Accessorize Like A Style Star

There is an art to accessorizing! Which is why I culled a list of the top accessory trends guaranteed to make you a style star. From slip-on sneakers to double-sided earrings to backpacks and beyond—there’s an accessory for every style-setter!

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Trainers

This athletic shoe trend is going nowhere, and we’d like to keep it that way!

New Balance Suede Nylon Sneakers ($128)
A super stylish sneaker!

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Friendship Bracelets

These playful, colorful bracelets are the ideal addition to any arm party.

Chan Luu Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet ($50)
Try a beaded one for added flair.

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Oversized Necklaces

Fact: an oversized necklace is a street style staple.

Marni Necklace ($670)
Just imagine the statement this necklace would make with all your ensembles!

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Slip-On Sneakers

A shoe trend your feet will love—hooray!

MSGM 20MM Brushed Wool Slip-On Sneakers ($437)
These sneakers will transition into fall quite nicely.

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Fanny Packs

This hands-free bag is totally shedding it’s nerdy associations.

Clare V. Fanny Pack ($266)
This belt bag adds instant style!

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Scarves

You’ve got to appreciate a well-styled scarf.

Steven Alan Symbol Silk Scarf ($72)
This scarf is minty fresh!

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Birkenstocks

We’re starting to wonder if these will ever go out of style.

Birkenstock Arizona Oiled Black Sandals ($120)
The sandal of the season !

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Headphones

Look stylish while simultaneously dancing to your favorite tunes.

Friends Layla Leather and Rose Gold-Tone Headphones ($150)
Headphones never looked so good.

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Stacked Rings

You can’t do an accessory roundup without mentioning stacked rings!

Gabriela Artigas Rose Simple Band Rings ($462)
Dainty rings are the best for stacking.

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Backpacks

Backpacks are establishing themselves as the It-bag of the season!

Mansur Gavriel Backpack ($950)
Can you say, swoon?

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Socks

Shoes with socks never looked so chic.

Stance Lottie Olive Socks ($12)
J’adore polka dot socks.

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Looped Belts

This easy and stylish belt trick is definitely a fave.

Isabel Marant Barbershop Beaded Leather Belt ($490)
Bonjour, belt!

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Bold Boots

Printed boots look well-balanced with a white dress.

Burberry Hand-Painted Leather Ankle Boots ($1695)
Say hello to the boot you’re dying to own.

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Emojis

There’s something so youthful and playful about an emoji-adorned accessory!

Acne Studios Adriana Metallic Silver Sneakers ($420)
You’ll feel like the coolest girl on the block in these metallic sneakers.

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Double-Sided Earrings

Double-sided earrings add the perfect amount of polish to an outfit.

Dior Tee Shirt Earrings ($470, 310.859.4700)
Two words: must have.

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Bows

Treat your look to a masculine-inspired accessory, like a black bow.

Saint Laurent Classic Lavaliere ($295)
This is just the accessory our outfit needs.

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Statement Sunnies

Make a statement with a pair of attention-grabbing sunglasses.

Oliver Peoples Op-4 Sunglasses ($480)
You’ll feel like a star in these sunnies.

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Big Buckles

The bigger the better, right?

Givenchy Oversized Buckle Sandals ($1095)
Buckle me beautiful.

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Bucket Bags

Bucket bags are a street style mainstay!

Building Block Pail ($291)
I dare you to not fall in love with this purse.

Your A Style Star!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beach Worthy Nail Hues

It’s officially sandal season and nothing screams Summer more than a mani-pedi in beach-worthy hues.

Here are the top polish trends this season!

