Hooded ¾ Length Cardigan

We love hoodies also known as hooded tops and we love that the hoodie element has found its way into a variety of tops and sweaters this season.  You may be looking for specific styles of hoodies such as hooded cardigans or hooded sweaters, hoodies with different sleeve lengths such as long or ¾ length or even short sleeves, but we suggest having a variety of different style hooded tops that give you a variety of options and distinctive ways to wear them and incorporate them into your wardrobe.  One of our most popular designers of hoodies at Vintage Fringe is Splendid.  We wanted to highlight a few great hoodie alternatives from Splendid in this article.

Take a look at the Textured Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie by Splendid.  This is one of the dressier hoodies we’ve seen as this hoodie is made of a cotton cashmere blend giving it a light weight sweater feel.  It is sheer enough that it works perfectly layered over a short sleeve top or tank and we even like to wear it over a long sleeve tee in the winter.  With a drawstring tie at the waist and a wide v neck this hoodie really is a perfect piece for that beach vacation where you want something a little warm and love the sheer, light weight look of this hoodie.

Alternatively, the French Terry Hooded Jacket by Splendid is made from their French terry with lycra fabric blend.  It feels luxuriously soft and is a great top for layering and active wear.  We love wearing it with Splendid’s French Terry with Lycra pants to the gym or yoga studio.  With a tie at the waist with belt loops to hold the tie in place you can wear this cardigan loose or fitted depending on your preference. Of course the hood gives it a more casual look, but it also takes a basic top and gives it a modern twist.

To really mix it up with different styles of hoodies consider the Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie also by Splendid, a wonderful example of a simple yet very distinctive style from Splendid.  The Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie features an empire waist with a drawstring and short sleeves.  It is not every day that you run across a short sleeved hoodie, but we love the look of this Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie.  The Baby Fleece fabric is really a good quality sweatshirt fabric and we love the green color and the long tunic length of this hoodie.  We wear it over leggings or jeans and love to wear it year round over short or long sleeve tops.

As you can see, hoodies fill a variety of roles in your wardrobe and you can find a number of them available in a variety of styles and designs with different fabrics and possible uses.  They are great modern casual pieces for every wardrobe and the hoodies by Splendid mentioned here all incorporate great fabrics that make them comfortable and easy to wear.

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Cozy Bottoms for Christmas Morning

With Christmas almost here lets not forget about a comfy, cozy, and of course fashionable outfit for Christmas morning. You know pictures will be taken and who wants reindeer fleece pants to be what we are remembered as wearing for 2010? Check out some pants that fit all of our categories of comfortable, cozy, and fashionable. First up is the French Terry with Lycra Pants by Splendid. Available in black and navy, these pants fit great and especially help our booty look great.{and who doesn’t like that??}

French Terry with Lycra Pants by Splendid

French Terry with Lycra Pants by Splendid

I also love the Cotton Slub French Terry Pants by Splendid. They have super cute details like the extra long drawstring, and the darker back  pockets with grommets on the back. These would be another great more grown up option for Christmas morning attire.

Cotton Slub French Terry Pants by Spendid

Cotton Slub French Terry Pants by Spendid

If more of a slim cut legging would suit your style better, try the Swoosie Knit Leggings by Velvet. Wouldn’t this be so cute with a long tunic t-shirt? The soft cotton and elastic waistband are super comfortable and would easily switch to a Christmas dinner outfit with a sparkly top and blazer.

Swoosie Knit Leggings by Velvet

Swoosie Knit Leggings by Velvet

So, what will you be sporting as you unwrap your gifts this year? I hope it is comfortable and fashionable!

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Christmas Gifts From Vintage Fringe

If you love winter fashion and love to give your other fashionista friends and family members fashion, then look no further then Vintage Fringe for all your gifting needs. A sure bet for any gal is the Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid. I love the big, bold stripes and the ultra comfortable wrap style.

Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid

Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid

For any girl who likes to stand out in the crowd{in a good way} try the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet. I love the super cute print and the chic loose fit is perfect for hiding a few “holiday” pounds!

Keelin Square Neck Lace Top by Velvet

Keelin Square Neck Lace Top by Velvet

The next sweater is just perfect for any lady at any age. The Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B. is super classy and a perfect staple piece that I’m sure anyone would love to add to their wardrobe.
Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

The best part about all these perfect gifts?? They are in the sale section at Vintage Fringe! So hurry and shop now and then enjoy this holiday season!

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Winter Fashion: Staying Warm and Chic

Can Thanksgiving really be over?? Winter is upon us ladies and it is time to embrace our cozy and warm sweaters. I love sweaters because not only are they warm, but they add texture and dimension to an outfit. First up is the Ballet 3/4 Sleeve Wrap sweater by Laurie B. Have you tried a Laurie B. sweater yet?? If not, get on it girl, they are fabulous, so soft and always fit beautifully.

Ballet 3/4 Sleeve Wrap by Laurie B.

