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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Pretty Spring Dresses

As the weather starts to turn, our fashion focus shifts to short sleeves, tank tops and of course pretty spring dresses.  This season there are a variety of great dresses that can be worn with a wrap during spring and solo during the summer.  Spring and summer dresses come in a variety of styles and with a variety of fabrics.  Of course for warm weather you will always want to consider lighter weight fabrics like cottons that wear well, are breathable and comfortable.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer is a large source of inspiration for us with great dresses primarily made of cottons or other lightweight fabrics.  One of our favorites is the Freda Dress and for spring and summer we wear it in gorgeous white.  With a flared skirt and a gathered waist line, this dress also features ¾ length sleeves and a deep v neck.  It really is a stunning dress and looks fabulous on.  Made of baby jersey cotton, this dress is machine washable and comfortable to wear which makes it a versatile piece for spring that can be dressed up for special occasions and dressed down for just a simple spring day dress.

Another wonderful spring dress is the Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by Splendid.  The modal jersey is so soft and luxurious and it is a great complement to the ruffles around the scoop neckline and sleeves.  This dress is available in Mud, a light brown color, or Black and is a great go to dress for spring.  We love the pretty ruffles that are subtle, but really make the dress stand out.  The modal jersey fabric is amazingly soft and still machine washable so this dress is easy to wear for everyday and can be dressed up too.

One of our favorite classy and elegant dresses is the Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  This dress comes in basic black and features a faux wrap on the side.  With ruffled sleeves and a deep v neck, this dress is a super versatile piece because it can easily be dressed up for special occasions or to wear to the office.  It is the dressiest of the dresses mentioned in this article.

Finally, when you are looking for pretty spring dresses, we have to mention the Dita Ruffle V Neck Dress by Ella Moss.  This gorgeous dress exudes femininity and most certainly qualifies as pretty.  We love the deep v neck and the ruffles around the neckline.  With a flared skirt and an empire waist, this dress really has a gorgeous vintage style to it as well.

Of course, these dresses only scratch the surface of perfect dresses for spring, but in any case these dresses are a great representative sample of what is available for spring and what classic styles you can incorporate into your spring wardrobe.  Don’t forget the option of incorporating a great wrap or two to help keep you warm during cool spring nights.   Each of these dresses work well for different occasions and will be great additions to your closet.

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Hot Spring Accessories

Vintage Fringe is all about finding a way to make your style unique and one of a kind.  Accessories are a perfect way to keep your personal style imprint on everything you buy.  This Spring choose accessories that can easily fit into your wardrobe like  sunglasses, belts, and shoes.

Vicoria Beckham Looking Chic in Her Sunglasses

Vicoria Beckham Looking Chic in Her Sunglasses

No one wears sunglasses better than Victoria Beckham and now she has partnered with Cutler and Gross to create her own sunglasses designs.

Velvet Daree Boatneck Top with Yellow Belt

I love this yellow belt on Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Splendid's 1x1 Pocket Cardigan with Flower Belt

Splendid's 1x1 Pocket Cardigan with Flower Belt

A cute flower belt worn with Splendid’s Pocket Cardigan can keep your fashion imprint on anything you wear

Pair Some Adorable Red Flats with this Blair Widesleeved Crew Dress

Pair Some Adorable Red Flats with this Blair Wide Sleeved Crew Dress

From a summer dress like this adorable Blair Dress by Ella Moss to shorts, or a skirt some cute sandals or flats are a must have for spring.  Inject your own taste and choose a bright spring color you love to keep your signature on every part of your spring wardrobe.

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Spring 2010 Nail Trends

While celebrity trends can sometimes be tricky to follow, nail polish is an easy and quick way to update you look.  The spring fashion shows, award shows, and magazine covers{have you seen the ever radiant  Heidi Klum on the cover of InStyle for Feb?} all confirm that nude colors are making a big splash in fashionand beauty. At the recent 2010 SAG awards numerous leading ladies showed off nude and slightly shimmery nails. Lea Michele’s nails in the post below show how she is following this trend, but one of my favorite looks for the night was Drew Barrymore in a navy gown with sheer nails, and pale/nude make up.
Drew Barrymore at the SAG awards 2010
Drew Barrymore at the SAG awards 2010

If you are want to give this look a test run, try one of these four OPIcolors that were hand picked by Marc Jacobs for his spring fashion show. Not only are OPI colors pretty, but they pack some real fun in with their names.  The four shades below are Malaysian Mist, Samoan Sand, Barefoot in Barcelona, and Dulce De Leche. 

Marc Jacobs OPI colors for his spring 2010 line.
Marc Jacobs OPI colors for his spring 2010 line.

Three of my favorite things about nude nail polish are, one: if it chips it is less noticeable, making it possible to stretch that mani out for a few more days! Two, for pocket change you can pick up a bottle and DIY. And three, go get your self some nude nails and lips and you will instantly look in-the-know and add some seriously chicness to your look! {One more, did i mention that nude goes well with EVERYTHING?? major bonus in my book!}

Don’t forget to pick up some chic clothes at Vintage Fringe to go with those gorgeous nails of yours!

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SPRING/SUMMER 2010 FASHION TRENDS

Fashion trends in the spring and summer, when the flowers begin to bloom and the weather gets a tad warmer are so much more fun than your winter fashion trends. While there are many, many trends this season, I will tell you my top picks and how to wear them. Let’s just say that skin is definitely in this season!

Neutrals

Get naked (no pun intended) this season! Try to incorporate a nude shade in your wardrobe for day as well as evening – think skin-tone. Best of all, neutral shades can be paired with everything and anything from brights and prints to basic black. You should especially splurge on a neutral accessory such as a handbag or cork wedge sandal. The shade is effortlessly classic and goes with everything.

Peek-A-Boo

This style is truly for the daring.  With material such as mesh and lace and strategically placed cut-outs, the look is undeniably edgy. Dark shades are incorporated into many Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Rodarte and Preen pieces this season, which show off a bold and sexy silhouette.

Feathers

Feathers are a fun and feminine touch to both clothing and accessories. You could pair a funky headband with a bright feather as a nice touch to a boring outfit, or you could pair a feather print blouse with destroyed skinny jeans and a few bracelets for a bohemian look. Feathers are definitely springlike and are a great alternative to floral prints!   You can find several great feather patterns by Sweet Pea.

Can’t wait to begin shopping for this season’s pieces? Check out my favorite trend focused site and get inspired by your favorite celebrity’s style!

www.vintagefringe.com The most chicest and unique online boutique! The site focuses on designs that incorporate feminine details on their garments as well as vintage finds, perfect for the ultimate girly girly! You can shop by color, price, size and brand. There is also a huge selection of comfy cotton pieces from my favorite brands such as Ella Moss, Splendid and Velvet by Graham & Spencer.

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