GET STYLED BY SUMMER’S FAVORITE “FANCY PANTS”

 

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This week, fashion critics and magazine editors worldwide are buzzing over iconic model Kate Moss’s latest “going out” style. It’s time to toss basic denim to the side, and take note of this Summer’s “fancy pant” trend.

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“Yana” Printed Jersey Pants
“Gretchen” Printed Palazzos 

On and off the runway, the model has consistently made fashion’s key looks her own by  putting a luxe spin on boho chic, elevating rock star style, and even giving a haute twist to girl-boss dressing. We admire her way of adapting trending fashion, making it suit her body, and putting her own unique style into it.

Rock Kate Moss’s look here:
“Margaux” Metallic Floral Cropped Capris

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TAILORED WIDE LEG PANTS

Take a cue from Kate Moss and forgo basic black in favor of pastels and bold colors this Summer. Turn heads like a star and shine bright in your own favorite color pants this season. We like cool coral wide leg pants offset by a lovely polka dot blouse, perfect for the office or business meetings. Carry your look to lunch with the girls by changing into your favorite ballerina flats, or chill at the pool by switching to sandals, a straw floppy hat, unbuttoning your blouse at the bottom and tying the ends for a loose “crop top” style.

Also try this pretty printed tailored style:
“Celeste” Crepe De Chine Printed Trousers

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RETRO 70’S TIE DYE PRINT

For the young at heart, why not throwback to vintage 70’s style with a pair of tie dye wide leg pants. With”Boho chic” trending this season, now is the perfect time to have a little fun with fashion. We like black and white printed wide leg pants paired with a flowy button down and strappy sandals for the perfect summer office look. Or, if you’re feeling a bit daring, go with a bright teal tie dye look over your favorite swimsuit on the way to the pool or beach. Get groovy and have a little throwback fun with your Summer style.

Go retro 70’s with these pants:
“Josefa” Black And White Tie Dye
“Sawyer” Teal Tie Dye

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LOVELY LACE

Our other favorite “Boho chic” style this Summer is lace crochet. From ponchos, to shorts, to blouses, to dresses, this is the perfect Season to feel free and fancy in lovely lace. Dressed up or dressed down, try out Summer’s lacy style with your own pair of white ivory lace crochet palazzo pants. To avoid clashing and too much “bulk”, be sure to offset your lace wide leg bottoms with a smooth, fitted top, accentuating a small waistline. You can dress up your lace pant style with a pretty pink satin draped top  and strappy sandals for nighttime dinner and dancing. However you choose to wear your lace, you are sure to bring a touch of romance to your summer fun.

Try these other lacy favorites as well:
“Sosanna”Black Lace Crochet Pants
“Ines”Grey Crepe De Chine Lace Pants
Black “Summer” Printed Lace Pants

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TROPICAL FLORAL

Life can move by at a frantic pace at times so take some time to stop and smell the roses. And while you’re relaxing, why not wear the pattern on pretty wide leg pants this Summer. Perfect for the beach, a trip to the pool, or “on holiday,” these comfy yet stylish floral pants are sure to become your favorite Summer wardrobe essential this season.

Other favorite floral prints to try:
“Lili” Crepe De Chine Pants
“Basia” Butterfly Beat Pants

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FLORAL FOR WORKOUTS

Summer is the perfect time to keep working on that “bikini body.” In addition to working out at your favorite gym, you can also take advantage of the nicer weather and take your exercise regime to the great outdoors. Enjoy and indulge in nature as you jog along the coastline, take a walk in the park, bike the trails, or hike the mountains. Toss your basic black to the side, and put a little fun into your workout wardrobe this Season with a pair of bold, floral leggings. And, when your routine is finished, simply trade out your sneakers with sandals and you are ready for all your favorite Summer activities.

Check out our favorite:
Coral Floral Pink Leggings

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PRINTED PANTSUIT

It’s not just models like Kate Moss that we can learn fashion ideas from. Superstar and singer Beyonce rocks a warm mustard colored tribal print jumpsuit, cropped at the cuffs for an updated Summer style. Get her similar look with a sleeveless patterned pantsuitWith such a lovely pattern, you don’t need a lot of accessories to complete your look. A simple pair of sunnies and your favorite sandals or heels will do. Don’t be afraid to go big and go bold this Summer.