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Cantaloupe

NCLA Los Angeles Nail Lacquer in I Only Fly Private, $16  shopncla.com ;OPI Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Hot & Spicy, $8; drugstore.com ; Scotch Naturals Sticky Base Coat in Highland Fling, $15 scotchnaturals.com; Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Coral Blame, $32  saksfifthavenue.com

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Sunny Side Up

Gloss Naturals Wild Mustard, $10.90 glossnaturals.com; Butter London Cheeky Chops Nail Lacquer, $15 butterlondon.com; Formula X Electrics in Electric Yellow Pearl, $10.50  sephora.com; Deborah Lippmann Summer Nail Collection in Walking On Sunshine, $18 sephora.com

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Marine Metallics

Topshop Flip Nail Polish in Lead, $10 nordstrom.com; M·A·C Nail Lacquer Alluring Aquatic Collection in Shimmerfish, $17.50 bloomingdales.com; Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Hypnotic, $19 net-a-porter.com; Essie Nail Polish For the Twill of It, $8.50; nordstrom.com

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Purple Haze

Bernadette Thompson Nail Polish in Purple Pasion, $9 bernadettethompson.com; Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Violet Purple, $18 sephora.com; Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in Purple Haze, $9 pacificaperfume.com; Perfect Formula in Dazzle, $15; qvc.com

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Americana

FORMULA X Liberty Top Coat, $12.50 sephora.com; JINsoon ‘Cool Blue’ Nail Lacquer, $18 nordstrom.com; Red Carpet Nail Lacquer in White Hot, $8 ulta.com; Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Captain, $30 bloomingdales.com

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Citrus Neon

Essie Vices Versa, $5.95 beyondpolish.com; American Apparel Neon Nail Polish in Neon Green, $7 americanapparel.net; Salon Perfect Professional Nail Lacquer in Loopy Lime, $4 walmart.com; OPI Neon Nail Lacquer Life Gave Me Lemons. $9 ulta.com

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Concrete Jungle

e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish in Misty Haze, $2 eyeslipsface.com; NARS Opaque Nail Polish in Galathée, $19 narscosmetics.com; Dior Vernis Nail Laquer in Trianon, $25 dior.com; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Greige, $4.59 drugstore.com

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Confetti Party

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Show Girl Chic, $7 ulta.com; China Glaze All A Flutter, $3.50 beyondpolish.com; Butter LONDON Boho Rock Nail Lacquer, $15 nordstrom.com; Ciaté Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Mineral Clarity, $8 sephora.com

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Cerulean

PRITI NYC 5 FREE Nail Polish in Chilean Blue Crocus, $15  pritinyc.com; CND Nail Lacquer Vinylux, $5 beyondpolish.com; Illamasqua Rubber Finish Nail Varnish in Serenity, $17 sephora.com; Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Shocking Seas, $3 walmart.com

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Ballet Beautiful

Guerlain Nail Lacquer in Lingerie, $25 bloomingdales.com; Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Pink Cloud, $15 barneys.com; Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color, $27 chanel.com; Nails INC London Mayfair Lane Gel Effect Polish, $14; nailsinc.com

What hue are you Wearing?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Nail It

It’s less intimidating to make a risqué statement with your nail polish than with a pair of pants. Your style of nail, or polish choice can transform your look instantly. If you’re looking liven up your nails this Spring, here are some of the best nails trends to try!

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Pastels, Of-course 

Featured in every spring nail collection this year, it’s clear pastels are going to be thriving this spring. Aren’t they always? Opaque pastels on your nails contrast the dark winter we’ve weathered and are a pretty accent to all your spring-inspired outfits.

Essie nail color , Deborah lippmann nail polish , Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear , L’Oreal Nail Polish

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Metallic Shift

It’s got a futuristic feel to it. The “galaxy theme” is a rising trend in fashion, and giving it a shot on your nails will be sleek and different for spring. Plus color-shifting polish is always cool to look at.

Formula X For Sephora , Sally Hansen Insta-Dry , Sally Hansen Lustre Shine , Orly Fx

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White Out

With opaque formulas that leave fingers looking sophisticated, immaculate and daring, white-hot nails are on the rise. White will compliment all your outfits and is a fresh trend you might want to try this spring.

