Sequin Shoulder Pattern Top

Sequin patterns on tops are a great way to really take a simple piece and elevate it to something even dressier or more sophisticated.  This season if you look around at any fashion magazine or at what is people are wearing you can’t miss noticing a great fashion trend – sequins.  Sequins patterns are making a comeback as an accent to lots of dresses, tops, skirts, pants and even handbags and other accessories.   Sequins used to be found only on costumes or special occasion dresses, but not anymore.  They are popping up literally everywhere in fashion these days and It is hard not to love wearing sequins on everything from basic tees to dresses.

As an example, the Scoop Neck Sequin Top by designer Collective Concepts is a top that features a sequin shoulder pattern.  This sequin shoulder pattern top utilizes contrasting sequin colors to adorn this Olive Green cotton scoop neck top.  Here the sequin design is limited only to the shoulders and with a beautiful distinctive pattern which gives this basic scoop neck top additional flair.  The shoulder sequin pattern detail is just enough to transform this top into a true statement piece for your closet. Certainly this sequin top can be worn casually with just about anything, but the sequins really do dress up this top and give it a welcome bit of extra attention and of course sparkle.

Sequin shoulder pattern tops may not be the go to top for every single day, but as you can see they are the perfect way to insert variety and of course feminine sparkle into your closet.  For sequin shoulder pattern tops, you will find patterns with a variety of large or smaller sequins or even a combination of sizes and of course sequins in a variety of colors.  You may find the patterns adorning the neckline or even worn on the shoulder almost as epaulets.  Sequin patterns can come in the shape of swirls or even shapes or a number of other pattern designs.  Of course tops can also be varied in terms of styles and necklines really making sequin shoulder pattern tops the perfect way to create a truly distinctive top. Sequin patterns really can take any shape or pattern and can be found on any style of top ranging from the basic crew neck tee to v necks tops, empire waist tops or pretty much any other style of top.

Ultimately, no matter how you decide to insert some added sparkle into your wardrobe you can wear it confidently knowing that sequin patterns are certainly not a flash trend that will be gone as quickly as tomorrow and that sequin patterns will certainly be a stylish way to add more feminine touches to your wardrobe.  If nothing else a little bit of sequins can help turn a basic top into a statement piece for your closet for years to come which let’s face it in this kind of economy finding pieces that will last beyond one season is a wonderful perk.

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Long Maxi Dress

Long maxi dresses are all the rage this season.  They have really become a fashion trend with staying power. Many designers have made distinctive maxi dresses which provide shoppers with a wide variety of sophisticated and casual maxi dress styles.  Casual maxi dresses are more prevalent and it really is the fabrics and the details that distinguish the maxi casual dress from the evening maxi dress.

The perfect casual long maxi dress, the Sammi dress features a button-up neckline and a tie around the waist to make this a t shirt style long maxi dress.   This dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer features a light cotton fabric which makes it perfect for hot summer weather.  The belted tie in a contrasting brown fabric is a great way to break up an otherwise long straight maxi dress.  This dress also comes in a gorgeous Jasper blue green color.

If you are looking for an elegant maxi dress consider the Rhetta Maxi Dress also by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This jersey cotton maxi dress features a low cut back which gives this long maxi dress a dressier even sexy evening look.   This dress is definitely versatile enough to be dressed up or down for casual or dressy occasions all with the right accessories.  This long maxi dress features elbow length sleeves and a classically elegant fit that silhouettes the feminine curves.  Available in both black and malachite a teal blue color, this maxi dress is certainly a must have for your summer wardrobe.

Designer Ella Moss also has a variety of sophisticated long maxi dresses.  The Odessa V Neck Maxi Dress looks luxurious and practically regal on.  The Waterfall blue color is distinctive and is a great way to make the dress stand out even more.  Of course the empire waist and the short cap sleeves give the dress an added elegant feminine touch.  The gathered waist also accentuates the empire waist and is the perfect way to transition into the long fluid skirt. This long maxi dress is perfect to wear to so many evening or dressy functions.  The v neckline on this maxi dress also adds to the sophisticated look and looks stunning when accented with bold jewelry such as big stone necklaces.

The Hollie Racerback Long Maxi Dress in black is another fantastic long maxi dress by designer Ella Moss. With racerback lace detail around the shoulders as a great embellishment to the classic long black dress, this dress is another perfect blend of casual and dressy or evening and daytime as it really can be worn in either case.  This racerback long maxi dress is distinctive which serves to add to the statement piece quality of this dress.  Both the Hollie and Odessa maxi dresses are a rayon fabric which gives them a dressier, more luxurious feeling fabric which again adds to their versatility for evening or dressy occasions.

