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Ask Annette & Debbie: Is the Cold Shoulder Still Cool?

Dear Annette & Debbie, Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are practically everywhere, and while I love the shape, I wonder if it’s too late for me to commit to the trend. Is it on its way out? Is there a way I can make it feel fresh? —Morgan W.

Dear Morgan, We are of the belief that the cold shoulder isn’t going anywhere—and for good reason: it’s feminine, creates a beautiful silhouette, and elevates everything from cutoffs to jeans to dresses. The other good news is that there are so many fresh iterations of the trend, whether you want to keep it demure or pump up the volume, there’s something for every comfort level here at Intrigue.

Beginner

If you’re apprehensive about revealing too much for the office, or just like to keep it simple, opt for a top or dress that shows off subtle slivers of collarbone and décolletage. Pair with a platform shoe and add a dramatic earring to finish.

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Intermediate

Straps, ruffles, and asymmetrical details are the next step. Ultimately, these necklines are more festive and make the most sense in a dressed up scenario; you’ll want to balance the intricate details with subdued classics—pencil skirts work particularly well, even denim.

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Advanced

We love the drama here. These elaborate blouses can go both ways: super dressed-up with elevated pants or a skirt, even a streamlined jean for a night out. Keep the shoes and bag simple so they don’t compete with the neckline.

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Hope these tips helped! Remember, we are just a phone call, message or drive away.

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Trend Alert: Se(a)ing Stripes

Stripes are a fashion staple. On the Spring 2017 runways, they took on a whole new personality. From in-your-face color-blocked incarnations to a re-imagining of classic pinstripes, stripes have gotten a real makeover.
Check out our favorite nautical nuances below…and don’t worry about buying into this trend because stripes will never go out of style!
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Ready to show your stripes this season?

 

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Spring’s Best Shoe Trends

We like to think of Spring as the most appropriate time to invest in new shoes. You’ve got your pick of both open-toed styles and boots you’ll probably end up wearing year round. Not to mention, there’s a feel-good vibe in the warm air that should inspire you to create outfits with a little more flavor. And we happen to believe the foundation of an eye-catching look starts with solid footwear.

To encourage a closet refresh, we’ve curated a list of the season’s biggest shoe trends, all of which are surely bolder than the ones you’ve tried before. Scroll through a wide range of options, or jump straight ahead to the silhouette you’re searching for.

Rounded Heels

There is just something about geometrically shaped heels that gets our blood boiling and seeing the spring 2017 footwear trends including the circular designs is certainly pleasantly surprising.

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Sneakers

You could say sneakers have replaced high heels, they are having a moment!

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Open Back Footwear

Open back footwear is totally in and we are not just talking mules either.

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Ultra Platforms

Stand tall in over-the-top platform sandals this season. Pair them with your Summer dress or jeans and a tee for an instant standout look.

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Slider Comfort Fantasy

Flip-flops were once a huge thing on the streets, particularly in the ‘90s. Now, we have some funky sliders appearing instead, something we noticed last spring as well. They are flats with a laid back presentation.

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With so many shoes and sandals to choose from, which will be the perfect fit for you?!

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What to Buy for Easter Sunday and Wear Forever

Whatever your Easter Sunday plans — you’ll need to stay stylish. But with the promise of good food, plenty of time to relax, and OK, maybe a speedy egg hunt, you’ll want to be comfortable. Of course, when you pull out feel-good closet staples in light hues, you’ll be impeccably dressed for Spring. If a frilly pink dress isn’t your game, that’s fair. We’ve got show-your-shoulder tops, standout blouses, and even pretty printed dresses that just might speak to you. Read on for an entire wardrobe that looks just right for the holiday but will get you so much further.

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Let us help you coordinate your perfect ensemble!

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Runway to Reality: 3 Spring Trends You Can Pull Off!

Prepare for bolder prints, more frills, and some serious wardrobe disruption. While minimalism has ruled, 2017 is poised to bring some big change to our closets. Read on for our three big takeaways.

Seaside Stripes

Bold, bright, and brilliantly textured, spring’s stripes are a jolt of energy in a sea of classic Bretons. Ripped from beach umbrellas, weatherd lounge chairs, and Nantucket awnings, one of the season’s major stripe trends fits right in for spring/ summer.

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From Runway —> To Reality

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Show Your Shoulders

Fashions obsession with the shoulder rages on, manifesting itself in strategically placed cutouts  and off-the-shoulder silhouettes for maximum impact.

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Banker Stripes

Inspired by Wall Street, but tweaked and tinkered with to work for Seventh Avenue.

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Pop on into Intrigue and let our stylists get you ready for the season!

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Intrigue Magazine Spring ’17 Issue Vol. 3

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Your Guide to Editing Your Closet

Cleaning out your closet is a task that’s about as much fun as going to the dentist or filling out lengthy paperwork, but just like paying bills, it must be done. To make this daunting-yet-totally-refreshing experience easier on you, we created a friendly guide that will help you decide what’s worth keeping and what needs to go. The result will be a perfectly edited wardrobe, which will make getting ready even easier. Closet clutter, be gone!

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Blazers

Keep your best blazers, but go ahead and sell or donate the ones that are uncomfortably too tight or faded far from their original color.

Blouses and Button-Down Shirts

Always maintain a solid selection of office-appropriate blouses in your closet. Get rid of any ill-fitting or permanently stained blouses and button-down shirts.

Dresses

When editing your dresses, ask yourself one question. Have you tried it on three times in the past year, without actually wearing it? If so, it’s time to realize it’s just not going to happen.

Jeans

Try on every pair and make a pile of your favorites. From there, keep one or two of each jean style: skinny, cropped, boyfriend, distressed, boot-cut, and flared—you want to have options. Confession: A minor denim addiction isn’t entirely a bad thing, so we also suggest keeping a larger selection of the style that is most flattering for your body.

Sweaters

Did it shrink in the dryer? Donate it. Is it pilling like crazy? Donate it. Does it have moth holes that aren’t worth fixing? Donate it. Is it fine, but very similar to other pieces you already own? Keep two (okay, three) of your favorites, and donate the rest.

Skirts

Can you think of at least three occasions and ways to wear a particular skirt? If not, this may be the moment to officially retire it.

Trousers

Check the bottom of your pants: are the ends tattered and stained? If so, it’s time to let them go. (Side note: if you properly tailor your trousers, this shouldn’t happen!)

Remember, we are your style specialists. If you ever have any questions on what to keep and what to purge, mixing and matching old with new or just need some general style advise…we’re here for you!

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