WINTER VACATION ESSENTIALS

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Whether packing for the holidays or for your anticipated Winter getaway, it’s time to start planning your travel fashion essentials. When deciding what to bring, keep in mind the climate and the activities you will engage in on your vacation. No matter where you plan to visit, be sure to include a warm scarf that can double as a blanket, moisturizing lip balm to keep smiles healthy, hand sanitizer to ward off illness, and a sturdy Tote that can also be used as a beach bag or carry all. Take a look at our helpful hints below on how to pack the perfect Winter wardrobe based on your final destination.

BEACH

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FLORAL TUNIC DRESS

What better way to escape Winter’s chill this Season than a trip to the beach. Whether you are enjoying the Bahama islands or soaking up the sun in Miami, don’t forget to include a floral patterned tunic dress in your suitcase. We like Hale Bob’s coral floral cotton sateen dress paired over your favorite swimsuit, Badgley Mischka’s crystal embellished wedge sandals, Free People’s sea straw Boho hat, and chic cat eye sunglasses from Prada for daytime fun. Segue into the evening hours by whipping your hair up into a loose topknot, and accessorizing with Stuart Weitzman’s strappy heels and sparkling clutch from Loeffler Randall. Casual or dressy, the tunic dress is a “must have” for the beach.

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 IVORY BIKINI

Flattering on all skintones, we like an ivory colored swimsuit paired with loose, flowing wide leg pants for seaside style. Check out Hale Bob’s ivory lace crochet string bikini combined with the white lace trimmed wide leg pants. Or, match your swimsuit with crepe de chine wide leg pants with crochet from Hale Bob and a Flora Bella York crochet oversize tote. Simply throw on Hale Bob’s coral silk crinkle tunic and you are ready to lunch in style after a day catching some waves.

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FLORAL MAXI DRESS

Keeping with the tropical theme, be sure to also include a floral maxi dress in your travel wardrobe. Perfect thrown over your swimsuit or glammed up for a night on the town, the maxi dress is easily adaptable for all your planned trip activities. During the day, pair Hale Bob’s coral floral maxi dress with sandals, beach hat from Helen Kaminski, and an authentic handmade sea shell necklace. Style your romantic dinner for two by combining your maxi dress with strappy sandals and a “Garden” fringed shawl by Wildfox for breezy evening walks on the beach.

CRUISE

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SHORTS ROMPER

No need to pack a shirt and shorts separately. Save room in your suitcase and include a tropical romper in your packing this Season. A big trend on the runways this year, we like the tropical print romper from Tory Burch or go for a streamlined tailored look in Nicole Miller’s double breasted tuxedo shorts set. Whether you throw it over your swimsuit at the pool, pair with sandals as you tour the city, or combine with your favorite pair of dancing heels at night, the flattering and versatile romper is a key item to include on your cruise ship getaway.

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ELEGANT JUMPSUIT

Pack your bags and cast away in a chic jumpsuit, trending on this year’s runways from Versace to Elie Saab. Easily adaptable for casual days on shore or elegant dinners on board, the jumpsuit should definitely be included in your cruise ship luggage. We like Liberty Garden’s sleek black lace and twill pantsuit paired with flat sandals during the day and strappy heels at night. Or go colorful in Hale Bob’s tropical print jersey jumpsuit combined with Steve Madden’s lace-up ballerina flats and oversized tote bag from Michael Kors, suitable for any occasion on your getaway.

SKI SLOPES

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FUR OUTERWEAR

While most “snow bunnies” will be sporting their latest insulated outerwear, turn heads on the slopes in a cozy warm fur vest or coat. Layer Hale Bob’s black rabbit fur vest over Liberty Garden’s ivory ultra suede long sleeve shirt, Hale Bob’s black mixed media leggings, waterproof booties, and cashmere stocking cap from Dolce & Gabbana. On evening dinners at the lodge, pair your vest with Liberty Garden’s long sleeve ivory mixed media sheath dress and black leather knee high boots from Ralph Lauren. However you choose to style, you are sure to stand out from among the crowd on this year’s ski vacation.

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WINTER OVERCOAT

Don’t forget to include your favorite snug overcoat amongst your packing for skiing this Season. We love this year’s trending winter white, a slightly ivory cream color to complement the winter season. Go with Helene Berman’s shaped wool blend coat paired with Liberty Garden’s gray draping sweatshirtHudson’s “Nico” mid rise skinny jeans in black, and stylish waterproof “mixed media” boots from Santana Canada. Or, spread holiday cheer in a red wool sweater coat with rabbit trim from Hale Bob and forest green shirt waterproof boots from Bernando Footwear.