As you can see these are great stylish options for long maxi dresses that can also be transformed with the right accessories to dress each of these pieces up or down.

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Bohemian Chic Skirt

Summer skirts have really become an essential summer must have.  I love wearing them instead of capris or shorts in warm weather and because of this I love finding skirts that are versatile.  Finding a skirt that can be worn during the day and evening outings feels like such an accomplishment as inevitably I always find dressy skirts that are too dressy to be worn casually during the day or vice versa I find a casual skirt that can be worn casually, but not dressed up.  I always love finding skirts in different styles and you really do want to have a few great skirt options in your closet this summer.

The perfect bohemian chic skirt can be the perfect blend of stylish, versatile and comfortable and really should be a summer wardrobe essential. Bohemian chic skirts can come in a variety of styles and with a variety of designs and fabrics. Here are just a few of our favorite bohemian style skirts and all of them are from one of our favorite designers Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  Velvet is known for their great use of cottons and other great fabrics while also blending contemporary and casual styles creating great feminine wearable pieces.  Of course their designs are also high quality and are made in the USA an added bonus.

First the Lija Skirt.  This skirt is truly a perfect blend of a classic style with contemporary details like the raw edge and the high waist.  The skirt flares too which makes it feel girly and feminine on while also making it very comfortable.  This is a great go to skirt that can be worn out running errands on a weekend or with the right top and accessories dressed up and worn to a dressy occasion too.  Available in basic black, this skirt is a must have summer essential.

Next the Fanya Skirt.  Another flared skirt, but this with a diagonal stripe pattern and an asymmetric hem and a diagonal line across the waist for accent.  This skirt is a cotton tencel blend so it is the ultimate soft, comfortable fabric and easy to wear again for casual and dressy occasions depending on what you wear it with and how you accessorize it. I love the raw edges again at the hem and the stripe pattern that really does make this a distinctive skirt.

Finally, the Sintia Pencil Skirt is really a classic style skirt that is part of Velvet’s Gauzy Whisper collection featuring a light weight gauzy cotton fabric.  This skirt features cotton lining so it is not sheer and still manages to have a lightweight so that it is comfortable and also doesn’t look like a thick jersey fabric locking it into only being a casual piece.  This skirt can easily go from the office to running errands and comes with a high waist and with the cotton fabric has some give to it so it is very forgiving.

Whichever skirt best fits your summer skirt needs, you can’t go wrong with any of these bohemian chic style skirts.  They are a great blend of wearable and stylish which is our number one priority for great summer skirts.  Be sure and get yours today.

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Vintage Printed Dress

Finding vintage print dresses can be a difficult shopping challenge as you may have in mind the perfect style of dress and then when you combine that with the task of searching for that perfect pattern it can often seem like a lost cause.  A few of our favorite dresses feature great patterns and they are great examples of what is available for vintage printed dresses.

Consider first , Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s Chapel dress features a Spanish tile pattern with a v neck line.  This dress features ¾ length sleeves and the Spanish Tile pattern gives it a great vintage look in bold colors of black or red contrasted on a white fabric.  This dress is fitted and the fabric is a rayon and lycra blend which gives it just the right amount of cling.  The pattern is really a standout and looks extremely classy on.  Of course most importantly, this dress also features a longer length with the mid-calf length which we greatly appreciate.   This dress is a bold statement dress that incorporates a vintage print that isn’t something you see everywhere which is typically the goal when searching for great vintage pieces.

Next consider, the Mod Retro Tunic by designer Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  Here this stylish black dress features contrasting floral images in blues, pinks and purples mixed with Spanish tile décor.  In a retro style this dress features a classic A line and is sleeveless.  Here the variety of colors give this pattern a great vibrant vintage feel and are just enough to add a bold pop of color and style to this dress.  Of course if this style of dress isn’t for you, consider the sister dress the Retro Boatneck Dress featuring a tie around the waist with the same floral pattern.

Another example of a great vintage pattern dress is the Tie Short Dress also by Sweet Pea.  In case you haven’t noticed one of Sweet Pea’s best characteristics are their use of great patterns.  As you can see, she uses lots of bold, bright patterns and offsets or complements them with accenting solid colors for trim or lining underneath.  The Tie Short Dress features a bold fuscia pink and brown floral pattern.  For contrast, she uses solid brown for the ties at the waist and in the bodice and around the neckline.  This dress includes a great vintage pattern along with a vintage style for the dress.

