May 22, 2013 at 9:32 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Shorts weather is finally here, and we can’t wait to wear a trendy shorts suit. A minimal black and white print like this one ensures the match-matchy look doesn’t overwhelm you. Three rules apply when picking out your suit. First make sure the shorts are shorter than Bermudas (which can look dowdy), but longer than cutoffs (which only work if you’re 16). Then go for simple accessories. We paired basic earrings with a magenta tote for daytime and a canary yellow clutch at night. The bags add subtle pops of color without competing with the patterned suit. Lastly, avoid sky-high stilettos! Mid-level pumps or flats keep the outfit classy and chic.
May 15, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Bethany Porter
At the LHJ offices, all the fashion buzz lately has been about pants. What was once just a boring closet staple that you used to show off all your pretty tops has morphed into a fashion category all its own. This season we’re seeing more options for your bottom half than ever before–from patterned slouchy varieties to wide-leg trousers in look-at-me-colors. One of our favorite styles is the almost-pajama pant. These wardrobe workhorses pair with all your basics and come in breezy, summer-friendly fabrics. The gorgeous pair above is only $10!!! We’ve had some fun with pattern mixing our looks but pair these pants with any slightly flowy top and a jacket and you’re set.
May 8, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Yes, you can do leather! It’s one of the biggest trends this spring and surprisingly accessible. The scalloped hemline and fun cutouts on this (faux) leather skirt make it flirty and feminine. Pair it with an of-the-moment chambray shirt for a casual style you can wear anywhere, from running errands on the weekend to a romantic dinner out with your husband. The denim acts as a neutral, so feel free to incorporate pops of color with your jewelry and shoes.
May 1, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Porter
The weather is getting warmer, and it’s time to lighten up your wardrobe! A bright-colored sweater in a lightweight fabric can easily transition from spring to summer, and patterned shorts always look effortlessly stylish. Try a neutral bag in a classic shape that will complement any outfit and never go out of style. Add some fun accessories, and you’re ready to start your summer in style!
April 24, 2013 at 7:00 am , by Bethany Porter
If a pant with a racing stripe down the side seems a little ahead of your fashion speed, think again. A vertical stripe in a contrasting color can elongate legs and make you look taller and slimmer. Avoid the obvious (white shirt to match the white stripe) and pair your color-blocked trousers with your favorite patterned blouse instead. Even if you’re a fashion rookie, this combo will make you look like a pro.
April 17, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Bethany Porter
If you’re a little fearful of prints, this is the year to break out of your solids shell! Stripes, polka dots, and florals are back in a big way and they’re easier to wear than you think. To ease a patterned piece into your wardrobe stick with a cut that is classic. This thigh-length blazer is a wardrobe staple. Pair it with your favorite colored denim or standard blues and top the look off with a fun sandal. Keep your bag neutral and your jewelry delicate to avoid an overly busy look.
blazer, Topshop at Nordstrom, $136, camisole, Topshop at Nordstrom, $36, jeans, Target, $23, nude sandals, Dorothy Perkins, $59, blue sandals, Calvin Klein at Macy’s, $109
April 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm , by Gabrielle Porcaro
This time of year can be tricky. Yesterday felt like summer and this coming weekend, we are back in the 50′s. It’s hard to dress every morning during these roller coaster temperatures. You can’t go wrong with a cute jeans look. Perfect for those of us who aren’t quite ready to bare our legs and need to buy self-tanner. Paired with a pretty blouse, a loose cardigan, classic accessories and some fun shiny oxfords you look cute, springy and completely put together.
Top, Joe, $88. Jeans, Lucky Brand, $119. Sunglasses, Elizabeth and James, $185. Cardigan, Madewell, $78. Necklace, Kate Spade, $198. Bag, Zara, $80. Shoes, Bass, $89.