{The HERO} Jean Jacket

Its too warm for our wool coats.  Its too rainy for our suede jackets.  It is also not warm enough for us to walk out of the house with no jacket.  

Enter the hero: JEAN JACKET

Most of us already have a well-loved jean jacket in our closet that maybe has a few rips, a couple missing buttons and a hole here and there.  We say its: "PERFECT".  The worn, vintage-y look couples perfectly with this season's styles.  

If you don't already have a HERO piece of your own, check out our recommendations!


60's MOD

This Saturday evening we are thrilled to attend the Cincinnati Ballet's 5th annual gala, Club B!  This year's theme is Ballet A Go-GO -- 60's Mod.  With theme dressing, its hard to keep your styles and trends with the right decade.  

Take shoes for example: 

If you're fully committed to the 60's mod theme, stick with the smallest heels you can find (or flats) and a strap over the foot or ankle.  No platforms, please!

Want more 60's mod inspiration?  Check out our Pinterest board below! 

Spring Trends {NOT} To Buy

Who doesn't love a new fashion trend?  We give tons of advice to clients and readers constantly on how to wear x trend each season.  There is something about turning the page -- especially after a rather tough winter -- and rediscovering (or purchasing) all the pieces we've been itching to wear.

While we advocate that every woman (and man) should experiment and try anything that speaks to them, we caution that some of these trends may not be as flattering as we would like.  

First up, the DENIM JUMPSUIT.

Yes, you may end up looking impossibly chic.  But you also may end up looking like the guy (or gal) who changes your oil at Valvoline.  WIth this oversized fit and low slung waist, one would be hard pressed to truly flatter your figure with this option. 

We recommend mimic-ing the look with an all-over denim outfit (with separates)!  This option helps define your waist and has less fabric so it doesn't swallow your frame. 

Are you having a hard time figuring out which trends to invest in and which to stay away from?   We can help! Just leave a comment below! 



Batter up! #RedsOpeningDay

Sporting events are always a style challenge. Our best rule of thumb is to first, scope out the main color(s) of your supporting team in your wardrobe (i.e. red for Cincinnati Reds). Second, locate those items (think purses, shoes, scarfs, belts, statement jewelry, tops, skirts, dresses, jackets) and think about your game plan for the day. Will you be pre-gaming? Standing or walking a lot? Will you be uber-ing and sitting most of the time? Your plan for game day will determine your footwear..sore feet are never fun. Eliminate whatever shoes won't work.  Thirdly, you will need to check out the forecast! After doing so, you should have narrowed down a few more of your (too thin or too thick) options. Now, what are you left with? Pick one of your remaining clothing or accessory options and style a great look with that item as your sole accent! Ready, set, GO!! 

Still need a little inspiration? No worries - we've got you covered.  Check out some looks we pulled from our Pinterest below! 

SUEDED FRINGE

We talked at length about our love for fringe this season.  Inspired by this picture below, we've found the perfect sueded fringe skirt for any budget! 


{Carry-On Only} Travel

We have all been there.  You're getting off the plane for your long-awaited getaway, you wait for your luggage at the carousel, only to realize...They lost my bag?! (Cue the "dum dum dummmmmm" music)!

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  For years now, we've flown exclusively with carry-ons as much as possible.  (Save for those long international flights during the holidays where only 4 chunky sweaters can squeeze into our bag!)  Traveling "Carry-On Only" is not only stress-reducing when we're maneuvering through airports, but also gives us a chance to really get creative in how we pack and how functional our style really is.  I.e., the dress we wear to dinner can also double as a cover up on the beach the next day!

As we continue to hone in our best-travel-packing practices, we have a duty no! -- a responsibility to share that knowledge with you!  

TIP #1  Invest in an high-quality carry on!

This sucker will get beat up through security, by the plane-side baggage crew, and by you --- you WILL sit on it to smush down all your belongings into it -- trust us, it we do it every time!  The last thing you need is a zipper busting and having no recourse to get it repaired or replaced!  We love Tumi luggage!  Not only because they have an excellent customer service center, but we're dying over this Spring's floral print roller bags!  Definitely an investment.  100% worth it.

TIP #2 Pick a color, any color.

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Rookie mistake numero uno when packing for a trip is throwing in too many colors and prints and expecting them all to look flawless together.  Now, if you're style is very eclectic and funky, we love you, and go for this option all the way!  But, if you need more options to mix and match your pieces depending on the weather or activity, pick your favorite pieces you want to bring and use those colors to dictate the rest of your wardrobe for your trip.  Think: Parisian Closet in your suitcase---it is much easier to mix and match neutrals.

TIP #3 Cleverly pack your shoes & accessories

Arguably the most no-brainer tips is how to properly pack shoes and accessories.  If you want to truly maximize the space in your luggage, pack your shoes at the base of your suitcase (hint: near the wheels) so the weight from them doesn't squish your clothes when its upright.  Roll basics (t-shirts and lose accessories) in-between your shoes and pop any jewelry into an extra purse that you're already bringing.  No need for special jewelry cases unless you're packing the fancy stuff, and in that case, find a way to pack it in your purse! 

Overall Overhaul

Our love for overalls come and go when we see them worn in all the wrong ways - too tight, over-styled, and overstated. Like most stand-out wardrobe items, it's less about the overall itself and more about how you style it to fit your body type. 

