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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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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Fashion Trend: Must Have Color for 2013 – Emerald Green

Double Breasted Cocoon Coat with Bow

Double Breasted Cocoon Coat with Bow

When it comes to fashionable colors, one of our favorite vintage colors is green.  So when we learned last week that Pantone had announced that the must-have color for 2013 was emerald green we were delighted.  This color is a great statement color that can easily be blended into your wardrobe in a variety of different clothing options.

It is that time of year where jackets are imperative and finding a fashionable jacket in emerald green is no problem at Vintage Fringe.  One of our favorite designers, new to Vintage Fringe is Tulle which does such a great job of creating vintage style fashions and this season they utilized a lot of emerald green colors in their designs.  Whether your favorite is the Double Breasted Cocoon Coat in Deep Emerald which features a 3/4 length and cute gathered sleeves and our favorite an adorable bow in back adding to the adorable vintage style elements.  If you need something with a little more of a trench style, then consider the Tie Waist Coat with Epaulettes also in an Emerald Green shade that features a more fitted style.  The tie waist is secured in back with wide sewn in belt loops so it won’t move around while you are wearing it and it gives you flexibility to wear it open or unbuttoned without worrying about the loose tie belt.  The Epaulettes are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak with the details on this jacket like the pockets at the top of the jacket and on the sides at the bottom and the matching belted detail around the cuffs on the jacket.  We have no shortage of green jackets including the previously mentioned Tie Waist Coat with Ruffles and the classic Single Breasted Coat which comes in both Green and Black.

Sui Kimono Top

Sui Kimono Top

If you are looking for something green to wear under your jacket, you can find a number of great options of tops and dresses in the gorgeous green color.  Check out the Dolman Sleeve Scoopneck top by Sunday in Brooklyn one of our great indie designers.  This top utilizes a number of great fashion trends like the dolman sleeves that are so popular right now and also colorblocking with the contrasting green and ivory colors. This top is silk and truly a luxurious statement top.  It features an elastic gathered waist giving it the over-sized flowing look around the waist.  This top looks great with a pair of skinny jeans or a pencil skirt and boots.  Another great green option is the Sui Kimono Top by Ogle which is loaded with great stylish details.  The Sui top is a great way to showcase the gorgeous green color and also features great style with the lattice detail down the back of the top and the cute kimono style sleeves with a tie in the middle of the waist.  A great top to wear out at night and classy enough to wear to the office as well.

Sammy Long Sleeve Belted Dress

Sammy Long Sleeve Belted Dress

If you want great dress options in green consider the Button Front Sleeveless Dress by Tulle which is a great retro style dress featuring ruffles around the sleeves, a tie waist and buttons down the center of the dress.  This dress is a great versatile party dress that is also stylish and comfortable while also being adorable.  The Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet in Lilypad features a great comfortable jersey cotton long sleeve dress with a knot detail at the base of the v neckline.  This dress also looks great with boots and is a great versatile go to dress. Finally, another great dress that you can pair with leggings and boots as well is the Sammy Long Sleeve Belted Dress also by Velvet.  This dress features a gorgeous Jellybean green color contrasted with a white on the modern pattern.  With a tie at the waist and a henley neckline accented with buttons, this tunic style dress is a great go to option for everyday while still looking super stylish.

As you can see, there will be no shortage of green pieces at Vintage Fringe this year with lots of great stylish options of ways to insert a little green into your wardrobe.  The gorgeous green color is a great statement color and what a better way to wear it than with a great statement piece.  Whether it is a great jacket, dress or top, you will be sure to find lots of ways to work a little emerald into your closet.

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Tulle Jackets – Essential Vintage Style

This season Tulle Jackets are a must have for new jacket additions to your Vintage Style wardrobe.  For those of you who are just learning about Tulle and their amazing vintage inspired new jackets, Tulle’s goal is to design vintage inspired modern clothing. They initially began as a line focused on Outerwear, but are currently also designing adorable dresses, cardigans, tops, skirts and accessories. Since this is the peak of jacket season, we wanted to focus on some of our favorite Tulle Jackets and how they can be a great addition to your vintage style wardrobe.

Tulle Tie Waist Coat with Ruffle

Tulle Tie Waist Coat with Ruffle

The Tulle Tie Waist Coat with Ruffle is the perfect example of an adorable vintage inspired jacket with ruffle detail down the center and accenting the pockets on this collared jacket.  I am a big fan of the stylish Deep Emerald Green color as well.  The jacket also looks stylish and cute with the tie around the waist.  The embellishments like the ruffles, the large buttons, the pockets and the tie waist make this a great vintage inspired statement coat for your closet this season.   Tulle Jackets are fashion jackets and not going to be the best thing for your ski vacation, but are perfect for those chilly days.  I love to wear this jacket with boots and a pencil skirt giving it that modern vintage edge.

Tulle Funnel Collar Coat

Next is the Tulle Funnel Collar Coat.  This jacket features a wide oversized collar accented with buttons and snaps to hold it in place.  The jacket features oversized buttons which add a stylish detail to the collar, sleeves and center of the jacket.  Also adding to the vintage feel is the faux belt in back secured by two more large buttons for contrast.  This jacket is also a bit longer which pulls in more of the vintage style.  That length is also so great to pair with boots and skinny jeans or leggings.  My favorite part is the teal blue color.  It is not your everyday coat color and is sure to stand out in a good way. The fabric on the coat also features a textured weave which gives it added depth and adds to the vintage style.

 

Tulle Leopard Long Sleeve Faux Fur Coat

Tulle Leopard Long Sleeve Faux Fur Coat

Finally, what is more vintage than a cropped faux fur jacket?  The Leopard Long Sleeve Coat features a gorgeous and soft faux fur leopard print fabric in a cropped button-up almost blazer style jacket.  This jacket features big black beaded buttons in front and a well done faux fur animal print.  Sometimes faux fur doesn’t turn out well and looks cheap and very obviously faux fur.  This is well done and looks stylish and classic as much as any leopard print can be classic.  Our stylists love to style this jacket with tall black boots to give it that modern edgy look that works so well with any sort of leopard print pattern.  A true statement piece, this jacket is a must have to round out your vintage style wardrobe.

As you can see there are a variety of stylish looks that utilize great vintage style trends from fabrics to collars and it is so wonderful to find them in jackets which really are such an essential part of your vintage style wardrobe.  Most importantly vintage style jackets can be such a fun way to add vintage style to any outfit.  Tulle Jackets are a great way to do that and the three jackets highlighted in this post today are really just a sample of what makes Tulle jackets such great vintage style pieces.  These jackets are just a few examples of our favorite vintage style coats this season.  What are some of yours?

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