Favorite Spring Trend I have two spring favorite trends, one being pastels and other being boyfriend jeans. Pastels basically are what spring is to me and pairing it with boyfriend jeans is the perfect combination. I love the soft hues of pastels and with my lighter skin, it pairs well for me.
Stripes or Florals? AH I love stripes and florals equally but right now I am definitely leaning towards stripes since you can really wear them season after season.
Style Inspirations I get my style inspiration from tons of places but a big one is fellow style bloggers who’s style is similar to mine. I love reading fashion magazines and taking the runway trends and making them realistic for my budget.
Leather, leather, leather! This luxe trend is everywhere, but what is the most stylish and original way to wear it? Fashion bloggers and power Poshers – Tracy of The Right Shoes Blog and Jackie of Living After Midnite – answers all our questions about this popular trend for winter (and every other season).
If you can’t get enough of these leather ladies’ style tips, check out their host picks tonight at our Downtown Chic Posh Party!
1. What 3 closet staples are must-haves for a city gal?
Chic flats, a nice leather bag and an assortment of jackets and coats!
2. How can you wear leather in a flirty and feminine way?
I like wearing leather accents and featuring only one leather piece in an outfit. Keep it simple and dress it up with some pearls or a pop of color.
3. Leather leggings or moto jacket and why?
Moto jacket for sure – you can wear it all year long (leather leggings don’t get along with summer too well)!Check out Tracy’s wish list leather items on Poshmark: Leather vest: $16 / Leather skirt: $25 Retail $125 / Leather boots: $200 Retail $350
1. How would you describe your personal style?
I’ve had this question come up MULTIPLE times, and I never quite know how to answer it. The only word that seems to describe it is eclectic – “deriving ideas, style or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.” I’m attracted to SO many different stylesm and I try to incorporate them all into my looks and making them my own. I love pulling from different ideas, adding unexpected touches, and I’m never afraid to try new trends. So I think the only way to describe my personal style is eclectic and ever-changing!
2. If you could shop any celebrities closet who would it be and why?
That’s SUCH a hard question, but it would have to be Olivia Palermo! Everything (and I mean everything) she wears is just perfect! Also, I’ve been obsessing over everything Jessica Alba wears lately! Her street style is just awesome!
3. What is the a creative way to wear leather without resorting to a moto jacket?
Whatever the weather (Polar Vortex or not), these fashion and beauty bloggers – Jen of House of Jeffers and Suma of The Fashion Beauty Junkie – know how to make their personal style shine through. For this week’s Trending, find out what accessories these winter-nistas must have and how they prevent their personal style from hibernating this season.
How do you stay true to your personal style while dressing for the winter?
The cold can definitely put a damper on my style sometimes. I love to wear dresses and skirts, but when it’s 4 degrees outside, I have to make practical style decisions. No matter what time of year it is, I always like to maintain a mixture of super feminine pieces with a little rock n’ roll edge. I love the mixture of hard and soft when it comes to pairing prints and pieces, and I opt to wear a lot of wedges, printed/colored denim, and of course, sweaters. Color is key in the winter – the weather can be awfully dreary at times.
What winter accessory can’t you live without and why?
I need to have leather – a coat, pants, shoes. My favorite purchase this year has been this leather and wool jacket I bought at Forever 21. It has a motorcycle element to it, but the wool makes it a true winter coat.
What’s the most important thing you look for when shopping for a coat?
When shopping for the perfect winter outerwear, I want a coat that not only keeps me warm, but to stand alone outside of what I’m wearing underneath. I know I’ve found the right one when I try it on and feel like I can wear it with a pair of jeans… and feel dressed up. I’m drawn to coats that have a formal wear aspect to them, especially the hardware (like double breasted coats).
Who is your cold weather style inspiration?
Without a doubt, Alexa Chung is my favorite fashion muse – any season. She has a way of conveying her personality with fashion that is just… inspiring. Besides, she’s British… Can you blame me for admiring a well-dressed Brit?
What is your take on wearing heels in the winter? Yay or nay – and also, why?
Heels during the winter are a total YAY! I think heels are perfect for any season to be truly honest. It can dress up any outfit and put a feminine touch to your look.
Does your personal style change from season to season? If so, how?
I stay pretty consistent with my personal style. I love the cold weather months more than the sunnier seasons because it allows me to layer, layer, layer!
What winter accessory can’t you live without?
I can’t live without my scarfs, hats and gloves. Being that I am from NYC, it gets pretty cold – sometimes people don’t get to see what I’m actually wearing so I dress up my coat with fun hats, scarfs and funky gloves!
What are your top three blizzard-proof beauty products you can’t live without?
It’s so hard to pick only three, but I can’t live without:
– L’oreal Voluminous Mascara (Even when I’m not wearing makeup, I always have mascara on)
– Boscia Daily Hydration Moisturizer (You should ALWAYS moisturize your skin, especially during the winter)
Don’t know what to get your fashionable loved ones for the holidays this year? With our new feature for iOS and on the Web (don’t worry Android is coming soon!)- Showrooms – finding the perfect gift is made even easier. Check out the main page for the entire list of showrooms, or our fave winter essentials like J. Crew Sweaters to Chunky Knit Scarves.
Here are some great gift ideas from the following Showrooms:
This week our Community Team selects chic favorites that would be perfect to take on a summer getaway. Tropical beach vacations, sunny festival weekends, fun-filled days and warm nights with your girlfriends— Angela and Gloria give you options for wherever your summer may take you.
1. Blue High Low Dress – $62
This bright blue dress is such an eye-catcher! The flow of the dress would be perfect for a romantic nighttime stroll on a beach somewhere warm and tropical.
2. Printed Shorts – $20
These playful, printed shorts remind me of a fun day with the girls. Brunch, shopping, you name it!
3. Vogue Sunglasses – $85 retail $110 I love these sunglasses for any vacation or beach day this summer -especially after a late night out with friends. Can’t go wrong with a big frame and a pop of color!
4. ‘Hello’ Crop Top – $10
What a conversation piece! You’ll be meeting people instantly with this fun and inviting crop top at all the summer festivals!
There’s something about a crisp white piece that makes me think of being on a summer getaway. White is incredibly flattering and will make your skin look extra tan while you’re in the sun. These asymmetrical lines are also so on trend; definitely a summertime staple!
As someone who loves jewelry, but wears it minimally on a day to day basis, I love to go all out when I’m on vacation or on a getaway. This chic bauble bar necklace would add a dash of glamour to any outfit!