FASHION TRUTHS FROM AN EAST COAST GIRL

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Last week, L.A. based fashion blogger Natalie Kramer gave you favorite West Coast Girl styling tips. This week, take some Preppy and Polished tips from the East Coast influenced by tradition as much as practical concerns.

Since weather patterns can be unpredictable, with sun one minute and rain the next, East Coasters are used to fashionably styling a light cardigan or sweater year round. The East Coast is the home of Ivy League schools and academia in the North and manners and charm in the South. This influences the region’s style and fashion with the popularity of pearls, polos, plaids, and sweaters. Take a look at our 6 tips on how to dress East Coast style.

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CLASSY GIRLS WEAR PEARLS

East Coasters know that the best way to add a bit of class to any style is to simply add a string of pearls. From work to play, any outfit can be enhanced with this simple embellishment. Whether you choose to don a charming A Line Dress or classic oxford shirt and blazer, pearls are a more than acceptable accessory day or night. So grab those heirloom strands of your grandmothers or splurge with Majorica’s Three-Strand Pearl Necklace as a way of initiation.

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RAIN BOOTS ARE A FASHION STATEMENT

Every East Coast girl knows that rain wear is not merely a necessity, it is a fashion statement all its own. From rain jackets to umbrellas to boots, an East Coast girl knows how to rock these items in style. Start your fashionable rain wear collection with a trendy pair of weatherproof boots. For a perfect Spring style, we like Hunters Original Tall Gloss Rain Boots paired with Vineyard Vines Cashmere Linen Tunic Sweater and skinny jeans from Hudson. Add a little novelty to your look with jewelry pieces in the Cape Cod Collection from East Wind Silver Co.

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GET NAUTICAL

For East Coasters, nautical pieces are tied in from north to south inspired by sailing whether for pleasure or toil due to the convenience of the Great Lakes and the length of the coastline. Since the weather along the East Coast tends to be chillier and not as mild as the West Coast, our “beach wear” often includes a light sweater, cardigan, floppy hat or scarf. Start with Citizen’s of Humanity’s white cropped shorts paired with a striped tee from Paige Denim, your string of pearls, and classic boat shoes from Sperry. Be inspired by Spring’s runway looks from Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, and start shopping your favorite nautical items. Don’t forget the perfect nautical jewelry, we love the anchor inspired bracelets by Kiel James Patrick.

GO POLISHED IN POLOS & PLAID

On the East Coast, the popular “preppy” style derives mostly from the universities. The polos, plaids, and sweaters have evolved into a very chic yet proper style perfect for anyone to try this Spring. Let your hair go natural, and pair Washed Dayboat Classic Shorts  with a Short Sleeve Polo Shirt and Lacoste Slip On Sneakers. Accessorize your look by tying a plaid button up around your waist in case the weather turns chilly. On dressier occasions, combine your polo and pearls with a White A line Mini Skirt from Hale Bob or a Candy Pink Striped Midi Skirt from Chic Wash.  Who says that you have to be a college student to enjoy one of the East Coast’s favorite fashion statements?

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BE PLAYFUL IN PREPPY PRINTS

In contrast, on the lower regions of the East Coast, Southern charm omits the plaids opting for lovely and light shades boasting floral and sea faring prints yet the proper look is still maintained with clean cuts, A line skirts, and the like. And since it’s Spring, now is the perfect time to “be playful in preppy prints.” Look for light pastels, floral prints, flutter sleeves, and midi-length skirts. Lilly Pulitzer has got it down to a science with their eye pleasing shades, one of a kind prints and oh so Southern Charm. We’re particularly fond of the Shellabrate print this year that easily pairs with your lightweight cardigans and Georgica Jelly Sandals.

You can even carry the playful prints to the workplace with Hale Bob’s Beaded Blue Silk Blouse and Wide Leg Linen Trousers. Slide into a pair of Metallic Gold Wedges from Lilly and your sure to bring a refreshing outlook to the office. From dresses to skirts to shorts, be sure to include the East Coast’s favorite playful prints into your closet this Spring.

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MONOGRAMS ARE A MUST

Finally, our favorite “style” that every girl should choose not just for Springtime but throughout the entire year is monograming. East Coasters from North Carolina down are obsessed with monograming everything, making it their own. From jackets to handbags to jewelry to even iPhone cases. Putting your initials on your favorite styling items shows ownership and commitment to the things you love best. The East Coast is characterized by individualism and hard work, but with class, character, and charm. We love the classic East Coast look pictured above with your very own personalized with a Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater paired over a Polka Dot Blouse, and Cropped Denim Jeans. If you choose to try only one East Coast style this Season, pick your favorite item to monogram and take ownership of your fashion. Whether you choose to own your most loved handbag, hat or  hoodie Southern Charm Embroidery is the place to go to put your stamp on it.

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From our list above, there is sure to be an East Coast style that suits you this Season. Maybe you’ll decide to add a string of pearls on your next evening out. Or you may tie a cardigan around your outfit for lunch out with the girls. Or why not monogram your favorite fashion accessory or wardrobe essential, exuding style, class, and individuality.

Now that you have read both last week and this week’s blogs on West Coast vs East Coast fashion truths, we’d love to hear YOUR opinion on which style you think fits you best. Will you follow your region’s trends and styles, or will you choose to “go against the grain” and try something new and different? Let us hear from YOU and comment below. And remember, no matter what we here at Posh at Play want you to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

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ROAD TRIPPIN’:FASHION FINDS FOR YOUR NEXT GIRL’S VACATION

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Coachella. Vegas. The Beach. A Bed & Breakfast. Whichever “getaway” you prefer, it’s time to plan your “girl’s only” weekend road trip. We’ve got you covered on how pack efficiently yet stylishly for your upcoming vacation. No need to fill your suitcase with your entire wardrobe. Take a look at our key items that’ll fit any activity you have planned and suit any fashion style.

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ROMPER

Our first item of choice for your vacation is the romper, Spring’s most popular fashion statement. From strapless to long sleeve, from cotton to silk, from floral print to pale pastel, this shorts set is your “go to” item this year. Start with Liberty Garden’s off the shoulder breezy white lace romper accessorized with matching white wedge sandals from Clarks with a plush OrthoLite footbed for all day comfort. Flatter a tiny waistline by cinching with Ralph Lauren’s braided leather belt and complete your look with Mango’s chic fringe bag. If you prefer a little color, go with Hale Bob’s multi-color tribal print shorts set or go neutral in the ivory printed strapless romper. While you’re at it why not grab Liberty Garden’s black gauze romper for your girl friend, and you two will be traveling together in style.

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PRINTED PANTSUIT

Our second favorite travel “must have” is the printed jumpsuit, perfect in the car, at a rest stop, or even on your first night out on the town. We like Hale Bob’s strapless tribal print pantsuit or go with the fuchsia printed viscose crepe jumpsuit, suitable for all your planned events on your vacation. Pair your look with Tory Burch’s wedge sandals as you travel cross country. Switch to Boho chic tassel lace up flats from Dolce Vita as you peruse around town. As the sun sets, you’ll be ready to dance the night away in your rhinestone embellished cage heels from Vince Camuto. Casual or dressy, the printed pantsuit is perfect to fit all your vacation activities.

