Fall Color Trend: Cashmere Rose

Fall is here! Well, not officially, but it’s post-Labor Day here in America.

If summer is over, then that gives us carte blanche to start wearing fall trends.

In regards to my personal style, I wanted to wear more soft colors this season, as oppose to the BOLD teals I’ve been wearing all summer. Luckily, I’ve fallen in love with one of Pantone’s picks of the season: Cashmere Rose.

Fall_Color_Trend_Pantone_Cashmere_Rose.jpgPhoto Credit: Pantone

Here are a few looks I’m envisioning for this fall:

Fall Rose I


Fall Rose II


Fall Rose III

What colors are you looking forward to wearing this season?

Spring Trend: Black & White

A strong trend on the fashion radar is black & white. You may do it in stripes, polka dots, floral prints, or color blocking.

Here are some looks from the Spring ’15 RTW runways.

SP15_BW_1a1. Oscar de la Renta 2. Proenza Schouler 3. Cushnie et Ochs 4. Altuzarra 5. Balmain

SP15_BW_1b1. Alice + Olivia 2. Marc By Marc Jacobs 3. Givenchy 4. Versace 5. Giambattista Valli

The following are a few ways to transition the trend from the runway to your wardrobe.










How To Incorporate Nudes Into Your Wardrobe

Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to come out of our winter cocoons. While neutrals and nudes have been a hot color both on and off the runway, I’ve noticed that there are those of you who aren’t entirely sure how to incorporate the color into your wardrobe without feeling washed out.

Personally, my go to neutrals are blacks and grays. However, I have made a point indulge in creams, whites, and other flesh-tone shades.  Here are a few looks to kick start your fashion juices.


Nudes I


Nudes II


Nudes III


Nudes IV


Wardrobe Basics: Black Pant + Black Pump

The best way to stretch your wardrobe is to invest in basics pieces.

I believe every woman should have a good pair of black pants and a solid black pump in her wardrobe. It goes with everything, and will last longer (style-wise) than any other item you buy each season.

I’m not sure what the tall girls do, but if you’re short like me (I’m 5’2″) I recommend going to New York & Co., Banana Republic, Express, and even H&M for a decent pair of pants in petite lengths.

I kid you not, I have a pair of black pants from New York & Co. that I bought when I was 18, and they’re still a good pant (over 10 years later). They were pricey to me at the time, but they’re totally worth it if I can still wear them today.

Black pumps can be purchased anywhere. What I will put emphasis on is NOT to go out and invest in a hooker pump. Hooker pumps are pumps with a chunky platform on them. Nothing wrong with hooker pumps, but we’re not building our nightclub/turn up wardrobes. If you must get a pump with a platform, make sure it’s covered. If I’m calling them hooker pumps, what do you think your colleagues and/or clients are calling them?


The following are looks that you can achieve with a black pant and pump. You can wear these looks in a casual office setting, or if you’re a graduate student that can no longer get away with oversize collegiate hoodies to class.

My pants are from New York & Co. and the pumps are from Nine West. I do have taller pumps, these are just the ones I grabbed when I decided to do an impromptu shoot. I’m in no way saying you have to wear baby heels.


Basics_Set-1aBlouse: New York & Co. Black Cardigan: Old Navy Belt: H&M Necklace: New York & Co. Scarf: H&M



Basics_Set-1b Cardigan: Banana Republic Necklace: New York & Co. Belt, Scarf and Blouse: H&M


Basics_Set-1dCardigan: Banana Republic Necklace: Charming Charlie (I’m not 100% sure)

Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21 (yes, it’s from Forever) Studded Belt also from Forever.

Striped shirt: H&M (I bought this a WHILE back when the modified mutton sleeve was in).


Basics_Set-1cJacket: Forever 21 Necklace: New York & Co. Chambray shirt: Old Navy




Dos and Don’ts of a Summer Internship

Some of these are common sense, but they’re worth mentioning.

