There’s a new statement accessory in town, and it’s not that sparkly necklace you saw at J. Crew or Alexis Bittar’s latest cocktail ring. No, the latest stylish statement-maker is a lot closer to home: it’s your eyebrows!
Eyebrows in every shape, size, and color are making headlines lately, from bleached-out brows like Miley’s to the fancy face-framers at the Dior SS14 presentation. Big or small, light or dark, there or gone- you can’t go wrong as long as you’re accentuating your eyebrows (or lack thereof)! Want to get in on the action? Here are the top 4 brow looks of the moment:
Miley Cyrus’ recently bleached brows may have brought the trend to the forefront, but model Lara Stone has been rocking the bleached look for a while now, and Rooney Mara continued to bleach her brows long after The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo wrapped filming. This brow look is extreme, but if you’re into avant-garde fashion and looking a little bit like an alien, this might be the eyebrow trend for you!
It Girl Cara Delevingne has popularized big brows in the past few years, and we couldn’t be happier- it’s actually acceptable to skip waxing now! Cara’s appeal is all about her brows: they frame her face perfectly and help her pull off any beauty look, from the extreme neon eyeshadow she rocked on the Chanel runway to an all-natural palate. Actress Lily Collins is another example of great, natural brows- hers give her sweet, heart-shaped face some edge! Want to get this look? Step away from the tweezers until your brows are fully grown out, then head to a salon professional and asked them to get rid of only the stray hairs. Upkeep will be minimal and easy with at-home plucking!
3. Platinum hair, dark brows
An easy way to make your eyebrows stand out, regardless of how thin or thick they are? Dye them darker than your hair! We’ve seen this look on countless celebs, Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet among them. Dark brows will stand out most against blond hair; if you’re lucky enough to have natural blonde locks, just darken your eyebrows a shade or two. If you’re eyebrows are dark, take your hair a few shades lighter than your natural color to give your brows a boost.
Perhaps the most daring brow look as of late involves lots of color and glitter! At their Spring/Summer 2014 runway show, Dior gilded models’ eyebrows in gold. The look was ethereal and angelic when paired with natural-looking makeup- this might be fun to try for a holiday party among friends! We loved DJ Hannah Bronfman’s take on colorful brows, too. She got a little more playful and colored her brows in with electric blue powder- and it looks amazing against her skin tone and dark hair! To get the look, dip a brow brush in highly-pigmented eyeshadow. Fill in brows, then top with a clear brow gel (or even hairspray, in a pinch). Just remember not to itch your eyebrows, or color will get everywhere!
Will you try any of these hot new brow looks? We’re planning on breaking out the gold glitter for the holiday season!
Sometimes fashionistas just want to be comfy. And not “My stretchy skinny jeans are comfy”-comfy, but like, lay-in-bed-all-day-and-maybe-get-up-to-grab-takeout comfy. Believe it or not, stylehaus actually stocks pieces for those kinds of days! More importantly, we know that even though we all have those lay-in-bed-eat-Chinese-takeout days, we never want to look like it.
Stylist Bethany put together the perfect comfy-but-presentable outfit for your next day off. She started with the basics: a white muscle tee ($64) and a hoodie ($135). While you can find versions of these items pretty much anywhere, the stylehaus versions have a little more “oomph” than your average basics. Our white cotton muscle tee is super-comfy and super-cute: it features a slightly asymmetrical hemline that’ll jazz up your sweats without looking over-the-top. Our hoodie, made of tight waffle-knit cotton, is cooler than most, too: it has leather trim around the body and on the pockets!
Instead of yoga or jogging pants, try leather jogging pants ($480). Just as cozy (seriously, you could fall asleep in these), but 100x cooler than your ratty old sweats. Need to step outside of the house? Throw on our metallic high-tops ($131) for a comfortable kick of cool!
If you’re a fashionista who really likes to kick back and relax, you should definitely consider investing in some fashion-forward loungewear. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be stylish while you eat Chinese food in bed!
