WEAR SPRING NOW!

 

bohemian-marie-claire2If you’re tired of the same old jeans and jacket outfit, don’t worry! You can start wearing your favorite Spring trends NOW. From Michael Kors to Naeem Khan to Gucci, flowy “Boho” is back in a big way this Season with flouncy floral print dresses, cropped wide leg pants, off-the-shoulder peasant tops, gladiator sandals, and floppy hats. Other trends include cropped tops, leggings, military jackets, peplum, and crochet shawls. We’ll show you how you can start to incorporate a little bit of Spring into your wardrobe now. Chilly or warm, workday or playtime, enjoy your favorite trends today.

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FLORAL DRESS AND MILITARY JACKET

No need to wait to bring out your favorite floral Springtime dress this year. Even if the weather proves too cold for your sheerest of dresses, there are many tips to stay warm against the elements without cramping your style. We like Hale Bob’s ruffled silk chiffon sundress contrasted with this Season’s trendy utilitarian military jacket, and accessorized with bright caged heels from Donald J Pliner and a neutral oversized handbag from Vince Camuto. Or start showing off your “beach body” curves with Hale Bob’s snug pink floral sheath dress paired with Jill Sander suede ankle booties when the weather is chilly and metallic triple strap sandals NEW from VANELi for warmer Spring days. Your military style jacket also looks great on your way to the office over the sleeveless jacquard floral dress from Hale Bob. From home to work to party time, go ahead and bring your flowery Springtime dress out to play.

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FLOUNCY FLUTTER DRESS AND CROPPED JACKET

Our second favorite dress and jacket combo is the fluttery flounce dress and cropped jacket look. Even if this year’s Easter proves rainy or cold, don’t let that stop you from wearing your favorite Springtime style. We like Hale Bob’s satin floral print silk sundress paired with the black Bolero jacket and black ultra suede leggings in case the weather is extra chilly. If the day becomes warmer, simply remove the leggings and swap out your heels for slip on wedge sandals from Jimmy Choo. You could also accessorize your look with a classic leather jacket as pictured above for a “rockin'” Spring style. Go neutral with Trouve’s classic black, Halogen’s pale pink cropped, or spice things up in Rag & Bone’s bright red. Whichever jacket style you choose, you’ll definitely be able to wear your flouncy Spring dress sooner rather than later this Season.

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MAXI DRESS AND SWEATER

Don’t leave your favorite maxi dress out of the mix either. With “Boho” trending now more than ever, it’s time to let your hair down and start feeling Summer’s carefree days to come. Start with Liberty Garden’s ivory embroidered strapless maxi and top with a simple ivory gauze button down also from Liberty Garden and flat gladiator sandals from Rebecca Minkoff. On chilly days, stay warmer in Hale Bob’s ivory cropped jacket or Liberty Garden’s terry knit lace. If you’d rather go with some color, shop Posh at Play’s wide selection of Hale Bob print maxi dresses from colorful coral to bright green to rosy red. Perfect the “Boho” style by accessorizing your look with Free People’s straw wide brim hat, hobo bag from Elliot Lucca, and fringe sandals from Diane von Furstenberg. On Spring’s colder days, swap out the sandals for fringe booties from Sam Edelman, and layer with suede leggings from Hale Bob. Warm or cold, either way, you can start wearing Spring’s favorite “Boho”trend now.

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TURTLENECK LAYERING

Another favorite way we love to style the maxi dress for now is by layering a sleek turtleneck underneath. The key to pulling off this look is to be sure that the material of your top is super thin with no embellishments to prevent your silhouette from looking too bunchy or bulky. If needed, you can also add a cropped coat or leather jacket over your outfit for added warmth. Turn heads this Season in Hale Bob’s teal printed silk maxi paired with the black knit long sleeve turtleneck, buckled ankle booties from Free People, and shoulder strap purse from Zac Posen. You can also use the turtleneck to pair under other trending Springtime fashions like Hale Bob’s silk floral blouse, the off the shoulder velvet top, or Liberty Garden’s black sheer lace chiffon. This versatile turtleneck can even be topped with rompers like Liberty Garden’s lace trimmed twill shorts set or any of the tank dress selections from Hale Bob and Liberty Garden. Don’t let cold weather dampen your Spring style. Simply grab a turtleneck to keep you warm underneath your favorite Spring trends.

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CAMI AND SEQUINED CARDIGAN

Give your favorite snug winter sweater a Springtime update by pairing with a loose gauzy cami and lightweight skinny jeans or leggings. As the weather warms, you can tie the sweater around your waist for instant style. Grab Hale Bob’s grey sequin cardigan and top with AC Collection’s silver metallic skinny jeans and a rose quartz colored silk and lace tank, Pantone’s color of the year. We also like Hale Bob’s ivory silk tank with flounce or the mixed media flyaway cami from Liberty Garden accessorized with Hale Bob’s cool silver cargo leggings and glam round sunglasses from Tory Burch as seen across the runways this Season. Look ahead to warmer weather and start wearing your favorite flouncy tanks and camis now.

