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You Said: Yes to Vests


woven-lace-vest-jacket_101010We asked: Would you wear Vests?

You said:  Yes to Vests, with a 78-22 split in votes.

Style tip? Our favorite thing about Fall Fashion is the focus on layering.  We love mixing silhouettes (big with small), textures (smooth with rough), and lengths (long with short).  The beauty of the vest is that it gives us an additional piece to play with - it can add a touch of color - or texture.  It can add polish and refinement to a wild outfit - or it can add a bit of drama to a look that’s more refined.  We’re enamored of the open front vest, which adds a breezily sophisticated air to more form fitting tops.  If you want to take a walk on the wild side, you can try a faux fur vest; with this piece, keep the rest of your look simple in silhouette so as to let this vest take center stage.

Next question: Shorts are traditionally warm weather fare, but they’re finding their way into autumn when paired with tights.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear shorts with tights?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Woven Lace Vest Jacket | $27.80 at Forever 21

1 comment October 11th, 2010

Six Standout Pieces from Topshop’s Fall 2010 Collection


When in Rome, as they say, do as the Romans do.  So when in London, do as the Londoners do, and make your way to Topshop.  We made a pilgrimage to the flagship Topshop store on Oxford street and spotted some fantastic finds - from a twist button collared trench to a blouse featuring a cutout lace trim.  Here’s what we’re eyeing from Topshop this fall:

1. Flower Sequin Dress | $110 at Topshop

2. Lace Trim Back Oversized Shirt | $80 at Topshop

3. Pleat Shoulder Biker Jacket | $145 at Topshop

4. Silk Cowl Back Dress | $135 at Topshop

5. Leather Bound A-Line Skirt | $70 at Topshop

6. Twist Button Mac by Boutique | $380 at Topshop

What are your favorite pieces from Topshop’s fall collection?  Share your style in the comments!

3 comments October 7th, 2010

Facile Camp Shirt


This military inspired tunic does double duty. It pairs with casual pieces for a look that’s the epitome of relaxed, breezy chic. But it also cleans up quite nicely when paired with more sophisticated pieces, lending them an air of nonchalance.

$78  at Anthropologie.

Add comment October 6th, 2010

Insight Island Empire Military Jacket


Gear up to take on Fall with a military-inspired rugged wool jacket. We’re digging the epaulets on the shoulders - and the button detailing on the collar.

$105  at Need Supply.

1 comment October 5th, 2010

Jeweled Plume Headband


Feeling nostalgic? Try on a vintage-inspired headband to give your look the patina of another era.

$19.99  final sale at J Crew.

Add comment October 5th, 2010

You Said: No to Capes


ultimate-military-cape_100410We asked: Would you wear Capes?

You said:  No to Capes, with a 56-44 split in votes.

Style tip? Capes (and their cousin, the capelet) are fantastically dramatic fashion perfect for keeping warm during fall and winter.  They can be an acquired taste, but it’s never been easier to look cozy and chic during the winter - all you have to do is throw on a cape.  For maximum figure flattery, we recommend pairing your cape with a skinny bottom - a pair of straight leg or skinny jeans or leggings - for a dramatic big-over-small look.  We’re loving capes with special detailing to break up the monotony of the fabric - particularly on trend is this military cape from Topshop that has been flying off the shelves.

Next question: Vests are key layering pieces for Fall, and this season, they’re appearing in all shapes and sizes - from the tailored vest to the dramatic faux fur variety. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear a vest?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Ultimate Military Cape | $190 at Topshop

2 comments October 4th, 2010

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