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Shopping for Your Personal Style

No matter what your personal style, we have some great ideas for your weekend and evening ensembles, broken down by style type. If you’re like us, we rotate through most of these ‘categories’ throughout a single month. Those who tend to stick to one style may find it thrilling to step outside that comfort zone (highly recommended).

Oh! And did we mention that everything here is on sale for 25-60% off? That’s right, ladies. Time to go shopping! The promo codes and sale details follow the items listed. 

Classic Style

Classic is all about basics and solid colors. No, that doesn’t mean “boring,” ladies! With little flairs or embellishments, there’s a ton of wardrobe pieces that can be used to add in a bit of your personal eccentricities; think about texture and shape, here. Monochromatic color-blocking is a huge trend right now, too! So this can be easy to pull together when you want to switch it up a bit. 

Below you’ll see the items we pulled from Neiman Marcus; this color is great this season, playing off the rose-golds of spring and summer. It’s a color of romance, and flatters every skin tone. Plus it helps all those rosey favorites transition into the autumn closet. This clothing style is also a bit relaxed and soft. If you overdo the details you risk wandering into preppy.

DL1961 Premium Denim Margaux Mid-Rise Instasculpt Velvet Pant,

DL1961 Premium Denim Margaux Mid-Rise Instasculpt Velvet Pant, $199

Joie, Gestina Ribbed Mock Turtleneck Sweater

Joie, Gestina Ribbed Mock Turtleneck Sweater, $178

Cupcakes & Cashmere Top

Cupcakes & Cashmere, Ivery Crewneck Long-Sleeve Sweatshirt, $95

St John Boucle Coat

St. John Collection, Boucle Striped Knit Long Jacket, $1795

Neiman Marcus Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above, using code CHICWEEK, plus an extra 25% off already-on-sale items. 

Preppy 

Like Classic Style, but a bit more “done.” It’s all about the collars! The more collars the better. When choosing pieces think about the ability to switch them around in as many combinations as possible, as this style affords many layers.  

Below you can see the look we pulled from Ralph Lauren, a mainstay of Preppy culture. Aside from wearing the outfit as seen below, you could layer the chambray under the striped tee for a completely different feel. Or, wear the tee without the chhambray and just the blazer, with some nice navy slacks. One of the great things about the preppy clothing style is that many of the ensemble pieces are season-free, and not overtly winterized. If you’re searching for a bit of summer during the winter, this is the style you need. 

Ralph Lauren Striped Tee

Ralph Lauren, Striped Cotton Tee, $68

Ralph Lauren, Big Chambray Shirt

Ralph Lauren, Big Chambray Shirt, $168

Ralph Lauren Blazer

Ralph Lauren, Stretch Wool Blazer, $398

Ralph Lauren, Classic Straight White Jean

Ralph Lauren, Straight-Leg Corduroy Jeans in Winter White, $100

Ralph Lauren Stacie Loafer

Ralph Lauren, Stacie Leather Loafer, $328

Ralph Lauren Promo Code & Details: 30% off the prices shown above, using the code FAMILY 

Bloomingdale’s Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above, no code needed. 

Socialite 

If you’re a socialite, you dress to please – to please yourself. Always on the edge of the trend, but keeping with tradition as well. There’s a nice balance in a Socialite’s wardrobe from day to night. Brands are showcased, and the streets are your runways.

When styling, strike this balance with choosing key classic staples, and dress them up with high-end selections. You’ll also want to consider your day wardrobe versus your evening. As they say in NYC: “You have your downtown look and your uptown look.” Here we’ve created selections for both! The daytime look below is fun and funky with influences from street-style, for all your shopping and brunch dates; the night time look is all sorts of sexy but tasteful. The same red lips will pop with both. If this isn’t your every-day aesthetic, it’s a great style to adopt for your special night out, or brunch with the gal-pals.

Day: 

Alexander Wang Logo Jeans

T by Alexander Wang, Bluff High-Waisted Classic Jeans with Logo Print, $375 

Boss Stretch Crepe Pleated Top,  $206.25

Dolce Vita Block Heel Booties, $150

Night:

Ralph Lauren, Flocked Velvet Wrap Dress

Ralph Lauren, Flocked Velvet Wrap Dress, $185

Stuart Weitzman Eloise Boots

Stuart Weitzman, Eloise Suede Tall Boots, $765

French Connection Belted Faux Fur Coat

French Connection, Faux Fur Belted Coat, $300

Lord & Taylor Promo Code & Details: 4o% off coat prices shown above, no code needed, and 20% off some select items with code COLUMBUS.

