RAIN, SLEET, SNOW OR SHINE: HOW TO STAY FASHIONABLE THROUGH WINTER WEATHER

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful”….. winter weather is upon. As many of us pack our bags and travel to see our loved ones this Season, it’s time to start thinking about winter weather fashion options. There is a way to stay stylish yet warm throughout whatever Mother Nature may throw our way this time of year. Rain, snow, sleet or shine, we’ve got you covered with our favorite cozy winter fashion finds. Grab your hot cocoa and cuddle up next to the fire as you peruse our favorites and start planning your holiday look this Season.

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CLASSIC BOUCLE COAT

Rain, snow, sleet or shine, one of our favorite “go to” jackets to fit any winter weather situation is the classic boucle coat. Popularized by the French designer Coco Chanel decades ago, the look is still on trend today. The word “Boucle” actually refers to material made from boucle yarn, looping several colors together to create an endless variety of designs and patterns. The great thing about this jacket is that it is easily adaptable for work or play, dress or casual. Try Guess’s powder pink double breasted Boucle coat paired with Hale Bob’s black stretch A line skirt and black satin blouse with lace for everyday work wear to the office. Segue into the evening hours and party the night away by combining your Boucle coat with a chic cocktail dress from Hale Bob. Choose from a wide selection to fit and flatter every figure and fashion taste found at our convenient online store Posh at Play.

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Your Boucle coat can go triple duty by pairing with your favorite jeans and sweater for everyday comfort and style. Try this year’s favorite cropped jean silhouette with Citizen’s of Humanity’s Dani dark wash skinny cropped jeans or go for flare in the Dylan wide leg cropped pant. Layer your look with Liberty Garden’s ivory ultra suede sweatshirt or stay snug in the fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater. However you choose to style, you’ll definitely want to add the versatile Boucle coat to your wardrobe collection this Winter.

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COZY FUR VEST

Our second favorite chilly weather option is the fur vest. Easy to layer over a blouse or sweater by itself on warmer days or underneath a wool coat on cold winter days, be sure to add the fur vest to your closet this Season. Get a similar look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s black rabbit fur vest paired with Hudson’s Nico mid rise super skinny jeans or try the Signature skinny jeans if you prefer black. Accessorize with Dooney & Bourke’s classic oversized leather tote,  Betsey Johnson’s heart pendant, and waterproof leather booties from Aquatalia, perfect for rainy or snowy Winter weather. If you’re feeling festive this Holiday Season, go with Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest instead. You are sure to spread some Christmas cheer in style.

Your fur vest can also carry you from the ski slopes to the office place. Rather than lug a heavy coat with you, top your fleece lined black leggings from Zella and cozy wool sweater from Free People with your fur vest and you ready to ski the day away. Impress your Boss and turn heads at the office by combining your favorite long sleeved shift dress with Hale Bob’s fur vest, black opaque striped tights from Elie Tahari, knee high suede boots from William Rast, and a crocodile embossed tote from Badgley Mischka. The fur vest is definitely a fashionable warm winter option to have with you this Season.

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THE PONCHO

With “Boho” still all the rage, it is no surprise that the poncho is one of this Season’s trendiest winter coat options. Updated for 2015, look for ponchos made with unusual materials such as lace from Free People and different patterns such as striped from Ralph Lauren. Or stay simple in Liberty Garden’s black faux suede trimmed lace poncho easily paired with your favorite jeans and boots for everyday wear or thrown over your favorite cocktail dress at your next holiday party.

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Get in on one of this Season’s top trends with the “poncho dress.” From Valentino to Chloe, designers are pushing the limits of how to style the classic poncho and are giving it a chic, updated look. We like Free People’s soft Toltec poncho dress or BB Dakota’s black burnout velvet dress for casual occasions. If you’ve been extra good this year, Santa might just spoil you with an elegant Valentino black flutter poncho dress, perfect for your dressier occasions. Or, you can simply grab your favorite knee length poncho and wear it solo on your next dinner date or holiday party.

