Monday, August 29, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Crop Tops

I can't think of any other way to show off your bikini bod other than by showing off a sliver of skin in a crop top. Making a comeback from the 80s, crop tops are au courant by being paired with a high-waisted bottom only revealing that tiniest part of your tummy, giving you that extra bit of coverage. If you don't want to resemble Britney Spears circa 1999, make note of these midriffs dos and donts.
Ban those boring bras and add some color and style to your lingerie collection. These fun items have been worn by Hollywood wonders like Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston, with a high-waisted maxi-skirt and underneath and unbuttoned blouse, bridging the gap between underwear and outerwear. Seen on our favorite stars including Rihanna and Leighton Meester, the bustier crop top is the sexiest way to display your midriff. To keep it from looking like something from the Frederick's of Hollywood, pair your bustier with an ultra-feminine vibe wide-leg trouser that sits barely an inch below the top leaving just enough imagination while keeping your look classy and appropriate. Caught on celebrities channeling their 80s look like Kelly Kapowski, a comfy loose crop tee when completed with a high-waisted jean short and flats successfully creates a very casual afternoon outfit.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Crop a Little Off the Top!

Jordana Brewster, Solange Knowles, Diane Kruger

Jordana Brewster, Solange Knowles (Boxing Kitten) and Diane Kruger

From the Catalogue to the Closet



S - VPL Bra 300x400
The Bra.  VPL's Colourblock Stretch Cotten-Blend Bra in Chartreuse/Grey: $85. Available at net-a-porter.com.

Image 1 of Rare Pom Pom Trim Floral Bustier 
The Bustier.  Rare Pom Pom Trim Floral Bustier: $31.10. Available at Asos.

S - American Apparel Crop Top 300x400
 The Tee.  American Apparel's Loose Crop Tee in American Blue/Navy: $26. Available at American Apparel.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Crocheted Knits

Even though crochet designs may remind you of doilies and blankets . . . cardigans, tops, dresses, even shorts have gotten a chic makeover that has turned into a bona fide trend. Available in a wide variety of styles, patterns and textures, crochet looks are for every woman. While crocheted pieces were thought of as heavy for warmer weather, it is the perfect light-weight style for this in-between temperature. However, layering or utilizing skin-tone undergarments when wearing a crocheted top or dress is important because for the most part, crocheted clothing is see-through. Not a big fan of crocheted clothing? An incredible effortless way to incorporate it, is by adding one or two crocheted accessories to your outfit such as sandals, clutches, necklaces or belts. Personally me, the modern-chic rendition of this style that I would wear would be a cardigan over a basic white tank, light blue bootcut jeans and espadrilles, for necessary coverage and an airy look.


Celebs Seen on the Scene Looped in Crochet Designs!

Ashlee Simpson, Pippa Middleton, Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus

Ashlee Simpson, Pippa Middleton, Kourtney Kardashian and Miley Cyrus

From the Runway to Reality


- PROENZA SCHOULER - VERA WANG - EMILIO PUCCI - JULIEN MACDONALDS -


Thursday, August 25, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Polka Dots in Neutrals

Like stripes, polka dots are a versatile print that are timeless, tasteful and trendsetting. We are all familiar with the retro-vibe that the black and white polka-dots are very highly-known for. Now love 'em in neutral shades of nude and blush tones for a more classic and feminine look. Accessorize your dotted ensemble with bold and bright accessories and transfer this look into your everyday daywear but sporting a dotted blouse instead of a dress. A neutral polka-dotted chiffon blouse tucked into a pair of trousers are absolutely work-appropriate. Switch out the trousers for skinny jeans and you're ready for the weekend.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Connecting the Dots!

