Posts Tagged ‘boots’

August 8th, 2011 | By | 5,034 Comments

Fall 2011 Trend Alert: Peasant Dresses

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Our style salute to south-of-the border style doesn’t end at tribal prints. This season, we’re loving the resurgence of the 60′s peasant dresses, updated in chic chiffon and silk. Flowy, off-the-shoulder silhouettes stay true to the classics, while festive prints and girly trims replace the standard cotton shift.

How wear the peasant dress trend:
1. Pick a lightweight fabric, like gauze, chiffon, rayon or silk. This will make sure that the dress falls on the body, rather than creating a boxy silhouette.

2. Peasant dresses look amazing paired with boots and leather crossbody bags.

3. Layer away with earthy jewelry that’s heavy on natural stones, leather or beading.

How would you style it?

Shop the peasant dress trend here!

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August 1st, 2011 | By | 4,796 Comments

Trend Alert: Totem Picks

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Our style inspiration this season: live and dye by the fringe.
Fall’s standout style is no doubt a reincarnation of the summer’s tribal print trend- taken to new heights with polished trims, fringed boots, and beaded accents. Free-slowing silhouettes dominate the look. Chiffons and golds sweeten up the earthy overtones. Go ahead and rock out with your moc out in this trend!

Are you on the tribal band-wagon this season?

Shop the trend (and pictured looks) HERE

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July 30th, 2011 | By | 4,073 Comments

Sneak Peek: Fall 2011 SWELL Catalog!

A peek into what you’ll find in your mailbox in a few days…
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Our Fall catalog should be hitting your homes any day now. I know it’s still hot and muggy,
but seeing all these light weight sweaters and fringe boots makes me want to layer up. Our stylist and models went gaga over the product at the shoot, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top favorite trends for the season:

1. Cropped sweaters – So cute over your favorite summer maxi dress or paired with high waist jeans.

2. Flared jeans – nostalgic 70′s inspired (or in my case,  reminds me of the movie Dazed and Confused)

3. Colors of the season: Orange and Russets. Although I live in Southern California, where it’s pretty much 75 degrees year round, these deep rich hues remind of maple leaves turning color in autumn.
So to all of you girls who are in denial that summer is going to have to end, you can at least look forward to sporting some of the great fashion for the Fall season.

Now go check your mailbox for the Fall catalog!
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hannahAbout the Author: If buying girl’s apparel were anything like garage sale shopping, Hannah would be the one knocking at your door at 5am, trying to score the best picks. Spot this dog surfing enthusiast with a longboard and lifejacket-ed Golden Retriever.

July 3rd, 2011 | By | 2,943 Comments

New at SWELL: Minnetonka

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(photo: stylefrizz.com)

Swell has finally launched Minnetonka, and I am in love with this awesome shoe brand. Authentic suede boots and moccasins are essential to any
boho-fashionista’s wardrobe. They pair great with MinkPink Slasher Denim shorts, Billabong Brooklyn leggings, or Angie One Shoulder Drop Tunic Dress. Plus, Minnetonkas can run through the woods without making a sound. How cool is that?!
Check out our favorite model and style icon Kate Moss rocking the Minnetonka Front Lace Hardsole Knee Hi Boot.

These shoes really makes your outfit feel so effortless and cool! How would you rock the moc?

hannahAbout the Author: If buying girl’s apparel were anything like garage sale shopping, Hannah would be the one knocking at your door at 5am, trying to score the best picks. Spot this dog surfing enthusiast with a longboard and lifejacket-ed Golden Retriever.