Staff Favorite: Theory Adashi K Cityscape Jacket

This season at Shop LA Style, we may or may not have a minor obsession with Theory jackets. While the Theory Laura Wool Jersey Coat in Black is still our marketing intern, Michelle’s, personal favorite, our assistant buyer, Helene’s, new favorite is the Theory Adashi K Cityscape Jacket in Black/White. A cotton and wool blend, this motorcycle inspired jacket can rock daytime, nighttime, and any time in between. It looks fierce paired with skirts

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and with pants

with pantsHelene admits that it was “the motorcycle style of this jacket that drew me in at first. After the initial lust at first sight, I grew to love the jacket because of the zipper detailing and the color contrast on the sleeves.”

This Theory jacket can be paired with just about anything. The outfit is perfect and proper when zipped up, casual but collected when unzipped. Let your inner motorcycle babe come out to rock the city with cool colors and high fashion.

Citizens of Humanity: Avedon Velour Skinny

This season is all about velour skinny jeans. This chic beauties are tricky though because if you pair them incorrectly, you could end up looking very 80′s (like full velvet suit kind of 80′s). No bueno. So here is a play by play of how to pair your Citizens of Humanity Avedon Velour Skinny Jeans for daytime outfits and nighttime outfits.

If you’re going for casual, pair with a light colored chunky sweater for a “sitting by the fire with a big ‘ol mug of hot coco” kind of feel. Wear black ankle booties to keep the Velour from becoming too dressy. As is the same for all casual looks, keep accessories simple like stud earrings or a studded bag.

For a more dressy look, wear a black top that has a bit of a fancier feel, silk or sparkles, depending on your personal style. Pair with colored or sparkly heels and feel free to bring that sassy clutch with you as well. Dress it up with a pair of ultra-girly dangle earrings. Top it all off with a leather jacket for a modern, edgy feel.

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Shop This Look at Shop LA Style:

Citizens of Humanity Avedon Velour Skinny

Vince Mix Media Sweater

Sweater Weather: Sweaters for All Body Types

Now is the time to pull out the scarves, the accessories, and the boots because it’s SWEATER WEATHER! With winter here, you’ll need to know everything you can about these warm, fuzzy lifesavers. Here at Shop LA Style we have the perfect sweater for your body type.

Crewneck sweaters: If you have a boyish body, narrow to medium-size shoulders and a small to medium-sized chest.

Our suggestion for women with this body type:

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OR

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V Neck:  Wear this if you have a boyish, curvy, pear or busty figure- this style is universally flattering. It  suits all bust sizes and balances wide or slender shoulders.

Our suggestion for women with this body type:

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Turtleneck Sweater: Wear this style if you have a boyish or pear-shape frame with a small to medium-size bust. It draws the eyes up and enhances your shoulders.

Our suggestion for women with this body type:

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Staff Favorite: Theory Laura Wool Jersey Coat

Michelle, our marketing intern, has chosen our new Theory Laura Wool Jersey Coat as her favorite coat this season. We were curious why she would choose this coat over other coats, so we asked her:

What is a normal Saturday outfit for you?

“Dark wash blue skinny jeans, a slim fitting tank, an infinity scarf, a leather jacket, and black boots.”

What would you consider your style?

“I prefer to fill my wardrobe with quality foundation pieces, lots of basics and quality denim. I would rather have one good pair of jeans than two not-so-good pairs, same goes for tops and jackets. Overall I am a realistic shopper. I know that spending $50 on a pair of low quality jeans every year isn’t as smart as spending $150 on a high quality pair that will last me five years.”

Why would you choose the Theory Laura Wool Jersey Coat as your favorite?

“I knew I was interested in the jacket as soon as I checked it into our inventory. We usually carry light cardigans so getting a thick coat immediately drew my attention. I knew it was my favorite as soon I tried it on because it is feminine and figure flattering, which is hard to find in a coat. The seam right at the waist creates an illusion of a smaller waist and extends from there for a slimming effect. The wool and cashmere blend is SO. SOFT. I don’t think I have ever had a coat that was that soft. Ever. I am also a big fan of leather jackets, but sometimes they are not as warm as I’d like them to be. The fact that this coat is wool and the arms are leather is a perfect combination of my two necessities, style and comfort.”

THE257 staff favorite

Juicy Velour Track Suit with a Twist

“This season, we’re embracing our girl — the fearless beauty, effortlessly evoking her wild side, pushing life to its limits, embracing adventure and her life’s passions with an ease of confidence and style. Learn what we define as Wild at Heart. Xx”

Juicy Couture is taking a new approach this season with their Relaxed Velour Hoodie, a slight step away from the original that Madonna made famous in 2001. This new and improved jacket kept the best parts of the original and expanded on the modern desire for comfort AND style.

