When the weather is nippy, sometimes you just feel like being cozy. And the tunic sweater is a staple of coziness if ever there was one! On the flip side, it's so much better to be stylish while you're being cozy, right? Like a total win-win! That can indeed be done with the ever-comfy tunic. The obvious way - especially in winter - is the addition of a scarf: pop of color, statement-making cables, casually chic positioning and bam: you're toasty and fab. But, there's more than one way to skin some fashion, Fancies...even without showing a ton of skin ;). Summer demonstrated one here by pairing her lofty sweater with unexpected checkered shorts. Take a cue from her. I wouldn't recommend the shorts so much ;), but popping a collared shirt in a fun fabric underneath a tunic can give it that touch of polish that takes it out of the comfy zone. Think pretty prints, strong stripes or a bright flannel. The collar and cuffs should peek out from under the tunic, giving just a flash of color and casual sophistication. Finish with classic blue denim and relaxed suede ankle booties. An often over-looked option, but one of my favorites, is to add a statement belt. Just like statement jewelry, a belt can completely make an outfit! Choose one with some standout detail: an extra-wide style, stud embellishments, a saturated color, tassel-ties or other unusual closure. Cinch it at your waist or let it dangle off your hips. Against a neutral palette, it will have all the focus. Add leggings and complete the look with mid-calf or knee-high boots. And, speaking of statement jewelry, you can put the exclamation point on a tunic with pieces from the jewel box, as well. The long line of a pendant echoes the tunic silhouette, making it a perfect choice. Add in a dash of trendiness by combining it with a simple choker. The subtlety of this option can handle a bit drama on the bottom portion of your look, so definitely consider tuxedo-striped slim pants or leather-paneled leggings. This is a also a flawless place to go with a non-neutral pant in a classic shade, like scarlet or cobalt. Finish things off with polished pointy toe footwear, pump or flat. I hope this inspires you to try a tunic soon. Happy styling!
We see a lot of Alexa in pink, but how about Blissy in blue? She touches on a spectrum of shades here, ranging from the mystical indigo of her gear to the cerulean and aqua shades in her hair, and reprises the whole gorgeous range of hues in her incredible eye make-up. Ogh..that. Is. LOVE right there.
Maryse was back to the sexy zip bodysuit, this one a sleeveless variation done in latex. She left it open to reveal the sliced, sequined brassiere with its choker extension. I love the black and graphite combination and the flamboyant glam of the pairing of dominatrix-esque latex with glittery sequins. I’ve raved over previous iterations of this gear style and I see no reason to stop now: it’s bold, sexy, dramatic, opulent and gorgoues – everything you’d expect from Maryse, delivered to the max. It’s entirely likely that it may be the sexiest gear ever designed. She ramps up the drama even more with her dark eyes and cranberry lips.
We saw Summer style this fur vest with touches of crystal and blue denim in a look that inspired one of our casual holiday ideas. Here, she gives us a more autumnal variation, tucking a beige tee underneath and adding black leggings and OTKs. I like the laidback ease of this pairing, but the light colored tee competes somewhat with the fur. I wouldn’t have minded an olive or gray tee here – a softer neutral with less contrast would have been subtler and harmonized the look nicely. Beige OTKs would have been another great option with a similar effect, downplaying her dark leggings and shifting the ensemble into a soft-neutrals color story.
Barbie explored the jewel-tone OTKs trend with these incredible burgundy velvet OTKs by Aquazurra. This outfit is so aaaallll about those boots – and why not? Between the rich color, luxurious fabric and fierce silhouette, they’re stunning! Her simple black dress and fur-trimmed black coat set them off to perfection!
(Note: if you’re looking for an economical option to get this look, try the Madden Emotionv OTK)
It's time to take a trip down memory lane, Fancies. Ok, very recent memory lane :) We're taking a look back at the trends that dominated, that made 2016 what it was in fashion. The looks that made it fabulous, luxurious and chill. The looks that slayed you and made you crave trying them (or not ;)). And we're paying tribute to the ladies who brought them to life for us! So settle in with a nice caramel macchiatto and relive 2016 :)
It is unquestionably time to start thinking about what to put together for all the fetes of this holiday season: at the office, after the office, at school, on winter break, with friends, with family - there are so many possible occasions for being festive. And a fashionista never lets a style op go to waste! ;) If you're couture brain is running a little slow from all the craziness that makes up the end of a year (and we totally hear you on that. Totally!), we've got just what you need to jumpstart your creativity. We've borrowed from the Lady Superstars (we call them Divas around here ;)), tweaked, metamorphosized and sometimes straight up stolen their concepts and collected them right here into your very own holiday inspiration lookbook. We'll start with a trio (sorry -all that end of year craziness dontcha know), but keep checking back here because this post will be updated periodically right up until Christmas...at least ;)).
