Transition Your Closet From Winter to Spring

Turn your Winter trends and favorite items into perfect pieces for Spring! Why let your winter wardrobe go to waste? Here are some ways to put your Winter staples to use this Spring.

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Khaki Pants: One of my personal favorites! These pants are comfy, adorable and you can find them in almost every color. I added a bright floral print t-shirt to spruce up the neutral bottoms. Adding a pastel sandal and pop-of-color watch and simplistic ring pulls the entire look together. Keep this look classic by pairing it with a basic textured purse.

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Leather Jacket: There is nothing like a leather jacket to give any outfit some edge, but when it comes to spring we want to lighten up the mood by adding lots of bold colors! Pair a high-waisted skirt with a crop top; both essential this season. I love adding fun accessories such as these fruit sunglasses and colored bangles; this outfit has me dreaming of soaking up the sun at an outdoor concert.

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Riding Boots: These knee high riding boots are great for walking during colder months but don’t let them sit in the back of your closet this season. By pairing them with a patterned dress with lots of color and a simple yet electric clutch, your everyday brown boots become perfect for getting drinks with the ladies! Don’t forget a fresh fragrance and stackable bracelets.

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Flannel: Everyone has a cozy flannel that we are holding onto from the winter months but it’s time to give this staple a makeover. A graphic tee and high-waisted shorts keeps a casual vibe. Add a pair of converse, sunglasses, and floral headband to give this outfit a street style appeal ready for an afternoon bike ride.

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Patterned Leggings: They were everywhere this winter from stripes, camo, polka dots and even galaxy print – patterned leggings are here to stay. I chose to add a statement blouse with cutouts and floral embroidery. I am obsessing over this “limone” (Italian for Lemon) wristlet and gorgeous diamond earrings paired with a trendy heel gives this everyday outfit a sense of attitude.

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Cardigan: This is an essential in every girl’s wardrobe. Perfect for keeping worm at the office and cuddling up on the couch but this spring it’s time to take your cardigan out to paly. A funky sneaker, sheer top (pairs well with a lace bralette or bandeau) and broken in denim shorts are great for spending the day in the park. Grab an oversized bag and swipe on some eyeliner to complete this look!

Spring is here! Let your closet make the transition with you and the flowers as your wardrobe evolves into beautiful warm weather outfits. Share your transitional looks with us @UBlushMagazine !

Written by: Sydney Cologie dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. She enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. Inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters the world is her oyster. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of her favorite pastimes along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

How to Rock: The Bright Coat

The holidays are over and you’ve made it through the holiday season, all the office parties, and family shindigs. What to do now? Wait out the dull, winter days in anticipation of spring? If you’re trying to wait out winter, honey, you’ve got a couple of months to go. Why not try and make the cold, blustery days a bit more interesting with a fabulous, bright winter coat?

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It’s easy to wear black, brown, or navy during the winter months, and that’s fine, but before you decide to don the same old black sweater and black jeans, consider spicing up your outfit with a brightly colored coat! A bright coat is the perfect accessory to what may be a rather standard winter uniform. Winter fashion for 2014 dictates that outerwear must be as fabulous and head-turning as what’s inside the coat. And while we haven’t met a bright coat look we didn’t like, we’ve chosen the top 5 bright winter coat looks that are sure to help you beat the winter blues while you wait for spring to arrive.

Bright Coat+ Oversized Sweatshirt + Black Leggings

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Running around on your day off? Step out of the house looking casually cute in a mid-length bright coat, a sweatshirt, and black leggings. This is the perfect outfit for a quick trip to the grocery store or a simple short errand trip around town. Try it, you’ll like it.

Bright Coat + Little Black Dress

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I don’t know about you, but I like to make an entrance wherever I go. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the little black dress (ladies, it’s a classic), you can revive it and give it a little oomph with an eye popping cover that’s sure to shield you shield you from the cold and have you looking magnificent at the same time.

Bright Coat + Dress + Booties

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Yes, this article is about the bright coat, but what’s better than one winter trend? Two! Some may consider this dress “simple,” but style it with this coat and leather booties and you’ve got yourself a hot little number that you can wear to happy hour, dinner, or wherever your heart desires. Try this look with a sweater dress if it a bit chill outside!

Bright Coat + Flirty Top + Skinny Jeans

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This ensemble is perfect for brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. Not only is this look cute, but it’s comfortable and perfect for a weekend brunch with the girls or some Sunday afternoon window shopping. If your workplace has casual Fridays, be ready to pack an extra pair of heels in your workbag and head off to the weekend when the work week is through!

Bright Coat + Work Wear

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One of many mottos: when you look good, you feel good. Why limit the motto to only dressing for non-work occasions? Regardless of your work environment, you can definitely rock a bright coat over your work attire. Walk into the office feeling like a million bucks and get that promotion!

Lindsey Bynum  is a born and bred California girl with a passion for fashion. With prior experience in social media and pr, she has returned to her first love: Writing! She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes, teaches, styles, and lusts after pretty things.

All Gold Everything

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Make a statement this season while sticking with the classics. Simple gold jewelry and make-up are the perfect accents for any occasion. Whether you are going out with the girls, having dinner with your special someone, or attending the office holiday party these products are your BFF.

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1. “Orgasm blush, lipstick Cinderella” if you are still not sure what Drake is talking about, NARS orgasm blush is the answer. This line of blush is a great way to give your cheeks a pop of color with a gold undertone. Really bring out the subtle sparkle while paring it with an ear cuff.  Ear cuffs might be intimidating at first but once you find one you love they are hard to part with, and are extremely trendy right now. Don’t go over the top, pair your cuff with a simple studded earing on the opposite ear and turn heads anywhere you go.