Obsessive Compulsive , Sally Hansen , Essie nail polish , China Glaze Nail Laquer

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Highlighter

Bright colors are in for spring, especially on your fingers. While wearing full-on lime green or yellow might seem scary, it’s not as heart-stopping to have your nails rock it out. After months in less daylight and creating an infinite amount of black on black ensembles – the bright touch is a nice change of pace.

Orly , Butter London , Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear , O.P.I

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Half Moon

The look gives off an elegant yet edgy feel. The trend can be pulled off multiple ways and the design can be tailored to personal taste and style. You could be a pastel half moon, lime green, white, or aim for a darker shade. This is a great spring trend to experiment with.

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Non Traditional French

Not limited to black, pink, or horizontal lines. The nontraditional French can be nude and black, and a diagonal triangle or a matte black and black line for the French tip, as spotted at NYFW. Another interesting trend to channel your taste into.

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Striped

Nothing crazy here; we’re not going zebra. For the look, all you’ll need is your choice of base color and stripe color. NYFW went with black and white as their choice of stripe color but you can opt for whatever your little heart desires. Gather your inspiration and design your nails into something fun this spring.

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Nude Neautrals

With the creation of opaque formulas, neutrals have blossomed into a trend for spring. The look is classy and makes the statement something along the lines of “clean start for spring” – love it.

Butter London , Givenchy , L’Oreal , Insta-Dry , Zoya

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Sheer Color

The look is simple yet more interesting than the regular solid color. This trend is expected to be extremely popular for the warmer weather. OPI actually released a whole line of sheer colors you might want to try out this Spring!

American Apparel Sheer , Deborah Lippmann Gloss , O.P.I Sheer Tints Tinted Top Coat , Dior Nail Glow

Nail It!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Oscars Best Dressed

At the 86th Annual Oscars, Hollywood’s A-list embraced a fresh palette worthy of its own award. Check out the best dressed and get the need-to-know details on the nights best ensembles.

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Jennifer Lawrence
​Wearing: Dior Haute Couture red wool crepe evening gown with peplum detail; Neil Lane crystal diamond and platinum necklace, studs, and ring set; Salvatore Ferragamo silver minaudiere box clutch.

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Anna Kendrick
Wearing: J. Mendel noir/ ruby gown with embroidered tulle waist insert and asymmetrical pleated skirt.

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Lupita Nyong’o
​Wearing: Prada custom light blue silk georgette soleil pleated gown with deep V-neck top and low cut sides; Fred Leighton gold and diamond headband, rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings, snake bracelet, antique pearl ring, opal ring, 1960’s gold and turquoise ring, and yellow gold frog ring; Prada raso clutch with baguette crystal detail.

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Amy Adams
​Wearing: Gucci Premiere custom sapphire silk crepe tuxedo gown; Tiffany & Co. rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds, square modified brilliant yellow diamond bracelet, fire opal, pink sapphire, yellow diamond, and spessertite bead ring with diamonds from the 2014 Blue Book Collection, and Tiffany metro diamond band rings.

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Charlize Theron
Wearing: Dior Haute Couture black satin duchesse and organza gown with invisible tulle straps and pleated organza flounces on the skirt; Harry Winston diamond pendant, flawless square emerald-cut diamond center stone from The Incredibles Collection.

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Jessica Biel
​Wearing: Chanel Couture dress; Tiffany & Co. aquamarine and diamond drop earrings in platinum, aquamarine and diamond bow bracelet, round diamond wide bracelet and princess-cut five row diamond bracelet, and round and marquee diamond cluster necklace in platinum.

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Chrissy Teigen
Wearing: Monique Lhuillier dress; Jimmy Choo Xenia sandals.

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Anne Hathaway
​Wearing: Gucci silk crepe column gown featuring crystal embroidered halter embroidered halter bodice; Neil Lane diamond and platinum bracelets, square cut emerald and diamond ring, and diamond stud earrings; Gucci plexiglass clutch and open-toe heels.

