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He wears shorts too

Everything- He wears shorts too S 14

This spring, the chino short is trending for menswear.  The clean, straight silhouette looks great on all different body types.  Stray away from a front-pleat men, it’s just not a good look.  A classic grey, black or navy short will be the staple piece of the season.  For a more trendy look, try a bright colored short- just go for it.  A printed short is also a great way to incorporate a touch of style and can be simply worn with a tee.

**Style Tip:: The shorts should hit anywhere from right at the top of your knee to 3-4″ shorter.  Remember the shorts get shorter when you sit down. 

Raspberry Chinos: H&M
Printed Chinos: Bonobos

Navy Bermuda Shorts: Zara

Clusters of neck swag

Everything- Clusters of neck swag S 14

Yep, neck-swag go ahead and hashtag it now.  I’m obsessing over the charmingly colorful and sweet clusters of embellishments on necklaces for spring.  The consistent pattern, scooping across the collar bone is simple, sexy and inciting.  Wear the necklace on top of a scoop neck top or expose your shoulders and decorate your neckline with these necklaces.  Let the necklace make its own statement.  The more color, the better.

Will you be rocking the clusters of neck-swag?

Coral Fan of Stones: Stella and Dot
Lucite Giant Flowers: Sabine
Neon Green Stone: Dannijo
Clear and Coral Stone: BaubleBar

Leonard

Runway- Leonard S 14

Whatever your print, whatever your style, Leonard‘s Spring 2014 collection is perfectly decorated.  Sleek, boxy silhouettes merged with girly prints gave the pieces an androgynous feel.  I love the dramatic, plunging necklines and sweeping tail-like pieces, think classy drama.  As much as the line is covered in colors and prints, the look is still very clean and sophisticated.  Find Leonard-inspired pieces to play up your spring style.

Which Leonard look is your favorite?

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Walking shoes

Everything- Walking shoes S 14

Yesterday, I headed down to see the cherry blossoms that line the DC Tidal Basin.  They were so pretty and surreal.  As I’m walking for what seemed like miles, my boyfriend looks over to ask if I’m wearing my “walking shoes“.  No words were needed, just a quizzical look that expressed my thoughts on him thinking I wear tennis shoes anywhere but the gym.  With that being said, let’s go over what fashionable walking shoes actually look like.  A loafer or ballet flat is perfect for anywhere, anytime.  These metallic silhouettes are fun and girly.  The black and white crosshatch print is trending this season.  These slip-on oxfords are a great, effortless play on the printed trend.  Lastly, a neon oxford is the perfect statement shoe.  What better way to say you’re out on a walk than in cute shoes.  Happy weekend everyone.

What are your favorite styles of “walking shoes”?

Crosshatch Oxford: Loeffler Randall
Neon Oxford: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Spaghetti Loafers: Chiara Ferragni

The basics

Inspiration- The basics S 14

Today’s I was inspired by the idea of a simplistic look that will work for anything.  A plain black blouse is a good go-to shirt for everyone.  Layer it under a sweater, wear it alone with jeans or tuck it into the trending midi skirt.  Cuffed jeans are also trending this season.  I chose to keep my look basic and the shirt front-tucked for a effortless styled touch.  When you’re looking for an easy, every day look, pair simple accessories with the outfit for a little pop for color and style.

What’s your go-to staple piece that will work for any occasion?

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Knot by Tiffa

Everything- Knot by Tiffa S 14

Last weekend, I was excited to attend the opening of the District Flea.  There was a rich assortment of vintage clothing, custom artwork and ‘randoms’ for your home.  I was more than amused and excited to search around each vendor’s “shop”.  With my slight bow tie obsession always on my mind, I was so excited to come across the Knot by Tiffa collection.  A space, overflowing with bow tie goodness.  Swoon!  So sharing the line with you was a no-brainer.

“Our bow ties are inspired by a song, and feature pattern and color to compliment and resonate with the musical piece’s message and emotion.”

Here are a few of my favorites.  Knot by Tiffa is looking to open a storefront here in DC.  What’s better than a store full of them?  Right.  More bow tie goodness to come…

**Style Tip:: If you’re looking to incorporate a bow tie into your wardrobe for the first time, consider a texture, color and print that will compliment clothing you already own.  The bow tie will make a statement on it’s own, so no need to try too hard- think effortless style.

Floral Bow Tie :: :: Seersucker Bow Tie :: Blue-Green Bow Tie
Polka Dot Bow Tie :: Lace Bow Tie