Style File: Printed Denim

Printed jeans might seem intimidating at first, however with smart styling they can be totally flattering, versatile, and fun. Today out stylists are sharing two of their favorite prints for fall. See how you can make camo and floral part of your everyday style. 

Fall Florals

Printed Jeans | Rory Beca Tank, 7 For All Mankind Floral Jeans, Elizabeth and James ring, Crocodile Skin Clutch, Schutz Metallic Sandals, Jules Smith layered necklace

Make floral prints fall-appropriate by teaming them with cool colors like this plum tank. Take this outfit for a casual date with gold jewelry, a neutral clutch, and strappy heels.

Shop the Look: Rory Beca Crusader Camisole; 7 For All Mankind High Waisted Skinny Jeans; Elizabeth and James Mondrian Pave Ring; Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal Flat Pouch; Schutz Cady Lee Sandals; Jules Smith Bahia Necklace

Camo Cool 

Printed Jeans | Feel the Piece Sweater, Current Elliott Camo Skinny Jeans, Kate Spade Stud Earrings, Madewell Bucket Bag, Stuart Weitzman Red Pumps, Samantha Wills Bracelet Set

Not sure how to incorporate cool camo into your wardrobe this fall? Try a subtle print like this pair of jeans from Current/Elliott. Pair them with a neutral sweater, accent jewelry, and deep red pumps for that extra punch of autumn flare. Complete your look with a carryall bucket bag like this stylish Madewell pick.

Shop the Look: Feel The Piece Mercer Oversized Sweater; Current/Elliott The Stiletto Skinny Jeans; Kate Spade New York Secret Garden Stud Earrings; Madewell Bucket Bag; Stuart Weitzman Nouveau Pump; Samantha Wills Rumours Unknown 8 Piece Bracelet Set

Trend Report: Top-Rated Sunscreens

SPF number is just one thing to consider when finding the perfect sunscreen. Why? Because texture, scent, and sensitivity to skin can be the determining factors of whether or not you actually wear it. After all, no one wants to feel oily all day long. To help you out, we’re sharing 5 top-rated sunscreens to try.

Best Sunscreen for Face | La-Roche Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Sunscreen, Kiehl's Sunscreen, Coppertone Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, bareMinerals sunscreen, Shiseido Ultimate Protection Sunscreen

  1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid: This sunscreen can double as a foundation with its tinted mineral formula that is designed to even out minor imperfections. We especially love the super-thin fluid and barely-there feel of this lotion.
  2. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Activated Sun Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50 for Face & Body: If you’re skin is feeling extra dry, we recommend giving Kiehls a go. This lightweight lotion leaves skin smooth and dewy, plus it’s packed with antioxidants for additional anti-aging benefits.
  3. Coppertone Faces Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion: Not looking to drop a ton of money on sunscreen? This drugstore pick will do the trick. Coppertone’s formula is perfect for those with sensitive skin, as it is both fragrance and oil free. At about $8, you can’t go wrong.
  4. bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen: The active ingredients in mineral powder won’t break down as quickly as liquid formulas do in the heat. So, if you’re constantly on the go or are looking for a reliable sunscreen for your next vacation, this bareMinerals pick will hold up in your purse, glove compartment, or beach bag.
  5. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream + Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face: As for the ULTIMATE sun protection, we recommend Shiseido. This heavy-duty cream is versatile enough to hold up in water and under makeup, plus, it offers a fast absorbing, non-sticky texture.

Trend Report: 5 Ways to Wear Lace

Lace is one of this year’s go-to fabrics with its ability to be anything from discretely sexy to over-the-top glam. Not sure how to pull off the flirty trend? We’re sharing 5 options that can be worn to anything from casual office days to dates with your significant other. 