For an softer and warmer version of a leather jacket, look no further then the Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love all the zipper details, the over sized neck and of course the cute and cozy knit pattern. This sweater is a total must for winter.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

 We all need the perfect long cardigan for wearing over leggings that are tucked into boots. This is literally my winter everyday look. So polished and chic and comfortable, does it get any better. Try the 1×1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid to create this look. It is the perfect length and a great weight for layering.

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

 Stay warm and chic this winter with all the sweater available at Vintage Fringe!

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Fabulous Fall Jackets

November is almost here and with it comes even colder weather and the need for warm and chic fashion. I love jackets because they keep us warm and are so easy to button up and look put together instantly. A great jacket with a funky vibe is the Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing. It is so cute with the exaggerated collar, front pockets, and short hem. This would be so cute with jeans as shown, or with a pencil skirt and sparkly top for a night out.

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

For even colder weather, try the Heavy Fleece Coatby Zooey Clothing. I love the hood, I love the long sleeves, I love the banded bottom. Seriously, what it not to love on this jacket??

Heavy Fleece Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Heavy Fleece Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Lastly, if a more laid back look is for you, try the French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Splendid. This would be so easy to throw on over just about anything and I think it would be totally cute with a flower pin, or a little brooch to add a pop of color.

French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Spendid

French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Spendid

Good luck staying chic and warm this fall, for all these beauties and even more sweaters and jackets head on over to Vintage Fringe!

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Spotlight on Splendid Brand Sweaters

Fall fashion is so much fun, I have been loving the opportunity to wear sweaters, boots, and scarfs. One of my favorite brands for sweaters is Splendid. They are perfectly soft, comfortable, easy to layer and just all around pretty and well designed pieces. If you aren’t familiar with Splendid{or even if you are!}, check out three of my top choices for your fall wardrobe:

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

The 1×1 8 Button Cardigan is just perfect for cool fall days, I love that it comes black, navy or pink and is equally cute button up or open. With its longer length this is the perfect piece to throw on over leggings and boots.

Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan by Splendid

Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan by Splendid

 I love the ease of the Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan. The rolled sleeves and comfortable cut make this a go to item for all types of events and weather. Clearly it is super cute belted, but it is also great just left open showing off a bit of your favorite tank or camisole.

1x1 Pocket Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 Pocket Cardigan by Splendid

Ok lastly, I am such a fan of this 1×1 Pocket Cardigan, I totally love sweater vests because they are the easiest thing to throw over a not so cute top and look polished. The longer length on this makes it ideal for over leggings or skinny jeans or even over a pencil skirt for the office. To see all these lovelies and more, head over to Vintage Fringe and get yourself some spectacular Splendid sweater!

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Splendid Shirts

We love Splendid clothing and Splendid shirts are certainly no exception.  What distinguishes Splendid from many other clothing lines is their use of great, soft and seemingly luxurious fabrics in great comfortable, wearable styles.  With classic colors and a mix of stripes and patterns, Splendid really does have a wide variety of unique and distinctive pieces that are wearable and still great statement pieces.  Here are a few of our favorite Splendid shirts:

Boyfriend Stripe Button-up shirt – This top typifies Splendid’s casual yet statement piece style.  This top features a sheer crinkled cotton fabric blend with a long button-up basic top.  It may sound simple, but the fabric lends itself to a variety of options that you can work with to craft your own individual style.  We love the look of this top unbuttoned and tied around the waist creating a resort look.  Not to mention that you can also dress this top up or down over a tank and wear it to work or out for a night on the town.  At Vintage Fringe, we love the color combination of the blue with black stripes.

Cardigans – Splendid’s great fabrics make their cardigans must haves.  They have managed to take simple designs and make them so distinctive with a few additional finishes.  For example, take their 1×1 8 Button Cardigan.  We love the long length and the fitted waist, but love love love the look of the 8 white buttons and the deep v neck look of this cardigan.  They even did it again with their 1×1 Pocket Cardigan.  With a similar style to the 8 Button Cardigan, the Pocket Cardigan features short sleeves and pockets in front.  We also love the formal yet casual look of their Cotton Stripe Cardigan with a tie at the waist.  With a contrasting stripe in ivory and red this cardigan looks great paired with skirts and boots either open or using the tie around the waist.  Splendid utilizes this same style with more of a sweatshirt type fabric in the amazingly soft French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket.  This top is a great piece over your workout clothes or even just with jeans and a t shirt on the weekends.  The fabric is super soft and feels so luxurious on that it is tempting to get one in both colors available at Vintage Fringe.

Boatneck Tops – We have a few favorites here as well.  Splendid has a variety of options for boatneck tops which is of course a classic Splendid style.  The Rayon Slub Jersey Boatneck features a wide boatneck, ¾ length sleeves and a fitted waist. Available in basic black, the rayon slub jersey fabric makes it feel anything but basic.  Similar in style to this boatneck top, is the 4 Band Long Sleeve Boatneck top featuring Splendid’s classic 4 Band stripe pattern in white.  We love this top available at Vintage Fringe in Navy or Mud (light brown) with a lighter weight modal jersey fabric this top is comfortable and still stylish.

