Tibi Lady Liberty Sweater

Fashion, Luxury, Obsessions, Style

This gorgeous intarsia sweater is a part of Tibi’s New York City inspired pre-fall 2013 collection:

lady liberty sweater

It was the last look of the show, which I loved in its entirety. Brittany Adams of Style.com said it best when she noted the brands commitment to wearable clothing: “Amy Smilovic has been playing her cards right at Tibi for the past several seasons. Having shifted her focus from party frocks to clean basics, her business is now doing better than ever…You don’t need to be fashion mad—or have a superstar’s budget, either—to appreciate these clothes.”

Smilovic said “it’s important to show people how we would wear something,” which I think they did successfully. The minimalist, street styling worked perfectly with the theme of the show, and though I can’t pick favorites, because the entire collection was so perfect, here are three notably great looks:

Tibi Pre-Fall 2013

Photos: Style.com

I love the middle look, not only because of the letterman jacket (how hip,) but because the lines in the sweater were inspired by a subway map…and seriously, who doesn’t love a clever sweater? But the most fabulous were the shoes. There was a strappy and a bootie…two of my favorites:

TIBI pre fall 2013 shoes

They are both so now, and chic, and simple. Love them!

I couldn’t resist styling the Lady Liberty sweater myself. If I were a rich girl (cue Gwen Stefani song in your head) this is how I would wear it:

Obsessed TIBI Liberty Sweater

TIBI sweater / DOLCE & GABBANA jeans / CHLOÉ coat / MANOLO BLAHNIK heels / YVES SAINT LAURENT bag

I really love white coats, like this one by DKNY. They allow you to really play with your accessories and colors. This look would not have worked with a different colored coat. The bag and shoes would have looked ridiculous against anything other than white, but because the rest of the outfit is relatively simple (emphasis on relatively,) it works.

The shoes remind me of a cab, but not in an obvious way. If TAXI was written on the side of them then it would be cheesy. But because they’re Manolo’s, also very New York (thank you Carrie Bradshaw,) and have clean lines, they add some fun and a pop of color. The purple YSL adds even more color and is complementary to yellow. I’m obsessed from head to pointed toe.

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Hot Pink Jeans Can Be Sophisticated

Fashion, Style

Who says hot pink denim can’t look chic?  The trick is to buy the denim in a simple cut with sleek lines.  It’s also imperative to keep the rest of the outfit simple and classic.  If you go too over the top with the other aspects of the outfit, it could end up looking tacky or cheap.I love this leopard print jacket.  Although it may not qualify as simple, it is very reminicent of Jackie O. (pictured here) in her Oleg Cassini jacket.  The pink, straight-leg jeans, leather details on the shirt and the nude patent bag give a classic look quite a twist.

Playing around with colors, patterns and textures in classic outfits is an easy way to freshen up a look.  I mean, that outfit is basically just a white collared shirt, jeans and black heels, but it looks like a whole lot more!

Check back tomorrow to see a similar, more accessible look!

Shirt ELIZABETH AND JAMES $325

Jeans J BRAND $158

Jacket BY MALENE BIRGER $895

Shoes CHRISTIAN DIOR $695 $450 at Blue Fly

Bag ASPINAL OF LONDON $770

Belt DIANE VON FURSTENBERG $336

Sunglasses DOLCE & GABBANA $490

Earrings LOUIS VUITTON $1,410

Favorite Pieces: Leather trimmed shirt, Leopard jacket, Nude-patent bag, LV earrings

Yellow Blazer Two Ways: How to Pair Bold Brights

Fashion, Style

Pairing bold brights is very hip right now, which I love because bright, bold colors are one of my favorite things to wear!  Wearing a blazer in a bright color is a great way to add a twist to a conventional classic.  People often buy neutral clothes thinking they’ll go with everything, but beware… if everything you buy is neutral you could end up looking boring…and nobody wants that.  These outfits are anything but!

Casual

This is a casual-dressy look that is a definite attention grabber.  If you choose a bold shirt, stick to neutral accessories.  If you wear a bold bag, keep your outfit neutral, like the one above. The key is to pick two bold colors.  If you add in more then you risk looking like a clown…especially in a blazer as bright and yellow as this one.

Going Out

I love this outfit because it’s sexy without trying too hard.  If you wear bold colors, like the ones in the outfit above, you already look confident, which in-turn makes you look sexy.  A long-sleeved, high-necked mini dress is chic and effortless.

Casual

Blazer DOLCE & GABBANA $990

Sunglasses RAY-BAN $199

Bag VICTORIA BECKHAM $2,880

Belt J.CREW $60

Earrings MARCO BICEGO $1,500

Bracelet FALLON $115

Booties MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA $965

Sweater TOMMY HILFIGER $140

Jeans TRUE RELIGION $598

Going Out

Earrings HALLEH $2,300

Ring DOMINIC JONES $405

Bracelet GALA CURIOS $310

Clutch LANVIN $1,345

Dress CACHAREL $1,289

Booties PIERRE HARDY $1,200

Black & White Button Down Two Ways

Fashion, Style
Black and White Button Down

Chloé
$675

Jewelry
$15,000

I saw Lauren Conrad sporting this Equipment shirt…it seems she forgot her pants, but I think the shirt almost makes up for it…
I think adding black to a white shirt makes it more fun, but still sleek and sophisticated.  Lauren showed us how to dress this look down.  It’s a versatile item to add to your closet.  I suggest investing in one that will last you a while because this is a classic item.  Love it!

InStyle Ventures Into the Kardashian Klosets

Fashion, Icons

I just picked up the September issue of InStyle magazine…talk about inspiration!  Beyoncé, one of my all time favorite divas, was on the cover wearing one of my obsessions, a sequined Dolce and Gabbana star studded dress: amazing.

I highly advise you pick up this extra large issue.  Not only for fall fashion inspiration, but also to get an exclusive peak inside all 3 of the Kardashian sisters’ closets.  Here’s a look at each:

Kim‘s Kloset:

Kourtney‘s Kloset:

Khloe‘s Kloset

I had to stop reading this article in public due to my drooling…how AMAZING are these klosets?!

I’m telling you, this issue is definitely worth the $5 it costs…it’s a whomping 637 pages of fierce fall fashion.  Pick one up!!!

Photos: InStyle Magazine