Trend Report: Mad for Plaid

If you thought plaid was reserved for casual outings and cozy nights at home, think again. When paired with the right pieces, the fall fashion staple can be a chic addition to your work wardrobe, date night attire, and beyond. Not sure how to pull it off? Shop our stylists’ picks.

Keep it Casual

Fall Outfits | Womens Plaid Shirts | Juliet and Company statement necklace, Citizens of Humanity Skinny Jeans, Velvet plaid shirt, Generation Love Quilt Moto Jacket, Tory Burch red flats, tan leather tote

Daytime casual is made easy with this plaid shirt from Velvet. Wear it with a quilted jacket and comfortable flats. Bring unexpected flair to the look with a sparkling statement necklace.

Shop the Look: Juliet & Company Etoile Necklace; Citizens of Humanity Racer Low-rise Skinny Jeans; Generation Love Duncan Quilt Moto Jacket; Velvet Adrianna Plaid Shirt; Tory Burch Caroline 2 Ballet Flats; Annabel Ingall Small Isabella Tote

Work It

Fall Outfits | womens plaid shirts | Plaid pullover, Theory trousers, Gorjana layered bracelets, nude pumps, rebecca minkoff black tote, shashi rafi bracelet

Bring plaid to the office with this black and navy number. Dress up a simple pullover with sophisticated trousers and classic, nude pumps. Complete the look with gold accent jewelry and a carry-all tote.

Shop the Look: DKNY Long Dolman Sleeve Pullover; Theory Savile Row Jin Pants; Gorjana Downtown Layered Cuff Bracelet; Kurt Geiger London Anja d’Orsay Patent Pumps; Rebecca Minkoff Printed Python Cherish Tote; Shashi Rafi Bracelet

Flirty Flow

Fall Outfits | Womens Plaid Shirts | Gorjana Long necklace, Trina Turk Midi Plaid Skirt, Vince Camuto Clutch, Halogen Boucle Jacket, Vince Silk Tank, Jessica Simpson Pumps

This flirty outfit is a stylish option whether you’re heading to a dinner date or brunch with your girls. A structured jacket will balance the flowy fit of Trina Turk skirt, while brown pumps add a sophisticated touch. Complete the look with a playful blue clutch.

Shop the Look: Gorjana Mave Lariat Necklace; Trina Turk Ester Print Midi Skater Skirt; Vince Camuto Baily Clutch; Halogen Bouclé Knit Jacket; Vince Silk Front Mixed Media Tank; Jessica Simpson Claudette Pump

 

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

Flats for the Office

Flats to work? It IS possible. With similar color schemes in mind, TopShelf stylists Mae and Bryn share their picks for comfortable, stylish workwear. See how delicate pastels, floral patterns, and sophisticated flats combine to create fashion-forward office attire.

Summer Work Outfits: Metallic Touch

TopShelf Clothes | Summer Work Outfits

“When paired with a fun summer pencil skirt flats can create a put together look that is office appropriate. Accentuate this charming floral print skirt with these metallic ballet flats.” – Mae

Shop the Look: Stateside Royal Supima Crew Tee; Club Monaco Aubrey Skirt; Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings; Anniel Pointed Ballerina Flats; Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel; Gorjana Desti Cuff Bracelet

Summer Work Outfits: Florals & Pleats

TopShelf Clothes | Summer Work Outfits

“Pair a classic silk blouse with a white pleated skirt for a chic work outfit that is perfect for summer. These floral flats by Jeffrey Campbell add a finishing, feminine touch.” – Bryn

Shop the Look: Equipment Signature Blouse; JOA Pleated Skirt; Marc by Marc Jacobs Snake Bangle Bracelet; Jeffrey Campbell In Love Floral d’Orsay Flats; Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote; Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch Bandz Bracelet

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

Style File: What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Dressing for a summer wedding can be tricky. From casual to black tie, indoor to outdoors, there are many factors to consider. After all, no one wants to be underdressed, get their heels stuck in the sand or wind up freezing at an outdoor reception. While you can’t control EVERY factor that goes into your wedding guest style, you can certainly prepare by keeping a few fabulous dresses in your arsenal. We’ve asked TopShelf stylists Bryn and Mae to share two of their go-to wedding guest outfits. From a versatile little black dress to a colorful summer number, these dresses are sure-fire hits that you’ll want to wear time and time again. 

