Stripes. The nautical look is one you may already have hiding in your closet. The new look for this year is stripes with color. These can be fun bright stripes like the orange, fuchsia and black dress that was shown on the Prada runway or something subtle, like heather grey with white stripes. This is an easy look that can be paired with jeans or a wide leg white dress trouser. Find this look at Banana Republic for as little as $33.
3699 McKinney Ave.
Phone: (214) 559-0182
Feathers. There are many different ways that you can wear this look. If you really want to go all out, you might buy one a beautiful feather gown, dress or skirt by Alexander McQueen or Zac Posen. Going for less drama? You might like to try feather extensions in your hair, or feather earrings that give you the option when to wear them. These look hip with capri jeans, a white tank top and chunky wood sandals. You can get your feather extensions ($40) at Hair Colour for the World, and those eye-catching feather earrings can be yours at Urban Outfitters.
Hair Colour For the World
14817 Inwood Rd
Addison, TX 75001
Hours: Tue, Fri-Sat 7 am – 4 pm /Wed-Thu 10 am – 7 pm
5331 East Mockingbird Lane, S.190
Hours: Sunday 11AM – 7PM / Monday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM / Friday – Saturday 10AM – 10PM
Maxi Dress. This is a great staple piece that everyone should add to their wardrobe. Remember Andrea showing off her Maxi dress earlier this summer? Your Maxi Dress can be worn with a denim jacket and favorite flip-flops for running errands or grabbing lunch with the girls. For a dressier look, try throwing a pashmina around your shoulders with high wedges and an arm full of bangle bracelets. This look by Free People is $118.
8687 North Central Expy #2212
Dallas, TX 75225-4548
Hour: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm / Sun 12pm-6pm
Lace. Now when we think of lace, some of us think of Kate Middleton’s out of this world stunner of a wedding dress. Fit for a queen, Kate’s dress had two different styles of lace, beautiful French Chantilly and English Cluny. Fortunately for us commoners, there are many different varieties of lace that look fashionable at every price point. The lace dress is one that is especially hot right now, but never really goes out of style. Though a little girly, it can still be dead sexy, too. Lace looks lovely with strappy heels and your favorite clutch, but keep the accessories simple. Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” wedding garb isn’t quite the look you’re going for. You can find a very nice selection at Nordstrom.
4245 Simonton Rd
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 12pm-6pm
Wrap Bracelets. Sexy siren Cleopatra knew the power of well-placed jewelry, and who are we to argue with her? Wrists are made to be adorned, and the wrap bracelet is an accessory that can be dressed up, down, or be the main attraction. Chan Luu has a fabulous new line of wrap bracelets featuring gold-vermeil nuggets, red coral beads, turquoise, and silver combined with hand-knotted leather. This bohemian jewelry can be wrapped up to five times or even worn as a necklace or belt. Get your hippie chick vibe going! A wide selection is available at Intermix.
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
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