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!

FallEssentials-SpeckledPullover

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!

FallEssentials-RiverIsland

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

FallEssential-Asos-Scarf

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

FallEssentials-ili

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

FallEssentials-Parka

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.

FallEssentials-FredPerry

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

FallEssentials-Waistcoat

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.

FallEssentials-TedBaker

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

FallEssentials-Trouser

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!

FallEssentials-TedBaker-hat

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

FallEssentials-Asos

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

FallEssential-FauxFur

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.

FallEssentials-CheapMonday

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

FallEssentials

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!

FallEssentials-United

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

FallEssentials-SexyBackBlouse

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.

FallEssentials-RiverIsland-Bow

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

FallEssentials-Asos-Fedora

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

FallEssentials-ErinTempleton

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

FallEssentials-ShearlingLinedJacket

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

Like Blessing-Co on Facebook

Advertisements

XOXO

XOXO

Infinte crop top
$18 etsy.com

Lulu Guinness coin wallet
$85 julesb.co.uk

ALDO red glasses
$12 aldoshoes.com

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

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!

SummerToFall-HippieTops

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)

SummerToFall-GraphicTee

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)

SummerToFall-WhiteJeans

White Jeans

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

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

SummerToFall-shorts

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)

SummerToFall-SlipDress

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)

SummerToFall-FloralJacket

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)

SummerToFall-GladiatorSandals

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)

SummerToFall-DenimJacket

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)

SummerToFall-MidiSkirt

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

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

Make Your Boyfriend Jeans Sexy

Just like an outfit doesn’t need to show a ton of skin to be sexy, a pair of thoughtfully styled boyfriend jeans can look just as hot as skinny jeans do. In other words: you can opt for comfort, and still look like a total babe. To illustrate the point, here are some ensembles that show just how easy it is to make your boyfriend jeans look sexy!

boyfriendjeans-perfectcompanion

Perfect Companion

Style Tip: Go for a Miranda Kerr-inspired look, and wear your boyfriend jeans with a cropped sleeveless sweater, animal-print bag, and Birkenstocks.
Wearing: Zara top; Frame Denim Le Garcon Slim Cuffed Jeans ($229); A.L.C. bag; Birkenstock Suede Sandals ($130).

boyfriendjeans-drapedjacket

Draped Jacket

Style Tip: The love for draped jackets is going strong, and this crop top, draped jacket, and boyfriend jeans combo is a perfect example why.

boyfriendjeans-sheergenius

Sheer Genius

Style Tip: Model Constance Jablonski balanced her ultra-sexy sheer shirt with a pair of slouchy jeans.
Wearing: Equipment shirt; Rag & Bone jeans; Saint Laurent bag and shoes.

boyfriendjeans-sportyseparates

Sporty Separates

Style Tip: Punch up your denim with sporty separates, like a beanie and high-top sneakers.

boyfriendjeans-highlow

High-Low

Style Tip: If your boyfriend jeans are extra slouchy, take a page from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s playbook, and experiment with a high-low top for a fashionable, flattering look.
Wearing: Citizens of Humanity jeans; Chloe heels.

boyfriendjeans-skyhighstilettos

Sky-High Stilettos

Style Tip: For an instant uplift, style your boyfriend jeans as Chrissy Teigen does with a pair of stilettos.
Wearing: One Teaspoon Awesome Baggie Jeans ($148); Valentino bag; Stuart Weitzman heels.

boyfriendjeans-savvyaccessories

Savvy Accessorizing

Style Tip: Take a tip from blogger Elin Kling, and accessorize your boyfriend jeans ensemble with a fedora, structured tote, and pointy-toe pumps.

boyfriendjeans-bikerbabe

Biker Babe

Style Tip: Toughen up your boyfriend jeans with a leather jacket and cool cut-out boots.

Now that you know how to make them sexy, get the look with these boyfriend jeans:

Acne Studios Pop Vintage Boyfriend Jeans ($270), True Religion Audrey Mid-Rise Boyfriends ($198), Goldsign His Jeans ($258), Madewell The Boyjean ($115), Rag & Bone/Jean The Boyfriend Jeans ($242),

How do you make your Jeans Sexy?

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

Tropical Paradise

Can’t make it to the Islands this summer? That’s no problem when your wardrobe is full of Hawaiian prints and bright colors. Here are the boldest tropical picks guaranteed to make you feel like you’re on vacation!

