MAXI DRESSES TO FIT EVERY STYLE

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Now that Summer is upon us, it is time to take a step back, relax, and enjoy the warmer weather. And nothing says “Summer” better than the return of the ever popular Maxi Dress. This Season, designers from Emilio Pucci to Roberto Cavalli to BCBG Max Azria updated the Maxi Dress style to incorporate bolder patterns, sweeping fabrics, and newer silhouettes. Even if you don’t normally prefer the “Maxi Dress” look, we are confident you will find one this year to perfectly fit your personality, fashion, and body shape. With a simple change of accessories, this dress will take you from the beach to the city streets to evenings out on the town Take a look at our favorite trending Maxi Dresses for Summer 2015 and pick your favorite style.

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FLORAL MAXI DRESS

The floral Maxi Dress has been a popular Summer staple for the past few years, but designers this Season updated the look with bolder print and brighter colors. Look for the floral gown in bright pinks and purples or show off your summer tan with a neon green and yellow Maxi. We love Hale Bob’s colorful pink crocheted silk Maxi Dress with purple and aqua detailing. Pair your Maxi perfectly with Steve Madden’s newest “Carrlitta” flat sandals for casual everyday styling or dress it up with Betsey Johnson’s “Ritzyy” strappy heels. Either way, you are sure to “shine bright as diamonds” this Summer.

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TIE DYE 70’S BOHO MAXI DRESS

With the 70’s style back in a big way this Season, now is the perfect time to try the throwback “Boho” trend. Perfect for Summer concerts, outdoor festivals, and beach days, look for drop waist, tie dye, and floor length Maxi Dresses to add to your wardrobe collection. Shop the above look with Hale Bob’s mint tie dye halter Maxi Dress, on sale now for a limited time only. Complete your “Boho” look with a Rag and Bone floppy hat, Free People’s gladiator sandals, and a chic fringe cross body from Street Level and you are ready to groove to Summer’s latest trend.

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TRIBAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

Another trending “Boho” look seen across the Runways is the drop waist tribal print Maxi Dress. From Etros to Roberto Cavalli to Stella Jean, these designers mixed intricate tribal patterns and animal style print with bolder, brighter blues, greens, and pinks for an updated, modern style. Get the look now and keep up with one of this Season’s trendiest designs with Hale Bob’s multi-colored silk charmeuse drop waist Maxi Dress. Go “Boho” with a lace suede vest from Liberty Garden and flat leather sandals or dress it up with delicate red heeled sandals from Stuart Weitzman and a matching Marc Jacobs red clutch. Or try Liberty Garden’s newest strapless drop waist tribal print Maxi Dress perfect to dress up or down all Summer long.

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SUMMER WEDDING MAXI DRESS

If the “Boho” trend is not quite for you, try a more fitted silhouette with a cinched waist and tiered skirt, a perfect option for all of your family and friends’ Summer weddings. Instead of opting for the usual white or black, stand out in style with this Season’s bright corals, hot pinks, and emerald greens. We love Hale Bob’s coral pink halter Maxi Dress with delicate lace tiered skirt perfectly paired with Steve Madden’s “Silly” nude sandals and matching clutch for perfect party fashion.

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LACE MAXI DRESS

Another great option apart from the loose “Boho” style, is the delicate but sleek fitted “mermaid” shaped lace Maxi Dress. A perfect staple for weddings and garden parties, this Maxi Dress will carry you through all of Summer’s best memories. You can also pack your lace Maxi Dress on your next getaway, perfect to pair with one of Hale Bob’s great selections of flattering swimsuits or throw your hair in a topknot and accessorize with strappy sandals for a hot evening out on the town. Stay trendy with Hale Bob’s ivory sleeveless lace Maxi Dress with half slip, one of this Season’s most popular silhouettes.

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OFFICE DAY MAXI DRESS

Bring the Maxi Dress look into the workplace and wow your co-workers the next time you step into the office. Take a tip from fashion advisor Rachel Zoe and dress up your style with a matching leather jacket and handbag case paired with Tory Burch black strappy heels and chic Roberto Cavalli oversized sunglasses. Shop Rachel Zoe’s similar style dress with Hale Bob’s animal print silk charmeuse Maxi Dress.

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Some tips when styling your Maxi Dress for the office include pairing with a solid colored blazer, jacket, or suit coat, accessorizing with bold bangles, a watch, and earrings, and sticking to a moderate heel height for all day comfort. Liven up a basic black Maxi Dress with a bright jacket, a gold belt and bangles, and a leopard print clutch. To achieve the look, try Hale Bob’s black jersey Maxi Dress paired with a crisp ivory or purple Bolero Jacket and surprise your workplace with dazzling Summer office style.

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BLUSH COLORED MAXI DRESS

Step into this Season’s trendiest color with a blush pink pleated Maxi Dress. From Ralph Lauren to Emerson, the Spring runways were filled with blush pink dresses, blouses, pants, and skirts. The feminine color also promises to carry into the Fall and Winter Seasons paired with soft grey jackets, coats, and boots, so now is the time to get in on the trend. Try Liberty Garden’s newest blush colored Maxi Dress, perfect for a Summer wedding or paired with flat sandals for a walk on the beach. Easily segue into cooler Seasons by layering an ivory or trendy grey terry knit lace jacket from Liberty Garden over your dress for multi-Season styling.

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 Whether floral, Boho, lace, tribal, or blush, the Maxi Dress is you “go to” essential for Summer styling. The Maxi Dress is perfect for any occasion, formal to casual. Pair with sandals and your favorite swimsuit for the beach, or a jacket and heels for the office, or dance the night away with chic strappy heels and a sparkly clutch. Here at Posh at Play we have a great selection of Maxi Dresses to fit any style and flatter every figure. Now it’s time to start shopping your favorite Maxi Dress fashion. And even if Maxi Dresses aren’t quite your style, check out the newest selections on our “New Arrivals” page.

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HAVE A FASHIONABLE MOTHER’S DAY

Mother's Day fashion

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so what better time to shop than now for the favorite women in your life. From Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter preview featuring models with their children on the Runway to Princess Kate’s newest baby girl, this year celebrates the joy and beauty of motherhood. We’ve selected our favorite trends and styles from top designers that will have you looking and feeling fabulous all Season long. Whether hosting your own get-together or celebrating out, you, your mother, and grandmother are sure to turn heads this Mother’s Day with our top choices.

