Archive for April, 2009

Spring Summer Fashion Formula #6: Mix Green with Brown

Spring Summer Fashion Formula #6
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Spring is in the air, and so is Spring Green.  As a color combination, green and brown were born to be together.  Just ask Mother Nature.  Make this natural color combination the centerpiece of your outfit.  Here’s how to get the look:

1.  Start with a gorgeous blouse in spring green.  The bright color will draw attention up towards your face.
2.  Slip on a pair of jeans and a tailored hip-length blazer in a neutral color.
3.  Sling a rich brown bag over your shoulder to complement the beautiful spring green blouse.
4.  Finish off the outfit with a pair of colorful flats.  We’re digging the playful combination of blue and yellow, the two colors surrounding green on the color wheel.

How would you wear green?  Would you pair it with a different color?  Share your style with us in the comments!

6 comments April 30th, 2009

Club Stripe Slub Jersey Polo Shirt


Snap up this versatile cotton jersey polo with its sophisticated narrow stripes.

$29.99  (sale) at J Crew.

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Mens Spring Summer Fashion Formula #4: Add Visual Texture with a Pattern

Mens Spring Summer Fashion Formula #4
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Sure, solids are easy to wear, but we love breaking up blocks of solid color with patterns.  Our favorite pattern to play with?  Thin stripes, which feature a breezy nautical feel while remaining completely polished.  Here’s how to add visual texture to an outfit of mostly solids:

1.  Start with your basic solids: a lightweight hoodie in crisp white and a pair of grey denim jeans.
2.  Add visual texture with a polished horizontal striped tee.  Note how the black and white complement the soft white and grey tones in the rest of the outfit.
3.  Finish off the look with a neutral colored messenger bag and a pair of retro-inspired sport sneakers.  We’re digging the light blue sneakers juxtaposed against the tan of the bag.

How do you wear patterns?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Add comment April 29th, 2009

Dip Dyed Summer Cardigan


An ombre pattern spices up this cropped sleeve v-neck cardigan.

$44.50  at Gap.

2 comments April 29th, 2009

Felix Rey Envelope Clutch


Don’t you love the seashell flourish on this chic envelope clutch? Added bonus: the visual pop of the bright orange lining of the bag.

$29.99  at Target.

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Wear to Work: A Fresh Take on the Classic Sweater over Collared Shirt Combination

Wear to Work
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Wearing a cardigan over a collared, button-down shirt at work is nothing groundbreaking, but you can easily give the look a fresh feel.  Just mix and match patterns - and get creative with proportion.  Here’s how to get a fresh take on the classic cardigan over button-down shirt look for work:

1.  Start with a fitted striped collared, button-down shirt and a pair of well-cut trousers.
2.  Add a brightly colored sweater over the striped shirt.  Note how the yellow, organic pattern of the sweater contrasts with the blue and white linear pattern on the shirt.  Plus, the half sleeves on the sweater allow the striped shirt to peek out from underneath.
3.  Accessorize with a pair of feminine pumps and a slouchy bag.  And to give the look a more youthful feel, regardless of your age, you can try tossing on a knit cap.

How would you wear the sweater over collared shirt combo?  Share your style with us in the comments!

5 comments April 28th, 2009

You Said: Yes to Oversized Bags


jessica-simpson-hyde-large-satchel_042609We asked: Would you wear Oversized Bags?

You said:  Yes to Oversized Bags, with a 74% to 26% vote.

Style tip? An oversized bag is a simple yet bold way to accessorize an outfit.  We love going all out with oversized bags with bright colors - or eyecatching patterns.  But if you’re looking for a less daring look, you can still try an oversized bag with interesting hardware or classic lines.

Next question: We’ve always been a fan of the color Green, and it’s becoming a full fledged color trend for Spring.  But what do you think?  Would you wear the color Green?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Jessica Simpson Hyde Large Satchel | $118 at Piperlime

3 comments April 27th, 2009

Kimchi Blue Briefcase Bag


We’re loving the chic Art Deco feel of this tall briefcase bag. Such a polished bag - and quite sophisticated to boot.

$29.99  (sale) at Urban Outfitters.

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Ageless Style: How to Wear a Leather Jacket

Ageless Style
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No matter what your age, you can pull off the leather jacket look with style and grace.  Simply choose a leather jacket in a classic shape and pair it with equally sophisticated pieces.  Here’s how to get an ageless look with a leather jacket:

1.  Start with a drapey knit top with a classic cowl neckline and a pair of fresh white jeans.
2.  Add the leather jacket - try a bomber style (as shown) or a more sophisticated blazer style jacket.  Note how the warm brown of the jacket really brings out the freshness of the blue and white combination.
3.  Finish off the outfit with classic-with-a-twist accessories: a folk patterned scarf (that picks up the colors in the outfit), a slouchy zigzag print handbag, and a pair of metallic driving mocs.

How would you wear a leather jacket?  Share your style with us in the comments!

4 comments April 24th, 2009

Metallic Braided Sandals


Pair this lovely t-strap metallic sandal with everything - from jeans to your favorite Spring dress.

$19.50  at Old Navy.

2 comments April 24th, 2009

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