Fashion Trend: Casual Blazers

For ladies, business casual will almost always mean one thing: a blazer jacket.  Don’t let the fashion staple get you down, there are plenty of unique, feminine blazers for women that can help spice up your business casual wardrobe.  Additionally, casual blazers can be worn outside the workplace.  You can take this staple and dress it down with these few tricks designed to help you get the most wear out of your clothing.

Don’t Shy Away from Stripes

While many women will avoid stripes as a tough-to-style element, as a layering piece stripes can really help to put a signature kick in your wardrobe.  Think about how this little bit of pattern can texture a classic piece.  Personality is really where it’s at in terms of business casual attire for women; and what can add more personality than taking something known and adding a little dash of the unknown?  Here are two slightly different, but no less stylish, options for wearing striped blazers.

The Striped Blazer: Option One

Consider this adorable piece from Tulle clothing. With 3/4 sleeves, peplum shaping, and front pockets, it’s an extremely versatile piece.  Can you imagine it styled over a simple sundress with a large straw hat for a day at the beach?   Tulle blazers are great for their trademark unexpectedness and cute feminine style which will help to add personality to your wardrobe.

Tulle Clothing Striped 3/4 Sleeve Blazer

Tulle Clothing Striped 3/4 Sleeve Blazer

Of course you’ll be tempted to wear this feminine fitting blazer over basic black for a sleek elegance, but consider adding color to your day.  How about a red under layer with a matching red accessories to tie everything together?  Try it over a white top and black bottom for coordination that’s not too matchy.    How about over a white shirt and colored skinny jeans for a casual chic look to take your blazer outside of the office?

A Slightly Different Take

Electra Striped Blazer by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Electra Striped Blazer by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Velvet by Graham and Spencer blazers offer you a similar look with a longer line.  The Velvet brand blazers offer more classic shapes than Tulle, and in the case of the striped blazer this brand distinction holds fast.  The Electra Striped blazer (pictured on model at right) has full-length sleeves and will hit your shape mid-hip.  What this means is that you can feel comfortable wearing it with cigarette pants or skinny jeans and a shorter under-layer. This Velvet by Graham and Spencer blazer offers you a similar look with a longer line.

The Electra is also striped white-on-black instead of black-on-white.  This lends a darker appearance to the jacket, and means that you will need to work to bring out “lighter” undertones.  Try it over pastels for a surprising springtime look; or over a cute flowy skirt to add some structure.

Both of these blazers feature different versions of another great blazer trend, the Black and White Women’s Blazer.  With each blazer featuring a different twist on the classic blazer style this fashion trend takes the timeless black suit to a new level with the contrasting white stripes.  Black and white blazers for women are much less muted than the black and white striped suit you would see a man wear and we are so glad as these styles are much more bold, fitted and are great statement blazers for your closet.

No matter your choice, just remember that stripes don’t have to be scary.  Just give them a try!

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Ruby Army Jacket by Velvet – A Spring Must Have

While designer clothing with feminine details are always in style, the runways have quickly been filling with a different style in 2014.  Designers have been experimenting with cuts that are more boxy and are generally considered more masculine than the types of jackets we’ve seen lately, which have featured contoured waists and peplum silhouettes. However, these pieces remain trendy when paired with bold colors, bright accessories and soft materials.

Ruby Army Jacket by Velvet in Stone

Ruby Army Jacket by Velvet in Stone

Military styles are of a perfect example of the latest trends, and this spring the Velvet military jacket known as Ruby will be flying off the shelves. Part of Velvet’s collection featuring designer Lily Aldridge, the button-down coat also features a zipper closure in front and cargo-style pockets isn’t overly feminine at first, but it looks chic when paired with skinny jeans and a cute pair of flats. Available in an olive green known as “forest,” navy blue, vintage black, and stone this cotton twill jacket is lightweight, breathable, easy to care for and just as easy to wear. The jacket also features a drawstring tie inside the jacket which gives you the ability to make the waist as tight and fitted at the waist or as loose as you prefer.

The sleeves can be worn cuffed or rolled up which makes the jacket wearable even during hot summer months.  The rolled up sleeves add contrast to the boxy style with a shorter fitted sleeve. That’s one of the perks of women’s military style jackets — they’re actually as versatile as they are comfortable. These new jackets by Velvet are perfect if you just don’t have time to spare to run to the dry cleaner’s every week.

Worn open, the spring jacket has a casual look that works well over tees, turtlenecks and button-shown shirts. However, the Velvet black jacket looks especially smart when closed. The jacket stands on its own, however. Zipper and and button details add both visual and tactile feedback to this military jacket.

4 Ways to Wear This Velvet by Graham and Spencer Jacket

  1. Choose colorful skinny jeans and matching accessories with the Ruby Jacket in black, navy or stone to really make a fashion statement.
  2. Wear the forest green jacket over a white tee or tank with distresses blue jeans for a casual day.
  3. Slip the stone jacket over your favorite little black dress before going out on the town.
  4. Dress up the navy blue jacket with a sleeveless sweater dress or shift dress in a solid color, patterned tights and your favorite booties to keep warm and chic.

There are so many ways to wear this jacket that you just might want to buy all the colors! Plus, this Velvet jacket can be dressed up with pumps or heeled boots or worn casually with kicks or flats.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer promises show stopping fashion at affordable price. The trendy pieces on the collection are stylish but never dated, and it’s easy to pair them with what’s already in your wardrobe. Velvet jackets like this one are hot commodity this spring, so get yours before they’re all gone.

