SPRING TRENDS SPOTTED AT THE GRAMMYS THAT YOU CAN TRY TOO

AR-150209277.jpg&updated=201502061022&MaxW=800&maxH=800&updated=201502061022&noborder

A night of surprise winners and losers, the Grammy Awards 2016 proved an exciting night of music, entertainment, and fashion. While some celebs played it safe on the Red Carpet, others took unexpected chances and pushed the limit of this Season’s Spring trends. Let’s take a look at our favorite fashions spotted this year and we’ll show you how you can incorporate the styles into your wardrobe this Season. Be the star of your own life and start sparkling in style this Spring.

LUXE TUX

When you think of “Red Carpet” looks, a tuxedo rarely comes to mind; however that didn’t stop celebs like Zendaya and Wiz Khalifa. Each updated the look to suit their own style, flair, and personality. Zendaya looked sharp in a smart Dsquared2 tux and Spring’s trendiest pant style- the wide leg. Meanwhile, Wiz re-styled his look in a Thom Browne long tailed coat and trendy cropped trousers paired with high top sneakers. Not just reserved for formal events, take the look to the streets in your own re-invention of the black tie requirement. Start with Hale Bob’s black satin cropped pant topped with a simple white Tee and black stretch Bolero jacket or Michael Kors’ tuxedo blazer. Accessorize with comfy striped adidas sneakers for daytime and simply segue into the evening hours by switching into chic strappy heels from Charles David. Fancy or free, the tux will have you feeling “rich” in style all Season long.

CUT OUT PANTSUIT

Our second favorite “menswear” spotted at the Grammys’ Red Carpet this year was the cut out pantsuit. Kaley Cuoco took two top trends from last year and combined them into one smashing white Naeem Khan jumpsuit. We like the sheer lace halter pantsuit NEW from Kendall + Kylie or go with Free People’s straight leg version. Shop Posh at Play’s wide selection of pantsuits at our convenient online store and you are just one click away from shining like the stars. The great thing about this wardrobe selection is that you can easily dress it up or down with just a few simple accessories and look fabulous without trying too hard. Make the pantsuit a wardrobe staple in your closet this Spring.

UPDATED POWER SUIT

Take a tip from Demi Lovato and play with the boys this Season. Her updated “power suit” style included a sleek Norisol Ferrari blazer and side slit maxi skirt. Wow them at the office this Season by topping Hale Bob’s charcoal maxi skirt with the cropped black Bolero jacket and black leather workday heels from Cole Haan for all day comfort. Break for lunch with the girls and swap out the heels with Nike’s Air Max shoes for a trendy “skirt and sneakers” look. Segue into the evening hours by accessorizing your style with a white silk crepe de chine tank from Joseph, black and white ankle strap heels from Chloe, and a matching clutch from L.A.M.B. Casual or dressy, work or play, the updated “power suit” is the perfect way to show off your strong yet feminine side this Season.

PRETTY IN PINK

In addition to being one of Pantone’s colors of the year, rose quartz brings out your sweet romantic side this Spring. Florence Welch shimmered on the Red Carpet at this year’s Grammys in a pretty pink maxi dress from Gucci. Get her similar style with Liberty Garden’s pale pink embroidered cami crinkle dress paired with matching Betsey Johnson Tee evening heels and a floral bow satchel. Gear up for festival season and go “Boho” by accessorizing with a straw floppy hat from Free People and Michael Kors gladiator sandals, still trending from last Season. If the weather turns a bit chilly, you can still wear your sundress by layering with Liberty Garden’s ivory terry knit lace jacket and topping with a black leather jacket from Trouve and ankle booties for a warm yet stylishly edgy look. Any climate and any occasion, be sure to include this dress into your wardrobe collection for Spring.

SAPPHIRE SIREN

We can’t get over how mature yet elegant Selena Gomez looked at the Grammys’ Red Carpet this year. Rocking a deep blue sequined dress from Calvin Klein, the singer completed her look with simple hoop earrings from Norman Silverman Diamonds and heels by Giuseppe Zanetti. Get her similar style for a fraction of the price with Hale Bob’s sleek blue lace dress with half slip paired with earrings from Adriana Orsini and crystal embellished sandals from Badgley Mischka. Your dress can easily segue into the warmer summer months with an oversized tote from Lily Pulitzer and Givenchy’s flat sandals on a day at the beach. If you’d rather go with a shorter length to show off your legs, grab Hale Bob’s peplum navy lace dress accessorized with your favorite knee high boots for colder Spring weather or sandals on warmer days. You are sure to be a “gem” in this stand out jewel tone all Season long.

ORANGE AND HOT PINK COLOR COMBO

And finally, not only did she win “Best Album of the Year,” but Taylor Swift topped our list of “Best Dressed at the 2016 Grammys. Designed by Donatella Versace, the bright orange bandeau top and hot pink maxi skirt were the perfect blend of sultry yet stylish. While the color combo isn’t new, Taylor brought back the look in her own fresh style, sass, and class, updated for a new era. And isn’t that just what women’s fashion should be today? Taking what has gone before, and reinventing the looks to flatter your own figure and express your unique individuality. Follow Taylor’s lead in Hale Bob’s pink and orange pleated maxi dress paired with an Elle Sasson draped crop top or floral lace top from A.L.C. Or keep it simple on errand day by accessorizing your skirt with Alice + Olivia’s orange chiffon shirt accessorized with leather sandals from Tory Burch or “Superstar”sneakers from adidas. Mix and match the colors together in Hale Bob’s coral floral maxi dress at the pool or top pink floral cropped pants with your favorite Tee and blazer on your next business meeting. Be a “winner” in style this Spring in your favorite orange and hot pink color combos. You are sure to keep the cameras flashing your way.