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SIMPLE LACE DRESS

Not just reserved for weddings anymore, lace made a big splash on the Runways this year from Christian Dior to Tadashi Shoji to Chloe. Dazzle this Mother’s Day in a delicate lace shift dress or treat Mom to an elegant look with her own lace dress. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of ivory lace dresses from the cotton crocheted lace dress to the embroidered mesh long sleeve lace dress. Try one of this Season’s trendiest styles with a Hale Bob ivory long lace dress with half slip. If you are in the mood for a pop of color, go with Hale Bob’s orange or coral cotton lace dresses or go elegant with the black long sleeve stretch lace dress.  Completely versatile, the lace dress is perfect paired with sandals for a day at the beach or throw on a set of strappy heels for an upscale  Mother’s Day dinner out on the town.

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GINGHAM AND STRIPES

Katie Holmes and “mini-me” daughter Suri pull off two trending patterns for 2015 in matching styles. Katie wears an Altuzarra black and white gingham shirt paired with an “A-line” white skirt while Suri coordinates colors with a striped camisole and matching white skirt from J Crew. Get their similar styles with a Diane von Furstenberg gingham shirt combined with a black A-line skirt from Hale Bob and match your “mimi me” with an Alex and Alexa striped tank and black twirl skirt from Zella Girl. Treat Mom with a Derek Lam gingham pencil skirt and the three of you will rock this Mother’s Day in the top trending patterns for Spring 2015.

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BOLD FLORALS

As mentioned in “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” designers this Season have updated the traditional floral print in bigger and bolder patterns. What a great way to try this year’s trend and get Mom in on the look for Mother’s Day. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of floral dresses in every shape and size to suit each and every taste. For casual, check out Hale Bob’s Cabana black floral shirtdress or teal floral maxi dress for a pop of color. Mom will shine in style at brunch with Hale Bob’s floral jacquard tank dress in pink or purple with a flattering ruched waistline, defining her feminine form. Or, go for an “edgy” look with Hale Bob’s black lace floral fitted dress paired perfectly with L.A.M.B. strappy sandals and a sleek black leather clutch from Marc Jacobs.

Grey colored dresses and blouses

SOFT GREYS

An alternative to the usual black or white colored style, this Season embrace one of Spring AND Fall’s trending Runway colors. From Alexander Wang to Calvin Klein to Fendi, grey is definitely having a “moment” across the fashion world. With this Season’s new designer styles, this color definitely won’t make you think of your sweatpants. We love Hale Bob’s grey jacquard knit “A-line” dress paired with black heels and a matching grey Diane Von Furstenberg clutch, perfect for lunch out on Mother’s Day. Treat Mom to a little “grey” with Hale Bob’s lace pencil skirt and grey Halston Heritage boatneck top. Or, go casual and stay cool and with Hale Bob’s 5 pocket silver grey leggings and matching grey short sleeved knit sweatshirt from Liberty Garden. Formal or comfy, choose grey this year instead of the traditional black and white.

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POLKA DOTS

From Emma Stone’s midi skirt to Diane Kruger’s cropped dress to Reese Witherspoon’s swimsuit, celebrities are jumping on this Spring’s latest pattern trend. Get in on the fun, flirty polka dot trend with a Michael Kors’ polka dot mini skirt, or go longer with a Valentino midi skirt,one of this Season’s popular skirt lengths. Find a “mini-me” version with a polka dot skirt from Dollie and Me or try the cute polka dot sundress from Dolce & Gabbana. Get Mom in on the trend too with a polka dot silk blouse from Hale Bob paired with flowy wide leg studded pants.

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RUFFLES

Nothing says Springtime more than a flowy ruffled silk dress. From Nicole Miller to Etros, ruffles dominated the Spring 2015 Runway with a return to femininity and the womanly figure. Surprise Mom with an elegant ruffled dress this Mother’s Day, making her feel beautiful inside and out. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of feminine floral ruffled dresses from  ivory satin to taupe ruffled chiffon to black satin. Complete the look with a simple but delicate pearl necklace, drop earrings and a cashmere sweater from J Crew.

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BOYFRIEND DENIM

Try one of this Season’s hottest denim trends and go casual with a pair of comfy yet stylish boyfriend jeans. We love the Mystique and Frenzy boyfriend denim from AC Collection. Match your “mini-me” with a pair of kids’ Hudson distressed boyfriend jeans and matching shirts. Spruce up your look with with Steve Madden heels and a chic black Bolero jacket from Hale Bob for a rockin’ Spring style. Top your outfit off with a pair of matching Ray Ban sunglasses and spend Mother’s Day in style.

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We’ve given you our best fashion options for Mom and all the important women in your life so now it’s time to get shopping. Surprise Mom with a trendy gingham skirt, a pretty ruffled dress, or comfy boyfriend jeans. We’ve got all your fashion needs at our online store Posh at Play, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your house. Take advantage of our exclusive Mother’s Day Weekend sale good only through May 10th and take 40% off ALL Dresses, Tops and Bottoms (excluding Hudson jeans). Visit us today and enter code MOM40 upon checkout to receive your discount. While you’re at it, go ahead a splurge on a little something for yourself as well. You deserve it! We wish all our readers a Happy Mother’s Day, and remember, the day is not only about mothers, but also about appreciating all the influential women in our lives.

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SPRING DRESSES TO FIT YOUR FIGURE

Dresses To Fit Your Figure

Athletic, Hourglass, Apple, Triangle, or Inverted Triangle- which figure are you? We’ve selected the best Spring and Summer dresses to fit and flatter each body type for the most stylish Season ever. Embrace your silhouette this year and choose clothing that enhances your every curve. First, determine which shape you are, peruse our dress selections, then get to shopping your best dress fashion. Get ready to sizzle in style this year with dresses that bring out the best in you.

ATHELETIC FIGURE

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Athletic figures are basically square shaped with minimal definition. Enhance the curves you do have with a ruched or wrap dress. A cinched mid-section is also ideal for giving the illusion of a more feminine waistline. From Carolina Herrera to Michael Kors, get in on Spring’s latest bold floral trend with Hale Bob’s fuchsia floral jacquard tank dress, perfect for the athletic figure. Another flattering option we love is the purple vintage jersey mock wrap dress also from Hale Bob. To play up your curves, streamline your look with a simple gold watch from Betsey Johnson and matching gold strappy heels from Guess. Add a gold clutch by Sarah Jessica Parker and you are ready to rock this Spring in style.

