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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCKIN THE DENIM TREND FOR FALL

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THE BOYFRIEND JEAN

As we transition into Fall when the temperatures fluctuate between cool and warm, it’s time to start shopping for JEANS, Fall’s wardrobe staple. With your favorite pair of JEANS, you are sure to stay stylish and chic all season long. Our top pick for this Fall season’s denim trend is the Boyfriend jean. For a fresh and trendy look, roll the cuffs on your Boyfriend jeans and pair with a basic white T and Hale Bob wrap sweater. Finish off the look with classic nude heels from LuLu’s for an updated style. Grab a pumpkin spice latte, cozy into your couch, and start shopping a selection of Boyfriend jeans, our top denim pick of the season, at our quick and easy online store.

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THE CROPPED SKINNY JEAN

The cropped jean is the perfect way to transition as the weather changes. The shorter style allows a range of style possibilities by pairing with a graphic print T for warmer days or a button down top and sweater for cooler weather. This Fall season look for the cropped jean with rolled cuffs and pair with chic floral wedges from Shoe Republic L.A. for an updated look for 2014. Shop our Citizens Of Humanity cropped skinny denim jean trend at our Posh at Play online store.

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In a slightly 70’s throwback, the flare jean is a denim must for Fall Fashion 2014. Instead of throwing on the basic straight leg jean, get groovy this season and grab a pair of flare jeans for those busy days out. For the most flattering silhouette, look for a flare denim jean with mid-rise waistline and a tight fit through the hip and thigh, opening into a slight flare at the cuff. Pair your flare jeans with a Hale Bob knit turtleneck, sweater, button down blouse, or anything that can be tucked in or with a shorter hemline, all found at our online store. For the finishing touch, throw on an Anne Klein chunky wedge bootie or low heeled sandal for a chic Fall season.

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THE EMBELLISHED JEAN

Jeans don’t have to be boring this Fall 2014! Trending this season are denim jeans with a little embellishment, whether it is patchwork on boyfriend jeans, gold and silver zippers on skinny jeans, or sequined detailing on bootcut jeans. Try pairing your embellished jeans a with solid color top. and for chillier evenings, a short Motorcycle jacket from Hale Bob. Accessorize with bangles and multi-layered necklaces. Shop our chic embellished hot red J Brand denim jeans today.

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THE RETURN OF THE SKIRT

If you add any new denim item this Fall Season, let it be the denim jean skirt. A throwback to the 90’s, the denim jean skirt is back in full force this season from mini, to midi, to knee length. Update the denim jean skirt this year by pairing it with a crop sweater and Michael Kors booties, or wear for business with a fitted trench coat and heels. Dressed up or casual, the denim jean skirt is a fashion forward trend this season that you won’t want to miss. Shop our denim jean AC Collection skirt in black or blue and start off the season in style.

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THE BABY BOOTCUT JEAN

While the “bootcut” jean is a style since past, designers this year are updating the look with the “baby bootcut jean,” a skinny, fitted denim jean with a slight flare at the cuff to pair with you favorite booties for Fall. To prevent looking too “frumpy” in your baby bootcut jeans, look for a a skinny fit through the hip and thigh, and make sure the length of the leg hits right at your shoes, not shorter. Pair your trendy baby bootcut denim jeans with a simple tank, Hale Bob cropped fitted cardigan, and Juicy Couture chic heels or Madden Girl heeled boots from DSW for an updated Fall 2014 look. Steer away from oversized coats or baggy sweaters, and show off your chic silhouette. If you are leery of trying the skinny jean, the baby bootcut jean is the perfect jean for you.

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THE MID RISE SKINNY JEAN

The Skinny denim jean is here to stay! Updated for Fall 2014, designers this year re-fashioned the skinny jean with a mid rise waistline to create a longer, leaner leg line. The perfect jean if you’ve always wished for longer “model” legs, and if you are already blessed with a long leg line, your gams will look longer than ever in the mid rise skinny denim jean. Join celebs like Kate Bosworth and Miranda Kerr who have recently been spotted sporting the  mid rise skinny denim this Season. For a Fall lunch out, pair your mid rise jean with a silk ivory charmeuse Hale Bob top and leopard ballerina flats from Lucky Brand . Or for casual days, pair with a cozy French Terry cropped hoodie from Juicy Couture’s NEW line at Kohls and Juicy Couture platform wedges. Shop our collection of  mid rise skinny jean selections in a range of colors from Hudson Jeans.

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THE ROCKER JEAN

Combining three trending silhouettes for Fall 2014- flare, skinny, and mid rise, the Rocker is your answer to this Season’s hottest denim trend. The Rocker jean distinguishes itself from the fit and flare jean with a slightly less flare at the cuff, slightly tighter fit through the hip and thigh, and  distressing throughout the knees and thighs for a casual but chic style. Rock out with a casual white Hale Bob cami and L.A.M.B ‘Thacker’ wedge boots , or sweep your hair in a ballerina bun, and carry the look to work by pairing with a sheer blouse, an Anne Klein fitted blazer and Kristin Cavallari heels from Chinese Laundry. For a completely different look, roll cuffs for a cropped style, trending for Fall Fashion 2014. Shop the perfect fit Rocker jeans from Joe’s Jeans.

 db94446c06ef2d503faeec4ef02c2801So what are you waiting for? Get to shopping this Season’s hottest trends in denim jeans. These are our top picks for this Fall 2014 and into Spring 2015 denim trends we’re seeing on the runways from New York City, to London, to Milan. From The Boyfriend, to The Cropped, to The Rocker, to The Mid Rise, you are sure to find a denim jean to fit your style this season. For your convenience, follow the links and get to shopping our favorite selections at our online store, keeping you updated with all of the latest trends for an affordable price. Check back often for discounts and new items as well. Spring into Fall fashion with a new updated denim jean silhouette this Season!