Hey New York! It’s getting cold outside! But instead of crying into your hot vanilla lattes, it’s time to get smart and bundle up! We have always been the first to declare a move to Florida the minute the temps on the northeast dropped to below 50 degrees. But then we decided to embrace our New York/New Jersey locales and start dressing warmer. That means lots of layering, wool scarves and comfy gloves. But the thing we now get most excited about is investing in gorgeous, stylish and WARM coats. Here are some great options to keep you toasty too!!

Moncler Fur Trim Belted Puffer Coat $1850

Layfayette 148 New York Leather Trench Coat $1298

BCBG Wool Fur-Collar Collar Coat $598

Guys need to stay warm too!! Moncler Puffer Vest $550

Sofia Cashmere Fox- Trim Wool Blend Cape $1425

Burberry London Belted Fur-Collar Puffer Jacket $1295


So just as boots, booties, fur vests, wool coats and scarves are making it’s way out of our wardrobes and onto the streets…it is now time to start talking RESORT! This is one of our favorite times of the year because we get to start planning for our Christmas break sunny getaways. And we LOVE the whole planning and packing part of these vacations because it’s all about fun RESORT fashions!

When we think RESORT, we think of the true glamour girl buying all new swimsuits, kaftans, white sundresses and the Louie Vuitton luggage collection! Now we might have to skip the Louie luggage BUT that doesn’t mean we can’t splurge on colorful, trendy pieces that give us a little taste of what’s to come for Spring and Summer. So wherever you are headed for your holiday trips, remember have a little fun with fashion and don’t forget the sunscreen! Here’s a sneak peek…

What we LOVE about this Missoni poncho ($820) is that you can wear it as a cover up on the beach or a poncho over jeans after your trip!

Trina Turk swim pants $154 is a great alternative to a sarong.

Vince Camuto beach tote on sale at Bloomingdales $88

Lilly Pulitzer Dress $168

Tory Burch Tunic – Coverup $295

Valentino flip flops, $295

Men’s Burberry swim trunks $295


Fashion Faux Pas- Defn: a fashion choice that violates accepted norms.

And yes, we have all been there and done that, whether on purpose for attention or by accident because we lost our minds or fashion sense for the moment. However, whatever the reason was, we here at The Style Duo want to help all our fashionistas out there from making bad fashion choices in the future. After all, that is what our job is all about. We love helping women (and men too) find their best stylish selves and feel confident in their own skin. Now don’t get us wrong, we do make our own fashion faux pas from time to time and we often say it is fun in fashion to not always play by the rules. But there are some rules that we believe are good to keep in mind when getting dressed.

1. Bra Straps showing: Invest in a really good strapless bra instead.
2. Too tight clothes: Go up a size if need be. Don’t get too hung up on the number.
3. Too baggy clothes: Find a really good local seamstress and get things altered that don’t fit properly.
4. Muffin tops hanging out because of low rise jeans: Instead buy mid rise jeans and longer tees.
5. Exposed thong: Go commando if need be.
6. Too much bling: A little bling is stylish and too much bling is tacky!
7. Exceptionally long nails: Just cut em!
8. Too much revealing cleavage: We love a little cleavage (and actually wish we had more!) but again too much of a good thing is just too much!
9. Wearing too many trends all at once: While we love mixing things up this can be a bit tricky. If you want to mix trends, pick two at a time and keep the rest of your ensemble simple.
10. Wearing white after Labor Day: Actually this Fashion Faux Pas is NOT a mistake in our eyes. We LOVE wearing white all winter long. Just keep the fabrics season appropriate and opt for winter white shades.

We usually love Jessica Alba’s style but here she gets a little too “trend happy”!

WAY too much cleavage for broad daylight. Save this look for late night clubbing.

Hilary Duff is too beautiful and sexy for this baggy look.

Bra straps showing is a faux pas but your whole bra showing is a MAJOR faux bra! Let’s leave some things to the imagination ladies!

We believe white after labor day is not a faux pas at all! Kimberly Perry broke that old rule at the CMA’s this week and she absolutely dazzled!


ABC’s BETRAYAL…Sizzling hot!

Keeping a close eye on what the most beautiful and stylish celebrities are wearing is a big part of our job. As stylists, we often get fabulous fashion ideas for our clients just by reading Hollywood magazines and watching all the glitzy red carpet events. One celeb newcomer, in particular, that has gotten our attention is the ridiculously stunning Hannah Mare. Hannah Mare is an English model and actress who is currently starring in the ABC prime time soap Betrayal. Now, of course, many of us are hooked on the show because of its torrid love affair (and yes we love that part too) but we are also hooked on Hannah’s beautiful fashions and interesting style. Take a look at some of our favorite looks from this season. And if you haven’t been tuning in on Sunday nights, now is the time to start!

Jack couldn’t resist the Lady in Red Lace! The cut out in back adds another sexy element!

The moment that started it all. And all it took was a simple tank, red bra peeking through and a messy top knot. Effortless beauty!

Invest in an everyday safari jacket like Sara. Go up a size for an edgy cool effect.

It doesn’t get better than this. Soft white button down, boyfriend jeans and gray booties. Rag and bone have almost identical booties that make every casual denim ensemble appear super chic!

Experiment with style. Mix and match. We love the shorts and bootie look here. Adorable without even trying.

Pair a feminine fit and flare dress with a long sleek ponytail for a sophisticated, yet youthful look!