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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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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Spring Layers

Can it be? Is spring finally here? With this climate-driven roller-coaster ride we need some serious transitional outfit inspiration. Follow these stylish layering cues and finally say goodbye to winter for spring!

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Nothing says “springtime is here!” Like dreamy watercolor florals. Helena Bordon’s jacket pulls double duty as the statement piece of the outfit and a warming layer.

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This street style star took layering and prints to a new level with a wide-striped blazer worn over a contrasting narrow-striped blouse. Then she finished off her menswear look with skinny jeans and edgy, studded brogues.

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Lauren Kennedy Malpas gives us another reason to obsess over pink coats. The great thing about a pastel winter coat is that the color is appropriate for spring, but the weight still keeps you warm. Plus, her open-toe heels with pink socks are a fashionable and functional combo.

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Chiara Ferragni kept warm in a delicate lace suiting separates by throwing on a long cardigan and edgy cutout boots.

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This fashion savvy civilian makes the most of her bright cape by wearing it as a spring jacket layered over a contrast-collar shirt and distressed skinny jeans.

Happy Spring!

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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Hair Tuck

Purposely tucking your hair inside a sweater, scarf, or coat is a trend that will keep your ears warm! Plus there are a few key reasons this simple styling trick is the easiest way to refresh your look. Not only does it radiate a care-free allure, but it’s also a way to test out the faux-bob trend. But don’t let me convince you, check out these stylish civilians wearing the chic winter look.

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Sara Strand 

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Street Style

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Majawyh

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Camille Over The Rainbow

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Columbine Smille

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Street Style

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Chaloth

Will you try the Hair-Tuck?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Evening Vest

Weather permitting, swap your winter coat out for a slimmer and sleeker outerwear piece: the evening vest. This little number has been spotted on fashion icons and street style favorites. Here is how to rock this statement piece!

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Camille Charrière

Pair it with: Skinny jeans and a button up

On Charrière: Sheriff&Cherry sunglasses; Zara coat and boots; T by Alexander Wang top; MiH The Bonn Jeans ($185); Sportmax bag

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Anouska Proetta Brandon

Pair it with: White separates and contrast accessories

On Brandon: Mokka London vest; Zara top; MiHThe Ellsworth Jeans ($187); GUESS by Marciano bag

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Sandra Hagelstam

Pair it with: Turtleneck and cropped trousers

On Hagelstam: Zara coat and pants; Balenciaga sweater; Marja Kurki bag; Tibi shoes

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Pair it with: Palazzo pants and t-shirt

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Andy Torres

Pair it with: Stylish sweatshirt and mini-skirt

On Torres: H&M Trend trench coat; Rodarte sweatshirt; & Other Stories skirt; Balenciaga boots

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Victoria Beckham

Pair it with: Jumpsuit and metal belt

On Beckham: Celine S/S 13 sleeveless coat; Cutler and Gross sunglasses; Saint Laurent Triangle Stud Belt ($673); Casadei shoes

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Natalie Suarez

Pair it with: Furry hat and bright sweater

On Suarez: W Street Casual Hat ($59); H&M vest; Paul & Joe sweater; Hudson Jeans Stark Moto Super Skinny Jeans ($245); Modern Vice Jett Studded Eyelet Boots ($550)

Say Yes to the Vest!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Gifts for the Guys

Here is the scoop on the coolest apparel, gadgets, accessories, and more that guys will be excited to get this Holiday!

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Never afraid to experiment with his personal style, this fashion plate knows all the hidden gems worth a stop. Alexander Wang Lizard iPad Case, $239, available at Barneys New York; hello mr. Magazine, $20; A. OK Beanie, $36, available at Oak; ASSK Bisoux Sweatshirt, $125, available at V Files; Alexander McQueen Brogue Boots, $850, available at Mr. Porter.

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Back To Basics

No guy likes to shop for the basics. Give his necessities a major refresh this season with sleek new accessories, funky undergarments, and maybe a cool techie find: Shinola Runwell Chrono, $750; Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight Bag, $465; Shipley & Halmos Highland Sock, $30; Jawbone Mini Jambox, $179.99; Mack Weldon Boxer Brief, $24; Remee Sleep Mask, $95.

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The Coin Toss
A care-free skater who also possesses intellectual, theater-critic-esque sensibilities? Opt for gifts that hone in on one of his intricacies for something he’ll actually love: Kenzo Kenyon Trainers, $366, available at Matches FashionTodd Snyder Blue Selvedge Denim, $250; Boosted Board, $1,299, available for pre-order; Belovedshirts Cat Sweatshirt, $59.99; Grand Theft Auto V, $39.99, available at AmazonTwelfth Night and Richard III, tickets available at Telecharge.

