THE NEW ATHLEISURE

Karlie Kloss athleisure white leggings and crop top

Originating a few years ago, the “Athleisure” trend shows no signs of slowing down as we head into the 2015 Fall Season. Characterized by athletic wear OUTSIDE of the gym, designers like Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, and Tory Burch have recently started delving into the current trend  by designing entire separate lines focused on athletic wear for the streets. With our busy lifestyles, women today need to be able to “do it all” yet still maintain style and class. This week, we focus on the current and continuing Athleisure trend and show you how to incorporate the look into your daily fashion style. Go beyond the simple leggings and white Tee and take our tips on how you can stay fit and fabulous this Fall Season.

Athleisure gray leggings and black leather jacket

AT THE OFFICE

A perfect place to try out your new “Athleisure” wear is at the office. Start with your favorite comfy jogger pants and layer with a tailored blouse, jacket and booties for a structured look. We love Liberty Garden’s new grey quilted jogger pants topped with a metallic faux suede detailed black long sleeve top and leather jacket from Barney’s. Accessorize with black suede ankle boots from Sam Edelman, bangles from Betsey Johnson, and a chic leather bag from Alexander Wang.

striped pants and black sweater

Make your track pants go the extra mile in our second favorite look for the office. No need to pack an extra outfit after your early morning run. Simply sweep your hair into a loose bun and pair your exercise pants with a comfy sweater and heels for a perfect workday outfit. Try the side stripe pants from Finders Keepers or go with black and white striped Ponte leggings from Hale Bob. Top with Liberty Garden’s black fur sleeved pullover and classic black pumps from Kate Spade and you are ready to rock the office place in style.

Athleisure gold shorts and sweater

LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Squeeze in a quick run around the block or a trip to the gym before lunching with the girls. This Season, look for running shorts in a variety of trendy metallic colors like copper, silver, or bronze. Segue into the lunch hour by forgoing your running sneakers and pairing your look with wedges, ankle boots, or even chic strappy heels accessorized with a zip-up sweater and long gold chain. We like the metallic nylon shorts from Luisviaroma topped with a matching metallic jacket from Just Cavalli and Chinese Laundry’s silver strappy heels or go prep school cool in Steve Madden’s the “Driller,” an updated take on the classic oxford. If copper is more your style, pair your metallic shorts with Hale Bob’s sequined copper jacket and sparkle in style this Season.

Athleisure white jeans and sweatshirt

As the weather cools, trade your running shorts for long leggings to fend off the chill and keep your muscles warm. No time to run home to change? No sweat. Just pair your leggings with a “sports inspired” fashion top and ankle strap heels for your mid-day meeting. We love Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings or try the newest color in pale powder pink. Pair your look with Liberty Garden’s loose white open shoulder sweatshirt or try the pink pleated long sleeve top. For chiller days, you can layer your sweatshirt over your favorite button down blouse for extra warmth against the elements. However you choose to style your shorts or leggings, your friends will never know you didn’t labor over your beauty routine.

Athleisure gray cargo leggings and black striped sweater

WEEKDAY ERRANDS

Drop the kids at school. Head to the gym. Shop at the market. Answer emails. Pick up the dry cleaning. Get dinner. With all the little worries each day brings, don’t let your fashion style be one of them. Make it easy on yourself this Season and opt for a morning to evening Athleisure look that will carry you through any occasion the day may bring. Start with Hale Bob’s comfy stretch silver Cargo Ponte leggings paired with Liberty Garden’s cozy black and white Menswear sweatshirt and Steve Madden’s brand new “Vexxed” black leather ankle strap pump for all day styling. No need to worry. You’ll still be able to squeeze in a mid-day Spin class or jog around the park with your favorite sneakers and Hale Bob’s ivory lace trimmed jersey tank.

gray and black lace sweatshirt

For another look, we also like Hale Bob’s floral lace crochet sweater or white lace top with gray sweater knit paired with Liberty Garden’s quilted skinny sweatpants and Isaac Mizrahi textured classic pumps. Slip into Sketchers’ newest GoWalk3 gray sneakers for perfect lift and support as you hit your workout regime. Dressing comfortable yet fashionable doesn’t have to be complicated this Season. Let your wardrobe work for you.