Get a similar Look to Beyonce:
“Cierra” Tribal Print Jumpsuit

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CROPPED FLORALS

Jumpsuits aren’t your style? You can still get in on the floral trend with a pair of pretty floral patterned cropped pants. Perfect for any occasion casual to dressy, the cropped pant is also a fabulous transitional piece from Summer to Fall. Not only can you enjoy your cropped pants now paired with tanks and tees, but also take them into the chillier Season layered over your favorite sweaters and jackets.

In addition to our favorite mentioned above, try these too:
Printed Pink Floral Capris

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Don’t be afraid to go big and go bold this Summer with a pair of pretty pastel wide legs, lovely lace, tribal jumpsuit, or floral crop pants. Embrace the colors of the Season, from the softness of Pantone’s “quartz rose” color of the year, to Summer’s sunny yellow, to the romance of bright floral patterns. Store your denim and darker colors at the back of your closet for Summer and bring out the brights. Not only will you “feel” the fun of the Season, but you might also just brighten someone else’s day with your energetic spirit.

Try these bold favs:
“Psychedelic” Blue Printed Wide Leg Pants
“Briella” Bright Pink Printed Palazzos
“Reptile” Printed Lime Green Silk Pants

Whichever “fancy pants” choice you decide to try this Summer, always remember to
 be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

 

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HOW TO SPARKLE WITHOUT LOOKING TACKY

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5-4-3-2-1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the Season to bring out the sparkle and shine bright like a diamond. But, how to style a stunning sequined outfit without looking like a prom queen? Don’t worry, we have you covered. No matter what your age or taste, there is no need to shy away from the holidays’ favorite clothing pattern. Take a look at our favorite ways to fashion your favorite sequined items that will have you standing out in style this New Year.

TEXTURED PATTERNS

Taking a tip from the Paris runways this year, look for sequins laid out in intricate patterns and shapes. From floral to geometric to stripes to polka dots, you are sure to find a sparkling dress to suit your style. The interesting patterns diffuse the brightness of the sequins, giving you a holiday glow without too much glitz. We like Hale Bob’s gold sleeveless sequin dress with plain black back panel paired perfectly with black tights and Topshop’s black cage sandal. Or, go with the “Bianca” two toned blue and black sequined cocktail dress from Hale Bob accessorized with Vince Camuto’s simple yet elegant black ankle strap heels and matching textured sequined clutch from Badgley Mischka. Let your party style show through in an elegant patterned sequin piece this Season.

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MOVEMENT IS KEY

Fashion’s been loosening up this Season, so look for pieces that have longer hemlines and are farther away from the body to tone down  sequin’s glare. Flow prevents the shininess from looking too “clubby” and updates the look to fit 2016 fashion trends. Opt for Tracy Reece’s gold flared skirt paired with a black cashmere sweater for a cozy fit. Sweep your hair into a low chignon and accessorized with strappy pumps from Calvin Klein and a black envelope clutch from Rebecca Minkoff and you are ready to dance the night away.

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Spruce up your LBD this Season with a loose fitting, swingy sequin jacket. We like Hale Bob’s black sequined cropped jacket paired with your favorite “go to” little black dress. Or, shop your favorite black dress at our online store. Whether you prefer an “A” line shape like the ponte and lace dress, lace like the black embroidered mesh long sleeve, sequins like the black long sleeve, or maxi like the solid black jersey halter, we’ve got a fit and style to suit just you. Skirt, jacket, pants, or dress. Opt for a flowy sequined look this New Years.

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MIXED MEDIA

When styling sparkle, think opposites. Tone down shiny sequins with fluffy fur, matte wool, or nubby knit. Pair your sequined pants or skirt with a cozy black or festive red rabbit fur vest from Hale Bob. Or, go with Hale Bob’s ivory embossed faux fur jacket layered over a black studded silk tank top and this Season’s popular 70’s inspired gold sequined flare pants.

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No time to prepare for your holiday party or event? No sweat. Grab a pair of sequined skinny pants like Diesel’s sparkling silver and pair with your favorite snug holiday wool sweater or knit jacket. We like the black “mixed media” fur sleeve pullover sweatshirt from Liberty Garden or go “athlesiure” in an ivory long sleeve menswear sweatshirt paired with comfy ballerina flats or black suede tasseled loafers from Stuart Weitzman. Whichever way you choose to style your sequins, tone down your bright sparkles with “mixed media” material mixing this Season.

