Splurge vs. Save: Necklaces for Every Price Range

Layered Necklaces | Pendant Necklaces | Delicate Necklaces

While we love a good statement necklace, this season it is all about the delicate strands. From layered pieces to standout pendants, we’re sharing 3 necklace trends in prices that will make any wallet happy. Shop our stylists’ top picks.

The Trend: Layered Necklaces

Winter fashion is all about layering, and that does not exclude jewelry. From bold chains to delicate pieces, layered necklaces are the statement piece of the season. Team them with anything from a v-neck tee to sweetheart dress for an instant pop of glam.

Layered Necklaces | Maison Martin Margiela Multi Layered Necklace; Marc by Marc Jacobs Layered Bow Tie Necklace; Jules Smith Double Rectangle Necklace; Serefina Delicate Vintage Channels Necklace

Splurge: Maison Martin Margiela Multi Layered Necklace; Marc by Marc Jacobs Layered Bow Tie Necklace; Save: Jules Smith Double Rectangle Necklace; Serefina Delicate Vintage Channels Necklace 

The Trend: Pendant Necklaces

If layered pieces aren’t your style, pendant necklaces can create an equally fashionable statement. Whether you choose teardrop stones or edgy geometric designs, pendants pack all of the flare without overtaking your outfit. Pair them with a classic button down blouse or a cocktail dress for that necessary touch of elegance.

Layered Necklaces | Freida Rotham Metropolitan Pendant Necklace; Ippolita Rock Candy Pendant Necklace; Save: Topshop Cube Pendant Multi-Row Necklace; Rebecca Minkoff Clandestine Blade Pendant Necklace

Splurge: Freida Rotham Metropolitan Pendant Necklace; Ippolita Rock Candy Pendant Necklace; Save: Topshop Cube Pendant Multi-Row Necklace; Rebecca Minkoff Clandestine Blade Pendant Necklace

The Trend: Delicate Strands

A delicate necklace is worth the investment, as it is completely versatile and always in style. Pair them with your favorite chunky knit sweaters this winter or take them to the spring with an equally delicate tank.

Layered Necklaces |  Monica Vinader Siren Rose Gold-Plated Aquamarine Necklace; Kacey K Hamsa Necklace; Save: House of Harlow 1960 Illuminating Rectangle Necklace; Gorjana Chaplin Long Station Necklace

Splurge: Monica Vinader Siren Rose Gold-Plated Aquamarine Necklace; Kacey K Hamsa Necklace; Save: House of Harlow 1960 Illuminating Rectangle Necklace; Gorjana Chaplin Long Station Necklace

Trend Report: Wide Brim Hats

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With many layers that come with fall fashion, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd with statement necklaces and flirty dresses. Luckily, there’s a new trend to suit ANY size, shape, and style. Today, we bring you the wide brim hat. See how you can get street-chic with today’s shopping inspiration.

Wear to Work:

wide brim hats | Reiss Liberty Light Ivory Wool Jumper; Halogen Quinn Diamond Stretch Pants; Reiss Ava Black Wool Trilby Hat; Cadie Leopard print Tailored Coat; Kate Spade New York Callen Backpack; Steven Alicia Haircalf Pumps

Bring stylish sophistication to your wardrobe this fall with classic workwear staples and bold prints. This look combines loose trousers with leopard prints and a chic backpack. Top it off with a sleek black hat and white knits for an effortless office outfit.

Shop the Look: Reiss Liberty Light Ivory Wool Jumper; Halogen Quinn Diamond Stretch Pants; Reiss Ava Black Wool Trilby Hat; Cadie Leopardprint Tailored Coat; Kate Spade New York Callen Backpack; Steven Alicia Haircalf Pumps

Edgy Chic:

wide brim hats | Tildon Felt Fedora; Oak Long Split Front Terry Dress; Joie Dalton Suede Booties; Steve Madden Buffalo Plaid Infinity Scarf; Marc by Marc Jacobs Washed Up Mini Nash Bag; Kiind of Ryder Moto Jacket

An oversized hat brings unexpected drama to this daytime look. Pair it with a casual black dress, heeled booties, and an edgy leather jacket for a city chic outfit that demands attention. Complete the look with a colorful scarf and an understated shoulder bag.

