SPRING’S NEW NEUTRALS

 

elisabetta5-1024x768From Valentino to Dior to Ralph Lauren, we’re loving this year’s NEW neutral color trend. Get in touch with your feminine side this Spring and start including quartz rose, serenity blue, soft peach, neutral beige, and creamy ivory into your wardrobe collection. Romance is key this Season. Take a look at our favorite outfit styles and start shopping the trends today.

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AT THE OFFICE

Start your week off right and carry the soft neutral trend to the office with you in style. Start with a neutral colored knit pencil skirt from St. John’s Collection paired with Hale Bob’s sleeveless draped satin blouse or  ivory long sleeve silk blouse and classic Christian Louboutin pumps, designed to accentuate and elongate the leg line. Or if you are feeling daring, go with a white embroidered mini skirt from Hale Bob. Keep up with Spring’s fluctuating weather patterns and top your look with an ivory Bolero jacket from Hale Bob on chillier days. Accessorize in style with a Tory Burch black satchel bag and matching cat eye sunglasses from designer Tom Ford. You are sure to catch your co-workers’ attention in the office this Spring.

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ERRAND DAY

Your romantic side can shine through even on “run of the mill” casual errand days.  Air dry your hair, tousle, and lightly spritz with a touch of Bumble & Bumble’s surf foam spray for a “no nonsense,” easygoing style. Next, grab a pair of stretchy, comfortable taupe ultra suede pants from Hale Bob topped with Rag & Bone’s ivory sweatshirt and chic leopard print ballerina flats from Salvatore Ferragamo. Strap on your blush pink cross body bag, swipe on a drop of all natural lip balm from Grown Alchemist, and you are ready to step out on the streets in style.

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LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Why not be trendy yet comfy in soft muted pastels on your next lunch out? Start with Spring’s trendy distressed look, updated for 2016 on the skinny leg silhouette. We like True Religion’s stretch white skinny jeans topped with Chloe’s luscious vintage Victorian pink chiffon blouse, trending on the runways through Fall 2016. For chillier days, accessorize with a soft beige shawl coat from Harris Wharf London, or BCBG’s lace trench for a more structured style. Top off your look with Kate Spade’s sweet pink bucket bag and matching lace up sandals from Steve Madden. You’re sure to get the girls gossiping this year with your “easy breezy” beautiful Spring style.

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DATE NIGHT

Surprise him with a little romance as you include the soft colors of Spring into your nighttime activities. From Gucci to Caroline Herrera, get in on this Season’s pretty pleated skirt trend seen on this year’s runways. Get the above look with Tibi’s strappy pleated swing dress or go with Tahari’s fit and flare dress for a more classic silhouette. If you’re a “girly” gal, Hale Bob’s sweet sleeveless pleated tank dress will suit you to a “T” paired with your favorite strappy heels or gladiators. And finally, for the inner Hollywood “diva,” make a grand entrance in the luscious floor length ivory empire dress NEW from Liberty Garden. Simple, classic, Boho, or dramatic, there’s a perfect pleated dress style just waiting for you.

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BEACH DAY

With lace and “Boho chic” all the rage, now is the time to add a few of Spring’s “essentials” to your wardrobe collection. Perfect for the beach topped over your favorite swimsuit or paired over your “go to” tee and shorts outfit, be sure to add this Season’s favorite lovely lace Kimono jacket. Light enough to prevent bulk yet thick enough to provide a little warmth from Spring’s fluctuating temperatures, Liberty Garden’s ivory lace Kimono is the perfect jacket option for you this Season. Another favorite Spring jacket option is the “Boho chic” poncho. Slip on Liberty Garden’s black or ivory laced fringed poncho over your favorite poolside attire, or pair over Citizen’s of Humanity’s ivory shorts, Hale Bob’s white lace tank , and Free People’s tall gladiators for the quintessential “festival girl” style. Or, complete your day of fun in sun with Liberty Garden’s long sleeve lace tunic on chilly Spring days or off the shoulder lace tunic from South Beach swimsuits during summer’s heat wave. Kimono, poncho, or tunic, there’s a lovely lacy cover up option to suit your Spring style.

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GARDEN PARTY

Unsure of what to wear to your next garden party or Spring wedding? You can’t go wrong in a creamy ivory or peachy pink lace dress, suitable for any occasion casual to dressy. We like Hale Bob’s ivory lace pencil dress with this year’s off the shoulder trending silhouette style. Go with the long sleeve two-toned dress or white lace strapless maxi paired with Topshop’s lace up blush pink wedges for little “Boho chic” flare. If classic is more your style, grab Hale Bob’s ivory floral A line dress accessorized with Badgley Mischka’s floral embellished open toes pumps and matching leather clutch from Tory Burch. Classic or Boho, mini or maxi, you’ll look lovely in lace this year.