5 Ways to Wear Lace:

Lace Tops & Bottoms | White Lace Dress, Topshop lace romper, kate spade lace flats, Equipment lace top, white lace skirt

  1. BB Dakota Devera Lace Inset Chiffon Shift Dress: Baroque inspired lace details the sleeves and neck of this white shift dress. Keep it casual with nude ballet flats or dress it up with strappy-heeled sandals.
  2. Topshop Lace Trim Romper: If you’re looking for just a touch of lace, this Topshop romper is for you. Eyelash lace softens the look of this tailored piece for the perfect dash of femininity. Wear yours with black sandals and long earrings.
  3. Kate Spade New York Banner Leather & Lace Ballet Flats: If lace clothing isn’t your thing, try a pair of shoes. Kate Spade gives classic ballet flats a glamorous update with sheer fabric and a neat little bow. Take them to dinner with skinny jeans and a flowing blouse.
  4. Equipment Reagan Lace Top: Lace tops to the office? No problem. This Equipment blouse gives off the flirty femme feel without revealing too much. Wear it with fitted trousers and flats for the perfect ‘Casual Friday’ look.
  5. Endless Rose Pencil Skirt: Date night done right! Metallic beads accent this lace skirt while a sheer panel at the hem shows a little leg. Team it with anything from a solid tank to a matching lace top.

Trend Report: Summer Travel Kit

Regardless of where your travels take you this summer, there are some things that EVERY woman should keep at close hand. From tech accessories to sun-protecting gear, we’re sharing 5 must-have travel accessories to have on the go.

Summer Travel Kit:

Travel Kit | Tory Burch Scarf | Portable iPhone Charger | Laura Mercier Foundation | Sam Edelman Sandals | Warby Parker Sunglasses | Tory Burch ToteShop:

  1. Tory Burch Madura Silk Scarf: Scarves are one of those accessories that can be worn many different ways- any time of day or season. Keep one tucked into your travel bag for a last minute pop of flare, a beach cover-up, or a shawl for cool summer nights.
  2. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect Broad Spectrum: A heavy-duty primer is essential during the hotter months to ensure that your makeup actually stays on. This pick from Laura Mercier is lightweight, smooth, and provides sun protection.
  3. Warby Parker Everett Sunglasses: Warby Parker is famous for creating stylish sunglasses that suit just about any face shape AND are 100% affordable.
  4. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal: Last minute trips to the beach call for a comfortable, goes-with-anything sandal. This Sam Edelman pair packs style and versatility with its delicate nude straps.
  5. Jonathan Adler iPhone 5/5s On the Go Charger: While we all love our iPhones, the battery life isn’t exactly top notch. However, this cute charger from Jonathan Adler will give your phone a boost wherever your day takes you.
  6. Tory Burch Marion Slouchy Tote: Your travels would not be complete without a stylish carryall. We love the navy color of this Tory Burch tote- perfect year-round!

Trend Report: Summer Beauty Guide

Summer is about lighter layers, bronzed skin, and a whole new beauty color palette. As you take advantage of the latest trends, remember that your outfit can either complement or detract from your styled hair, nails, and makeup. Follow our summer beauty guide below so that no lip goes unnoticed this summer. Hint: it’s all in the contrast!

Summer Beauty Guide: Nude Nails with a Navy Backdrop

“A navy skirt, matching cami and gold heels make a chic, summer look perfect for a dinner date or formal event. Pretty nude polish compliments this monochromatic look perfectly” – Bryn

Summer Beauty Guide | Vernis Nail Lacquer by Dior

Shop The Look: Vernis Nail Lacquer by Dior, Navy Lace Skirt by Champagne & Strawberry, Navy Swingy Cami by Eight Sixty, Gold Stecy Shoe by Steve Madden, Gold Taner Bar Mini Studs by Gorjana, and Gold Precision Ring by Kelly Wearstler.