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SHORTS AND LEGGINGS

And lastly, what says “Summer” more than your favorite pair of shorts? Though the last of winter’s weather may leave your legs too chilly to wear alone, we’ll show you how you can still wear your favorite Seasonal style right now. Start with a pair of basic blue denim shorts and layer snug knit or suede leggings underneath, accessorizing with a cropped coat, oversized sweater, or wool scarf depending on how cold your climate is. We like Citizen’s of Humanity’s “distressed” denim shorts with Hale Bob’s matching ultra suede leggings , silk washed cami from Equipment, and Liberty Garden’s lace Kimono for a clean, streamlined look. Usher in Spring’s florals in flower print denim shorts from Joe’s Jeans paired over Hale Bob’s gray ultra suede leggings, cozy gray knit sweater from Shabby & Chic, and ankle booties from BP. If shorts are not quite your style, you might find Citizen’s of Humanity’s loose fit long denim shorts a more comfortable option, or if you are looking to take a few inches off your waistline, get AC Collection’s vintage high waisted denim. Whichever silhouette suits you best, you can start wearing your favorite Summer staple now.

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There’s no need to wait to wear all your favorite Spring and Summer trends. Go ahead and shop your favorite looks and use our layering tips to keep warm until the weather changes. If your city is still chilly, layer your outfit with your favorite winter jacket or overcoat and warm leggings or skinny jeans. If you happen to live in a warmer climate, forgo the leggings and skinny jeans and layer with lightweight fabrics to segue into cooler evening hours. Enjoy Spring today!

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING’S TOP TRENDING ACCESSORIES

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Gone are the days of barely there jewelry, slip-on shoes, and minimalist bags. If there’s anything that this Season’s runways taught us, it is that “bigger is better.” From oversized dangling earrings to bright colored satchels to embellished heels, this Spring is all about the more is more approach to accessorizing. These finishing touches may feel a little foreign to your usual straightforward style, but that’s the point. Take a deep breath, embrace their “wow” factor, and let them take you way out of your comfort zone this year. Peruse our top 6 accessory finds trending on the runways, and take a chance by adding one or all into your wardrobe collection this Season.

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SILK SCARF

One of the simplest yet stylish looks seen on the runways is the unique use of Spring’s silk scarf. Apart from its practical use in keeping you warm throughout the transitional months of Springtime, your favorite scarf can be used as a statement piece as well. Transform a simple denim outfit into that “wow” factor by coiling  Tory Burch’s “Souvenir” silk scarf around your neck like a necklace, one favorite look on the Nina Ricci and Dior runways. At a loss for other ways to tie your favorite scarf? Take a look at the “Posh at Play” Facebook page for our 3 quick video tutorials on other top trending ways to fashion your favorite scarf. Staying stylish this Season can be as simple as finding creative uses for the items already in your closet, and utilizing them in new ways.

EMBELLISHED HEADPIECES

Bye bye 2015 floppy hats and hello 2016 embellished headpieces. While “Boho” is still a trend on the runways for Spring, designers this Season are updating the look with unusual new pieces. From Saint Laurent’s tiaras to Diane von Furstenberg’s flowers to Dolce & Gabbana’s scarves, head wear got an upgrade this year. Long hair or short, add a new embellishment to dress up your everyday style. If “bling” is your thing, let your hair down and drape Rahaminov’s Forevermore diamond necklace across your brow or accent an up do with Oscar de la Renta’s  crystal embellished headband. If you are the girly type, try adding Nina’s white organza flower clip to a side ponytail or topknot. And for those really bad hair days, try tying one of Bally’s wide selection of silk scarves around your tresses in vintage 60’s style. Whichever head piece you choose, be sure to include one of this Season’s hair accessory trends into your fashion collection.

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BRIGHT MATCHING HANDBAG 

Playing off of last Season’s all over color, designers this year are matching bright handbags with same colored outfits. Forget contrast. This Spring is all about single toned style. First, start with your favorite trending Spring color like canary yellow, or cherry red, or quartz rose and serenity blue, Pantone’s colors of the year. Next, match your pants, dress, or overcoat with your handbag and shoes in the same color tone. Shine like the sun in Kate Spade’s solar yellow crossbody bag paired with Hale Bob’s cotton sateen skinny pants, and Liberty Garden’s scoop neck tank with high low hemOr, tone things down in a tranquil pink and blue long sleeve tie dye dress from Hale Bob accessorized with a matching blue leather satchel from Rebecca Minkoff and quartz rose Adrianna Papell strappy sandals for evening or trendy “ballerina” lace up flats from Kristin Cavallari  on casual days out.

