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Fall 2013: Styling Your Favorite Skinnies

The skinny-fit silhouette creates the perfect foundation to explore fall’s latest trends. Here are 3 of our favorite ways to  incorporate bold prints and daring looks (such as faux-leather and tribal prints) this season:

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Faux-leather can be intimidating, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Try a hi-low top to soften faux-leather leggings. Finish with chunky booties (we love this pair from Steve Madden) and classic Rayban aviators for a fierce, but balanced look.

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One of our tried-and-true looks for fall is layers. Lots of layers. By adding a variety of lengths (tunic cardigan, tall riding boots, cozy scarf) to your favorite skinny jeans, you create a dimensional look that is cute AND functional for those chilly fall nights. As you bundle, take the opportunity to add prints (such as our elephant print scarf) into your ensemble.

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Tribal prints are still going strong this season, and we love finding new ways to fuse them into our wardrobes. Because these skinnies have such a bold print, we recommend cooling it down with one of our other favorite trends–a chambray top! Combat boots and the MICHAEL Michael Kors dog-tag necklace create a globetrotting look that is perfect for fall.

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How will you be styling your favorite skinnies this fall?

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The Right Coat for Every Event

Whether it’s the first thing your hostess sees when you hand over that bottle of wine or the last thing your friends see as you leave the restaurant, the right coat is worth choosing carefully. Here are some of our favorite ideas for matching the right coat to any situation.

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The Coat: The rich red color of this Jessica Simpson double-breasted coat brings out the roses in your winter-pale cheeks, and the flattering cut emphasizes your figure instead of hiding it.

Wear it with: These NYDJ ponte leggings in black or dark grey knit are the perfect counterpoint to the red hue and elongate the line of your leg. Ideal for layering, the Awake scoopneck tunic adds warmth without bulk so the line of the coat falls exactly as it should. Finish the look with Alter Ego smoking slippers from GB Gianni Bini in a fun, unexpected leopard print for an added touch of flair.

Shop the look: Jessica Simpson Double-Breasted Coat, NYDJ Ponte Leggings, Awake Scoopneck Tunic and GB Gianni Bini Alter Ego Leopard Print Smoking Slippers

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The Coat: Simple elegance and careful tailoring make this Katherine Kelly collarless cashmere walking coat an ideal companion for your favorite dresses of the season.

Wear it with: Glimmering sequins, warm color and a design that frames your shoulders make this sequin mesh dress from T by Tadashi a smash hit for any gala. Pair with these glimmering, icy white Gianni Bini January platform sandals for compliments that will leave you floating on air.

Shop the look: Katherine Kelly Collarless Cashmere Walking Coat, T by Tadashi Sequin Mesh Dress and Gianni Bini January Platform Sandals

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The Coat: The MICHAEL Michael Kors leather bomber jacket shows you’re ready for laid-back fun, with rich chestnut leather and a flirty cropped style.

Wear it with: This season’s bold, decadent coated Legacy jeans from Rich & Skinny show that you’re in touch with the latest trends. Perfect for adding shape under a boxy cropped jacket, this wintry light ash Vince Camuto faux-wrap knit top adds volume at the neckline for an eye-catching half-zipped look. Sleek Harty snake-print pumps, also from Vince Camuto, dial up this edgy style by just a notch.

Shop the look: MICHAEL Michael Kors leather bomber jacket, Rich & Skinny Coated Legacy Jeans, Vince Camuto Faux-Wrap Knit Top and Vince Camuto Harty Snake-Print Pumps

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The Coat: Make working out easier to get worked up about with a coat that lets you look great while you’re staying healthy. We love the Mighty Lite III jacket from Columbia, which combines ultra-lightweight fabric with slim construction that won’t throw off your stride on a winter run.

Wear it with: Under Armour has your active ensemble covered. The Perfect workout pants make exercise a cinch with lightweight, low-friction fabric and superior moisture management. Add a splash of bold color, not to mention the latest active fabric technology, with the ColdGear fitted mockneck top. For the right support, try the seamless workout bra, then pack your gear in stylish ease with the tough fabric and pretty ruched details of the Shatter gym duffle bag.

Shop the look: Columbia Mighty Lite III Jacket, Under Armour Perfect Workout Pants, Under Armour The Printed ColdGear Fitted Mockneck Top, Under Armour Seamless Workout Bra and Under Armour Shatter Gym Duffle Bag

What situations can your coat wardrobe handle?

 

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Reasons We Love Hue Leggings & Tights

Leggings and tights. Tights and leggings. They’re a wardrobe staple no closet should be without. Throw in more options like fun colors and flattering bootcuts and you’ve got a versatile option to wear all season long.

