Give Your Look the Boot!

December 4, 2011 by  
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Rugged winter boots can turn your basic button downs and sweaters into a cool effortless look.  Pair with distressed denim, corduroy’s or even slacks for a  stylish twist.  Tips: if wearing skinnies show more boot; if wearing baggy bootcuts, tuck the front hem into the boot and don’t be afraid to show some sock; and with slacks roll ‘em up a bit but keep the pants baggy for a rough, preppy touch.

Moccasin Boot – $298 at 80spurple.com

Distressed Lace Up Boots – $100 at Aldoshoes.com

Paladium Baggy Leather Boot - $120 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Timberland City Adventure Boot – $84.99 at Macys.com

Hammond Boots – $299 at Nordstrom.com

Celeb Style: Fair Isle Looks For less

December 4, 2011 by  
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How can you not love Jessica Biel’s adorable Smythe Fair Isle Coat; it’s totally my look and captures the classic Winter style (with great selections for men too!). Check out my affordable finds below.

Fair Isle Parka - $89.40 at Lordandtaylor.com

Fair Isle Sweater Vest - $69.50 at AE.com

Fair Isle Belted Sweater – $48.65 at Bloomingdales.com

Fair Isle Sweater - $34.90 at Forever21.com

Fair Isle Shawl Cardigan - $98 at Gap.com

Sigur Cardigan – $75 at Allsaints.com

 

Men’s Blazers Under $100!

July 28, 2011 by  
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Take a cue from celebs like David Beckham, Bradley Copper and Justin Timberlake:A blazer is a must have in every man’s closet for all seasons (and there’s no need to spend a ton!).  Pair them with jeans and a tee for an elegant casual look, shorts for a cool laid back look, or with your basic slacks with a button down (tip: layer the button down with a bright tee for a nice pop of color).  Either way you wear them, you’re sure to have an effortlessly pulled together look.  Check out my selection for under $100!

Herringbone Blazer - $62.06 at Asos.com

Velour Blazer - $79.90 at Zara.com

Single Button Blazer $90 – at Yesstyle.com

Slacker Blazer – $75 at Karmaloop.com

Mini Check Blazer - $51.99 at Macys.com

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Major Fashion Trends for Men

March 13, 2011 by  
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Gone are the days when fashion trends were simply meant for women. Guys have now become equally conscious about what they wear and how they accessorize themselves. Men are now equally interested in fashion weeks held at the four major destinations Milan, Paris, London and New York.

Whether you are a style guru or an average guy, fashion trends for spring 2011 will not disappoint you.

Globe Totter: The hottest trend of spring 2011 reflects the Captain Cook look. Do you remember the captain sailing on Pacific Ocean? The fashion idea for 2011 is similar – West meets East. The fashion week held in New York played with the idea – clothing as storytelling. Clothing that gives a feel of adventure are going to be a big hit this year.

Duckie Brown: The Duckie Brown collection displayed by Daniel Silver at New York 2011 Spring Fashion Week clearly conveyed the message that the effort was to make every single piece unique. This collection perfectly reflected the West meets East look. If you are in search of a similar style, opt for garments that exhibit an eccentric mix of patterns and colors.

Gilded Age: The clipper ships and the Pan American World Airways uniforms are the inspiration for this style. You can find shirts designed with fabrics that look aged by the sun. Drawstrings at your waist, epaulettes and multi-pocket jackets are going to bring the vintage look.

Billy Reid: The Billy Reid collection was another major success at New York Fashion week spring 2011. The designer was inspired by his birthplace Louisiana and his creations captured the essence of the Louisiana style. His collections displayed madras jackets with hand made patchwork, heirloom buckled belts, the kind of dresses that would evoke a sense of tradition. Wearing a Billy Reid garment can give you the vintage look you are crazy about.

If you want to keep pace with the spring fashion trend 2011 look for some of these things including epaulettes, leather travel bag, vintage prints, sun aged fabrics, lived-in leather jackets, jackets with multiple pockets, handcrafted detailing, awning stripes and many more.

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