FASHION FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THROWBACK TO THE 70’S

70'S fashion

It’s Flashback Friday and what better way to throw it back than to celebrate the groovy 70’s fashion style. From Gucci to Saint Laurent to Tom Ford, designers this Season have us reminiscing about flare jeans and fringe, Charlie’s Angels and The Brady Bunch, sequins and disco. Take a look at some of our top picks and get in on one of Spring’s most popular trends with your own 70’s- inspired look. Shop from the convenience of your own couch with our online store Posh at Play. From blouses to skirts to dresses to jeans, we carry a wide selection of 70’s styled clothing that you’ll want to add to your wardrobe this year. So what are you waiting for? Put on some themed music from “The Who” or “The Rolling Stones” to inspire your shopping experience.

SEQUIN DRESS

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During the later half of the 70’s, the disco movement rose to become one of the most popular forms of music and dancing entertainment, with a culture all it’s own. Sequined dresses, leisure suits, and platform shoes were quintessential fashion items found at every disco club across the country. This Season, revive the disco style in your wardrobe with a sequined camisole dress, perfect for your next night on the town. Get the above look with Hale Bob’s copper cami sequined dress or go for a different color “bling” with the pewter cami sequined dress. Pair with your favorite dancing heels or go “athleisure” in your sequined dress, camel overcoat, and red Nike sneakers for a casual daytime look. Either way, you are sure to sparkle in style this Season.

FLARE DENIM JEANS

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Nothing says “70’s” more than the flare denim jean. Seen all over the runways for 2015, the flare jean is this Season’s newest denim trend. Earlier this year, L.A.-based company Citizen’s of Humanity launched a 5-piece collection, releasing a brand new flare jean style each month, December through February. Throw your skinnies to the back, and start shopping your favorite flare look, one for every occasion. We love  AC Collection’s medium wash flare, similar to Citizen’s of Humanity’s newest “Fleetwood” silhouette, paired with a button down top and chunky wedges for midday activities. For a day at the beach or your favorite music concert, go “Boho” with Hudson’s light wash “Ferris” flare jeans paired with an ivory lace trimmed cami from Hale Bob, long fringe vest, floppy hat, and flat sandals. Dress up your flares with AC Collection’s high waisted black dress pants, perfect for the office, business lunch, or a night out.

MAXI DRESS

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While the 60’s shocked the world with the short “Mini” skirt silhouette, the 70’s went the complete opposite direction in fashion with the rise of the “Boho” maxi length. Back as one of this Season’s hottest skirt lengths, designers like Diane von Furstenberg and BCBGMAXAZRIA have updated the maxi dress with fresh patterns and textures for today’s modern style. Known for interesting patterns, “Boho” style, and popular among celebrities from Paris Hilton to Halle Berry, Hale Bob fashion is the perfect place to shop for your favorite maxi dresses and skirts.Get Nicole Richie’s similar look with Hale Bob’s coral floral maxi dress with unique racer back flare. We also love Hale Bob’s halter maxi dresses, flattering for every figure, in bright coral pink or mixed patterns. If maxi dresses aren’t quite for you, try a skirt, perfect for the beach or everyday style. Pair Hale Bob’s purple printed maxi skirt or the zebra print maxi skirt with a flowy ivory blouse and flat sandals. Have a wedding coming up this Summer? We’ve got you covered with Hale Bob’s delicate ivory lace maxi dress or vintage pink jersey maxi. Feel the 70’s vibe, and add  your own maxi dress or skirt to your wardrobe this Season.

 .                                   PEASANT BLOUSE

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From Chloe to Givenchy, peasant blouses were another favorite 70’s-inspired trend to hit the runways this year. With celebs like Carrie Underwood sporting the look, now’s the time to add the peasant blouse to your Spring and Summer wardrobe. This versatile blouse can be paired with your comfy flare jeans or swimsuit for casual days, and also goes perfectly with a sleek pencil skirt or leather leggings for upscale evenings. We love Hale Bob’s beaded black and white peasant tunic or go with some color in the deep navy beaded tunic top. Search the “Cabana” section for more great peasant blouse selections in a wide variety of colors and patterns from Hale Bob.

FLORAL SHORTS

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We can always count on musician Taylor Swift to bring the latest fashion trend to the streets in style. Being best friends with fashion runway model Karlie Kloss, Taylor definitely gets a first hand view on the latest popular styles and how to wear them. Since big floral prints are trending for Spring, we love “the-old-is-now-new” flower patterned shorts. Try Liberty Garden’s cotton trimmed floral chambray shorts paired perfectly with your peasant blouse and flat sandals. Or, go denim with pink and purple floral shorts from Joe’s Jeans. Look for floral print to continue into the Fall Season with floral jeans and pants.

