Rock with the Top Seven Backpacks on your way to a Stylish Season

Of course there is a way to carry a backpack and still look like a grown-up – a stylish one at best!  Backpacks are the obvious go-to for toting heavy loads (or sometimes light loads for convenience) from place to place, and there are tons of cute options out there, if that’s your style.

Pick a solid color for utility, a fun pattern to brighten up your mornings, or a pack with fun features to make your trek more enjoyable.

Settlement Backpack by Aritzia: This streamlined, mid-volume backpack is made with durable nylon and lined on the inside with Herschel’s signature striped fabric. It has a 13″ laptop sleeve pocket, full-grain leather zipper pulls, and a single front pocket with a key clip. An internal media pocket lets you store your devices safely.

Aritzia Settlement Backpack

MZ Wallace Green Backpack: It’s the little things that count—like six interior pockets (to keep small things from getting lost), magnetic closures and a drawstring top (to ensure your belongings stay secure), a Teflon-coated exterior (to prevent coffee spills from setting in) and easily accessible side pockets (to make getting to and turning off an accidentally ringing cell phone in the middle of class or a meeting a whole lot easier).

MZ Wallace BackpackMarc by Marc Jacobs: The traditional shape you loved in middle school looks all grown-up when it’s made of buttery-soft, cream-colored leather.

Marc by Marc Jacobsadidas Originals x Farm Floral Backpack: With a smooth pattern and floral fit, Adidas is one of the most iconic streetwear brands in the world. Its unparalleled ability to fuse fashion and function is evident in its sleek bag collection.

adidas Originals x Farm Floral Backpack

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Backpack in Leopard Print with Leather Trim: With her revolutionary thinking and rebellious, punk-inspired designs, the Vivienne Westwood label now features a highly covetable collection of signature tote bags and purses.

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Matt & Nat Backpack with Front Zip Fastening in Pastel Pink: With their “live beautifully” attitude, this season Mat(terial) & Nat(ure) bring forth a collection of recycled and upcycled totes, clutches and across-the-body bags, inspired by the textures and hues of nature.

Matt & Nat Backpack with Front Zip Fastening in Pastel Pink

JumpFromPaper Red and Blue Color Block Backpack: Taiwanese brand JumpFromPaper breathes life into a playful collection of illustrated 2D-style bags. Inspired by a love of cartoons and comic books, its bold backpacks, cross-body bags and satchels come in a range of color-pop designs.

JumpFromPaper Red and Blue Color Block Backpack

Below are a few stylish options to rock a backpack this season. Embrace these style cues and then shop for your favorite picks.

 

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Step Into Winter with Cardigans for Every Woman

Cardigans are one of those things that every woman has in her closet. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors, and prints, but all cardigans are not created equally. Some cardigans are better for certain body types, and others are better for certain outfits. It can get a little confusing sometimes, but wearing the right cardigan for your body type and for your outfit is important.

Micha Lounge Oversized Bell Sleeve Cardigan

 

Vila Oversized Geo-Tribal Knit Cardigan

 

River Island Chunky Cardigan With Faux Fur Collar

 

Vila Color Block Long Line Cardi

 

Premium Kimono Cardigan In Abstract Animal

 

Monki Ribbed Cardigan

 

 

Free People Deck Chair Knitted Kimono Cardigan With Stripe Detail

 

Element Oversized Fair Isle Festival Cardigan

 

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Boohoo Chunky Knit Long Line Cardigan

 

CURVE Longline Maxi Cardigan

 

Chunky Cardi in Cutabout Rib

 

Comfort and style? That’s no sweat with loungewear-loving labels such as Micha Lounge, Vero Moda and Fashion Union – simply layer up on its knitted cardigans, blanket-cape cardigans and chunky geo ponchos.  Grab a couple of cardigans on your next shopping adventure!

 

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Blouses To Rock This Winter

When we think of winter, we think we can’t wear certain textures or fabrics, but we’ve discovered that you can rock a blouse any season as you as you pair with the appropriate layered piece.  Don’t let the winter season stop you from having fashion fun. Consider adding a jacket, fur vest, patterned infinity scarf or a charming sweater with your blouse.  The more layering effects – the better!

