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Tips For The Trendy Traveler

Traveling can be great for the mind. Learning about new cultures, visiting historic monuments and dining at local restaurants can be a reinvigorating experience. Perhaps you made a New Year’s resolution to spend more time travelling. Our style experts have put together a hot guide to staying fashionable and comfortable while jet-setting across the world. 

Airplanes are hardly ever comfortable but a few easy style choices can make you feel first class. 7 For All Mankind presents the sexy Skinny in rich gummy velvet. The lightweight super stretch velvet pant flaunts a classic low rise and fitted skinny leg that falls just below the ankle for a sleek fit. A light camisole such as the Cosabella Smooth Camisole offers a smooth, seamless silhouette and a draping Splendid Very Light Jersey Drape Cardigan will keep you comfy through each connecting flight. Add a pair of the ultra lightweight Corso Como Festive ballet flats for barefoot-feeling bliss. Pack all your goods in a super colorful LeSportsac 25” Expandable Upright. Identify your iconic luggage immediately with lovely allover flower design. 

If your sights are set on the shoreline, L*Space is your friend. Bring a little glam poolside in the L*Space Aberdeen Angel Padded Halter and the L*Space Aberdeen Catwalk Hipster. If you want to sit on the ship deck and catch up the latest bestseller, spin a tall tale of fashion and fortune with the Free People Folklore Shift Dress. Pack a hip pair of MICHAEL Michael Kors Lucca M2729S shades in your edgy and chic Big Buddha Bailey shimmering handbag. Ring in the Spring with a dazzling pair of Holiday Garden Flower Earrings from Jessica Simpson

Perhaps you are heading to the lodge this Winter on your getaway. Bundle up in the Marc New York By Andrew Marc Summit Jacket. The quilted construction and a down and feather blend of insulation provide unending warmth and comfort. When it comes to cold weather fashion, it’s all about the accessories. Add a sweet Lucky Brand Rosette Bloom Hat, Jessica Simpson Chiffon Pointelle Muffler and a cozy pair of UGG Fashion Belt Over Cuff Gloves and you’ll be the queen of the lodge. Pack your cold-weather wardrobe in the stylishly hip Heys Britto Collection Butterfly 26” Spinner Luggage Case. The hardsided polycarbonate composite suitcase with an artistic butterfly print is a rolling work of art. 

It’s a great time to head to New York for a Broadway show and sightseeing. If you’re heading downtown, the High Waist Skinny from 7 For All Mankind has a highish mid rise and fitted skinny leg that falls just below the ankle. Pair them with a Joie Reed B L/S V-Neck Top and a BB Dakota Houghton Jacket for a warmly fashionable look. A pair of Black Rooster Trista boots rounds out the look with heightened style. A soft leather casual-chic medium hobo will keep your personal items together while you are scoping out the city. The Kenneth Cole New York No Slouch Medium Hobo holds it all and looks great.

Whether you are planning a quick road trip or hopping on a private jet to the French Riviera, look your best and have fun. For more trends, visit our Trends page. Happy travels.

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Start 2011 Off In Style With Our Sparkly Trends

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End 2010 on an amazingly fashionable high note with our top picks for sparkly New Year's Eve outfits.  Add a little sparkle to your outfit for added texture and shine. Our style experts have put together a few choices to help you start out 2011 in spectacular fashion.

As we turn the page on another year, we recommend turning to a classic fashion icon, Betsey Johnson, for your party dress. Light up the night with the Betsey Johnson Evening Caribbean Nights dress. This sparkling beauty features a tiered design with tulle overlay at the hem. If you would prefer a skirt this NYE, the Steve Madden Sequin Swing Skirt will have you dancing long after the ball has dropped.

If you’re braving the elements to party in Times Square, you’ll definitely need a jacket.  A stylishly sexy little black jacket from three dots such as the Ponte L/S Jacket offers exaggerated quilted shoulders for dramatic shape with a fitted silhouette. Kick up the sparkle a notch with the Type Z Sequin Jacket, a notched lapel blazer that will help you flash your swagger all night long.

