Cinched

Cinched tailored waists hit the runway hard this Fall/Winter season 2018. With women’s health awareness at a high, waist trainers get ditched for something less permanent and stylish to wear! Guys can even rock the trend too! Yes that’s right. See Dior double breasted sport coat below.

Designers like Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, and Altuzarra showcased tailored waisted garments on the runway in power suit silhouettes to make their woman feel all the more feminine. It was the perfect juxtaposition of masculinity and femininity for the current trend of increasing percent of women starting their own businesses. This is a look for you boss lady!

This F/W season you can mostly find this trend on sport coats. A piece borrowed from the boys and chiseled away at the waistline. I adore this Cavalli leopard print blazer. It’s super chic and fun with a refined and structured shape. Based on your body type you can rock the trend with cigarette pants and skirts or a fluid trouser.

Any great fashion will speak to the zeitgeist. I think we are seeing this trend with many women who are finding out they can start their own business. They are no longer confined to the corporate office policies and so they want to dress the part but not sacrifice feeling sexy and feminine. Nothing makes a woman feel sexier than instantly shedding a few inches off your waistline by wearing something. I mean it almost sounds like magic but that is the power of a tailored garment.

Belts are a great idea to DIY your own tailored waist. I recently fell in love with the idea of a belt as an accessory for pretty much any piece. Try your favorite chunky cozy faux fur coat with this Free People leather belt to accentuate the waistline for a completely new feminine look.

How about this beauty from &Other Stories . It’s the perfect pop of color and sprinkle of glam. Pair it with an oversized cardigan to let the belt really shine as a statement piece but to not appear like you’re trying too hard.

Chain belts are another favorite of mine and have been around for years. This one from Asos combines the maximal trend with expressive wording across the belt. It’s a super fun piece and a great addition to any wardrobe.

So you see the cinched waist trend is super easy to wear. You can personalize the trend for your lifestyle and that is super important in fashion. How do you plan to rock the trend this season? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Can’t wait to hear you guys feedback.

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Fall Fashion

Conventionally I am a Libra and so I love Fall. Growing up in the city from DC to New York I always loved transitional seasons whether it be going back to school seeing all your friends or going to some amusement park during spring break. Now that I am older I look to these seasons all the same but for other reasons. I love being able to layer and create personal looks instead of strictly dressing for the weather. As a stylist, I’ve always felt wholeheartedly if you love it and feel comfortable wear it, but Mother Nature always reminds us she is just as powerful and can control what we wear as well. I’ve learned to keep it moving and make the most of my wardrobe especially since I’m such a workaholic. I don’t always have time to put full thought into a look so this is also a reason why I recommend as a stylist that my clients are buying into mostly pieces that are solid colors which suit them and also can work into their existing wardrobe. Prints and statements pieces are awesome but having a strong essentials part of your wardrobe ready to go makes getting dressed every morning that much easier and less painless.

A tailored oversized blazer is a life saver this fall. Commuting on the hot subways to a ice box refrigerator workplace can be quite difficult. This Vince double double breasted crepe blazer is the perfect Fall friendly weight and can pull any look together for a power chic day.

The calf boots are such a divine little number and are a perfect match for all those little pencil skirts you’ve got for each day of the week this Fall season. A leather classic round toe boot should be a staple but once you’ve snagged it, feel free to play around with boot types because they too make for a cool way to take your outfit from 0 to 100. I love suede in Fall it’s such a wonderful texture to play around with and add depth to a look.Like the saying goes, “Give a girl a good shoe, and she can take over the world.”

Speaking of boots, I’m obsessed with cowboy shaped boots. It started with snake print Matisse Caty boots. They’re the perfect height to run around the city and still look chic while getting things done. I never came to pull the trigger but I’ve seen them many of times on random people in the city and they look great. They’re still on my list. It’s funny because every time I’m ready to buy them my size is sold out. I’m wearing here Vince Hayek leather bootie in Jasper. As you guys can see I’m more inclined to a tighter ankle when it comes to a western shape cowboy boot. I think it is more flattering and keeps the take on the cowboy boot new and refreshing. The color is amazing because it can practically match with any other colors you want to wear with them. It’s so rich and dark it’s a great neutral for Fall. The height is good for walking and I need that especially in the streets of Soho, New York.

