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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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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Know why? Because I get rewarded for doing things I enjoy….Like trying new products, giving my opinion about them, sharing my fab finds with my friends, answering questions, providing advice and of-course connecting with stylish, beauty savvy, fashionistas like yourself!

So yes, I would consider myself a Blogstar!

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With Influenster I get rewarded for how influential I am with the newest beauty products, makeup, styling tools, discounts, samples, skin care and various other perks.

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These perks are based on my badges (what I’m interested in) but there is something for everybody at Influenster!

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There are so many badges you are sure to find one that interests you. Earn points by flexing your social skills and receive the freebies!

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Are you A Blogstar?

Then I invite you to be an Influenster too.

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When you join let them know D-Anna from Style Salvation referred you.

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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Products

Hair Food‎  hair mask, ScandalEyes Rockin Curves mascara, Jergens ultra healing lotion, Resource Spring Water, Moisture Renew Lipstick, Swiss Miss simply cocoa, Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

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Moisture Renew Lipstick

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I received three Rimmel products and first on the list is the Moisture Renew lipstick.  I love this brand and this lipstick is no exception. It glides on effortlessly and has a rich pigment that isn’t at all drying. The hue is full of vitamins to quench and hydrate dry lips so it’s perfect for everyday wear and comes in rainbow of  vibrant shades.

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Swiss Miss

Cozy Cocoa!

Hot cocoa keeps me happy and toasty on chilly night! Why not treat yourself to a hot cup of Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa and take a moment to relax and indulge with one of your favorite past-times?!

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Jergens

Gorgeous and Glowing

I love the new Jergens ultra heeling lotion with hydralucence. I use it after I get out of the shower to seal in the moisture and it keeps my extra dry skin hydrated all day. After a week of use my skin looks healthier and rejuvenated.

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Scandalicious!

I adore the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves Mascara! This product makes my light barely there lashes look ultra long and plump, plus the wand gives my lashes a flirty flip that makes my eyes look bigger and brighter! Thanks to Influenster for gifting me this product to test and review…It is now a mainstay in my beauty routine!

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Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

Rimmel’s Rockin It!

As you can see Rimmel is definitely Rockin It! This transparent lip liner works with any shade of lipstick you choose and protects lip color from smudging and bleeding. Rock it with your favorite hue!

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Refresh with Resource

Grab this water anytime you want to refresh! We all know the benefits of water…so drink up.  Resource makes it easy with their super cool delivery service. This pick not only hydrates but also has eloctrolytes to replenish your body with much needed nutrients.

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Hair Food

Food for Thought!

Yup, Clairol has done it again! This hair mask feeds thirsty hair and completely nourishes lifeless locks. I recommend using a hair mask like this delicious choice once a week to restore your mane to it’s full potential.

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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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Sports Bras too Cute to Cover-Up

Since your such good sports, this is a roundup of the coolest, must-show-off Sports Bras that could just as easily double as Crop Tops. Plus, with temperatures starting to rise, we also need pretty options for hot yoga in the park! Here are the sweat-proof threads that are way more stylish than anything you ever saw in P.E. — and way too cute to confine to the gym. Game on.

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Hurley Beach Active Pivot Sports Bra, on sale $20, available at PacSun.

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Champion Sassy Cami, on sale $18, available at Champion.

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Nesh NYC Extreme Racer Bralette, $78, available at Urban Outfitters.

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JCPenney Flirtitude Microfiger Yoga Sports Bra, $17, available at JCPenney.

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Free People Tie Dye Sports Bra, on sale $30, available at Free People.

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Naked Sports Gear Red Naked Sports Bra, $42, available at Naked Sports Gear.

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Move By Alternative Stretch It Out Sports Bra, $38, available at Without Walls.

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Zobha Anya Bra, $58, available at Zobha.

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H&M Sports Bra Medium Support, $9.94, available at H&M.

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Roxy Sprint Bra, $40, available at Roxy.

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Forever 21 Low Impact Hidden Pocket Sports Bra, $13.80, available at Forever 21.

Stay Sporty!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Summer Style Tips

Summer is here, Yay! As we eagerly anticipate all the fun in the sun, it’s time to explore this seasons most exciting fashion trends. With these tips you’ll be in style for whatever adventure comes your way this summer!

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Add a pop of color

Find a brightly colored bag or shoes to pair with your wardrobe basics—it’ll infuse a little summer into an otherwise neutral outfit.
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Get a dressier pair of shorts

They don’t have to break the bank, but have a pair of shorts in a more tailored silhouette on hand. In the right cut and fabric, they can work for a casual office look or a dressy night out.
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Do try overalls

Overalls are no longer just for kids— Style them with anything from a button-down to a tank top. Most important, find a fit and length that flatters you.

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Don’t be afraid to show some skin

The crop-top trend is wonderful for summer. Pair a loose version of the trend with a high-waisted bottom to avoid showing a little too much tummy.
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Go girly with a lace top

You can dress up a lace top with a skirt and heels or dress it down with denim shorts and sandals. Even try pairing it with moto boots and a leather jacket to turn the feminine piece into something more edgy.
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Wear your boots

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you can’t wear boots anymore. Sure, they’re heavier than a summer sandal, but they add a little edge to sweet summer shorts or a sundress.
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Continue to layer

Layering isn’t just for cold months. Simply adding a T-shirt under a sundress or a bustier over a button-down is ideal for summer. Try this styling trick when you’re totally bored with your favorite summer outfits.
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Don a classic white shirt

Classic shirting gets praises for all seasons, and summer is no exception. Basically, every outfit looks polished when you start with a crisp white shirt—you can even throw it over a bathing suit at the beach.
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Own a T-shirt dress

The throw-on-and-go T-shirt dress is perfect for summer. Wear yours from day to night by transitioning into slightly fancier footwear and accessories. Bonus: T-shirt dresses rarely wrinkle so they are a great piece to pack for your summer getaway!
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Don’t be afraid to wear all white

White is the ultimate summer neutral and feels so light and airy that you should totally try styling it head-to-toe.

