This fall promises fun trends that can be easily incorporated into your routine with minimal effort and a few smart purchases. Check out Shift Your Style's top five autumnal trends in "Back to Style", published in Northshore Magazine's September/October 2012 issue!
Yes, you heard right, backless! Would you wear a dress or top that showed off your bare back? This is one of the hottest trends that is gracing the pages of fashion magazines, websites and blogs. We love the look, when it’s executed well. We dare you to try it out, but we want you do it with confidence, so here are a few ideas… one is sure to fit your comfort level!
Going backless is certainly sexy, so if you’re more ...
Check it out! The first installment of our new Style Tips series in Northshore Magazine, featured in the August 2012 issue. You can read "Fall Gracefully" online here!
Looking for something simple, but with a twist? How about this fabulous leather shirt by Tibi at www.shopbop.com.
Don’t want to break the bank? Check out this version from ASOS.
Or this bargain from Urban Outfitters...
Salt stains from icy winters can damage your leather boots, but there are simple things you can do to protect and clean your footwear and keep them for years.
I keep a bottle of this solution right in the cabinet next to my boots along with a small square of clean cloth. When white salt stains appear, simply wet the cloth and dampen the area. Let the boots air dry and stains should be gone; if any remain, repeat the process. This ...
Cozy clothes for après-ski are a must. These pieces make a unique palette and the soft colors are so on trend. Check out this great scarf/wrap by aykelila on Etsy.
Bring a warm wrap to quickly throw on over your ski clothes. This wrap from Nordstrom is made of polar fleece!
Bring a cute hat to hide the crazy hair that happens from a long day on the slopes. Of course cute boots for the hike to the lodge.
Deciding what is appropriate to wear is half the battle. Holiday events defined in fashion:
The Holiday Open House
Usually a casual day-time affair with open hours for popping in for a visit. Keep it cool and casual and stay away from items that are overtly evening wear. You want to dress for a fun party without looking like you are overdressed or in evening attire. A sweater dress and boots is a great option, especially this beautiful piece from DVF.
The Office Party
This is my favorite. What is more darling than these two?
So many great hats all in one place. And so many women enjoying the opportunity to break out a favorite hat!
Three lovely ladies with three different takes on the hat... and another with 40’s inspired pill box.
I didn’t get a great photo, but this woman looked fabulous, proof you can look amazing and outshine everyone at any age.
There is something nice about the unexpected... Of course I needed to wear a hat to the horse show, and lucky for me, my friend has just gifted me this fabulous topper. But what to pair it with? A sundress is a perfectly acceptable and beautiful option, but sometimes I am just in a mood to not go with the crowd. I knew my cream Theory suit would be oh-so useful of a splurge when I purchased it last winter! (Love ...
So much curiosity about the tent!
It was nice to have the shows all in one place, with a real, shiny white runway...
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived at the Mandarin. I knew I was in the right place when the cheerful valet took one look at my outfit and announced I must be here for the fashion show. The guests to the hotel this week were obviously and noticeably more fashion bold than the usual crowd -- ...