Trend Spotlight: Denim

Denim is everywhere, and for good reason. It’s timeless, adaptable, and the styles continually evolve to keep the look fresh and interesting. At Green Envy, we fancy ourselves as denim experts and we’ve got the latest trends and brands at the ready to keep you current. We have the largest selection of premium denim in New England and pride ourselves on our wall of denim featuring over 20 top denim brands – Mother, Hudson, Paige, Frame, Rag & Bone, 7 For All Mankind, Levi’s, McGuire and more! From your classic cuts to the freshest styles, we are fully stocked with jeans to create a luxe and casual foundation to your wardrobe. 

Here are some trends we are seeing for Spring 2018:

THROWBACK.  There’s 90’s nostalgia happening right now via pale washes, high rises and straight silhouettes.  Add a hint of 70’s to the time machine and you’ve got this season’s wide leg, baggier denim trend.  Top brands are taking cues from Levi’s originals with a blend of masculine structure and hints of feminine detail. 

  • Grey Wash 
  • Light Wash
  • Straight
  • High Rise
  • Wide Leg
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Shop the Paige Hoxton in Chelsea Grey
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Shop The Adeline Split Flare by 3×1
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Shop the Nellie Culotte By Paige
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Shop the Gainsbourg Super Bleach by McGuire
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Shop Levi’s 517 Cropped Bootcut 
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Shop the Ankle Straight in Dagmar by Rag and Bone

EMBELLISHMENT.  We’re loving the little extras that take a premium pair to the next level and create a statement. Varsity stripes, floral embroidery or patchwork pockets add just the right amount of interest to any pair of jeans. 

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  • Embroidery
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Shop the Ibiza in LA Sirena by McGuire
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Shop Levi’s 501 Embroidered Crop

THE CUTTING EDGE.  The usual suspects are still edging out the hem trend category. Long exaggerated flare, wide undone cuffs, cropped skinnies, and ankle length boot cuts are in the spotlight this season. From a classic tailored hem to distressed and destroyed edges, hemlines take on their own personalities. With such a wide range of hems on trend, finding what works for your body type and wardrobe style is becoming easier and easier. 

  • Simple Raw Edge
  • Heavy Fray
  • Staggered Hem
  • Wide Undone Hem
  • Distressed Edge
  • Cropped/Ankle Length
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Shop the Rascal Snippet by Mother
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Shop the Hoxton Heavy Fray by Paige 
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Shop the Empire Crop Bell by 3×1
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Shop the Le High Straight Staggered by Frame
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Shop the Roller Crop Undone by Mother

ANYTHING GOES.  The best thing about denim rules is there aren’t any! We are truly in a moment of ‘anything goes.’ Have fun and mix it up! From classic tailored, stretchy slim-fitting jeans to cropped, distressed ankle-skimming boyfriend cuts, let denim be your go-to wardrobe staple or statement making pant. 

***DENIM SALE*** We have all of the best premium denim AND the best denim deals around! Our annual BOGO 1/2 OFF DENIM SALE runs from February 15th – 28th. We’ll be featuring try-and-buy raffles — try on a pair of jeans and be entered to WIN a FREE pair from DL1961, AGOLDE or 7 For All Mankind. Plus, purchase any denim and get an awesome gift with purchase including items from 3×1, Agolde, AG, Levi’s and DL1961! With so many new arrivals in denim, this is a sale you don’t want to miss. 

Stop in and let our denim experts help you pick out the perfect pair! 

XO.

 

You Glow, Girl!

We’re exploring trends in beauty and wellness as much as fashion, and we couldn’t say no to facial cupping! Met with an initial reaction of uncertainty, our first question for facial cupping was “Am I going to have bruises all over my face!?” (think Michael Phelps and Gwyneth Paltrow sporting their post-cupping spots).  The short answer is a fervent NO. In fact, facial cupping is gentle and revitalizing and the technique doesn’t leave a footprint like the ancient traditional cupping therapy performed on the rest of the body.

