5 minutes Away from a more Stylish Life

Got 5 Minutes?

Check out my favorite tricks that’ll make you feel a little more productive and a lot more stylish.

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Use mobile banking to calculate what percentage of your pay you’re actually spending on clothes.

Budget accordingly!

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Call or text your most stylish friend and make plans to go shopping.

I see some fashionable purchases in your near-distant future.

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Gather up all your clothes that need alterations and put them in a bag by the door.

You’re one step closer to actually making it to the tailor.

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Work on your list of style goals.

You don’t have one yet? Get going!

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Try your hand at sketching a fashion design.

You never know what talent you might have.

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Plan tomorrow’s outfit.

Aren’t you already feeling more stylish?!

Have a Stylish Life!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Year New Trends

Whether your goal is getting fit or learning to code, 2015 is all about dreaming big. As for your new wardrobe? Here’s a preview of the freshest looks to inspire you!

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Jump Start

The chicest way to step up your fitness routine? Wear sneakers with everything—yep, even a long gown—and you’ll think twice before taking that cab.

Altuzarra dress; Vionnet briefs, $960; Nike hat, $32, macys.com, sneakers, $125, nike.com; sneakers, $125; Apple earpods, $29,apple.com; Chanel watch, $6,200

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Life Is Sweet

Sweeten the deal with this season’s crop tops and matching tea-length skirts. Eat your heart out, Betty Crocker!

Erdem top, $1,730, skirt, $4,395; In-House Atelier head scarf, $65; Brock Collection apron, $175; Delfina Delettrez earrings, $920 each; Miu Miu shoes

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Girl Who Codes

 In leather pants and boots, computer geek can be chic.

Givenchy coat, top, $2,990, pants, $3,310, belt, $620, boots, $3,625; Hermès bag

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Skirt Alert

Kick off the New Year by giving your wardrobe a stylish update—this season, a crisp button-down and an embellished swing skirt. And no one cuts it all better than Michael Kors.

Michael Kors shirt, $595, skirt, belt, $295, shoes, $950; Fred Leighton earrings

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Green Goddess

Looking to clean up your act? Start by cultivating your green thumb. Supernatural floral looks deliver a dose of greens without the garden work.

Marni top, $1,070, skirt, earrings, $870, belt, $790

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Hit the Note

It’s never too late to pick up an instrument. An ethereal tulle gown like this will make any performance simply magical.

Delpozo gown; Fred Leighton earrings; No. 21 shoes, $536

A New year A New Look

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Stylish Gifts

You know that girl that always gives the best presents? Well, this year that’s you! With this go-to gift guide, you’ll find the perfect picks for all your most stylish friends! Whatever the intricacies of her personality—from a trendsetting go-getter to a vintage-loving darling—you’re sure to get her something she loves!

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Untitled&Co Flawless Printed Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt ($85)

This sweatshirt needs no introduction.

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U Snap Bluetooth Tripod ($24)

A girl from the selfie generation will certainly adore this Bluetooth tripod that allows her to take iPhone pictures with the push of a wireless button.

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ASOS Faux Fur Scarf With White Stripe ($57)

Pink. Striped. Fur. She’s going to love it.

StylishGifts-DelfonicsDelfonics Quitterie Pouch ($22) in White

Every girl loves a pretty pouch. Stock hers with her favorite treats.

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Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Opal Earrings ($210)

These reclaimed gold earrings are a far cry from typical earth-friendly jewelry.

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Smythson Busy Bee Panama Notebook ($80) in Fuschia

Extra points for getting the notebook monogrammed.

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Urban Outfitters Boucle Baseball Hat ($24)

For the days she can’t be bothered to brush her hair.

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Mouth Cravings Monthly Subscription  ($180/three months)

This artisanal food subscription service has a package designed specifically to address pregnancy cravings. Bingo.

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Pixie Market Ace Spade Leather Clutch, $42, available at Pixie Market.

You can’t read her poker face!

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J. Crew End-On-End Pajama Set in Swiss Dot ($98) in Hydrangea Navy

Fact: Swiss dots are the most charming dots.

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Emerson Fry Luxe Emerson T ($78)

There are so many tees and so little time and this essential eco-friendly version makes the top of our list.

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Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf Agenda, $36, at Shopbop.

