If you enjoy the warm and cozy feeling of wrapping yourself up in a blanket to escape the wrath of Winter, why not bring that warmth with you when you’re out and about? No, we’re not suggesting walking around with a blanket draped over your shoulders (although, who’s to say you can’t). We’re thinking more along the lines of a blanket in the form of a coat, or quite simply, the blanket coat.
Some say the infamous snuggie is what started it all. However, notable for their colorful, eye-catching designs, blanket coats are so much more than just a fashionable snuggie. Wear them loose or wrap them close to your body to keep extra warm on those bitter cold days, your style options are endless when it comes to this trend. Snatch up one of these today to combat your Winter blues:
Stay warm and happy shopping!
Back in the 80’s and 90’s, the tracksuit was a fixed staple in everyday street wear. Not only did people wear it for its original intended purpose (jogging for those who’ve forgotten), but celebrities and laypeople alike wore this flashy nylon creation almost daily. Stylish? We suppose.
Well as contemporary street wear continues to incorporate the trends of generations passed, it seems that the 80’s and 90’s are upon us once more. Not only are we seeing an influx of street style blogs showcasing the resurgence of the nylon tracksuit, we are also seeing 80’s- and 90’s-inspired designs on the runway and from the likes of Jeremy Scott. For Fall 2012, Scott designed a slew of Adidas tracksuits from the ordinary to the extraordinary seen here.
Unfortunately for you, his floral tracksuit design turned out to be the most popular of his creations and has since sold out. However, if you’re digging the unique designs of Jeremy Scott, give his Leopard Print Tracksuit a try while it’s still available:
If you’re looking for something a bit more flashy while still longing for that 80’s and 90’s look of your childhood, try this Disco suit from Betabrand (not entirely a tracksuit, we know… but we simply could not resist):
Better yet, if the real thing is what you want, try searching Ebay or Etsy from time to time. You’re bound to find an original tracksuit just to your liking:
Good luck and happy shopping!
Trend Alert: boxy, geometric bags in vivid neon hues. The Chloé fashion house is world renowned for their classic accessories emphasizing simplicity and panache. The shoulder bag sported in the photo above is just another one of Chloé’s head-turning creations for Fall 2012. Harper’s Bazaar highlighted this boxy bag as their “accessory du jour” for October 2012 and we couldn’t agree more.
The structured, geometric shape evokes a feminine elegance undiminished by its fluorescent hue. DuJour is all about making a statement in your everyday fashion, so what better way than with neon. If this accessory is what’s missing from your wardrobe, we’ve got you covered!
The shoe of choice for many of the indigenous tribes of North America, the moccasin has crept its way into popular fashion in recent years. Although originally intended for hunting and outdoor use, these boots have been redesigned over the years to accomodate daily wear-and-tear in all weather situations.
Take these Portland Lace Up Boots from J Shoes pictured above as an example; while not exactly in the style we’re so accustomed to seeing, the boot’s most prevalent characteristics are certainly derived from the native moccasin style.
For instance, these boots incorporate a flexible sole allowing for easy hunting and hiking just as their Native American counterparts were originally intended. In addition, these boots incorporate what is referred to as the “moc-toe” stitching in which there is a noticeable seam running around the top of the shoe. Today this “moc toe” style is additionally found in men’s work boots and both men’s and women’s slip-on loafers.
The moccasin style is everywhere these days, so if you’re looking for some all-weather boots to get you through this Winter, see what DuJour has curated just for you below:
Is Winter’s chill finally getting to you? This season, why not try something slightly more unusual than what we’re so accustomed to year-after-year. A recent Street Chic: New York post on Elle.com highlighted this ever-so-feminine, blush winter coat sported in the above picture. We love this coat quite simply because it’s nothing like what we’ve ever seen before and fostering the unique is what our team is all about. So if you’re looking to get your hands on one of these coats certain to keep you warm this Winter, have no fear, DuJour’s got you covered. And unlike Elle’s recommendation, we hope to save you enough money to continue your holiday shopping with style :)
Stay warm this winter! Happy shopping ;)
Based on our previous Oxford-themed posts, it seems quite obvious that the entire DuJour team is in love with this particular shoe style. Just scroll through our older posts to find our many previous Oxford endorsements. Time to add just one more…
With that in mind, we believe this is the first time we’ve had such a unique looking pair of Oxfords adorn our collaborative board on Pinterest. We never thought we’d see a pair that incorporates lace into the shoe itself. But what’s great about the Oxford is that its versatile not only in terms of outfits, but also in terms of materials and design. The combination of materials, colors and designs are limitless when it comes to these shoes. So if lace and Oxford is the style you’re looking for, here’s what we’ve found for you:
So feminine, so classic, so fashionable. DuJour’s got your back. Try one of these skirts today to bring some class to your wardrobe:
At first glance, this photo looks like a shot straight from the 1940s. We’re not sure if it’s the hair, the outfit or what, but the entire DuJour team is totally digging this look! If 1940s vintage is what’s missing from your wardrobe, see what our team has curated for you below.
