Take a look at these amazing pictures and be inspired, literally or vicariously, to express yourself with some colors of the rainbow.
From soft to strong, it's no longer just about being a blonde, brunette or a red head anymore. Time to experiment with some colors of the rainbow.
The trend for coloring your hair with colors of the rainbow is fun whether it's just a streak, an attached pony tail or changing you hair color completely. I've experimented with multiple shades of blonde and brunette over my lifetime. Have you added any fun colors to your hair or experimented with a whole new shade? Send me your photos and share your hair dos.
Model: Sulli (InStyle)
Model: Cora Emmanuel and Constance Jablonski, Photographer: Sharif Hamza (V #82 Spring 2013)
Half and Half Hair Color
Model: Charlotte Free, Photographer: Max Abadian (Flare March 2013)
Color for Your Ponytail
Model: Taylor Swift, Photographer: Carter Smith, Stylist: Joe Zee (Elle US March 2013)
Model: Valeri van der Graaf, Photographer: Kristin Vicari, (Nylon April 2013)
Model: Lida Fox, Photographer: Meinke Klein
We love a little leather in our wardrobe and we're not picky about it being real or faux. We like both as long as it's a stylish addition to our wardrobes. Check out our Friday Favorites picks for the top styles to add to your closet. I'm about to order several pieces so my closet will have more than a little leather love going on.
ASOS Midi Dress with Leather Skirt and Jersey Top, $202.51 ASOS
BCBG Max Azria Lace and Faux Leather Dress, $338 Piperlime
These are sweet and feminine leather looks.
Leather and Faux Leather Tops
Sandro 'Toile' Croc Jacquard & Faux Leather Top, $305 Nordstrom
BCBG Max Azria Scallop Trim Perforated Lather Top, $198 Neiman Marcus
Kensie Faux Leather Top, $89 Nordstrom
Sabine Vegan Leather Tank, $34.97 Piperlime
All these tops are incredibly transitional from day to night and can be worn with multiple style bottoms.
Halston Heritage Mid Length Full Faux Leather Skirt, $325 Bloomingdale's
Crosstown Colorblock Pencil Skirt, $98 Ann Taylor
Ahh, yes, I'm ordering these items. A fun, full skirt that can be edgy and chic..I can't click the buy button fast enough.
RACHEL Rachel Roy Shauna Three-Quarter Distressed Faux Leather Jacket, $92.99 Macy's
Maison Jules Faux Leather Jacket, $99 Macy's
Villa Studded Jacket, $200.82 ASOS
Cole Haan Needle Stitched Leather Jackets, $420.75 Bloomingdale's
Generation Love Jo Slouchy Faux Leather Pants, $187 Cusp
byCorpus Quilted Vegan Pants, $89 Urban Outfitters
I'll admit it, I've got a booty so I shy away from leather pants, but I may give these a shot.
Christina Wright's Pick
Combined Faux Leather Coat, $179 Zara
Sometimes leather can be a little too much for me, but like my pick last week, I do love the look of mixed fabric media that includes leather. That is why I love this coat from Zara! It's just the perfect amount of leather to give a boring coat a super hip, funky edge. So in love!
Christina Moffitino's Pick
Lafayette 148 New York 'Velvet' Lambskin Leather Jacket, $448.98 Nordstrom
When we shop we always want the best bang for our buck. Investing in staple pieces that will never go out of style, like leather! It will have you excited to pull out your favorites year after year. I love a classic motto style jacket. This one is edgy and chic, especially in a deep wine. This paired with a skirt and bow tie blouse is perfect for a workday and with dark wash jeans and a high heel, perfect for a weekend.
Laser Cut Satchel, $70 Sole Society
I love the delicate, intricate laser-cut designs I've been seeing everywhere- especially with the classic look of leather. This edgy satchel from Sole Society is the perfect size to fit all of my purse essentials and then some. Sure, it may be faux leather but the price and the look suit me just fine!
Fall Frenzy - Our Favorite Sweaters for Women This Season
Friday Favorites - October 4th
Sweaters; from splurge to steal, animal prints to cute graphics, to the requisite cable knits and boyfriend sweaters, we've got what will keep you warm and cozy this season. And, of course, what will always keep you looking stylish!
