January 18, 2010

Polka Dotted Artist Dress

$27.80 at Forever 21

Polka dots are a big trend for the upcoming spring season, and this adorable dress is a great place to start. We see this going well with a long necklace and gray accessories (and perhaps strappy sandals or stylish cut-out booties). Plus, we love the eye-catching color.

October 14, 2009

Military Wool Blend Coat

What's so special about this cozy wool coat? The buttoned collar and lapel, intricate details on the buttons, and its on-trend double-breasted style. Wear it with the season's hottest distressed denim, or pair it with a minidress and tights.

$44.80 at Forever 21

October 10, 2009

How to Wear a Boyfriend Cardigan to Work

How to Wear a Boyfriend Cardigan to Work

One of the season's biggest trends is a wardrobe essential. The boyfriend cardigan is versatile, chic, and comfortable, which means it's not going to go out of style anytime soon. How do you wear it in the office? Just like any other cardigan, you can pair it with everything from printed sheaths to classic trousers; the key is to combine it with dressier pieces and sleek accessories. Here's how you can seamlessly blend your favorite boyfriend cardigan in with the rest of your workwear:
  1. Start with a dressy silk blouse in a simple neutral such as grey or white, or a color that complements your cardigan (we love the navy and lavender together). A tie-neck would bring instant drama to the outfit (bows are a hot fall/spring trend).
  2. Tuck the blouse into a polished, grey pencil skirt. Feel free to experiment with different textures and maybe even subtle patterns, like plaid or houndstooth.
  3. Finish it all off with black accessories to keep things simple. Use a trendy wide belt to cinch your waist over the cardigan and slip on a pair of tights and modern buckled booties. The whole look incorporates comfort, elegance, and a bit of edge.

What's your favorite way to wear a boyfriend cardigan? Share your style with us in the comments!

October 1, 2009

Fall Coat Trend: Anoraks & Parkas

This season, it's all about rugged and cozy. There's the boyfriend jackets, distressed denim, boho tops, and now, anoraks and parkas. For Fall '09, these pieces have been updated with details like flattering drawstring waists and unique materials. Dress them up or dress them down -- we love them either way. Here are seven of our favorite on-trend coats in a variety of styles and prices:

AE Fall Anorak SALE $69.95 (originally $79.50) at American Eagle

Modern Classic
Modern Utility Jacket $29.80 at Forever 21

Huntress Jacket $29.80 at Forever 21

Gallery Satin Anorak $138.00 at Nordstrom

Exposed Zipper Anorak Jacket $88.00 at Arden B

AE Chill Parka $129.50 at American Eagle

Shawl Collar Jersey Parka $100.30 at ASOS

What do you think of this Fall trend? How would you wear a parka/anorak? Share your ideas in the comments!

September 8, 2009

Cheap Chic Find: An $8 Dress!

City Style Sleeveless V-Neck Dress SALE $7.99 (originally $29.95) at New York & Co.

That's right - eight dollars. What an incredible price for such a versatile dress! Labor day may be over, but big sales are still going on; get shopping before all the best deals are gone! Here are two outfit ideas we've come up with to wear with this dress (available in Viva Blue, Blue Brilliance, Berry Pink, Gem Green, and Pouring Red):

#1. Wear to Work

#2. Out & About

What deals have you scored this weekend? Share with us in your comments!

September 6, 2009

Pleat Hip Dress

Say hello to your new go-to little black dress. The always-chic cowl neck and simple shape make this appropriate for any occasion, whether it's a day at work or a night on the town. We're really loving this surprisingly sophisticated piece from Forever 21 (especially its price!).

$24.80 at Forever 21

September 3, 2009

A New Way to Wear Your White Shirt

A New Way to Wear Your White Shirt

There's no question about it; every woman has to have a classic white button-down shirt (a.k.a. one of the most versatile and timeless pieces of clothing you could own). They're simple, chic, and can easily be dressed up or down. If you don't have one, what are you waiting for? There are countless ways to wear them, and here's one you probably haven't tried before: wearing it under a sheath. We love how it instantly transforms the look of your little black (or gray, or purple, or red...) dress and makes the whole outfit totally work-appropriate (it's perfect for fall). Here's how to nail the dress-over-shirt look:

  1. Start with the right shirt. Make sure it has a full front button placket, long sleeves, and a fitted shape. Then find a sleeveless sheath or (simple) shift dress to wear over it. Accentuate your waist with a skinny belt if the dress doesn't already have a defined waistline.
  2. Layer on a voluminous cape to contrast the fitted shirt and dress combo. This adds a bit of elegant flair to the ensemble.
  3. Slip on a pair of bold-colored booties (extra style points for suede, which is a huge trend this fall). We chose a simple red one -- we love how it looks with the navy and gray. Finish everything off with a neutral satchel. Notice how the metal hardware on the bag and belt match the buttons on the cape.
  4. Just for fun, you can pin a couple of flower brooches onto the dress or cape to bring out the color of the shoes. You can also add a chic cap or bucket hat for an equestrian look. Feel free to wear warm, textured tights when the temperature drops.

How do you wear a white button-down shirt? Share your style with us through the comments!

September 2, 2009

The Best Booties for Under $50

Booties are no doubt a big shoe trend of fall 2009 (along with features such as ruffles, embellishments, and bold colors), and there's a good reason for it. They go just as well with a pair of jeans as with a mini dress or skirt; they can work for any season of the year, if you wear the right outfit. Here are our favorite high-style booties, without designer prices:

Ruched Bow Tie Booties $29.99 at Charlotte Russe

Bow Tie Booties $26.99 at Charlotte Russe

Anna Button Ankle Boots $19.99 at Papaya Clothing

Gray Collar Ankle Bootie $34.99 at Ruche

Odette Cage Bootie $28.80 at Forever 21

Safari Chic Booties $42.99 at ModCloth

Lela Rose Mallory Suede Bootie $34.99 at Payless

Mason Button Boot $34.99 at Payless

Sasha Ruffle Bootie $34.99 at Payless

What do you think of this trend? Will you be trying it, or have you already? Tell us in your comments!

August 21, 2009

Hidden Drawstring Jacket

We're loving this women's utility jacket, with its stylish epaulettes and ultra flattering hidden waist-cincher. Our favorite way to wear it is with a girly top and super skinny jeans for a masculine-meets-feminine look.

$22.80 at Forever 21
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