NYFW 2018 STYLE TRENDS: RAINBOW BRIGHTS & ROMANTICALLY RUFFLED

As a designer & trend hunter, part of my job it to keep up on all of the latest & emerging fashion trends and to be able to translate the styling, colors, fabrics & details (a year ahead of time) into different categories to create new & exciting styles that people will love to wear & want to buy. Sounds simple, but it’s not always that easy…. and like much in life, timing is everything….
All in all, it’s so exciting & inspiring when the new collections come out and all of the top designers show there visions, hard work & creative craftsmanship to the world.
This season I’m loving……
FAUX FUR & RAINBOW BRIGHTS

Explore all the colors of the rainbow for the Fall 18 season with bright & bold COLOR in coats, tops & dresses…..you’ll want to GO BOLD or go home in these fantastic new styles that make a strong & confident statement. The overall feeling was very optimistic, happy & inclusive! I love color, especially during the fall/ winter season.

FAUX FIR RAINBOW BRIGHTS

THE LOOK: clockwise from top: 1. Milly  2. Tibi  3. Alice & Olivia  4. Milly  5. Alice & Olivia  6. Rochas  7. Tibi   8. Diane von Furstenberg  9. Michael Kors

Get inspired….

STYLING:

FAUX FUR. BRIGHTS. MONOCHROMATIC

NYFW 2017

 

 

HERE is another FAVORITE LOOK from New York Fashion Week for Fall Winter 2018:

ROMANTIC & RUFFLED

Some of my favorite designers creating stunning presentations that were feminine & romantic with a vintage inspired twist. I loved the delicate ruffles, lace layers & soft floral printed dresses in a subdued color palette….

ROMANTIC & RUFFLED

THE LOOK: clockwise from top: 1. Zimmermann  2. Zimmermann  3. Rebecca Taylor  4. See by Chloe  5. Zimmermann  6. Ulla Johnson  7. Zimmermann   8. See by Chloe  9. Rebecca Taylor

 

Get inspired….

DETAILS:

RUFFLES. LACE. FLORAL PRINTS

NYFW 2017

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“Work It Girl!” Your Work Out Style Guide….From the Splurge to the Steal…all the #Outfitinspo you need for your #Workout – The Look #35

One of my big goals that I set two years ago was to make exercising a regular (as in a 3-4 times weekly) practice….. and right now I’ve officially completed 2 years of following through on that commitment!

I can honestly say I have hit the gym at least 3 Times each week ( with the exception of sick & travel days), and it feels sooooo good to say that! I feel so much better mentally & physically now & regular exercise helps me feel more productive & motivated.

I have to say though that at first it was hard and sort of unfamiliar to keep this kind of routine, but it truly is a great feeling to follow through on your goals and to really show up for yourself no matter what! Once you have truly made that commitment to yourself, nothing can stop you!

I think that one of the reasons it was so good to accomplish this is because I really got so tired of letting myself down with all the various projects that I would start and then stop over the years… After a while it just gets really old to live like this and…. just as you wouldn’t want to disappoint your loved ones, then why would you want to disappoint yourself ? If there is something you really want to do, the first step is the commitment in your mind (make that promise to yourself), and the second step is to just do it by finding a workout you love & taking the small steps towards what you want to do and sticking with it, either daily or weekly,…. but really just being determined to show up for yourself without worrying about the end results….trust me, you’re worth it!

Wether you are hitting the gym all the time or just getting started, there are so many cute clothing & accessories options out there in all different price points. I find that wearing neutrals mixed with fun brights or pastels are what gets me in a good mood and prepared for that workout or yoga session! Staying motivated can be a challenge but having the right outfit  will keep you on point & focused…..

Lets do this….

 

Here are some of my favorite work out looks from the splurge to the steal:

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What’s your favorite way to work out & stay motivated? Leave a comment below.

XO, 

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The Holiday Edit: “Glitter & Glam”…. Your Affordable Holiday Style Guide….The Look #33- #PartyStyle

Happy December! It’s officially Holiday Season & time to start prepping for all those amazing holiday parties & events….

It’s so fun to get your Glitter & Sequins on this time of year. This season I’m loving velvet & lace tops & dresses in rich jewel tones & shades of pink as well as glittery sequined dresses & the sparkliest party shoes in bright & muted colors.

Here are some of my favorite looks in different affordable price points (all items range from $50- $200) for the fall/winter holiday season…..

“Glitter & Glam”….Party Perfect Outfits for the Fall/ Winter Holiday Season

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Wishing you a happy & healthy holiday season with lots of style, fun & happiness!