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TUNIC DRESS

Don’t leave home without a cool, breezy tunic dress, perfect for easy, carefree styling and comfortable enough for all day wear. From patterned, to pastel, to embellished, there’s a perfect dress to suit your style. Go with this year’s Boho chic craze in Liberty Garden’s long sleeve white lace tunic shift dress or sleeveless lace frock,  paired with Free People’s “road trip” tall gladiator sandals, True Religion’s straw floppy hat, and Ran Ban’s round “hippie” sunglasses. If classic is more your style, you’ll love Hale Bob’s olive lace trimmed satin dress accessorized with Sam Edelman’s crystal flower flat sandals,  sleek envelope clutch from Diane von Furstenberg, and basic bowtie watch from Betsey Johnson. If simple and unfussy is what you’d prefer, select Hale Bob’s flowy blue chiffon shift dress for “no nonsense” style. This dress is perfect for long travel days when you don’t want anything too constricting yet it’s also great for a day at the beach or a night out to dinner. Playtime or travel time, the tunic dress is one to include into your suitcase this year.

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MAXI DRESS

Another favorite dress option to pack in your suitcase is the maxi dress. Suitable for any occasion and flattering on all body types, the maxi dress is flowy enough to keep you comfortable in the car ride yet dressy enough to take out to dinner. We love Hale Bob’s teal printed jersey maxi dress paired perfectly with your Clark’s cork wedges already packed to go with your romper. Get your “Boho” on with Hale Bob’s tie dye print maxi, accessorized with your gladiators, or go classic in Liberty Garden’s black gauze strapless dress. No matter which style you prefer, each look will go perfectly with your gold metallic strappy sandals NEW from Badgley Mischka for your girl’s night out.

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TIE DYE SKINNIES

From Altuzarra to BCBG Max Azria, designers are throwing it back to the groovy 70’s. Appearing on jeans, to shorts, to tunics, tie dye print is having a huge comeback this Season. Why not get in on this year’s trend with Hudson Jeans’ mid rise super skinny jeans, perfect for your road trip with the girls. Pair your look with Liberty Garden’s lace peasant blouse, your gladiator sandals, floppy hat, and fringe bag for the perfect Boho chic style. Even if vintage 70’s is not quite your style, you can still have fun in your skinnies by combining with your favorite slouchy tee and sneakers for a casual cool look. We like Liberty Garden’s ivory swing back tee or go with some color in the pink jeweled jersey short sleeved shirt. Be sure to stick in Liberty Garden’s long sleeve loose pink tee for those days when the weather turns chilly. You can also pair this top over your romper and pantsuit for extra warmth.

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PEASANT BLOUSE

If there’s only room for one top in your suitcase, let it be the flowy peasant blouse. Perfect paired with your favorite jeans or shorts, or layered over your romper and sleeveless maxi, this top will keep you cool yet trendy all Season long. Flattering on all body types and suitable for any occasion, you can pair your peasant top with your tie dye skinnies from Hudson , as mentioned above. For Boho chic princesses, go with Liberty Garden’s white lace gauze tunicor the ivory white crepe empire top with navy embroidered rose embellishment. For the hopeless romantic, get  Hale Bob’s floral print silk chiffon blouse with flutter sleeves. And for the classy gal, try Hale Bob’s black long sleeve embroidered lace blouse. Whichever style you like best, be sure to include the peasant top into your travel essentials this Spring.

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With only 6 fashion travel essentials and minimal interchangeable accessories, you can pack light yet still stay stylish on your road trip this Season. From Boho to feminine to classy, you can find each one of our clothing picks in your style of choice. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping our top vacation finds here at our online store Posh at Play, get out your suitcase, and start planning your “girl’s only” weekend getaway today.

Be you, Be fabulous, And always be feminine.

 

MUSIC FESTIVAL STYLE ICONS YOU CAN COPY

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With Coachella kicking off this past weekend, Spring’s hottest music festivals are now upon us and what better way to be a part of the festivities than to get some fashion inspiration from music’s favorite style icons. Even if you can’t attend the festivals, you can still feel like you are there with our top looks. Peruse our favorite fashion finds spotted at music festivals across the country and start sporting your top choices today.

SELENA GOMEZ’S WHITE LACE ROMPER

One of this Season’s trendiest looks, Selena Gomez rocks a romantic white lace romper at this year’s Coachella Music Festival. We love the feminine feel of the frilly lace paired with the easy breezy shorts set to keep you cool and fresh throughout all of Spring’s activities. Grab Liberty Garden’s NEW long sleeve romper or go with this Season’s popular off shoulder silhouette in the white crochet shorts set from Liberty Garden.  Accessorize your look like Selena with Kenneth Cole’s gold metallic ankle strap sandals and classic Ray Ban aviators and you are “Hollywood” ready. When the party’s over, kick off your heels, whip up your hair into a relaxed topknot, and slip on Tory Birch’s nude slide on sandals or your favorite sneakers from New Balance. Don’t forget to add a delicate tiered  anklet from Free People for a little “festival” fun this Spring. Dressy or casual, your white lace romper is perfect for any occasion.

SHAKIRA’S WHITE MAXI DRESS

Our second favorite “Boho” chic look spotted at this year’s music festivals is Pop star Shakira’s white gauze maxi. Perfect for days at the beach over your favorite swimsuit or nights out on the town, the white maxi is your “go to” dress for Spring. Go “shabby chic” like Shakira and pair Liberty Garden’s white lace maxi with a bright resort tote from John Robshaw and your favorite flat sandals for all day comfort and style. Segue into the evening hours by tousling your hair with Kerastase Spray a Porter for beach wave style and accessorizing with Vince Camuto’s embellished ankle strap flat sandals and matching crystal clutch from Sondra Roberts. Don’t forget to keep those toes in tip top shape with Yves Saint Laurents’ “quartz rose” nail lacquer, Pantone’s color of the year. From daytime to nighttime, you’ll shine just like your favorite Pop star in your own long white maxi dress.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S PEASANT BLOUSE

Our third favorite “Boho” chic style for Spring is the peasant blouse. Started in the sixties with the hippy movement and popularized in the seventies by music icons like Cher and Karen Carpenter, the peasant blouse gets an update this year. Whether you decide to rock the oversized look like Carrie Underwood, a crop fit, or high low hemline, the peasant blouse is definitely a “must have” for Spring. We like Liberty Garden’s black and white long sleeve 70’s style blouse paired with your favorite skinny jeans or shorts. Accessorize your outfit with BCBGMAXAZARIA ‘s floppy hat and gladiator sandals from Aldo for quintessential “Boho” style or go with hair in a high bun and wedges from Chloe for a classic look. Go with an embroidered ivory empire waist top to soften a broad shoulder, or a white lace gauze blouse to accentuate a long neckline, all NEW from Liberty Garden. Flattering on any body type and suitable for every style, the peasant blouse is one you’ll want to include into your wardrobe staples this year.