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For extremely frigid climates, layering is the key to staying warm against the seasonal elements. Layering also works in warmer winter weather when the daytime is hot but nighttime brings in the chilly air. In cold temperatures, start with your favorite button down blouse like Hale Bob’s black velvet floral top paired with a gray lace pencil skirt with half slip. Layer with a gray wool sweater from Eileen Fisher, gray cable knit scarf from Phillip Lim, wool blend peacoat from Michael Kors, and knee high leather boots from designer Antonio Melani. For a different look, combine your layers over Hale Bob’s grey ultra suede leggings or AC Collection’s grey stretch skinny jeans. In warmer climates, forgo the heavy peacoat, and simply layer a blouse and sweater combo over your favorite pair of pants, accessorizing with a cozy scarf for nighttime chills. To keep from feeling like “Frosty the Snowman,” make sure you start with thinner fabrics underneath, and end with your heaviest fabric on top.

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LOOKING GOOD IN GALOSHES

Lastly, one of our favorite winter weather items that you can incorporate into your fashion wardrobe this holiday Season is the waterproof rain boot. From Tory Burch’s “equestrian” style to Hunter’s wedge to Santana Canada’s fur trimmed, tried and true galoshes get a facelift this Season with updated looks and unique styles. The girls will never know you are wearing waterproof rain shoes when you pair your Tory Burch boots with a red plaid shirt from Current/Elliot, black A line skirt from Hale Bob, and holiday red flare overcoat from Via Spiga on your next coffee date.

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For another wintery weather look, stay dry yet stylish in cute knee high plaid rain shoes from Burberry or go mid-size as featured above in “Cara” plaid lace up boots from Chooka. Pair with Hale Bob’s  black ultra suede leggings ,neutral fur trimmed cable knit sweaterand add your favorite plaid button down for extra warmth on chillier days. Don’t be afraid to incorporate galoshes into your wardrobe this Season. With this year’s updated looks, you’ll stay dry yet sleek in the newest rain boot styles.

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Rain, snow, sleet, or shine…..how will you fashion your winter wear this Season? Whether you choose to include new trendy items like the fur vest and poncho, or rely on updated versions of the tried and true Boucle coat and rainy day galoshes, there are smart ways you can stay warm yet fabulous throughout the holiday season. Stay ahead of the weather and get to planning your winter style by shopping your favorites today.

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A WINTER COAT FOR EVERY CITY

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As the weather turns chilly across the Nation, we bundle up in our warmest coats and jackets against the Season’s Winter chill. This week, we scoured the U.S. in search of each region’s trending outerwear styles. Take a look at our favorite finds spotted street style and see what’s trending in your city. If you don’t like what you see, “adopt” your favorite style and be a trendsetter in your town.

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PLAID IN PORTLAND

One of this Season’s trendiest styles, stay chic and colorful throughout Winter’s rainiest days in a knee length plaid coat. From Coach to Alexander Wang to Phillip Lam, the runways were filled with this year’s “go to” print pattern. We like Vince Camuto’s gray plaid trench coat with removable hood for those unpredictable weather days. Or go brighter with Madewell’s red plaid wool blend coat perfect for the holidays. Pair your favorite plaid coat with Citizen’s of Humanity’s “Ava” dark wash jeans, Liberty Garden’s black fur shoulder long sleeve top, and comfy ballerina flats and head to your favorite coffee shop in style.

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SUEDE FRINGE IN L.A.

With the “Boho” look continuing into Fall and Winter, take a tip from the L.A. scene in a chic suede fringe coat. Go with this Season’s trendiest style in a long suede fringe duster as pictured above, or accessorize with a suede fringe vest or jacket. Look for the fringe suede duster at your local clothing shops since we found the item sold out across the most popular department and designer stores. You could go for a shorter version with Topshop’s cropped fringe suede jacket or shine bright in Mango’s fire engine red suede coat. Complete your “Boho” look with Goldsign’s dark wash wide leg jeans, black lace blouse from Hale Bob, and floppy wool hat from Calvin Klein.

