So ladies…are we bikini ready?  Well, if the answer is no that’s ok!  Because we still have a few more weeks before the pools and beaches open.  We have been hearing from our friends and clients recently about cleanses, new gym classes, and low carb diets.  All great things to get your body in tip top shape for summer!  And here’s a tip that we have come to realize as stylists and girls who also want to be bikini ready for summer…invest in great workout clothes!  The reason is if you look cute, you will get fitter faster!  The reason behind our theory is that if you like your workout clothes you will be more excited to actually go to the gym to show them off.  AND while you are exercising you will probably work out harder because your cuteness will be a motivator to get even cuter!  Sounds weird but this theory actually works!!  So check out the great active fashions below and get fit fast!

Zella leggings at Nordstrom $52

Athleta Yoga Skort $59

Lululemon floral tank $52

Gapfit tropical capris on sale $48

Nike Air Pegasus 83 Sneaker, Nordstrom $75


The Style Duo in DVF maxi wrap dresses!


So it you follow fashion, you probably heard about Kate Middleton and the fashion frenzy she created this week around the world! All she had to do was step out in Australia in a pretty blue Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress and suddenly they went flying off the racks everywhere. For $325, they are now the hottest dress and almost impossible to find. But don’t worry there are plenty of wraps out there that look just as nice for a lot less. We here at The Style Duo have been raving for years about the how flattering and comfy wrap dresses are! They have been one of our favorite fashion staples. Diane Von Furstenberg got it right back in 1974 when she created the original and has built an empire based around them! Check out these great affordable options and you too will feel like a princess!

Kate starting a fashion frenzy in a DVF wrap dress, $325.

Maggy London wrap dress, $98 at Nordstrom

Banana Republic wrap, $98

White House Black Market wrap, $140

Laundry wrap dress, $165 at Nordstrom

Us on the set of “Revealing Extravagence”. It’s a wrap!


Lately we have been talking a lot about the black and white trend and we are encouraging all of our clients to embrace this easy to wear look. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other hot options to try as well. A close relative to the black and white trend but more fresh for spring and summer is the little white dress trend. And no, you do not need to wait until Memorial Day to wear it. That was so yesteryear. It’s 2014, and little white dresses were seen all over the spring catwalks and they have come straight from the runways to the racks! There are so many styles out there to choose; from fit and flares to body hugging knits, to maxis and halter versions. We are also loving the ones with a tea length hemline which is so classy and chic. And the best thing about the little white dress is that you can get creative with the accessories. Acting as a blank canvas, the LWD is a great backdrop for pops of colorful accessories like turquoise, coral and pink.  And don’t use the “I don’t have a tan excuse” to shy away from trying this trend. Apply a little self-tanner and go for it!