Got the time? If you looked at your wrist and yawned, it’s time to spring into some seriously fun color — and you don’t have to give up functionality or style to do so. It’s all about making your timepiece match your mood as you transition from a grey winter to a vibrant spring.
Personally, I like to see women with a watch that says “I’m a woman who knows there’s a time for everything!” And that kind of woman is going to gravitate toward a timepiece like the Fossil Riley Pink Dial Multifunction Watch. While the pink dial shouts a girlish “IT’S SPRINGTIME!”, the goldtone stainless steel bracelet speaks to no-nonsense feminine savvy.
Of course, green is the archetypal color of spring (and St. Patrick’s Day, we might add.) That’s why I recommend the uber-green kate spade new york “Metro” Bright Green Silicone Strap Watch. Green enough to make anyone yearn for the first breathless blooms of spring, this timepiece has clean, simple lines that will also appeal to your feminine sense of order and clarity.
Time for a little glamour, girl? Light up the room with your Versace Vanity Lavender Leather Strap Watch, featuring lavender croco-embossed calfskin with 2 Medusa studs. It’s glitzy in a good way.
Perhaps your female significant other is a bit more understated. Then I suggest Michael Kors “Channing” Turquoise Dial Goldtone 3-Hand Watch. The turquoise dial pops with spring color but the the goldtone stainless steel band is more reserved. This watch is “Springy”, but not un-sprung, if you catch my drift.
For the “Blue Man” in your life, (or if you’re a “Blue Man” yourself), strap on the Fossil Grant Men’s Chronograph Watch. The blue dial pops with spring color from a shiny silvertone stainless steel band. Pair this watch with complementary-colored apparel (either yellow or something orange-ish), and you’ve made a manly spring statement.
Tick… Tick… Tick… Spring’s almost here! Time to start shopping!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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If darker colors for the darker months are getting you down, but bright bags seem all wrong for your turtleneck-and-trench ensembles, you’ll love the rich, saturated reds that were everywhere on this fall’s runways. With names like ox blood, wine, chili pepper, and salsa, these reds are vivid instead of bright, bold instead of breezy. They add depth and color play to looks that could otherwise take themselves too seriously.
Shop our picks: Big Buddha Devon Satchel, Fossil Maddox Bucket Tote,
Steven by Steve Madden Leather Lift-Off Tote, Lacoste Large New Classic Cross-Body Bag, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Mini Arno Tote
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Which of fall’s rich reds can you see yourself carrying?
Show off your team spirit — and your personal style — this tailgating season with looks that couple your love of football and fashion.
- Winning Style: Thanks to chicka~d, oversize logo tees are a thing of the past. We layered a leather jacket over this one-shoulder dress for a touch of edge (and warmth). Booties keep your feet comfortable, while a crossbody bag allows hands-free snacking and socializing.
- Sporty Chic: Who says game-day gear can’t be on-trend and team-oriented? Simply snag a pair of colored jeans in your school’s signature shade and finish with an elegantly draped sweater. Complete the look with statement accessories — like riding boots and a chunky necklace. Festive nails solidify your commitment to the home team.
- Spirited Shimmer: Elevate the tailgating experience with a flirty dress (in your college’s color, of course). We chose a swingy silhouette with a touch of shine to commemorate the big win. A dressy yet easy-to-carry bag keeps your essentials close. Pumps or flats complete the look, just be sure to consider the terrain at your tailgate.
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Do you have a lucky look for football games? Tell us about it in the comments.
It’s commonly cut and dyed and can be found on everything from accessories to shoes. We love the hint of animal-print hair calf on this Vince Camuto bangle and Brahmin key clutch. For a bolder accent, check out the giraffe-dyed hair calf on this Fossil Vintage Revival satchel. Smoking slippers are one of this season’s hottest trends, this pair from Antonio Melani features allover hair calf in a fun leopard print.
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The easiest way to update your wardrobe for fall? Changing up your accessories. Incorporate one (or all!) of our favorite trends into your style for a fresh and fun way to mix up your look.
Get inspired by the Roaring ’20s. Even though you might not don a fringed flapper dress, these Art Deco inspired baubles are perfect for a hint of this classic trend.
Shop our picks: Roberta Chiarella Wide Crystal Cuff Bracelet, R.J. Graziano Pave & Tassel Choker, R.J. Graziano Pave Marquis Linear Drop Earrings
Don’t limit glitz and glam to dressier occasions. While an oversize cocktail ring is the perfect statement piece for your LBD, a sparkling pair of earrings or a necklace can punch up your workday attire.
Shop our picks: Fossil Glitz Multi-Row Statement Necklace, Fossil Pave Drop Earrings, Roberta Chiarella Empire State CZ Ring
For some closets, fall means darker tones and deeper neutrals. Perk them up with a pop of color. A bold bracelet can brighten up any basic palette, while a notice-me necklace is right at home atop a solid blouse.