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COZY IN DENVER

From Rudsak to Joe Fresh to Moschino, designers are giving the utilitarian “parka” an update this Season. No longer reserved just for skiing,  bring your favorite snug snow jacket out to play with you this Winter. Shine bright through the year’s dreariest days in Columbia’s NEW cobalt blue “Turbodown” water resistant jacket paired with Hale Bob’s warm black ultra suede leggings and Liberty Garden’s cozy black long sleeve sweatshirt. As the sun sets, pair Hale Bob’s wrapped sequined cocktail dress with Steve Madden’s snow white fur collar quilted coat or go sophisticated in a sleek black insulated parka NEW from North Face perfect for a winter night out on the town.

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DENIM IN DALLAS

With the 90’s back in a big way for Fall, now’s the perfect time to bring out your favorite denim jacket. Cropped or long, belted or loose, casual or dressy, the denim jacket is a perfect wardrobe staple this Season. From Neiman Marcus, Dallas’ anchor store, we like Alexa Chung’s cropped denim paired with Liberty Garden’s black babydoll dress for true 90’s fashion. Go classic with Helmut Lang’s long sleeve denim jacket or update the look with Frame Denim’s button front jacket with waist tie. Don’t forget to carry your denim look to business and formal occasions as well. For the office, pair Paige Denim’s white collarless denim jacket with Hale Bob’s blush pink dress and on your next evening out, top Hale Bob’s lace trimmed satin shift dress with Anthropologie’s true black denim and Steve Madden’s black leather pointy toe pumps for a perfect Winter’s night.

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FLORAL IN MIAMI

Even tropical spots can get chilly during the Winter months, and what better way to anticipate the coming of Spring than with a floral patterned trench coat. Don’t let the dreary weather get you down. Shine bright this Season in Hale Bob’s floral patterned teal Boucle coat easily adaptable for the office, lunch with the girls, or an evening out on the town. On warmer days, we love the floral print silk organza trench by designer Elenyun also doubling as a chic dress paired with Charles David’s peep toe booties or Steve Madden’s “Slithur” sandals for elegant occasions.

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SWEATER COAT IN CLEVELAND

Lightweight and bulk-free, the sweater coat is great on warmer Winter days or as a layering option over your favorite blouse and sweater combo. Shop like the locals in Hale Bob’s red wool sweater coat paired with Hudson’s dark wash “Nico” skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff black leather “hobo” bag, and red suede ankle booties NEW from Geox. We also like Free People’s “bold Geo” print sweater coat or go with their floor length “duster” version. Perfect for the office as well, top your AC Collection pencil skirt and Hale Bob long sleeve polka dot silk blouse with Barney’s fuzzy black sweater coat for a classic modern look. Segue into cocktail hour by pairing your sweater coat with one of our many cocktail dresses, perfect for any holiday gathering or special occasion.

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FUR IN BOSTON

From vests to jackets to trimmed collars, Bostonians love their fur. In addition to providing extra protection against the elements, fur is the perfect glamorous Winter wardrobe piece. Get a similar look as featured above with Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest paired over AC Collection’s black skinny jeans and Liberty Garden’s white open shoulder long sleeve top, accessorized with Vince Camuto’s black fringe booties, Rebecca Minkoff’s leather handbag and stackable bangles from Kendra Scott. For the perfect holiday look, combine your fur vest with matching red suede leggings from Hale Bob and an ivory silk Charmeuse blouse, finishing with sparkling heels from Pelle Moda and gold glitter clutch from Kate Spade. If you prefer a more understated style, go with Hale Bob’s black fur vest easily paired with any of your favorite denim jeans, leggings, or dresses.

