The Chambray Shirt: A Man’s Spring Staple

We’re obsessed with chambray. It’s capable of tackling Saturdays at the dive bar just as well as Monday-afternoon meetings. It’s lightweight, which makes wearing long sleeves in the summer bearable. And it looks good – plain and simple.

But before we get all sappy, a little lesson: What is chambray?

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April 7, 2014

Work Hard, Play Hard: The Burgundy Blazer In the Office & On the Town

That holiday agenda? Filled to the brim. But no need to worry about the whole “what to wear?” thing.

This burgundy blazer tops off every outfit with a hint of festive cheer. Rock it day and night, work to weekend. Here’s how:

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1. For Weekend Plans
Add a polished twist to Saturday’s uniform with this burgundy number, a patterned tee, and dark skinny jeans.

2. For Work
Throw it over a fitted sheath for an unexpected pop of color in an office full of neutrals.

3. For the Holiday Party
Give a leather skirt–meets–white shirt combo a festive update with this deep red hue.

Need more outfit inspiration? Check out our Theory Boutique, opening Friday, November 22, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 22, 2013

Party Season, Solved: Style Inspired by the Cheap Chica

The holidays are upon us. Translation: outfits must abound – even if the bank account doesn’t. So we’re turning to our style-on-a-budget bible, Lilliana Vazquez‘s The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Stylefor a little assistance outfitting one Marc New York dress four totally different ways. Here, our stylish findings.

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November 14, 2013

Press Refresh: 3 Updated Takes on the Leather Jacket

Fall’s most-loved jacket? Anything of the leather variety. Seriously, you can wear these over a hoodie or that big-night-out dress – they’re that versatile.

Although classic black moto styles are always in, this is the season to play with color and silhouette. Need some cool-weather inspiration? Look to these three unconventional takes on autumn’s staple.

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1. Go Sharper
Black is always a good idea because you can wear it with literally anything. But this number gets updated with texture, seams, and strong shoulders for a dash of the unexpected. Soften the look by adding floral skinnies and a swipe of light pink lip gloss.

2. Go Bolder
Vibrant clementine gives this edgy moto style an energetic punch. Pair it with indigo skinnies and taupe booties. Tip: Stay away from black pants to keep it from looking too Halloween-ish.

3. Go Sleeker
With a vibrant kick of green and a super-tailored fit, this blazer-meets-jacket adds panache to your office or book-club brunch ensemble. Throw it over a camisole, sweater, chambray, etc. Just remember to keep accessories minimal.

Our Fall Style: Cue the Transitional Layers Boutique opens Sunday, September 29, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2013

Lace Up for Fall: 3 Ways to Wear the Delicate Fabric

Little lace dresses were big for summer – but just because the warm weather is over doesn’t mean you have to ward off the feminine fabric all together. Below, check out three ways to wear the girlish texture straight through fall.

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September 26, 2013

Colorblock This: Take the Trend into Fall

Colorblocking took over the runways for spring and summer, and it’s only gaining momentum with the transition into fall. So when you pack up those sunny duds, be sure to leave out pieces that will mix, match, and make your autumn wardrobe. Try these three looks.

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September 7, 2013

The Skinny Jean Guide: How to Get the Most Wear From Your Pair

Ahh, the skinny jean. It’s a seasonless staple that can be worn just about everywhere – when styled the right way, of course. From work to weekend, here’s how:

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August 22, 2013

1 Style, 3 Ways: Fall’s Little Black Dress

Enjoy these last few weeks of relaxation – when fall hits, it’s on to a jam-packed agenda (we’re so ready). One way to make that hectic schedule a bit more manageable? A do-it-all LBD that works with everything from concerts to fall weddings. All you need is three pairs of shoes and a few extra baubles.

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August 12, 2013

STYLE. I do! Live Colorfully Every After

Everyone knows that the color makes a big difference on the Big Day (hence all the hubbub and almost-agonizing decisions that come along with color schemes). In our STYLE. I do! Live Colorfully After Boutique, our stylist Lauren created three distinct stories that all come across as “gorgeous and real-life elegant.” Here’s what she had in mind while on set:

Warm Tones
“These pinks, reds, and oranges just feel so friendly and upbeat.”

Cool Hues
“This is just so elegant. We went with cool, oceanic blues that come across so ethereal.”

Metallic Neutrals
“This style is almost boho rather than glam. The metallics are all soft, not overpowering, so the focus is still on her.”

Our STYLE. I do! Live Colorfully After Boutique opens Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11AM ET.


January 17, 2012