Shorts for Summer Inspiration

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The summer is made for wearing shorts! They can be casual, dressed up, basic denim or crazy colored lace. Here are a few of our favorite styles to wear now that the weather is warm!445f9e49167996b59ae5a0159c58dcf7Add Americana to your wardrobe with these cool shorts!

8f9075b82506889d8d5eb21af7b6b721Dress up bright shorts with an equally bright blazer, and a pair of heeled sandals.

9e2fb4d6943f2aa443b9757de3cc36bdWe love these embellished shorts that shimmer in the sun. Just be careful where you sit!

6316069d3a2d1a354b473455ed8369a2Sometimes you don’t wear shorts to feel cool, but hot! These leather shorts are so chic, and prove that anything can be dressed up to look like an elegant outfit.

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Do it big with a fun patterned print like these geometric Moroccan print shorts!

 

Summer in Shades Inspiration

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Sunglasses are on of our most beloved accessories for spring and summer, and we usually can’t wait to start wearing them during the dark and dreary days of winter. Sunglasses can instantly make you look polished and put-together. Just throw on a pair of statement sunnies, a light coat of coral lipstick, and you’re ready to face the day!
Black Prada SunglassesWe love the unique curly shape of the arms. Look for unique details like that on the sides of your sunglasses, if you prefer a more basic frame shape.

Woman Applying Lip Gloss with Sunglasses and Turban On

Red Lips and SunglassesA cat eye adds instant vintage style, especially when paired with a cool lip color!

Blue Mirrored Sunglasses on Girl with Long Hair

 

Americana Sunglasses on Smiling Teen

Aviator styles add a slightly masculine and carefree edge to your shades.

 

White Hot Summer Fashion Inspiration

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New Yorkers are known for wearing a lot of black. It’s the most universally flattering shade, helps you look svelte and can be dressed up or down, but when summer hits, black gets put on the back burner to make way for white. Wearing white not only helps keep you cool because it reflects light, but it also looks fantastic with bronzed summer skin, and is another neutral that you can pair with almost anything.
White Dress and Gladiator SandalsBe a bohemian with a loose summer dress paired with gladiator sandals.

Tory Burch White Dress

 

White Blouse and JeansStay structured and stylish with a tailored dress, or a revamped and studded button-down.

 

White Dress with Black HatEmbrace the crop top and maxi trend with an all-white ensemble, save for a dramatic black hat.

 

White ResortwearFrolic through surf and sand with this ultra-chic cover-up.

How will you be rocking white this summer?

 

DIY: Father’s Day Bow Ties

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Do you need a gift for your fashion-conscious father or husband? We have the perfect gift to send dad off with style, and the best part is that this completely customizable gift is easy to make yourself! Check out these DIY bow ties we created just in time for Father’s Day. Materials for DIY Bowties

What You’ll Need:

35mm Imported Floral Jacquard

2” Striped Grosgrain

1.5” Ombre Grosgrain

Scissors

Needle and Thread

Button Fastener

Cutting Striped Grosgrain Ribbon1. Cut 3 inches of striped grosgrain, and put it aside. You’ll be using this strip for the center of  the bow tie.

Folding Grosgrain Ribbon2. Take your longer piece of grosgrain, and fold one end of your striped grosgrain into the center of the ribbon.

Folding Ribbon into Bow3. Fold the other side over to meet the other piece.

Sewing Ribbon Into Bow4. Squeeze the center, and sew into place to secure the bow tie.

Folding Grosgrain Ribbon5. Fold your 3″ piece up horizontally, and wrap it around the center of the tie.

Measuring Grosgrain Ribbon6. Measure the bow tie around a neck, leaving an extra inch.

Sewing Snap to Bow Tie7. Fold the corner tip of the ribbon to the center, and the other corner tip to the center. Sew the male side to the tip.

Sewing Snap to Bow Tie8. Sew the female end to the back of the center of the bow tie.

Completed Grosgrain Bow Ties

Make these bow ties in an assortment of styles for any occasion! Use trendy trim and ribbons to keep your dad stylin’!

 

Men’s Fashion Inspiration: All in the Details

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When it comes to men’s fashion there seems to be a lot less variety. While women can try on every trend from bold neons to crop tops, men usually have a more subdued style. Fortunately, there are elements that any guy can play around with to get a unique style that is all his own. It boils down to the tiny details. By adding unique elements in the way of accessories, men can easily add charisma to their classic looks. Layered Styles

Bracelets with Jacket on Man

 

Rolex Watch with Beaded Bracelets

Jil Sanders Canvas Oxfords

Suspenders and Hat Fashion

Coachella 2014 Fashion Recap

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Coachella ended on Sunday, but the fashions from the event offer us a sneak peek to what to expect for summer style! Check out some of our favorite styles from the last two music-filled weekend!les_meilleurs_looks_du_festival_de_coachella_rosie_huntington_whiteley__336662657_north_545xRosie Huntington Whiteley looked like a vision in white! The billowy, off the shoulder dress captures the free spirit of the festival perfectly.

Chanel Iman at CoachellaDespite the desert weather, boots were all the rage. If you want to rock this trend, keep the boots short and pair with a dress for an unexpected look!

 

 

Diana Agron at Coachella

Alessandra Ambrosio at CoachellaMatching two-piece patterned outfits were so popular this year! Check out this patterned look that Alessandra Ambrosio rocked.