SHOP THE POST

Party Tops:

1. velvet flutter top/ Show Me Your Mumu

2. lace peplum top/ Topshop

3. velvet cold shoulder top/ Cooper & Ella

4. lace blouse/ Bardot

 

Party Dresses:

5. velvet mini dress/ UO

6. sequin surplus dress/ Motel

7. keyhole halter dress/ For Love & Lemons

8. sequin mini dress/ For Love & Lemons

 

Party Shoes:

9. glitter ankle boots/ H & M

10. velvet booties/ Sam Edelman

11. pink luxe platform sandals/ Topshop

12. sequin block heel sandals / Topshop

 

Have a great weekend & stay tuned for more style posts next week!

 

BTW, What are your favorite items to wear for the holidays? Leave a comment below.

XO,

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From Wine to Rose….all the Holiday #Outfitinspo you need for the Fall/ Winter season…..The Look #32

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m getting excited for the holiday season & the chance to get a little dressed up for all the different holiday events. This season my absolute favorite colors have been Wine & Rose Pink and I just love how these colors look together and how they mix and match so effortlessly in different fabrics & textures.

 

I like to keep my pretty holiday looks a little bit casual and to mix them with some edgier accessories like a studded handbag or some sleek rock n roll style boots. It’s fun to play with different looks and to combine feminine fabrics such as lace, satin or velvet.

Wishing you a happy & healthy holiday season with lots of style, fun & happiness!

 

Here are some of my favorite looks for the fall/winter holiday season…..

Loving the colors wine & rose pink in all shades, bell sleeved cozy knits, satin & velvet, lace tops & faux fur jackets

 

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SHOP THE POST:
1. Bell Sleeve Sweater / Endless Rose

2. Studded Handbag / Marc Jacobs

3. Satin Boots / Free People

4. Velvet Top / Self Portrait

5. Lace Trim Blouse / Alice & Olivia

6. Ruffled Lace Top / Ella Moss

7. Handbag / See By Chloe

8. Boots / Kenneth Cole

9. Velvet Dress / MISA Los Angeles

10. Chiffon Dress / MISA Los Angeles

11. Faux Fur Coat / LPA

 

 

 

Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

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PRETTY IN PINK….THE LOOK # 31….FW17 #OUTFITINSPO

Even though it’s fall, I’ve been so into PINK lately…

Pink seems to be one of the colors of the moment & it’s looking good on everything from furry winter coats, tops, dresses, sweaters, shoes, accessories & more. Pink is the color of LOVE & OPTIMISM and we definitely could use more of both of these feelings in the world today!

This week I got inspired & created a new mood board for my office space which I posted on INSTAGRAM….

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And here are some of my favorite PINK THINGS that I’m currently craving & getting inspired by……

 

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PRETTY IN PINK

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  1. crochet dress/ ELLA MOON
  2. faux fur jacket/ LOVERS + FRIENDS
  3. sunnies/ QUAY
  4. crossbody bag/ REBECCA MINKOFF
  5. velvet combat boots/ DOLCE VITA
  6. ruffle top/ GLAMOROUS
  7. moto jacket/ ENDLESS ROSE

 

Which one is your favorite pink style for fall? Leave a comment below!

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“Ruffled & Embellished Style” new fall favorites…denim jackets, ruffled tops, skirts & booties for #FW17….the Look #30

Well….I was getting so excited for this fall season & having fun styling simple outfits to put together as the weather got colder….but the funny thing is that aside from a few random days here and there, it really hasn’t gotten cold yet and we are still having heat waves here in NYC even though its already October!

Anyway, here are some of my favorite casual looks for when the weather finally cools down…..

Loving embellished denim jackets, ruffled tops & sweatshirts, leather-look mini skirts and fun, detailed booties for the FW17 season:

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SHOP THE POST:
1. Jacket/ Sunset & Spring

2. Embroidered jean jacket/ Blank NYC

3. Lt wash embroidered jacket/ Blank NYC

4. Faux fur trim jacket/ Blank NYC

5. Pink ruffle sweatshirt/ JOA

6.white ruffle top/ English Factory

7. Pink ruffle raglan sweatshirt/ Splendid

8. Grey ruffle sweatshirt/ English Factory

9. Studded booties/ Topshop

10. Embroidered boots/ Rebecca Minkoff

11. zip-up mini skirt/ Capulet

12. Leather look mini/ Blank NYC

13. Ruffled mini/ Endless Rose

14. Star boots/ Dolce Vita

15. Leopard booties/ Sam Edelman

Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

XO,

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The Look You Need Now: Transition Into Fall with Studs & Dark Floral Prints-“The Look #28”

We just got back from a quick trip to Los Angeles & since the weather is still so warm here in New York City I’m still wearing all my favorite summer dresses on repeat. But with September coming up & right around the corner, new fall items have been on my mind.

Sometimes a few new key pieces can be added in to blend with your summer wardrobe & give you a head start on the fall season.