Cashmere pants are a Brooklyn girl’s best friend. These too are from Vince. The trick to make these work are to make sure they are a tailored fit and not droopy. Apparently that was in at some point, I was never a fan of an invisible diaper and claiming it a fashion statement. There are people with real shit problems that have to wear those things, I think I’ll be grateful for not having to. The camel color wool coat is such a dream because it is oversized and a little unstructured. This is something you can wear a sexy silk dress number under to date night ( or nothing) or if you’re anything like me you’ve borrowed your boyfriends cashmere and gotten real cozy while sipping hot cocoa at your favorite bookstore. Oh how I can taste my way through the season ahead. Drop your comments below and let us know which C$Bstyled look is your fav, Power Chic or Cozy Cashmere?! Can’t wait to hear you guys thoughts! Stay tuned for more Fall fashion style tips.

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Growing up we hated skirts anything past the knee and we felt embarrassed going to school in such a horrible manner. Oh the hurt! Fast forward nearly a decade later and the longer the skirt the more fashionable we become. Midi skirts are appreciated a lot more these days and we have to give credit where it’s due, the shape is super flattering for any body type.

Skirt from Oscar de la Renta

The A-line midi skirt is one of the few skirts that are making a come back this season alongside the mini skirt, twist knot skirt, and the more fitted lettuce hem midi skirt. We can appreciate the A-line midi skirt because of how universal the style is. It’s not often that a trend these days can be worn by everyone and so effortlessly styled. I mean grab a vintage graphic tee, some cool sleek sneakers to pair with the skirt and you’ve practically got a fashion moment that’s street style photography worthy.

Denim Midi skirt from Zara

The slit in the front or back really helps out for people that are shorter to instantly become leaner and longer. So to all my shorties don’t be afraid to try out this look. You can rock it too!

Off-white skirt

How would you rock this blast from the past? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We love our fashionable readers.

Tracksuits back Trending

Leisure wear has been a symbol of luxury for some time. Not in the sense of high end or expensive, but a statement that “I don’t have to work and so I am wearing this extremely comfortable outfit and living my best life.” Okay maybe not best life but you definitely aren’t spending the day working for the man or taking orders from anyone. So one would say that’s a pretty amazing life.

Juicy Couture velour tracksuit

Tracksuits have been around for decades, with the trend swaying from the hottest wardrobe addition to played the fck out. They always come back around and hit the fashion world heavy. This time track suits have re birthed in a very luxurious way. Fabrics have been carefully picked to give the trend a better quality. With fabrics like, silk, wool, and jersey woven with cotton, the tracksuit has gotten a high end update. Designers are even tailoring the tracksuit every so slightly for a more put together look.

Sexy Bella Hadid in Adidas track suit
Naomi introduces WizKid on stage in London. WizKid wears Palm Angels and Noami Campbell wears Dolce & Gabbana.

Incredible how the old is reworked into the new. Tracksuits are still very versatile for travel, relaxed days, and even special occasions. They’re no longer a symbol of leisure but a full on badd ass moment. Celebs are even wearing the trend from NBA players, to runway models and African iconic artists who tell us if they can do it so can we. So let’s own this look and feel powerful and great and work hard all the same. I’m more than happy to drop a few gems on where to get the perfect tracksuit for you.

James Harden during championship games in Dior homme
Kim KWest wearing Adidas track pants while out with hubby.