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Sizzle up your nightlife with a bright ruched fitted dress to play up the slight curves of your silhouette. We love Hale Bob’s short sleeved ruched dress paired with Steve Madden ankle strap heels and a Hale Bob black stretch Bolero jacket for chillier evenings. Embrace your fit althetic shape this Season and look for form-fitting dress styles to enhance your sleek shape.

HOURGLASS FIGURE

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Show off your curves with an adjustable belted dress to highlight just how tiny your waist is. Look for dresses with belts or fitted waistlines to enhance and flatter your figure. We love Hale Bob’s silk jersey shirt dress with adjustable tie belt to suit your every curve. Accessorize with a bold Marc Jacobs black handbag, suitable for all Seasons, and Miu Miu embellished black sunglasses for a glam Spring style.

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We also love Hale Bob’s blue silk chiffon shirt dress, belted at the waist to flatter the hourglass silhouette. For chillier Spring days, pair with a light sweater or white silk jacket from Hale Bob. Be proud of your body this Season, and look for dress shapes to flatter and enhance your natural curves.

APPLE FIGURE

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Apples usually have thin legs and tend to carry most of their weight around the mid-section. Look for swing or empire waist dresses to flow over your waistline and draw attention to your lower body. We love Hale Bob’s ivory jeweled silk tunic dress paired with Spring’s hottest gladiator sandal from Free People and Topshop’s fringe handbag. Dress up the look with black and gold strappy heels from Michael Kors and a Tory Burch black clutch and you are ready to dine in style.

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Flatter your “Apple” shape and go “Boho Chic” this Spring with a Hale Bob black and white Cabana silk cotton shirt dress paired with Free People’s black ankle booties and a floppy hat from Urban Outfitters. Embrace your shape and look for dresses that emphasize your toned legs, drawing attention away from the mid-section for a perfectly styled YOU this Season.

TRIANGLE FIGURE

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Triangles are defined by a small upper body and wider hips and thighs. Look for “fit-and-flare” dresses to enhance your thin bust and waistline, and  hide your thicker lower body. Get a similar look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s blue sleeveless silk jersey tank dress paired with ankle strap heels from Kate Spade and Diane Von Furstenberg’s newest oversized ready-to-go black tote. If you want, you can further emphasize your small mid-section with a black leather studded belt from Versace.

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For a classic LBD style, we love Hale Bob’s black color block flare dress, perfect for any occasion. Pair with Lucky Brand flat sandals and a chic Ralph Lauren sunhat for a day at the beach or casual days out. Dress up your look and dance the night away with embellished heels from River Island and jewelry from Betsey Johnson.

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Directly opposite of the triangle figure is the inverted triangle shape, defined by a broad upper body and smaller lower body. Minimize your broad shoulders and emphasize your smaller waist and hipline with “A-line” dresses that flare out slightly. Channel your inner princess with a Kate Middleton inspired outfit by pairing Hale Bob’s embroidered jacquard knit A-line dress with classic Jimmy Choo black pumps and a simple yet sleek black satin clutch by White House Black Market. 

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We also love Hale Bob’s chic black color block A-line dress paired with Sam Edelman ankle strap heels and gold bangles for a sizzling night on the town. Or go “athleisure” with your favorite Adidas sneakers, a Tory Burch tote, and Kate Spade sunhat for simple Summer styling.

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This Season embrace the body you were born with and take our tips on how to style your natural beauty. Instead of agonizing over the figure you wish you had, aim to eat healthy and stay fit in order to feel energized and vibrant each and every day. Be your own stylist and select the perfect clothing shape to suit you particular silhouette: ruched dresses for Athletic bodies, belted for Hourglass figures, swing dresses for Apples, fit-and-flare for Triangles, and “A-line” dresses for Inverted Triangles. If you still aren’t sure which body type you are, take “Who What Wear’s” quick and easy three question test to determine your silhouette shape. Here at Posh at Play we are all about being the best YOU can be. We believe in quality products to enhance your lifestyle and friendly personalized customer service. Check out our wide election of Spring dress styles to suit your figure and remember to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

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7 WAYS TO WEAR THE BOOTCUT

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Put away your skinnies- the bootcut is back as Spring’s favorite denim jean. Cropping up on this Season’s Runway from Tommy Hilfiger to Anna Sui, this denim style is making a comeback. This week, our fashion blogger Natalie shows how you can mix and match items from your closet with the bootcut jean for seven completely different looks, one for each day of the week. Whether it’s time to search for your favorite bootcuts from the back of your closet or time to shop for some new ones, these are your “go to” jeans for the year.

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MONDAY WORK WEAR

With the right accessories, you can bring the bootcut jean into your workplace this Season. Pair your denim with a tailored blouse and blazer for a sophisticated style. Accessorize with gold bangles and layered gold necklaces, finishing with mid-rise heels for all day comfort and style. Get the look with AC Collection’s medium or dark wash bootcuts paired with Frame Denim’s crisp white top and tailored blazer from Paige. Accessorize with gold bangles from Max & Chloe and black open-toes heels from Moschino for a perfect polished work wear style.

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TUESDAY LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Segue into a chill lunch with the girls by pairing your bootcut jeans with a blouse and chic leather jacket. Our fashion blogger Natalie suggests pairing the jeans with a cool cotton black blouse top and leather jacket paired with heels and a Michael Kors handbag. Get a similar look with bootcut jeans from Citizen’s of Humanity and a woven black blouse from Asos adding a black leather jacket from River Island and a bright blue handbag from Michael Kors. You are sure to turn heads at the restaurant and “wow” your friends with your chic trendy style.

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WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN

Take a mid-week “getaway,” and head to the beach, pool, or park for a little R & R. Revive and rejuvenate yourself by taking a little time away from the busy week to soak up the sun’s rays and enjoy nature. No need to pack extra clothes for your Hump Day break. Take a tip from Natalie and throw on a swimsuit under your bootcut jeans, a white button down tied at the waist, and flat sandals. Get a similar look with Hudson’s signature bootcut jeans, a crisp white button down from Brooks Brothers, and flat sandals from Tory Burch. Shop a wide selection of cute swimsuit tops from Hale Bob for the perfect summer beachside style.

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THURSDAY ERRANDS

We love Jennifer Aniston’s simple yet chic street wear style, perfect for everyday errands. Simply throw on your bootcuts, a white tee, and sandals and you are ready for the day. No need for numerous accessories, take Jennifer’s approach and go simple with a straw hat from Selfridge’s & Co and Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses. If you’d like to squeeze in a mid-day workout, pair your look with sneakers and pack a pair of shorts in your handbag. Our blogger Natalie suggests bootcut jeans from Mother with a black Tee and black sneakers from Guess. Get a similar style with Mother’s “The Outsider” bootcut jeans, a black or white V-neck Tee from Tommy Hilfiger, Guess’ “Lanelan” black sneakers and Yosi Samra flat sandals for your post-workout street wear.

