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Best Dressed at the Oscars 2017

White was the dress color of the night at the 2017 Oscars.  With the sun shining and the dresses light and sparkling, we could almost feel the beauty of Spring approaching.

Chrissy Teigen’s white gown was absolutely flawless.  From the train and low scoop back to the elegant beading and sexy thigh high slit, this gown had “feminine chic” written all over it!  A+ Chrissy Teigen!

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Jessica Biel struck gold with this sparkly long sleeve gold gown.  Many young women were wearing long sleeves at this year’s Oscar’s, proving that the Oscar’s are not just about dressing sexy, but also about looking classy and elegant.

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However, some chose to turn up the heat with thigh high slits and cleavage-bearing V-necks.

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Emma Stone looked absolutely stunning in her very 1920’s flapper inspired gown.  Not only did she look gorgeous from the outside, her very gracious speech while accepting her Oscar proves that she’s lovely on the inside!

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Janelle Monae’s dress became more and more stunning as the night progressed.  It was definitely the most detailed dress of the evening, and she pulled it off beautifully.

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

Naomie Harris wore a simple frock with the most elegant train.  It goes to show that not every gown needs to be detailed to be gorgeous.

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Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Halle Berry looked stunning as always in this intricate one-shoulder gown.

Jordan Strauss / AP
Jordan Strauss / AP

So what was missing? There wasn’t a ton of real bold colors on the red carpet this year.  We saw white, gold, nude, and black, but not a ton of bright colors.

All in all, the fashion at the 2017 Oscars gave us a lot to think about and a lot to love!

By: Jaclyn Parker

 

 

Re-Create Street Style from #FW

 

We’ve sourced two of our fave looks from Fashion Week- and re-created affordable looks just for you! (Using the one and only StyleChat app.) Check out the looks below!

 

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Throw on a graphic sweatshirt over a collared button down for a comfy yet clean and crisp look. A great go-to for layering is the classic leather jacket! Finish off the look with a  blanket scarf for those blustery February mornings.

Jacket: BB Dakota Elias Leather Moto Jacket via Bloomingdales, $350; Sweatshirt Forever21, $20; Collared Shirt H&M, $20; Blanket Scarf H&M, $25

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Try a bright hue and a classic neck tie top for a professional silhouette- but don’t forget a patterned clutch and oversized sunglasses for a bit of funk!

Jacket Eileen Fisher via Bloomingdales, $196; Mango ruffle top, $50; AG Jeans, $198; D&G Sunglasses via Sunglass Hut, $275; MILLY Clutch via Bloomingdales, $450

By: Ashley Cooke

 

Photos via Vogue.com

 

Trends from the 2016 Golden Globe Awards

Didn’t get a chance to watch the 2016 Golden Globe red carpet ceremony? No problem! We’ve got the four hottest fashion trends from the show right here! The dresses on the red carpet were saturated with plunging necklines, sequins, body-hugging silhouettes, and the color white. These four trends were overwhelmingly the hottest styles taking over the red carpet.

Sophia Bush looked classically chic and elegant in an all-black gown and plunging neckline.

Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage
Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage

Olivia Wilde was by far one of the best dressed that night.  Her wine-colored dress combined sequins, a body-hugging silhouette, and a plunging V-neckline to create a very sexy and sophisticated look!

Photo Courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock, Featured on InStyle
Photo Courtesy of Rex/Shutterstock, Featured on InStyle

Last but not least, Alicia Vikander wore a white Louis Vuitton dress that was simply elegant and refreshing.

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Photo via GETTY IMAGES

By: Jaclyn Parker

Best Dressed at the 2015 CMA Awards

Last night your favorite country stars rocked the red carpet at the 49th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville. From plunging necklines to sexy cutouts and structured dresses, the female song artists turned up the heat on the red carpet.

The co-host of the show, Carrie Underwood, looked beautiful in a bright orange gown with a train. While the peplum may not have been the most flattering when paired with a train, the plunging V-neckline made this dress a real winner! Not everyone can pull off orange from head to toe, but Underwood, with her beautiful long blonde hair, made this color look fabulously chic.

