Crazy About Blues

Men everywhere will rejoice this spring when they feast their eyes on all the brilliant pieces created this season.

Designers: Lanvin, Balmain, Salvatore Ferragamo and a slew of other greats have hand crafted tailored designs that can be worn on a comfortable Saturday afternoon. I couldn’t help but notice all of the bright blues that were incorporated into each collection.

The blue color adds a soft yet sharp sophistication to each piece. The structure and texture of the clothing is relaxed, comfortable and daring. It gives men from all walks of life an opportunity to step outside of those boring neutrals and into something fun Here are my picks of the seasons best looks.

The photos have been taken from Style.com, and some of these ensembles can be found at your local H&M or Topshop store.

Comment below and share your thoughts. 

~Ashley Lauren Dalton~

(photos by Style.com, photo by Arabia Weddings)

Givenchy Spring 14′ Accessories Collection

Oh you thought you loved Givenchy until you took a peek into its Spring 14’ accessories collection. This collection was clearly inspired by the Ancient Egyptian era with the use of bold chunky ivory earrings, snakeskin printed shoes and sequined pyramid shape purses.

Here are a few of my favorites and if you are dying to see more take a peek into style.com. 

~Ashley Lauren Dalton~

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Furry Fun Fierce Furs’

Tis the season to wear fur! It is the best time of year to break out the rabbit, chinchilla, minx or faux fur that was stored away in the back of your closet. Fur is an easy way to turn an outfit from plain to insane.

Now for those of you who can’t afford the finest of fur there are great alternatives. Fur hats, gloves, scarfs, cuffs, wristlets or ear muffs that can be purchased for half the price and look just as good or even better. 

Check out these fun fashion finds below. 

~Ashley Lauren Dalton~

Furry Fashion Finds

1. NastyGal: $90Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 3.07.09 PM

2. Forever 21: $65

3. Petra Teufel: $1,570

4. Forever 21: $63

5. Express: $50

6. Nasty Gal: $198

7. H&M: $57

8. NastyGal: $130

 

 

(Photo by Fur Insider)

14 Men Must Haves

This is for all the guys in the world who have “no time” to put together an outfit before heading out the door. Winter is here and I have put together a few must haves for Fall. These are classic pieces that can be reused year round without feeling like you have stepped out of an ’80s movie. 

1. Zara Coat: $200Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 2.55.53 PM

2. Givenchy Leather Pants: $3,550

3. H&M Scarf: $50

4. Prada Sunglasses: $365

5. Prps Good and CO.: $340

6. J Crew Sweater: $138

7. Lanvin Man Bag: $1,746

8. Timberland Boots: $190

9. Hanes T-Shirt: $4.00

10. Uniqlo: $9.90

11. Michael Kors Watch: $225

12. Converse: $50

13. J Crew Button Down: $50

14. J Crew Gloves: $248

 

~Ashley Lauren Dalton~

(Photo by IitsALifestyle)

 

New Year Style

Happy New Year! I hope that you all have brought in the New Year with style and grace. Now, for all of you party goers who have missed the first hoorah and are on the search for a last minute outfit, look no further.

I have put together four “One Stop Shop” outfit options. “One Stop Shop” allows you to purchase a head to toe look from one store. I know. I know. It’s so easy and convenient and saves you plenty of time.

Here are a few cheap, chic and cute outfit combos that can be purchased at your local H&M, TopShop, Forever 21, or Mango Store. 

Mango

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 1. Blazer: $60

2. Skirt: $98

3. Blouse: $25

4. Boots: $57

5. Clutch: $98

6. Rings: $21

7. Earrings: $9.80

8. Fur Collar: $140

9. Mask: $13

Top Shop

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 1. Dress: $136

2. Coat: $170

3. Shoes: $90

4. Clutch: $140 

5. Sunglasses: $30

6. Earrings: $15

 

 

 

H&M

1. Coat: $130Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 2.31.40 PM

2. Skirt: $98

3. Blouse: $25

4. Boots: $57

5. Clutch: $98

6. Rings: $21

7. Earrings: $9.80

8. Fur Collar: $140

9. Mask: $13

Forever 21

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1. Romper: $33

2. Faux Fur Coat: $63

3. Shoes: $30

4. Clutch: $20

5. Bracelet: $6.80

6. Bunny Ears: $4.80

7. Nail Polish: 2.80

~Ashley Lauren Dalton~

(Photo by Everything Hauler)

Fashion Report: Plaid is Here to Stay!

Remember those days when your mother use to struggle to get you into your school uniform? “No mom! I want to wear my regular clothes like the cool kids” you probably shouted and whined. Well, those days are over because every girl and boy is raiding their closet for their vintage 1997 red and green printed uniform that they used to dread.

All the girls are pairing their school girl skirts with crop tops, chokers, fishnet tights and chunky leather boots to give it a touch of bad girl RiRi’s style.

I love this trend because it can be dressed for the office as Rita Ora so effortlessly displays or can be worn to the club by cropping your t-shirt top and eliminating your tights. H&M, FOREVER 21 and ZARA have different variations of this easy breezy trend. Tell us…how would you wear it?

Also, check out some photos below of my favorite plaid skirts and looks.

~ Ashley Lauren Dalton ~

(Photo Credits Listed Below)