This time of year it’s easy to rely on a less-than-exciting uniform. I often step out in skinny jeans and a classic blouse or sweater. But a statement accessory – a feminine extra like an animal print or a string of pearls – can elevate your tried-and-true ensemble to an anything-but-basic look.

Most Coveted Statement Accessories

1. RED Valentino Bow Clutch. Leopard print is equal parts provocative and sweet in this bow-shaped silhouette.

2. Stella & Ruby Tassel Necklace. Choose a simple dark-hued or jewel-toned top for a contrast that will let these pearls shine.

3. Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum. With notes of violet and cedarwood, this French fragrance is both lovely and mysterious.

4. Dior Satin D’Orsay Pump. Don’t just save these for special occasions. These stilettos add just enough glam to dress up dark skinnies and a black crewneck sweater.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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November 3, 2014

Leopard print has come a long way from its primal past. The pattern that once stood for luxury and sex appeal is now considered to be “the new black.” Let’s take a look back at how this bold pattern has continued to change its spots on the fashion front over the years.

All About Leopard Print

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December 31, 2013

 

Ah, another year. A chance to start fresh, revamp a workout, kick a bad habit, or pick up a new skill. For many of us here at Rue, wardrobe renewal is at the top of our resolution list. And like all great outfits, we’re starting from the bottom up. While we all have our shoe go-tos (I’m partial to an old pair of square-toe leopard flats), resolutions are all about change. So, from striking patents to exotic fabrics, here are four ways to shake up your shoe routine.

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Our Kick Off 2013: The New Year, New Shoes Sale Boutique opens Wednesday, January 2, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 2, 2013