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HOW IT WORKS. 

This gentle treatment uses soft suction cups that lightly roll over the face in a continual circular motion to improve circulation, ease tension, soften fine lines and alleviate pain. The result is a youthful, healthy glow that instantly takes years off your look. We promise you’ll be sucked into this natural healing treatment!

TRY IT.

MARCH 1ST @ Green Envy (appointment required). Our favorite Tata Harper team, along with their national esthetician Nik, will be in house to pamper you with a complimentary professional facial cupping treatment and answer your Tata Harper skincare questions! Appointments will be available between 11am and 6pm. Each treatment is about 45 minutes in length and is free of charge (a $300 value!). Space is very limited, so don’t think twice! Book your complimentary appointment today! AND, while you’ve got the experts’ attention, be sure to get a skin consultation and find the right Tata Harper product regimen for your skin!

Reserve your spot! Call (802) 253-2661 OR email greenenvyvt@gmail.com

ABOUT THE ESTHETICIAN. (Nik Garcia-Hays)

Nik has a passion and love for skincare with high standards for quality and luxury products and that is what brought him to Tata Harper. Nik was born and raised in Texas and trained in Switzerland in traditional European skin therapy. As an esthetician, he has traveled the world learning spa techniques and gaining knowledge from the great masters of skincare from Asia to Europe and continues to travel to strive for the best anti-age wonders. Nik brings, as a National Esthetician, 16 years of skincare knowledge, the ultimate spa service, and a fun loving personality. Come and experience Tata Harper with Nik Garcia-Hays!

 

NEXT UP: Trend Spotlight on Denim

Fresh February Favorites!

Dare I say, we are starting to feel spring move in…at least in fresh new arrivals of bold colors, lightweight knits and refreshing skincare. Here are the latest pieces from our collection nouveau that we can’t take our eyes and hearts off of!  

LIZ’S PICK: Theory Leather Anorak Jacket + Vince Parachute Bomber

Theory’s Leather Anorak is a stunning casual classic coat in a buttery soft cream leather with slightly cropped length, drawstring hem and minimalist design. ($$$)

Vince’s Parachute Bomber is a lightweight satiny smooth flight jacket with ruched sleeves. A statement spring go-to with feminine details. ($$$)

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STORMI’S PICK: Rag & Bone Camden Mini Shopper

Stormi’s fave right now. This vibrant red will make any outfit pop and the leather is soft and amazing. Perfect size for a night out (Valentine’s date night!) or a day in the city. Removable cross-body strap makes this bag as effortless as it is chic.

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SARAH H’S PICK: Theory Karenia Cashmere Sweater in Bright Tomato + Rag & Bone Shrunken Hoodie

The Karenia Cashmere Sweater is a stunner. Oh-so-soft, relaxed and lightweight. This burst of color is perfect heading into heart day! 

Rag & Bone’s Shrunken Hoodie is throwback perfection. This color blocked structured hoodie combines my favorite tones this season. 

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SARAH S’ PICK: Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser

A powerhouse refreshing exfoliant and cleanser from our favorite all-natural, wildy popular, Vermont-made skincare line. This product is NEW to the entire industry so we are proud to be freshly stocked! 

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MARY LOU’S PICKS: Rag & Bone Ankle Straight + Camden Shopper + Rails Sloane

Rag & Bone’s Ankle Straight in Dagmar blends classic and modern with a high-rise silhouette and an of-the-moment raw cut ankle hem. A pin tuck center seam is a flattering detail. 

Rag & Bone’s Camden Shopper is as big as it is bold. This bright red unlined soft leather tote speaks for itself.

Rails’ Sloane Stripe Blouse is effortless and feminine. Resort ready and featuring a flirty low v neckline, tie front, lightweight feel and chambray wash white and blue stripe. All we need is a sailboat and a sip of rosé.

