Mara Hoffman

It’s the end of May, and there’s no better way to end our brand appreciation month than by featuring Mara Hoffman.  As we get ready for June, there’s no other brand we’d rather be wearing.

These fun and colorful pieces are absolutely perfect for warm weather and will definitely put you in the mood to play with prints this summer.

These are all the pieces we’ll be wearing in June (and the rest summer).  Check them out and be sure to visit our website to see all of our Mara Hoffman items available for rent!

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Rainbow Bird Dress, $30/week

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Ananda Cut Out Maxi Dress, $31/week

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Model Fitted Midi Dress, $33/week

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Leaf Linen Crossover Dress, $34/week

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Cutout Midi Dress, $33/week

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Multicolor Printed Open Back Mini Dress, $35/week

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Tribal Print Mini, $30/week

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Dashiki Beaded Georgette Dress, $45/week

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Mini Dress, $35/week

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Wrap Top Dress, $28/week

All of these dresses are so versatile and absolutely perfect for any summer occasion, whether you’re heading to the park, a picnic, or the beach.  Head on over to our website to rent them all!

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Self Portrait

We’re continuing our brand appreciation here at Style Lend and we couldn’t not mention one of our favorites: Self Portrait.

If you like flashing some skin in unexpected ways, this is definitely the brand for you! Tasteful yet sexy and (a little) scandalous, we love the cutwork details this brand is known for.

These are some of our favorite Self Portrait pieces and the best part is you can rent all of them for under $70 versus buying for over $400. (Because we love saving you money!)

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Black Aurelia Dress, $50/week

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Black Lace Off-the-Shoulder Top, $45/week

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Looped Midi Dress, $45/week

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Cutwork Lace Pencil Skirt, $25/week

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A Line Up Lace Dress, $50/week

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Striped Honeycomb-Mesh Midi Dress, $55/week

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Cutwork Lace Jumpsuit, $50/week

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Short Sleeve Guipure-Lace Midi Dress, $50/week

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Scallop High Neck Midi Dress, $65/week

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Leila Guipure Lace and Crepe Midi Dress, $55/week

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Azaelea Guipure-Lace Illusion Dress, $53/week.

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Serena Off-the-Shoulder Poplin Dress, $55/week.

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The Paneled Dress, $57/week

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The Olivia guipure lace-paneled crepe dress, $55/week.

Check out our website and app to see and rent all of our Self Portrait pieces.

Helmut Lang

Known for minimalism, Helmut Lang was staple brand in the late to early 90s.  With the revival of 90s style has also come a renewed sense of appreciation for Lang’s designs.

It’s been over a decade since the designer left the brand but his influence is still felt today in the fashion world–did you know he was majorly responsible for the popularity of NYFW when he decided to show his collection before other European designers?

However, the brand carried on without the designer and has consistently brought out new and innovative yet minimal collections.  So we dedicate this week to Helmut Lang, and here are some of our fave pieces from the brand (all available to rent on our website):

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This leather fitted gown is what dreams are made of!  Where it for your next formal event or a date night when you’re feeling a bit bold.  We recommend pairing it with a thin belt emphasize the waist.

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We’ve got our eyes on this sexy tribal maxi! It’s absolutely perfect for spring and summer.  Pair it with a simple shirt to keep the focus all on the print, and throw on a leather jacket for a great night-out look!

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This Gray Gradient dress, with its slightly asymmetrical neckline and silky texture is the perfect go-to for summer.  Just throw on some sandals to run errands, or don your favorite heels for instant glamour.

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Going out for cocktails? This draped dress is a must.  It falls to the knee and drapes off of one shoulder for an unexpected touch.

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Asymmetric details are all the rage this season and this dress is right on trend!  Pair it with strappy sandals and some bright red lipstick for a fresh look for summer.

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The perfect combination of class and edge, we love this long sleeved little black number.  Pair it with booties and bold accessories to add some fun.

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The Into the Night dress features a beautifully detailed lace neckline and single sleeve.  Great for any occasion where you want to feel sexy and modern.

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Sleek and professional, this ruched dress features a v-cut neckline and slight asymmetrical hemline.  Pair it with the Bunker bag (pictured below) for a modern and lady like daytime look.

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What are some of your favorite Helmut Lang pieces!  Let us know and be sure to check out our website and app to rent all of the items featured here.

For Love and Lemons

We’re showcasing our love for designers and brands this month, and we decided to start out with one of our new favorites: For Love and Lemons.

The designs of this brand are instantly recognizable for their unique use of lace and embroidery.  It is bohemian yet feminine, and dainty yet modern.  We’re obsessed!