As you can see, we love Splendid shirts and these are literally just the tip of the iceberg on their great styles and designs.  The combination of great fabrics and style with a hint of edginess make Splendid shirts a must have for every wardrobe.

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Getting a leg up on Fall Fashion

Fall and winter fashion are all about layers for me, and what is better staple piece and layering item them leggings?? Leggings are so great because they can be worn in a million different ways to make a million different looks. I love leggings tucked into boots, or worn with booties and a tunic length top. Velvet by Graham and Spencer, who are known for their ultra soft and comfortable fabrics have a fabulous pair of knit leggings, the Swoosie. {Wouldn’t love to know where that name came from??} They are the perfect pair to start your looks with, available in dark grey or black.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but is supposed to hit the 90’s this weekend, so I am still very much into summer clothes. Especially summer clothes that will transition into fall and winter outfits. Enter the Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts, it is obviously perfect for summer just by itself. But imagine it with a coordinating  color long sleeve shirt underneath it for fall, and a cropped leather jacket on top for winter, so chic!

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Another great piece for layering, is an open cardigan. I love to wear an open cardigan with leggings, because then I can wear a shorter shirt and the open cardigan is long enough to cover my behind. The Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid is great because is has short sleeves, making it perfect for layering and lasting though all the seasons.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

So enjoy the weather where ever you are and whatever it is and remember layering pieces are perfect now and perfect later. It all starts with the perfect pair of leggings!

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Summer Clothes for 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe!!

Summer clothes from great designers are now on sale at Vintage Fringe.   You won’t want to miss great finds including lots of Sweet Pea clothing and even including newer arrivals from Collective Concepts clothing.  Don’t miss this end of summer sale the features some of favorite styles from the summer.  Below are my top picks now 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

This Collective Concepts racerback flared tunic tank has been one of my favorite pieces this summer.  It is so easy to glam up with cute shoes and basic leggings and I always feel like a million bucks when it wear it.  Accessorizing is easy with this racer-back tank because it has the adorable black and silver beaded straps.  While this tank designed by Collective Concepts usually sells for $55.00 this week only at Vintage Fringe it is on sale for $33.00.

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

I love love love this La Befana Tank (I personally own it in polka dot also on sale this week at Vintage Fringe).  I wear it with a cute cap sleeve or a long sleeve shirt underneath.  The tie on the side adds the perfect detail that makes this top a one-of -kind top to add to your wardrobe.  I can wear this to work or at home and it is always adorable and flattering.  This week only at Vintage Fringe this tank designed by La Befana is on sale for $50.00… thats 40% off!

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Knit designer and visionary Laurie B. is known for her high quality high fashion knitwear and this Laurie B. Rumba puff sleeve sweater wrap is probably my favorite design of hers.  This sweater snaps in the front for a completely separate look or it unsnaps to become the adorable wrap that is perfect for fall and early winter.  This sweater is also full of surprising details like the adorable pockets and puff sleeves.  This is also a super soft lightweight knit that can give you warmth but won’t overheat you. It really is perfect for any season.  A knit wrap like this can easily sell for around $200, but this week only at Vintage Fringe this puff sleeve cardigan is only $99.

To shop Vintage Fringe’s End of Summer Sale just visit us at www.VintageFringe.com.

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Attention all Bargain Fashionistas!

If you love to find your fashion at a fraction of the price, then look no further then the outlet at Vintage Fringe. They have just added new items and they are having a sale on all outlet items. Now through August 13th, get 25% off of the already reduced prices at their outlet.  Amazing right?? There are so many looks for summer, fall and winter, that now is the time to stock up and save!

Perfect for late summer and fall, this Zooey Scoop Neck Cardigan is the perfect light weight piece for layering. Imagine it with bermuda shorts and a loose tank at a beach bonfire or skinny jeans and a chunky necklace for fall.

Zooey Scoop Neck Cardigan

Zooey Scoop Neck Cardigan

This super cute Ocelot Print Silk/Cotton Boatneck top by Splendid is a great crossover top. Of course it is cute by itself, but it would also be fab with a long sleeve top underneath for cooler weather.

Ocelot Print Silk/Cotton Boatneck by Splendid.

Ocelot Print Silk/Cotton Boatneck by Splendid.

The Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss{love her!} is so cheery and cute in red or yellow. It is perfect for summer, but I think also for fall. I think I would love it with a jean jacket, or maybe even a slightly military styled jacket over. I love the contrast of a blousey top and a structured jacket.
Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss

Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss

I can barely believe that all these great finds and more are available at the outlet sale at Vintage Fringe. Head over now and start saving on fashion! {then come back and tell me what your favorite bargain was!}

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