Florals have taken over! Specifically, floral denim. The trend has literally hit the streets and is a sure way to keep your look fresh, flirty, and fun. Florals have always been a fashion staple for ages and transcend seasons. This year we see them in the form of matching two-pieces, blazers, dresses, and sheers. Floral denim however, is an essential trend not to be missed!
A chic cocktail dress is the ‘must have’ this season and a perfect way to stay sophisticated and fashionable amidst all of the holiday parties, winter weddings, and late nights out on the town (for attending the opera while sipping on champagne and eating a fine four course meal, naturally). When attending any or all of the above, there are a few simple rules to follow to keep you feeling like fashionista royalty.
The velvet trend is hardly new. Velvets have been a classic, timeless staple that can be worn in a number of ways! Everything from a velvet dress or maxi skirt, to finer details (like a fabulous shoe or handbag) shifts an ensemble from being monotonous to being jazzy and fiercely fabulous. The trick with velvet is to know how to incorporate it in both daytime and nighttime attire, and to pair it with complementary fabrics that are lighter and whimsical.
The kick-off of ‘Black Friday’ means the holiday shopping season has officially begun. Items you’ve been eying all Fall are finally on sale, stores are mobbed at 4 a.m, gift guides are filling magazine columns, and our schedules are booming with travel plans, holiday recipes, and lest we forget, shopping on top of shopping. Whether you’re scrambling around to find the perfect gifts or braving the storm of holiday sales with a purse filled with coupons, being comfortable (and fashionable) in the midst of it all is essential.
We’ve been getting endless questions lately from our readers, about how to perfectly rock a monochrome ensemble. The idea that wearing all black everything, or navy on top of navy is taboo, is as old-fashioned as saying that there’s no such thing as winter white! The importance of donning a flawlessly put together monochrome ensemble is in knowing how to mix and match lush fabrics with superb jewels and accessories (i.e. a killer handbag in a knock-out color!) And in remembering to always sport a fierce fashionista attitude: Don’t let the clothes wear you!
Sleek, chic, edgy, and in your face. Artfully driven, vibrant, with shocks of color and an elegant balance. Sounds invigorating, doesn’t it? There is absolutely nothing wrong with craving a little excitement or, creatively speaking, “thinking outside of the box.” Your handbag (as with all items in your wardrobe) should represent who you are and reflect your lifestyle. Take a trip on the wild side every now and again by saying goodbye to any conservative ideas of what not to wear.
The time of year is rapidly approaching and all the traveling and frantic planning that comes along with the holidays are just around the corner. The other day in Bloomingdales, I swear I heard an orchestral version of jingle bells. Then, while waiting in line to pay, I overheard a lady say she was ‘getting an early start on her holiday shopping.’ As if that was not enough, I went home to find a catalog in the mail from two different stores, offering Holiday Sales. Talk about getting the ball rolling early!
Having many transitional pieces in your closet is a must, especially when you’re a fashionista on the go. For us career women (or men!) with a heavy fashion conscience, it’s sometimes impossible to run home and entirely change your outfit. That is why keeping pieces in your closet that can easily be mixed and matched is the ultimate way to really have it all.
If you are looking to jazz up nearly any outfit and add a little drama to your daily ensembles, try mixing in a bold pattern or print - we don’t mean add some extra plaid on top of your plaid, we’re talking snakeskin. Snakeskin (faux highly encouraged), is a classic go-to and the perfect example of how to take an average outfit up a few fashionable notches.