As you can see, there are a variety of different options when searching for vintage printed dresses.  Each of these options has a very distinctive style, but is high quality and a distinctive, modern designer piece.  You really can’t go wrong with these pieces and their bold, vibrant patterns that really do elevate these dresses from your basic black dresses or solid color dresses.  Whatever your style and preference, you can find a number of great vintage print dresses that will work for a number of occasions and are great statement dresses in your closet.

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Lace Vintage Top

Lace is a great way to incorporate vintage fabrics and vintage styles into modern fashions.  If you are looking for that perfect lace vintage top you certainly can find a number of great options this season.  Lace is a classic fabric or accent, but it is also a fabric that is making a bit of a comeback.  We’re seeing a lot more lace tops and dresses this season and so many great tops with feminine details to maximize the lace detail.

As an example of great lace vintage style tops, consider the Lace Tank with a Pocket by designer Collective Concepts.  This tank features a black lace with black trim around the hem, sleeves and a fabulous pocket as an accent.  This tank is sheer so it is great for layering which gives you all sorts of additional options for accent colors to pair with it.  This also gives you a lot of versatility with options to dress it up or dress it down as necessary.  Some of our favorite ways to style this tank include pairing it with a black cotton tank underneath and the Fanya skirt by Velvet or with a great belt over contrasting capris or leggings like Velvet’s Ritzy leggings.  Whatever your style preference, this tank is a great way to wear a lace vintage top and best of all it is a reasonably priced top at $55 which is an added bonus.

Another example by designer Ella Moss is the Hollie Crew Top featuring lace detail around the crew neckline in a gorgeous yellow color.  This short sleeve top features an intricate lace knit woven around the shoulders and neckline giving this top a very distinctive look that is perfect for summer.  The bright yellow color is a good yellow and looks great as an accent with blacks, blues, whites and greys.  A great way to incorporate lace detail into your wardrobe, this top is currently on sale so is also at a great price $49 at Vintage Fringe.

Both of these tops are great examples of how lace detail can really bring a vintage trend to a modern style top.  Of course there are a number of other ways to use lace that are really more accents rather than the defining characteristics of the style of the top such as the Lace Trip Stripe Tank top also by Collective Concepts or in dresses too like the Oma Cap Sleeve Dress by Velvet or the sister dress to the Hollie Crew, the Hollie Racerback Maxi dress.  Even if lace is only the detail and not the primary fabric for the top, tank or dress, the lace look really can transform a piece from simple to elegant.  You can easily see though how easy it is to find lace incorporated into a variety of great stylish pieces and at reasonable prices.  Of course finding a great statement piece is often an investment in your wardrobe, but of course you can also find great pieces that will work within most of our currently reduced budgets as well.

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Wear To Work Spring Fashion

Even though the economy is hopefully recovering, I still pay much more attention now to finding ways to incorporate versatile pieces that work for more than just casual events.  I love to find pieces that can be worn to the office and casually.

The Mae Ruffle Scoop Neck tank is a great example of a top that can be worn to the office and casually if you prefer.  It is a tank top that is more than just a basic style tank.  This tank features a deep scoop neckline adorned by a ruffle with a drawstring tie around the neck, this tank top is a perfect complement to your closet.  This knit tank top is extremely versatile with the ability to dress it up under a blazer at the office or wearing it as a standalone top with capris, a skirt or whatever.  This is a bold statement piece in bold color. This tank is part of designer Velvet’s Whisper collection which is a thin, lightweight jersey cotton.  It is available in Cayenne a red coral color that is totally the “it” color this summer.

Another top that works for the office is the Keesha ¾ Sleeve V Neck top by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This top features a cowl neck v neckline accented by beading off the shoulder.  This beaded detail really does take an otherwise simple top and transform it with just a simple cluster of beads.  I also love the use of beads as accents such as the Collective Concepts Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top.  Here the beads are around the straps on the shoulders which are metal links adorned by black beads on both sides.  A great way to layer in details and really make these tops more feminine and even more of a statement.  I love wearing this top with a pencil skirt like the Sintia Pencil Skirt as a classy way to wear this top at the office.

The Solna tank by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer is a truly elegant modern piece that is sophisticated enough to wear to work and an evening out.   Available in Haze, a smokey grey color, this top pairs well with greys, blacks and whites all good contrasts to wear to the dressiest office.  Part of Velvet’s Slinky Rayon collection, the fabric on this top feels so luxurious.  Of course my favorite aspect of this top is the neckline.  With a sweeping asymmetric sash across the neckline that is gathered off center on this top for added detail which looks feminine and stylish.