JENNIFER LOPEZ’S SKINNIES AND KNEE HIGH BOOTS

For those who prefer to be a little less “trendy” and a bit more on the “classic” side, we love Jennifer Lopez’s simple yet high fashion style. By combining wardrobe staples in just the right way, she definitely makes a statement without trying too hard. You can do the same by pairing your favorite skinny denim with a snug lightweight turtleneck, knee high boots from winter, and a chic fringe handbag. Slick your hair into a sleek topknot, and you’ll look like you just walked off the runway. Get “Jenny from the block’s” rocking style with Hudson’s super skinny jeans or go with Citizen’s of Humanity’s straight leg denim if you prefer a little room to breathe. Top your outfit with Hale Bob’s navy blue knit turtleneck, or choose the skin tight lace bodysuit to hug your every curve. Complete your look with knee high suede boots from William Rast and fringe hobo bag from Muche et Muchette and you are ready to step out in style no matter what the occasion.  

RIHANNA’S JERSEY DRESS

For the “sport” in all of us, we love Rihanna’s chic “athleisure” Spring style. Play with the boys but retain your femininity with this fun sporty look by letting your hair down and accessorizing with your favorite jewelry. We like the trefoil tank dress from adidas or go with the comfy heather grey sport jersey from Revolve. For daytime fun, tie a bandana around your head, take a tip from Rihanna, and pair your look with texturized embellished sneakers from Puma, classic sunnies from Tom Ford, and a whimsical rainbow watch from Betsey Johnson. Simply segue into the evening hours by switching to Stuart Weitzman’s classic black ankle strap heels and grabbing Diane Von Furstenberg’s large ready-to-go bag so you’re ready for whatever the night may bring.

TAYLOR SWIFT’S PRINTED MAXI

Lastly, the reigning queen of pop and one of music’s most popular fashion icons, we love Taylor Swift’s bright new crop cut for Spring to match her edgy style overhaul. Taking a cue from the Naeem Khan Spring 2016 runway, the star looks smashing in a double slit printed maxi complete with chunky boots for a sweet but sassy fashion statement. Get her similar style with one of Hale Bob’s lovely printed maxi dresses in all colors and silhouettes. We like the classic pink and white floral maxi, or the ivory strapless dress for a more muted tone. Spring’s breezes leaving you chilled? No need to sacrifice beauty. Go with the long sleeve teal printed frock to keep you warm yet stylish all Season long. Though we all can’t be young again like the icon, we can copy her determination to not to let loose, be a bit daring, and take chances.

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From Selena Gomez to Taylor Swift to Jennifer Lopez, these style icons show us that beauty has no age and it’s never too late to try something new. Take a tip from our fashion music favorites and try one different fashion look this Season. Whether it’s wearing a unique dress style that you normally wouldn’t, or sporting a new haircut, or wearing heels instead of sneakers, promise yourself to take a chance this Spring. We guarantee you will feel and look more beautiful on the inside and out for having tried something new.

Be You. Be Fabulous. And always be feminine.

 

 

 

GREASE IS THE WORD: FLASHBACK TO FIFTIES STYLE

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Grease is STILL the word. Even if you didn’t catch FOX’s “Grease Live” last Sunday, you can still be inspired by one of this Season’s most popular throwback trends. From Louis Vitton’s “pink ladies” jackets to Marc Jacobs’ varsity-inspired coats to Oscar de la Renta’s pastel A-line skirts, designers this year are paying homage to the time period beloved by many. So what are you waiting for? Get “hopelessly devoted” to your favorite 50’s style trends updated for a new generation while still maintaining the nostalgia of the time period. Turn on the movie soundtrack or pop in a little Elvis, peruse our favorite finds, and pick one or all that’ll keep you “summer lovin'” all year long.

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If you have a little rebel in you, then you will relate to the story’s favorite “bad boy” Danny Zucko and the T-Bird gang. The great thing about this look is it’s simple yet sophisticated, and can easily be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Start with a pair of black faux leather leggings from Hale Bob, your favorite comfy white Tee, and a cool black leather biker jacket from Topshop. On casual days, pair your look with classic Converse sneakers updated for 2016 with a wedge heel high top or simple velvet ballerina flats from Sam Edelman. For more formal events, accessorize your outfit with Vince Camuto’s asymmetrical heeled booties or Michael Kors’ kitten heel pumps, a popular style from the 1950’s. Complete your silhouette with retro cat eye sunglasses from BCBGMAXAZRIA and a box purse from Heather Offord. You could also update the look by substituting the predictable leather jacket with Liberty Garden’s faux leather long sleeve shirt with ruffles for a feminine touch. Everyday or special occasion, you can’t go wrong with a black leather outfit this Spring.

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PINK LADIES’ DENIM & LEATHER

Strut your style with ease this Season in a chic pairing of denim and leather a la the Pink Ladies. Grab the 50’s favorite pant silhouette and accessorize with a simple Tee, leather jacket, and cute ballerina flats. We like the dark blue super skinny jeans from Hudson or the Thompson cropped skinny jeans from Citizen’s of Humanity. If you prefer color, go with Citizen of Humanity’s sea green skinnies, Hudson Jeans’ marsala or white leopard from Joe’s Jeans. No matter which color combo you choose, complete your look with Liberty Garden’s comfy loose ivory T shirt, Michael Kors’ black leather jacket, and leopard print ballerina flats from Salvatore Ferragamo. You can still wear your skinnies to dressier events by pairing with Liberty Garden’s tailored ivory button down and swapping the flats for classic black pumps from French Connection or Vince Camuto’s “Frenchie” ankle strap sandals. “Rule the school” this Spring in your very own chic Pink Ladies style.

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SANDY’S A LINE SILHOUETTE

With Springtime nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to try out this year’s pretty pastel pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. And what better way to usher in the Season than with a vintage A line shaped skirt or dress just like good girl Sandy. Update the 50’s styled skirt by adding trendy modern accessories like chunky booties or wedge heels and a crop top or fitted bodysuit. Segue from chilly winter into Spring’s warmth in Vince Camuto’s sea green faux suede A line skirt paired with a frilly leopard print top from Nanette Lepore or sleek black lace bodysuit from Hale Bob. Curl your locks and accessorize with ankle strap pumps NEW from the Kendall + Kylie collection, an elegant string of pearls from MyHabit, a studded leather clutch from Diane von Furstenberg and you are ready to hit the drive-in. For more formal affairs, sweep your hair into a high pony and don Hale Bob’s bright blue A line  or stick to basic black in the sleeveless color block dress topped with Free People’s cozy faux fur stole. “Hand jive” your way through the upcoming Season in a flattering A line silhouette perfect for any body type.

