It’s that awkward transition season between Winter and Spring, when the cold winds are still blowing yet the sun warms you during the day. To wear a coat or not? To try that new Spring dress or not? Don’t worry. We have you covered. Our favorite way to transition into the fluctuating Seasons is to layer. Take a peek at our favorite layering fashion finds this week. We show you how to layer in style, without feeling bulky or outdated. While you may want to add a new accessory or jacket for chic layering, many of our favorite layering styles can be found right now in your own closet. See our favorite styles below, and start layering.



One of our favorite style trends this Season is the fur vest, updated for 2015 in a variety of bright colors. Even on chilly days the fur vest is an easy way to stay warm yet stylish and can easily be paired with your favorite leggings, jeans, skirt, or even floral Spring dress. We love Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest layered over your favorite sweater, paired with Hale Bob’s black faux leather leggings. Accessorize with Rag and Bone chunky heeled ankle boots for chillier days and Tory Burch sandals for warmer Spring days.



No need to wait to bring out your favorite Summer shift dresses. Go ahead and pull them out, layering your favorite button up shirt or sweater for chillier days. If the day warms up, simply remove your outer layer and you are ready to soak up the sun’s rays. Pair Hale Bob’s black studded sheath dress with this season’s trendy gladiator sandals from Ralph Lauren, and layer with a fitted white tee and gray James Perse cropped sweater for a stylish, yet warm, layered look for Spring.



Sweaters are the prefect layering option for fluctuating temperatures during the Spring months. Far less bulky than coats or jackets, you can easily layer your favorite sweater over a tee or button down, or both, to stay warm against the cold breeze. Sweaters can be removed and tied at the waist as temperatures warm. If you are in the market for a new sweater, we love Hale Bob’s gray ombre knit pullover, perfect to layer over a fitted tank or cami. For colder days, pair your sweater with a gingham button down from Bergdorf Goodman paired with your favorite skinny jeans.

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We love the shirtdress for Spring styling. The shirtdress is perfect for warm days paired with chic lace-up wedges from Bergdorf Goodman and a floppy hat for Boho style. For chillier days, pair your shirtdress with black tights and Prada black kitten heels for an evening out. We love Hale Bob’s Cabana silk shirtdress in black and white floral, perfect for Spring fashion. The shirtdress can also double as a swimsuit coverup for a cool day at the beach or pool.



Another simple yet effective way to stay warm through the Spring season is to throw on your favorite scarf for layered style. Since we are nearing the end of Winter, trade in your wool scarves for chic sheer silk scarves in a variety of prints and patterns. By simply covering your neck, heat is trapped and allows your entire body to stay warm and cozy without the need of a jacket. We love Have Bob’s purple pattern silk scarf, perfect for layering over your favorite crisp white button down for a day at the office. Or layer over one of your favorite Hale Bob patterned maxi dresses in a variety of prints and multi-colors. This Season don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns and colors. This Spring anything goes.



One of this Spring’s trendiest skirt styles is the high low skirt, seen all over the Runways for Spring 2015 Fashion, and making it’s way into stores everywhere. For a lovely layered look, pair your high low skirt with a fitted tank and a belted sweater like actress Olivia Palermo’s knit from European designer Witchery. We love Liberty Garden’s high low sheer tank dress, perfect for a Spring day or night on the town. For chillier days, fashion your high low dress with an Andean belted fringe sweater paired with chunky Loro Piana ankle booties for a trendy fashionable you.



Take your leggings into Springtime season with lots of fun layering options. For chillier days, pair your Hale Bob black Ponte leggings with a striped long sleeve knit top by Gucci. Go for one of Spring’s hot fashion statements and mix up your patterns by layering over your Gucci striped top, Hale Bob’s blue peacock printed belted sweater, accessorized with classic Jimmy Choo black suede heels and a hot red clutch by designer Judith Leiber. Leggings can also be paired with your favorite sleeveless dress and light sweater, or an oversized sweater tunic and Hale Bob scarf. However you choose to layer this Season, leggings are the perfect choice for endless fashion looks.



One of our favorite fashion items for layering is the Bolero jacket, a fitted jacket with lapels, easy to dress up or dress down. You can bring out your favorite summer shorts even on cooler Spring days by layering over warm tights or leggings paired with Salvatore Ferragamo ankle boots for daytime fun and Giuseppe Zanotti multi-color heels for nighttime glam. We love Hale Bob’s selection of Bolero Jackets, fitted just to flatter your figure and great for layering over shorts, jeans, skirts, or your evening cocktail dress. If you only add one jacket to your Springtime wardrobe this Season, choose the versatile Bolero jacket.


