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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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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Accessory Report: Spring Bags

These are the best Handbag Trends you’ll Definitely want to try this Spring!

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A Color-Block Bag

If you already have a neutral bag in your spring arsenal, you’ll need a fun color-block one to counter it. No “matchy-matchy” rules apply with color-blocking, so you can coordinate it to your outfit like Miroslava Duma and her chic Pierre Hardy—or not. It’s up to you.

Get The Look

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Pierre Hardy Bag 61 color-block suede clutch, $895, luisaviaroma.com

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A Structured, Ladylike Purse

A retro-chic, feminine handbag adds an element of elegance to any outfit—from jeans and a tee to a suit or dress—and is ultra versatile to take you from work to after-work cocktails.

Get The Look

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Divine wave bag, $30, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-TopHandleA Top-Handle Bag

 The top-handle bag will easily transition right into spring. You can’t go wrong with this style, whether it’s a structured satchel or a soft duffel with cool zip features like Anne Katherine Frey’s Alexander Wang.

Get The Look

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Alexander Wang Rockie small cross-body satchel bag, $795, neimanmarcus.com

SpringBags-BackpackA Stylish Backpack

The backpack gets updated this year. Along with being incredibly functional, these designer backpacks look effortlessly cool. Even Karl Lagerfeld put graffiti-covered backpacks on his spring runway for Chanel.

Get The Look

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Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $90, karmaloop.com

SpringBags-MetallicA Metallic Clutch

A metallic dress is a must-have going-out look for spring, and the same goes for your clutch. Match it with a metallic, or mix it in with other looks, because heavy metal works with everything (Hanne Gaby Odiele agrees).

Get The Look

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Expressions NYC crackle envelope clutch, $38, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-CarryAllA Sophisticated Carryall Work Tote

Refresh your hold-everything work bag for the warmer season with a lighter hue and updated elements like an East-West silhouette. Classic camel is always a sure hit but a pastel bag like Milana Kruz’s Givenchy one is definitely droolworthy.

Get The Look

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Alberta di Canio handbag, $195, yoox.com

SpringBags-FloralA Floral-Print Clutch

A floral clutch adds extra springtime cheer to any outfit—whether you’re mixing prints like blogger Chriselle Lim (featuring this Givenchy clutch) or adding one single eye-catching accessory to a streamlined monochromatic look.

Get The Look

SpringBags-Floral-2Printed stripe zip-top clutch, $48, c. wonder.com

SpringBags-PastelA Pastel Purse

Easter-egg hues are the new neutral when it comes to accessories this season. Work a pink, baby blue, or minty green one into your outfit, whether it’s a roomy satchel, an envelope clutch, or a structured bag like blogger-model Zanita Morgan’s.

Get The Look

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Mint Tassle Bag, $46, Blessing-Co

SpringBags-satchelA Printed Satchel

Burberry showed painted-over bags for fall, so get a jump on the trend now with a printed satchel. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some flair on an otherwise neutral, go-with-everything accessory, like Natalie Joo’s and her checked Brahmin tote.

Get The Look

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Marni graphic-print cross-body bag, $1,476, nordstrom.com

SpringBags-BucketA Bucket Bag

A bucket bag should be at the top of your shopping list this season. Whether it’s a minimalist drawstring creation or Alexander Wang’s lipstick-red studded number carried by model Pauline Vander Cruysse, the style will fit all your essentials and update any look.

Get The Look

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Faux-leather tasseled bucket bag, $30, oldnavy.com

What Spring Bags Are Your Faves?

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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Weekend Blazer

Why limit your blazer to office-only attire? Make the most of this everyday essential with these great outfit combinations. Check out how these stylesetters wear a blazer off the clock, and soon your jacket will be racking up some serious overtime.

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Blazer + Sneakers

Charlize Theron approves the blazer + sneakers combo, and so do I!

On Theron: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Convertible Tote ($4050) in Black

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For Charlize Theron’s Look Try: Band of Outsiders Satin Trimmed Crepe Blazer($695) in Black, Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers ($90) in Black

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Blazer + Distressed Denim

Keri Russell teams her blazer with a pair of casual jeans for a simple, but put together  look.

On Russell: Christian Louboutin Batignolles pumps and Filson Tote Bag($120)

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For Keri Russell’s Look Try: Vanessa Bruno Single Button Blazer ($450) in Grey, J Brand Super Skinny Midrise Jeans ($205)

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Blazer + Flirty Necklace

Take a tip from Hilary Rhoda, and add a bit of sparkle to your suit separates.

