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June 2012 Lookbook: Stars and Stripes

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

It may not yet be the Fourth of July, but you can find fashion inspiration in the upcoming holiday.  The stars and stripes of the American flag just look right together - and you can translate them into a playfully patriotic look.  Mix star and stripe patterns with bold colors.  Just don’t do red, white, and blue - that’s a little too literal.  The resulting look?  So fabulous that it’ll bring on the fireworks.

1. Start with a mix of solids and stripes: a bright green tie-neck blouse paired with a skinny striped pencil skirt.
2. Add your stars - in the form of a fitted denim jacket adorned with an allover star print.
3. If you dare to add more pattern, try a tote in a bold reverse polka dot print.
4. Finish off the look with gold ballet flats and brightly colored sunglasses.  Psst - the purple in the sunglasses plays off the green beautifully. 

How would you wear your stars and stripes?
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2 comments June 30th, 2012

June 2012 Lookbook: Going for the Gold

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

The London Olympics may not start for another month, but it’s not too early to dress like you’re going for the gold.  Metallic accents are a chic way to dress up basic silhouettes - here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a basic foundation - a black sweater over a pair of skinny pants.  What makes this base special is the gold sequinned collar on the sweater.
2. Add more gold to echo the sequinned collar.  A gold skull bracelet and spike stud cuff adds extra texture to the look.
3. Finish off the look wiht a pair of strappy heels, a structured tote.  Geek chic glasses optional. 

How would you wear gold?
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Add comment June 21st, 2012

June 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Patterned Pants

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

The pant of the moment has evolved from the colored pant to the patterned pant.  Sure, the patterned pant is more intimidating - but done right, it’s a strikingly stylish look.

What’s the key to getting the look of patterned pants right?  The answer is twofold:
Size of Print: Choose the right print - including the right size of the print - for your personal architecture.  Smaller size patterns work well on more petite women, while taller women can pull off a pattern with a larger repeat. 
Fit: Patterned pants look best with a snug fit; loose fit pants can feel a little too "pajama party" for streetwear.

Here’s how to get the look of patterned pants:

1. Start with your pair of patterned pants.  Here, we’ve chosen a black and white geometric print.  Smaller scale prints like this are easier to wear than larger patterns, which tend to work only on taller women.
2. Try solid colors to pair with the patterned pants.  We paired a spring green tie-neck blouse with the black and white pants, and then topped it off with a sequin encrusted bolero jacket in cream.  The red detailing on the cream bolero provides a nice counterpoint to the green in the blouse.
3. Finish off the look with accessories that add color and texture - a pair of laser cut slip-ons, chevron striped clutch handbag in yellow, and pair of circular sunglasses that play off of the clutch. 

How would you wear patterned pants?
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Add comment June 19th, 2012

June 2012 Lookbook: Not So Basic Blue

Not So Basic Blue
This look is part of Omiru’s June 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece June 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Blue is figuratively and literally a primary color.  It sits front and center in our closets, asking to be worn.  Sometimes we like to pair blue with green, with yellow, with reds for a bit of pop.  But blue can hold it’s own too - we created a look that’s blue from head to toe.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a cream colored embellished blouse paired with a city short in light blue.
2. Add a horizontal striped sweater in neon blue and black - a nice accompaniment to the pattern on the shirt.
3. Accessorize with more blue - a pair of blue lace embellished flats, a pair of teal sunglasses, and a bright blue handbag with silver hardware. 

How do you wear blue?
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3 comments June 11th, 2012

June 2012 Lookbook: What to Wear to the Beach

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

Sun and surf - we love a day at the beach.  And when we make our way over to the sea, we’re all about wearing something equivalently breezily stylish.  We built a look around the colors of the beach, accented with chic stripes.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a sand colored striped tank paired with an aqua skirt.
2. Add more stripes via a skinny cardigan sweater.  Note how the blue in the striped sweater echoes the aqua skirt.
3. Three’s a charm - so add more stripes with a leather handle tote.
4. Grab your sunglasses and slip on a pair of seafoam sandals - and head to the beach. 

What would you wear to the beach?
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Add comment June 8th, 2012

June 2012 Lookbook: How to Wear Sequins to Work

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

Once the preserve of fancy eveningwear, sequins now feel right for day and night.  So - why not add a dose of glamour to your officewear?  The trick to getting the look right is to pair your sequins with more casual fabrics and textures.  The resulting look is playfully elegant - just like you.

1. Start by mixing two patterns in the same color family - a sleeveless embellished shell with a pencil skirt featuring horizontal stripes.  Note how these two patterns work together because of the congruence between colors and pattern repeat size.
2. Add more visual texture with a sequinned collarless jacket.  The cream color pairs nicely with the whites of the blouse and the skirt.
3. Accessorize with pops of color - yellow on the clutch and heels, and a beautiful lilac on the retro sunglasses. 

How would you wear sequins to work?
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2 comments June 6th, 2012

June 2012 Lookbook: Prep for the Rain

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

June may mark the start of summer, but for most of us, it’s not the end of the rainy season.  What’s the secret to a great summery rainy day look?  As always - layers.  Your foundation should feel seasonally appropriate - but you can be prepared to stay out of the rain with a few glamourous rainy day accessories.  Here’s how to get our East Coast prep version of the summery rainy day look:

1. Start with a classic preppy foundation - a pair of nantucket reds with a vibrant green blouse.  The pink and green combo definitely feels feminine - but with a dose of American Trad.
2. Slip on your trenchcoat.  No need to go fancy here - a classic double breasted style in a putty color will do.  (Bonus points for playing with color here though!)
3. It’s raining out - so grab your wellies (gold for a little glamour) and your umbrella before you hit the road. 

