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Outfit of the Week: Jan. 18th

Photo Courtesy of the A Spoonful of Style blog
Photo Courtesy of the A Spoonful of Style blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the A Spoonful of Style blog.  Jade’s outfit is adorable, classy, chic, and stylish!  It’s the perfect casual look for any day of the week!  The contrast of her grey suede boots with her faded blue jeans creates an ultra-chic effect!  We love how she brightened up the look with light colors on top.  The gold watch and black sunglasses give the ensemble an extra bit of flair!  Check out the outfit below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Sweater: Aritzia ($90.00), Jeans: J Brand at Bloomingdales ($99.00), Boots: Stuart Weitzman at Neiman Marcus ($798.00), Bag: Saint Laurent at Net-a-Porter ($2,450), Watch: Michael Kors at Nordstrom ($275.00), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban at Nordstrom ($150.00)

Update your Sweater Style

Tired of the same old sweaters?  The winter can seem long and boring when you don’t have exciting sweaters to refresh your look.  Here are three sweaters that will take your style from drab to fab in two seconds!

  1. This pink Nasty Gal sweater looks great on its own, or layered overtop of your favorite tank tops!  Every so often you need to put your grey or black sweaters aside, and replace them with a fun, pastel sweater.
Photo Courtesy of Nasty Gal
Photo Courtesy of Nasty Gal

2. This plunging V-neck sweater from Urban Outfitters will definitely help revamp your style, giving you a young and feminine look!

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

3. Lastly, it’s time to pull out the fringe!  From fringe bags to fringe shoes, and much more, help yourself stay warm and stylish in this cream fringe poncho from Net-a-Porter.

Photo Courtesy of Net-a-Porter
Photo Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

By: Jaclyn Parker

Handbag Trends for Winter 2015

This Winter season the selection of handbags is fresh, fun, and diverse.  Rima Kh, from fashionisers.com lists the top trends in handbags this season.

Rima mentions that although this season we’ve seen more small and medium sized bags, there are still big bags to choose from in certain designer collections like Ralph Lauren or Moschino.  Messenger bags and shoulder bags were a hit on the runways of some of the top designers, including Marc Jacobs, Versace, and Christian Dior.  These bags are great because their super comfortable and it’s so much more convenient to wear a purse over your shoulders.

Photo Courtesy of Fashioniser.com, click through to original post
Photo Courtesy of Fashioniser.com, click through to original post

If you prefer to hold your handbags by hand instead, your in luck because satchels made a statement this season in beautiful prints and fabrics.  Whether you want snakeskin in a bold color, or an intricate printed design, there’s lots to choose from this season in satchels.

If you’re looking for more of a professional bag to suit your professional look, opt for one of the many briefcase bags we’ve seen this season.  You can find these bags from designers like Roberto Cavalli, Hugo Boss, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Perhaps you want a handbag that is a bit crazier.  Opt for a bag in a neon color.  Like Rima points out, if the sun isn’t shining during the cold, winter days, these bags will give you a little bit of light in your life!  Just be careful matching these bright bags with your outfit.  Try pairing them with a neutral-colored outfit so that your outfit doesn’t become too distracting.

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Next on the list for handbag trends this season are bags with a fringe.  If you’re going for that slightly rugged, Western vibe these bags are the perfect fit.

Photo Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Photo Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, handbags with chains are making quite a splash this season.  My personal favorites are designed by Stella McCartney.  With a myriad of styles, colors, and sizes to suit any taste, these handbags are the perfect choice this season.

What’s your favorite handbag style? Share in the comments below.

By: Jaclyn Parker

Saying “Fur Sure” to Wearing Fur

Wearing fur can be intimidating. Whether it’s real fur or faux fur, here are some tips to get you saying, “Fur sure!” to wearing fur.

Think back: Perhaps you’ve forgotten about a fur item that you already own.  Instead of going all out in a fur coat, opt for an item with a bit of a fur trim like the jacket featured below.

Courtesy of Hollister, Click to original post.
Courtesy of Hollister, Click to original post.

Keep it simple: This will be easy if you already own boots. Do you have any boots with an exterior fur lining? If not, go get yourself a pair! Your feet will thank you for the extra warmth, and it’s a super simple way to rock some fur in your outfit!

Courtesy of UGG Australia, Click to original post.
Courtesy of UGG Australia, Click to original post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fur on top: Don’t catch a cold this winter. Surely you’ll remember to bundle up in layers, but don’t forget about your head! Keep your ears warm and your bedhead covered with a fur hat.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to original post.
Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to original post.

Be bold: While the first three ideas play with fur subtly, you can kick it up a notch with a good fur vest. Be bold and confident! If you don’t think you can pull it off, no one else will believe it either!

Courtesy of Macy's, Click to original post.
Courtesy of Macy’s, Click to original post.

Go for it: Do you want to be a modern-day Cruella? Go for it, girl! You’ll definitely be warm in a full fur coat.

Courtesy of Asos, Click to original post.
Courtesy of Asos, Click to original post.

Whether you want to just experiment with fur or go all out, you’ve got options. Show us your fur-filled outfits on our free fashion app, StyleChat. Share your creations with us on social media using the hashtag #StyleChatMobile!

By: Stephanie Wong

Outfit of the Week: Dec. 22ND

Courtesy of the Fashion Frame blog by Gema, Click to Original Website
Courtesy of the Fashion Frame blog by Gema, Click to Original Website

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look created by Gema on the Fashion Frame blog.  Gema combines neutral colors to create a sophisticated winter outfit.  She pairs color-blocked skinny pants with a white shirt and a neutral coat.  To add extra warmth and style to the look, she throws on a comfy plaid scarf that matches the neutral color palette of the ensemble.  Her high-heeled booties go perfectly with her skinny pants.  She adds a bit of glamour to the look by throwing on a pair of black sunglasses and a black backpack purse.  Check out the image below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created on the StyleChat App.
Created on the StyleChat App.

 

Coat: Macy’s

Shirt: Vince at Neiman Marcus ($95.00)

Pants: Acne Studios at Shopbop ($1,200.00)

Scarf: Kate Spade New York at Shopbop ($128.00)

Boots: Steve Madden ($159.95)

Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana at Nordstrom ($210.00)