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As Summer approaches and the temperature rises, it becomes more challenging to dress both stylish and practical. I see myself more of ’Winter girl’ as I enjoy investing in one item such as a coat. When Summer rolls around I just have no idea what to wear without looking too plain! My drawers are filled with plain cotton tanks and T-Shirts from J.Crew and Gap but when paired with a simple skirt or short the look just doesn’t cut it.
On the subject of print I have only ever worn a floral dress and that’s the closest I have gotten in terms of a ‘print’. On one of my recent shopping trips I found some great printed shorts that look great just about paired with anything! I am a big fan of Banana Republic shorts, they have a great variety of fits and styles and they are very true to size. If you on more of a budget Gap make some great shorts too! My favorite print of the moment is the 1960′s deco style and camouflage print, the short the better! Here are some of Haute PR’s top picks!
Dressing comfortably in this summer heat feels pretty hopeless at times, but trust us maxi dresses are the answer! Not only are these dresses extremely roomy and comfortable but they come in so many cute patterns and shapes. Now you don’t have to spend hours looking at your closet wondering what to wear to work, the beach, or a fun summer party. Maxi dresses make everyone look very put together and seasonal! You can even buy a simple one and spice it up by adding a fun belt or accessorizing it with funky jewelry. Also, don’t be afraid to try a maxi skirt with your fav top!
Check out some of our favorite celebrities in some of the cutest maxi dresses!
Summertime is right around the corner (yay)! Living in New York City, it’s hard to come across classically preppy summer accessories, especially since hipsters are totes taking over. Getting away from the city and sipping bloody-mary’s on Navy Beach with my babies, Bruiser & Paris, is the most active I want to be on Saturday afternoons. However, lately I’ve noticed that my fellow fashionistas have been lagging in their beach accessory wear. Sure, anyone can throw on a Missoni sarong and a pair of Ray-ban aviators and call it a day, but I totally miss the long lost days of Jackie-O and Audrey Hepburn. I’m sick of seeing all these Rihanna-esque wannabes with bangles up to their elbows and Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Scarves wrapped around their sun-dried hair. Grace and simplicity will always be in style and that’s why I’m totally loving Vineyard Vines’ new Raised Icon Bangles, which not only cover the preppy color spectrum but don’t weigh down your sun-kissed wrists when raising your Kate Spade Coral Print Champagne glass to your Mac Lipglass covered lips! I also love their pink and navy Whale Headbands to match. More unique (and way cuter) than J.Crew’s boring tortoise braided headbands, Vineyard Vines uses cotton lining and silk for their line of headbands, and you don’t get those annoying marks on your temples at the end of the day. If you want the full beach look, snatch the new Vines Hibiscus Scarf in Jake Blue, it also looks super fashion wrapped around the clutch of your fave summer straw satchel!
So you have that collection of buttons that you don’t need and don’t know what to do with them, well here is a fun and easy way to turn buttons into fashion!
The Statement Ring
Materials: Buttons, Clippers, Glue, Rings With Flat Tops (available at the jewelry supply store)
Use your clippers to remove the shank from the back of the button.
Once you’ve made the back of the button flat, use an ample amount of glue to secure the ring to the back of the button.
Here’s another hint: If you can’t find a flat ring base, Ring Pops are a fun alternative. After you’ve removed the candy and cleaned the ring base, grab your Kylon spray and paint it.
Once the base has dried, glue on the button.
There you have it, a fun and fast way to turn ordinary buttons into fashion!
We were blown away by Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2011 Collection. Her dresses make it appear as if you are wearing a mural! They really are like nothing we have ever seen before! The colors are vibrant and the various styles and fits are plentiful. Many of the digital print designs on the dresses look like the interiors of exquisite homes and hotels. You really have to see it for yourself to appreciate the uniqueness of Mary Katrontzou. All the dresses are printed with images of lavish hotel and stateroom interiors—and embellished with interior-decorator braid, tassels, and fringe trimmings. She’d digitalized photos from vintage copies of Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors while enhancing the color and taking advantage of the intricacies of home furnishings. Her dresses in the Spring 2011 collection are a bit pricey ($900+) but they are certainly beautiful to look at!
Due to the popularity of the award-winning film, “Black Swan,” ballerinas have been showing up everywhere! The sexy ballerina is on the runaway and on the high street in stores such as Top Shop and ASOS. Ballet pumps and hair buns are making a huge comeback! The innocent ballerina is out, and the sexy, upgraded dancer is in! Trade in your pink leotard for black lace or leather. Designers such as Chloe, Marchesa and Richard Nicholl have embraced the new ballerina style in their 2011 collections. The long flowing skirts made from the sheerest of chiffons and the tight pink leotards which hug our figures beautifully without clutching any of the wrong areas definitely make the cut. But since the release of “Black Swan” the ballerina trend has taken a new turn and now exudes a sexy, raw, and stylish energy. Ballerinas are here to stay!
Athletes aren’t known for being fashion icons. However, now’s the chance to break this stereotype! PinksandGreens.com is designing fabulous golf apparel to be the star on the course both athletically and fashionably! Golf is known for being boring and quiet. Now’s the chance to make all sports even more attractive and ! The “golf dress” is making a come back! Sports are bringing back the flair and kicking out the blah! Athletes can be feminine and still kick butt on the field, court, or green! Now’s our chance to show off our talent and fashion!
The whole world has been ranting and raving over the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Replicas of Middleton’s engagement ring have been sweeping the globe! A dress she wore in November to match her gigantic and gorgeous sapphire engagement ring has sold out in stores all over the world. “Waity Katie” has become a fashion icon for women all over the world. It seems as if anything she wears becomes the next “It Outfit.” The gown she chooses to wear at her April wedding will surely be replicated by designers and in high demand in all countries! Her refined yet classy look is how young girls aspire to dress. The big gowns and tiaras are clearly out of style! We look forward to more of Kate Middleton’s clothes and accessories in the future!