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Color Blocking

Color Blocking

Bright summer hues make the perfect statement pieces, but why not take your colorful look a step further? This season we dare you to play with bright hues and try color blocking!

FABIANA FILIPPI WOOLEN SCUBA OVERCOAT, HARTFORD HYSOPE BLOUSE, VINCE STOVEPIPE TROUSER, SUZI ROHER HEIDI CHARCOL SCARF & DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY BOND WOVEN LEATHER TOTE BAG.

FABIANA FILIPPI WOOLEN SCUBA OVERCOAT, HARTFORD HYSOPE BLOUSE, VINCE STOVEPIPE TROUSER, SUZI ROHER HEIDI CHARCOL SCARF & DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY BOND WOVEN LEATHER TOTE BAG.

Color blocking can be a daunting task, but fear not! These simple steps make creating colorful looks as easy as pie:

1. Choose a dominant piece. The yellow scuba coat in this look is obviously the crowd-pleaser. None of the other colors outshine it.

2. Pick colors that contrast. If you look at a color wheel, colors that contrast are at opposite points of the wheel. For instance, the cool blue of this Harlow top perfectly contrasts against the warmth of the yellow coat.

3. Don’t mix in too many hues. By sticking to only two or three colors, each one can speak for itself without being lost.

4. Tie it all together. Pick a few pieces whose colors are exactly the same. For instance, the black of the handbag and trousers in this look create a sense of continuity in the outfit.

And there you have it! A quick and easy guide to creating a color block outfit that is both fun and sophisticated. Have fun mixing!

XO

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Now/Later

Now/Later

The joy of Fall and Pre-Fall collections arriving in-store now, is that you can wear many of the pieces during midsummer and on through September and October. 

Don't limit cashmere and silk to winter, a poncho or oversized cardigan can be a summer staple that you throw over your breeziest sundress or cami. Those pieces will then take you the extra mile when layered over long sleeves in the fall. 

We've styled one of our favorite Vincecashmere ponchos for a summer date night and also an easy daytime look for fall. 

From L to R: Rag & Bone Moto crossbody, Sara Weinstock 18k gold, oxidized silver and diamond bangles, Shay 18k rose gold and diamond choker, Theory lace trim cami, Derek Lam 10 Crosby crop flare trousers, Vince cashmere cardigan, Rag & Bone lace up jeans, Vince silk water color print popover, Rag & Bone wide brim fedora, Rene Escobar 18k gold and diamond pendant & Vince leather crossbody.

XO
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Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

It's the final days before Christmas - three sleeps till X-Mas Eve - and whether or not you've completed your shopping or are still scrambling for a few last minute bits and bobs, it's a hectic time for everyone.  We want to ease your stress a bit, so we've broken down the three essential outfits for the main event.

We like to go big for Christmas Eve, with a bold dress and gold accessories and of course don't forget your highest heels and a red lip. 

Stay comfy while you watch the kids open presents, snack on breakfast and sip mimosas. We're thinking some super soft sweats, a tissue tee and a soft wool cardigan. 

Keep the comfort level high but stay chic for Christmas dinner with your family.  Neutral colors and splashes of fringe will keep things festive. 

From L to R: Equipment dress, Rene Escobar bangles, Max Mara purse, Theory shearling jacket, Hartford sweater, James Perse tee, Current/Elliott sweats, Vince silk top and suede leggings, Samira 13 earrings and bangles and Ashlyn'd lucite clutch.

We wish you a fun and festive holiday weekend filled with love, laughter, family and friends. 

XO
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Shear Genius

Shear Genius

With Christmas just days away, we've got sleigh bells and snow flakes on the brain.  Unfortunately, here in Portland, the reality is more like duck boots and rain drops.  Rather than get too bummed about the drizzle, we've focused our attention on a major trend for winter that our buyers spotted it all over NYC. Shearling.  It's the basically the warmest fabrication out there, and totally timeless; you'll stay cozy and chic winter after winter. 

Although rain isn't ideal for fur and shearling, you'll get more wear out of your piece if you treat it like you would any other winter coat. Just don't forget your umbrella.  And don't worry, we've included a vegan option for those of you who don't do fur. 

L to R: Vincent Pradier beanie, Rene Escobar necklace, Sara Weinstock bangles, Christiansen fringe leather hobo, Rag & Bone "Callista" crewneck sweater, Current/Elliott plaid shirt, AG "Nikki" jean, Vince shearling jacket with hood and Theory "Visterna" faux shearling vest.

When the temps start to warm a bit with the arrival of spring, don't be afraid to pair your shearling outerwear with a mini dress and a bare leg for a bold, high fashion look.

XO
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Modern Classics

Modern Classics

Fashion may feel fast - it is always changing - but certain styles, silhouettes and fabrications are constant.  A menswear-inspired wool coat, a white cotton shirt and denim show up every season. To keep a classic outfit feeling fresh and modern, choose unexpected colors and textures and play with silhouette and proportion.  We've pulled together a few of the best modern classics from the current season to give you a versatile, day-to-evening, holiday look. 

Rag & Bone "Blankett" coat, ATM "Boyfriend" shirt, J Brand "Selena" crop bootcut jeans, Samira 13 pearl earrings, Rag & Bone color block scarf, Vince "Signature V" leather tote.

XO
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