We’ve scored with some of our favorites here …

 

Geometric Contrast Collar Blouse

 

 

Y.A.S Past Shirt In Monochrome Stripe

 

Y.A.S Aida Long Sleeve Shirt

 

Vero Moda Tall Lace Sleeve Shell Top

 

Lipsy Open Wrap Back Blouse With Lace Applique Details

 

Glamorous Petite Blouse With Scarf Neck

 

Ted Baker Naylia Surreal Tapestry Long Sleeve Blouse

 

Sister Jane Camelia Ruffle Blouse

 

Semi sheer chiffon

 

Fashion Union Shirt with Tie Neck

 

Your ultimate Blouse Collection can go from renowned to fun vibe while delivering a fashion forward style.  Look out for structured cuts, bold prints and heavy embellishment when shopping for your next blouse purchase.

Connect with the ASOS women’s collection if you want to purchase, check out the details of these blouses or sift through some of their other haute items.

 

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Be Bold Football Style Colored in Gold, On The Road to NFC Divisional Round Playoffs

Now that the WildCard teams games are done and gone, its time to move onto the BIG games and why not be bold in your football style colored in gold, as we get on the road to the NFC Divisional Round Playoffs as we gear up for SuperBowl 50 NFL Fan Style! (Don’t worry, I’ll feature AFC Style game for you tomorrow!)

So we know who’s in, and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done to this point – of course experts and analysts can give their ‘two’ cents on who they think is going to win – but besides winning on the field – we want you to win – in #NFLfanSTYLE on the sidelines, in the stands, tailgating or at your own football throwdown!

 

NFC Divisional Round Playoffs

 

By the way, at the hype of the NFL season, on September 24, 2016 the NFL hosted an exclusive NFL Style Showdown in New York City and unveiled its Super Bowl 50 Women’s Apparel collection. The 2015 NFL season features a gold thematic (signifying the 50th) “golden” Super Bowl that will be visible on the field and in NFL apparel. Super Bowl 50 apparel incorporates golden elements in a diverse array of styles, such as a golden “50” logo that reflects the host region’s historic Gold Rush in the broader setting of the Golden State.

I’ve been loving the gold accents to this NFL season! How about you!?

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Nine Ways to Nail NYE

{Original Article Credit @ASOS}

Hello everyone!

It’s time to bring out the big balloons and these styling tricks are gonna make it mega. From coordinates, tassels, gold to faux fur, earrings, brooches and skinny scarfs – we discovered it all with ASOS recently.

Go full throttle and pair mega sequin dresses or sparkling metallic co-ords with mirrored clutches and look-at-me jewelry. Who said disco was dead?

Club L Sequin Top

Soft to the touch and instantly chic, faux fur is here to give your look major moves. Whether you’re giving your party piece a fierce but fuzzy feeling with a colorful scarf, ramping up your going-out gear with a cosy-cool patchwork coat, or bringing the fun vibes to bags and belts with a pompom keychain, the options are endless.

 River Island Oversized Patchwork

From can’t-stop-shimmying dresses and playsuits, to sassy fringe clutch bags and shoes, plus the dreamiest 80s heirloom earrings, take these to the dance floor, pronto.

 Sequin star cape

Don’t believe us, shop, create and scout out more here.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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MODAGE Style Bus Heads to New York for the Best in Vintage Shopping

Hello and attention vintage lovers!

Are you longing for “new to you” fabulous finds in 2016?  If so, the MODAGEStyle bus is heading north again to the Big Apple for a day of exclusive vintage shopping. Join the tour on February 6, 2016 – scope out the details below and purchase your tickets here.

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing chauffeured limousine bus ride to New York City!  Oh, and no worries about paying tolls, stopping for gas, and looking for ideal parking, we have everything covered.  We are turning heads and stepping off the luxe bus in style at each tour stop!