*New look up: 12/24.
OK, so I have so many FashionHaps flying around in my life right now that things are getting a bit dicey in terms of what pics go where, so bear with me on this - I do have a better snap of Stephanie's outfit here and it will be forthcoming in the vey next post. Promise! In the meantime, suffice to say that it's a bell-sleeved top paired with a flared skirt with a side slit. We haven't sen styling like this much from Steph and I completely adore EVERYthing about this pairing. The bell sleeves are beautiful, on-trend and give a goddess-like vibe to this look, while the flared mini skirt bring elements of both power and femininity. I love the way the flared shape balances out the boxy top, defining her waist and creating a wonderful visual shape - just flawless! The only thing that puts a little hiccough in my thrillage is her choice of tan suede boots. They're a bit jarring, especially when I know she has a perfect pair of pointy-toed leather ones in black that she could have employed instead ;).
Maryse has begin to switch her look up from the bodysuit and OTKs which is awesome. There's no reason to get bored with fashion by doing too much of a good thing ;). This foray into different territory involved a red elbow-sleeved dress with a wonderful ballet neckline and a fun interplay of panelling in leather and knit. The tension between those two textures brings an attractive twist to this simple sheath. One caveat: I note that the leather seems to be challenging to design in and wants to pucker a bit, which would make me think that if you're buying a dress like and don't have Maryse's flawless figure, you'll want to be very careful about fit. Maryse finished the look with gooooooorgeous crossed-ankle-strap back leather pumps from Louboutin. Classic black pumps with a bit of a twist are always a welcome addition..to outfits, to closets, to gift boxes.. :)
Red also looked right to Renee, as we saw her wear it twice in October. The first outfit paired a trapeze-style halter in a bohemian paisley print with black denim and so-hot-right-now burgundy OTKs. The burgundy top with the matching boots is a dynamite combo and I love the halter styling! It's super important with a flowy top like this to have skinny pants on the bottom, as Renee did, to create definition, so be aware of that when styling looks that include the trapeze silhouette. I'm an even bigger fan of her second look, a fabulous mix of casual and luxe which combines a red silk shirt with a leather moto jacket and black denim. Her leather choker gives this a nice au courant vibe. I'm envisioning this outfit being finished with flat leather ankle booties (or pointy toe pumps for a slightly more elevated look).
This jumpsuit is one of my favorite recent looks from Sasha, as it starts to carry her Boss persona into her fashion, blending edginess with cool glam. The single-piece style is sleek and the stud accents give it that bit of attitude I've been hoping for from her. Her pointy black leather pumps finish the look with fierce chic. Her studded sunnies add just the right extra dose of over-the-top drama.
It’s hard to resist the autumn vibe of Nikki’s outfit, put together for a visit with friends in CA’s Napa Valley, which also happened to be part of those same friends’ style blog (see the pics and write-up here). She paired this olive romper from Urban Outfitters with the Melaya boot from Vince Camuto in luscious burgundy suede. Her maple leather double-buckle belt cements the casual, modern-Americana vibe, while her wide burgundy choker ties the whole look together by carrying the red tone of her boots upwards. Nikki has a penchant for playing up the sexiness in a look and she does so here in a super fun way: by unbuttoning the romper to create a plunge-front style. This is basically a 101 course in casual chic. Take notes ;). And be sure to check out peacelovestyle.com! The blog has some great fashion ideas.
Alicia has long had a killer instinct for statement jackets and she exercised it again here with this dramatic white jacket, accented with metallic gold details and studs. Ogh – this piece is amazing! It’s fit for a rock star, a superstar, a glowing, high-flying celestial body of some kind, for sure! Foxy paired it destroyed denim, a fringed lace-up leather bustier and a statement ring or two. In many cases, the bustier would be a statement piece on its own and you might think that it would compete with the jacket…but it doesn’t – evidence again of Foxy’s brilliant ability to mix daring pieces with competence and aplomb. The simple color scheme and the difference in style – though both pieces are bold, the jacket is bold via complexity and detail, while th bustier is bold via strong, clean lines and movement – allows her to air these with casual panache. All hail Foxy Fierce!
