new attitude

A new hat purchase is much like the buy of a new tube of pretty lipstick. It’s an accessory that provides an instant feel good, pick me up. I have talked with many women who say they just don’t feel stylistically comfortable in a hat. It’s all about confidence. Take a deep breath and go for it. There is still time to squeeze in and wear versions constructed of straw, like these beauties from Janessa Leone and House of Lafayette. For cooler months ahead go for heavier, substantial styles crafted in wool, felt and fur. Maison MichelLola Hats, Albertus Swanepoel, Saint Laurent, Yosuzi, Maison Michel, Janessa Leone, Lanvin. Don’t be hesitant to try an unexpected color or new-to-you shape. Lola Hats, Jennifer Ouellette, BrixtonIsabel Marant. This season, elevate your attitude and personal style with a new hat. –SoS


stow and go

Get ready for it. Every few fashion cycles they circle back around. The ultimate hands free, stow and go, fanny pack. If this term makes you scream you may also refer to them as belt bags. Here are several great looking styles. Wear yours for work, travel and weekend farmers markets. Utilize your belt loops or forgo these keepers and sling it lower on your hip. And mix up how you wear yours, altogether, by styling it cross-body. Barneys, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Alexandra de CurtisBuilding Block, Clare V., 3.1 Phillip LimUrban Outfitters, Patagonia, ASOS, Etsy. –SoS 


best accessory from Rio 2016

Rio 2016 has provided top quality AM to PM television over the last eleven days. Are you watching? What can the games teach ? How can they be tied to fashion and style? Well, of course, there is the obvio. Gisele on the world stage during opening ceremony; making magic in the long dress with golden sequins designed by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch. Then there are the athletes uniforms. On the track, on the mat, in the pool. Athletes putting their individual style spin accessorizing with personal jewels, wild hair colors, temporary and permanent tattoos, sneakers, headphones, and more. So what’s the biggest takeaway accessory from Rio? It has to be a smile. Pure joy. Pure happiness. Pure pride. The gracio, humble, genuine smiles of hard work and dedication paying off. A fantastic reminder that a smile is always your best accessory. Go Team USA. Red, White and Blue forever.

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the choker

Add instant edge. It’s hard to look anything but sexy and bold when you’re wearing a choker. Here are some favorites that won’t break the bank (and a few that might.) Eddie Borgo, Nakamol, Cloverpost, Jules Smith, Aurelie Bidermann, Pamela Love, Vanessa Mooney, MM6 Maison Margiela, Ryan Storer, Jennifer Fisher. A similar effect can be achieved with a scarf, turtleneck or high neck collar. The eye focuses upward and attention is drawn to the face; much like a picture in a frame.

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here’s an idea…

Here’s an easy idea. And you probably already have one or two stashed away in a drawer somewhere. Dig it out it and play around tying it around your neck. An easy spring transition piece. Long, loose, and flowy or tied up more conservatively. If you don’t have one; we especially love all of these dainty picks: Super Skinny Rose Leopard Scarf, Flora Silk Scarf, Skinny Fringed Scarf, Donni Charm Lady Scarf, Bandana Scarf, Haider Ackermann Polka-dot Scarf (Sale, Save 70%), Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen Skull and Floral-print bandana, Paisley-print Silk Scarf, Saint Laurent lavalliere scarf, Valentino Native Couture 1975-print scarf, Max Mara, Isabel Marant Étoile. Or try this or this. –SoS

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a simple solution

Protect your feet from blisters. Ward off sweaty/stinky feet. Save your shoe style game. A true no-show/no-slip sock from SmartWool delivers with simple and comfortable designs. We love the Secret Sleuth and Hide and Seek. Get them while they’re available. Perfect for ballet flats, slip-on sneakers, booties and beyond. One thing to note, if you are buying them for a ballet flat or similar style consider sizing down to ensure they remain on the down-low. –SoS

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resort ready

Not sure about anyone else…? But we need a holiday from our holiday. Somewhere nice and warm…quiet…with a fruity drink…and a good book. Who’s with us? You’ll also need to look and feel the part. Here are a few resort ready looks for your much needed warm winter getaway. From DODO BAR ORthis, this, this or this (you cannot go wrong.) From MIKOHCosta Rica Mini Dress. Avoid unsightly tan lines with their Reunion Bikini Top and coordinating Zuma Bikini Bottom. Protect your décolleté with the Lowers Rash Guard, and just go for it already with a cheeky, brazilian cut bottom in whiteRoberta Roller Rabbit Scarf Dress is picture perfect and priced right at $145, or this sheer, 100% cotton, macramé caftan. We love APIECE APART and know you’ll reach for this mini dress over and over again. Cruise from your poolside perch to drinks and dinner in this Natalie Martin number (exclusive to Barneys), and last but not least, stash your essentials in this tropical gateway inspired pouch; and who can resist the smaller baby leaf pouch too – toss this one in your beach bag and go. Oh, we almost forgot…you’ll definitely need a good pair of sandals to wear shopping from market to market. Ancient Greek Sandals and K. Jacques are classics and worth-every-penny. Why? Because they just get better with age. Now relax; Sanction of Style always has your back. Are we there yet? –SoS


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For the love of suede…the hand, the texture, the color, the napped leather; sparks a memory of time, place, person or event…remembering Dad’s off-duty suede jackets and beautiful work blazers. Once regarded as a leather intended only to be worn in the colder months of fall and winter; today’s suede is perfectly acceptable to be worn all year long. Skirts, jackets, shirts, pants, shoes, bags and accessories. Add some texture and depth to your wardrobe with any of our suede picks. They’re good! Loewe, Helmut Lang, Simon Miller, Isabel Marant, Talitha, Frame Denim, Laurence Dacade, Burberry Prorsum, Theory, J.Crew, (Save 25% with code TIMETOSHOP), Gianvito Rossi, BalenciagaJimmy ChooEmilio Pucci,  Sophia Webster, Robert Clergerie, The Row, Joseph, Tibi, Alexa Chung for AG, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, Tomas Maier, UGG Abree Short (Limited Edition), Proenza Schouler. –SoS


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suede_2-stylehawkIsabel Marant Elena ruffled suede mini skirt

 suede_3-stylehawkJ.Crew Adele suede ankle boots 


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outfit_1017151_1Tomas Maier Bi-color suede and leather cross-body bag


outfit_1018942_1Sophia Webster Delilah suede desert boots


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