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FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC CONCERT

“We flawless, ladies tell ’em. Say I look so good tonight.” Take a tip from Beyonce’s “Flawless” and rock your Friday night with confidence and style. The superstar sports jeans paired with a comfy Tee, black leather jacket, boho floppy hat, and heeled booties. Get “concert ready” with 7 For All Mankind’s dark wash bootcuts, layered with Rag & Bone’s soft grey Tee, and black leather jacket from Topshop. Our blogger Natalie suggests accessorizing with a BCBGeneration black floppy hat and tall booties from Steve Madden for Beyonce’s celebrity style, or go “Boho”  with Steve Madden’s fringed western styled booties. Either way, you are sure to shine like a star.

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SATURDAY DATE NIGHT

Get “date night” ready in a flash with a slouchy sweater, heels, and a black and gold trimmed clutch for a simple but classic style. Our fashion blogger Natalie suggests William Rast bootcut jeans, a black silk cashmere sweater from Los Angeles-based designer Madison, and a Michael Kors black and gold clutch. Get ready to dance the night away with chic Loeffler Randall black suede heels or go for a high fashion look with BCBGMAXAZARIA’s caged ankle booties. Natalie says, “Spritz on a little hair gloss from Marrakesh, tousle your hair, swipe on a touch of lipgloss, and you are ready to hit the town in style this Saturday night.”

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SUNDAY DRESS UP

Make your jeans go the extra mile and dress up your weekend look with your favorite bootcuts paired with a delicate lace top and strappy heels. Natalie likes 7 For All Mankind’s dark wash bootcut jeans, layered with Hale Bob’s black lace bodysuit, finishing with strappy lace sandals from Dolce Vida. She suggests anticipating summer’s sun by brushing on  Too Faced’s brand new Little Black Book of Bronzer, a collection of eight exclusive colors catered to any skin tone, and completing your Sunday look with a swipe of Clinique’s new moisturizing lipstick and primer.

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It goes without saying boots are your bootcuts’ best friend. Dress “Stagecoach”-style this week with your favorite bootcut jeans accessorized with western cut boots. For a perfect “Country Chic” look, Natalie suggests “The Outsider” bootcut jeans from Mother paired with Hale Bob’s silk chiffon ivory blouse and Ariat Billie western booties. Or, try a pop of color with a yellow beaded floral top from Hale Bob.

We are so excited that one of our favorite denim styles is back and trending for 2015. Celebrities from Jessica Alba to Emma Roberts to fashion designer Rachel Zoe are jumping onto the bootcut trend and sporting the look street style. Pull out your favorite bootcut jeans and incorporate the look into your everyday wear. Whether you prefer AC Collection or Hudson or 7 For All Mankind, your bootcut denim pants will serve you well dressy or casual, morning, noon, and night. We hope you enjoyed our blogger Natalie’s tips and suggestions on how to fashion your Spring and Summer bootcut style. We’d love to hear from you, our readers, on your favorite bootcut look and how YOU will be wearing your jeans this Season. Comment below and have fun with this Season’s trending denim outfit.

COUNTRY CHIC

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With fringe, floppy hats, and cowboy booties trending for Spring 2015, it’s time to add a little “country” into your wardrobe this Season. From Emilio Pucci’s fringe to Diane Von Furstenberg’s gingham, country style chic was all the rage on the runways for Spring 2015. As the weather warms and we move into the Spring and Summer months, chill out, relax, and adapt a bit of Southern charm to your style. Take a look at some of our favorite “country chic” outfits and accessories that we can’t wait to try this year.

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DENIM AND LACE

A quintessential “country” style is pairing lace with denim. Look through your own wardrobe and pair these two items together for perfect Southern style. Or get to shopping with Hale Bob’s white lace tunic paired with Citizen’s of Humanity’s denim shorts. For chillier Spring nights, top your lace tunic with “The Chelsea” skinny jeans from Joe’s Jeans. Complete the “country” look with a pair of Boot Barn’s “Shyanne” western boots with an embroidered floral pattern for a touch of feminine charm.

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Switch around your lace and denim with lace on the bottom and denim on the top for a completely different look. We love Hale Bob’s cool cotton ivory crochet maxi dress paired with a light denim top from J Crew. Accessorize with a turquoise necklace, bangles, and K. Jacques fringed flat sandals from Neiman Marcus and you are ready to hit the trails.

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PLAID

Another look to add to your denim shorts is a checkered plaid shirt. With checkers and gingham hitting the runways this Season, now is the perfect time to bring out the plaid. Pair your cut offs with a red plaid shirt from J Crew or go sleeveless with Hudson’s soft blue plaid button up. Just add a pair of Born Torrin booties from Macy’s and you’ll have the perfect western “country” style fashion for Spring.

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DISTRESSED FLARE DENIM

Nothing says “country casual” more than distressed denim jeans. Update the look for Spring 2015 with this Season’s trendy flare wide leg style. To get the look pictured above, we love True Religion’s distressed “patchwork” denim jeans paired with wedge sandals and a graphic tee from Free People. For another distressed style, go with 1921’s light wash flare jeans paired with a plain white camisole topped with Free People’s silky duster for perfect summer styling.

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TUNIC DRESS

A quick, easy solution to achieve chic country styling this Season is the tunic dress. Simply throw on the dress, pair with booties by Kate Spade and you are ready for any occasion morning, noon, and night. Check out the great selection of Hale Bob tunic dresses online and grab a few for fashionable Spring and Summer styling without all the fuss. Perfect for those busy days when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare. The tunic dress will have you staying chic and fashionable with a touch of that “western” flare.

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FLOPPY WESTERN HAT

A simple way to add a little “country” to your everyday style without changing your entire wardrobe is to accessorize. The floppy hat easily pairs with any of your wardrobe staples and is a cost effective addition to your Spring fashion. By adding this one accessory, you can bring a whole new look to your usual outfits. We love San Diego Hat Company’s floppy western hats in a wide variety of colors and styles. Try pairing your floppy hat with black stretch leggings from Hale Bob and a sheer lace black tunic for a little feminine touch. Add a pair of black suede booties from Sam Edelman for the perfect finishing look.