5a1330c992bf201e3dfc2472523ac8cd

Tuxedo or Power Suit? Rose Quartz or Sapphire? Pantsuit or hot pink maxi? These are all “winners” in our book for Spring. Take a tip from our favorite celebs at the Grammy Awards this year and customize your favorite trends to suit your own personal style and taste. Be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

 

Advertisements

HOW TO DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE GOLDEN GLOBES ACTRESS

maxresdefault

With the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globes ceremonies already complete, it’s officially awards season in Hollywood. We must admit that our favorite part of the award shows are the actresses’ Red Carpet arrivals. We get a hint of the new year’s trending fashions by viewing what the designers are dressing their favorite celebrities in and in turn, what the actresses are loving to wear. While this year’s Golden Globes award ceremony provided surprise wins and losses, designers this year played it safe on the red carpet with trending Spring styles from the 2016 runways.  Take a look below see how you can dress just like your favorite actress from this year’s Golden Globes.

gallery-1452471142-hbz-gg-jlo

BRIGHT YELLOW

Our favorite stunner of the evening goes to Jennifer Lopez in a sunny yellow asymmetrical creation from designer Giambattista Valli. Not only is the bright color a major trend on the runways this Season, but also the asymmetrical skirt is this year’s silhouette style of choice as we mentioned in last week’s “New Year, New You: Top Fashion Trends for Spring 2016.” While others played it safe in neutral hues, Ms. Lopez took a chance in a colorful tone, complementing her bronze skin and accentuating her assets. This Spring, take the plunge just like the entertainer and look for fashion items in sunny yellow. Get a similar look as featured above with Mac Duggai’s lemon colored open back evening gown, perfect for your next formal Spring event. Carry the color to your everyday wear in Liberty Garden’s yellow scoop neck tank with high low hem paired with your favorite comfy leggings or cropped denim jeans. If yellow from head to toe is not quite your style, go with just a touch in Hale Bob’s printed yellow silk tank top, perfect for a day at the beach or a hot night on the town. However you choose to style, be sure to include bright yellow into your wardrobe this Season.

hbz-gg-jennifer-lawrence

CHERRY RED

Not only is she one of our favorite actresses, but Jennifer Lawrence also shimmered on the red carpet this year in a bold red cut-out column dress from designer Christian Dior. While 2015’s color of the year was “marsala,” a wine-red hue, this Season’s red goes bolder in bright cherry. Oftentimes designers steer away from any hint of red since the color can clash on the red carpet, but that didn’t stop the actress from boldly choosing one of this Season’s top colors and standing out from amongst the rest. Get Ms. Lawrence’s similar style with Hale Bob’s red silk charmeuse evening gown paired with matching ankle strap heels from Stuart Weitzman. Not just reserved for formal occasions, include the color into your day-to-day activities with Hale Bob’s red stretch floral lace tunic combined with Hudson’s black mid rise skinny jeans or Hale Bob’s black cotton eyelet shorts on warmer Spring days. Don’t be afraid to go bold this year in bright jewel toned hues.

hbz-ggcate-blanchett

QUARTZ ROSE

Our third favorite look of the evening goes to the elegant Kate Blanchett in a gorgeous caped satin gown by Givenchy. The actress chose to shine in “quartz rose,” Pantone’s top “color of the year” as we mentioned in last week’s blog. Ms. Blanchett complemented her style with soft pink make-up tones and a matching evening box clutch from Roger Vivier. Take a tip from the actress and shop Liberty Garden’s NEW pink embroidered crinkle cami maxi dress paired with crystal embellished ankle strap sandals from Nina and a matching box clutch from Moschino. Or go “Boho” style with the dress by combining with fringe booties, wool floppy hat, and a matching fringe suede crossbody bag all from Free People. If structured is more your style, sweep your hair into a low pony or high topknot and carry the color to the office in Hale Bob’s ultra suede filigree shift dress topped with low heeled ankle strap sandals from Sam Edelman. Formal, Boho, or structured- there are many ways to include “quartz rose” into your wardrobe collection this Spring.

hbz-gg-kate-winslet

NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK

Our fourth favorite color find at this year’s Golden Globes goes to the beautiful Kate Winslet in a sweeping halter neck gown by Ralph Lauren with shoes by Jimmy Choo. The actress shows that simple and elegant are always in style, yet livens up her look by choosing a deep blue hue rather than rely on evening’s predictable black. On your next “black tie” affair, take a tip from Ms. Winslet and go for a blue silk charmeuse halter neck gown by Hale Bob, paired with Jimmy Choo sandals just like the actress. Or, show off those toned legs and go shorter in Hale Bob’s navy long sleeve lace dress with peplum. Carry your look to the streets by grabbing a pair of navy blue ultra suede leggings from Hale Bob topped with a cool silk V-neck tunic and matching tote from Tory Burch to store all your day’s necessities. Before you reach for that classic but predictable black outfit, remember this Spring’s mantra “navy is the new black.”

gallery-1452471465-hbz-gg-rosie-swapp

OLD HOLLYWOOD

What better time to “shine like gold” than at a Hollywood awards red carpet event. Rose Huntington-Whiteley shimmers in a gold sequined Versace gown reminiscent of the glamour of old 1920’s Hollywood, yet updated for modern 21st century style. Get the actress’s similar stunning style in a gold sequined wrap dress from Hale Bob accented with a gold glitter clutch from Diane von Furstenberg, gold embellished heels from Kay Unger, and dazzling  18K gold drop earrings from Nadri. Carry your “sparkle” throughout the daytime as well in a sleeveless sequined top from Amen paired with comfy taupe jogger pants from Hale Bob and your favorite ankle boots or sneakers. Dressy or casual, this Season is the perfect time to bring out the sparkle in you.

gallery-1452474129-hbz-gg-lady-gaga

VINTAGE 60’S

And finally, always the trendsetter, Lady Gaga went with one of this Season’s trendiest styles in a divine solid black velvet dress from Versace “a la Marylin Monroe.”. From Jeremy Scott to Alice + Olivia, a throwback to the 1960’s was all the rage on the 2016 runways this year. Tease your hair and grab Gaga’s similar look with Hale Bob’s black halter maxi dress paired with vintage color blocked platform heels from Zimmerman , classic pearl earrings, and a matching freshwater pearl cuff.  Or, go with a shorter version in Hale Bob’s vintage jersey knit V-neck dress with cut out shoulders accessorized with your favorite dancing heels and black leather clutch. Peruse your mom and grandmother’s old photos for some inspiration and get “groovy” in vintage 1960’s style this Season.

