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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

 

Short Story For Every Woman!

A chic jean jacket is the mini's perfect partner.

End of Summer's higher-than-ever hemlines are the new fashion favorites for the girl who's on the go. When going super short, replace the mile-high stiletto with chic flats- there are plenty to choose from this season.

This is also a perfect season to start your private collection of bracelets, bangles and cuffs.

Your everyday bag-downsized to a perfectly portable purse or clutch-in wear-with-everything neutral.

For the next few weeks you can still pair your gladiator natural leather sandals with skinny pants or a casual mini skirt like the one Jamie is wearing on the photos.

On the weekends, keep it simple and sporty with basic tees, knits and denim jackets. With a sexy mini at night, a looser top will keep the proportions right.

It's a very body-conscious look, yet the mini skirt can be very flattering. Making it work depends on color- prints can be a really great choice- and other elements of your outfit.

Jamie is wearing: Jacket: H&M, sold out (love this one too) Sandals: American Eagle (love these ones too), Clutch: Calvin Klein, Tank: Apartment 9 (love this one too), Skirt: Casey Tribal Print, Sunglasses: Steve Madden, Bracelet: handmade, Earrings: Kenneth Jay

Photographed by John Rounds

Model: Jamie Klein

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Styled by Danuta Byra

 

 

THE MINI

The skirt of the season has reached new heights- and whether it's scandalously skintight, flouncy and flirty, or slim and sophisticated, there's a suitable style for everyone.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 20S

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

Keep the concept of mini relative: In your 20s, a traffic-stopping suede mini, graphic tank top and easy silhouette Italian wool coat are perfect for brave fashion followers. Bold but totally acceptable. Just remember you must feel comfortable with the length. If you feel as if you're baring too much, then most likely you are.

LIKE THIS LOOK OR ANY OTHER LOOK ON THIS PAGE? 

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 30S

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

Those in their 30s can still go short-short- depending on whether it's for day, night, work, or weekend. The shorter the skirt, the lower the heel.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 40S

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

Okay in your 40s you are most likely thinking an inch or two above the knee but on rare occasions it is absolutely allowed, especially to those who do not want to hide their legs just yet, to put on a flirty, textured mini and kitten heels to dress it up a bit. Especially when there is no cleavage involved, and the blouse is not fitted. Sexy and elegant.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 50S

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

In your 50s you can pair pumps or heeled sandals with just-above-the knee skirt for a more sophisticated look. Obviously you don't always have to look like a librarian but it is a very flattering look. If you wear loafers or flat shoes you can easily rise your hemline an inch or two above your knees.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 60S

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

In their 60s+ it is safe to say women should stick to clean and simple just above the knee skirts in a conservative solid color or black and white patterns, but I am also a fan of dark florals and tweed pastels. I find that mature women who do go for brighter colors and busier patterns are fearless fashionistas no matter what age.

 

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE CURVY

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

For the more curvy and top-heavy, a bright-colored or single breasted in beige or cream color skirt with a neutral or black shirt creates the proper balance

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE BOTTOM-HEAVY

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

 A fuller-figured woman, especially if she is bottom-heavy, should wear a more A-line skirt and pair it with a simple top, like a button-down shirt or blouse, keeping the colors dark for slimmer silhouette.

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE SLIM-HIPPED

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

A slim-hipped woman should pick a mini with a bit of a flair and pair it with a wispy top, nipped in slightly at the waist to create curves.

Colder Spring Days. Pink Chic: 5 Pink Spring Trends You'll Love!

Yet, another option for colder spring days from our chilly March photo-shoot.

More and more women are mixing destroyed denim jeans with cropped tops, denim shirts and leather biker jackets. You can also cuddle up in an extra soft, oversize turtleneck poncho.  

With Jamie’s look I think we got the balance right. The key to this look are multipurpose items that will give your wardrobe more mileage. And mileage is what most women are looking for anyways. Classic pieces that never go out of style.

Then, lest we forget, there’s the jewelry. Today it’s gold hoops, leather bracelets and watch.

