Black, White + Patterned

I used to be terrified of mixing designs — until I figured out how the key to making it work. Pair your patterned pieces with varying silhouettes. Hence, this billowy top from Lauren Conrad’s Kohl’s collection tucked into a body-hugging skirt. The black and white color scheme makes the eclectic patterns work together, rather than apart. To make your ultra-feminine pieces feel like they’ve got some edge, add a bomber…. Read more

Black + White: Edging into Fall

There’s something about black and white that’s infinitely classic. The color combo is bold, versatile and always on-trend. There’s an edge to it that’s effortlessly cool. I probably own too much of it [and I’m guessing you do, too]. The good news is — your black and white staples transition well from season to season. Fall inherently calls for cleaner lines and more structured shapes. Try pairing silk with leather, while…. Read more

Black and White in the Big Apple

I’m currently freezing. The Big Apple is not as balmy as LA, but the city is still on a style high from New York Fashion Week. One major takeaway from the shows I’ve been to? Hello, 70’s! Yep, they’re back. I’m seeing turtlenecks, bell bottoms, maxi dresses and fringe on the runways. Some designers are taking a bohemian approach, while others are maintaining clean lines. Regardless, style editors agree things are about to get groovy. In some not-so-retro…. Read more

Strut Your Style

We should all have a few pieces in our closet that make us feel sexy. Even if it’s just for ourselves. Maybe it’s your favorite stilettos. Or your boyfriend’s tee. Or your ripped-up jeans. A favorite of mine is this set by A.L.C. It hugs the curves I spent much of high school feeling embarrassed over. But with growth comes confidence, and with confidence comes sexiness. Put on something this week…. Read more