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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Model Street Style

Models are some of the most innately stylish citizens among us—after all, their very career requires them to be immersed in fashion. It’s not surprising, then, that model-off-duty has become it’s own style category.  So for your inspiration here are the models who have the best street style around!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Though she usually gravitates toward breezy, bohemian inspired looks, the model’s willingness to try out new trends always pays off!

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Ming Xi

This sweet model has perfected quirky cool girl style. What sets her apart? Her love for interesting layers and charming accessories.

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Poppy Delevingne

This fashionable star has an affinity for sophisticated, feminine separates. Her style is playful and chic.

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Alana Zimmer

The statuesque beauty’s outfits are consistently sophisticated. Look to her if your in need of office outfit inspiration.

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Jessica Hart

This adorable model’s casual style epitomizes California cool.

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Hanne Gaby Odiele

You have to applaud the cool and confident willingness to take risks. The Belgian stunner is a bona fide street style star, thanks to her avant-garde looks.

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Larissa Hofmann

This lovely has an effortless sense of style and the ability to make anything look elegant.

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Fei Fei Sun

This model loves to mix quirkier pieces with classic staples and covets a good staple bag.

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Karlie Kloss

This trend setter is always on the best dressed lists and it’s easy to see why. The supermodels clean, all American style is polished and youthful.

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Anja Rubik

The veteran model always looks perfectly pulled together, favoring a muted color palette and minimalist looks.

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Lily Aldridge

This beauty switches from simple, classic ensembles to ladylike, refined outfits with ease. She also has an eye for statement accessories that add some sass to her look.

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Miranda Kerr

Her polished, on-trend ensembles have earned her worldwide trend-setter status, and it’s fully deserving.

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Jourdan Dunn

This stunner is fond of experimenting with figure hugging silhouettes and downtown chic pieces. The result? Glamorous, sexy outfits that are also tasteful and cool.

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Liu Wen

This major supermodel favors edgy looks with menswear inspired touches.

You’ve Got Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Fall for These Dresses!

For your social-calendar musts, a throw-on dress is a polished look with minimal effort. Here are my favorite styles for every occasion — each under $100. These dresses will have you running out the door even more this season. Pick up one (or five!), and give yourself some time to indulge in all the activities that makes autumn uniquely glorious.

FallDresses-Pencey

Pencey Standard Long Dress, $77, available at Shopbop.

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LOFT Plaid Shirtdress, $79.50, available at LOFT.

FallDresses-Mango

Mango Trim Dress, $69.98, available at Mango.

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Modern Citizen Flute Sleeve Dress, $64, available at Modern Citizen.

FallDresses-SimplyVera

Simply Vera Vera Wang Surplice Shark-Bite Hem Dress, $40.79, available at Kohl’s.

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Forever 21 Lace Print Midi Dress, $19.80, available at Forever 21.

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Silence + Noise High-Slit Midi Sweater Dress, $79, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Piperlime Collection Allover Lace Dress, $98, available at Piperlime.

FallDresses-Koshka

Koshka Kofta Metallic Tulip Dress, $89, available at Koshka.

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Joe Fresh Pintuck Dress, $69, available at Joe Fresh.

FallDresses-BananaRepublic

Banana Republic Ruched Gray Jersey Dress, $83, available at Banana Republic.

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Express Indigo Long Sleeve Slit Front Maxi Dress, $41.93, available at Express.

What are you Falling for?

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.

SummerStStyle-Dots&Denim

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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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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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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Trend: Printed Jackets

Spring is in the air but it’s still chilly outside. Cue: printed jackets!

Spotted on street stylers, celebrities, and runways alike. This lightweight outerwear piece has a slew of interesting prints such as florals, butterflies, kaleidoscope, cheetah, and more. Check out the style inspiration and then shop my picks to get the look yourself.

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Ellie Goulding

Style Tip: Incorporate your printed jacket into a tomboy look, complete with a backwards cap, Dr. Martens, and leather pants.

​On Goulding: Dr. Martens Boots ($120)

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Street Style

Style Tip: A floral print jacket plays nicely with a button-down blouse, chunky chain choker, and black jeans. Throw in a neon belt, for good measure.

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Emilio Pucci S/S 14

Style Tip: A flash of sheer and a bold belt will only accentuate your printed jacket’s It-factor.

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Street Style

Style Tip: Give your athletic look an upgrade with an animal-print jacket. It’ll pair perfectly with track shorts and sneakers.​

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Olivia Palermo

Style Tip: Snag a jacket in a girly print and pair it with a feminine, braided up-do.

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Street Style

Style Tip: Throw a printed jacket over your trousers and button-down blouse for a cool-girl work outfit.

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Hanneli Mustaparta

Style Tip: Get creative and pair an animal-print jacket with a crop top and slouchy jeans. Go an extra step, and add unique touches like slip-on sandals, and round sunglasses.

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Street Style

Style Tip: Throw caution to the wind and drape your printed jacket over a bra top and a high-waisted, patent leather skirt. You only live once!

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Dries Van Noten S/S 14

Style Tip: Try your jacket over a ladylike dress and heels for a charming date outfit.

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Jaime King

Style Tip: A printed jacket is an ideal ensemble centerpiece. Pair it with low-key, black separates and ankle boots for an on-the-go outfit.

​On King: Mara Hoffman Quilted Bomber ($148); MiH The Bodycon Jeans ($215).

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H&M Pilot Jacket ($40) ​Zip this all the way up and wear with leather pants. Can you say “model-off-duty” cool?

Mango Jacquard Bomber Jacket ($80) ​Rocking this colorful jacket will get you in the Spring spirit.

Scotch & Soda Silky Feel Bomber Jacket($149) ​If you have a tropical vacation coming up, wear this!

Need Supply Andre Bomber Jacket ($47) ​This moody print jacket is a great winter-to-spring transitional piece.

Zara Neoprene Bomber Jacket ($80) ​You’ve never seen such a unique hibiscus print before.

Spring in Print!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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