J. Crew Collection Cashmere Jeweled Shoulder Sweater, $398 J. Crew
This luxe crewneck is the perfect balance of soft and bold. It's covered in three different color-rich jewels - all hand applied for maximum impact.
La Grave Colorblock Cashmere Sweater, $285 Diane Von Furstenberg
This baseball-t inspired sweater is color blocked to perfection, the La Grave means you can stop stealing your boyfriend's sweater. Play ball!
Mango Oversized Leopard Wool Blend Sweater, $90 ASOS
Big Meow! This spotted sweater would look great with a bold silk collared top underneath in magenta, emerald or royal blue.
H & M Zebra Pattern Wool Blend Sweater, $59.95 H&M
I've seen both leopards and zebras up close on safari, but I can't say what sounds the zebra makes. This sweater, however, certainly makes a style statement and you can make any sound you want while wearing it.
Cozy and Oversize Sweaters
Merino Boyfriend Sweater in Dusty Jade, $88 J. Crew
The boyfriend sweater is one of my all-time favorites. Slightly oversize (so there's more to love) with a boxy silhouette, a flattering deep V-neck and skinny sleeves. It's what I plan to live in on weekends.
Barneys New York Leather Cuff Cardigan, $245 Barneys
Seriously cozy! This cardigan with leather cuffs is just right for layering over another sweater. Whether vintage furniture shopping on weekends or as my better substitute for those thin airplane blankets, it's perfect.
Go-To Graphic Prints Under $60
Jacquard Scissor Sweater, $59.90 Zara
For cold days or nights, this cozy sweater does the trick, whether worn alone or layered over a plaid shirt and paired with your favorite strategically ripped jeans.
Graphic Crewneck Sweater, $32.94 Old Navy
I'm hooked on the video/song "What Does The Fox Say?" Sly (or smart) like a fox, this sweater is simply too adorable to pass up. Wear your own glasses for maximum effect and pair with a pencil skirt.
Not Your Average Sweater - Swoon Worthy
Ted Baker Gwuna Lace Cardigan, $195 Neiman Marcus
This lace embellished cardigan is super sweet and feminine and can easily go from jeans to a ball gown skirt.
Sequinned Sweater, $99.90 Zara
Hello parties. Hello holidays.
Christina Moffitino's Picks
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, $29.99 Target
Chillier temperatures have us pining over the more comfy things in life, like oversized cozy sweaters and on-sale Target socks. But just because it's sweater weather doesn't mean you should look like you just rolled off the couch! Sweatshirts are an easy go-to this fall.The sporty top has gone beyond the days of the gym to exercise to more stylish options. You want to feel like you're working it, not so much working out. I'd throw on some dark wash straight blue jeans and dress it up with some heels for a casual night out with friends.
Force Cardigan with Leather Sleeves, $455 All Saints
Gloomy days where I want to bundle up with a cup of tea and a book has brought me to this All Saints pick. Cold weather makes me just want to stay inside, but a day's work calls for me to be on-the-go and I like any option that's comfy chic. The leather sleeves and wool blend is a perfect combo of style and comfort. Leggings and knee high boots would be my go-to pairing for this sweater weather ensemble.
Christina Wright's Pick
Leather Panel V-Neck Sweater, $158 J. Crew
J. Crew never disappoints with stylish and cozy sweater options every Fall. I love, love, love this V-neck with the leather detailing, I mean COME ON...so amazing right?! It's that perfect touch of unexpected that makes me have to have it!
Lauren Scharf's Pick
Minkpink Pride Sweater, $70 Swell
Elephants will always be my favorite wild animal! Though they may be monstrously large, wrinkly grey creatures, and their political connotation is not so hot right now. Whether I'm facing the wild and windy fall weather, or cozying up indoors with my kindle, this elephant sweater is the one for me. With the soft cotton feel and funky pattern behind the animal, this is definitely a sweater I'll never forget on a chilly afternoon.
Friday Favorites - September 27
Jeans Advice and Top Denim Trends
Bootcut and skinny jean styles are still in. A jean jacket is a must have in your wardrobe to layer under a coat or wear on the weekends with your favorite skirt. Denim on denim?! Yes, you can wear it without looking silly. I even found a pair of overalls for the weekend without looking like a toddler.
Here are our picks, tips and advice for jeans, jackets and the best trends in denim right now.