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Loccisano, Getty Images; Featured on Taste of Country
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Loccisano, Getty Images; Featured on Taste of Country

Hannah Davis’ big, sparkling wedding ring wasn’t the only thing that shined last night. Her cream dress with a revealing neckline and high leg slit was one of the best gowns that night! That soft, pastel color worked devilishly well with her tanned skin and dark hair.

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Miranda Lambert combined sexy and fun with a sophisticated black dress and her playful blonde and pink hair. Even with the funky hairdo, Lambert’s look was definitely chic.

Photo Courtesy: John Shearer/WireImage
Photo Courtesy: John Shearer/WireImage

The best dress by far was the one worn by Jennifer Nettles. The skirt portion hugged her curves so beautifully from the waist to the knees before gently falling to the floor in a slight flare. The top cutout made the dress sexy and adventurous. If the silhouette wasn’t enough to grab your attention, the soft pastel pink color surely should! Nettles looked like a modern sophisticated princess. We can only hope that designers and product developers take note of this dress, and we see similar styles in store this spring!

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Loccisano, Getty Images; Featured on Taste of Country
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Loccisano, Getty Images; Featured on Taste of Country

Perhaps you’re already starting to think about the dresses you’ll wear this holiday season. Hopefully these lovely styles will be a source of inspiration. Will you dress bright and bold like Underwood, soft and feminine like Davis, classic and chic like Lambert, or ultra-feminine like Nettles? The choice is yours; check out the StyleChat app to shop for all your dresses this season!

By: Jaclyn Parker

The Hottest Trends from Milan Fashion Week

Looking for a little style inspiration? The 2015 Spring/Summer Milan fashion week impressed us with bold colors, feminine designs, sleek cutouts, and slinky silhouettes. Fashionista.com points out some of the hottest trends we saw that week. First, we took a ride on the softer side with designers from Roberto Cavalli to Gucci, featuring sheer ruffled dresses in feminine pastel colors.

Francesco Scognamiglio, No. 21, Roberto Cavalli, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Gucci Courtesy of Fashionista.com
Francesco Scognamiglio, No. 21, Roberto Cavalli, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Gucci
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The Milan runway shows featured colors all over the spectrum: from soft and pastel to dark and bold. Green was a standout color being featured by many designers including Prada, Marni, and more. From army matte greens to shiny metallic aqua greens, this color was all over the runways in fun and refreshing ways!

Versace, Prada, Marni, Sergei Grinko, and Ermanno Scervino Courtesy of Fashionista.com
Versace, Prada, Marni, Sergei Grinko, and Ermanno Scervino
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Many of the runway shows turned up the heat with dresses and blazers featuring side-midriff cutouts. While we’ve seen cutouts a lot in the past couple of years, these outfits featured cutouts in a whole new way, making us rethink our standard blazers.

Fendi, Emporio Armani, DSquared2, Laura Biagiotti, and John Richmond Courtesy of Fashionista.com
Fendi, Emporio Armani, DSquared2, Laura Biagiotti, and John Richmond
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Last but not least, the runways featured looks with shimmering metallic silver, sometimes from head to toe! While I couldn’t imagine sporting a pair of shiny silver stretch pants, the silver dresses would be a cool, sexy alternative to your typical little black dress look.

Costume National, Aquilano.Rimondi, Philipp Plein, Iceberg, and Genny Courtesy of Fashionista.com
Costume National, Aquilano.Rimondi, Philipp Plein, Iceberg, and Genny
Courtesy of Fashionista.com

Hopefully these four hot trends will give you some inspiration to try wearing something new, something bold, or something refreshing! What was your favorite trend from the Spring/Summer Milan fashion week?

By: Jaclyn Parker

The Most Daring Looks were the Best at the 2015 Emmys

Some people look forward to award shows for the awards, some on the other hand, look forward to them because of the red carpet fashion! While many stars played their dress choice safe, others took risks with crazy patterns, wild textures, and fun silhouettes. Cosmopolitan.com counts down some of the best and most exciting looks seen at the Emmys this year.