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ROBE COAT IN NYC

 Like any true New Yorker, stay fashionable without trying too hard in our final favorite outerwear trend this Season. The robe coat gives an essence of style yet remains “cool” by its draping and tie front. Try Hale Bob’s long neutral knit coat paired simply with your favorite black leggings, turtleneck top, and knee high boots. For a different look, go with Plenty by Tracy Reece’s gray floral robe coat paired with Hale Bob’s snug ivory ultra suede leggings on casual days and Hale Bob’s black beaded cocktail dress for dressier occasions. Whichever way you choose to style, be sure to include the robe coat into your Winter wardrobe this year.

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Does your city’s outerwear trend fit your favorite style or do you prefer the look of another city? Whether plaid or floral, trench or robe, there is a chic coat fashion to suit every silhouette, every personality, and any occasion this Winter. Shop your favorite looks here at our fast and convenient online store. We at Posh at Play have everything you need to keep staying fabulous and feminine all Season long. Get to shopping your favorites today,

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FALL’S FAVORITE COLOR COMBOS

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When we think of the changing of the Season, we all pull out our heavier fabrics and darker colors.This year, forgo the usual blacks, navys, and browns and add a little color into your Fall and Winter wardrobe. Fresh from the runways, we have the top color combinations trending across the globe for 2015. Some color combinations might seem “taboo,” but take a chance and try something new. You may surprise yourself in discovering a new and different YOU this Season. Take a look at our favorite styles below, and choose which color combos you like best.

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RED AND ORANGE

Just in time for Halloween, now’s the time to bring out your favorite bright orange and coral colored clothing. Instead of playing it safe and pairing with the usual darker brown or black, be daring and combine with red, its partnering primary color. Get a similar look as featured above with Vince Camuto’s chic red cropped pants topped with Hale Bob’s orange short sleeve fringe shirt and red opened toed platform booties from Jessica Simpson. If the weather turns chilly, go with Hale Bob’s warm ultra suede coral leggings paired with the red silk button down blouseEileen Fisher’s burnt orange colored knit cardigan, and handmade dangle pumpkin earrings from DRae Designs. By combining orange and red, you’ll look smashing in Halloween’s iconic colors all Season long.

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PINK AND YELLOW

All shades of pink, from blush to fuchsia, are trending for this Fall’s fashion collection. Straight off the runways of Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta, stand out in style by pairing your favorite hue with a bright yellow. Start with our favorite trending blush pink long sleeve tee from Liberty Garden combined with Hale Bob’s bright yellow sateen skinny pants and Jimmy Choo powder pink leather kitten heels. Wow them with a pop of color in Hale Bob’s bright fuchsia pink Mayan tribal print tunic accessorized with bright pink suede ankle booties from YOOX.

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If yellow is not a flattering color on you, get in on this year’s trend by choosing your favorite shade of pink dress and simply accessorizing with a few key yellow pieces. We love Hale Bob’s blush pink ultra suede shift dress, suitable for any shape and figure. Complete your outfit with Pelle Moda’s NEW lemon colored strappy sandals and a Comme des Garcons canary yellow wallet inside your Marc Jacobs crossbody bag. Whichever tint you prefer and however you choose to style, be sure to include the pink and yellow color combo into your Fall fashion wardrobe this Season.

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BLUE AND GREEN

Our third favorite color combination for Fall is blue and green. From designer Ulises Merida in Madrid to Hayley Elsaesser in Toronto, the runways were filled with the sea’s two favorite colors this Season. Spruce up your look at the office and shop Citizen’s of Humanity’s bright green Thompson skinny jeans or Hale Bob’s green Sateen skinny pants paired with Hale Bob’s blue washed silk jacket. Accessorize with Steve Madden’s blue leather pumps and Hayden-Hartnett’s all day green leather satchel for a perfectly trendy workday style. If you prefer more muted shades, substitute Citizen’s of Humanity’s olive green skinny jeans topped with Hale Bob’s long teal Boucle coat instead.

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Reverse the color combo by selecting a green sweater and blue cropped pants. Perfect for lunch with the girls, a holiday party, or evening out, get a similar look as pictured above with Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash cropped blue jeans, Caslon’s green cashmere sweater, a Lauren Merkin leather clutch, and classic nude colored pumps from Stuart Weitzman. Carry Summer’s ocean waves and warm sea breezes with you into the cooler months of Fall by combining the colors of blue and green this Season.