Fur Vest, Shift Dress, Knit Sweater, Shirtdress, Silk Scarf, High Low Skirt, Black Leggings, Bolero Jacket. With these eight items, there are endless fashion styles for Spring by mixing and matching, layering and combining. This Season, think out of the box, look into your closet, and think creatively for Spring. As the weather fluctuates from cool to warm, with rainy and snow days thrown into the mix, you will always be prepared for the abrupt changes in weather without sacrificing style. Streamline your fashion wardrobe and think “less is more.” Forgo the bulky coats and jackets from Winter style, and look for lighter fabrics to layer that won’t bulge but will still keep you warm. We’d love to hear from YOU our readers on how you plan to “layer” this Spring. Send us your thoughts and start preparing for the Springtime trends.



New Year. New You. It’s time to kick start the New Year with a fitness routine to fit your lifestyle. Whether a jog in the park, a dance class at your local ballet studio, or an intense workout at the gym, now is the time to get in shape. And why not stay fashionable while you are staying fit? A growing street style and runway trend this Season is workout wear you can easily transition into daytime wear with just the change of a pair of shoes or a shirt for easy day to night fashion. Check out our top picks for “fashionable fitness,” perfect for daytime style after your workout.

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We love the colorful patterns trending for Spring in all areas of fashion but particularly with leggings. Look for a mixed patterned legging to brighten your daytime activities and workout routine. Pair your colorful leggings for daytime with a basic tee and blazer, accessorized with chic tall boots for a Winter to Spring transition. Later in the day, shed your blazer, tee, and boots, and pair your leggings with a sports bra and running shoes, and you are ready for your workout. We love Hale Bob’s stretch printed jersey leggings in a variety of colorful patterns perfect to mix and match a variety of wardrobe staples already in your closet.

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As we mentioned in our previous blog “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” color blocking is a popular trend this Season, juxtaposing two or more colors together in a whimsical pattern. We love actress Blake Lively’s color blocked leggings paired with heeled boots and an oversized jacket for work or daytime errands. Transition into your workout easily by slipping into your Sketchers GOMeb Speed 3 running shoes, just released for 2015 with a better fit and durability for long distance running and racing. We love Hale Bob’s color block suede leggings for a chic daytime look and an insulated warmth for your workout. No one will suspect that you’ve just come from your morning run with these fashionable leggings.

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For a sleek modern style, we love the leather trimmed leggings. Try Hale Bob’s black quilted faux leather leggings for fashionable style. With leather trimmed leggings you can rock out your daytime look with chic booties and a light sweater for Spring’s chilly winds and amp things up at night by layering a fuchsia blouse with a cute cashmere polka dotted sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue, paired with chic Steve Madden Maarla heels. Squeeze in an afternoon workout on your lunch break by tossing off your sweater and grabbing your running shoes stashed in your car. With chic, easy style, now there’s no excuse NOT to exercise.

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As we mentioned in “Trending Patterns in Fashion for 2015,” big, bold stripes are IN for Spring and where better to make a fashion forward statement than in the gym? We love Hale Bob’s black and white stretch Ponte leggings, a perfect new addition to your wardrobe this Spring. For daytime, pair your striped leggings with an Alexander Wang sheer black blouse and booties, and transition to your workout wear by pairing with trendy Chuck Taylor All Star leather converse and a plain white Tee. Throw on a leather jacket afterwards for a chic street style on your way home.

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No need to reserve your favorite sweatshirt for only your workouts this Season. Spotted on the streets during Fashion Week from New York to Paris, designers and models are pairing their favorite sweatshirt, whether fitted or baggy, with feminine skirts and sleek leggings. We love Liberty Garden’s collection of sweatshirts, from the faux leather embossed sweatshirt to the crochet lace sweatshirt. For daytime, pair your favorite sweatshirt with 7 For All Mankind black skinny jeans and chic booties. Plan your workout during lunch hour, and pair your sweatshirt with gym shorts or exercise pants. After your workout, spruce up for evening by pairing your sweatshirt with Hale Bob’s sheer lace pencil skirt and Jimmy Choo ivory satin strappy sandals for a chic night on the town.

