Tag Archives: Spring

Trend Alert: Black and Whit Dresses

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Nothing is more classic than Black and white. It one of the most versatile color schemes available and it pretty flattering. It also works well for day and night, this color combination is very popular this spring 2013 and its is super easy to pull off!

If want the dresses picture above get them here: 1, 2, 3

Style Watch: Holographic Clothes & Accessories

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Product Info in top picture: Headband- Nasty Gal, Top- Charlotte Russe, Nail Polish- Zoya’s “Adina”, Jeans- ASOS, Crossbody Bag- Nasty Gal, Pumps- Forever 21, Clutch- Nine West, Phone Case- Nordstrom, Sandals- Forever 21, Ring- Forever 21, Flats- Forever21

 

 

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The word “hologram” may bring to mind Tupac concerts and ’90s novelty sunglasses, but this iridescent finish is set to become a major spring 2013 fashion trend. Designers like Burberry ProsumStella McCartney, and Jonathan Saunders featured this futuristic look in their Spring/Resort ’13 collections (pictured above), and now budget-friendly retailers have begun to roll out affordable holographic pieces.

Even though the holographic trend has an ultra-modern and fashion-forward aesthetic, it’s also a surprisingly easy trend to pull off! Don’t believe us?  Scroll down and watch just in my Trinidad James Voice!

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Style Watch: Watercolor Prints @ Forever 21!

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So the new arrivals section at Forever 21 is screaming spring fun and this water color prints are doing just the same! The beautiful blue-hued print is so refreshing  These would make great additions to brighten up any wardrobe and the price cannot be beat!!! I def checking for the pants and short! If you want them too, check out the links below!

Casul Fun Outfit

Here a causal relaxed look I created for fun spring day something simple but still fun and sexy!


Lookbook: Marni & H&M Spring/Summer 2012 Collection- Men

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News broke out alongwhile back about H&M‘s collaboration with Italian label Marni which dropped next month. The men’s offerings is looking really solid with a good mix of classic staples in wearable hues and finishes. Look for outerwear, shorts, pants, sandals, and accessories such as sunglasses and neckwear. Marni at H&M Spring/Summer 2012 launched on March 8 at select H&M shops worldwide.

10 Steps For Spring Ready Skin

Multi-ethnic group of young women: African, Asian, Indian and Caucasian.

Recently, we checked in with Dr. Lydia Evans who has some great tips on how to get our skin and face ready for spring.

10. Examine your skin care regimen
As it gets warmer, you may need a lighter moisturizer (a lotion instead of a cream), or a stronger cleanser.

9. If you do not use an exfoliator, consider starting two to three times a week.
Exfoliators  remove old skin cells which can produce a dull complexion.

8. Think about a toner.
As your skin becomes oilier, you may want to begin using a toner, or increase the frequency of use if this is already part of your routine.  Toners are helpful in removing deep oil, dirt, and make-up from pores. Use them after exercising, working outdoors, or a day in the city.

7. Get a medical grade facial from a qualified professional.
Removing stubborn blockages from clogged pores will make your skin look smoother and healthier.

6.Make sure you use cosmetics and/or sunscreens that protect against UVA and UVB rays. 
As the intensity of the sun increases, so does your risk of damage, even on a cloudy day.

5. Pay attention to your body. 
An exfoliating body wash followed by a body moisturizer will get rid of those dry flakes, making you feel smoother and softer.

4. Remember your heels. 
Thickened, discolored skin on your heels is unattractive in sandals.  A potent glycolic acid cream especially formulated to remove tough, dry skin works great.

3. Look at your cuticles.
Winter can be especially rough on hands, leaving ragged skin around the nails. Massage a moisturizing cream with lactic or glycolic acid around your cuticles twice a day.

2. Love your lips.
After the winter, their surface can be uneven with peeling and flaking.  Frequent application of lip balms is helpful.  A lip exfoliator will remove dry patches, so lipstick application will be smoother.

1.Lighten up those tell-tale brown spots. 
Some flat discolorations will improve with high quality bleaching creams; others, as well as elevated spots, may require mechanical removal. Fraxel treatments are especially helpful for this problem. Clear skin always looks fresher and more youthful.

Follow these tips and you’ll be ready in no time!

Along with practicing Dermatology in Chappaqua since 1993, Dr.Lydia Evans has been a consulting dermatologist for L’Oreal since 2000 and has been a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and New York State Chairperson of the Psoriasis Research Foundation.

 

Style For Less: Gucci Color Block Dress

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Recently, Anne Hathaway was spotted in a cool color blocking dress. Upon investigation, I found it was a layered silk dress by Gucci that retails for 1990.  This dress is  a great spring/ summer cocktail dress.

In true Style for Less fashion we would a pretty good alternative for of course a fraction of the price. It’s not silk but its just as cute!

