Trend Watch: Are Mountain Boots back?

To be expected during this month, it’s time we become active not only to fashion trends, but with our health. Possibly the most comfortable shoe trend, the mountain boot has been spotted and matched with our love for denim jackets, and thick knit socks. This chunky necessity accentuates longer and slender legs, and gives you the opportunity to style up those casual looks. Ranging from the neutrals to the monochromatic grey, the mountain boot is stomping its way into fashion.

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Colors to Wear Besides Black

Want to wear a little more color? This is one New Year’s resolution that will be a breeze to keep. Break your black addiction with these adventurous color trends.

Rose Quartz:  Statement pieces in this subtle pink create the perfect balance of edgy and feminine.

Serenity: This breezy shade is perfect for the office or the beach. Whether you choose serenity in an entire outfit or just use it as a pop of color, this hue is sure to impress.

 

Orange: Bold and vibrant. Keep the focus on color by looking for this shade in classic silhouettes.

Lilac Grey: Add something special to your staples by choosing them in this neutral yet unique tone.

 

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Necklines of 2016

Flash some collarbone in the New Year with shoulder bearing trends strait form the runway. These subtly sexy necklines are sure to leave an impression all year long.

Off The Shoulder:

Bold, yet classic. Try over the shoulder pieces in oversized and timeless silhouettes for a perfect balance of elegance and sex appeal

Asymmetrical:

Asymmetrical necklines add an artful touch to any outfit. Keep the rest of your ensemble simple to highlight the beauty of these sculptural knockouts.

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Cold Shoulder:

Not ready to show it all? Cold shoulder pieces create the illusion of bareness without the risk. Casual and playful, these intergrade effortlessly into any wardrobe.

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It’s All About Texture

Texture dominated the 2016 runways. Here’s how to incorporate four of these trends into your daily wardrobe.

Ruffles:

Add minimal ruffles of all sizes to simple silhouettes for a playful yet sophisticated look.

Suede:

This luxurious fabric can make any outfit feel expensive. Try them in skirts, jackets, shirts, and even suede on suede this season- you can’t go wrong!

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Pleats: 

Pleats create sculptural outfits in an understated way. The smaller the pleat, the greater this affect.

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How to look amazing even when it's freezing

Travel back in time, and bring out your shearling jackets, because this warm attire puts edge and style into one look.  Whether made with faux material, or it’s the real thing, the shearling jacket with its lined collars cannot be unseen.  Flawless for those cold day time outings, this jacket is perfect layered over simple tops and accessorized with your favorite boot.  Leave the bulky parkas at home, and walk out of the house knowing you are a statement piece.

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Statement Bags to Rock in the New Year

Experiment with one of these playful beauties your New Year’s resolution.
2016 means a fresh start- and breaking up with your average handbag. Have a little
fun with these bold and statement-making bags fresh off the runway. Fur, fringe,
boxy and graphic bags are sure to keep all eyes on you as you bring in the New Year.

 

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The real guide to dressing for NYE

6 ways to stand out this holiday season. 

PASTELS. Traditionally, pastels have been a spring color. However, white is so popular this winter, it's sister colors come along with it. Try wearing a simple powder pink dress accessorized with a white fur coat for that perfect "winter princess" feel. Other great pastels are pale blue, soft lilac, and baby green.

IRIDESCENT. This is perfect for those of you who still want to sparkle on New Years, but want to stand apart from all the girls in gold sequin mini dresses. An iridescent dress or romper is the way to go! You will definitely turn heads with this look. 

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AVOID TYPICAL MINI DRESSES. Let's face it, we all wear a tiny dress on NYE. Want to be different? Try high waisted flare pants paired with a cropped shirt, a midi length dress, or High waisted shorts with some sparkle transparent tights. For those super confident ladies, don't forget how sexy a leotard can be! Pair a long sleeve leotard with thigh high boots and a floor length coat to be the ultimate show stopper. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVOID BLACK/SEQUINS. This is the hardest by far, because traditionally these both scream NYE, and are beyond flattering. However, the chances of you looking the same as every other woman in the room are about 90%. Step out of your comfort zone this season! 

 

UNIQUE HAIR & MAKEUP. Try two top buns and the new "glitter roots" trend, or make your outfit pop with white lipstick! The possibilities in this category are literally endless.

 

As always, be confident in yourself and your outfit. It doesn't matter what you're wearing, your confidence is what makes or breaks you! 

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Wrap yourself in Fashion

Tell grandma to drop the knitting needles this Christmas, because you deserve this holiday treat. The draping shawl is a unique accessory with its multiple patterns, and its versatility in the wear. Whether draped over ones shoulder like a scarf, or worn as a cardigan mix, the shawl will make sure to keep you warm in this cold front. Layer under a coat, or wear by itself over a long sleeve top, styling this is unlimited.

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Cut out booties a great trend make

An outfit can be ruined without the right pair of shoes. No longer crazy to wear in the colder seasons, the cut out heel is here presenting style and spice into your attire.  Cousin to the boot, these heels create length, accentuates the ankle, and allows just enough skin to be considered unique.  Whether spicing up the heel with a knee length skirt, or your favorite jeans, these shoes will completely move you from plain Jane, to crazy chic.

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Add Some Jewelry

A piece of jewelry can make or break an outfit. Make yours with these white hot trends straight from the runway.