Crochet and Lace CoachellaCrochet and lace continue to be a popular option for those who want to add a dash of delicate femininity to their outfits! We know we’ll be seeing this trend everywhere come summer!

What was your favorite fashion trend at this year’s Coachella festival? Sound off below!

Color Story: Mint

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Spring is only days away, and frankly we cannot wait! One color that comes to mind when thinking of the transition from winter to spring is a cool hue that has been popular for the last few years. It’s refreshing and springy, with a name that might give you chills. We’re talking about mint green of course! Here are some of our favorite examples of this gorgeous cool green.

Mint Green Dress with Embellished Back

Mint Green Bridesmaid Dress with Pink Bouquet

Mint green is the perfect color to wear to a formal outdoor event like a wedding! It’s a fun color that looks great on a lot of people, and really draws in the beauty of the season too!

Mint Green Doorway

Mint Green Drawers

Mint is a beautiful and unique color that can add interest to any room without being overpowering. It adds a pop without being distracting.

Mint Green Bathroom
That’s probably why so many people use this color in bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s a nice change from white, and evokes relaxation and calm.

Mint Statement Necklace

It’s also hugely popular for statement jewelry. Mint lends itself to great color pairings, and looks so beautiful with colors like coral and lavender.

How will you be wearing this color this season?

Burberry-Inspired Applique Pencil Skirt

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Embellishments are so hot for spring, and we couldn’t wait to take advantage of this fun trend! This DIY is modeled after the looks at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 show, classic shapes with sparkling accents.

Burberry Prorsum Spring-Summer 2014

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What You’ll Need:
Lace Pencil Shirt (Forever 21)
9 Silver Sun Disc Beaded Appliqués  #41991
Needle and Thread

Placing Appliques on Skirt

1. Lay your skirt on a flat surface, and place the appliques in your desired pattern. You can cluster them, or spread them out. We mimicked the pattern of the Burberry Embellished Lace Pencil Skirt.

Sewing Rhinestone Appliques Onto Skirt

2. Sew the appliques into place. You can place a little glue down first for added hold.

Finished Lace and Rhinestone Skirt

This skirt is the perfect thing to wear to an engagement party, or a semi-formal spring event. And the price is just right! You get the Burberry look that’s easier on your budget.

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

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Milan Fashion Week may be over, but we’re not done drooling over the looks we saw just yet! Italy has some of the most stunning and unapologetic style, so we knew this week was going to be pretty epic. Some of our favorites are listed below!

Moschino Fall Winter 2014

Moschino is no stranger to pushing the envelope. This season Jeremy Scott pulled in some iconic characters and brands in both media and food for his show. Spongebob, McDonald’s and Froot Loops all made an appearance at this show; and while we may not be brave enough to wear these come next winter, we appreciate the ingenuity.

Prada Fall Winter 2014

Prada was on on fire with it’s saturated color palette, smart geometric shapes, and shearling accents. The shapes were strong, masculine and boxy, with colorful shearling to help take the edge off of some of the powerful pieces.

Pucci Fall Winter 2014

Of course the styles at Pucci featured some unforgettable patterns, their signature aesthetic, but we were really drawn in by the exquisite draping. The looks were very wearable, and would look fantastic on a fiercely confident woman.

Missoni Fall Winter 2014

The styles at Missoni were, dare we say, cozy? The abstract geometric prints in subdued shades, and the basic collared henleys made for a practical and wearable collection. Plus their sweaters looked so warm and welcoming, even with their modern design. They would have made the perfect addition to this year’s winter wardrobe!

Marni Fall Winter 2014

The Marni show might not have been your cup of fashion tea with it’s obtuse silhouettes and mixed bag of prints, but if you can rock it, why not? Each piece was more a work of architectural art, than wearable fashion and that’s totally fine with us. We loved the bold use of fur, shape and feathers this time around, and we can’t wait to see how style bloggers embrace these looks next year.

Which looks did you love this year? Whose collections do you keep coming back to? Let us know!

New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 Street Style Inspiration

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When it comes to Fashion Week, the hottest styles aren’t just on the runways. Style icons strut the streets of Lincoln Center on their way to see the latest collections wearing some of the best outfits. Lucky for us, the snow didn’t stop these trendsetters from making their way out this year! Here were some of our favorite looks from NYFW Fall/Winter 2014!Susie Bubble in Blue Coat

Rachel Effendy with Purple Stole

We saw a lot of fur at Fashion Week, colored fur. Fashionistas donned fur stoles and coats in bold and brash hues for a fashion punch. If you want to test out this popular trend without having to buy a super expensive statement piece, make a hat with our pom poms that come in fantastic colors!

Models in Black and White

Off duty models kept it cool and casual with neutral ensembles. Judging from the blue hair streaks and dramatic winged liner, their looks on the runway were the opposite of their outfits.

Moschino Jacket

This jacket from Moschino paired with the athletic knee-socks adds a playful touch to the gloomy winter.

Marijera Hamasaki and Hiroshi Hamasaki in White Ensemble

Wearing winter white was another common thread that we loved seeing. It’s so clean and fresh! Just be careful when crossing the street because you might blend in with a snowstorm. Seriously, this winter has been crazy.

What were some of your favorite looks in New York this season? What do you think comes first, the street style or the designer fashion? We would love to hear your answers below!