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The Finishing Touch: Styling Your Scarves

Scarves are a winter wardrobe staple — they’re warm, stylish and (most importantly) versatile!  Add this adaptable accessory to your cold-weather collections for an instant style upgrade.

Get the most out of your scarves with these fit tips!

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The most common type of scarf, the wrap (shown here in both evening and classic styles), is arguably the easiest to style.  Get ready for cool temperatures in a flash with the simply-chic Celebrity or Classic One Loop styles — all fashion, no fuss.

Shop the Collection 18 Satin Finish Pashmina and the Michael Kors Pony Hair Print Scarf.

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There’s virtually no wrong way to wear an infinity scarf — wearing it tight, loose or somewhere in-between are all valid choices.  Show off your personality as you stay warm with an endless variety of patterns, knits, and cozy textures.

Shop the Dillard’s Pointelle Infnity Scarf and the Anna & Ava Scalloped Edge Infinity Scarf.

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If you’re looking for a little more warmth, don’t fret!  Designed to protect you from cold weather, this collection of scarves will keep you toasty without sacrificing your personal style.  Whether you prefer classic cable-knit, modern prints, or something all your own, it’s easy to wrap up in your favorite scarf selection this season.

Shop the UGG Australia Donegal Cable Scarf and the Michael Kors Logo Scarf.

For detailed instructions on how to create these looks — and more! — check out our video on our favorite ways to wear scarves!

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What’s your favorite way to wear a scarf?  Let us know in the comments!

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1 Dress, 2 Ways: How to Take Lace From Day to Night

We love lace paired with equally ladylike pieces — but the traditionally feminine texture is more versatile than you think. Don’t always play it safe. Take your favorite lace dress from demure to dangerous with these quick styling tips.

  1. Swap a tailored blazer for a moto jacket with leather sleeves. Though both layers add flattering structure, the moto silhouette puts a tough-girl spin on the polished dress.
  2. Shift out of neutral and into shine. T-strap pumps with metallic trim provide luster that won’t overwhelm the rest of your look.
  3. Top it off with a hint of drama. A gemstone drop is perfect for the office — but shoulder-dusting styles say you’re ready for after-hours fun.
  4. Pile on texture, mix prints. This python-embossed shoulder bag adds irresistible texture yet coordinates in tonal shades of black and grey.

Shop the Picks: Gianni Bini Lace Dress, Gianni Bini Crepe & Ponte Jacket, Gianni Bini Leather-Sleeve Jacket, Gianni Bini Round-Toe Pumps, Gianni Bini T-Strap Pumps, Anna & Ava Teardrop Earrings, Anna & Ava Chandelier Earrings, Gianni Bini Satchel, Kate Landry Social Python-Embossed Clutch

Shop lace dresses here.

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Trend to Watch: Coated Denim

The newest member of your denim wardrobe? Coated jeans that combine the classic look of your favorite 5-pocket pair with a glossy, often metallic sheen. Wear them for day or evening — even at the office.

Casual Friday: Give your casual Friday look a golden touch with the Legacy jean from Rich & Skinny. Disclaimer: The onslaught of “where did you get those?” inquiries may affect your productivity. Style with a sharp jacket, feminine satchel and smart shoe to keep the rest of your look professional and polished.
Shop the Look: Patterson J. Kincaid Ricci Geometric-Print BlazerRich & Skinny Legacy Metallic Coated Jeans, Donald J Pliner Denda Smoking Slippers, Givenchy Blush Pearl Drop Earrings, Brahmin Lady Melbourne Collection Elisa Satchel

Date Night: Coated denim isn’t all about edgy. Romance this NYDJ skinny jean with a flowy blouse and shoulder-dusting earrings. When finished with an oversize clutch, the look is perfectly poised between dressed up and laid back.
Shop the Look: Antonio Melani Silk Tie-Neck Blouse, BCBGeneration Ollie Clutch, Sam Edelman Danielle Pointed-Toe Pumps, Anna & Ava Enamel Kite Chandelier EarringsNYDJ Coated 5-Pocket Skinny Jeans

Sunday Brunch: This leather-look style from James Jeans is a cutting-edge counterbalance to cozy sweaters and classic boots. A cherry red lip — the season’s must-have beauty trend — stands out in the brunch crowd.
Shop the Look: UGG Australia Cydnee Riding Boots, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor SPF 12, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classic SunglassesJames Jeans Slicked Super Skinny Coated Jeans, MICHAEL Michael Kors Cape Cardigan

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Rush Week: What to Wear

Planning Rush Week looks can be a daunting task. Our top tip? Choose clothes and accessories that you not only feel comfortable in, but also speak to your unique personality. We broke down the sorority recruitment process by day (though schedules vary by university) so you can impress stress-free.