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SAND AND CREAM

Take a break from all the brights, and go with a softer look for Fall with a sand and cream color combo. You’ll look luscious at the office in a sand colored funnel neck sweater from Banjo and Matilda paired with Hale Bob’s ivory pencil skirt and cream colored pumps from Charles David. For a night on the town or holiday party, we like the sand and cream color mixture on Liberty Garden’s mixed media high low maxi dress combined with embellished peep toe pumps from Badgley Mischka and a Tory Burch mini crossbody bag.

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On your next trip to the pumpkin patch or coffee with the girls, slip into Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings paired with Topshop’s comfy oversized knitted tunic top or go with Equipment’s NEW sand colored cashmere sweater. Switch up the color combo and shop suede leggings from Elie Tahari or try sand leather leggings from Helmut Lang. Top your outfit with Liberty Garden’s NEW ivory knit lace jacket or go with the ultra suede long sleeve sweater combined with Rebecca Minkoff’s Bowery leather tote, Sam Edelman’s knee high boots, and snug beige cashmere scarf from Halogen. Casual or dressy, show your softer side this Fall with a sand and cream color outfit.

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WINE AND MAUVE

Finally, our last favorite color combination for Fall 2015 is wine and mauve. In “Fall Style: Top Hair, Makeup, Color and Accessory Trends,” we mentioned that “Marsala” is one of the hottest colors trending this Season so what better way to try it out than blending with a lighter tone of the same color palette. Start with Hale Bob’s wine colored ultra suede leggings paired with Currrent/Elliot’s mauve muscle tee, Hale Bob’s black stretch bolero jacket, and suede knee high boots from Chinese Laundry. Or jump on one of this year’s trendiest patterns with Lucky Brand’s cozy NEW mauve and ivory plaid shirt. If leggings aren’t quite your style, substitute Hudson’s wine colored skinny jeans or go with Hale Bob’s ultra suede mini shift dress accessorized with a cute mauve crossbody bag from Kate Spade and matching mauve faux fur coat from Donna Salyer

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 Red and Orange. Pink and Yellow. Blue and Green. Sand and Cream. Wine and Mauve. These are our 5 top favorite color combinations trending on the fashion runways for Fall 2015. Which combo do YOU think reflects your personality yet pushes the limits of your fashion regime? Comment below and let us know. We at Posh at Play are here to provide the best in fashion advice for you our readers and would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to also follow us on Pinterest for more of our fashion finds.

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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?

MUST-HAVE WINTER COATS


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It’s that time of year again to start shopping Winter Coats for the Season. This Season, designers updated many of our favorite coat styles for a new and fresh take on the Winter Coat. No need to forgo style while keeping warm. Make a statement with your Winter Coat this Season and step out in style. See our favorite Winter Coat styles for the Season here and start shopping your favorite Must-Have Winter Coat trends.

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 THE BRIGHT TRENCH

The Trench has been a fashion staple since the 1930’s made fashionably famous by Hollywood celebrities Marlene Dietrich and Carole Lombard. This Season, designers gave us a fresh take on the classic trench coat style by updating the look with bright colors for Winter 2014. No need to let the drab winter weather cloud your day. Step out in style with a bright colored trench coat this Season. Grab Hale Bob’s Teal Boucle Trench Coat and pair with distressed skinny jeans, a tailored blouse, and chic Christian Louboutin leopard heels for daytime glam. Pair your trench with a flirty feathered Ann Taylor dress and glam Jimmy Choo glitter gold heels for a hot evening on the town.

