$395 - stylebop.com
$625 - net-a-porter.com
$98 - bcbg.com
$63 - modcloth.com
£9,000 - stylemetv.com
$5,900 - endless.com
€101 - yayart.com
$439 - boutique1.com
$75 - barneys.com
$28 - bloomingdales.com
Wherever you might be vintage/antique shopping, why not add a little Parisian flair to your look?
Here are Signet’s best tips for getting the most out of your trip:
1. Dress comfortably and bring a wrap or light sweater that you can slip on or off depending on the weather.
2. Bring a hat or sunglasses if you’ll be outdoors (and sunscreen).
3. Limit your jewelry and accessories so you won’t have to remove as much when trying on items.
4. Carry a cross-body or shoulder bag and keep a collapsable shopping tote inside.
5. Wear comfortable shoes
6. Invite your best friend along, two sets of eyes is always better than one.
7. Bring cash in small bills. Sellers are more likely to give you a better deal if you offer to pay in cash.
8. Make a wish list of what you hope to find; this will prevent impulsive purchases.
9. Be polite and respectful of all merchandise. The value of something could surprise you.
10. Celebrate your great finds over lunch or afternoon tea at a lovely nearby café
Feeling spontaneous? How about spending a weekend in the city? The weather is warming up and what an awesome way to celebrate all of your hard work over the past few months than with an amazing mini-vacation with great company.
Whether you’ll be getting away with your special someone or your best friend, here are a few tips to help you pack the essential clothing and accessories to look effortlessly stylish during your trip!
Don’t forget to take pictures!
Do you love wind and water? Why not let your wardrobe become inspired by the feeling of riding the waves on your favorite vessel? Here are some quick wardrobe updates that will keep you “on board” all season long.
Cuff those straight-leg jeans, and slip into some fabulous flat sandals or wedges
Wear your breezy wide-leg pants with a cozy knit sweater
Trade your dark workbag for a similarly structured one in a Sea-foam shade
Swap your neutral raincoat for one in a bright color, like Kelly Green
Look for some oversized plastic frames and you’ll be ready for St. Tropez
Roll up the long sleeves on a chambray button-down and layer over a white tee
Add a bright solid scarf to a gray v-neck sweater
Swap your old sneakers for some colorful boat shoes
Keep an eye out for some sea-faring accessories like a rope bracelet, nautical watch, or classic aviators
Having just returned home from an incredible visit to New York City and feeling a little nostalgic, I sat down to watch one of my favorite shows, Jane By Design, and decided to create a new outfit inspired by its very stylish main character, Jane Quimby. In a case of mistaken identity, Jane is a high school student that lands her dream job in the fashion industry and decides to pursue a whirlwind double life trying to balance school, her social life and pursuing the career she has always fantasized about. Jane creates her own signature look by combining her favorite pieces with some she customizes (using her handy sewing machine). The result is a very original, youthful look that always seem to look exciting, yet impeccably put-together.
Want to channel Jane’s style? Here are some ideas:
1. Update a skirt by pairing it with opaque tights and sleek platform heels.
2. Choose a funky cocktail ring and wear it during the day (Jane loves her jeweled Octopus ring).
3. Add a wide colorful belt or statement necklace to your neutral cardigan or do both!
4. Wear a cocktail dress during the day with a cardigan over it and a fun belt.
Hope you are already getting great ideas on how evolve your own style with a little help from Jane. Do you have a TV character that you’re inspired by? Tell us about them at: email@example.com; we’d love to hear about how they have influenced your signature look. =)
At this year’s Oscars, many of Hollywood’s most talented actresses looked better than ever! So what’s their stylist’s secret? Many of them accentuated their natural beauty by wearing dresses and accessories in shades that highlighted their own signature coloring. You can do the same by taking a close look at your hair, eyes or skin tone and selecting pieces that closely match your favorite asset. You’ll know you’ve got it right when you constantly keep getting compliments on how gorgeous and rejuvenated you look!
We want to hear about your favorite Oscar looks at SignetStyle, so let us know who you think rocked the red carpet below:
Examples of Wardrobe Essentials for Women
Matching Suit (Black, Grey, Navy)
Tank Tops (to wear alone or under a blouse, in neutral colors)
Cotton T-shirts with a Good Fit
White Button-down Blouses
Fine Cashmere/Tropical Wool Sweater (crewneck & cardigan)
Black Cocktail Dress
Pencil Skirt/A-line Skirt (depending on figure)
Jeans in a Dark Rinse (try a boot-cut style)
Black Pants (flattering fit, in an all-weather fabric)
Casual Pants (khaki or cargo)
Shorts (in black or khaki)
Ballerinas/Simple Flat Shoes (try a neutral color)
Classic Black Pumps
Flat Boots (black or brown)
Evening Shoes (in your favorite metallic shade)
Examples of Wardrobe Essentials for Men
Matching Suit, in Grey or Navy (a black suit should only be worn in the evening)
Fine Cashmere/Tropical Wool Sweater
Formal Button-Down Shirts in White/Neutral Colors
Casual Shirts, Button Down with a Collar in Complimentary Colors
Polo Shirt (in white or complimentary bright colors)
Jeans in a Dark Rinse
Khaki, Dark Olive or Grey Casual Pants
Shorts (in black or khaki)
Cotton T-shirts with a Good Fit
Dress Belt/Casual Belt (brown and black)
Dress Shoes (brown and black)
Casual Shoes (something other than gym shoes)
Sunglasses (complimentary to your face shape)
Watch (look for something classic)
Scarf/Winter Coat (choose a neutral color)
Regardless of your personal style, everyone should consider the following three things when purchasing wardrobe essentials:
1. Fit & Fabric
Fit is extremely important. A good sign of a quality garment is one that fits well. When selecting wardrobe basics, opt for a flattering cut and a tailored look.
Choosing natural over synthetic fibers (like: cotton, linen, wool, cashmere) is always a smart choice; they will breathe better, last longer and hold their shape. Designer labels are not always synonymous with quality; the best way to be sure you are purchasing a long-lasting garment, is to look at the fabric tag and check what the item is made of. While some designers hold true to a consistent standard of quality, it is always a good idea to take a quick look before you buy.
2. Cost Per Wear
Cost Per Wear is a simple formula that can be applied when deciding whether to make wardrobe investment.
Simply divide the cost of the garment by the number of times you think you’ll wear it before it’s time to retire it. Use previous purchases to help you estimate if necessary. Here is an example:
Fine cashmere sweater: $120.00
Worn an average of twice a month for 6 years (approx. 156 times)
$120.00/144 = $.83 per wear
Acrylic sweater: $40.00
Worn an average of once a month a for 1 year (approx. 12 times)
$40.00/12 = $3.34 per wear
In the long run, not only is the cashmere sweater a better financial decision; but you will also enjoy wearing it a lot more.
3. Timeless Style & “Neutral” Colors
Your wardrobe essentials should follow a timeless, classic style and coordinate effortlessly. To select your most flattering neutral colors, choose shades that compliment your hair, skin, eyes, and blush tone. No matter what’s trendy, wearing colors that echo and accentuate your natural coloring will always look best.
This is a great matching game that will help you practice selecting the best accessories for your new Winter/Spring outfits! From my experience, managing proportion and balance is the key to getting the perfect look. Plus, after you play you can shop for your favorite pieces. Enjoy!