cropped pants and cropped top Athleisure style

DATE NIGHT

No time to head home before a night out on the town? No problem. Start with your favorite cropped yoga pants or striped leggings and add a chic cropped top. Celebrities from Taylor Swift to Jennifer Lawrence have been spotted this year sporting the crop top, so why not jump on one of this Season’s hottest trends. Nothing helps keep your Ab workout and healthy eating habits in check more than adding this wardrobe staple to your closet for Fall. We like Jill Stuart’s black silk cropped top paired with Hale Bob’s black and brown striped ultra suede leggings, Kenneth Cole’s black ankle strap heels, and White House Black Market oversize handbag.

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Another easy daytime to evening look we love is the crop top paired with your favorite “go to” leggings. Top with a jean jacket and walking sneakers during the day, and segue into nightlife with your favorite heels and handbag. Try Joe’s Jeans’ black “jeggings,” a cross between jeans and leggings, trending for Fall to complete your look and you are sure to turn heads as you walk the streets in style.

ruby red leisure wear

WEEKEND COOL

As things wind down and you begin to look forward to the weekend, don’t let your fashion sense take a break. You can still stay trendy and fashionable while looking effortless and feeling relaxed. Spruce up your favorite lounge outfit and bring it to the streets by adding a chic pair of heels and a classic leather jacket. We love Liberty Garden’s white distressed lounge pants paired with an ivory lace swing back Tee, French Connection’s white studded pumps, and Vince Camuto black leather jacket.

gray knit dress and sneakers

Another cool casual weekend style we love is the comfy heather grey knit Tee shirt dress paired with a sweatshirt and white tennies. Get cozy with Current/Elliot’s short grey T-shirt dress or go maxi in Marc Jacobs’ sleeveless cotton dress. Complete your weekend look by tying Liberty Garden’s ivory layered ultra suede sweatshirt around your shoulders and stepping into a pair of classic Adidas “Superstar Foundation” white sneakers. You could also go with Liberty Garden’s “tuxedo-style” high low hemmed gray knit Tee paired with Hale Bob’s simple 5 pocket gray leggings. Whichever way you choose, give your weekend some cool, comfortable style this Season.

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Let your lounge wear go double duty this Season and try one of our favorite “Athleisure” looks for Fall. Whether you settle for leggings and a crop top or a T-shirt dress and sneakers, let your wardrobe work for you. Shop your favorite “Athleisure” styles TODAY at poshatplay.com. Shop your favorite trends now and stay fit and fabulous all Season long.

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FALL DENIM TRENDS ACROSS THE U.S.A

Fal denim jean fashion

Northwest, West Coast, Southwest, South, Mid West, East Coast, New England. No matter which region of the United States you are living, there is a denim fashion trend for you. Our blog usually focuses on the most common global trending styles and fashions, but this week, we take a look at what YOU our readers are wearing. As we move into the cooler months of Fall, see what denim styles are trending in YOUR area of the country. Whether you choose to dress like the locals or another region of the U.S., scroll below to see what denim fashion fits YOUR personality and style.

Northwest style skinny jeans  Northwest style skinny rolled jeans and plaid shirt

NORTHWEST SKINNY JEANS

Characterized by its proximity to nature, the Pacific Northwest’s fashion favors comfortable casual and outdoor cool. Since the weather is usually cool and rainy, Northwesterners are always prepared with a light flannel, warm coat, scarf, or stocking cap to stay trendy through the elements. The denim fashion of choice seen street style throughout the region is the skinny jean, easy to slip underneath boots or cuff at the bottom. We love Hudson’s Marcy skinny leg jean or go skin tight with the Nico super skinny.  Instead of traditional blue, try AC Collection’s gray skinny jeans, as pictured above, or the distressed gray skinnies for a chic “rocker” look. If you want to add some color to your Fall denim wardrobe, be sure to include Citizen’s of Humanity’s Thompson mid-rise skinny jeans in “shocking pink,” paired easily with any of your favorite button down shirts or oversized sweaters. Grab your latte, hit the trails, and stay in fashion with the Pacific Northwest’s favorite skinny leg denim.

