Festival Fashion Trends

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It’s festival season and you have no idea what to wear.  Of course, you could always go for the cut off denim shorts, a printed T-shirt and a fedora (always classic), but there’s so many more options than that!

This year there are three major trends for you to try: Western inspired, bohemian chic, and rock n’ roll chick.

Western

Don’t be scared!  We don’t mean cowboys on the ranch here, but a NEW kind of Western.  Think of a fashion-forward Daisy Dukes:  Cowboy boots, denim shorts, and lots of suede (we’re obsessing over this jacket).

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Bohemian

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Of course when we think of Coachella and music festivals, we think of kimonos and flower headbands.  Those will always be in style and a safe fashion choice.  But try mixing it up with a statement piece of jewelry or an eye-catching dress.

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Rock N’ Roll

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This is probably the most tricky of the three (wearing all black in the hot sun can be not so fun), but you won’t regret incorporating it into your festival style.  A leather fringe skirt or jacket adds the perfect amount of edge to any outfit, and a large studded tote adds both style and functionality– you’re definitely going to need some type of bag or backpack to carry everything you need for the day.

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Be sure to check out all of these items on our website and app!  Be trendy and have fun at whatever festival you’re attending this season 🙂

 

It’s November, Time to be Social!

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November = Winter is almost here, brrr. Which makes November the best month for all of us to step up our social calendar. This week you can join us at two of the hottest events.

November 4th @7pm – RSVP

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November 6th @7pm- RSVP

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If you have nothing to wear, get a new look delivered to your door! Download Style Lend & use code VIP20 to get $20 off any designer dress.

Coachella 2015!!!

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It’s that time of year! Coachella is here and we couldn’t be more excited! We can’t wait to jam out to the amazing bands that will be playing and checking out all the cool fashion that will be there! Below are some of our favorite trends! Let us know what trend you’re loving!

Floppy Hats
Floppy Hats
Floral Headbands
Floral Headbands
Crop Tops
Crop Tops
Kimonos
Kimonos
Lace Up
Lace Up
Fringe
Fringe
Lace
Lace
Mixed Prints
Mixed Prints
Bangles
Bangles
Flash Tats
Flash Tats
Shorts
Shorts
Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts
Boots
Boots

Party Season Perfect

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Written by the Witty Fashion Guru: Oni Rovatti

If you’re going to take dozens of photos and be the star of your social media site this Holiday Season, keep in mind that your friends and fans will be scrutinizing your imagery from every possible angle. And by angle, we mean Facebook and Instagram. We all saw your posts from Halloween where you obviously threw on your shortest mini-dress from “Forever 21”, donned a headband with cat ears and went to a party.  You thought it was clever, sexy, naughty.  We thought it lacked imagination and made you appear cheap and ridiculous. FAIL! Most of us are older than 21, dress with some class and confidence already. The good news is you can delete those embarrassing posts and make a better impression on your friends and colleagues this Holiday Season. You can’t afford it you say? Oh yes you can baby.

Here’s how:

In order to look your best and enjoy every social occasion of the season, you need to be free of any and all anxiety or discomfort.  That’s what gets you noticed.  You are the woman talking, laughing, dancing, and cavorting throughout the night.  They can’t take their eyes off you.  Your face, your voice, and your spirit snatch all the attention.

“Let’s start from the foundation…”

You do amazing things everyday without giving what you’re wearing a second thought. You know how to get through the work week, you know what makes you feel and look good while conquering the world, so don’t over complicate your “special occasion” wardrobe.

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Alice + Olivia Luna Dress, Rents for $60.

Wear a dress, for Pete’s Sake! It’s like putting on a t-shirt.  Keep it simple and elegant.  Don’t try to over do it with complicated straps and belts.  You should be wearing the dress, the dress should not be wearing you.

“If it cuts, binds, shows bulges, bags, or shifts, don’t wear it.”

Find a style that makes you feel like you could overthrow a government and rule a country.

“Make sure you can put it on and forget about it.”

Adrianna Papell Glitter Fall Black Sequined Dress

Adrianna Papel Glitter Fall Dress, Rents for $30.

Minimize the need for complicated undergarments ( these will wreck your vibe, big time!) and be free to express your personal style and charisma. Shapewear undergarments like Spanks or Yummie Tummie are literally designed to Compress you.  Quite frankly, I don’t want to be compressed while I’m being fabulous!

“I want to move like a cat, dance, flirt, and swing from the chandelier.  That would be impossible in a ‘girdle’.  So minimize the stiff, un-fun, undergarment. Stick to what you wear everyday; your bra and panties.”

Be respectful of your hosts and other party guests.  Too much of your exposed flesh can be disturbing to some people.  Keep it PG! Holiday parties are often multi-generational. If you bare your shoulders, cover your legs, if you show off your legs, cover your torso.  It’s as simple as that.  Always leave them wanting more.

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TFNC Sequined Shimmer Dress, Rents for $20

Making a positive, lasting, impression begins with self respect. So, don’t be the woman who’s tugging at her ridiculously short hemline when she sits. Don’t pluck at the top of your strapless gown and wriggle uncomfortably. This isn’t attractive.

Don’t be overly ambitious, says Oprah.

I’ve seen some Facebook posts that actually show the pain of over-ambitious footwear.  It’s horribly embarrassing to watch you hobble to your car at the end of the night, dreadful to witness  your date attempt  to carry you,  and your girlfriends are fed up with having to ‘wait up’ while you shuffle to the next party . Take a tip from Oprah Winfrey:

“Rate each pair of shoes that you own on a time scale.”

For instance:  Those 4” Manolo’s are 10 minute shoes.  Useful for photo opportunities and ‘sit-down’ occasions only.  Those 2” Strappy Aerosole Evening Sandals are 8 hour power-houses, you can be on your feet all night. Make a concerted effort to have a well stocked footwear wardrobe.  Don’t purchase shoes on looks alone, you’ll never wear them.  In the back of your mind you know what your feet want, you know how long you’re going to be standing, dancing, etc.  Make this the one thing you do right for the rest of your life.

Last words of Party-Girl Advice.

I’ll leave you with one last bit of ‘Party-Girl Advice”;  Know what you’re signing up for.

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Black Halo Jackie O Dress, Rents for $40.

When you’re invited to a party, do some research about the event.  Find out if it’s a cocktail party/mixer (you’ll be on your feet) or a formal dinner (you’ll be on your feet, then on your tush), a casual house party (you’re likely to be tipsy and flirty). This way you can plan an appropriate outfit.  Getting the exact address to the party is a ‘must’ as well.  Hotel, Restaurant, Office, Private Home, this info has an effect on what you wear. There is an unspoken, social protocol to each individual to each individual occasion and we’re here to help.

Post a question below or email a photo of yourself to [email protected] and we’ll do our best to style and make you fabulous.

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