Many fashion magazines have written articles on how to turn your office outfit into a look fit for a night on the town. However, those articles don’t take into consideration what city girls have to go through to be New York ready. We don’t have car trunks where we stash our heels and we need walking shoes, working shoes, and dancing shoes. Anything we carry with us is likely going to be toted on a bus, a subway, across a couple of avenues, and into the bar. That being said, being party ready once the clock strikes five isn’t impossible, it can even be fun if you’re creative. (And by creative, I don’t mean running into the nearest Sephora and redoing all of your makeup at the sample counter…because let’s be honest, what city girl doesn’t do that?)
We have officially hit the month of April and Spring is in the air...or should we say in our hair? One of the biggest looks for headwear from Fall is staying with us for the warm weather and then will be us in the Fall for 2014 again. That's right, we are talking about snapbacks. The baseball cap was a NYFW show stopper. We spotted this look on the Spring 2013 runways of Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley, DKNY and many Fall 2014 catwalks as well.
Whether you decide to rep your favorite team or throw on a major metallic cap, rocking a snapback will enhance your style by adding a touch of tough-luxe us women are in need of from time-to-time. If you're not feeling so tough, at least try one of the printed floral styles, as it will keep your femininity grounded and in tact.
Although the warmth of the sun isn't exactly in sight just yet, we are lusting over our favorite Spring 2013 eyewear. We bring to your attention…MIRRORED SUNNIES.
There is just something so alluring about these reflective lenses that we are dying for. These sunglasses complete the perfect combination of retro and futurism. I do pledge the allegiance of over accessorizing because I believe more is more but, when it comes to these shades—the vibrant lenses do all the talking by their self.
Reflective shades are a Spring 2013 essential. A: They are a fabulous alternative to regular dark shades as they will be sure to put bright vibes onto your day. B: They deflect the glares from sun and strangers. And most importantly, C: The reflective coating allows you to stare at hot boys on the streets without them catching you!
It's almost unbelievable how quickly the holiday season has approached us! If you were a little late on starting your gift shopping, no sweat! We've rounded up our fave picks for those who are in need of some quick gifts or on a budget. And better, if you're looking for the right gift for that special guy, peep these stylish accessory steals that will keep him looking FLY without breaking your pockets!
ASOS Anchor Belt $21.11 asos.com
Dark Brown Bi-Fold Wallet $5.99 10dollarmall.com
Green Gummy Watch with Touch Screen Face $9.99 10dollarmall.com
Script Union Print Flight Bag by Ben Sherman $62.99 piperlime.gap.com
When we got word that the ever fearless and outspoken rapper (and occasional mermaid), Azealia Banks, was teaming up with ASOS along with Ellie Goulding and Charlotte Free for the #BestNightEver collection we were pretty excited. The collection features fun party inspired duds and now we can style stalk Miss Banks since she contributed to the ASOS Daily Edit picking her favorite choices for 'date night,' to 'going out' to 'work' outfits.
Just released is the video for her song "Fierce" where you can catch her donning the fun and festive collection. Watch it below!
We love to accessorize as much as the next girl, but when we saw the embellished necklines designers were showing on their F/W 2012 runways we couldn't help but feel a touch of excitement. Fashion heavy-hitters like Marni, Christian Dior, and Givenchy showed an array of jackets, tops, and dresses featuring necklines adorned with jewels and ornate embroidery alike.
There's no doubt that sunglasses have become a lucrative mega industry. Not only do they protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, but they also 'up' our style factor. From aviators, to cat eye and Wayfarers, it's safe to say sunglasses are a staple in just about everyone's wardrobe. They're like great jeans, everyone should own a few good pairs! Check out some styles we adore and their less expensive, equally stylish counterparts.
You can't go wrong with these sunglasses. This timeless frame compliments most face shapes and they're especially trendy right now. Go for classic gold or try something different with a pop of color!
Paisley is this season's newest must-have print. The bohemian-inspired motif was seen all over the spring runways, including Emilio Pucci, Stella McCartney, and Jil Sander. And it's the perfect print to carry through to the autumn months.
It wasn't just the designers who had the print on their minds. Celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Solange Knowles have been seen rocking the droplet-shaped swirls in the form of shorts and dresses alike.
When going for simplistic, minimalist trends, the ‘less is more’ idiom is always something to keep in mind. However, when it comes accessories this summer, we’re stacking them up! We’ve picked out some of our favorite pieces to pile on this season where we've taken Rachel Zoe's advice on costume jewelry and are going for the ‘more is more’ approach instead! Take a look at all the summer bangles, rings and necklaces we are lusting over and layer on the fun!
Kate Spade Idiom Bangle, $32