Author Archives: Katie Whitehead

knits

Staying Warm in Style

As the cool, crisp days of fall roll around, resist the urge to throw on that same old sweatshirt. Being comfy cozy while staying chic is easy with this season’s plethora of sweater options. A sweater is the best way to stay warm and look great without much effort, especially with all the different styles available this fall.

A classic chunky knit like this one from SheInside always looks cute whether over-sized with skinny jeans or fitted with cords. These heavier sweaters are great for the days when it’s chilly, but you don’t necessarily want to throw on a jacket too. Layering tanks or tees underneath is also a stylish way to keep warm.

Though sweaters always look beautiful and are super versatile in neutral tones, don’t be afraid of a pop of color! A bright cable knit like this one from Forever 21 will catch your eye and keep you toasty. Keep the look going from day to night by switching from jeans to a skirt like this cute leather mini. Add in some bold accessories for a fun night out!

Some of us aren’t lucky enough to experience the cool weather quite yet, but don’t feel like you have to miss out on the sweater trend. Pick one that’s lighter weight or has shorter sleeves like this cream knit from LOFT. You’ll stay in style without overheating. Pair with jeans for a casual day of classes or coffee with friends.

Sweaters are a super flexible staple every girl should have for fall. Add a scarf, throw on a skirt, mix them up anyway you want. Just remember to keep it chic on those chilly mornings with a chunky knit instead of the old stand-by sweatshirt so you’ll be looking effortlessly fab all day!

 

dress_monique_lhuillier_your_moment_sheath

Lovely in Lace for Fall

Elegant and luxurious, lace is here to stay as a top trend. While lace often seems like a light and airy summer material, this sophisticated style is being brought into fall by overlapping fabrics to create a chic look. Gone are the days of wispy white lace for spring, we’re talking bold colors and sweet details to amp up your style. Just like Her Royal Highness, Kate Middleton, keep it classy and gorgeous with these amazing lace dresses from Rent the Runway.

Spring style: The floaty dress featured a jewelled waist belt and netted shoulders

Kate Middleton

For a romantic date night, look for lace in deep rich colors like this Shoshanna dress in teal. The lace adds a beautiful sophistication without looking overdone. The monochromatic color scheme keeps it simple while the lace adds interest.

Have an important black-tie event coming up? Look perfectly polished with the amazing lace detail in this short ML Monique Lhuillier dress. Keeping the color to a classic black accentuates the exquisiteness of the lace over skin without being too revealing. The cutout in the back is surrounded by a lace trim as well for a sweet and sophisticated look.

Already planning for Homecoming or Formal? Skip the obnoxious neons and over the top bling. Instead, wow your friends in head to toe lace like this Theia gown. A nude lining with black lace over the top looks incredibly classy and alluring. You’ll never be overexposed so you’ll be comfortable to dance the night away.

Now those are looks a duchess would love! As you’ve seen, lace works for any occasion. Plus, the intricate details mean there’s no need to overload on accessories. Keep it classy, simple, and elegant this season. Rent the Runway can meet all your lace dress needs, so order soon and look lovely in lace!

http://www.renttherunway.com/ucf