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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Summer to Fall

As the weather slowly starts to change, it can be more and more challenging to know how to dress fashionably, but it’s actually very easy. Many of our warm-weather essentials can be reimagined for the new season. No need to say goodbye to our beloved tops or slip dresses, because here are the best ways to transition all your favorite items from Summer to Fall!

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Hippie Tops

Pair these cool-girl staples with a skinny or flared jean, a tailored jacket, and perhaps a biker jacket to toughen it up!

Get The Look: Chloe Oliver The Sonora Peasant Blouse ($99), Mother Looker Cropped Skinny Jeans ($196)

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Graphic Tee

Wear your favorite graphic tee into fall with a suit and printed scarf!

Get The Look: Moschino Polka Dot and Stripe Hearts Silk Square Scarf ($122)

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White Jeans

Pair with your favorite blouse and some killer heels for casual elegance.

Get The Look: J Brand White Skinny Jeans ($184)

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Shorts

Take your shorts to the next level with a pair of over the knee boots!

Get The Look: Proenza Schouler High Waisted Tweed Shorts ($850), Dune London Tolly Suede Flat Over The Knee Boots ($465)

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Slip Dress

Transition your slinky slip dress with a cardigan and cool-girl boots.

Get The Look: DKNY Floral Print Lace Slip Dress ($388), Zara Oversize Cable Knit Cardigan ($60)

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Floral Jacket

Another day, another stellar jacket. Pair a floral jacket with sleek leather pants and your go-to white top.

Get The Look: Mink Pink Flower Power Jacket ($75)

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Gladiator Sandals

Wear these strappy staples with a maxi dress! On Damsel in Dior: J. Crew Studded Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals ($158)

Get The Look: Dolce Vita Santa Monica Lace Up Sandal ($129), The Reformation Dragon Dress ($258)

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Denim Jacket

Conquer the double jacket trend with a fitted a denim one and a long oversized coat!

Get The Look: J.Crew Vintage Denim Jacket ($120), Band of Outsiders Oversized Wool Coat in Navy ($495)

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Midi Skirt

Wear this ladylike piece with a tucked-in, long-sleeved tee and classic pumps.

Get The Look: For Love & Lemons Holly Skirt ($193), Diane von Furstenberg Bethany Pumps ($325)

How do you Transition your Style?

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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3 Skirt Trends and How to Wear Them

The midi, mini and the maxi! Skirt lengths vary by personal style and this spring anything goes. Each hem length holds its own, when it comes to seasonal trends. If you want new ways to style your favorite type of skirt you’ll want to check out this inspiration from the spring 2014 collections and the tips on how to wear each one.

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For the workday: Try a midi! Just because the skirt is longer doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy or ultra-conservative. The length allows you to play with color and pattern like this Burberry lace number.

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On the weekend: Grab a mini. The temps are finally on the rise, so it’s time to let loose and have fun. Pair your skirt with a boxy top and contrasting flats, like Peter Som, and you’re ready to go from sunup to sundown.

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In the evening: Work a maxi. A full or pleated skirt, like this Proenza Schouler one, keeps you from looking matronly. The skirt’s full coverage allows you a little more leeway on top—think a cropped or cutout version.

How will you wear these skirt trends? Be sure to tag #StyleSalvation and @DannaDesigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show me your style.

What hemline do you Favor?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Coachella’s Best Dressed

Festival fashion is definitely an aesthetic that’s come to define our era. So scope out all the fashionable duds of the best dressed festival-goers from Coachella who are setting the tone for the rest of the Season.

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To tie-dye for.

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Model Maria Margarita maxes things out in a lawn grazing skirt.

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Who knew Chanel went so well with Hello Kitty?

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Farrah Shah shows off the festival uniform of a vintage kimono, cropped top, and high-waisted shorts.

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Grooving on the move.

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The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni goes highbrow in a beaded, white shirtdress from No. 21, cutout booties, and a braided Chanel backpack.

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Kicking back in style.

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Hannah Martin and Lee Krynski are totally Coachella-ble in their crop-tops, shorts and boots.

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A studded leather jacket for chillier evenings.

