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What to Wear to a Spring Brunch

Today is officially the first day of spring and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that spring has finally arrived than by going to a weekend brunch!  After finding the best location to brunch at (if you’re in NYC you should check out this place), it’s time to find the perfect outfit! Brunch is all about being casual and comfortable, but still chic and fashionable! For the spring, light and pastel colors are perfect to wear to brunch.

What to wear to a spring brunch

A Diane Von Furstenberg daytime wrap dress is the perfect example of a dress to wear to a spring brunch. Paired with casual heels or sleek boots, this style dress is figure flattering and forgiving. To pull this chic look together add a small clutch and stud earrings!

What to wear to brunch in the spring

This second outfit is perfect for those chilly spring days. Wear wide leg pants paired with a simple shirt and light weight boyfriend trench coat to stay warm and cozy while brunching. Tie the whole look together with chunky heels and a small statement bag.

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TREND TO TRY: SPORTY GLAM

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Sports wear in the past has been big, baggy, and loose fitting clothing.The sporty look has now taken a different turn to “sport glam.” Today sports wear is seen in leather, sheer, mesh, and many more details. Heels are now even considered in sport glam outfits! Wanting to be sporty, but also chic has become a worldwide trend. Being comfortable is not the first concern; now having the chicest sporty outfit is a must! Sports glam has been seen all over the runway. The sports glam style has a luxurious and sexy feel. Street style look and body- defining silhouettes inspire the sport glam. This new turn for sports glam gives a sophisticated and captivating appeal.
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Hayley

 

 

6 Fashion Trends for Spring

March is finally here, which means winter officially ends on the 19th. Though it may be hard to believe considering the snow and low temperatures still going, the truth is winter coats and essentials will soon be moved out of the closets. With spring right around the corner, it’s time to get your wardrobes ready with the latest spring 2015 trends. Below are 6 key trends for spring 2015 to refresh and revive your wardrobe from winter.

Gingham fashion trend

1) Gingham: Sometimes thought of as “the picnic tablecloth pattern” is a huge trend this spring season. It was seen in all different shapes and colors on multiple runways.

Trench coat trend

2) The Boyfriend Trench: Spring comes with cool breezes here and there so having a lightweight trench coat will be essential to keeping you warm, but comfortable. This season the trench gets “updated” by moving towards a loose fitted silhouette for the spring.

wide leg pants trend

3) Wide-Leg Pants: Bringing back 70s inspired wide-cut pants for spring is in. These pants are very versatile and can be dressed down for the daytime with a simple shirt or dressed up for night with heels and a blouse.

platform shoe trend

4) Platforms: Platform shoes have reached new heights from the days these shoes were made popular by the Spice Girls. From sneakers to sandals, anything with a platform will be seen all throughout this spring.

mule shoe trend

5) Mules: Not to be outdone by the platform, mules are also having a serious comeback. Trendy mule style shoes were also seen all over the runway for spring 15. The mule can be worn with both casual and elegant outfits depending on the style of the look.

fringe trend

6) Fringe: Over the years spring and “boho chic” have seen to become synonymous thanks to the surge in festival fashion. Fringe is back (although it kinda never left). Whether it’s on your jacket, skirt, and even shoes, fringe is a spring essential to have this year.

Wanna get a head start on these trends for spring? Shop the looks below:


 

Xoxo,

Hayley

Sale Alert: Shopbop

Shopbop sale 2015

The Shopbop Big Event is finally back and I for one am thrilled to click purchase on all the items in my shopping basket I’ve been eyeing over the last few months.

Date: Tuesday March 3, 2015 6:30AM Eastern Time (New York time zone) to Sunday March 8, 2015 4:00AM Eastern Time (New York time zone).

  • You save 15% with purchase over $250
  • You save 20% with purchase over $500
  • You save 25% with purchase over $1000

I’ve basically been waiting on this sale, since the last sale so I have quite a few items I’m looking forward to purchasing. Below are a few of my top picks:

Top Shopbop Sale picks

Things go fast.. I mean FAST so if you want something don’t wait. Because what’s better than getting a new designer item?…A new item on sale.

Get the coupon code here: http://www.shopbop.com/ci/3/lp/discount-promo-coupon-code.html

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What to Wear this Weekend: Sweater Dresses and Boots

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With most of the country experiencing colder than usual temperatures, it can be difficult to figure out something cute to wear. While staying home all weekend in a onesie would be ideal, many of us will need to leave the house for errands, meetings, and most importantly…brunch. Luckily I got your back! As someone who is perpetually colder than most people (I basically keep the heater on year round) I’ve come up with endless ways to stay warm without sacrificing style. My holy grail combo?…Sweater dresses and boots. This weekend, if you have to bare the cold, try pairing a thick sweater dress over sturdy tights and over the knee boots.

Need more inspiration? Check out this previous post I did on transitioning your dresses into the winter months for more ideas!