Comfort is key on your first day as you’ll be walking from house to house. Pair your school-issued tee with tailored shorts, cropped pants or a preppy skirt. (We picked a pink pant that’s playful yet polished.) Your secret weapon on this busy day? Blotting tissues. They’ll ensure you’re fresh-faced and oil-free from the first house to the last.
Shop Our Picks: Sanctuary Clothing Cropped Pants, Michael Kors Watch, Bobbi Brown Blotting Tissues, Michael Kors Earrings, Sam Edelman Sandals

Take things up a notch with a sundress. Look to feminine styles with prints or textures to subtly set your look apart. If you still have several houses to visit, opt for a shimmery yet smart flat. When you get down to the final tours, lift your look with a pump or wedge. We chose a bejeweled wedge that catches the sunlight with every step. A cheerful nail polish —  we especially love this coral shade — is a constant reminder that this week is all about having fun and finding your place.
Shop Our Picks: M.S.S.P. Printed Dress, Gianni Bini Wedge, Michael Kors Bracelet, Guerlain Emilio Pucci Nail Lacquer, Anna & Ava Necklace, Vince Camuto Metallic Flat, Gianni Bini Lace Dress

Stand out from the crowd of black dresses with a saturated jewel tone. On-trend details, like one-shoulder necklines and peplums, create a sharp look that also complements your figure. Don’t go too heavy with your accessories. Instead, select one or two statement pieces that truly shine.
Shop Our Picks: Gianni Bini Pump, R.J. Graziano Earrings, R.J. Graziano Bracelets, Gianni Bini Peplum Dress

Keep it fun and simple on this special day. Since you’ll be running to meet your new sisters, slip into the flat sandal you wore on your first day. Wear a lightweight, fitted camisole or top you can layer under the T-shirt your house will give you. There will be plenty of photographs to commemorate the day — so don’t forget your lip gloss for flawless shots.
Shop Our Picks: Gianni Bini Shorts, C&C California Tank, Sam Edelman Sandal, BCBGeneration Sweet Bracelet, Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss, Lilly Pulitzer Sorority iPhone Case

Find looks for Rush Week here.

Do you have any tips for Rush Week? Share them in the comments!

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Style It: 3 Ways to Wear Your White Tee

Deceptively simple, the white tee is your closet’s MVP (Most Versatile Piece). More than a casual basic, this essential is a wardrobe workhorse you can turn to any time. We took an Alternative Apparel top from work to evening to errands — it’s a smart staple that merits more than one wear a week.

  1. 9-to-5 Polish: For a refreshingly lightweight feel that’s also sleek, trade your button-down blouse for a white tee. Tuck your tee into a prim pencil skirt and pair with a structured bag and pump for a professional finish. But don’t forget your statement necklace — neon pops perfectly against the blank canvas.
  2. After-Hours Concert: Who says the white tee doesn’t have personality? A colored jean, asymmetric vest and fringed boot take the tee from clean-cut to edgy. Add a vintage-inspired bag and you’ll stand out in even the most crowded venue.
  3. Weekend Errands: Everyone runs errands — run yours with style. For a clever take on comfortable, pair your white tee with relaxed shorts and animal-print sneakers. A roomy tote (in durable nylon) boasts plenty of room for shopping lists and impulse purchases. Iconic aviator sunglasses let you go incognito if you so choose.

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How do you wear your white tee?

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Wedding: Decoding the Dress Code

Wondering what to wear to an upcoming wedding? First consult the invite, and then check out our decoded dress codes below.

Shop Black Tie: Adrianna Papell Gown, Nadri Earrings, Cezanne Necklace, Gianni Bini Sandals, Kate Landry Wristlet 
Shop Cocktail:
JS Collections Dress, Nadri Bracelet, Natasha Accessories EarringsGianni Bini SandalsKate Landry Clutch
Shop Formal Daytime:
Antonio Melani Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors Sunglasses, Cezanne Earrings, MICHAEL Michael Kors Pumps, Brahmin Clutch
Shop Dressy Casual:
BCBGMAXAZRIA Dress, Anna & Ava Bracelet, Natasha Accessories Necklace, Vince Camuto Sandals, Gianni Bini Clutch
Shop Garden Party:
Gianni Bini Dress, Jones New York Pashmina, Vince Camuto Sunglasses, Jessica Simpson Espadrilles, Natasha Accessories Earrings 
Shop Beach Destination:
Jessica Simpson Maxi Dress, Natasha Accessories EarringsNatasha Accessories Bracelet, BCBGeneration SandalsMICHAEL Michael Kors Clutch

Shop our entire selection of women’s special occasion dresses here.

Have you ever encountered a tricky wedding dress code? Tell us in the comments!

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Anna & Ava: One Necklace, Three Ways to Wear It

When you invest in an eye-catching piece of jewelry, like the South Pacific necklace from Anna & Ava, you’ll want to wear it as often as possible. We’ll show you how to take this one fabulous piece and wear it three different ways.

  1. Add Interest: Turn heads when you’re keeping it casual with a striped tank and oversize tote.
  2. Make a Statement: Give the classic little black dress a striking and colorful update. Play it up with a coordinating satchel in a rich saturated tone.
  3. Splash on Color: Make a daring choice with bright white by layering on the equally vibrant necklace. A neon clutch with natural trim is right at home against this sweet look.

Shop all Anna & Ava jewelry at Dillards.com.

How would you wear this piece? Tell us in the comments! 

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