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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Fall Essentials

It’s time to turn to the more playful, fun aspect of dressing! Trends and Accessorizing! So without further ado here are my favorite essentials for fall that will guarantee you style star status!

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JOA Two Toned Sweater, $88, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler Long Sleeve Cropped Crewneck, $595, available at Proenza Schouler.

A new version of the traditional nubby sweater makes its way back into our closets each season. For fall, we’ve been feeling the speckled, marled pullover that has a made-by-hand vibe!

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River Island Grey Fedora Hat ($50)
You’ll wear this hat well into winter, promise.

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ASOS Oversized Scarf ($34)
An animal-print wrap feels luxe.

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ili Leather Crossbody Bag ($69)
An oxblood bag is timeless!

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Forever 21 Life In Progress Jacket, $34.79, available at Forever 21; Burberry Oversize Parka With Check Wool Warmer, $1395, available at Burberry.

The great thing about a fall parka is that it can easily become your winter parka with the addition of a lining. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up and easy dresses for the beginning of fall, and with thick trousers and knits when the temps really start to drop.

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Fred Perry Knitted Jersey Bucket Hat ($76)
Ever since you saw Rihanna wearing a bucket hat, you knew you needed one.

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Chic Nova Pure Color Sleeveless Business Suit Vest, $31, available at Chic Nova; Public School For J.Crew Earliblaze Vest, $178, available at J. Crew.

Everyone needs that one layering piece that instantly makes anything they’re wearing appear more legit. For fall, it’s the formal waistcoat, which can dress up a simple tee or dress, or dressdown a more formal frock.

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Ted Baker Ayef Opulent Bloom Printed Scarf ($65)
Give your look a fresh finishing touch with this printed scarf.

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Front Row Shop Linen Trousers, $62, available at Front Row Shop; Avelon Progressing Pants, $400, available at The Dreslyn.

If you don’t already own one of these roomy, baggy trousers, now’s the time to get some! Roll up the cuffs yourself or get them tailored to hit right above your ankles. Then, pair them with anything. Seriously — party tops, sneakers, booties, blazers, crop tops — it all works!

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Ted Baker Karah Faux Fur Hat ($90)
Never say no to a (faux) fur hat!

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ASOS Wide Waist Cincher Buckle Belt ($29)
This belt is chic and sexy!

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ASOS Faux Fur Multi Stripe Scarf, $67.70, available at ASOS; Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Pablo Clutch, $295, available at Avenue 32.

British brand Shrimps started a phenomenon with its Seussian “fur” pieces straight out of a storybook. This season, don’t even pretend that your fuzzy isn’t faux, and go for pieces in unnatural colors, like pastel pink, lime green, and electric blue.

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Cheap Monday Clip Hair Clip ($29)
Too lazy to do your hair? Got you covered!

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Express Mid Rise Slim Flare Jeans, $39.90, available at Express; Acne Studios Pop Trash Jean, $350, available at Steven Alan.

Opt for denim that looks worn-in, not worn-out. A rip or two is totally believable — anything in double digits just seems like a frivolity!

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United by Blue Braddock Backpack ($88)
There are so many ways to wear a backpack this fall.

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Silence + Noise Button-Down Shirt, $69, available at Urban Outfitters; Secai Pleated-Back Poplin Shirt, $520, available at NET-A-PORTER.

It’s time to bring the “business in the front, party in the back” philosophy to our blouses. We’re seeing loads of button-ups deliver a surprise hit of skin in the back, whether through sheer panels, a deep slit, or clever cut-outs. Wear them with high-waisted trousers and skirts, and never tuck ’em in.

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River Island Red Plaid Hair Bow ($10)
Voila! An unexpected way to wear plaid this season.

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ASOS Felt Fedora Hat ($38)
If you still haven’t invested in a fedora for fall, try this one.

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Erin Templeton Double Wrap Obi Belt ($30)
Kimono belts are the next big thing, you heard it here first.

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ASOS Denim Jacket in Vintage Wash, $63.85, available at ASOS; Golden Goose Black Shearling Jacket, $1995, available at SSENSE.

This ’70s staple is making a comeback as this season’s version of the wear-with-everything layer. Paired with denim, a leather moto, or just by itself in a fleecy zip-up, shearling injects a bit of insouciant cool!

What are your essentials for Fall?

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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Stylish Budget-Friendly Fashion

You don’t always have to spend a fortune to look stylish. Here are my favorite affordable brands and online stores that will keep your closet stocked, without breaking the bank. Check out the chic buys your wardrobe will love!

BudgetBrands-findersKeepers

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Starting around: $84

Example: findersKEEPERS The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Ivory

If Jessica Alba owns this jumpsuit you should too.

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Starting around: $60

Example: d.Ra Jory Maxi Dress ($108) in Black

The maxi made for the ultimate beach babe.

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Lush

Starting around: $30

Example: Lush Asphalt Runway Midi Skirt ($43) in Black

The skirt style of the season for a steal of a price.

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Market HQ

Make sure to check out the Market HQ next time you need a girls’ night out outfit.

