Fall 2013 - Top 10 Trends

Apres Labor Day and time to start thinking about how to update your wardrobe to prepare for Fall 2013. First let's talk color stories:

 The colors to pair this season are: black with navy, navy with gray, gray with burgundy and burgundy and navy. Basically stick with these 4 colors in your new purchases and you will be able to mix and match away!

Now, some of VerseaStyle's favorite new items for Fall ~ a mix of high end and low end options. Stay within your budget, fashion should be fun! Spend more on staples and less on items that may be out of trend by next season.

1. A biker jacket with a feminine silhouette. I love the quilted detail on this style.

2. A chunky cropped cable knit sweater. This one by Alexander Wang has a double asymmetrical cut.
3. An animal print pencil skirt. This one at Chico's has their So Slimming technology. The center panel of animal print is also slimming when surrounded by black.

4. A silk utility shirt goes with anything. Two by Vince Camuto available at Nordstrom comes in a beautiful blue and also a mustard color just to name a few, so I will be stocking up!
5. Wide leg trousers. These by Maison Martin Margiela are a definite investment piece as they are a classic addition to your wardrobe that you will end up wearing thousands of times!
6. Trend alert! Faux leather sweat pants? Yes please! And at $34 from Naked Wardrobe, you can afford to indulge in this bit of fun.
7. Chloe medium paraty bag will 'carry' you through many seasons.

8. Get a chunky heeled ankle boot now. Trust Me. These from Celine are gorgeous.

9. A flat super tall (over the knee at least, thigh grazing is even better) boot. I am lusting over this 'Kenner' boot from Aldo.
10. A large burgundy clutch. The slouchier and bigger, the better. Check out Vintage Skins for some unique finds.

Beauty Trend: Makeup at Versace shows included a metallic smoky eye.  We don't even have to wait to try this, it will look  even better with our fading tan. Allure magazine suggests we line entire eye with black eyeliner, cover lid with a metallic color and blend a dark brown in a V shape from crease to outer corner and under the eye. Lastly apply lots of black mascara!

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Vintage Skins
Naked Wardrobe
Allure Magazine


Hair inspiration

I have had my natural dark brown color and a super short cut for over a year now - which is amost forever for a hair chameleon like myself. So the daydreaming has begun. I am still in love with short hair..  maybe try a softer look that is lighter in color and a little longer in length. Current lusts include:

Kate Upton Vogue June 2013:

Ciara debuted her new short blond 'do on Instagram:

... and glamorized it for the 2013 BET Awards:

The always iconic Marilyn Monroe 'do:

An all time fave of mine - Charlize Theron:


Spanish fly

spanish.  fly. wearing a basic black tank from Chicos, vintage skirt and Jeffrey Campbell clogs.


Alter Ego

Norma Jean as her alter ego Marilyn Monroe on a random shirt I bought. Brought out the leather / knit leggings one last time before it is way too hot to wear them. I like to play with my alter ego in the form of different types of styles in fashion, makeup, hairstyles including- recently- wigs.. this stick straight style with bangs was the first one I picked out since my hair could only be this straight after a professional blowout and last for about an hour.


Day and Night

When you have a long day planned, driving back home to change is not a good use of time or gas! Cost per wear has become an important factor when buying new pieces so the whole idea behind VerseaStyle is to wear one piece more than one time and more than just one way. Spring has been chilly in the morning and warmer in the afternoon, so peeling off layers and adding accessories is a safe go to routine for day to night dressing. Here we take a sweatshirt dress with leather piping and create 2 different looks which you can emulate with your wardrobe!

 Started the day with skinny jeans, a blazer, studded flats and chunky jewelry...

 Starting to peel..

Accessories to jazz up the dress going into the evening include snakeskin heels and clutch and different jewelry.. 

Without the jeans and blazer, the look is completely different..

Which is your favorite? Will you try the transistional dressing from day to night? Send us your pictures and you could be featured on VerseaStyle!



Big, bold necklaces still reign supreme in the accessories trends for Spring 13. They add an instant update to any outfit and are so much fun to wear. Once you start, I promise you will be a collector too! They do not have to be saved for dressy or special occasions. They can look spectacular with a tank and jeans for Spring.
Ginnifer Goodwin in Ivanka Trump Rose Gold collection

Heidi Klum in a beautiful turquoise piece

Look at the gorgeous detail on the necklace Garcelle Beauvais Nilon is wearing..
Finally, VerseaStyle's most recently worn statement necklaces, all by Chico's...

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"Gruker Chic"

Gruker: a cross between GRUnge and BiKER, ok so I made it up. I mixed a plaid shirt from Old Navy (grunge), leather leggings by Kirna Zabete @ Target (biker), thrifted iridescent shoes by Michael Antonio(chic), a faux fur from Charlotte Russe (chic) and Chico's sunnies. I feel like adding the chic shoes and coat updates the outfit and makes it different from the 90's styling. No one wants to redo a style they already tried without some changes, nor do I want to look like I raided a teenager's closet. Also proving that style on a budget can be accomplished, the entire outfit came in under $100. My obsession with mint  is growing... just got some mint jeans, mint Betsey Johnson purse, found a mint top in the back of my closet and might break out the mint polish from last spring. Some Andes or chocolate mint coffee sounds ...wait! foooocus... Pairing this color with black or dark purple right now gears me up for spring and will look beautiful with white, silver and gold in the summer. You know I love some year round gear, day to night ergo Verseastyle ;)


Oscars 2013 Best Dressed and Best Hair

Charlize Theron rocked the all white Dior gown! As you know I love short hair and her razor short hair cut looked stunning. She definitely has the face and more importantly the confidence to pull this look off.

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Halle Berry is the queen of the short do. She has had short hair most of her career. Donatella Versace made this "Bond Girl" dress especially for the Oscars for Halle. Notice how both of my best dressed have minimal makeup and accessories. This is the look I love myself and goes to show that less is more.

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Navy 'n' Neon

Navy and Neon

Verseastyle's Polyvore set includes:
Dion Lee, Jason Wu, Nichols Kirkwood, Nine West, Vera Wang for Kohl's and Preen

Brookly Decker in Peter Pilotto and Christian Louboutin
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My current Mani with Opi's Russian Navy and Did It on 'Em