She’ll keep all her New Year resolutions when they are in this chic agenda.

You Give the Best Gifts!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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A Fashionista Never looks boring

A fashionista is all about putting together outfits worthy of a second take, but sometimes it feels like we’ve used up all our tips and tricks. So here are 11 fresh ways to make your outfits more interesting!

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Test Out a Statement Blazer

Slip into a blazer with a unique detail, like lace sleeves or shoulder embellishments. Pair it with neutral separates for a well-balanced look.

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Clips Blazer ($639)

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Slip on a Stylish Backpack

Need I say more? These bags are perfect for the fashionable gal on the go.

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Chloe Stanyon Roll Top Leather Backpack ($396)

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Layer in a Patterned Sweater

Give your fall look a festive vibe with a grandpa-inspired sweater.

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Peruvian Connection Toboggan Alpaca Crew Sweater ($179)

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Get In-Vested

Wear a cool vest with preppy pieces, like a crisp button-down shirt and pleated miniskirt.

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Madewell Plaid Cinch Vest ($178)

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Make a Splash in a Printed Midi

Wear a bold midi dress with a leather moto jacket for an editor-approved outfit.

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Pixie Market Magda Striped Midi Dress ($69)

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Rock a Toggle

Cool temperatures call for seasonal embellishments, like toggles!

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Tibi Toggle Cardigan Sweater ($425)

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Put a Scarf on It

There are so many ways to tie your scarf..So why not try a fresh way like this neckerchief style!

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Claire Gaudion Oyster Point Silk Square Scarf ($230)

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Get Long and Lean

Swap out your everyday black coat for a wintery white one in an elongated silhouette.

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COS Lightweight Scuba Coat ($275)

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Throw on a Faux Fur Coat

Find a coat with a furry texture and wear it with It-girl separates, like skinny jeans and moto boots.

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Topshop Faux Fur Bonded Throw-On Coat ($178)

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Carry a Playful Bag

Even if the rest of your outfit is subdued, a stylish mini-bag can add the perfect dose of fun to your ensemble.

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Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Bag ($425)

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Wrap Up in a Blanket Scarf

If you haven’t discovered the heaven that is a blanket scarf, I suggest you invest in this cozy piece ASAP. Snag one in a buffalo-check print for added effect.

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River Island Black Plaid Check Blanket Scarf ($30)

Your so Fashionable!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall Couture 15

Couture fashion week allows designers to be infinitely creative: New fabrications paired with outrageous silhouettes results in some of the most stunning clothing around. Most important, couture is about fashion fantasy, and we are more than happy to dream!

Elie Saab

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Atelier Versace

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Vionette

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Zuhair Murad

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Rad Hourani

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Alexandre Vauthier

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Serkan Cura

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You’re a Fashion Fantasy!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Model Street Style

Models are some of the most innately stylish citizens among us—after all, their very career requires them to be immersed in fashion. It’s not surprising, then, that model-off-duty has become it’s own style category.  So for your inspiration here are the models who have the best street style around!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Though she usually gravitates toward breezy, bohemian inspired looks, the model’s willingness to try out new trends always pays off!

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Ming Xi

This sweet model has perfected quirky cool girl style. What sets her apart? Her love for interesting layers and charming accessories.

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Poppy Delevingne

This fashionable star has an affinity for sophisticated, feminine separates. Her style is playful and chic.

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Alana Zimmer

The statuesque beauty’s outfits are consistently sophisticated. Look to her if your in need of office outfit inspiration.

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Jessica Hart

This adorable model’s casual style epitomizes California cool.

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Hanne Gaby Odiele

You have to applaud the cool and confident willingness to take risks. The Belgian stunner is a bona fide street style star, thanks to her avant-garde looks.

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Larissa Hofmann

This lovely has an effortless sense of style and the ability to make anything look elegant.

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Fei Fei Sun

This model loves to mix quirkier pieces with classic staples and covets a good staple bag.

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Karlie Kloss

This trend setter is always on the best dressed lists and it’s easy to see why. The supermodels clean, all American style is polished and youthful.

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Anja Rubik

The veteran model always looks perfectly pulled together, favoring a muted color palette and minimalist looks.

