ALWAYS LOVED DRESSING UP AS DISNEY PRINCESSES. “STYLE IS A MAGIC WAND AND TURNS EVERYTHING TO GOLD THAT IT TOUCHES”
So here we are, getting ready for a nice long vacation to Florida. We can hardly wait to relax, visit family, say hi to Mickey and our fave Disney Princesses and (of course) squeeze in some South Beach shopping time. As we pack our suitcases, we can’t help but remember our blog from last year about packing for a vacation. Although it is always easier said than done, we are trying to heed our own advice. And as we fold our white flowy maxis, we think about how we often tell our clients that adding pops of turquoise or coral really take summer whites up a whole notch and we quickly make sure to pack our fun chunky colored jewelry. We recall our “How To Be A Sexy But Appropriate Housewife On The Beach” WPIX Channel 11 segment and make sure our triangle bikinis are paired with some sarongs for balance and coverage. We neatly hang our splurge ensembles next to our steal outfits and smile knowing we have mastered that sometimes tricky concept.
Wow! We realize this past year as “The Style Duo” we have been busy growing, learning, and having a lot of fun along the way. We have experimented with new and old trends, met some interesting people in the fashion biz, hosted fabulous fashion shows, luncheons, and girls nights out, worked with wonderful department stores, boutiques, designers and showrooms , appeared on numerous T.V. fashion segments and even put our English degrees to good use and wrote style pieces for magazines and newspapers. But as we think back to all of our experiences this year, we realize that the thing we enjoyed the most was spreading our passion for fashion to our loyal, stylish, amazing clients.
While we are psyched for some time away, we are also looking forward to getting back to biz when we return. So here’s a little look down memory lane of this past year. Keep ya posted on new Style Duo happenings for Fall…….xoxo
LOTS OF GREAT PRESS!
WPIX- Channel 11
The Dr. Joy Show
FOX 5 Good Day NY
The Dr. Steve Show – WPIX
BRAVO – PREGNANT IN HEELS
THE TODAY SHOW
THE STYLE DUO’S FAVE STORES
STYLING CLIENTS IN FABULOUS SHOWROOMS
THE STYLE DUO
As we savor the last few weeks of August, the big question is how to transition seamlessly from Hot Summer Styles to Fabulous Fall Fashions! We must remember that most of September is actually still Summer even though we all get so anxious to start wearing our new Fall purchases. We suggest slowly incorporating new items into your look. For example, it might be too hot to wear your leather skinnies with your new Fall coat and suede pumps but you can easily pair your leather skinnies with a blousy tank and chunky jewelry at night and have a super chic and weather appropriate outfit! Or wear your new suede pumps with one of your more summery dresses and a denim jacket and you look like you are are effortlessly ready for Fall!
Check out these celebrity looks that will help you go from Summer to Fall in perfect style!
This All Saints dress is nice and flowy; perfect for this time of year. By pairing it with these All Saints booties, you get a look that is edgy and Fall ready!
Rhiana shows us how to rock leather and color this time of year.
Coated skinnies with a striking blue top. Effortless chic to the max!
Jennifer Aniston always makes great fashion choices and this fit and flare dress with leather trim is absolutely perfect!
Jeans + a navy T + a statement bag + colored pumps = The perfect September ensemble!
A black jumpsuit is for EVERY season!
A denim jacket over a maxi dress is one of our favorite looks for early Fall!
The Ralph Lauren Store; an Easthampton fixture!
Whether it is for a family vacay, a single’s summer share or a girl’s getaway…it is always chic and fun to visit the Hamptons. The beaches are beautiful, the restaurants are lively and cool and the stores are every fashionista’s dream. The Style Duo visited the Hamptons this weekend to mix a little bit of work and pleasure and came away feeling refreshed and inspired.
The great thing about the Hamptons is that everyone always looks so relaxed and beautiful. A messy bun, nautical bikinis, colorful tunics, the perfect white skinny, layered jewelry and a fresh mani/pedi are always in fashion on the East End.
We always make sure to stop by our fave stores like Ralph Lauren, Scoop, and Calypso as well as some of the newer ones like C. Wonder and Michael Kors. And we love to check out the surf shops for inexpensive swimwear. The Hampton’s shopping scene is like Maine meets Beverly Hills. A combo of beachy and couture. And we love every stylish part of it!
C. Wonder = Wonderful patterned tunics, chunky jewelry and monogrammed travel cases!!
Inside the Michael Kors Boutique. We are coveting their cool motorcycle jackets, and buckled booties for Fall!
Tory Burch for the classy beach girl!
Jimmy Choo wedges and Chloe Marcie bags at Scoop. We are in love!!
With the arrival of August and the feeling that summer is flying by way too fast, we here at The Style Duo are holding on to summer with a very tight grip. Unwilling to give up shopping for flip flops, light flowy maxi dresses and awesome beachwear, we are taking advantage of all the great sales the department stores, boutiques, and online retailers are offering. However, as stylists, since many of our clients are getting excited for Fall, we do have to be on top of all the current trends and know exactly where to find the wonderful clothing sprouting up for next season. And although we are true summer lovers at heart, we have to admit that what we have been seeing for Fall 2013 has gotten our attention and has us thinking about our own upcoming wish list (just a little). Take a look at our “Fall in Love with Fall” top fashion trends!
MENSWEAR INSPIRED FASHION FOR WOMEN
ANIMAL PRINTS IN UNEXPECTED COLORS
LACE (LOVING THE LACE BOOT!)
VIOLETS AND PURPLES ARE THE NEW BLACK!
SEXY SHADES OF RED!!
THE POINTED TOE
EYE CATCHING OUTERWEAR
SUPER CUTE HATS
LEATHER (NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE!)
We will continue updating you all with more Fall styles but until then… enjoy every last minute of glorious summertime!