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Happy weekend. Happy shopping!

xo.

Shop ALL new arrivals! 

 

 

Join Us // Lip Makeover with Brit

Speaking of lips…join us in store this Saturday, January 27th from 10AM – 11AM for a lip makeover! Local news personality and beauty aficionado Brit Kelson will be hosting a Facebook Live Event featuring Lip Sense! Give your lips a new luxe look and grab your Valentine’s Day gifts (or something special for yourself!).

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Watch Brit’s Facebook Live Event HERE on Saturday at 10AM!

MUAH! XO. 

Visit our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide post for heart-day gifting inspiration!

Be Mine. A Valentine Gift Guide.

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Ahhh….Valentine’s Day.  Just the thought can bring to the surface so much nostalgia from hand-made 4th grade Valentine mailboxes to anti-Valentine’s day piñata smashing (picture Jennifer Garner with a baseball bat in Valentine’s Day!). Whatever your heart-day memories connote, we promote choosing to share the love with your leading ladies – significant other, wife, mother, daughter or princess. And, if you’re the leading lady of your own life (as you should be!) don’t be shy – treat yourself! 

Here are a few Valentine’s that are sure to make any woman/mother/child/female feel special on 2/14 or any other day.

JEWELRY.  Alongside chocolates and roses, jewelry is a Valentine’s Day go-to!

Dogeared ($-$$) – Charming and elegant, these delicate and meaningful necklaces are the perfect touch for everyday wear and add love to a layered look. 

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Shop Dogeared Jewelry

Taylor and Tessier ($$-$$$)  This gorgeous natural line features a mix of earthy textures and urban metals and lines. Craftsmanship and luxe materials are the foundation of this Aspen, CO based designers’ bracelets, necklaces and earrings. 

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Shop Taylor and Tessier Jewelry

Tess ($$-$$$) – Luxe pearls and suede create a rustic chic look. Wear Tess necklaces and bracelets layered, long or wrapped. Shop the Tess Trunk Show this month in store! 

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Shop Tess Jewelry In Store

Satya ($-$$) Semi-precious stones and symbols combined to create gorgeous and empowering pieces of jewelry. Perfect for layering or making a meaningful statement.

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Shop Satya Jewelry In Store

The Heart Beanie. Adorable, casual and sensible! This charming beanie with a retro vibe has us feeling the love.

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Shop The Happy Place Beanie by Free People 

We HEART the Pom Pom. A style staple, these super playful and chic poms make the perfect gift. 

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Shop Linda Richards Mohair Pom Pom Hats

Love is S’WELL. We heart hydration and sweet Valentine color-toned water bottles, perfect for anyone. Share a cocktail with your sweetheart or hydrate with your hunny in a fun and sleek S’well or Bkr bottle. 

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Shop S’Well Bottles in store or Bkr Online!

LINGERIE. Whether you want to add a little lace to your Valentine’s Day look or are looking for sophisticated sexy sleepwear, we have you covered. 

Free People ($) – Casual but sexy. These wildly popular bralettes are easy and cool.

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Ginia ($$-$$$)A luxe lingerie brand of silk cami’s, slips, shorts and robes. We love the refined simplicity of each piece and the versatility of these intimates to go from sleek layers to sexy sleepwear. 

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Shop Ginia Lingerie

Cosabella ($$) – Statement intimates that are classy and sexy. 

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Shop Cosabella Intimates

Commando ($$ – $$$) – Seamless and sleek. The Commando line is all about flattering silhouettes that fit snug and smooth. This European mesh top is a flirty semi-sheer layer – pair with a lace and silk cami or wear alone as sleepwear.

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Shop the Commando Mesh Top

SENSUAL SKINCARE. Tata Harper Body Oil is a gorgeous all-natural blend of super moisturizers that will make your winter skin petal soft. 