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2. Don’t let your nails miss out on the fun, Zoya 18K gold nail polish is not only better chemically for your nails but also gives you the perfect amount of shine. Add this topcoat to another golden polish for a bold nail or add it over a neutral color for just the right amount of glitter. Top off this look with a set of gold rings. I am currently obsessing over rings that fit around the middle part of your fingers. This small amount of gold makes adding some pizazz to your work wardrobe simple and office ready.

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3. If you are looking for a night out and really want t catch someone’s eye (they are the window to the soul, right?), a way to add a little flair to your smoky shadow is by adding gold liquid liner to the inner corner of the eyes and accents to the outer corners. A little bit of Lancôme’s Artliner lets you turn your eyes into a masterpiece. Complete this look with arm party. Adding a golden sparkle bangle and a delicate ring to wrist chain bracelet really lets you shine.

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4.  Ben-Amun jewelry has graced the pages of many fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. His work is exquisite and this elegant necklace is what every woman should desire as a staple to her wardrobe.  The chain links mixed with knot-like details adds just the right amount of 70’s glam. Although, this piece is a little pricy there is no doubt this necklace can take any look from boring to stunning. Adding gold shimmer to your chest will really allow for this piece to pop without overdoing it.

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5.  Every woman has her make-up go to. It’s quick its simple and it makes you feel confident and ready to walk out the door.  This is why I love Urban Decays Naked eye-shadow palate, every color I could ever need for my morning ritual. With the central colors being gold tones these shadows work for every skin stone by going up or down a shade.

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6. Last but not least, it’s time to pucker up show off your lips. I was hesitant at first when I thought of the idea of gold lip-gloss but have no fear Bobbi Brown knows how much shimmer one girls lips can take. Both of these ‘Old Hollywood High Shimmer colors pair well with pink and neutral toned lipsticks. Get flirty by adding a floral headband on top and letting your natural waves flow free and you are ready to get drinks and dinner with your sweetie.

Tip: Pair your gold accents with emerald green or burgundy and if you are looking to show off your feminine side pale pink is also flattering with gold tones.

Keep it classy ladies but don’t shy away from making a bold statement this season. It’s all in the details! No matter where you are going you can always find a way to shine. Share your gold inspired outfits, make-up, and jewelry with us!

Written By Sydney Cologie: My dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. I enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. I am inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of my favorite past-times along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

Woman On The Go

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If there’s one thing we all crave, its simplicity. How many times have you looked at your calendar and wondered how you were going to fit all of your commitments, dates, and meetings into one day? Or week?

The modern woman is always on the go. From the boardroom, to the office, to happy hour with the girls, there is no space in her schedule for breaks or wardrobe changes. So when a busy day is on the horizon, how does the contemporary, professional stylista go about making sure that her look is fun, flawless, professional, and most importantly, professional? Transition clothing is the name of the game.

The key is not to try too hard; you must appear effortless and composed. You’ve got enough to worry about besides figuring out what to wear. Scroll down for a list of some our favorites.

Cutout Tops/Dresses with a Modern Blazer

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Cutouts are all the rage right now. You might be thinking that a cutout is too revealing for the workplace. Not so. Depending on how you wear the cutout, no one but you need know that you’re wearing it. It’s the perfect combination!

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Don’t call it a comeback. Knits epitomize comfort and simplicity. There are plenty of knit options to choose from— a simple black knit blazer, paired with a fitted tee and a leather skirt will keep you looking fashionable and professional, all day long.

Printed Wrap Dress and Leather Jacket/Blazer

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The wrap dress never goes out of style. Paired with a blazer, jacket, or dressy cardigan, the wrap dress can and will take you everywhere you need to be.

Tuxedo pants with lacy shirt/blouse

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Call it feminine menswear- yes, there is such a thing. Tuxedo pants are not just for men anymore. Comfortable, professional, and powerful, the tuxedo pant goes well with a feminine, lacy blouse and a fitted, leather moto jacket.

Written By: Lindsey Bynum

Top 10 Summer Fashion Must Haves!

As Summer nears sun flowers and daisy cross my mind – weekends spent on the sandy beaches in Miami and So-cal, while turn around trips to visit are a must. But more importantly every contemporary, professional stylista, will hit outdoor shopping centers in a fedora and shades, with her mind set on filling her closet with “fashion must haves” of the season!

Check out our top 10 Summer Fashion Must Haves:

1. Chokers

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a. Fallon Jewelry Jagged Track Choker

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b. Givenchy Vintage Zebra Choker

2. Summer Scarves

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a. SomethingFemme American Flag Infinity Scarf

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b. SomethingFemme Hot Pink Leopard Print Infinity Scarf

3. Military Jacket

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a. Topshop Gold Studded Camo Jacket 

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b. Madewell Chimala Camo Jacket

4. Racerback Tanks

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a. Madewell Perfect Racerback Tank

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b. 3.1 Phillip Lim Racerback Tank

5. Hotpants

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a. Topshop Moto Acid Wash Denim Hotpants

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b. Timo Weiland Alexa Short

6. Metallic Skirts

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a. Mango Snake Effect Mini Skirt

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b. Balmain Green Raffia-effect Short Skirt

7. Jumpsuits

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a. Mango Denim Jumpsuit

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b. Giambattista Valli Lace Jumpsuit

8. Classic Wedges

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a. Steve Madden Xternal Coral Wedge

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b. Diane von Furetenberg Opal Lacquered Wedge Sandals

9. Neon Pumps

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a. Jennifer Chou Carmelo

Christian Louboutin Dufoura Open Toe Red Sole Bootie

b. Christian Louboutin Dufoura Open Toe Bootie

If you’re feeling funky:

10. Wedge Sneakers

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a. Marc by Marc Jacobs Wedge Trainer Biondini

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a. Isabel Marant High-Top Sneakers

Happy Shopping!

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