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Trend Report: Make a Splash with Nautical Stripes

The latest wave-making trend is here: nautical stripes!

Bold horizontal stripes — typically in red, white, and navy hues — create a look that’s ready to set sail.  Details like rope accents and hardware grommets can be added to emphasize the sea-worthy vibe.

Here’s how to style this trend!

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Start with the basics.  Dresses are ideal for wearing stylized prints — they let you show off as much of the trend as you like.  (They serve as a great base for layering, too!)  A fit-and-flare dress is feminine and flattering while a sweater dress keeps you warm on breezy boating trips.

Get the look: Cremieux Faye Fit-and-Flare Dress.  BCBGMAXAZRIA Ethel Sweater Dress.

Layers: friend or foe?  Be careful when adding layers to nautical stripes — too much going on in one outfit can be overwhelming.  A tonal jacket is ideal, and if you’re feeling a little bold you can even don one with subtle jacquard.  Goldtone buttons add even more nautical details (and they pop nicely against darker hues like navy).

Get the look: Cremieux Betsi Double-Breasted Jacket.

The perfect shoes.  We’re all about nude and neutral — earthy tones stand out against rich hues.  A pump or wedge the same shade as your skintone gives the illusion of longer legs, which is important if you’re wearing horizontal stripes that can make your body look wider (a skinny belt helps here — read on for accessorizing tips).

Get the look: Jessica Simpson Claude d’Orsay Pumps.  BCBGeneration Torrez Wedges.

Accessorize, accessorize!  Gold adds brilliant shine to these stripes, but don’t add it automatically — if your dress has silvertone grommets, pick jewelry to match that instead.  Any belt you choose should be skinny so it doesn’t clash with the stripes.

Get the look: Goldtone bracelets.  Skinny belts.

Shop more of the nautical trend here.

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

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Americana Style for Memorial Day

Show off your patriotic side this Memorial Day with some Americana-themed items. All it takes is a little red, white, blue and maybe even a dusting of stars to pull off a patriotic look, if you’re hosting a barbecue or just trying to set a festive mood.

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1. Cremieux Double-Breasted Striped Blazer: Style this festive blue-striped jacket with a red skirt and navy top for a sophisticated take on the Americana theme.

2. Polo Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Short-Sleeved Polo Shirt: This versatile polo shirt is one to wear with pride. Pair it with jeans, khakis or blue shorts for an All-American look.

3. Bonnie Jean Mixed-Print Party Pants: For the little girl in your life, these adorable party pants keep the party rolling. A red striped bodice and a dusting of white stars on blue ground offers some playful allegiance to the flag.

4. Cremieux Stanford Quilt Collection: A patchwork quilt of red, white and blue embodies Americana: rugged, nostalgic, homespun and festive. Create a focal point for the bedroom while celebrating the holiday year-round with this bedding.

5. Tag Mystic Star-Shaped Table Runner: Wake up your table with this celebratory table runner.  As clever as old-fashioned American ingenuity, this table runner, held together by buttons, separates into individual place mats for dining.

6. Formation Star Tumbler with Lid: Imagine sipping your favorite beverage outdoors with the hearty aroma of burgers and hot dogs roasting on the grill. This nostalgic tumbler keeps hot drinks hot, cold drinks cold and works as a great companion piece for your Memorial Day celebration.

How do you like to celebrate Memorial Day? Tell us in the comment section.

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Dillard’s: Always in Fashion … (and in fashion magazines!)

03959696_zi_ivory_appleAlmost every month, leading fashion/lifestyle magazines, such as Vogue, Glamour, Lucky and Elle,  feature stories or ads about our merchandise.  Even  if you don’t subscribe, you can still see what these advertisements look like by clicking on the “Catalogs & Ads” link at the bottom of any page on www.dillards.com.  You’ll be taken to a page with a cool interactive feature that allows you to browse through our ads.04056150_ziOr say you’ve seen  a gorgeous glossy print ad in Elle this month  for the Cremieux Rope Plaid Keyhole Halter Top & Tunnel Tie Bottom:  just click on “Catalogs & Ads,”  then flip through until you find the ad that appeared in the magazine.  Hover or double-click for more information on the item.

