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May 2012 Lookbook: Off to the Market

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Off to the Market
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

One of our very favorite things to do in Paris was to shop the street markets.  You could find everything you could ever want at the market - from fresh fruits & vegetables at the produce market to vintage trinkets and furniture at the flea market. People watching at the market was a sport in and of itself - so it was de rigeur to dress appropriately.  For an afternoon shopping the market, the key was comfortable chic - easy silhouettes and shoes that wouldn’t kill your feet.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a blouse that makes a statement - a colorful, abstract print blouse that sets the cheerful tone for the entire look.
2. Slip on a maxi skirt for a look that’s effortlessly chic.
3. Grab an oversized tote (don’t you love the classic mini-stripe?) and shoes that you can walk in (the wedge heel makes these heels more comfortable).
4. Add your final flourishes - a pair of oversized sunglasses and a breezy scarf.  Tie the scarf to your tote when you walk out of the house; if it gets too windy, you can always use it to tie your hair back. 

What would you wear while shopping the market?
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Add comment May 18th, 2012

Embroidered Gauze Top

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Aztec prints never looked so dreamy.  Between the fabulous mix of warm and cool colors on this print and the gauzy texture of the shirt, this Aztec inspired shell is perfectly on point for the season.  PS: This top is rather see-through - you’ll want to layer a tank top underneath.

$39.90  at Zara.

Add comment May 17th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Sugary Sweet Prints & Patterns

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Femme Fatale
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Some of this season’s prints & patterns, like this wholesome apple print from J Crew, can feel over the top in their sugary sweetness.  To these wholesome prints, we love adding pieces that feel tough to achieve our signature mix of sweetness and edge.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a wholesome foundation - a bright orange shell paired with a pleated apple print skirt. 
2. Toss on a moto jacket (in a pastel peach, for a softer look) and a pair of spiked flats to add a bit of an edge to this girly look.
3. Finish off the look with polished accessories: a speckled pair of sunglasses and a structured top handle handbag in a classic shape. 

How would you wear sugary sweet prints and patterns?
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Add comment May 16th, 2012

The Book Clutch

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Need a conversation piece for your next cocktail party?  Modeled on the limited edition classic book clutches by Olympia Le-Tan, this book clutch trades the expensive embroidered canvas for embossed text on faux leather.  It’s a smart investment at less than $50 - much more affordable than the $1500 designer version.

$43.49  at ASOS.

Add comment May 15th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: How to Look Pretty in Pink

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Pretty in Pink
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

When you wear pink, you can’t help but smile just a little bit wider.  What we love about this cheerful color is how it breathes life into your look.  So when we wear it, we often end up piling on the pink instead of opting for a single piece.  By varying the shades of pink - and playing with pattern - the resulting look is feminine without feeling overly girly.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with the signature piece - an ombre patterned blouse that goes from peach to pink.
2. A piece like this ombre blouse needs a serious foundation - try a pair of colorblocked piped shorts for a look that’s perfectly polished.  Added bonus?  The peach panels on this pair of shorts echoes the peach on the blouse.
3. Continue the red and pink theme with your accessories - a bright red pair of cat-eye sunglasses, a pair of red and pink heels.
4. Finish off the look with a statement accessory - a top handle handbag in a vibrant floral print. 

How would you wear pink?
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Add comment May 14th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Two Vibrant Colors

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Orange and Yellow
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Vibrant color just feels right, especially now that spring is slowly creeping into summer.  But why just choose one of these brights to wear when you can fit two into your look?  The trick to wearing two vibrant colors at the same time is balance.  If you have two colors that work well together, like the analogous colors orange and yellow, you can evenly represent them in the look.  If the colors are more clashy than collaborative, however, then choose a single color to dominate and use the other as an accent color.

1. Start with one color: orange.  Pair a bright with a neutral for your foundation - a vibrant orange shell with a gauzy peach maxi length skirt.
2. To this base of oranges, add your yellow.  Toss on a structured jacket in a bright yellow.
3.  Fill out the rest of the look with accessories that balance out the oranges and yellows.  A bright yellow cutoff clutch and a pair of nude and yellow heels round out the yellows in the outfit, and a pair of orange and gold earrings brings out the vibrancy of the orange top. 

How would you wear two vibrant colors?
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Add comment May 11th, 2012

Silk Print Drawstring Blouse

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The abstract print on this cropped silk blouse is simply mesmerizing.  Pair it with a flirty skirt for spring and summer - and high waisted trousers this fall.  100% silk. 

$64  at Mikkat Market.

Add comment May 10th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: Formally Flirty

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Formally Flirty
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Ball gowns and princess dresses are making a comeback the likes of which haven’t been seen since the glorious excesses of the 1980s.  But when the party invitation encourages you to put on your finest frocks, you need not confine yourself to the skirted variety.  In a feather embellished blazer paired with contrast trimmed tuxedo pants, you can let your inner coquette out - without being too obvious.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a drippy blouse paired with contrast piped tuxedo pants.
2. Slip on a snow white blazer with a special twist - ostrich feathers dusting the hemline of the jacket.
3. Texture is what makes this look.  Echo the texture of the blazer with accessories that give you tactile pleasure - a beaded bauble necklace, a leopard print clutch, and a gorgeous pair of cutout booties. 

What will you wear to your next formal event?
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Add comment May 9th, 2012

Floral Studded Silk Shirt

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Freshen up your wardrobe with a vibrant tropical floral print.  Added bonus?  Metal studs at the shoulderline, giving this feminine shirt a bit of an edge.  100% silk.

$89.90  at Zara.

Add comment May 8th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Denim on Denim

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Denim on Denim
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

As you pull your jeans out of the closet for the umpteenth time, don’t you long for a way to wear them that’s fresh and new?  Apropos for this season of growth and renewal, we turn what was old new again.  By pairing the American Traditional classic chambray shirt with your working jeans, you get a look that’s at once familiar and new.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with your double denim foundation: a chambray shirt worn over a pair of denim jeans.  The key to getting this look right is to choose two very different shades of denim; pair a lighter wash with a darker one.  Anything else will look like a denim suit.
2. Toss on a biker jacket.  What we love about this jacket is that it’s tough yet feminine - it gives the look an edge, but in a friendly way.
3. With skinny pants, you have a choice of footwear.  We chose a heeled bootie to elongate the leg. 
4. Grab your sunglasses and a brightly colored handbag (red really pops against the blues and neutrals) and go out and meet the day! 

How would you wear denim on denim?
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Add comment May 7th, 2012

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