Already heard? Knitwear is the next big thing! Chunky knitted capes, cardigans and sweaters are the stars this spring. So say goodbye to in-between-season jackets and hello to the new knits! Hot tip: Go for casual styling with slim jeans, a plain top and flat boots to get this Cameron Diaz’ on-trend look!
| Pure White Long Tank-Top By Malene Birger |
Stylish long top in white cotton, soft and comfortable quality. A classic combination basic, can be worn as tank top underneath or solo, with moderate broad straps, feminine crew neck in slim and figure hugging cut, waist fitted, mini dress length. Pair with tube jeans, leather leggings, pencil skirts.
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| Tempted Skinny Leg Jeans by Citizens of Humanity|
Stylish jeans leggings in dark blue stretch denim. Classic 5-pocket cut. Tight tube cut, as comfy as tights. Style with a glamorous tunic, rocky biker jacket or elegant cashmere sweater
|Burnt Brown Shannon Vent Boots by Belstaff|
Luxurious boots in cognac-colored antique leather, hip biker meets ridingboot look. Round toe, wide knee-high shaft, slim straps, typical Belstaff, flat heel.Comfortable, robust, stylish, ideal with tube jeans, jeans mini, shift dresses, tunic dresses.
|Antique Oro Bow Wow Wow Anabella Necklace|
Gold necklace with coral heart pendants from the desired limited edition by Juicy Couture. Pendant with rhinestones and bow, small logo tags and robust closure. Girlish costume jewelry, works with blouses, V-neck sweaters and shirts, adjustable length.
How Generation Y finds inspiration in a fashion icon
Jackie O is undoubtedly one of fashion’s most revered style icons. She was known for her poise, grace and class, which she also translated seamlessly into her clothing. We all can take some notes from Jackie when it comes to style, here are some tips on how to incorporate Jackie O style into your own wardrobe.
Keep It Simple With Monochromatic Dressing
Jackie O was very refined and known for her simplicity. Dressing head to toe in one color is one of the easiest ways to convey simplicity and elegance. When dressing monochromatic make sure that all the shades are of the same shade and or one family. Also make sure to add great accessories like a long gold chain necklace or a belt to break it up a bit.
Diamonds Are Nice But So Are Pearls
Jackie loved to wear a strand of pearls with many different types of outfits from casual to dressy. You can find a great strand of freshwater pearls for 100 dollars but if you want the Rolls Royce of pearls opt for Mikimoto.
Jackie was not into trendy handbags but stuck to her few favorite classic designer handbags which are still in style and coveted even to this day. The three classic must have handbags are the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, Gucci Jackie O hobo bag, and the Chanel logo chain-link quilted bag. Most of the other bags on the market are usually a variation of these three handbags.
Natural Hair and Makeup
You would never find Jackie O in too much makeup. She preferred a very natural and sophisticated look when it came to hair and makeup. You can achieve this neutral look by finding your exact shade in foundation, sticking with neutral eye shadows and blushes and finishing off with a rosy pink lipstick. As far as hair is concerned Jackie opted for a bob with natural highlights. You don’t have to cut your hair short to get the same feel, just make sure your hair color looks natural against you skin tone and also make sure that your highlights are very fine rather than big chunky steaks.
Jackie loved white jeans and knew that they made for a great foundation for cashmere sweater sets to Pucci printed tops. Look for slim fitting white jeans with a straight leg and pair them with nude slingbacks or peep-toes.
Jackie O style wouldn’t be complete without a fabulous pair of oversized black plastic sunglasses. Opt for a shape that suits your facial structure. If you have a round face go for square frames and if you have more of a long face try the round styles. Chanel’s latest sunglass collection features fabulous oversized sunglasses with signature pearls on either side. Very Jackie O!
By Millissa Mathai
They say you tell as much about a man by his watch and shoes you can living with him for years. Men identify with timepieces, carefully chosen as the perfect, and possibly only, visible representation of who they are. For women, a watch is slightly different. While some female timepiece devotees also choose their selection carefully and meticulously, a watch often comes off as not much more than another accessory. However, a truly great timepiece can both spice up an outfit or provide a touch of class to a more casual ensemble. When carefully selected, it can represent more than a part of your outfit. Take note from the gentlemen because it can represent you.
Most timepiece purchasers err on the side of caution when making an investment for their wrists. While traditionally, plain seems to match everything. Choosing an ordinary watch isn’t entirely necessary. Who are you? What do you like to do? If you love to sail, you want something water resistant, durable and comfortable. If you love fashion, you want something statement but transparent. If you are preppy and fashionable, then Hermes but in a different color, like rose quartz. And the fashionistas can go a little bit farther on the limb. Sure you aren’t going to spend $25K on a JACOB & CO. watch with a diamond skull and bones face, but you might purchase that Gucci stainless steel watch with satin band in light pink instead of white. Right?
So whether making a true investment or purchasing a Michael Kors white watch for summer, make sure your choice reflects who you represent. Not what your friend got or what’s “practical” or what your mom suggested to your husband. You. You. You.
Investing in statement jewelry has surprising staying power is like investing in yourself.
Investing statement pieces might seem like a move reminiscent of youthful naivety, but statement pieces do have lasting power in both their inherent value and their ability to elevate the wearer’s mood and self-esteem. From Cleopatra to Van Cleef, making an impact lasts.
Statement jewelry requires an element of confidence to sport as their bold presence attracts viewers, creates conversation and makes the wearer shine. The majority of women lack the ability to command a room, but statement pieces give us an edge, a boost, a confidence lift. After all, timid women don’t wear necks full of gold, silver and turquoise. When properly chosen, a statement piece is both an investment for your jewelry box and investment for you sense of self.
What to buy? This week’s Ben-Amun promotion is a good start. Sample sales are great opportunities to try out a first time purchase. In New York, check out the W.A. Studios Sample Sale featuring statement jewelry in turquoise, semi-precious stone, pearl and more for $5-$75. Online, Gilt Group has beautiful marked down pieces from exotic jewelry from Arunashi.
Our recommendation, invest in a piece that makes you feel your best…and wear it all the time.
This just in from Ben-Amun’s team:
Please see the attached image of today’s “item of the day”! This will be available until 6pm tonight (or while supplies last) at the special reduced price of $40, down from $295!
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