Look Good Working Hard

Okay so looking good probably isn’t your number one priority when you’re out working, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get functional work clothes that just happen to look really good together. We started with a sturdily weaved WearGuard work shirt that will protect you from whatever you run into on your workday. Pair it with some durable Mountain Khaki’s and some Red Wing work boots that are made to order from their US factory. Combine these staples with dripping sweat and a job well done and you’ll [... more]

Pre-Fall Fashion to Wear Now

You’ve heard of Fall fashion collections, but did you know about “Pre-Fall”? Designers recently debuted their 2014 Pre-Fall collections, which are often meant to be in-between season lines featuring fewer pieces than full Fall and Spring collections. These “Pre-Fall” lines are perfect for those living in regions that begin to transition into cooler weather early, but not exactly ideal for those living in, say, the South – where it’s still in the 70s going into November. While that usually means these chic Pre-Fall styles are just plain unwearable until the holidays, there [... more]

Red, White, and Blue for You

Festive holidays can always be a bit tricky to dress for:  you can choose to don your finest themed apparel – and run the risk of looking like a five-year-old - or not dress up at all and run the risk of looking out of place when everyone else is red, white, and blue-in’ it up.  If only there were a happy medium, right? This weekend, embrace a festive outfit without feeling too cheesy and childish. The key to the perfect 4th of July outfit is to choose two colors to focus [... more]

Flea Market Fly

If and when you get the itch to window shop or browse the aisles of your local flea market, do it in style and comfort. We love the color combination of J. Crew’s coral-orange Gilded Brocade Shorts and Ann Mashburn’s olive-green Silk Camp Shirt, accented with splashes of turquoise jewelry for even extra pop.  Tie the look together with a leather cross body bag, like the Borda Belt Bag by Patricia Nash, and a sandal with a sturdy heel idea for a day spent bargain hunting for [... more]

Afternoon Wedding

June means wedding season, so you’ll need to dress the part. Attending the marriage celebration of a friend or family member offers the opportunity to dress up a little, and also play with fresh color and patterns! Roberto Cavalli’s brightly colored dress uses mirror symmetry to produce a lovely floral pattern perfect for summer. Its modest neck and hem lines suit the occasion, and ensure that you won’t steal too much attention from the happy couple. Accent the look with gold accessories and a coordinating statement clutch [... more]

Don’t Be a Hazard

No one gives you a jersey for golf, so you’re in charge of the image of your one-man team. We’ve seen that freedom get out of hand with clashing bright colors and players just trying to make a statement, so we toned it down to let our swing do the talking. But note: “Toned down” doesn’t have to mean boring. A flat cap from Tom Morris perfectly accents a simple striped polo and solid pants. Round out the look with a streamlined glove from G/FORE and some [... more]

Men Mad for Plaid

While plaid’s popularity in fashion has risen and fallen periodically over several centuries, this season shows a real fondness for it, particularly in menswear. One chic option, a plaid sports coat makes a statement at most any business or social occasion. Ledbury provides a few jacket variations in different styles and colors, such as the Lofton Plaid Sport Coat ($825) or the Navy Pinfield Slim Fit Sport Coat ($625). Pair these sports coats with navy twill trousers and leather oxfords for a more formal, traditional look or with dark-wash jeans and sneakers [... more]

Get Street Smart

You might not want to take up Street Style wholeheartedly, but you can pick up a few elements from this edgy look to reenergize your wardrobe. Whether it’s a funky pair of socks or some skater-inspired shoes from the designers at Osiris, incorporate a little originality into your style to reflect your true fashion personality. If you do want to adopt Street Style head to toe, start with a slim, but not skinny, pair of jeans and a graphic tee. And if you really want to commit [... more]

Uptown Chic, Downtown Cool

There’s just something about a ripped pair of fitted jeans, ankle-strap stilettos, and an asymmetrical top that exudes a casual chicness that every girl is after. Throw in Rebecca Taylor’s unexpected white-denim moto jacket and you’ve got the perfect outfit for an afternoon uptown with your sweetie or an evening downtown with the girls. Neon-pink accents, such as Claire V.’s Flat Clutch, provides a little punch to a relatively neutral outfit, while gold jewelry shimmers as it ties the whole look together. Rebecca Taylor Punched Denim Moto [... more]

Kickin’ It at the Coast

It’s beach season and that means maximizing style with minimal clothes. Lightweight, breathable linen looks great but can take some wear and tear. Whether it’s a pair of pants or a light-colored shirt such as the one above, linen is a must-have for your summer wardrobe. Throw on some short trunks and grab your reliable bag and you’re ready to head down to the beach. Just don’t forget a good pair of sunglasses and a towel for catching some rays. Oh, and before you go, head over [... more]

Dinner & Dancing

Summer date nights give you the perfect opportunity to play with flirty trends and color combinations. Pair coral pink with navy blue to express your feminine side without feeling like Elle Woods, then layer on a few gold accents to pull the look together. A midi skirt, such as this one by Whistles, offers a modest length ideal for twirling the night away, and these bright and sassy Zara ankle-strap heels ensure you look good while doing it. Ann Demeulemeester Draped Blouse ($730). Whistles Textured Midi Skirt [... more]

Dapper Daddy

Historically, the color blue signifies masculinity. But did you know that it also symbolizes wisdom, intelligence, and self-esteem? Broadcast your confidence by incorporating different shades in a bold business casual outfit ideal for the style-conscious guy. Start off your statement-making ensemble with a blue and brown plaid sports jacket by Sarar and cheeky sapphire blue bowtie by Fox & Brie. Ground the look with classic navy twill trousers by Sid Mashburn, an oxford button-down shirt, and brown leather accessories. Whether you’re attending the kids’ recital or grabbing [... more]

Jack of All Spades

Launched in 1996 as a men’s lifestyle brand selling handmade utilitarian messenger bags, Jack Spade continues a tradition of quality design. The line, launched by Andy Spade, husband of Kate Spade, now predominantly focuses on classic menswear and accessories but still maintains that same Americana aesthetic synonymous with the power couple’s products. The Cole Short ($168), featured above, perfectly captures the essence of the brand with a color-block design reminiscent of the original Jack Spade canvas bags. Made from 100-percent cotton, these updated classic shorts, paired with [... more]

Not-So-Mellow Yellow

Everyone knows bright colors go hand-in-hand with summer fashion, but if you’re a guy looking for this year’s IT color, turn your attention to a bright marigold or lemon yellow. Flattering to so many skin tones, this rich buttery hue radiates a fun-in-the-sun vibe while remaining surprisingly chic. Pair a bright cotton sweater with a sharp navy blazer for work, or slip on some eye-catching loafers before heading out at night. Not feeling so brave with this bold color? Get a taste of it with a yellow [... more]

Beach Bombshell

Who said beachwear can’t be glamorous? This chic, all-black one piece and matching cover-up makes the perfect ensemble for poolside evenings and resort vacations. The waist-cinching Shape Swimsuit by H&M will boost your body confidence, while the sensually sheer Beach Dress with deep V-neck and side slit playfully offers peek-a-boo moments. Paired with these trendy platform Lindsey Wedges by Stella McCartney and gold and red accessories from Swell Caroline and House of Lavande, this fetching outfit will surely turn heads at any waterside gathering. H&M Shape Swimsuit [... more]

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