We love Hue leggings and tights so much we can’t stop talking about them. Here are our top 10 reasons we love Hue’s bootcut leggings, colored leggings and colored tights.

  1. Colored leggings add an instant pop to transitional outfits and keep your legs warm in the colder months
  2. Leggings and tights are comfortable and effortless yet chic and stylish
  3. They make your old look new again and extend seasonality
  4. Introduce on-trend colors (like cobalt and green) to your look
  5. If your legs have fallen to the paler end of the color wheel, leggings and tights cover them up
  6. Bootcut leggings are a great alternative to sweatpants/yoga pants for weekend errands
  7. Bootcut leggings balance your figure to create a flattering silhouette
  8. Some leggings have hidden shapers in their bag of tricks
  9. Leggings and tights are a perfect layering piece with boots
  10. Tights elongate your legs when you go for a monochromatic look (or pair them with booties)

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What are your reasons for loving leggings and tights? Tell us in the comments! 

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Style It: Tights & Leggings

This season’s must-haves: brightly colored and patterned tights or leggings. Not sure how to style them?  Check out our 4 examples below to get that effortlessly on-trend look for your wardrobe.

Bright Tights

Much like colored denim, brightly colored tights add a perfectly bold touch to your look. You don ‘t have to keep the rest of your look subdued. A leopard-print tunic and studded smoking slippers keep your ensemble fashionable yet comfortable for a workday or shopping. To finish off the look, reach across the color wheel for a bag that punches up your palette.

Shop the look: Collective Concepts Smockneck Shirtdress, Hue Opaque Non-Control Top Tights, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Top Zip East West Tote, Betsey Johnson Bliiingg Smoking Slippers

Patterned Tights

Not quite ready to take the leap to a bright leg? Then start your hosiery exploration with patterned tights. Depending on the pattern, they can add edge or sophistication to your outfit. For a sleek workday look, pair them with a tailored dress and authoritative pumps. A patterned bag coordinates perfectly with this option. Take this look to dinner by adding on a bold lip or a statement necklace.

Shop the look: T Tahari Libby Ponte Knit Dress, Spanx Tight-End Filigree Patterned Tights, Antonio Melani Joanne Pumps, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Anytime Mini Shoulder Bag

Cord Leggings

When the weather turns cooler, leggings are a great option for keeping warm. But how do you keep your look from getting too casual? Pair them with soft fabrics and feminine accessories. A chiffon tunic balances the corduroy perfectly, while the stones in these earrings subtly echo the jewel-tone hues. Add cute booties or pumps to finish it off.

Shop the look: MM Couture by Miss Me Printed Chiffon Tunic, Hue Corduroy Leggings, Sam Edelman Louie Booties, Betsey Johnson Moroccan Medallion Drop Earrings

Print Leggings

Just add printed leggings to instantly take your closet favorites to fashionably fabulous. A long tee is an easy option for these leopard-print leggings. Take a full dive into rock star mode with a spiked bangle, moto-inspired boots and a sleek leather jacket.

Shop the look: Buffalo David Bitton Nepeta Faux Leather Jacket, Sanctuary Clothing Short-Sleeve Screen Print Top, Hue The Original Jeans Leopard Print Leggings, BCBGeneration Halen Moto-Inspired Boots, Natasha Accessories Pyramid Stretch Bracelet

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Which look are you excited to try?

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Word of the Week: Tutu

Here at Dillard’s we have everything from traditional tutus like these from Hello Kitty and this one from  Flapdoodles. Each is great with a cute pair of leggings or skinny pants. For Halloween fun, this Spooktacular tutu from Laura Dare is perfect for trick-or-treating or for her classroom party.

A tutu dress and leggings set is a great option for easy outfitting. We have holiday-themed sets like this ghost-face dress and leggings from Bonnie Jean and this turkey-appliqued set from Rare Editions. Your little fashionista will love this poodle tutu dress and polka dot leggings from Bonnie Jean.

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What’s your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

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Kids: Fall Dress Code

With the new school year in full swing and temperatures dropping, it’s time to think of fall fashion. We have good news, your child doesn’t have to sacrifice style for functionality when it gets chilly.

Girls
The mod squad girl will love this Zunie drop-waist dress with cute Copper Key leggings for added warmth and a cosmopolitan layered look. For a little bedazzled bling she’ll love this beaded burnout tee and embellished jeans from Miss Me Girls. Fall is also a good time to play with patterns.  Leopard print adds flair to this V-neck top and denim/chiffon skirt from Takara. Black or brick red leggings from 2 Hip by Wrapper are great for adding another layer under the skirt.

