Jewel-tone hues are making a comeback – in a big way. Pantone, the leading authority on color trends, has ruled emerald as the color of the year for 2013, and we can’t wait to start incorporating it into our closets. Here’s how:
Start small. Try mixing the color into your accessories first. A pair of teardrop earrings, a statement necklace, or an eye-catching bracelet (like the one above) boasting the shade will automatically boost your day-to-day wardrobe.
Contrast. Pair this tone with different textures (think wool and silk or chiffon and leather) and other complementary shades, like navy, for a look that makes a statement – but not too loudly.
Make it your basic. Opt for this rich color instead of reaching for your go-to white V-neck the next time you feel like dressing down.
Dress it up. Say goodbye to your favorite LBD and show up to your next cocktail party draped in this lush tone.
Switch up your shoes. Now would be the perfect time to swap your standard black pumps for a pair of emerald suede heels (sky-high encouraged).
Clutch it. Nothing inserts a pop of color into an outfit like a unique bag. A metallic leather clutch in this rich shade will add an unexpected touch to an otherwise toned-down blazer-and-heels ensemble.
By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer
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TORY BURCH + RUE LA LA FOR JAPAN
All of us at Rue, like the rest of the world, have been devastated by the destruction in Japan. So we are thrilled to team up with Tory Burch in a special “Wear Your Support” Boutique. Starting today, March 22, at 3PM ET, we will be selling a special edition Tory Burch T-shirt on Rue. All of the net proceeds will go to the American Red Cross in support of their relief efforts.
At every turn, our Members have shown us how much heart they have. This is the chance to show the rest of the world. We can’t wait to wear ours.
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OUR GO-TO LOOKS FOR THE CONCERT CIRCUIT
There’s nothing quite like a late summer concert. The days are still long, the air still warm, and the amplifiers still cranked to 11. Whether you’re hitting up a free show on the Brooklyn waterfront or taking in a set at The Fillmore, we believe in looking backstage fresh. Who knows, you might be called on stage for a guest appearance.
Luckily, the solution to the concert fashion quandary is a quick fix. We’re loving the rocker appeal of William Rast, the clothing company founded by Justin Timberlake and Tracy Ayala. This is the look of the world-tour, lifestyle-premium denim (that looks better unwashed, after several consecutive days of wear), tailored leather jackets (preferably in the iconic black of the Ramones), and essential graphic Ts. Of all pieces, the graphic T is most emblematic of the anti-hero vibe that comes from being under the bright lights and elusively answering questions from interviewers. It has sass and attitude, and is not afraid of being in your face. It is the definition of swagger.
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