These are some of the classic For Love and Lemon styles: delicate mesh cloth with strategic lace overlay skin.  They push boundaries by transforming lace (something often viewed as conservative) into a garment that is daring and unconventional.  We absolutely adore all of these dresses and they are available to rent for as little as $35/week.

These maxi dresses perfectly embody that bohemian vibe while still being totally chic.  The best part, they’re available to rent for as low as $30/week.

Then of course, there’s the mini dresses.  We love these because they’re so ultra-feminine, and range from sexy to sweet.

Shirts, skirts and bodysuits.  We love that you can pair them together, or mix and match.

Check out all of our For Love and Lemon items on our website or app!

Fashion & Sustainability

“It is our goal to raise awareness around the impact fashion has on the environment and at the same time offer sustainable solutions and choices. It is our mission to lead and inspire a sustainable way to be fashionable.”– Reformation

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It’s Earth Day this friday!  You know that we here at Style Lend love the earth, and are extremely passionate about responsible and sustainable fashion (check out why our CEO, Lona, decided to start a business for renting clothes here).

Reformation incorporates fashionable clothing with sustainability, and that’s why it’s one of our favorite brands.  Next to renting, it’s probably one of the most responsible fashion choices you could make.  We’ll let them explain:

“We source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments, and incorporate sustainable practices throughout our supply chain to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact generated by most fashion brands. From our heat-reflecting roof and use of renewable energy, to the recycled hangers in our stores and 100% recycled packaging for every order shipped, sustainability is core to our business at every level.”

So in honor of our Earth day appreciation, we dedicate this blog post to you, Reformation! Here are some of our favorite pieces we have available to rent on Style Lend.

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We adore this Reformation Lucielle dress. It is a long chiffon wrap gown with lunging neckline and a tie waist so they can fit just right, plus it is sourced via sustainable fabric and vintage garments. (And you can rent it for only $40!)

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We love that this halter dress can easily be taken from day time casual to night time glam!  Rent it for $28/week.

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This grey ombre dress ($30/week) is absolutely perfect for a day in the park, or a backyard picnic.

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The Henry dress has a boho-chic and playful vibe that make it perfect for any music festival, just throw on a flower crown and you’re good to go!  Rent it for only $40/week.

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Who says sustainabililty can’t be edgy? The Zinc Skirt is an A-line leather mini skirt with a high fitted waist and hidden zip closure in the back, and is available to rent for only $27/week.

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The Ventura Skirt is a medium weight textured woven, midi A-line skirt with a high waist, side pockets and a button-down front with a slit.  At only $20/week it’s perfect for every occasion!

We love this brand and we know you will too!  Check out all of our Reformation items we have on both our website and app!

 

A Guide to Alice + Olivia

When we think of Alice + Olivia, we think delicate and whimsical.  But we also think of fun and bold; feminine yet eclectic.  It’s hard to pigeonhole.

Some pieces are soft and ethereal…

Wes Embellished Scallop Slip, Rent for $70

Blue and White One-Shoulder Pleated Dress, Rent for $45

Watercolor Maxi Dress, Rent for $35

Catrina Skirt, Rent for $70

…while others are more edgy and bold.  Fur jackets are all the rage, and Alice + Olivia designs are known to always be one step ahead of the trends.

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Beige Fawn Fur Jacket, Rent for $80

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Flora and Fauna Skinny Jeans, Rent for $44

Oh yeah, and they also have a self admitted obsession with beaded jackets.  Not that we can blame them.

White Maxine Embellished Jacket, Rent for $75

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Rory Jacket, Rent for $75

Download the StyleLend app to check out all of our Alice + Olivia stuff!

 

 

Dare to Wear Alexander McQueen

Cutting edge and high fashion: that is Alexander McQueen. I mean, how could anyone forget those “Armadillo” heels?

McQueen is a favorite luxury brand of some of the most fashion forward celebs—Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few—and we want you to get in on these edgy styles!

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

DRESSES

First things first: the dresses.  Alexander McQueen is known for ethereal dresses with elaborate and detailed prints, unique and exquisite silhouettes.  The uniqueness of the designs not only makes it a fashionista favorite, but also extremely hard to replicate anywhere else.

 

 

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Kaleidoscope Dress, Rent for $90

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Handkerchief Drape Dress, Rent for $65

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Bodycon Midi Dress, Rent for $60

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Long Bodycon Dress, Rent for $60

Accessories

Now pair it with daring accessories to create a look that would make Carrie Bradshaw jealous.

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Hummingbird Skull Scarf, Rent for $30

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Gold Pearl Wave Skull Ring, Rent for $40

Then, there’s the infamous Alexander McQueen clutches.  So beautiful! (sigh).

 

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Leopard Skull Clutch

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Rosette Skull Clutch, Rent for $50

 

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Mix and match, and rent all of these items on our app to create your very own edgy look!