Bag amped with rock & roll details- fringe and studs- turns up the volume on gutsy glamour.

Once again special thanks to our Fashion contributors: photographer John Rounds, his images are beyond reproach, if there is an essence to fashion, he has captured it, and Make-Up Artist Danika Clevenstine who creates gorgeous faces every day.

Jamie is wearing: Earrings: Khole's, Turtleneck Poncho: DKNY, Cropped Top: Topshop, Watch: Kate Spade, Bracelets: Khole's, Belt: J. Crew, Jeans: Hollister, Bag: Steve Madden, Boots: Dolce Vita

Model: Jamie Klein

Make-Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photographer: John Rounds

Stylist: Danuta Byra

PINK CHIC

5 SPRING PINK TRENDS YOU'LL LOVE

1. PINK JEANS

These J.Crew jeans are great-they're fitted and comfy.

2. PINK CASUAL TROUSERS

Pink, heart-print Moschino trousers  paired with hot red Tory Burch tote is the way to have more fun with your clothes. 

3. PINK FRENCH JACQUARD SKIRT

Always dress to feel like a woman. The pink Orlay Kiley skirt is a very eclectic and feminine piece that will make you look and feel beautiful and with deep V-neck lace crop top you'll look glamorous.

4. PINK SHORTS

Need a break from jeans, jeans, jeans? You got it: This pink shorts refreshingly polished look is ladylike and so sexy.

5. PINK HIGH HEEL SHOES

With hot pink Miss KG pumps wear an outfit that hugs your curves.

What are your favorite PINK SPRING CHIC ITEMS?

Hot Neon Yellow. Popular Now: Oversized Cardigans with Floral Lace Bodice Dress and More Spring Trends!

This is the second look from the photo shoot that took place back in March (coldest day of that month, hence the scarf and sweater cape). Once again as an added bonus you get to look at some amazing photography shot by John Rounds.

The shoes by Jessica Simpson will make your legs look impossibly long and are incredibly comfortable.

Last time I forgot to mention that we shot these posts at the Lehigh University. Located in Bethlehem, PA and established in 1865 it is one of the most beautiful college campuses in Pennsylvania. 

I am wearing my favorite accessories of the moment the Prada sunglasses and Rebecca Minkoff’s quilted, leather bag.

 

Looking flawless is the first thing that every girl wants and thanks to Danika Clevenstine this is exactly how I felt about my make-up.

The sleek update for any spring wardrobe: a gold or silver accessories (earrings, bracelets, cuffs) that make a shining statement

I am wearing:  Sunnies: Prada, Earrings: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Sweater Cape: Liz Clairbone, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Blazer: 6397 (old), Dress: 4.collective at Anthropologie, Bracelets: Banana Republic and Palm Beach, Shoes: Jessica Simpson.

Photography by John Rounds

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Hair by Jennie Ciraulo-Oettinger (http://www.acutabovetr.net)

POPULAR NOW

The oversized cardigans and sweaters made news on the fall runways but they can easily take you seamlessly between seasons in style. Popular way to wear them is with Spring-inspired floral, lace bodice dresses that reflect the loveliness of this season.

This satin and suede triple strap sandal in one of the Spring’s hottest hues, fandango pink, is definitely summer and spring appropriate. Popular way to wear the ankle strap sandals is with rolled up high boyfriend jeans, which are an any-season style staple.

A roomy leather tote bag will be the hot handbag style in the months ahead. Popular way to wear is with edgy crepe flower print trousers. This is a great low-maintenance look for vacation, totally stress-free sexy style.

Super skinny jeans are the ultimate spring wear. They’ll keep you looking and feeling cool all season long. Popular way to wear them is with neon high heel sandals. It is a fresh and unexpected way to spice up your look.

This look is smart and casual, the new spring trend for everybody. Flared skirts look great on pretty much everyone. Popular way to wear them is with sexy oversized leather clutches. It is a super glamorous chic with a polished modern attitude style.

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.