Here are some of my favorite new items for fall/ transition in prices ranging from “the splurge to the steal” :

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  1. The Embellished MOTO Jacket (throw it over your summer dresses at night when it gets a little chilly now & wear for a cool daytime look for fall)
  2. STUDDED Booties (fall is always a great time for new boots, but with all the cool new styles out now, who can wait till then? Pair these with bare legs and a skirt for now & anything else for later)
  3. DENIM MINI: the perfect transition piece to wear now and later that ultimately goes with everything
  4. HANDBAG with Hardware (a “wear everywhere” bag for an extra edge that takes you from a daytime look to girls night out)
  5. The Dark Floral Print Top (looks great with denim shorts or a skirt & sandals now, then pair with skinny or distressed jeans & boots for fall)

 

Click HERE for all shopping details & my fall style inspiration……

 

Can you tell which ones are “the splurge” & which ones are “the steal” ?

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Happy Fall!

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Beach Chic…: Your #Outfitinspo For a Perfect Beach Day- “The Look #27” Last Days of Summer

It’s the middle of August, but summer’s not over yet! There’s still 3 more weeks till Labor Day weekend… so lets make the most of it! I’m so excited to get some more beach days in and have been thinking about some cute looks that can take you through a long fun day at the beach & then out to dinner and drinks….

A beach day can be so relaxing but sometimes I tend to bring way too much stuff with me…so I’m thinking it would be more of a zen-like experience to pare it down a bit & narrow it down to: my top 6 summer beach day essentials in different price ranges from the steal to the splurge….

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 Here are my top 6 favorite beach day essentials

Swimsuit: loving the one-piece & the high-waisted bikinis & bright colors

Towel: a bright & cheerful towel is always fun plus loving the round shapes

Sandals: cute flat sandals or flip flops are a must

Sunnies: loving all the aviators & metallic shades this season

Beach Bag: can’t go wrong with playful & fun totes in bright & matching colors

Sundress: throw one on over you bathing suit & you’re ready for a casual dinner or    drinks by the ocean

BEACH-CHIC

 

Shop The Post:  (clockwise from left)

  1. one piece swimsuit/ Becca by Rebecca Virtue        2. high waist swimsuit/ Kate Spade    3. aviators/ H & M 4.ruffle bikini/ Trina Turk   5. lotus towel/ Vagabond    6. out of office bag/ Soeur Du Maroc  
    7.flower flip flops/ Melissa     8. sundress/ Tiare Hawaii    9. off the shoulder dress/ Asos
    10.watermelon towel/ Ban.do       11. striped tote bag/ Mar Y Sol
    12. gold sandals/ Cocobelle

     

     

    What are your favorite items for a day at the beach?

    Leave a comment below

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FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy Friday! What are your plans for this weekend? I’m excited for some time to relax & have fun with the family. Here are some of the things I’m currently loving &/ or coveting.

……see below for My Friday Faves……

 

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  1. dress/ JOA   2.sunnies/ Chloe   3. crossbody bag/ Rebecca Minkoff   4. sandals/ Rag & Bone    5. perfume/ Calypso St. Barths     6. fresh cut flowers/ Ode a la Rose

 

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

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The Look #26- Fall Favorites…All the #Outfitinspo You Need For the New Season

While summer may be in full swing, behind the scenes all the stores are getting ready for the next fall season…This fall there are so many fun & beautiful options to make an easy transition into the new season. I’ve been looking for the new essential pieces that will transform your closet and finding the new season to be both romantic & edgy….& playful yet strong.

I’m loving all the studs and metallic hardware on jackets & accessories combined with the easy silhouettes of romantic floral print dresses. Go edgy with black leather & studs & ladylike with floral prints & texture. The new season is all about mixing it all up for your own style & #OOTD, feeling strong like a #GIRLBOSS and just having fun!

 

MY FALL 2017 FAVORITES……..

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SHOP THE LOOK:

1. wrap dress/ Spell & the Gypsy Collective  2. cold shoulder dress/ Paige   3. dress/ Self Portrait  4. off the shoulder dress/ BB Dakota  5. rose print dress/ Rebecca Taylor  6. handbag/ Rebecca Minkoff   7. velvet booties/ Kendall & Kylie   8. cold shoulder top/ Band of Gypsies  9. ruffle sweater/ Rebecca Taylor   10. t-shirt/ Pam & Gela   11. studded handbag/ Saint Laurent   12. studded boots/ IRO   13. moto jacket/ BlankNYC   14. skinny jeans/ J Brand   15. skinny jeans/ Lovers & Friends   16. denim jacket/ L’Agence

 

 What styles are you excited to wear this fall season? Leave a comment below

XO, Zoe

 

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