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Denim Love

 

Denim is a timeless fabric. Do you remember your first denim jacket? Or your first pair of fav jeans? I mean really try to think back. I know I’m sure you’ve been through many. That’s just the beauty of what denim can do. Denim is a durable cotton fiber fabric that depending upon the quality can go through many processes to get the desired end product. This means denim is versatile and can be customized into so many different styles. In fact denim is one of the worlds oldest fabrics but always seems so refreshing and new. Denim was used for the sail of boats and even western clothing. The late Saint Laurent was quoted saying he wished he had created the blue jean, something so classic, sexy, and so timeless ; all the things he wanted for his own clothing designs.

Yves Saint Laurent

Fast forward to denim today and it’s like a denim explosion.

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Fiorucci denim

Denim shoes, denim earrings, denim on denim, and the list of ways we wear denim is infinite. It’s an ode to our upbringing and a nod from the past reminding us that nothing is ever really out, but rather just an extension of the before.

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We know the denim trend is not as groundbreaking as the wide leg culottes trend , “I mean come on who would’ve thought we’d be wearing triangle shaped pants in the 21st century.” *See Vince side cotton slit culottes* Nonetheless, what’s super important about denim this time around is HOW it’s being produced. With global warming affecting us everyday, we want to make sure we are doing our part to protect Mother Earth which now includes where we spend money for clothing. With a recent lessen of strain on the US economy, fashion brands are forced to step up and create sustainable and ethical fashion.

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What a Time to be Alive

 

 

In a time of excess, more is better. The latest designer collections are decked out with intricate and sometimes exaggerated details. Models adorned in lace, glitter, and all things conspicuous walking gracefully down the runway at fashion week was a utopia that left us all inspired for the seasons ahead. Coach 1941’s designer Stuart Vevers has given us the feels again with pieces dawning the brands’ infamous Coach logo. Nostalgic details like a monogrammed men’s puffer coat made me wish I had kept all my high school handbags and sneakers with C’s all over them. The pieces very  familiar and desirable all over again.

This spring, the collection brought us to a world of glamorous western renaissance. From the metallic finished leather bomber jackets to the ultra-femme lace slip dresses and the leather glitter boots were divine. The collection was a city girls’ country getaway dreams. Each piece dawned thoughtfully placed graffiti art from the late icon, Jeff Koons.  A homage to the late icon.

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Jeff Koons squiggly graffiti art on fur jacket worn by Stella Lucia | Coach1941 Spring 18′
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Natasha Poly in Versace ball skirt

Donatella helmed her spring collection with a whole lot of slay my life! The pieces were very strong and feminine while all a special nod to the past. The bright colors, the Versace chains and butterfly slip dresses were a roundup reminiscent of previous Versace collections. In fact the black and white ball skirt seen in the spring show was originally worn by Naomi Campbell in the 92’ Versace show. There wasn’t enough time to reproduce it so it made a second appearance, this time on Natasha Poly and it was fab. The quality is fantastic. Sexy feminine pieces that all made much sense for the season. Alike Coach, there was a western feel on the runway of the Versace spring show. It had the perfect dresses and outfits for a city girl. Donatella gave us feminine slip dresses as well. This will definitely be a go to trend for the upcoming season.

See other designers that are in the celebratory spirit this Spring. Also just a heads up this trend of excess will carryover into Fall so don’t feel like it’s impractical to splurge. Don’t be afraid to piece apart the collection for your everyday wardrobe. It’s a key technique to separate the actual 10% of your wardrobe that you actually wear from impulsive buys. These pieces have to work for your lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chic Cornrows

From the motherland of Africa to current day fashion trends, cornrows are a hair braiding style that continuously make for a statement look. The cultural trend has trickled up and hit the high fashion runways hard. We personally love seeing them in real life on everyday women. Cornrows are a great protective style and an easy maintainable look. Simple clean straight back braids or an intricate design doesn’t matter, put your style on it and rock it.  Check out the trending fashion statement in action below:

Cornrows Refinery 29
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Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West out rocking cornrows
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Zendaya at PFW
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Zendaya at the Burberry Show
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Bottega Veneta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits: WGSN, Vogue, Celebbuzz, Refinery29