West Coast

WEST COAST “BOHO” FLARE

With mild temperatures and year-round sun and surf, the West Coast style leans toward California casual and “Boho” chic. Even throughout Fall and Winter, this region rarely requires heavy coats or warm boots. “Be like the cool kids” this Season and look for denim styles in wide leg and flare silhouettes. We love Hudson’s light wash Ferris flap jeans or try 1921’s distressed flare paired with Hale Bob’s ivory lace tunic and Free People’s wide brim floppy hat. For a dressier Cali cool style, go with AC Collection’s medium or black wash flare denim topped with Hale Bob’s white sequined lace sweater and accessorized with Sam Edelman fringe ankle booties and Free People’s fringe clutch. Keep Summer’s spirit all Season long with the West Coast’s carefree “Boho” chic flare style.

Southwest bootcut denim with fringe

SOUTHWEST BOOTCUT

Quintessential Southwest style includes silver, turquoise, fringe, and the bootcut jean. Designed to fit over your favorite boots while lengthening your line, this silhouette flatters most figures with a lower and wider cut on the hips and a snug fit through the legs and thighs. We like AC Collection’s medium wash bootcut jean or try Hudson’s signature mid-rise bootcut. If you prefer a darker wash, go with Citizen’s of Humanity’s Amber ultimate bootcuts or 7 For All Mankind’s “Cozumel” denim. Pair your pants with a simple tank or Tee topped with a Minnie Rose cozy Cashmere fringe shawl favored by celebrities. Or go with a “Southwestern” styled print in Hale Bob’s fuchsia Mayan tribal tunic or coral “cold-shoulder” blouse paired with Franco Sarto low heel ankle booties.

Southern denim dress and cowboy boots

SOUTHERN DENIM DRESS

Kick up your heels, dust off your boots, and grab your “pardner” in the South’s favorite denim style this Fall. Though Southerners do like their jean pants, the denim dress is a huge trend this Season. We love Ralph Lauren’s classic denim shirtdress as pictured above, or go with an updated look as found on this year’s Runway with 7 For All Mankind’s overall dress, Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress, or Victoria Beckham’s A line shaped style. You could also try designer Tom Ford or Chloe’s Runway style with a chic denim skirt paired with your favorite button down blouse or sweater. Say “howdy y’all” and shop AC Collection’s Diana denim skirt accessorized with a chic pair of cowboy styled boots and you are ready for a “boot-scootin'” good time.

Midwest relaxed straight leg jeans

MIDWEST STRAIGHT LEG

Open fields, long walks, changing colors, a cool breeze. All these things signify Fall is in the air in the Midwest. Dress appropriately for the changing Season with the straight leg denim jean. Go classic in Hudson’s Carly dark wash straight leg jean paired with your favorite sweater, “puffer” vest, and cozy hiking boots from L.L. Bean. Dress up your look in Hale Bob’s black satin blouse with lace and Steve Madden’s traditional black pumps. Update the straight leg style with some color and go with Goldsign’s army green Misfit jeans paired with your favorite patterned blouse or Liberty Garden’s new gray ombre knit sweater. However you choose to style your look, be sure to include the straight leg denim style as a wardrobe staple this Fall.

East Coast cropped distressed denim cropped denim jeans Karlie Kloss NYC East Coast cropped denim jeans and white button down

EAST COAST CROPPED

Morning or Night. Casual or Dressy. Play day or work day. The East Coast has fallen in love with the rolled cropped denim jean. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Olivia Palermo, celebrities have been spotted all over NYC sporting the latest denim trend. Not just reserved for running errands, be bold and dress up your cropped jeans with a leather jacket and high heels for a night on the town. Make your jeans “work worthy” by pairing with a chic blazer and comfy all day pumps. We love Joe’s classic rolled jeans or Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash cropped jeans. For 2 looks in 1, start with AC Collection’s Mystique “distressed” boyfriend jeans and wear long for errand day or lunch with the girls. Change up the style and roll the cuffs to your desired “cropped” length, pairing with chic strappy heels and Hale Bob’s floral lace sweater. Skinny, relaxed, or distressed, bring a bit of “the big Apple” into your fashion closet this Season with the cropped denim pant.