TropicalParadise-fausto-puglisi

 

Fausto Puglisi Tropical Print Skirt, $776; farfetch.com

TropicalParadise-shield-denim

Shield Denim Uma Hawaii Skinny Jean, $105; farfetch.com

TropicalParadise-cynthia-rowley1

Cynthia Rowley Lei T-Shirt, $119; cynthiarowley.com

TropicalParadise-topshop

Topshop Tall Hawaii Military Shirtdress, $84; topshop.com

TropicalParadise-sperry-top-sider-hawaiian-bikini-top-xln

Sperry Top-Sider Hawaiian Underwire Bikini Top, $40; sperrytopsider.com

TropicalParadise-emma-cook

Emma Cook Hawaii Jumpsuit, $219; coggles.com

TropicalParadise-topshop-1

Topshop Mono Tropical Print Raglan Tee, $72; topshop.com

TropicalParadise-new-look

New Look Lilac Tie Dye Palm Tree Print Midi Dress, $22; newlook.com

TropicalParadise-topshop-3

Topshop Hibiscus Bardot Bandeau Top, $48; topshop.com

TropicalParadise-isabel-marant

Isabel Marant Mira Printed Silk-Poplin Dress, $296; theoutnet.com

TropicalParadise-wallis-fashion

Wallis Fashion Black Tropical Swimsuit, $39; wallisfashion.com

TropicalParadise-boohoo

Boohoo Abigail Tropical Print Midi Bodycon Skirt, $16; boohoo.com

TropicalParadise-scotch-and-soda

Scotch & Soda Printed Boyfriend Shorts, $45; scotch-soda.com

TropicalParadise-cynthia-rowley

Cynthia Rowley Hawaiian Quilt Print V-Neck Dress, $279; cynthiarowley.com

TropicalParadise-monsoon

Monsoon Laguna Print Trouser, $30; monsoon.co.uk

You’re in Paradise!

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

Summer Street Style

Check out the Summer St. Style of Women who are Doing what you Do — going to work, running errands, and partaking in some weekend fun with buddies. Now that’s inspiration you can take right to the steaming sidewalk!

SummerStStyle-rockindress

She’s ready to rock in a breezy patterned dress that is feminine and fun! Keeping it monochromatic, she lets the textures of her outfit do the talking. Show off your girly charm in a cute patterned dress and add edginess with black ankle boots!

SummerstStyle-Allie

Allie rocks this casual yet chic look with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, basic white tee, and cropped jacket. Get a pair of jeans that hugs your curves just right!

SummerStStyle-LorraineDesanctis

Lorraine brings some edge to her cozy, all-jersey outfit with fresh accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies make any outfit — no matter how simple — look extra-fancy.

SummerStStyle-ChambrayBuddies

Buddies Olga Kavardakova and Klara Widing complement each other in soft chambray.

SummerStStyle-TaylorBagley

Taylor Bagley’s throw-on-and-go patterned dress is in a shape and style that’s a must-have this season.

SummerStStyle-Taylor

This simple, all-black outfit gives Taylor a unique and edgy look. There is no need for lots of colors or accessories to be fashionable. Remember, sometimes less is more! Rock a simple black tank with a surprise in the back.

SummerStStyle-mellowyellow

This yellow romper is loose, lightweight and totally chic. She accents the one-piece with all black accessories.

SummerStStyle-Kym

Kym Ellery keeps things in check with a scarf-print pair of pants. Simple, black pairings let those pants really shine.

SummerStStyle-Elizabeth

Orange you glad you wore that outfit? Elizabeth looks fab in a caged-sleeve, orange top with matching flats! She styles her look with equally cool dotted distressed denim.

SummerStStyle-MichelleWilson

We’d love to look like we’re on the way to a fashion workout. Thanks for the gymspiration, Michelle Wilson.

SummerStStyle-brightblazer

Combining a patterned pant with a simple tee is a staple, but adding a vibrant blazer makes for a fun and flirty statement. Nude flats and an oversized bag complete the look. Paint the town with this turquoise jacket!

SummerStStyle-LolaOdetola

Lola Odetola is tomboy on top, girly girl below. The key is to make sure the lines of each are pared-down and on the more structured side.

SummerStStyle-Orange

If you haven’t noticed, orange is so in style! Spark up your outfits by adding a bright statement piece such as an orange bag  for a splash of color!