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EMBELLISHED HANDBAG

Another easy but stylish accessory to add to your “western” style collection is the embellished handbag. Look for an oversized clutch or over-the-shoulder purse decorated with silver, turquoise and coral, quintessential “country” gems. We love the embellished beaded clutch from Berry or the beaded cross body handbag from Street Level. Check out the great selection of authentic “southern” handbags with unique leather beaded designs, including this year’s trending fringe, at Cimarron River Company.

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THE COWBOY BOOT

This Season designers brought back western wear’s iconic cowboy boot. From Felder Felder’s knee highs to Gucci’s suede to Louis Vuitton’s booties, be sure to add this shoe into your wardrobe collection for Spring. For a classic cowboy style, we love Shepler’s. The online store allows you to shop your own boot style according to toe shape, height, material, and price for a “personalized” shopping experience. If you are less inclined to adapt full western wear, Steve Madden’s fringe booties are a perfect option, great to pair with your summer shorts or cropped jeans.

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LEATHER VEST

Adapting the “country chic” style this Season can be as simple as throwing on a leather western vest over your outfit. The leather vest is a great layering option for chillier days, and perfect to pair with your evening attire for cool nights. You can dress up your western leather vest by layering over Hale Bob’s pink floral maxi dress or dress down by pairing with your favorite denim jeans and a tee. We love AC Collection’s “Kim Leather Look” vest fitted perfectly to hug your feminine silhouette.

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FRINGE

If all of our favorite “western” styled fashions just seem a little too country to suit your taste, stay in style with a bit of fringe. A huge trend on the Spring 2015 Runways, fringe is cropping up everywhere from handbags, to skirts, to dresses, to jackets, to shoes. Or take a tip from celebrities like Jessica Chastain and Rose Byrne with a new “fringe” haircut fresh for the Season. We are loving this trend so much that one of our staff just bought a fringe handbag for her Spring and Summer purse. We love the bright blue Rebecca Minkoff fringe handbag from Neiman Marcus or try a suede fringe skirt from Cusp. Stand out in style at the beach or pool with a chic fringe bikini top from Free People, perfect to pair with a maxi skirt or shorts for summer styling.

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Spring is the time to kick up your heels and hit the trails with “country chic” fashion wear. Whether it’s pairing lace with denim, shopping for a plaid shirt, wide leg pant, or tunic dress to add to your wardrobe, or including an accessory like a floppy hat, an embellished handbag, boots, or a leather vest to your outfit, be sure to incorporate a little “western” touch this Season. Be on the lookout for our favorite fringe trend this Spring and Summer, and include into your fashion collection.  Have a little fun this year and find ways to adapt to the best in fashion while modifying different elements to suit your style and taste.

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

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It’s that time of year again. Time to forgo the winter coats and bring out the spring wardrobe. We have all your Spring Break travel essentials right here. No need to pack your entire closet. A few key items are all you need to mix and match for a fresh new look each day of your Spring Break getaway. Take a look at our top eight picks and start packing.

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MARSALA BLAZER

Marsala was a trending color for Fall 2014 so why not carry the trend into Spring 2015 with a chic blazer, perfect for layering. During the daytime, pair the blazer with a colorful floral dress and sandals. Segue into the evening hours with cropped jeans, a white tee, heels and a leopard clutch. We love Helmut Lang’s Marsala colored blazer, perfect for your Spring Break vacation.

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CROPPED DENIM

Trending for Spring 2015, do not forget to pack your favorite cropped denim pants for Spring Break. The cropped baggy “boyfriend” pant is a current favorite with celebrities such as Dakota Fanning, Bar Rafaeli, and Jessica Alba.The cropped denim pant can be dressed up or down for a variety of different looks to suit your vacation activities. For a day at the beach, pair your pants with your favorite swimsuit for a different kind of “coverup”. Transition into the lunch hour by selecting a cute striped cropped top, sandals, and a floppy hat to match your cropped pants.. As featured above, arrive to dinner in style topping your pants with a white tee and marsala blazer. We love Citizen’s of Humanity’s Dylan relaxed cropped jeans for a comfortable yet chic Spring vacation look.

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WHITE TEE

The plain white tee is one of the simplest yet most versatile items of clothing you can pack for your vacation. Pair the white tee with your Marsala blazer and denim shorts for city sightseeing. Or, go with a chic casual style with cropped jeans and white sneakers. The white tee is also another great coverup option over your swimsuit for beach time fun. We love Rag & Bone’s basic plain white tee perfect with any of your vacation wardrobe essentials.

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DENIM SHORTS

Denim shorts are perfect not only for casual activities on your vacation, but also can be dressed up for nighttime fun. For a day at the beach, layer denim shorts over your favorite swimsuit and pair with a sheer white button down blouse, floppy hat, sunglasses, and flat sandals. Forgo the swimsuit and dress up your denim shorts with the sheer white button down, a gold belt, and heels for a night on the town. Try Frame Denim’s cutoff shorts in mid rise for a flattering fit for your Spring Break style.

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SHEER WHITE BLOUSE

In addition to layering with your swimsuit and denim shorts, the sheer white blouse can also be paired with several other travel wear items in your suitcase. The sheer white top goes perfectly with black leggings and heels, accessorizing with a bright green handbag for a pop of color. For another evening look, pair the blouse with a sheer high low skirt. We love Halmut Lang’s long sleeved sheer white blouse or try Rachel Zoe’s sheer chiffon blouse with silk trim and pair with Hale Bob’s black floral lace skirt for a great Spring Break evening style.

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BLACK LEGGINGS

Easily adaptable for any occasion, you won’t want to forget your black leggings for Spring Break packing. Stay in style as you sneak in a little exercise on your vacation with your black leggings, slouchy gray sweatshirt, fringe scarf, and sneakers. Pack your white tee and heels in your gym bag and you are ready for dinner in a flash. We love Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte leggings for fit and comfort or try the black faux leather leggings for high fashion style.

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GRAY SWEATSHIRT

Go for comfort and style on your vacation by packing a gray sweatshirt, perfect for all occasions not just the gym. Pair with your cropped denim jeans and sneakers, and for a different look, your denim shorts will look great with a chic blazer.

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You can also pair the sweatshirt with your sheer black skirt and heels for a perfect “Athleisure” style, trending for Spring. We love Hale Bob’s mid-sleeve gray ivory crochet sweatshirt or try a selection of “menswear” sweatshirts in a variety of styles. Instead of a bulky jacket or coat, your sweatshirt is also a perfect option paired with your swimsuit for chillier evenings by the pool or on the beach.