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A new legging trend is mixing cargo pants with a sleek finished style. We love Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte cargo leggings, for a little distinction from all the rest. The side pockets are perfect to hold your keys and phone as you start your workout. Transition to workday wear easily by pairing your cargo leggings with a white Tee, Hale Bob’s black bolero blazer, and black flats. Add strings of necklaces or try Hale Bob’s colorful scarves for that perfect polished touch.

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Instead of reaching for the common black leggings, go lighter this Spring and try cool gray leggings for your daytime fun and workout wear. We love Hale Bob’s basic 5 pocket Ponte silver gray leggings perfectly paired with a gray pullover from Liberty Garden, and Jimmy Choo’s “London” trainers, new for 2015. After your workout, forgo the sweatshirt and sneakers for a bright fuchsia sweater by designer Trina Turk and checkered Sergio Rossi pointy toe pumps for a chic, classic look perfect for daytime errands, lunch with friends, or evening cocktails.

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A trending fashion style seen all over the runways and at the Fashion Shows from Milan to New York last Season and for Spring 2015, is wearing your sneakers for everyday wear. Designers are pairing the everyday running sneaker with skirts, dresses, and pantsuits for a fun, unique look. No need to toss your sneakers aside after your workout; simply pair them with your favorite dress for daytime fun or skirt for the office. We love New Balance’s 890 V3 for whimsical fun, Mizuno Wave’s Creation 15 in a fun summer pattern, or Gola’s “Libery art Fabrics- Spirit” sneaker in a flirty floral pattern, perfect for Spring.


No need to forgo fashion while working on your fitness. Purchase a variety of new workout wear that will easily take you from workday to workout to weekend. Choose one of our favorite items to start, and mix and match with articles of clothing you already own in your own wardrobe. No more excuses. You can easily fit in a walk around the block, a bike ride in the park, a quick gym workout, a dance class into each day, and with a quick change of shoes and top, you are ready for the rest of the day. So what are you waiting for? Shop those leggings, and head out the door for a fit, fashionable you in 2015.



Ah it’s “Award Season,” Hollywood’s favorite season of the year when all the “stars” come out to shine. Last Sunday, the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, honoring the best in film and television. While most of us can only dream of becoming a Hollywood starlet, we can still admire the Season’s trending styles from the top designers in fashion today. Designers clamor for the honor of designing and presenting a unique style statement on the Red Carpet from entertainment’s top celebrities. At the Golden Globes this year, we saw many trending styles that we’ve already highlighted in our previous blogs and we saw some new unique trends as well. If you missed this year’s Golden Globes, we have you covered. Sit back, relax, and peruse our favorite fashion statements and how YOU can incorporate Hollywood fashion trends into your Spring wardrobe.



From the Red Carpet to the Red dresses, Red is definitely the color of the Season. Continuing with this Season’s big, bold statement in fashion, wear this color from head-to-toe from jewelry, to clothes, to shoes, to handbag. No need for subtlety with this hue this Season.


Rev up your wardrobe collection this Season with red head-to-toe in a chic jumpsuit, also trending for 2015. We love BCBGMAXAZRIA’s chic red jumpsuit, featuring cut-out sides, seen all over the runways and the Golden Globes this Season. Or try Ralph Lauren’s belted flare red jumpsuit, perfect for daytime fun or dressed up for a hot night on the town. Don’t be afraid to try this sizzling hot hue this Season for a chic fashion statement.



As we mentioned in our “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015” blog, lace is back in a big way this Spring, from dresses, to shorts, to pants, to handbags. Several celebrities were spotted on the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes in lacy pastels, perfect for Spring.


For a romantic touch this Spring, try lacy shorts, perfect for daytime or dressed up for a night out. We love Hale Bob’s lacy shorts, paired perfectly with a sheer flowy Hale Bob blouse, or dressed up with a satin tank and Hale Bob Bolero blazer, accessorized with Jimmy Choo strappy heels for a romantic, feminine flare.



Starting in 2014 and continuing into this Season’s trends, menswear is all the rage this Season. We loved Lorde and Emma Stone’s daring dramatic Red Carpet looks at The Golden Globes this year with chic yet feminine pantsuits, looking just as glamorous as all the dresses. Lorde channeled a “Marlene Dietrich” look, while Emma Stone updated the pantsuit look for 2015 with a delicate sequined top and stylish train.