FLORAL DRESS

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Not only are floral bottoms a huge trend this year, but also look for the print in Spring and Summer “Boho” dresses, a throwback to the 70’s. “Boho” styled dresses (Bohemian for short) are characterized by flowing sleeves, a loose fit, and swirling skirt. The style first became popular in the swinging 60’s with the “Hippy” movement based on freedom and letting loose. The style continued into the 70’s with a more “fitted” waistline and bolder patterns. Get your own “Boho” style look with a purple floral drop waist shirt dress from Hale Bob, or go with bolder print in the blue tank dress with twirl skirt. We also love Hale Bob’s black and white silk cotton shirt dress paired with a swimsuit and flat sandals for a walk on the beach or dressed up with strappy heels and a leather clutch for a hot summer night on the town.

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Get groovy and go with the 70’s trend this Spring and Summer. We’ve got you covered from sequined dresses to flare denim to floral dresses and skirts. Shop our wide selection of 70’s-inspired clothing and we’ll keep you fresh and trending all Season long. Remember to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

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HAVE A FASHIONABLE MOTHER’S DAY

Mother's Day fashion

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so what better time to shop than now for the favorite women in your life. From Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter preview featuring models with their children on the Runway to Princess Kate’s newest baby girl, this year celebrates the joy and beauty of motherhood. We’ve selected our favorite trends and styles from top designers that will have you looking and feeling fabulous all Season long. Whether hosting your own get-together or celebrating out, you, your mother, and grandmother are sure to turn heads this Mother’s Day with our top choices.

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SIMPLE LACE DRESS

Not just reserved for weddings anymore, lace made a big splash on the Runways this year from Christian Dior to Tadashi Shoji to Chloe. Dazzle this Mother’s Day in a delicate lace shift dress or treat Mom to an elegant look with her own lace dress. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of ivory lace dresses from the cotton crocheted lace dress to the embroidered mesh long sleeve lace dress. Try one of this Season’s trendiest styles with a Hale Bob ivory long lace dress with half slip. If you are in the mood for a pop of color, go with Hale Bob’s orange or coral cotton lace dresses or go elegant with the black long sleeve stretch lace dress.  Completely versatile, the lace dress is perfect paired with sandals for a day at the beach or throw on a set of strappy heels for an upscale  Mother’s Day dinner out on the town.

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GINGHAM AND STRIPES

Katie Holmes and “mini-me” daughter Suri pull off two trending patterns for 2015 in matching styles. Katie wears an Altuzarra black and white gingham shirt paired with an “A-line” white skirt while Suri coordinates colors with a striped camisole and matching white skirt from J Crew. Get their similar styles with a Diane von Furstenberg gingham shirt combined with a black A-line skirt from Hale Bob and match your “mimi me” with an Alex and Alexa striped tank and black twirl skirt from Zella Girl. Treat Mom with a Derek Lam gingham pencil skirt and the three of you will rock this Mother’s Day in the top trending patterns for Spring 2015.

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BOLD FLORALS

As mentioned in “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” designers this Season have updated the traditional floral print in bigger and bolder patterns. What a great way to try this year’s trend and get Mom in on the look for Mother’s Day. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of floral dresses in every shape and size to suit each and every taste. For casual, check out Hale Bob’s Cabana black floral shirtdress or teal floral maxi dress for a pop of color. Mom will shine in style at brunch with Hale Bob’s floral jacquard tank dress in pink or purple with a flattering ruched waistline, defining her feminine form. Or, go for an “edgy” look with Hale Bob’s black lace floral fitted dress paired perfectly with L.A.M.B. strappy sandals and a sleek black leather clutch from Marc Jacobs.

Grey colored dresses and blouses

SOFT GREYS

An alternative to the usual black or white colored style, this Season embrace one of Spring AND Fall’s trending Runway colors. From Alexander Wang to Calvin Klein to Fendi, grey is definitely having a “moment” across the fashion world. With this Season’s new designer styles, this color definitely won’t make you think of your sweatpants. We love Hale Bob’s grey jacquard knit “A-line” dress paired with black heels and a matching grey Diane Von Furstenberg clutch, perfect for lunch out on Mother’s Day. Treat Mom to a little “grey” with Hale Bob’s lace pencil skirt and grey Halston Heritage boatneck top. Or, go casual and stay cool and with Hale Bob’s 5 pocket silver grey leggings and matching grey short sleeved knit sweatshirt from Liberty Garden. Formal or comfy, choose grey this year instead of the traditional black and white.

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POLKA DOTS

From Emma Stone’s midi skirt to Diane Kruger’s cropped dress to Reese Witherspoon’s swimsuit, celebrities are jumping on this Spring’s latest pattern trend. Get in on the fun, flirty polka dot trend with a Michael Kors’ polka dot mini skirt, or go longer with a Valentino midi skirt,one of this Season’s popular skirt lengths. Find a “mini-me” version with a polka dot skirt from Dollie and Me or try the cute polka dot sundress from Dolce & Gabbana. Get Mom in on the trend too with a polka dot silk blouse from Hale Bob paired with flowy wide leg studded pants.