On Rhoda: A.L.C. suit; Dannijo Izzie Necklace($795); Pierre Hardy shoes

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For Hilary Rhoda’s Look Try: Trager Delaney Becky Silk Crepe Blazer ($537) in Forest Green, Anthropologie Boreal Bib Necklace ($88) in Multi

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Blazer + High-Waisted Shorts

Alexa Chung rocks a blazer and high-waisted cutoff jean shorts.

On Chung: Steven Alan jacket; Vintage shorts; Carven boots

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For Alexa Chung’s Look Try: Helmut Prime Suiting Blazer ($460) in Stone, Mother Cutoff Denim Shorts ($185)

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Blazer + Oversized Vintage T Shirt

Arizona Muse keeps it relaxed with this chic look.

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For Arizona Muse’s Look Try: Mango Tailored Blazer ($80) in Black, Acne Wonder Linen T Shirt ($103)

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Blazer + Metallic Heels

Total outfit envy over Elle Fanning’s monochrome ensemble.

On Fanning: Ann Demeulemeester blazer and pants; Prada purse; Isabel Marant shoes

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For Elle Fanning’s Look Try: Nomia Slit Back Jacket ($235) in Ivory, Christian Louboutin Cutout Metallic Sandals ($895)

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Blazer + Mini Dress

Taylor Swift makes a mini dress a bit more modest with a stylish black blazer.

On Swift: The Reformation Storm Skirt ($138); Dolce & Gabbana Sara Pebbled Frame Shoulder Bag ($2662)

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For Taylor Swift’s Look Try: Ted Baker Eglan Crepe Suit Jacket ($395) in Black, Maje Faux Leather-Trimmed Brushed Satin Dress ($290) in Black

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Blazer + Playful Jumpsuit

Blazers can be playful and sexy!

On Jessica Alba: Finders Keepers The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Dark Navy; Nicholas Kirkwood Gilded Bijoux Leather Pumps ($950)

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For Jessica Alba’s Look Try: 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Cropped Back Blazer($725), Topshop Garden Floral Jumpsuit ($240)

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Blazer + Over-The-Knee Boots

Follow model Lily Aldridge’s lead and pair your blazer with eye-catching boots.

On Aldridge: Saint Laurent blazer; Isabel Marant sweater; Rag & Bone jeans; Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag ($2435); 3.1 Phillip Lim boots; Elizabeth and James Fillmore Sunglasses ($195)

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For Lily Aldridge’s Look Try: Joe’s Jeans Meredith Blazer ($265) in Charcoal, Guess Rumella Over The Knee Boots ($170) in Black

Have a Blazin’ Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Lovable Outfit Ideas

You’re smitten with a holiday that is completely dedicated to love, and I think your Valentine’s Day outfit should be completely lovable too. Here are four romantic looks that are guaranteed to create the perfect love story.

Luxe Effect

Adding a bit of rich texture can immediately make your outfit feel luxe. A velvet pant, skirt, cape, or top pairs easily with your basics, such as jeans, tees, and trousers.

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Image courtesy of  Vanessa Jackman

Try a rich palette of dark red, navy, black, or softer hues like cream or peach.

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Rag & Bone Roseburg velvet blazer $550

A Pop Of Red

The hue is striking paired with all-black, and also totally unexpected teamed with a softer palette of creams and faded florals.

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The Blonde Salad

splash of red can be just the right amount of color for an otherwise softer palette. A punchy red lipstick, a sharp red heel, or a bold red clutch feels festive, but not overwhelming.

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Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex clutch $975

The LBD

A Valentine’s Day dinner date is the perfect time to bring out your sexy little black dress.

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We Wore What

Try to balance your look so that it’s equal parts demure (a fuller skirt or rounded collar) and daring (a short hem or nipped-in waist).

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Diane Von Furstenberg Angelica ruched mini dress $225

Whimsical

Prints are very romantic!

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Image courtesy of Collage Vintage

To add a touch of whimsy, throw on a printed heel! Try a floral, polka dot, or stripe.

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Givenchy Floral print leather pumps $620

How do you make your outfit Lovable?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best Dressed at the VMA’s

At the MTV Video Music Awards the red carpet was filled with haute looks! Check out these best dressed A-Listers!

VMAs-CiaraCiara, in Givenchy.

VMAs-mileycyrusMiley Cyrus, in vintage Dolce & Gabbana.

VMAs-arianagrandeAriana Grande, in Kenley Collins.

VMAs-erinwassonErin Wasson, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMAs-miriam-olivia-nervoMiriam and Olivia Nervo

VMAs-selenagomezSelena Gomez, in Atellier Versace.

VMA's-ritaoraRita Ora, in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

VMA's-ladygagaLady Gaga, in Prabal Gurung.

VMAs-iggyazaleaIggy Azalea, in Emilio Pucci.

XOXO

-D-Anna

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