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Weekend Dress Code

This week is all about perfect pieces for a weekend in a hot spot like New York City or any trendy suburban neighborhood- from a fashion village bound top and faux fur vest to an ultrafeminine super comfortable pair of jeans and combat boots.

Let's get started with your cozy weekend look. Number one get the color right. The Fall/Winter collection featured a full spectrum of color- from outrageous neons to perfect primaries.  How to wear it?

20-year-olds or younger (like our model Angelica) can happily boast brights- including head-to-toe color and funky kaleidoscopic patterns or bold graphic sweatshirts. They can also experiment with textures and pair different styles like urban/boho or romantic with grunge. Shocking shades work well on 30-year-olds when scaled down to a chic accessory- think a vivid clutch or a pair of stilettos.

Update your wardrobe with pieces like slim pants or jeans that add miles to the leg and sleek, streamlined accessories.

Make a strong statement this season with punk-rock pieces, graphic sweatshirts and prints that pop.

Amazing dramatic eyes and pale lips by Danika Clevenstine.

Play with proportion: Try oversized coats, cardigans and vests.

Angelica is wearing: Vest: Zara, Sweatshirt: ROMWE, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Charlotte Russe

Angelica is wearing: Vest: Zara, Sweatshirt: ROMWE, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Charlotte Russe

MODEL: ANGELICA WALEJNIS

MAKE UP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHN ROUNDS

STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

Jean Jacket Style and Six Ways of Fading to White in Style!

Some great jean jacket styles are out there for you to try. Remember to skip boxy styles and create curves with a cinched-waist jacket this is especially great if you have a boyish build.

Pair your jacket with a sexy t-shirt or camisole and flirty scarf for a look that's flattering, feminine and very 2015.

All you need are comfortable flat Vans to finish the look.

Every woman should have at least one jacket that's a teeny bit tight across the chest. Zip or button it to just under the bustline, and let the rest of your jacket frame your chest for instant va-va-voom appeal!

Say no to oversize square-cut styles (that only works for blazers and coats come this Fall). Trade in your shapeless denim numbers for a shorter, sleeker version that doesn't overwhelm your frame, especially if you're petite.

Make this look evening-ready by adding strappy sandals and chandelier earrings. (and loosing the scarf)

Jamie is wearing: Jacket by H&M, Bag by Aldo (available for rent or purchase- learn how here), Shoes by Vans, Earrings: Kohls, Scarf: Simply Vera Wang, T-Shirt: American Eagle, Sunglasses: Simply Vera Wang, Jeans: Hollister

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN ROUNDS

MAKE UP BY DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

STYLED BY DANUTA BYRA

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

SIX WAYS OF FADING TO WHITE IN STYLE

Prepare for a white out. This summer, style reaches new heights of sophisticated simplicity with clean, crisp white. Shed some light on your look with these six simple solutions for staying in style.

1. WHITE BAG

There is something so retro about a white leather bag. Racy and demure all at once, it works at any hour. It's polished and lady-like by day, but ideal for evening when the white really pops.

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

2. WHITE SUNGLASSES

Think big this summer. Oversized sunglasses are shading eyes everywhere. Choose white plastic frames that look great with a tan and complement your smile.

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

3. WHITE SANDALS

You can never go wrong  with white platform sandals. Abandon the rules from years past and do something unexpected. Go ahead and pair them with a dark dress.

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

4. WHITE TANK

Dress it up for work with a skirt or pants and a fitted or oversized blazer. Dress it down for the beach with a hat and a mini or for a casual night out in the movies with jeans and pair of KEDS. Any way you look at it, a white tank is perfect for every occasion.

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box  here !  BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

5. WHITE DENIM JACKET

Summer classic, a white denim jacket is a versatile style staple.

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

6. WHITE DRESS

Honey, they shrunk the dresses this season. And that means legs are taking center stage. Why not have lovefest with yours?

ALDO Perelli Ankle Strap High Heels are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

Glamorous Dress, Givenchy Handbag, Yoins Necklace, Assad Mounser Bracelet, Guess Watch, Letters by Zoe Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels Ear Clips, Stella & Dot Ring, Ray-Ban Sunglasses,

What is your favorite "WHITE" Summer classic?

Slouchy Pants, This Month's Fashion Essentials & Weekly Outfit Planner

Today's look is all about slouchy pants or joggers. Make this look sporty or sexy, take it from season to season- it all depends whether you pair it with cozy knits or ruffly crop tops, rugged boots or beautiful jewelery.