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Shop Tata Harper Body Oil

SCENT OF A WOMAN. We love the new breezy and feminine fragrance Folle de Joie by Joie and the energy-based androgynous scents from Raw Spirit come in gorgeous packaging that look as good as they smell.

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Shop Folle de Joie and Raw Spirit’s Fragrance (in store)

^ And how adorable are these Longchamp card holders?! Tuck a Green Envy Gift Card into one of these for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! (card holders and gift cards sold in store)

Love and happiness. 

XO.

Up Next: Valentine’s Day Recipes + Date Night Ideas! 

 

Motivation Monday: Flower Power

Comparison is the thief of joy, they say.  We are constantly comparing ourselves – to our peers, coworkers, celebrities, the sparkling angles captured on social media and even to our former and futures selves. #RealTalk – with the innumerable count of individuals in this world, there will always be someone with more or better. This week, do you. Be you. In the present. Compare yourself to no one, including versions of yourself. Be like the flower – blossom, never mind what the daisy, rose, peony or wildflower boasts beside you. Let their growth only inspire you to confidently lift your head taller.

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Pssst…florals are in. 

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Shop the Marilyn Embroidered Skinny  by Driftwood Denim ($128)
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Shop the Teddy Floral Crewneck Sweatshirt by Driftwood Denim ($76)
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Shop the Old Fashion Embroidered Plaid by White Crow Clothing ($74)
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Shop the Joie Awilda Silk Blouse by Joie ($238)

“I must have flowers, always, always” – Monet

Happy Monday.

XO. 

 

 

Racing Stripes for the Win.

We’re tracking the side stripe trend and it’s in full gear! Add a hint of sport and Team USA spirit with a red, white and black (on blue) stripe by Joe’s Jeans or Hudson. Go edgy with a crisp white stripe on black or grey denim from Mother Denim. Or make a subtle statement with a tonal blue ribbon by Hudson or shadow stripe by 7 For All Mankind.

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Shop the STRIPE SHOP

Stripes are adorning sweats too! An allover modernized retro vibe is achieved with this ultra soft fleece Beatrice Pullover with ribbed striped cuffs, neckline and hem (just restocked! Hurry on over!)

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Stripes are the statement to make this season. Pair your striped denim with a classic sweater or the perfect tee. Or match with another blossoming trend this season – florals! We love the Awilda floral silk blouse with a pop of colorful stripe.

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XO.

Motivation Monday: Keep Moving.

I have the resolve to keep my New Year’s resolutions for roughly a week. Then the excuses pour forth. I was resolved to go to the gym 4 days each week. I’ve gone a total of 3 days. It’s January 15th. Please don’t do the math. Life gets hectic and priorities change on the daily. Time flies, small crises arise, you spend your spin class budget on dinner and drinks with friends… (This is a judgement free zone, friends.)  The key is to not let it get you down, but look forward to the next opportunity to become a better you.  Sometimes it may take a little extra to motivate you…a new pair of leggings for your spin class, or a perfect-fitting pair of jeans to show off  your hard work. (You could even pop in a pair of gold studs to sport during or after your workout.)

Regardless of how well [or not well] you are sticking to your resolutions this year – don’t quit! Keep moving.

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Remember, the turtle won the race, not the rabbit. It’s not about your pace, it’s about your persistence and steadfast commitment to keep pressing forward, even when you may stumble. Fly, walk, run, crawl – go pursue this week one forward motion at a time.

Happy Monday.

XO

2018: Comfortable, Confident Style + Clean Beauty

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We all love (see also: NEED) a restart. An opportunity to rejuvenate our routines, wardrobe, diet, etc. Since 2018 started on a Monday and the Olympics are only one month away, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to start anew, get motivated and pull it together. I like to start each day by stretching and doing some variation of a quick but effective workout or yoga sequence.