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FLORAL DRESS 

Complete your Spring Break wardrobe with the classic floral dress perfect for Spring and Summer wear. This Season look for dresses with big bold floral prints and mixed floral and geometric prints. Go “Boho” style and pair your dress with a floppy hat and trendy gladiator sandals or short booties. Go with another look, and layer your floral dress with your sheer white blouse and add flat sandals for daytime style. For evening, top with your marsala blazer and heels or simply accessorize with a genuine shell necklace from Ross Simons and pono tortoise resin bangles from IntermixWe love the sequined floral dress from needle & thread or try the great selection of “Cabana Wear” floral dresses from Hale Bob, one to suit every occasion.

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Travel light this Season with our Spring Break travel essentials. With just a few items and some creativity, you have countless looks to carry you through your entire vacation without having to wear the same outfit twice. Be sure to include a marsala colored blazer, cropped denim pants, a plain white tee, denim shorts, a sheer white blouse, black leggings, gray sweatshirt, and your favorite floral dress. Include flat sandals, sneakers, your favorite strappy heels, gladiator sandals, and booties, as well as a selection of your favorite jewelry, a floppy hat, and a scarf. Don’t forget to add your favorite swimsuit or two for beachside fun. Check out Hale Bob’s great selection of swimwear in all shapes and styles. Pack your bag, grab your sunglasses, dab on some sunscreen, and get ready to rock your Spring Break in style.

FASHION WITH PARISIAN POISE

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As the Fall Fashion Week 2015 Runway shows come to a close in Paris, the City of Lights, we can’t help but be inspired by the quintessential French woman style. The iconic “French Woman” is so comfortable in her own skin, she is beautiful yet natural, exciting yet calm, fashionable yet simple. This Season why not be inspired head to toe by the organic yet trendy lifestyle of the Parisian woman. Try some tips from top French designers on what exactly constitutes the French woman’s mindset and lifestyle, making her an icon for the fashion world to follow.

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NATURAL HAIR

To start your “Parisian” style, begin with the French woman’s undone, “I just woke up like this” natural beauty. Caroline de Maigret states that French women rarely spend hours in front of the mirror perfecting every little detail. Though they do care about beauty, French women take a more holistic approach. She suggests a few hairstyle tips that French women never do, in order to keep their hair healthy, stylish, and natural: never dye your hair, never use a hair dryer, never wash your hair everyday, and never accessorize your hair. Try going to bed at night with slightly damp hair. In the morning, shake your hair out, style with L’Oreal Elnett styling spray to keep strands in place, and embrace your natural hair just like a French woman.

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A SCENT OF ROMANCE

The second thing to consider in achieving the “Parisian” look is never forgetting the power of scent. In Caroline de Maigret’s book “How to be Parisian Wherever You Are,” she states “a touch of perfume on your hair, behind you ear, or on the nape of your neck never did anyone any harm.” The French woman knows the art of seduction and romance in a subtle yet irresistible way. Try a romantic look with a Hale Bob sweeping floral maxi skirt paired with a classic Burberry fitted cashmere sweater for chillier Spring days. Choose Audrey Hepburn’s favorite with a sweep of Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick and, of course, a splash of Chanel No. 5 (or your favorite scent) for a romantic Parisian touch.

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NO FASHION RULES

When selecting an outfit for the day, the French woman makes up her own rules and dresses herself in the styles that make her shine. This Season do not be afraid to mix and match patterns from your own wardrobe for a unique Spring style. Pair a chic Hale Bob purple floral wrap dress with Hale Bob’s long teal boucle coat. Accessorize with Carmen Marc Valvo leopard heels and a Rebecca Minkoff silver industrial handbag for a contrasting look. Be uniquely you and make up your own fashion design to suit your lifestyle and taste.

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 THE PARISIAN SCARF

To perfectly accessorize the “Parisian” way, a scarf is one of the most simple yet stylish items that can be used to enhance your daily outfit. In America, we tend to to just wrap a scarf around our necks and think nothing of it. The French woman can transform any outfit instantly by utilizing a scarf in new and unique ways. We love Hale Bob’s selection of beautiful silk scarves, perfect for any occasion. To get you started, check out Wendy’s Lookbook “25 Ways to Wear a Scarf” for styling inspiration. No need to spend a fortune to update your look this Spring.

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COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE

For evenings out, the French woman seeks comfort and ease with no fuss, while still remaining chic and classy. The French woman’s evening style, therefore, is any style she feels comfortable and confident in- being the best woman she can be. On your next night out, capture the French woman’s casual elegance with Hale Bob’s black floral lace pencil skirt, paired with an Eileen Fisher silk tank, and Michael Kors’ black cage heels. Top with a camel leather jacket from Kenneth Cole for a casual yet sophisticated “Parisian” style.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

The Parisian woman is all about natural health and fitness both inside and out. Paris-based editorial make-up artist Violette says “A French woman would rather kill herself than go to the gym. Never get stuck in a hardcore, rigid habit.” Though she admits that classes like The Barre Method are starting to become popular in France, Violette says that the French woman stays fit by just living life. Biking, walking, and hiking are much more popular methods of exercise for the French woman on the go. Incorporate new ways to exercise this Spring by enjoying the warmer weather outside, nurturing your body and soul at the same time. “What we want to be is a better version of ourselves.”

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OWN YOUR OWN SILHOUETTE

Forget skinny jeans and bodycon dresses. The French woman embraces her own figure in confidence with no need to flaunt or emphasize it. The French style embodies floaty summer dresses, cigarette pants, and undercoats that flatter and highlight the female form. Parisian shops are full of materials that create beautiful shapes and shadows that enhance your shape and style. We love Hale Bob’s vintage nude pleated shift dress paired with chic Giuseppe Zanotti black heel booties for daytime activities or Valentino nude flat sandals for a day at the beach. Accessorize with a stylish AQUA straw hat from Bloomingdale’s and a straw tote from Moda Operandi and you will look like you just spent a day in the City of Lights.

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QUINTESSENTIAL PARISIAN STYLE

The French style is timeless and never goes out of style. In shopping for your next wardrobe essentials, think quality not quantity. The French woman chooses materials that are durable yet classy for any time and mixes and matches clothing items for the latest trends. We love Citizen of Humanity’s relaxed cropped jeans paired with a Rag and Bone striped top and a draped navy cardigan from Neiman Marcus to keep you warm against Spring’s chillier days. Accessorize with ballerina flats from Repetto,  a classic Parisian shoe and ballet shoe company founded by Rose Repetto on advice from her son Roland Petit, a famous dancer, choreographer, and director with the Paris Opera Ballet.

