3 Work Wardrobe Wonders

Everyone’s had those mornings, the ones where you’ve tried absolutely everything on in your closet, you’re running ridiculously late, and you still have absolutely nothing to wear. It’s times like those that demand super-easy pieces that go with everything. Essentials that you can throw on without thinking and know you’ll look great. I call them wardrobe wonders—and every fashionista needs at least a few of them in her closet. Here are my three favorites that will have you going to work in style!

A Black Jumpsuit

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A black jumpsuit doesn’t have be reserved for evenings only, especially if you choose a tailored style. Wear it to the office with pared-down classics like a trench coat and ladylike pumps, or get creative and layer it over a button-down. Either way, it’ll cut your dressing time down. One and done!

Get the Look

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SPLENDID $198.00

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REVOLVE clothing $154.00

A Flippy Skirt

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Fit-and-flare skirts are universally flattering; the flounce balances hips and thighs perfectly. Plus, they’re insanely versatile—for a downtown look, try one under a slouchy sweater with ankle boots; for a more polished vibe, wear with a slim turtleneck and heels.

Get the Look

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Ann Taylor $98.00

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BCBGMAXAZRIA $154.17

A Cool Suit

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Think of your suit as a really amazing multitasker—you can wear the pants and blazer together and look instantly put-together, or you can wear the jacket and pants separately with literally anything. The outfit options are countless. Just be sure to buy a suit with a really modern fit—either slim-fitting or purposely slouchy.

Get the Look

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NORDSTROM $130.00

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French Connection $268.00

You look Wonderful!

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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Festival Accessories under $50

Festival Season is here and with the right accessories, staying cool while looking hot is easier than making your way to the front of the main stage. Shop my favorite festival accessories, all under $50!

Now you can spend that extra cash on other necessities, like water and sunscreen.

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River Island Classic Pastel Fabric Headband ($11) in Pastel

A floral headband is a great pop of color for those who like to keep their clothes neutral.

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Forever 21 Conversation-Starting Stud Set ($5) in Gold/Silver

Mix and match these studs for awesomely adorned ears!

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Free People Metallic Straw Baseball Hat ($38) in Bronze

A metallic baseball cap will ensure all eyes are on you, while protecting you from the sun’s harsh rays.

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Ecote Nala Beaded Crossbody Pouch Bag($49) in Gold

Big enough to hold your essentials, but still small enough for you to forget you’re wearing a bag, this crossbody was made for festival-goers!

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Asos Skinny Embroidery Western Buckle Waist Belt ($15) in Black

Western-themed accessories are always at the top of the list of festival must-haves.

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Mink Pink Mirrored Sunglasses ($40) in Pink

Both pink and mirrored, these sunglasses are standouts, for sure.

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Club Monaco Bonnie Bracelet ($36) in Mauve

A beaded bracelet will add a little something extra to your outfit without weighing you down.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring ($12)

No need to worry about a manicure with this bauble, the whimsical ring doubles as nail-art.

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Anthropologie Tempestad Layered Bracelet ($38) in Black Motif

This colorful bracelet brilliantly combines the illusion of stacking with the ease of a single magnetic closure.

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ModCloth Black Bay Bicycle Club Belt ($20) in Black

The belt bag does double duty to keep your waist cinched while holding your must-haves!

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Pendleton Oversized Towel ($48) in Coyoacan

Sit stylishly and keep your clothes dirt-free with this printed towel.

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H&M Sandals ($25) in Light Brown

Your feet will thank you for these eye-catching sandals long after festival season has ended.

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NastyGal Festival Water Bottle Holder ($32)

The name says it all.

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Urban Outfitters Twist-Band Nubby Panama Hat ($34) in Neutral

Warm weather calls for a stylish, lightweight hat.

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Dogeared Gold Lightning Earrings ($40)

These gold lightning bolt studs are understated, but do a lot for an outfit.

Have A Fabulous Festival Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Evening Vest

Weather permitting, swap your winter coat out for a slimmer and sleeker outerwear piece: the evening vest. This little number has been spotted on fashion icons and street style favorites. Here is how to rock this statement piece!

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Camille Charrière

Pair it with: Skinny jeans and a button up

On Charrière: Sheriff&Cherry sunglasses; Zara coat and boots; T by Alexander Wang top; MiH The Bonn Jeans ($185); Sportmax bag

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Anouska Proetta Brandon

Pair it with: White separates and contrast accessories

On Brandon: Mokka London vest; Zara top; MiHThe Ellsworth Jeans ($187); GUESS by Marciano bag

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Sandra Hagelstam

Pair it with: Turtleneck and cropped trousers

On Hagelstam: Zara coat and pants; Balenciaga sweater; Marja Kurki bag; Tibi shoes

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Pair it with: Palazzo pants and t-shirt

Stockholm Street Style

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Andy Torres

Pair it with: Stylish sweatshirt and mini-skirt

On Torres: H&M Trend trench coat; Rodarte sweatshirt; & Other Stories skirt; Balenciaga boots

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Victoria Beckham

Pair it with: Jumpsuit and metal belt

On Beckham: Celine S/S 13 sleeveless coat; Cutler and Gross sunglasses; Saint Laurent Triangle Stud Belt ($673); Casadei shoes

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Natalie Suarez

Pair it with: Furry hat and bright sweater

On Suarez: W Street Casual Hat ($59); H&M vest; Paul & Joe sweater; Hudson Jeans Stark Moto Super Skinny Jeans ($245); Modern Vice Jett Studded Eyelet Boots ($550)

Say Yes to the Vest!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Retail Therapy: Maxi Dresses

We are in need of some relaxing retail therapy this Memorial Day! Check out these floor-sweeping favorites and shop your way to bliss with these lovely Maxi Dresses!

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Zara Printed Dress: This kimono-style maxi can easily take you from day to night, plus the slit will show off your sun-kissed gams. $99; zara.com

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A Wear Crochet trim Maxi dress: Don this flowy white frock and add an ethereal touch to your upcoming date night. $76.36; asos.com

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Gap striped roll-sleeve Maxi dress: Loungewear at its chicest! Sport this striped t-shirt dress at home, to the store, or to a movie. $69.95; gap.com

maxi-dress-blessing-coBlessing-Co Ribbon Detail Maxi Dress: Wear this elegant cobalt blue Maxi Dress to that Summer wedding you’re invited to. $20; blessing-co.myshopify.com

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Nasty Gal Paradise Maxi dress: Add a little whimsy to your day with this long-sleeve floral pick. $112; nastygal.com

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Need Supply Goddess Dress: Slip into this peachy lightweight maxi for a comfy yet stylish poolside look. $92; needsupply.com

maxi-dress-a-threadA-Thread open-back Flutter Maxi dress: Throw this jersey dress over your bathing suit for a beach day or pair it with a cropped moto jacket for a night on the town. $45; a-thread.com

XOXO

-D-Anna

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