Posts Tagged ‘shoes’
One Cocktail Dress: Four Ways
by Marissa Rubinetti
With the warm weather here, it is time to show off your legs in a new dress for your upcoming summer events. Before purchasing a new style for your next special occasion, it is important to envision yourself wearing it multiple times—to get your money’s worth. Here is a classic flutter sleeve style that you can perfectly pair accessories with to dress it up or down.
Add a bold accessory piece to highlight your beautiful neckline and vamp up your appearance for a more formal affair.
Pick up a glittery handbag to put all of your essentials in during ladies’ night out for an extra touch of glamour.
Slip on a pair of colorful sandals and a jean jacket at a barbeque bash—sporting a simple summer look.
Fun & Flirty Flower Clips
Add a pop of color with a colorful clasp in your hair on the beach during your summer soiree.
How to Dress Down Your Prom Dress
by Cassandra Morris
You’re totally in love with your prom dress. The color is oh-so flattering, the skirt makes dancing ten times more fun and putting it on makes you feel like Taylor Swift every time she’s ever won an award. If only you could wear it every day… or at least more than once!
If you’ve got a slew of summer parties coming up or are planning a big night out in the city, you can totally wear your prom dress again. All you have to do is dress it down a bit!
Add a Jacket
Tossing a jacket over your dress can instantly turn your prom gown into a more casual number. Pair a cropped denim or mini zip jacket with a long dress, or match a cute long blazer with a shorter dress.
Switch Your Shoes
Kick off your sky-high prom stilettos and slip on a pair of flat fashion shoes instead. If your dress is long and flowy, go for a pair of open-toed sandals. If your hem is above the knee, a pair of wooden wedges or ballet flats will do. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, lace up a pair of combat-esque boots to go with your prom dress for a punk rock princess vibe.
It’s All About the Hair
Instead of spending hours on an intricate up ‘do accented with a crystal comb, wear your hair in a more casual style. Go for messy, beachy summer waves, a flirty loose ponytail or an imperfect side braid to turn your entire ensemble into one less formal.
Change Your Jewelry
Accessories can dictate just how formal your outfit is. Trade delicate, precious-gem necklaces and bracelets for larger costume jewelry like this David’s Bridal black flower necklace and watch how your dress is instantly more wearable for every day events.
Play With Your Hem
If you wore a fitted, floor-length gown to prom, consider taking it to the tailor and turning it into a high-low hem instead. Or, have your dress shortened so it’s above-the-knee. That way you still get to wear the sweet neckline and fun sequins on the bodice that made you fall in love your dress in the first place.
Picture-Perfect Spring Prints
by Nicole Brewer
When you’re dress shopping this season, you’re bound to see strong prints like psychedelic explosions, tribal motifs and wild animal prints, but it’s the simple graphics and flower power that are sure to stand out. With bright candy colors, cool pastels and warm earth tones, you’re sure to find a print palette that speaks to your personality and penchant for playful fashion that’s downright fun to wear.
The blue version of my new favorite floral breathes new life into the petal print. This strapless silhouette transitions seamlessly from the office (with a cute cardigan sweater) to the cocktail party.
What better way to liven up neutrals than with a print accessory? These fashion shoes are sure to put a smile on your face and brighten those not-so-sunny days.
Not ready to wear florals or buy into prints you may not like next season? No worries. Simply tote a pretty print bag or this charming clutch. Wear it easily with all white, or dare to pair it with another rich, solid hue.
Accessorize Your Look from A to Z
by Nicole Brewer
Great accessories are like fashion tools. You can use them to dress up the most basic outfits or completely transform your look from one occasion to the next.
This season, the hottest accessories are all about re-inventing the classics with jaw-dropping designs, interesting new shapes and irresistible colors and prints.
Use these fierce fashion tools to turn up the heat on your spring wardrobe with standout accessories in bright, bold colors.
Compliment jewel tones with statement gold jewelry like eye-catching earrings, layered necklaces and cuff bracelets or pop off neutrals like nude, white or all black with rich, golden cuffs, or vintage inspired brooches.
This season’s arm candy? Mix & match bangles in all different shapes, colors and textures. Color block any outfit with layers of bangles and stock up on the latest accessory staple.
Streamline your silhouette with spring’s sexy and sleek mini clutch. Go totally vibrant with neon bright colors or try safari style with edgy reptilian prints. Ladylike box bags get just as much attention in rich neutral colors for a look that’s Madmen chic.
Platform wedges, updated espadrilles, and ladylike sling backs are this spring’s must-have fashion shoes. So have fun in bright citrus colors or wild graphic prints and brighten up any monochromatic look. Or, save your prints for your pumps with sweet florals or petite polka dots.
The secret to accessorizing is in knowing what works best with your style, body type and personality. So, consider that less is more and choose quality over quantity for the perfect little extras that add new dimension to your everyday style.
I can’t get enough bangles and I live in my platform wedges! Here, I love stacking up neutrals and layering interesting shapes.
Nicole’s Spring Fashion Fling with David’s Bridal
by Nicole Brewer
What better way to welcome warm weather than by showing a little leg! This spring, enjoy your fashion freedom by having fun with shorter skirts and flirty hemlines and even short suits.
Short Skirts & Dresses
Pleated or pencil, short skirts are synonymous with spring. This season, pleated full skirts are just as popular as the fitted slim-cut options, and can often be built-in to your favorite dress!
Playful prints and futuristic graphics make wearing short dresses like this easy.
Fashion freedom means you’re free to choose just how short you want to go. If above the knee is not your thing, go for a plethora of below the knee lengths for your own version of lady-like chic.
I tried on this beauty at David’s Bridal Manhattan store and completely fell in love! Though I normally steer clear of pastels, I’m ready to break my own rules this spring. My biggest dilemma—which sweet hue to choose!
The runway trend this season is the return of the short suit. Worn together, this outfit looks perfectly coordinated. You can also separate the suit components and pair with different accessories like these peep-toe floral pumps that scream “spring.”
Happy spring shopping!