Spring into Fashion

Spring has finally arrived (at least for the moment), and it is BEAUTIFUL. Women are leaving their jackets at home and pulling out their dresses and skirts.

Spring Fashion Week came during one of the coldest weeks in February, when warm weather seemed like a lifetime away. But now that it’s finally here, we figured you could use a refresher course on some of the biggest trends for spring, and some ideas on how to make them wearable.

Florals

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Romantic floral designs are always a staple when it comes to spring style.  Keep your style feminine by pairing it with soft hues, or add an instant edge with a leather jacket.

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70’s Inspired Garments

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This means a lot of suede, and a lot of fringe.  This can be a tough look to pull off, but we recommend sticking to neutrals, a la the fashion goddess Olivia Palermo.

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Pleats

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This ultra-feminine style was all over the runways, and we’re sure it’s going to be everywhere this spring too.  We recommend wearing yours with a romantic, high-neck top!

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Netting

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This looks intimidating, but think of it as mesh taken to the next level.  Perfect for your next night out! (But if this look just isn’t for you, don’t worry, mesh is still totally in!)

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Denim

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Denim is back in a big way.  If you’re bold enough, try mixing two denim pieces together for a cool and relaxed vibe.

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Spring into fashion, and rent all of these trends on our website and app!

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Impossibly Imperfect – Meet Ashley!

Launching a new city can be hard, but thankfully we meet people like the wonderful Ashley from Impossibly Imperfect. She has become one of our best renters and now a lender and we are excited to share more about her style.

When did you start renting/lending from Style Lend and why?

I was introduced to StyleLend over the summer! My first renting experience was when I got an invite to attend the Diner en Blanc party in NYC, it’s an all white party and I had nothing to wear as I do not own all white pieces. I searched and searched for an option and two days before the event I remembered Style Lend, I went to the app found the most perfect Reiss white jumpsuit, rented it and had it delivered within a few hours. The jumpsuit was spectacular on and the app saved me in a moment of fashion panic.

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Shopping habits (do you shop online, flash sales, in person, etc.)

When it comes to my shopping habits I love to shop in person but most of the time I find it’s just easier to hit my go to e-comm sites like ASOS, Nasty Gal and Shopbop! Not to mention, they have a much wider selection!

Favorite brands/designers and why?

I have always been an avid supporter of smaller designers, hence the series that I do every so often called “Get in the Know” where I highlight a new designer. At the present, I am absolutely in love with Self Portrait! Everything he creates is simply lovely and the attention to the intricately beautiful detail truly makes his pieces special. Nonoo NY is a great up and coming designer who creates beautiful pieces with a bit of edge, I was obsessed with her rose gold mini dress this past spring! I’m also a huge fan of Jimmy Choo, Alexis, Zimmermann and For Love & Lemons! All gorgeous, very feminine brands! 

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What are your favorite things to do in NYC?

I’ve lived in NYC for quite some time now and one of my favorite things to these days is to pop my headphones in and wander the city. You never know what you’ll get yourself into! I’m also a big vintage shopper so doing some damage at the flea markets on the weekend is always a good time.

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Though when the weather is gorgeous during the springtime it’s always nice to picnic in one of the parks, you have to take advantage of the nice weather while you can! 

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Can you tell us a little blurb about your background, job, and how long you’ve lived here?

I was born and raised in a suburb outside of Dallas and went to college in Oklahoma so as soon as I graduated I flew myself out to NYC and found a job in PR at a huge agency.  I thought I’d be here for a few years and now eight years later I can’t imagine what life would be like anywhere else.

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Any little quirks?

Haha there might be too many to share here! * Little secret, she is a sneaker lover 🙂

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What do you love most about being in PR?

I’ve always been a person who thrives in a fast paced environment. I like the constant change that comes with PR, it’s always something new and different no matter what brand I’m working on. One day I could be on set with Scott Foley for a bedding brand and the next watching Kevin Love and Eric Decker shoot hoops for one of my men’s brands. 

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How would you describe your style?

Constantly evolving!

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One thing that would be your “dream item” to rent on Style Lend?

Such a hard question! I’d love to rent a couture gown from a big design house such as Chanel or Oscar de la Renta! A girl can dream right??

Why do you like the concept of renting vs. buying?

I live in a miniature apartment in NYC and while I love my life in that apartment it is lacking in closet space! I also am a person who likes to wear things once or twice so renting has allowed me to incorporate new pieces into my wardrobe without making a huge commitment to them being there permanently.
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We had a blast getting to know Ashley and we thank her for letting us come over. Love her style? check out all her amazing pieces available for rent on our app!

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

Download Style Lend and check out all our sequined items and get them delivered to your door!

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!