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GET THE LOOK: STREET STYLE FASHION WEEK 2014

We have a little bit of an obsession with scouring street style sites, and during Fashion Month we absolutely overdosed on the good stuff.  Seeing so many images in a short time frame is (of course) inspiring, but also a little confusing: there’s a crazy amount of outfit ideas bouncing around in our heads and it’s hard to decide which inspirations to pull from sometimes!  To help sort out our favorite street style snaps, we’ve dedicated ourselves to pinpointing our favorite pics and nailing the look.  Luckily, with stylehaus’ merch at our disposal, it’s pretty easy!  Exhibit A: Joanna Hillman in a black, blue, and fringed look.

 

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Hillman was the epitome of effortless chic at Paris Fashion Week in a simple mix of black and blue.  Here, it’s the little details that make all the difference: the oversized fit of the blazer, the minimal gold chokers, the fringed purse.  Love!

 

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A look like this is easy to emulate with a few key pieces, like a great pair of black pants and a boyfriend blazer.   We immediately thought of our fave stretch skinny jeans and threw them on with a high-necked black blouse.  On top, we layered our “Ex-Boyfriend” blazer in blue- 50% off!

The finishing touches were our newest gold necklace- we LOVE the minimal shapes- and our trusty fringed bucket bag.  If you want to get this look too, all pieces are available at stylehaus.

 

It Factor Friday: Pink

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We’re not sure if we can refer to a pastel tone as a “dark horse”…but pastel pink was definitely the dark horse trend of Fall 2013.  The It color of the season was seen on tons of the Fall 2013 runways, if not a little sparingly: most designers dipped their toes into pastel waters for the traditionally-dark season, but that little taste was enough to make fashion influencers dive head-first into the trend!

 

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Carven’s impeccable pinks

 

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Dusty tones from Mulberry (left) and Marc Jacobs (center, right)

 

Prada, left, and Lanvin, right

Prada, left, and Lanvin, right

Pops of pink took the Carven, Paul Smith, and Mulberry AW13 collections to new heights, and regular high fashion heavy-hitters like Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Celine featured the girlish hue too.  Popular tones ranged from the bubblegum variety to a dusty rose shade, from ballerina blush to pastel pink.  While the color barely made a dent in the runway shows of Fall, it has dominated the street style world ever since!

 

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If you want to add the It Factor to your look, your best bet is incorporating pink into your winter wardrobe.   You can do this pretty much however you want- a big pink coat is sure to make you an overnight style sensation, and pink fuzzy sweaters are a darling way to throw it back to the mod 60s.  A pink midi skirt is a sweet-as-pie take on the trend!

 

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Available at stylehaus!

stylehaus makes getting the look a no-brainer:  swing by and try on our pale pink suit!  Wear the double breasted blazer and slim trousers together or separately.  However you wear them, you’re sure to be on-trend.

 

Balance out girly pink with sporty sneaks!

Balance out girly pink with sporty sneaks!

The one rule for wearing pink?  Make sure your look isn’t overly sweet.  Balance out the saccharine color with something a little off, like frayed cutoff shorts or sporty Nikes.

Are you going to indulge in this It color?  Instagram your pink outfits and show us @stylehausla!

 

Throwback Thursday: Angela Chase

The name Angela Chase may or may not ring a bell to you- probably because she’s a fictional character.  Angela Chase, as played by Claire Danes on My So-Called Life, was the It Girl of the 90s.  The lead character of the cancelled-too-soon TV series has become the martyred saint of 90s grunge fashion: she wore plaid, Laura Ashley florals, weird layering, and lots of tights and boots like no other.  We’ve turned to watching MSCL reruns on Hulu lately and find ourselves still coveting her fictional wardrobe 20 years later.

 

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Pre-makeover Angela and Rayanne

At the start of the series, Angela is all pastels and crochet vests and sweet florals.  Then along comes a new BFF, bad girl Rayanne, who deems Angela makeover-worthy.  Episode 1 sees Angela go from unassuming blond to rebellious red head, and that’s just the start of her style transformation.

 

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If Angela’s style was a little bit prairie-girl pre makeover, it’s definitely prairie-girl-gone-bad after.  She gives her usual florals a grungey makeover with an ever-present flannel shirt and throws things together with a devil-may-care attitude (or at least she makes it looks that way).

 

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Flannel over overalls?  Hard to believe this is 20 years ago.  We see this look on street style blogs daily nowadays!

 

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Layering 101: Make your summer floral dress appropriate for colder weather by wearing it over a long-sleeved tee in a dark neutral color.  Duh.

 

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More florals and plaids.  Loving Wilson’s denim-on-floral-on-bolo-tie look too!

 

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Who says plaid is just for shirts?  Grab a plaid skirt instead and layer away!  We’re kind of obsessed with Angela’s mixed-media sweatshirt right here and want to hunt down a modern-day version for ourselves.    This is also probably the last and only time Jared Leto wore pants that loose.  Oh, Jordan Catalano and his choker necklaces.  Mmmm.

 

Pretty much all of Angela’s outfits would be appropriate for modern-day wear!  Get the look by layering a plaid or flannel shirt over EVERYTHING.   For inspiration, re-watch the entire series here.