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Kerry Washington looked powerful and chic in her silver Marc Jacobs dress. The mix of sheer with sequins gives this dress a playful texture. The low V-neck combined with the accentuated shoulders and hemline added the perfect touch of glam to her look. She didn’t need any other accessory to complete her ensemble; the dress was stunning enough on its own!

Getty Image, Featured on Cosmopolitan.com
Getty Image, Featured on Cosmopolitan.com

Next on our list of best-dressed women at the Emmy’s is Ellie Kemper. Her floor-length gown stood out with a beautiful multi-colored pattern. While not everyone can pull off a busy-patterned dress from head to toe, Ellie showed us that it is possible! The gathering of darker colors at the bottom of the gown made this dress even more intriguing and aesthetically pleasing!

Getty Image, Featured on Cosmopolitan.com
Getty Image, Featured on Cosmopolitan.com

What I love to see most on the red carpet is a dress that breaks the norm! Joanna Newsom pulled this off in a daring and beautiful structured pink strapless gown. The mix of smooth and pleated textures, as well as the fun, feminine design in the front, surely made me stop and stare! She certainly got major points for wearing such an original dress!

Getty Image, Featured on Cosmopolitan.com
Getty Image, Featured on Cosmopolitan.com

Last but not least, Jaimie Alexander looked magnificently futuristic in this multicolored long-sleeve floor-length gown. While the cut and silhouette are very simple, the dress gets its flavor from the repetitive pattern of bold colors from head to toe.

After seeing these red carpet looks, we can guess that sequined textures, bold patterns, and simple silhouettes will be all the rage next season. These wild looks remind us that taking fashion risks can lead to huge success when done right!

What was your favorite dress of the night?

By: Jaclyn Parker

The Hottest Handbags you Need Right Now

Finding the perfect handbag is like finding the perfect man. Okay, perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but we’re not lying when we say that this season’s handbags will bring you a lot of happiness!

We’re starting off with red hot handbags. This shiny, red leather Coach shoulder bag will give your look the perfect splash of color!

Photo Courtesy of Bloomingdales ($495.00)
Photo Courtesy of Bloomingdales ($495.00)

An article on fashionisers.com breaks down the hottest handbag trends we’ll see this season. From 70’s fringe to reptile skin, handbags are getting bigger and bolder. Designers, such as Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Lanvin are bringing bold colored skins into their handbag collection.

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

After sexy new fabrics we then jump into a hot new shape: squared and boxy. Imagine your suitcase and briefcase are combined into one small handbag with a bright color and a chic little handle. Give your slouchy shoulder bags a rest, and try-out these hot new structured handbags!

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

If square handbags aren’t crazy enough for you, the next trend on the list might be perfect! Keep your eye out for handbags with funky geometric shapes! These wild shapes are mixed with bold colors to create beautiful statement pieces that will add flavor to any look!

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

Since we’re now welcoming the fall season, it’s time to envelop ourselves in all the luxurious fabrics this season brings, including suede! Try suede in any color, from bright blue to neutral beiges, suede handbags will help transition your look from summer to fall.

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

What handbag will you sport this season? Check out the StyleChat app to browse and buy all of your favorite bags!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Trend Report: Resort 2016 is all about Florals

The resort 2016 collections are in, and they are absolutely gorgeous! After leafing through hundreds of images on Style.com, we noticed the overflow of tropical and floral colors, prints and patterns. It looks like flora and fauna fashion are hot right now, so we want to show you how you can get the same botanical couture looks for less!

Fendi 2016 Resort:

Fashion Artwork courtesy of Miss Moss
Fashion Artwork Courtesy of the Miss Moss Blog

Get the look on a budget!

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Top: Asos ($19.69), Skirt: The Limited ($42.99), Sandals: Topshop ($60.51)

Gucci 2016 Resort:

Fashion Artwork courtesy Miss Moss’s Blog
Fashion Artwork Courtesy of the Miss Moss Blog

Like this look?  Here’s how you can get it!