Spring and Summer ruffled dresses

RUFFLES

Nothing says Springtime more than a flowy ruffled silk dress. From Nicole Miller to Etros, ruffles dominated the Spring 2015 Runway with a return to femininity and the womanly figure. Surprise Mom with an elegant ruffled dress this Mother’s Day, making her feel beautiful inside and out. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of feminine floral ruffled dresses from  ivory satin to taupe ruffled chiffon to black satin. Complete the look with a simple but delicate pearl necklace, drop earrings and a cashmere sweater from J Crew.

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BOYFRIEND DENIM

Try one of this Season’s hottest denim trends and go casual with a pair of comfy yet stylish boyfriend jeans. We love the Mystique and Frenzy boyfriend denim from AC Collection. Match your “mini-me” with a pair of kids’ Hudson distressed boyfriend jeans and matching shirts. Spruce up your look with with Steve Madden heels and a chic black Bolero jacket from Hale Bob for a rockin’ Spring style. Top your outfit off with a pair of matching Ray Ban sunglasses and spend Mother’s Day in style.

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We’ve given you our best fashion options for Mom and all the important women in your life so now it’s time to get shopping. Surprise Mom with a trendy gingham skirt, a pretty ruffled dress, or comfy boyfriend jeans. We’ve got all your fashion needs at our online store Posh at Play, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your house. Take advantage of our exclusive Mother’s Day Weekend sale good only through May 10th and take 40% off ALL Dresses, Tops and Bottoms (excluding Hudson jeans). Visit us today and enter code MOM40 upon checkout to receive your discount. While you’re at it, go ahead a splurge on a little something for yourself as well. You deserve it! We wish all our readers a Happy Mother’s Day, and remember, the day is not only about mothers, but also about appreciating all the influential women in our lives.

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SPRING DRESSES TO FIT YOUR FIGURE

Dresses To Fit Your Figure

Athletic, Hourglass, Apple, Triangle, or Inverted Triangle- which figure are you? We’ve selected the best Spring and Summer dresses to fit and flatter each body type for the most stylish Season ever. Embrace your silhouette this year and choose clothing that enhances your every curve. First, determine which shape you are, peruse our dress selections, then get to shopping your best dress fashion. Get ready to sizzle in style this year with dresses that bring out the best in you.

ATHELETIC FIGURE

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Athletic figures are basically square shaped with minimal definition. Enhance the curves you do have with a ruched or wrap dress. A cinched mid-section is also ideal for giving the illusion of a more feminine waistline. From Carolina Herrera to Michael Kors, get in on Spring’s latest bold floral trend with Hale Bob’s fuchsia floral jacquard tank dress, perfect for the athletic figure. Another flattering option we love is the purple vintage jersey mock wrap dress also from Hale Bob. To play up your curves, streamline your look with a simple gold watch from Betsey Johnson and matching gold strappy heels from Guess. Add a gold clutch by Sarah Jessica Parker and you are ready to rock this Spring in style.

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Sizzle up your nightlife with a bright ruched fitted dress to play up the slight curves of your silhouette. We love Hale Bob’s short sleeved ruched dress paired with Steve Madden ankle strap heels and a Hale Bob black stretch Bolero jacket for chillier evenings. Embrace your fit althetic shape this Season and look for form-fitting dress styles to enhance your sleek shape.

HOURGLASS FIGURE

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Show off your curves with an adjustable belted dress to highlight just how tiny your waist is. Look for dresses with belts or fitted waistlines to enhance and flatter your figure. We love Hale Bob’s silk jersey shirt dress with adjustable tie belt to suit your every curve. Accessorize with a bold Marc Jacobs black handbag, suitable for all Seasons, and Miu Miu embellished black sunglasses for a glam Spring style.

Spring Dresses

We also love Hale Bob’s blue silk chiffon shirt dress, belted at the waist to flatter the hourglass silhouette. For chillier Spring days, pair with a light sweater or white silk jacket from Hale Bob. Be proud of your body this Season, and look for dress shapes to flatter and enhance your natural curves.

APPLE FIGURE

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Apples usually have thin legs and tend to carry most of their weight around the mid-section. Look for swing or empire waist dresses to flow over your waistline and draw attention to your lower body. We love Hale Bob’s ivory jeweled silk tunic dress paired with Spring’s hottest gladiator sandal from Free People and Topshop’s fringe handbag. Dress up the look with black and gold strappy heels from Michael Kors and a Tory Burch black clutch and you are ready to dine in style.

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Flatter your “Apple” shape and go “Boho Chic” this Spring with a Hale Bob black and white Cabana silk cotton shirt dress paired with Free People’s black ankle booties and a floppy hat from Urban Outfitters. Embrace your shape and look for dresses that emphasize your toned legs, drawing attention away from the mid-section for a perfectly styled YOU this Season.

TRIANGLE FIGURE

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Triangles are defined by a small upper body and wider hips and thighs. Look for “fit-and-flare” dresses to enhance your thin bust and waistline, and  hide your thicker lower body. Get a similar look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s blue sleeveless silk jersey tank dress paired with ankle strap heels from Kate Spade and Diane Von Furstenberg’s newest oversized ready-to-go black tote. If you want, you can further emphasize your small mid-section with a black leather studded belt from Versace.