Ryan-Reynolds-Blake-Lively-were-stars-red-carpet

If you missed this year’s Golden Globes, have no fear. We’ve provided the top fashion looks you’ll be seeing throughout Spring 2016. Whether you try a bold bright like Jennifer Lopez, a pretty pastel like Kate Blanchett, or vintage 60’s like Lady Gaga, be sure to try something new just for you this Season. Be you, be fabulous and always be feminine.

 

FALL FASHION YOU CAN WEAR NOW

Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France 2015-2016

Though Summer’s heat waves are still hitting most of America, Paris looks to signs of crisp, cool days ahead at this week’s Paris Fall Fashion Week 2015-2016. It may seem unbearable to already think about putting on a fur vest or bundling up in a cozy wool jacket. Nevertheless, the Fall season is just around the corner so it is time to start thinking about segueing into Autumn’s favorite fashion finds and we have selected the top trending picks for Fall. The weather may still be a bit warm, but we’ll show you how to make Fall’s fashion fit your Summer wardrobe perfectly. Take a look at our top styles and start thinking of pumpkin lattes, autumn leaves, and cooler temperatures with our favorites.

HALF SLIP SKIRTS

Bouchra  Jarrar 2015-2016 look Paris Fashion Week  black lace maxi skirt with half slip

One of our favorite skirt styles trending into the Fall season on is the sheer midi or maxi skirt with half slip. We’ve been seeing this look on the Red Carpet all Summer long and are excited that the trend is carrying into the next Season. Designer Bouchra Jarrar displayed dozens of half slip skirts in sweeping silk and sheer lace fabrics at this year’s Paris Fall Fashion runway. In the Summer months, get your own half slip style with Liberty Garden’s newest black lace midi skirt paired perfectly with an ivory ultra suede muscle tank . Segue into the Fall season by trading out your tank with Liberty Garden’s black menswear sweatshirt for a great “Athleisure” look. Dress up your style Summer or Fall with Hale Bob’s versatile yet chic black lace bodysuit, a trending fashion silhouette throughout the rest of the year.

BRIGHT FUCHSIA

Armani bright fuchsia top and black pants   fuchsia blouse and black leggings for Summer and Fall 2015

Giorgio Armani dazzled the runways this week with an array of bright fuchsia colored blouses, gowns, jackets, furs, and shoes. The designer definitely left no doubt in our minds what color pallet he prefers for Fall 2015-2016. All Summer we have been talking about going bold with brights, so why not take the look into the Autumn season? Start with a bold fuchsia Mayan Tribal print tunic from Hale Bob paired with Citizen’s of Humanity’s ivory cut offs for Summer and easily switch to Hale Bob’s black faux leather leggings or even black zip up ultra suede leggings as the weather cools. Keep shining bright no matter what Season you are in.

CUT OUT

Alexandre Vauthier haute couture Fall 2015-2016  mesh cut out black blouse Liberty Garden

Keeping Summer alive, the half top and cut out style is not retreating for Fall 2015/2016. From Yiqing Yin to Alexander Vauthier, designers are favoring one of Summer’s hottest silhouettes for Fall. What better motivation to keep your body toned and in shape throughout the year than to grab onto the cut-out fashion style. We love Liberty Garden’s black mesh long sleeve cut out top paired with basic jean cut offs or Hale Bob’s black lace eyelet shorts for dressier Summer occasions. Switch it up for Fall by combining your cut out top with your favorite skinny black jeans from 7 For All Mankind or go “Boho” (still trending for Fall) with AC Collection’s medium wash flare jeans. Dare to bare your body all Season long with the tastefully flirty cut out style.

BOHO MAXI DRESSES

Alexandre Vauthier violet Boho cut out maxi dress  Liberty Garden Pink Lace Maxi Dress

As we have mentioned all Season long, “Boho” styled maxi dresses and skirts are a huge trend on the runways, street style, and in stores. We are glad to see the trend continue into the Fall. No need to bundle up your “Boho” floppy hats, dresses, jeans, lace vests, or gladiator sandals, this trend is here to stay. Let your hair down and stay cool in the remaining hot Summer months with Liberty Garden’s pale pink embroidered cami maxi dress paired with your favorite wedges or gladiator sandals from Steve Madden. We also love the great selection of “Boho” maxi dresses and skirts from Hale Bob available now at Posh at Play. As the Summer fades into Fall, dress up your maxi dress with platform shoes, popular at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, or go with knee length leather boots   seen at the Versace Collection, also trending for Fall.

RED FROM HEAD TO TOE

red jumpsuit Paris Fall Fashion Week   Red silk maxi dress

Bright cherry red is not going away for Fall. From Zuhair Murad to Valentino, designers are staying with head-to-toe red for Fall Fashion. Try Hale Bob’s ultra suede red leggings paired with red silk blouse and flat leather sandals to keep you chic and cool throughout the remaining Summer months. Trade your sandals for ankle high boots as Fall approaches. We also love Hale Bob’s versatile cherry red silk maxi dress paired with your favorite strappy heels and clutch for hot Summer nights. Layer with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace Kimono and flat sandals for a casual “Boho” look. Carry your red maxi dress into the cooler months with chic red pumps and red rabbit fur vest from Hale Bob for the perfect “holiday” look.

