because they’re so versatile. You can pair them with wedges, sandals, or flip-flops and they’ll still make a big statement. And since they’re so popular this season, you’ll have no problem finding one…or two.

When choosing a maxi dress, opt for a colorful, printed pattern as well as an empire waist style to cinch you in for a slimmer effect.

So whether you go for a plunging neckline maxi, a strapless one, or a super frilly ruffled maxi dress, the choice is all yours. Take a cue from these celebs and get inspired with your own style!

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Must-Have Trend: The Motorcycle Jacket

If there’s one trend you cannot ignore this upcoming spring it’s gotta be the motorcycle jacket. Not only is this piece very trendy, but it’s also extremely versatile, badass, and just really fun to wear.

Motorcycle jackets have actually made a huge comeback from the 80s but with a much more modern twist. They’re very tailored, so they look great on everyone…just as long as you get one that fits you properly. Here are some things to look out for when buying a motorcycle jacket:

  1. The fit – make sure it’s not too tight and not too lose. One sure-way is to look at the shoulders…if they’re too low, then the jacket is too big. And if the cut is too high then the jacket is too small.
  2. Motorcycle jackets look best when they sit at the hip or even a little higher.
  3. Studs, zippers, and little embellishments are a must for a biker jacket.

But one of the things I love most about motorcycle jackets is that they are very easy to wear. Just throw it on to almost any outfit, and your look is instantly transformed (plus it doesn’t hurt to feel like you can actually kick some ass with this jacket on!).

My favorite look though? Skinny jeans with a pair of boots and a biker jacket does the trick every time!