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Cate Blanchett
​Wearing: Armani Prive soft gold cap-sleeve gown with long, flared tulle skirt, fully embroidered with raised degrade sequins and light gold Swarovski crystal baguettes; Roger Vivier Papillon clutch and Sandale Choc sandals.

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Margot Robbie
Wearing: Saint Laurent dress; Forevermark jewelry.

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Kate Hudson
Wearing: Versace dress; Neil Lane faceted crystal De Roche ring, diamond and platinum drop earrings, and a diamond, sapphire line bracelet; Jimmy Choo Vibe sandals.

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Sandra Bullock
Wearing: Alexander McQueen gown; Fred Leighton jewelry.

Who do you think is the best dressed?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Couture Beauty Tips

The couture runways are where designers’ wildest ideas and most imaginative visions come to life. But here are some beauty inspirations you can actually wear in real life. From the red lip stain and dewy skin at Christian Dior to the stick-straight locks and smoky eye at Versace, these are the looks you’ll want to re-create.

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Christian Dior

When wearing a bold lip color, like the matte cherry red seen at Christian Dior, it is important to downplay your other features with soft eye makeup and light brows.
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Tony Ward

Adding white shimmer (or gold for those with darker complexions) to the inner corners of the eyelid will make your eyes seem bigger, brighter, and more awake.
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Alexis Mabille

Minus the butterflies of course (or maybe just one), white eyeshadow and a bold brow is the perfect look for a spring evening.
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Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli is bringing the Amy Winehouse cat eyeliner back, highlighted by a completely fresh face.
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Atelier Versace

A hair straightener, smoky eye shadow, and lip gloss is all that’s on the Versace girl’s beauty check list.

Your so Couture!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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What They Wore: Golden Globes

The leading ladies brought their fashion A game to the red carpet for the Golden Globes. From Kate Beckinsale to Mila Kunis, check out some of the evening’s best ensembles.

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 Jennifer Lawrence

Winner for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for American Hustle.
Wearing: Dior Haute Couture dress; Neil Lane chandelier earrings, black and white diamond bracelets, white diamond and platinum ring, and cabochon emerald diamond and platinum ring; Roger Vivier Paint Box Clutch and Sandale Plateau heels.

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Kate Beckinsale- Presenter
Wearing: Zuhair Murad dress; Chopard contrasting black and white diamond earrings; Edie Parker clutch; Jimmy Choo heels.

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Amy Adams
Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for American Hustle.
Wearing: Valentino Haute Couture silk chiffon gown with a ruby bodice and deep décolleté from the Shanghai collection; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Brian Atwood heels.

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Cate Blanchett
Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Blue Jasmine.
Wearing: Armani Prive black lace and tulle gown; Chopard marquise-cut earrings with white diamonds and 18-K Fairmined white gold and white diamond line bracelet set in platinum; Jimmy Choo Esam pumps.

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Zoe Saldana-Presenter
Wearing: Prabal Gurung dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Bottega Veneta clutch; Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler-Hosts
Wearing: On Tina: custom Carolina Herrera black and fuchsia floral jacquard strapless gown; Fred Leighton rose-cut diamond pendant earrings, and rose-cut diamond and enamel ring.  On Amy: custom Stella McCartney black cady gown with symmetric bodice and black belt; Charlotte Olympia heels.

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Sandra Bullock
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Gravity.
Wearing: Prabal Gurung Doubleface Satin V-Neck Gown (available now exclusively on Moda Operandi); Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Raowulf clutch; Jimmy Choo heels.

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Robin Wright
Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama for House of Cards.
Wearing: Reem Acra dress; Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy 14K yellow gold with white diamond earrings; Jimmy Choo Tiga sandals.

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 Olivia Wilde-Presenter
Wearing: Gucci dress; Forevermark diamond and pave marquise shaped ring, cushion shaped double drop earrings, and diamond line bracelet; Rodo clutch; Charlotte Olympia heels.