Vest: Zara (similar here), Cardigan: Anthropologie, Top: H&M, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Pants: H&M, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, Earrings: One Kings Lane

THIS MONTH'S FASHION ESSENTIALS

Slouchy pants and joggers come in crazy array of styles these days. Here, the right pieces to pair with each to achieve the fabulous look you're going for.

Guys just can't resist cute girls in stripe pencil skirts.

Which of these hot cropped top looks screams you?

Five gorgeous ides for one of 2015's big fashion trends: CHECKS!

Want to look flawless in your distressed jeans?

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

This week glamour is back- and you should be chic when going out at night. Show off your womanly shape in something sexier like snake skin print jeans.

MONDAY: Denim Jacket: Maurices.com, Jeans: New Look, Sneakers: Converse.com, Crossobody bag: Gigi New York, Tank Top: nordstromrack.com, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Ring: Ruby Heart Promise, Bracelet: overstock.com, Necklace: Adriana Orsini, Scarf: Brunello Cucinelli

TUESDAY: Necklace: Astley Clarke, Hat: Eugenia Kim, Jacket: jcrew, Backpack: JulesB, Jeans: Roberto Cavalli, Boot: Jill Sander

WEDNESDAY: Shoes: Burberry London, Tote: Céline, Bracelet: Spring Street, Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coat: Warehouse, Dress: makemechic.com, Hat: Global Babe

THURSDAY: Sweater: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Sneakers: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jacket: JCrew, Tights: JCrew, Skirt: Kenzo, Clutch: Zadig&Voltaire

FRIDAY: Dress: Zeagoo, Tights: Sofie D'hoore, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff,  Necklace: Amazon.com, Earrings: Kate Spade New York, Coat: glamzelle.com, Sunglasses: River Island, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti

SATURDAY: Monki, Coat: J.Crew, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Clutch: Vintage 1950s on Etsy, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Necklace: beladora.com

SUNDAY: Bag: Burberry, Rings: Carolina Bucci, Kismet, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Dress: Temperley London, Pumps: BRIAN ATWOOD, Jacket: Temperley London,

Winter White, Weekly Outfit Planner and Style Crush: Khloe Kardashian.

Sweater Cardigan: H&M, Longsleeve Jumper: Free People, Dress: H&M, Thights: HUE, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Ring: Vintage (purchased in Europe), Bag: Bottega Veneta (Vintage)

Crisp white sweaters, dresses and jackets are the ultimate winter signature wear this season. I love white paired with gray and silver. Here I decided to go for a little bit of Aspen chic meets Anthropologie boho.

SIMILAR LOOKS:

Dress: M Missoni, Turtleneck: Maison Martin Margiela, Cape: Missoni, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Blackfive, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Necklace: Lana, Ring: Icepinkim

Tights: ASOS, Jumper: AUTUMN CASHMERE, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Ring: Nak Armstrong, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Dress: Temperley London, Jacket: Temperley London, Boots: Versace

 

WEEKLY PLANNER

It’s easy to fall into a regularity of wearing the same thing every day. To revive up our melancholy for this week, I looked to the street and newest trends for elegant, easy style inspiration. Consider the seven looks below my pre-planned, hassle-free attires for the week.  When I decide what to wear I first pick one inspirational piece- a T-Shirt, shoes, bag or earrings, I style around it my entire outfit. It can be a very creative and fun process...

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Colorblocked Baseball T-Shirt

T-Shirt: American Eagle, Blazer: Selected, Jeans: Paige Edgemont, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Butter Jewelry, iPhone Case: Apple, Lipstick: Inika

Brian Atwood Heels

Dress: ROMWE.COM, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Saint Laurent, Necklace: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bangle: Kate Spade New York, iPhone Case: Casetify.com, Coat: Artizia

FENDI Mini 2jours Structured Leather Bag in Yellow

Dress: societyofchic.com, Vest: Maurices, Pumps: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Fendi, Hoop Earrings: Nyla Star, Ring: Eve's Addiction, iPhone Case: Couture. Zappos.com

Bling Jewelry Genuine Onyx Studs

T-Shirt: vineyard vines (vintage), Coat: Mango, Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Boots: Hot Topic, Bag: Saint Laurent, Stud Earrings: Bling Jewelry, Ring: ICE, iPhone Case: ShopBob

