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Style Tips: How To Pull Off A Kimono

Very few can dispute the fact that globalization influences everything in our daily lives, and fashion is surely no exception.  From tribal prints originating in Africa, to floral decor reminiscent of the South American jungles and Asian motifs found in both prints and silhouettes, the globe is a living and breathing source of inspiration for fashion designers who go to the most distant corners of the world seeking fresh and new ideas.

Case in point: The Kimono.  This traditional Japanese garment is now a must-have item found in every celeb and fashionista's wardrobe for it's versatility and chic comfort. As an added bonus, it is a wise investment piece as it makes for the perfect layering piece as we transition from warmer to cooler weather. Available in a plethora of fabrics, lengths and finishes here are a few of our style tips on How To Pull Off A Kimono...


No More 9 to 5: How To Keep Your "Work Where" Stylish

With telecommuting becoming more the norm and less the exception, typical work hours are no longer 9 to 5 and a central office is now a once-per-week visit -- if at all.  But despite this new age of the "nomadic worker," it is important to always keep your work attire on point because you never know when that run to Starbucks might also result in a new business venture. The following looks will help keep your "Work Where" appropriate no matter where the job takes you. 


Fall Must-Haves You Can Wear Now

Despite the fact that we are still enjoy summer temperatures (especially here in the south!!), fashion retailers are always thinking ahead and have started to present us with the pre-fall and fall collections. If you are feeling a bit stuck between ultra-flowy, loose pieces and bulky layers, we've got a few must-have items that you can easily integrate into your end-of-summer wardrobe now.


How To Wear Leather Now And Into The New Season

From classic blacks to pastel shades, leather is one of our favorite materials to wear for the transition in seasons. Getting inspiration from the catwalks, celebs, and fashion bloggers alike, we've put together some cool summer-to-fall leather combinations. 


Outfit Inspiration: Summer Concert Series

The last few weeks of summer are filled with a series of concerts offering up the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the remaining hot days of the year. Whether you are gearing up for the lineup at Music Midtown in Atlanta or prepping for a mind blowing experience at the second international edition of TomorrowWorld, get your outfit inspiration from our looks here. 


Summer Style Transition: How to Wear Warm-Weather Dresses Over Cool-Weather Pants

Whether you are ready for it or not, summer is winding down and the new fall season is slowly approaching. Luckily, the newest designer craze is time-appropriate tempting us to mix our warm-weather dresses with cool-weather pants.

Although this mix & match concept is not exactly new (but what fashion trend really is) there are some rules to consider for a truly memorable appearance.


Color Trend Report: Freshen Your Look With Powder Blue

If the pastel trend hasn’t reached your closet yet, this report is for you!! With head-to-toe black as our go-to uniform, we were a bit skeptical at first as well. But these sheer, “powdered” shades will surprise you in the way that they can be used to quietly make a statement.


TOPS 101: When You Have Nothing To Wear...Turn To These 5 Wardrobe Staples

As fun as it is to have the latest designs, in the most extravagant prints, to wear with those must-have golden stilettos, there are moments when you just need to be able to take it back to the basics. So to get you started, we've compiled 5 essential tops that you need in your closet now to save you from these fashion predicaments!!


Style Guide: 3 Ways To Keep Your T-Shirt Chic

We all have one: a favorite, broken in, super cozy, t-shirt that doubles as memorabilia from a crazy concert, family trip, or college days in the dorm. And for most, these precious cotton-fiber pieces rarely make it out in public, reserved for lazy days on the couch, or running quick errands when you hope you won't be seen.

Well we are here to tell you that you no longer needed to hide. Thanks to our fashion advisors and their stylish guidance, here are 3 Ways to Keep Your T-Shirt Chic!! 



The Fashion World Cup - Winning Style Inspiration From Brazil

Although the World Cup may officially be over - Congrats To Germany!! -  we can't seem to get our minds off the beautiful backdrop of the games. Known for its rich culture, food, and the colorful landscape, we find Brazil to be the perfect inspiration to build some unconventional, cool summer outfits!!  .


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