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RIZZO’S HIGH WAISTED SHORT SHORTS

If girly Sandy isn’t quite you, play with the boys this Spring in high waisted short shorts just like bad girl Rizzo. No matter what body shape you have, the high waisted silhouette is perfect for slimming your waistline, lengthening your legs, and providing the perfect combination of cool yet classy. Start with AC Collection’s deep blue high waisted stretch denim shorts paired with Lulu’s teal backless sweater or a black crochet silk cotton halter from Hale Bob for sunnier Spring days. Finish off your vintage 50’s look with a colorful scarf tied around your hair, Jimmy Choo crochet wedges, and a swipe of red lipstick from MAC. Carry your short shorts into the evening hours by topping with a frilly faux leather tank from Liberty Garden, cherry red peep toes pumps from Jessica Simpson, and Hale Bob’s blue rayon knit cardigan if it turns chilly. Casual or dressy, you’ll stay cool and slender in your own pair of high waisted shorts this Season.

VARSITY JACKETS

We can’t leave out the athletic teams that Danny joins in order to impress his love Sandy. From G-Star RAW to Marc Jacobs, designers are bringing back the 1950’s iconic coat for Spring and Summer 2016. Jump on the style trend this Season and pair with anything from your black leggings on the way to the gym to your denim mini to your maxi skirt for a evening on the town. Start with Opening Ceremony’s black and white varsity style jacket  over Hale Bob’s black cargo leggings , Liberty Garden’s gray draping sweatshirt, and Nike’s NEW running sneaker. Swap your leggings and shoes for a denim mini from Mother  or AC Collection’s faded black pencil skirt and Topshop’s NEW black booties for lunch with the girls. Segue into the evening hours by accessorizing your varsity jacket with a blouse, Hale Bob’s black studded high low skirt, and ankle strap “Patti” heels from Sam Edelman. This season take Principal McGee’s advice:  “if you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”

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Whether you’re a “Sandy” or a “Pink Lady,” a “T Bird” or a “Rydell Ranger,” there’s a throwback fifties style you can try this Season.  You’re only a click away from shopping some of your favorite Grease-inspired outfits, from A line dresses to skinny jeans to high waisted shorts. Sure to keep you “rockin’ around the clock,” get to shopping the 50’s fashions today.

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DENIM JEANS TO FIT YOUR FIGURE

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The denim jean has always been Fall and Winter’s “go to” pant style. With this Season’s many different styles, lengths, and shapes, which jean fashion looks best on you? First, determine your body shape. Are you petite or tall? Curvy or athletic? Whilst there is no standard silhouette, you can choose a denim style that will fit and flatter your figure, accentuating your strengths and hiding your flaws to present the perfect you. We here at Posh at Play want you to start every day looking and feeling your best. So take a look at our top denim choices for each figure and start shopping your body shape’s style.

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SKINNIES FOR PETITE FRAMES

Lengthen your legs and strut your style in a pair of skinnies for petite figures. Since shorter frames can sometimes appear stocky with too much embellishment, sleek skinny jeans will streamline your look. Go simple with Hudson’s Collin skinny jeans paired with your favorite button down blouse and sweater. Lengthen your line with Vince Camuto’s ankle strap pumps in “Sugar Plum” suede and a chic “blush” handbag from Kate Spade. Carry your skinnies into the evening hours with Hudson’s Nico skinny jeans topped with Hale Bob’s red silk button down and black leather sandals from Sam Edelman for perfect holiday style. Or go for a bit of Seasonal color in Hudson’s “Bordeaux” skinny jeans, a trending color this year. For petite figures, the full length skinny jean is your best “go to” denim look.

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CROPPED WIDE LEG FOR BOYISH FIGURES

Characterized by narrow waist and hips, boyish figures look great in this Season’s newest denim trend. The slouchy wide leg cropped jeans hang nicely on bodies that have straight hips and thighs, emphasizing your boyish shape. We like Citizen’s of Humanity’s relaxed Dylan cropped jeans paired with Liberty Garden’s cropped menswear sweater and Topshop’s bright red suede buckle booties. For a more streamlined look, we also like Rachel Comey’s high waisted light wash wide leg denim jeans paired with Hale Bob’s sleek Utilitarian turtleneck in jade or black and Michael Kors’ chic crossbody bag. Segue into the evening hours by accessorizing your jeans with Hale Bob’s sleek black lace bodysuit and bright red clutch from Hobo. However you choose to accessorize, boyish frames be sure to include this year’s trendy wide leg cropped style into your wardrobe collection.

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BOOTCUT JEANS FOR TALL FIGURES

For those lucky gals blessed with long limbs, a bootcut shape is your best bet. Snug through the hips and thighs, and opening into a bell shaped bottom, this jean style fits and flatters your lovely long silhouette. We love Hudson’s Signature bootcut jeans with a mid rise waistline perfect for any occasion. You will also love Hudson’s Beth Baby bootcut jeans as well with extra long cuffs. Pair your look with any of Hale Bob’s solid or printed sheer blouses, from the bright yellow floral print to the baby blue silk chiffon or the black satin lace to the ivory silk Charmeuse for dressier occasions.

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Tall girls also have the option of rolling jean cuffs for a trendy modern look. The shorter cuffs extend the line and make legs look even longer. So don’t worry if you can’t find long enough jeans to fit your body. Simply roll the cuffs of your favorite pair of denim, throw on a classic trench from Ann Taylor, accessorize with a snug striped cashmere sweater from Burberry and step out in style this Winter.

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FLARE JEANS FOR CURVY FIGURES

Curvy figures have no fear. We have the perfect jean cut to accentuate and flatter your feminine frame. Flare jeans with an open cuff below help balance out wider hips and thighs and are the perfect compliment to your physic. Go with this Season’s trendy “Boho” look in Hudson’s light wash Ferris flap pocket flare paired with Free People’s lace flyaway tunic or  Liberty Garden’s black lace babydoll shift dress. Complete your look with one of Hale Bob’s colorful rabbit fur vests, leather clogs from Steve Madden, Free People’s fringe Hobo bag, and rag & bone’s floppy brim fedora. If “Boho” isn’t quite your style, top your flares with Liberty Garden’s trendy blush pink long sleeve Tee and sneakers or go with the cozy fur trimmed cable knit sweater and Alfani’s fur lined ankle booties on chilly Winter nights.

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WIDE LEG JEANS FOR ANY FIGURE

Lastly, our favorite denim trend this Season that fits and flatters any figure is the wide leg jean. Roomy enough to accommodate every waistline and versatile for any occasion, be sure to include this pant into your wardrobe collection for Winter. We love AC Collection’s variety of wide leg styles paired perfectly with one of Hale Bob’s silk chiffon blouses and UGG’s water resistant fur trimmed wedge booties for everyday style. Carry your look to the office and top with Hale Bob’s black Bolero jacket and black pumps from Charles David. For perfect holiday style, accessorize your wide leg jeans with Ralph Lauren’s Christmas red turtleneck sweater, Kate Spade’s pointy toe pump, and a vintage Christmas tree handbag from Boston Inventory.