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ATHLEISURE

Speaking of “athleisure,” what better time to try one of this Season’s trendiest styles than in the New Year. This year, try mixing sequins with your favorite wide leg pants, comfy leggings, or denim jeans. Start with Citizen’s of Humanity’s wide leg relaxed Dylan cropped jeans or Joe’s Jeans rolled classic cropped denim and pair with a sparkling gold sequined long sleeve top from Zadig and Voltaire, accessorized with contrasting silver heels from Aquazzura and a fur clutch from Alexander Wang for perfect party style. Sparkles don’t always have to be formal. Try wearing your favorite sequined top during the week, paired with Hale Bob’s ivory suede trimmed pencil skirt and ankle booties, or layer over Liberty Garden’s grey quilted jogger pants and high top sneakers for daytime glam. Dressy or casual. Sequined items can fit into every part of your New Year’s plans and events.

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UNCONVENTIONAL BEAUTY

Toss your stilettos aside and think out of the box this Season. Accessorize your sequins with your favorite everyday items like ballerina flats, button down cardigans, cable knit sweaters, and chunky ankle booties. Stand out in style by toning down “over-the-top-glitter” with classic fashion pieces YOU like. Start with Diane von Furstenberg’s A-line sequined skirt paired with a cozy wool button up sweater from Acne Studios or Hale Bob’s unique fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater accessorized with Tory Burch classic leather ballerina flats and timeless gold watch from Michael Kors.

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Rock another “unconventional” look and spice up your style with Hale Bob’s gold floral sequin dress paired with chunky black leather ankle boots from Rag & Bone, iconic round sunglasses from The Row, and a black leather jacket from Sam Edelman for a contemporary, edgy look that will make you stand out from among the rest this Season. When accessorizing sequins, go beyond the “tried and true” and pick items that stand out to you and reveal your inner “diva.”

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HEAD-TO-TOE SHINE

And finally, don’t be afraid to shine in glitter from head-to-toe this Season. The key to not looking like a 70’s disco ball is to choose darker colored sequined outfits and to complement your style with color matching accessories for a sleek, streamlined look. We like Hale Bob’s black sleeveless sequined cocktail dress paired with classic Christian Louboutin black pumps accentuated with a delicate black clutch and drop earrings from Givenchy.  Go”winter white” in Hale Bob’s ivory sequined cocktail dress with high low hem matched perfectly with Badgley Mischka’s embellished ivory open toed heels . Or, step into 2015’s top color choice for Fall/Winter in a “Marsala” colored sequin dress from Dress the Population with matching ankle strap heels in lush velvet from Stuart Weitzman. Whichever color suits your fancy, you are sure to sparkle without looking too tacky in head-to-toe matching fashion pieces this Season.

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Textured, mixed media, monochromatic, or accessorized with your favorite fur or leather jacket, there are many ways to fashion your sequined outfit without too looking tacky. Don’t let your dress outshine you this Season. Take our tips listed above and let your inner beauty match the fashion you wear on the outside. You are sure to turn heads at your next cocktail party or evening out on the town. Start the year anew and let the real you shine through. And if you need a little help with that extra “sparkle,” shop our extensive line of sequined pieces available NOW at Posh at Play. We wish you a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

OSCARS 2015 FASHION TRENDS

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Awards Season is our favorite time of the year when celebrities show us what will be trending for the upcoming Spring and Summer months. We love seeing our favorite actors and actresses walking the Red Carpet in the trendiest designer fashions and styles. The 2015 Academy Awards last Sunday proved to be not only an entertaining awards show but also an exciting sneak peek into Spring fashion. Designers went for elegance and romance this year with sweeping skirts, delicate lace, and soft pastels. Check out our favorite Red Carpet trends spotted at this season’s Oscars.

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CANARY YELLOW

Jennifer Hudson opted for a bold and bright look with her lovely Romona Keveza canary yellow gown. While the style of the dress was very simple with a column silhouette and skinny belt emphasizing her slim waistline, it was the color of the gown that made her stand out in style. Take a cue from the actress this Season and shop for canary yellow clothing to fit your wardrobe this Spring. Go head-to-toe canary yellow with a Trina Turk sheath dress. Or, break the color up with chic canary yellow shorts from Armani and a cool cotton top from Revolve.

