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Glance Spotlight: Casual-Chic Sunday

The weather is starting to warm up and spring is in full swing! This calls for lots of comfy and chic options for Sunday Fundays such as airy blouses, lightweight pants, flat sandals and layering options. Check out a few of our casual picks to make every weekend a stylish one!

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Bring the Fanny Pack Back!

Yes, you read right! It’s time to bring the fanny pack back. Let’s face it, this style isn’t going anywhere, so take it center stage and make it pop! The fanny packs of the past are completely different than today’s modern versions. Today’s assortment of styles and textures are endless. The fanny pack even has a new name, the belt bag (or waist bag, if you’d rather)!

Read on for some trend inspiration on how to rock the NEW fanny pack… I mean, belt bag…

The fanny pack, belt bag, waist bag, moon bag or whatever you’d like to call it, never really went away. There’s the runner you see on the street or the tourist grabbing their travel guide to ask directions, but let me show you just a few cool ways to wear it and turn those naysayers into fanny pack wearers!

Fanny packs are practical, convenient and trendy for those times when a spacious shoulder bag or that giant tote just won’t do, and you want something small, fresh and new. After all, our days are getting longer, so our loads need to be lighter.

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Veg Belt Bag

2. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Belt Bag

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Quilted Pocket Belt Bag

4. Ultimate Direction Meow Waist Pack

5. Nathan Triangle

6. Pacsafe Metrosafe Anti Theft Cross Body & Hip Pack

Are you athletic but want to add a chic twist? Grab the Nathan® Triangle fanny pack with an amazing design and vibrant color to wake up your style. It fits perfectly at the triangle of your back for comfort and it’s adjustable to make it just right for you. The nifty water bottle pocket makes staying hydrated on the go a total breeze.

A day on the beach is all about carefree relaxation. Carry your bare neccessities easily with the Ultimate Direction® Meow Waist Pack. Enjoy the functionality even while playing around with a beach ball or taking on the task of building a sand castle. The options are endless when your hands are free!

A spontaneous date night with your beau can have you feeling light, free, and oh so sexy. Try the sleek and seductive Elizabeth and James™ Cynnie Belt Bag to set the tone for your mood. The textured leather and compact style would pair perfectly over a solid colored body con or even a fitted, midi length, jersey knit dress. Take your pick.

Want to raise the bar on your travel attire? Flaunt the Pacsafe® Metrosafe Anti-Theft Cross Body & Hip Pack to boost your confidence (and security!) while you trot around the globe. Oh yea, and a bonus: it’s unisex.

You can even pop your collar in your professional ensemble with the polished MICHAEL Michael Kors™ Quilted Pocket Belt Bag. The smooth leather with quilted detail embodies the posh style you possess and won’t compromise your serious attitude.

What girl doesn’t love a jeans-and-tee kind of day? Up the ante on your go-to casual look with the cool and luxe MICHAEL Michael Kors™ Veg Leather Belt Bag. Luxury at its finest, the signature logo detail on the softly pebbled leather adds the fierce touch of a style to make your look inspirational…and hands free!

And there you have it! Whether you choose to call them fanny packs, belt bags, or waist bags, there’s no denying that this hands-free way to store your daily essentials is the freshest comeback in the wide world of bags.

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New Brand Spotlight: Neil Barrett

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Designer Neil Barrett established his blueprint of minimal design while working for fashion powerhouses Gucci and Prada. Utilizing the most luxurious fabrics and unparalleled Italian craftsmanship, the Neil Barrett apparel collection has a distinctively modern approach to timeless wardrobe staples like dresses, skirts and outerwear.

Neil Barrett’s streamlined designs offers bespoke-quality, handcrafted finishes and mixes it with twenty-first century style. With a focus on chic minimalism, Neil Barrett apparel is all about impeccable quality for the modern woman.

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Shades of Summer: Sunglasses You Need as the Weather Heats Up

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One of our most faithful companions as we make our way from spring into summer is a great pair of sunglasses. A trusty pair of shades not only protects your eyes from the sun’s harsh glare, it also tops off your outfit as the final seal of personal style. Zappos Rideshop is brimming with so many great eyewear brands and awesome new styles like the timeless Ray-Ban to the fashion-forward Von Zipper.

A great pair of sunglasses can really take an outfit to a whole different level of cool! Don’t believe us? Just throw on a pair of sleek Native Eyewear polarized sunglasses or Ray-Ban Wayfarers to your t-shirt-and-jeans look and enjoy the steady stream of compliments. 

Below are a few of spring & summer’s most noteworthy styles in the world of active eyewear. So get ready to grab your cool shades and cruise into summer’s adventures while keeping your eyes and your style top of mind!

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Featured styles:

1. Shwood Canby

2. Native Eyewear Flatirons

3. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Polarized

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Featured styles:

1. VonZipper Cheeks

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses


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New Brand Spotlight: KAVU

KAVU, which stands for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited, was launched back in 1993 with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a philosophy to live life to its fullest every day.

