White Denim for Fall? Yes! Here’s What You Need to Know

July 13, 2017

How to Wear White Denim for Fall | Julianne Boutique

Confession, we get a serious thrill from throwing fashion “rules” out the window. So when Dries Van Noten showed white denim and white shoes as a key part of his Fall 2017 collection we immediately took notice. We’ll admit white denim traditionally reads as “summery”, but we’ve discovered all it takes is a few simple tweaks to keep this warm weather staple on rotation year-round. Here’s what you need to know…

1. ADD A COAT & ACCESSORIZE ACCORDINGLY- Long menswear-inspired coats were a key part of Dries’ runway looks. Simply reach for your go-to camel coat and add a chunky knit hat or scarf. These cold-weather accessories will lend an unmistakable winter vibe to your outfit.

How to Wear White Denim for Fall | Julianne Boutique

2. EMBRACE THE MONOCHROMATIC LOOK – If you want to go all in with this trend monochromatic is the way to be! To avoid looking like you just stepped out of a summer vacation, mix in some off-white hues such as ecru or taupe.

How to Wear White Denim for Fall | Julianne Boutique

3. TAKE A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE – When in doubt, just counteract your white denim with black, navy or chocolate brown. Make sure to choose pieces in wool or cashmere with a heavier weight. We particularly love this look from style maven Olivia Palermo because the small stripe accent on her jacket ties in perfectly to her cropped white denim!

How to Wear White Denim for Fall | Julianne Boutique

3 Key Fall 2017 Trends to Know

July 06, 2017

1. Mustard Yellow – Mustard makes an appearance almost every fall season. This warm hue envokes the feeling of fall leaves so it’s only natural to pair it back to a soft bronze, a dark burgundy or a creamy chocolate.

Rochas Mustard Yellow Dress with Logo Patch

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Rick Owens Mustard Yellow Leather Jacket

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Rick Owens Cocoon Jacket

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Rick Owens Jacket, Victoria Beckham Pants, Rupert Sanderson Shoes

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2. Velvet Shoes – If you’re a velvet fan get ready, because this is your season! Seamlessly add velvet into your everyday look with a pair of heels. Both of these styles are from UK-based designer Rupert Sanderson.

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Rupert Sanderson Velvet Heels, Rupert Sanderson Block Heels, M2Malletier Suede Clutch

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Rupert Sanderson Blue Velvet Block Heel

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Rupert Sanderson Green Velvet Heel

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3. Asymmetry – This season designers took a new approach to hemlines, necklines and even sleeves. If you’re craving a dramatic additon to your wardrobe, look no further than this trend!

Asymmetric Dresses and Tops | Available at Julianne Boutique

Left to Right:
Sies Marjan Asymmetric Silk Blouse
Derek Lam Burgundy Silk Dress
Sies Marjan Knit Poncho

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Asymmetric Dresses and Tops | Available at Julianne Boutique

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Proenza Schouler Top
Rosetta Getty One Shoulder Top
Derek Lam Tweed Dress

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The Only 3 Shoes You’ll Need for Fall

June 20, 2017

1. The Block Heel – Why do we love a block heel? It’s simple really. They’re on-trend and perfect for all day wear. Focus on your life and your outfit looking amazing, not on shoes that will hurt your feet. Oh, and did we mention these are velvet? How can you possibly resist!?

Rupert Sanderson Blue Velvet Block Heels

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2. The Elevated Flat – Silver jacquard and a ‘pebble’ embellishment at the toe elevate these flats to a class all their own. Not to mention the 10mm heel and pointed toe subtly elongate the leg. An unbeatable combo if we do say so ourselves!

Rupert Sanderson Silver Jacquard Flat

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3. The Suede Bootie – These daring ankle boots were born to spice up even the most simple of outfits. Wear them with an all black look for an unexpected hit of color or simply pair them with your tried-and-true skinny jeans.

Rupert Sanderson Red Suede Boots

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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.

How to Style Gingham | Julianne Blog

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.

How to Style Gingham | Julianne Blog

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.

How to Style Gingham | Julianne Blog

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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.