FashionHow to Wear Leopard Print Like a Neutral

The thing about animal print is that it never truly goes away. Sure, sometimes it feels more of the moment than others, but it always remains a fashion classic — so classic, in fact, that it’s time you started looking at leopard print like a neutral. Sure, an exotic pattern adds a sassy, sexy vibe to your look but it actually also works remarkably well mixed with other patterns and mixed in with casual staples. (Florals? Yes. With a sweatshirt? Absolutely.) So ignore your instinct to pair it with basic black and try a new, unexpected take on the wild print. Need some help getting started? Ahead, check out three ways to work the classic into your wardrobe for a fresh style update. Rawr.

Layer It:

Sure, your printed mini dress is perfect on its own but try slipping it over a lightweight turtleneck and adding your favorite denim jacket. Ultra trendy finishing touches like a red bag and sock boots take it to the next level, making for a look that’s totally Fashion Week worthy.

Do the Mashup:

Want to look put together, polished, and cool all at once? Of course you do. Sub out your basic button down for a cheeky sweatshirt, couple it with your pretty mini skirt, then seal the deal with a pair of purrfect heels. Add mirrored sunnies and a mini bag and you’re on your way to street style star status.

Double Up on Print:

Did you know that leopard and floral are basically best fashion friends? Sure, a furry coat makes a statement all on it’s own but pairing flora with your fauna strikes that just right style balance (it’s what nature intended). Finish it all off with OTK boots, a boho bucket bag, and aviators for a rockin retro vibe.

How are you going to work the wild trend? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to share all of your  Lulus leopard looks with the hashtag #lovelulus on Instagram!

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FashionMVP Trend of the Week: Metallic

If you gravitate toward anything of the shimmery persuasion, congrats: Fall 2017 is your season. Like velvet before them, metallics have transcended their regular holiday-centric role and made their way into the autumnal arena. Meaning, the time to shine is now.

From sequins to lamé to glitter and beyond, get ready to sparkle— and not just for evening, either. No, while the currently trending heavy metals do make for great date night fare, many of the offerings are equally OOTD-worthy for daytime, as well. Try pairing your pleated midi skirt with silver loafers or adding a gold slip dress under your menswear blazer to get your glitz on in a more subtle way. Whether you prefer to work a pair of sparkly earrings or a sequin top, the getting is good right now — just scroll on to shop this week’s MVP  trend ASAP.

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(Shop these picks below!)

Are you ready to rock metallic for Fall? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to share all of your  sparkly Lulus looks with #lovelulus on Instagram!

xo

Fashion2017 Fall Outerwear Must-Haves

As the season changes and the temperature drops, cooler days are ahead meaning it’s time to get cozy and layer on soft knits and the cutest outerwear pieces. From classic silhouettes to current style faves, here is the ultimate outerwear checklist for all the styles you’ll need this fall and winter. Read on to get in the know with all the outerwear styles to keep you warm, cozy, and stylish.

Moto Jackets

Moto Jackets
Toughen up your look with a moto jacket in leather or suede (or both!). Go for a blogger babe fave, our Suede with Love Tan Suede Moto Jacket, or update this fall outerwear staple with embroidery, studs, or grommet lace-ups.

Denim Jackets

Denim Jackets
Truck along for the long fall haul in this seasonal staple. Denim jackets are a staple wardrobe piece that you can carry from summer to fall by layering up according to the weather. Choose from a fitted look to a relaxed fit and update this classic piece with distressed details, embellishments, or make it your own with pins and patches.

Blazers

Blazers
A blazer-focused OOTD is always a smart move. With a look borrowed from the boys, make it your own and dress like the boss you are. Blazers are a great way to dress up a casual off-duty outfit or to play up if you have a work dress code. Don’t be afraid to have fun with this classic silhouette and explore heritage checked prints and patterns or new trends like bold statement sleeves, seasonal colors, or luxe fabrics.

Trench Coat

Trench Coats
A timeless trench coat has stood the test of time and is not going away anytime soon. For another smart and classic look, opt for a maxi trench coat with a belted waist and cuffs to keep with the timeless feel or update the coat with fancy features like lace-ups and grommets.

Faux Fur Coats

Faux Fur Coats
Elegance comes in all forms and a faux fur coat is just one of them. Look luxe this season in the ultimate head-turning faux fur coat. Seasonal mauve and jewel-toned colors or a leopard print faux coat will have you looking like a queen.

Long Cardigans

Long Cardigans 
For an A/C office, LA winter, or just a layering piece, long cardigans are the perfect piece to have to live the ultimate cozy life 24/7. An ultra soft knit fabric will have you feeling like you’re wearing a robe outside of the house and who doesn’t want that in their life?

Bomber Jackets

Bomber Jackets
Take your look to new heights this season with a bomber jacket. With another menswear inspired piece, this practical and cozy jacket doesn’t have to just be for the boys — make it fit your style with fall patterns and luxe fabrics for a stylish yet street smart look.