Whats your Summer Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Spring St. Style

Since I know you find the ingenious outfits of stylish civilians as fascinating as I do, Here is an epic Spring street style round-up that will get you stylishly inspired! 

SpringStStyle-Imsheridanicole

Imsheridanicole is wearing: Zara blazer, Victoria’s Secret dress, Zara heels, Sorial backpack, C. Wonder bracelet, Target sunglasses.

Get The Look: 
Club Monaco Gala Silk Back Blazer ($269)

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Jenagambaccini is wearing: J. Crew shirt, J. Crew shorts, J. Crew heels.

Get The Look: 
J.Crew Everly Suede Pumps ($245) Vivid Fuchsia

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Get The Look: 
Forever 21 Sweet Side Crossbody Bag ($20) in Green

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Tovogueorbust is wearing: Left on Houston sweater, Joe Fresh tank top, James Jeans, Sole Society heels, Brixton hat.

Get The Look: 
ASOS Whitby Low Rise Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans With Ripped Knee ($60) in Clean Black

SpringStStyle-Haliedaily

Halliedaily is wearing: Handvaerk shirt, J. Crew belt, Saint Laurent sunglasses.

Get The Look:
Crap The Nudie Mag Sunglasses ($54) in Flat Black w/ Grey CR-39 Lenses

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Get The Look: 
Blank Denim Rolled Boyfriend Jeans ($79)

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Get The Look: 
French Connection Randy Mules ($140) in Black

SpringStStyle-Vonvogue

Vonvogue is wearing: Free People shirt, Zara sandals.

Get The Look: 
Zara Block Heel Strappy Sandals With Ankle Strap ($80)

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Imsheridanicole is wearing: Sheinside jacket, Urban Philosophy dress, Zara heels, Michael Kors wristlet.

Get The Look: 
Blank Denim Vegan Moto Jacket ($124)

SpringStStyle-Jenagambaccini

Jenagambaccini is wearing: Jennifer Fisher necklace, Ellie Jay ring, Gabriela Artigas ring.

Get The Look: 
Jennifer Fisher x Stop It Right Now Choker ($375)

SpringStStyle-Dashofdarling

Dashofdarling is wearing: ASOS shorts, Valentino bag, Ray Ban sunglasses.

Get The Look: 
Foley + Corinna Cache Cross Body Bag ($195)

SpringStStyle-QueenofJetlags

Queenofjetlags is wearing: Boohoo jumpsuit.

Get The Look: 
ASOS Playsuit In Broken Stripe ($75)

SpringStStyle-Kattanita2

Kattanita is wearing: Alice + Olivia skirt, Haute Hippie blouse.

Get The Look: 
Equipment Signature Sheer Leopard Print Blouse ($69) in Rust

SpringStStyle-Thefashionsight

Thefashionsight is wearing: Goldsign jeans.

Get The Look: 
Vince Camuto Owen Tote ($228) in Black Matte

SpringStStyle-Kattanita

Kattanita is wearing: Tibi shirt, Zara skirt, Celine sunglasses, Stewart Weitzman heels, YSL clutch.

Get The Look: 
Charles by Charles David Pact Pumps ($99) in White

SpringStStyle-MargoandMe

Margoandme is wearing: Rachel Zoe dress, Enrou Greenpacha Panama Classic White Hat($98).

Get The Look: 
Joie Darlena Dress ($208)

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Get The Look: 
ASOS Textured Coat ($160)

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Theaugustdiaries is wearing: Zara tank top.

Get The Look: 
Tracey Reese Sleeveless Crop Top ($298)

SpringStStyle-Mademoiselleecon

Mademoiselleecon is wearing: Stradivarius shirt, Zara pants, Ray Ban sunglasses.

Get The Look: 
Armani Jeans Floral Print Skinny Jeans ($240)

What are you Wearing this Spring?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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3 Skirt Trends and How to Wear Them

The midi, mini and the maxi! Skirt lengths vary by personal style and this spring anything goes. Each hem length holds its own, when it comes to seasonal trends. If you want new ways to style your favorite type of skirt you’ll want to check out this inspiration from the spring 2014 collections and the tips on how to wear each one.

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For the workday: Try a midi! Just because the skirt is longer doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy or ultra-conservative. The length allows you to play with color and pattern like this Burberry lace number.

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On the weekend: Grab a mini. The temps are finally on the rise, so it’s time to let loose and have fun. Pair your skirt with a boxy top and contrasting flats, like Peter Som, and you’re ready to go from sunup to sundown.

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In the evening: Work a maxi. A full or pleated skirt, like this Proenza Schouler one, keeps you from looking matronly. The skirt’s full coverage allows you a little more leeway on top—think a cropped or cutout version.

How will you wear these skirt trends? Be sure to tag #StyleSalvation and @DannaDesigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show me your style.

What hemline do you Favor?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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