Asymmetry

Whether with color, or shape, mix matched earrings are all the rage.

 

 

 

 

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Chokers

Don’t hold your breath, these edgy necklaces can make even your most casual outfit a little bit sexier.

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Hippie Inspired

Designers have taken seventies revival one step further with chunky and earthy statement jewelry.

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Estate earrings

 You got it from your grandma. These quirky earrings are sure to add a personal and unique touch to any outfit.

 

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Boots, Boots, Boots

Boots arepreferred footwear during the fall/ winter season. With the so many options available: over the knee, flat, heel, wedge, pointed toe, ankle, etc. there is a boot to go with every outfit style. Here’s are a few styles to rock this winter.

Velvet
Quirky and classic: this fabric has it all! Try a pair of ankle boots in a rich masala or
a fierce royal blue for an unexpectedly luxurious touch.

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Thigh High
Pair these sexy shoes with a loose fitting dress or sleek skinny jeans to keep your outfit effortless and classy.

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Block heels
Block heels are the perfect canvas to be adventurous. Buy them in a variety of colors, prints and styles- this classic silhouette will balance out the edge.

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Western Inspired Booties
Western inspired boots are a must have. This style looks best paired with casual
pieces for a laid-back feel

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Hottest Coats of 2016

Ready to bundle up in some of the latest fashions? Try these coats to make the biggest statement while battling the cold.

Suede Trench

Say goodbye to leather and hello to suede. Try this fresh material in classic silhouettes for an unexpected yet sophisticated look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bold Colors and Prints

Instead of opting for your basic black trench, try a bolder color or even a print. Make sure to keep the rest of your ensemble simple for the most sophisticated results.

 

 

 

Long Coats

Cozy up in these oversized beauties for an effortlessly cool vibe. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faux Fur

Over the top fur coats are all the rage this season. Pair them with fitted pieces for a flattering look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Distressed Boyfriend Jeans are the new rage

It’s time we placed aside our pleated skirts this winter, because the new rage are distressed boyfriend jeans. No longer seen as a messy attire, this trend presents comfort and style in denim. This baggy look comes with personality from each slash, accentuating ones leg, and creating a chic affect.  Enhance the style with a classy black heal and layer for your life.  Not only comfortable for any season, this trend, is the epitome for your casual concrete street fashion.

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Sweater Weather

Tis the season to cover our necks with polo sweaters.  No longer a 90’s cliché, the turtle neck design has come back with knitted style.  This look screams class and mystery, while the looseness around the lifted neck and droopy shoulder cut, brings the illusion of slenderness after holiday festivities. Whether you layer this look with coats or cloaks, this monochromatic and minimalist piece is here to keep you looking thin and stylish for that temperature drop.

 

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How To Wear Your Fall Pieces All Winter Long

The leaves have fallen, the holidays are nearing an end and your fall wardrobe has made its way towards the back of the closet. Take a moment to put down that hanger! It's freezing outside, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favorite styles get the most out of your clothes. Before you dismiss some of your fall staples, try pairing them with winter basics for a fresh look. By mixing them with cozy pieces, you'll create outfits that will carry you through the entire winter season.


Overalls

Grab a pair of flat booties and layer it up with wool socks and a faux fur coat for extra warmth.

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Cullotes

Combine your classic culottes with a long sleeve, knee high boots and a chunky scarf.

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Mod Minis

Don't be modest pair your mini with a turtleneck, substitute the opaque tights with cable knit stockings and pair with an oxford booties.

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Holidays 2015 Must Haves

We have been patiently waiting and now Winter is finally here! With winter comes a variety of events to dress for, especially with the holidays fast approaching. Keeping up with winter trends as well as keeping warm can present a challenge. With these five style tips, we’re sure you’ll be the best dressed through the New Year!

Velvet, velvet, velvet! We typically associate velvet with the Winter season and this year is no exception. We are seeing velvet on everything from accessories, to dresses, to boots! You can’t go wrong.

All hail the midi length dress! Just because the sun went away doesn't mean your love for skirts and dresses has to. We especially love midi length sweater dresses for their ability to cover us up and keep us warm, while still maintaining the ease and flow of skirt wearing.

Over the knee boots! We are seeing these everywhere! Every off duty model, trendsetter, and fashionista is investing in a pair of over the knee to thigh high boots. They look great with your favorite sweater dress or longline vests/coats.

Faux fur is everything! Cold weather is back and so is the faux fur trend. Combining both warmth and style, faux fur is necessary in your closet this winter.

Add a little sparkle! After all, it is time for the holidays and nothing says “holiday” like some shine. Subtlety is not key. Opt for a sequined skirt or cool embellished pants.

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Winter Trench

Winter is here, and so are the minimalist layers we love so dearly.  Step aside, and welcome the age of the winter trench coats.  Nothing beats that long swaying straight cut as one walks down those cold streets.  No longer just a masculine work piece, the trench coat has broadened, emphasizing slenderness, taste, and creating the illusion of height. Style it up or style it down, this winter necessity is here to stay.

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The Skinny Scarf

We’re loving the seventies revival this year and one of the easiest ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is by reaching for the skinny scarf. This simple accessory, not only modernizes seventies fashion, but can add effortless cool to practically any outfit. Try going for a monochrome look, opting for a red scarf, pairing your scarf with a white button down or even a cocktail dress for optimum sophistication.

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