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SEQUIN COCKTAIL DRESS

As nighttime falls, and the evening winter festivities begin, shimmer and shine in your favorite sequined cocktail dress. We like Hale Bob’s gold sleeveless sequined dress or shimmy and shake in Hale Bob’s vintage 20’s black and blue beaded feather dress. Neither appeal to you? Take a look at our wide selection of sequin dress styles at our online store Posh at Play, one to suit any taste. in You can easily adapt your dress to accommodate the snowy weather by pairing with cozy black tights and your favorite matching black booties or heels. Cover up in your Winter Overcoat and you are ready to conquer the snowy slopes day or night.

CITY

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If you are vacationing in the big city this Winter, the key to staying versatile and adaptable to winter weather is layers, layers, layers. Whether dressing for lunch with the family or a romantic holiday dinner for 2, be sure to pack lots of layering options in your suitcase. To keep from looking too “puffy,” be sure to start with thin materials and work your way outward to bulkier fabrics. For an easy yet stylish daytime look, pair Hale Bob’s Melange turtleneck sweater in rust, navy or black with AC Collection’s dark wash high waist skinny jeans, navy wool coat from Kenneth Cole, and your favorite pair of knee high boots. For a trendy look, substitute a this Season’s favorite cape coat from Alice + Olivia and cozy navy ultra suede leggings from Hale Bob.

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SKIRT + SWEATER

No need to tuck away your favorite Summer skirt or dress. Take a tip from celebrity Olivia Palermo’s chic city look and pair your favorite skirt style with a chunky knit, warm leggings, and short heeled booties. Start with Liberty Garden’s ultra suede black patchwork skirt and layer with Tory Burch’s chunky ivory turtleneck pullover sweater, Topshop’s faux fur cozy peacoat, Hale Bob’s black ultra suede leggings,  and classic Christian Louboutin black booties as pictured above. On warmer days, forgo the leggings and coat, and layer with a snug wool scarf from rag & bone to ward off the brisk winter breeze.

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LINGERIE INSPIRED

 Hey you’re in the city, so what better time to be a bit daring and try one of Spring 2016’s trending styles. From Givenchy to Calvin Klein, Spring and Summer 2016’s runway previews were filled with “lingerie” inspired blouses, skirts, pants, and dresses. Get ahead of next year’s trend and start wearing the style today. Start with Hale Bob’s black satin blouse with lace paired with Alice + Olivia’s embellished mini skirt, black tights, and Clarks Artisan’s comfy low heeled black pumps or trendy black platform mules from Calvin Klein. If the weather turns warm, forgo the tights and replace with a pair of strappy black heels from Sam Edelman. We also like Hale Bob’s delicate ivory embroidered long sleeve mesh dress or go long with the ivory stretch lace maxi dress with half slip.

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Whether you are vacationing to a warm climate like the beach or the Caribbean, or a chillier site like a ski resort or big city, we’ve got you covered. Take our handy fashion advice, and you are sure to stand out among the rest in style. No matter where you travel, be sure to include items that you can layer and intermix for a variety of looks with minimal baggage. Any last minute travel essentials you are missing? Check out our wide range of clothing items suitable for the islands to the mountains. Happy Holidays and safe travels to your winter getaway.

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A WINTER COAT FOR EVERY CITY

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As the weather turns chilly across the Nation, we bundle up in our warmest coats and jackets against the Season’s Winter chill. This week, we scoured the U.S. in search of each region’s trending outerwear styles. Take a look at our favorite finds spotted street style and see what’s trending in your city. If you don’t like what you see, “adopt” your favorite style and be a trendsetter in your town.

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PLAID IN PORTLAND

One of this Season’s trendiest styles, stay chic and colorful throughout Winter’s rainiest days in a knee length plaid coat. From Coach to Alexander Wang to Phillip Lam, the runways were filled with this year’s “go to” print pattern. We like Vince Camuto’s gray plaid trench coat with removable hood for those unpredictable weather days. Or go brighter with Madewell’s red plaid wool blend coat perfect for the holidays. Pair your favorite plaid coat with Citizen’s of Humanity’s “Ava” dark wash jeans, Liberty Garden’s black fur shoulder long sleeve top, and comfy ballerina flats and head to your favorite coffee shop in style.

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SUEDE FRINGE IN L.A.

With the “Boho” look continuing into Fall and Winter, take a tip from the L.A. scene in a chic suede fringe coat. Go with this Season’s trendiest style in a long suede fringe duster as pictured above, or accessorize with a suede fringe vest or jacket. Look for the fringe suede duster at your local clothing shops since we found the item sold out across the most popular department and designer stores. You could go for a shorter version with Topshop’s cropped fringe suede jacket or shine bright in Mango’s fire engine red suede coat. Complete your “Boho” look with Goldsign’s dark wash wide leg jeans, black lace blouse from Hale Bob, and floppy wool hat from Calvin Klein.