Shop the Look: Tildon Felt Fedora; Oak Long Split Front Terry Dress; Joie Dalton Suede Booties; Steve Madden Buffalo Plaid Infinity Scarf; Marc by Marc Jacobs Washed Up Mini Nash Bag; Kiind of Ryder Moto Jacket

Elevated Casual

wide brim hats | Hat Attack Velour Downward Brim Hat; Current/Elliott The High Waist Ankle Skinny Jean; Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Satchel; Equipment Signature Blouse; Sam Edelman Kalinda Genuine Calf Hair Flat; Soft Joie Trevor Blazer

A refined blazer and bordeaux hat bring sophistication to this dressed down look. Finish with coated skinny jeans, a classic button down, and leopard print shoes.

Shop the Look: Hat Attack Velour Downward Brim Hat; Current/Elliott The High Waist Ankle Skinny Jean; Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Satchel; Equipment Signature Blouse; Sam Edelman Kalinda Genuine Calf Hair Flat; Soft Joie Trevor Blazer 

Casual Comfort

wide brim hats | ASOS Fedora Felt Hat with Broadband; Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans; Vince Chevron Double V Sweater; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote; Tory Burch Nicki Snake Print Flats

An oversized sweater practically screams fall fashion. Team it with classic skinnies, a neutral hat, and flats. Complete the look with an unexpected pop of color like this teal handbag from Rebecca Minkoff.

Shop the Look: ASOS Fedora Felt Hat with Broadband; Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans; Vince Chevron Double V Sweater; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote; Tory Burch Nicki Snake Print Flats 

Classic Trench

wide brim hats | Helen Kaminiski Laura Rabbit Felt Floppy Hat; The Kooples Leather-trimmed Stretch Cotton Trenchcoat; BB Dakota Oleta Dress; Jessica McClintock Box Clutch; Sam Edelman Petty Booties

A classic trenchcoat is perfect for a variety of seasons and occasions. Wear it this fall with a floppy hat, little black dress, and ankle booties for an easy classic-meets-modern outfit.

Shop the Look: Helen Kaminiski Laura Rabbit Felt Floppy Hat; The Kooples Leather-trimmed Stretch Cotton Trenchcoat; BB Dakota Oleta Dress; Jessica McClintock Box Clutch; Sam Edelman Petty Booties

Summer Sales! Get Today’s Hottest Steals

When it comes to shopping, few things are more exciting than a great sale. Lucky for us, we’ve reached the mid-point of summer and retailers everywhere are offering amazing deals. Shop top-rated shoes, clothing, and accessories from this season’s biggest designer sales.

Necessary Accessories

Designer Sale | J.Crew Statement Necklace, Elizabeth and James Hobo, Kate Spade Aviator Sunglasses

  1. J.Crew Stone Medallion Necklace (Was $118, Now $98 – Take extra 40% off with code SALEFUN): A statement necklace can transform even the simplest tee into a standout look. Team this J.Crew piece with a solid top and boyfriend jeans for an unexpected pop of flare.
  2. Elizabeth and James Slim Hobo (Was $485, Now $305.55): This Elizabeth and James hobo features a slim silhouette and comfortable strap that is perfect for all-day wear.
  3. Kate Spade New York Nella 58mm Aviator Sunglasses (Was $145, Now $89): If you want to look effortlessly stylish with just one accessory, sunglasses are the answer. Kate Spade gives classic aviators a bold makeover with this printed design.

Clothing Essentials

Designer Sale | J.Crew Jacket, Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans, Haute Hippie Silk Blouse

  1. J.Crew Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket (Was $168, Now $138 – Take extra 40% off with code SALEFUN): This lightweight jacket is designed with vintage military style in mind. Team it with a floral dress for summer or take it to fall with skinnies and a shirt.
  2. Hudson Jeans Collette Skinny Jeans (Was $189, Now $119): The search for the perfect pair of denim ends here. This top-rated jean features a dark-wash hue and a comfortable fit that flatters.
  3. Haute Hippie Cowl Back Silk Blouse (Was $245, Now $147): Simple in the front and drama in the back. This top has a cut-out cowl back that demands attention, perfect for a night out.

