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March 2012 Lookbook: Sea the Blue

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

Refresh your spring wardrobe with a look inspired by the sea.  For most of us, it’s still far too early to hit the beach, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t capture the joie de vivre of a trip to the seaside in a crisply casual urban look.

1. Start your fantasy journey to the sea with a gorgeous tie-neck blouse paired over a seafoam skinny jean.  Let the blouse float over your jeans for a laid-back look.
2. Bundle up with a navy sweater layered under a royal blue long blazer.
3. Accessorize in natural colors - greens, turquoises, and browns.  We loved the look of this aqua bowler with the blues of the outfit.  If you want to layer on the jewelry, try a geometric colorblocked cuff.  No necklaces, please, as jewelry would visually compete with the tie neckline on the blouse.
4. Slip on a pair of aqua accented heels for a going-out look - or try an espadrille for a more casual look. 

How will you wear blue?
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5 comments March 12th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: Echoes of Red

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

What can we say - we love the color red.  It’s the color of love (apropos, no?), of power, of passion.  It’s stunning in small doses - but we’re not afraid to punch up a look by anchoring it in red.  The trick to wearing such a strong color is to center your outfit with it - but then echo the color in small doses elsewhere in the look. 

1. Start with the most basic of foundations - a white blouse over a pair of jeans.  Of course, our white blouse and jeans each have a twist.  The white blouse features a beautiful tie-neck detail, and the jeans are constructed of a deep brown fabric with a shine coating.
2. Anchor the look with your signature piece - a cropped red jacket, featuring shades of blue and grey for contrast. 
3. The red doesn’t stop there.  Echo the red in your shoes (note the blood red stacked heel) and your sunglasses (classic Wayfarers get a punchy update).  But keep your handbag neutral - red here would look a little too matchy-matchy. 

How will you wear red?
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Add comment March 8th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: A Study in Color

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

How many colors can you wear without looking color schizophrenic?  We managed to work with nine (black, red, royal blue, mustard, white, orange, teal, and purple) in a single look that is cohesive in its singular focus on color.  This study in color is accented by the schoolgirl pleated skirt and the geek chic glasses, but this look will take you anywhere but the library.

1. Start with a colorful striped sweater, paired with a pleated skirt.  Notice how the brights in sweater are made even more vibrant by the springy green skirt.
2. Royal blue heels provide a solid foundation for the look and pick up on the blue in the sweater. 
3. Add a bit more color with your handbag - a colorblocked purse in orange, purple, and teal extends the look even further on the color wheel.
PS: Geek chic classes - optional, but we love the look.

How will you wear color?
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Add comment March 6th, 2012

March 2012 Lookbook: Modern Nautical

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

Nautical style is nothing new, but we’re making it fresh with a twist on the basics.  Think a bateau striped button-down instead of a tee, and a bright take on the classic navy blazer.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a bateau striped button-down paired with a mint colored jean - cheeky and fresh all in one.
2. Instead of throwing on a navy blazer, opt for one in bright blue (all the better to turn heads).
3. Accessorize in analogous colors - greens and yellows.  A pair of kelly green flats provide a foundation for the look, while a neon yellow clutch gives it a bright boost. 
4. Finish off the look with a chunky necklace for some visual texture, and throw on your sunglasses.

How would you modernize a classic nautical look?
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Add comment March 2nd, 2012

Omiru’s 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe

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


Say hello to Spring this month.  March is all about waking up your wardrobe from the doldrums of Winter with pops of color and pattern. We’re loving color, from the palest mint to the brightest yellows and greens.  And as for pattern, we’ve highlighted a selection of pieces that will fit your mood, from everyday elegance to something more daring.

Today, we’ll outline the 16 key pieces you’ll want this month to keep your wardrobe on point.  And throughout March, 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 Updated Boyfriend Blazer
Peach Boyfriend Blazer | $130 at Topshop
Peach makes this borrowed-from-the-boys staple perfectly feminine.

The Collarless Cropped Jacket
MiH Jeans Cropped Woven Cotton Jacket | $495 at Net-a-Porter
It’s the classic Chanel jacket shape, but in a wholly unexpected pattern.

The Lady Blazer
Roland Mouret Harleth Bouclé Jacket | $1,920 at Net-a-Porter
Wrap waist ties make this a standout jacket perfect for work or play.

The Bright Blazer

Blazer | $35 at H&M (in store only)
Vibrant blue gives a modern update to this classic full length blazer.

The Graphic Print Blouse
Theory Check Print Shirt | $285 at Net-a-Porter
An all-over check print adds a bit of spice to your everyday button-up blouse.

The Pastel Oxford
True Love Shrunken Oxford | $59.50 at Madewell
Go prep with a bit of a punch with this lovely lilac color on this oxford shirt.

The Pajama Blouse

Marni Pajama Blouse | $99 at H&M (available in-store only for US shoppers)
The silhouette may be bedtime appropriate, but the print wakes this pajama up for day.

The Striped Blouse
Aubin & Wills Beachwood Striped Blouse | $155 at Net-a-Porter
Classic with a twist - a classic striped bateau shirt, done up on a button down in lieu of a boatneck tee.

The Striped Sweater
Aubin & Willis Braddons Striped Sweater | $140 at Net-a-Porter
Preppy style goes bold with this eyecatching striped sweater.

The Tie Neck Blouse
Sleeveless Lace Insert Blouse | $64 at Topshop
What makes this tie-neck blouse special is the delicate lace inserts at the shoulderline.