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COZY IN DENVER

From Rudsak to Joe Fresh to Moschino, designers are giving the utilitarian “parka” an update this Season. No longer reserved just for skiing,  bring your favorite snug snow jacket out to play with you this Winter. Shine bright through the year’s dreariest days in Columbia’s NEW cobalt blue “Turbodown” water resistant jacket paired with Hale Bob’s warm black ultra suede leggings and Liberty Garden’s cozy black long sleeve sweatshirt. As the sun sets, pair Hale Bob’s wrapped sequined cocktail dress with Steve Madden’s snow white fur collar quilted coat or go sophisticated in a sleek black insulated parka NEW from North Face perfect for a winter night out on the town.

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DENIM IN DALLAS

With the 90’s back in a big way for Fall, now’s the perfect time to bring out your favorite denim jacket. Cropped or long, belted or loose, casual or dressy, the denim jacket is a perfect wardrobe staple this Season. From Neiman Marcus, Dallas’ anchor store, we like Alexa Chung’s cropped denim paired with Liberty Garden’s black babydoll dress for true 90’s fashion. Go classic with Helmut Lang’s long sleeve denim jacket or update the look with Frame Denim’s button front jacket with waist tie. Don’t forget to carry your denim look to business and formal occasions as well. For the office, pair Paige Denim’s white collarless denim jacket with Hale Bob’s blush pink dress and on your next evening out, top Hale Bob’s lace trimmed satin shift dress with Anthropologie’s true black denim and Steve Madden’s black leather pointy toe pumps for a perfect Winter’s night.

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FLORAL IN MIAMI

Even tropical spots can get chilly during the Winter months, and what better way to anticipate the coming of Spring than with a floral patterned trench coat. Don’t let the dreary weather get you down. Shine bright this Season in Hale Bob’s floral patterned teal Boucle coat easily adaptable for the office, lunch with the girls, or an evening out on the town. On warmer days, we love the floral print silk organza trench by designer Elenyun also doubling as a chic dress paired with Charles David’s peep toe booties or Steve Madden’s “Slithur” sandals for elegant occasions.

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SWEATER COAT IN CLEVELAND

Lightweight and bulk-free, the sweater coat is great on warmer Winter days or as a layering option over your favorite blouse and sweater combo. Shop like the locals in Hale Bob’s red wool sweater coat paired with Hudson’s dark wash “Nico” skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff black leather “hobo” bag, and red suede ankle booties NEW from Geox. We also like Free People’s “bold Geo” print sweater coat or go with their floor length “duster” version. Perfect for the office as well, top your AC Collection pencil skirt and Hale Bob long sleeve polka dot silk blouse with Barney’s fuzzy black sweater coat for a classic modern look. Segue into cocktail hour by pairing your sweater coat with one of our many cocktail dresses, perfect for any holiday gathering or special occasion.

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FUR IN BOSTON

From vests to jackets to trimmed collars, Bostonians love their fur. In addition to providing extra protection against the elements, fur is the perfect glamorous Winter wardrobe piece. Get a similar look as featured above with Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest paired over AC Collection’s black skinny jeans and Liberty Garden’s white open shoulder long sleeve top, accessorized with Vince Camuto’s black fringe booties, Rebecca Minkoff’s leather handbag and stackable bangles from Kendra Scott. For the perfect holiday look, combine your fur vest with matching red suede leggings from Hale Bob and an ivory silk Charmeuse blouse, finishing with sparkling heels from Pelle Moda and gold glitter clutch from Kate Spade. If you prefer a more understated style, go with Hale Bob’s black fur vest easily paired with any of your favorite denim jeans, leggings, or dresses.

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ROBE COAT IN NYC

 Like any true New Yorker, stay fashionable without trying too hard in our final favorite outerwear trend this Season. The robe coat gives an essence of style yet remains “cool” by its draping and tie front. Try Hale Bob’s long neutral knit coat paired simply with your favorite black leggings, turtleneck top, and knee high boots. For a different look, go with Plenty by Tracy Reece’s gray floral robe coat paired with Hale Bob’s snug ivory ultra suede leggings on casual days and Hale Bob’s black beaded cocktail dress for dressier occasions. Whichever way you choose to style, be sure to include the robe coat into your Winter wardrobe this year.

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Does your city’s outerwear trend fit your favorite style or do you prefer the look of another city? Whether plaid or floral, trench or robe, there is a chic coat fashion to suit every silhouette, every personality, and any occasion this Winter. Shop your favorite looks here at our fast and convenient online store. We at Posh at Play have everything you need to keep staying fabulous and feminine all Season long. Get to shopping your favorites today,

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