Want it for yourself? :
AB Studio Colorblock dress, Kohl’s,$36

Gucci Silk Layer Colorblock dress, Saks Fifth, $1990

 

 

 

Style Watch: Bird Print

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One of the hottest new spring textile trends is Bird Print. Clothing featuring bird print are taken us by storm. The print looks great in rompers, skirts, light flowing tops, and even shirts.  The bird print trend began on the runways, seen at Carolina Herrera (below-left), Jil Stuart (below-middle), Suno, Reed Krakoff, and Marc Jacobs

 

 

Featured Picture Credit: 1,2,3

LookBook: Jump From Winter To Spring

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I don’t know about anyone else….but my skin and closet are screaming for warm weather!  Haven’t started the hunt for spring/summer outfits?  Well I was browsing the mall (as usual) in search of some inspiration and a great sale of course, and I bumped into about 3 different girls sport floral print jumpsuits.  Now I know what your thinking..that this piece is very summary, BUT it can still be rocked in the cool weather! Heres how. Select the jumpsuit of your choice which will bring forth the spring feel, but the best part is you can pair up the suite with a jean jacket, your fav heels and a cute clutch…and you have just created a new look for almost nothing.  Now your average jumpsuit will run you about $35-50 dollars, but again its one of those investment pieces that I’m sure you’ll get your moneys worth out of it. Shop for your suit at H&M, Forever21, BEBE or even Macy’s. On the flip side, as the warm weather approaches, simply ditch the jean jacket, keep the sexy heels (dahh) and like many of our fav celebs you have a rockin outfit that speaks in colors volumes! Above: Courtney K, Blake Lively, Kim K and Kate Hudson.

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Courtney K, Blake Lively, Kim K, and Kate Hudson…..all doing it RIGHT!

Style Watch: Spring Colors

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As I was walking around campus today it felt like spring… and it inspired me to do some research  for th top 5 color that will be popular this spring.

Tangerine Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam and Jennie Packham Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

Pantone named tangerine the color of 2012, so get ready to see this bright hue everywhere this spring. Tangerine is a highly-saturated orange with a reddish undertone, which makes it a flattering shade on most skin tones. It can be done modestly with and accessory or two for boldly with a dress or pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel, Vera Wang and Rodarte Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

One of my favorite color family are pastels the adjectives sweet, fun and flirty come to mind when I think of pastels. Mint green is the new pastel trend for this spring.   It is a lovely mix between blue and green and gives off a light, airy vibe. Mint goes great with both like and dark colors and it perfect for a spring look.

 

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Jo No Fui, Diane von Furstenberg and Akris Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

 This color has been on everyone watch list ever since Emily Blunt rocked a kelly green Dress at the SAG Awards a few weeks back, so we’re ecstatic it’ll be über-popular for spring. This bright green shade is definitely a head-turner and I can’t wait to wear kelly green shorts, sundresses and sandals throughout spring and summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Stuart, Tory Burch and Christian Siriano Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

It would be spring and summer with no pink! Coral pink and bright with a base color of orange. The shade of pink mixes girly with edge so it suitable for all womens. It also looks great on multiple skin tones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Mendel, Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

The color totally say bye bye winter! This shade is a boooooold color its almost neon yellow. It a great tone that flatter many skin tones and add a sense of fun and flare to any out fit. When wearing this color any other color should be added subtly.

School Dayz: Spring Semester Backpack Options

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No matter where you are in the county ( United States) your spring semester is either just beginning or in full effect… here are some cool no conventional backpack options to make the school day a lil more STYYYYYYLISH!

Top: Zip-Front Canvas Backpack – YesStyle, Plaid Backpack – Target, Hitchhiker Convertible Bag – Nasty Gal, Baja Blanket Backpack – Urban Outfitters

Middle: Floral Canvas Backpack – ASOS, Canvassing Backpack in Uptown – ModCloth, Striped Deux Lux Backpack – Urban Outfitters, Canvas Rucksack – Urban Outfitters

Bottom: Polka Dot Backpack – VS Pink, Aztec Print Backpack – ASOS, Volcom Fright Night Backpack – Buckle, American Living Logan Backpack – JCPenney

Top: Madeline Tote – JCPenney, Rope Print Tote – Urban Outfitters, Wisdom by Winston Tote – ModCloth,  Linea Pelle Purple Tote – Target

Middle: Dark Elm Takeaway Tote – J. Crew, Black Floral Antique Shopper – Topshop, Hey Jute Leopard Tote – Nine West, Rachel Roy Japan Tote – Zappos Couture

Bottom: Utility Canvas Bag – Forever 21, Raspberry Shopper Tote – American Eagle Outfitters, Tribal Tote Bag – PacSun, Pocket-Front Tote – ASOS

Top: Two-Tone Messenger Bag – Zara, Teal Flap Satchel – American Eagle Outfitters, Harajuku Lovers Fluorescent Black Bag – Zappos, Ossington Greene Messenger Bag – Endless

Middle: Vintage Canvas Medic Bag – Amazon, Edith Messenger Bag – Macy’s, Buckled Messenger Bag – Zara, Berkeley Messenger Bag – Macy’s

Bottom: Red Leather Messenger Bag – Zara, Black Poppy Messenger Bag – PacSun, Canvas Messenger Bag – H&M, Natural Linen Messenger Bag – Debenhams

 

What kind of bag do you carry to class? Send us pictures of your backpack fun! info@thestylerundown.com

Style Alert: H&M Spring Collection

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H&M Spring collection was reveled with Liya Kebede as the face…. I’m loving the colors and the vibrant prints! What do you guys think? Continue reading for more pictures!