Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sunglasses in the Snow

The summer heat may be over but your eyes are far from out of the danger zone when it comes to the sun.  When it snows, regardless of whether the sun is out or not, UVA/UVB is reflected off of the stark white and can affect your eyes. When there is a lot of snow on the ground, you risk becoming snow blind if you don’t wear the proper eye protection.  Sunglasses are absolutely a must in the fall and winter and with snow hitting the ground for the first time in the season already (albeit early) there is no time like the present to get a new pair of shades.

Things to look for in a pair of sunglasses this time of year:

UV Protection: UVB exposure is credited as the cause of cataracts in old age. Much like you can get sunburned, UVB rays can cause serious damage to your eyes.

Polarized Lenses: If you are doing outdoor sports, you want sunglasses with polarized lenses. These glasses reduce glare and make your overall environment much sharper.

Mirrored Lenses: It’s not just about being mysterious. True, other people won’t be able to see your eyes. But in conditions when glare is strong, they can be very helpful.

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Fashion Trends We Are Thankful For

Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for the good in our lives: family, friends and, at Designer Studio Store, fashion. In our world, fashion is the ultimate form of self-expression. Fall trends bring the perfect mix of warm and comfortable. We celebrate Thanksgiving and have memorable gatherings in fall fashions and, each year, those outfits end up in our family photo albums.  When you are thinking about what to wear to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, think about these gifts straight from the fall runway.

Boots and Skirts

Pull together your favorite long sleeved shirt with tights, boots and your favorite blouse for an attractive, head-turning fall look. Here’s the long and the short of this look:

Prairie skirt: Boho fashion is in. Take one look at this fall’s celebrity gossip magazines and you will see celebs wearing longer skirts with boots.  This trend has held solid for a few years. Pair a flowing skirt with leggings for warmth. Complete the look with a pair of UGG® Skylair women’s boots.

Above the knee, flowing short skirt: Flowing skirts beg for sexy tight calf high boots. Pair a flowing skirt with a long sleeved shirt, a fuzzy vest and a comfy pair of boots. Make sure the boots come up to at least the top of your calves to balance out the loose flow of the skirt.

Denim mini: Match a denim mini skirt with a pair of cute ankle high boots for a youthful duo. A cowl neck or turtle neck sweater will keep away the winter chill.  As the weather becomes colder, slip on a trench coat for a fun look that will keep you toasty too!

Jeans and Heels

The boot heel trend ushered in a whole new era of it being perfectly ok to wear your dress heels with your favorite pair of jeans. Skinny jeans, casual fit anything but high waist mom jeans is incredibly wearable with heels.  One of our favorite pairs of jeans to wear with heels are from Hudson. The Hudson Baby Boot Denim jeans really accentuate your assets while the heels really elevate your style.

Faux Fur

Real fur isn’t very PC these days. In fact, PETA has been quite successful in deterring people from real fur with the “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign they have been running over the past few years.  Fortunately, faux fur is still quite in fashion.  This fall, faux fur accented coats, boots, capes and even sweaters are everywhere you look. To wear it right, don’t overdo it on the faux fur. Stick with accents and thoughtful touches throughout your wardrobe.  One faux fur cap can go a long way.

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