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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

Rock your Denim like a Star this Fall

Some days we can spend an hour in our closets figuring out what to wear, which denim color, which top, which pair of shoes, which pair of earrings, the list goes on and on. Some days however, we want our trusted jeans to come to our rescue; we want to be able to slide on our favorite pair in two seconds and look incredible. So which jeans should we choose?

An article featured on WhoWhatWear consults some of the best fashion experts to get their take on their most reliable pairs of jeans, and trust me you’re going to love the results!

First off, we have light-wash skinny jeans with rips on the knees. The light blue wash with the rips will give you a casual look that you’ll love! Pair them with your favorite t-shirt or a button-down shirt, and you’ll have an outfit that will keep you cute and comfortable whether you’re sitting in class or running to the grocery store! Not sure where to find a stylish pair of jeans like this? Check out Nordstrom’s Joe’s jeans featured below! They even give you a slight bit of fading to make you look très chic!

Joe’s at Nordstrom ($179.00)
Joe’s at Nordstrom ($179.00)

Next denim obsession on the list is a pair of high-waisted black jeans designed by AG. These fitted cotton jeans will give you that perfect fall look. It’s time to transition from your summer white jeans into a pair of bold black jeans! The high waist will keep you comfortable so that you’re not constantly pulling up your jeans every time you sit! Pair these jeans with a sweater for a comfy night in, or with a dressy top and chunky jewelry for a night out with friends!

AG Jeans ($225.00)
AG Jeans ($225.00)

Last but not least, we have a style of denim jeans that are one of my personal favorites: boyfriend jeans. Some people may associate boyfriend jeans with really baggy jeans, but that doesn’t have to be the case! The best boyfriend jeans are the ones that are relaxed, skinny jeans, meaning they follow the curves of your body without conforming too tightly to your leg. The relaxed fit gives you the perfect relaxed look for you to enjoy! It’s time to be stylish and comfortable at the same time.

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Photo Courtesy of WhoWhatWear

Check out the StyleChat app; it’ll make shopping for jeans and styling your look way more fun!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Ride on the Wild Side with the Trendiest Sunglasses this Season

We all search for that perfect pair of sunglasses that will suit our face shape, give us star quality, and keep our eyes protected. This season’s trendiest sunglasses beg us to take a ride on the wild side while we experiment with bold colors and bold shapes. Inspired by the mod ‘60s, we’re seeing an outpour of sunglasses that have taken the cat-eye shape to the next level!

These bold navy sunglasses from Le Spec, will give you an old school intensity that will have everyone turning their heads to look at you!

Le Specs ($119.00), Featured on The Zoe Report
Le Specs ($119.00), Featured on The Zoe Report

Step into the limelight with these hot red Kate Spade sunglasses. The color’s bold, but the shape is less severe or dramatic.

Kate Spade New York at Neiman Marcus ($170.00)
Kate Spade New York at Neiman Marcus ($170.00)

Ready to experiment with a bright lens color? These sunglasses with a white frame and a fiery yellow lens will have people staring from miles away!

Anna-Karin Karlsson at Neiman Marcus ($690.00)
Anna-Karin Karlsson at Neiman Marcus ($690.00)

Are these bold styles just a little too over the top for you? Have no fear because there are subtle cat-eye sunglasses that will give you just the right amount of style and comfort without taking you too far out of your comfort zone.

These black sunglasses have a subtle cat-eye shape, a simple light-colored lens, and a delicate thin frame.

MARC by Marc Jacobs at Neiman Marcus ($120.00)
MARC by Marc Jacobs at Neiman Marcus ($120.00)

No matter which style you choose, rock it with confidence! Pair your favorite bold sunglasses with your hottest skinny jeans and a t-shirt, and you’ll steal the spotlight wherever you go!

Download the StyleChat app to see a variety of looks styled with the trendiest sunglasses this season!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Stock up on the Hottest Leather Finds this Fall

Before we know it we’ll be packing away our summer hats, sandals, and dresses, and replacing them with hot new fall merchandise. It’s time to pack away the light fabrics and substitute them with leather. From shoes to bags, and much more, Elle.com gives us some examples of leather items that won’t break your budget!

First on the list is a pair of leather flats that would look cute with anything from a dress to a pair of jeans. Whether you’re going to work or going to school, these comfy leather flats will keep your feet at ease all day!

Cosstores.com ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com
Cosstores.com ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com

If you’re looking for shoes that are a bit fancier this fall, perhaps it’s time to slip on a pair of black leather sling back high heels with a touch of fringe!

H&M ($70.00), Featured on Elle.com
H&M ($70.00), Featured on Elle.com

These moderately priced H&M sandals can be dressed up with a skirt and top, or played down with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a warm sweater for fall. Despite your outfit choice, these fringe sandals will keep you on trend!

Next on the list, we have a leather clutch that stands out with a vibrant bold bright pink color! This cute lip-shaped clutch could be a coin purse by day and a clutch by night!