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BLUSH PINK

One of our favorite colors at this year’s Oscars, trending for Spring, is soft blush pink. This is definitely a color you will want to include in your wardrobe this season. From Zoe Saldana to Gywneth Paltrow to Jennifer Aniston, celebrities embraced their romantic side this Oscar season . Be pretty in pink this Season with a White House Black Market pastel pink shift dress paired with delicate pink Brian Atwood open toed heels and a trendy Betsey Johnson “Be My Bow” clutch. Don’t be afraid to show your romantic side this Spring in blush pink.

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CHERRY RED

While it’s always a little chancy to wear all red on a Red Carpet, celebrities from Diane Kruger to Dakota Johnson took the risk and appeared dazzling in head-to-toe cherry red. Go for Diane Kruger’s style with a Hale Bob red silk floor length evening gown paired with elegant Badgley Mischka sparkle leather heels and you’ll feel just like a celebrity. For less formal occasions, we love Hale Bob’s red silk cocktail dress paired with Stuart Weitzman nude sandals and a funky custom made party clutch. Complete your “red hot” look with a swipe of Mac’s “Relentlessly Red” lipstick, a gathered low bun, and you are “Red Carpet” ready for an evening out.

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BOLD FLORAL PRINT

As highlighted in our previous blog “Trending Prints in Fashion for Spring 2015,” designers are going for big, bold floral prints this Season, even on the Red Carpet. We loved celebrity Poppy Delevingne’s Emilio Pucci sweeping floral gown at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after party in Beverly Hills. Create your own “celeb” style with Hale Bob’s rust silk chiffon evening gown paired with Topshop’s snake embossed ankle strap sandals and a Michael Kors black clutch. Amp up your makeup with Chanel’s limited edition jeweled colored “Les Intemporels De Chanel” collection paired with a rust red lip for maximum allure.

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POLKA DOT PATTERN

One of our favorite patterns trending for Spring 2015 is classic polka dots. Actress Marion Cotillard brought this trend to Oscars Red Carpet in style with a beautiful polka-dot patterned Christian Dior gown. For your own polka dot style, we love White House Black Market’s white polka dot patterned dress paired with Steve Madden’s blush “Krona” heels. For casual days, we love Hale Bob’s polka dot patterned blouse paired with Hudson’s Collin skinny jeans and Kate Spade cap toed heels. Get fun and girly this Season with the polka-dot patterned trend.

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PURE WHITE

Celebrities favored iridescent white at this year’s Oscars. While long white gowns are usually reserved for Weddings, designers this Season have updated the look with a sleek modern style. Singer Faith Hill shimmered in a long white beaded gown from J.Mendel. We found Faith Hill’s exact J.Mendel dress available to purchase online at modaoperandi.com. For a more affordable version, we love Hale Bob’s white long sleeved jersey sheath dress paired with glam Badgley Mischka white pumps for an evening out or sporty Chloe cork sandals for on-to-go fun.

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COLOR BLOCKING

In our previous blog, “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” we highlighted “color blocking” as a growing trend this Season. “Color blocking” is the art of juxtaposing two colors together in creative, geographical patterns. Several actresses appeared on the Red Carpet this year sporting the trend in style. We loved Patricia Arquette’s classic “color blocked” black and white gown by Rosetta Getty. Create a similar style with Have Bob’s ivory washed silk tank top paired perfectly with Hale Bob’s black satin high low skirt. Throw one a pair of Michael Kors black strappy sandals and you are ready to hit the town.

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BLACK LACE 

A major trend at this year’s Academy Awards was lace skirts, gowns, and dresses, creating an edgy, romantic feel. We loved Lily Collins’ Zuhair Murad black sheer lace gown and Karlie Kloss’s Versace black lace high low dress spotted at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party. For your perfect black lace “Red Carpet” look, go with Hale Bob’s black floral lace skirt paired with a long sleeved lace top by For Love & Lemons or try a lace halter top by Aiden Mattox. For a more casual style, pair your lace skirt with a chic Alexander Wang embroidered crop top and Jessica Simpson black booties. Either way, you are sure to turn heads this Season.

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From bright colors, soft pastels and color blocking, designers this Oscars Season dazzled us with style. Spruce up your wardrobe and get ready for Spring with our top fashion trends of the Season. Add canary yellow shorts, a bright red top, or an iridescent white dress to your closet and you’ll stay up-to-date with the latest fashion style.

Which actress do YOU think rocked the Oscars Red Carpet the best this year? Comment below. We’d love to hear your opinion on this Season’s Oscars fashion trends.