Fourth of July Fashion: Red, White & Blue Style

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Show your true Patriotic Spirit this Fourth of July in these stylish looks for men and women.  Put together trendy looks of red, white, and blue in fresh new ways to look fabulous no matter where you celebrate this holiday.  Pair bold prints in blue & white or red & white with the contrasting color.  Men’s blue and white striped … Read More

Men’s Fashion: Stylish Polka Dots

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Look stylish and trendy in this season’s polka dot looks.  Whether it be in a head to toe look, or wearing a polka dot shirt, pocket square or tie this trend sets you off in style.  Wear varying sizes of polka dots in a look to make a stylish statement, think small polka dot shirt with large polka dot tie … Read More

BLACK & WHITE PRINTS = CHIC ALL OVER

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Look crisp and modern in Black & White this summer.  Pair the two neutrals together in a fresh new way by wearing an all white or all black outfit and pair it with the opposite color handbag, sunglasses, and heels.  Black and White Prints are a hot trend to try.  Jacquard prints, aztec, and ikat prints are the summer’s hottest … Read More

REV UP YOUR RESORT WEAR

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Who doesn’t want to look fabulous on their next vacation?  From your wrap to your bathing suit, look stunning in what you put on.  While cut-outs and mesh have been trending in dresses, why not try it in in a one-piece bathing suit.  This oozes sex appeal and shows a little skin in a daring but not over-the-top way. Cut-Outs … Read More

Men’s Casual Cool Summertime Looks

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Whether you are a shorts guy or tread in pants beat the heat in this summer’s stylish looks.  Dress up shorts by pairing with a linen or blended fabric button down shirt.  Add a zippered cardigan or a light v-neck sweater.  Leather flip flops or drivers and cool shades finish off your look. Look trendy and cool by wearing lightweight … Read More

Lights, Camera, Action…The Politics of Fashion

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June 3, 2014 Svelte, LLC debuted The Politics of Fashion: D.C. Unboxed.  Elaine Mensah, of Svelte, LLC began work on this film in 2012 and includes an ensemble cast from designers, media, photographers, PR, stylists, and more discussing the DC fashion industry, how the DC fashion marketplace is changing, areas of growth, and a look at DC’s retail and fashion … Read More

Re-Energize Your Wardrobe with Bold Accessories

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Incorporating bold colors into your wardrobe doesn’t have to end with dresses, pants, skirts, shorts or tees. Go all-the-way and fuse vibrant patterns or colors into your footwear. Pairing your little black dress with a shoe in cobalt blue, canary yellow, emerald green or hot pink, adds an instant punch of pizzazz without being overdone.   Bold colored footwear amps up … Read More

Five Ways to Wear Prints

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Prints make a statement and look fabulous on but knowing what to wear with a print and how to mix the season’s hottest prints together can be challenging.  This season rock the Geometric Prints, Aztec Prints, Floral Prints, Tie-Dye, and Watercolor Prints to be on trend.  The key in wearing prints is looking at the size of the print and … Read More

Gentlemen: Modernizing the Checkered Shirt

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It’s that time of year where checked shirts are everywhere.  Worn underneath a sport coat or paired with denim/khaki’s you want to separate yourself in the look.  If every other guy in the office or bar has on this shirt, no matter what color they are wearing…it doesn’t set you apart!   Add some pizzazz this season by pairing the checkered … Read More

CHIC SHADES FOR SPRING from Warby Parker

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Spring is the time to update your style with trendy shades.  A NEW line we love is the Warby Parker Spectrum Sun Collection.  These chic sunglass styles are offered both in prescription and non-prescription and hit the mark for trendy, hip shades for men & women.  From cat eyes to square frames to round silhouettes and more, the bold shapes … Read More