Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Trend Alert: Plaid Evolution

As plaid asserts itself as a dominant pattern this Fall, it continues to evolve.  What we love about this Fall’s plaid is that it doesn’t have to be basic.  In fact, it’s anything but.  So shelve your ordinary blue plaids and embrace new patterns and colors.  Here’s five affordable plaid pieces that you don’t already have in your wardrobe:

Payton Plaid Coat | $99.50 at Delias
Nothing says Fall quite like these warm autumn colors.  Cozy up in oranges and yellows.

Irene Plaid Belted Skirt | $19.80 at Forever 21
Go high waisted in this preppy plaid skirt.  We love the dominant horizontal striping.

Arlene Plaid Shirt | $27.80 at Forever 21
Pair this pretty pink plaid with straight leg or skinny jeans for a big-over-small look.

AE Plaid Shirt | $39.50 at American Eagle
This blue and white plaid is made new again with an extra slim fit, and an unconventional shade of blue.

Avril Military Bomber | $89.50 at Delias
Yellow breathes new life into a black and white plaid.  We also love the chic bomber silhouette.

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Wipeout Tunic


Don’t you adore the easy, California cool of this fluid tunic? Love the navy paired with the grey.

$32  at Lulu’s.

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How to Wear Suspenders

How to Wear Suspenders
Feeling the love for this set?  Here’s more information about it.

Suspenders aren’t exactly on the forefront of fashion, but they can create a pretty snappy look when paired with the right pieces.  The key is to work with the tailored feel of the suspenders - but not so much that the outfit doesn’t have a sense of humor.  We’ve crafted a tongue-in-cheek look with suspenders that manages to evoke an air of urban sophistication.  Here’s how to get the look of sophistication in suspenders:

1.  Start with your base: a suspenders skirt (or pants) paired with a crisp button-down shirt.  Bonus points for a fun color or pattern.
2.  For flair, add a tailored cape over the fitted base.  The cape adds a dash of elegance to the outfit.
3.  Continue on with the sophisticated, tailored feel of the outfit with a structured handbag.  The tan bag pairs nicely with the blues in the outfit.
4.  Finish off the look with an accessory that adds a bit of fun to the outfit: a bright red bootie.  The cool weather bootie pairs nicely with the cape - and it adds a punch of color (and humor) to the entire look.

How would you wear suspenders?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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In Full Bloom Necklace


Dress up the plainest of tops and dresses with this statement necklace. We love the rosette details–and how it’s anything but ordinary.

$27.99  at ModCloth.

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