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Be uniquely you this Spring by embodying the Parisian style of quality, class, and fashion. Try simplifying your daily beauty routine with natural hair, a moisturizing tint, and a swipe of bright red lipstick. Don’t forget to add a touch of romance to your look with a hint of your favorite scent. Create your unique outfit by mixing and matching items in your closet in new and creative ways that flatter your physique and give you confidence. Accent with a scarf, the most basic of accessories, styled in different ways.  Finally, enjoy the Season and get active outside doing what you love to do most. For true Parisian glamour, forget about trying to look like someone else and be the best you can be.

SPRING’S CHICEST COATS

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 March 20th marks the first day of Spring, but before we bring out our summery dresses and sandals, we still need layers for those lingering chilly days. We’ve put together a list of our top favorite trending Spring coats to get you through the last few weeks of Winter. No need to toss style aside to stay warm. Take a look at our top picks and tell us which one you will be wearing this Spring.

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 MIXED MEDIA PRINT

Actress Margot Robbie sported a trendy “mixed media” print coat earlier this week in snowy New York City. The city has been swept with freezing temperatures and snow flurries keeping everyone bundled up for Spring. No need to forgo your fashion sense though. Take a cue from Robbie’s funky style and cozy up with Hale Bob’s teal printed sweater coat paired with black Ponte fitted pants from Paige and a beige Enza Costa Cashmere sweater for extra warmth. Accessorize with a chic bright orange shoulder bag from Gigi New York for a pop of color on snow covered streets.

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BLUSH PINK

“Oscar 2015 Fashion Trends,” mentioned blush pink as a trending hue for this Season. What better way to look forward to Spring’s pastel colors than with a pretty pink overcoat. We love Asos’ lightweight pink “Skater” coat perfectly paired with your favorite jeans, or dress it up with your favorite A-line dress, perfect for cocktail hour. Another chic option is Guess’ blush pink trench coat, a fashionable coat statement for Spring, easily paired with your usual workday attire for the office.

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BRIGHT OVERCOAT

Brighten up the last of winter grays with a vibrantly colored overcoat. We love Kate Moss’s chic red coat paired with a polka dot scarf and skinny jeans. For a similar look, try Calvin Klein’s warm cherry red overcoat paired with Mother’s “The Looker” skinny jeans and a ruffled  silk polka dot scarf from Ralph Lauren. For warmer Spring days, we love Hale Bob’s bright muti-colored coral silk jacket perfectly paired with your new Kate Spade red leather sandals adding that much needed pop of color this Spring.

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CAMEL TRENCH

From singer Taylor Swift to fashion advisor Rachel Zoe , the camel trench is a trending coat for Spring style. Go head-to-toe neutral with Rachel Zoe’s top camel colored clothing and accessories from across the web. For chillier Spring days, we love DKNY’s wool blend camel trench paired with Citizen’s of Humanity’s Thompson white skinny jeans and Jeffrey Campbell suede booties from Shopbop. For warmer days, try Topshop’s classic cotton camel trench paired with nude wedge sandals by Schutz. Take your camel trench out in style by pairing with your favorite cocktail dress and chic nude heels from Sarah Jessica Parker for a trendy elegant evening out. From work to play to entertaining, the camel trench is a versatile yet stylish wardrobe piece you’ll want to add to your closet this Spring.

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FEATHERED CAPE

The cape made a big splash in Fall Fashion for 2014. Designers are carrying the trend into Spring by creating capes with lighter material and adding Springtime patterns such as birds and flowers. Try something different for the office this Spring with Halston Heritage’s suit cape, paired perfectly with your usual workday attire. On casual days, we love the denim jacket cape from Urban Outfitters for a unique everyday cover up. On lovely Spring days when you just need a slight wrap, try Ted Baker’s silk floral cape from Asos, perfect to pair with Hale Bob’s black cotton lace shorts or 7 For All Mankind’s black skinny jeans. Try the cape this Season for a trendy, different “coat” option.

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SUEDE

A top trend on the runways this Spring was suede material for coats, hats, dresses, shoes, and handbags. Why not try this trend out this Season with a new suede coat, perfect for the fluctuating weather. We love the classic suede trench from BGSD, as pictured above. Pair with AC Collection’s “Rihanna” wide leg jeans, a blue button down from Theory, and matching blue suede shoes from Alice + Olivia for a chic street style. When the weather warms, switch out your suede coat for a lovely cream suede cozy vest from Chico’s, easy to layer over a sweater, tee, or tank for a modish layered style.

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FRINGE AND LEATHER

The classic leather jacket gets an update this Season with fringe layers. Two of our favorite trends of the Season come together in a mod fringe and leather jacket. The fringe and leather jacket is very versatile and easily pairs with your work attire for the office, your favorite jeans for everyday, or your favorite evening dress for cocktail hour. We love the style pictured above, suitable for work, play, or evening without having to change in between. Get a similar look with Halston Heritage’s green ombre ruched dress paired with Mango’s trendy black leather fringe jacket and chic black leather heels from Topshop for a polished but hip Spring style.

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BLACK FUR VEST

As the weather fluctuates, light layering is a fashionable way to stay trendy yet warm for chillier Spring breezes. We spotted music icon Madonna sporting a black fur coat in Milan this week promoting her new tour. Get your own fur fashion look with Hale Bob’s black rabbit fur vest paired over Hale Bob’s sleek black pantsuit. Accessorize with a Halston Heritage gold envelope clutch and brand new black “licorice too” heels from Kate Spade and you are ready to hit the streets in style this Spring just like the celebrities.

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WHITE SLEEVELESS COAT

Another light option for Spring coats that we are loving is the white sleeveless coat. It can easily be layered over your workday wear or your favorite jeans to offer slight insulation when the chill is gone. We love fashion blogger and actress Olivia Palermo’s white vest paired over a chic patterned Spring dress. Get a similar look with Hale Bob’s white studded sleeveless jacket paired over a Kay Unger patterned shift dress with nude strap heels from Sarah Jessica Parker. The white sleeveless coat is a great choice for a layered look on warmer Spring days.

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GINGHAM

Gingham hit the runways in a big way this Spring as mentioned in “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015”. From Diane von Furstenberg to Oscar de la Renta to Altuzarra, designers have revamped the gingham pattern for Spring dresses, pants, and coats. Try an updated look with Brooks Brothers’ black gingham wool coat while there’s still a chill in the air or on warmer days, go with a gingham cotton jacket from New York & Company. Not just for picnics anymore, fill your Spring wardrobe with this trending coat pattern this Season.