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August Getty AW15 Fashion Show Recap

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Emerging from his debut as the youngest designer to ever show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week last season, women’s luxury ready-to-wear fashion designer August Getty is starting to gain familiarity with the runway as he showed his second collection at Lincoln Center on Friday. Reigning from Los Angeles, August Getty’s collection fit right into the New York fashion scene. Leather on leather on lace was defiantly the trend of the collection. Beautifully intricate laser cut leather and lace ensembles in sophisticated yet youthful silhouettes, brought true opulence to the fall season. Ebony black and small hits of fudge were the top color contenders of the collection. What made Getty’s collection so remarkable was his choice of technologically treated fabrications. The laminated lace fabric in Getty’s collection appeared like soft liquid silk on the model’s skin. Laser cut leather was another highlight as well as the small hints of velvet silk, prints and patchwork details.
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Artisan craftsmanship courtesy of Getty’s atelier did not go unnoticed on the runway. The impeccable construction and drape of the leather ensembles showcased hints of couture technique and an eye for detail. Leather bell sleeved coats and crop tops were perfectly constructed, and the lace mastered a balance of both drape and structure on the moving body. Getty’s collection showed hints of 70’s vibes with bell sleeves, and a range of mini, mindi, and full length skirts and dresses. Getty also brought the collection back to the youthful clientele by pairing high-wasted shorts with long sleeved crop tops. More fall silhouette additions were leather and lace coats that could be interchangeably paired with the rest of the collection.
August Getty’s second fashion week collection showed true poise for such a young talent. Getty’s balance of youthful maturity has quickly captivated the fashion world and it will continue to do so. At the end of his inspiring show, the humble designer took a selfie of his name on the shows back drop, bringing laughs and a sense of light heartedness to the fashion crowd.

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Bridal Trends for 2015

Black Bridal Trends 2015

Between the holiday season nuptials and Valentine’s day around the corner, it seems that social media starts to buzz with wedding news every February. Last year we shared the top bridal trends for 2014 and this year we’re sharing even more!

To get the skinny on wedding season early, we decided to ask the experts. We interviewed Sathya and Heather, the bridal geniuses behind the wedding suite site Lakum to find out their favorite upcoming trends. Keep reading to see their favorite bridal trends for 2015.

1. Black and White: We love the pairing of black and white in bridal. For the daring bride, try pairing a gorgeous black and white gown with a stark white bouquet for contrast.

Tea Length Bride2. Tea Length Gowns: This year it’s all about tea length gowns. In the past long flowing gowns were the rule but now bride’s are turning to beautiful ankle baring looks. We love this look because it allows the bride to show off her excellent taste in shoes. Get the look by pairing a simple gown with a strong sexy designer pump.

3. Pops of color: This trend can be in the form of a fun print, trim, or even accessory.

4. Natural Beauty: Unlike years past, this year brides want to showcase their natural beauty. Get the look by opting for neutral tone makeup with a focus on healthy lush skin. Finish off the look with slightly messy, beautiful hair that isn’t overdone. Don’t be afraid to even wear your hair down, not all brides are designed for the updo!)

5. A Suite of Looks: A collection of looks in complimentary styles that make her the star of her own weekend. We love the idea of this because there’s nothing like having a change of looks during your special occasion!

Special thanks to Lakum founders Sathya and Heather for this interview. Lakum is a unique bridal site because they provide the bride to be with a whole suite of mix and match looks for their entire wedding weekend. Want to find out more? Check out their collection here.

Comment below and let me know what you think of these trends? Will you be in a wedding this year?

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Trend to Try: Colored Leather Dresses

Trend to Try-Colored Leather DressesThis trend report may not come as a surprise since leather has been on trend for a few years now. But what may surprise you are the fun colors leather (and faux leather) dresses are being made in this season.
This weekend as you brunch and go out with friends, why not give your winter wardrobe a little color by trying out this trend? We know how to wear dresses even in the winter, so no need to wait till Spring for this trend!
Wanna read more? Head over to Style Bistro to read how celebrities are wearing this trend! You can also shop this trend below!


Comment and let me know your thoughts on this trend, do you plan on wearing it?
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How to Wear Dresses in the Winter

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For those of us who love to wear dresses it’s difficult to say good-bye for the whole winter. Luckily we don’t have to! I get asked all the time about this particular subject and over the years I’ve come up with a few tried and true tips! Keep reading to see my five tips on how to wear dresses in the winter.

1. Top or Bottom: As a rule of thumb when wearing dresses in the winter months, it’s best to find a dress with either long sleeves or a longer hemlines. By covering either your top or bottom, your dresses won’t look out-of-place in the chilly weather.

2. Layer Over. Layering doesn’t have to be boring. Get creative and try putting a sweater on top of your dress to get the look of a skirt and blouse. Not only will you be warmer but you’ll also get more “looks” out of your clothes. You can also try pairing your dress with a cute statement coat.

3. Layer Under: Tights are a must for wearing dresses in the winter. Don’t even attempt to wear a dress without them once the weather gets chilly.

4. Head and Shoulders: Increase your style while increasing your warmth by wearing a cute hat or scarf. This year wide brim hats and fur scarfs are a great touch to any outfit.

5. Knees to Toes: Knee length boots or socks go great on top of tights for extra warmth and style. Not only will you get the benefit of warm legs, but you’ll also be on trend.

And there you have it, five ways to keep wearing your dresses long after the Fall is gone!

Comment below and let us know if you wear dresses in the winter, what are your favorite ways to wear them?

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