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5 Stylish Winter Must Haves

5 Winter Must Haves

Now that the holiday parties are all said and done, that’s no reason to believe our best winter looks are behind us. There are fashionable days ahead with these 5 winter must haves to ensure that you are looking your best until spring.

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Burgundy – If you don’t know it by now, you need this hue. Although the name has gone from traditional burgundy to oxblood to merlot to whatever is coming next, it’s worth it to invest in a few pieces. One of the benefits of a rich tone like burgundy is it can make an inexpensive dress look very luxe.
Shimmer – Shimmer and shine aren’t only reserved just for special occasions. Bring the glam into the New Year with a gold metallic cocktail dress or a casual black shimmer dress that’s sure to start a conversation. Wear your shimmer looks with knits and neutrals during the off season to extend the life of those party dresses.
Monochromatic – Monochromatic doesn’t have to be boring. Step your color game up, or lack thereof with structured pieces that complement one another.
Velvet – Velvet was once only available around the holidays and expensive as all hell. The fashion gods have blessed us and velvet dresses, blazers and skirts are making their debut with a vengeance in never before seen colors and hues. Don’t sleep on this trend, I have a feeling once it’s gone, it’s gone, and if you play your cards right you’ll be the lucky lady with a few must-have pieces in her closet.
Knits – Knits are always in style, but statement knits are all the rage. Instead of opting for the status quo knit sweater, reach for a relaxed fit cold shoulder one instead, soft Angora mid-calf knit midi dress or oversized turtleneck sweater dress to switch it up a little.
These four looks are classy and timeless, how many of these do you have in your winter wardrobe? Let us know your favorites below.

The Top Five Kick Ass Dresses From Last Nights Emmy Awards

I am not a big TV watcher so most of the winners from last night’s 68th annual Emmy Awards I was only faintly familiar with. But I was well acquainted with the designers of last nights hottest looks and the slayage that was the red carpet. As with most award shows there are the ones we expect to wow as usual, those that surprise us, and those that frankly should have just stayed home. We’ve decided to create our own award categories along with our top picks for bad ass looks from the nights show.

And the award for best use of color goes to Angela Bassett. Her and her husband Courtney B Vance also win the #relationshipgoals award, they are adorable. The chartreuse green looked phenomenal on Angela and she wore it effortlessly.

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Angela Bassett

We have a tie for the shimmer category with Sarah Paulson who also won a real award for her portrayal of Marcia Clark and Claire Danes. I thought that Sarah’s Prada sequins dress was amazing! The deep V neckline, three-quarter sleeves and beaded applique was a clear winner tonight. Clair Danes never disappoints. Although her fake tan was a fail her gold foil gown was not. If you remember Claire has a history of blowing our minds, as she was the clear winner at the Met Ball this year with her white glow and the dark gown that was the talk of the night.

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Sarah Paulson

 

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Claire Danes

The award for making you wish you had a baby bump to wear to your next gala goes to Kerry Washington. No body wears a gut full of human like Kerry. We loved the detail put into this little black dress and how it really complimented her figure.

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Kerry Washington

Last but not least, the enchanted garden award goes to Kristin Bell. I love a good floral dress, but flowers can be hard to pull off with a flowing ball gown. Something about flowers on all of that fabric that can make you either look like a goddess as Kristin did last night, or a mu mu. I think one of the things that really worked for Kristin with this look was balance. The sleek minimalist detail of the upper bodice of her gown gave real balance to the overall look.

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Kristen Bell

These were our winners, which were yours? Let us know below!

1 Of The Most Loved Dress Styles Hands Down | Aline Dress

The Aline dress style is hands down the most universal dress style. One of the most attractive qualities about this silhouette is that the cinched waist and flare skirt gives a waist to those that may not have one and distracts from  the curves of those that may feel they have to many.

Checkout our video and learn about three variations of the worlds favorite dress and we they love it so.

Diversity Training At Its Best | Christian Siriano Fashion Week

Christian Siriano Fashion Week Runway

 

So by now you’ve heard and hopefully seen the Christian Siriano runway show during New York Fashion Week. I could talk about the beautiful dresses, I could even talk about how he stole the show and how awe-struck I was at the diversity. All of that you’ve heard and read days ago. I here for one reason and one reason only, to express my appreciation.

Let’s be frank. No more than two dark faces and one curvy body is allowed on ALL the runways of the ENTIRE fashion week. I won’t say high fashion runways ain’t for every body, but I will say they ain’t letting every body in hint, hint.

I was trolling instagram after a busy day and caught some video on June Ambrose’s feed. I immediately put the bat call out to my fashion friends to see if anyone had the full video and my fly, fashionable, and fearless friend Lisa came through. It left me speechless.

Christian Siriano Fashion Week Runway

I am here to express my appreciation for the stacked hips and thick lips, the melanin popping and the bra cups with multiple alphabets. I here to show my appreciation for the faded haircuts and 4c textured hair. I here to show my appreciation for the unapologetic use of extra fabric to cover the thicker bones and fearless faces that wore it. I appreciate the recognition that the darker the berry the sweeter the juice and the shout out to the big girls. I appreciate Christian being a risk taker and a rule breaker. It’s over due.

Christian Siriano showed the Fashion world that nobody can do it better. He showed that thousand dollar beads, straight lines, great craftsmanship and bold colors and details look PHENOMENAL on all body types and skin tones.

You go boy! Not only did you rule the runway you turned a chapter in Fashion History.

What were your thoughts?

 

4 Ways To Wear Crop Tops Through The Fall

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I love crop tops, but the length of time that you can show off those abs in a belly top is just to short. With all the hard work we invest in searching far and wide for the perfect crop top and high-waisted shorts we ought to be able to get a few more months of wear out of them beyond just summer. How ever you love to wear your short shirts, we are going to show you how to wear them a little bit longer.

1. Choose crop tops in Fall hues.

2. Pair your tops with high-waisted anything to eliminate the gap and to keep your midsection warm.

3. Wear your crop top as a vest. Layer your favorite short shirt over a basic long sleeve Oxford shirt to add dimension.

4. Do denim, tie it at the waist or wear your denim shirt as a light jacket.
Do you wear your crop tops through the fall or do you tuck them away at the first sign of chilly weather? Tag us in your crop top outfit looks on Instagram and give us a follow @ShopUnitedFront

Top 3 Must Listen Fashion and Retail Podcasts to Download ASAP

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Podcast are a fav of the UnitedFront crew. Here are a few that we believe every fashionista needs in her style toolkit.

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Nasty Gal # GirlBoss Radio

 

On each episode of the podcast, Sophia interviews world-class Girlbosses who have made their mark in creative, cultural, and business ventures to extract solid advice from the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

 

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OH Boy -Man Repeller

Oh Boy is a series of cool interviews with fashion stars like Garance Dore to publicist Katie Sturino sure to peak your fashion interest.

 

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The Glossy

Glossy is a weekly show, this podcast discusses key talking points around the fashion and luxury industry and how tech is impacting that, along with the key players in the tech/fashion crossover field.

 

Listen to podcast much? Share your daily inspiration below!