Forgo the usual evening dress, be bold, and try the menswear trend this Season with a pantsuit or jumpsuit for your next big evening out. Try Lorde’s “Marlene Dietrich” look with a cut-out chic black jumpsuit from Shopbop. Or try Emma Stone’s updated jumpsuit style and go with a Calvin Klein two-toned jumpsuit for Spring. Either way, you are sure to turn heads at your next party or formal affair with out-of-the-ordinary glamorous style, worthy of Hollywood’s elite.



Another popular trend this Season is bright colors, particularly sunshine yellow. Several celebrities chose this bright and sunny color for the Red Carpet at this year’s Golden Globes. While this hue may frighten you, don’t be afraid to incorporate this trending color into your wardrobe this Season. Try soft pastel yellow or go bold with a canary yellow, shining as bright as the Summer sun.


For a touch of summer’s sun, try a bold yellow blazer from DSquared2, paired perfectly with your favorite skinny jeans for work or play. Or if you aren’t quite ready for that much yellow, we love the colorful yellow handbags at Michael Kors, or for a pop of color, pair an all black outfit with bright Kate Spade yellow pumps for a radiant glow this Spring and into Summer.



As mentioned in last week’s blog “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” big bold bird and animal prints were all the rage on all the runways for Spring 2015. Actress Keira Knightley stays right up with the trend in a gorgeous Chanel bird-patterned dress with a romantic touch of lace.


We love the bird print trend seen on blouses, dresses, and handbags in every designer’s collection this Season. Try a bird patterned silky blouse, perfect for the office or daytime. Or go with a “feathered” pattern with Hale Bob’s feathered print tank swing dress, perfect to start wearing now paired with a light sweater and booties, and easily transitioning into the warmer summer months paired with sandals for the beack or pool.



Ruffles ruffles everywhere! We love the ruffle trend for Spring as we mentioned in our previous blog “Trending Prints for Fashion 2015.” Whether you go with a full ruffle dress like actress Allison Williams or just a touch of ruffle trim, incorporate this pattern into your fashion wardrobe this Season for a fun, flirty style.


We love the ruffle trend for Spring and Summer. Grab a chic Hale Bob strapless ruffle dress, perfect for a Spring day. Transition into the warmer summer months by pairing with chic DV Dolce Vita gladiator flat sandals for a night walk on the beach or daytime pool fun.

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Girls, you better amp up your ab workout this Spring because Crop Tops are all the rage for Springtime fun. Who better to show off a rocking body than our favorite Robin Wright, wearing a flattering Ralph Lauren black dress complete with crop top, giving those young ingenues something to look at.


For your Crop Top look, try pairing a sleeveless top with a chic pencil skirt for a tasteful, yet stylish way to embrace the look. We love Michael Kors’ boatneck black crop top at Nordstrom, paired with a sleek Nicholas striped pencil midi-length skirt. Don’t be afraid to try this trend this year no matter what shape you are in. The Crop Tops today, paired with high waisted shirts and pants, will flatter your silhouette in every angle. Give it a try.


As you enjoy seeing all the celebrities walking the Red Carpet during “Award Season,” keep an eye out for trends and fashion that YOU can incorporate into your wardrobe for Spring and into Summer. Whether as subtle as a sunshine yellow handbag to add to your accessories or a new bird patterned blouse to freshen up your daytime outfit, make it your New Year’s resolution to try one new fashion statement this year. You will feel fresh, young and trendy, just like a celebrity walking the Red Carpet, keeping up with all the latest worldwide trends straight from Hollywood.



With the start of the New Year, it is time to start thinking of the new Season and new Fashion Trends for 2015. Last week we shared the hottest Fashion Trends for the New Year, and this week find out this year’s trending prints in fashion. Get a head start on your Spring and Summer wardrobe and look for our favorite fashion prints for 2015 listed below. Be daring and bold this new year for a new YOU, and try one of these trending prints, Which one will YOU be bold enough to try this Season?



We know, “florals for Spring, groundbreaking.” But designers this Season focused on using the Springtime floral print in new and creative ways, from the floral “3-D appliqué” effect to the big bold floral patterning seen at Michael Kors, Caroline Hererra and Thom Browne. Designers are making the floral pattern big, loud, and bold for 2015 so don’t be shy in wearing this fun pattern from swimsuits, to dresses, to blouses. Get a trendy look like Michael Kors’ floral crop top and midi skirt with Shopbop’s “Milly” Pop Art floral crop top and matching skirt, perfect for a walk on the beach, or dress it up with Jimmy Choo “Lance” strappy sandals for evening wear.



