21st Century Kid

This Fashionisto is wearing a hunter green blazer layered over a black tank with shredded denim. He topped off the look with a cranberry-colored fedora, a bold, silver eagle pendent, stacks of black leather bracelets, and distressed brown oxfords. His look is casual but still fashionable and colorful by accessorizing basic wardrobe pieces with bold, unique accessories.

To pull off your own fab I-just-threw-this-on look try:

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Renee Trilivas

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Channel Audrey

May 03, 2010

I believe that Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated, and stylish women who has  lived. This Fashionista has channeled the fashion icon’s classic style with a bit of a modern twist.

This Fashionista is wearing a sleek, cream-colored overcoat over opaque black tights with an adorable pair of schoolgirl ballet flats. Her classic overcoat has a stark, contrasting black ribbon, cinching the waist. This Fashionista’s spring trench has a surprising graphic pattern on the back. She has paired this black and white combo with a bold, mother-of-pearl pendent on a simple black cord.

To channel Audrey yourself, seek out feminine, youthful details like bows, large buttons, color-blocking, simple silhouettes, and high collars. Try:

As for makeup, keep your face simple, clean, and neutral with:

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Renee Trilivas

 

 

 

Modern English

My absolute favorite decade is the 1960’s. Especially, London in the 60’s. Twiggy, Carnaby Street, and of course, the fab four: The Beatles–early Beatles, a young Paul McCartney singing innocent tunes like “It Won’t Be Long” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

Clearly, the fashions out of the British Invasion are more geared towards the black and white, mod mini-dresses worn by waif models like Twiggy, with enhanced huge eyes before Lady Gaga channeled the look in her “Bad Romance” music video.

But the modern English men of the swinging 60’s also had some stellar style. This Fashionisto had that handsome, dapper look that made the girls swoon–even without the accent. He is wearing a very polished look of a black trench coat over a crisp white button-down, classic black slacks, and leather black loafers.

Get in the English spirit with these British basics:

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Renee Trilivas

 

Blue Jean Baby

April 8, 2010

The fashion and beauty industry is obsessed with youth, why else would there be so many anti-aging eye potions and doll-faced 13-year-old’s strutting their stuff down the catwalks of Milan? Another staple for the youth of America are jeans. From those OshKosh B’gosh overalls we wore as toddlers scampering around the teeter-todder, to the Britney hiphuggers in 9th grade, and now our dark denim hipster skinny jeans.

We all wear them–except for Lady Gaga, I suppose.

Denim was all over the Spring 2010 runways. It was most notably featured in the Louis Vuitton collection, in a button-down shirt, pleated shorts, skirts, and a bohemian halter dresses. Stella McCartney showed a provincial button-down skirts and overall-esque pocket dress. Hervé Léger showed shredded, cut-out denim dresses and patchwork shrunken jackets.

This Fashionista is adding some of this Spring 2010 trend to her wardrobe in the form of a faded, button-down denim vest over a semi-sheer longsleeve white shirt, and high-waisted, black skinny jeans.

Try:

Hint: Try pairing these options with these awesome macramé booties.

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Renee Trilivas

Life’s a Peach

All this springy weather is making me feel, well, peachy keen. This Fashionista is sporting a super unique tee shirt that she cut up herself with a pop of peach peeking out underneath. Peachy and coral hues look fresh in surprising, small glimpses, but can be overwhelming if its the focal point of the ensemble. To replicate this Fashionista’s peek-a-boo peach bandeau, try this ruched tube piece in fluorescent orange or coral.

Also try:

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Renee Trilivas

Indian Summer

March 29, 2010

The weather is finally starting to warm up in beantown! To celebrate, this Fashionista is rocking a lowcut, black tunic embroidered with magenta beads in an intricate paisley over a pair of basic black leggings and super cute gray flats.

Try emulating this look with my top picks for ethnic spring wear:

Hint: You don’t need really jewelry  with embellished pieces like these, but a few neutral bangles can never hurt.

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Renee Trilivas

 

Unexpected Pearls

March 15, 2010

Although classic pearls are one of the few items in a Fashionista’s closet that will never get old, us Fashionistas like to mix things up. This Fashionista is rocking knit leggings detailed with faux black pearls with patent gray lace-up booties. This look is perfect for spring!

Get your own version of the classic cool pearls:

Hint: Use these Bronzing Pearls for a springy, sun-kissed glow.

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Renee Trilivas

 

Get Boots Made For Walking

November 9, 2009

There is nothing more disheartening than seeing a girl running to class in four-inch stilettos. I am all for those Jimmy Choos, but there is a time and place for them—and New England winter is not it. All Fashionistas who inhabit Boston need a great pair of boots to strut their stuff and be comfortable at the same time.

This Fashionista is sporting a simple pair black leather boots adorned with a brown buckle on the back. Check out these similar styles from Aldo, Anthropologie, and DKNYC.

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Renee Trilivas

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

November 2, 2009

This autumn, bring the wild things to your wardrobe! Your standard dark color palette can easily be spiced up with a few animal-inspired accents. This Fashionista is splashing up the fall staples of black skinny jeans and a leather bomber jacket with an edgy leopard print scarf. Wild accessories add a just enough extra edge to any outfit without making you look like Pebbles Flintstone.

If you’re truly daring, check out this zebra print skirt from Nasty Gal. For those of us who are a bit tamer, these DKNYC leopard print ballet flats are chic enough to wear everyday as we strut to class. Also don’t be afraid to incorporate color with these accessories! Marc Jacobs has a fabulous red faux croc-inspired pouch, but my personal favorite is this statement cocktail ring by None the Richer that allows you to really unleash your inner she wolf.

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Renee Trilivas

 

Drive Wedges Into Your Wardrobe

Wedges have never really had a place in my closet. I’ve always found them to be the awkward love child of flats and heels. They are no doubt functional, but they tend to lack extremity, distinctiveness, and therefore, that much sought after “wow-factor.”

Certainly your fellow Fashionistas will complement your adorable metallic ballet flats and beg to borrow those six-inch platform pumps, but what about the wedge? Doesn’t it deserve some gratuitous praise too?

My reaction to this Fashionista’s zipper wedge booties was priceless. They received the gasp of the cutest flats and the tallest Vivienne Westwood heels combined. These booties are the opposite of the boring and expected, yawn-worthy wedge. Opt for lux fabrics, like this rich black suede this autumn and winter.

Hint: These booties are extreme, so keep the rest of your ensemble simple. Stick with a fairly basic color palette and steer clear of crazy patterns.

These statement shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell but you can find similar styles from Urban Outfitters and Betsey Johnson.

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Renee Trilivas