Nikki Reed, Katie Cassidy, Busy Phillips

Nikki Reed, Katie Cassidy and Busy Phillips

From the Shopping Malls to Street Styles

Lauren Conrad Olivia Dress with Scarf Wrap in Mauve Polka Dot
Image 1 of TFNC Polka Dot Ruffle Dress

Set the Trend

Style has Connected the Dots

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Collared Dresses

These rounded collars (also known as Peter Pan collars) are a very popular dress detail seen on fashionable celebrities everywhere. From Emma Watson to Emma Roberts this timeless trend is proving itself to be everlasting. It is definitely a desirable ensemble to wear to work or for meeting his parents. Whatever the occasion, Peter Pan collars are perfect for an uptown look. These little numbers are cute and cozy while at the same time, elegant and sophisticated. Transfer the chic collared dress into a traditional blouse that can be worn underneath a pullover sweater or a beaded cardigan. Pull together a well-incorporated look by pairing a collar blouse with a pair of jeans or a flowy skirt. This type of collar adds whimsy to an otherwise ordinary dress. But for a less adorable and more modern spin that will create a look that's a little less youthful, add edgy accessories to your ensemble. Leather clutches, studded jewelry and closed-toe platform pumps should tailor your Peter Pan collared dress or blouse away from being too "cutesy" even in floral prints and bright patterns. 

Celebs Seen on the Scene are Up to Their Necks in Collared Chic!

Naya Rivera, Hailee Steinfeld, Natalie Portman

Naya Rivera (DKNY), Hailee Steinfeld (Miu Miu) and Natalie Portman (Vionnet)

From the Designer to the Inspired

London Collar-ing Dress: $99.99

London Collar-ing Dress

Think of wandering the landmarks and luxe boutiques of London's West End in this darling dress by UK designer, Dahlia.

Fleece Cumpleaños Dress: $84.99

Fleece Cumpleaños Dress

Be adorable in this gathered waist, princess seamed dress with two decorative buttons beneath its lace overlain Peter Pan collar.

Scratch 'n' Style Dress: $54.99

Scratch 'n' Style Dress

Put your boater hat on along with this vintage-inspired, etchy, flirty, bright blush frock. 

With Affection Dress: $99.99

With Affection Dress

Achieve elegance in this beautiful retro- sophisticated white dress by UK-based designer, Dahlia with kitten-heeled Mary Janes and a quilted purse.

Collar Me Beautiful Dress: $79.99

Collar Me Beautiful Dress

 Pair this playful Peter-Pan collar frock perfectly with patent Mary Janes and a knit sweater for a look that's uptown chic.

Boat House Brunch Dress: $159.99

Boat House Brunch Dress

Give off some big city charm in this tailored, tradtional, navy blue, nautical-inspired and darling, double-breasted dress by Dear Creatures when your cohort of fashionable friends chooses to convene by the water.

Undeniable Charisma Dress: $159.99

Undeniable Charisma Dress

Be stylish, confident and unstoppable in this alluring aquamarine dress, created by Canadian designer, Marmalade. With sweet details, like the adorable white bow, sweet collar, double row of brassy buttons down the front and figure-flattering waist tabs, this enchanting frock will surely grab admiration.





Monday, August 22, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Straw Boater Hats

This trend reminds me more of banjo tunes during Dixie days down by the riverboat, but just like the fedora, the boater hat is fashion's current way to top off your ensemble. With the nautical look still being one of the top trends of the season, the boater hat will surely complete your look with a stripe blazer. The boater hat also provides some safe chic. It's wide brim can provide extra protection from the sun's UV rays that we are still feeling in these not-so-hot, not-so-cold, in between temperatures. Choose straw for the remaining of the summertime and transition into wool in the fall for your fabrication of choice. Boater hats can be found in retailers like Urban Outfitters, department stores like Macys and online specialty boutiques. Pair it with neutral colors or bright fresh shades when outfitting with this topper.

Celebs Seen on the Scene Top of Their Style!