These are just a few great examples of versatile pieces that work for spring fashions you can wear o work.  All of them are classy and elegant and not over the top making them a bit too much for most offices.  They are great pieces to incorporate sophisticated style into your office wardrobe whether you need to wear them under a blazer or without.

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Jewel Tone Tops

This season bright, vivid colors are a great way to add vibrant bold pieces into your wardrobe.  Finding colors that fit with jewel tones as an example is a great way to add bold colors to your closet.  These colors are making a resurgence and summer is a great time to incorporate bright colors in a variety of different styles.

The Daree top by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer in jungle an emerald green color is an example of the bright colors that are so popular.  Green shades have made a comeback and can be found in so many shades.  The style of this Daree top makes it the perfect top for belting.  With a wide belt that you wear just below a natural empire waist level, this top looks great with that belted accent and is a great way to incorporate basic colors as contrast against the vibrant emerald green tone.

Of course Sapphire is a great jewel tone to find clothing to include in your closet.  Sapphires can come in many shades, but my personal favorites are the deep navy hues.  As an example of a jewel tone top to match Sapphire colors is the Berta dress / tunic top by Velvet.  This dress features a deep navy color and exudes the same class and sophistication as a beautiful sapphire stone.  This tunic top is a great summer piece and I truly love the deep navy tone.  It is not a royal blue, it is a true deep navy.  I love the loose belted tie around the waist for added style on this top along with the deep v neckline.  The wide sleeves also feature subtle pleats as accents adorning the sleeves.  This top features raw edges on the hems and sleeves for added detail.

If you are looking for a ruby jewel tone, consider the Mae Ruffle Scoop Neck tank by Velvet.  This tank features a deep scoop neckline adorned by a ruffle with a drawstring tie around the neck all in a Cayenne coral red color.  A great bright color and coral hues are so popular this summer, this stylish tank top is extremely versatile with the ability to dress it up under a blazer at the office or wearing it as a standalone top with capris, a skirt or whatever.  This is a statement piece particularly with such bold color.  This tank is part of Velvet’s Whisper collection which is a thin, lightweight jersey cotton.

As you can see jewel tone tops are a great way to incorporate both bold colors and great style pieces into your wardrobe.  Jewel tones can clearly come in many other shades and hues, but these are a few great examples of how easy it is to find stylish pieces in such vibrant colors.  Literally, you can find every jewel tone in modern fashions and such colors do a lot to really accent your closet with bright statement pieces that can complement whatever colors work best with your skin tone.

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Celebrity Inspired Clothing

I’ve seen so many celebrities this season rocking a gauzy white shirt from Kate Hudson to Zoe Saldana, wearing a baggy or loose fitted white top can be a great way to create the perfect casual yet sophisticated outfit.  A white top is a great way to add in a clean crisp color and offset it with pops of color or jewelry to create that signature white top look.

The obvious choice is your basic button up boyfriend top style in white that looks great with a necklace with lots of color and a colored belt with jeans or a skirt or leggings.  The white top is really a clean slate piece that gives you the ultimate in flexibility to add in any color and you can literally transform that look with accessories each time you wear it.  You’ll see lots of celebrities rocking this style of top on a day to day basis and the classic white boyfriend top is a timeless piece.

As homage to that top consider the Montego Long Sleeve Henley top by one of our favorite designers Ella Moss.  This top features an empire waist and a tie in back to create a fitted look, if desired.  With brown wooden buttons in front at the base of the Henley neckline and at the end of the ties in front and back for added contrast and these details give this top a bohemian look as well.  The fabric is gauzy cotton which makes it a great lightweight summer piece and frankly something that can be worn year round over a tank and with brown boots and jeans as an example.

Another twist on the basic button up top is the Darvey long sleeve button up tunic top.  A fitted top with tunic length by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer features a baby jersey cotton fabric contrasted with a number of mother of pearl shimmery buttons.  Available in white and a variety of other colors in case you are looking for something other than basic white, but the classic white color works great as a substitute for the basic boyfriend style white top.  In addition, it gives you all sorts of versatile options for layering and accessorizing.  I wear this top over contrasting colors of Kelisha tank tops which are the perfect complementary length.

Of course there are countless options and twists on the basic gauzy white shirt this season.  You can find that classic boyfriend style top in white if that is your cup of tea or consider alternative style tops that can provide added ways to wear distinctive pieces while still giving you that same stylish look.  What I love best about gauzy white tops is really the versatility and alternative ways to accessorize these tops and help give each outfit a unique look and style while still wearing the same top.  The creative options are endless and really a great way to transform something simple into a statement piece or outfit.