Summer-to-Fall Shoes

Designer Sale | Steve Madden Ankle Boots, J.Crew Loafers, Womens Nike Free Sneakers

  1. J.Crew Cleo Perforated Loafers (Was $188, Now $129. Take extra 40% off with code SALEFUN): Add a pop of color to any look with these comfortable J.Crew loafers. Wear yours with cropped denim and a white button down.
  2. Steve Madden Nyravana Boot: (Was $149.95, Now $99): Transition from summer to fall fashion in style with these Steve Madden ankle boots. Team them with anything from a printed dress to skinny jeans.
  3. Nike Free TR Connect 2 Training Shoe (Was $110, Now $72): This sneaker is designed with multidirectional movement to cover anything from core work to circuit training. With two leopard print colors to choose from, you’ll be sure to make a stylish statement. 

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!

Weekend Bags of All Sizes to Make Travel A Breeze

Nothing like Summer Fridays to put travel on the mind. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite travel bags of all sizes. From organized makeup cases to oversized weekend bags, we have top-rated luggage to make your summer excursions stress-free and stylish.

The Cosmetic Case: Scrounging your suitcase for your favorite lipstick is the last thing you need when on the go. Invest in a cosmetic case to keep your daily essentials at easy reach.

Weekend Bags | Tumi Cosmetic Case | Flight 001 Travel Bag Set | Prada Makeup Case

  1. Tumi Lima Travel Kit: This neat case features double nylon construction with separate transparent compartments to keep all of your grooming essentials together.
  2. Flight 001 SpacePak Travel Bag Set: This bright pack features a bag for clothes (with laundry compartments) and 3 smaller bags for toiletries and shoes. Each is lightweight and bright to keep you extra organized on the go.
  3. Prada Nylon Triangle Cosmetic Bag: Prada transforms a simple makeup bag into a vibrant fashion statement with this red number. We love this pick for its small size and simplicity.

The Weekender: An oversized satchel or duffle can double as a carryon for a long trip and as your suitcase for a weekend getaway.

Weekend Bags | APC Weekender Bag | Dooney & Bourke Satchel | Longchamp Le Pliage Travel Bag

  1. A.P.C. Weekender Bag: This casual duffle is perfect for a short weekend retreat. Its canvas material makes it lightweight and sturdy, plus, it has adjustable straps for a hands-free carryon option.
  2. Dooney & Bourke Florentine Vachetta Satchel: This bestselling satchel is a classic among all weekend bags. Its flat bottom and metal feet add extra support, while its sleek leather look allows it to double as an oversized handbag.
  3. Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Bag: Longchamp is a travel-favorite with its strong nylon exterior and leather straps. This style features an expandable compartment, which is perfect for a long weekend.
The Crossbody: Hands-free is the way to go whether you’re sightseeing, hitting your favorite shopping spots, or rushing through the airport. 
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Weekend Bags | Kate Spade Crossbody Bag | Elizabeth and James Bucket Bag | Mark Jacobs Crossbody Bag

  1. Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Ellen Affogato: Go hands-free in style with this nude crossbody from Kate Spade. The lightweight structure is just large enough to fit your daily essentials without weighing you down.
  2. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag: With soft lambskin, drawstring closure, and a 3-pocket interior, this mini bucket bag is a must-have. We love its expandable body for a versatile and stylish accessory.
  3. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Preppy Nylon Natasha Mini Crossbody Bag: If you’re worried about poor weather conditions, a chic nylon bag is a great choice. This top-rated style features a secure, zip-around flap and a quick and easy magnetic closure option.

5 Wear-Anywhere Stylish Watches for Summer

While we love our glam accessories any time of the year, sometimes it’s nice to have backup options for beach trips, BBQs, and other outdoor excursions. Today we’re setting our top-notch watches aside and sharing equally chic (and water resistant) wrist candy that you can wear all summer long.

5 Stylish Watches to Wear Anywhere:

Stylish Watches | Kate Spade Watches; RumbaTime Watches; Sara Designs Watches; Michael Kors Bradshaw Watch;  Marc Jacobs Silicone Watch

  1. Kate Spade New York Skyline Bracelet Watch: Kate Spade takes “sporty chic” to a new level with this colorful watch. The contrasting blue and gold details will add a playful feel to any casual outfit.
  2. RumbaTime Gramercy Watch: With its delicate braid-like wristband and an adjustable toggle, this little watch is the perfect beach accessory. Dress it up with your favorite gold jewelry or keep it simple with an earthy-tone swimsuit.
  3. Michael Kors Sport Watch: Gold-tone chronograph lends a luxe elegance to this water resistant Michael Kors watch. 
  4. Sara Designs Bright Woven Magenetic Watch: Leather and fluorescent bands combine with gold-tone chains for an accessory that practically screams summer. Mix and match your favorite bracelets for standout arm candy.
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Skeleton Silicone Watch: This bright Marc Jacobs watch is water resistant up to 50 meters and will add some spunk to your casual attire.