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The Pragmatist

“Practical” doesn’t have to be “boring.” In fact, sometimes those gifts that are both useful and fun are more appreciated than ones we don’t really need: Izola Launder With Care Laundry Bag, $39; Ernest Alexander Cooper British Shave Kit Bag, $110; Coin, $55, available for pre-order; Bespoken Crewneck Sweatshirt, $360 ; Le Specs Revolution Rouge, $59.95.

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The Stumper
Whether he’s tough to buy for or you’re simply puzzled when it comes to gifting the guys, cool trinkets and one-of-a-kind accessories are great conversation starters and outlets for new discoveries: Oliver Brown Cup Sets, $41.07; Kapital Skull Patch, $76.48, available at Pancho and Lefty; Miansai Brummel Hook Bracelet, $95; Iacoli & McAllister Hex Opener, $48; Occulter Black Pyramid Salt, $10; Bee Raw 9 Varietal Honey Flight, $78.
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Winter’s Warden
Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything but binge-watch your favorite shows. And, he’ll be needing plenty of “surviving winter” essentials to help him brave the brr: Diptyque Genevrier Candle, $60; Topman Black Leather Biker Jacket, $300; Reigning Champ Fleece Hoodie, $112, available at Steven Alan; Roku Roku 3, $99.99 ; Beats By Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones, $199.95.

Give the guys a gift they will love!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Gifts for a Fashionista

The holiday season is upon us! Wondering what gifts to get for your fabulous fashion-obsessed friends and family? Here are some options, all from the favorite shops of fashion-loving women everywhere.

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The Graphic Sweatshirt

Why not show someone your love and say it with an ultra cool statement sweatshirt? Plus, Elvis is a classicOpening Ceremony x Elvis “Love Me Tender” sweatshirt in heather gray, $160, openingceremony.us; in baby blue, $160,openingceremony.us

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The Most Adorable Money Pouch

These leather mini-zip pouches make for the cutest gifts, stocking stuffers,or party favors, plus the surprisingly roomy sizes are perfect for your phone, money, and keys. Baggu small leather zip pouch (other colors available), $20,baggu.com

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The Tiny Stud Earrings

These lightening-bolt earrings by Erica Weiner were inspired by the designer’s Jem and the Holograms doll from the ’80s. Childhood nostalgia never felt so stylin’. Erica Weiner lightening-bolt studs, from $20. ericaweiner.com

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The Versatile Scarf

I can guarantee this scarf will not end up in the back of your friend’s closet. The herringbone weave gives extra menswear-inspired refinement, and gray will go with everything. Circle scarf, $32, needsupply.com

fashionistagifts-velvet-capThe Elevated Snapback

Play Rihanna to your bestie’s Cara Delevinge by gifting her an It Girl snapback cap. While cheeky statements and graphics aren’t for everyone, plush velvet makes the topper elegantly interesting but not distracting. Controversy velvet cap, $25, nastygal.com

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The Jet-Setter Must-Have

Is your loved one flying off to some exotic international destination for the holidays? Then she’ll need a cute passport holder. Passport holder in crackle metallic, $15, asos.com

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The Delicate Charm Necklace

Everyone will be fighting over this delicately pretty charm necklace from downtown jewelry designer Bing Bang by Anna Sheffield. Wishbone necklace, $78, bingbangnyc.com

fashionistagifts-clutchThe New Year’s Clutch

It’s an excellent gift for your Hollywood glam pal who’s on the hunt for the ideal accessory for New Year’s Eve and beyond.  Lucite lace clutch, $51, pixiemarket.com

Give Fashionably!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Candy Coated

UNIF crop top
$88 nastygal.com

Moschino grey v neck sweater
$384 my-wardrobe.com

MARC denim skinny jeans
$165 mytheresa.com

Nicholas Kirkwood heel pump
$865 – net-a-porter.com

Versace quilted wallet
$128 ssense.com

Friis Company zip top
$21 – shopfriiscompany.com

Ray-Ban sunglasses
$190 – sunglassesshop.com

Ciate nail polish
$25 sephora.com

Have a Delicious Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Style your Scarf

Not only can a scarf transform a look from bland to bam, it is also incredibly versatile. Here are some inspiring ways to style your scarf!

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Christine R. of Fash n Chips

Alternate: Topshop Over Size Blanket Scarf($36)

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Street Style

Alternate: Dorothy Perkins Blue Knitted Snood($14)

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Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor

Alternate: Alexander McQueen Tan Leopard Skull Print Cashmere Pashmina ($725)

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Lindsey Wixson

Alternate: Anthropologie Newsprint Striped Scarf ($98)

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Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

Alternate: Paul Bianco Chunky Knit Wrap Scarf($85) in Black

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Street Style

Alternate: Urban Outfitters Classic Cable-Knit Scarf ($29)

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Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet

Alternate: Bryan Boy x Adrienne Landau Pull-Through Scarf ($150)

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Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog

Alternate: Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto Striped Checked Stole ($340) in Red

How do you style your Scarf?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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