Simplicity Is Always In Style

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”  ~ Leonardo Davinci.  Those words couldn’t be more true. Fashion can certainly be fun and shaking things up is sometimes necessary by using some of today’s trends. Still when speaking to many women through the years about style what has lasting power is simplicity and elegance. Women have no problem investing their hard earned money on pieces that stand the test of time, (think dark blazer, white shirt, trench coat, black pumps/flats, LBD etc). Its undeniable that some of histories biggest fashion icons used their classic looks to their advantage. Looking for inspiration? Just Google Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana. All of these women exemplified the meaning of classic style without staying matronly or monotonouss. They knew how to stay modern with looks that women of all walks of life could relate to even today. You’ve all heard the saying ‘less…

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Flashback 40’s Style

It’s pretty clear that fashion is cyclical and that what was once ‘in fashion’ makes its way back somehow to our current times. Over and over we see how the influence of past decades makes a statement on the runway, inspires designers, stylists, makeup artists and even right at home in our closets.  The 1940’s was an era of pure elegance and femininity. It was a time heightened by details such as accessories, austere makeup and luxury. The 40’s marked a special time not only in fashion but in cinema as well. Just think Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers and Veronica Lake just to name a very few from a very long list. Even today this era continues to inspire us and of course the higher fashion powers that be at Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle etc. Models as well as fashion editors continue to channel 40’s fashion…

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Hello Summer Whites

Adios Polar Vortex and Hello Summer! That’s right Fashion lovelies, Summer is as of today officially here. The time has come to safely put away your wool winter coats, boots and boyfriend sweaters. By now you should have your flip flops ready for the beach, sunhats and your favorite pair of sunglasses on hand. Now nothing says summer like a classic white top, dress or slacks. Tis the season of the absence of color and the perfect opportunity to lighten your style a bit. By now you may have guessed that the Spring and Summer runway had plenty of white hot options. Indeed! From Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino to Marchesa the options are endless and lets not categorize this as a trend. White is as classic in summer as black is in winter. Don’t fret if you are not the go all white type of gal. You…

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Fashionable Notes With Paperless Post

What can be more endearing than receiving a personalized card addressed to you in the mail? Add a little fashion touch and you have the perfect moment for that special someone. Did you think the days of sending notes in the mail were long gone? Well then hold on to your stamps Fashionistas because today we are going to introduce you to a fabulous way to make someone’s day just a little more brighter. Sure we live in a world of email, mobile apps, social media and text messages. Yet there is still a large audience that embraces the idea of hand written notes for birthdays, holidays, invitations, special events or just to say thank you. One Style at a Time is pleased to introduce you to a personal favorite, Paperless Post. Perhaps you are already familiar with their online stationary products. Paperless Post products can be found in both…

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Spring Trend: Fringe Frenzy

Spring has officially arrived and as we countdown to the days of minimal layers and milder weather, lets review another hot trend for this season. Spring and Summer is going to be all about fringes. One after the other models strutted down the runway in some variety of fringed fashion. Designers like Valentino, Gucci, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein and Marchesa made sure we took notice of their garments. Mixed with leather, cutouts, florals, on jackets, pants, dresses and accessories it is no surprise that there is such an appeal to this flirty, feminine detail. Of course we have seen it before, yet once again it has been re-done in such a way that feels fresh all over again. That is why we are highlighting this as a HOT trend to consider. So fellow Fashionistas, whether you shop online or in stores you are guaranteed to spot some form of fringes. Will…

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