Which outerwear pieces are on your list this season? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to shop all coats and jacket to keep you warm and cozy.

xo

FashionModel Moment: Bregje Heinen

Time for another model moment! Earlier this month, we traveled to the east coast to shoot our first ever lookbook on the streets of New York! It was an amazing day shooting around Soho and the West Village filled with the people, puppies, and the hustle and bustle of daily New York life! We invited iconic beauty, Bregje Heinen, to model our fave fall styles. With plush outerwear, classic jumpsuits, and our favorite fall dresses, we took to the streets to bring Lulus to the Big Apple!

We took a moment for a behind-the-scenes chat with model bae, Bregje for a quick Q&A! Read on for more!

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5 things that people don’t know about you?

1) I’m obsessed with horror movies.
2) I love video games.
3) I don’t like alcohol.
4) I love hip hop.
5) I’m scared of snakes.

Craziest photo shoot experience?

There were many,  I can’t think of a specific one! One of the craziest ones was years and years ago a cosmetics brand where they put fake boobies and butt on me and a crazy wig. It was really cool!

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You have 3 super cute french bulldogs! What are their names and your favorite thing to do with your pups?

Norma, Harry and Winston! I love cuddling and playing with them that’s really how I spend most of my days. They all sleep in bed with us.

What is Norma’s favorite people food?

She loves apples.

What is your guilty pleasure meal?

Jeeze, there are so many but I love Mcdonald’s, Ihop and Taco Bell :)

How did you and your fiance meet?

Through a mutual friend. I knew he had a crush on me but when we first met he wasn’t talking to me very much. But it worked cause I was like, “Hmmm, challenge accepted.”

What is your fave date night with your fiance?

We’re very easily pleased. Nothing too fancy, we love going out to get food but prefer a low key spot. Then we enjoy catching a horror movies in the theater!

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Can’t live without beauty product?

I love Dr. Sturm and Tatcha everything! My must haves are Dr. Sturm SPF 50 drops to protect your skin against sun damage. It’s so so sooooo important! Another good one is COOLA self tanner. I try not to tan because it ages you so much so it’s a good alternative since nobody likes to be pale.  My good friend and amazing makeup artist Misha Shazada recommend these products and I can’t live without them!

Describe your teenage style.

A mess.

What are your fave trends for fall?

I honestly don’t really follow many trends. I kind of wear whatever I feel like but I’m really into the 90s vibe lately.

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OK, time for Fashion Face Off! Choose your fave!

Leather or lace?

Leather.

All-black or all-neutral?

If I HAVE to pick – black!

Jumpsuit or maxi dress?

Jumpsuit.

Heels or sneakers?

Sneakers.

Red lip or cat eyeliner?

Red lip.

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FashionFall Textures 2017

From the satin jacket you practically start living in come the first chilly day to the embellished leather jacket you’ve had tucked in the back of your closet since June to all suede everything, these are the trademarks of a fall wardrobe and their styling possibilities are limitless! We’re fully crushing on everything fall and can’t get enough of the luxe textures featured in our cool-weather staple outfits. Seriously, the only thing better than how these outfits look is how they feel! Check out our handpicked round up of our fave fall textures and shop your faves!

Satin

Satin is one of our very favorite trends for fall, but it is a look that can be particularly tough to pull off, especially at work.  However, the classic silhouette and rich burgundy hue of our High-Spirited Burgundy Satin Jacket makes it feel totally office-worthy, especially when paired with a little black satin dress and simple accessories for a sleek look. You can style a satin top or blazer with a great pair of jeans or pair a satin bomber with jeans and a white tee for a more casual take on this dressy fabric.

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Embellishments

This season, we’re loving all kinds of embellishments to up the cool factor in cozy sweater season. Pretty embroidery adds subtle texture and interest to even the most basic pieces, keeping your go-tos fresh for 2017. This trend is a glamorous, but not too over-the-top look you might try if you’re aiming for statement making outfits without much effort. Try wearing our Rock ‘n’ Rose Black Embroidered Vegan Leather Moto Jacket with a pair of black ripped jeans and carry a clutch for a polished look that will contrast nicely with some chic black suede booties.

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Suede

Incorporating suede into your wardrobe is V easy and it’s a quick way to elevate your look, not to mention how beautiful and soft the material is! Any suede jacket will give your entire fall wardrobe a winning upgrade. Need a go-to outfit? Try our Suede with Love Tan Suede Moto Jacket with an OTS black bodysuit and your fave pair of denim. Not sure how to wear a bodysuit? Check out our blog post: How to Wear It: Bodysuits.

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Show us how you rock these fall textures (don’t forget to check our full post about velvet!) in your daily wardrobe on Instagram using #lovelulus!

xo