Archive for July, 2010

byCORPUS Anorak

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We know, it’s summer - so you’re probably not actively thinking about adding to your outerwear wardrobe. But when the warm days end and the cool evenings set in, you’ll want a versatile lightweight jacket to keep you warm. We’re digging this cotton poly anorak for its long silhouette, drawstring gathered waist, and detachable hood. Wear it this summer with leggings and tees - and then continue to wear it as a key layering piece this fall.

$98  at Urban Outfitters.

Add comment July 15th, 2010

What to Wear July 2010, Menswear Edition

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What do you need to add to your closet this month?  Summer basics - a slouchy tee with a deep v (perfect for pairing with a blazer and jeans), madras shorts, and plaid shirts.  For layering, take a look at draped sweaters and pullovers - and a classic military field jacket.  Accessorize with statement shoes - moccasins and textured boots.  Here’s Omiru’s menswear picks for July 2010:

1. Army Varsity Shawl Collar Zip Pullover | $96 at Oak

2. O’Hanlon Mills Moccasin | $28 at Urban Outfitters

3. Feather Wrapped Cardigan | $38 at Urban Outfitters

4. Trinity Madras Club Short | $62.50 at J Crew

5. a.ok Plaid Patch Pocket Slim Shirt | $78 at Oak

6. H by Hudson Marx Ankle Boot | $220 at Urban Outfitters

7. Alternative Apparel Burnout Pocket V-Neck | $24 at Urban Outfitters

8. Pre Fall L/S Reverse Seam | $168 at Steven Alan

9. Four Pocket Field Jacket | $90 (sale) at Banana Republic

What will you be wearing this month?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Add comment July 13th, 2010

Jeffrey Campbell Black Hurache Shoes

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Get into the summer spirit with a pair of hurache shoes. Traditionally from Mexico, these woven leather shoes are a stylish counterpoint to your summer shorts and slacks.

$129  at Oak.

Add comment July 13th, 2010

You Said: No to Cuffed Sandals

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reese-sandals_071110We asked: Would you wear Cuffed Sandals?

You said:  No to Cuffed Sandals, with a 66% to 34% vote.

Style tip? This season’s sandals feature a new twist - a cuff that wraps around your ankle.  While the cuff is primarily for decorative effect, it’s also a useful feature to keep the shoes securely on when you’re out and about.  But while the cuff adds to the dramatic effect of these sandals, it also visually cuts your leg at the ankle, making your legs (and therefore, you) look shorter.  This leg shortening effect is particularly powerful with sandals that feature wide cuffs.  If you’re not blessed with the longest legs, we’d recommend trying a sandal with a thinner cuff to offset this effect. 

Next question: Blousy shorts provide a nice counterpart to tight tops, but they can also be difficult to wear, especially for pear shaped women.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear blousy shorts?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Reese Sandals | $19.80 at Forever 21

2 comments July 11th, 2010

Sweet Sachet Dress

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Ribbon and tulle flowers line the neckline of this feminine frock. We love it paired with a headband, a gold clutch, and vintagey heels.

$93.99  at Modcloth.

3 comments July 8th, 2010

Metallic Bo-Peep Espadrilles

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We’re sad about Martin + Osa’s closing, but the silver lining on the cloud is their superb closeout sale. We’re digging these metallic espadrilles, which just feel like summer. What makes them extra attractive is that the strap doesn’t hit at the front of the leg. Because of this design detail, these espadrilles help add both visual and actual height - you don’t have to worry about looking shorter by visually dividing your leg.

$59.98  (final sale, originally $160) at Martin + Osa.

1 comment July 8th, 2010

Secret Wash Gingham Button Down

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If you don’t have a gingham shirt already, it’s time to get one. Thanks to their supersoft feel and their dashing good looks, J Crew’s prewashed cotton gingham shirts instantly get the status of that favorite shirt you’ve had for years. Pair this gingham shirt with a white undershirt and a pair of Nantucket reds for a perfectly preppy look.

$39.99  (sale, originally $59.50) at J Crew.

3 comments July 7th, 2010

You Said: Yes to Backpacks

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bdg-nylon-backpack_070510We asked: Would you wear Backpacks?

You said:  Yes to Backpacks, with the slimmest of margins -  a 51% to 49% vote.

Style tip? A throwback to school days, the backpack is re-emerging on the fashion scene as an accessory that combines both form and function.  We appreciate the backpack for much of the same reason that we like the oversized handbag - you can go about your day with everything you need, right at your fingertips.  But how do you wear the backpack without looking like a student?  Choose sophisticated versions with updated detailing - an extra special buckle closure, or a streamlined silhouette. 

Next question: Cuffed sandals that have strap(s) that wrap around your ankle help keep sandals on your feet when you’re out and about.  But the cuff also visually shortens your leg. What do you think?  Tell us, would you wear cuffed sandals?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: BDG Nylon Backpack | $48 at Urban Outfitters

2 comments July 5th, 2010

What to Wear July 2010

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What do you need to update your closet this month?  Day dresses and colorful shorts, slouchy roll up pants and fantastic embellished tops, colorful clutches and decorative oxfords.  To keep warm at the office when the AC is on at full blast, a chambray blazer with ruched sleeves.  And to top off a casual outfit, while counterbalancing feminine embellishments - a military inspired field jacket.  Here’s Omiru’s top picks for July 2010:

1. Linen Dip-Dye V-Neck Pullover | $78 at J Crew

2. Pleated Roll Up Shorts | $49.50 at Gap

3. Pins and Needles Peter Pan Striped Tunic | $38 at Urban Outfitters

4. Slouchy Belted Pants | $49.50 at Gap

5. Solid Ripstop Field Jacket | $98 at J Crew

6. Rose Sequin Embellished Top | $90 at Topshop

7. Ecote Classic Canvas Backpack | $68 at Urban Outfitters

8. Craft & Creation Top | $58 at Anthropologie

9. Premium Leather Macrame Knotted Oversized Clutch | $118.36 at ASOS

10. Whip Smart Blazer | $98 at Anthropologie

11. Kimchi Blue Teardrop Oxford | $48 at Urban Outfitters

What will you be wearing this month?
  Share your style with us in the comments!

2 comments July 1st, 2010

Deena & Ozzy Foldover Boot

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We’re digging the foldover detail and the side buckle on this low flat boot. It’s a fantastic rugged boot to juxtapose against more feminine pieces, like the summer’s ruffles and florals.

$68  at Urban Outfitters.

3 comments July 1st, 2010

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