Winter Must Have: Elan Sweaters

As the colder temperatures settle in, it’s time spruce up your Sweater wardrobe and today we wanted to talk about one of our latest must have pieces for your closet this season – Elan Sweaters.  We recently started carrying this line at Vintage Fringe and their sweaters are probably one of Elan’s most well known staples.  Personally, what I love about these sweaters are their distinctive style.  These sweaters are not the classic cable knit v neck sweater or cardigans that you see in many of the retail chain stores.  Rather the Elan Sweaters we carry at Vintage Fringe have been chosen by our buyers because of their distinctive styles.

Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater

Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater

Consider the Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater.  This sweater utilizes a stylish oversized turtleneck at the top and then the dolman sleeve which is so popular this season.  In addition, the sweater also features a loose fit at the waist that actually flares.  In fact the center of the sweater is actually shorter than the sides.  These two components warranted the Butterfly description. There is also the contrasting ribbed textured knit down the center which is also a great modern way to mix it up with the style of this sweater.  For all of these reasons it really is a statement sweater, but best of all it can be dressed up or down.  My favorite look is with skinny jeans and high boots to really create that modern edgy look. It’s available in Ash Grey a light shade of grey so it pairs well with both whites and blacks for layering. The sweater knit is acrylic and definitely keeps you warm, but not at the expense of looking fashionable.

Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater

Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater

Next with a different style all together, the Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater captures more of a vintage style blended with modern fashion trends like the hoodie and the wide stripes.  This sweater features contrasting wide stripes in ash grey and creme.  A long tunic length sweater this sweater also looks stunning with boots my favorite are tall suede grey boots for a dressy look or even with Uggs for a more casual look.  As for the great details, this sweater has a pin closure in front which is actually a large pin that is covered with matching grey yarn.  Of course we have to mention the hoodie which also gives this sweater more of a retro look.  In short, this sweater is another great statement sweater for your closet that you won’t find everywhere.

As you can see both of these sweaters are great fashion statement pieces, and best of all they won’t break the bank with reasonable pricing for sweaters both currently on sale for under $75.  Finding distinctive sweaters can often be a frustrating task as you can find yourself drowning in a sea of v necks and cardigans.  At Vintage Fringe we try to find pieces that you are not going to find everywhere else and our goal is always to help you find statement pieces for your wardrobe.

 

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Winter White Fashion

If you’re looking for ways to have winter white fashion looks this season consider a few great pieces in a variety of shades of white and ivory to help create that beautiful winter white look.  Of course you will want to make sure and have some great accessories to help give the right amount of contrast to your look.

As a great example of ways to add contrasting colors, consider the Moonlight Cap Sweater by designer Laurie b.  This fashion forward sweater is available in white and during winter we love to wear it over long sleeve scoop necks in black or any color to add a little edge to the look.  Our favorite top to wear under this sweater is the Long Sleeve Scoop Neck by Splendid.  It is a great fabric and has a sheer look to it.  Available in a variety of colors including white that long sleeve scoop neck is the perfect complement for the Moonlight Cap Sweater. This sweater is a great way to layer in additional winter white fashion.

The Audrey wrap, also by designer Laurie b. features a luxurious knit in Ivory with a subtle contrasting tie at the waist in tan to give it just a hint of color.  With a beautiful fabric and classic feminine design, this wrap is a great winter sweater.

A lighter weight piece that is a great complement for your winter white fashion wardrobe is the Very Light Jersey Draped Cardigan by Splendid.  Available in a variety of clothing including white, this light weight cardigan has a flowing look and long length which capitalizes on two great fashion trends this season – the long length and the sheer lightweight fabric.  You’ll see a variety of similar light weight fabrics such as burnout again this season.

For a different look, consider the Nona ¾ length sleeve ruffle top by Velvet.  This winter white top features a ruffle accenting the v neckline and is slightly gathered in back.  We love the classic look of this top with the feminine touches and best of all the comfortable, baby jersey cotton fabric which is so wearable and comfortable.  It is long enough to wear with a wide belt if you are looking for longer length tops.

