The weather is starting to feel what most people would consider a normal summer day but for Floridians its still spring becuase it’s still not inhumanely hot. Most days it’s in the low 80s and a cold front pops up maybe twice a month bringing the weather down to normal spring temps but it doesn’t really matter down here. Once March rolls aorund the daisy dukes come out in full force and the wife beaters are sold by the dozen (I’m not kidding about the wife beaters – I tried to buy my teenager a pack for his MMA class and there was only 2 packs left in white at Target lol). Anyway it doesn’t leave much room for layering but it does give for some fun styling. You can pair a trench with denim shorts, pack a cardigan to the beach or wear your bikini under a linen blazer for a night on the beach. Its a laid back style that you can’t really wear all year round anywhere else.
Looking to inject a little spring into your winter pieces? The perfect way to do that is by simply swapping out your winter boots for a pair or spring hued pumps (even if you have to pack them in your bag while you make your way through the snow). Below are 3 adorable pairs of pumps from Yeswalker that will liven-up any winter outfit.
I love a classic cape! Styling them is a cinch and takes any outfit to a sophisticated level. I personally like a solid color because they’re easier to wear a ton of different ways. The idea is to keep what you wear underneath them unfussy. Keep sleeves long and pair with skinny jeans (or leather leggings for a edgy touch), a shift dress and even a maxi skirt. Check out my favorite cape from Yesstyle for only $50 styled three ways.
Waxed skinnies and a leopard print sweater will give any cape a edgy feel.
A Midi dress (another fall fave) will add a sexy touch to the classic cape.
For a casual look add a chambray top and graphic ankle pants to your cape.
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This cozy fleece cardigan from Yesstyle is exactly why I miss colder weather. Love the contrast lapel – it gives the cozy cardigan an edgy feel that’s not too trendy making it a great piece to pull out year after year. Tips: Pair it with colored denim; for a slendering look go monochromatic in black or even beige or wear it to work instead of a blazer.
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To engage international customers, J.Crew enlisted award-winning fashion photographers and bloggers, Garance Doré and Scott Schuman, to travel the globe – from Madrid to Hong Kong, Berlin to Tokyo and Milan to London – capturing J.Crew’s quality and design through 10 international tastemakers and how they wear J.Crew making each item distinctly their own. The web feature, “Hello, World!” is photographed, filmed and narrated by Schumanand Doré.
The first of the two-part feature includes: Hilary Tsui, style blogger and owner of the well-known Hong Kong boutique, Liger; TK Mak, founder of Hong Kong-based trendsetting pop culture magazine, Milk; photographer and fashion blogger, Berta Bernad of Madrid; Berlin’s Sven Schumann, founder of online interview magazine, The Talks; and Popeye Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Takahiro Kinoshita of Tokyo. Beginning in July, the second installment will unveil the photo diaries and video portraits of 5 additional stylish influencers from Paris, Milan, London and Sydney.
The feature will also include an invitation for customers outside of North America to become J.Crew Insiders. Insiders will receive various VIP member benefits including complimentary expedited shipping through the end of the year, priority access to J.Crew’s team of International personal shoppers as well as duty free shopping through August 31st. Check it out here at Hello, World on
A few months ago I was flown out to NY by Glam for an amazing opportunity to participate in a video shoot for Kohl’s spring trends. Not only am I a huge fan of Kohl’s, but just as fun I got to meet Glam’s fashion director
I’m not going to lie I was soooo nervous throughout the entire process. I’m used to sitting behind a computer and not in front of a camera! But I have to admit the production staff and Glam team were amazing and it was an experience that I will never forget.
For my part, I was selected to highlight Kohl’s tropical trend theme and tried on tons of clothes from the likes of ELLE, Jennifer Lopez Collection and LC Lauren Conrad.
The first outfit I picked was a fun and flirty dress with stripes by
For the second outfit I wanted an easy day-to-night look, so I went with a basic blazer by
I’m rarely without sunglasses (even on the cloudiest of days) and they’re hands down the best quick fix for dark circles and make-up free mornings. But, because I tend to lose my sunglasses all the time or even worse sit on them, I’ve become quite the pro at picking out sunnies on budget (I have dozens of pairs of every design!). Check out some of my favorites celeb-style-sunnies for under $20!
