Saturday, January 22, 2011

Styling Tips: Winter

DO: Throw on a fur collar to
glam up your daytime look
Photos Credits: StyleSightings

DO: Pair leopard print and camel together--
it's sophisticated and chic
Photo Credits: StyleScrapbook

DO: Add bright colored accessories to your
neutral pieces for a fun, updated look
Photo Credits: CupcakesandCashmere

DO: Try a shearling jacket over a long
dress for an unexpected yet current look
Photo Credits: KnightCat

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fab Find: Bodycon Fringe Skirt

We are currently adoring our Bodycon Fringe Skirt by Gracia. The bohemian vibe is huge for spring, and this skirt fits right in with the trend. It's a super fun and flirty piece to add to your wardrobe! Although it has a tight fit, don't be alarmed--the hanging fringe makes it uber flattering as it masks and minimizes problem areas. Added bonus? It can be worn with almost any color due to its neutral olive hue.

Want to know how to sport this fabulous skirt? Read on.....

Styling tips:
  • For weekend, pair with a fitted leather jacket, white v-neck tee tucked in, slouchy bag, tights, and flat leather boots
  • For a night out, throw on over a silky low cut tank, structured blazer, sheer tights, big earrings, colored clutch, and sky high booties
  • For vacation or warmer weather, rock with gladiator sandals, a subtle floral tank, and stunner shades

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trend Alert: What's Hot for 2011! Part 2

In our last blog, we revealed that lace, bright pinks and oranges, and printed shorts would be all the rage. Looking for more of spring's hottest looks? Here's more low down...

Sheer tops
Tanks and blouses being shown for spring/resort are super see through--see Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler's interpretations of the trend below. Loving the sheer look but not sure how to execute it? Simply wear a basic silk fitted tank or cami underneath--match the strap shape of your undershirt to the strap shape of the sheer tank/blouse. For those bold stylistas out there, try rocking a printed undertank instead of a solid--it will give your outfit uniqueness and pop. On the bottom, opt for a pencil skirt, skinny trousers or denim.

Photo Credits: HarpersBazaar

Photo Credits: TheVogueCity

Long skirts
Sophisticated and chic, the long skirt is making a comeback in a big way. Not only is it a comfortable trend, but you can easily dress it up or down. Make the look street ready with a tank, tee or blouse--flats for causal or heels for dress up.

See 2011 runway looks from DKNY, Givenchy, Dries van Noten, and Proenza Schouler

Photo Credits: Refinery29

1970's style
It seems that almost every designer on the 2011 runway was somewhat inspired by the 70's era. The catwalk was filled with halter tops, flared pants, caftans, earthy fabrics, maxis, longer hemlines on skirts, and belted waists. Incorporate a few of these styles into your spring wardrobe to stay on trend.

Photo Credits: HeadtoHeels

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Trend Alert: What's Hot for 2011! Part 1...

Dying to know the latest and greatest spring and resort trends for 2011? Well fashionistas, you are in luck! Jupe's team of buyers have just returned from their quarterly purchasing trip and have the total scoop on what's all the rage!


Although lace has been big for a few seasons, the pieces being shown for spring are light or neutral in color (tan, white, beige) or black with lighter colored underlay. Check out Dolce and Gabbana runway footage for inspiration--it was filled with pieces constructed entirely of white cutout lace.

Photo Credits: FashionFame

Bright pinks/oranges

Think spring break, Fort Lauderdale in the 80's--the pinker, the better. Hot corals, bold magentas, and outrageous oranges are totally in vogue. NOTE: To avoid an over-the-top look, tone down bold colored items by pairing them with neutrals like grey, khaki, or white--they look classier when incorporated with muted palates.

Photo credits: Fashioncraz

Printed shorts

Whether they are covered in florals, bold patterns, animal prints, or tribal patterns, they are going to be a huge trend for the season. TIP: Stick with small, close knit patterns for a more flattering look.

Photo Credits: UrbanGirlDiary

Want more? Check back later this week for the full 411!