Today, KAVU designs and produces men’s and women’s outdoor clothing and rugged bags to keep up with the adventures of daily life. Their extensive line of durable bags, backpacks and outdoor apparel are tested for the pursuit of the great outdoors—whether it’s in your own backyard or around the world!

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Left to Right: Kavu Rope Sling, Kavu Sidewinder, Kavu Ravenna Dress

 

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Rock Some Spring Denim!

The best thing about denim is that you’re always wrapped in comfort and confidence, day or night. Great jeans really do highlight our best assets -- from a great seat to strong legs, and everything in between. 

A great-fitting pair of jeans can be paired in an astounding number of ways -- dressed up with a great jacket, purse, heels and accessories, or dressed down with classic Chuck Taylors and a comfortable cotton tee. Denim capris or shorts can be pulled on over a bathing suit at the end of a day at the beach, or worn on days when you’re just zipping around town running errands.   

Denim in various washes and cuts can be rocked at every time of the year, and I’m so excited to share with you a great selection of plus size denim, from shorts to skirts to pants, that will carry you from spring through the summer. I hope you are as inspired as we are to experiment and rock denim in lots of stylish ways this warm-weather season! 

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1. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Ludlow Shorts

2. NYDJ Plus Size Briella Shorts

3. NYDJ Plus Size Dayla Wide Cuff Capri

4. Levi's Plus Size Classic Capri

5. Jag Jeans Plus Size Eloise Skirt

6. Jag Jeans Plus Size Relaxed Henry Boyfriend


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If you’re rocking any of the amazing pieces you’ve seen here on the blog, please tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WRW- we would LOVE to see your style!

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The Style Edit, Wedding Edition: Bridal Dress Trends

With wedding season in full swing, we thought we’d focus on the most important design element of any wedding—the bride’s dress. After all, the entire theme of the wedding hinges upon the wedding dress! Whether it’s an intimate beachside affair, a chic courthouse wedding, or an all-out black-tie wedding, the right wedding dress is definitely of the utmost importance.

Showcased below are three standout bridal dress trends that are both timeless and on trend—a great combination, no matter what kind of bride you are.

A sweetheart strapless dress is the ultimate in simple, feminine style. It not only flatters the neckline and décolleté, it works with all types of brides—from traditional to romantic.

For something even more breathtaking, a wedding dress with a low back or lace back detail makes your exits as dramatic as your entrances. Try them with a cowl-neck front or even a halter if you have a fuller bust.

Last, but certainly not least, one of the most dramatic and stunning silhouettes in the world of bridal dresses is the trumpet gown. This classic shape accentuates curves like no other. It hugs in at all the right places and flares out into a train in the back, which can be of varying lengths.

No matter what wedding dress style you end up saying “I do” to, when “Here Comes the Bride” comes on, make sure it leaves an impression that will last a lifetime!

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Featured style: Nicole Miller Hampton Lace Back Gown

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Style featured: Nicole Miller Dakota Silk Faille Strapless Gown

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Menswear Monday: Spring Footwear Guide

When it comes to the world of men’s shoes, it really is an exciting time to be a guy. Not that I have experience in it firsthand, but I definitely believe that a well-dressed man isn't complete without the perfect pair of shoes, am I right? There are lots of awesome footwear options this spring for guys to put on heavy rotation—from sandals to sneakers; we’re seeing lots of old favorites making a triumphant comeback in stylish new ways!

Below is our shortlist of top styles to note this spring for men’s footwear—straight from the runways to real life. There’s really something for every guy. There’s the laidback fisherman sandal, which by the way, is one throwback style that’s making a very unexpected but welome return.

There’s also a huge focus on retro-style sneakers from New Balance, Nike and other classic athletic brands. These aren’t just for the gym or running errands, gents. On the contrary, the most stylish guys are wearing them with everything from chinos and a blazer to even mixing things up by rocking them with their corporate business suits! They sure make those morning commutes a lot more comfortable.

If you’re less on-the-go dude and more beach-bum material this spring and summer, you’ll love the leather slides that are popping up all over the place, particularly in leather. Birkenstock sandals, anyone?

For the more preppy gentlemen out there, there’s something for you, too. The moccasin loafer is a great option for a more laidback addition to your chinos and other office staples. Who knew your dad’s favorite shoe would be deemed as one of the season’s most on-trend men’s shoe must haves? Fashion really has a cyclical nature, doesn’t it?

Check out a few of our favorites in men’s spring footwear below:

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The Fisherman Sandal

1. Cole Haan Ginsberg Fisherman

2. H by Hudson Agali

3. Too Boot New York Panama

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The Leather Slide

4. UGG Delroy Slides

5. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

6. OluKai Punono Slide

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The Retro Trainer:

7. Saucony Originals Bullet

8. Nike Air Pegasus 83

9. New Balance Classics ML565

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The Moccasin Loafer:

10. Hush Puppies Monaco Slip On

11. Geox Uomo Snake Mocassino

12. Cole Haan Grant Canoe Penny

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