03998519_zi_blackWhat  items from Dillard’s have appeared in the fashion mags this month?  Check out the Antonio Melani Nilliona paisley halter dress  with its cinched halter neckline and keyhole back.  Or the Vince Camuto Itta wedge sandals, with their bejeweled metallic snake-print leather upper.  Want to flaunt a heavenly scent?  Try Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Spray and enjoy femininity, luxury and style.

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Shop all Dillard’s items that have appeared in leading national publications in May. 

Do you prefer looking at merchandise online or in a printed ad or catalog? Why?

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What to Wear: Kentucky Derby Watch Party

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And they’re off! Those three little words ignite the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” — the Kentucky Derby. Along with the thunder of hooves is the race to be fashionable. If you’re invited to a watch party this weekend, there’s probably mention of a dress code. Think fun and festive without feeling the need to look terribly formal. In many cases, what you need is already in your closet. We’ll help you put it all together.

For the gentlemen:

Might we recommend a mixture of formal and casual. Try an oxford shirt, patchwork shorts and a stylish straw fedora for that preppy look.

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For the ladies:

Almost as famous as the derby itself is the circus of big, over-the-top women’s hats. If you don’t have a wild hat to cap off your wardrobe, no problem. You can stand out in other ways. Start by donning this stunning statement necklace or slipping into these charming espadrille wedges. The mixed-media top and skinny cropped jeans create a simple but elegant style foundation.

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If you’re hosting a watch party, you’ll likely be serving most beverages from informal cups and glasses. But should a guest ask to sample some of your finest bourbon or other favored libation, enhance his or her tasting experience with this handsome whiskey set or set of highball glasses.

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What are you wearing to your Kentucky Derby watch party? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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Spring Sneak Peek: Chambray Shirts

Soft, durable and versatile, chambray is one of our favorite borrowed-from-the-boys fabrics. Inspired by vintage U.S. Navy workshirts, chambray is here to stay.

Not to be confused with denim, chambray is a softer, lighter-weight choice with an authentic faded and sun-kissed look. The ultimate season-spanning fabric, these qualities make it easy to pair with a variety of colors and styles.

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The flared sleeves of this Chelsea & Violet blouse add a touch of boho chic to the everyday. Pair it with this lace pencil skirt from Chelsea & Violet for a fun, casual daytime look. Continue the chambray look to your toes with the smokey blue Fossil Maddox flats. Pull it all together with the coordinating tomato Key-Per shopper tote from Fossil. Add coral and chambray to your beauty routine with Uber pink lip color from Bobbi Brown and Bossy Boots nail lacquer from butter LONDON.

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Contrast stitching and a zipper chest pocket add modern flair to this chambray shirt from Jones New York Signature.  Pair it with dark denim like these NYDJ bootcut jeans  to continue the chic take on head-to-toe denim. For a bold punch of color, add this fuchsia Diane tote bag from Gianni Bini. Create a little flair with the dot heart & bow drop earrings from Betsey Johnson and the Join Me wedge sandal from Chinese Laundry in royal blue.

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Fading lends a vintage feel to the Lucy chambray shirt from Cremieux while a mandarin collar adds a stylish twist. Kick start a shopping adventure with it as a jacket over the Lina striped dress from Cremieux,  canvas Champion slip-on shoes from Keds and the Sunset African opal statement necklace from Barse.  Keep your essentials close at hand with the MICHAEL Michael Kors Charlton cross-body bag in vanilla. Be certain you are fashionably on time with this chronograph watch from Michael Kors.

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If you like the look of chambray, but prefer a darker wash, you’ll love this button-front shirt from KUT from the Kloth. The darker chambray pairs well with colored denim, like these beach-inspired Sofia coral jeans from Lucky Brand Jeans. Signature drop earrings from T Tahari and the Oil Rub Barcelona saddle bag from Patricia Nash coordinate with the buttons of your shirt, while the Moran wedges from Lucky Brand give you tribal flair.

