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Fashion Accessories

Fringe Has Gone Technicolor

From Saint Laurent to Chloe to Rebecca Minkoff, handbag designers are loving colored fringe this spring. Fringed purses aren’t new to the fashion scene, as we highlighted in our Spring 15 and our Fall 15 trend series. However this season, contrasting tassels and patchwork-like layers have taken the trend from simply fun to totally whimsical. What do you think? Which bag would you wear? Let us know on Facebook! PS. The Stella McCartney bucket bag, the Chloe shoulder bag, and the Elizabeth and James clutch are all available at the Neiman Marcus in Friendship Heights! . Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Clutch, …

Seasonal Trends

Spring 2015 Trend #3: All Tied Up

This spring, designers found inspiration from the east. Obi belts were seen around the waists of models at Dior, Celine, Alexander Wang, Marni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and more. An Obi, which translates directly to “sash” in Japanese, is the belt typically seen around kimonos and karate gis. Think of artfully tied ribbons around your vests, coats, dresses, and tops. Not only is the obi belt a super interesting accessory, it also flatters your waistline giving you the appearance of an hourglass figure. See for yourself why Vogue calls these belts the “ultimate power dressing for spring.“ . 1. For the Beginners …

Shopping Tips

How to Wear a Jersey on Game Day

The first time my husband explained that I HAD to wear a jersey to watch the Chicago Bears game at the sports bar with all of his “Bears friends”, I felt mild fashion panic. I mean, how do you look fashionable and feel like yourself in a sports jersey? Then I remembered that I had once randomly picked up a vintage Walter Payton Bears jersey at a cool vintage place on 14th Street in NYC. As a fashionable New Yorker, I had absolutely nowhere to wear the jersey at the time nor did I follow football at all. However, as …

Shopping Tips

Spring Colorblocking

Once again, colorblocking is a huge trend for spring. You can choose to go bright and bold with neon colors or minimalistic with monochrome black and white. Either way, this trend is low-commitment, with no need to invest in any stand-out patterns you won’t like next season, and can be flattering on everyone. Let us know which colorblocking look is your favorite on our Facebook page! Peter Pilotto for Target Colorblock Cardigan, $35   Splendid Two-Tone Knitted Sweater, $120   Rag & Bone Kent Stretch-Satin Jersey Sweatshirt, $395     Diane von Furstenberg Louisa Colorblock Silk Top, $94.50 Prabal Gurung …