Lana’s Other Versions Of You project provided us with some very different takes on her style, which I really enjoyed. Suddenly, there were printed tie blouses and polka dots – oh my! She paired the former (and ps, I love that shade of yellow!) with a pencil skirt, ankle socks and the lace sneakers which made such a fun statement in this Inspiration Board look. I love the retro-smarty vibe of this pairing – it’s so unusual for Lana and gives me Red-era Taylor Swift feels (never a bad thing). She takes the same theme into hipster territory with her next offering, a polka dot blouse paired with pinstriped overalls. The polish of the pinstripes elevates the casual silhouette of the overalls, making this outfit stylish in an offbeat, quirky way. It’s an unexpected combo that totally works, which thrills me to the bone! Also, can’t you totally see Renee wearing a look like this? She then switches up to a black monochrome look that would be perfectly at home behind the scenes of pretty much any major fashion photoshoot: black jeans, black tee, black ski cap. It’s practically a BTS uniform – for the same reason that Lana went with it here: it’s practical, casual, comfortable and stylish. It’s only flaw is that it’s not especially interesting, something Lana worked at remedying with her wide, black choker. It definitely helps! She completed the look with black high top sneakers (read: practical, casual, comfortable, stylish).
Summer takes us back to warmer days in this throwback shot, as she wears this goooooorgeous Opening Ceremnoy dress, paired with beige suede Stuart Weitzman boots. This is a stunning iteration of the dress+OTK's combo - it has a light, bright vibe due to the color combo. It also hinges on the beautiful, frothy femininity of this empire-waist dress. The ruffled edges and pretty central tie give it a wonderful sweet, vintage feel. I also love her up-do - we don't see that very often from Summer, which is a shame - it's a lovely style for her!
Renee went dark in this square-necked - always a strong and sexy silhouette - tank, paired with a drape-y black jacket and blue jeans. She added a pop of color with cherry lips. The whole combo is casually classic - trademark Renee!
Maryse's latest variation of her bodysuit-uniform is an absolute stunner! She swapped to white from her more oft-used black and accented it black studs at the shoulder and collar. Beneath it, she layered a divine white brassiere, encrusted with clear crystals. Every time she comes up with a new combo, I think she won't be able to top it...and then she does! She looks like a fierce angel...with an attitude! ;)...in this outfit.
If this snake-print maxi looks familiar to you on Nikki, that's because Brie wore it during the Total Bellas promos. The unique piece is Bobbi Rocco. Snake isn't a favorite print of mine, but the set against this delicate chiffon-like fabric really highlights its graphic qualities in a beautiful way. I'm head-over-heels for her heels though - these crossed-strap sandals are killer! And they make a fitting, classic exclamation point for this daring print. She displayed equal competence for informal looks in this snap from Napa Valley. She paired a gray cropped top with skinny jeans and luxurious burgundy suede block heel OTK boots. I love the way she works the seductiveness of this look - she doesn't go over the top: the flirty nature of the look depends on the abs-baring style of her top and her skinny jeans. It's a classic example of doing enough, but not too much. Sometimes restraint is the sexiest thing! There's an easy, unstudied feel to this look that is incredibly appealing. I love it.
I also love this all-black outfit Maryse showed off. It combines a romper (by Marciano) with a Nasty Gal cropped moto jacket for a wonderful play between luxe and tough.The pleated design of the top adds movement and softness, while her leather topper brings an edge to the look, which is echoed by her gray suede OTKs and her Valentino Rockstud bag. Trust Maryse to nail chic+fierce! Her refined ponytail elevates the styling, while her wide lace NastyGal choker adds a femme touch of intricate detail.
Lana's latest turn in plaid velvet is a huge step forward from her last! The colors harmonize beautifully and give a jewel tone luxuriousness to the modern seduction of her cropped bustier+pencil skirt combo. A bolero jacket adds a bit of formality. As with Maryse's look, her polished pony takes the ensemble up a notch. Lana's employment of the choker is less about adding textural detail and more about adding trendy chic to the look, but it works just as well! Lastly, Lana completes the pairing with a sexy finale: strappy sandals!
After a bit of a drought, we get a peek at Barbie's style in this magnificent dress. This piece combines a sheer top, done in an exquisite lace, with a satin skirt with a sky-high side slit. It's fantastic and I would love it on a red carpet or for an appearance. She wore this to a friend's wedding, however, and that leaves me with a few reservations. First, unless requested by the bride (which may have happened :)), all black is generally considered a faux pas at a wedding. Second, I find this piece too sexy to be appropriate for the occasion. If the top were done with an illusion panel and the side slit were closed up to mid-thigh, though, I'd be all in! And I have no reservations at all about her ankle-tie sandals. Those. Are. AMAZING.