What’s your favorite way to wear chambray? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Nautical Know-How: Spring 2013 Trends

Adrift after a drab winter? Warm up with our favorite nautical looks. Don’t reserve seafaring style for the beach (although, it’s perfect for resort) — maritime pieces work as a crisp pick-me-up any day of the week.

White and navy are nautical stalwarts — pop the pairing with red, orange or yellow. You can also expand the palette with other ocean-inspired hues like seafoam green and cobalt.

Shop the Looks: Calvin Klein Crewneck Tie-Waist Dress & Swarovski “Holly” Starfish-Pendant Double-Chain Necklace, Antonio Melani Tiago Belted Peplum Dress, Lauren Ralph Lauren Textured Leather Belt & MICHAEL Michael Kors Ionna Patent Pumps, Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton-Blend Button JacketMICHAEL Michael Kors Dolman-Sleeve Stripe Top

Nautical stripes are bold and classic. We love clean navy/white pieces, but unexpected bursts of neon or sparkle set a fresh course. Another subtle update: trade navy bands for black.

Shop the Looks: Cremieux Lina Stripe Knit Dress, IQ Paris Striped Hi-Low DressMICHAEL Michael Kors Button-Front Blazer

Decked out with buckle accents and chain prints,  the MICHAEL Michael Kors resort line takes a refined approach to nautical. Whether you are packing for a getaway or headed to the office, you’ll find a striking piece to sail your wardrobe into the next season.

Shop the Looks: MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Chain-Print ShirtdressMICHAEL Michael Kors Scarf Maxi DressMICHAEL Michael Kors Skinny Pants

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Want to dive in, or just ready for a dip? Let us know in the comments!

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10 Ways to Wake Up Your Work Wardrobe for Fall

Take a cue from the season’s changing leaves by transitioning your work wardrobe to fall with fresh colors, textures and silhouettes. Get started with our top autumnal pieces — all guaranteed to complement classics already hanging in your closet.

  1. Leather-Look LBDEven the Little Black Dress deserves an update from time to time. This ponte dress from Sanctuary flaunts faux-leather panels for a luxe take on the wardrobe staple.
  2. Fanciful BroochNeed a quick fall fix? Add a jewelry-box bauble to your favorite shirtdress or cardigan. We love these sparkling Dillard’s Boxed Collection pins worn alone or in light-catching clusters.
  3. Daytime ShineThe secret to surviving long days? Sequins. Especially smart with a crisp white blouse, this Antonio Melani skirt skillfully transitions from 8-hour day to holiday party.
  4. Better-Than-Basic PumpSwap basic black for an equally versatile shade of deep green, burgundy or navy. You’ll find pointed-toe silhouettes, like this Vince Camuto pick, make even the most polished looks impossibly sharper.
  5. Menswear Motif: Borrow textural fabrics from the boys — but keep the cut all about your curves. Figure-contouring panels shape this houndstooth Tahari sheath dress for a thoroughly feminine take on the masculine trend.
  6. Peter Pan Collar: An instant pick-me-up, bejeweled Peter Pan collars lend radiance to your complexion. Luminous with beading on the collar and cuffs, this Sanctuary selection means little to no time spent on morning accessorizing.
  7. Eye-Catching CobaltPitch-perfect in ponte knit, this cobalt blue Rafaella pant instantly reinvigorates basic blouses and blazers. It’s no wonder we’ve been singing the cheerful color’s praises all season.
  8. Leopard-Print TrenchBundling up doesn’t mean covering up your personal style. Show off your feminine (and fierce) aesthetic with this MICHAEL Michael Kors leopard-print trench.
  9. Textural SatchelA deep wine hue, python print and file-friendly size make this BCBGeneration satchel a stylish workplace companion. Compose a tactile, layered statement by styling it with fall’s touchable tweeds and nubby knits.
  10. Conversation PrintYour sense of whimsy should be no secret at the office. Share the love with prints equal parts clever and chic. Colorful horses gallop across this Cremieux blazer’s cuffs — clean lines keep the look classic.

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How do you stay corner-office chic when it’s cold? Share in the comments!

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