Shop our picks: Roberta Chiarella Stone Stretch Bracelet, Roberta Chiarella Emerald Ring, Roberta Chiarella Brights Statement Necklace
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Which trend are you loving for fall? Tell us in the comments!
Show your style savvy with a fun, unique retro-inspired bag. A fashion-forward trip backward, these styles highlight the best of trends from the days of 8-tracks and bell-bottoms. Not sure what to look for in vintage? We’ve put together a short-list of this fashion’s best features.
Hardware Hues: For that perfectly time-weathered look, these pieces often sport deliberately tarnished or antiqued silvertone or brasstone zippers, chains and studs. Check out the UGG Australia Brooklyn Small Cross-Body Bag for hardware you’d expect to see on that bag you scored from the back room of a vintage boutique.
Western Designs: A favored style of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Western-inspired details like those of the Frye Vintage Stud Hobo were a flower-child’s staples, with sweeping boot-like patterns and metal studs that would feel right at home on the ranch yet perfectly set off your casual look.
Leather Flourishes Woven leather panels (we love them on the Cole Haan Victoria Tote), playful tassels and decorative embossing were standbys of their time and a standout feature with nostalgic flair.
Earthy Tones: Colors that remind you of shag-carpeting and laminate-topped tables make for fresh, distinctive fabrics and leathers, with names like rust, chocolate, avocado and the butterscotch version of one of our favorites, the Fossil Vintage Revival Convertible Cross-Body Bag.
Stalwart Silhouettes: Vintage works especially well with shapes like the Fossil Key-Per Train Case that were popular when a soda cost 5 cents, like boxy cross-body bags, train or cosmetics cases and adorable little kiss-lock coin purses.
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What’s your favorite vintage style?
Build the perfect watch wardrobe, and you’ll be ready for any fashion situation. It may seem like a daunting task, but we’ve outlined the major categories to keep you on time in style.
- The Everyday Watch: For daily use, a simple style that you can easily pair with a variety of looks is just what you need. From jeans and tees to leggings and tunics, the Everyday Watch will never feel out of place in a casual ensemble.
- The Sporty Watch: It’s cute and fun, but it’s also a multi-functioning workhorse. From timing your workout to swimming laps, The Sporty Watch is your go-to for exercise and vigorous activities.
- The Dressy Watch: When it’s time to get glam, don’t forget your fabulous time piece. The Dressy Watch feels at home with your little black dress or your tailored suit.
- The Quirky Watch: Sometimes referred to as the weekend watch, this style is something unique that you wear when you’re feeling sassy. The Quirky Watch can work with a casual look or it can give some edge to a dressier look.
Shop our picks: Fossil Georgia Sand Watch, Baby G Pink Jelly Digital Watch, Michael Kors Rose Gold Parker Watch, Betsey Johnson Skull with Rose Military Strap Watch
Which style of watch do you wear most often? Tell us in the comments!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
Maximize your wardrobe with pieces you can take straight from a busy day at the office to a romantic evening out.
Step 1: Start with a Multitasking Dress
The ideal day-spanning dress balances work-appropriate coverage with fun accents. The modest scoop neckline and just-above-the-knee hem keeps this Willow & Clay piece suitable for the office, while the chain straps, bold red tone and spin-worthy skirt maintain a flirty attitude.
Step 2: Support your Step
For a shoe that provides all-day comfort and adaptable style, look for versatile shades — nude, black, metallic — and stable heels. We love platform pumps, like the Gianni Bini Jamie, for day-to-play wear. The 1.5” platform reduces the pitch of the 5” spike. The result? A walkable 3.5” heel.
Step 3: Lose a layer
The right layering piece can transform a look. Pair a fluid dress with a structured blazer for instant professional polish. We like light, neutral tones going into spring, and this tan Willow & Clay blazer will complement the coming season’s bright hues. After hours, shed the layer to reveal a strappy neckline or edgy open back.
Step 4: Make a Clutch Move
Stash a clutch in your favorite work bag. Keep your evening essentials in your smaller bag — jewelry, lip color, credit cards — so you’ll be ready to downsize as soon as your date starts. This ladylike Fossil satchel provides the storage you need for your busy day, and the Coach wristlet delivers the portable size and sheen your special evening demands.
Step 5: Sprinkle on Shimmer
Punctuate your date look with sparkling accessories. A dramatic fringe necklace (3) and chunky bracelet (1) from Kenneth Cole New York will add modern dimension and eye-catching gleam to the subtle romance of the Dillard’s hammered heart earrings (2).
Shop Dillards.com for more date night styles. Do you have desk-to-dinner tricks? Let us know in the comments.