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ORNATE EARRINGS

Now is not the time to shy away from bigger, bolder baubles to enhance your Spring style. To keep your look fresh and modern, try pairing your earrings with only 1 other statement piece to keep from getting lost in all the glimmer. For everyday style, dazzle in long crystal earrings from Heather Hawkins or oversized black hoop earrings from GAS Bijoux. On dressier occasions, go with Elizabeth Cole’s 20’s inspired ocean grey stone dangle earrings paired perfectly with a gold plated crystal pendant necklace. Tap into your playful side this Season with Betsey Johnson’s “princess charming” drop earrings, white puff balls from Tuleste, or “hot snacks” dangles from Vanessa Arizaga. Whichever earring style you go with this year, just remember that bigger is better.

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LACE UP BALLERINA FLATS

From Michael Kors to Etro, designers are still obsessed and entranced by the ballet. While the ballerina flat has been a fashion staple for the past few Seasons, designers this year updated the look by adding a pointy toe and lace up ankle for true “pointe shoe” style. Pirouette into Spring with a flowy blush pink crinkle cami maxi dress fresh from Liberty Garden or ivory embroidered strapless dress paired with “fresh off the runway” lace up ballerina flats from Michael Kors. On chillier Spring days, simply top your look with a snug gray chunky sweater from Zady or ivory layered ultra suede shirt from Hale Bob. If you only add one pair of new shoes this Season, let it be the pointy toed ballerina flat.

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STATEMENT SHOES

And finally, make a statement without saying a word in a pair of embellished shoes that express your unique style. From Gucci’s chunky heels to Marc Jacobs’ western booties to Tory Burch’s ornate heels, designers went wild with their own creative foot wear creations this Season. The key to styling statement shoes is to keep your outfit simple in order to highlight the unique accessory. Get a similar look as featured above with a white lace romper from Cynthia Rowley paired with fringe chunky heels from Free People and a colorful clutch from La Regale. If “Boho” fringe is not quite your style, go for a pop of color in Gwen Stefani’s new “Malibu” sandals or kick up your heels in Jeffrey Campbell’s rainbow patterned western booties. You can also strut your style at the gym in Casadei’s silver glitter accented athletic sneakers topped perfectly with your favorite comfy Tee and black leggings from Hale Bob. Dressy or casual. Daytime or nighttime. Dinner or the gym. Let your personality shine in your own unique pair of foot wear this Season.

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Silk scarves, embellished hair pieces, oversized earrings, bright handbags, ballerina flats, or statement shoes are our top accessories trending this Season. Whether you choose to style your favorite scarf in a new way or go bold with a brand new pair of earrings, don’t be afraid to stand out in style this year. Take a chance and try something new and different. Surprise yourself by expressing your unique personality in bold creative ways this Spring.

 

ACCESSORIZE YOUR FALL WARDROBE

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Welcome to the first week of Fall! As the season changes and the weather becomes a little cooler, it’s time to start trading in your chic strappy sandals and beach totes for Fall Fashion accessories. Everyday we focus on what we will wear, however we oftentimes overlook accessorizing our wardrobe with just the right elements to make even a sweater and skinny jeans pop with style. It doesn’t have to be complicated, even the smallest accessory can change an entire outfit for an updated look for Fall 2014. Even better, if you are on a budget this Fall, adding a few trending Fall accessories to your current wardrobe is a great way to update your style without spending too much money. We’ve made it even easier for you by picking out our favorite Fall Fashion accessories trending this Fall. Peruse our finds below, and pick out your favorite Fall accessory to try out this Season. Happy Shopping!

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FRINGE

Yee-haw! Country and Western touches are all the rage this Season, from handbags to jackets to skirts to jewelry. For a subtle western touch this Season, we are loving this neutral colored fringed oversized tote from Tory Burch or chic fringe earrings from H & M. Embrace the trend in full force with Free People’s fringe suede jacket or  fringe dress which can be paired over sleek silky pants like Chrissy Teigen at an MYNY event in NYC, or go with fringe western styled boots from Nordstrom for a rollicking good time. If you are feeling really daring this Fall, go for a Fringe hairstyle, a blunt choppy cut like Rose Byrne or fringe bangs like Jessica Chastain.

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With the sixties in full swing this Season, it is a perfect time to try out the knee high boot trend. This Fall, the flat heel knee hit boot paired with a short dress, mini-skirt, or skinny jeans will keep you feeling fresh, and chic all season long. We are loving these Tory Burch suede button back flat heel knee high boots paired with a chic Betsey Johnson plaid sweater mini-dress and a patterned Hale Bob scarf. Or try snug fitted  heeled knee high boots paired with Hudson skinny jeans and a cozy ribbed funnel neck sweater from Topshop for a casual look. Either way this Season’s knee high boots are a Fall accessory that will  have you feeling groovy all Season long.

