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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Fashionable Father’s Day Gifts

He’s your right-hand man, one of the most important dudes in your life, and the guy you have to thank for your infinite wisdom. So, this Father’s Day, Dad deserves a thoughtful gift that reflects the good taste he’s instilled in you. So take your pick from these stylish gifts that are sure to add some swagger to your dad’s day!

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A Versatile Button-Down Shirt

A button-down shirt is a stress-free gift for Dad. Pick one out from J.Crew’s collection of classic stripes and casual plaids for him to throw on for work or weekend. Secret-wash shirt in small check, $64.50, jcrew.com

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A Fancy Wallet

Though often confined to his pocket, your dad’s wallet is probably his most frequently seen accessory, so give it an upgrade. Billfold, $98, brooksbrothers.com

FashionableFather-timex-watchA Sophisticated Watch

A great watch suits dads of every stripe, from fashion-forward to old-school. Pick a style with changeable straps so he can mix and match at his leisure. Timex for J.Crew watch, $118, jcrew.com

FashionableFather-burton-backpackA Grown-Up Backpack

In the summertime, everyone has stuff to carry (sunscreen, a tablet, magazines…), so have Dad cart his loot in style with a sporty backpack. Burton Tinder backpack, $59,95 burton.com

FashionableFather-smythson-notebookA Swanky Notebook

To make his grocery lists and work to-dos a bit more special, find a journal with a monogram or fun statement, like this one. Notebook, $60, smythson.com

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Cool-Guy Sunglasses

Update your dad’s shades in the most classic of shapes, like these aviators from Ray-Ban. He’s definitely going to need them for all the road trips this summer. Ray-Ban original aviator sunglasses, $150, eastdane.com

FashionableFather-tanthony-briefcaseThe Ultimate Briefcase

If you’re looking to splurge on Dad this year, consider a designer leather briefcase. This one comes in a wide selection of sizes and colors, and you can even emboss his initials on the front for an added personal touch. T. Anthony ultra-slim briefcase, $550, tanthony.com

FashionableFather-leatherman-toolA Leather Supertool

Does your dad know how to fix everything? Then buy him the coolest pocket tool this year. With this fun gadget, maybe you won’t feel as guilty asking him to install your air conditioner for you! Leatherman 30th-anniversary Supertool 300, $100,leatherman.com

FashionableFather-on-the-road-t-shirtA Comfy T-Shirt

A perfectly worn-in, vintage-looking T-shirt usually takes years of wear. But you’ll find dad’s new favorite with Out of Print, a company that works with authors and publishers to feature iconic and often out-of-print book covers! Out of Print T-shirt, On the Road, $28, outofprintclothing.com

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A Rope Bracelet

Once Dad gets his hands on a preppy nautical bracelet by Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers, he’ll keep it on all summer. It’s cool but also classic. Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers bracelets, $40 to $68,brooksbrothers.com

FashionableFather-everlane-bag-w724A Rugged Overnight Bag

Father’s Day falls at the start of summer, and the season is peppered with weekend excursions and vacations. Find a carryall for those trips he’ll be taking, like this one from Everlane—it’s the perfect mix of style and utility. Weekender, $95, Everlane.com

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Personalized Cuff Links

Cuff links are a great way to subtly elevate his look for the office. Whether they’re a nod to an interest or hobby or a personalized pair in sterling silver, find the perfect ones to adorn your father. Essential circle cuff links, $129, markandgraham.com

FashionableFather-uniqlo-sweaterThe Softest Sweater

You can’t go wrong with a sweater. Pick one up in your dad’s favorite color. Shop the super-soft cashmere pullovers in a rainbow of hues at UniqloMen’s cashmere V-neck sweater, $90, Uniqlo.com

Your Father’s So Fashionable

Have A Happy Father’s Day!

-D-Anna

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The Top Pre-Fall Collections

The pre-fall collections may not hit stores until July, but that’s no reason not to ponder what we’ll be wanting to wear. These collections are usually the most wearable, but that never stops designers from getting creative. From Thom Browne’s edgy androgynous prep, to Louis Vuitton’s fantasy ski chalet, here are the pre-fall collections that are pretty amazing.

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Michael Kors

For pre-fall, Kors has upped the luxe factor, introducing metallic brocades. Kors also stays true to his Americana roots with a dose of tailored sportswear. It’s impeccably styled: brooches and sneakers? Who knew?

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Louis Vuitton

The new direction of the Vuitton brand is promising. The pre-fall collection truly goes from day to night, featuring an array of looks for everything from après skiing to evening. Also, hello, Vuitton denim!

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Valentino

Valentino debuted their pre-fall collection with a nod to the owl. Their fine-feathered friends are introduced amongst a moody, earthy palette. The collection also includes its fair share of over the top furs and beautiful nudes.

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T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s diffusion line comes into its own with the pre-fall collection. A very neutral palette with deconstructed details is the stuff of my dreams. This collection is elevated while still staying true to its athletic roots.

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Erdem

This pre-fall collection was a stunning progression for the designer. Colorful lace, which is a signature, takes center stage amongst elegant dresses that are destined to go from the runway to the red carpet.

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Cushnie et Ochs

The Cushnie et Ochs design duo is pretty famous for perfecting the sexy dress. This season, they introduce a new element: pearls. The fresh embellishments paired with their signature silhouettes prove to be a winning combination.

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Thom Browne

Thom Browne’s collection is an adaptation of his classic preppy staples. Suiting, and a very patriotic color palette characterize this pre-fall collection. If you can’t make it through next fall without Thom Browne, you’re in luck. The collection is available for pre-order on Moda Operandi.

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Jenni Kayne

Kayne puts a playful spin on pre-fall. The designer introduces a punchy floral print and keeps things nice and light, but contrasts the sweetness by mixing it with fur stoles. Have you noticed a pattern here? Get a fur scarf this season! Seriously.

Stay Stylish!

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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Gucci
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Edelman Red Rose Clip Christmas Accessory
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