In Her Bag: Peek Inside TopShelf Founder’s Purse

We’ve shown you the perfect work dress, we’ve shared our go-to style rules for the office, and now we’re giving you a sneak peek at our own business lady, Katie Nadler. As the Founder and CEO of TopShelf Clothes, Katie is expected to look professional 24-7, regardless of where the day takes her. From breakfast meetings to investor pitches to evening panel discussions, Katie needs to be prepared for just about anything. So, where does she start? With a great bag to hold ALL of her daily essentials. See what’s in her bag.

Purse Essentials for the CEO:

TopShelf Clothes | Purse Essentials

  1. Michael Kors Saffiano Leather Tote: “It’s timeless, sturdy and fits everything you need for the day including my macbook.”
  2. Gucci Bamboo Tassel Zip Around Wallet: “I’ve had this wallet forever. While it’s sort of pricey, it wears well and I’ll likely still be using it years from now. It fits credit cards, business cards, and even my phone”
  3. Incase Portable iPhone charger:  “There’s nothing worse than losing power on your phone, especially if you’re running to a meeting. I was born in NYC and I still don’t think I’d be able to find where I’m going without google maps!” 
  4. Clinique Advanced Concealer: “You never know when your under eye circles will appear on those tired mornings. This is my one “must have” makeup item. I love Clinique because it’s gentle and good for sensitive skin.”
  5. Emi-Jay Brown Hair Ties: “Every woman understands the importance of having a hair tie on hand. I like these ties in particular because they don’t pull on your hair causing split ends.”
  6. Warby Parker Aldous Sunglasses: “I love my Warby Parker glasses. They have built such a great brand. Even better is that their business model allows you to get the same quality glasses as all the major designers but at a much lower price point.”
  7. Neutrogena Hand Lotion: “A good lotion is necessary when you live in a city where you’re constantly washing your hands.”

Spring 2014: Must-Have Jewelry

Lighter clothing and fewer layers means more room for accessories! From statement studs to lengthy pendants, ring stacks to bib necklaces, we’re sharing some of spring’s best jewelry trends to help you spice up your daily style.

Spring 2014 Jewelry: Earrings

TopShelf Clothes | Spring 2014 Jewelry

  1. Alexis Bittar Crystal Pave Baguette Hand Stenciled Dangle Earrings: Deep blues and bright yellows make these earrings an eye-catching and versatile option. Go for an unexpected casual look by teaming them with a classic white tee and boyfriend jeans.
  2. Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings: Statement studs are a summertime-must. This pair is offered in a rainbow of colors ranging from translucent blues to opaque black.
  3. Erickson Beamon Weeping Angel Gold-plated Swarovski Crystal Earrings: If statement studs aren’t your thing, why not try oversized earrings? This Erickson Beamon pair mixes bright white and shades of grey for an eye-catching earring that will work with any palette.

Spring 2014 Jewelry: Necklaces

TopShelf Clothes | Spring 2014 Jewelry

  1. Adia Kibur Kink Necklace: When in doubt, go for the gold. This bold chain necklace from Adia Kibur sits at the collar, making it perfect for any high neck top.
  2. BaubleBar Peacock Cluster Frontal Necklace: Classic white combines with icy blue for a cool pop of color. Team yours with a sweetheart neckline blouse, skinny jeans, and heels.
  3. Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace: A lengthy necklace with a clear pendant can take you anywhere from the office to a night out. Make it vacation staple, teaming it with a maxi during the day and a little black dress at night.

Spring 2014 Jewelry: Statement Rings

TopShelf Clothes | Spring 2014 Jewelry

  1. Ariella Collection Stackable Rings: Ring stacks have been a hit with nearly every retailer this season, as they provide a little extra flare for your jewelry routine. Group them on one finger for a single bold stack or scatter them across both hands for a boho vibe.
  2. EF Collection Pave Diamond Zigzag Stack Ring: Whether worn alone or paired with your other favorite rings, this diamond zigzag design offers a splurge-worthy statement.
  3. Karen London Gypsy Ring: Master the geometric trend with this triangle ring from Karen London. The crackled color and over-sized shape will add instant flare to any look.