SummerStStyle-combatbuds

Take on the city streets in a must-have pair of combat boots! Just like Alex, Holly and Kyra, no matter what color you choose, you can take on the world in style. Strut your stuff in these boots!

SummerStStyle-leathershorts

Textured black shorts are subtle yet unique. Grab a black bag to complete your outfit!

SummerStStyle-skorted

The skort is a must have for summer! The beaded top dresses up the look, allowing her to look fierce and fabulous.

SummerStStyle-Hadar

Hadar’s different hued pieces pull her look together seamlessly! Her blue pants, white tee, coral sweater, and beige scarf give her the perfect laid-back look that is right on trend! Drawstring pants are casually chic!

SummerStStyle-classydress

At a length that is just right, this dress is perfect for transitioning from the office to a night out with your girls. Get a classy black and white knit dress!

SummerStStyle-wedges

Brown wedges go with almost any outfit!

SummerStStyle-ElenaMoussa

Elena Moussa introduces the “daytime robe.” Wear yours with a shorter-length dress and casual sneakers.

SummerStStyle-Jie

Printed maxi dresses are an easy way to wear something different and unique. With so many options with different patterns and colors, make sure you have a jean jacket that you can use to complete your outfits!

SummerStStyle-Shorts&Tank

Keeping it simple with a black tank and brown bag, she shows that faded jean shorts aren’t going anywhere. A summer favorite, she knows how to rock it with gladiator sandals and some shades to keep her looking cool and sophisticated even in the hot summer sun.

SummerStStyle-SuarezSisters

The Suarez sisters bring boho to Brooklyn. Don’t be scared of clashing patterns, as long as you’re doing them in like, neutral hues.

SummerStStyle-ThandoHadebe

Thando Hadebe shows us a great way to wear a pair of overalls …. with a printed shirt, simple sandals, and a smile.

SummerStStyle-Chevron

Sometimes it’s hard to look both sexy and cute, but this outfit accomplishes just that! The chevron halter top shows her entire back, but isn’t overly sexy paired with some black shorts, a small clutch, and casual sandals.

SummerStStyle-Dots&Denim

With an oversized denim vest and slick shades, this stylish civilian knows how to keep a collared dress casual and proves denim looks good with polka dots! Mix a dotted dress with a denim vest for a grunge yet girly look.

What’s Your Summer Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

The Top Pre-Fall Collections

The pre-fall collections may not hit stores until July, but that’s no reason not to ponder what we’ll be wanting to wear. These collections are usually the most wearable, but that never stops designers from getting creative. From Thom Browne’s edgy androgynous prep, to Louis Vuitton’s fantasy ski chalet, here are the pre-fall collections that are pretty amazing.

prefall-michael-kors

Michael Kors

For pre-fall, Kors has upped the luxe factor, introducing metallic brocades. Kors also stays true to his Americana roots with a dose of tailored sportswear. It’s impeccably styled: brooches and sneakers? Who knew?

prefall-lv

Louis Vuitton

The new direction of the Vuitton brand is promising. The pre-fall collection truly goes from day to night, featuring an array of looks for everything from après skiing to evening. Also, hello, Vuitton denim!

prefall-valentino

Valentino

Valentino debuted their pre-fall collection with a nod to the owl. Their fine-feathered friends are introduced amongst a moody, earthy palette. The collection also includes its fair share of over the top furs and beautiful nudes.

prefall-t-by-alexander-wang

T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s diffusion line comes into its own with the pre-fall collection. A very neutral palette with deconstructed details is the stuff of my dreams. This collection is elevated while still staying true to its athletic roots.

prefall-erdem

Erdem

This pre-fall collection was a stunning progression for the designer. Colorful lace, which is a signature, takes center stage amongst elegant dresses that are destined to go from the runway to the red carpet.

prefall-cushnie-et-ochs

Cushnie et Ochs

The Cushnie et Ochs design duo is pretty famous for perfecting the sexy dress. This season, they introduce a new element: pearls. The fresh embellishments paired with their signature silhouettes prove to be a winning combination.

prefall-thom-browne

Thom Browne

Thom Browne’s collection is an adaptation of his classic preppy staples. Suiting, and a very patriotic color palette characterize this pre-fall collection. If you can’t make it through next fall without Thom Browne, you’re in luck. The collection is available for pre-order on Moda Operandi.

prefall-jenni-kayne

Jenni Kayne

Kayne puts a playful spin on pre-fall. The designer introduces a punchy floral print and keeps things nice and light, but contrasts the sweetness by mixing it with fur stoles. Have you noticed a pattern here? Get a fur scarf this season! Seriously.