Bloomingdale’s Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above, no code needed. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above on select items & 20% jewelry. 

Boho 

Boho ladies are go-with-the-flow women, and this is reflected in the long skirts, the blousey fabrics and the multi-ethnic influences. Layering proportions and textures is key to this style type. Here you can also play with “clashing” patterns;  when mixing them, consider the overall size of the pattern. If you have a large-floral print, kick in a tiny houndstooth or plaid. If all the patterns are large or tiny, it just won’t work. Try to have a common color-theme throughout. Feel free to re-visit various eras of fashion inside of this aesthetic, especially the 1960s/70s.

The pieces we selected below are free-flowing; the wide leg pant is practically like wearing pajamas in public. A crisp white blouse offsets the large print of the Kimono and the kitten heel booties provide that little bit of pattern-clash mentioned above. The necklace is a remarkable piece to add to your jewelry box, at 60% off! Plus the Hamsa hand is for warding off any evil jujus. A wide-brimmed wool hat is a chic way to ward off the cooling temps but not completely ruin your ‘do below.

Alice & Olivia, Lynn Side-Slit Floral Print Kimono

Alice & Olivia, Lynn Side-Slit Floral Print Kimono, $495

Alice & Olivia, Eric High Waist Trousers

Alice & Olivia, Eric High Waist Trousers, $295

See by Chloe, Grid Print Top

See by Chloe, Grid Print Top, $330

Sam Edelman, Kinzey Kitten Heel Booties

Sam Edelman, Kinzey Kitten Heel Booties, $140

Effy, Sterling Silver, Diamond and Sapphire Hamsa Pendant Necklace

Effy, Sterling Silver, Diamond and Sapphire Hamsa Pendant Necklace, $1050

Vince Camuto Floppy Wool Hat, $58

Lord & Taylor Promo Code & Details: 6o% off  jewelry prices shown above, no code needed, and 20%-40% off selected items with code COLUMBUS.

Bloomingdale’s Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above, no code needed. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above on select items & 20% jewelry. 

Rock ‘n’ Roll

If you’re still catching the latest in live tunes, then your style is definitely a whole lotta Rock ‘n’ Roll. But it doesn’t stop there! Every woman is a little Rock ‘n’ Roll, so those outside of this type should pay attention. If you want to jazz up your style, everyone can be a little Punk for a day! (Especially on Oct 25th, which is International Punk for a Day) The biggest tip for this style type is: Break ALL the rules. With a mainly black wardrobe, you can add a splash of anything to Rock ‘n’ Roll your personal style; love girly things like bows? Great. They can work!

Below we have a classic denim jacket, in a washed out black which is the newest trend in denim. The jeans with a side-stripe is also huge this season and these have the stripe incorporating the latest trend in leopard-print. This is also a sneaky style trick, as the stripe will lengthen your legs.

Rag n Bone Denim Jacket

Rag & Bone, Nico Denim Jacket, $325

Joes Jeans Leopard Stripe Jean

Joe’s Jeans, Charlie High Rise Skinny Jeans, $188

DKNY Sequined Top

Donna Karan NY, Sequined Short-Sleeve Top, $95

Botkier, Women's Marlow Leather Moto Boots

Botkier, Women’s Marlow Leather Moto Boots, $258

Bloomingdale’s Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above, no code needed. 

Athleisure

Athleisure ruled the last two runway seasons, and is now here to stay. It’s just too practical to not be embraced. Just about every style type above will venture into Athleisure. Our bodies are changing with peri/menopause and wearing something comfortable that isn’t dumpy is always a desired aesthetic. The great thing about Athleisure is being able to express your personal style through the details. You can even pile a ton of jewelry on top of it and not look ridiculous.

This is a playful style type, and buh-bye heels; the chunky sneaker has shown it’s staying power on the runways, too.

Sundry, Side Stripe Cashmere Pant

Sundry, Side Stripe Cashmere Pant, $188

Maje, Tatoo Embroidered Color-Blocked Sweatshirt

Maje, Tatoo Embroidered Color-Blocked Sweatshirt, $240

Jack by BB Daota, Clever Girl Leopard Print Faux-Fur Bomber Jacket

Jack by BB Daota, Clever Girl Leopard Print Faux-Fur Bomber Jacket, $90

Via Spiga Chunky Sneaker

Via Spiga, Veila Leather & Knit Slip-On Sneakers, $195

Bloomingdale’s Promo Code & Details: 25% off prices shown above, no code needed. 

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