Phi-Style: Neoprene

1. Proenza Schouler floral neoprene dress, $2925 | 2. Willow ruched neoprene jersey dress, $376 | 3. Topshop reversable neoprene dress, $150 | 4. Christian Louboutin Snorkeling 100 neoprene ankle boots, $895 | 5. ASOS neoprene clutch, $31 | 6. Pierre HArdy neoprene sandals, $795 | 7. Wallis neoprene bodycon dress, $35 | 8. Altuzarra ruffled neoprene dress, $2230 | 9. Elizabeth & James floral neoprene skirt, $325

The material once reserved for scuba suits and laptop sleeves has more recently been seen everywhere from models on runways to your everyday fashionista at dinner.  Neoprene, the material hybrid feeling like a cross between foam and rubber, lends itself to a variety of wardrobe-related uses since it can showcase bright colors in their truest form, while also maintaining the shape of clothing amazingly.  If your modern tastes are less inclined to soft chiffons, and more drawn to avant garde structural shapes, neoprene fabrics are something worth considering!  – Tram @ Phi-Style.com

[images from Net-a-Porter, The Outnet, Topshop, and Wallis Fashion]

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JCrew wedding dresses

Its been awhile since I’d checked out JCrew‘s wedding options, but they’re still kickin’ it with great designs!  I love the shorter dresses for elopements or city hall, and the long ones are just chic for any kind of wedding!

[images from JCrew]

 

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Phi-Style: Box Clutches

1. Franchi Angela silk box clutch, $108 | 2. Franchi Judi silk clutch, $94 | 3.  Diane von Furstenberg Tonda watersnake box clutch, $365 | 4. Wallis oyster satin box clutch, $25 | 5. Johnny Loves Rosie angular box clutch, $62 | 6. Vanessa two-tone rhinestone box clutch, $74 | 7. Carlo Fellini Emily clutch, $36 | 8. All Saints quartz clutch, $130 | 9. Diane von Furstenberg Lytton sequined box clutch, $325

Perhaps not THE most important accessory a bride carries or wears on her wedding day, but an important one nonetheless.  Where else to keep your lipstick, some tissues, and your cell phone?  No need for a clutch on your big day?  A pretty clutch would also make a great bridesmaid gift! Currently loving these great super-boxy, angular clutches.  – Tram @ Phi-Style.com

[images from Nordstrom, Zappos, Net-A-Porter, ASOS, and eBags]

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Phi-Style: Gingham Details

1. Miu Miu crystal clip earrrings, $230 | 2. Alexander Olch pocket round, $55 | 3. Miu Miu gingham taffeta slingbacks, $595 | 4. Brooks Brothers check dress, $85 | 5. Marc Jacobs gingham organza dress, $2500 |  6. Tommy Hilfiger gingham skinny tie, $38 | 7. Marc Jacobs gingham pumps, $690 | 8. Comme des Cargons gingham fedora, $250 | 9. Brioni gingham cotton shirt, $495

Gingham may not necessarily be synonymous with “modern,” but with a keen styling eye, gingham is a great way to add a twist to a modern palette.  It’s fun and whimsical, and can be easily adapted to a variety of color palettes and stylized details.  Also, have you seen that drapey organza Marc Jacobs dress up there?  LOVE!  – Tram @ Phi-Style.com

[images from The Outnet, Mr. Porter, Net-A-Porter, Barney’s, Forzieri, Macy’s, Target, Brooks Brothers]

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