How would you dress for a rainy day?
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Add comment June 4th, 2012

Omiru’s 16-Piece June 2012 Capsule Wardrobe

Omiru's 16-Piece June 2012 Capsule Wardrobe
Want to take a closer look at the capsule wardrobe?  Here’s more information about it.


We’re welcoming summer with bright colors, cheeky prints, and stripes stripes stripes.  Whether you’re headed to the office or to the outdoors, you’ll be set with this capsule collection of vibrant twists on the basics.  (You’ll notice that we made an extra effort to keep the price points on these pieces down.  While some pieces are a bit pricey, most are under $100.)

Today, we’ll outline the 16 key pieces you’ll want this month to keep your wardrobe on point.  And throughout June, we’ll show you how to mix and match these pieces, along with standard basics that everyone has in their closet, into key looks that you can recreate with your own wardrobe.  From left to right, top to bottom, here are the 16 pieces you’ll want to have in your closet this month.

The Elegant Bomber Jacket
J. Crew Sequinned Linen Bomber Jacket | $400 at Net-a-Porter
Linen never looked so elegant - we love the luxurious sequin detailing.

The Striped Sweater
Popstripe Cardigan | $78 at Madewell
Don’t you find the neon blue stripes mesmerizing?

The Contrast Collared Sweater
Markus Lupfer Sequin Collar Wool Sweater | $410 at Net-a-Porter
A gold sequin collar turns this staple into something special.

The Denim Jacket
Current/Elliott Snap Star Print Denim Jacket | $295 at Net-a-Porter
We’re not the only ones seeing stars on this denim jacket.

The Bright Tank
Tagalong Tank | $32 at Madewell
It’ll be your summertime go-to tank thanks to the cozy feel and the vibrant pink color.

The Striped Tank
Striped Tagalong Tank | $35 at Madewell
If you’re in the mood for stripes instead of brights, you’re in luck.

The Bow Tied Cami
Silk Bow Cami | $98 at J Crew
What’s the ultimate effortless summer accessory?  The bow tie.

The Tropical Print Tank
Juicy Couture Tropical Print Tank | $88 at Net a Porter
Get away (style-wise) with this exotic tropical print tank.

The City Short
Summerweight Chino Short | $49.50 at J Crew
Long and lean, these shorts are the sophisticated cousins of the standard chino short.

The Bright Short

5" Chino Short | $45 at J Crew
Bright green really perks up this pair of chino shorts.

The Printed Top
Embellished Sleeveless Shirt | $84 at Topshop
We don’t know what we love more - the peter pan collar or the subtle print on this shirt.

The Minty Fresh Mini
Classic Mini in Double Serge Cotton | $89.50 at J Crew
Spearmint never looked so sophisticated.

The Polka Dot Pant
J Crew Cafe Polka Dot Capri Pants | $120 at Net-a-Porter
Patterned pants, done geometric style.

The Leather Pants

Laurella Leather Pants | $495 at All Saints
Texture is what makes these pants special.

The Peachy Pink Pants
Toothpick Jean in Garment Dyed Twill | $125 at J Crew
This toothpick thin jean comes in a rainbow of colors - but we love this peachy pink color for its versatility.

The Striped Pencil Skirt
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe | $118 at J Crew
What we love about this striped skirt is that it creates the illusion of super long legs - a real win!

Let the inspiration begin!
Trisha

2 comments June 1st, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: How to Pair Pattern and Print

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Pretty in Prints and Pleats
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.

Who says you can’t pair prints with prints?  The trick is to choose patterns that work together instead of against one another.  Choose a theme - a color, a motif, or a repeat size - and carry it through the prints in the look.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with an eye-catching blouse in a multi-color vibrant print.  We love the abstract imagery on this silk blouse.
2. You could pair the blouse with a bottom in a color that features prominently in the multi-colored top - but it’s more fun to opt for a color that plays off of the top.  To complement the reds, blues, and purples in the blouse, we chose a green skirt.  It really makes the reds in the top pop.
3. Make a statement with your accessories.  Continue to play with print with a flowery handbag (notice the purple that picks up on the purple in the blouse) and a skull print scarf. 
4. Finish off the look with a pair of chunky heels.  Notice the purple platform that echoes the purple in the blouse. 

How would you pair print and pattern?
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Add comment May 30th, 2012

May 2012 Lookbook: Day to Night in a Neon Dress

May 2012 Lookbook: Day to Night in a Neon Dress
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.

Elegance isn’t just for eveningwear.  We love the look of a long dress during the daytime - and with a high low hemline, the full-length dress is easier than ever to wear, even when it’s in a neon bright color.  Here’s how to get the look that will take you from day to evening:

1. Start with your high-low neon dress, the centerpiece of your look.
2. For daytime, temper the neon bright with a neutral: a peachy pink biker jacket that adds a bit of a (girly) edge.  You can remove the jacket for cocktail hour and beyond.
3. Finish off the look with a pair of sunglasses, some minty green heels (feel free to switch them for flats during the daytime), and a playful clutch. 

How would you wear a neon dress?
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Add comment May 25th, 2012

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