New England preppy denim

NEW ENGLAND PREPPY

Home of our founding fathers, New England is characterized by patriotic pride, traditional values, and timeless classics. Styles tend towards the preppy look with denim and khakis, sweaters and polos, and oxfords and boaters. New Englanders change their denim fashion up to achieve a relaxed yet tailored style, so anything goes with jeans. Get in on New England’s favorite look with Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash straight leg jean or go darker with 7 For All Mankind’s black skinny jean, and pair with your favorite denim button down underneath Liberty Garden’s fur trimmed cable knit sweater. Switch things up and grab Joe’s Jeans ivory skinny high water crop jeans topped with a striped button down and cozy knit cardigan from Lacoste. Complete your look with updated patent leather Oxfords from Kate Spade or go casual with Vans’ classic white sneaker. Don’t forget to tie a snug sweater around your neck as the crisp cool air starts to settle in for Fall.

denim jeans Fall fashion

Skinny, Flare, Bootcut, Dress, Straight Leg, or Cropped. Each region of the U.S. favors a different way to style their denim fashion for Fall 2015. You may choose to go with the trends in your state, or push the boundaries and go with a favorite look trending in another area. This Fall is all about discovering yourself and utilizing fashion to express your individuality and unique style. No matter what denim choice you go with, we at Posh at Play are here to serve you quality merchandise and customer care. So get to shopping today at the convenience of our online store.

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FALL’S CHIC SHEATH DRESS STYLE

gray sheath dress for Fall 2015

Hourglass or Athletic? Apple or Pear? Triangle or Square? No matter what body shape you have, this Fall, step out in a style that flatters any figure. With it’s snug fit to hug curves and flatter the feminine form, the sheath dress is making a big comeback for 2015 Fall and Winter fashion. From Nicole Miller’s 2 piece to David Koma’s geometrical brights to Dolce & Gabbana’s bold florals, designers are reinventing the traditional sheath dress with a mixture of updated patterns, prints, and fabrics. Celebrities like Ciara, Eva Longoria, and Blake Lively have been spotted this season sporting the new trend on the streets, so let’s take a look and start incorporating the sheath dress into our everyday wardrobe.

black sheath dress Fall 2015

CLASSIC BLACK

When in doubt, you can never go wrong in a little black dress. What better time to try out this Season’s newest silhouette than with a new LBD. We love Hale Bob’s trendy new black lace sheath dress with ultra suede detailing or try the romantic black lace sheath dress with beading. With just one dress, you can style many different looks according to your taste and the occasion. For the office, pair the dress with a chic blazer and classic black pumps. For a night on the town, go classy with hot red Sam Edelman heels, a black Jessica McClintock box clutch, and a string of pearls. As the weather cools, wear your favorite crisp button down blouse under your dress for a perfect Fall street style. However you choose to fashion your sheath this Season, be sure to include this LBD into your closet.

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ivory sheath dress Fall 2015

ROMANTIC WHITE

If you are looking to choose something other than the usual LBD, try a white sheath dress this Fall. A bit softer and more romantic, the white sheath dress is a perfect option to spruce up your wardrobe this Season. Like the LBD, this dress is easily adaptable for work or play, for dressy or casual. We love Hale Bob’s white floral sheath dress with a scoop neck to elongate and flatter any woman’s neckline. For a classic look, pair with rust suede pumps from Sergio Rossi and a Bolero jacket from Hale Bob. For an “Athleisure” style, whip your hair up into a loose ponytail and pair with your favorite white sneakers, a cross body bag, and Liberty Garden’s cozy grey ombre pullover sweater.

Victoria Beckham gray sheath dress for business

BUSINESS GRAY

With a husband, a family, and a fashion line of her own, Victoria Beckham is the epitome of a woman on the go. Steal her fashionable look above in your own chic gray sheath dress, cinched belt, open jacket, and ivory wedges for style and all day comfort. Dash to a meeting with the Boss, have lunch with the girls, pick up the kids at school, and enjoy date night out on the town without having to run home to change. We love Hale Bob’s gray sweater knit sheath dress paired with an ivory Bolero jacket and ivory wedges from Jeffrey Campbell. For the busy woman who doesn’t have much time to think about style, this is your “go to” outfit for Fall.

