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April 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Tie-Dye

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

Quintessentially laid-back in style, tie-dye doesn’t have to echo back to its bohemian roots in 1960s and 1970s music culture.  You can take the hippie style out of tie-dye by pairing it with clean shapes and sharp accessories.  The resulting look is a sophisticated blend of downtown chic - here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a tie-dye short paired with a relaxed fit t-shirt.  Notice how the grey of the shirt doesn’t compete with the striking print on the tie-dye short.
2. Slip on a biker jacket to give the look a harder edge.
3. Finish off the look with a pair of gladiator sandals and aviator glasses.  And as a nod to tie-dye’s bohemian past, add a fringed handbag - in a sophisticated jet-black, of course.  


How would you wear tie-dye?
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Add comment April 20th, 2012

Fade to Black Ombre Tank

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There’s something so graceful about ombre prints.  These watercolor-esque prints feel serene and sophisticated - and we just can’t get enough.  We love both the ombre print - and the friendly price - on this stunning tank.  Snap it up - at this price, these tops won’t last for long.

$28  at Need Supply.

Add comment April 19th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: April in Paris

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

Parisian style is joyful, flirty, and fun.  Luckily, you don’t have to live in Paris to get the je ne sais quoi of French style.  All you have to do is to have a little bit of fun with your look.  It’s that little wink that really makes the difference - here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with the quintessentially Parisian top - a navy and white bateau top featuring horizontal stripes. Extra bonus?  The red heart detail that makes this top shine.
2. Add simple pops of color - a pair of bright green shorts and a sunny yellow sweater.  Why do these colors work?  Yellow, green, and blue are naturally complementary colors, as they sit next to each other on the color wheel.

3. Finish off the look with cheeky accessories - a pair of black sunglasses with a red bow, a bright blue cross-body bag with metal tips, and a pair of black and tan sandals that go with whatever color you’re wearing. 

How would you get the Parisian look?
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Add comment April 18th, 2012

Monique Floral Print Dress

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April showers bring May flowers - so get ready for May with this sweet floral print chiffon dress.  We can’t get enough of the beautiful floral print - and the accordion pleat skirt.

$75  at BB Dakota.

Add comment April 17th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: Get the Look of Bright Bold Florals

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: Get the Look of Bright Bold Florals
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Bright bold florals are one of the key trends in a season overflowing with print, pattern and color.  While they can be intimidating to wear, you can get the look easier than you’d think.  The trick to wearing these bright bold florals is to have them take center stage - and to build the rest of the look around the colors in the print.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a clean foundation - a prim and proper button-down blouse paired with a knee-length skirt.  What we love about this combination is how the two shades of blue look together.
2. Add the star of the look - a bright bold floral print biker jacket.  Because the base of the look was monochromatically blue, this bold floral jacket adds a pop of color without clashing.

3. Finish off the look with extra pops of color that echo the hues in the jacket - a pair of red sunglasses, sandals with a red heel, and a bright yellow purse that’s as bold as it is ladylike.  


How would you wear bright, bold florals?
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Add comment April 16th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: Hearts for the Rain

Omiru's April 2012 Lookbook: Hearts for the Rain
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Just because the rain won’t go away doesn’t mean that your fashionable side can’t come out to play.  As April showers continue to rain down, you can brighten your day with hearts and heartwarming accessories.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a quintessentially French foundation - a striped bateau tee (bonus for this heart detail) and a drapey below-the-knee skirt.  For cold days, cover up with a protective raincoat, ideally with a padded lining for warmth.
2. It’s raining out, so grab your rainboots.  A pair of golden hunter boots adds metallic sheen - and pairs so nicely with the navy in the skirt and shirt.
3. Warm up a rainy day with playful accessories.  We love this heart scribble transparent umbrella (as well as how it implores the rain to "go away") - and a seemingly rainsplotched patterned clutch purse in pulsating reds and purples. 

What do you wear when the rain just won’t go away?
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Add comment April 13th, 2012

Diamond Block Necklace

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We can’t get enough of the 1920s - the drop waist dresses, the sequins and beading, and of course, the jewelry.  Get your Art Deco era jewelry fix with this beautifully crafted necklace featuring five diamond shaped pendants on a string of antiqued chains.  Pendants measure 2" in length, with a necklace length of 21-24".

$35  at Need Supply.

1 comment April 12th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: Sequins and Sweatpants

April 2012 Lookbook: Sequins and Sweatpants
This look is part of Omiru’s April 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece April 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Sequins and sweatpants sound like a combination best found on the runway rather than real life.  But different as they are, they look surprisingly natural together.  Sequins add drama and dimension to the casual sweatpant - together, they form an outfit that’s as visually stunning as it is comfortable to wear.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a pair of sweatpants.  The trick to getting the look right is to find a fitted pair of sweatpants.  Too baggy of a pant will mar the long and lean silhouette you’re looking to create.  Bonus points for a sweatpant with a cuffed tapered leg - all the better to pair with heels. 
2. Add your sequins with a tank top.  Choose a cropped or just below the waist length top so as to not cover the detail at the top of your sweatpants.
3. For this tough yet casual look, add a moto jacket in a complementary color.  With a palette of metallics and black, we love the pop of lightness that comes with a white jacket.
4. No sneakers for this look - to class up your sweatpants, slip on a pair of heels.
5. Finish off the look with some edgy accessories - a cuff clutch, a geometric architectural metal ring, and a pair of angular cat-eye sunglasses. 

How would you wear sequins and sweatpants?
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Add comment April 11th, 2012

Scarf Print Blouse

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News flash: scarf prints are no longer just for scarves.  We’re loving this luxurious print on blouses, skirts, and dresses for spring. 

Perfect for sprucing up a work look, this scarf print blouse is seriously stylish without feeling too precious.  If you want to be sure to turn heads, wear this black and white beauty with a printed skirt in the same color scheme.  For a look that’s more accessible, you can pair this scarf print blouse with a jet black pencil skirt or pair of trousers.

$59.90  at Zara.

Add comment April 10th, 2012

April 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Bold Oversized Prints

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

Traditional fashion rules have us believe that solid colors are safe - and that patterns and prints are hard to wear.  But these rules are being put to the test this season with the flourishing of oversized prints.  What we love about these boldly scaled prints are that they alone can make an outfit - but they’re also a foundation item to build upon.  The trick to getting these bold oversized prints right is to have them take center stage - but to amplify their visual power with additional pattern and print.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Slip on the foundation piece of the look - your pencil skirt in an oversized eggplant print.
2. But don’t let the eggplant print crowd out other patterns and colors.  Try pairing the eggplant print skirt with a sweet polka dot top, which accentuates the femininity of the skirt.
3. Choose a sweater in a color that plays off the printed skirt.  A bright yellow pairs well with the skirt, dominated with purples and greens.  We love how the yellow and purple make each other visually pop.
4. Finish off the ladylike look with a pair of round sunglasses, a garden party pair of white sandals, and a bright blue cross-body bag that adds extra dimension to the color palette. 

How do you wear bold oversized prints?
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1 comment April 9th, 2012

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