Spring 2017 Trend #4: Retro Florals

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in Blog

Prada  |  Michael Kors Collection  |  Chloe

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Of course, there are always going to be florals on the spring runway. This season, designers channeled the sixties and seventies to create groovy patterns that will remind you of printed vintage couches and shag carpet. Think daisies, lots of mustard and brown tones, and your grandmother’s wallpaper when you were growing up.

Happy Shopping!

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The Modern Flower Child

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Madewell Striped Cotton-Poplin Top, $70

Theory Asymmetric Floral-Print Silk Skirt, $535

Elizabeth and James Amber Gold-Plated Topaz Necklace, $195

Vince Camuto Jazelle Slingback Platform Sandal, $139.95 93.77

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

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Spring 2017 Trend #3: Pretty in Pink

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in Blog

Bottega Veneta  |  Valentino  |  Sportmax

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I hope you’re ready, because pink is the color of this season. Think pale rose, raspberry, fuschia, and every shade in between. Deck yourself out in pink from head to toe and add rose gold jewelry to match. Come on, you can do it!

Happy Shopping,

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Pale Pink Princess

 

See by Chloe Velvet-Trimmed Pussy-Bow Ruffled Crepon Blouse, $395

Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Skinny Jeans, $256

Bronzallure Purezza Medium Hoop Earrings, $80

Diane von Furstenberg Faleria Mules, $248

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Spring 2017 Trend #2: Wordy T-Shirts

Posted by on March 26, 2017 in Blog

Christian Dior  |  Carven  |  Dolce & Gabbana

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Tulle skirts, lace jackets, and t-shirts. Yep, this trend takes it a step further than a t-shirt with jeans. Instead of matching all casual pieces, wear something along the lines of Christian Dior suiting with a logo tee. Try mixing these high-low elements for your next dinner date, and you’ll channel the confidence of an off-duty model.

Happy Shopping!

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The Fancy Skirt

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Topshop Femme Forever T-Shirt, $28

Iro Jonel Ruffled Georgette Midi Skirt, $360

Clare V. Leopard Print Clutch, $275

BaubleBar Vivid Crispin Drops, $48

Joie Banner Sandal, $298

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The Tuxedo Jacket

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Topshop Sonic Youth T-Shirt, $50

J.Crew Hugh Satin-Trimmed Blazer, $260

Mother Looker Distressed Skinny Jeans, $205

Alexander McQueen Skull Leather Wallet on a Chain, $1,095

Marc Fisher LTD Zala Pump, $160

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

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Spring 2017 Trend #1: The New Shirting

Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Blog

Milly  |  Victoria Beckham  |  Stella McCartney

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This is not your ordinary cotton button-up shirt. This shirt is styled oversized, off the shoulder, asymmetrical, and patchworked. Think classic white or french blue, but with a twist! This trend is totally fresh for 2017, so pick up your favorite version in our shopping list and style it with your favorite jeans and a pair of bold shoes.

Happy Shopping!

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Tibi Off-the-Shoulder Cotton-Poplin Shirt, $345

Current/Elliott Flip Flop Frayed Low-Rise Flared Jeans, $230

Sam Edelman Brandie Satin Point-Toe Flats, $90

Vanessa Mooney Charlize Tassel Drop Earrings, $28.98

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Sporty Shoes, Socks with Sandals, and More

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Blog

Clockwise from top left: Altuzarra  |  Dolce & Gabbana  |  Alberta Ferretti  |  Versace

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Which one of the above Spring 2017 footwear trends is your favorite? Can you guess that mine is Super Sporty Shoes? Don’t you just love the red embellished Dolce & Gabbana slides above? Stay tuned to Instagram for images of my sporty fur slides from Jocelyn. Socks with “cute” sandals also strikes me as a cute, comfy trend. I love love love flatforms but can never find ones perfect enough to buy. Real and designer Tevas are still a thing so I will definitely be breaking out the black leather ones I bought for Israel. They seem so boring now though. Maybe they need a little fur trim or embellishment like the Versace Tevas below :)?

Happy Shopping!

