So here we are in the beginning of July. And the weather is sweltering. But for those of you (and we’re guessing MOST of you) when you hear the words sweltering and hot these days, the weather is not what comes first into your mind. What comes to mind is…(ok, all together now girls) CHRISTIAN GREY! And the most riveting, can’t put it down ’til I’m done books…. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James.

There have been many fun discussions about the book and we’ve all heard and hopefully experienced first-hand how how these books can spice up your own love life. But how about your wardrobe? This week, here at THESTYLEDUO blog, we’d like to show you how you can spice up your own wardrobe as well as your partner’s with some key selections. We are not talking whips and chains here, (as interesting as that may be) but simply sexy, sophisticated and surprisingly practical pieces that can put the WOW in your wardrobe. Thanks to Anastasia and Christian for inspiring these fantastic fashions…..



"Behind the solid sandstone desk, a very attractive, groomed, blonde young woman smiles pleasantly at me. She's wearing the sharperst charcoal suit jacket and white shirt I have ever see. She looks immaculate"... "Excuse me one moment, Miss Steele.”

"She arches her eyebrow slightly as I stand self-consciously before her. I am beginning to wish I’d borrowed one of Kate’s formal blazers rather than wear my navy blue jacket. I have made an effort and worn my one and only skirt, my sensible brown knee-length boots and a blue sweater. For me, this is smart. I tuck one of the escaped tendrils of my hair behind my ear as I pretend she doesn’t intimidate me." - Anastasia got the guy but this was a major DON'T!!


SEXY and CHIC “Shaking my head and endeavoring to quell my nerves, I decide on the plum-colored sheath dress for this evening. It’s demure and vaguely business-like – after all, I am negotiating a contract. I slip on the plum-colored stilettos that match the dress, and I’m ready by six-thirty." This Two Birds Convertible jersey dress is sold at Nordstroms.

YSL Tributes in Magenta/Plum

TOO REVEALING skip this one and go get your groove on with the other plum dress.


"You look lovely, Anastasia. This halter-neck suits you, and I get to stroke your back, feel your beautiful skin." - Win him over in this Catherine Malandrino number.

"Me, I’m more of a Converse and t-shirt kind of girl, but I’m wearing my most flattering jeans." Now don't get us wrong, this look could be a perfect "DUO" for a cozy night in, or movie night...but if you are looking to knock his socks off go for something more feminine and sensual.


"He's dressed in his customary white linen shirt, black jeans, black tie, and black jacket. His hair is tousled as ever. I sigh. Of course he looks gorgeous." - This Banana Republic shirt is on sale for $48.99!

Ok, let’s face it. Christian Grey is always a DUO and never a DON’T.

And if that isn’t enough to get your fashion senses excited, according to the Los Angeles times “Products based on the “Fifty Shades” phenomenon will hit stores between August and December this year. The merchandise will include apparel, stationery items, hosiery, lingerie and accessories.” We’ll keep you all posted! Until then, enjoy the summer HEAT!!


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