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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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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Model Street Style

Models are some of the most innately stylish citizens among us—after all, their very career requires them to be immersed in fashion. It’s not surprising, then, that model-off-duty has become it’s own style category.  So for your inspiration here are the models who have the best street style around!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Though she usually gravitates toward breezy, bohemian inspired looks, the model’s willingness to try out new trends always pays off!

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Ming Xi

This sweet model has perfected quirky cool girl style. What sets her apart? Her love for interesting layers and charming accessories.

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Poppy Delevingne

This fashionable star has an affinity for sophisticated, feminine separates. Her style is playful and chic.

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Alana Zimmer

The statuesque beauty’s outfits are consistently sophisticated. Look to her if your in need of office outfit inspiration.

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Jessica Hart

This adorable model’s casual style epitomizes California cool.

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Hanne Gaby Odiele

You have to applaud the cool and confident willingness to take risks. The Belgian stunner is a bona fide street style star, thanks to her avant-garde looks.

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Larissa Hofmann

This lovely has an effortless sense of style and the ability to make anything look elegant.

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Fei Fei Sun

This model loves to mix quirkier pieces with classic staples and covets a good staple bag.

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Karlie Kloss

This trend setter is always on the best dressed lists and it’s easy to see why. The supermodels clean, all American style is polished and youthful.

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Anja Rubik

The veteran model always looks perfectly pulled together, favoring a muted color palette and minimalist looks.

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Lily Aldridge

This beauty switches from simple, classic ensembles to ladylike, refined outfits with ease. She also has an eye for statement accessories that add some sass to her look.

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Miranda Kerr

Her polished, on-trend ensembles have earned her worldwide trend-setter status, and it’s fully deserving.

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Jourdan Dunn

This stunner is fond of experimenting with figure hugging silhouettes and downtown chic pieces. The result? Glamorous, sexy outfits that are also tasteful and cool.

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Liu Wen

This major supermodel favors edgy looks with menswear inspired touches.

You’ve Got Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Spring Moto

Whether your signature look is a t-shirt-and-jeans, all-black everything, or a polished dress, trading in your go-to leather jacket for a spring-ready version is an easy way to brighten your look this Season. And with an array of light and bright styles now available, this quick switch is a no-brainer!

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To achieve that model-off-duty vibe, balance a bright fitted jacket with relaxed pieces, like a gray t-shirt and black jeans.

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Make sure your metallic jacket doesn’t compete with the rest of your look by pairing it with minimal separates.

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For even more visual intrigue, pick a leather jacket with interesting details, like perforation.

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Even a gray jacket can make an all-black outfit feel appropriate for both spring and daytime.

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In of-the-moment cobalt blue, a motorcycle jacket makes a striking statement against a mix of pared-down neutrals.

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If your looking for something that goes with everything, a white biker jacket is the perfect spring alternative to your favorite black styles.

Get The Look

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Rebecca Minkoff Wes Moto Jacket ($598) in Blush

Wear this peachy pick with a t-shirt and your favorite denim on the weekend. Bonus- if you go printed!

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Forever 21 Bold Quilted Moto Jacket ($33) in Red

This quilted style would be the perfect addition of texture to a monochrome ensemble.

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Club Monaco Delaine Moto Jacket ($595) in Pale Pink

Like you, this pale pink jacket is sweet with a hint of edge, thanks to the black zipper detailing.

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Lovers + Friends Babe Moto Jacket ($217) in White

Just when you thought that this jacket couldn’t get any better, it also has sleeves that are removable, allowing it to do double duty as a vest.

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Muuba Presley Biker Jacket ($575)

Try this green jacket over a floral frock or black and white basics for a cool contrast.

Get your Moto Running!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Top Trends for Spring

Here are the top 12 trends you’ll want to try this Spring straight from the Runways. The best part, you ask? Get the look with key pieces from my stylishly curated shopping list and Spring into Style!

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Liquid Metal

For both day and night, liquid-like metallic fabrics give even the most understated pieces a moment in the spotlight.

Get The Look:

Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker($114); River Island Metallic Mini Skirt ($47); Three Floor Behaviour Self Dress ($297), Blessing-Co Clear accent peep-toe booties ($55)

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Blurred Lines

An optical illusion will always be cool, especially in a black and white palette. Thankfully, it’s a huge trend for spring!

