It’s Boot Season!

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For any shoe-crazed gal, the most exciting part of fall is the sound of leaves crunching under a beautiful pair of knee-high, leather riding boots. Or maybe it’s finding the perfect suede booties to match your Thanksgiving outfit? Apple picking in your favorite flannel and lace-up combat boots? There are too many boot-iful fall moments to choose from, and with Fall 2013’s trendy new lineup, the decision is only getting harder.

On the 2013 runway, models strutted their stuff in maroon Belstaff leather boots. The unique color is perfect for the girl who already has a wide collection of boots and wants something that will stand out. The deep maroon will pair nicely with fall neutrals and can finish off the perfect holiday outfit in winter.

If you’ve got animal instincts, you’ll get jungle fever over DKNY’s leopard ankle boots. Leopard is a classic look that never goes out of style and is particularly fashionable in the colder months. You’ll be the cat’s meow when you pair these boots with black tights and a mini dress. If you’ve really got a penchant for our furry friends, check out Fendi’s fur ankle boots. They’re sure to keep you cozy in a coat of raccoon fur and suede.

For the fashionista who is not faint of heart, the bold look of over-the-knee boots is just for you. Ralph Lauren’s Harrah boot in black has sexy style that will carry from day to night with ease. Wear them with tights and an over-sized sweater for a casual feel, then spice them up in a miniskirt for a night out. No matter how you wear them, your legs are guaranteed to look divine, darling.

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Other trends that graced the runways were patterned and cutout boots like Tibi’s Perla boot in Black Multi, which combines both trends in a sexy ankle boot. Pointed toes and metallic are also hot for fall as many designers featured the styles in every boot from ankle to thigh-highs.

 

 

Seeing Stripes

Think inside the lines this season with bold, beautiful stripes. The 2013 runways were

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packed with this linear trend as designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, and Christian Dior sent out model after model sporting stripes.  The trend is often associated with nautical themes, but this year stripes are for every style. From thick black bands to skinny neon lines, stripes have worked their way into summer fashion staples and we’re here to help you figure out how to wear them.

Everything from sunglasses and handbags, to skirts and suits is dressed in lines this year, so it’s easy to add them to your everyday attire. However, be careful as to how to work them in. If you’re new to the trend, try playing it safe. Look for vertical stripes, which have a slimming effect, and stick to basic colors such as black, tan, or navy.

If you’re a fearless, all-out fashionista, designers have created an abundance of modern options for you to sport this big, bold trend. If you wear a neutral stripe, you’re safe to accent with bright accessories, statement pieces, or even another pattern. If you go the bold stripe route, you’ll want to tone down the rest of your attire: A bright or thick stripe will be a statement on it’s own.

If you dare to try a horizontal stripe, balance it out with skinny jeans and high heels. Worried about the circus tent effect of horizontal stripes? Never fear! Just be sure the piece is fitted and preferably a neutral color to avoid the larger-than-life look. Slim down for the beach in a striped bikini or color-blocked one-piece. Be on-trend at the office by pairing a striped pencil skirt with your favorite white blouse. You can even dress up your phone with a designer striped case.

So what are you waiting for? Go get linear!

 

 

Cool Clothes for Hot Weather

Hot Weather Fashion

It’s getting hot and that’s even more reason not to lose your cool—especially when it comes to clothes. Here are some summer fashion tips to help you beat the heat without sacrificing style.

Linen is a summertime staple and a must-have for cool style. Its cool-to-the-touch quality and lightly textured feel makes it the perfect fabric for hot days. Men and women
look relaxed and comfortable in linen pants, skirts, and shirts, and the commonly used neutral colors make it a classic look to be used for years to come.

If you’re feeling fancy but don’t want to fret over sweat, snag a hi-low dress. For this style of dress, the fabric is cut shorter in the front and longer in the back. This sexy summer design lets you feel the breeze while showing some leg. The formality of this style is up to you as the length can be formal or informal: Dress it up with tall heels and
jewels, or tone it down with sandals and a chunky necklace.

Hide out from the sun under a floppy sun hat. Always glamorous, the sun hat will keep you summer hats for style and protectioncool as a cucumber and looking like a million bucks. Wear it to the beach, to the park, or to the family cookout. No matter where you go, you’ll be shaded in style. Throw on some big sunglasses to complete the luxurious look.

Too hot to work out? Don’t sweat it! Columbia’s new Omni Freeze Zero collection will have you chilled out on your workout. The high-tech
material is designed to cool when wet, so the more you sweat, the        cooler you get! In addition  to its cooling technology, the material also features Omni-Shade UPF30 sun protection and Omni-Wick to keep you dry. The workout wear comes in a variety of fun colors and styles to fit your exercise needs.

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