Juicy Couture Velour Relaxed Hoodie In Port Wine

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Velour Relaxed Hoodie In Port Wine

We know how much you love your Original Juicy Couture Hoodie from the Velour Collection but we assure you, you’ll love this one just as much.   We tried on each jacket here at Shop LA Style to compare, and here are the differences we found:

Juicy Couture Velour Bling Hoodie in Top Hat

Juicy Couture Velour Bling Hoodie

Original Bling Hoodie

  • Hits at the waist
  • Fits snug
  • Runs one size small
  • Arms tighter fit
  • Classic Juicy Sweat Suit silhouette
Juicy Couture Velour Relaxed Hoodie

Juicy Couture Velour Relaxed Hoodie

New Relaxed Hoodie

  • Overall looser fit
  • Hits below the waist
  • Fits true to size
  • Looser fit on arms
  • Does not ride up if you raise your arms

Yosi Samra Fold-Up Ballet Flats

We all tell ourselves that we need that one dependable pair of flats and somehow end up with a wardrobe foundation piece such as a nude or black. Designer Yosi Samra wants you to broaden your style horizon! He has designed these flats to come in varying colors and styles like patent, leather, and prints that can complement any outfit for any occasion. Whether it’s fashionable relief from a long day of heels at a wedding, or the ever important trek to the grocery store, these flats can go anywhere and look good doing it!

 Yosi Samra Muted Metallic Ballet Flat in Pewter

Yosi Samra Muted Metallic Ballet Flat in Pewter

We all know the problem with flats: there’s nothing worse than being in a hurry, something hot and spill-prone in one hand, something important and breakable in the other, and having the heel of your flat slip off! The elastic top-line border in all Yosi Samra flats keep the heel from slipping off and keep the flat securely on your foot at all times. I personally tried them on this morning and I was determined to have them slip off. With one foot slightly smaller than the other, I have yet to find a pair of flats that both stay on my feet until now! I channeled my inner dancer; jumping around, running in circles, walking slowly but with immense purpose. Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING I did worked. Those flats were stuck to my feet and I loved every second of it.

Yosi Samra Faux Snake Ballet Flat

Yosi Samra Faux Snake Ballet Flat

The sole of each Yosi Samra flat is split in to two different parts, so they move with each part of your foot while you do… whatever you may be doing! This split also allows them to fit snugly in the provided draw-string bag. This is convenient, yes, because you can bring them along with you anywhere for a slick interchange from those other shoes you figured were a good idea at the time… But hey! Yosi doesn’t judge you based on what you thought back when you bought “those shoes.” He did, however, design his flats convincing customers he would never make them sacrifice comfort for style.

Fit Guide: AG Ballad Slim Bootcut Jean

AG Jeans The Ballad style is a slim bootcut jean.  I know we are sometimes confused as to what “slim boot” refers to.  Is it a slimmer fit through the thigh with a normal bootcut leg opening?  Or is it just a slimmer bootcut leg opening?  The Ballad is slim all the way through the leg and the leg opening. It’s very similar to a straight leg.  The Ballad has a slightly bigger leg opening (at 14.75″) when comparing it to AG’s Charlotte Straight Leg (with a 13.5″ leg opening) . The Ballad has a 7.25” front rise, it’s 13.5” at the knee and has a bottom leg opening of 14.75”.  

AG Jeans AG-ed The Ballad Slim Boot in 4 Years

Fit Guide: AG Tomboy vs AG Ex-Boyfriend

We’ve been asked before about the difference between the AG Ex-Boyfriend and the AG Tomboy.  Both styles are considered relaxed straight legs with leg openings around 15/16″ but the Ex-Boyfriend is in general more relaxed than the Tomboy.  The Tomboy is relaxed through the thigh, but is more versatile because you can wear it slouchy, or it fits a curvier girl like a true straight leg.

AG Tomboy 8" front rise, 15.75" at the knee, 15.75" leg opening

AG Ex-Boyfriend 9.25" front rise, 16" at the knee, 15" leg opening

 

Fit Guide: 7 for All Mankind Dojo

“The Dojo is our original 5-pocket trouser jean. It sits low on the hips with a slightly higher rise in the back and a full wide leg opening. The classic Dojo features embroidered ’7′ back pockets and a wide trouser style hem This style is also available with a variety of clean and novelty pockets and regular hem.” -7 for All Mankind

For the women who like a sexy silhouette but think skinny jeans just aren’t for them, 7 for All Mankind Dojo’s are a practical, stylish answer to your denim dilemma! The slight graduation in rise from front to back provides a little bit of  extra coverage, but still sits low enough for a modern, hip hugging fit. Because this style is cut straight through the hips and thighs it’s flattering on just about every body type from athletic to voluptuous. The trouser style makes them work appropriate for those casual days at the office and adds a bit of class to a laid back evening ensemble. Wear these with sky high stilettos to accentuate the wide leg look and make your legs look miles long!

Fit Guide: 7 For All Mankind The Skinny

“The Skinny is our newest skinny fit in super stretch.  Characterized by its minimal detailing and clean pockets, it has a comfortable rise with a slim, sexy, and fitted silhouette top to bottom.  The length hits just below the ankle to maintain a clean line with no stacking.”  – 7 For all Mankind

Dress these up with pumps for a night out or dress them down with flats for an every day look.  At Shop LA Style The Skinny by 7 For All Mankind comes in two washes, Worn Indigo and Worn Blue Black

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