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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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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Tropical Paradise

Can’t make it to the Islands this summer? That’s no problem when your wardrobe is full of Hawaiian prints and bright colors. Here are the boldest tropical picks guaranteed to make you feel like you’re on vacation!

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Fausto Puglisi Tropical Print Skirt, $776; farfetch.com

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Shield Denim Uma Hawaii Skinny Jean, $105; farfetch.com

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Cynthia Rowley Lei T-Shirt, $119; cynthiarowley.com

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Topshop Tall Hawaii Military Shirtdress, $84; topshop.com

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Sperry Top-Sider Hawaiian Underwire Bikini Top, $40; sperrytopsider.com

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Emma Cook Hawaii Jumpsuit, $219; coggles.com

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Topshop Mono Tropical Print Raglan Tee, $72; topshop.com

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New Look Lilac Tie Dye Palm Tree Print Midi Dress, $22; newlook.com

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Topshop Hibiscus Bardot Bandeau Top, $48; topshop.com

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Isabel Marant Mira Printed Silk-Poplin Dress, $296; theoutnet.com

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Wallis Fashion Black Tropical Swimsuit, $39; wallisfashion.com

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Boohoo Abigail Tropical Print Midi Bodycon Skirt, $16; boohoo.com

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Scotch & Soda Printed Boyfriend Shorts, $45; scotch-soda.com

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Cynthia Rowley Hawaiian Quilt Print V-Neck Dress, $279; cynthiarowley.com

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Monsoon Laguna Print Trouser, $30; monsoon.co.uk

You’re in Paradise!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Summer Street Style

Check out the Summer St. Style of Women who are Doing what you Do — going to work, running errands, and partaking in some weekend fun with buddies. Now that’s inspiration you can take right to the steaming sidewalk!

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She’s ready to rock in a breezy patterned dress that is feminine and fun! Keeping it monochromatic, she lets the textures of her outfit do the talking. Show off your girly charm in a cute patterned dress and add edginess with black ankle boots!

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Allie rocks this casual yet chic look with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, basic white tee, and cropped jacket. Get a pair of jeans that hugs your curves just right!

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Lorraine brings some edge to her cozy, all-jersey outfit with fresh accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies make any outfit — no matter how simple — look extra-fancy.

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Buddies Olga Kavardakova and Klara Widing complement each other in soft chambray.

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Taylor Bagley’s throw-on-and-go patterned dress is in a shape and style that’s a must-have this season.

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This simple, all-black outfit gives Taylor a unique and edgy look. There is no need for lots of colors or accessories to be fashionable. Remember, sometimes less is more! Rock a simple black tank with a surprise in the back.

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This yellow romper is loose, lightweight and totally chic. She accents the one-piece with all black accessories.

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Kym Ellery keeps things in check with a scarf-print pair of pants. Simple, black pairings let those pants really shine.

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Orange you glad you wore that outfit? Elizabeth looks fab in a caged-sleeve, orange top with matching flats! She styles her look with equally cool dotted distressed denim.

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We’d love to look like we’re on the way to a fashion workout. Thanks for the gymspiration, Michelle Wilson.

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Combining a patterned pant with a simple tee is a staple, but adding a vibrant blazer makes for a fun and flirty statement. Nude flats and an oversized bag complete the look. Paint the town with this turquoise jacket!

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Lola Odetola is tomboy on top, girly girl below. The key is to make sure the lines of each are pared-down and on the more structured side.

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If you haven’t noticed, orange is so in style! Spark up your outfits by adding a bright statement piece such as an orange bag  for a splash of color!

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Take on the city streets in a must-have pair of combat boots! Just like Alex, Holly and Kyra, no matter what color you choose, you can take on the world in style. Strut your stuff in these boots!

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Textured black shorts are subtle yet unique. Grab a black bag to complete your outfit!

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The skort is a must have for summer! The beaded top dresses up the look, allowing her to look fierce and fabulous.

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Hadar’s different hued pieces pull her look together seamlessly! Her blue pants, white tee, coral sweater, and beige scarf give her the perfect laid-back look that is right on trend! Drawstring pants are casually chic!

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At a length that is just right, this dress is perfect for transitioning from the office to a night out with your girls. Get a classy black and white knit dress!

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Brown wedges go with almost any outfit!

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Elena Moussa introduces the “daytime robe.” Wear yours with a shorter-length dress and casual sneakers.

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Printed maxi dresses are an easy way to wear something different and unique. With so many options with different patterns and colors, make sure you have a jean jacket that you can use to complete your outfits!

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Keeping it simple with a black tank and brown bag, she shows that faded jean shorts aren’t going anywhere. A summer favorite, she knows how to rock it with gladiator sandals and some shades to keep her looking cool and sophisticated even in the hot summer sun.

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The Suarez sisters bring boho to Brooklyn. Don’t be scared of clashing patterns, as long as you’re doing them in like, neutral hues.