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Harley Viera Newton dons a tropical-print tunic and chain crossbody.

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That early-’90s, SoCal-sweetheart look is making a comeback.

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Mixing plant life.

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The caftan done right!

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Cotton-candy strands — so sweet.

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Watch out, Britney. Denim-on-denim and baby buns make a fun comeback.

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Gladiator-sandal parade!

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Thania Peck and Andi Elloway showing off some abs.

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Lemon yellow and lime green make a refreshing combination.

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Daring to go purse-less!

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Keeping things free and flowy.

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Song of Style’s Aimee Song is the vision of easy-breezy in lace, and pull-on boots.

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Some lovely lawn lounging.

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Sonia Dushey rocks Coachella’s version of camouflage.

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The Hiltons in florals and braids.

Stay Fabulous!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The White Crop-Top

Sure, a white crop top sounds intimidating, but here is the key to pulling it off this spring.

The secret is simple: pair this key piece with a sleek and slimming pencil skirt. Check out the most flattering way to wear a crop top!

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Lupita Nyong’o

Look and learn, ladies! Nyong’o shows us how to wear a crop top and still look sophisticated.

On Nyong’o: Giambattista Valli S/S 14 top and skirt; Sophia Webster Coco Pointed Leather Pumps ($472) in White

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Jessica Gomes

Gomes takes the top to a sporty level by pairing it with a body-con gray pencil skirt and bomber jacket.

On Gomes: Topshop jacket, Crop Tee ($16), skirt, and Gelato Pointed Skinny Shoes ($100) in Red

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Miranda Kerr

Follow Kerr’s lead and style a boxy crop top with a lovely lace pencil skirt.

On Kerr: Jenni Kayne top and Lace Pencil Skirt($695) available online in Black

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Naya Rivera

Rivera keeps her look polished with a structured crop top and a simple and slim skirt.

On Rivera: Michael Kors S/S 14 Python Top in White and Pencil Skirt in Indigo

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Jamie Chung

Add an edgy vibe to your crop top and pencil skirt look by wearing an embellished moto jacket over your shoulders.

On Chung:  Zara top and skirt; BCBG Runway Mannix Jacket ($1,298)

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The ultimate babe wears the ideal bombshell outfit. Copy Ambrosio’s look and go for a long-sleeve fitted crop top and midi skirt.

On Ambrosio: Calvin Klein Collection knit sweater and skirt

Shop The Look

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ASOS Love Shell Crop Top ($45) in White

Stock up on structured crop tops this season!

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Calvin Klein Collection Lenard Cropped Ribbed Jersey Top ($550)

This top would look great with a high-waisted printed pencil skirt.

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Blessing-Co Off the Shoulder Crop Top ($22) in White

Make a statement and wear this tiny top with your favorite Spring ensembles.

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Alice + Olivia Pire Sleeveless Fitted Crop Top ($187)

Safe to say this crop top would look good in every color!

How do you Crop it?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing the trendy envelope skirt. Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Push the envelope by styling them with your favorite sweaters, sweatshirts, and graphic tees!

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Love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel.

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Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label worn by a stylish civilian.

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Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, and Zara heels.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort with a 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt and Hermes cuffs.

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Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

Get the Look

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Zara Combination Skirt ($80) in Black

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Asos Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy

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H&M Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black

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Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)

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Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

Are you Pushing the Envelope?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend: Dress Skirts & T-Shirts

They just might be fashion’s ultimate odd couple. Yet, their high-low love affair feels so right. Chances are you already have both pieces in your wardrobe. Check out these inspirations and then put the two together!

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A plain white tee is the perfect foil to an embellished skirt like stylist Kate Foley’s.

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Channel your inner Black Swan with a tulle maxi like The Blonde Salad Chiara Ferragni’s Alberta Ferretti version.

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St. Style: Play match-maker with a coordinating top and bottom.

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Sophia Loren, is that you?! Nothing feels more feminine than a full skirt.

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A pencil silhouette, especially in a striking fabric, works equally well. Here, Atlantic-Pacific blogger Blair Eadie wears a Milly Hologram Leather Edith Skirt ($625), and Madewell Linen Paris Tee ($45).

Have a Trendy Day!

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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