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As we mentioned in our “Fall Fashion” blog in August, designers this season are going for a matching, monochromatic color scheme for Fall fashion and accessories. This season, you don’t have to question what color shoes or handbag to choose, just match with the same color scheme as your chosen outfit for an up-to-date look. Trending colors for Fall are hot red, bright yellow, gray on gray, bright orange, and neutral as well as soft beiges and pinks. Wearing a monochromatic look is not for the bashful, so go big and go bold this Fall for a hot evening out by paring an Anne Klein fit and flare dress with matching Valentino red boots and handbag from Ralph Lauren. For casual, try, hot red Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans, and a red chunky wool sweater. As fashion designer Harry Winston says, “People will always stare. Make it worth their while.”

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EVERYTHING FUR

Fur. Fur. Fur. Though it isn’t a groundbreaking fashion statement to wear fur in Fall and Winter, this season, look for fur on the most unusual accessories, from heels, to boots, to handbags, to jewelry, to collars. Forgo the usual fur coat, and update your Fall wardrobe with a chic fur vest. Pair the look with Hudson skinny black jeans, a contrasting Rag & Bone striped top, embellished bangles from Forever 21, and chic Guess heeled booties trimmed with fur for a perfect Fall look. Our top picks for fur vests are Topshop’s grey faux fur vest, Zara’s fur waistcoat with belt, and Anthropologie’s fur shawl vest. We’re loving the fur trend so much, we had to snatch the NEW DKNY faux fur handbag we found at Macy’s.

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ANIMAL PRINT

Roar! Beginning in the Spring of 2014 and continuing into the Fall season, animal print is definitely here to stay. For Fall, pair animal print accessories with basic wardrobe essentials to enhance the look. For a chic office style that can easily segue into cocktail hour, pair your favorite black midi skirt and crisp white button down with gold bangles and leopard print clutch and heels by Jennifer Lopez. You can also add little animal print touches with The Limited’s animal print belt paired with jeans, a leopard print watch by Betsey Johnson, or even an animal print wallet from Nine West for a quick trip to the market.

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THE FLOPPY HAT

Gone is the stocking cap and the fedora. Say hello to this Season’s oversized floppy hat. Trending throughout the Summer season as a chic beach and festival-goer accessory, the floppy hat segues easily into Fall by pairing with your oversized sunglasses, AC Collection wide leg jeans, and comfy chunky sweater. Not just for casual, wear your floppy hat to work in style paired with a maxi skirt and sweater, accessorized with gold bangles. For a dinner out, pair your hat with a chic black belted dress and stockings. Our favorite floppy hat picks are Nordstrom’s two-toned floppy hat, Topshop’s burgundy felt floppy hat, and Urban Outfitters’ studded floppy hat. For a completely different look, don’t just wait for a bad hair day. Accessorize with a floppy hat to spice up your wardrobe this Fall.

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BLANKET LENGTH PATTERNED SCARVES

The scarf is the new necklace this Fall season. The wonderful thing about scarves is that they are oftentimes less expensive than coats and jackets, allowing you to select several different fabric options for cooler or warmer days as the weather fluctuates. You also have the luxury of draping a scarf over your coat for extremely cold days, staying warm but fashionable at the same time. For warmer weather, drape a silky scarf over your favorite chunky sweater and grey AC Collection skinny jeans. Our favorites are Hale Bob’s neutral pattern scarf, Hale Bob’s bright purple scarf, and Etro’s muti-media print scarf with trendy fringe accents. Pair with Chinese Laundry’s knee high boots, combining two trendy Fall Fashion accessories into one. For colder winter weather, wrap a chunky wool scarf around your neckline and let it drape over your warm Kate Spade peacoat jacket, jeans, and boots. Our favorite wool cozy scarves this Season are Burberry’s Wool berry-colored scarf, Free People’s Boucle long scarf, or go longer with a soft, drapey shawl. Of all the wonderful accessory options this Fall, we choose the blanket length scarf as our first accessory buy of the Season.

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From belts to jewelry to scarves to shoes, accessorizing this Fall can be fun and doesn’t have to break the bank. Even if you don’t have much time to shop or much money to spend, pursue your favorite online store and add a chic fur vest for after-hours dinner, or a leopard patterned clutch, or a long scarf to keep you warm in the chillier Fall weather. The choice is yours- fringe accent, knee length boots, monochromatic ensemble, fur vest, leopard print, or waist length scarf. Which accessory will YOU choose this Fall?