HOW TO PULL OFF THE SKIRT AND SNEAKERS LOOK FOR SPRING

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It’s that time of year when we are all anxious for Spring to arrive, yet the weather tells us differently. However, there is a way you can begin to incorporate the Season’s styles and still stay warm against the elements. Why not try the skirt and sneaker trend so popular on the runways this year? With the wide variety of running shoes available today, it is easy to find just the right match for you. While stilettos may help us feel confident and commanding, there is nothing like slipping into something comfy that will let you run around the city in style and without hassle. Peruse our favorite skirt and sneaker looks below and choose the one that’s right for you.

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AT THE OFFICE

Turn heads in the workplace this Season with a smart skirt and sneakers combo. The trick   is to pair your look with a tailored blazer or fitted sweater for a classy yet trendy style. Start with Liberty Garden’s NEW beige ultra suede patchwork skirt topped with Hale Bob’s black lace sweater knit long sleeve shirt and black bolero jacket. Complete your outfit with a pair of chic white high top sneakers from JSlides and a posh leather briefcase from John Varvatos. Don’t let office politics get in your way. Wow them at work with your own unique style this Season.

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LOOK AHEAD TO SPRING

No need to wait until the official day of Spring arrives. Go ahead and bring out your favorite flowing chiffon skirts and dresses. We love Hale Bob’s NEW printed chiffon maxi skirt in quartz rose, serenity blue, and sea green, Pantone’s Spring colors of choice. If bold is more your style, go with Hale Bob’s cherry red, canary yellow, and bright purple printed chiffon maxi skirt. On chillier days, pair your skirt with a warm leather jacket from Oak and Eileen Fisher’s cozy wool scarf. When the weather warms, top your filmy skirt with a delicate lace embroidered sweater knit top from Hale Bob accessorized with an oversized straw tote from KAYU. Whichever way you choose to fashion, be sure to finish off your look with comfort and style in your classic Soleil V2 comfort sneakers from Puma. Look ahead and start sporting Spring’s prettiest trends today.

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EVERYDAY CASUAL

Switch out your usual “go to” jeans and tee outfit for a sneakers and skirt combo this Spring. Start with Hale Bob’s ivory pencil skirt with suede contrast and pair with a cool casual ivory ultra suede long sleeve shirt or a comfy white open shoulder shirt from Liberty Garden. Why not go bright this Season and accessorize with a hot pink pair of sneakers from Brooks and a matching cross body bag from Kate Spade. If you prefer a more “girly” style, go with Hale Bob’s white jacquard “A” line skirt topped with a flowy long sleeve velvet floral blouse and matching white original “Superstars” from Adidas. No matter which skirt style flatters you most, be sure to include this combo into your everyday errands about town or lunch out with the girls.

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ROCKER CHIC

Live on the edge a bit and go “rocker chic” cool this Season. Start with a black faux suede mini skirt with lace overlay or try the charcoal double slit knit maxi skirt NEW from Liberty Garden. Elongate your silhouette by pairing with a matching color long sleeve shirt with mesh inserts from Liberty Garden or satin blouse with lace detailing from Hale Bob. Complete your look with a classic black leather jacket from Asos and matching high top sneakers from designer Philip Lim. If all over black is too predictable for you, add in a pop of color with Hale Bob’s purple printed silk maxi skirt or Adrianna Papell’s cobalt blue jersey maxi dress as featured above. Accessorize your style with matching color sneakers and a “night lights” bucket bag and trendy “rockstar” sunglasses from Betsey Johnson. Stop playing it safe this Spring, and take a walk on the wild side.