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 Mila Kunis- Presenter
Wearing: Gucci Premiere dress; Gemfields emerald stud earrings and bangle by Marina B.

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Reese Witherspoon-Presenter
Wearing: Calvin Klein dress; Harry Winston jewelry.

Have a Golden Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Roundup: Best Trends of 2013

Another year is over, but great fashion is never forgotten. These fashion trends made 2013 very stylish. Here are the best trends of the year and possibly this one too!

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Sexy, Sheer Panels

Celebrities enthusiastically embraced—and pushed the limits of—the sheer-panel trend on the red carpet and it has quickly become an A-list  favorite.

Diane Kruger in Thakoon, Rose Byrne in Pucci, Michelle Dockery in Chado Ralph Rucci

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Borrowed From the Boys

The 2013 menswear-inspired craze welcomed feminine interpretations of classic suiting textures and styles, tough but flirty brogues, and the comfy-cozy boyfriend sweater.

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Ring Party!

As a follow-up to the Arm Party, the Ring Party made its mark in 2013. From stacks of mixed metals to statement bands to the boho-cool midi ring—there were so many pieces to either wear alone or pile on.

A shot from Glamour’s behind-the-scenes visit to cult-favorite Brooklyn-based boutiqueCatbird.

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All White, Even After Labor Day

From summery dresses to post-Labor Day monochrome suits to red-carpet-ready gowns, head-to-toe white remained the trend of choice for all seasons this year. And, yes, all white is totally trendy this year also.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Dior, Zoe Saldana in Elie Saab, Charlize Theron in Dior

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The Dressed-Up Sweatshirt

A product of the athletic-inspired trend, the dressed-up sweatshirt was immediately embraced by the fun- and comfort-loving fashion set. The piece looks just as cute with skinny jeans as it does with a printed skirt,or…. no pants at all.

Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins, Miroslava Duma

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Heavy Metal Hardware

Designers embraced the reinvention of rock style with metal-adorned shoes, boots, and sandals. There’s nothing like chains, grommets, and studs of all shapes and sizes to add tough-girl swagger to any outfit.

Saint Laurent fall 2013, Chanel fall 2013, Isabel Marant spring 2013

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Black and White

With the return of ’90s minimalism, designers sent a slew of black-and-white contrasting dresses, suits, coats, and leather everything down the spring and fall runways. The trend eventually made its way onto many celebrities—and into our closets.

Chanel fall 2013, Michael Kors spring 2013, Proenza Schouler spring 2013

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Dressy Shorts

Shorts became the new dress, skirt, and even suit piece this year. For the most versatility, designers reinterpreted shorts at varying lengths and in bold colors, prints, and textures.  Good News: dressy shorts are also on 2014 runways and this trend is sticking around.

Theyskens’ Theory fall 2013, Tommy Hilfiger spring 2013, Clover Canyon spring 2013

Which of these Trends will you be Wearing this Year?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Couture Beauty

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I’ve been looking for an excuse to rock bedazzled lips since age five–and never would have guessed that one would stem from haute couture. The fashion houses showed their collections and their frothy confections have been capped off with wonderfully whimsical beauty looks, two of which I am dying to try in real life.  At Dior, Pat McGrath lined the models’ lips with hot pink and red pencils, layering Dior’s Addict Lip Gloss ($28) in Diablotine and Princess on top to serve as glue for individually placed Swarovski crystals. At Chanel, Global Creative Director Peter Phillips designed the ultimate statement eye, layering the same Maison Lemarie black tulle used in the show’s headpieces over Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow (out this May) in Black Stream and Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($30) in Noir Intense. A more realistic version of the former–perhaps hot pink liner filled in with cherry red–would be perfect for a girls’ night. But the same could be said of the latter, so which would you rather wear?

XOXO

D-Anna

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