If you’re looking for great winter white accessories, consider one of our favorite necklaces featuring large white turquoise beads with specks of sand color on them.  For contrast, the designer utilized small shimmering gold colored beads in between the large turquoise beads.  All of this is set off by a copper chain for additional color.

There is truly no shortage of options for different ways to wear winter white fashion this season.  You’ll find a variety of ways to create great individual style while focusing your wardrobe on winter white.  As you create your own individual style winter white fashion, don’t forget that you may want just a pop of color and great jewelry is a great way to add a little pop or sparkle to help break up a monotone looking outfit.

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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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Zooey Clothing Winter Jackets

If you haven’t already invested in a winter jacket, look no further then the fabulous jackets from Zooey Clothing for your winter fashion needs. A bomber jacket is the perfect little jacket for all types of different occasions . I love the Bomber Jacketby Zooey Clothing, the over sized buttons and collar add a lot of fringe to this perfect little number available in black and navy.

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

If you need a little more warmth try the the Heavy Fleece Coatby Zooey. I love the long sleeves, banded bottom, the hood, and of course all those buttons! This coat really does have everything.

Heavy Fleece Coat by Zooey Clothing

Heavy Fleece Coat by Zooey Clothing

The perfect pea coat is the Cropped Double Breasted Jacketby Zooey Clothing. I love the belt, it really cinches the waist for an ultra flattering fit that is comfortable, warm and stylish. Does it get any better then that?? The wide collar, keeps the attention and focus on every-one’s best feature, our faces!

Cropped Double Breasted Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Cropped Double Breasted Jacket by Zooey Clothing

For even more warm and stylish options, check out Vintage Fringe and remember ladies, being bundled up does not mean being any less styligh and fashionable then yor normal self!

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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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Celebrity Fashion at the AMA’s

Celebrity fashion was in full force at the American Music Awards and with all of our holiday parties coming up check out these looks to gain some inspiration for your own events. Check out Mandy Moore’s fabulous sparkled, long sleeve mini. I love a long sleeve dress, so chic and the one is the perfect combination of colors to combat the little black dress blues.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

Fergie of course was a bit over the top, but what we can learn is that a little feather goes a long way. I also am in love with the cobalt blue and black color combination.

Fergie

Fergie

Oh Whitney Port, always just the perfect amount of trendy and chic. I love the ombre, draped fabric and of course just about everything looks better belted. I think an ombre cardigan belted over a sparkle tank and skinny pants would be a great interpretation of this look for holiday events.

Whitney Port

Whitney Port

Shockingly, Katy Perry was a little more covered up, the knee length she choose is super flattering on all women. I also loved the texture of her dress. The neutral color with a little sparkle and texture is ultra feminine, perfect for pairing with a leather bomber in my opinion.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

So what is your favorite celebrity look? I for one want to add some sparkle and color to my holiday looks. Have a happy turkey day:)

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Fabulous Fall Bags

With fall fashion here, I am ready to update my handbag as well. There are so many fabulous handbag options right now, so it was very hard to narrow it down to just a few that I love. First is this fantastic Paso Doble Bag by Anthropologie. I love the fringe, so funky, fresh and youthful!

Paso Doble Bag by Anthropologie

Paso Doble Bag by Anthropologie

Ok, ok, I know this next bag isn’t exactly what most of us can grab on and go with, but I simply could not pass up including it. I love the studs on this Cassandra LA Gem Studded Calf Hair Evening Bag. Isn’t it so fabulous?? If this is anywhere near your budget, I say go for it!

Cassandra LA Gem Studded Calf Hair Evening Bag

Cassandra LA Gem Studded Calf Hair Evening Bag

In case you haven’t heard, animal prints are still all the rage. The Kate Spade New York ’34th Street Treesh – Large’ Patent Leather Shopper gives you the perfect amount of animal prints for your everyday looks.