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NEUTRAL NAIL COLOR

This Season is all about “do it yourself” beauty and what better way to usher in Spring’s neutral colors than with an at home manicure makeover. Our favorite is the Red Carpet Pro manicure starter set, featuring your own LED lights, nourishing cuticle cream, prep nail sanitizer, base coat and top coat enhancers, plus nail polish remover and application purifying cleanser. Grab Salon quality nail polish in soft peach cream and in minutes you can enjoy weeks worth of nail beauty. Invite the girls over, brew some detox tea, and relax for an afternoon of nourishment, fun, and style from the comfort of your own home.

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NEUTRAL MAKE UP

Don’t just stop at nail beauty. Continue Spring’s neutral color scheme trend into your daily make up routine this Season. Start with Urban Decay’s weightless ultra definition foundation, add a blushing cheek stain from Tarte,  a swipe of bareMinerals’ natural volumizing mascara, and finish up with MAC’s soft sheer nude lipstick inspired by designer Zac Posen. To compliment this year’s carefree, “unfussy” style, treat your tresses to a little extra loving care with natural remedies for damage control. Two of our favorite “hair masks” can be found conveniently right in your kitchen. First is the Avocado and Peppermint hair mask, made by mixing one avocado, a tablespoon each of olive oil and honey, and sprinkled lightly with peppermint tea to stimulate your scalp and offer intense refreshment to your locks. Our second favorite, used to treat damaged follicles, is the Milk and Honey hair mask, made from one cup of whole milk and a teaspoon of honey. Let hair soak in the mixture for 15 minutes, and then rinse and shampoo. You’re sure to turn heads your way with your natural glow this Spring.

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Get in touch with your romantic side and look for Spring’s softer neutral pastels in pinks, peaches, blues, and beiges. Coupled with silky lace, ruffles, and pleats, this Season is all about embracing the feminine ideal and enhancing the womanly figure. Take our fashion ideas and adapt them to fit your perfect style and unique personality. Be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

 

 

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10 LOOKS YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR THIS SUMMER

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Graduations, End of School, Weddings, Warmer weather, Pool parties and Beach Vacations. It’s time to push your sweaters and wool pants to the back of the closet and start thinking about updating your wardrobe to accommodate for the impending hot summer season. We have 10 “looks” trending for Summer 2015 that you will definitely want to try this year. Add to your summer stock with the selections we’ve picked out just for you, and start shopping all 10 items on our online store  Posh at Play from the convenience of your own couch.

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NEON LIGHTS

Neon Color, an iconic trend from the 80’s, has found it’s way to 2015 fashion-bright neon colors. Designers from Ralph Lauren to Moschino have updated the bright colors in new and creatives ways from shoes, to handbags, to skirts, to shorts, to swimsuits. Neon Color is perfect against that nice tan body you will want to show off this Summer. For a cool stroll down the Boardwalk, choose Hale Bob’s bright green silk shorts paired with a bright orange or blue flowy silk drop waist top. Transition from the pool to shopping for souvenirs by throwing Joe’s Jeans bright blue or purple shorts and Hale Bob’s black embroidered tunic over your favorite swimsuit. Be bold this year and glow in Neon Color.

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CROP TOPS

Get motivated to hit the gym and tone up your abs with this Season’s trending crop tops. Celebrities have been spotted sporting Summer’s newest trend from the Red Carpet to a walk on the beach. Get in on the trend with an Alice + Olivia cropped white cropped tee paired perfectly with Hale Bob’s flowy white studded satin maxi skirt. For another trendy look, pair your crop top with Hale Bob’s white satin high low skirt, perfect for a hot night on the town or a daytime walk along the boardwalk. No more excuses! This week, hit the gym with Fitness Magazine’s best ab exercises so that you’ll be toned and ready to rock this year’s trending crop top style.

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MAXI DRESSES

From Missoni to Alberta Ferretti, Spring 2015’s runways were filled with luscious flowing maxi dresses in suede, tie dye, floral, and mixed media printed patterns. The maxi dress is a perfect versatile wardrobe essential to layer over your swimsuit at the beach or pool and segue into the evening hours paired with strappy heels or wedges for a sizzling night on the town. For a similar look as pictured above go with Hale Bob’s printed stretch silk halter maxi dress or mint tie dyed jersey knit halter dress accessorized with gold bangles. Or flashback to the 70’s and pair your maxi dress with a Free People floppy hat and fringe vest for true “Boho” style.