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For a classic LBD style, we love Hale Bob’s black color block flare dress, perfect for any occasion. Pair with Lucky Brand flat sandals and a chic Ralph Lauren sunhat for a day at the beach or casual days out. Dress up your look and dance the night away with embellished heels from River Island and jewelry from Betsey Johnson.

INVERTED TRIANGLE

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Directly opposite of the triangle figure is the inverted triangle shape, defined by a broad upper body and smaller lower body. Minimize your broad shoulders and emphasize your smaller waist and hipline with “A-line” dresses that flare out slightly. Channel your inner princess with a Kate Middleton inspired outfit by pairing Hale Bob’s embroidered jacquard knit A-line dress with classic Jimmy Choo black pumps and a simple yet sleek black satin clutch by White House Black Market. 

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We also love Hale Bob’s chic black color block A-line dress paired with Sam Edelman ankle strap heels and gold bangles for a sizzling night on the town. Or go “athleisure” with your favorite Adidas sneakers, a Tory Burch tote, and Kate Spade sunhat for simple Summer styling.

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This Season embrace the body you were born with and take our tips on how to style your natural beauty. Instead of agonizing over the figure you wish you had, aim to eat healthy and stay fit in order to feel energized and vibrant each and every day. Be your own stylist and select the perfect clothing shape to suit you particular silhouette: ruched dresses for Athletic bodies, belted for Hourglass figures, swing dresses for Apples, fit-and-flare for Triangles, and “A-line” dresses for Inverted Triangles. If you still aren’t sure which body type you are, take “Who What Wear’s” quick and easy three question test to determine your silhouette shape. Here at Posh at Play we are all about being the best YOU can be. We believe in quality products to enhance your lifestyle and friendly personalized customer service. Check out our wide election of Spring dress styles to suit your figure and remember to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

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7 WAYS TO WEAR THE BOOTCUT

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Put away your skinnies- the bootcut is back as Spring’s favorite denim jean. Cropping up on this Season’s Runway from Tommy Hilfiger to Anna Sui, this denim style is making a comeback. This week, our fashion blogger Natalie shows how you can mix and match items from your closet with the bootcut jean for seven completely different looks, one for each day of the week. Whether it’s time to search for your favorite bootcuts from the back of your closet or time to shop for some new ones, these are your “go to” jeans for the year.

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MONDAY WORK WEAR

With the right accessories, you can bring the bootcut jean into your workplace this Season. Pair your denim with a tailored blouse and blazer for a sophisticated style. Accessorize with gold bangles and layered gold necklaces, finishing with mid-rise heels for all day comfort and style. Get the look with AC Collection’s medium or dark wash bootcuts paired with Frame Denim’s crisp white top and tailored blazer from Paige. Accessorize with gold bangles from Max & Chloe and black open-toes heels from Moschino for a perfect polished work wear style.

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TUESDAY LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS

Segue into a chill lunch with the girls by pairing your bootcut jeans with a blouse and chic leather jacket. Our fashion blogger Natalie suggests pairing the jeans with a cool cotton black blouse top and leather jacket paired with heels and a Michael Kors handbag. Get a similar look with bootcut jeans from Citizen’s of Humanity and a woven black blouse from Asos adding a black leather jacket from River Island and a bright blue handbag from Michael Kors. You are sure to turn heads at the restaurant and “wow” your friends with your chic trendy style.

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WEDNESDAY WIND DOWN

Take a mid-week “getaway,” and head to the beach, pool, or park for a little R & R. Revive and rejuvenate yourself by taking a little time away from the busy week to soak up the sun’s rays and enjoy nature. No need to pack extra clothes for your Hump Day break. Take a tip from Natalie and throw on a swimsuit under your bootcut jeans, a white button down tied at the waist, and flat sandals. Get a similar look with Hudson’s signature bootcut jeans, a crisp white button down from Brooks Brothers, and flat sandals from Tory Burch. Shop a wide selection of cute swimsuit tops from Hale Bob for the perfect summer beachside style.

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THURSDAY ERRANDS

We love Jennifer Aniston’s simple yet chic street wear style, perfect for everyday errands. Simply throw on your bootcuts, a white tee, and sandals and you are ready for the day. No need for numerous accessories, take Jennifer’s approach and go simple with a straw hat from Selfridge’s & Co and Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses. If you’d like to squeeze in a mid-day workout, pair your look with sneakers and pack a pair of shorts in your handbag. Our blogger Natalie suggests bootcut jeans from Mother with a black Tee and black sneakers from Guess. Get a similar style with Mother’s “The Outsider” bootcut jeans, a black or white V-neck Tee from Tommy Hilfiger, Guess’ “Lanelan” black sneakers and Yosi Samra flat sandals for your post-workout street wear.

