I really really wish it got cooler much quicker down here in florida. I have to wait until November to actually feel a chill in the air. My outfits are pretty limited because it’s way too hot and I cant layer too much. Anyway, for you lucky people up north who want to keep your summer pieces out a little longer it’s pretty easy if you have some key pieces. Click on the small individual pictures of items for more info.
A classic that will never go out of style. Wear over all of your favorite summer dresses and add some tights or booties or both.
Sweatshirts are no longer considered lazy and sloppy. Pair now with shorts and skirts and later with a pair of leather bottoms and heels for a beyonce-esque look. Tip: go inexpensive and buy a few in different colors and if you happen to find a white one buy a few – those are the best!
For some glam try a faux fur vest. A perfect outfit would be a faux fur vest, your favortie striped tee, white jeans and booties – effortless! Faux fur’s are perfect beauce you can layer it over tees, blazers and even a little dress its a must have!
I’ve always loved me a comfy sweatshirt but this season I’m loving the idea of a sweatshirt dressed up. I loved the way Beyonce, Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung rocked their sweatshirts by simply accessorizing and adding heels. Pair with a sexy pencil skirt, plaid slacks or your favorite jeans and add some fab jewelry and you’re good to go.
For a adorable look pair this ruffled sweatshirt with legging and heels.
The hefty price tags touted by the couture creations and exquisite ensembles of high-end designers make them fiscal fantasies for even the most style-obsessed fashionista. There was a time when just one insanely covetable item from Marchesa or Philip Lim would mean forgoing food and rent for the foreseeable future. Then, like an answer to a posh prayer, came the brilliant idea known as the “diffusion line.” Most commonly this is when a top-tier designer pairs with a middle-market retailer to create an affordable, yet still visionary, capsule collection – thereby saving you from the fate of becoming a hopelessly chic homeless person. These fab collabs have been gaining popularity over the last few years, resulting in a treasure trove of quality garments for the discerning dresser on a budget. Read on to discover the cream of the current crop of these trendsetting teams, just be prepared to shop til you drop – with enough capital leftover to accessorize.
White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal. Nothing says “I’m going to live the rest of my life in happily wedded bliss” like floating down the aisle in a creation crafted by the queen of nuptials herself. The amazing news is that now you can make that fantasy a reality by choosing one of the divine frocks from Ms. Wang’s diffusion line. This season’s collection was inspired by the, sigh, glamour of Old Hollywood. Modestly priced between $728 and $1,348, it is impossible to not fall head over heels for one of these enchanting, elegant, affairs. Plus, she designs for the wedding party as well. Need we say more?
2. 3.1 Philip Lim for Target. The buzz about this cult designer’s collection for Target has grown into a collective roar with its recent release – and it’s well deserved. The bags alone are worth the hype. Full of sophisticated floral prints, skinny trousers and sparkly, fête-ready frocks, the line has caused a veritable stampede at some Target locations. With sleek looks to take you from a.m. to after-party, this is one dream team-up not to miss.
3. RACHEL by Rachel Roy for Macy’s. This elegant designer brings the class-with-an-edge attitude that makes her namesake line so covetable to her diffusion line. Her most recent creations include military-inspired pea coats, printed suits and feminine animal print dresses paired with motorcycle jackets. It’s a one-stop shop for wardrobe basics and of-the-moment trend pieces.
Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s. Malandrino is the most recent elite designer to create a limited-edition collection for Kohl’s DesigNation, and her accessible-yet-chic looks are the best yet. The romantic, Paris-inspired line is full of graphic, black and white pairings and intricately beaded shift-dresses. Be sure to stock up on the perfectly styled lace-print tops and frocks – ideal for date night or a swanky holiday soiree.
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Truly by Zac Posen for David’s Bridal. Although the line isn’t set to debut until 2014, it will be worth the wait – if Posen’s gowns are anything like his red carpet creations, they will be magical. The illustrious designer’s foray into affordable wedding-wear is bound to be both a commercial and critical success. Boldly sophisticated, sexy and distinctively glamorous, Posen’s design aesthetic lends itself perfectly to bridal gowns. The creations promise to be couture quality at a price that won’t break your budget.
What would fall be without layering? To help get the most out of fashions most creative and coziest season, you need to have the right pieces. That means items that can easily mix and match or be easily worn from day to night. To help kick off autumn I’ve picked some key must-have pieces for layering and how to wear them.
A little fur on a vest will instantly make any outfit a little glam, cozy and chic. Pair with jeans and a striped top for a easy casual look or a little black dress and tights for a quirky sexy look.
A little black dress is the perfect canvas for all your layering needs. Pick one that fits like a glove, add some tights or leggings and start adding layers. You can start by adding a very thin turtle neck or button down underneath.
Fall is all about chilly temps, layering and boots! And while it’s known for warm rich colors, there’s no better time to accentuate your look with bright colors…how about starting with your nails! The color red has always been a symbol of power and confidence. It’s a sultry classic color that never goes out of style. But with tons of different shades as options it can be tricky to pick the right shade. I was sent Revlon’s nail color Seduce and it’s gorgeous! It’s a true red that’s easy to mix and match with other colors if you desire but I would let it stand out on its own. The bold alluring color is sexy, fun and exactly what any fall color palette will need.
I like the idea of wearing it for day or night with matching toes of course. For day a red polish will pop against basic pieces like a blazer layered with your favorite fall sweater. Think mustards and blue with a tweed blazer and amazing red mani…it’s a instant mood booster while adding that pop of color for fall!
For night it’s a no brainer! When I want to add a little more sass to my look red always does the trick when wearing my favorite combo: a little black dress, a leather jacket and high heeled booties. This fall let loose, have fun and get yourself a red mani!
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Two of the best parts of fall is layering and boots! Now I know booties is a summer trend but fall is when boots of all styles and shapes are in their full glory! Boots have always been a weakness of mine and I like to have a few pairs to wear…and with Yeswalkers BOGO it’s easy to get carried away and still not break the bank. Below are 5 affordable stylish boots that are all under that will get you all the way through winter!
Love the gold accent on the sexy high heeled booties. Pair with everything from maxi skirts, leggings tights and jeans this will be your go to pair all the way through winter!
There’s nothing like a pair of worn in boots to give your outfit a laid back effortless feel and can be worn all year round. LOVE these distressed western studded booties that can be worn to help transition your summer shorts and dresses by simply adding some tights and a sweater.
I don’t know about you but it’s hard for me to walk away from a good deal. If you hit the stores now you’ll probably run into all the new fall items at full price and sitting right there in the clearance rack a ton of adorable summer pieces at great prices…looking to justify that impulse buy and turn it into a piece you’ll wear all through fall? It’s pretty simple! With the right tights, leggings, sweaters and more importantly shoes you can easily wear any one of those items sitting in clearance and if you hold off a bit you can even possibly save a couple of bucks on the full priced fall selection. Check out five must have transitional picks to help you transition all those summer pieces.
Pair a chevron maxi skirt or these camo leggings with all your favorite summer tops now and later on with boots a slouchy turtleneck and a denim jacket. It will scream fall!
A cool leather moto jacket for only $15! It’s perfect for transitioning your summer dresses into fall and t $15 you can buy both (they never go out of style) or pick one up as a gift. Tip: Go up a size to allow some room for layering.