Smoldering Shoulders

One of THE biggest and funnest trends for Spring 2016 is shoulder baring clothing.

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Jonathan Simkhai Off Shoulder Knit Dress $495

The simplest piece in any wardrobe is a great dress.

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Rosie Assoulin $2695

Insert the shoulder baring option et Voila –  Sexy Spring Style!!

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See by Chloe Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress $515

Budgets need not beware.

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MICHEAL Michael Kors $89 @ Nordstrom

The trend is delivered on both sprectrums of the dollar sign.  #rejoicingbudgets

Purchase a shoulder showing top NOW!  Add jeans or a great pair of shorts – mine are from H&M, top is from the incredible Tanya Taylor.



Next time you find yourself carrying groceries, working out at SoulCycle or lifting a child – remember to do a couple of extra reps as this style is all about exposing the shoulders!

In The Navy

Spring is weird.

One minute it is sunny and warmish, the next minute the sky is bleakly grey and the wind is  cruel.  How exactly does one dress successfully for that insanity?!

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Answer: the navy blue blazer.  Classic and ridiculously versatile!

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T-shirt, jeans and slip on jeans, culottes and stillettos, cigarette pants and kitten heels + navy blazer = perfect Spring outfit options!

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Price points are just as varied, from $3190 for Saint Laurent’s wool gaberdine gorgeousness to a sweet $138 deal at J Crew.

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reversecommuter invested in a Ralph Lauren Collection blazer a few years ago and it was worth every single penny!  A classic fine tailored piece will last for almost ever, and every single time it is worn it makes me smile.

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Smythe (a Canandian jacket designer) offers up a multitude of styles and interpretations of the navy blazer every single season.  LOVE!

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 Theory has a clever take on the classic this Spring.  Rag & Bone’s genius blazer design stuns and introduces fun elements such as piping and gorgeous big buttons.

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The navy blazer is the ultimate unknown element piece that makes for the perfect airplane item, warm enough for the inevitable airplane air conditioning arctic blast (WHY do they do that?!?!?) and yet is warm enough to not melt you en route to your oceanfront hotel!

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Obviously Veronica Beard’s dickey blazer would be THE ultimate piece for this journey – just zip off the dickey before the plane lands!

Sunshine & Scales

Animal prints, a basic addition to any wardrobe.  Why not bring out the animal instinct with the Sunshine?

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Snake print in a blue hue from Equipment.

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Paired up with a pair of Gap shorts (not every piece needs to break the bank!) and a pair of patent Lanvin ballet flats.

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Now go cheer on that baseball /  soccer / lacrosse game Super Mom…but don’t forget the SPF – only the clothes are snake like, not your skin!

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Colorfully Cold!

What a difference 24 hours makes.   #understatement

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Beach and palm trees one day, snow drifts taller than me the next.  OLE!

oleBest way to beat the winter blahs is to continue the brilliant hues of the tropics.    House of Holland’s brilliant purple jersey sweatshirt begs for a drink with an umbrella in it:

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Old Man Winter get ready for a pop of color and a show of leg!  Wear this sunshiny yellow skirt from J Crew with a turtleneck, a jean jacket and a simple tall boot to completely shock the cold!

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Wear a sweater to keep warm but brighten up the outfit with Jonathan Simkhai’s multicolor sweater,delivering a hint of blue sky no matter what is going on outside!

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Better than an extra large dose of vitamin D (although reversecommuter highly recommends that as well!).

Burn My Jeans!

Holy Cr*p that was a ‘challenging‘ winter!

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Now that the great golden orb has resurfaced (aka the sun), it is all about prints, colors, and fun clothes.

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Not jeans.  Done and Done with denim.

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Pajama pants are a great option to mix it up.   Equipment has some gorgeous silk options, Kirna Zabete has fantasy worthy options from Prabal Gurung and Peter Pilotto – swooooooon!

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Peter Pilotto pajama pant Kirna Zabete

Prabal Gurung pajama pant Kirna Zabete

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But guess what, go buy an amazing pair of actual pajamas, wear the pants with a t-shirt and a jean jacket – presto super cool outfit!  (ps men’s pajama sets are super cool for this)

Skin lingerie pajama pant "Oprah's Favorite"

Skin lingerie pajama pant
“Oprah’s Favorite”

Designer track pants are everywhere this Spring and a super fun way to introduce change into your wardrobe!  Jonathan Simkhai has a fab pair, perfectly matched with a biker jacket – yummmm!

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Cropped Knitwear & The Polar Vortex

Cropped Knitwear and leggings?!  GOOD GRIEF reversecommuter has completely lost it!

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No need to panic – I can explain.

Ever wake up in the winter and think “I really have nothing to wear, it’s cold, dark and cold!    Leggings and a black top, good enough.”

 NOOOOOOOO!  Not good enough, but a great base to build on.

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Add a fun skirt on top of the leggings – go short!  Then add a sweater to the ensemble et voila!

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Not only are you now in an outfit that makes you feel great but you are even rocking THE BIGGEST TREND for Spring 2014 – cropped knitwear!

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Ta-Daaaaaaaa!

Here are a couple of skirts that would totally work over leggings (and then later after the THAW without leggings too!)

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pssst – all on sale right now at net-a-porter.com (click the blue!!)

Neatly Summly-ied Up

Like a 17 year old math app designer, reversecommuter likes to keep things simple (Yahoo can you hear me?!) Click here for the superb Summly story.

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Spring has sprung according to the calendar but there is still a ton of snow around Boston. Mathematicians agree the temperature will increase throughout the day then decrease at night, so choose those layered items well….

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Remember the terms dress pants, slacks & trousers? Whatever! Just do not wear jeans today – dress it up just a little!

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Miu Miu cropped shearling, Prada turteneck, Teenflo pinstripe pants, Tom Ford aviators, Balenciaga wedge booties