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FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC CONCERT

“We flawless, ladies tell ’em. Say I look so good tonight.” Take a tip from Beyonce’s “Flawless” and rock your Friday night with confidence and style. The superstar sports jeans paired with a comfy Tee, black leather jacket, boho floppy hat, and heeled booties. Get “concert ready” with 7 For All Mankind’s dark wash bootcuts, layered with Rag & Bone’s soft grey Tee, and black leather jacket from Topshop. Our blogger Natalie suggests accessorizing with a BCBGeneration black floppy hat and tall booties from Steve Madden for Beyonce’s celebrity style, or go “Boho”  with Steve Madden’s fringed western styled booties. Either way, you are sure to shine like a star.

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SATURDAY DATE NIGHT

Get “date night” ready in a flash with a slouchy sweater, heels, and a black and gold trimmed clutch for a simple but classic style. Our fashion blogger Natalie suggests William Rast bootcut jeans, a black silk cashmere sweater from Los Angeles-based designer Madison, and a Michael Kors black and gold clutch. Get ready to dance the night away with chic Loeffler Randall black suede heels or go for a high fashion look with BCBGMAXAZARIA’s caged ankle booties. Natalie says, “Spritz on a little hair gloss from Marrakesh, tousle your hair, swipe on a touch of lipgloss, and you are ready to hit the town in style this Saturday night.”

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SUNDAY DRESS UP

Make your jeans go the extra mile and dress up your weekend look with your favorite bootcuts paired with a delicate lace top and strappy heels. Natalie likes 7 For All Mankind’s dark wash bootcut jeans, layered with Hale Bob’s black lace bodysuit, finishing with strappy lace sandals from Dolce Vida. She suggests anticipating summer’s sun by brushing on  Too Faced’s brand new Little Black Book of Bronzer, a collection of eight exclusive colors catered to any skin tone, and completing your Sunday look with a swipe of Clinique’s new moisturizing lipstick and primer.

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It goes without saying boots are your bootcuts’ best friend. Dress “Stagecoach”-style this week with your favorite bootcut jeans accessorized with western cut boots. For a perfect “Country Chic” look, Natalie suggests “The Outsider” bootcut jeans from Mother paired with Hale Bob’s silk chiffon ivory blouse and Ariat Billie western booties. Or, try a pop of color with a yellow beaded floral top from Hale Bob.

We are so excited that one of our favorite denim styles is back and trending for 2015. Celebrities from Jessica Alba to Emma Roberts to fashion designer Rachel Zoe are jumping onto the bootcut trend and sporting the look street style. Pull out your favorite bootcut jeans and incorporate the look into your everyday wear. Whether you prefer AC Collection or Hudson or 7 For All Mankind, your bootcut denim pants will serve you well dressy or casual, morning, noon, and night. We hope you enjoyed our blogger Natalie’s tips and suggestions on how to fashion your Spring and Summer bootcut style. We’d love to hear from you, our readers, on your favorite bootcut look and how YOU will be wearing your jeans this Season. Comment below and have fun with this Season’s trending denim outfit.

COUNTRY CHIC

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With fringe, floppy hats, and cowboy booties trending for Spring 2015, it’s time to add a little “country” into your wardrobe this Season. From Emilio Pucci’s fringe to Diane Von Furstenberg’s gingham, country style chic was all the rage on the runways for Spring 2015. As the weather warms and we move into the Spring and Summer months, chill out, relax, and adapt a bit of Southern charm to your style. Take a look at some of our favorite “country chic” outfits and accessories that we can’t wait to try this year.

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DENIM AND LACE

A quintessential “country” style is pairing lace with denim. Look through your own wardrobe and pair these two items together for perfect Southern style. Or get to shopping with Hale Bob’s white lace tunic paired with Citizen’s of Humanity’s denim shorts. For chillier Spring nights, top your lace tunic with “The Chelsea” skinny jeans from Joe’s Jeans. Complete the “country” look with a pair of Boot Barn’s “Shyanne” western boots with an embroidered floral pattern for a touch of feminine charm.

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Switch around your lace and denim with lace on the bottom and denim on the top for a completely different look. We love Hale Bob’s cool cotton ivory crochet maxi dress paired with a light denim top from J Crew. Accessorize with a turquoise necklace, bangles, and K. Jacques fringed flat sandals from Neiman Marcus and you are ready to hit the trails.

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PLAID

Another look to add to your denim shorts is a checkered plaid shirt. With checkers and gingham hitting the runways this Season, now is the perfect time to bring out the plaid. Pair your cut offs with a red plaid shirt from J Crew or go sleeveless with Hudson’s soft blue plaid button up. Just add a pair of Born Torrin booties from Macy’s and you’ll have the perfect western “country” style fashion for Spring.

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DISTRESSED FLARE DENIM

Nothing says “country casual” more than distressed denim jeans. Update the look for Spring 2015 with this Season’s trendy flare wide leg style. To get the look pictured above, we love True Religion’s distressed “patchwork” denim jeans paired with wedge sandals and a graphic tee from Free People. For another distressed style, go with 1921’s light wash flare jeans paired with a plain white camisole topped with Free People’s silky duster for perfect summer styling.

