Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Weird Jewelry

Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Weird Jewelry

Clockwise from top left: Givenchy  |  Marni  |  Saint Laurent  |  Mulberry . 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? P.S. Talk to the hand. The really really big hand. . Mismatched Earrings Alexander McQueen  |  J.W. Anderson  |  Erdem . Turn on your JavaScript to view content . . Oversized Pendants Prada  | Mulberry  |  Loewe . Turn on your JavaScript to view content . . 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...

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Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Extreme Bags

Spring 2017 Accessory Trend: Extreme Bags

Clockwise from top left: Celine  |  Stella McCartney  |  Marni  |  Valentino . 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! . Oversized Bags Celine  |  Jil Sander  |  Loewe . Turn on your JavaScript to view content . . Fanny Packs Kenzo  |  Jil Sander  |  Stella McCartney . Turn on your JavaScript to view content . . Tiny Purses Valentino  |  Chloe  |  Tod’s . Turn on your JavaScript to view content . . 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...

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Spring Break Swimwear

Spring Break Swimwear

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! . . Everything But Water . Trina Turk Short Sleeve One Piece, $128 . . Stella McCartney Botanical Embroidery Triangle Top, $180 and High Waist Bottom, $190 . . Mara Hoffman Long Sleeve One Piece, $295 . . J.Crew J.Crew Deep V-Neck French Bikini Top in Liberty Edenham, $64 and Hipster Bikini Bottom, $50 . . J.Crew Sporty Swim Top in Star Print, $52 and Shrunken Low-Rider Bikini Bottom, $44 . . J.Crew Shoulder-Tie One-Piece Swimsuit, $98 . . Neiman Marcus . Karla Colletto Entwined Lace-Up One-Piece Swimsuit, $368 . . Marysia Venice One-Shoulder Swim Top, $153 and Twisted Side Swim Bottom, $153 . . Karla Colletto Celeste High-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit, $324 . . Shopbop . Michael Kors Collection Nautical Strappy One Piece Swimsuit, $317  . . Mikoh Barbados Cutout Bikini Top, $112 and Bottom, $90 . . Alix Shelborne One Piece, $265 . . 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...

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New Grad Professional Clothing Shopping Guide

New Grad Professional Clothing Shopping Guide

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! . 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 . . 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 . . 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...

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The Oscars 2017: A New Red Carpet Trend Emerges

The Oscars 2017: A New Red Carpet Trend Emerges

What did you think of the Oscars red carpet this year? I thought that there were some gorgeous gowns on a beautifully diverse group of actresses. Here’s one thing that pleasantly surprised me: the popular exaggerated V neckline is phasing out. Instead, the new trends seem to be the mockneck and the sweetheart neckline. I love it!! My personal best dressed list was designed by Armani Privé: Nicole Kidman’s mandala-bedazzled gown, Emma Robert’s vintage Armani stunner, and Isabelle Huppert’s laidback elegant look. And for those wondering, the blue ribbons show support of the A.C.L.U. 🙂 . The Official RLS Dress Lani’s favorite dress of the whole evening was on a real person, not an actress. Good thing her stunning dress got plenty of air time with the number of Oscars won (for real and by mistake!) by her boyfriend. Now if someone could just tell her who designed that lavender dress. She thinks it looks like J. Mendel. What do you think? . La La Land Director Damien Chazelle and his girlfriend Olivia Hamilton . . Gold and Glitzy . Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco and Tiffany & Co Jewelry . . Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture . . Dakota Johnson in Gucci . . Avant Garde in White . Isabelle Huppert in Armani Privé . . Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney . . Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein by Appointment . . Moody Drama . Emma Roberts in vintage Armani Privé . . Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton . . Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta . . Red and Romantic . Ruth Negga in Valentino . . Viola Davis in Armani Privé . . Ginnifer Goodwin in Zuhair Murad . . The Chicest of Embellishment . Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé . . Octavia Spencer in Marchesa . . Sofia Boutella in Chanel Haute Couture . . You can find Kyle Dunphy and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and...

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An Update On My Favorite Splendid Booties

An Update On My Favorite Splendid Booties

Remember the blog on my favorite new sparkly shoes? Well…I was a bit overwhelmed by the response of my dear readers, especially to the champagne colored Hamptyn Splendid booties. A few of you were disappointed you didn’t jump on the Nordstrom Rack sale sooner, so we’ve done some more research to find them for you at an awesome price from other retailers. And, ahem, look what arrived for me today from Amazon…I’d been trying to replace a pair of light grey booties that died a few seasons ago and so I just couldn’t resist the Amazon sale on the Hamptyn bootie…And then I hopped over to the sale on Splendid and bought them in black snake too! If you are going to shop the Splendid sale, reminder that they are FINAL SALE, and that you will only be able to see all of the colors available if you search “Hamptyn” on the site. PS If you need a flatter bootie, see the Petunia style too! . . Splendid Hamptyn Boot, $89 . . Splendid Hamptyn Bootie, $89 on Splendid . . Splendid Petunia Bootie, as low as $35.99 on Amazon   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...

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