Tie Neck Blouse Styled Three Ways

July 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Tie neck blouses have been around for a while but I’ve never owned one simply because I could never find one that had as many details as this one from Yesstyle.  It’s fitted at the waist (which is very important because every time I’ve tried a tie neck blouse it was slouchy), the three quarter puff sleeve looks a lot more expensive than $16 and the fabric makes it easy to dress up or down.  Might as well get all 3 colors!  Check out three looks featuring the tie neck blouse below.

A tie neck blouse can instantly dress up your denim shorts.  Pair with wedges for a sexy leggy look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20 | Denim Hot Pants – $56 | Steve Madden Wedges – $96.95 | Betsey Johnson Cross Body Bag – $49.95

Pair with wide leg trousers and platforms for a retro look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20  | Wide Leg Trousers – $90 | Studded Bowling Bag – $60 | Platform Wedges – $29 | Bangles – $28

A pencil skirt and tie neck blouse are perfect for a work chic look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20 | Pink Pencil Skirt – $120 | Fold Over Satchel – $73 | Sandals – $55

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Threadless Tees

July 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

If you’re addicted to tee shirts like me, then you have to check out Threadless.com.  I have a bunch and can tell you that they are beyond soft, exceptionally well made and look like they cost a fortune. Quick tip: they seem to run small so you may want to order a size up.  I also love the Threadless back story.  Starting out as a an open casting call for tee shirt design submissions to support emerging artists, Threadless continues to support the creative community with its “select series” which also features printed designs by established artists and designers.  Check out some of my faves below:

London Tee – $19

Birds Of A Feather – $15

Peace and Love – $35



A Penguin Tee – $15

MY FAVE – I Listed To bands That Don’t Even Exist Yet – $20

Traveling Tee – $20




Summer’s Hottest Hats

June 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Accessories

Summer's Hottest Hats

Hats are this summer’s must-have accessory. They will not only add a dash of chic to any daytime outfit — making even last year’s wardrobe look fresh — but also protect your skin and hair from the scorching sun. And, as guests at Kate and William’s royal wedding showed, a well-chosen topper can take a cocktail dress or formal gown to new heights of glamour.

Yes, a fascinator — those small embellished hats that sit adorably just off the side of the head — can be overdone and look absurd. (That’s right, princess Beatrice, we’re talking about you!) But done with the right proportion of panache and restraint, a fascinator is head-turning — without being jaw-dropping — as Victoria Beckham proved with the navy Philip Treacy fascinator she donned when the duke and duchess of Cambridge exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey.

Whether you’re headed off to a beach holiday or a stylish wedding, or just chillin’ in the city, here’s how to choose the right head-topper for you.

A Weekend in the City

A fedora with a menswear feel is the perfect way to add a touch of chic on that steamy day spent running errands, hanging in the park or enjoying some sightseeing in a new city. What make this season’s styles fresh are updated fabrics and fine-tuned details. The Origami fedora by Michael Stars, for example, offers a black and cream graphic pattern, while Target’s Xhilaration fedora is a summery shade of green with a paisley scarf above the brim. Traditional fedoras look fresh with a lace or striped grosgrain ribbon band; try them as a stylish counterpoint to a flirty short summer dress.

Cowboy Hat
Another daytime option is the cowboy hat, a fetching look when you’re wearing a halter top or T-shirt with straight jeans, cutoffs or more polished shorts. This year, you can find them in ivory decorated with tortoise-shell links, or in crocheted raffia with a thin leather band. For inspiration, check out the collections at large online boutiques, like Shopbop.com.

Floppy Hat
Less structured floppy hats add a sexy pop to the maxi dress, one of the season’s staples. Kate Spade offers one with an oversized brim and citrus-colored stripes, while Juicy Couture’s woven paper-straw hat features shimmery stripes in combinations like white and gold or orange and natural.

A Day at the Beach
Wide-brimmed Hat

Wide-brimmed hats will always look glamorous on the sand or around a kidney-shaped pool. J. Crew has one with an extra-wide brim and ruby or indigo stripes. Madewell’s version in black straw will take you from floating on a raft at noon to margaritas at sunset.

Tightly Woven Hat
Darker-hued or tightly woven hats offer extra sun protection, but to be sure you’re guarding against damaging UV rays, choose one with a label that says it’s certified UPF 50. UPF stands for ultraviolet protection fabric; it’s the clothing equivalent of the SPF ratings you find on sunscreens.

A Summer Wedding

You don’t need to be attending a royal wedding to show off a fascinator. A hybrid of a hair accessory and cocktail hat, fascinators are made of whimsical materials like feathers, flowers, lace, ribbons, beds or sequins, which are attached to a base and then fastened to a comb, clip or headband. Whether you’re wearing something flouncy and sherbet-hued or a classic black cocktail dress, there is a fascinator that will perfectly complement your look. Find one at websites like FascinatorsNYC.com and FascinatorsByDesign.com (a British site that ships to the U.S.).

If it’s a daytime wedding, consider flowers and lace. For an evening event, go for the drama of sequins and feathers. Just remember to wear the fascinator askew, and not right in the center of your head; that’s part of its off-center charm.

Check out some of my favorite styles below!

By Alison Singh Gee for The Style Glossy

Photo: Getty Images

Alison Singh Gee is a former style features writer for People magazine and has also written about fashion, beauty and design for InStyle and Marie Claire. She is the author of two books, including an upcoming memoir, The Peacock Sings for Rain.

Summer’s Hottest Hats

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