If you’re looking for the ultimate showstopper heels for this year’s party, the ALDO Nacci will give you more than a glimmer of hope. This wrapped platform features metallic fabric and an elegant bow-design peep toe. We would never forget the bags and accessories in a New Year’s Eve trend update. Keep it all together with a dazzling BCBGeneration clutch like the wondrously vibrant Violet Clutch. Devine party style is only an accessory away with GUESS accessories. The 177065-21 necklace and 177428-21 earrings will set your look on fire! Look great and have fun this New Year's with our style experts’ picks. For more recommendations, visit our Trends page for the latest styles and tips. Happy New Year's!

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Exclusive Interview With Paige Adams-Geller of Paige Premium Denim

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Known for its unmatched quality and acute attention to detail Paige jeans have become a staple for the most discerning of fashionistas. The quintessential L.A. brand has created die-hard "Paige-a-holics" across the globe with its innovative silhouettes and premium washes.  Celebrities and fashion influencers look to Paige for top trends, fits and washes.

Paige Premium Denim™ presents the pant of the season in the velvet Verdugo Jegging. The five pocket jegging design features a low rise and fitted leg to accentuate your figure. The lightweight super stretch velvet in deep black with tonal topstitching and signature whipstitch accents on the back pocket make these the ideal jeggings this season. Enjoy the 30” inseam, 8” front rise, 12” back rise and 10” leg opening. If you’re looking for a comfortable material this Spring, slip into the Paige Premium Denim Laurel Canyon Corduroy. The stretch corduroy Laurel Canyon has a low rise and slim fit in the hips and thighs. The soft floral lining on the inside waistband and front pockets. A small hidden pocket of the same material is tucked in the back pocket for easy credit card or key storage. 

Check out what Paige Adams-Gellar has to say about this season’s styles as well as what you can look forward to this Spring from Paige Premium Denim:

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Roxy Girls Have The Most Fun

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The Roxy girl demands a girly fit with functionality without sacrificing cute and fashionable styles. Staying close to its roots within surf lifestyle and beach culture, Roxy has more than proved itself to be a dominating powerhouse next to the men’s line, Quiksilver. Roxy makes a wide variety of outerwear for women that is on-point with current fashion.

Stay warm and stylish in the Roxy Sand Storm Jacket. You’ll love this fully-lined jacket that has a full zip closure and lined hood. Available in three different colors, the Sand Storm Jacket is great for staying warm chilly days throughout the year. If you prefer a jacket that is a little lighter, the Roxy Late To The Party Army Shirt Jacket combines military and downtown in a modern 100% cotton jacket.  

Creating footwear, sandals, apparel, outerwear, boardshorts, bathing suits, backpacks, watches, bags, handbags, eyewear, and multiple accessories including hats and jewelry for juniors and kids, Roxy has made huge strides for almost 2 decades. Sponsoring professional athletes ranging from surfing to snowboard, the Roxy girl has an outgoing look and life and is ready to take on anything. Stay warm this Winter with Roxy outerwear from Zappos.com.

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Trends You Can Gift

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Shopping for the fashionista in your life can be a challenge, but luckily for you the Zappos.com stylists have put together a few trendy gift ideas that will keep her stylish and updated. From SoHo-inspired sweaters to hip designer handbags, Zappos.com has everything you’ll need to stay in her good graces this holiday season.

New boots from UGG Australia are always a fabulous gift. But this year, it’s all about their newest styles like the Abilene. Add some style to her wardrobe with the perforated supple suede boots that look extraordinary with skinny jeans and a pea coat. Stick with the faux fur trend if you are leaning toward getting her a new jacket. The Natalie Jacket from Sanctuary Clothing is an amazingly soft faux fur beauty with a 100% polyester lining, great for a night out on the town. For cool weather days, the Free People have designed the cable knit Spindle Cardigan. A sweater this cool has to be complimented with a metallic bag. Our stylists recommend the Jet Set Chain Shoulder Tote from MICHAEL Michael Kors for the trendsetter in your life.

Remember guys – accessories bring her look to life. Don’t pass on a fashionable and feminine handbag from Aldo. The Soverns is a lovely cross-body that will add inspiration to any outfit. And don’t forget the BLING. Statement necklaces are super trendy right now. The Jessica Simpson Fall Jewels Mesh Drama Necklace will add a brilliant shine to her style.