KBETHOS Heather Slouchy Beanie Skull Cap Hat

Top: Stylemoi, Blazer: Rotita, Leggings: Rick Owens, Boots: ElaineTurner, Crossbody Bag: Henri Bendel, Earrings: Shaun Leane, Hat: KBETHOS Bracelets: Charlotte Russe,

Agnona belted oversized coat

Top: H&M, Skirt: Tiger of Sweden, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti, Hobo: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets: Aldo Shoes, Earrings: Tiffany, Ring set: Mango, iphone Case: Amazon

Ripped Highwaisted Jeans

Gym Sweater: Peacock, Jacket: Karen Millen, Jeans: KnowStyle, Shoes; Charlotte Ruse, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Bracelet: Amazon.com, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, iphone case: casetify

TODAY'S STYLE CRUSH: KHLOE KARDASHIAN

Bracelet: IPPOLITA, Sunglasses: jcrew, Top Cami: KAUFMANFRANCO, Earrings: Larkspur & Hawk, Necklace: Larkspur & Hawk, Skirt: ISABEL MARANT, Clutch: ISSEY MIYAKE, Pumps: PIERRE HARDY, Shirt: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Dress: Versus, Jacket: True Religion, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Givenchy, Ring Set: Scotch&Soda

Jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg, Bag: Stella McCartney, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglassess: Victoria Beckham, Jacket: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Shoes: Aquazzura

Blouse:ASOS, Wrap: Madeline Thompson, Jeans: Paige, Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Bracelet: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Shoes: BRIAN ATWOOD, Tank Top: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jeans: DSQUARED2, Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklaces: Laura Lee and MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE, Tote: Marni, Cardigan: M MISSONI

Knits & Layers

Coat: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Necklace: Aldo, Top: H&M, Cardigan: Nine West, Belt: ASOS, Pants: The Limited, Shoes: Steve Madden, Clutch: ASOS


Similar look here

Scarf:COLLECTIVE, Coat: YMC, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Necklace: Rosantica, Top: JCrew, Pants: Select, Shoes: Sugarfree John, Clutch: ASOS, Cardigan: Rare

In today's look, menswear-inspired basics teamed with feminine details are subversively sexy and so right now.  Layering lends a laid-back air to this outfit and to loosen it up I started with a lace top and wide leg linen pants. Crochet cardigan adds on a classic elegance. Simple accessories like belt, clutch and chunky necklace underline the feminine side.  Navy blue color made news on the fall runways and the long knitted scarf with wool coat both in navy are perfect for chilly days. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to teeter in high heels to look hip, unless you want to of course. Cow print loafers or high heel ankle boots are an especially cool look this season.


How to play with layers?

1. Fair Isle Coatigan & Denim Shirt

Bag: Burberry, Boots: MONCLER, Coatigan: Bdg, Necklace: Rosantica, Shirt: Oasis, Pants: PHILIPP PLEIN, T-Shirt: Glamorous, Coat: Temperely London

2.  Knits & Leather

Necklaces: Annoushka, Sweater: JCrew, Bag: Burberry, Pants: Helmut Lang, Jacket: IRO, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Shoes: CASADEI

Earrings: Anna Sheffield, Bracelet: Annoushka, Jumper: ASOS, Shoes: CASADEI, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow. Jeans: PHILIPP PLEIN, Jacket: T by Alexander Wang, Bag: Michael Kors

3. Tailored Coat & Cable Knit Cardigan

Shorts: ALEXANDER WANG, Shoes: ALEXANDER WANG, Bag: Burberry, T-Shirt: Arts & Science, Pantyhoses: J.Crew, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Cardigan: SACAI, Coat: Joseph

4. Knit & Knit

Poncho:  Joseph : Boots: New Look, Clutch: LARISSA HADJIO, Dress:Vila, Bracelet: Marni, Hat: Boots, Tights: Uniqlo

Poncho: Joseph: Boots: New Look, Clutch: LARISSA HADJIO, Dress:Vila, Bracelet: Marni, Hat: Boots, Tights: Uniqlo

5. Faux Fur & Knit

Hat: CHRISTYS', Watch: Nixon, Nail Polish: Claire's, Bag: Etro, Coat: Glamorous, Jeans: Select, Shoes: NEW BALANCE, Top: New Look, Gloves: Portolano

Which one is your favorite? Or maybe you have better suggestions?  Drop me a comment below.