Summer Wedding Outfits: Flirty Femme

TopShelf Clothes | Summer Wedding Outfits“Team feminine pastels and neutrals for an effortlessly stylish outfit. This look combines a flirty lace dress with delicate gold accessories. Top it all off with a crisp white cardigan that will keep you comfortable at any wedding venue you have this season.” -Mae

Shop the Look: Alice + Olivia NMX Dot Lace Sleeveless Dress; Whiting & Davis Dimple Mesh Clutch; Adia Kibur Floral Crystal Drop Earrings; Stuart Weitzman Sling Back Evening Sandal; 3.1 Phillip Lim Chunky Ottoman Stitch Cardigan

Summer Wedding Outfits: Romantic Reds

“This red dress is wedding ready with its sleek strapless fit and bouncy hemline. Pair it with matching strappy sandals and glitzy accessories like crystal earrings and a silver clutch. Add two dainty bracelets and you’re ready for cocktails and the dance floor!” – Bryn

TopShelf Clothes | Summer Wedding Outfits

Shop the Look: Jill Jill Stuart Strapless Dress; Whiting & Davis Shirred ClutchKenneth Jay Lane Clip On Crystal Earrings; Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Horizontal Bar Bracelet with Diamond; Tai Evil Eye BraceletNicholas Jocelyn Suede Sandals

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 

Style File: Beachy Beautiful

Whether your office honors summer Fridays or you have exciting weekend retreats ahead, you can count on sundresses, casual sandals and swimsuits being your wardrobe staples this season. This week we’ve asked our stylists to share their favorite vacation pieces of the season. See how TopShelf Stylist Bryn preps her client for the summer ahead.

Beach Outfits: Light Stripes

TopShelf Clothes | Beach Outfits

“These cute striped shorts pair perfectly with a crisp, white button-up for the perfect beachy look. Complete your look with pretty gold accessories and a straw hat.” – Bryn

Shop the Look:  Current/Elliot The Prep School Shirt; Line & Dot Contrast Binding Shorts; Lead Arrowhead Charm Bracelet; Kenneth Jay Lane Horn Necklace; Dolce Vita Fabia Flat Sandals; Bop Basics Thick Braid Hat

Beach Outfits: Flowy Maxi

TopShelf Clothes | Beach Outfits

“This floral bathing suit is so chic! Throw on this pretty, flowy maxi dress and embellished sandals to take you from a day at the beach to a cocktail party at sunset.” – Bryn

Shop the Look: River Island Mischa Sun Dress; Oasis Gem Stone Flat Sandals; ASOS Sterling Silver 7 Bead Friendship Bracelet; Ottoman Hands Semi Precious Gold & Cord Bracelet; Seafolly Harmony Tote Bag; Ted Baker Belah Swimsuit with Enamelled Bar

Style File: Spring Blouses

Blouses. They are versatile, they are seasonless, and they are oh-so-chic. Whether dressed up or down, blouses are a stylish alternative to your usual cotton tee. With their typically airy fabric and loose fit they are perfect for the warmer months ahead. Give your favorite blouse a springy update with our stylists’ picks of the week.

