Watch & Learn: Style Your Statement Jacket with Net-A-Porter

Snag designer look-a-likes from retailers including H&M, Topshop and my personal favorite shopping destination—>Zara. For as little as $50 you can rock a trendy yet practical piece that works well for several fashion-appropriate occasions including the office, a hot date, or a night out with the girls.

I’m baaacck,

SJ

Style How To: Remix Your Wardrobe With Michelle Obama Inspired Looks

Our Illustrious First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama is known for her chic style sensability. In addition to being appreciated for her fashion, Mrs.O is also know for her well edited wardrobe repeats. Gone are the days of outfits, as tailored separates that can be worn again and again are a neccessity to personal style. And thanks to the First Lady, this working girl’s task has become a full on trend.

WHC

White House Casual is a nod to Mrs.O’s stroll’s across the lawn in an a-line dress, cardigan, and bright belt; and again de-boarding the private jet after a well deserved vacation, this time with an off colored flat and hobo shoulder bag.

M&G

Meet & Greet is inspired by the First Lady’s casual book readings and charitable activities in sleek, skinny trousers. Once with a striped tee, eye catching bracelt and peep toe flats and again in a bright top, cool cuff and a fun shoe.

CD

Camp David takes a que from the First Family’s trips to and from the White House. Easy and crisp goes the pleated skirt with a simple tank, belt and sunnies. An encore ensemble includes a colored cardigan, preppy belt and trusty ballerina flats.

Along with inspiration comes accessibility, as the First Lady rocks brands like J.Crew Collection, Old Navy and Banana Republic in addition to designers like Jason Wu and Tibi. While the everyday fashionista may not be able to afford all of Mrs.O’s favorite brands, we can certainly have fun remixing her signature style to suit our own.

Yours,

Shekinah

How To: Skinny Cargos

the skinny CARGO

 

A wardrobe staple, the skinny cargo can take on quite a few roles. She can be the rock & roll scenester or the trend conscious sophisticate. Dress her down with a dolman top, heavy metal jewelry and distressed boots. Or dress her up in a top with draped detailing, wedges that WOW and delicate accessories.

Yours,

K. Sama

How To: Nautical

This Ship Hasn't Sailed Quite Yet!


All aboard the nautical trend. Stripes, Anchors, Buttons & Buckles! This time around, the nautical trend also has a few industrial influences. Chunky heels and strappy bags & accessories paired with lady-like pieces like flares or bustiers will make you alot sexier than Olive Oil ever was.

Yours,

K. Sama

How To: Combat Boots

combat boots 24-7-365

I completely embraced the combat boot trend of Fall 2010/Winter 2011. For me this is a look that will never die… so I keep buying BOOTS! I came up with a day and night look for combat boots, both stylish and suitable for warmer weather. Enjoy!

-K. Sama

How to: The Classic Collared Shirt

White Button-up 3 ways


White Button-up 3 ways


White Button-up 3 ways

Remember that white collared shirt you bought for a last minute interview? Our resident “how to” girl Karina Sama gives usĀ 3 different takes on the classic white collared shirt, one for every type of stylista.

Look 1 can go from day to night easily. For a casual look go for the combat boot and to dress it up without being too fussy, throw on a simple black pump. This look is all about the accessories.

Look 2 is very casual but very clean. A boyfriend cut jean, a bit destroyed, adds the perfect edge to this classic look. Perfect for a mid-day shopping trip or lunch with some friends.

Look 3 is a very tribal-inspired look. For a more relaxed feel, leave the shirt outside of the pant; to make it more polished, tuck it in and add an eye-catching waist belt.

Stay Tuned for more How to’s with Sama!

-K.Sama