Our attendees will experience true vintage styles from the 1920’s-80’s by top designers.  A vast array of vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, collectables, retro items and more for both men and women.  As a bonus, you may even spot a celebrity or two.

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The MODAGE Style Tour admission includes:

  • An afternoon of exclusive vintage and resale shopping.
  • A visit to the Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg.
  • Admission to the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is included in the price of your ticket.
  • Luxe roundtrip transportation to New York City.
  • Non-stop vintage mobile cinema.
  • Lunch at Dallas BBQ {lunch is not included in your admission}.
  • Breakfast bites, healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day.
  • Style tips from the MODAGE Style team.
  • Personalized attention from our MODAGE approved vintage vendors and professionals.

This tour is highly recommended for personal stylists, fashion bloggers, designers and Style Mavens with a passion for special pieces to compliment their preexisting wardrobes and lifestyle. Explore all things vintage on this customized tour with fellow Style Mavens!

Reserve your ticket today, space is limited.

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Monica

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Layered: Styling with Oversized Scarves

Hello everyone!

Its my favorite time of the year … the season where layering up is fabulously fun.

Chilly fall weather means its time to start bundling up in cute layers again. Keep every outfit interesting and feeling like new with these chic oversized scarves.

Woven Oversized Scarf With Overprinted Check

  • Color block woven fabric
  • Oversized design
  • Fringe detail

Woven Oversized Scarf In Blocked Pastel

Camo Knit Oversized Scarf

  • Heavyweight wool-mix knit
  • Metallic thread design
  • Ribbed cuffs
  • Oversized styling

Oversized Scarf In Camo Knit

Oversized Scarf In 70s Tile Jacquard

  • Woven fabric
  • Tile jacquard design
  • Oversized styling

Oversized Scarf In 70s Tile Jacquard

Oversized Fluffy Scarf In Color Block

  • Fluffy knit
  • Soft-touch finish
  • Color block design

Fluffy Scarf In Color Block

Oversized Scarf in Blown Up Tweed

  • Lightweight knit
  • Soft-touch finish
  • Check design
  • Tasseled ends
  • Oversized style

Oversized Scarf In Blown Up Tweed Check With Tassels

Whether you’re off to a casual event or a super swanky night out, there’s a simple and stylish way to wrap yourself up. As the weather dips, you’ll definitely thank yourself for your courageous fashion move.

Thanks for reading,

Monica

 

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4 Ways to Rock Denim this Fall

Denim may be a wardrobe staple, but there’s always room to jazz up your jeans. Celebrity stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney has four denim outfit ideas for fall that will make your baby blues look their best.

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Autumn Hues: Blouses To Wear This Fall

Hello everyone,

The fall is my favorite time of the year – from leaves changes, crisp temperatures, drinks that keep you warm and football – what can be better?!/ Fall shopping you say?  I’ve recently discovered I like to pair fall “harvest hues” with pencil skirts, color jeans and the season’s hottest jeans.

Y.A.S Aida Long Sleeve Shirt

Ultimate Drape Wrap Blouse In Stripe

Ultimate 70s BlouseCome on the journey with me;

  • All over subtle graphic mesh like print blouse in Cotton Silk Voile with Lacoste.
  • Fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season with the 70’s Skinny Tie Blouse in Ditsy Print.
  • Gathered from the front and back yoke this is the Ultimate 70’s Blouse.
  • Exuding understated cool, Y.A.S. is for the independent girl who sees what she wears as a personal expression.
  • Oversized fit – falls generously over the body with this Ultimate Drape Wrap Blouse in Stripe.
  • 70s Cropped Keyhole Blouse with this open back with top button fastening.
  • Vero Moda Crochet Trim Blouse brings a round neckline, semi-sheer top panel and crochet detail.

Lacoste Women's Long Sleeve Printed Cotton Silk Voile Blouse

Sleeveless Blouse

70s Skinny Tie Blouse in Ditsy PrintWith emphasis on quality, affordable and inspiring color hues, we are geared and ready for the fall season with these blouses! Edgy, feminine aesthetic, with soft lace trims, ditsy florals and candy coloured prints adorning – it’s FALL!

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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