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70’S FLARE JEANS

As we mentioned in last week’s “Fashion Flashback Friday: Throwback to the 70’s,” flare jeans are back in a big way this Season. Throw your skinnies to the back of the closet and get groovy with Summer’s latest denim fashion. You can’t go wrong with AC Collection’s medium wash flare jeans perfect with flat sandals or wedges for daytime activities and versatile enough to go with your favorite strappy heels and Hale Bob’s luscious blue beaded silk blouse for evenings out. If you prefer a more casual style, go with Hudson’s light wash “Ferris” flare jeans layered over your swimsuit and crochet vest from American Rag or paired with an authentic 70’s vintage tee from Stoned Immaculate Vintage for perfect Summer styling.

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FRINGE

Another fashion flashback to try this Summer is “Boho” 70’s fringe. From handbags to jackets to skirts to shoes, fringe is this Season’s trendiest style. Get the look above with Hale Bob’s orange fringe trimmed blouse paired with Hudson’s “Collin” skinny jeans and nude heels. Or go throwback “hippy” style with Hudson’s light wash flare jeans layered with American Rag’s “Boho” long lace vest, wedge sandals, a floppy hat, and vintage circle rimmed sunglasses. Take a tip from our fashion blogger Natalie, and add a chic fringe handbag from Free People to complete your “Boho” 70’s style.

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CROPPED WIDE LEG PANTS

The cropped pant is back but this time look for a wider pant leg opening rather than last year’s cropped skinny style. From cool cotton to dark denim, the cropped wide leg pant is one you won’t want to miss this Season. We’ve got you covered with Citizen’s of Humanity’s cropped “Dylan” relaxed denim jeans paired with Liberty Garden’s ivory flyaway tank top and your favorite booties or wedge sandals. For dressier occasions layer Hale Bob’s blue silk Flamingo tunic over your cropped jeans, accessorized with a matching Kate Spade clutch and Joe’s Jeans nude strappy heels for a chic Summer nighttime look.

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HIGH WAISTED

Shopping for new Summer shorts? Get in on this Season’s newest silhouette with the high waisted style. Forgo the low or mid rise look, and shop for high waisted, belted shorts, jeans, and pants. Get the look here with Citizen’s of Humanity’s “Chloe” high waisted shorts in military green paired with Hale Bob’s beaded beige silk and knit short sleeved top, layered with a cool cotton jacket from Madewell. Your high waisted shorts will also go perfectly with your favorite swimsuit for a day at the beach or dress up your look with sparkly Betsey Johnson wedge heels and Hale Bob’s ivory silk blouse with beaded cuffs..

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CUT OUTS

At last week’s Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift rocked one of our favorite silhouettes to try for Summer- the cut-out. This season, look for the cut-out look on tops, jackets, dresses, and our personal favorite, jumpsuits. Get Taylor’s sizzling style with a white cut-out jumpsuit by designer Hunter Bell, paired with drop earrings and glitter open-toed heels by Betsey Johnson. Or take the look to the beach with a Jessika Allen retro cut-out swimsuit and Hale Bob’s flowy white satin pants, accessorized with a Calvin Klein sunhat and a pretty neutral scarf from Hale Bob. On your next dinner out, “wow” your date with a red hot silk cocktail dress with cut-out long sleeves from Hale Bob for a glam Summer night.

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SUMMER WHITES

Nothing says “Summer” more than all over pure white. From Victoria Beckham to Ralph Lauren to Carolina Herrera, white from head to toe dominated the Runways this Spring. Get actress Olivia Palermo’s flowy Summer style with Hale Bob’s white studded satin high low skirt paired with an ivory silk flounced tank and contrasting black strappy sandals from Schutz. Or go “athleisure” with Hale Bob’s white studded maxi skirt with side slit and white lace tank, accessorized with a white tote and classic white Puma sneakers from Asos. Dressy or casual, white head-to-toe is a definite must for chic Summer style.

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FLORAL DRESSES

Last but not least, our final top pick for perfect Summer styling is the floral dress. Whether mini, maxi, “Boho,” or A-line, you’ll definitely want to include this fashion essential into your closet. Get a similar “Boho” 70’s style look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s ivory drop waist floral dress or for a pop of color go with the red silk summer floral dress. Combine 2 of our top 10 Summer picks listed here with Hale Bob’s great selection of floral maxi dresses perfect to keep you stylish and trendy all Season long. With a mix of patterns and colors, you are sure to find a dress to suit your style and flatter your figure.

Shorts and T-shirt Summer outfitNot sure what to shop for this Summer? We’ve done all the work for you and selected the top trending fashion essentials you’ll want to add to your closet this Season. Our top picks include Neon, Crop tops, Maxi dresses, 70’s Flare jeans, Fringe, Cropped wide leg pants, High waisted shorts, Cut-outs, Summer whites,and Floral dresses. Which one will you choose to add to your collection? Get ahead of the game and start shopping your favorite style at our easy online store Posh at Play for all your Summer needs. Be you. Be fabulous. And remember, always be feminine.