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Petite or Tall. Curvy or boyish. Instead of fighting it, let your body work for you this Season.  Highlight your unique silhouette and don’t be afraid to let the real YOU shine bright this Season. While we love discovering the latest trends and trying out the newest fashions, we at Posh at Play are also all about embracing diversity and accepting the YOU that you were created to be. Take our advice but don’t be afraid to experiment with your own creative designs and styles. We’d love to hear from you, our readers, on your favorite denim fashion for Winter 2015. Comment below on what style you plan to try, and how you will accessorize. If you still aren’t quite sure, visit our online store for a variety of denim jeans from designers such as AC Collection, Hudson, Citizen’s of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans and more.

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HOW TO ROCK FALL’S DENIM TRENDS

fall denim jeans

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.

wide leg denim jeans for Fall

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.

wide leg rolled cropped jeans

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.

denim midi skirt and knee high boots

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.

Denim shirt dress

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.

denim overall dress for Fall

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.

denim shirt for the office

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.

denim blouse and knit sweater for Fall

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.

denim blouse and gray Tee and skirt combo

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.

fall denim fashion 2015

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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90’s STYLE REVISITED

90's style plaid fashion campaign

Wondering why the 90’s are suddenly trending again? Fashion’s hottest creative designers behind Gucci, Stella McCartney, Raf Simons and others lived their young adult lives throughout the iconic decade and are now reviving their favorite nostalgic styles on the Runways. Look for a nod to the slip dress, Doc Marten’s, denim overalls, and beanie hats for Fall 2015. Designers this Season have taken the 90’s iconic fashions and trends, and have updated the looks to fit today’s modern woman. So crank up some NSYNC and start shopping this year’s latest fashion craze.

90's floral maxi skirt

FLORAL MAXI SKIRT

Channel a little Winona Ryder in “Reality Bites” with an flowy floral maxi skirt this Fall. Not only perfect paired with a plain white Tee and sandals, the floral maxi also easily segues into the cooler months of the Season. We love Liberty Garden’s white floral printed maxi skirt paired with an ivory lace jersey tank and Vince Camuto black maxi cardigan. Update the iconic 90’s Doc Martens style with this year’s trendy “Indica” Mary Jane shoe and complete your look with rag & bone’s NEW wool brim hat. You are ready to rock the streets in your updated 90’s style fashion.

baggy denim jeans and crop top with plaid shirt

BAGGY JEANS

Push your skinnies and your boot cuts to the back and make way for this Fall’s most popular denim trend- baggy jeans. Fashion is easy with the baggy jean. Grab a pair out of your brother or husband’s closet, roll the cuffs, throw on a Tee and you are ready to go. Or shop a pair of your favorite “boyfriend” jeans in cropped, distressed, or low rise. We love AC Collection’s Mystique boyfriend jeans or go for a darker wash with the Frenzy denim. If you prefer the cropped style, we love Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash relaxed cropped jeans paired with Hale Bob’s black leather cami and Calvin Klein’s ankle strap heels or your favorite cozy booties. Throw on Saint Laurent’s NEW black beaded beanie, tie on your favorite flannel, and your updated 90’s look is complete.

90's flannel with leggings

LEGGINGS & PLAID SHIRT

Nothing says “90’s” more than the classic flannel shirt. Back in the day, the flannel shirt was paired with everything from shorts to jeans to slip dresses to workout wear. This Season, update the 90’s flannel by combining with your favorite sleek leggings or “jeggings,” slouchy Tee, and flat ankle boots. Accessorize with this Season’s most popular cross body bag, cozy wool beanie, and your look is complete. Try Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte leggings or opt for trendy Joe’s Jeans’ “jeggings,” a cross between jeans and leggings. Add a comfy ivory Tee from Liberty Garden, a matching gray scarf and beanie from Halogen, and a Vince Camuto cross body bag for a perfect updated casual 90’s style.

90's floral dress

BABYDOLL DRESS

One of the most popular dress silhouettes of the 90’s was the “Babydoll” dress, characterized by a fitted empire bodice and a dropped waistline. Popular T.V. shows like “Friends” and “Beverly Hills 90210” made this frock famous for street wear fashion. Flashback a few decades in your own dress, updated for 2015. We love Hale Bob’s long sleeve Chevron print shift dress or go with a similar dropped waist style in Hale Bob’s silk Charmeuse shirt dress. Go true 90’s style and pair with over-the-knee stocking socks and Mary Jane’s or update your look with trendy knee high boots from Guess and a floppy hat from Calvin Klein as featured above. Whichever way you choose to style your look, add the comfy yet always fashionable Babydoll dress to your wardrobe collection this Fall.

90's jean overalls

DENIM OVERALLS

From Sonia Rykiel to Rebecca Minkoff, the denim overall is making a huge comeback for 2015. Designers this Season are re-imagining the overall look by adding a skinny jean fit or a cropped leg or a distressed wear. You can fit overalls into your everyday wardrobe by pairing with a tank and your favorite sneakers, or glam it up with your favorite heels and clutch. We like the slim fit faded Blank denim overalls from Shopbop accessorized with your favorite long sleeved blouse, silver ankle strap heels from Fendi and Vince Camuto colorblock envelope clutch. If you are looking for a new denim look this Fall, include overalls into your wardrobe this year.

cable knit sweater and plaid skirt

CABLE KNIT SWEATER AND PLAID SKIRT

Get cozy this Fall in a chunky cable knit sweater and chic plaid skirt a la “Cher” from 1995’s Clueless. Update the look for 2015 by accessorizing with your favorite Fall items such as ankle boots and a floppy hat. You can even go “Athleisure” with the style in your favorite sneakers and baseball cap. Or dress it up for a night on the town with your “go to” evening heels and sequined clutch. We love Liberty Garden’s “mixed media” fur trimmed cable knit sweater paired with a Fred Perry A-line plaid skirt from Asos and gray ankle booties from Free People. Go with a longer skirt option for the workplace in Brooks Brothers’ Signature plaid midi skirt, a trending length for Fall 2015.

90's style midi skirt and slouchy sweater

MIDI SKIRT

Our final top choice for 90’s style revisited is the midi length skirt. From designer Amy Smilovic for Tibi to Michael Kors to Dolce & Gabbana, Fall’s Fashion Runways were filled with the midi skirt and dress length style. You can choose from patterned or solid, A-line or pencil, cotton or wool, mixed media or plain. There are no limits to how you can style the midi skirt. We love Liberty Garden’s NEW black lace midi skirt paired perfectly with the ivory ultra suede tank and suede ankle booties from Ivanka Trump. Or cozy up to Liberty Garden’s gray ombre knit sweater on chillier Autumn days. For a night on the town, dress up your midi skirt with Hale Bob’s black lace bodysuit, Loeffler Randall’s black lace-up sandals, and Whiting & Davis’ NEW black crystal clutch. Your midi skirt can go with you wherever your activities take you this Season.