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From camel trench to white sleeveless coat to gingham overcoat there are so many chic coat options to choose from this Spring. For colder Spring days, try layering to keep warm from winter’s chill. On warmer days, forgo the layers and pair your Spring jacket with strappy heels or wedges for a hint of Spring’s coming fashion. Which Spring Coat trend will YOU choose this Season?

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.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: A FASHIONABLE, FUN AND FLIRTY VALENTINE’S DAY

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All you need is Love….and a little bit of fashion. As Valentine’s Day approaches, follow our fashion guide for the BEST styles suitable for whatever you may have planned for your special day. Whether a night out with the girls, a romantic dinner or a cozy evening at home, we have you covered for all your Valentine’s Day fashion needs. See our “sizzling” selections below, and start planning your fashion style for the most romantic day of the Season.

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RED DENIM JEANS

For a great all day Valentine’s look, we love red denim skinny jeans paired with a white Tee and blazer. What better time to try one of this Season’s hottest denim trends than Valentine’s Day. We love J Brand Jeans’ red “Zoey” Biker Chic skinny jeans paired with Saks Fifth Avenue’s slouchy white Tee and Hale Bob’s white Bolero jacket. Complete your Valentine’s Day look with Tory Burch nude strappy heels and you are ready to run your Valentine’s Day errands in style.

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FLIRTY FLORAL DRESS

Valentine’s Day fashion doesn’t have to include just red and pink colors. Think out of the box this Season, and grab a flirty, fun, floral dress, trending for Spring 2015. As mentioned in our “Trending Prints for Spring 2015” blog, designers now are using floral prints in new and creative ways this year. We love Hale Bob’s floral lace dress, with a “mixed media” trendy appeal. Pair your floral dress with Steve Madden chunky booties for an edgy look, or pair with Giuseppe Zanotti black heels for an elegant style.

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RED JACKET

Carry holiday fun into the workplace with whimsical accessories. For your perfect Valentine’s Day look for the office, we love a bright cherry red blazer paired with a chic polka dot pencil skirt. Try BCBGMAXAZARIA ‘s red blazer, and a Ronny Komo pencil skirt, paired with a J Brand white chiffon camisole. Complete your Valentine’s Day office look with a swipe of Mac’s Russian red lipstick and Nine West red heels and you are sure to turn heads in the workplace this Valentine’s Day.

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ROMANTIC RED GOWN

Valentine’s Day, a lovers holiday, is the perfect time to plan an elegant dinner or attend a grand party in style with your sweetheart. For the most formal of occasions, think big, bold glamorous style. We love Hale Bob’s silk Charmeuse gown in deep ruby red. With such a bold statement dress, only minimal accessories are needed. Pair your look with simple but elegant diamond studs, a dainty diamond drop necklace, and a single diamond tennis bracelet. For such a grand occasion, splurge on Jimmy Choo’s champagne leather strap sandals and you’ll feel just like “Cinderella” with your Prince Charming.

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SWEET PINK SWEATER

Charm your friends and family with a bright pink sweater for Valentine’s Day fun. Start with White + Warren’s bright pink cashmere sweater layered over a chic Hale Bob polka dot blouse, paired with Hudson’s Beth Baby bootcut jeans. Accessorize with bright white items from your wardrobe such as pearls, a white watch, a white handbag, and chic white Armani ballerina flats. No time to fix your hair? No problem. Simply twist your hair into a high topknot at the crown of your head, secured loosely with a few pins, and you are ready to step out in style.

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BLACK LACE DRESS

One of our favorite Valentine’s Day looks, flattering on any body, is the LBD- Little Black Dress. You can’t go wrong with a chic black dress, accessorized with red accents for Valentine’s. We love Hale Bob’s off the shoulder stretch lace dress, perfect for the occasion. Complete the look with Diane von Furstenberg hot red velvet heels, a funky LuLu Guinness red lips clutch, and a swipe of red lipstick, and you are ready to hit the city in style.

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FLORAL MAXI SKIRT

Go “Boho” chic this Valentine’s in a sweeping floral maxi dress, a popular trend on the Runways for Spring 2015. Designers like Emilio Pucci and Vera Wang displayed romantic, flowing floral dresses and skirts in their Spring 2015 collections this season, and what better day to feel romantic than on Valentine’s Day. We love Liberty Garden’s floral print maxi skirt paired with a sheer lace shouldered white tank from alice + olivia. Complete your whimsical “Boho” look in style with Calvin Klein nude-colored sandals, or go casual with Prada’s nude-colored wedge sandal.

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BLACK PANTSUIT

A popular trend on the Runways and Red Carpet this Season is the sleek black pantsuit. Celebrities from Margot Robbie to Jane Fonda to Gwen Stefani have been spotted all season wearing the one-piece jumpsuit in style. We love Hale Bob’s chic sleeveless black pantsuitand try pairing with Tory Burch classic ankle strap heels in new nude for a streamlined look or get funky with Vivienne Westwood’s pink heart pumps perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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RED HEART SWEATER

Rainy day Valentine’s Day? No problem. You can still look chic and stylish as you step out this holiday season with a cute “heart” sweater. We love Shop Bop’s heart-patterned red sweater paired with Hudson Collin skinny jeans and bright red Hunter rain boots. Accessorize your style with red Baggallini water proof handbag and a cute Tom Tailor heart umbrella, perfect to keep you dry AND trendy this Valentine’s Day.

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RED CAMI

For a chill, relaxed Valentine’s Day, we love the look of a camisole blouse paired with your favorite black skinny jeans for a “no fuss” casual style. Try Hale Bob’s red lace camisole paired with Rock Revival’s black skinny jeans. Accessorize with wedge sneakers from Chloe for a casual day of activities, or go with black ankle strap leather sandals from Ted Baker London for lunch out with the girls. If you take a “no nonsense” approach to the holiday, this look is for you.

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However you choose to spend Valentine’s Day, you are sure to sizzle in style with our top holiday picks, from casual and elegant. Whether you choose to “go all out” with a fancy dinner in a flowing dress, heels and diamonds or opt for a casual evening in watching romantic movies in your favorite skinny jeans and cami, you can still celebrate the holiday fashionably chic. How will you dress for Valentine’s Day? Post YOUR Valentine’s Day outfit below. We’d love to hear from you.