5 (Surprisingly Easy) Ways to Style Spring 2017’s Biggest Trend

June 14, 2017

Gingham is having a major moment this season, there’s no doubt about it. This classic print has been around for centuries. While we’re appreciative of the pattern’s long-running history, it can make styling it a bit tricky. Without the proper touch it can come off as campy or retro – and not in a good way! Don’t stress though, we’re sharing five simple to execute styling tips for gingham. You’ll be on your way to mastering this trend in no time.

1. DRESS IT DOWN WITH DENIM – Pairing gingham back to your favorite jeans is the simplest way to add a modern edge to this otherwise playful print. We recommend a medium wash boyfriend jean with a touch of distressing.

How to Style Gingham | Julianne Blog

2. FOCUS ON THE CLASSICS – If there’s one rock-solid “fashion truth” out there it’s this: You can never go wrong with the classics. If you’re concerned about looking too on-trend we recommend reaching for a crisp white button-down and timeless accessories such a luggage brown handbag.

How to Style Gingham | Julianne Blog

3. PAIR YOUR PRINTS – If you’re ready to dive in and take a sartorial risk, this tip is for you. We going to suggest bringing seersucker – gingham’s preppy cousin – into the mix! Just remember these two rules: Make sure the prints are both the same hue and that one print is larger than the other.

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4. STICK WITH STRAW – If you’re opting for a head-to-toe gingham look, such as a maxi dress, straw accessories are the way to go. They add a playful, trendy touch that’s ideal for a summer afternoon.

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6. A NOD TO RETRO – Our first four tips were all about modernizing gingham. If you’re instead looking to celebrate its signature retro look, opt for pants! Keep the rest of your outfit sleek and simple so it doesn’t become too costumey.

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Confused? We’re breaking down the top 6 wedding dress codes. Here’s everything you need to know.

June 01, 2017

Wedding Dress Codes Explained | Julianne Blog

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Wedding season is officially upon us and with it comes those dreaded dress codes! What exactly does “casual” mean anyways? Prepping for a wedding is already enough of a whirlwind, the last thing you need to be worried your outfit won’t be appropriate. Breath easy though, we’re breaking down the most common wedding dress codes and explaining exactly what you’re expected to wear. Mystery solved!

1. Your Invitation Says: “White Tie”

This is the most formal of all the dress codes. Think of a White House state dinner, a formal ball or royal affairs.

  • Formal floor-length evening gowns. Bags should be small and elegant. This is also an opportunity to pull out your finest jewelry!

 

2. Your Invitation Says: “Black Tie”

This is the second-most formal dress code. It usually means the wedding will be held in the evening.

  • With black tie you have the option to wear a long gown or a formal, cocktail-length dress. Your dress should be dark neutral hue like black, grey or navy. This is also an opportunity to pull out your top-tier jewelry, shoes and clutches.

 

3. Your Invitation Say: “Formal” or “Black Tie Optional”

The wording here implies a long gown isn’t required but appropriate should you choose to wear one.

  • You can opt for a gown, formal cocktail dress or formal separates in darker hues.

 

4. Your Invitation Says: “Semi-Formal” or “Dressy Casual”

With these you’ll want to take into consideration the time of the event. Darker hues work for evening and more colorful, lightweight fabrics are fine for daytime.

  • This is your opportunity to mix it up. A fun cocktail dress, elevated separates or even a dressier jumpsuit would all be appropriate.

 

5. Your Invitation Says: “Festive Attire”

This dress code is relatively new and definitely a head-scratcher. Essentially you’ll want to dress like you’re headed to a fancier cocktail party.

  • Think of it as an opportunity to get creative and embrace colorful hues and playful accessories!

 

6. Your Invitation Says: “Casual”

This dress code indicates a laid-back event that will likely be held outdoors or at the beach. That said, unless otherwise indicated casual clothing such as jeans, shorts and tank tops are not appropriate.

  • Think: Summer dresses in silk or crisp cotton or a skirt or trousers with a silk top.

Our Take on Gingham

May 30, 2017

Gingham is everywhere this season! Our number one tip for turning this classic style into something modern is to mix your prints. The more adventurous the better! Scroll down to see how we styled this on-trend print & shop the look.

How to Style Gingham

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1. Altuzarra Gingham Blouse (ON SALE)

2. Sophie Theallet Cotton Skirt (ON SALE)

3. Dries Van Noten Belt

4. Saint Laurent Straw Purse (ON SALE)

5. Victoria Beckham Sunglasses

6. Rupert Sanderson Heels

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Get the Look: Romee Strijd Wearing Tomasini Paris

May 23, 2017

Is this outfit the literal definition of “street chic” or what?! Model Romee Strijd was recently spotted out and about in this quintessential off-duty look and we couldn’t help but notice her Tomasini purse. You can shop her exact bag in-store now. Scroll down for a closer look!

{Romee Strijd wearing the Tomasini Paris Chelsea Crossbody Bag}

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{Romee Strijd wearing the Tomasini Paris Chelsea Crossbody Bag}

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{Tomasini Chelsea Bag}

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What to Pack for a Memorial Day Getaway

May 17, 2017

Traveling for the upcoming long weekend? Here are the 6 items you shouldn’t leave home without!

1. CRISP COTTON – If you’re planning for fun in the sun, keep it casual and keep it cool in cotton separates and dresses from Peter Pilotto and Vika Gazinskaya.

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2. SLEEK SANDALS – Who wants to bother with complicated footwear during a long weekend? Not us! We recommend opting for sandals with a slip-on design. Top left to right: Alexa Wagner sandals, Paul Andrew heels and Paul Andrew slides.

3. LIGHTWEIGHT JACKET – Bomber jackets are a favorite here at Julianne. They’re effortlessly cool and look great with just about anything. Make sure to pack one of these options for your holiday weekend!

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4. COZY COVERUP – If you’re spending your long weekend at the beach you’re bound to need a cover-up. We love this featherweight cashmere option from Dusan. Not only will it keep chilly temps at bay, it’s chic enough to go from the beach to a casual dinner on the town.

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5. ALL-PURPOSE DENIM – Denim is an essential for any type of getaway – so don’t forget to pack yours this Memorial Day weekend! Our buyers love these hand-distressed, made in LA pieces from Victor Alfaro.

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6. SACAI T-SHIRTS – If you’re packing denim you’ll need to pack t-shirts too. We love Sacai’s tees because they’re sleek and simple in front but always offer eye-catching details in back. They’re truly an elevated basic!

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