Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How To Rock: The Tunic Tank

Have a tunic tank but not sure how to wear it in a season appropriate way? If so, then check out Jupe's ideas on 3 ways to take this warm weather piece into winter in style!

For date night
You will want to feel confident and look your hottest, so tuck it into a fitted silky skirt, high booties or heels, and a matching jacket for warmth until you reach your destination--keep your legs bare and add some jewelry to make your look pop.

For the office
Layer the tunic over a fitted tank, closed toed heels or boots, and black tights to maintain professionalism. Don a blazer on top of it all for a complete, sophisticated look. Sport a wristwatch and studs as accessories.

For a night out on the town
As you will undoubtedly be dancing, you will want to avoid layers to stay cool. Keep it simple with basic black tights and high yet comfortable heels. Pile on bangles and statement earrings for extra shine.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Trend Alert: Craving the Cowl Neck

It seems that everywhere you look this season, the cowl neck is making a debut--and for good reasons. It allows for an easy, chic and sophisticated look without fuss, provides warmth and most importantly comfort. In addition, it's an uber versatile piece, as it can be worn with denim, leggings, or tights. In other words, it's a "must add" to your winter wardrobe!

Check out how your fav celeb/fashionistas are wearing them-->

Glee's Lea Michele
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Kim Kardashian
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Hilary Duff
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Victoria Beckham
Photo Credits: VictoriaBeckhamStyle

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Trend Alert: The Maxi Skirt

Want to incorporate a chic, trendy new piece into your wardrobe? Then it's time to purchase the maxi skirt! This long little number is your new best friend for several reasons:

1) it can be worn by simply throwing on a tee, oxford, moto jacket, blazer, or sweater on top
2) it packs wrinkle free and can be thrown on quickly for an elegant look
3) it is comfortable and warm--and a perfect choice when you don't feel like shaving your legs!

As always, glean some fashionista inspiration-->

Photo Credits: ThinkThruFashion

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Photo Credits: Joli Oslo

Monday, December 20, 2010

Trend Alert: A Pop of Red

Adding a touch of bright red to your look is the latest trend for the season. Whether it's in the form of a purse, heel, pant, or other accessory, a red hued piece provides a chic way to spruce up your ensemble and make sure all eyes are on you.

Tips on how to wear-->

Pair a red clutch with a shimmery textured frock for added contrast
Photo Credits: Posh24

Add a twist to the nautical look by mixing red with black and white stripes
Photo Credits: StyleScrapbook

A combination of red and tan looks classic and sophisticated
Photo Credits: LovelyLittleSin

Red shoes take an ensemble from blah to bold--
tip: keep the rest of your outfit neutral
Photo Credits: TheBlondeSalad.com

Try red with patterned pieces for a boho look
Photo Credits: TheSartorialist

Leopard print and red together look flirty and fun
Photo Credits: StarandStyle

Jupe's amazing clutch by Urban Expressions--sure to jazz up any look

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How To Rock: Fab Holiday Fashions!

Want to look killer for the holidays? It's easy--just add some sparkle or shine to your ensemble. Embellishment is key this season, and by integrating it into your look you are sure to look chic and festive at the same time. Here are a few tips to get you through the season in style:

Try adding feathers to your look--it is a fun way to mix it up

Mix patterns and textures to add interest

Choose a piece that speaks for itself--this eliminates hassle, as you
only have to add minimal accessories, tights, and heels to complete your look

Tone down an embellished top by pairing it with a simple black skirt

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wise Words from Roberto Cavalli

A wonderful girl ... her personality and energy are
part of her style. Her body is beautiful, very
feminine. I love to dress women like her.”
--Roberto Cavalli


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trend Alert: The Cargo Pant

If you have been living with your head in the clouds this season, here's a heads up: the cargo pant is tres hot--translation: it's a must-have item for your fall/winter wardrobe. Literally everyone is wearing them. Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Ri Ri, and Hilary Duff just to name a few.

Photo credits: LadyandtheBlog

How, you ask, should you wear the cargo pant? That's easy! Basically with anything you would pair with denim. Try with an oversized knit or tee, blazer, cardigan, or long tank.

Where do you buy them? Well just throwing it out there, but Jupe's selection of cargos is pretty killer right now. Our current fav pair are these grey gems by Level 99. Their unique color makes them a fun alternative to denim, while still allowing you to match basically everything you already own. Added bonus--they look cute with flats or heels.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fab Fall Find: Tribal Tunic Dress

Want a piece that you can wear to the office and easily transition into night? I mean who doesn't, right?! Well feast your eyes on this little printed number. Yes it is adorable and trendy, but versatility literally rules this piece--it can be worn in so many ways. Here are a few ideas to get your outfit inspiration going:
  • As shown below, with black tights, black heels, and a black belt at the waist--add a blazer for a more refined look
  • With a cardigan, tights and ballet flats for the office--throw on a thin belt and stud earrings for day, then add a statement necklace and heels for a little jazz when the sun goes down
  • Under a fitted jacket with a fun scarf, boots, a layered necklace, and tights on the bottom for a casual vibe
  • Bare legged with sandals if you are headed to a warmer destination

Friday, December 3, 2010

Street Style: Black on Black

Black on black? Yes please! Throwing on several items that are black in hue can instantly give you an elegant and chic look.

Not sure how to pull it off? Take some tips from these fashionistas...

Mix textures by adding patent leather accessories to your subtle workday ensemble
Photo Credits: Face Hunter

Combine solids with black patterned pieces, or add a bright splash of color to your look
Photo Credits: Marie Claire

Rock shoes that are embellished and of a different hue
Photo Credits: Bell Vogue

Mix navy into your all black ensemble--it's tres hot this season
Photo Credits: Fashion Archives