Kate Hudson bright sheath dress Fall 2015

 FUN COLOR

We love Kate Hudson’s sunny “California girl” style in everything she wears. What better time to bring a little “color” into your life than with a bright sheath dress for Fall. Since the dress’s silhouette is suitable for all occasions, live a little this Season and choose a fun color that suits your personality. We love Hale Bob’s bright coral lace crochet sheath dress, perfect for a day at the office, errands around town, or a walk along the Boardwalk. Pair your outfit with Free People’s lace up gladiator sandals and Liberty Garden’s lace Kimono for a casual “Boho” look. Go classy with Guess’s ivory “peep toe” pumps and Hale Bob’s ivory Bolero jacket. Or adapt Kate Hudson’s mantra and pair your bright sheath dress with whatever suits your personality and style.

big bold floral sheath dress Fall 2015

BOLD FLORALS

All Season, we have been talking about the trending bold floral pattern seen on the Runways this year. Taking a tip from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2015 Collection, celebrities like Selma Hayek and Gabrielle Union are sporting the look wearing sleek floral sheath dresses on the Red Carpet. Join in the trend with Hale Bob’s fuchsia floral sheath dress paired with Via Spiga gray suede pumps and a Victoria Beckham gray suede jacket, perfect for Fall’s crisp weather. Keep a little of Spring and Summer with you throughout the coming cooler months.

patterned sheath dress Fall 2015

TRENDY PATTERNS

Go with a big trend this Fall and look for a sheath dress in mixed pattern designs. From Mugler to Nicole Miller, designers took the sheath dress to a whole new level this Season with unique, bold patterns designed to make you stand out in style. Try Hale Bob’s printed black and white sheath dress paired with bright yellow sandals from Gwen Stefani as pictured above. Segue into the cooler months of Fall by combining your dress with Topshop’s double collar blazer and Kristin Cavallari’s peep toe ankle booties. Stretch beyond the basics this year and go for bold patterns to add to your wardrobe style.

black mesh lace sheath dress Runway 2015

DARING MESH

Lastly, one of the biggest trends seen on the Runways and filtering into department stores this year, is the mesh “see through” look. Popular throughout the Summer months with swimwear tunics, tanks, and sundresses, the style is continuing into Fall with sweaters, dresses, and jackets. Live on the edge a little this Season and dare to try 2015’s hottest fashion trend. Get a similar look as pictured above with a striped knit mesh sheath dress from Neiman Marcus or try BCBG’s embroidered mesh cocktail dress. If you’d like to try the trend in a more subtle style, we love Hale Bob’s long sleeve black knit sheath dress, a look of mesh without baring it all. Go “celeb” status and pair your dress with studded t-strap heels from Jessica Simpson or go “Boho” in fringe sandals from Vince Camuto. However you choose to style your mesh sheath, you are sure to turn heads as you step out in style this Fall.

Fall's sheath dress

No matter what style, color, or pattern, you are sure to find a sheath dress that suits YOU this Fall season. Designed to fit and flatter your every curve, the sheath dress is the perfect choice to spruce up your wardrobe. With the right accessories, you can fashion the look to express your individuality and unique style, From Boho to Athleisure to Classic to Trendy, the sky’s the limit with this dress option. So what are you waiting for? Shop the look today at our convenient online store Posh at Play. You can get the look NOW from the comfort of your own home and start stepping out in style.

80’S PREP FOR FALL

Though the weather is still ablaze with Summer’s heat, it is time to start thinking about Fall Fashion. As “Back to school” sales and Autumn’s holiday decor fill the stores, let’s take a look at one of our favorite Fall Fashion trends to hit this year’s Runways. You don’t have to be in school to try this Season’s “College Prep” style with a nod to bright colors from the 80’s. Scroll down to see how you can wear this look without appearing too “frumpy” or outdated. Get ahead on your Fall Fashion style by including some of our top picks below.