90's grunge street wearBefore Google and the iPhone craze, the 90’s were characterized by individuality, spontaneity, and the freedom of expressing yourself. It was cool to peruse thrift stores in search of the perfect flannel. Or head to the mall for a new pair of Doc Martens. Though media was a part of daily life, people were not as “glued” to technology as we are today. So step back in time this Season, and take the time to put away your phone and have lunch with the girls. Go for a walk in the park on your next lunch break instead of staring at the walls of your gym. Take the time to enjoy the world, talk not text, be yourself, and live life. Remember our motto here at Posh at Play: Be You, Be fabulous, and always be Feminine.

You can check out more of our favorite 90’s fashion finds by visiting our Pinterest Board “90’s Style Re-visted.”

THE NEW ATHLEISURE

Karlie Kloss athleisure white leggings and crop top

Originating a few years ago, the “Athleisure” trend shows no signs of slowing down as we head into the 2015 Fall Season. Characterized by athletic wear OUTSIDE of the gym, designers like Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, and Tory Burch have recently started delving into the current trend  by designing entire separate lines focused on athletic wear for the streets. With our busy lifestyles, women today need to be able to “do it all” yet still maintain style and class. This week, we focus on the current and continuing Athleisure trend and show you how to incorporate the look into your daily fashion style. Go beyond the simple leggings and white Tee and take our tips on how you can stay fit and fabulous this Fall Season.

Athleisure gray leggings and black leather jacket

AT THE OFFICE

A perfect place to try out your new “Athleisure” wear is at the office. Start with your favorite comfy jogger pants and layer with a tailored blouse, jacket and booties for a structured look. We love Liberty Garden’s new grey quilted jogger pants topped with a metallic faux suede detailed black long sleeve top and leather jacket from Barney’s. Accessorize with black suede ankle boots from Sam Edelman, bangles from Betsey Johnson, and a chic leather bag from Alexander Wang.

striped pants and black sweater

Make your track pants go the extra mile in our second favorite look for the office. No need to pack an extra outfit after your early morning run. Simply sweep your hair into a loose bun and pair your exercise pants with a comfy sweater and heels for a perfect workday outfit. Try the side stripe pants from Finders Keepers or go with black and white striped Ponte leggings from Hale Bob. Top with Liberty Garden’s black fur sleeved pullover and classic black pumps from Kate Spade and you are ready to rock the office place in style.

Athleisure gold shorts and sweater

LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Squeeze in a quick run around the block or a trip to the gym before lunching with the girls. This Season, look for running shorts in a variety of trendy metallic colors like copper, silver, or bronze. Segue into the lunch hour by forgoing your running sneakers and pairing your look with wedges, ankle boots, or even chic strappy heels accessorized with a zip-up sweater and long gold chain. We like the metallic nylon shorts from Luisviaroma topped with a matching metallic jacket from Just Cavalli and Chinese Laundry’s silver strappy heels or go prep school cool in Steve Madden’s the “Driller,” an updated take on the classic oxford. If copper is more your style, pair your metallic shorts with Hale Bob’s sequined copper jacket and sparkle in style this Season.

Athleisure white jeans and sweatshirt

As the weather cools, trade your running shorts for long leggings to fend off the chill and keep your muscles warm. No time to run home to change? No sweat. Just pair your leggings with a “sports inspired” fashion top and ankle strap heels for your mid-day meeting. We love Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings or try the newest color in pale powder pink. Pair your look with Liberty Garden’s loose white open shoulder sweatshirt or try the pink pleated long sleeve top. For chiller days, you can layer your sweatshirt over your favorite button down blouse for extra warmth against the elements. However you choose to style your shorts or leggings, your friends will never know you didn’t labor over your beauty routine.

Athleisure gray cargo leggings and black striped sweater

WEEKDAY ERRANDS

Drop the kids at school. Head to the gym. Shop at the market. Answer emails. Pick up the dry cleaning. Get dinner. With all the little worries each day brings, don’t let your fashion style be one of them. Make it easy on yourself this Season and opt for a morning to evening Athleisure look that will carry you through any occasion the day may bring. Start with Hale Bob’s comfy stretch silver Cargo Ponte leggings paired with Liberty Garden’s cozy black and white Menswear sweatshirt and Steve Madden’s brand new “Vexxed” black leather ankle strap pump for all day styling. No need to worry. You’ll still be able to squeeze in a mid-day Spin class or jog around the park with your favorite sneakers and Hale Bob’s ivory lace trimmed jersey tank.

gray and black lace sweatshirt

For another look, we also like Hale Bob’s floral lace crochet sweater or white lace top with gray sweater knit paired with Liberty Garden’s quilted skinny sweatpants and Isaac Mizrahi textured classic pumps. Slip into Sketchers’ newest GoWalk3 gray sneakers for perfect lift and support as you hit your workout regime. Dressing comfortable yet fashionable doesn’t have to be complicated this Season. Let your wardrobe work for you.

cropped pants and cropped top Athleisure style

DATE NIGHT

No time to head home before a night out on the town? No problem. Start with your favorite cropped yoga pants or striped leggings and add a chic cropped top. Celebrities from Taylor Swift to Jennifer Lawrence have been spotted this year sporting the crop top, so why not jump on one of this Season’s hottest trends. Nothing helps keep your Ab workout and healthy eating habits in check more than adding this wardrobe staple to your closet for Fall. We like Jill Stuart’s black silk cropped top paired with Hale Bob’s black and brown striped ultra suede leggings, Kenneth Cole’s black ankle strap heels, and White House Black Market oversize handbag.

 78e66fb41e2f7d111eeea67fb49cd992  black jeggings and black crop top for evening

Another easy daytime to evening look we love is the crop top paired with your favorite “go to” leggings. Top with a jean jacket and walking sneakers during the day, and segue into nightlife with your favorite heels and handbag. Try Joe’s Jeans’ black “jeggings,” a cross between jeans and leggings, trending for Fall to complete your look and you are sure to turn heads as you walk the streets in style.

ruby red leisure wear

WEEKEND COOL

As things wind down and you begin to look forward to the weekend, don’t let your fashion sense take a break. You can still stay trendy and fashionable while looking effortless and feeling relaxed. Spruce up your favorite lounge outfit and bring it to the streets by adding a chic pair of heels and a classic leather jacket. We love Liberty Garden’s white distressed lounge pants paired with an ivory lace swing back Tee, French Connection’s white studded pumps, and Vince Camuto black leather jacket.

gray knit dress and sneakers

Another cool casual weekend style we love is the comfy heather grey knit Tee shirt dress paired with a sweatshirt and white tennies. Get cozy with Current/Elliot’s short grey T-shirt dress or go maxi in Marc Jacobs’ sleeveless cotton dress. Complete your weekend look by tying Liberty Garden’s ivory layered ultra suede sweatshirt around your shoulders and stepping into a pair of classic Adidas “Superstar Foundation” white sneakers. You could also go with Liberty Garden’s “tuxedo-style” high low hemmed gray knit Tee paired with Hale Bob’s simple 5 pocket gray leggings. Whichever way you choose, give your weekend some cool, comfortable style this Season.

