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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Trend Report: Floral Heels

So, the days are starting to get shorter. That doesn’t mean that it’s time to give up your perfect floral shoe. These blooming heels are great for the office, party, wedding and dance floor! Walk on roses with these blossoming beauties!

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Ted Baker Saeber Printed Court Heel, $200; tedbaker.com

 -floral-heels-palter-delisoPalter DeLiso Fancy Ivory Fuschia Silk Pump, $895;store.palterdeliso.com

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Nasty Gal Shoe Cult Nicole Pump, $55; nastygal.com

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Blessing-Co floral print platforms in blue paradise, $36; Blessing-Co

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Dune Blossom-Multi Floral Print Pointed Toe Pump, $50; dunelondon.com

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Stuart Weitzman The Nouveau Pump, $313; stuartweitzman.com

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Loeffler Randall Dahalia Platform Sandal, $128; shoplesnouvelles.com

Tropical Floral Heels Pink

Blessing-Co pink punch tropical heels, $36; Blessing-Co

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Steve Madden Cythiaa, $130; stevemadden.com

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Topshop Glory Floral Print High Shoes, $45; us.topshop.com

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MSGM Floral Screen Printed Satin Pumps, $304; luisaviaroma.com

Floral and Fabulous!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trending Forever

As we all know, most trends come and go almost as quickly as an average runway show lasts. To ensure that your closet isn’t full of unwearable items in a few months’ time, here are some predictions about the current trends that have the most staying power and which ones equal more bang for your buck!

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Graphic Black And White

You’ve got to love a trend that works for any occasion and looks great on everyone. A graphic black and white pattern is the perfect way to make a subtle statement. Plus, you’ll be able to pair it with most of your wardrobe for seasons to come.

​On Emma Stone:

Saint Laurent Spencer Leather Lapel Jacket($2,793) in Black; Saint Laurent Signature Lavalliere Shirt ($1,290) available in Black; Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans ($176) in Coronado.

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Bomber Jackets

Want to add instant cool factor to your outfit? Go for a bomber jacket. Want a jacket that will go from day to night seamlessly? Try a bomber jacket. Shopping for a jacket with endless pattern and color options? You get the point.

On Jessica Alba: 

​Aqua Looking Glass Silk Bomber Jacket ($198) in Blue Ice/Pink/Black; NIC+ZOE Easy Street Pants ($118) in Black Onyx.

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Bucket Bags

What’s better than a deceptively roomy bag that can hold our entire life in it? Nada. That’s why you’ll have to claw this on-trend bag style out of our hands!

On Emma Roberts:

​Loeffler Randall Industry Bag ($295) in Black; Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velver Slippers ($495) in Black.

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Sneakers

Our feet have never been so happy. Even heel-loving girls who never thought their arches would touch the ground have embraced sneakers in every shape and color. Trends of this scale (and comfort) aren’t usually quick to fade.

On Hilary Rhoda:

​Levi’s Authentic Trucker Jacket ($58) available in Rosebud Blue; Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants ($920) in Black; Soludos Raffia Lace Up Shoes ($65) in Natural Black.

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Pink

Pink will make your skin glow, and make you smile. Plus, it pairs well with so many hues on the color wheel, making it extra versatile.

On Emma Watson: 

Narciso Rodriguez S/S 14 shirt and skirt; Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle-Strap Sandals ($395) in Fawn

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Pleated Skirts

The hottest skirt trend this season is equal parts flattering and adorable. Depending on the length, pattern, and material, it can go from ultra-sweet to ultra-fun.

On Miranda Kerr:

Acne Tag Vintage Denim Jacket ($290) in Vintage Blue; Valentino Rouge Absolute Patent Scallop Pumps ($895) in Scarlet; Chanel bag;.

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Boyfriend Jeans

We’re pretty sure that when this trend first emerged, our boyfriends were hoping it would fade. But boyfriend jeans are now a denim staple, and one of our favorite styles.

On Poppy Delevingne:

​sass & bide The Rock Steady Jeans ($270) in Indigo; Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch Bag ($995) available in Black Glitter with Gold Stars; Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Embellishment

Embellishment has the ability to make an otherwise ordinary item special. Don’t be surprised if this elegant trend is around for seasons to come.

On Kate Bosworth:

Giambattista Valli S/S 14 Couture dress.

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Jumpsuits

In case you haven’t caught onto the jumpsuit obsession yet, it’s real, and Jordana Brewster nails the look in gorgeous gray. How could a trend this effortless and cool go away anytime soon?

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​vintage Halston jumpsuit.

You’ll wear these trends Forever!

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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This Season’s Sandals

Whether it’s flats for the beach, a strappy stiletto for those hot summer nights, or the perfect wedge for your next poolside fete, sandals are an essential to your warm weather wardrobe, and preferably multiple styles! So which kind of sandals should you be looking out for at the moment?

sandals-Ann TaylorAnn Taylor: Roslyn Espadrille Wrapped Leather Platform Sandals ($158) Chunky heels can be just as hot as stilettos and are easier on your tootsies. This sultry leather sandal gets a summery update with espadrille heels.

Sandals-GapGap: Wooden Wedge Sandals ($70) Any kind will do but this wooden wedge sandal is a timeless pick! While Gap’s iteration would pair brilliantly with a printed sundress, I also love them with flared jeans for a chic ‘70s result.

sandals-LoefflerRandallLoeffler Randall: Starla Plank Sandals ($175) in White Vachetta Leather. Every girl needs a go-to flat, so why not a statement making one. The Star-embellished straps add a playful touch to these gladiator-esque sandals–I’ve got my eye on them for the Fourth of July.

sandals-RachelRoyRachel Roy: Luna Heels ($199) What fashionista’s shoe arsenal would be complete without a sultry pair of stilettos? Add a luxe touch to your after-hours attire, with these multi-colored snake heels that demand the spotlight.

Strut your Stuff!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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