What they are: Sigerson Morrison Melania Heeled Sandals
Why we love them: Metallic stitching lends a glamorous edge to these velvety suede heels.
Wear them with: An Equipment blouse and GOLDSIGN jeans.
Difficult as it seems to pull off, print mixing looks super chic when done skillfully. Style director Elle breaks down the basics of the trend for those who want to play it safe and those prepared to be bold.
For a fail-safe combination, start with stripes. They will take on a neutral role as you add a floral or animal print. Dare to try two florals? The rule of thumb is to make sure the base colors (in this case, white) and the feel of the florals (watercolor) are the same.
Polka dots function similarly to stripes as an outfit anchor. As long as the feel and cut of the fabrics are the same, graphic prints with florals always work together. For more advanced print mixers, matching separates are huge right now. Stripes on stripes are not for the fainthearted, but if you stick to the same designer you can’t go wrong.
Another round of freezing cold temperatures is headed this way, meaning there is no natural cure coming for my bout of spring fever. So I’m turning to the internet—for medicinal purposes only, of course. Here’s hoping this tropical inspiration helps all of us get through the impending cold snap.
An essential for mentally transporting yourself to warmer climes, is a proper beach drink. Any one of National Geographic’s top ten will melt away the winter blues. (Try two or three and you might even be able to hear the ocean.)
Drink in hand, click through CNN’s slideshow of the 100 best beaches in the world. The images alone are enough to warm you up.
No “trip” to the tropics would be complete without an island-ready playlist. Press play, crank up the heat, and sip your cocktail while you put winter on hold.
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Don’t be mistaken, we’re willing to pay for our fashion, but when a find comes along that’s cool, forward, and under $200, it makes our style-loving hearts skip a beat. In this weekly feature, we’ll highlight some of the best style steals on the pages of Shopbop.com.
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If you are getting married between December and April in a place that doesn’t rhyme with “Malifornia” or “Fawaii,” there is a strong chance that the slinky slips of fabric usually worn over wedding dresses just won’t cut the cake. Never fear! There’s no need to sacrifice any limbs to frostbite to look fabulous on your big day. I’ve put together some chic options to wrap up in during the ceremony-to-reception dash. The best thing is, you’ll be able to work these pieces into your winter wardrobe after the rice and confetti has been swept away.
Fur is a very seasonable, cozy option. It creates elegant texture and sumptuous warmth.
An oversized tuxedo jacket in a complementary color is an unexpected twist on formal wear, lending that certain je ne sais quoi to your ensemble.
A buttery leather bomber jacket is a chic and modern alternative to a wrap.
What it is: Equipment Slim Signature Blouse with Contrast Collar
Why we love it: Equipment’s classic cut in a cheery floral print offers a smooth transition from winter to spring.
Wear it with: Acne jeans and Alexander Wang sandals.
I can think of few things I appreciate more this time of year than my warm and cozy lounge clothes. When the temperatures dip, there's nothing like snuggling up inside for a movie marathon or a great fireside conversation. My go-to pieces are always cute fashion sweatpants, a super-soft tee, and a really warm, oversized cardigan. I also love to add a cool beanie and cute patterned socks. Who says a gal shouldn't feel pretty and fashionable when she's curled up with a bestseller?
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