Taylor Swift A line Fall dressA LINE PREPPY DRESS

One of our favorite celebrity stylists, Taylor Swift rocks an “A line” pale blue dress last week on the streets of NYC. Since she is surrounded by her runway model bffs, Taylor is always one of the first celebrities to show us what is trending in Fashion. The “A line” dress is a perfect dress choice since the cut fits and flatters all ages and body types, and segues perfectly from Summer into Fall. Get Taylor’s similar style with Hale Bob’s blue A line Ponte lace dress. Pair the look with cute kitten heels and a handbag for warmer days, and accessorize with a button down sweater and chic booties as the weather cools. Either way, this is one of our top picks for Fall Fashion 2015.

boyfriend cropped jeans and blazer Fall fashion      BOYFRIEND CROPPED JEANS 

Our second favorite look to return for Fall is the cropped jean. This Season, forgo your skinnies, and go for a more relaxed style with the boyfriend cut. The cropped boyfriend jean is perfect paired with a simple white tank and sneakers for an “Athleisure” look. Or style with a flowy silk blouse, pumps, and clutch for an evening out on the town. We love Citizens of Humanity’s relaxed Dylan cropped jeans or Joe’s Jeans’ rolled classic cropped paired with Hale Bob’s white lace trimmed tank and classic white Converse. Top with a “military” style jacket for chillier Fall days. Try Hale Bob’s Taupe stretch Ponte jacket for perfect preppy style. Don’t foget to carry your jeans into the evening hours with Hale Bob’s flowy ivory silk blouse, Sam Edelman nude pumps and classic Rebecca Minkoff ivory clutch.

 

           CABLE KNIT SWEATER

Another classic look we are loving for Fall is the ever durable cable knit sweater. A style that never seems to go out of date, the cable knit sweater is having a renewed comeback for Fall 2015. Designers this Season have updated the look by combining the traditional style with fur, bright colors, or patterned prints. Get your own “cable knit” style with Liberty Garden’s fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater paired with 7 For All Mankind’s dark wash bootcut jeans and oversized leather handbag from Fossil. For another “preppy” style look, pair your sweater with Hale Bob’s classic black A line skirt, perfect for the office or lunch out with the girls.

WHITE SKINNIES AND GINGHAM  

Carry a bit of Summer into Fall with your favorite white skinny jeans paired with trending gingham for 2015. We love Citizen’s of Humanity’s Thompson skinny white jeans or the high water cropped from Joe’s Jeans paired with Banana Republic’s comfy Boyfriend navy gingham button down shirt and Via Spiga ankle strap sandals. Carry your skinnies into the evening hours and complete your “preppy” Fall look by topping with Hale Bob’s polka dot silk blouse and accessorizing with trendy Kate Spade black ballerina flats and Michael Kors’ black leather cross body bag. Who says no white after Labor Day! Make your own rules this Fall and hit the streets in style.

camel coat with patterned button down and fitted jeans

CAMEL COAT AND PATTERNED BLOUSE

Go classic prep this Fall with a traditional camel overcoat and fitted denim jeans. Bring the look up to date with a uniquely printed patterned blouse and comfy ankle booties. When the weather warms, forgo the coat and wrap a snug sweater around your shoulders “preppy” style. We like Hudson’s Collin skinny jeans paired with Hale Bob’s patterned blouse topped with Diane Von Furstenberg’s warm camel wool blend overcoat and Ivanka Trump ankle boots. For warmer days, go with Bebe’s classic trench coat in blush champaign, a trending color for Fall. Or, wrap Liberty Garden’s cozy Ombre grey sweater around your shoulders for perfect preppy style.

white culottes and black sweater

CULOTTES

Before you cringe, don’t be afraid to include this iconic 80’s staple into your wardrobe for Fall 2015. Culottes were a huge trend in the 80’s and they are back in a new and improved style this Season. For an updated Fall evening look, pair your culottes with a comfy sweater, classic tailored heels and jeweled accessories. Go “Athleisure” casual with a comfy fitted Tee or cami and accessorize with your favorite sneakers. We love White House Black Market’s white soft drape culottes paired with Hale Bob’s floral lace black sweater and Stuart Weitzman’s classic black patent pumps for dressier occasions. Stay casual in your culottes with Hale Bob’s black laser cut tank top or black studded silk tank and favorite sneakers. Throw on a black trench or tie on Liberty Garden’s soft pink long sleeve sweater around your shoulders for extra warmth on cooler Fall days. However you choose to style them, be sure to include this staple into your closet this year.