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Flatforms

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Ferragamo  |  Erdem  |  Proenza Schouler

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Socks with Sandals

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Altuzarra  |  Mary Katrantzou  |  Reem Acra

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Super Sporty Shoes

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Prada  |  Versace  |  Maison Margiela

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Colored Sunglasses

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Blog

Pink: Roberto Cavalli  |  Gucci  |  Red: Marques’ Almeida  |  Versace

Yellow: Marni  |  Versace  |  Green: 3.1 Phillip Lim  |  Marni

Blue: Celine  |  Michael Kors Collection  | Purple: Versace  |  Gucci

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Whatever your favorite color, I can guarantee there is a pair of sunglasses, or 5, out there for you this season. So throw all the rules about matching out the window, grab your fave color and just roll with it. With amazing pairs of sunglasses starting at $39 from Spitfire on Revolve.com, there is no excuse not to try this colorful trend. Shop from the widget below for our favorite colorful sunglasses at all price points!

Happy Shopping,

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Weird Jewelry

Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Blog

Clockwise from top left: Givenchy  |  Marni  |  Saint Laurent  |  Mulberry

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Yep, you read that right. The new and exciting trends for spring are oversized jewelry and mismatched earrings. Kinda weird but super cool. I’m digging it. What do you think?

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Mismatched Earrings

Alexander McQueen  |  J.W. Anderson  |  Erdem

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Oversized Pendants

Prada  | Mulberry  |  Loewe

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Extreme Bags

Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Blog

Clockwise from top left: Celine  |  Stella McCartney  |  Marni  |  Valentino

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Massive or mini, extreme seems to be the designer message this season. Playing with proportions is fun of course, just remember you aren’t expected to fill up that oversize tote or take the mini one anywhere but out to dinner.

Perhaps the hands-free trend is the most practical of trends, especially for those of us walking around with kids and dogs. The Darlene Fanny pack with Turquoise would be sooo chic with everything for summer. Which one is your favorite?

Happy Shopping!

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Oversized Bags

Celine  |  Jil Sander  |  Loewe

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Fanny Packs

Kenzo  |  Jil Sander  |  Stella McCartney

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Tiny Purses

Valentino  |  Chloe  |  Tod’s

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Spring Break Swimwear

Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Blog

Need a cute new swimsuit for Spring Break travel? Don’t want to research trends or leave your house to search out the few suits in the stores? Don’t worry, Real Life Style has you covered. Keep reading for our shoppable fashion tips!

Spring 2017 trends are a continuation of last year’s. The off the shoulder suit is more prevalent than ever, but the one-shoulder feels avant-garde and fresh. Covering up is still chic, with sleeved-swimwear and sporty high-neck looks leading the way.

Happy Shopping!

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Everything But Water

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Trina Turk Short Sleeve One Piece, $128

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Stella McCartney Botanical Embroidery Triangle Top, $180 and High Waist Bottom, $190

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Mara Hoffman Long Sleeve One Piece, $295

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J.Crew

J.Crew Deep V-Neck French Bikini Top in Liberty Edenham, $64 and Hipster Bikini Bottom, $50

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J.Crew Sporty Swim Top in Star Print, $52 and Shrunken Low-Rider Bikini Bottom, $44

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J.Crew Shoulder-Tie One-Piece Swimsuit, $98

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Karla Colletto Entwined Lace-Up One-Piece Swimsuit, $368

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Marysia Venice One-Shoulder Swim Top, $153 and Twisted Side Swim Bottom, $153

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Karla Colletto Celeste High-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit, $324

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Michael Kors Collection Nautical Strappy One Piece Swimsuit, $317 

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Mikoh Barbados Cutout Bikini Top, $112 and Bottom, $90

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Alix Shelborne One Piece, $265

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

New Grad Professional Clothing Shopping Guide

Posted by on March 5, 2017 in Blog

New grads, do not wait until May 1st, when you are in the middle of finals, to start clothes shopping for either your new job or interviews for your first job after graduation. You want to shop proactively, NOT in a panic. Know any new grads? Forward this blog post to them. They have enough anxiety as it is, they don’t also need to be anxious about their wardrobes. Keep reading for affordable advice for both male and female graduates.

Need some extra tutoring? Kyle Dunphy will be happy to help your new graduate pull together an appropriate wardrobe, on budget and in time. Book a 6 hour New Grad Package (includes Closet Makeover and Personal Shopping) with her before April 30th, and receive a $75 discount off the $750 package.

Happy Shopping!

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Men

Suits

While stores like Jos. A Bank and Men’s Warehouse may have the best prices on suiting, they don’t always have the best fit. We recommend Suitsupply, a company from the Netherlands that is in the process of infiltrating the US market. If you are on the thin and short or thin and tall side, their European cuts will have you covered. However, they also have plenty to fit a more traditional, i.e. roomier, American silhouette.