Get The Look:

Equipment Collarless Brett Clean Shirt ($248); Blessing-Co Diamond Print Skirt ($12); French Connection Kamilla Heels ($130); H&M Loose-Fit Pants ($30); Opening Ceremony Wave Crepe Pencil Skirt($365); Blessing-Co Check Leggings ($15)

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Good Sports

So many athletic references for Spring, one would think fashion was a competitive sport.   Raglan, mesh and sneakers came together on the runways as a mash-up of tennis, track, baseball and more.  Spring training starts here!

Get The Look:

BCBG Brooks Sweatpant ($158) in Heather Grey-Black; DKNY Nylon Baseball Cap ($65) in Wave Blue; Gap Neon Colorblock Sport Socks ($5) in Lilac Surge; Alexander Wang Ribbed Jersey Top ($425) and Ribbed Jersey Skirt ($395); Puma Women’s Mesh Tee ($30) in Black; Mango College Oversize Sweatshirt ($60) in Black

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Strap Happy

The schoolgirl staple, the backpack, has edged out the oversized clutch as the must-have bag for Spring. Clap your hands and say “Yeah!” because this carryall is hands free.

Get The Look:

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack ($395) in Hot Red; Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack ($58) in Black; MGSM Floral Backpack ($176) in Purple; Tory Burch Marion Backpack ($475) in Black; Blessing-Co Red Runner Backpack ($52)

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Globetrotter

You probably have plenty of travel destinations you want to cross off your list. Start channeling your inner globetrotter now. All you need is a little help from these chic pieces!

Get The Look:

Voz Collective Tribal U-Shape Wood Necklace($45); Topshop Tribal Border Wide Leg Trousers($90); Loeffler Randall Rooney Fisherman Sandals($395); Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace ($20); River Island Black Woven Tribal Dangle Earrings ($30)

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Feminine Masculine

Men’s shirting is back in the fashion spotlight this spring, courtesy of labels including Band of Outsiders, DKNY, Erdem, and more. This season however, it’s taking a softer turn with feminine features like lace inserts, and shirtdresses.

Get The Look:

Acne Studios Late Poplin Shirt ($220); New Look Macy Clutch ($25); Swear Charlotte Cut-Out Brogues ($255); Summer Fresh Lace Insert Top French Connection ($98), Rebecca Taylor Cotton Poplin Dress ($295)

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Garden Party

Florals are synonymous with spring, but this season designers are turning it up a notch with bigger, bolder blooms on everything from sportif silhouettes to statement-making footwear.

Get The Look:

Blessing-Co Neon Flora Bag ($36); Pixie Market Viola Floral Dress ($189); Gap Printed Pointy Flats ($40); J.Crew Collection Floral-Print Cotton and Silk-Blend Jacket ($300); Blessing-Co Sunnery Floral Jumpsuit ($45)

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Blue Streak

Navy, cobalt, indigo, teal, sapphire—you name it, blue is the hue to wear this spring. With so many ways to wear the color, this trend is sure to find a place in your wardrobe.

Get The Look:

Coach Bleecker Daily Leather Shoulder Bag($198); Madewell C’est Bon Pullover ($88); Ted Baker Epine Coat ($425); Blessing-Co Glam Military Dress ($35); Kenzo Palm-Print Triangle Bikini ($220), Tibi Fog Easy Vest ($525) in Navy/Black Multi and Fog Pants with Buckle ($398) in Navy

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Pack Mule

The shoe of S/S 14 is undoubtedly the mule. Seen on the runways of all four fashion capitals, it is the footwear style on everyone’s short list. Style options range from wedge to stiletto and everything in between.

Get The Look:

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mule ($275); Leather Wide Heel Mule Zara ($100); Guess Vandan Pointed-Toe Slides ($97); 10 Crosby Derek Lam Mule ($375); Topshop Gabi Mule Point Toe Shoes ($110)

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Into The Fold

Pleats  appeared on everything including dresses, jackets, skirts and tops. With all of the movement of a flowing gown, the surprisingly feminine design has been reimagined to look exceedingly hip.