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Lily Aldridge

This beauty switches from simple, classic ensembles to ladylike, refined outfits with ease. She also has an eye for statement accessories that add some sass to her look.

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Miranda Kerr

Her polished, on-trend ensembles have earned her worldwide trend-setter status, and it’s fully deserving.

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Jourdan Dunn

This stunner is fond of experimenting with figure hugging silhouettes and downtown chic pieces. The result? Glamorous, sexy outfits that are also tasteful and cool.

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Liu Wen

This major supermodel favors edgy looks with menswear inspired touches.

You’ve Got Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall Essentials

It’s time to turn to the more playful, fun aspect of dressing! Trends and Accessorizing! So without further ado here are my favorite essentials for fall that will guarantee you style star status!

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JOA Two Toned Sweater, $88, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler Long Sleeve Cropped Crewneck, $595, available at Proenza Schouler.

A new version of the traditional nubby sweater makes its way back into our closets each season. For fall, we’ve been feeling the speckled, marled pullover that has a made-by-hand vibe!

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River Island Grey Fedora Hat ($50)
You’ll wear this hat well into winter, promise.

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ASOS Oversized Scarf ($34)
An animal-print wrap feels luxe.

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ili Leather Crossbody Bag ($69)
An oxblood bag is timeless!

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Forever 21 Life In Progress Jacket, $34.79, available at Forever 21; Burberry Oversize Parka With Check Wool Warmer, $1395, available at Burberry.

The great thing about a fall parka is that it can easily become your winter parka with the addition of a lining. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up and easy dresses for the beginning of fall, and with thick trousers and knits when the temps really start to drop.

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Fred Perry Knitted Jersey Bucket Hat ($76)
Ever since you saw Rihanna wearing a bucket hat, you knew you needed one.

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Chic Nova Pure Color Sleeveless Business Suit Vest, $31, available at Chic Nova; Public School For J.Crew Earliblaze Vest, $178, available at J. Crew.

Everyone needs that one layering piece that instantly makes anything they’re wearing appear more legit. For fall, it’s the formal waistcoat, which can dress up a simple tee or dress, or dressdown a more formal frock.

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Ted Baker Ayef Opulent Bloom Printed Scarf ($65)
Give your look a fresh finishing touch with this printed scarf.

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Front Row Shop Linen Trousers, $62, available at Front Row Shop; Avelon Progressing Pants, $400, available at The Dreslyn.

If you don’t already own one of these roomy, baggy trousers, now’s the time to get some! Roll up the cuffs yourself or get them tailored to hit right above your ankles. Then, pair them with anything. Seriously — party tops, sneakers, booties, blazers, crop tops — it all works!

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Ted Baker Karah Faux Fur Hat ($90)
Never say no to a (faux) fur hat!

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ASOS Wide Waist Cincher Buckle Belt ($29)
This belt is chic and sexy!

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ASOS Faux Fur Multi Stripe Scarf, $67.70, available at ASOS; Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Pablo Clutch, $295, available at Avenue 32.

British brand Shrimps started a phenomenon with its Seussian “fur” pieces straight out of a storybook. This season, don’t even pretend that your fuzzy isn’t faux, and go for pieces in unnatural colors, like pastel pink, lime green, and electric blue.

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Cheap Monday Clip Hair Clip ($29)
Too lazy to do your hair? Got you covered!

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Express Mid Rise Slim Flare Jeans, $39.90, available at Express; Acne Studios Pop Trash Jean, $350, available at Steven Alan.

Opt for denim that looks worn-in, not worn-out. A rip or two is totally believable — anything in double digits just seems like a frivolity!

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United by Blue Braddock Backpack ($88)
There are so many ways to wear a backpack this fall.

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Silence + Noise Button-Down Shirt, $69, available at Urban Outfitters; Secai Pleated-Back Poplin Shirt, $520, available at NET-A-PORTER.

It’s time to bring the “business in the front, party in the back” philosophy to our blouses. We’re seeing loads of button-ups deliver a surprise hit of skin in the back, whether through sheer panels, a deep slit, or clever cut-outs. Wear them with high-waisted trousers and skirts, and never tuck ’em in.

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River Island Red Plaid Hair Bow ($10)
Voila! An unexpected way to wear plaid this season.

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ASOS Felt Fedora Hat ($38)
If you still haven’t invested in a fedora for fall, try this one.

