While winter may feel like the never-ending season, spring will be here before we know it. So, with that in mind, we asked Rue Assistant Stylist Susie L. to help us style an outfit that works now and in the warmer months.

Take an Outfit from Winter to Spring

“While the weather’s still chilly, pair your favorite blazer with a light tank, and then throw on a colorful scarf and booties for added warmth,” says Susie. “Once the weather starts to heat up, trade the scarf for a bright statement necklace and reach for a neutral pair of ankle-strap flats.”

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

How are you transitioning your wardrobe for spring? Tweet us at @ruelala and follow our Styling Tips column on Wednesdays.

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March 5, 2014

True: The weather is starting to really bite, and the snowman-esque looks are officially in action. But in my book, as long as you get two things right, you can still look totally put together.

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Continue reading “Stay Warm (While Keeping Your Shape): Style That Combats the Chill” »

November 17, 2013

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According to the groundhog and the ticking months, ski and boarding season is nearing its end… though you’d never know it if you’re in Boston, where we were just gifted about two feet of snow. So let’s make the most out of these last few months of carving powder – here are a few ideas to get you started.

Hit the mountain solo: It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it’s hugely relaxing. Forget about waiting for skiers or riders who aren’t at your pace and don’t worry about keeping up if you’re prone to a more leisurely glide.

Ski from sunup to sundown: Trust me – it’s a really long day. But it makes you feel seriously accomplished to say you rode both the first and last lifts of the day when you’re mingling over beers at the lodge.

Play hooky: Don’t tell anyone I encouraged this, but skip school or work one day after it snows to plow through the fresh powder. You’ll feel like a rebel and get some midweek exercise in.

Burn the midnight oil: Night skiing is a very different experience from day skiing, so make sure to give it a try before the season ends. Though the trails are well-lit and fully functional, the missing crowds and peaceful atmosphere make you feel like you’re on your very own mountain.

Now that your list is started, finish it off and hit the slopes. Or, you can always go heli-skiing, too. Our For the Last Run: Ski Jackets & Snow Gear for Women, Men, and Kids Boutiques open Thursday, February 14, at 11AM.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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February 14, 2013

With New England’s will-they-ever-end winters, I refuse to stay bundled in my heaviest furs, woolies, and puffer coats for possibly four months of frigidity. To both remedy the freezing temps and stick to my refusal to reach for my down parka until January, I rely on one simple trick: the vest layer.


From leather to fur, vests have been running rampant on the sartorial radars of editors and bloggers for seasons now. Finally choosing to toss one over my coat might have been the best decision I’ve made as of late (no judgment).  Why didn’t I try this sooner?

For those who live in warm climates (I’m increasingly jealous of you), a vest layered over a medium-weight jacket is ideal for mild winters too.

Convinced yet? Here are a few things to think about (or not) when adding a vest to your winter outerwear repertoire. Continue reading “Yes, You Can: Layer Your Outerwear” »

November 20, 2012