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Velvet by Graham and Spencer Sweaters: Cashmere and Cardigans

Vintage inspired cashmere sweaters were all the rage when it came to the runways during New York Fashion Week. Every designer and brand from Gucci to Velvet by Graham and Spencer has picked up the new trend, which pairs casual sweaters with luxury materials such as cashmere for a modern take on an old look.

While many of the sweaters that models wore may seem out of reach featuring bold styles and luxurious materials designers like Velvet by Graham and Spencer have created modern, wearable styles that are contemporary and stylish without the runway.  As you probably already know, cashmere offers an unforgettable texture and warmth which makes it a must have fashion piece for your winter wardrobe. Some of Velvet’s latest collection like the Jamila Cashmere Crewneck Sweater is a great demonstration of a mix of old and new styles with the retro sweatshirt style crew neckline combined with the current color blocking trend. This sweater is stylish and trendy while still being comfortable and easy to wear.

Jamila Cardigan by Velvet

Jamila Cardigan by Velvet

Don’t worry if you’ve never worn cashmere before. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

4 Ways to Wear Cashmere Sweaters by Velvet

  1. Pair cashmere sweaters with white or black skinny leg jeans to create the ultimate fashion statement. For a bolder look, try a royal blue, teal or bright pink color jeans or leggings to go with a white cashmere sweater.
  2. Wear a sweater with a form-fitting skirt over tights. White cashmere, bright skirts and navy or dark tights are perfect for days that are cool.
  3. Wear a button-down blouse under a V-neck cashmere sweater, allowing the hem and collar to pop through to provide contrast. Patterns on the button-down add interest to a solid-colored sweater, and this look is perfect for office casual.
  4. Opt for solid, color-on-color stripes or subtle patterns when it comes to picking leggings for cashmere sweater dresses. Dress up the style with a thick belt, bangles on the wrists and ankle boots for a comfortable look that will never go out of style.

Cardigans On the Runway

Retro sweaters and cropped jackets weren’t the only items to make a comeback on down the runway this year, either. Cardigans are everywhere this season and a piece this easy to wear is sure to fill up closet space quickly. Cardigans by Velvet promise comfort without sacrificing quality. Velvet’s Vandora cardigan as an example utilizes a blend of modal and cotton fabric which gives it a soft, textured look that is reminiscent to the popular burn-out fabric trend. Like Velvet by Graham and Spencer cashmere sweaters, these cardigans feel amazing to the touch, and the Velvet offers several styles for fashionistas to choose from: zipper front, flyaway and cropped, among them.

Grab a casual t-shirt and jeans to wear with cropped Velvet brand cardigan for a casual look during the day. You’ll be comfortable as you run errands and shop for groceries, but you’ll never look sloppy. The same cardigan becomes office appropriate when paired with pumps, black or charcoal slacks and a pretty blouse and you can even go out in the evening by swapping slacks and shoes for fitted dark wash jeans and boots.

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Tulle Coats: A Winter Must Have

Tulle Double Breasted Plaid Jacket

Tulle Double Breasted Plaid Jacket

If you are looking for vintage style coats for women that showcase feminine style and distinction, look no further than Tulle Clothing Line.  Tulle jackets and Tulle coats will ensure that you become the attention grabber that you were meant to be this season.  There is no reason to give up on showing off your personal style and flare just because it’s cold outside.  In fact, turning heads everywhere you go has never been easier.

Plaids, like this Double Breasted Coat are making a strong comeback for this winter and 3/4 length coats in bold colors are a definite must have.  Red coats for women like the Double Button Collar Coat by Tulle will also be popping up all over the place since they are such an attractive way to make a statement.

Tulle Double Button Collar Coat

Tulle Double Button Collar Coat

Layering is one of the biggest trends that hit the runway for this season’s fashions and nothing tops of a layered look better than light jackets for women, wool coats for women, a hooded jackets for women, a vintage style coat like the jackets by Tulle.  Consider the Hooded Coat by Tulle which is available in Green and a Hot Pink color which gives you an added pop of color. The days of only wearing boring solid black and gray coats are gone, at least for this season, they have been replaced with bold colors, patterns and varying lengths so have fun with your shopping.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the new styles that you’ve been seeing all over the runways and in your favorite fashion magazines, you will be surprised with how well you can pull these looks off if you just give it a try.  Another great way to make sure you look your best is to be a little daring, try to pair solid jackets with accent pieces, such as bright oversized bags, scarves, all different kinds of jewelry and even fun and funky printed shoes.

Use your imagination when composing your outfits and don’t be nervous about using a current trend and putting your own spin on it to match your personal style.  For example, you can take a monochromatic look and bump it up with one or two statement pieces or grab a bold jacket before you head out the door to keep you warm and looking fabulous at the same time.  You are guaranteed to look runway ready in no time if you follow these tips about the season’s latest must-have looks.

Tulle Green Hooded Jacket

Tulle Green Hooded Jacket

Whether you are looking for hooded, light, or warm jackets, Tulle jackets and coats have a wide variety to offer, so don’t miss out on these looks that will help you bring out your sexy and sophisticated side for the world to appreciate!

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