Chloe Sevigny, AnnaLynne McCord, Rachel Bilson

Chloë Sevigny, AnnaLynne McCord and Rachel Bilson

Accessorize Your Assets

Sunday, August 21, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Structured Shoulder Bags

So far all year, fashion has been grading slouchy hobo bags as the top trend in handbags. This fall, purses are graduating into a more mature look on style. From now on, carry in your hand or on your shoulder a more sleek and chic bag. Structured purses can highlight your style with more of a tailored taste transforming even your casual daywear into a sophisticated effortless attire. Turn your everyday look up a notch with a structured tote or crossbody bag and exuberate more elegance at night with a clean clutch. For such a streamlined accessory go for a shiny patent leather handbag with a pop of color like red or keep it classic in black or white. Search for details like metal turn-locks and clasps. Go for gloss with a reptilian-embossed print in silver, gray or purple or more down-to-earth with a cognac or ivory satchel. Either way, a structured shoulder bag will add class to your style that's sure to give your look an A+!

Celebs Seen on the Scene Having a Hand on Style!

Alexa Chung, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Lauren Conrad

Alexa Chung, Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen (The Row), and Lauren Conrad (Rebecca Minkoff)

Style from Your Shoulder

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors  Medium Hamilton Top-Handle Tote, Vanilla

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Top-Handle Tote

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors  Hamilton Flap Coinpurse

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Flap Coinpurse

Michael Kors Michael Kors Quinn Rectangular Shoulder Bag, Anthracite

Michael Kors Quinn Rectangular Shoulder Bag

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors  Tilda School Satchel

MICHAEL Michael Kors Tilda School Satchel

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors Julian Small Shoulder Bag, Vanilla

MICAHEL Michael Kors Julian Small Shoulder Bag

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Large Tote, Luggage

MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Tote

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors  Tilda Large Tote

MICHAEL Michael Kors Tilda Tote

MICHAEL Michael Kors MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Small Clutch

MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Clutch



Thursday, August 18, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Cork Platforms

Personally, when I think of corks, I think of opening one of my favorite vintage wines. But apparently as we can see here, cork is spreading from the office to the closet! They are showing up in almost all arenas of the social realm. At your next dinner engagement or yacht party, become well-heeled in a cork platform. And why not? The cork platforms are along the collection of comfortable, versatile footwear that can be worn from day to night, from brunch to happy hour. Whether made of real or synthetic cork, these shoes add height without the weight like other platform shoes. When shopping for your new social accessory, search for a simple strappy shoe with some heel definition. Another asset about the cork platform is that it can be worn with a ruffled-flowy top and shorts or with a embellished cocktail ensemble. It's okay when dressing up to pair your sophisticated look with a cork platform because it acts as an alternative to nude heels. The chunkier. . .the better, if you wanna really embrace this trend!!!

Celebs Seen on the Scene Putting a Cork in it!

Penelope Cruz, Kourtney Kardashian, Emma Watson

Penèlope CruzKourtney Kardashian, and Emma Watson (all wearing Christian Louboutin)

Put Your Fash Foot Forward

Women
Women
Women


Sunday, August 14, 2011

WTF? What's The Fashion? Colored Jeans

Of course every lady has a pair of denim jeans in their closet but the colored jean is "de rigueur" of the year! Colored denim is such a fun trend with so many options for everyone to enjoy whether or not they are feeling bold and bright. For those not completely convinced that a pair of colored jeans are practically essential for the season, test the waters by investing in a light blue skinny. This colored jean is easily to blend with most of the items in your closet. But for the risk takers, green, cobalt or crimson denim add the perfect pop of color to any outfit. Keep your top and accessories subtle to keep the focus on the jeans where it should be without looking like you stepped out of a crayon box. If you decide to wear a printed top other than a solid one in black or white hues, wear one with small prints that will allow you to pull one of the colors to match your colored skinnies. Transition this multi-shaded summer skinny into fall by going from light colors such as pink, blues and yellows to more darker deeper shades like forest, maroon or navy.

Celebs Seen on the Scene having Denim Therapy!

Heidi Klum, Ashley Greene, Hilary Duff

Heidi Klum, Ashley Greene (BLANK Jeans) and Hilary Duff

From the Catalogue to the Closet

Choose from this entire rainbow palette from the Olivia Low-Rise Color Jegging Collection. Grab One, Grab More! Why not? They are each $29.50 when you buy 2 or more (regularly $44.50)!!


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