FUR

Fendi fur Paris Fashion Week 2015 2016   Hale Bob black rabbit fur vest

Speaking of fur, designer Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi caused quite a controversy at this week’s Paris Fashion Week with jackets, scarves, dresses, and sweaters made entirely of all real fur. Animal rights activists had were prevented from stopping the runway show altogether and ultimately, the show was able to go on. Whatever your view on animal fur, real or faux, the designer’s creations were a beautiful yet surreal collection of illusion. A piece of fur adds a hint of dignity yet glamour to any outfit from casual to evening. We love Hale Bob’s rabbit fur vests in red, teal, and black, a color to suit everyone. If you prefer a more subtle approach, we suggest Hale Bob’s wool sweater with rabbit fur trim, great over denim shorts for chilly Summer nights or perfect for a brisk Fall day paired with your favorite jeans. What is your opinion on the latest Fall fur trend?

SEQUINED METALLICS

Alexander Vauthier gold sequined mini dress    gold sequined skirt and grey Tee

Finally, one of our favorite trends for Fall 2015-2016 is the metallic colored sequin material found on dresses, skirts, pants, and jackets. From Alexandre Vauthier to Armanisequined metallics are a continuing trend from Fall 2014. For Summer, look for a sequined sleeveless cami or pair your white tee and jeans with a chic copper sequined jacket from Hale Bob. Perfect for Summer or Fall, we love Hale Bob’s great selection of sequined metallic dresses from the silver cami sequined dress to the copper sequined dress to the multi-colored floral sequined dress. Don’t just reserve your sequins for formal evening occasions. Bring your sequins out to play during the daytime by pairing with your favorite Tee, leggings, and sneakers for a perfect “Athlesiure” style.

Paris Fashion Week 2015 2016

Though there are dozens and dozens of many wonderful trends to choose from, half slip skirts, bright fuchsia, cut outs, Boho maxi dresses, head-to-toe red, fur, and sequined metallics are our favorite Fall looks. This Season’s designers are blurring the lines between “Summer” and “Winter” wear, adapting styles from both Seasons to merge into one unique look. This is great for us, the consumers, since it means we do not have to completely change the items in our closets for every Season. We can utilize Summer season’s purchases through the cooler months in new and creative ways, adding a few accessories and trending items for a fresh look. The designs from Paris Fashion Week 2015-2016 all centered on utilizing and accentuating the feminine female form and embracing your inner romantic. What trending Fall style will YOU incorporate into your wardrobe this Season?

SUMMER GLAM: THE BEST OF THE CFDA FASHION AWARDS

Summer glam style

Over the weekend, the fashion industry celebrated one of the biggest and most important events of the year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York City. Held at the posh Lincoln Center, fashion designers, models, celebrities, and editors from around the world converged to celebrate the accomplishments and highlights from this year’s fashion innovation. This week, we highlight our favorite looks spotted at the event for you to incorporate into your Summer wardrobe. You don’t have to be an “A List” celebrity or model to glam up your Summer style. Take a look at our top picks and start shopping the trends.

Bella Hadid in Misha Nonoo black jumpsuit at CADF Fashion Awards 2015    black jumpsuit for Summer

BLACK JUMPSUIT

Nothing says classic cool more than a chic black jumpsuit, a perfect mix of trendy yet sophisticated. This Season channel your inner “Marlene Dietrich” and look for loose flare leg, tailored jumpsuits with a plunging neckline reminiscent for the 1930’s silhouette. Bella Hadid sizzles on the Red Carpet in a black jumpsuit from Misha Nonoo, styled perfectly with a slick parted bun, bright red lipstick, and dangle earrings for a delicate touch. Get a similar style with Liberty Garden’s new black lace and twill jumpsuit paired with classic black pointed toe pumps from Sam Edelman for a glam summer night. Chill during the day with embellished flat sandals and a Boho floppy hat from Free People.

Katie Ermilio's black sheer lace gown   Half Line Lace Maxi Skirt

SHEER LACE 

One of this Summer’s most popular fabrics makes its way to the Red Carpet on Karen Elson in Katie Ermilio’s black sheer lace gown. From the Grammys to the Met Gala, sheer lace is all the rage with celebrities this Season. Get the celebrity’s similar look with Liberty Garden’s new black lace midi skirt paired with a lace top, Topshop’s black chunky ankle strap sandals and a white Lulu Townsend pearl clutch. Or go with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace A Line midi skirt with matching ivory muscle blouse for a clean, streamlined look. On casual days, pair your lace midi skirt with Liberty Garden’s loose ivory “flyaway” tank and Tory Burch flat leather sandals for easy, breezy Summer stye.

Jason Wu's cherry red dress    Cherry red maxi dress

CHERRY RED DRESS

Put some “pop” in your Summer wardrobe with a bright cherry red dress. From designers Zac Posen to Michael Kors to Rosie Assoulin, bright red was a favorite color of the night at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Our favorite cherry red dress of the evening was Jason Wu’s on Julia Nobis. We loved the unique contrast of the delicate cami top paired with a more structured skirt complete with side slit for a hint of leg. Sizzle in style this summer with Hale Bob’s floor length silk charmeuse red maxi dress paired with black heels and a matching black clutch. Copy Julia Nobis’ natural look with a slick low ponytail, minimal neutral make up, and a swipe of MAC’s “Russian Red” lipstick, a favorite of celebrity make up artists. You are sure to turn heads and dazzle like a star on your next evening out on the town.