Campaign Team Hilfiger Fall 2015

Let your lounge wear go double duty this Season and try one of our favorite “Athleisure” looks for Fall. Whether you settle for leggings and a crop top or a T-shirt dress and sneakers, let your wardrobe work for you. Shop your favorite “Athleisure” styles TODAY at poshatplay.com. Shop your favorite trends now and stay fit and fabulous all Season long.

FALL DENIM TRENDS ACROSS THE U.S.A

Fal denim jean fashion

Northwest, West Coast, Southwest, South, Mid West, East Coast, New England. No matter which region of the United States you are living, there is a denim fashion trend for you. Our blog usually focuses on the most common global trending styles and fashions, but this week, we take a look at what YOU our readers are wearing. As we move into the cooler months of Fall, see what denim styles are trending in YOUR area of the country. Whether you choose to dress like the locals or another region of the U.S., scroll below to see what denim fashion fits YOUR personality and style.

Northwest style skinny jeans  Northwest style skinny rolled jeans and plaid shirt

NORTHWEST SKINNY JEANS

Characterized by its proximity to nature, the Pacific Northwest’s fashion favors comfortable casual and outdoor cool. Since the weather is usually cool and rainy, Northwesterners are always prepared with a light flannel, warm coat, scarf, or stocking cap to stay trendy through the elements. The denim fashion of choice seen street style throughout the region is the skinny jean, easy to slip underneath boots or cuff at the bottom. We love Hudson’s Marcy skinny leg jean or go skin tight with the Nico super skinny.  Instead of traditional blue, try AC Collection’s gray skinny jeans, as pictured above, or the distressed gray skinnies for a chic “rocker” look. If you want to add some color to your Fall denim wardrobe, be sure to include Citizen’s of Humanity’s Thompson mid-rise skinny jeans in “shocking pink,” paired easily with any of your favorite button down shirts or oversized sweaters. Grab your latte, hit the trails, and stay in fashion with the Pacific Northwest’s favorite skinny leg denim.

West Coast

WEST COAST “BOHO” FLARE

With mild temperatures and year-round sun and surf, the West Coast style leans toward California casual and “Boho” chic. Even throughout Fall and Winter, this region rarely requires heavy coats or warm boots. “Be like the cool kids” this Season and look for denim styles in wide leg and flare silhouettes. We love Hudson’s light wash Ferris flap jeans or try 1921’s distressed flare paired with Hale Bob’s ivory lace tunic and Free People’s wide brim floppy hat. For a dressier Cali cool style, go with AC Collection’s medium or black wash flare denim topped with Hale Bob’s white sequined lace sweater and accessorized with Sam Edelman fringe ankle booties and Free People’s fringe clutch. Keep Summer’s spirit all Season long with the West Coast’s carefree “Boho” chic flare style.

Southwest bootcut denim with fringe

SOUTHWEST BOOTCUT

Quintessential Southwest style includes silver, turquoise, fringe, and the bootcut jean. Designed to fit over your favorite boots while lengthening your line, this silhouette flatters most figures with a lower and wider cut on the hips and a snug fit through the legs and thighs. We like AC Collection’s medium wash bootcut jean or try Hudson’s signature mid-rise bootcut. If you prefer a darker wash, go with Citizen’s of Humanity’s Amber ultimate bootcuts or 7 For All Mankind’s “Cozumel” denim. Pair your pants with a simple tank or Tee topped with a Minnie Rose cozy Cashmere fringe shawl favored by celebrities. Or go with a “Southwestern” styled print in Hale Bob’s fuchsia Mayan tribal tunic or coral “cold-shoulder” blouse paired with Franco Sarto low heel ankle booties.

Southern denim dress and cowboy boots

SOUTHERN DENIM DRESS

Kick up your heels, dust off your boots, and grab your “pardner” in the South’s favorite denim style this Fall. Though Southerners do like their jean pants, the denim dress is a huge trend this Season. We love Ralph Lauren’s classic denim shirtdress as pictured above, or go with an updated look as found on this year’s Runway with 7 For All Mankind’s overall dress, Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress, or Victoria Beckham’s A line shaped style. You could also try designer Tom Ford or Chloe’s Runway style with a chic denim skirt paired with your favorite button down blouse or sweater. Say “howdy y’all” and shop AC Collection’s Diana denim skirt accessorized with a chic pair of cowboy styled boots and you are ready for a “boot-scootin'” good time.

Midwest relaxed straight leg jeans

MIDWEST STRAIGHT LEG

Open fields, long walks, changing colors, a cool breeze. All these things signify Fall is in the air in the Midwest. Dress appropriately for the changing Season with the straight leg denim jean. Go classic in Hudson’s Carly dark wash straight leg jean paired with your favorite sweater, “puffer” vest, and cozy hiking boots from L.L. Bean. Dress up your look in Hale Bob’s black satin blouse with lace and Steve Madden’s traditional black pumps. Update the straight leg style with some color and go with Goldsign’s army green Misfit jeans paired with your favorite patterned blouse or Liberty Garden’s new gray ombre knit sweater. However you choose to style your look, be sure to include the straight leg denim style as a wardrobe staple this Fall.

East Coast cropped distressed denim cropped denim jeans Karlie Kloss NYC East Coast cropped denim jeans and white button down

EAST COAST CROPPED

Morning or Night. Casual or Dressy. Play day or work day. The East Coast has fallen in love with the rolled cropped denim jean. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Olivia Palermo, celebrities have been spotted all over NYC sporting the latest denim trend. Not just reserved for running errands, be bold and dress up your cropped jeans with a leather jacket and high heels for a night on the town. Make your jeans “work worthy” by pairing with a chic blazer and comfy all day pumps. We love Joe’s classic rolled jeans or Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash cropped jeans. For 2 looks in 1, start with AC Collection’s Mystique “distressed” boyfriend jeans and wear long for errand day or lunch with the girls. Change up the style and roll the cuffs to your desired “cropped” length, pairing with chic strappy heels and Hale Bob’s floral lace sweater. Skinny, relaxed, or distressed, bring a bit of “the big Apple” into your fashion closet this Season with the cropped denim pant.