 

The Look For Less: J.Mendel vs. H&M

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While browsing the latest Pre Fall collections today on Style.com, we saw an outfit at J.Mendel that looked oddly familiar.  Where have we seen his luxe black/white leather crackle print before? Oh, that’s right- H&M!

 

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We LOVE J.Mendel’s version, but if we’re honest with ourselves, we will never spend the $5000+ that this look would cost us.  $100 for a matching set at H&M, though?  Totally doable.

Click here to get the look for less!

Get The Look: American Hustle

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The 70s are back in a big way, as evidenced by the numerous runway shows that referenced the1970s for SS14 and Pre Fall.  Piggybacking off of the fashionable return to the disco decade is the new 70s-era movie American Hustle, staring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence.

 

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The movie’s costumes are true to the times, and offer a glimpse at the glamorous getups of 40+ years ago: the plunging necklines that made bras all but obsolete, the bell-bottomed pants, the gold lame, the way that everything was somehow simultaneously shiny and tight.  While that’s all well and good for the 70s, the fashion world is putting a fresh spin on 70s dressing for 2014!  Today’s version of disco dressing?  “Yes” to plunging necklines, “No” to super-tight outfits.  “Yes” to a little bit of glitter, “No” to pairing glitter with over-the-top hairsprayed curls.  We’ll take the bell-bottomed pants, but there’s no way we’re pairing them with a skimpy halter top.  2014 is all about balance!

If you want to get the American Hustle look, minus the tackiness, here’s how:

1.  Flared Jeans

 

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We’re super into flared jeans right now, although we’d make them more rock and roll than American Hustle.  Try pairing your flares (we love Free People’s pull-on pair) with a worn-in rock tee for a Janis Joplin feel, or with a button down blouse and a blazer for a more professional look!

2.  Jumpsuits

 

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The 1970s are also known as “The Jumpsuit Decade.”  Just kidding, but really- there were a lot of jumpsuits back then.  What a coincidence- there are tons of jumpsuits available right now!  Try out this one from stylehaus: its wide legs and psychedelic print are all 70s, but the covered-up top and low back feel very modern.  Pair it with present-day accessories- booties and a statement necklace- to up the now factor.

3.  Disco Curls

 

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Jenny Packham SS14

 

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We LOOOVE big 70s curls- just not paired with big 70s clothes.  Curl your hair up, brush out the curls, and spray to perfection; then pair them with a super-sleek and modern outfit.  Cutoff shorts with a tee and members-only style jacket would be a fun casual pairing.  For a cocktail event, pair your wild hair with a midi length body-con dress.  Love!

4.  Accessories

 

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Available at stylehaus!

Available at stylehaus!

 

Available at stylehaus!

Available at stylehaus!

 

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70s-inspired accessories are the best way to rock the retro style without going overboard.  Adopt the 1970s felt floppy hat as much as you want, just don’t wear it with your plunging-necklined jumpsuit.  Sport these sparkly statement earrings with skinny jeans and a button down, or wear this fringed purse over a cutout LBD.  The best 70s accessory to steal?  Aviator sunnies!  Wear them with everything you own- anything goes with aviators!

 

Are you going to give the American Hustle look a go?

 

Throwback Thursday: Marisa Berenson

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Today we’re gonna throw it back about 50 years, to the turn of the decade of the 1970s.  Marisa Berenson, a model who rose to fame in the early 60s, had just been hailed as “the girl of the 70s” by Yves Saint Laurent himself.  With fashion literally in her blood (her grandmother was Coco Chanel rival Elsa Schiaparelli- the one responsible for “shocking pink”), Marisa’s olive skin, dark hair, and attention-grabbing personal style propelled her to the top of the fashion industry.

 

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After making it as a model in the 60s, Marisa turned her attention towards the silver screen in the 70s.  A few starring roles helped cement her status as a celebrity and fashion icon.  Andy Warhol even immortalized her in one of his famous silkscreen pop-art paintings!

 

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We love Marisa because she seamlessly mixed her favorite trends of the 1960s with the emerging styles of the 70s.  Bright colors, crazy prints, giant earrings, head pieces, and plunging necklines were her calling cards, and she wore a jumpsuit like nobody else.

 

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Marisa Berenson left, Marc Jacobs SS14 right

Recently the runways have paid tribute to Marisa Berenson, most notably at Marc Jacobs’ SS14 presentation.  The wild makeup, big disco hair, and oversize flowers that the models sported were 100% Marisa!

Since the 70s are back in such a big way, of course stylehaus is in on the action!  You can grab Marisa’s iconic look here with a few of our 70s-inspired pieces.

 

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We know she’d love this vintage-inspired floral and crochet dress- she’d probably wear it with an updo and some statement earrings.

Always a fan of jumpsuits, these printed onesies would be right up her alley!  For a more subtle nod to Marisa, grab this earthy, long-sleeved jumpsuit and accessorize with a studded belt.  If you’re ready to go all-out Marisa, this black and white jumpsuit might be for you!  It’s swirl print is totally 60s, but the long pearl tassel necklace ties in some 70s trends.

 

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You can always add the MB look to your outfits in small doses though: this statement necklace, these colorful bangles, and this leather fringed bag will give you just enough 70s sex appeal! All pieces available at stylehaus.

Who would you like to see us throw it back to next Thursday?  Let us know in the comments!