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ELEGANT EVENING

Yes, you can even carry your sneakers and skirt look into the twilight hours. The key to making this style work for dressier evening occasions is to forget the formal cocktail dress, and go with a tulle or midi length skirt and evening sweater or blouse combo. Start with a soft grey tulle skirt from Bailey 44 , top with an elegant grey draping sweatshirt from Liberty Garden, and complete with shocking pink sneakers from Nike or sparkle in style with glitter high tops from Maison Margiela. If sleek is more your style, grab Hale Bob’s grey or black floral lace pencil skirt with half slippair with Hale Bob’s lace sweater knit long sleeve shirt, and accessorize with Kate Spade’s glitter black slip ons and matching clutch from Whiting & Davis. You won’t have to complain about aching feet  on your next evening out with this Spring party trend.

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CLASSIC COOL

If the thought of pairing sneakers and a skirt seems a little out of your comfort zone, ease into this Spring trend with a classic cool look a la “Audrey Hepburn.” Grab you favorite solid color pencil skirt and matching tee, and accessorize with your favorite patterned slip on sneakers for easy breezy Spring style. Get the above look with a black leather pencil skirt from Joe’s Jeans , a comfy slim fitted black jersey tee from The Row and leopard print slip on sneakers from designer Saint Laurent. We also like Hale Bob’s soft brown leather fringed pencil skirt paired perfectly with Michael Stars’ cowl neck asymmetrical knit top and tropical floral print slip ons from Nike. This outfit choice is a great way to ease into one of this Season’s most popular trends.

 

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We’ve shown you 6 of our favorite ways to style your favorite sneakers with Springtime skirts and dresses this Season. Whether you choose to pair with a flowy maxi or a tailored pencil, your skirt and sneakers look can carry you from work to everyday to formal evenings out. Your perfect “athleisure” style is waiting for you, so when you start to put your outfit together tomorrow, think skirt + sneakers. Give your feet a break and go for style plus comfort. This Season is all about discovering yourself and being comfortable in your own unique style and silhouette. Be you, be fabulous and always be feminine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO ROCK FALL’S DENIM TRENDS

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We all love our denim and as the weather chills with the changing Seasons. This Fall, look for new ways to rock the denim trend. From skirts to dresses to overalls, there is a new jean style to suit every fashion taste and body shape. Take a look at our favorite denim trends for 2015 and start shopping your favorites today.

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WIDE LEG DENIM JEANS

This Season, forgo your skinnies and try Fall’s trendiest pant leg style. With the 70’s trending on the runway, you’ll feel groovy in your wide leg denim pants this year. Start with AC Collection’s “Selma” wide leg jeans or the “Rihanna” pant and pair with a chic high neck striped poncho from Zara. Complete your 70’s “Boho” look with Free People’s wool wide brimmed floppy hat, Steve Madden’s fringed booties, and a fringe bag from McFadin Handbags, as seen on celebrities Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner. Carry the look to the office with Goldsign’s dark wash Seville wide leg jeans topped with Hale Bob’s black silk Charmeuse button down blouse with necktie and Jeffrey Campbell’s ankle booties for all day comfort and style. For evening fun, swap out your boots for chic T-strap pumps from Nine West and you are ready to dance the night away.

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WIDE LEG CROPPED JEANS

Another favorite denim pant trend to try for Fall is the wide leg cropped jean. Easily adaptable for any occasion, with just the right styling you can make your cropped leg look go from the office to lunch with the girls to cocktail hour. Start with our favorite Citizen’s of Humanity’s relaxed “Dylan” cropped jeans and pair with your favorite comfy sweater, Sam Edelman ankle strap heels, and a cross body bag from Micheal Kors. For the office, throw on a black bolero blazer from Hale Bob, and segue into the evening hours by forgoing the sweater and adding Hale Bob’s black studded silk tank, copper sequined jacket, and dazzling crystal peep toe pumps from Lauren Lorraine. From casual to dressy, let your wide leg cropped jeans work for you this Season.