Not just for little girls or picnics, Gingham made a big splash across the runways this Season from jackets to skirts to dresses to handbags. Our favorite gingham looks came from designer Diane von Furstenberg with her silky sheer gingham fabrics and feminine shorts, perfect for Spring. If you are timid about wearing such a bold pattern, try Oscar de la Renta’s chic gingham coat in lovely pastel colors, perfect to and from the office this Spring. And with designers mixing and matching patterns this Season, your gingham can be paired with pretty much any piece of you wardrobe, so why not try this trend for Spring!



Not just for weddings or lingerie, lace has come out to play this Spring 2015 from dresses to tops to skirts to pants. We love the collections of elegant and delicate lace on the runways at Valentino, Chloe, and Louis Vuitton. For a fun, flirty Spring, we love Hale Bob’s black lace shorts, paired perfectly with a sheer blouse for easy, breezy style. And who can go wrong with the perfect Summer dress? Hale Bob’s ivory sheer lace long sleeved dress is will keep you cool and chic all Summer long. Pair with a sunhat and sandals and you are ready to hit the beach. For a hot Summer night on the town, pair with chic heels and a sparkling gold Anya Hindmarch clutch. This is the ONLY dress you’ll need all Summer long.



A major trend on the Runways this Season was “color blocking,” the art of juxtaposing two colors together in geographical patterns. From sweaters to skirts to pants, color blocking is a creative way to wear colors in a new and fresh fashion for Spring. We love Hale Bob’s color blocked black and purple trimmed peplum long sleeved top, paired with black pants for a perfect Springtime look for the office. Or, for a night on the town, pair with a Hale Bob pencil skirt and Steve Madden “Unitty” pumps for a chic sleek look. In addition to color blocked clothing, get creative this Spring and learn how to color block from your own wardrobe. Take some tips from the “Fashionisers” website and create a whole new look with their insigtful fashion advice to for the best color blocking techniques and style. Don’t be afraid to mix and match bold colors this Spring. This Season is all about a big, bold, confident you.



Peacocks, flamingos, cardinals, doves, songbirds, bluejays. Any and every type of feathered friend appeared on the runways this year. A bold and different pattern for Spring, we love the feathered trend, perfect for beach and resort time fun. Grab Hale Bob’s Flamingo short sleeved shift dress, perfect for a day at the beach or just running errands around town. Don’t forget to pack this versatile dress with you on summer vacation, paired perfectly with Tory Burch floral flat sandals for daytime, and dressed up with Miu Miu glitter kitten heels for a shimmering summer night out. To get you fluttering, check out The Best Fashion Blog’s site for creative and trendy ways to wear your fine feathered friends this Season. If you’d rather ease into the bird pattern, we love Shop Bop’s bird feathered print midi pencil dress, perfect to stay in style in a more subtle approach to the bird print trend for Spring.



 From Chanel to Altuzarra to Saint Laurent, big bold stripes are making a comeback this Spring from tops to dresses to pants to jackets. We love the bold patterning updated for a sleek and sophisticated style fresh for 2015. For a sleek look, go with Hale Bob’s single stripe pencil skirt perfectly paired with a Joie Maurelle sheer floral blouse, mixing two top Spring patterns in one style. For the office, we love Burberry’s bold striped shift dress or for Springtime fun go with Alice + Olivia’s racerback A-line dress, perfectly paired with your favorite sandals. Whichever way you choose to wear it, big bold stripes are the way to go this Spring.



Another trend to hit the runway this Season is ruffles, seen on tops, dresses, and jackets. Not just reserved for beach coverups anymore, take your ruffles to the street and out on the town. We love Hale Bob’s black ruffle strapless dress in a trendy “midi” length skirt, versatile for day or night. Pair with chunky gold Gucci wedge sandals for daytime fun, and dress it up at night with BLADE Casadei sparkle pumps. From Marchesa to Vera Wang, ruffles are back in style with a fun, flirty touch to get your Spring wardrobe a touch of femininity.


Florals, gingham, lace, color blocking, birds, stripes, ruffles. There are so many creative patterns trending for Spring and Summer 2015. Designers this season have found new and creative ways to display favorite prints and styles from past decades not seen in years such as gingham and stripes, mixed with new patterns like birds and color blocking. Which print trend will you decide to try this Season? We’d love to hear from you. Whichever print you choose, dare to live on the edge this season- be bold, be confident, and most of all be YOU.