Aidan Slouchy Boy Fit by J Brand, $240 Piperlime
Kimmie Contour Straight Leg in New Rinse, $169 7 For All Mankind
Boyfriend jeans? Yes, please. These are slightly loose and comfy like you just picked them up off the floor of your boyfriend's place and slipped them on. Boyfriend jeans are the thinking girl's version of sexy. But don't make the rest of your outfit schlumpy. Wear a cute top that's more fitted and a pair of thicker heels to show this outfit who's the boss. Also, I like "boyfriend" jeans to have a few rips.
Who can wear the straight jeans? I say - Anyone! These jeans are cut straight from the knee down, but are more forgiving than the ankle hugging skinny so they create better proportions. I perfer dark rinses since they work in your wardrobe for day and night outfits.
Denim on Denim
Many women wonder how to wear this fashionable look without looking like they’re headed for a rodeo. The key to getting it right is to pair different shades of denim and keep the style simple. So skip trying to match the shades of your denim jacket and jeans. Also, definitely don’t wear an embellished jean jacket with a ruffled denim skirt.
Paige Premium Denim Skyline Straight Lucid Mid Rise Jeans, $189 Paige USA
Joe's Jeans Skinny Ankle Never Fade Black, $158 Joes's Jeans
Not Your Everyday Jeans, But We Like!
I've surprised myself with this find. Had you asked me yesterday about overalls, I would have asked what size does your toddler wear? But then my friend Christos Garkinos shared his story about locking out Donatella Versace while renovating his luxury retail haven Decades and how he wore overalls while doing it. I thought there must be pair a gal over 35 years old can wear without looking like she's about to pick up a paint brush or pacifier. These dark wash ones from ASOS do the trick. Just add a striped top and Converse sneakers and you're good to go.
And then one of our contributors found a pair she adores.
Christina Moffitino's Free People Overalls Pick - Street Swag
Overalls have made a comeback in the fashion forefront and I absolutely love it! I wish I could fit into the pair I had as a kid, but I've fallen out of love with the bejeweled madness that went on in the early 90s. These dark wash, skinny fit overalls are certainly a more modern option to this Friday's flashback pick. Pair this look with heels and a structured leather embellished top for a night out or throw on a screen tee and Chuck Taylors for a day at school. For the 90s generation gals, who wouldn't want to throw a pair of these on and reminisce about the days of rocking out to Hansen with our crimped hair-dos?!
We Can't Let You leave Without Denim Pencil Skirts
I've always loved a longer length denim pencil skirt and it works even better with a little stretch to round out your booty and curves rather than smush them. These versions are ideal for pairing with a crisp white button down and black kitten heels or your favorite vintage rock band t-shirt and motorcycle ankle boots.
Christina Wright's Pick
Beaded Denim Jacket, $34.80 Forever 21
This beaded collar denim jacket from Forever 21 is perfect for a night out! I love that dressy, yet comfy feel it has. I can see myself pairing it with some leggings, a loose tee, some booties...ahhh, so perfect! I may need to get this to wear out for my birthday coming up!
Denim Shirt Dress, $20 Pixie Market
As it gets cooler and jeans become the norm, I like to keep my denim a bit dressy. I love the flowy, flirty bottom on this dress to contrast the simple, straight-cut denim top. My favorite thing about denim is that it's an alternative "blank canvas" to black or white, so I add all sorts of flair and statement pieces to the top to really make this dress stand out.
It's all about mixed media and contrast details like leather, lace and zippers for Fall 2013.
1. Mixed materials dresses, jackets, skirts and pants.
2. Skinny jeans in dark washes and greys
3. The Moto jacket in multiple colors from classic black to gray, burgundy and dark green. No Harley required.
4. The envelope clutch carries more than your lipstick and cell phone and looks edgy with studded details or in faux snakeskin.
5. Boots in all heights from ankle to over the knee with buckles, studs and zipper details.
We girls love our shoes. Sometimes we prefer to dress feet first so we create an entire outfit around our shoes. With that said, this week's Friday Favorites is all about which heels give us a reason to stand tall. Watch out because we're oozing confidence and struttin' our stuff in these heeled creations.
Collection Everly Calf Hair Pumps, $350 J. Crew
I've been looking for just the right animal print pump with a pattern that extends through the heel and this one is purrrr-fect!