Stay Stylish!

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook

May Obsessions

I love this Month…. besides being my Birth Month and the home of Mother’s Day, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. There are also a lot of great happenings this month:  From Salvatore Ferragamo’s bespoke shoe service to one of the year’s most highly anticipated films.  Here are some of things I am excited about out this May!

1-Launch

Ferragamo’s L’Icona, an exclusive online project in collaboration with photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, launched in celebration of the Vara shoes’ 35th anniversary. After seeing how tastemakers style the shoes, which feature the iconic bow and a dainty heel, you’ll get the chance to customize your own. I love the classic elegance of the Vara ($550) in Bisque and White, but the bespoke service allows you to choose the show, bow, heel, and hardware color, as well as add your initials to the bottom of the shoe.

2-collaboration

LEVI’s and Liberty of London’s collaboration is a fine example of transatlantic teamwork. The all-American denim label partnered with the British print masters for a collection of warm weather-appropriate pieces, available May 15th on Levi’s.com. Everything from the Anorak ($250) and 501 Shorts ($90) to the 646 Shorts ($90) features garden floral prints based on Liberty of London’s archive patterns that we’ll wear all spring and summer long.

3-punk

This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will explore punk’s impact on fashion since the ‘70s. If you can’t make it to the exhibit, which runs from May 9th-August 14th, I suggest snagging its companion publication ($45). This coffee table-worthy tome features designers like Vivienne Westwood and Ann Demeulemeester, examining how punk’s anti-establishment attitude has influenced their work.

4-GreatGatsby

Watch director Baz Luhrmann’s vision of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, in theaters May 10th. Look out for decadent ‘20s-inspired costumes from Miuccia Prada, who pulled pieces from the Prada and Miu Miu archives specifically for the movie, and opulent Tiffany & Co. jewels.

5-collaboration

Matthew Williamson’s rich colors and bold patterns have made their way into Benefit’s Limited Edition The Rich Is Back ($34) palette, a feast for the eyes that’s out later this month. Gold and teal eye shadows alongside a mini-tube of mascara, blush, and lip gloss–all inspired by the ‘70s, the decade from which Williamson derives much of his inspiration and during which Benefit was founded in San Francisco. You don’t need to be disco-bound to put this kit to good use!

What are you excited about this May?

XOXO

-D-Anna

Like Blessing-Co on Facebook

Denim Vests Under $100

DenimVests

The denim vest is a true transitional piece and the perfect lightweight layer for all of your casual tops and warm-weather dresses. Lucky for you, spending a fortune to get one is not a requirement. Here is an assortment of spring’s coolest denim vests, all under $100!

The Inspiration
Featuring a light wash and distressed detailing, the Denim Vest ($615, 609.317.1000) Cara Delevingne modeled at the Just Cavalli S/S 13 show is unquestionably cool. While its worn-in look is decidedly casual, the addition of the slim Alma Tadema Leopard Pants ($860, 877.551.7257) and nude peep-toe leather platform heels takes the vest from weekend-ready to stylish night out with the girls.

Shop The Look
Levi’s Trucker Vest ($68)
Levi’s has that perfectly worn-in wash down to a science, which explains why we love their Trucker Vest so much. Its vintage-y look would be the perfect complement to a breezy summer frock.

MangoDenim Gilet Vest ($40) in Light Denim Mango’s light-wash denim gilet has a clean and polished look you can easily dress up (pair it with a ruffled dress and platforms) or down (style it with a band tee and black skinnies).

BDG Cutoff Denim Vest ($59)
Frayed hems give this vest a bit of that I’m-with-the band nonchalance we adore. In other words: this should definitely be on your packing list for the upcoming summer music festivals.

BCBGeneration Cropped Denim Vest ($98)
We’re seeing so much white denim this season, and this vest by BCBGeneration offers a fresh way to try the look. Contrast the neutral hue with a bright blouse, or layer it over other white pieces for a monochromatic look.

American Eagle Denim Vest ($50)
The great thing about this American Eagle vest is that it’s fitted around the waist, so it really shows off your shape. The shrunken fit looks equally great with flowy silhouettes or over more body-conscious pieces.

XOXO

Like StyleSalvation on Facebook