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

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Sequins, Sequins, Sequins!!

Finally, our adult twenty-something year old dreams have been answered! Sequins are not just for five year olds! Make the trend yours by pairing it with your favorite everyday basics to downplay the flash and rev up the edge. Here’s some of our favorite pairings.

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1. Sequin Pants

We love how this beauty styled her favorite pairs of sequin pants.

• Loose Fitted Blazer

• Cozy tee

• Open Shoes

YES, YES, & YES!

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2. Sequin Crop Tops

All sparkles on top! We love how they took something so flashy and toned it down with comfy basics. The ripped jeans take us back in time to where we would wear them to rags, despite our parents horror.

• Ripped Jeans

• Black Pleated Skirt

• Attitude!

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3. Sequin Pencil Skirt

We love how our C.O.O Lona paired this adorable skirt with a cheeky tank shirt. T-shirts don’t have to be match match. Add a contrast color for some extra fun!!

• Contrasting T-shirt

• Baggy fit

• Fun accessories

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Travel to Europe!


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Pack your passports ladies, we’re off to Europe this week! It’s time to rent the best outfits for your european getaway! First stop is Berlin, Germany!

Berlin

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We absolutely love the style in this city! Berlin fashion is all about sticking to neutral colors – lots of black, whites, and gray’s.

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We paired this striped MINKPINK crop top with a black leather mini. Keep it neutral with your shoes and accessories as well! But don’t be afraid to add some color though! Add a pop of color to your outfit and make it your statement piece!

Paris

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Paris, France – the City of Love and a fashionista’s dream come true! Fashion is Paris is all about classic pieces in shades of neutrals and pastels. Always go for a classic look with a stylish twist!

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Tip: Wear a simple denim button-up for two outfits! Pair it with black panel shorts from TopShop or wear our voluminous midi-skirt from ASOS! Add a classic red lip and shoe to the outfit and you are ready for your parisian day!

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Greece

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Enjoy bright sunny days and crystal clear waters in Greece this summer! I’d have to say this place is magical!

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Match the beautiful blue seas and rent this Alice + Olivia crop top from our app!

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Greece is all about relaxing and having a peace of mind. Pack comfy yet fashionable clothes. We suggest wearing light comfortable fabrics like these TopShop shorts and beautiful shades of blue! This is the best getaway to take your mind off of work this summer! Throw on a pair of sunnies and soak up the sun.

Our next stop is Asia – see you beautiful ladies there!

Party Season Perfect

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.”

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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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