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 THE SWEATER COAT

What better way to stay warm with two looks in one, the Sweater Coat. Not as warm as a coat, but warmer than a sweater, the Sweater Coat is great for those mildly chilly days, or for when you just can’t decide between a sweater or a coat. The Sweater Coat is a great casual coat option, paired perfectly with your favorite jeans and boots, or tailored skirt, tights, and booties. We love Hale Bob’s collection of Wool Sweater Coats with rabbit trim in a variety of colors. Pair yours with the Hudson Collin skinny jean, a white long sleeve blouse from Revolve, and chic Isabel Marant ankle boots spotted on the runway during this Fall’s Paris Fashion Week. You’ll be chic, sleek, and fashionably trending this Winter Season.

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THE MILITARY COAT

This holiday season, support our troops in style by sporting the fashionable Military Coat, brought back in style for this Season’s trends. From Max Mara to Gucci to Marc Jacobs, the Military Coat was spotted all over Spring 2015’s runways. As Marc Jacobs noted backstage, “Military clothes are part of the fashion vernacular now.” From camouflage to army green to button-down navy, get in on the military trend this Winter Season. For a dressier military look, go classy with Burberry’s wool blend navy military peacoat paired with a warm wool dress, warm black tights and Zara’s heeled boots. Or for casual Winter days, we love Hale Bob’s taupe beaded military jacket, perfectly paired with your sleek skinny jeans tucked into Christian Louboutin knee high boots.

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THE FUR COAT

Whether real or faux, there is nothing fake about the Fur Coat for Winter. For a chic updated look, shop for a cropped Fur Coat this Season. The Fur Coat pairs perfectly with your favorite distressed jeans and booties for daytime fun. For evening, your Fur Coat goes perfectly with your sequined dress for dressy or your pantsuit for girls night out. Our favorite picks for Fur Coats the Season are Zara’s Ivory cropped Fur Coat, Via Spiga’s Ivory shawl collar Fur Coat, and DKNY’s black Fur Coat. One of our favorite newest designers to hit the market this Season is London-based Hannah Weiland’s “Shrimps” faux fur fashions, featuring unique fur coats, bags, scarves, and accessories. Our top pick from “Shrimps” is the Dulcie Fur Coat, keeping you trendy, fashionable, and warm all Season long.

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THE CAPE COAT

Winter’s newest coat trend to hit the streets is the Cape Coat, a blend of a blanket, cape, and coat. Celebs like Rachel Zoe, Sarah Jessica Parker, and most recently Blake Lively have been spotted out-and-about sporting the trendy Cape Coat. For a dynamic entrance, consider purchasing the Cape Coat this Season and make a fashion statement. At your next business meeting at the office, cause quite a “scandal” with The Limited’s tailored grey Cape Coat, paired perfectly with tailored, a cream blouse, and chic kitten heels. Shop for holiday gifts in style with our favorite C Wonder wool checkered Cape Coat, and as the sun sets, accessorize your holiday party dress with a sweeping Sofia Cashmere Coat Cape with fur trim from Nordstrom. Casual or dressy, you are sure to be the talk of the town with this Winter Season’s newest Cape Coat trend.

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THE LEATHER COAT

Whether you have one or ten, the Leather Jacket is always a chic choice for Winter Coat wear. The Leather Coat easily pairs with jeans and boots for daytime chill, or with a skirt or dress for evening cool. Though we always think of the Leather Coat in black, branch out this Season and shop designers’ updated colors for the Leather Coat. From Balenciaga’s Ivory Leather to Topshop’s Burnt Orange to Jonathan Saunder’s Hot Red, spruce up your Leather Coat look this Season with a new color. Or go for a unique pattern and style with Gucci’s Black Leather quilted Jacket (pictured above) , Marchesa’s embroidered peplum Leather Jacket, or FINDS fringe Leather Jacket. Live on the edge and find a new, creative Leather Coat look this Winter, and from seeing Leather Jackets all over the Saint Laurent Spring 2015 Collection runway, this look will carry you into Spring.

