A Lot Of Leopard

Leopard can work into any outfit. Small ways, big ways, and multiple ways! Don't be afraid of it. Leopard prints are your friend. Here are some simple ways to wear your leopard print. 

  • Try a leopard bag with black leggings, a grey oversized sweater tunic and warm neutral casual booties with a stack heel.
  • Find a leopard print coat, layer a chambray button down top under a red and neutral stripe sweater. Red will be your accent color here so carry a red bag or wear a red shoe. Then style a multi-strand pearl necklace.
  • How about leopard pump or flat with a slim pant! Try a deep berry pant.
  • If you have a midi length full leopard print skirt and don't know how to wear it. You should keep the rest of the look super sophisticated. Try a black mock-neck sweater or knit and just a simple black sandal. 

#fashion #style #leopardprint 

Fashion doesn't have to be painful

I'm 100% guilty of buying extremely uncomfortable shoes and saying things like "Oh, I'll break them in" or " I'll just stay seated the whole time". Well, that isn't reality is it ladies? Once a shoe is on my foot all bets are off. I can potentially have a very painful and uncomfortable situation on my hands(or feet!). Throughout my years of wearing heels I've found some easy ways to keep your feet pain free! 

Tip #1-

Get Dr. Scholl's messaging gel insoles and put them in every high heel you have. They work wonders. They extend the time you are able to wear your high heels. 

Tip #2-

The thinner the heel the more uncomfortable they are so opt for a chunkier heel to give you more support. 

Now read this article to find out how you can stretch your shoes from the comfort of your own freezer!  13 Ways to make your high heels more comfortable.

#shoes #heels #fashion #styletips #howto


Warm And Fuzzy

If you have an oversized sweater coat from years ago it's time to pull that sucker out again. They are back in trend ladies!

Wear it with a simple knit top, add an extra thick sweater infinity scarf for added coziness. Style your look with knee high boots and ponte leggings. Accessorize with a pendant necklace. It will give this otherwise casual look a bit of excitement. 


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Chunky Knits #wardrobeconsultantnyc #fashionconsultant

Want to give your chunky sweater a less casual look? Change out your flat to a heel and it instantly ramps up the look. I like to call it Cozy Chic. 

How to get this look: I say wear a boyfriend jean with your oversized sweater. Try a sweater with a high low hem so you aren't wearing just another, nothing special sweater. Then find a killer heel that makes a statement.



#style #fashionforward #oversizedsweater #boyfriendjean #heel

Before you leave the house...

Retro is the new black 

70’s era fashion is on of the biggest themes this spring. I was never one for the 70’s inspired looks but I turned a corner. Everywhere I go, everything I see right now is an inspirational nod to classic boho chic.  

Here are just a few of my tops picks to get the retro look:

  • Mirrored sunglasses

It's all about seeing yourself through someone else's eyes. Literally. You can also play with fun lens colors too! Gold, silver, blue-purple and green-blue are all fun options.

  • Polo Shirts

Seen on spring/summer '15 runways like Chanel and Balenciaga this classic item is now fashion forward. Guys, pull on a short sleeved zip up polo sweater and paired with slacks, a great black shoe and you are all set for after work drinks. If you are having a bad hair day you can style a color block polo shirt with a fedora.

Ladies, just a simple polo shirt and jeans will do the trick. Try styling your polo with an ankle length pant or find novelty in your look by rocking a stripe or print.

  • Wide legged jeans

Style this look with a chunky shoe + Crisp white button down + Crop trench and of course the perfect pair of sunnies. 

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This fall season is all about new textures and shapes. As the weather shifts and gets a bit cooler the first thing we think to do it layer. 

These 3 must have pieces this fall will help update your look by adding novelty, tie details and of course subtle color. It's all about mixing dense fabrics with romantic styling details. 

Your wool cape will add an effortless style your outwear with a touch of elegance. Styling should be super simple and all the other pieces should be sleek and no fuss!

A dramatic silk tie neck blouse adds a bit of feminism and whimsy. You can pair with a slim bottom or a high waist wide-leg trouser to get the complete look.

Any grey suede shoe will do! I prefer a crop boot with a short stack heel but it's really all about the soft fabric and subtle color here. Grey is the new nude!

xoxo yours in style,


How to look chic in summer neutral dressing

Welcome back to Venti Moka!  This week we're going to show you some effortlessly chic ways to wear SUMMER NEUTRALS.  These looks will keep you looking cool while the temperature heats up!

Neutrals don't have to be boring...have fun with new silhouettes and interesting details! We paired some blush colored culottes with a fresh modern white crop top. A beautiful embellished beaded mini-skirt is perfectly balanced with a simple cropped top.  Complete the look with great jewelry and you're set.  These outfits will easily take you from backyard BBQ to sunset cocktails by the water!

Thanks for watching.

Allie & Monique

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Allie's look- 

Top, http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=63657496

Bottom, http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=52606446

Shoes, Zara LY
Haitian Beaded Tassel Necklace, http://www.ashandames.com/shop/necklaces/haitian-beaded-tassel-necklace

Monique's look-

Top, http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=60680906

Skirt, http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=58337216

Shoes, unavailable

Black Pave Diamond Ring

Black Pave Hexagon Ring

Black Pave Double Hexagon Ring

Beaded Bracelet

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My Atheleisure Obsession

I've never been one to spend a ton of money on running gear. Like most people I have some Lululemon and Under Armour but don't get decked head to toe in one particular brand.

I no longer belong to a brick and mortar gym so the elements dictate my workout schedule. Last winter, I wasn't doing much running because of all the snow. This year I was determined to find a few pieces that will let me be outside in the freezing cold and get my run-on. 

I was just visiting the arctic, otherwise known as Chicago, and found myself in an Athleta store. I've walked in a few times to location around the corner from my apartment in NYC because my dog likes to say hi to the store associates and do a lap. I've never tried anything on let alone bought a thing!

I can't stop raving about these pants(*Ski Line Polartec 2 Tight ($84)) and pullover jacket(*Vortex Half Zip ($118)). I can be outside, in 16 degree weather, and not even feel a bit of a chill. They are a must in my book!

Yours in style,



Print Mix Like A Pro!

Allie Brandwein print mixing in Canyon Clover bra top, Elizabeth and James culottes and French Connection mules.
Allie Brandwein print mixing in Canyon Clover bra top, Elizabeth and James culottes and French Connection mules.
Allie-Brandwein print mixing.

Mixing prints can be a challenge. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are trying this trend. If you follow them you will be sure to look great!

Don’t mix more than two prints per look.  Look for prints that are in similar fabrications and feeling. It’s important that the line work in both prints make good friends. Take a moment to think about if the prints you picked are harmonious. For example: Do not mix a hard geo with a soft water color floral.

Next, the colors! Both prints should have almost all the same colors. If you are mixing one multi print then the second should be a bi-color. Don’t mix two multi-color prints. It’s overwhelming. The two colors in the bi-color print should both be in the multi-color print. Then it’s ok to add a pop of another color somewhere in your look.

If possible, one out of the two prints should be inverted. For example; you have two prints with black and white in them. You should see more black and white in one print and the other print you should see less. Playing with scale is another option. One can be a microprint the other can be exploded.

Make sure to break up the look with something solid. Pick on of the solid colors in your look and add a jacket, vest or a solid shoe. Keep your accessories to a minimum. There's a lot happening in an outfit with mixed prints so no need to over-design.

If you follow all these tips you will end up with a harmonious aesthetic and will be print mixing like a pro!

#Glam #Fashion #Style #PrintMixing #CloverCanyon #ElizabethandJames #FCUK