Looking to the lovely West Coast for inspiration today. The steady beat of sunshine, rock-n-roll cool and creative chic outfits that Californians put together, make terrific warm weather influences for the rest of us.
A House In The Hills
The Maya Kay
There’s an undertone of ease to these looks, which I am always drawn too. Pops of color and accessories really elevate these looks from anything ordinary. The addition of a white blazer on Elsal of Wander Uptown, takes her short + T-shirt combo to the next level. And did you notice the light-wash jeans on The Maya Kay?! It’s a 180 degree departure from the over-dyed indigo jeans that have ruled for the past few years. The light color feels right at home during the warm months with an ocean breeze on your skin. If you didn’t want to lighten up your jean color (a bad-idea for some of us — like me), maybe a jean jacket is better. They’re back too.
I no longer wear short-shorts (eek), but would happily swap-out the shorts for a skirt or cropped pant in these outfits. It’s all about doing what works best for your body and re-imagining your closet in new ways. We probably don’t need as many new clothes as we think we do, just new ways to pair our current clothes.
See more flat-out fabulous outfits from these LA fashion bloggers on Chictopia:
We’ve finally got warm weather in Boulder and Denver, so we’re catching up to the rest of you. Enjoy the day!
All photos via Chictopia.com
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Tagged 40+ style, California chic, Fashion, LA fashion, LA style, Mens fashion, Pops of color, printed pant, Shorts, Spring 2013, Street Style, style, white blazer
Miroslava Duma in Jason Wu
J. Crew LemLem scarf
Miroslava Duma neon sunnies (street style NYC)
Lemon Verbena Gimlet recipe
Miroslava Duma (photo: WDUGT street style) via The Covetable
Sephora Smoothing Body Scrub in Lemon Verbena
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Tagged cocktails, Fashion, J.Crew, lemon verbena, Miroslava Duma, Neon, scarf, Sephora, style, Trend
A quick post to share some goodies that are on sale. I’ve been scouring high-end retailers lately looking for deals and wanted to share this lovely trio of orange / coral items from Shopbop.com. Today and tomorrow (act fast), take an additional 20% off with promo code: WEAREFAMILY13. Lots of cute things over at there if you’re looking for a deal.
- Shoshanna ‘Jodi’ Shirtdress, on sale for $231
- Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Tonda’ Crystal Clutch, on sale for $237
- Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent ‘Fallon’ sandals, on sale for $176
I love getting designer goods on sale, especially when they can be worn right away and all summer long.
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Tagged Clothing, coral, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion, orange, sale, Sandal, Shopbop, Shopping, Spring 2013, twelfth st by cynthia vincent
Time to borrow from the boys this spring and lace-up a cute pair of oxfords. Slip them on to balance out a feminine dress or pair them with cropped pants to show off the details. I love how these chic women styled their oxfords (all in pants, no less).
Left to Right: themoptop, triplethread and thesparrowscherry
Left to Right: thefashiondiet2 and districtofchic
In my last post, You’re Probably A Better Shopper Than I Am, readers chimed in to say that they love to shop online. It’s one of the reasons that I like to include a product feature whenever I talk about trends. I’m hoping that it saves you a bit of time searching for the perfect thing.
These are 5 of the cutest pairs of oxfords available right now.
- Cole Haan Gramercy Oxford, $198 (more colors)
- Maison Martin Margiela Glitter Oxford, $940
- Anthropologie Lacey Oxfords, $98 (more colors)
- Steven Steve Madden Goldey Oxford, $149
- Frye Delia Oxford, $168 (more colors)
While searching for a pair of black pumps a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this comfy oxford with a white sole (tip: size up if you end up getting a pair) and bought it. What do you think? Looking forward to breaking them out soon.
Enjoy the day!
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Tagged 40+ style, Anthropologie, Fashion, menswear, oxfords, Spring 2013, Street Style, style
If you’re feeling the itch to add some new life to your closet, here are 6 of the cutest spring blazers available right now. Blazers are right at home this time of year, when the weather is going between chilly and warm. They always sharpen up an outfit, give a great silhouette and are a smart way to bridge the gap between seasons.
All of these blazers are around $100 and hit some of the major trends for Spring 2013, namely stripes, print, bright, moto and slouchy. For not much money, you can try a trend and give your winter basics a new twist.
Left: Zara, Right: Steve Madden
Left: Halogen, Right: Gibson
Left: Pim + Larkin, Right: Zara
If you’re looking for a white blazer for spring, I can recommend the Zara Jogging Blazer (also comes in grey and black) which is only $79. Mine just came last week and it has cute polka dot fabric at the turned cuff and a nice sharp shoulder. The quality is nicer than I’d expect for the price and drapes well. I’m looking forward to breaking it out at the first sign of warmth.
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Tagged 40+, Blazers, Fashion, jackets, Military, moto jacket, prints, Spring 2013, stripes, Transition, Trends, tweed, white blazer, Yellow, ZARA