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Navy Chic: Sailor Style Conquers The Street

One of the main motifs that seems to influence our warm weather style year after year is the nautical theme, and for Spring and Resort 2014 collections, designers did not disappoint giving us plenty of navy-inspired options.

Whether we’re talking about casual wear, sportswear, office or elegant attire, the nautical trend is the way to go when it comes to stylish appearances infused with the perfect dose of retro glam.


Six Summer Suitcase Essentials

As you finalize your Summer travel plans, keep the packing to us with our Six Summer Suitcase Essentials. From Palm Beach to Santorini, these six pieces will have you covered.  


Symphony in White: Luminous Outfits and Styling Rules

Pure white is always on trend for spring, but it is how you choose to wear and combine white pieces that gives your old wardrobe a fresh new vibe.  

We've simplified the process to help you discover the best ways to incorporate this angelic hue into your personal style. Our top picks and suggestions on how to style follows...


From Sporty Cool to Feminine Florals, Your Complete Spring Trends Guide

While trying to mix minimalism with masculine influences, and creating retro feminine looks without ignoring sporty functional sets, the new fashion season may prove to be a bit overwhelming for some. To simplify the process, we've compiled the top 8 trends to keep your eye on, so you can pick and choose the ones which will fulfill your personal style temptations. 


An Affair to Remember - Our Top 3 Denim Picks

Denim fans take a seat (in the front row) as we revel in what may be the biggest comeback of your fave fabric. From Balmain’s Spring '14 collection that brought back pieces typical of the 90’s - the off shoulder dress, the cloche ample skirt, and high-waisted jeans - to Paul & JoeLouis Vuitton and Joseph Altuzzara’s, designers are transforming some of the most common denim pieces into high-end, stylish variations with strong urban influences.


SHOP THE TREND: Festival Fringe

Spring brings us into the most musical time of the year, festival season!! From South by Southwest to Coachella, the best music-making talents will be hitting the stage while their adoring fans will be rocking the best in fashion. Festival fringe will be this year's biggest trend on the music scene, with the hippy-chic trims even gracing the Spring 2014 catwalks.

Get The Look: 5 Glam Grunge Must-Haves

The grunge style of the 90’s came to be in large part due to musical influences. In the world of fashion, it was considered an antistyle, a rebellion that didn’t follow any rules, and it actually managed to overshadow every other trend in clothing, footwear and accessories during the decade.

Fast forward 20 years later, and grunge is once again one of the hottest trends of the season.  But just like any other fad that comes and goes, it must be edited to your personal look and lifestyle. That being said, unless your work allows for a carefree, laid-back style we suggest keeping this one to weekend wear.  

Ready to take on the grunge!? Here are the 5 must-have pieces:  


90's Fashion: Then & Now

“Back in time” has a special meaning in fashion, with trends of decades past almost always reappearing in innovative, surprising and sometimes nostalgic ways. As we look around at the current merchandise in stores and the "Must-Have" items in our favorite fashion magazines, we can't help but think of the whimsical style of the 90's. Printed t-shirts, crop tops and sweaters, high waisted baggy jeans and denim overalls, and even sportswear outside of the gym are all coming back into the spotlight 20 years later!! 

Your Fashion Cure to Spring Fever

End of season sales are just about over, and spring fever has officially set in with new collections now available in stores. As you start reorganizing your wardrobe, don’t rush into getting rid of your winter staples quite yet. Not only is it still chilly in most parts, but many of your fave pieces will also prove handy come the new season.

Pastels were all over the runways for fall/winter, and they are favored for spring as well. Keep your candy pinks, baby blues or lime greens for the coming months.


Trend Report: Radiant Orchid for Spring 2014

There is no brighter hue on our radar than the 2014 Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Read how to color pair this hue to create a look that's either street-style striking, or office-ready subdued. 


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