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DENIM MIDI SKIRT

From Stella McCartney to Saint Laurent, the trendiest skirt style to hit the runways this Season is the denim midi skirt. Flattering on most figures, we like Free People’s button down A-line denim midi skirt paired with Hale Bob’s floral lace crochet sweater and leather knee high boots from Calvin Klein. For hourglass shapes, go with Rachel Comey’s high waisted denim pencil skirt with flounce topped with a form fitting “Utilitarian” chic turtleneck from Hale Bob and suede ankle booties from Michael Kors. The athletic body would do best with Anthroplogie’s front split denim surplice midi skirt and Hale Bob’s snug black lace bodysuit, accessorized with Burberry’s classic crossbody bag and Vince Camuto’s slouchy black suede booties.

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DENIM SHIRT DRESS

Short or long, loose or fitted, be sure to include one of Fall’s favorite denim styles. Dressed up or down, the denim shirt dress will carry you through every holiday occasion and Seasonal event this year. For casual affairs, we love the Gat Rimon Agata longline denim shirt dress from Asos paired with Heidi Klein’s wide brim hat and fringe ankle boots from Sam Edelman. For holiday parties or a night out on the town, go with 7 For All Mankind’s fitted dark wash denim shirtdress accessorized with trendy peep toe booties from BCBGMAXAZRIA and a glam clutch from Betsey Johnson. If long is more your style, choose the denim maxi shirt dress from Nordstrom cinched with Isabel Marant’s black leather tie belt and chunky Stuart Weitzman suede wedge booties. However you choose to style, be sure to include the denim shirt dress into your Fall wardrobe this Season.

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DENIM OVERALLS

From Sonia Rykiel to Moschino to Philip Lim, designers this Season are bringing back retro 90’s overalls. Look for an updated overall style on A-line dresses, wide leg culottes, and flare pants. For casual days, we like Levi’s classic relaxed fit denim overalls with “distressed” fabric for a “lived in” comfy feel. Go “boho” 70’s with Madewell’s dark wash sleek “legs for days” flare denim paired with your favorite long sleeved Tee, chunky wedge booties, and floppy hat. Or forgo the pants and try Current/Elliot’s denim overall dress topped with Liberty Garden’s powder pink long sleeve Tee or the long sleeve Menswear pullover on chillier days. Switch up your work day look and go with Shopbop’s black denim midi overall dress and classic pumps, then easily segue into the cocktail hour by layering Hale Bob’s chiffon and leather long sleeve blouse accessorized with Steve Madden’s pointy toe pumps.

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DENIM LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE

Finally, the last denim trend to get a re-boot this Season is the classic denim button down. This Season, go big and bold with Nordstrom’s oversized Chambray denim shirt. Look chic in the office with Hudson’s Nico black skinny jeans or Hale Bob’s faux leather leggings, ivory Bolero jacket, and Nicole Miller tote and leopard wedge booties.

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Top your work day look with a chunky sweater, crossbody bag, and comfy sneakers for a trip to the pumpkin patch, errand day, or lunch out. We like Liberty Garden’s layered ultra suede long sleeve sweater. Accessorize with Rebecca Minkoff’s crossbody bag and Adidas’ “Superstars” and you are ready to rock the perfect “Athleisure” look.

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The denim shirt is also a great layering piece, keeping you warm yet chic against Fall and Winter’s chilly breezes. Simply tie your denim top around your favorite outfit in the daytime sun, and pull around your shoulders as the sun sets for an instant winter “jacket”. If oversized is not quite your style, you can also try Free People’s slim fit denim shirt, Topshop’s western styled blouse, or Marc Jacobs’ studded cropped denim top.

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Which denim fashion style will YOU try this Season? Whether you decide to go “Boho” 70’s with flare jeans, trendy with a midi skirt, or simple with a denim shirt, be sure to include this warmer fabric into your wardrobe this Fall. Easily adaptable for work, casual, or play, denim is your “go to” essential this year. Start shopping your favorites here at our online store. With just a few simple clicks, your denim fashion will arrive in no time, ready for you to shine in style.

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