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Now is as good a time as any to start routines that help you feel great, boost energy and make you the best you.  And let’s be honest, sometimes the motivation you need is something new to wear to your 6AM workout or a luxe skincare routine to look forward to after you sweat out the toxins. Keep reading for our wardrobe and skincare trends and picks for a new year and fresh start. 

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Shop All Leggings by Beyond Yoga, Free People Movement, Sundry, Monrow and more! 

ATHLEISURE. Our favorite trend turned lifestyle. Anyone else partake in “it-totally-seemed-worth-it-at-the-time” dietary excessiveness over the holidays?? My favorite pair of skinny jeans does not have the ease and stretch I remember. Enter: the high-waisted legging. We are fully embracing this seriously stylish trend-that-keeps-on-trending. Transition effortlessly from one daily activity to the next – from morning savasana to ski-day base layer, warm and sleek workday essential, to apres ski chic. The legging has you covered and comfortable. This wardrobe workout doesn’t end with leggings, though. Top with a statement hoodie in plush fleece or cozy cashmere for a luxe look. Race to the finish with sleek track pants adorned with nostalgic side stripes – pair with a heel, top with cashmere. Sporty chic stripes, wide leg trouser-esque sweats and sneakers are all starters in the 2018 athleisure game. Go team. 

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Shop the Cecily Hooded Chunky Knit Sweater by Generation Love

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Shop The Sundry Stripe Flare Pant
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Shop the Sundry Stripe Track Pants

Shop ALL Athleisure by Z Supply, Free People Movement, Beyond Yoga, Joie and more! 

SNEAKERS. Comfort that goes with everything. My leather slide sneakers are all I reach for these days. They’re effortless with denim, create a chic athletic look with your high-waisted leggings, easily transition your joggers from lounge to lifework, and give your classic pencil skirt an elevated update. If your ankles are feeling a draft, step up to a sleek high top with a profile that closes the hemline gap but won’t bog you down like a snow boot. When necessity calls for something to take you from house-shuffler to errand-runner, opt for a sherpa or fur-lined suede slide. Cozy as a slipper, practical as a sneaker. And with all of the fringe, metallics, seasonal colors (think blush and navy!) and platform soles, you won’t be limited in your statement making styles this year. 

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Shop the Warren Suede Platform Sneaker by Vince (on sale!)
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Shop the Wedgie Hidden Heel Sneaker by Steve Madden (NEW – only $89!)
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Shop the Laurant High Top by Miz Mooz
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Shop the Verrell Shearling Lined Slide by Vince

Shop All Sneakers by Vince, M4DE, Superga, Steve Madden and more!

SKINCARE. Take care of your temple. Now is the time to take stock of what you’re putting in and ON your body. It is, after all, your temple! It’s true that what you put into your body can manifest itself onto your skin. So while you put forth effort into aggressive 3-week dietary cleanses, smarter shopping at the grocery store, drinking more water, wholesome cooking habits, and preparing fortifying meals, we suggest simultaneously detoxing your beauty routine to keep the inner glow shining through. Green your routine with Tata Harper’s all-natural, skincare regimen that boasts non-toxic, powerhouse products to use from head to toe. Made in Vermont, Tata’s face and body products quench parched winter skin, melt away imperfections and buildup and bring to the surface your inner illumination.  We love this line for so many reasons – read about our individual favorites below!

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Shop all of our favorite no-tox solutions to anti-aging, dry skin, blemishes and more. 

Sarah’s Pick – Nourishing Body Oil – Ultimate head-to-toe moisturizer for dry skin, smells amazing and goes on as light as air. Apply directly after showering to damp skin or before bedtime. One of my favorite daily routines! SHOP Revitalizing Body Oil

Liz’s Pick – Regenerating Cleanser – Gentle enough for everyday use and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean. SHOP Regenerating Cleanser

Stormi’s Pick – Clarifying Mask – Makes my face feel clean and soft. Tingles after applied – you can tell it’s working and it’s so refreshing! Powerful enough to help with imperfections and never leaves my face dry. Plus it has a fun (natural) old-school green mask color! SHOP The Clarifying Mask

Mary Lou’s Pick #1 – Nourishing Oil Cleanser – Lightweight super-moisturizer that won’t leave your skin greasy.  And it’s a powerhouse makeup remover! SHOP Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Mary Lou’s Pick #2 – Illuminating Eye Cream and Moisturizer – Feels and looks so healthy and adds a natural glow. SHOP Illuminating Eye Cream and Moisturizer

Join us next week for an awesome event to kick off the new year! 