Let's face it, while the Spring 2014 shows are starting in Europe, your wardrobe is headed into Fall. Cue major fashion waves because a name you'll soon become aquainted with is Marissa Webb. Before she launched her line, Marissa was head of womenswear at J. Crew. Go nab a fabulous piece from Barney's.
Leather- a must have this Fall. Pair it with tailored pieces to make it edgy without looking like you started a rock band.
I'm continuously intrigued by outfits that mix prints. I teach my clients how to be more spontaneous and daring with their wardrobes and this is a great example sans the trouser socks.
The jacket's a keeper, but I wish the shorts were a skirt.
This pullover is perfect for plane rides.
A few of the latest unique shoes and bags from Sole Society
They started with shoes, expanded to bags and now have inexpensive fashion jewelry as well. It's a one stop shop for accessories almost always under $100.
These shoes demand attention and the heel height works for dresses, skirts or with your ankle skimming pants. I adore the bag for it's feminine appeal and that I can carry it by the handle or wear it cross-body which is perfect at cocktail parties when you plan to carry a drink and try the finger foods. It's also the ideal bag for vacations since we don't carry as much with us during the day or night when on holiday.
This shoe answers your question when you're debating between pulling on boots or wearing heels. The bag is perfect for plane rides. It's faux leather so you won't care about scuff marks and it holds an iPad, books, magazines and other essentials. In fact, it holds so much you'll be tempted to fill it up and sway to one side while carrying it.
After a week of seeing plenty of street style standouts outside the fashion shows, it got me thinking to what always keeps me staring. Sure statement jewelry helps, but its print pants that attract a lot of attention. So for this week's Friday Favorites, we pick the pants that pack a punch!
Collection Cafe Capri Pants in Antiqued Floral, $288 J. Crew
Maven Leopard Jacquard ankle Pants, $98 Ann Taylor
Dayton Pants, $395 Tory Burch
Patterned pants can go in two different directions for me: Pretty-Chic, or Clowny-Chic. These soft velvet pants have a romantic floral print that is anything but clowny. The deep purple with the white background and black detailing creates an ombre effect that's very easy on the eyes.
Christina Moffitino's Pick
Ikat Print Trousers, $30 Boohoo
These cigarette trousers are awesome to style for this SoCal heat wave we've been experiencing. They're lightweight and super comfortable and are still stylish enough to rock with a pair of single strapped heels for a night out. From my workout pants to my daily school outfits, I love rocking a pattern or print. Whether it's florals, stripes, geometric or tribal don't be afraid to embrace the print. They're meant to be fierce, funky and fun!
My feature on the Digital Stylist Network! Get to know me as a stylist and what sets me apart in doing what I love.
"Styling is part therapy."
What makes you unique as a stylist?
Although I’ve worked for years at fashion magazines, on television, and with celebrity clients, I love working with all kinds of people to help them find their unique, personal style. I’m here to raise YOUR game, and my sole focus is to help YOU look good, which will instantly boost your confidence and help create a positive attitude. I take a hands-on, personal approach to each client, analyzing what works, then standing next to them every step of the way, from wardrobe overhaul and organization to shopping for and styling a whole new image. I’m like the best girlfriend with real experience, whom you can trust to give it to you straight, with a smile, and no ulterior motive. I also know that it’s part therapy as well. You need to listen to a client before you make any big changes.
When women shop on their own, what's their biggest mistake?
They gravitate to what’s safe, what’s worked for them in the past and they fall prey to sale psychosis. Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean it will work with items in their existing wardrobe. And women and men, shouldn’t assume that an item bought off the rack is always going fit perfect. A good tailor can tweak an item and make it extraordinary for their body.
Before someone hires a stylist, what do they need to know?
Nowadays, it seems everybody is trying to be stylist. Before hiring a stylist, a woman or man should ask a stylist about their experience, references and fashion background.
Have you ever worked with major companies or clientele?
I’ve had a fortunate career first as a Fashion Director on national women’s magazines for years and a freelance stylist for a multitude of campaigns and catalogs and now on TV as a Host and Style Expert. I’ve worked with a long list of major companies, brands, and designers and clientele that range from celebrities, models and incredible women and men.
If you could splurge on one thing for fall, what would it be?
I’ve always wanted to add a Peter Pilotto dress or two to my wardrobe. His prints are jaw-drop amazing! I’m a dress fiend so it’s always the category I click first when shopping online.