Suitsupply Sienna Blue Check, $639

Suitsupply Lazio Grey Birds Eye, $499

Suitsupply Napoli Blue Plain, $399

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Shirts

How would you like to get 4 modern fit, entirely professional shirts from London for $199? Have you ever walked around London checking out how well mens’ shirts fit? You might not be surprised to know that I have, and it is quite a difference from the scene here in Washington, D.C. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest Charles Tyrwhitt store in Washington, D.C., New York or Chicago to figure out your correct size and fit. Then let your fingers do the shopping online for the biggest selection in your size.

Charles Tyrwhitt Non-Iron Multi Grid Check Shirt, $69

Charles Tyrwhitt Non-Iron Prince of Wales Blue and Gold Shirt, $69

Charles Tyrwhitt Non-Iron Twill White Shirt, $69

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Pants

You’ve got to love a brand that was created because men’s behinds looked so bad in their chinos. Seriously. Bonobos is a RLS favorite because they truly have a style to fit and flatter every man. The quality is terrific and the selection is dizzying. This is how it works. Step 1: Visit a Bonobos Guideshop, where you will be able to try on all styles and sizes and see every color of pant. Step 2: Let one of the lovely “guides” set up an account for you and fill your shopping cart before you leave the store. Step 3: Decide which colors and styles you want to start with and click buy from the comfort of your couch. As a bonus, all first time customers get 20% off their initial order. Bonobos also has well-priced and of course well-fitting, shirts and suits.

Bonobos Foundation Trouser, $128

Bonobos Stretch Weekday Warriors, $108

Bonobos Jetsetter Wool Pant, $198

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Shoes

Comfort is everything, is it not? Ok fine, we know you want to look cool too. Cole Haan can help you cover both of these requirements. Wait. That combo is priceless, no? We know the price tag can seem steep but subscribe to their emails so you can pounce when Cole Haan has periodic sales of 30-40% off their entire site.  We are here to tell you, nothing is as cool and comfortable as the ZeroGrand and OriginalGrand lines.

Cole Haan Hamilton Grand Cap Toe Oxford, $280

Cole Haan Men’s Zerogrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford, $180

Cole Haan OriginalGrand Wingtip Oxford, $230

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Women

Suits

A good basic suit for a woman is not always the easiest to find, but is the only thing you want to wear to a formal interview. When our female clients are looking for a suit, the first place we try is usually Theory, either full price or at the outlet. While a full-price Theory suit costs about $700, at the outlet you can find deals for a few hundreds dollars off. J.Crew also has a lot of different cuts of suits in different fabrics, which will cost you around $400. For less expensive suiting, check Nordstrom’s house line Halogen, which is pretty good quality for the price. Lord and Taylor is a great place to look for a wide selection of Calvin Klein and Tahari Arthur S. Levine suiting. Talbots has also recently started coming out with more modern suiting that is available in a whole range of sizes. For more information on styling a suit, check the Corporette guide to suiting.

Halogen Ela Suit Jacket, $129 and Taylor Ankle Pants, $79

J.Crew Campbell Blazer in Italian Stretch Wool, $288 and Campbell Trouser, $188

Theory Gabe Blazer, $425 and Max Pants, $295

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Shoes

Cole Haan is the go-to for work shoes for both genders. Their pumps are super comfortable, they have reasonable wedges, and the quality lasts with regular upkeep. You can usually find good deals at Nordstrom Rack.

Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip Oxford, $200

Cole Haan Grace Grand Pump, $270

Cole Haan Tali Luxe Wedge, $170

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Work Bags

Do you find yourself shoving everything possible into your work bag, including your computer, your commuting shoes, your lunch, etc.? You’re not alone. The women who developed Dagne Dover bags designed the inside with the working female in mind. The bags have designated spaces for your laptop, your water bottle, pens, keys, phones, and more. How brilliant is that? If you’re not ready to invest in a nice tote straight out of college (I wasn’t), I recommend Sole Society bags. Their bags are well designed, but they are also made with faux leather and are not built to last for years. 6pm also has last season’s bags at good prices, from brands like Cole Haan and Calvin Klein.

Dagne Dover Ava Bucket, $325

Dagne Dover Classic Tote, $245

Dagne Dover Charlie Tote, $495

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.