Summer Beauty Guide: Standout Summer Lips

“An orange lip color is striking, fun and festive especially when paired with a charming white dress. Complement the peachy orange and stash all your essentials with this on-trend clutch by Samudra Feather.” – Mae

Summer Beauty Guide | YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTÉ

Shop The Look: Rouge Volupte by Yves Saint Laurent, Shadia Dress by Elizabeth and James, Ardella Low Heel Sandals by Sam Edelman, Feather & Sea Pouch by Samudra, and Astor Buckle Bangle by Michael Kors

Style File: White Out

Since black clothing is considered to be slimming, white clothing must be unflattering, right? Wrong. White is one of those special hues that looks good on everyone, never goes out of style, and can easily be dressed up or down. Plus, nothing says summer like a crisp, clean color palette. To help you out, we’ve asked TopShelf stylist, and Eleanor Kalle jewelry designer, Randi Tutelman to share a couple of her favorite pieces of the season. See how you can make white your go-to neutral this summer.

White Outfits: Ladylike Details

TopShelf Clothes | White Outfits

“A semi-sheer hemline and delicate straps bring flirty appeal to this June & Hudson dress. Keep it casual with flat metallic sandals and a woven tote or dress it up with heels and a structured clutch.” 

Shop the Look: June & Hudson Lace Trim Midi Slipdress; POVERTY FLATS by rian Woven Tote; Kate Spade New York Idiom Heart of Gold Bangle; Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Hinged Bangle; Naya Crescent Sandal

White Outfits: A Touch of Blue

TopShelf Clothes | White Outfits

“Understated lace adds feminine texture to this JOA jumpsuit. Bring unexpected color to your look with this blue shoulder bag and cool, mirrored shades. Keep the rest of your look simple with white heels and a simple necklace.” 

Shop the Look: JOA Lace Jumpsuit; Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Pia Necklace; Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Cross Body Bag; Kate Spade New York Iberia Sandal High Heel Slides; Stella McCartney Square Mirrored Sunglasses

Shop it Now: Eco-friendly Fashion

Eco-friendly fashion has become a trend in the past few years with everyone from department stores to high-end brands giving it a go. So what does “eco fashion” really mean? From innovative recycled materials to vegan leather, designers are offering cruelty free products for their shoppers. They are also developing new ways to repurpose old materials, thereby minimizing waste. See how Clare Vivier, Stella McCartney, and Coclico are doing their part to transform eco-friendly fashion.

The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion: Recycled Leather Goods

Locally made in LA, Clare Vivier uses sustainable and eco-friendly design practices for the company’s leather goods. Constructed from recycled leather, Clare Vivier’s line of leather goods features chic, minimalist designs with a modern spin.

TopShelf Clothes | Eco-Friendly Fashion

Shop: Clare V. Madeleine Petit Tote; Clare V. Foldover Clutch; Clare V. Weekender Bag

The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion: High-end Sustainability

Stella McCartney’s line is not only vegan and cruelty free, but she also has developed a sustainable fabric technology. McCartney’s shoes and accessories even use sustainable wood, which also makes up the floors in her stores. (stellamccartney.com)

TopShelf Clothes | Eco-friendly Fashion

Shop: Stella McCartney Tortoise Half Cat Eye Sunglasses; Stella McCartney Distressed Skinny Jeans; Stella McCartney Removable-Cuff Flat Chain Sandal

The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion: Friendly Footwear

NYC-based company, Coclico, offers just about any kind of footwear from flats to heels. With its factory located in Majorca, Spain, all leather is sourced from local tanneries, and shoes are constructed of eco-friendly materials such as Spanish pine and recycled cork.

TopShelf Clothes | Eco-friendly Fashion

Shop: Coclico Cersei Chunky Leather Sandal; Coclico Leather Ankle Bootie; Coclico Jaquen Leather Slingback Wedge

How to Style Your Stripes

Wearing stripes seem intimidating, especially when many women fear horizontal stripes can make them look wider. However, that is not always the case, and stripes can be 100% flattering when styled right. From wide stripes to tiny lines, from vertical to horizontal to diagonal, there are plenty of ways to make stripes work for you. See how TopShelf stylist Aubrie styles your stripes.

Stripes Fashion Trend 2014: Tailor Your Stripes

TopShelf Clothes | Stripes Fashion Trend 2014

“This skort offers a new take on your usual stripes with its mix of thin and thick lines AND its asymmetrical hemline. I’ve teamed this bold piece with a delicate top and neutral accessories for an effortlessly chic spring/summer look.”

