Monthly Archives: November 2011

Guys Guide to Fashion: Dress to Impress

Most people assume only women are interested in looking good.  But take a look around and you’ll see that times are changing. Men are stepping up to the fashion plate and hitting home runs – well, at least getting on base.  Yes, there are still a lot of guys sporting ill-fitting T-shirts and out-of-date jeans (the tapered leg is SO yesterday – or more like 20 years ago).  But, we think they’re starting to get it!

Something that always makes a man look stylish and put together is a polo shirt.  Classic and timeless, these shirts have been around for a long time and yet never go out of style.  Wear one with well-fitting jeans and a comfortable pair of TOMS shoes and you’re a man ready for a relaxing weekend.   Wear a long-sleeve polo, a pair of slacks and dress shoes and feel as confident as you look.

Another great style for men is the button-up shirt.  Long or short sleeved, this type of shirt can be worn with just about anything.  As timeless as the polo, the button-up is practically a staple in any man’s wardrobe.  With the cold weather upon us, the obvious choice right now would be a long sleeved button-up like this shirt, and can be worn under a warm sweater for a comfortable and casual look.

Before heading outside into the chill of winter, throw on a sexy sport coat over that polo or button up.  Sport Coats add a whole new dimension of style to a man’s fashionable look.  It will also stand out in a crowd of hoodies any day!  You’ll look like a man who knows what he wants and when he wants it.  Don’t believe us?  Give it a chance and we promise – you’ll be dressed to impress in no time.

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Designer Showcase: UGG® Australia

We love this time of year!  The cool crisp weather just begs for warmth – fuzzy sweaters, comfy coats, and of course, warm footwear.  And what could be more cozy and fashionable than a great pair of UGG® boots?  Originating from Australia, UGG® boots have made a comfortable name for themselves since the 1970’s.  Australian surfer Brian Smith moved to LA back in 1978 where he sold sheepskin shoes that he brought with him from Australia.  Californians fell in love with them and Voila!  A star…ahem…shoe, was born!

Of course, when you think of Cali you can’t help but think of the other ‘C’ word – Celebrity!  Seen in more recent years as a go-to favorite of almost everybody in Hollywood, you can count on seeing celebrity feet adorned with all styles of UGG® boots.  Check out any style magazine, website or TV show and you’ll find your favorite actress, singer, or entertainer sporting the latest UGG® boot styles.  Kate Hudson, Britney Spears, and Jessica Alba are just a few that know how to rock the UGG® look in their own distinct ways.

Some of those looks are easy to copy at home too.  If you like Jessica Alba’s style, try wearing leggings tucked into a pair of UGG® boots like these and topped with a casual cardigan.  Since it’s still warm in the fall in some places you might get by with one of Kate’s looks-a breezy, flirty romper with some gorgeous gray UGG® boots to match.

Of course, we can’t leave out Britney, who’s made herself pretty famous with her always messy hair, loose slouchy tops, short shorts and skirts, and UGG® boots that show off her legs to perfection.  To copy that look shouldn’t be too hard – just make sure you get a pair of these sand colored UGG® boots, roll out of bed, and hit the floor running.  You’ll copy Britney’s look in no time and maybe turn a few heads while you’re at it!  We don’t know how she does it, but she always manages to still look stylish even when she’s not trying.

Whatever your style – celebrity copycat or your own unique creation – we have an UGG® boot that’s just right for you.  You can also find fashionable shoes for the man in your life or for your own little copycat!

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ALL IN BLACK

Hello cuties! Lately I’ve been wearing all black outfits, and loving it. An all-black ensemble isn’t just a great way to look thinner, it can also be super sophisticated. Splash some colors to the outfit by adding a colored bag, shoes or accessories. Oooooops almost forgot, a cute hint of red lipstick. 😉
Check out the photos and match your style:

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Giving Back: Tom’s and Chooze

With the holiday’s right around the corner, gift giving is on everyone’s mind.  So with our more socially conscious lifestyle, what could be better than being fashionable and charitable to boot?  (pun intended, of course!)  TOMS shoes are really the hot fall trend right now, and not just because they look great.  Look around and you’ll notice that nearly every young adult is cruising around the mall or hitting the local coffee shops and hang outs with a pair of these ultra-comfortable, totally casual shoes in nearly every color.

When you purchase TOMS shoes or Chooze (made especially for kids and future mall-cruising teens) not only are you doing your wardrobe an awesome favor, you’re providing a brand-new pair of shoes to a needy child or helping a low income family.  After traveling to Argentina in 2006, Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes , saw a huge need for the kids who live there to have shoes for their bare feet.  So, the concept was created and now when you purchase your favorite pair of shoes, another one is given away.  One for One, as the brand’s motto states.

Chooze, fashionable footwear for youngsters, are even more adorable!  Colorful and creative, we think these shoes are an absolute must have for mini-fashionistas.  For every shoe purchased, Chooze invests 100% of its profits at the end of the year (which is right around the corner!) into anti-poverty programs.  That means that you help single moms get a chance to go back to school or get a good job, and their kids get a chance to have a better life.  How cool is that?

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GIVE ME THE UGG FEELING

Winter season is almost here and that means it’s time for boots and UGG Australia is the answer for this chilly winter. Not only are they warm but listen to this… UGG Australia has launched a fashion line that will keep you in style also. Like always you have your basics, but look even further for the stylish new line. OMG make sure to check the new styles they’re to die for:)
Look how the stars are wearing them:

 

 

 

HAVE FUN WITH THEM!

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HELLO!

Hello Rockstars! A couple of days ago Designer Studio asked me to be part of the company! How exciting?!

They are giving me a space on their web page. The name of this blog is Around Lucia, its a window of myself, my travels and the huge interest I have  in fashion. Stay tuned!

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