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Accessorizing your tie

His tie bar

I’ve recently started noticing playful tie bars on men throughout town.  Yes, there’s the standard silver or gold straight tie bar, but the more playful the better.  I chose a few tie and tie bar combinations that will give your simple style a refreshing touch.  Go for a light-colored, printed tie for summer.  To spruce up the look, wear a dark-colored tie bar into the mix.  When using a plain or textured tie, wear it with a printed tie bar.  It’s all about mixing the balance of color and prints in your accessories.

Which tie and tie bar combination is your style?

Eggplant Tie Bar: The Tie Bar
Light Camo Print Tie: Hugh & Crye
Plaid Tie Bar: The Tie Bar
Yellow Tie: Charvet

The wedding walk

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As we’re just 3 days away from my brother’s “big day“, I’m looking down for inspiration.  As the bridal party walks the aisle, preparing the grand entrance for the bride, I’m thinking about our feet.  Let’s start with the bride, of course.  I love things that sparkle.  It’s her big day and there’s nothing that makes her feel more like Cinderella than a glittering heel.  Next up are the bridesmaids.  Depending on the dresses, I suggest going neutral.  Leave the pop of color and glittering feeties for the bride.  Last up are the men.  Let’s get sleek, simple and classy boys.  From the groom to his groomsmen, their feet should be uniform and effortlessly blend with their suits.  Now back to the countdown!

What’s your go-to shoe for a wedding?

Bride: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids: Steve Madden
Groom/Groomsmen: Cole Haan

Marga Weimans

Runway- Marga Weimans S 15

Sometimes you have to look beyond the practical and wearable side of fashion.  Marga Weiman‘s Spring 2015 collection is pushing the limits in a big way.  I love using textures and this collection feels like an over-sized display of textures and volume.  Reading beyond the obscure outfits, I envision boxy silhouettes, cut-outs and asymmetrical lines for next spring.  The cut-outs are so vivid and in a micro version would make for an awesome dress detail.  Why not get playful and let Marga Weiman push your creativity next spring.

Which fashion-forward look is your favorite?

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Groomsman

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Today, I’m hopping a flight to Oregon for my brother’s wedding-week.  I’m one of the groomsmen, so lucky me get’s to be a part of the bachelor party.  Let the festivities begin.  I’ll be blogging from Oregon all week, with wedding themes on-my-mind.  As I’m headed to the woods for a weekend with the boys, I’m thinking of pieces that are boyishly cute.  What better than a jumpsuit for a “chill”, rustic-bachelor-party kind of style.  To spice up the casual jumpsuit, I did a major play on metals.  From head-to-toe, I’m mixing metals and textures.  To polish off the rustically beautiful look, these army green-to-clear sunnies did the trick.  Channel your inner boyish style this weekend.  Tune into my instagram for some can’t-miss bachelor party pictures (@thewrittenrunway).

Would you rock the jumpsuit?

Jumpsuit: Theory
Sunglasses: Salt Optics
Fringe Necklace: BaubleBar
Cuff: Dannijo
Heeled Oxfords: Reed Krakoff

Escape

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I’m escaping town!  Tomorrow, I’m hopping a flight and leaving DC for the first time since I arrived 8 months ago.  As much as I’m wishing it was to a tropical getaway on some exotic island maybe next time kids, I’m excited to get to Oregon for my biggest brother’s wedding YAY .  When I travel I have 3 things in mind: wrinkle-free fabrics, loose and a “pop” of style.  I love these shorts, they’re perfect for any 5-hour flight.  A loose top or dress is always your best friend when flying, because why wouldn’t you want to get comfortable.  For my pop, I choose my favorite neon sandals.  They give my look its own personal touch, while still meeting all my flying-appropriate clothes guidelines.  Since this look was for today, tune into my Instagram tomorrow for my stylish flight across the US.

What do you wear when you fly?

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Y-3

Runway- Y-3 M S 15

Yohji Yamamoto always brings the coolest of looks to his Y-3 collection.  For Spring 2015, Yamamoto was inspired by surf culture.  Although a heavy surf vibe wasn’t present through the modern sporty looks, the collection as a whole portrayed a casual and cool feel.  I loved the relaxed fit pants, cropping just above the ankles, it’s cool and trendy.  Inserts of floral prints and ombré pops of color gave the black and white collection depth.  The details in the jackets had a utilitarian feel.  I love the mix of blazers with relaxed pants and tennis shoes.  Take cue from Y-3′s sporty-cool style for next spring.

Would you rock the Y-3 style?