white culottes and sneakers for Fall

army green skinny jeans and preppy sweater

COLORED DENIM

If “preppy” is not quite your style, you can still get in on the 80’s trend with a pair of brightly colored denim jeans. Change up your “jean routine” this Season and add a little color into your life. For an understated style, go with army green denim, trending for Fall, or go “pretty in pink” with a bright fuchsia look. We love Goldsign’s “Misfit” green straight leg jeans paired with a printed button down blouse under a cozy ivory sweater. Or glow bright in Citizen’s of Humanity’s “shocking pink” Thompson skinny jeans paired with a classic denim button down blouse and your favorite ballerina flats. Go beyond basic blue, black, and white jeans for Fall and go bold this Season.

fuchsia pink skinny jeans and denim button down

preppy style Fall fashion back to school

You don’t have to be “in session” to take part in the “back to school” fashion styles trending for Fall. Whether you choose A line dresses, boyfriend jeans, cable knit sweaters, gingham, culottes or bright denim, start incorporating some 80’s prep style into your wardrobe this year. Stay ahead of the curve, and shop the styles now at our online store Posh at Play. If you don’t have time to shop, you can find all your favorite preppy styles here from the convenience of your own home. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping your favorite “back to school” trends now!

BALLET IS FASHION

Cole Haan ballet inspired fashion

In celebration of last weekend’s National Dance Day across America, this week we focus our blog on how dance is infiltrating fashion and social media. While dance has always had a strong presence in the European culture, the U.S. has lagged behind when it comes to infusing the performing arts into mainstream media. With Vogue’s recent article on the rise of ballet in fashion as well as the trending crop of “Ballet Barre” and “Bar Method” workout programs, perhaps our country is ready to embrace the mixture of this cultured art form with everyday living. Take a look at our favorite “ballet” inspired fashion finds and start incorporating a little classical ballet into your everyday wardrobe.

Ballet pink tutu  pale pink leggings ballet inspired fashion

PINK LEGGINGS

If the idea of chiffon and tulle are little too much for you, start your collection with the colors of ballet. From Altuzarra to Oscar de la Renta, the runways this year were filled with ballet’s favorite colors: blush, pale pink, and ivory. Part of a ballet dancer’s required performance wear includes pink tights, in order to lengthen the line of the leg in her pointe shoes. Take a tip from the stage, and grab a pair of pale pink leggings to add to your Summer collection. We love Hale Bob’s newest pink suede leggings now available at our online store Posh at Play. Pair with a cami and ivory lace Kimono from Liberty Garden for a sweet Summer style. Carry the look into the Fall months by topping with a cozy powder pink sweatshirt from Liberty Garden and low ankle boots.

black ballet unitard  black jumpsuit ballet inspired fashion

ALL BLACK 

One of the simplest ways to achieve a dancer’s sleek figure is to dress head-to-toe in all black. In order to achieve the longest lines possible and a perfect shape, a dancer’s “go to” class wear outfit will always be either a solid black unitard or a black leotard and black stirrup tights. Get the look with this Season’s popular jumpsuit trend. From Giuliana Rancic at this year’s Grammys to Monica Potter at the People’s Choice Awards, celebrities are embracing the jumpsuit trend not only for everyday wear but also on the Red Carpet as well. Get your own sleek ballerina look with Liberty Garden’s black lace jumpsuit paired with your favorite black pumps for extra length. Or go “Athleisure” with Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte leggings paired with a fitted black laser cut cami or stretch black lace bodysuit from Hale Bob for cooler Fall days.

black and blue two toned ballet leotard Svetlana Zakharova two toned top with white skinny jeans