Anna Wintour and daughter in floral Summer dresses  floral summer maxi dress

BOLD FLORAL MAXI

When picking a new formal dress this Summer, mix things up and go with this Season’s most popular bold multi- color floral pattern. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, and her daughter Bee Shaffer show us how it’s done with colorful floral dresses from Diane von Furstenberg. We love the romantic flowing maxi dress contrasted against the more structured 50’s styled A line floral dress, both trending silhouettes for Summer 2015. Get your own look with Hale Bob’s floral printed jersey knit maxi dress paired with chunky heels and matching clutch. Your floral maxi can also go double duty by accessorizing with Prada flat slip-on sandals and a contrasting Betsey Johnson striped tote for casual days out or a walk on the beach.

Diane von Furstenberg's polka dot maxi dress   Black and white polka dot maxi dress

POLKA DOTS

One of our favorite looks of the evening was Karlie Kloss in Diane von Furstenberg’s polka dot maxi dress with bright red clutch. What a great way to bring one of this Season’s most popular patterns to evening wear. Get a similar look with a polka dot maxi dress from Swell paired with strappy heels for night and flat gold sandals for day. Go short with Hale Bob’s polka dot printed long sleeve dress perfect for a day at the beach or a garden party. You can even carry the polka dot trend to work with Hale Bob’s black and white blouse layered over Hale Bob’s white satin wide leg pants and Ivanka Trump black leather heels.

b6075d351b7fce9016cafe83338344a9    floral metallic dress with peplum

MIXED MEDIA

Another one of our favorite looks from the evening was Amanda Seyfried in Rodarte’s “mixed media” metallic dress. We loved the actress’s matching natural nude make up and T-strap heels to accentuate the colorful patterns on the dress. Get your own sequined dress with Hale Bob’s floral metallic dress with peplum paired with Steve Madden’s “Stecy” nude heels. We suggest following Amanda’s similar look by spritzing your locks with Tigi Catwalk Haute iron spray ,straightening your hair with T3’s Single Pass straightener, and finishing up with Urban Decay’s “Naked 2” neutral eyecolor palette. You’ll need your own Red Carpet as you step out in style this Summer.

Victoria Beckham's black maxi dress   Black jersey knit maxi dress

BLACK MAXI DRESS

Lastly, if sequins and patterns are too much for you, our favorite “minimalist” look of the evening was Victoria Beckham’s black maxi dress from her own line. Proving that basic can be beautiful, we love her classy cool, yet slightly tousled Red Carpet look. Her dress tells us that she appreciates the latest trends and fashions, yet her slightly messy low ponytail lets us know she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Get the celebrity’s similar style with Hale Bob’s black draped maxi dress, now on sale at the lowest price of the Season. Dress it up with Stuart Weitzman strappy heels and a Tory Burch black envelope clutch or go casual in flat sandals and a Boho floppy straw hat. Hurry and shop the style today while supplies last.

fashion at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards

Jumpsuit, sheer lace, cherry red, bold floral, polka dot, mixed media, or minimalist maxi- which evening style will you try this Summer? With such a wide variety of colors and styles, this Season proves there is a fashion statement out there to suit every taste and flatter any figure. Take a tip from our favorite celebrities and designers at this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards and you can start dressing like the stars. Shop our favorite looks listed above at our convenient online store Posh at Play and you are sure to turn heads this Summer. Remember, be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

OSCARS 2015 FASHION TRENDS

6225f7b3f87b3445a4428aca5a88a256

Awards Season is our favorite time of the year when celebrities show us what will be trending for the upcoming Spring and Summer months. We love seeing our favorite actors and actresses walking the Red Carpet in the trendiest designer fashions and styles. The 2015 Academy Awards last Sunday proved to be not only an entertaining awards show but also an exciting sneak peek into Spring fashion. Designers went for elegance and romance this year with sweeping skirts, delicate lace, and soft pastels. Check out our favorite Red Carpet trends spotted at this season’s Oscars.

       ecf372acb80fcab21c38328b994914ea    bd8e827bfec4cbcc19799d80a5979d86

CANARY YELLOW

Jennifer Hudson opted for a bold and bright look with her lovely Romona Keveza canary yellow gown. While the style of the dress was very simple with a column silhouette and skinny belt emphasizing her slim waistline, it was the color of the gown that made her stand out in style. Take a cue from the actress this Season and shop for canary yellow clothing to fit your wardrobe this Spring. Go head-to-toe canary yellow with a Trina Turk sheath dress. Or, break the color up with chic canary yellow shorts from Armani and a cool cotton top from Revolve.

        af4a23d6cb31428e3ef33d44b81c2ca0     22bb3ec40520762b1eefbca133569a51

BLUSH PINK

One of our favorite colors at this year’s Oscars, trending for Spring, is soft blush pink. This is definitely a color you will want to include in your wardrobe this season. From Zoe Saldana to Gywneth Paltrow to Jennifer Aniston, celebrities embraced their romantic side this Oscar season . Be pretty in pink this Season with a White House Black Market pastel pink shift dress paired with delicate pink Brian Atwood open toed heels and a trendy Betsey Johnson “Be My Bow” clutch. Don’t be afraid to show your romantic side this Spring in blush pink.

          348da746616a2d3f41d327b698a160ac   07e38d2fa86cd5972807c04dfe4995be

CHERRY RED

While it’s always a little chancy to wear all red on a Red Carpet, celebrities from Diane Kruger to Dakota Johnson took the risk and appeared dazzling in head-to-toe cherry red. Go for Diane Kruger’s style with a Hale Bob red silk floor length evening gown paired with elegant Badgley Mischka sparkle leather heels and you’ll feel just like a celebrity. For less formal occasions, we love Hale Bob’s red silk cocktail dress paired with Stuart Weitzman nude sandals and a funky custom made party clutch. Complete your “red hot” look with a swipe of Mac’s “Relentlessly Red” lipstick, a gathered low bun, and you are “Red Carpet” ready for an evening out.