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Celebrity Clothing Styles

We all pay attention to certain celebrities clothing styles and fashion choices.  Each of us has our respective favorite celebrities and honestly I can love one outfit on a celebrity and hate another outfit on the same celebrity.  There are of course a few celebrities that rarely go wrong in terms of outfit choice.  This classy taste in fashion probably is more a reflection of their personal stylists, but I still love to think that some of my favorite celebrities have a say in selecting their personal style and having such great fashion sense.  One of my favorite celebrities that I love to follow their fashion choices and clothing styles is Reese Witherspoon.

With such a classy, sophisticated personality it is no wonder that her fashion style really does seem to be an expression of her personal inner beauty and confidence.  In watching her over the years with different hair styles and at different fashion award events, her style is always elegant and classy.  If you catch her in day to day outfit photos, she always manages to look sophisticated and classy while still looking casual and as if she is truly an everyday normal gal which perhaps is part of her overall appeal.

If you look at many of these casual everyday photos, Reese has her own trends and one of my personal favorite of her style choices are stripes.  She seems to love stripes and frankly wears them often and she looks great in them.  She frequently wears stripes in tops in a variety of colors and styles.

If I had a pick out a few pieces that I think Reese would love to wear at Vintage Fringe, I think she would love the Variegated Stripe Boatneck top by Splendid.  This great top features contrasting white and navy or red stripes in various different width stripes.  This top seems right of Reese’s alley and a great complement to her skin tone.

I could also see Reese wearing the Melbourne Puff Sleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss.  This cute short sleeve top features a v neck top accented by a tie and puff sleeves.  The top also features an elastic waist band so it has a gathered loose fitting look at the waist.  I love the white stripes contrasted by an oatmeal heather stripe.  A great natural look and style, I think these colors would look amazing with Reese’s blond hair.

Finally, for more of a winter look, I can picture Reese wearing the Trinity Cowlneck Top by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  Reese does tend to wear a lot of color and it is a great complement with her hair and skin tone and this top would work well with her body type.  A loose fitted top with a combination of stripe width, this top is a great stylish statement piece that Reese would look great in.

As you can see, stripes are a popular trend in clothing and Reese is certainly on board serving as a walking billboard for adorable stripe tops that manage to look stylish and classy while always looking great on Reese everyday.

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Sporty Stripes

Stripes are a great way to mix up the styles in your closet and a great way to transform a basic style top into a statement piece or transform an outfit.  While stripes are always preferably worn horizontally, they can be wide or narrow, contrasted by white or black or shades of the same color and in different styles ranging from tops to skirts.  We are mad about stripes and here are a few of our favorite examples.

First up is the Variegated Stripe Boatneck top from designer Splendid.    This long sleeve top features a wide boatneck with tiny colored buttons over the shoulder for added contrast.  The variegated stripe pattern features different stripe widths all contrasted by a white background.  The stripes come in either navy or red and are a great way to make this top pop.  The fabric is airy enough that this sweater is great practically all year round and is a tad sheer so it looks great over tanks as another way to accessorize and provide a little contrast.

The variegated stripe pattern is also found in Splendid’s Variegated Stripe Loose Jersey Dress.   This dress is a must have for summer and can even double as a swim suit cover up.  It features a deep v neck in front and back and a tie at the base of the v neck in front.  The Variegated Stripe features a Quartz contrast color which is a gorgeous pink color.  This dress is a great example of how to sport stripes in any context.

Another great must have for summer are Collective Concepts tops and tanks.  Featuring great sporty stripe patterns these tops also come in great fabrics that feel luxurious and are machine washable and so comfortable.  The Lace Trim Stripe Tank as an example features wide stripes in navy or red contrasted on an ivory background.  This tank has a loose fit and a flared waist giving it a comfortable fit.  Accented by lace detail around the shoulders and a racerback, this tank is very distinctive.  The stripe knit top features a short sleeve scoop neck top with either pink or green colors contrasted against an ivory background.  This top has a sheer fabric and looks amazing over a tank for added detail.

Of course you can also find stripes in skirts.  Consider one of our latest arrivals the Fanya Drape Skirt by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This skirt features a diagonal block of stripes around the waist and then an asymmetrical line that divides the skirt which then alternates into a horizontal stripe pattern.  If that sounds too confusing, you’ll just have to take a look at the skirt to see what we are talking about, but it is a great way to mix up the stripes and add a touch of flare to this skirt.

There really are endless alternatives for ways to find and incorporate sporty stripe patterns into your wardrobe and as you can see they really are a great way to transform simple style pieces into something distinctive.

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