Get The Look: 

Coach Madison Hobo ($398) in Pintuck Leather; Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36); Michael Michael Kors Pleated Stretch-Knit Dress ($160) in Green/Navy; BCBG Avi Pleated Gown ($498) in White; Blessing-Co Embroidered Maxi Dress ($30)

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On The Fringe

The favored trim of rock stars and bohemians make a much needed comeback this season with a decidedly western flair.

Get The Look: 

Junya Watanabe Fringed Cotton Shirt ($490); Express Suede Fringed Strap Heeled Runway Sandal ($98); Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch ($195); Blessing-Co Fringe Skirt ($28)Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Calfskin-Suede Fringed Shorts ($298); Blessing-Co Festival Fringe Bag ($40)

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Stroke Of Genius

Modern art found its way onto every major runway this season. Painted pieces are definite must-haves. Check out the top pieces you’ll need to play the Picasso of your spring wardrobe.

Get The Look:

H&M Strapless Dress ($70); Topshop Limited Edition Floral Placement Print Tee ($100) in Cream; Blessing-Co Glam Girl Mini Dress ($35); Mrs. Jermyn Neon Natural Paint Party Clutch ($69) in Cream/Pink

Have a Stylish Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Quick Style!

The smallest tweaks to your outfit can make all the difference. These are the easiest styling tricks that will make you look more polished, and all in under a minute.

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Cuff A Pair of Jeans You’ve Never Cuffed Before:

Next time you step into one of your favorite pairs of skinnies, flip the hem up for a change of pace.

Get The Look: Acne Studios Pop Light Boyfriend Jeans ($270)

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Try A Tie:

Sometimes your outfit needs that uptown accessory. Enter: the silk tie.

Get The Look: Topman Velvet 5cm Tie ($25) in Black

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Add A Bright Hat:

Adding a brightly colored hat will take your look from mundane, to head-turning.

Get The Look: Jezebel Blue Hat ($325)

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Carry Your Purse As A Clutch:

As seen here on model, Dree Hemingway, wearing your bag as a clutch looks a little more ladydlike than stringing it across your body.

Get The Look: Poverty Flats Crossbody Bag ($58) in White

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Drape Your Coat:

Wear your coat as a cape (i.e. the fashion pack’s favorite look) on your next evening out.

Get The Look: Urbancode Faux Fur Coat ($640) in Blue

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Layer A Button-Down Under A Dress:

Make a cocktail dress daytime appropriate by layering a crisp, white button-down underneath.

Get The Look: Shoshanna Strapless Full-Skirt Dress($395) in Black

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Replace your Necklace:

A silk neckerchief adds instant polish. Try one in place of your go-to statement necklace.

Get The Look: Jonathan Adler Chioiserie Owl Silk Scarf ($98) in Fuschia

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Add Socks:

Just keep them in the same color family as either your shoes or your pants as Pernille Teisbeck does here.

Get The Look: Gold Toe Plaid Fashion Socks($16) in Blue

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Get Matchy:

Inject your outfit with a trifecta of color by way of a matching bag, coat, and lip color, as this style maven did to great effect.

Get The Look: Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm ($17) in Classic Red

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Wear Your Scarf Untied:

Add some drama by letting your long scarf hang over your coat.

Get The Look: Blessing-Co Geometric Scarf ($24)

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Opt For Knee-High Boots:

Instead of reaching for tights and heels, go with a pair of leather boots! Add an unexpected touch to a midi skirt with these babies!

Get The Look: Tory Burch Bernice Leather Logo-Heel Boot($550) in Black

Got a Minute? Quick and Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beautiful Holiday

From pale pink to deep red to loads of glitter, Ive rounded up plenty of Pinterest inspiration to keep you looking beautiful for your impending parade of holiday parties!

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Elizabeth Dehn

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Pop Sugar Beauty

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Mellina Passi

Have a Beautiful Holiday!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Layer Your Coat

During the brisk months ahead, It’s recommended that you build your outfit around your outerwear. To show you how it’s done, I’m peeling back the layers of 7 different coat-centric looks.

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A bold evening coat looks great with a cocktail dress, but try taking it out of its element with a pair of worn-in boyfriend jeans and a knit cap.

