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Whimsical Animal Motifs Channel Nostalgic Charm

What do owls, peacocks and wolves have in common? They’re all part of a women’s fashion trend that features whimsical animal prints on tops and sweaters. Create a look around your favorite animal with these fun, nostalgic pieces. For a casual look, couple these fanciful prints with leggings or with a pencil skirt for a polished look with personality.

Designs featuring owls are some of the most popular to crop up as part of this motif. One of our favorites is this quirky owl sweater from Kensie.  A friendly owl peeks out from the front of the top, while elbow patches add sophistication. This owl-print tee from Chelsea & Violet flaunts vintage charm while flattering your figure with ruched sides. This tunic tee from Chelsea & Violet gives you a different take on the trend with owls creating horizontal stripes — one owl stands out in metallic gold.

Peacocks and feathers are another popular theme. The Liza tee from Lucky Brand Jeans flaunts a peacock print adorned with metallic studs, giving you a touch of bling. An eye-catching blue peacock print adorns this black thermal top from Lucy Brand Jeans. Colorblock birds brighten the classic Melbourne sweater from French Connection. Blues, browns and creams stand out against the black background, with one bird turned to look outward.

Wolves have long been thought of as mystical, majestic creatures. Flaunt your love for these noble animals with this wolf-print tee from Chelsea & Violet. An asymmetric hem creates a chic silhouette.

Check out all of our animal motif items here.

What animal motif is your favorite?

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Go West: Cowgirl Kicks

This season our favorite designers are making the Old West new again. With details as vast and varied as the frontier, there’s a cowgirl boot for every style. Dying to lasso fringe or wrangle studs? No matter which accent suits your fancy, most Western-inspired boots have low heels and mid-calf shafts. Translation: all-day comfort, year round. Giddy up!

Shop our picks: Kensie Branches & Blooms Floral-Print Dress & Sam Edelman Louie Booties, THML Polka-Dot Dress & BCBGeneration Bastille Western Booties, Gianni Bini Ruthie Dress & Lucky Brand Madonna Western-Inspired Boots
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Shop our picks: Chelsea & Violet Colored Denim Skinny Jeans & D.V. by Dolce Vita Lujan-2 Western-Inspired Boots, Joe´s Jeans The Skinny Jeans & Steve Madden Rifffle Western-Inspired Booties, Miss Me Jeans Heavy Metal Flap Skinny Jeans & Arturo Chiang Remi Western-Inspired Boots
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Shop our picks: Kensie Fuzzy Lace Dress & Lucchese Neomi Stitch Python-Print Boots, Adrianna Papell Strapless Rosette-Skirt Gown & Volatile Hustle Jeweled Harness Boots, JS Collections Illusion Neckline Dress & Frye Women´s Billy Pull-On Boots
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How will you style your cowgirl kicks this season?

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Pajama Party: Overhaul Your Nighttime Wardrobe

Are you stuck in a PJ rut? Is the elastic coming out of your favorite jammy pants? Are your jimjams mismatched? Then it’s time for a full-on overhaul of your nighttime wardrobe.

Become your own slumber stylist and check out some of this season’s cutest styles at our pajama party.

Rock your Romper: Rompers give you the comfort of a one piece coupled with the cuteness of a short set.  We love the lace details on this Josie Lychee lace-trim romper and the ruffles on the Luscious Lite romper from Betsey Johnson.

Get Matchy-Matchy: Matching sets create an instantly cozy look that’s a no-brainer when you’re ready to snooze. Polka dots give this top and capris set from Jasmine & Ginger a retro vibe while the understated animal print on this Jasmine & Ginger tank and boxer set gives you an on-trend way to catch some z’s.

Sleep Tight in Sleepshirts: Get the freedom of a dress with a comfortable sleepshirt. The Tullah’s Garden tunic sleepshirt from Kensie flaunts bold stripes and an easy-to-lounge-in style. The Lauren Ralph Lauren Classic His Shirt sleepshirt gives you the menswear look with a cut that’s made just for you.

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Which style do you like to sleep in?

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Game On: What to Wear Tailgating

Show off your team spirit — and your personal style — this tailgating season with looks that couple your love of football and fashion.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Shop our entire selection of women’s apparel to create your own game-day wardrobe.

Do you have a lucky look for football games? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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Word of the Week: Peter Pan Collar

It’s been said that there’s nothing new under the sun — in fashion and beyond. And while we can’t argue that Peter Pan collars are fresh on the scene (they first became popular in the early 1900s), there’s no denying that our favorite designers re-imagined the style with whimsy this season.

Shop Our Picks: Kensie Beaded-Collar Dress, BCBGeneration Collared Shift Dress, kate spade new york Collar Necklace, Carolee Pearl Collar Necklace

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Will you rock a collar this season? Tell us in the comments.

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Wild Idea: Refresh Your Wardrobe with Animal Prints

Prints are an important part of a well-balanced wardrobe — but do you find yourself reaching for the same patterns again and again? Shake things up with animal prints. We matched classic patterns with their safari-style equivalents, so you can find the animal print that works best with the rest of your clothes.

Why it Works: Sultry, retro and chic — polka dots and leopard spots share a similar sense of style. Contrast colors compose both prints. Translation: If polka dots play well with your wardrobe, so will leopard print.
What to Wear: We like to think of leopard as a neutral and especially love statement pieces, like this Cremieux short, Calvin Klein dress and Vince Camuto top. But if you’re still uncertain about opting for spots, start small with a fierce shoe or handbag.

Why it Works: We know how it goes: you buy one striped top, and suddenly, your closet is full of them. Switch up your seafaring vibe with safari-inspired zebra print. The stylized stripes deliver the same striking look, plus a little extra attitude.
What to Wear: Like classic stripes, zebra works best on a tee or dress. These Vince Camuto, Kensie and Laura Max designs all feature unexpected pops of color.

Why it Works: Lace and snake may seem like polar opposites, but these tactile treats are actually interchangeable. Wear your favorite clutch and peep-toe pump with a lace blouse one night and a snake-print dress the next.
What to Wear: Don’t be afraid to wear snake as a statement; the print’s small scale has a slimming effect. Try this MICHAEL Michael Kors pant for an edgy look, and this Kensie dress or Chelsea & Theodore skirt for a flowier feel.

Why it Works: If you love floral designs, you’ll fall for feather and peacock prints. Debut a feather-print dress at your next special event for a feminine statement that stands out from the crowd.
What to Wear: When it comes to feather prints, bolder is better. Wear this Buffalo David Bitton dress or Jessica Howard dress just as you would your favorite floral frock. Style this Investments top with skinny jeans.

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Do you like animal prints, or do you prefer to stick to the classics? Tell us in the comments!

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Lingerie: The Edge Shop

Looking for a one-stop shop for all of your lounge and bedtime wardrobe needs? Then check out The Edge Shop at Dillard’s. It’s a contemporary boutique full of the latest trends, cutest fashions and hottest looks from some of your favorite lingerie designers.

Shop the looks: 1. Kensie Valerie Abroad Camisole & Geo Print Boxer Shorts 2. Betsey Johnson Tricot Swing Slip 3. Hanky Panky Riviera Fling Original Rise Thong 4. Honeydew Intimates Rumba Mesh Bow Short To see all The Edge Shop has to offer click here. What are some of your favorite looks in The Edge Shop?

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