Luisaviaroma.com ($122.00), Featured on Elle.com
Luisaviaroma.com ($122.00), Featured on Elle.com

Accenting with leather accessories can be a great way to ease yourself into fall season fashion. This white leather Nixon watch is feminine and chic, and will add intrigue to any outfit. Pair it with a white or beige leather clutch for the perfect matching look.

Nixon ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com
Nixon ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com

Last but not least, it’s time to think about your jewelry choice. This simple leather bead necklace would work with great with a pair of a jeans and your favorite t-shirt or fall sweater. It’s simple, chic, and perfect for fall!

Chan Luu at Shopbop ($105.00), Featured on Elle.com
Chan Luu at Shopbop ($105.00), Featured on Elle.com

Incorporating leather into your look should be a breeze with the wide variety of leather products hitting stores this fall. From shoes, to handbags, watches, jewelry, and more, the possibilities are endless! What’s your favorite leather accessory?

By: Jaclyn Parker

Back to Basics: How to Style your White T-shirt

Some days we look for crazy, colorful tops to add some cheerfulness to our look, but other times we want that simple and comfortable, easy to match white t-shirt. A white t-shirt does not have to be boring. Some of the hottest celebrities are using their white t-shirts as a fashionable staple. An article on WhoWhatWear gives us examples of ways we can turn our basic white tees into versatile, stylish statements.

Get a sleek, sophisticated look by pairing your white t-shirt with white pants, a white trench coat, and neutral-colored accessories. Get the most out of all your white clothing while summer lasts!

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Photo Courtesy of GG/Fameflynet pictures, Featured on WhoWhatWear

Want to make your white t-shirt a bit more edgy? Pair it with your favorite moto-jacket and a chic black skirt like Jessica Alba did in the picture below.

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Photo Courtesy of INFphoto.com, Featured on WhoWhatWear

If you’re going for a more laid back look, you can’t go wrong with pairing your white t-shirt with a pair of ripped skinny or boyfriend jeans, and a pair of statement high heels. The jeans keep the look relaxed while the heels give it a feminine, stylish touch. In the summer, wear your favorite pair of open-toe strappy sandals and in the winter, rock your hottest colored booties.

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Photo Courtesy of Splash News, Featured on WhoWhatWear

For a more professional and put-together look, pair your white t-shirt with a blazer and skinny jeans. Make the look fancier with cool bangles, a pair of chandelier earrings, and a pair of round, oversized sunglasses.

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Photo Courtesy of KHAPGGSplash News, Featured on WhoWhatWear

Last but not least, Chrissy Teigen looks delightfully sophisticated and professional in a white t-shirt that she’s tucked into a pair of skinny jeans. Her kimono jacket and stiletto white pumps give her look an extra touch of maturity and poise.

Photo Courtesy of XPX/Star Max/GC Images, Featured on WhoWhatWear
Photo Courtesy of XPX/Star Max/GC Images, Featured on WhoWhatWear

Hopefully all of these looks have inspired you to have fun styling your white t-shirts! We want to see your style creations. Follow us on Instagram and share your white t-shirt looks with us!

By: Jaclyn Parker

The Effects of Fast-Fashion on our Retail Industry

A recent Forbes article dissects the consequences of fast fashion retailers on the retail market. In a world where everyone strives for better, quicker, newer, cheaper, more efficient, and more innovative, we’re left with the scintillating question: why pay $350.00 for something we can get for $25.00?

Photo Courtesy of Cameron Spencer/Getty Images, Featured on Business Insider
Photo Courtesy of Cameron Spencer/Getty Images, Featured on Business Insider

Fast-fashion is generally aimed at teens and young adults because this age range often includes unemployed, starving students who can’t afford expensive clothing. It also encompasses a time when young women want all the latest and greatest trends. While having a closet filled with designer goods may be great, it’s not always realistic! Fast-fashion gives women the opportunity to wear the latest trends without the cost that comes with buying high quality items with designer names attached.

When hunting for a good deal, a person is faced with two options. They can either go to a mid to luxury store and search through a random sale rack, or go to a fast-fashion store where almost every item is in the affordable range. Have you ever gone into a luxury store and fallen in love with an item just before flipping the tag around to see that it costs a thousand dollars? Remember that sinking feeling in your heart when you realized you had to walk out of the store without the item of your dreams? We’ve all been there. Fast-fashion retailers offer the most popular remedy for this crisis.

Walk into Zara and you’ll see the hottest trends and looks from the latest runway shows. The turnover for fast-fashion stores is incredible. My favorite part is walking into the same store two to three weeks later and seeing a whole new collection of merchandise! Having fresh options is key. This is definitely where fast-fashion retailers excel.

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What’s your opinion on fast-fashion? Would you rather buy less and buy high quality designer labels, or buy more items more often and sacrifice quality? We’d love to hear about your shopping strategies; share with us in the comments!

By: Jaclyn Parker