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TUNIC DRESS

A quick, easy solution to achieve chic country styling this Season is the tunic dress. Simply throw on the dress, pair with booties by Kate Spade and you are ready for any occasion morning, noon, and night. Check out the great selection of Hale Bob tunic dresses online and grab a few for fashionable Spring and Summer styling without all the fuss. Perfect for those busy days when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare. The tunic dress will have you staying chic and fashionable with a touch of that “western” flare.

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FLOPPY WESTERN HAT

A simple way to add a little “country” to your everyday style without changing your entire wardrobe is to accessorize. The floppy hat easily pairs with any of your wardrobe staples and is a cost effective addition to your Spring fashion. By adding this one accessory, you can bring a whole new look to your usual outfits. We love San Diego Hat Company’s floppy western hats in a wide variety of colors and styles. Try pairing your floppy hat with black stretch leggings from Hale Bob and a sheer lace black tunic for a little feminine touch. Add a pair of black suede booties from Sam Edelman for the perfect finishing look.

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EMBELLISHED HANDBAG

Another easy but stylish accessory to add to your “western” style collection is the embellished handbag. Look for an oversized clutch or over-the-shoulder purse decorated with silver, turquoise and coral, quintessential “country” gems. We love the embellished beaded clutch from Berry or the beaded cross body handbag from Street Level. Check out the great selection of authentic “southern” handbags with unique leather beaded designs, including this year’s trending fringe, at Cimarron River Company.

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THE COWBOY BOOT

This Season designers brought back western wear’s iconic cowboy boot. From Felder Felder’s knee highs to Gucci’s suede to Louis Vuitton’s booties, be sure to add this shoe into your wardrobe collection for Spring. For a classic cowboy style, we love Shepler’s. The online store allows you to shop your own boot style according to toe shape, height, material, and price for a “personalized” shopping experience. If you are less inclined to adapt full western wear, Steve Madden’s fringe booties are a perfect option, great to pair with your summer shorts or cropped jeans.

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LEATHER VEST

Adapting the “country chic” style this Season can be as simple as throwing on a leather western vest over your outfit. The leather vest is a great layering option for chillier days, and perfect to pair with your evening attire for cool nights. You can dress up your western leather vest by layering over Hale Bob’s pink floral maxi dress or dress down by pairing with your favorite denim jeans and a tee. We love AC Collection’s “Kim Leather Look” vest fitted perfectly to hug your feminine silhouette.

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FRINGE

If all of our favorite “western” styled fashions just seem a little too country to suit your taste, stay in style with a bit of fringe. A huge trend on the Spring 2015 Runways, fringe is cropping up everywhere from handbags, to skirts, to dresses, to jackets, to shoes. Or take a tip from celebrities like Jessica Chastain and Rose Byrne with a new “fringe” haircut fresh for the Season. We are loving this trend so much that one of our staff just bought a fringe handbag for her Spring and Summer purse. We love the bright blue Rebecca Minkoff fringe handbag from Neiman Marcus or try a suede fringe skirt from Cusp. Stand out in style at the beach or pool with a chic fringe bikini top from Free People, perfect to pair with a maxi skirt or shorts for summer styling.

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Spring is the time to kick up your heels and hit the trails with “country chic” fashion wear. Whether it’s pairing lace with denim, shopping for a plaid shirt, wide leg pant, or tunic dress to add to your wardrobe, or including an accessory like a floppy hat, an embellished handbag, boots, or a leather vest to your outfit, be sure to incorporate a little “western” touch this Season. Be on the lookout for our favorite fringe trend this Spring and Summer, and include into your fashion collection.  Have a little fun this year and find ways to adapt to the best in fashion while modifying different elements to suit your style and taste.

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

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It’s that time of year again. Time to forgo the winter coats and bring out the spring wardrobe. We have all your Spring Break travel essentials right here. No need to pack your entire closet. A few key items are all you need to mix and match for a fresh new look each day of your Spring Break getaway. Take a look at our top eight picks and start packing.

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MARSALA BLAZER

Marsala was a trending color for Fall 2014 so why not carry the trend into Spring 2015 with a chic blazer, perfect for layering. During the daytime, pair the blazer with a colorful floral dress and sandals. Segue into the evening hours with cropped jeans, a white tee, heels and a leopard clutch. We love Helmut Lang’s Marsala colored blazer, perfect for your Spring Break vacation.

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CROPPED DENIM

Trending for Spring 2015, do not forget to pack your favorite cropped denim pants for Spring Break. The cropped baggy “boyfriend” pant is a current favorite with celebrities such as Dakota Fanning, Bar Rafaeli, and Jessica Alba.The cropped denim pant can be dressed up or down for a variety of different looks to suit your vacation activities. For a day at the beach, pair your pants with your favorite swimsuit for a different kind of “coverup”. Transition into the lunch hour by selecting a cute striped cropped top, sandals, and a floppy hat to match your cropped pants.. As featured above, arrive to dinner in style topping your pants with a white tee and marsala blazer. We love Citizen’s of Humanity’s Dylan relaxed cropped jeans for a comfortable yet chic Spring vacation look.