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Erin Templeton Double Wrap Obi Belt ($30)
Kimono belts are the next big thing, you heard it here first.

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ASOS Denim Jacket in Vintage Wash, $63.85, available at ASOS; Golden Goose Black Shearling Jacket, $1995, available at SSENSE.

This ’70s staple is making a comeback as this season’s version of the wear-with-everything layer. Paired with denim, a leather moto, or just by itself in a fleecy zip-up, shearling injects a bit of insouciant cool!

What are your essentials for Fall?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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XOXO

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Infinte crop top
$18 etsy.com

Lulu Guinness coin wallet
$85 julesb.co.uk

ALDO red glasses
$12 aldoshoes.com

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall for These Dresses!

For your social-calendar musts, a throw-on dress is a polished look with minimal effort. Here are my favorite styles for every occasion — each under $100. These dresses will have you running out the door even more this season. Pick up one (or five!), and give yourself some time to indulge in all the activities that makes autumn uniquely glorious.

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Pencey Standard Long Dress, $77, available at Shopbop.

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LOFT Plaid Shirtdress, $79.50, available at LOFT.

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Mango Trim Dress, $69.98, available at Mango.

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Modern Citizen Flute Sleeve Dress, $64, available at Modern Citizen.

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Surplice Shark-Bite Hem Dress, $40.79, available at Kohl’s.

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Forever 21 Lace Print Midi Dress, $19.80, available at Forever 21.

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Silence + Noise High-Slit Midi Sweater Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Piperlime Collection Allover Lace Dress, $98, available at Piperlime.

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Koshka Kofta Metallic Tulip Dress, $89, available at Koshka.

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Joe Fresh Pintuck Dress, $69, available at Joe Fresh.

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Banana Republic Ruched Gray Jersey Dress, $83, available at Banana Republic.

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Express Indigo Long Sleeve Slit Front Maxi Dress, $41.93, available at Express.

What are you Falling for?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Summer to Fall

As the weather slowly starts to change, it can be more and more challenging to know how to dress fashionably, but it’s actually very easy. Many of our warm-weather essentials can be reimagined for the new season. No need to say goodbye to our beloved tops or slip dresses, because here are the best ways to transition all your favorite items from Summer to Fall!

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Hippie Tops

Pair these cool-girl staples with a skinny or flared jean, a tailored jacket, and perhaps a biker jacket to toughen it up!

Get The Look: Chloe Oliver The Sonora Peasant Blouse ($99), Mother Looker Cropped Skinny Jeans ($196)

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Graphic Tee

Wear your favorite graphic tee into fall with a suit and printed scarf!

Get The Look: Moschino Polka Dot and Stripe Hearts Silk Square Scarf ($122)

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White Jeans

Pair with your favorite blouse and some killer heels for casual elegance.

Get The Look: J Brand White Skinny Jeans ($184)

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Shorts

Take your shorts to the next level with a pair of over the knee boots!

Get The Look: Proenza Schouler High Waisted Tweed Shorts ($850), Dune London Tolly Suede Flat Over The Knee Boots ($465)

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Slip Dress

Transition your slinky slip dress with a cardigan and cool-girl boots.

Get The Look: DKNY Floral Print Lace Slip Dress ($388), Zara Oversize Cable Knit Cardigan ($60)

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Floral Jacket

Another day, another stellar jacket. Pair a floral jacket with sleek leather pants and your go-to white top.

Get The Look: Mink Pink Flower Power Jacket ($75)

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Gladiator Sandals

Wear these strappy staples with a maxi dress! On Damsel in Dior: J. Crew Studded Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals ($158)

Get The Look: Dolce Vita Santa Monica Lace Up Sandal ($129), The Reformation Dragon Dress ($258)

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Denim Jacket

Conquer the double jacket trend with a fitted a denim one and a long oversized coat!

Get The Look: J.Crew Vintage Denim Jacket ($120), Band of Outsiders Oversized Wool Coat in Navy ($495)

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Midi Skirt

Wear this ladylike piece with a tucked-in, long-sleeved tee and classic pumps.

Get The Look: For Love & Lemons Holly Skirt ($193), Diane von Furstenberg Bethany Pumps ($325)

How do you Transition your Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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