The Classic Hoodie
J Crew Gilligan Hooded Sweater | $98 at Net-a-Porter
Want the comfort of the hoodie with the style of a sweater?  J Crew’s sporty yet luxe hoodie lets you have your cake and eat it too.

The Embellished Crewneck
Markus Lupfer Crepe Trimmed Wool Sweater | $385 at Net-a-Porter
Colorblocked crepe and a ribbon-tie closure at the back neckline prove that the beauty truly is in the details.

The Bright Trousers
High Waisted Pant in Silk Wool | $258 at J Crew
Tailored, elegant, and completely fresh.  These trousers will become your go-to pants when you want to turn heads.

The Mint Jeans
Moto High Waist Peppermint Jamie Jeans | $80 at Topshop
These ankle-length peppermint jeans are just what you need to refresh your denim wardrobe…

The Bright Yellow Jeans

Moto Apricot Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jeans | $76 at Topshop
…but if you dare to add a pop of yellow to your denim wardrobe, these are the ones to get.

The Vibrant Pleated Skirt

Jil Sander Liquirizia Pleated Skirt | $880 at Net-a-Porter
Command the attention of the entire room in this emerald green precisely pleated, knee-grazing skirt.

Let the inspiration begin!
Trisha

1 comment March 1st, 2012

February 2012 Lookbook: Tame Pastels with Black (and White)

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: Pastels for a Pop
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Designers were on a sugar high this season with their cotton candy and bubble gum pastels.  If you’re a girly girl, you can embrace the look full on.  But if you’re not, you don’t have to miss out.  All you have to do is cut the sugary look with a dose of black (and white).  The resulting look is one part serious, one part sugar, and wholly stylish.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a foundation of basic black with a silk tank and a leather skirt.
2. Cut the black with a dose of white.  A white patterned blouse and a white snakeskin handbag add dimension through texture.
3. Accessorize with a gold spike bracelet and a pair of aviators - one part classic, one part cool. 
4. Finish off the look with a pair of minty pastel heels.  Bonus points for an eyecatching texture, like this sporty mesh.

How will you wear pastels?
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Add comment February 28th, 2012

February 2012 Lookbook: Adventure Awaits

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: Modern Day Indiana Jones
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Adventure awaits you, whether you’re ready or not.  So embrace it with an outfit that befits a modern explorer.  By juxtaposing the rugged clothes of an adventurer with the sophistication of the city, you’ll have a look that’s perfect for urban escapades and trailblazing off the beaten path (well, once you switch out the shoes).  Here’s how to get the look:

1. A pilot’s smock shirt paired with a drapey maxi skirt provides a foundation that’s equal parts urban and rugged.
2. Accessories make the adventurer - so grab your fedora, a gold bracelet (notice the snake design), and a wraparound belt to cinch your waist.
3. Platform heels work for short adventures - but if you’re going off the beaten path, opt for flats. 
4. Finish off the look with a fetching leather backpack that’s equal parts practical and sophisticated.

What will you wear for your next adventure?
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Add comment February 24th, 2012

February 2012 Lookbook: All Work But Ready to Play

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: All Work But Ready to Play
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Long before geek chic swept the fashion world, we embraced the idea that serious dressing does not equal a serious lack of style.  Look sharp at work with tailored lines and structure - but reveal your sense of play with pattern and color.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a base that mixes work and play: a structured blouse with a captivating pattern over a pair of leggings.
2. Blazers mean business, and the addition of this navy blazer turns the look from weekend to work. 
3. Add pattern and color - a turquoise handbag makes a statement, while the snakeskin pumps add further texture to the look.
4. Don’t forget your glasses - they automatically add gravitas to the look.

What’s your go-to look for work?
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Add comment February 23rd, 2012

February 2012 Lookbook: Balance Neons with Pastels

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: Balance Neons with Pastels
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Spring heralds the return of neon brights.  I’m wholeheartedly embracing the burst of color, with the understanding that these loud colors can be challenging to wear.  My favorite trick is to balance out the neon brights with subtle pastels.  The resulting look is bright - but not overwhelming.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a neon foundation: a bright yellow jacquard sweater over a neon green tweed skirt.  Lots of color,and even more texture.
2. Accessorize with pastel pieces that tone down the brights - a pair of grey suede pumps to ground the look, and a pale peachy pink handbag that plays off the yellow and green beautifully.
3. Finish off the look with a neutral colored necklace - a silver cap and ball necklace that really completes the look.

How will you wear neon brights?
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Add comment February 22nd, 2012

February 2012 Lookbook: Totally Stacked (Bracelets)

Omiru's February 2012 Lookbook: Totally Stacked (Bracelets)
This look is part of Omiru’s February 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece February 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Life isn’t a party every day, but you can always create one yourself with the right accessories.  Get your arm party going with an alluring set of stacked bracelets.  What I love about this set is its simplicity - three pieces that mix luster and textures in a way that is completely additive to the look.

1. Start with a solid base: a leather skirt topped with a shredded tee for texture.
2. Layer on a blouse.  Bonus points for adding additional texture without overcomplicating the look.
3. Stack your bracelets.  The best look combines bracelets in odd numbers - 3 or 5 works best.  Notice how each piece plays off each other, whether through color, luster, or texture.
4. Grab your clutch and slip on an eyecatching pair of cutout booties to finish off the look.

How would you wear your stacked bracelets?
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Add comment February 21st, 2012

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