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Thando Hadebe shows us a great way to wear a pair of overalls …. with a printed shirt, simple sandals, and a smile.

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Sometimes it’s hard to look both sexy and cute, but this outfit accomplishes just that! The chevron halter top shows her entire back, but isn’t overly sexy paired with some black shorts, a small clutch, and casual sandals.

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With an oversized denim vest and slick shades, this stylish civilian knows how to keep a collared dress casual and proves denim looks good with polka dots! Mix a dotted dress with a denim vest for a grunge yet girly look.

What’s Your Summer Style?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Staples that Flatter Every Woman

Check out these ten staples deemed universally flattering!

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1. Pointed Pumps

Nothing lengthens the leg like a classic heel, especially when they are a similar shade to your skin. Kate Bosworth demonstrated this technique with a pair of Jimmy Choo Agnes Suede Pumps.

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2. Paneled Dress

Rita Ora pulled out everyone’s favorite slimming secret weapon for date night: the paneled dress. Her Vionnet Pre Fall 13 black & white dress is a fab rendition of this staple.

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3. Menswear Coat

Whether or not you’re bold enough to go for the electric blue Tibi Bonded Techy Twill Coat that Lucky Editor-in-Chief, Eva Chen, wore you can’t deny the appeal of a menswear-inspired coat. The sharply tailored piece looks good on just about everyone.

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4. Collared Button-Down

You can’t go wrong with a classic button-down shirt. Wear it tucked in if you want to highlight your waist, or leave it loose like Jessica Alba did with her Bella Dahl Patch Pocket Button Down Shirt In White.

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5. Trench Coat

There’s a reason the trench coat never goes out of style: the built-in belt is ideal for enhancing an hourglass shape. Laura Whitmore accentuated her curves in a Warehouse trench, despite layering up for the weather.

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6. A-Line Skirt

Why does an A-line skirt look good on everyone? It’s all about the cut: it nips in at the smallest part of your waist and then conveniently flares out over the hips like Hannah Holman’s printed skirt.

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7. Silk Blouse

Veteran Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio knows fashion that flatters. The flowy fabric of a silk blouse camouflages any flaws or unfavorable angles.

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8. Structured Blazer

A properly tailored blazer, like the one Karlie Kloss wore, is always a smart decision for defining your shoulders and waistline.

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9. Slim-Cut Trouser

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most flattering pant cut of all? The slim (not too tight, not too loose) trouser with a slightly cropped hem, of course. Take note of the fit of Ashley Madekwe’s Topshop Unique trousers.

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10. Motorcycle Jacket

The magic of a moto jacket is twofold: it fits close to the body, and the thick leather material has an overall smoothing effect. Example: the ultra-flattering Balmain Quilted Jacket that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore.

Have a Flattering Weekend!

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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Liquid Metal

This Fall, metallics go way beyond just silver and gold with fluid fabrics in all shining shades of the spectrum.

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Anna Sui: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Marc Jacobs: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Edun: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Milly by Michelle Smith: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Diane Von Furstenberg: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Hannant: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Mohapatra: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

Shine On!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Seaworthy Style

Even if you don’t know the stern from the bow, you can up the ante on your Seaworthy style in these Nautical picks.

seaworthy-c-wonderC. Wonder Anchors Away sweater

Give a nod to classic Americana style with this comfy sweater fit for a fishing boat or a dinner date. $88; cwonder.com

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Get into a seaward state of mind with this blue and red bikini! $120; saksfifthavenue.com

seaworthy-coachCoach Anchor stacking ring

This gold-plated trio of rings is perfect for stacking and sailing. $88; coach.com

seaworthy-superdrySuperdry Sports Bra

This sports bra will keep you supported and styling at the gym or a beach run. $18; superdry.com

seaworthy-roxyRoxy Oceanside Beach pants

Keep it casual in this breezy drawstring option. $39.50; nordstrom.com

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Add a nautical touch to any outfit. $10 urbanoutfitters.com

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Anchors away! $23 Blessing-Co

XOXO

-D-Anna

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My Style: Belly Baring Tie-Front Tops

Daisy Duke may be known for the tie-front top, but the shirt actually has a long history. As seen on everyone from ‘50s screen sirens (Marilyn Monroe) to ‘90s supermodels (Claudia Schiffer, Guess ads), the top has become as iconic as the blue jean.

I have taken the Midriff and Tie-Front Top trend and combined them to get this sultry look!

Top: This pastel plaid blouse is by Hollister. There are many ways to tie a blouse but I decided to make it easy and just tied this shirt high in the front and let it hang lower in the back. I channeled this look  in  trendy summer hues to get a modern sexy preppy look!

BAD-2996-editPants: These crisp white stretch skinny jeans by Vanilla Star are perfect for warm summer nights. I love the fit and want a baby blue pastel pair next!

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Have a Stylish day!

XOXO

D-Anna

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