Kate Spade New York '34th Street Treesh - Large' Patent Leather Shopper

Kate Spade New York '34th Street Treesh - Large' Patent Leather Shopper

Lastly, what girl doesn’t love a little bit of glitter?? The Oryany Wendy-Large Reversible Sequin Tote gives a lot of glitter, but what is not to love?? I love the shape, the chain, and especially the dark gold color. I can imagine me carrying this beauty around doing anything from grocery shopping to a date night out.

Oryany 'Wendy - Large' Reversible Sequin Tote

Oryany 'Wendy - Large' Reversible Sequin Tote

What is your handbag style?? Please share!

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Holiday Dresses

With the Holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what to wear to all of those parties. It is always a good idea to have a solid holiday dress on hand. Here are a few perfect choices from Vintage Fringe. First up is the Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing. I love the look at me pattern and perfect fit of this dress, and if you really want to turn heads check out this gorgeous dress is red. So festive!

Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

For a more subdued look, try the Zarhara Knot Dressby Velvet brand Clothing. It is available in several colors, so finding one that suits you and your accessories will be easy.

Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

If the edgy, rocker chic look fits you best, then you will love the Burca Scoopneck Silky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the cut and fit of this dress, so perfect for a more casual event, but can also easily be dressed up with some spicy heels!

 Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet By Graham and Spencer

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet By Graham and Spencer

And Lastly, for a near perfect LBD look no further then the Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea. With its super flattering wrap waist and v-neck this is a no brainer choice for a great backdrop to your fun accessories.

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Have fun at all those holiday events and of course make sure you are looking chic and fabulous!

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Designer Light Weight Long Sleeve Tops

For fall and winter fashion, I love having a variety of light weight long sleeve tops in my closet. They are perfect in helping my spring and summer wardrobe transform for cooler weather. Sometimes I even just layer two of my long sleeve shirts with a fur or sweater vest and am out the door. Here are some fabulous options in the light weight long sleeve department. I have to start with the Ganet Long Sleeve Tunic by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the color, such a great blue and the cute buttons on the sleeve make this a stand out all on its own.

Ganet Long Sleeve Tunic by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Ganet Long Sleeve Tunic by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Another great top is the Long Sleeve Crew Neck  by Zooey. Again it is a tunic length, which is perfect with jeggings or leggings. I love the bright and cheery yellow that it is available in as well as the other basic colors.

Long Sleeve Crew Neck by Zooey Clothing

Long Sleeve Crew Neck by Zooey Clothing

I am so in love with the scoop neck and beautiful aqua color{its Rain} of this Nanelle Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I also think the green, light brown or ivory would be awesome additions to anyone’s fall wardrobe. This is the perfect layering top with a perfect fit.

Nanelle Long SLeeve Scoop Neck by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Nanelle Long SLeeve Scoop Neck by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

The Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top by Velvet Brand Clothingis another great light weight long sleeve top. I love the buttons down the front of this top making it even more versatile being able to layer a cute tank top under neath and unbuttoning to show it off. 

Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top

Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top

  So do you love long sleeve tops for fall and winter as much as I do?? What are your secrets to incorporating them into your fall wardrobe?? Please share!

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All About Layers

With my fall and winter fashion, I love layering. Layering clothes ensures that whether I am outside or in, I can be comfortable, especially for those days that start out cool and turn warm or vice versa. Check out some of my favorite layered looks. I love this Tie Tank by La Befana, with the cute tie neckline and loose fit it looks great with a sweater as shown or a long sleeve shirt under and belted.

Tie Tank by La Befana

Tie Tank by La Befana

Another great piece for layering is the Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts. I would love this with a black long sleeve shirt underneath and leggings tucked into riding boots. This would also look great with a boxy motorcycle type jacket over the top.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

If you are in love with the lace trend as much as I am, then please check out the Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts. Wouldn’t this just be so chic with a fun colored long sleeve shirt underneath? Pair that with leggings, or even tuck it into a pencil skirt, or belt it and put a open cardigan over. I love all the endless options with layering.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

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