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How to Look Your Best on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate time with your friends and family but also a weekend where it is totally acceptable to eat all the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, jam and pumpkin pie that you can possibly squeeze into your mouth. With this said, it is only natural to want to wear something not so tight fitting, yet still look like a Thanksgiving Fashionista.

The oversized look is so in this season and its the perfect outfit to make  yourself look trendy in a no-so-tight fashion. There are a few different way to make this look one to remember:

1. The first look you can do it a jeweled sweater with corduroy pants. This look is sure to catch an eye with the highly fashionable spiked or studded sweater and be totally comfortable with colored corduroy pants. Brands such as J Brand and Blank NYC carry cords with some stretch in the waist, perfect for those turkey day binge sessions.

2. Another great outfit would be leggings (whats more comfortable?), a flowy shirt, blazer, and chunky jewelry or an infinity scarf. A big necklace or earrings is a great replacement for layered bracelets considering that you don’t want the bracelets getting in the way of you reaching for another piece of turkey. If you can’t part with your arm party, go with a big cocktail ring and you’ll forget all about the bracelets tucked away in your room.

3. If you’re aiming for something a little more dressed-up, go with a skirt/dress ensemble that has the two essentials: stretch and sparkle. Throw on a jersey or sweatshirt material skirt that has some embellishment on it, and pair it with an oversized cardigan or batwing top in a neutral color. Throw on big earrings or statement necklace and you’ll be good to go!

If you’re just looking to put things in your closet together to make a cute Thanksgiving holiday outfit, you can’t go wrong with leggings/jeans and any oversized basics. Then all you have to do is accessorize it with any of the options above such as a scarf, chunky necklace, or a studded jacket or blazer to make it dinner party appropriate.

~Jenna, fashioniSTA

Layers: How to Keep Warm Through the Breezy Fall Season

Even though the leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting brisk, there is no reason to put away your summer take tops and dresses. All you have to do is layer. Here are some of my favorite layering methods of the Fall season:

The blazer: A blazer does not only have to be worn in the office…it is the perfect mix between classy and dreamy. Wearing a blazer over any outfit is a foolproof plan. Blazers are ideal if it’s too warm for a jacket but too chilly to wear a dress by itself. You can stay simple with a solid color or you can get more risky with it and go with a metallic, gold sequin blazer (like Whitney Port’s look below, one similar can be found here).

Tights under shorts: what are you to do when you didn’t get to wear your favorite pair of cut off jeans shorts as much as you would have liked? You can put tights under them! It’s a brilliant idea that allows you to wear your favorite summer clothes past September and still stay warm! Don this look during the day with opaque, colored tights and tweed shorts, or try it out at night with denim cut-offs and black tights (like Alexa Chung’s look below).

Scarf it Up: Wearing a scarf on the chilliest of the fall days is a guaranteed way to stay warm. My personal favorite is the infinity scarf, a huge trend that makes throwing one on in the morning a no-brainer. Whether you rock an infinity or stick with the original, scarves are perfect for this type of weather because you can wear them in so many different ways! (Seriously, there’s a whole website devoted to them.) The scarf look is made even better when worn under a leather or jean jacket, creating the perfect fall ensemble.

~Jenna, fashioniSTA

High-End Pieces That Will Change Your Wardrobe at 219 Newbury St

We’ve transformed our store at 219 Newbury Street into a mecca for high style!
Whether you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe or add some designer pieces into the mix, this is the perfect chance to release your inner style fiend.
Come get a peek of these amazing pieces, from shoes to skirts to jackets and more!

