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Color Crash Course: MINT

April 18th // 1 Comment

Mint chocolate chip may be one of the most popular flavors of all time. It’s no wonder then that the fashion world would hop on board and bring the beloved shade to life. There’s mint everything this spring; from clothing to accessories you simply can’t go wrong. Liven things up with some fabulously minty pairings by mixing and matching to create a perfectly coordinated look!

B&W + Mint 

Adding a ‘pop of color’ to a plain black and white outfit doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be using a bright or bold color. Try implementing a bit of muted light green into an otherwise basic outfit for a fresh take. You can rework your favorite little black dress with a pair of colorful Mary Janes for a night out.

Mint + Beige

Take boring beige tones to the next level by teaming them up with some pretty minted green. Use cream and tan variations as your base and try accessorizing with pastel baubles in this sweet shade. The other girls will be green with envy over your sophisticated yet simple look!

Navy + Mint

The richness of a deep navy or royal blue balances the softness of mint with practical perfection. While blue and green are neighbors in the color spectrum, we see a new light shed on the duo when combining the two in opposing saturation. For a casual look, you can pair mint with your favorite jeans. Rock this leather jacket day-to-night with fitted blue jeans or a cute dress.

Mint + Coral

While orange and green aren’t exactly a common pair (pumpkins anyone?), when the shades are toned down a bit you may be surprised at how well they compliment each other. Cue the coral – a lovely orange with a pink undertone it surprisingly compliments any skin tone goes great with mint. When matched together, they add a soft touch of femininity to your look.

Emerald + Mint

What a regal way to wear monochrome! Rich emerald with easy-going mint make a beautiful duo. A great way to wear the monochromatic trend without looking boring in one color head-to-toe is to play with the shades. Light meets dark in the name of the game her. You can accessorize with textured fabrics such as leather, perhaps in your handbag, for added interest.

Whether you’re off to work, enjoying a casual Saturday or having a night on the town, add a dash of greenery to your outfit for a fresh taste of spring. Crisp and clean, this hue will add class and elegance to any look.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pink Suits: Blogger Edition

April 15th // Comment Here

Can you think of a color more feminine than pink? Every shade from florescent fuchsia to a beautiful blush carries an air of sweetness and vivacity that embodies womanhood. A combination of red and white, pink denotes the call to action emitted by the red and the potential for success and insight offered by the white.

Full of energy and passion a bold bright pink compliments all hair colors and skin tones alike. The richness of the hue plays well other bright colors like lime, aqua, royal purple as well as the basic black and white. I love how blogger, Laura Rose of Lara Rose Style styled this fuchsia pant suit with a graphic black and white tee. Keeping it casual with a casual top, yet still structured with a tailored pant and blazer.

While light pink is commonly referred to as baby pink, when a woman dons this pretty pastel hue, it is anything but childish. Try pairing it with neutrals like Tamara, fashion blogger from Tamara Chloe Style Clues, for a foolproof cotton candy chic ensemble and incorporate a print like a contrasting camouflage or chevron for some visual appeal.

If you aren’t ready to dive into a head to toe pink look, try on some suit separates in this dreamy shade. Blogger over at Miss Pouty, Sun, did a gorgeous job of wearing neutrals and complimenting pastel shades to balance her look. Pairing with similarly light colors such as white, beige and light blue, you help ease you into wearing this color in a full suit. Black and white are also a safe combination for trying out new color pairings. Keep this in mind when wearing any new shade for the first time! After a while, you can explore other color options. It’s all about having fun!

For a causal styling of suit separates, try a hot pink fitted blazer with your favorite pair of light wash denim. The denim acts as a balancing agent bringing the outfit from dressy to casual, even when paired with heels. Smart accessories like sleek sunglasses, a bold watch, and a belt at the waist are nice added touches. This is a great way to transitional from day into night, especially if you work in a semi-casual office setting. I love how blogger Mariann from Cashmere In Style, wore her go-to jeans with a brightly colored pink blazer!

I’m totally into this girly business chic look right now! How about you? Comment below and tell me your favorite way to wear this feminine color!

 

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Must-Have Beach Totes For Summer

April 10th // Comment Here

With beach weather just weeks away, my mind has been filling up with fun beachwear ideas. And I honestly couldn’t be happier about that. As most of you know, I divide my time between New York and Miami and for those of you who have endured the ruthless winter up north, I am thrilled to be finally talking about warm weather accessories.

But what’s beachwear without the perfect beach tote? If you’re vacation bound or are holding out for summer, you will definitely need the perfect beach tote to fill with your favorite things. Take a look below at the must-have beach totes for summer and bring in the season in style!

 

 

Oversized Surf Stripe Tote by Madewell

Classic Canvas Bag by Toss Designs

Mar Y Sol Caracus Basket Tote

 

Calypso St. Barth Nappa Beach Tote

Printed Canvas Tote by GAP

When it comes to beach totes which do you prefer: neutral, nautical or floral?

 

 

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Everything You Will Want to Wear in April

April 1st // 2 Comments

Finally, Spring weather is here and that means time to break out all the fun new outfits! It’s also the perfect time to do some Spring cleaning to prep your closet for what the season has in store. Say goodbye to your scarves and boots and hello to irresistible trends. Here are some pieces taking over for Spring and I personally want them all in my closet! Some of my favorite celebs have already been seen rocking them. Check out the looks and snatch them up for yourself!

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Get Emma Watsons sophisticated airport lookSandro Roche Combo Dress, $415; Zara Double Breasted Raincoat, $139; Urban Outfitters Sunny Day Square Sunglasses, $12; Marc by Marc Jacobs Katherine Watch $175, Truffle Black Patent Loafers, $33.88; Ann Taylor Belted Tote Bag, $158, available at Ann Taylor.

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Long weekend wine tasting: Clarks Valley Lounge, $99.99; ASOS Semi Precious Pendant Necklace, $18.52; Won Hundred Orlanda Dress; AG Adriano Goldschmied Robyn Denim Jacket In Stream, $225; Madewell The Dover Crossbody, $128, available at Madewell.

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Class up your denim outfit as seen at New York’s Fashion Week: Mango Double Breasted Blazer, $59.99; Frame Denim Le Garcon Slouch Jean, $209; Aldo Alerrassi Ankle Boot, $99.98;Urban Outfitters Follow The Lines Round Sunglasses $14; House of Harlow 1960 Meteora Tennis Bracelet, $55, available at Shopbop.

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Accessorize Your Black-&-White Look, Courtesy of Anna Kendrick: Zara Fabric Blazer, $99.90; French Connection Poolside Stretch Pinafore Dress, $268; Rebecca Minkoff Marlowe Clutch, $265; Shoe Cult Jasper Sandal, $78; Collette Ishiyama Diamond Studs, $100, available atCollette Ishiyama.

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Spring Beauty Trend: Orange Lips

March 31st // Comment Here

Orange is the new lip shade to sport this spring season and I have already seen lots of orange lipstick hues on many ‘it’ girls and celebrities. It’s so easy to do and very flattering on every skin color – it can even help you brighten your skin! Take a look at my favorite Motives lipsticks in orange hues that my friend Janine from @theamazingworldofj created:

Spring Beauty Trend: Orange Lips

 

Motives for La La Moisture Rich Lipstick in La Bamba

Motives Mineral Lipstick in Citrus

Motives Mineral Lipstick in Tangerine

Which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below or tweet me @lorenridinger with your favorite Motives orange lipstick!

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