TWO TONED

Maybe it’s the years of disciplined training as a student wearing the same boring black leotard and pink tights everyday to class. Maybe it’s not being able to afford a lot of new dancewear on a dancer’s tight budget. Or maybe it’s the drafty theaters that teach dancers to layer up. Whatever the reason, step into a professional ballet class and you will see an array of mismatched colors and layers on each dancer. Pictured above, professional ballerina Svetlana Zakharova of the Kirov Ballet nails the trending “two toned” look by layering her basic black unitard with a bright cap sleeve leotard and white practice tutu as she rehearses her role in “Swan Lake.” Get a similar style this Season with Liberty Garden’s two-toned Terry knit short sleeve shirt paired with Hale Bob’s black mixed media leggings. Complete your “ballerina style” with Ballet Beautiful’s newest satin ballet flats in pale pink or hot red, featured in this week’s Vogue.

grey ballet sweater grey Liberty Garden loose long sleeve sweater

GRAY SWEATER

Speaking of layers, if it’s one thing all dancers know, it’s to always bring along a sweater or sweatshirt. In order to prevent injury throughout the long day of rehearsals, a dancer’s muscles must stay warm and stretched. In every dancer’s bag, you will find an array of leg warmers, back warmers, baggy sweatshirts, ballet sweaters, knit shorts, insulated pants, and more. Get your own dancer style with a loose fit soft gray sweater and black leggings. We like Hale Bob’s Gray Ombre knit sweater paired with black faux leather leggings and ankle boots. For warmer days, layer your sweater with Liberty Garden’s cool ivory lace skort and Cole Haan’s Stagedoor Ballet flats specially designed by 3 New York City Ballet dancers combining functionality, form, and fit.

pale ballet pink lyrical dress pale pink shift dress athleisure street style NYC blush pink Liberty Garden shift dress

BALLET PINK DRESS

Channel your inner ballerina this Season with the epitome of elegance and grace in a pale pink dress. Since the color pink is trending this year on the runways, there is no better time than now to bring out this luscious and feminine color in style. You can go classic in a pale pink shift dress paired with tailored heels and a simple clutch. Or, modernize the look with your favorite comfy sneakers, a crossbody bag, and oversized sunglasses for an “Athleisure” style. If you can’t decide which look you like best, go with Hale Bob’s blush pink ultra suede shift dress perfect for work or play, dressy or casual. No matter what the occasion, you’ll look pretty in pink this Summer and Fall Season.

Svetlana Zakharova Carmen red dress red lace long sleeve dress

“CARMEN” RED

Another common color used in the ballet world is bright red. In ballets like “Carmen,” “Don Quixote,” and “The Nutcracker,” the color red is used to depict the playful or “fiery” personality of the character. What better way to express your inner “diva” this Season than with bright red. Get a similar look to Russian ballerina Svetlana Zakharova’s “Carmen” in Hale Bob’s long sleeve red lace dress with a slight flare skirt for extra sass. If red from head to toe is a bit much for you, try just a touch with Hale Bob’s red suede leggings paired with Liberty Garden’s lace back swing Tee or Hale Bob’s flowy long sleeve red silk blouse paired with your favorite jeans, perfect for now through the Winter holidays.

white sheer ballerina dress and red pointe shoes white A line dress with beige pullover and red flat shoes

CLASSIC WHITE

Finally, if all the pinks and flowy fabrics are too “girly” for your taste, no need to fear. You can still get in on the “ballet” trend with a classic white A line dress, flattering on any size and figure. Go a la “The Red Shoes” by pairing your dress with bright red flats for a pop of color, adding a belt and handbag for perfect street style. We love Hale Bob’s classic ivory floral lace A line dress accessorized with Sam Edelman ballerina flats or “get on pointe” with Topshop’s NEW Pointy toe lace up shoes. We also love Hale Bob’s “Cinderella” tank A line dress with a perfectly fit “ballerina” bodice for a flattering figure.

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One of the most demanding art forms, a ballerina’s goal is always to achieve the perfect balance of form, grace, beauty, pose, strength, and confidence with an air of calm and ease. Become your own ballerina this Summer and Fall with our great fashion tips. Whether you choose to wear blush pink or a tulle skirt or the newest lace up ballerina flats, you are sure to exude your graceful yet confident presence this Season wherever you go. Remember our Posh at Play motto and you can do no wrong this year: Be You, Be Fabulous, and always Be Feminine.