New England preppy denim

NEW ENGLAND PREPPY

Home of our founding fathers, New England is characterized by patriotic pride, traditional values, and timeless classics. Styles tend towards the preppy look with denim and khakis, sweaters and polos, and oxfords and boaters. New Englanders change their denim fashion up to achieve a relaxed yet tailored style, so anything goes with jeans. Get in on New England’s favorite look with Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash straight leg jean or go darker with 7 For All Mankind’s black skinny jean, and pair with your favorite denim button down underneath Liberty Garden’s fur trimmed cable knit sweater. Switch things up and grab Joe’s Jeans ivory skinny high water crop jeans topped with a striped button down and cozy knit cardigan from Lacoste. Complete your look with updated patent leather Oxfords from Kate Spade or go casual with Vans’ classic white sneaker. Don’t forget to tie a snug sweater around your neck as the crisp cool air starts to settle in for Fall.

denim jeans Fall fashion

Skinny, Flare, Bootcut, Dress, Straight Leg, or Cropped. Each region of the U.S. favors a different way to style their denim fashion for Fall 2015. You may choose to go with the trends in your state, or push the boundaries and go with a favorite look trending in another area. This Fall is all about discovering yourself and utilizing fashion to express your individuality and unique style. No matter what denim choice you go with, we at Posh at Play are here to serve you quality merchandise and customer care. So get to shopping today at the convenience of our online store.

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80’S PREP FOR FALL

Though the weather is still ablaze with Summer’s heat, it is time to start thinking about Fall Fashion. As “Back to school” sales and Autumn’s holiday decor fill the stores, let’s take a look at one of our favorite Fall Fashion trends to hit this year’s Runways. You don’t have to be in school to try this Season’s “College Prep” style with a nod to bright colors from the 80’s. Scroll down to see how you can wear this look without appearing too “frumpy” or outdated. Get ahead on your Fall Fashion style by including some of our top picks below.

Taylor Swift A line Fall dressA LINE PREPPY DRESS

One of our favorite celebrity stylists, Taylor Swift rocks an “A line” pale blue dress last week on the streets of NYC. Since she is surrounded by her runway model bffs, Taylor is always one of the first celebrities to show us what is trending in Fashion. The “A line” dress is a perfect dress choice since the cut fits and flatters all ages and body types, and segues perfectly from Summer into Fall. Get Taylor’s similar style with Hale Bob’s blue A line Ponte lace dress. Pair the look with cute kitten heels and a handbag for warmer days, and accessorize with a button down sweater and chic booties as the weather cools. Either way, this is one of our top picks for Fall Fashion 2015.

boyfriend cropped jeans and blazer Fall fashion      BOYFRIEND CROPPED JEANS 

Our second favorite look to return for Fall is the cropped jean. This Season, forgo your skinnies, and go for a more relaxed style with the boyfriend cut. The cropped boyfriend jean is perfect paired with a simple white tank and sneakers for an “Athleisure” look. Or style with a flowy silk blouse, pumps, and clutch for an evening out on the town. We love Citizens of Humanity’s relaxed Dylan cropped jeans or Joe’s Jeans’ rolled classic cropped paired with Hale Bob’s white lace trimmed tank and classic white Converse. Top with a “military” style jacket for chillier Fall days. Try Hale Bob’s Taupe stretch Ponte jacket for perfect preppy style. Don’t foget to carry your jeans into the evening hours with Hale Bob’s flowy ivory silk blouse, Sam Edelman nude pumps and classic Rebecca Minkoff ivory clutch.

 

           CABLE KNIT SWEATER

Another classic look we are loving for Fall is the ever durable cable knit sweater. A style that never seems to go out of date, the cable knit sweater is having a renewed comeback for Fall 2015. Designers this Season have updated the look by combining the traditional style with fur, bright colors, or patterned prints. Get your own “cable knit” style with Liberty Garden’s fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater paired with 7 For All Mankind’s dark wash bootcut jeans and oversized leather handbag from Fossil. For another “preppy” style look, pair your sweater with Hale Bob’s classic black A line skirt, perfect for the office or lunch out with the girls.

WHITE SKINNIES AND GINGHAM  

Carry a bit of Summer into Fall with your favorite white skinny jeans paired with trending gingham for 2015. We love Citizen’s of Humanity’s Thompson skinny white jeans or the high water cropped from Joe’s Jeans paired with Banana Republic’s comfy Boyfriend navy gingham button down shirt and Via Spiga ankle strap sandals. Carry your skinnies into the evening hours and complete your “preppy” Fall look by topping with Hale Bob’s polka dot silk blouse and accessorizing with trendy Kate Spade black ballerina flats and Michael Kors’ black leather cross body bag. Who says no white after Labor Day! Make your own rules this Fall and hit the streets in style.

camel coat with patterned button down and fitted jeans

CAMEL COAT AND PATTERNED BLOUSE

Go classic prep this Fall with a traditional camel overcoat and fitted denim jeans. Bring the look up to date with a uniquely printed patterned blouse and comfy ankle booties. When the weather warms, forgo the coat and wrap a snug sweater around your shoulders “preppy” style. We like Hudson’s Collin skinny jeans paired with Hale Bob’s patterned blouse topped with Diane Von Furstenberg’s warm camel wool blend overcoat and Ivanka Trump ankle boots. For warmer days, go with Bebe’s classic trench coat in blush champaign, a trending color for Fall. Or, wrap Liberty Garden’s cozy Ombre grey sweater around your shoulders for perfect preppy style.

white culottes and black sweater

CULOTTES

Before you cringe, don’t be afraid to include this iconic 80’s staple into your wardrobe for Fall 2015. Culottes were a huge trend in the 80’s and they are back in a new and improved style this Season. For an updated Fall evening look, pair your culottes with a comfy sweater, classic tailored heels and jeweled accessories. Go “Athleisure” casual with a comfy fitted Tee or cami and accessorize with your favorite sneakers. We love White House Black Market’s white soft drape culottes paired with Hale Bob’s floral lace black sweater and Stuart Weitzman’s classic black patent pumps for dressier occasions. Stay casual in your culottes with Hale Bob’s black laser cut tank top or black studded silk tank and favorite sneakers. Throw on a black trench or tie on Liberty Garden’s soft pink long sleeve sweater around your shoulders for extra warmth on cooler Fall days. However you choose to style them, be sure to include this staple into your closet this year.

white culottes and sneakers for Fall

army green skinny jeans and preppy sweater

COLORED DENIM

If “preppy” is not quite your style, you can still get in on the 80’s trend with a pair of brightly colored denim jeans. Change up your “jean routine” this Season and add a little color into your life. For an understated style, go with army green denim, trending for Fall, or go “pretty in pink” with a bright fuchsia look. We love Goldsign’s “Misfit” green straight leg jeans paired with a printed button down blouse under a cozy ivory sweater. Or glow bright in Citizen’s of Humanity’s “shocking pink” Thompson skinny jeans paired with a classic denim button down blouse and your favorite ballerina flats. Go beyond basic blue, black, and white jeans for Fall and go bold this Season.

fuchsia pink skinny jeans and denim button down

preppy style Fall fashion back to school

You don’t have to be “in session” to take part in the “back to school” fashion styles trending for Fall. Whether you choose A line dresses, boyfriend jeans, cable knit sweaters, gingham, culottes or bright denim, start incorporating some 80’s prep style into your wardrobe this year. Stay ahead of the curve, and shop the styles now at our online store Posh at Play. If you don’t have time to shop, you can find all your favorite preppy styles here from the convenience of your own home. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping your favorite “back to school” trends now!