Red, white, and blue- what do you think of when you see those colors together? Chances are you think of America, but there’s actually another country that shares these patriotic colors: France! French women are known for being undeniably chic; and Janelle’s red, white, and blue mix is making us think of les francaises.
Our stylist Janelle grabbed stylehaus’ newest skirt, a drop-waist beauty in an abstract red, white, blue, and yellow print, and paired it with her own navy and white striped shirt. What gives this outfit that certain je ne sais quoi? The masculine/feminine contrast!
These days fashion is all about mixing it up: high-end paired with low-end, elegant topped with casual, and masculine playing with feminine. Mixing up your look makes it authentic and interesting, since (most of the time) our personalities are a mix of opposites, too!
A drop-waist skirt like this one ($377) is the perfect piece to mix things up with. It’s low waistline makes it ideal for pairing with tee shirts (a waist-length tee won’t interrupt the skirt’s ruffle), denim jackets, or tailored menswear blazers. Grab one for yourself by calling 323-655-6900 and start mixing!
You know how it’s good to have some distance in a relationship, so that you don’t get sick of each other? We’re wishing we’d had more distance from this overdone blogger look in the past few months- then maybe we’d still be in love. But alas, we’ve seen it way too much, and we’re totally over it.
You might remember us waxing poetic about how much we loved the resurgence of grunge trends, especially the comeback of the plaid-shirt-tied-around-the-waist look a few months ago. We covered look here and here back in August. But now it’s nearly December, and our eyeballs have overdosed on around-the-waist outfits.
We’re sick of seeing (essentially) the same outfit pop up on all of our go-to fashion blogs, too. We normally turn to bloggers for inspiration and creativity, but lately all we’re seeing is a sea of plaid. Everyone from Song of Style to Sea of Shoes to Sincerely Jules and B Jones Style has blogged this go-to outfit (sometimes multiple times!) in the past month. Where’s the originality, people?
That’s not to say that all shirt-around-the-waist looks are tired, though. Leandra Medine of Man Repeller managed to put a fresh spin on this clichéd combo by pairing her plaid shirt with dresses instead of leather pants or skinny jeans. So thanks, Man Repeller, for breathing new life into an almost-dead trend!
What do you guys think- are we being too hard on these bloggers and their love of around-the-waist shirts? Are YOU still into this look?
When you work in the fashion world, it’s easy to get caught up in the newest, hottest, latest. Sometimes we forget how amazing basics can look! But when stylist Jessica tried on this printed dress, there was no denying that classics are classic for a reason- they just work! This go-to silhouette (the same flirty skirt and nipped-in waist that’s been popular since the 50s) is hardly revolutionary, but it makes a big impact.
This dress often gets overlooked in our shop. It’s not as edgy as the cutout, body-con dresses that we stock; it’s not as hip as something like our leather jogging pants. But once a customer tries it on, there’s no going back- you can’t beat a flattering silhouette!
This piece is ideal for festive occasions where you still need to be conservative- like an office party or your child’s school holiday play. The high neckline is covered-up, but the print actually cuts a gorgeous sweetheart neckline that accentuates curves without any risk of revealing cleavage!
If you want to style it a little bit more, throw on a black leather jacket! This will give the look a little edge without distracting from the gorgeous print and flattering cut. Finish the look with classic pumps, and add tights if you think you need more coverage for your legs. This dress would also work with a swingy capelet and ankle booties!
You can order this dress ($489) from stylehaus by calling 323-655-5900, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Already a member? Let us know if you’d like to see it- we’ll deliver to your door to try on at your leisure!
By now it’s no secret that stylehaus staffers are certifiably obsessed with this tuxedo blazer. You’ve seen Janelle and Jessica’s takes on the versatile piece; today we give you Bethany’s rock-and-roll interpretation!