Alice + Olivia Shawl Collar Coat ($898); Joe’s Jeans Tux Tee Shirt ($88); Big Star Rolled Slim Jeans ($142); Gap Chevron Hat ($20); Loeffler Randall Rider Bag($650); Bruno Magli Kitten Heels ($595).

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A sleeveless plaid coat serves as an excellent layering piece over a jacket. Balance the coat’s longer length with a sleek biker jacket that rests at the hips.

Phillip Lim Cape Vest ($895); Phillip Lim Biker Jacket ($1,695); Chaser Tank ($60); Blank NYC Skinny Jeans ($88); BCBG MAXAZRIA Knit Hat ($68); Annelise Michelson Necklace ($420); Rag & Bone Pilot Bag ($925); Dolce Vita Quid Heels ($209).

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The peacoat is an outerwear crowd pleaser, it goes with everything. Since the piece itself is a bit understated, add interest to your look with a mix of textures and prints.

A.L.C. Cannady Peacoat ($795); LOFT Stripe Sweater Tee ($40); Joe’s Jeans Dandy Woven Shirt ($168); Lover Mini Skirt ($400); A.P.C.Chain Strap Bag ($620); HUE Opaque Tights ($14); Giuseppe Zanotti Boots ($1,895).

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The long and short of it: an ankle-grazing coat functions as the perfect balance for a minidress and combat boots.

Mara Hoffman Coat (similar style here); Guess Denim Skirtall($108); Rag & Bone Marigold Top ($290); The 2 Bandits Wharf Earrings ($128); Rachel Zoe Montana Backpack ($395); Burberry Silk Scarf ($495, similar style here); HUE Luster Tights ($14); Rag & Bone Boots ($595).

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Pink is the new black, so treat this fuzzy coat as a neutral with washed-out skinny jeans and a muted plaid shirt.

H&M Coat ($149); Equipment Cardigan ($318); April, May Top ($209, similar style here); McGuire Boyfriend Jeans ($218, 877.746.7267, similar style here); The Elder Statesman Cashmere Beanie ($270); DKNY Crossbody Bag ($265, similar style here); Paul Smith Loafers ($437).

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The quickest way to toughen up a menswear coat: add a biker vest on top. To further the look’s no holds barred vibe, throw on a sheer lace blouse and metallic heels.

Tibi Moto Vest ($950, 212.226.5852, similar style here); BLK DNM Coat ($1,195); 7 For All Mankind Lace Top ($218); Triarchy Tie Dye Jeans ($245, similar style here); Gucci  Sunglasses ($345); French Connection Bag ($348); Fendi T-Strap Pumps($1,190).

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Hit on the season’s grunge look, while simultaneously indulging your daring side, by pairing a faux fur coat with a plaid oxford, zipper-detail skinnies, and printed ankle boots.

Opening Ceremony Cocoon Coat ($795); Juicy Couture Sheer Plaid Blouse ($108); Paige Denim Skinny Coated Jeans ($269); Chloè Tote ($2,320); Shoe Cult Chelsea Boots ($120).

Are you Coat-Centric?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Runway Roundup: NYFW

 The momentum was strong at New York Fashion Week, with so many great designers. Don’t worry if you missed some of the action. Here are my picks for the need-to-see runway looks!

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Have a fashionably fantastic day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Shop Till you Drop: Labor Day Sales!

The Labor Day holiday offers plenty to be excited about: a long weekend, relaxing under the sun, and of course, some of the best online and in-store sales! Here is the scoop on the biggest and best deals around.

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Whether you’re looking to score some last-minute summer essentials or stock up on fall must-haves, shop now for all the hottest steals!

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ASOS Enjoy 20% of full price items. Code: SUMMER4EVER Valid: until 9/3

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Alice + Olivia Take up to 75% off all items. Code: N/A Valid until 9/2

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Singer 22  Take up to 20% off all items Code: Labor Valid until 9/3

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Calvin Klein Get 40% off the entire site. Code: N/A Valid: until 9/2

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Rebecca Taylor Enjoy 40% off sale items. Code: RTLABORDAY13 Valid until 9/3

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Topshop Get an extra 20% off all sales items. Code: N/A Valid: until 9/4

What sales are you Shopping?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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