Finding a pair that is perfect for you is the key to rocking this playful piece! Don't be afraid of rolling the pant or adjusting the suspenders to work with your height and your shoe choice. One of the great things about overalls is their ability to be worn in warmer and cooler weather. You can always opt for a sleeveless top with a sandal in the Spring and add multiple layers and a boot in the fall. 

All images via STYLE EDIT Pinterest.



A Parisian Closet {?}

The Francophile craze is sweeping the nation -- and closets everywhere.  Not only are women trying their darndest to by Parisian where ever they are, minimalism is taking wardrobes by storm. {Maybe not ours completely quite yet}  In an effort to streamline our own closets, we're daydreaming of what our perfect "Parisian Closet" would look like.  Loads of neutrals and quality-quality-quality! 

What would your Parisian closet consist of?! 

{New Obsession} THE PLATFORM

One of the things we love about a new season is a "THE piece" that we try to find countless ways to incorporate into our wardrobe.  This season, or this month...eerrrr maybe this week, we're loving the PLATFORM.

These Sergio Rossi platform pumps are a great base to build loads of fresh, Spring outfits from!

Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo | Jeans: Vintage 

Top: JCrew | Pants: Intermix (find a similar pair here) | Socks: Calvin Klein 

Jacket: Veda (find at Sloane Boutique) | Dress: BCBG 


Slickers {3.10.15}

This counts as rain gear.  #StyleEditApproved 

Style vs Fashion

Now that Spring is {seemingly} here and Fashion Weeks around the globe are coming to a close, we now get the pleasure of sifting through the good bad and the interesting to figure out the pieces and trends we want to embrace for ourselves and our clients in the coming seasons and those that we won't.  

Upon discussing the style that is siphoned from all the fashion, we stumbled across some of our favorite quotes.  They help explain the difference between what we drool over on the runway and how that translates to us, real women, doing real things -- like going to the grocery and working out.

The truth?  Fashion is art.  Is it the dress.  Style is how you wear that dress. 

Socks with Sandals {?}

No trend has been associated more with tourists (save for the fanny pack) than the "Socks with Sandals" phenomenon.  You may recall this "trend" at theme parks and touristy areas in the 90's (and probably still do).  But there is something brewing...nay!..reviving, across the runways and street stylers this season.  Perhaps it is the cold weather that is bringing out the additional creative expressions, or maybe, it is our longing for the good ol' days when we wore socks with our jelly sandals (which are also experiencing a comeback)!

What ever the reason, SOCKS -- yes, we said socks are one of our favorite go-to-accessories to have a little fun with.  

Are you looking to try this trend?  


Can't Wait To Wear {Flares}

SPRING!  Please hurry so we can recreate looks like this! 

Bold Prediction {BELTED Spring}

We're calling it already.  One of Spring's hottest accessories will be the belt.  Knotted.  Skinny. Wide.  You name it.  We saw them all over the Spring 2015 runways and (lucky for us) we've also seen them on runways for Fall 2015!  So go ahead - pull out those long lost belts from your closet.  Think about belting a jacket, a dress or even a blouse-y top!  What do you think about this {belted} trend?!


The New Cleavage

Cleavage.  The universal symbol for women-ly-ness and buxom ladies everywhere.  So far this awards season we've seen our fair share of cleavage in all shapes and sizes.  

Dare we say, we're (a little) over it.  What was once daring and bold is now commonplace.  Gone are the days where we were given mere 'peeks' of a lady lump here and there -- now we're seeing what we consider glorified pasties.  Sorry, you know you've seen them too.  

We'd like to offer a few alternatives to the decollete that is in steady rotation these days!

BACK CLEAVAGE

Its sexy.  Its unexpected.  Its a huge trend this Spring.  

THIGH CLEAVAGE

It was good enough for Angelina Jolie.  Its good enough for us! 

SHOULDER CLEAVAGE 

Still revealing.  But much less overt and way more flirty!  Plus it is an excellent way to show off a longer neckline!

Chic n' Clever Layers

When it's crazy cold outside, there is an outstanding urge to want to throw on whatever looks incredibly warm. However, creating a warm and stylish look is most certainly a challenge. We yearn for warm layers without appearing bulky and out of balance. The well-known trick of always starting with your thinnest layer while gradually growing thicker stands true but we wanted to help inspire unexpected layer combinations by sharing what we wore on this chilly Tuesday. Check out our layered looks below! Stay warm. Stay chic. Style Edit. 

THE Shoe of the Spring?!

The Slide.  The Mule. The Slingback.  Many titles for a shoe that may very well be the IT shoe of Spring -- again

We prefer to call it a mule.  It reminds us of the shoes we wore in middle school.  Or those super fancy ones our mom's used to wear that gave excellent toe cleavage but were too "adult" for english literature.  

If you bought a pair {or  two} last Spring, then you'll be thrilled to know that mules are still on-trend for 2015!  The versatile shoe can go from office, to bar, to black tie -- no kidding! 

See how some of the familiar faces have been spotted with our beloved mule.  

These are some of our favorite styles!  What footwear are you looking forward to for Spring?! 


Back 2 Basics {Black}

Today we are back in the office from our #StyleEditTakesNYC trip for our birthdays -- and boy are we exhausted!  The combination of NYC nights, NYC shopping and our narrow escape from #Juno depleted all of our energy this morning.  Hence, both of us {unintentionally} wearing all black today.

Though we are lovers of colors and prints, there is nothing quite like the simplicity of wearing an all black look.  We've tweaked ours just a bit though by incorporating different textures of black to amp up our look!

How do you add interest to an otherwise simple outfit? 

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