It’s rare that you find Bethany in anything other than a leather jacket (although it’s always a different leather jacket!), but this tailored blazer was edgy enough for her to try. While she loved the sharp, clean lines and the graphic stripe down the arms, Bethany didn’t want to eschew leather all together. So she paired the blazer with- what else?- leather pants.
Since her outfit is quite simple, Bethany focused on the little details to make a statement. Instead of plain leather pants, Bethany chose a pair with intricate quilted detailing. Since her tee shirt was plain, she glammed up the look with gold jewelry- hoop earrings, a gold snake cuff, and stacked rings. Simple black boots finished off the almost-all-black outfit, letting the blazer take center stage!
We love Bethany’s take on this blazer! It’s great to see a classic, polished piece like this go in an edgier direction, which just proves our point: every woman needs this blazer in her closet. If you agree with us, you can pick one up at stylehaus for $428- but hurry up, we only have 2 left! Reserve yours at 323-655-5900.
The latest “It” Accessory might surprise you. No, it’s not a designer bag or that pair of Balenciaga boots we keep seeing everywhere. It’s something a lot cuter: a dog!
Ever since Nicole Richie stepped out a few weeks ago with her German Shepard, Iro, in the cutest dog-walking outfit we’ve ever seen, we’ve been paying more attention to celebs and their puppies. These ladies get dressed to the nines to spend time with their canines, and we’re here to break down their outfit formulas for you. Now, taking the dog out in your sweats is inexcusable: here are 5 relatively low-key, super-chic outfits to walk the dog in!
The aforementioned Nicole Richie takes the cake in her polished, preppy puppy-walking look. While the sum of this outfit looks high-fashion, the parts are totally accessible. Grab your flared or boot-cut jeans and tuck in a classic white button-down– every girl should have these pieces in her closet, right? Accessorize with a simple belt and oversized sunnies, and toss a bright blazer over your shoulders (see Sunday’s blog post for more over-the-shoulder outfit inspo). That took about 5 minutes, and you look impossibly chic! Don’t worry if you still don’t get as many passing glances as your dog, though- we’re sure they’re stiff competition.
Does Nicole’s outfit require too much early-morning effort for you? Then take inspiration from Eva Mendes’ effortless look! Here, she walked (possibly ex-?) boyfriend Ryan Gosling’s dog George; based on this dress we bet George was just as smitten as his owner. This flirty look is so easy to achieve, too: pull a tee-shirt dress over your head, grab the closest cross-body bag, and go! If you want to add a little more intrigue, opt for strappy nude sandals like Eva instead of your usual sneakers.
For a chilly morning dog walk, opt for an outfit like Anne Hathaway’s. Her expert mix of skinny jeans, a plaid top, and a statement coat is practical, stylish, and accessible. The style here is in the little details: the plaid pattern peeking out from the coat sleeves, the flat leather boots, the sharply tailored coat. Love!
Of course, if you live in LA you won’t need to bundle up like Anne. Instead, go for light coverage like Olivia Palermo in her modern-day Audrey Hepburn look. Her updo, large sunnies, and chic pointed flats scream “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but Olivia’s cutoff shorts are all 2013. A thin leopard coat is perhaps a little bolder than something Ms. Hepburn might wear, but we think it works! There’s something so irresistibly cheeky about wearing a luxurious animal-print piece out to walk the dog. You can get a toned-down version of this look by ditching the coat and rocking leopard flats with your cutoffs instead.
Finally, if you have the time and inclination, go all-out like Amanda Seyfried. Amanda might bring her dog, Finn, to work with her, but he doesn’t stop her from strutting her movie-star style! Take a high-fashion matching set like Amanda’s from the catwalk to the dog walk by opting for cozy material that moves with you. A knitted sweater and skirt allow Amanda to keep up with Finn- though we’re not sure her pointy pumps do the same. If heels are too much for you, try the look with white Converse instead!
