Buckingham PA, Doylestown, Fall 2014, Fashion, fashion forward, fashion risks, Shop Local

Fashion Risks That Every Woman Should Take

Most people tend to stick to what they know when it comes to their personal style. But this year, consider spicing things up and trying a new trend—or several! After all, there’s no better time than the new year to press the reset button on your look. Below are five fashion risks every woman should take!

1. Wearing All Red– Not only is red a bold and daring color, it also symbolizes passion and confidence—just another reason why you should try a monochrome look in this fiery shade.

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(Shop The Look: Aubree Pant- Trina Turk, Modern Icon Diva Coat- Yoana Baraschi, & Muriel Top- Trina Turk)

2. Belting Outerwear– This look is beneficial for two reasons: It highlights your curves, which provides a flattering shape, and enables you to show off your accessorizing skills without sacrificing warmth in the wintertime.

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(Photo Source: whowhatwear.com)

3. Bold Maxi Skirts– Bold maxi skirts are versatile pieces that can easily be dressed up or down. Look for rich colors and loud patterns that contrast the skirt’s long and flowing shape.

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(Shop The Look: Castaway Skirt – Bailey 44)

4. Think Pink– Pink isn’t just for little girls. A burst of pink can make any look pop!

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(Shop The Look: Printed Neoprene Dress- Hale Bob)

5. White Out– No white after Labor Day? Says Who? Winterize your look with a cozy wool coat or cardigan.

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(Shop The Look: Coddington Sweater & Saniya Pant- Trina Turk)

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A Guide To Everything Holiday

With the holidays sneaking up on us, we picked the brains of our Intrigue-ing Stylists to help you get a jump start on your shopping. From one fashionista to another, below are a few stand out items that we think will make any loved one smile after unwrapping!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Help keep the jet setter in your life organized with innovative luxury accessories by PurseN. Not only are the Purse inserts, make-up bags and pill cases stylish they are functional too!

With the weather starting to dip, keep your snow bunny cozy with a versatile and chic fur scarf, adding a sophisticated finish to any look. You can shop fur scarves at Intrigue by Diane Von Furstenberg and Dana Stein.

We also have a plethora of gloves in from Echo and down puffer coats and vests from Gorski and Coatology.

Lastely, what woman can resist jewelry?! Shop special pieces from Alexis Bittar, Paige Novick, Vita Fede, Dean Davidson, and Love Heals just to name a few!

 With new items arriving daily and a staff of stylists here to help, keep the stress of holiday shopping at a minimum by making Intrigue your One Stop Shop!

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Buckingham PA, Fall 2014, LM Style Bar, Shop Local

Full You Once…

The voluminous ladylike midi skirt silhouette is here to stay as it exudes femininity and class…it also happens to be very flattering for most body types.
Thankfully, in its latest reincarnation, lengths are less strict and vary from just below the knee to a couple of inches above the ankle, meaning there’s greater scope in wearability.

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The full skirt was first made popular by Christian Dior in 1947 when he showcased it in his debut collection called the Corolle line. It was a fresh and new shape for post-war women who were used to wearing almost military-style uniforms that emphasized the economical use of fabric and a serious tone of that era – straight skirts made of sturdy materials and boxy unforgiving jackets.

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(Dresses by Tracy Reese available at Intrigue)

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(Dresses by Theia available at Intrigue)

Today, fashion likes to flirt with different skirt lengths and hems. The midi is chic, polite yet unapologetically cool when worn with individual flair.

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House of DVF: Home at Intrigue

It’s been a monumental year for Diane von Furstenberg—the designer celebrated 40 years of the wrap dress, was just awarded the Fashion Group International’s Superstar Award, released two books: her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, and Journey of a Dress, a retrospective of the iconic style, and on Sunday, her highly anticipated reality-TV show, House of DVF, will air.

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Please join us in the celebration of the launch of House of DVF, by tuning in to E! Sunday November 2nd at 10:00PM EST. The series is about how that fashion designer takes 10 young talented women under her wing as they compete for the position of DVF brand ambassador.

Intrigue Fine Apparel proudly carries Diane von Furstenberg. Shop dresses, sweaters, and scarves by this iconic brand.

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Sweater Story

Sweaters are always wardrobe essentials for the Fall. Not only does it keep you warm during colder months, but it’s also perfectly suitable for cool summer months.  To prepare you for the inevitable colder weather to come, the sweater  has gotten a very chic makeover. But how do we take this trend from the runway to real life? We’ve outlined the top fall fashion sweater trends you’ll want to be sporting come the new season.

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The Poncho

The poncho may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of chic Fall attire, but the style was all over the runways for 2014. However, designers gave the poncho a new spin by constructing the piece in neutral shades and a more voluminous silhouette, making it both functional and incredibly easy to pair with an autumnal wardrobe. For a streamlined take on the trend, check out this piece by Raffi, a chic wintery white cable style. Pair with printed trousers or skinny jeans for an especially show stopping effect.