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WHITE TEE

The plain white tee is one of the simplest yet most versatile items of clothing you can pack for your vacation. Pair the white tee with your Marsala blazer and denim shorts for city sightseeing. Or, go with a chic casual style with cropped jeans and white sneakers. The white tee is also another great coverup option over your swimsuit for beach time fun. We love Rag & Bone’s basic plain white tee perfect with any of your vacation wardrobe essentials.

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DENIM SHORTS

Denim shorts are perfect not only for casual activities on your vacation, but also can be dressed up for nighttime fun. For a day at the beach, layer denim shorts over your favorite swimsuit and pair with a sheer white button down blouse, floppy hat, sunglasses, and flat sandals. Forgo the swimsuit and dress up your denim shorts with the sheer white button down, a gold belt, and heels for a night on the town. Try Frame Denim’s cutoff shorts in mid rise for a flattering fit for your Spring Break style.

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SHEER WHITE BLOUSE

In addition to layering with your swimsuit and denim shorts, the sheer white blouse can also be paired with several other travel wear items in your suitcase. The sheer white top goes perfectly with black leggings and heels, accessorizing with a bright green handbag for a pop of color. For another evening look, pair the blouse with a sheer high low skirt. We love Halmut Lang’s long sleeved sheer white blouse or try Rachel Zoe’s sheer chiffon blouse with silk trim and pair with Hale Bob’s black floral lace skirt for a great Spring Break evening style.

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BLACK LEGGINGS

Easily adaptable for any occasion, you won’t want to forget your black leggings for Spring Break packing. Stay in style as you sneak in a little exercise on your vacation with your black leggings, slouchy gray sweatshirt, fringe scarf, and sneakers. Pack your white tee and heels in your gym bag and you are ready for dinner in a flash. We love Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte leggings for fit and comfort or try the black faux leather leggings for high fashion style.

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GRAY SWEATSHIRT

Go for comfort and style on your vacation by packing a gray sweatshirt, perfect for all occasions not just the gym. Pair with your cropped denim jeans and sneakers, and for a different look, your denim shorts will look great with a chic blazer.

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You can also pair the sweatshirt with your sheer black skirt and heels for a perfect “Athleisure” style, trending for Spring. We love Hale Bob’s mid-sleeve gray ivory crochet sweatshirt or try a selection of “menswear” sweatshirts in a variety of styles. Instead of a bulky jacket or coat, your sweatshirt is also a perfect option paired with your swimsuit for chillier evenings by the pool or on the beach.

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FLORAL DRESS 

Complete your Spring Break wardrobe with the classic floral dress perfect for Spring and Summer wear. This Season look for dresses with big bold floral prints and mixed floral and geometric prints. Go “Boho” style and pair your dress with a floppy hat and trendy gladiator sandals or short booties. Go with another look, and layer your floral dress with your sheer white blouse and add flat sandals for daytime style. For evening, top with your marsala blazer and heels or simply accessorize with a genuine shell necklace from Ross Simons and pono tortoise resin bangles from IntermixWe love the sequined floral dress from needle & thread or try the great selection of “Cabana Wear” floral dresses from Hale Bob, one to suit every occasion.

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Travel light this Season with our Spring Break travel essentials. With just a few items and some creativity, you have countless looks to carry you through your entire vacation without having to wear the same outfit twice. Be sure to include a marsala colored blazer, cropped denim pants, a plain white tee, denim shorts, a sheer white blouse, black leggings, gray sweatshirt, and your favorite floral dress. Include flat sandals, sneakers, your favorite strappy heels, gladiator sandals, and booties, as well as a selection of your favorite jewelry, a floppy hat, and a scarf. Don’t forget to add your favorite swimsuit or two for beachside fun. Check out Hale Bob’s great selection of swimwear in all shapes and styles. Pack your bag, grab your sunglasses, dab on some sunscreen, and get ready to rock your Spring Break in style.

LOOKING GREAT IN LAYERS

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It’s that awkward transition season between Winter and Spring, when the cold winds are still blowing yet the sun warms you during the day. To wear a coat or not? To try that new Spring dress or not? Don’t worry. We have you covered. Our favorite way to transition into the fluctuating Seasons is to layer. Take a peek at our favorite layering fashion finds this week. We show you how to layer in style, without feeling bulky or outdated. While you may want to add a new accessory or jacket for chic layering, many of our favorite layering styles can be found right now in your own closet. See our favorite styles below, and start layering.

