There are color trends every season and those coming in hot for spring perfectly reflect the changing weather and lightened up mood. Start incorporating these springtime colors now within your winter looks to create a happy and fun transition as we move into warmer days.Read More
Every year Pantone puts together a forecast of the colors that will be most important in fashion and design for the upcoming twelve months. The color of the year for 2019 is Living Coral, a vibrant lush pink.Read More
We may be a ways out from Spring 2019 but that doesn’t mean I’m not getting a head start on fashion inspiration. The Ready-To-Wear Spring 2019 shows wrapped up earlier this month and they were chock full of feminine and romantic details, which are the cornerstone elements of my design aesthetic for Magill.Read More
I'm a print-lover, through and through. In the hot summer months my wardrobe and my apparel designs are dominated by colorful florals. Now that we are starting to transition into fall my print proclivity is shifting to more geometric and organic shapes.Read More
Now that we have finally shifted into springtime I've found myself gravitating towards muted colors, looser shapes and subtle textures. Wide leg pants, white + cream and soft browns all are feeling super fresh and inviting.Read More
As much as I love fashion & style sometimes I find myself in a total inspiration rut. That old adage “a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” – for me it’s more like a “closet full of clothes and no idea for how to wear them”.Read More
It's official, it's spring. Though you would definitely not know it given the fact that we are getting a nor'easter today in NYC! The temperature outside is certainly not warm enough for springtime clothing but that doesn't stop me from getting the itch to change things up a bit. One way to get a new look without sacrificing warmth is to shake up your layering combinations. In this way you can create fresh color combinations and interesting texture mixes while finding some new looks already hanging in your closet. Layering also enables you to bring out some of those warm weather pieces early in a still seasonally appropriate way. I've put together some inspiration and combination tips to get you started. I challenge you to take another look at your closet with fresh eyes, at least until we actually get into Spring!
1. Sweater + Blouse
Top ripped denim and a white shirt with a light-colored yet warm sweater.
SHOP THE LOOK
2. Tee Shirt + Tank Top
Get double-duty from your warm weather tanks by pairing a simple white tee shirt underneath.
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3. Turtleneck + Dress
Break out the summery floral dress and still stay warm by combining it with a black turtleneck.
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4. Blazer + Jean Jacket
Get a perfect mix of business and casual by pairing a jean jacket with a tailored blazer.
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5. Dress + Jeans
Keep legs warm on cool days by tossing jeans under a light dress.
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The holidays are here and that means our calendars are packed with work events, family gatherings and celebrating out on the town. Dressing nicely for all those occasions is tough, I feel the pain. I always want wear something that is "fancy" enough but still comfortable. Also with the cooler temps, baring my shoulders suddenly seems overly revealing, not to mention shiver-inducing. Today I've assembled a selection of statement tops that will work for all your events and take you into the New Year. Bonus - they are all under $100!
This bow-sleeved top and this ruffle top from SHEIN are super steals for under $15 (how can that be?!). This voluminous top from Madewell and this layered version from J.Crew are similar to a favorite in my closet (as seen in photo above) and incredibly versatile. This knotted wrap top from Topshop is sure to be flattering on all body types, even with festive indulgences! Lastly, this knot-front version from J.Crew and this dotted blouse from Forever21 add some print while still being understated enough to wear often. What do you guys like to wear to dressier events in the cooler months? Need all the inspiration I can get!
Basket bags are having a moment this summer. One scroll through Instagram and I see a ton of woven varieties worn to the beach, pool or out to dinner. The style is popular for good reason - the shape is ideal for toting around beach or picnic essentials and the texture compliments summery fabrics and colors.Read More
We are getting into full-blown winter season here in New York and that means cold weather and grey days. I've already found myself slipping into complacency with my outfits, opting for black, navy and grey instead of colors and prints. But, I wanted to get myself inspired and excited to push my dressing comfort zone a bit further out this season.Read More
A few Sundays ago Jeff and I headed to the Met to check out the “Masterworks – Unpacking Fashion” exhibit and enjoyed a very colorful Central Park on our way into the Museum.Read More
We're reached the mid-summer mark for 2016, at least in my opinion. Which means we are at the height of heat and sunshine. It is officially that time of year on the East Coast when sleeves become oppressive, sandals become necessary and water truly is the elixir of life.Read More
Dressing for work in the summertime is tough. You need something that will be breezy in the sticky, hot air outside but will also keep you warm in the frigid temperatures inside the office. Every workday morning in NYC I hike to the subway (usually at a fairly fast clip, since I am a 'New Yorker' now) and arrive on the platform where I am met with stale, thick air. All that heat I generated speed-walking increases exponentially in the subway.Read More
When I left my fashion design job three years ago to attend business school, I didn't put too much thought into how my creativity would be impacted. I was used to being surrounded by fabrics, colors, textures and silhouettes all day. Whether researching trends online or attending model fittings or developing color boards, I was able to channel my creativity into my work.Read More