                 45da6c864985c2ee5fcdc5cdf71a1687      52692ec9251c444dad907c79bc873037

BOLD FLORAL PRINT

As highlighted in our previous blog “Trending Prints in Fashion for Spring 2015,” designers are going for big, bold floral prints this Season, even on the Red Carpet. We loved celebrity Poppy Delevingne’s Emilio Pucci sweeping floral gown at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after party in Beverly Hills. Create your own “celeb” style with Hale Bob’s rust silk chiffon evening gown paired with Topshop’s snake embossed ankle strap sandals and a Michael Kors black clutch. Amp up your makeup with Chanel’s limited edition jeweled colored “Les Intemporels De Chanel” collection paired with a rust red lip for maximum allure.

             9cdcfdc938ce0eb4ceff229b9e2b9a64  5dfdcce1c5a197e5b2bc8cd9f185bb95

POLKA DOT PATTERN

One of our favorite patterns trending for Spring 2015 is classic polka dots. Actress Marion Cotillard brought this trend to Oscars Red Carpet in style with a beautiful polka-dot patterned Christian Dior gown. For your own polka dot style, we love White House Black Market’s white polka dot patterned dress paired with Steve Madden’s blush “Krona” heels. For casual days, we love Hale Bob’s polka dot patterned blouse paired with Hudson’s Collin skinny jeans and Kate Spade cap toed heels. Get fun and girly this Season with the polka-dot patterned trend.

           1424648564_faith-hill-zoom  e090db4c900bb6aee0ded0b9af3dcd75

PURE WHITE

Celebrities favored iridescent white at this year’s Oscars. While long white gowns are usually reserved for Weddings, designers this Season have updated the look with a sleek modern style. Singer Faith Hill shimmered in a long white beaded gown from J.Mendel. We found Faith Hill’s exact J.Mendel dress available to purchase online at modaoperandi.com. For a more affordable version, we love Hale Bob’s white long sleeved jersey sheath dress paired with glam Badgley Mischka white pumps for an evening out or sporty Chloe cork sandals for on-to-go fun.

           x700  ce0f17aa7393e137a86f7af7298e850d

COLOR BLOCKING

In our previous blog, “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” we highlighted “color blocking” as a growing trend this Season. “Color blocking” is the art of juxtaposing two colors together in creative, geographical patterns. Several actresses appeared on the Red Carpet this year sporting the trend in style. We loved Patricia Arquette’s classic “color blocked” black and white gown by Rosetta Getty. Create a similar style with Have Bob’s ivory washed silk tank top paired perfectly with Hale Bob’s black satin high low skirt. Throw one a pair of Michael Kors black strappy sandals and you are ready to hit the town.

21e33cf613832d5497c336f7ff4d4cd0 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals 7aed306c8bb967edd9647d15ac3f31e2

BLACK LACE 

A major trend at this year’s Academy Awards was lace skirts, gowns, and dresses, creating an edgy, romantic feel. We loved Lily Collins’ Zuhair Murad black sheer lace gown and Karlie Kloss’s Versace black lace high low dress spotted at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party. For your perfect black lace “Red Carpet” look, go with Hale Bob’s black floral lace skirt paired with a long sleeved lace top by For Love & Lemons or try a lace halter top by Aiden Mattox. For a more casual style, pair your lace skirt with a chic Alexander Wang embroidered crop top and Jessica Simpson black booties. Either way, you are sure to turn heads this Season.

799f7a1d068845fa73109a2479940ff4

From bright colors, soft pastels and color blocking, designers this Oscars Season dazzled us with style. Spruce up your wardrobe and get ready for Spring with our top fashion trends of the Season. Add canary yellow shorts, a bright red top, or an iridescent white dress to your closet and you’ll stay up-to-date with the latest fashion style.

Which actress do YOU think rocked the Oscars Red Carpet the best this year? Comment below. We’d love to hear your opinion on this Season’s Oscars fashion trends.

CELEBRITY STYLE YOU CAN WEAR

fe1b868207c20f76393ae844899598cc

The fashion industry has changed significantly over the past several years. The rise of the “supermodel” is on the decline, and today, we are finding trends to fit all shapes and personalities. By marketing fashion and design through our favorite celebrities, designers have made style much more attainable then strenuously reaching for the Runway. Through social media and the internet, our favorite celebs show us daily how we can dress in style. This week we will show you how you can get your favorite “celebrity style” without breaking the bank. Even though most of us will never make a film or walk the Red Carpet, we can still be a “star” in our everyday style.

IMG_0731

TAYLOR SWIFT’S MODERN “IT” GIRL STYLE

Taylor Swift continues to shine in the music industry AND on the fashion scene by surrounding herself with successful people across all entertainment genres. She is the “golden girl” for fashion designers as well as music fans. We love Taylor Swift’s trendy yet polished style. She has easily made the transition from teen sensation to the classy all American sweetheart. Get Taylor’s polished style with Hudson’s Collin skinny jeans in light wash, and pair with a bright yellow duffle coat from Nordstrom, also perfect for the Spring months aheadAccessorize with your favorite tall leather boots and bright red slouch hat from Shopbop, and you too can pull off the same Taylor style.

IMG_0732

CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CHIC GLAM

Starting as a country singer, Carrie Underwood has managed to break the barriers on what we usually think of when we think “country star.” She has appeared on magazine covers, Broadway musicals, and TV specials, broadening her appeal across all audiences. We love Carrie’s recent chic glam style. Get her style with AC Collection silver satin jeans paired with Ann Taylor’s cascade ruffle top and Hale Bob’s black bolero jacket. Accessorize with your favorite ankle boots or try Carrie’s look with Steve Madden’s “Immence” black suede strappy sandals.

EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Hough is all smiles after doing some last minute christmas shopping

JULIANNE HOUGH’S ROCKER’S EDGE

From dancer to A-list celebrity, Julianne Hough has developed a style all her own. Since separating from host Ryan Seacrest, Julianne chopped her hair and has taken charge of her career as a successfully independent artist. We love her short bob and her “rocker’s edge” style. Get Julianne’s rocker look with Hudson’s “Alex” skinny leg jeans paired with a basic white tee. Glam up the look with a DKNY black leather jacket with fur trim, Steve Madden black leather booties and a black felt fedora from Nordstrom. Accessorize with a bright yellow Vera Bradley handbag for a pop of color, also trending for Spring 2015.

The Cinema Society & Tod's Host The Premiere Of The Film Arcade & Cinedigm's "Song One"

ANNE HATHAWAY’S CLASSIC STYLE

Anne Hathaway has played everything from Disney’s princess to drug addicted outcast, and throughout her career, she has always managed to maintain poise and grace much like a modern day “Audrey Hepburn.” Her style has changed throughout her growing career, and we love the new modern yet classic look she has been sporting lately. Though we were sad to see her long locks go, the short bob suits her new style. Get Anne’s classic look with Hale Bob’s metallic capri pants and ivory bolero jacket. Finish the look with classic Versace ivory pumps and an elegant Diane von Furstenberg gold clutch and you are Red Carpet ready.

VIP Auckland Launch Of Heidi Klum Intimates Collection

HEIDI KLUM’S SHABBY CHIC

Supermodel Heidi Klum can pull off any look from elegant to casual. She’s had enormous success throughout her modeling career and she is one of the few “older” supermodels still thriving in the business, due to her healthy lifestyle and positive attitude on life. In her book, age is just a number. Heidi always surprises us with her look and style. We like the effortless, everyday look here on the Red Carpet for an event in New Zealand. Get Heidi’s easy breezy look with Hale Bob’s pink floral capri pants. Mix patterns by pairing with a black and white silk floral button down top from Hale Bob for one of this year’s top fashion trends. Finish the look with Manalo Blahnik chic black pumps, tousle your hair with Bumble and Bumble texturizing creme and you are ready to step out in style just like a supermodel.

41312edbc92ed4b7589c92d34e183824

SOFIA VERGARA’S HOT GLAM

Nobody knows how to arrive with flare better than spicy, sultry Sofia Vergara. Though she’s known for her hot style, Sofia also has a quirky sense of humor and can laugh at herself in good taste. She always arrives in glamorous style to Awards Ceremonies and Red Carpet events, however she also knows how to turn on the charm in her casual street style. We love her casual yet sexy street style spotted here on the streets of L.A. Get Sofia’s cool casual style with Hale Bob’s Cabana silk shirtdress paired with Chinese Laundry’s nude wedges and you are ready for some stylish shopping. We love Hale Bob’s cool collection of “Cabana Wear,” with everything from shirts, swimsuits, skirts, and dresses perfect for that sexy chic warmer weather style.

kate-beckinsale-290

KATE BECKINSALE’S GIRLY CHIC

Actress Kate Beckinsale has always pulled off the girly “cute” look, with a modern touch, appropriate for her age. She keeps her luscious locks healthy and loose, and opts for no nonsense fresh makeup with Dior Addict ultra gloss and Maybelline’s Great lash mascara. Her style approach is girly yet sophisticated, like many of her film and television roles. Try Kate’s “romantic” layered look with an Elizabeth and James “Marian” ivory blouse under Top Shop’s black cropped sweater. Finish the look with your favorite black skinny jeans and Moero’s black ankle boots. Kate’s look is perfect for the fluctuating weather during the late Winter and early Spring weeks ahead. For chillier days, drape a white Selected coat from Asos over your shoulders for that perfect “celeb” touch.

mila-kunis-290

MILA KUNIS’ 50’s THROWBACK

After taking some time off to have her baby, Mila Kunis is back in the limelight with a whole new softer gentler style than she had pre-baby. In the past few weeks, Mila has appeared on talk shows and events displaying that “new mom glow” complete with a romantic take on 50’s fashion, updated for 2015. We love the new Mila and are looking forward to what she will surprise us with next. Get Mila’s “50’s throwback” look with a white Calvin Klein mid-length dress and accessorize with dainty Casadei pastel pink heels. For chillier weather, pair the dress with a Vince drape front sweater, black tights, and Chloe black chunky heels.

9b14eb0d13cd929c0a6f6fe651781a49

It’s easy to dress just like your favorite celebrity with our easy tips and advice. Whether you like Anne Hathaway’s classic style or Julianne Hough’s rocker’s edge, celebrities show us effortless ways to stay stylish, chic, and posh. Make 2015 YOUR year to be creative with your wardrobe and push your style to the limits. With just a little extra thought and a little bit of energy, you can transform every day into a fashion forward moment.

TRENDING FASHION AT THE 2015 GOLDEN GLOBES

821a323c758082aada5d87deb5f12265

Ah it’s “Award Season,” Hollywood’s favorite season of the year when all the “stars” come out to shine. Last Sunday, the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, honoring the best in film and television. While most of us can only dream of becoming a Hollywood starlet, we can still admire the Season’s trending styles from the top designers in fashion today. Designers clamor for the honor of designing and presenting a unique style statement on the Red Carpet from entertainment’s top celebrities. At the Golden Globes this year, we saw many trending styles that we’ve already highlighted in our previous blogs and we saw some new unique trends as well. If you missed this year’s Golden Globes, we have you covered. Sit back, relax, and peruse our favorite fashion statements and how YOU can incorporate Hollywood fashion trends into your Spring wardrobe.

Heidi-Klum--z

RED HOT

From the Red Carpet to the Red dresses, Red is definitely the color of the Season. Continuing with this Season’s big, bold statement in fashion, wear this color from head-to-toe from jewelry, to clothes, to shoes, to handbag. No need for subtlety with this hue this Season.