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Blessing-Co

Shop my online store Blessing-Co for the trendiest clothing and accessories at great prices!

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Lovers + Friends

Starting around: $70

Example: Lovers + Friends I Heart Baby Doll Dress ($151) in Abstract Floral

Lovers + Friends is your go-to brand for on-trend items with a dash of flirtiness.

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Motel

Starting around: $30

Example: Motel Tease Slip Crop Top ($38) in Mawar Red

At this price, we want to buy this top in every print!

BudgetBrands-Lulu's

Lulu*s

Starting around: $30

Example: Lulu*s Slink Again Dress ($42) in Black

The dress that will impress.

BudgetBrands-PixieMarket

Pixie Market

Pixie Market has everything you need to update your spring wardrobe and still stay within your budget.

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StyleStalker

Starting around: $69

Example: StyleStalker Engine Top ($139) in White

The top you can wear all day and night.

Stay Stylish!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend Report: The Pink Coat

The pink coat is gaining street cred and is this season’s must-have piece. Pink coats (of both the pastel and neon varieties) are the outerwear du jour of the stylish set. And not surprisingly, the trend was also big on the S/S 14 runways too! Check out how to incorporate the piece into your everyday wardrobe.

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Helena Bordon

The Brazilian’s effortlessly layered look—including, a Ralph Lauren turtleneck, Zimmermann dress, leather leggings and Prada pink coat is a standout.

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Aimee Song of Song of Style

Song took her J.Crew Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat ($289) for a roll with a J.Crew stripe button-down shirt, Isabel Marant for H&M pants, and Saint Laurent’s Thorn Pumps ($685).

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Anna Dello Russo

A matching bubblegum pink Carven coat and Miu Miu Leather Bag (price upon request, 310.247.2227) perfectly speak to theVogue Japan Editor’s bold sensibilities.

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Natalie Cantell

Spotted during New York Fashion Week, the Australian model and blogger grounded her bright outerwear by simply adding a baseball hat.

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Leaf Greener of Miss Fashion Leaf Greener 

Greener nodded to her playful side with an embellished Christopher Kane coat.

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Karen Walker S/S 14

Walker’s Rebirth Trench ($630) in Tangerine—an of-the-moment riff on the classic—makes for the ideal lightweight spring layer.

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Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea

Shea braved New York’s freezing temps in a pink Dolce & Gabbana coat, worn with a Zara sweater, One Teaspoon’s Awesome Baggies Jeans($140), and Valentino’s Small Cheetah Rockstud Clutch ($1775).

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Celine Aargaard of Hippie, Hippie Milkshake

The Norwegian blogger bundled up in a luxe Vivikes belted coat paired with a Proenza Schouler bag during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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Street Style

New favorite color combo: pink and gray.

Get The Look

J Crew Tall Double-Cloth Sabrina Coat ($180), Nasty Gal Charlene Wool Coat ($92), Blessing-Co Blush Pink Coat ($75), Topshop Tailored Lightweight Coat ($150)

Tickle me Pink!

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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Kick-Ass Style

kickassInspired by Chloë Grace Moretz and other on-screen Heroines–Check out these ladies wearing hit looks and get some Kick-Ass Style!

kickass-starwarsThe perfect white wardrobe, the perfect amount of attitude, and that perfect hair! Get your best buns and braids with this texture spray: Jonathan Product Dry Dirt Texture Spray ($22)

kickass-tombraiderNo matter what movie Jolie stars in, she just oozes notes of bad-assery. In Tomb Raider she balances the perfect distressed tees and short shorts with killer weaponry and espionage: Obesity and Speed Destroyed Tee ($120) in Black

kickass-barbarellaJane Fonda, you gave us the coolest chick around, Barbarella. Not ready to take on the world in a bikini-inspired outfit? Try these luxe motorcycle boots instead: Christian Louboutin Chelita 85 Metal-Detailed Leather Boots ($1795) in Black

kickass-killbillThurman opened up a huge can of whoop ass in this violent drama. If a yellow bodysuit is a little too much for the office, kick off your inhibitions with these yellow sneaks instead: Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Yellow Sneakers ($110)

kickass-charliesangelsWith their multiple costume changes and their perfectly feathered hair, these Angels saved the day… bikini-clad of-course! Heidi Klein Soleil Bandeau Bikini Top ($136) and Side Ring Bikini Briefs ($123) in White

kickass-hungergamesOur saint of heroine chic looks just as smokin’ in her Games gear, like this fitted quilted jacket, as she does in her whimsical dresses that took The Capitol by fire—literally. Barbour Fuel Diamond Quilt Jacket ($279) in Black

kickass-wonderwomanGolden cuffs? Check. The iconic Lynda Carter in all of her patriotic glory. Charles Albert Alchemia Shine Cuff ($75) in Gold

kickass-kickass2This precocious teen crowned herself a super hero. Her take-no-prisoners attitude and fierce purple hair have made Moretz an unlikely role model. Masquerade as a caped crusader at your next cocktail party with this awesome mask: LME Masks Glossy Black Leather Eye Mask Super Hero ($32) in Black

Kick-Ass!

D-Anna

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