Spring Picks: Kate Spade Shoes & Accessories

“Crisp color, graphic prints, and playful sophistication” are hallmarks of the Kate Spade New York empire. From ‘it bags” and tech accessories, to sandals and statement jewelry, our stylists have pulled the best of Kate Spade’s spring collection for you.

Kate Spade Accessories: ‘It’ Bags

TopShelf Clothes | Kate Spade Accessories

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  1. Holly Street Rubie Giverny Blue Bag: If you’re already set with neutral accessories for spring, why not try a pop of color? This blue shoulder bag features a long strap and a fold-over flap for a stylish, hands-free option.
  2. Cedar Street Small Luciana Dark Geranium Bag: This timeless tote will become your go-to pick for any season. The size is just large enough to hold your daily essentials, making it the perfect day to night carryall.
  3. Francis Tote: Bright, graphic prints make this bag a necessary weekend staple. Take this spacious tote to anything from the farmer’s market to the pool.
Kate Spade Accessories: Spring Necessities
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TopShelf Clothes | Kate Spade Accessories

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  1. Cobblestone Park Stripe Anna Cosmetics Case: This stylish makeup case is the perfect size to take when you’re on the go. We especially love its easy-to-clean PVC exterior.
  2. Bella iPad Folio: Not your typical iPad folio- this design features a playful, Italian design and interior easel for hands-free viewing.
  3. Hello blossom iPhone 5 & 5s Case: Hello, Blossom. Need we say more?
Kate Spade Accessories: Flirty Shoes
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TopShelf Clothes | Kate Spade Accessories

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  1. Elysee d’Orsay Flats: A classic d’Orsay flat with floral details will bring instant femininity to everyday style. Team them with your favorite pair of denim and knits for an easy weekend look.
  2. Idelisa Heels: Warmer weather means statement sandals! Highlight these heels by setting them against a flirty, white sundress.
  3. Black Jelly/Dusty Rose Flower: Kick your casual looks up a notch with these comfortable jelly sandals. You can wear them with anything from boyfriend jeans to maxi dresses.
Kate Spade Accessories: Accent Pieces
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TopShelf Clothes | Kate Spade Accessories

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  1. Fiona Tortoise/Brown Sunglasses: Nothing refreshes your look for spring quite like a new pair of shades. This tortoise shell style features a subtle cat eye that is perfect for everyday glam.
  2. Pucker Up Short Necklace: A bright statement necklace can take anything from a simple tee shirt to an evening dress to the next level. Make this one pop against a solid colored top.
  3. Secret Garden Mixed Stone Stud Earrings: Lightweight studs are a necessary part of one’s everyday look. This ‘secret garden’ pair will add instant excitement to your style with its eye-catching yellow and gold combo. 

The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Gone are the days of hiding behind those oversized shades. As the winter gloom disappears and the Spring sun begins to grace us with her daily presence, we thought it fitting to show you how to highlight your face with perfectly flattering sunglasses. From classic aviators to glam cat eyes, see what styles work best for YOU.

Sunglasses for Face Shape: Square

A “square” face is proportional in length and width with a broad forehead and square jaw). Round, oval, and cat eye shades will flatter your face. Stay away from any sharp geometric shapes.

TopShelf Clothes | Sunglasses for Face Shape

Shop: Gucci Slight Cat Eye Sunglasses; Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Aviator Sunglasses

Sunglasses for Face Shape: Round

A “round” face is characterized by full cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw, and soft angles. Opt for wide, rectangular sunglasses to help frame your face. Avoid round frames. 

TopShelf Clothes | Sunglasses for Face Shape

Shop: Tory Burch Polarized Logo Sunglasses; Kate Spade New York Darrly Sunglasses

Sunglasses for Face Shape: Heart Shaped

A “heart shaped” face is wide at the forehead and cheekbones and narrow at the chin. Cat eyes and round glasses work best for your shape. Steer clear of overly embellished sunglasses.

TopShelf Clothes | Sunglasses for Face Shape

Shop: Ray-Ban Cats 1000 Sunglasses; Thierry Lasry Silently Sunglasses

Sunglasses for Face Shape: Oval

An “oval” face is characterized by balanced proportions with a narrow forehead and jaw, a slightly narrow chin, and typically high cheekbones. You are in luck; any shape looks great on you! Note: soft angular frames will help play up your shape.

TopShelf Clothes | Sunglasses for face shape

Shop: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses; Jimmy Choo Carry Sunglasses