Essie Nail Polish Giveaway on LookMazing!

Magazines are already teasing us with images of spring pieces, but it’s still not quite warm enough yet to be baring some skin.  An easy way to incorporate a little hint of spring (without compromising warmth) is through nail polish colors; pretty pastels and warm hues are starting to catch our eye. Essie is always teasing us with new colors (and we find ourselves always picking up a new color whenever we’re at the drugstore).  We’re on the hunt for some new colors to add to our spring collection and wanted to see what your favorite colors are.  By letting us know, you’ll also be entered in to win your favorite color!  Check out the video for details on how to win your favorite Essie Nail Polish color.  We’ll be selecting five lucky winners on February 6, 2013 @ 9pm PST {Open to U.S. residents only}.  Can’t wait to see what your favorite colors are!

 

How to Style the Trend- Black and White

Sometimes with the countless trends and styles out there, it’s hard to find what trends work for you. Luckily, black and white is always a winning combination! This season, designers are giving this classic pair a modern twist with new patterns and graphics in everything from feminine blouses to edgy skirts. Make this trend work for your own personal style! Looking for a more subdued look? Pair it with other neutral tones and simple shapes to keep your outfit classic. Want to make a statement? Contrast your black and white piece with a bold pop of color like a bright bag! See how some of our favorite fashion forward bloggers and celebrities styled this trend, and shop their looks on LookMazing!

Mayte Doll- The Minnie Mouse DressInspirafashion- Outrage Fashion5 Inch and Up: Giants CausewayRachel's Lookbook- New York Day 1Really Risa: My Favorite Maternity JeansEdun: Black and WhiteOlivia Palermo: Snapped: Tibi at New York Fashion Week

Top Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day – According to Guys

Some of you may have a love or hate relationship with Valentine’s Day.  For us, we embrace it as a day where we get to watch guys scramble to please the ladies (or gents).  Instead of us coming up with great date ideas, we figured it would be more fun to see what the guys in San Francisco viewed as the “ideal date for Valentine’s Day”.  Watch to find out what they have to say!

Fashion Closet Essentials – Part 2

We’re back with Part 2 of our Fashion Closet Essentials Series! Ready to add five more basic pieces to your closet?  In Fashion Closet Essentials Part 1, we explained our belief that everyone has the potential to shop and dress both smarter and faster by following some basic guidelines. We’ll be showing you how to style the season’s featured trends with essentials that you should already own (so make sure you’ll filling your closet with essentials that we’ve been featuring along the way).

It’s all about the art of mixing & matching:

  • Investment, luxury pieces with affordable, impulse buys
  • Trendy pieces with closet essentials

Here are five more Fashion Closet Essentials:

White Collar Shirt: Crisp, clean, and conservative shirt that can be worn formally for business occasions (i.e. interview) and informally on the weekends with a pair of denim

Brooks Brothers Classic Fit Pinstripe Dress ShirtEva Longoria Wearing a White Collar Shirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for White Collar Shirts

Trench Coat: Creates an air of mystique and will keep people guessing about what’s underneath

Honey Cotton Trench Coat By Burberry BritAlexa Chung in a trench coat

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Trench Coats

Pencil Skirt: A sophisticated skirt that creates a balance between femininity and power

Ann Taylor All-season Stretch Pencil SkirtJessica Alba Wearing a Black Pencil Skirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Pencil Skirts

Black Pants: A slimming colored pant that will go with everything

Ann Taylor Ponte Slim PantsTaylor Swift in Black Pants

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Black Pants

Nude Pumps: A subtle way to elongate your legs

Jessica Simpson 'venisse' Platform Pump NudeMinka Kelly Wearing Nude Pumps

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Nude Pumps

Fashion Closet Essentials – Part 1

Trends Come and Go but Classics Are Forever

“Trends come & go but classics are forever”

is the motto to follow while building your fashion wardrobe.  Most often people give up on fashion because it can be overwhelming; it seems like you need to spend either lots of money or time to look amazing.

Our goal is to help everyone learn how to both shop smarter and style better.  If you are looking to redefine your look, we invite you to follow us as we show you easy ways to create a new fashionable you.  We’ll show you basic guidelines on how to build your closet essentials and style in the latest season’s trends.  LookMazing provides you with tools to easily shop over 200+ retailers in one place and share how you’ve styled the trends with us.  We hope to create an interactive and supportive community, so please do ask us questions along the way and let us know what features you would like to see.

We encourage you to make mistakes – fashion is about having fun and experimenting with new things that may be outside your comfort zone.  Even celebrity stylists don’t always get it right, so just focus on learning.  Over time, it’ll get easier as you’ll develop an eye for items that will flatter your figure.

By bringing together inspirational content + a community of fashion enthusiasts + e-commerce, we hope to change the way people approach fashion and shopping.

Let’s get started!

Closet Essentials – Part 1:

Basic White Tee : The classic staple that will match almost everything in your closet

Plain White TeeJessica Alba in a Plain White TeeMicol in a Plain White Tee

LookMazing’s Top Picks for White Tees

Chambray Shirt : A versatile shirt that you can wear all year round

Lauren Conrad in a Chambray ShirtMinnie in a Chambray Shirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Chambray Shirts

Blazer:  A jacket that can be worn formally and casually that will polish up any look

Classic BlazerJessica Alba in Black BlazerGal Meets Glam in a Black Blazer

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Blazers

Denim – A great pair of jeans will go a long way

Skinny Dark Wash DenimMiranda Kerr in Skinny JeansLily Melrose in Skinny Denim

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Denim

Ballet Flats : A chic and timeless comfortable pair of shoes

Gap Ballet FlatsNicky Hilton in Ballet FlatsJane Aldridge Wearing Ballet Flats

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Ballet Flats

With just these five essentials, you can already create a polished look!

We will be constantly updating our top picks and adding more closet essentials every week ~