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SEASON'S TRENDS: VELVET TOUCH

Designers embraced velvet this season! The sumptuous fabric was definitely a hit on the catwalks, both in traditional colors (black or burgundy) as well as some memorable new tones. We encourage you to opt for a canary yellow outfit as seen at Creatures of Comfort, a bold basic blue suit like Altuzarra’s, or a colored print dress Erdem style. A special mention for the gorgeous Monse jumpsuit: the perfect twisted tailoring makes one of the best use of velvet this season. Don't forget the accessories: a red velvet pair of boots or a velvet bag will make you stand out. See our selection of velvet items available in stores right now and let us help you style them! Download Chicly...

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The Most Spectacular Shows in Paris

Paris Fashion Week started à la grande with two super-spectacular shows: Dior and Saint Laurent. For Dior, that translated into some impressive numbers: 80,000 pieces of mirror, 7.2 tons of coated concrete, 20 days of labor-intensive installation, and a workforce of 80 people! The extraordinary show space was built in the gardens of the Musée Rodin and was inspired by a fourteen-acre sculpture park built by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Maria Grazia Chiuri's collection for Dior featured 80 pieces meant to celebrate inspirational women in the arts and get the fashion focusing on feminism. Models showed up on the catwalk wearing ’70s patchwork jeans, leather jumpsuits, black pantsuits, sparkly glitter mini dresses, mod boots, and Mary Jane shoes. Few...

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SEASON’S TRENDS: ATHLEISURE

One of the most important trends this season is, without a doubt, the so-called “athleisure”. This combination of casual and athletic wear might have seemed ‘weird’ a few years ago, but now all designers and retailers agree that it’s here to stay. Why? Simply because it fits the modern lifestyle, going hand-in-hand with our busy schedules and the sudden boost in health consciousness. There’s no doubt that the modern woman puts comfort first, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to give up on her style. Fortunately, designers didn’t ignore this change of lifestyle and came up with practical, relaxed and very fashionable athletic-inspired clothes to fit these needs. Forget about the omnipresent black leggings and midi sport tops usually associated...

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Men’s Summer Essentials

So you started to notice with the temperature rising, your winter sweaters and boots just don’t seem to fit the bill anymore. Time for some splash of bright colors and cool breathable clothes to keep you summer ready and staying cool. Here is your guide to men’s stylish summer basics. Fabrics. If you don’t want to find yourself smelling like funk and sweating after the first 10 minutes of being in the sun, stay away from any polyester or any other synthetic material. Think cotton, linen and even summer wool. Color. Go with bright and light to keep the heat from absorbing.  The darker you are, the better brighter colors look on you. One bright color piece is enough for...

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HOW TO WEAR: LUXURIOUS ROBES

From Lanvin to Burberry, Haider Ackermann or Vionnet, major designers have introduced the robe as one of the main trends for this season. Over the past 2-3 years pajamas have been on trend, but this time around runways were filled with silky, satin, paisley patterned robes. Sure, they look great on the catwalk, but how do you wear these beautifully colored items on a daily basis? Well, the easiest way to cut down any overly boudoir vibe is to team your robe with a pair of jeans and a low cut top. On the opposite side of the spectrum, go for a total boudoir look by pairing your robe with some fancy pajamas or even a loungewear dress. For more...

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