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2018 is calling for confident, smart, comfortable fashion and clean beauty routines.

Be the best you this year.

XO 

Fresh & Festive: Holiday Fashion Trends for 2017

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Tis the season to come rushing in,  in need of an outfit  20 minutes before the party. Those of us at Green Envy are always up for the challenge, and we appreciate how hectic life and fashion-needs are during the holiday season.  Below are a few tips and trend alerts on holiday party fashion to make your outfit assembly a bit easier and more fun.

Need a head-to-toe ensemble or a statement piece to update your go-to party look, all roads lead to these holiday trends:

  • Velvet
  • Metallics
  • Off-the-Shoulder
  • Leather
  • Silk + Satin

Combine these eye-catching yet timeless textiles with today’s “anything-goes” sense of free-spirited independence, and you have an instant outfit that is current and purely YOU.

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Here are some highlights for holiday:

Velveteen + Leatherette. The skinny, crop and wide leg are getting a holiday lift this season with sleek leather and velveteen finishes. These classic materials are a great foundation to any party outfit. Soften your leatherette with a plush cashmere sweater in winter white or dusty blush pink, OR put-the-icing-on-the-cake by mixing a silk blouse with your velveteen skinnies.

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Shop 3×1 Higher Ground Velvet Crop ($245) AND AG Isabelle Leatherette Straight ($255)

Velvet + Off-the-Shoulder. Pair this flirty and feminine off-the-shoulder velvet top from Joie with your favorite denim for a casual party look, or with a long satin skirt for something more formal

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Shop the Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Blouse by Joie ($218)

Silk + Satin // Shine + Structure. From a luxe pant to stunning off-the-shoulder blouses, silks and satins add a feminine aesthetic to your holiday wardrobe.

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Shop the Michael Stars Satin Pants ($198)
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Shop the Out Take Top by Bailey 44 ($188)
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Shop Amanda Uprichard’s Avalon One-Shoulder Satin Top ($202)
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Shop Go Silk’s Graphic Winter White Satin Blouse ($332)

Shine + Embroidery. Eyes up here! Florals aren’t just for spring this year. These statement shoes add a decorative touch to a monochromatic look and will be a comfortable and chic asset to your wardrobe after the holidays.

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Shop the Free People Brocade At-Ease Loafer ($128) or Free People Metallic At-Ease Loafer ($98)

Elevate your holiday look with a platform sneaker. Probably the best news to hit the fashion scene…ever. Yes, it’s true, sneakers go with everything. From formal gowns to suits to everyday wear, luxe sneakers in suede, metallics and leather are a leader in the trend race.

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Shop All Platform Sneakers by Steve Madden, M4DE, Vince + More

Block Heel Booties.  A true classic, the block heel provides style and support. For the holiday parties that take you over the river and through the woods in a blizzard, a sensible and ultra sleek block heel bootie is a must-have. Pair with a velvet skinny or LBD, these black suede booties by Vince and Blondo are versatile and will not disappoint your fashion or function needs. Bonus! Blondo’s booties are WATERPROOF.

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Shop Blondo’s Rapha Suede Bootie or Vince’s Ostende Suede Bootie

Shop all holiday-ready pieces HERE or drop by and let our knowledgeable team outfit you for your event!

Happy Holidays. XO

 

 

UP NEXT: DENIM 101 FOR 2018