I now completely blame WWE for getting the Cranberries' Zombie stuck in my head. Literally can not stop the tune. It is -highly unfortunately- excruciatingly appropriate for the newest photo gallery, in which a variety of WWE Superstars take their turn at being undead...and rather bloody. One might suppose the undead would have outlived their need for blood, but perhaps I am pondering this whole concept too deeply...yes? ;) The Co. takes a number of it's most gorgeous stars and makes them look absolutely repulsive...witness nearly-faceless Bellas, a blood-spattered Maryse, with gaping holes in her thigh or one-legged Summer. The body-con dress ain't doin' nothin' to help that. Clearly, there are some things fashion can't improve. Being undead appears to be one of them, although I hope I never have to test that theory. While I do get occasional "We totally Photoshopped this!" vibes, I'm head-over-heartless for the backgrounds chosen. They are superb - lonely farms, train tracks to nowhere, disheveled mansions, destroyed bathrooms: all the places you would most expect and least hope to discover zombies wandering about (don't any of you guys ever sojourn in well-lit, bright, clean spaces...you know, like crowded atriums?). Alicia's expression is horrifyingly joyful and makes the whole picture come alive. Sasha looks like even more of a boss with two heads on a spike (note to Charlotte and Dana: beware! ( I was gonna say "heads up" but...). Crawling Natalya looks like the safest of the bunch to be within photobombing distance of, but even then I'm not sure I'd trust the situation. Exactly how fast can a super-fit superstar crawl? Becky's ghoulish expression denotes a real flair for the zombie state. She also does wonderfully well as a vampire (a one-off from WWE's new Monsters of the Mat gallery, which also contains a nice shot of Asuka doing a noir take on the Mona Lisa's smile). Magic and otherworldy characters definitely seem to work for Becks - I wonder if she has the powers of witchcraft to go with it? On Halloween, anything is possible! I think I'd stay away from challenging her to a match on Halloween. Maybe schedule something further down the calender ;). For tonight, skip the wrestling and just have a blast becoming whatever you decided to be! (And collecting candy. Candy is always good...even if you're undead :))
Summer may be officially over, but the Divas and Knockouts sure aren’t letting us forget about it! I guess they want to hang on to the warm days as much as I do. Since Mother Nature seems to be on board atm, now seems as good a time as any to check out all the bikini pics that ladies have been sending our way. And they have found some stunners indeed!
Maryse rocked this FIERCE black offering from Beach Bunny swimwear at the end of September. A black bikini is always chic and classic. But this? This is not your basic black bikini! It’s accented with chain details in glorious gold – slim ones on the straps of the top and ropes of them at the hips. Can you say “luxury”? Actually, with swimwear like this, you don’t need to say much of anything; the piece does all the talking!
If color is more you’re thing, you can probably get behind this fantastic star-printed set from Brandi. The blue and red color combo gives it a vintage vibe – with a hint of Americana – but the star print oh so right now. Black may be the classic but it’s hard to go wrong with bright colors for swimwear. They’re like gym pieces – they’re meant to be fun! The multi-string style is super hot and Brandi’s killer body makes this bikini look absolutely flawless.
While Maryse’s bikini was all about dat embellishment, Mandy’s choice jettisoned all additives…including straps. She paired bandeau-style push-up with simple-as-it-gets bottoms: no ties, no cutouts, no patterns. Just hotness. Sometimes the only accessories you need are great aviator shades and a set of killer abs. Are you planning your crunches yet? ;)
White with gold has always been one of my favorite combinations; the warm metallic and cool white contrast each other perfectly. That perfection goes to new heights when the combo is done in a woven-crochet design, as Summer’s bikini is! I love how pretty and feminine this set is – that can be a tough look to find in swimwear. The metallic gives it a touch of luxury too. This set it totally gorge!..As is the misty pastel background of this pic; nature is so amazing!
This is going to be one FUUUUUN fall, fashionistas! There are a bunch of amazing themes and key pieces that are making waves in fashion this season. The overall vibe is laidback, but thoroughly stylish, with a little kick of attitude: romantic, but with a dark edge. Easygoing luxury is encouraged. Color tones are warm and restorative: jewel tones both punctuating and used as neutrals. Chunky heels are on point, as are OTK’s. Pointy toes and single soles are sticking around, but platforms are popping out of hiding too, as are other toe shapes, as designers experimented with round and square. And that’s just the beginning! Ready for more?
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