Shop the Look: ASOS Tank with Drop Armhole and Keyhole Back; ASOS Striped Skort; ALDO Dwelian Clean Ring Multipack; Olivia Burton Big Dial Black Watch; Faith Double Buckle Small Satchel; New Look Jingy Black Asymmetric Pointed Flat Shoes

Stripes Fashion Trend 2014: Chic & Affordable Office Stripes

TopShelf Clothes | Stripes Fashion Trend 2014

“Take the classic, casual stripe to a new level with this Vince Camuto pencil skirt. Style it for the office with a silk blouse and pumps. Stripes have never looked so chic!”

Shop the Look: Alexis Bittar Lucite Molten Ring; Vince Camuto Midi Tube Skirt; MILLY Beacon Stud Mini Shoulder Bag; Joie Rancher Silk Top; GUESS Pointed Toe D’Orsay Pumps 

Top 5 Skirt Trends to Try this Spring

If you’re looking to show a little leg this season but shorts aren’t really your thing, then this season’s skirt trends are definitely worth checking out. From leg-baring minis to ankle gracing maxis, there are a number of lengths and silhouettes to flatter any height or body shape. Shop our stylists’ picks for the best full, pencil, tea length, mini and maxi skirts of the season.

Spring Skirts 2014:

TopShelf Clothes | Spring Skirts 2014

Shop:

  1. Full Juliet Dunn Floral Bubble Skirt: Voluminous pleats bring playful structure to this printed skirt. Keep it casual with a denim jacket and your favorite flats.
  2. Pencil Classiques Entier Carmen Tweed Skirt: A classic pencil skirt is given a modern update with stretchy black panels and textured tweed. Take it to the office with strappy sandals and a long sleeve blouse.
  3. Tea Length JOA Pleated Skirt: Scattered shapes create an interest abstract print on this tea length skirt. Balance this full fit with a fitted jacket and delicate high-heeled sandals.
  4. Mini re:named Hawaiian Miniskirt: Channel summer in this Hawaiian print mini. Team it with a solid top and bright bag.
  5. Maxi BCBGMAXAZRIA Asymmetrical Hi-Lo Skirt: This asymmetrical maxi skirt is wrapped around in a hi-lo silhouette that shows off just enough leg. Team it with sky-high heels and a tucked-in blouse.

Trend Report: 5 Stylish Sneakers to Buy this Spring

TopShelf Clothes | Stylish Sneakers

They are comfortable, they are chic and they are the perfect addition to that off-duty weekend look. Enter: spring 2014’s best sneakers. While we love a great pair of heels, they’re not always practical for a long day of running around. Lucky for us, top designers are proving there is no need to sacrifice style for comfort. Check out our stylists’ picks for the best spring 2014 sneaker trends.

5 Stylish Sneakers to Shop Now:

TopShelf Clothes | Stylish Sneakers

SHOP:

  1. Slip-Ons Sam Edelman Becker Slip On: Sam Edelman gives casual slip-ons a playful touch with this leopard print haircalf design. Dress them up with a skirt and cropped jacket.
  2. Performance Nike Revolution 2: Brighten up at the gym with a cool pair of Nikes. This top-rated running shoe features enhanced cushioning, breathable fabric, and structural support. 
  3. High Tops Rachel Zoe Barret High Top Sneakers: A snake-embossed leather tongue brings an exotic touch to these high stop sneakers. Team yours with cigarette jeans and comfy knits.
  4. Athletic Inspired Marc by Marc Jacobs Patent Leather Neoprene Sneakers: These casual sneakers feature a mix of gray suede and yellow neoprene. Master off-duty chic in cropped white jeans and a fitted jacket.
  5. The Classic Keds Polka Dot Sneaker: This iconic style gets a springy update with eye-catching polka dots. Wear them with anything from casual dresses to your favorite denim.