Spring Blouses: White & Green

TopShelf Clothes | Spring Blouses

“A chic white pencil skirt with a flowy green blouse is the perfect combo for the office. Pair with cool black heels and some pretty jewelry to finish the look.” – Bryn

Shop the Look: Velvet Rosie Luxe Challis Tunic; David Lerner Knee Length Skirt; Tai Small Pyramid Bracelet; House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Button Earrings; Schutz Floralite Pumps; Michael Kors Thin Hinged Bangle Bracelet

Spring Blouses: Button Up

TopShelf Clothes | Spring Blouses

“Scalloped details give this Equipment blouse a unique look. It is crisp and feminine. If you’re really looking to make a statement, leave it unbuttoned a bit and pair it with this Vanessa Mooney choker. Complete your look with these bright printed shorts from Clover Canyon.” – Randi

Shop the Look: Equipment Brett Blouse with Scalloping; Clover Canyon Room with a View Shorts; Vanessa Mooney Anarchy Choker Necklace; Kate Spade New York Magnolia Cross Body Bag; Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings; Steven Carolee Wedge Sandals


You’re Invited to our Garden Party

Although florals for spring is not exactly groundbreaking, we can’t wait to reincorporate the feminine print into our wardrobes. This season you can expect to see anything from small, busy prints to bold, over-sized flowers. Not sure how to update the trend?

We’ve asked TopShelf stylist Bryn Sanders to share her favorites for spring. Today see how you can give your classic florals a modern update, from on-trend bomber jackets and tea-length skirts, to contemporary mixed prints. 

Spring 2014 Prints: Floral + Leopard

TopShelf Clothes | Spring 2014 Prints

“These silk, floral pants are extra fun when mixed with leopard heels. Team them with a grey sweater, black satchel and simple, gold accessories to balance out the patterns.” – Bryn

Shop the Look: Sam Edelman Pave Stud Hinge Bangle; Joie Jasmine Sweater; Haute Hippie New Slim Shady Silk Pant; Steve Madden Galleryy; Kate Spade New York Sailors Knot Bangle; Pour La Victoire Yves Medium Tote

Spring 2014 Prints: Floral Bomber

TopShelf Clothes | Spring 2014 Prints

“Pair this floral bomber with a full, midi skirt and edgy heels. Chunky gold bracelets add some toughness to this girly look.” – Bryn

Shop the Look: Vero Moda Floral Bomber Jacket; Love Midi Skater Skirt; T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-shirt; Gogo Philip Chunky Chain Bracelet; Made Kathondi Four Pack Bangles; Faith Clayton White Cut Out Heeled Shoes 


Style File: 3 Primary Colors of Fashion

Our stylists have been working hard to build foundation pieces for their client’s wardrobes. This week, it is all about the 3 primary colors of fashion: navy blue, red, and camel. The 3 primary colors of fashion are inspired by one of our favorite stylists Monica Barnett (in her book Without Saying A Word). They are timeless, versatile, and perfect for any season. See how TopShelf stylists Randi and Mae use this color inspiration to create stylish spring-ready outfits.

Spring Outfits: Dress It Up

TopShelf Clothes | Spring Outfits

“I am in love with the flattering fit of this dress – not only is the print playful and classic, but so is the texture of the fabric! The fitted top offsets the flowing, softer skirt. Try mixing patterns by pairing your dress with these Dolce Vita pumps. Finish with a pop of red jewelry and a must-have neutral clutch.” – Randi

Shop the Look: findersKEEPERS Stranger in Paradise Dress; Christopher Kon Ellena Woven Clutch; Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings; Madewell Braided Geo Chain Necklace; Dolce Vita Kana Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps

Spring Outfits: Keep it Casual

TopShelf Clothes | Stylist Pick

“I love this sheer navy blouse by J.Crew (it comes with the cami underneath). It’s a lovely, modern take on a classic top. Go for a casual look by pairing it with denim and perforated red flats.” – Mae

Shop the Look: J.Crew Golden Keeper Belt; J.Crew Golden Stretch Bracelet; J.Crew Stretch Toothpick Jean in Miller Wash; J.Crew Collection Secretary Blouse in Photo Lace; J.Crew Cleo Perforated Loafers