DO observe the dress culture of the office. This will be your guide as to how casual or out there you can be with your wardrobe choices. HOWEVER, be warned: Just because Shelley in marketing is wearing a sheer lace dress with a denim jacket to work, doesn’t necessarily mean you, the intern, can do the same. Play it safe the first week of work.

DON’T wear heavy makeup. When I say heavy I mean, anything beyond a natural “I woke up like this” look. No smokey eye, no cat eye, no falsies, no heavy contouring. None of that. Not until you really see how the culture of the office is. MAC_Heavy

This also goes for nail polish. Stick to traditional colors like reds, pinks, and nudes. If you work in government or at a major corp, I would advise against nail polish all together.

This isn’t about gender, this is about not looking like the dumb 20 year old. Trust me on this.

DO wear sensible pumps or flats. Preferably flats if you have an internship that will have you on your feet. I know. If you’re a heel girl, flats are horrible. But your feet will thank you later. I had a styling internship a few years back, and I wore flats for the grunt work, then conspicuously switched to heels when I felt like I needed to be “cute”.


DON’T wear the same shoes you would wear to the club to work. I’m serious. I’ve seen girls (including my own interns) do it. I know that when you’re first starting out, you only have the shoes you bought for that Vegas trip you took for your 21st B-Day. However, you need to go to a Cathy Jean, Forever 21, or H&M and find you a decent, simple pair of black pumps. No platform. No chains. #NoHookerShoes


DO wear a good bra. I’m going to start sounding like a grandmother here, but here it goes. Your girls need to be lifted, but not Victoria Secret lifted. Do not wear your house bra (you know, the comfortable bra you wear when spending a day at home catching up on life via Netflix) and do not wear the bra you wear when you go clubbing. A good bra holds you just right, and can be worn with any work-appropriate blouse without issue (read push-up demi with lace trim).



DON’T wear a crazy handbag. Unless you’re interning at Betsy Johnson or Nasty Gal, don’t wear your bag with chains and studs in a pop neon color. If you work in a creative field, you can get away with this. But if you work for a corp, the gov, or even the Target internship program, wear a sensible bag. Otherwise it’s almost the same as wearing the hooker heels with funky nail polish.BetseyJ

DO watch your body language. Twirling your hair. Crossing your arms. Scowling. It’s pretty self-explanatory.

Twirling your hair makes you look like a bimbo, and I’m sure you’re not one of those.


Crossing arms and scowling makes you seem like a know-it-all or that you’re bored.


Guess what? Those interns don’t get a full-time job offer or a recommendation.

Obviously, this was not an exhaustive list, but it keeps you mindful.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment, or email me at asia@styleregalia.com.







Series: The Working Girl

If you’re a college student or recent grad, you’re probably embarking on interviews for employment or an internships. I’m always surprised at how so many women have a hard time shopping for appropriate professional attire.

This has prompted me to post a series of outfit ideas for interviews as well as for internships.


I will mainly be posting outfit ideas through the next week 1) because we work better with visuals, and 2) because I have my AWR abstract due next week (which totally threw off my posting schedule).

Also, if you have any questions regarding job interviews and/or internships in the fashion industry, please feel free to ask either by commenting to a post or by emailing me at asia@styleregalia.com.


One Top, Three Looks

One of the first things you learn about producing a line is that you design one bottom for every three tops. That’s how consumers shop. However, I’ve decided to switch things around a bit by providing looks for one top with three different bottoms.

This idea came to me when my mom (who isn’t allowed to buy clothes without my approval) said for the millionth time that she doesn’t know how to wear a blouse other than with the bottoms she bought it with.


Casual Lunch
Casual Friday
FYI: I call these looks “casual” because they aren’t necessarily outfits that the average person could wear to work (because of the bare shoulders, which could be alleviated with a cardigan or a blazer) or to a formal event.
I regard these looks as everyday looks, and the heels add a touch of “I took time to care about how I look today”.
These outfits can be worn with flats for the same effect.