See? No excuses. If these busy ladies can get dolled up for their doggies, so can you!
As we mentioned in Janelle’s post last week, every stylehaus stylist has developed an obsession with our new tuxedo blazer. It’s the perfect addition to any look, any style- it adds instant polish and class! Janelle showed us how it works with her eclectic vibe, and today stylist Jessica shows us that this blazer can be feminine, too.
Jessica favors dresses that show off her waistline, and finds it hard to find jackets or blazers that do the same. When you’re wearing a dress that nips in at the waist, a sweater or coat that hits any lower ends up ruining the waist-whittling effect. This blazer is now Jessica’s go-to topper, since its cropped fit and perfectly-placed button accentuate a small waistline instead of obscuring it!
We love how she paired the black and white blazer with an equally-graphic black and white patterned dress. The stark white blazer tempers the busy print without distracting from it, and the pointed, asymmetrical hem of the blazer mimicks the dress’ chevron stripes. The masculine/feminine mix works so well- we could see this look going from the office (with tights) to cocktails with ease.
Want to try the look for yourself? Both pieces are available at stylehaus! You can grab the dress for $489 and the blazer for $428 by calling 323-655-5900 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Keep checking our blog throughout the week to see Bethany’s rock-and-roll spin on our favorite tuxedo blazer!
A trend that’s been slowly but surely sweeping the fashion nation for the past few seasons has finally hit full-force: the over-the-shoulder jacket. While this trend isn’t anything new- think 50s teenagers with cardigans thrown over their dresses just-so- it’s resurfaced thanks to a new wave of polished dressing.
After a long time of grunge- and rocker-inspired trends, we’re seeing ladylike silhouettes and classic pieces make their way back into the spotlight. The look is elegant in its simplicity, and the littlest details sometimes make the biggest impact. Something as easy as shrugging a jacket over your shoulders- no need to actually take the time to put it on- can take your look to a whole new level of style. As our stylist Janelle puts it, “It’s just so…chic!”
Janelle has been known to throw a jacket or two over her shoulders, and it works every time! A thrown-on jacket is an elegant finishing touch that adds class to any outfit- whether it’s a sparkly tank and plaid pants or sweats and a tee.
stylehaus founder Marina Monroe regularly employs this fashion trick, too! It’s perfect for in-between weather (you’ll be warm, but not too warm), and gives new life to a two-piece suit.
If you haven’t tried the trend yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a go. The look was all over the Spring/Summer 2014 runways, most notably at Balmain, and it’s become a bona-fide street style go-to. Shrug a little blazer on over a crop top and pencil skirt combo, or toss an evening coat over your cocktail dress. A jacket thrown on just-so even makes tattered cutoffs and a tee shirt elegant! What are you waiting for? Enjoy the cool breeze on your arms!
Anything goes: blazers, leather jackets, long winter coats, and bomber jackets all work. Instagram us your over-the-shoulder jacket outfits @stylehausla and we’ll feature your photo on our page!
Paris Hilton is a girl who knows how to have fun with fashion. Her much-loved quote, “The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” has become a style mantra for girls everywhere- us included. Since we’re such huge fans, we were stoked to see Paris rocking a top from stylehaus the other day at LAX! You might remember it from previous blogs here and here, but we love how Paris styled it: with leather leggings, sexy Louboutin boots, and oversized sunnies.
This top is perfect on Paris: the sheer fishnet panels are sexy but modest, and the flirty peplum fit flatters her long torso. Solid white classes up any outfit, as white generally is seen as the color of innocence. So pairing a pristine white top with skin-tight leather is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet- just like Paris herself!
If you want to nab Paris’ look, you’re in luck- stylehaus carries this white peplum top. To order it ($259), just call 323-655-5900 or e-mail Jessica@stylehaus.com. The biggest style lesson you can take away from Paris, though, is this: the best accessory is a healthy dose of confidence! As Paris herself says, “No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy.” Agreed!