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FUR VEST

One of our favorite style trends this Season is the fur vest, updated for 2015 in a variety of bright colors. Even on chilly days the fur vest is an easy way to stay warm yet stylish and can easily be paired with your favorite leggings, jeans, skirt, or even floral Spring dress. We love Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest layered over your favorite sweater, paired with Hale Bob’s black faux leather leggings. Accessorize with Rag and Bone chunky heeled ankle boots for chillier days and Tory Burch sandals for warmer Spring days.

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SLEEVELESS SHIFT DRESS

No need to wait to bring out your favorite Summer shift dresses. Go ahead and pull them out, layering your favorite button up shirt or sweater for chillier days. If the day warms up, simply remove your outer layer and you are ready to soak up the sun’s rays. Pair Hale Bob’s black studded sheath dress with this season’s trendy gladiator sandals from Ralph Lauren, and layer with a fitted white tee and gray James Perse cropped sweater for a stylish, yet warm, layered look for Spring.

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CHUNKY KNIT SWEATER

Sweaters are the prefect layering option for fluctuating temperatures during the Spring months. Far less bulky than coats or jackets, you can easily layer your favorite sweater over a tee or button down, or both, to stay warm against the cold breeze. Sweaters can be removed and tied at the waist as temperatures warm. If you are in the market for a new sweater, we love Hale Bob’s gray ombre knit pullover, perfect to layer over a fitted tank or cami. For colder days, pair your sweater with a gingham button down from Bergdorf Goodman paired with your favorite skinny jeans.

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SHIRTDRESS

We love the shirtdress for Spring styling. The shirtdress is perfect for warm days paired with chic lace-up wedges from Bergdorf Goodman and a floppy hat for Boho style. For chillier days, pair your shirtdress with black tights and Prada black kitten heels for an evening out. We love Hale Bob’s Cabana silk shirtdress in black and white floral, perfect for Spring fashion. The shirtdress can also double as a swimsuit coverup for a cool day at the beach or pool.

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SILK SCARF

Another simple yet effective way to stay warm through the Spring season is to throw on your favorite scarf for layered style. Since we are nearing the end of Winter, trade in your wool scarves for chic sheer silk scarves in a variety of prints and patterns. By simply covering your neck, heat is trapped and allows your entire body to stay warm and cozy without the need of a jacket. We love Have Bob’s purple pattern silk scarf, perfect for layering over your favorite crisp white button down for a day at the office. Or layer over one of your favorite Hale Bob patterned maxi dresses in a variety of prints and multi-colors. This Season don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns and colors. This Spring anything goes.

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HIGH LOW LAYERED SKIRT

One of this Spring’s trendiest skirt styles is the high low skirt, seen all over the Runways for Spring 2015 Fashion, and making it’s way into stores everywhere. For a lovely layered look, pair your high low skirt with a fitted tank and a belted sweater like actress Olivia Palermo’s knit from European designer Witchery. We love Liberty Garden’s high low sheer tank dress, perfect for a Spring day or night on the town. For chillier days, fashion your high low dress with an Andean belted fringe sweater paired with chunky Loro Piana ankle booties for a trendy fashionable you.

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BLACK LEGGINGS

Take your leggings into Springtime season with lots of fun layering options. For chillier days, pair your Hale Bob black Ponte leggings with a striped long sleeve knit top by Gucci. Go for one of Spring’s hot fashion statements and mix up your patterns by layering over your Gucci striped top, Hale Bob’s blue peacock printed belted sweater, accessorized with classic Jimmy Choo black suede heels and a hot red clutch by designer Judith Leiber. Leggings can also be paired with your favorite sleeveless dress and light sweater, or an oversized sweater tunic and Hale Bob scarf. However you choose to layer this Season, leggings are the perfect choice for endless fashion looks.

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BOLERO JACKET

One of our favorite fashion items for layering is the Bolero jacket, a fitted jacket with lapels, easy to dress up or dress down. You can bring out your favorite summer shorts even on cooler Spring days by layering over warm tights or leggings paired with Salvatore Ferragamo ankle boots for daytime fun and Giuseppe Zanotti multi-color heels for nighttime glam. We love Hale Bob’s selection of Bolero Jackets, fitted just to flatter your figure and great for layering over shorts, jeans, skirts, or your evening cocktail dress. If you only add one jacket to your Springtime wardrobe this Season, choose the versatile Bolero jacket.

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Fur Vest, Shift Dress, Knit Sweater, Shirtdress, Silk Scarf, High Low Skirt, Black Leggings, Bolero Jacket. With these eight items, there are endless fashion styles for Spring by mixing and matching, layering and combining. This Season, think out of the box, look into your closet, and think creatively for Spring. As the weather fluctuates from cool to warm, with rainy and snow days thrown into the mix, you will always be prepared for the abrupt changes in weather without sacrificing style. Streamline your fashion wardrobe and think “less is more.” Forgo the bulky coats and jackets from Winter style, and look for lighter fabrics to layer that won’t bulge but will still keep you warm. We’d love to hear from YOU our readers on how you plan to “layer” this Spring. Send us your thoughts and start preparing for the Springtime trends.