Boys
Your school-age guy will be stylish in stripes with a bit of urban edge in this T-shirt and jeans from Ecko. Bold color is not just for the girls. Guys will get noticed in this neon tee from Hurley. The shirt pairs perfectly with these Hurley jeans. Add this long-sleeve tee from Nike for a cool layered look and added warmth or wear it alone with jeans.

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How will you update your child’s fall wardrobe?

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Eileen Fisher: Dillard’s Exclusive Interview

Known for clean lines, simple shapes and luxurious fabrics, Eileen Fisher creates timeless clothes designed for real life. Her line features pieces that work together, through every season and over time. Shoes are the newest addition to the brand and follow in the footsteps of her clothing and accessories, giving women a complete head to toe look.

Q: Who is the typical Eileen Fisher woman?
A: In the beginning, my typical customers were creative, artistic types who didn’t have to wear corporate clothes. As the workplace for women has changed, so has our customer. We’ve invited more women into the brand as we’ve added new shapes and fabrics. She’s busy and interested in many things and wants to wear clothes that she looks and feels good in. She needs clothes that meet the needs of her lifestyle — she wants to wear pieces that are versatile and edgy but totally accessible at the same time.

Q: Where do you draw most of your inspiration for your designs?
A: I’m inspired by so much, especially the way shape, texture and proportion work together. My original inspiration came from a trip to Japan where I fell in love with the kimono. The kimono is a shape that has been used for 1,100 years. The simpler the piece the more possibilities it has.

I am also very intrigued by the way women across generations put the clothes together. I watch the way my daughter, who is 19, dresses and the way the women in our company put different pieces together. Recently I was in Istanbul at a women’s conference. I loved seeing young women blending Western skinny jeans with traditional pieces. There was lots of layering and scarves too.

Q: Who are your major influences?
A: The Hudson River near my house, nature and natural fabrics, global cultures and my friends, my daughter … I think a lot about how clothes can support women’s lives and how we can help a customer get dressed easily so she can focus on the things she really cares about.

Q: What’s the ultimate message you want to get across through introducing shoes to your line?
A: For me, introducing shoes was the logical next step for the brand. We already had accessories, such as belts, bags and scarves. Our clothes can be simple. Sometimes it’s the shoe that brings out the edge in what we do. We love being able to dress our customer from head to toe.

Q: Did you attend school for design or are you self-taught?
A: I didn’t attend design school; in college, I started out as a math major because I was good at it. I ended up getting a degree in Home Economics from the University of Illinois.

After college, I moved to New York. I worked in graphic and interior design studios and became immersed in the world of bringing ideas to fruition. I discovered my passion for textiles — for fabric and color. For 5 years the concept for the clothes percolated in my mind. I yearned for shapes that were the essence of simplicity and that worked together in many different ways.  Finding the confidence to make the first samples was probably my biggest challenge. I remember cutting the fabric for my first 4 pieces on the floor of the loft I lived in. Self-taught about sums things up!

Q: What are some key trends we will see from your line next season?
A: We’re interested in colorblocking, enveloping necklines, silk shirting and glovelettes with bright color and stripes — my personal passion. Trends for us are an influence, not a destination. Many of the ideas behind fall are a continuum.

An important one that inspires the shoe team is draping with soft unlined leather. You can see it on the Jaunt which has an unlined boot shaft that can be worn slouchy over leggings and jeans or straight with a tunic dress. The Draw is an open-toe wedge that also uses this soft unlined leather to frame your foot.

I always love flats and think they will be especially important for fall 2012. Our flats, such as the Patch and Quilt, are simple but have a very cool edge. They look like a ballerina flat but have a “V” shape at the toe. Map is a new moccasin driver in a very simple clean-lined shape.

Q: Which shoe should no woman be without?
A: For me, a ballet flat is a go-to style. The design is timeless and the shape lends itself to many looks. But I have to say that I judge shoes not just by how they look but how they feel. It’s the same lens we use for our clothing. Does it make you feel really good, can you really move in it? I don’t want to make shoes that sit in women’s closets.

Q: Tell us about a shoe you will never forget.
A: When I was 8 years old and starting third grade, I saw a “perfect” pair of saddle shoes in an advertisement somewhere. They were a slimmer style and had black crepe soles instead of the more common and clunky version that had orange rubber soles. My parents drove around town to every shoe store in the area until they were finally able to locate these “perfect” shoes. My sisters still joke that I would rather have worn beat-up summer Keds on the first day of school than settle for a pair that was less than perfect.

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What do you like best about the Eileen Fisher brand? 

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