Fashion-forward gifts show her that you are paying attention and she’ll be thrilled by your gifts. For more gift recommendations, check out our Stylists’ Picks for ready-to-wear outfits. Read more about these trends on the Trends Page and check out Brooke’s trendy giftables in the video below:

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Trends: Holiday Party Chic

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Whether you are attending a work-sponsored holiday party or throwing your own, your holiday party outfit can get you in the holiday spirit. Our stylists have put together a few looks that should help you prepare for your upcoming party.

Spice up your Holiday look with a strapless, tiered Betsy Johnson dress such as the Evening Pleated Organza Tiered Dress paired with matching color-family heels like the RSVP Effie heels. A gal can never go wrong with amazing accessories, so make sure that you're shining with a perfectly placed bangle and necklace. Add a cropped leather moto jacket like the True Religion Leather Moto Jacket for an edge.

A gal can never go wrong with a little black dress and this year is all about the details. The Calvin Klein Lace Sleeveless Dress offers a flirty overlay of lace and can really come to life with some eye-catching pumps like the RSVP Rain heels. Accentuate your posh look with a cluster bracelet and a sparkling necklace. A cute Franchi Handbags clutch like the Marge Nappa is all you need to finalize your elegant look! You'll be turning heads and knocking them dead in this gorgeous ensemble!

A seductive dress like the Nicole Miller Techno Metal Sleeveless Halter Dress is sure to get you noticed in all the right ways. Complete your look with a bold statement necklace and bracelet. The shoes make the outfit so turn to the Nine West Booboo Heels and a simple clutch to carry you through the night!

Our stylists have much more in store for you on the Trends page. Dressing up for the holidays can be a fun and creative way to showcase your individuality. Happy holidays from your fashion helpers.

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Stay Warm And Updated With Our Stylists' Trends

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Staying updated during the Winter can seem like a daunting task, but our stylists, Brooke and Kaya, have put together a few helpful tips that can keep you looking fashionably warm through the cold season.  

Layer up with a lightweight leather jacket such as the edgy Linkih jacket from Diesel. Over a trendy printed dress like the Satin Siren dress from Steve Madden and a pair of leggings. Add some super hip booties like the Nine West Hotfuzz, a Kenneth Cole Reaction bag and a funky Kangol hat – you’ll be all set to light up the line at the velvet rope.

A wool trench coat, like the Jessica Simpson Jessica 34” Belted Ruffle Front Coat, can be a great way to get you through the Fall. The tie at the waist will accentuate your figure and you’ll love the ruffled front. Add in a pair of Joe’s Cigarette in Micah skinny jeans and a pair of UGG Joslyn wedge heel boots and you’ll be in business. Don’t forget a trendy Echo Design Super Chunky neck ring and a pair of gloves and no calls will go unanswered due to cold hands.

Don’t forget a hibernation-ready coat this Winter and remember that you don’t have to wear something that weighs a ton to stay warm. The Patagonia Fiona Parka comes in an elegant white color that will make you look like a million bucks. Add a pair of purple Hunter Verbier boots and some accessories for added comfort and style points. Don’t worry about wearing huge coats this Winter. Our stylists will help you pick winning styles and stay comfortable year-round. Check out the Trends page for more.

 

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Tuesday Means Two New Features on Blogs.Zappos.com

Thank you for reading the Zappos Family blog. We are all about embracing and driving changes at Zappos.com and we just added a couple features on the blogs for your reading enjoyment. You can now keep up with the Blogs Team and the entire Zappos Family by subscribing to our monthly emailer by clicking on the "Keeping up with the blogs" block on the right side of the page (you can go HERE too). And don't forget, you can always follow us on Twitter HERE for up-to-the-minute goings-on.

We know you come to Blogs.Zappos.com for the latest scoop on trends and happenings so we made it easy for you to get to our Trends page. You'll now be able to find a block on the right that will send you directly to our Trends page so you can stay updated year-round. Make sure you bookmark the Trends page and stay tuned to the Blogs for daily trend updates.

 

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