This chiffon blouse hits the bullseye: The mint color is one of this spring’s hottest shades; the embroiered detail exudes a beautiful vintage feel; and the neck tie adds the perfect touch of elegance to the sleeveless blouse making it perfect for warmer weather (and at only $30 it’s the perfect piece for work or play).
Tip: This blouse can be paired with just about anything, but I personally think it’s screaming for some dark denim whether shorts, a skirt or skinny jeans. Check out what I’d wear it with below!
Updating your spring and summer wardrobe is a cinch this year. All it takes are a few well-chosen belts. If the statement necklace was last year’s must-have fashion accessory, the bold belt is 2012’s style essential. From skinny, neon waist-nippers to embellished corset-like hip-huggers, the belt was everywhere on the spring runways.
Embracing the belt can add shape and chic to the most humdrum outfit, says Phoenix stylist Fawn Cheng. “You can refresh a tired dress or an oversized top by cinching it with a brightly colored belt,” she says. The smocked tee that feels about as sexy as a tablecloth? The boho peasant blouse you wore to death last summer and now seems as fresh as expired milk? “They’re both scorning to be tuned into new silhouettes with an eye-catching belt,” says Cheng.
Belts are also crafty accessories when it comes to flattering your figure. If you’re short-waisted, sporting a low-slung belt will create the illusion of an elongated torso. Try a chain-link version for a modern look. Long-waisted? Balance out your proportions with a wide belt worn at your waist.
Here are four belts you’ll want to add to your warm-weather wardrobe:
1. Glitzy. Skinny or wide, elasticized or leather, the statement belt of the season features a bold medallion buckle in plated or hammered gold, silver or brass. Cheng likes to see the wide version worn high on the waist — right under the rib cage — to add edgy glamour to a body-conscious dress. Or put a slimmer medallion belt through the loops of your flared jeans or trousers for understated elegance. The Italian designer Balmain offers a half dozen takes on this signature piece, ranging from $800 to more than $3,000. You can find stylish alternatives at stores like Urban Outfitters and Zara for a tiny fraction of that price.
2. Colorful. “Shocking sorbet” is what Cheng has dubbed this season’s collection of belts in vivid hues — fuchsia, tangerine, baby blue, coral and chartreuse. They’re the perfect way to introduce color into a neutral or all-white outfit. Or, to update a preppy look, consider a neo-neon combination like a carnation pink cardigan punctuated with a lime green patent-leather belt.
3. Safari-inspired. For spring, Michael Kors showed his version of what a chic woman might wear while enjoying cocktails at a luxe gaming lodge. Models strutted down the runway in animal and camouflage prints — and utilitarian colors like khaki, olive and brown — all in supple fabrics. The standout accessory was his fashion-forward interpretation of the frumpy fanny pack: a gorgeous burnished leather strap slung twice around the waist — once through the belt loops and then just below — tied on one end and with a small leather purse on the other. The purse-belt is perfect for hands-free toting of your essentials. Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Fendi, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent are all offering their luxe take on the belt bag. You can also find affordable versions from LeSportsac and, of course, Michael Kors.
4. Corset. Thick, waist-cinching belts show off a woman’s ladylike curves. They’re an edgy match — especially in metallic — for the peplum skirt you’ll be wearing this spring and summer. You’ll also find casually playful versions in more forgiving woven leather. These look smashing with a traditional trench, a structured jacket, or high-waisted trousers and a white shirt. Corset belts might be a fleeting trend, so you probably don’t want to make this an investment piece. Instead, have a fling with an inexpensive option from a store like Forever 21 or Anthropologie.
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Love the way Alexa Chung paired a cute floral skirt with a black leather jacket and simple black flats. Super stylish with tons of personailty (like her). Tip: Try a crisp white shirt with heels for a more polished look. Get Alexa’s look with pieces from Modcloth, Piperlime, H&M & more!