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Dress: Genuine People ($29.99), Shoes: Urban Outfitters (90.00), Hair Clip: Nordstrom ($28.00)

Oscar De La Renta 2016 Resort:

Fashion Artwork Courtesy of Miss Moss
Fashion Artwork Courtesy of the Miss Moss Blog
Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Dress: House of Fraser ($92.95), Belt: Amazon ($12.99), Shoes: Madden Girl at Nordstrom, ($44.25) Earrings: Nordstrom ($38.00)

By: Sarayu Krishna

The Most Stunning Looks from the 2015 Met Gala

This past weekend we saw some of the most stunning dresses hit the red carpet at the annual Met Gala, which is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It is a night when Hollywood’s A-list stars come together to celebrate fashion at the grand opening of the Institute’s fashion exhibit. In a Forbes article, Vanna Le highlights the hottest looks and two of the main color trends from the night: red and gold.

Anna Wintour, Reese Witherspoon, Amal Clooney, and Vanessa Hudgens are just a few of the celebrities that looked dazzling in red. Amal Clooney’s Maison Margiela gown was by far a favorite! The layers and layers of over-the-top ruffles made her look as if she was floating across the red carpet.

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Photo Cred: Timothy A. Clary via Getty Images, Featured by the Huffington Post, Click to Original Article.

Reese Witherspoon took the opposite approach with a very smooth and sleek red strapless dress with sky-high slits in the front. She wore the most stunning diamond collar necklace and ravishing red satin sandals. Reese turned to a classic and elegant red look, and made it modern and sexy.

Photo Cred: Larry Busacca via Getty Images, Featured by the Huffington Post, Click to Original Article.
Photo Cred: Larry Busacca via Getty Images, Featured by the Huffington Post, Click to Original Article.

Kate Hudson stole the limelight in a sparkling, body-hugging Michael Kors gown. Her hair was tied back in an elegant bun, letting all the attention stay focused on the dress. The small yet elegant train made the gown even more glamorous!

Courtesy of Elle.com, Click to Original Source.
Courtesy of Elle.com, Click to Original Source.

Last but not least, Rihanna looked absolutely royal in a cape gown designed by Guo Pei. The train was so long she almost needed the red carpet to herself! The embroidered satin dress with fur trims combined with her golden headpiece was certainly enough to capture everyone’s attention.

Photo Cred: Larry Busacca via Getty Images, Featured by the Huffington Post, Click to Original Article.
Photo Cred: Larry Busacca via Getty Images, Featured by the Huffington Post, Click to Original Article.

The Met Gala is the perfect occasion to bring out the most over-the-top gowns. While some stars went for a classic glamorous look, others were bold and daring! Which gown was your favorite?

By: Jaclyn Parker

New York Fashion Week Trends you Can Incorporate into your Look Now

We saw a ton of warm turtleneck looks at the 2015 New York Fashion Week Fall runway shows.  We also saw a lot of layered looks.  An article by Julee Wilson in the Huffington Post tells us how we can make our clothes work overtime in any season by experimenting with layering.

Take a spring or summer dress, for instance, add a turtleneck underneath, and you’re all set for fall or winter. The picture below features a Banana Republic hot pink dress with a simple and classy grey turtleneck underneath it.  Feel free to wear your bright summery-colored garments in the winter when you add a warm neutral-colored garment into the mix.

Jemal Countess via Getty Images
Jemal Countess via Getty Images

Jill Stuart’s New York Fashion week runway show featured a look with a frilly, multicolored sleeveless dress and a long-sleeve turtleneck underneath it.  The thick black belt around the waist added an extra chicness that made the look extra stylish.

Courtesy of Getty Images
Courtesy of Getty Images

For an extra sexy look, try pairing a multi-colored dress with a sheer black turtleneck like in the image featured below from the Misha Nonoo runway show.  Again we see that a wide black belt can add an extra splash of style to any dressy look.

Courtesy of Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images
Courtesy of Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images

There are so many ways to make all the items in your closet more versatile.  The New York Fashion Week runway shows give us great looks to act as inspiration for our style choices.

Check out the StyleChat app to search for the hottest spring dresses to wear any time of the year.  What’s your favorite layering style trick?  Share in the comments below.

By: Jaclyn Parker