696fb6f31a12d818b4bcae3d52e50f94

Rev up your wardrobe collection this Season with red head-to-toe in a chic jumpsuit, also trending for 2015. We love BCBGMAXAZRIA’s chic red jumpsuit, featuring cut-out sides, seen all over the runways and the Golden Globes this Season. Or try Ralph Lauren’s belted flare red jumpsuit, perfect for daytime fun or dressed up for a hot night on the town. Don’t be afraid to try this sizzling hot hue this Season for a chic fashion statement.

chrissy-teigen-golden-globes-2015

ROMANTIC LACE

As we mentioned in our “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015” blog, lace is back in a big way this Spring, from dresses, to shorts, to pants, to handbags. Several celebrities were spotted on the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes in lacy pastels, perfect for Spring.

21875b4bd47780b9b35a4d4accd7a4fe

For a romantic touch this Spring, try lacy shorts, perfect for daytime or dressed up for a night out. We love Hale Bob’s lacy shorts, paired perfectly with a sheer flowy Hale Bob blouse, or dressed up with a satin tank and Hale Bob Bolero blazer, accessorized with Jimmy Choo strappy heels for a romantic, feminine flare.

Jumpsuit1

MENSWEAR PANTSUIT

Starting in 2014 and continuing into this Season’s trends, menswear is all the rage this Season. We loved Lorde and Emma Stone’s daring dramatic Red Carpet looks at The Golden Globes this year with chic yet feminine pantsuits, looking just as glamorous as all the dresses. Lorde channeled a “Marlene Dietrich” look, while Emma Stone updated the pantsuit look for 2015 with a delicate sequined top and stylish train.

9f761562a889aedff31466620a86df46

Forgo the usual evening dress, be bold, and try the menswear trend this Season with a pantsuit or jumpsuit for your next big evening out. Try Lorde’s “Marlene Dietrich” look with a cut-out chic black jumpsuit from Shopbop. Or try Emma Stone’s updated jumpsuit style and go with a Calvin Klein two-toned jumpsuit for Spring. Either way, you are sure to turn heads at your next party or formal affair with out-of-the-ordinary glamorous style, worthy of Hollywood’s elite.

Yellow1

SUNSHINE YELLOW

Another popular trend this Season is bright colors, particularly sunshine yellow. Several celebrities chose this bright and sunny color for the Red Carpet at this year’s Golden Globes. While this hue may frighten you, don’t be afraid to incorporate this trending color into your wardrobe this Season. Try soft pastel yellow or go bold with a canary yellow, shining as bright as the Summer sun.

029e04fe0b448d1881fabf3010cd48b8

For a touch of summer’s sun, try a bold yellow blazer from DSquared2, paired perfectly with your favorite skinny jeans for work or play. Or if you aren’t quite ready for that much yellow, we love the colorful yellow handbags at Michael Kors, or for a pop of color, pair an all black outfit with bright Kate Spade yellow pumps for a radiant glow this Spring and into Summer.

keira-knightley-golden-globes-2015

 BIRDS OF PARADISE

As mentioned in last week’s blog “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” big bold bird and animal prints were all the rage on all the runways for Spring 2015. Actress Keira Knightley stays right up with the trend in a gorgeous Chanel bird-patterned dress with a romantic touch of lace.

peacock-print-summer-dress-2010

We love the bird print trend seen on blouses, dresses, and handbags in every designer’s collection this Season. Try a bird patterned silky blouse, perfect for the office or daytime. Or go with a “feathered” pattern with Hale Bob’s feathered print tank swing dress, perfect to start wearing now paired with a light sweater and booties, and easily transitioning into the warmer summer months paired with sandals for the beack or pool.

1421021610_allison-williams-zoom

RUFFLES

Ruffles ruffles everywhere! We love the ruffle trend for Spring as we mentioned in our previous blog “Trending Prints for Fashion 2015.” Whether you go with a full ruffle dress like actress Allison Williams or just a touch of ruffle trim, incorporate this pattern into your fashion wardrobe this Season for a fun, flirty style.

fd4a622e5e93a59a9a0a56853acb7bb7

We love the ruffle trend for Spring and Summer. Grab a chic Hale Bob strapless ruffle dress, perfect for a Spring day. Transition into the warmer summer months by pairing with chic DV Dolce Vita gladiator flat sandals for a night walk on the beach or daytime pool fun.

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

CROP TOP

Girls, you better amp up your ab workout this Spring because Crop Tops are all the rage for Springtime fun. Who better to show off a rocking body than our favorite Robin Wright, wearing a flattering Ralph Lauren black dress complete with crop top, giving those young ingenues something to look at.

96a2d7fa9a9580bd91bbc0a67bec0fd7

For your Crop Top look, try pairing a sleeveless top with a chic pencil skirt for a tasteful, yet stylish way to embrace the look. We love Michael Kors’ boatneck black crop top at Nordstrom, paired with a sleek Nicholas striped pencil midi-length skirt. Don’t be afraid to try this trend this year no matter what shape you are in. The Crop Tops today, paired with high waisted shirts and pants, will flatter your silhouette in every angle. Give it a try.

09acc30958bb8c8fd6516edaee52b152

As you enjoy seeing all the celebrities walking the Red Carpet during “Award Season,” keep an eye out for trends and fashion that YOU can incorporate into your wardrobe for Spring and into Summer. Whether as subtle as a sunshine yellow handbag to add to your accessories or a new bird patterned blouse to freshen up your daytime outfit, make it your New Year’s resolution to try one new fashion statement this year. You will feel fresh, young and trendy, just like a celebrity walking the Red Carpet, keeping up with all the latest worldwide trends straight from Hollywood.