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The Sweater Dress

The sweater dress is no longer simply a preppy, country club staple. Fashion Week’s iterations of the sweater dress were altogether more relaxed, with geometric patterns and a modern, slouchy silhouette giving new life to the style. To take on the trend, pick a dress with a slightly relaxed fit and a muted palette of colors. Try this mod Diane Von Fursetnberg sweater shift. Pair with opaque tights and boots to upgrade your autumn!

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The Sweater Coat

If you like cardigans, then you’ll like sweater coats! Make your workday topper do double-duty by choosing a sweater heavy enough to be outerwear.

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Subtle Color Blocking

Play up your assets with geometric color blocking! This pattern is eye-catching, unique, and the high-low hemline is on-trend and edgy. Throw this sweater over any blouse or tee, or wear it alone over pants or a solid skirt for an easy daytime outfit.

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The Slouchy Sweater

October is the perfect time to pick up a new slouchy sweater. These are the sweaters you can curl up into while sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire. They’re loose, cozy, and, most importantly for our frigid winters, keep us warm! Mostly for evenings and weekends, these perfect knits are divinely casual and classic. Just because we want to be comfortable doesn’t mean we need to forfeit style!

So this Fall when stocking up on cozy sweaters and new boots, be sure to fill your wardrobe with rich chic fabrics and fun styles! Whether you’re a minimalist or someone looking to make a bold statement, we can bet you’ll find a style (or two, or three) to love this autumn.

Happy Fall…Happy Shopping…Always Intrigue-ing!

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How to Dress for YOUR Body Type

You know what looks good on your body type and probably have that special ‘go-to’ piece that never lets you down like a wrap dress or great pair of trousers. Dressing for your figure is always so important because we are all built a little differently. Below is a more in depth guide and tips of what to choose to work best for your figure.

Hourglass Shape– Curvy with a smaller waist. Highlight your curves, don’t hide them! Emphasize your waist, try a pencil skirt to accentuate your curves and smooth out your thighs.

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(Pencil Skirt by Nicole Miller available at Intrigue)

Or try a Wrap Dress, the V-neck will be ultra-flattering to your bust, and the wrap detail will highlight the curve between your waist and hips.

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(Wrap Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg available at Intrigue)

Apple Shape- If you have a slim lower body and carry your weight around your middle. Minimize your midsection by highlighting your shoulders and legs. Try a Swing Coat, it will be incredibly flattering!

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(Swing Sweater Jacket by Yoana Baraschi available at Intrigue)

Banana Shape: Banana shaped women are pretty much evenly proportioned when it comes to their shoulders, waist and hips; there is little difference in the measurements of their torso. Therefore the whole point is to define the waist and create the illusion of curves. Highlight the thinnest part of your waist so your hips and bust appear larger and more proportional. Try a slightly cropped blouse with a banded bottom. Blouses that cinch at the bottom are ideal for your shape. For the bottom, try a mini skirt. A shorter hem will show off your legs.

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(Skirt by Diane Von Furstenberg at Intrigue)

Pear Shape: If the widest part of your body is around your hips. Elongate and balance your figure by accentuating your top half. Try a fit and flare dress. The skirt shape is ideal for highlighting the smallest part of your waist and then generously flaring out to conceal wider hips.

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 (Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg available at Intrigue)

What pieces are most flattering for your figure? Different styles for different shapes… as always, keep it Intrigue-ing!

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Fall 2014

Ease Up: Straight Talk

James JeansGet the skinny on stretch & recovery: The ability of a fabric to stretch and recover quickly to it’s original position is all important for today’s jeans journey! They need to take you through every activity of your day from sitting on a picnic blanket with the kids, to shopping for the family, off to cocktails with the girlfriends or a concert in the park!

There’s nothing worse than a saggy bottom…except perhaps, saggy knees! Of course, we’re talking about your skinny jeans! Shape-memory, 3-way stretch, and the percentage of spandex/elasthane blended with quality denim is the secret to hours of curve hugging comfort that contour and lengthen your body plus keep you feeling sexy throughout day to evening activities.

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 Whether your sporting pencil pants, skinnies, cargos, baby bells or stovepipe straights, be aware of the percentage of stretch fiber; generally 2-4% for a super-slimming leg fit. Lengths trend with the seasons…fall offering longer lengths and coated finishes.

Cool down with Night Floral, Black Enamel, Crimson, Chocolate and Dark Indigo…the choice is yours! Choose wisely and allow your Intrigue Stylist to offer the best fashion statement for your figure, personality, and lifestyle.

Tractr jeans crimson Lazy Fall weekends call for energetic jeans, chunky sweaters, ankle boots…and a “GO Anywhere Attitude”!

 

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