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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Weekend Blazer

Why limit your blazer to office-only attire? Make the most of this everyday essential with these great outfit combinations. Check out how these stylesetters wear a blazer off the clock, and soon your jacket will be racking up some serious overtime.

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Blazer + Sneakers

Charlize Theron approves the blazer + sneakers combo, and so do I!

On Theron: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Convertible Tote ($4050) in Black

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For Charlize Theron’s Look Try: Band of Outsiders Satin Trimmed Crepe Blazer($695) in Black, Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers ($90) in Black

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Blazer + Distressed Denim

Keri Russell teams her blazer with a pair of casual jeans for a simple, but put together  look.

On Russell: Christian Louboutin Batignolles pumps and Filson Tote Bag($120)

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For Keri Russell’s Look Try: Vanessa Bruno Single Button Blazer ($450) in Grey, J Brand Super Skinny Midrise Jeans ($205)

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Blazer + Flirty Necklace

Take a tip from Hilary Rhoda, and add a bit of sparkle to your suit separates.

On Rhoda: A.L.C. suit; Dannijo Izzie Necklace($795); Pierre Hardy shoes

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For Hilary Rhoda’s Look Try: Trager Delaney Becky Silk Crepe Blazer ($537) in Forest Green, Anthropologie Boreal Bib Necklace ($88) in Multi

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Blazer + High-Waisted Shorts

Alexa Chung rocks a blazer and high-waisted cutoff jean shorts.

On Chung: Steven Alan jacket; Vintage shorts; Carven boots

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For Alexa Chung’s Look Try: Helmut Prime Suiting Blazer ($460) in Stone, Mother Cutoff Denim Shorts ($185)

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Blazer + Oversized Vintage T Shirt

Arizona Muse keeps it relaxed with this chic look.

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For Arizona Muse’s Look Try: Mango Tailored Blazer ($80) in Black, Acne Wonder Linen T Shirt ($103)

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Blazer + Metallic Heels

Total outfit envy over Elle Fanning’s monochrome ensemble.

On Fanning: Ann Demeulemeester blazer and pants; Prada purse; Isabel Marant shoes

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For Elle Fanning’s Look Try: Nomia Slit Back Jacket ($235) in Ivory, Christian Louboutin Cutout Metallic Sandals ($895)

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Blazer + Mini Dress

Taylor Swift makes a mini dress a bit more modest with a stylish black blazer.

On Swift: The Reformation Storm Skirt ($138); Dolce & Gabbana Sara Pebbled Frame Shoulder Bag ($2662)

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For Taylor Swift’s Look Try: Ted Baker Eglan Crepe Suit Jacket ($395) in Black, Maje Faux Leather-Trimmed Brushed Satin Dress ($290) in Black

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Blazer + Playful Jumpsuit

Blazers can be playful and sexy!

On Jessica Alba: Finders Keepers The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Dark Navy; Nicholas Kirkwood Gilded Bijoux Leather Pumps ($950)

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For Jessica Alba’s Look Try: 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Cropped Back Blazer($725), Topshop Garden Floral Jumpsuit ($240)

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Blazer + Over-The-Knee Boots

Follow model Lily Aldridge’s lead and pair your blazer with eye-catching boots.

On Aldridge: Saint Laurent blazer; Isabel Marant sweater; Rag & Bone jeans; Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag ($2435); 3.1 Phillip Lim boots; Elizabeth and James Fillmore Sunglasses ($195)

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For Lily Aldridge’s Look Try: Joe’s Jeans Meredith Blazer ($265) in Charcoal, Guess Rumella Over The Knee Boots ($170) in Black

Have a Blazin’ Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend Report: Sassy Sweatshirts

Finally! The day has come when sweatshirts are as stylish as they are comfortable. Sweatshirts are reinvented with sheer, color blocked, printed and embellished details. This trend is as chic as it is cozy and these are some of the best straight from the runways.

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Elie Tahari: There is always something sexy about a snake skin print and that sexiness reads loud and clear on this jumpsuit.

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Rebecca Taylor: A little animal print adds a lot of flare to a subtle outfit.

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3.1 Phillip Lim: The subtle peek-a-boo design of this printed sweatshirt is sheer perfection.

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Tommy Hilfiger: This crop-top-and-shorts combo is the definition of tomboy chic.

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Peter Som: Sweatshirts and skirts are an adorable duo, but what’s better is having matching prints to pull the look together.

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Milly: With a mesh sweatshirt, you get that beloved sporty style, but can still see the rest of the look that lies beneath.

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Prabal Gurung: Printed silk isn’t just for scarves anymore.

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Karen Walker: Layer up in contrasting pieces for a fun look.

Have a Sassy Weekend!

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-D-Anna

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Cuff your Jeans like a Pro

Here are the formulas behind the season’s must-try looks: the traditional skinny cuff, the undone half cuff, and the polished thick cuff. With these style tips you’re sure to become a cuffing pro!

cuffjeans-thickA thick cuff requires a wider-leg pair of jeans that are a little loose.

Steps: 1. Fold the jeans to create a one-inch cuff. 2. Fold again so that the cuff is about two inches thick. 3. Smooth out the cuff to create a polished look.

Styling Tip: Make this your weekend go-to with a relaxed tee and ankle-strap flats.

cuffjeans-skinnyThe skinny cuff works best on fitted silhouettes, as it creates the appearance of a long, lean line.

Steps: 1. Fold the bottom of the jeans to create a half-inch cuff. 2. Fold a second time, adding an extra half-inch to the cuff. It should be nice and tight and hit at or just above the ankle.

Styling Tip: Elongate your legs further by adding a nude wedge or low-cut heel.

cuffjeans-halfcuffThe half cuff is best suited for slouchier styles like the boyfriend jean.

Steps: 1. To achieve an accordion-like look, start by making a single four-inch cuff. 2. Bunch the bottom of the cuff to create dimension and texture. 3. Finish by folding the top hem downwards.

Styling Tip: Give your jeans the downtown treatment by adding a worn-in jacket and statement stilettos.

Are you Cuffing your Jeans?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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