The Runway Recycled: Sheer Inspiration!

One of our favorite trends for spring is sheer overlays! They were all over the runway for the Spring 2013 Ready to Wear shows. The look below from Erdem is definitely just for the runway, so check out our take on how you can make the trend work in your every day outfits:

 

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Erdem Spring 2013 RTW, from Style.com

OVERLAY POSTDenim Jacket- Nic & Joe sz S $45

Sheer Pink Tank- Lola sz S/M $24

Black Lace Tank- Papillon sz S $16

Purple Jeans- Free People sz 28 $48

Necklace- Burberry $140

Scarf- $12

An easy way to dip your toes into the trend is by layering a semi-sheer tank over another one!

OVERLAY POST 3Sheer Printed Blouse- Analili sz XS $140

Sequined Tank (Worn Underneath)- Zara sz M $20

Pleated Skirt- Ann Taylor Loft sz 14 $16

Necklace- $36

Try out our favorite way to wear sheers- by layering a printed blouse over a sequined top!

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Sheer Beaded Tunic- Fifteen Twenty sz S $60

Lace Top- Bonnie Strauss sz S $68

Black Tank- Billy Reid sz S $16

Charcoal Jeans- Rachel Rachel Roy sz 28 $44

Play with texture by putting your sheer top over a lace tank!

What’s your favorite trend for Spring?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

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A Craving for Arm Candy!

One of the best parts of our day here at Designer Renaissance is seeing what everyone is wearing each morning. Brooke is always done up head to toe in mix & match prints, Anna rocks some fun headbands and hats, and Kallie brings a pop of color with bright lipstick!

We all have different style, but there’s one thing we can always agree on- some fabulous arm candy! We have tons of fun and funky wrist-wear in the store right now, so we stacked some on for you:

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From top to bottom:

Wire Seed Bead Bracelet- $16

Resign Bangle- Ketty Dasgaard Denmark $10

Tribal Stretch Bracelet- $8

Ceramic Square Bead Bracelet- $16

Faux Stone Orange Resin Bracelet- $12

Charm Bracelet-$16

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Ebony Wooden Bangle- $4

Wooden Multi Colored Bracelet- $8

Multi Cut Rhinestone Bracelet- $16

Stripe Stretch Bracelet- $8

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Black Faceted Stretch Bracelet- $12

Hinged Brushed Metal Bangle- $16

Stretch Charm Bracelet- Betsey Johnson $12

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Mint Lucite Bangle-$12

Vintage Rhinestone and Swirl Bracelet- Trifari (part of a set that includes a necklace/earrings) $48

Stretch Agate Heart Bracelet- $8

Brushed Gold and Stone Bracelet- $10

Come in and get some arm candy of your own!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Tommy Ton Street Style Inspiration at NYFW

Tommy Ton never lets us down when it comes to capturing the fun, fabulous, and sometimes outrageous ensembles of the fashion show-goers each season. This past week has been no different, and we’ve been poring over his images on Style.com. We’ve picked our favorites, and created outfits inspired by them, below:

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Blazer- Rachel Roy sz 4 $32

Blouse- J. Crew sz S $24

Jeans- Fidelity sz 29 $80

Necklace- $20

We’re no stranger to mixing prints, but we loved the statement necklace the girl above put with her ensemble!

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Coat- Banana Republic sz L $40

White Blouse- Schumacher sz L $100

Belt- Calderon sz S $7

Knit Beanie- $8

With this wonky weather we’re having, make your spring coat a part of your outfit by belting it and throwing on a simple knit beanie!

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Rabbit fur & Leather Jacket- Line & Dot sz 4 $50 (on sale from $200!!)

Chambray Top- Charlotte Russe sz S/M $12

Olive Jeans- Genetic Denim sz 27 $48

Necklace- $36

Pair leopard and denim for a fresh take on the ever-popular chambray blouse.

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Cheery Anna models the turban trend by wrapping and tying a silk scarf!

To see all of Tommy Ton’s snaps, head over to Style.com!

Until next time,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Scarves for Days!

This past week we received a TON of fabulous new scarves and we’ve been pondering new and different ways we can wear them. We came across the youtube video below that shows you 25 different ways to tie a scarf! We picked a few of our favorite ways, and had Brooke model them for you.

 

 

 

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Here Brooke models “The Basic Loop”

Pashmina Scarf- $18

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This one is called “The Magic Trick”

Skull Scarf- $30

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Create a drapey effect with “The Waterfall”

Leopard Scarf- $30

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Brooke pulls off “The Twist and Pull” just marvelously, don’t you think?

Red Scarf- $28

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And last but not least, “The Fake Knot”!

Butterfly Scarf- $30

What are your favorites from the video?

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Inspired by: Pantone’s Fall 2013 Color Report

New York Fashion Week has just begun again and we’re so excited to see all of the fabulous fall collections! Along with all of the fall trends, we’re interested to see what colors we’ll be seeing a lot of. Pantone has released their fall color report, and it’s all about bright berry tones and luxurious shades of emerald and cobalt blue. We’re just starting to put out our spring pieces here at the store, but we couldn’t resist putting together some ensembles inspired by the forecasted colors, below:

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Dress- Milly sz 6 $120

Cardigan- Moth sz S $32

Belt-Ralph Lauren sz M $16

Necklace- $16

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PANTONE POST 3Dress- Max & Cleo sz 12 $88

Scarf- Vera $8

Necklace- $7.50

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Blue Sweater- Prive sz S $32

Poncho- Flying Tomato sz S/M $28

Suede Belt- Creacione sz S $5

Pants- Yanuk sz 26 $32

Velvet Scarf- $16

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Blouse- Ralph Lauren sz S $20

Denim Vest-sz S $40

Necklace- $32

Corduroy Pants- Adriano Goldschmied sz 28 $68

*All illustrations are from Pantone.com

(Click through to  see the full color report too!)

Happy Fashion Week!

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance

Valentines Day Part 2: Treat Yourself!

Valentines Day is a fabulous holiday for those of us with a significant other, but what about the rest? We think it’s a day that should be about love in general, and that includes self love! So why not come and pick out something special for yourself next week and celebrate just how wonderful you are?! Below are just a few ideas for some chic, classic, and funky pieces that could treat yourself to! Oh and no one said you have to choose just one 😉

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Chanel Purse- $440

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Cultured Pearls- $80

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Ayoka Pearl Earrings- $360

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Sterling Silver Heart Necklace- $36

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Red Cowboy Boots- Dan Post sz 8 $120

Sequined Ankle Boots- Jeffrey Campbell sz 10 $120

And for those of you who DO have a special someone, Valentine’s Day is only one week away, so better start dropping those hints! 🙂

Love,

The Girls at Designer Renaissance