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THE MENSWEAR OVERCOAT

Inspired by strong female characters in the workplace on television shows like “Scandal,” “VEEP,” and “The Good Wife,” designers this year integrated “menswear” into fashion runways from dresses to skirts to pantsuits to coats. One of our favorite Winter Coat styles this Season is the Menswear Overcoat, updated with slight feminine touches to grace the female physic. We like The Limited’s new “Scandal Collection,” fashion designs inspired by Kerry Washington’s character “Olivia Pope.” Check out the luscious Drape Collar Wrap Coat or the very trendy Sleeveless Double Breasted Coat for a updated style. We also like Dagmar’s grey Oversized Coat, seen on the Fall Fashion 2014 runways, or go bright with DKNY’s pastel pink Oversized Coat, perfect for Winter and Spring. The Menswear Overcoat pairs perfectly with chic AC Collection Sand-Washed Bootcut Jeans, accessorized with a Michael Kors Leather Handbag and chic Proenza Schouler heeled booties, as pictured above. Or go daring, and pair your Overcoat with your prettiest evening gown like celebrities Molly King and Keira Knightley. Whichever way you choose to style, your Menswear Overcoat is always classy and in style for any occasion. Stay up with the men, but keep your feminine radiance glowing.

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We’ve shown you our favorite top picks for this Season’s Winter Coat wear. Which style will you aim to try this Season? Go daring with the sweeping Coat Cape or update your leather collection with a bright red Leather Coat. Like shoes and handbags, Winter Coats are a Season staple that can put the perfect finishing touches on the simplest jeans and sweater outfit or make your evening dress sparkle for the holidays. No need to toss fashion style to the side just because it’s cold outside. Winter is the perfect opportunity to add more dazzle and posh to your wardrobe. No matter which Winter Coat style you choose, you are sure to turn heads with one of these top Winter Coat styles for this Season. Tell us what your favorite Winter Coat style is this year.

WINTER CHIC

What’s not to love about winter? It’s time to brave the frosty cold outside for fun with family and friends, and then defrost inside by the crackling fireplace with a cup of hot cider. Sadly, it’s also time to put away your cute and colorful tank tops, miniskirts, and sandals but you can still reward yourself with new exciting clothes for the season. Every year around this time I look forward to pulling out my favorite items which typically are my wool sweater coat, black cardigan, or… even my black fur vest! As far as I’m concerned, a girl can never have enough winter chic outfits! I also love to wear my favorite sweater with a pair of Hudson jeans, cozy socks and UGG boots. Who says you can’t be stylish and warm?! While you must say goodbye to the hot days of summer you don’t have to hibernate, you can still look vibrant. Warmth and good looks? YES LADIES!! We can have it all! Women’s cardigans, women’s jackets, women’s clothing all made out of warm fabrics but still fashionable. This is luxury for wintertime. Get out there and delight in it!

Black Cardigan

Shop This Short Sleeve Women’s Black Cardigan

I absolutely adore this. It’s trendy, luxurious and modern. This women’s black cardigan has a cashmere-like feel to it and is detailed with Rabbit Fur Trim to give it a sophisticated Rock ‘n’ Roll vibe. Wear this with the latest semi-matte lipstick Le Rouge by Givenchy at barneys.com.

Black Fur Vest

Shop This Women’s Black Fur Vest

Definitely a must have for this winter. This Black Fur Vest is composed of Rabbit Fur and lined with 100% polyester. It has a chic but edgy look to it. Try pairing our Suede Trim Ponte Leggings with this to finish off the look.

Boucle Coat

Boucle Coat

This is a boucle coat that demands attention as you walk through the door.  It’s incredibly stylish with its bold prints, boucle texture and oversized collar. This coat is composed of wool and polyester. Wear this with our Midnight Rider Jersey Black Turtleneck Dress and a few sprays of  flower bomb by Viktor & Rolf at Sephora and you’re complete.

Wool Sweater Coats For Womens

Shop These Wool Sweater Coats for Women

These Wool Sweater Coats for Women are comfy and chic. Definitely a must have in every girls closet this winter. The Brown Wool Sweater Coat above is composed of a wool and polyester blend and detailed with a double buckle on the side. The Red Wool Coat is detailed with Rabbit Fur Trim. Both are warm and lightweight with an eye-catching pattern.