Balenciaga, Carven, Ann Demeulmeester, Rick Owens, Celine, Dries van Noten

Left Photo: Balenciaga skirt, $619 (retails for $1,550); Marc Jacobs handbag, $499 (retails for $1,095)

Middle Photo: Adam Lippes jacket, $119; Elizabeth and James skirt, $79; Ann Demeulemeester boots, $599 (retails for $1,495)

Right Photo: Max Mara jumpsuit, $199

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A FashioniSTA’s Five Fall Essentials

The leaves are changing colors, and so are our closets. While we bid adieu to breezy sundresses, and say hello to a olive/black/camel/brown palette, there are five definite fall fashion essentials that every FashioniSTA should have in her arsenal.

Love them or hate them, none of us can deny their versatility and coziness. Perfect when paired with a longer tunic – they take any FashioniSTA from the casual Friday cubicle to the couch for a night-in with a full DVR.
FashioniSTA tip: Thickness is key. These fleece lined leggings from are perfect to keep legs warm and appropriately covered.

Cashmere pullover
If there is one thing that makes fall’s chill a bit more bearable, it’s cashmere. We love throwing on a black cashmere tunic (like the Vince one below) as a season go-to. Perfect when paired with a chunky necklace and skinny jeans for dinner out with friends or with the aforementioned leggings and booties on the weekend, it’s a closet staple to wear again and again.

Stacked loafers
Whether we’re 6 years old or 26 years old, back-to-school always defines the fall. While this FashioniSTA might not be hitting the books this semester, a pair of stacked loafers (like the wedges in last week’s #shoesdaytuesday, pictured below) takes us back to the classroom in the best kind of way. If you’re not into wedges, any loafer with a heel is a great way to bring the classic, schoolgirl staple into the now.

Leather skirt
One of our favorite fall trends for 2012 is finding unexpected leather pieces. The attitude that comes with black leather, mixed with the femininity of a pleated miniskirt, brings any outfit to another level.
FashioniSTA tip: Pair a pleated leather miniskirt (like the Patterson J Kincaid one below) with supersoft tights and an interesting cropped tweed blazer for a perfect mix of textures.

Faux Fur Vest
Maybe it’s Rachel Zoe’s fault, but whether it’s faux or real, we love a good fur vest. Preferably mid-thigh length – and best when paired with platforms and skinny black pants (like Ms. Zoe does below). It turns an otherwise monochromatic outfit into something glamorous – and who doesn’t appreciate a heavy dose of glam?

~Meredith, FashioniSTA

This Fall: Lush Textures and Sleek Silhouettes

To embrace the fall is to embrace everything warm and sumptuous, from thick, lavish fabrics to simmering Crock-Pots. This year it’s all about the balance between sleek and luscious, with top trends ranging from sheer details to menswear for women. So break out the rich colors and get ready to sink into fall.

The signature prints of fall get away from summertime florals and dive right into thick houndstooth and collegiate plaid. This fall is all about taking these more traditional patterns and channeling them in menswear-inspired garments (like the below right photo from L.A.M.B.). From full structured suits to box-pleated miniskirts, the masculine elements are gaining momentum and giving feminine garments a more stylish edge. Try this trend by accenting masculine pieces with feminine details, such as a sparkly statement necklace or a tie-bow blouse (like below photo on the left from Rachel Zoe).

If you’re more of the sleek and silky school of thought, then now is your chance to shine. Leather and sheer details flooded the runways, with sheer sleeves and leather skirts becoming staples for fall. If you choose the more exposed sheer option, you can take this trend from bold to bolder depending on your trend comfort (like the below right photo from Milly). Go dramatic by choosing a dress with a full sheer overlay (shown below left by Jill Stuart), or try out the trend with sheer cut-out details to take your LBD to the next level.

If you choose to go the leather route, you can also try it out with details - such as leather trim on a jacket - or go with individual leather pieces - such as a peplum top or a skirt (shown below left from 10 Crosby by Derek Lam). For a more dramatic take on the trend, go with a leather minidress or full suit (shown below right from Rachel Zoe), accented with a statement necklace, earrings or double cuffs.

So curl up for a quiet night in a cozy sweater or turn up the volume with a leather minidress, fall is here!

~Ashley, FashioniSTA