While we’ll have to admit running into some difficulty finding the vibrant green color that dominates this entire outfit, we did our best with what’s available and affordable. To start the outfit we went with a wool wrap cardigan in Herringbone-esque textures to keep with the vintage feel of the ensemble pictured above:
Belt up the cardigan just above the waist to bring the cinched look accredited to Christian Dior’s “New Look” of the 1940s—a definite influence for the outfit above. Deemed “New” because of its striking contrast with the reserved, austere fashions that dominated the Depression and WWII eras, Dior’s look is characterized by small, cinched waistlines and full skirts that emphasized the bust and hips. Since Dior’s “New Look” was so highly regarded in the post-war period due to its ingenuity, it only continued to influence haute couture throughout the 1950s and 1960s. To add to our interpretation of this look and bring some emphasis to your hips, try one of these wool skirts:
To finish off the ensemble, we decided it was about time we brought back the evening glove so fashionable in the post-war years. Why don’t people wear these as much anymore? They look so warm, comfortable and classy! Anyway, here’s what our team’s found for you:
Go bold or go home. Good luck and happy shopping!
Winter is indeed coming. Yes, that is a Game of Thrones reference; one that we simply cannot resist for it is rather appropriate this time of the year. Temperatures have already dropped, in the northern hemisphere that is, and some of us have even been lucky enough to experience the first snow of the season in all its scintillating glory. Guys, what does that mean for us? Time to invest in the latest outerwear trends of 2012. Sure, there’s always the mundane and overdone peacoat that some of us continue to buy year-after-year, but why not give something new a try? Our team at DuJour has been on the lookout the past couple of months for the latest in men’s outerwear. Here are the three must-have trends of 2012:
Our first recommendation for Winter 2012 is the iconic toggle coat. Also known as the duffel coat, this garment incorporates, quite simply, toggles instead of buttons. Duh, right? These clasps are made from rope and wood giving off a sophisticated nautical look inherently distinct from the peacoat. In addition, many of these attention-grabbing coats include hoods for extra protection from the biting chill of Winter. Want to snatch one up today? We’d recommend this one from ASOS for affordability and fit:
For those of you still digging the camo/military-inspired trend that rocked the runways all summer long, we’ve got just the jacket for you. Originally worn by the French and British military during WWII, the field jacket is recognizable by the four cargo front pockets and button closure. If you’re looking for a more rugged, outdoorsy look, we’d recommend this field jacket from Denim & Supply:
Lastly, if we were to combine the military hues and rugged look of the field jacket with the urban sophisticate-feel of the duffel coat we would get the parka. Originally conceived by the Inuits of the Arctic region as a way to protect themselves from the chilling wind and snow of the region, the style seeped into popular fashion starting in the 1950s. Longer in length than the field jacket and with more layers of warmth than the duffel coat, the parka is perfect for Winter’s coldest environments. If the parka is what you’re looking for, try this one from Topman:
Don’t wait until it gets too cold to bring the latest trends to your Winter wardrobe. Good luck and happy shopping!
There’s just something so simplistic and yet elegant about lace-detailed dresses. Whether you’re looking for an outfit to wear on those warm, sunny days or something chic for those nights out, check out some of these dresses DuJour has found for you today. And if you’re worried about staying warm in a lace dress, try layering much like we suggested in our previous post found here.
Also, don’t be afraid of color, especially around this time of the year ;) Good luck and happy shopping!