STYLE EDITORS TIPS & TRICKS FROM NY FALL FASHION WEEK 2016

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Whether you are attending the sartorial circus that is fashion month, are watching from a distance, or just want to look put together to welcome the new season, chances are you are in the market for some outfit inspiration. You’ve come to the right place. Take a few tips that we’ve chosen from NY fashion editors ensembles during fashion week this year and be inspired by the Fall runway looks.

(1) The Bright Bag Effect : Take The Yawn Out Of Neutrals

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Whether clutch, crossbody, or satchel, it’s time to put a little color into your Fall wardrobe this Season. Instantly spruce up Fall’s neutral and darker colors with a pop of color. In a morning rush, fashion editors know that they can turn a simple outfit into an eye catching look simply by grabbing a brightly hued handbag.

From Hugo Boss to Alexander Wang to Rag & Bone, bright colors are all across the runway for Fall 2016. Jazz up a simple jeans and tee outfit with your brightly lit handbag accessory and shine in style this Season.

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(2) Monochromatic Palette: One Color, Multiple Tones, Different Textures Equals A Slimming Polished Look

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On the other side of the spectrum, fashion editors go with a monochromatic ensemble consisting of various shades and textures to create a slimming and polished effect. Look for items in the same color scheme for a slimming effect against the mixture of different materials from leather to lace to cotton to suede.

Spice up the romance in a “girly” pale pink monochromatic look this Fall. Mix and match Pantone’s 2016 Rose Quartz “color of the year” with a variety of patterns and textures.

Check out our favorite pink Fall wear options:
“Cameo” Pink Suede Shift Dress
“Marty” Kimono Jacket
“Emely” Pink Draped Satin Blouse

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Camel, beige, and nude also gains attention this year. Mix things up by combining with a white or ivory color combo and intricate patterned accessories for an updated style.

Our favorite neutral monochromatic items for Fall:
“Lacy Sunday” Beige Textured Lace Blouse
“Cabana” Beaded Tie Dye Jersey Shirt
“Pascalla” Ultra Suede Ponte Leggings

A chic black and grey monochromatic ensemble creates a bit of drama for the Fall season with a nice mixture of textures from denim to leather to silk. Go from a grey tee by day to a silky sheer black by night.

(3)The Right Jacket Elevates Any Ensemble

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Take your outfits from casual to edgy this Season. While the September weather fluctuates back and forth, fashion editors know a good coat or jacket is handy to have. When the weather is warmer, drape the coat over your shoulders for a cute “cape” look. As the breeze picks up, wear your coat normally to stay warm.

For the office, pair your coat over comfy pants and a classic pair of heels.

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A basic “go to” tee and jeans outfit can go the next level by pairing with this Season’s chic blazer for a casual yet polished look. Will you go with a classic solid or try this Fall’s trending “text tees?”

Pair your jacket with our favorite classic skinny pant choices:
“Rogue Waves” Skinny Denim Jeans
“Bonded” Black Lace Skinny Pants
“Thompson” Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

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Don’t forget a moto jacket to keep you polished and styled with an edgy effect for Fall. Your leather jacket can be combined with not only your casual outfits by day but also your nighttime dresses by night.

(4) The Classic Button Down – Polished But Not Too Prim

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Whether tucked into classic skinny jeans, tied at the waist, or belted, fashion designers know you can’t go wrong with a traditional crisp button down top. Go with classic white or neutral or get into this Season’s style with a chic patterned print. Take a cue from fashion and celebrity icon Kim Kardashian with a half tucked in look. Why? It shows off your waist without looking too prim.

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Or go with the “frat tuck” for business in the front but a party in the back. Insert your button down at the waistline, pull slightly for a loose effect, and let the tail trail behind.

Need more button down shirt styling options? Check out this handy “how to” video on  chic ways to style your look:
Tips on Button Down Shirt Styling

Our favorite button down shirt styles to own today:
“Cristal” Ivory Gauze Button Down
“Tropical Punch” Short Sleeve Button Down
“Mariane” Floral Button Down

(5) The Jean Roll

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How to show off your favorite Fall heels and booties this Season? The”jean roll”
is your perfect solution while adding a polished look to the boyfriend jean. 

Whether you take your favorite straight leg jeans and roll the cuffs yourself or grab a pair of cropped boyfriends, be sure to include this style into your wardrobe. If you are feeling extra ambitious, you can combine your favorite heels with a pair of ankle socks for a super trendy fashion designer street style.

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And don’t forget, you can also wear your rolled jeans style paired with heels and a blazer for a business meeting and trade out your blazer for a sheer lacy top for a fun night out on the town. Allow your co-workers to see your relaxed side while still looking professional.

Check out our favorite rolled jean denim styles:
Hudson’s “The Leigh in City Kid” Cropped Denim Jeans
Citizen’s of Humanity’s “Dani” Capri Denim
Joe’s Jeans Rolled Cropped Jeans

(6)The Scarf Effect – Artfully Tied Can Make You Stand Out or Be A Stand In For Accessories

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And finally, our favorite accessory for Fall that can add a bit of pizzaz to any outfit from casual to dressy is the colorful printed scarf. Tie your favorite scarf in a knot around your neck paired with your favorite jacket, wide leg pants, or sheath dress.

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Another Fall trend we’ve been seeing street style in NYC is using your favorite printed scarf as a chic bangle bracelet. Fold the scarf in sections, wrap, and tie in a knot for an instant jewelry piece.

You can also use your scarf as a chic belt option, cinched around your favorite boyfriend jeans or tied across the waistline of a dress for dressier occasions.

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Bad hair day? Have no fear. Cover up a messy do or bed head with a colorful printed scarf headband. Not just reserved for “Boho” this Season, you can rock this look in style from work to play. Simply fold scarf in sections and tie around head, securing with a few bobby pins and you are good to go

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Don’t settle for less. Go ahead and elevate your Fall fashion this Season. Stealing secrets from this year’s top fashion designers, which look will you try? Whether you go for a standard button down, cropped boyfriend jeans, or colorful scarf, let your fashion do the talking. Make this Season’s trends fit YOUR style and let the real YOU shine through.

We here at Posh at Play encourage you this Season to
“Be YOU, Be Fabulous, and always Be Feminine.”

 

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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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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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?