Designers have a strong impact on the fashion trends that are displayed in stores and shopping malls from coast to coast. And women constantly search for fashionable clothes that are exciting, appealing and fun to wear. We’ll feature clothing presented by big names such as Prada and Marc Jacobs, as well as outfits more suited for casual wear. From celebrities to your best friend down the street, we’ll cover the latest dresses, shoes, handbags and more. All designed with you in mind to express yourself any way you want.

Improve Your Black Dress With Patterned Tights

Here’s a great way to jazz up a standard black dress by wearing patterned tights. If you choose an open work pattern, then you’ll add texture by allowing your skin to come through. For a classic look, try a small repeating pattern that will help your legs look longer. And if you match a knee length dress with sling back shoes, you’ll have a new chic look.

Another quick way to change up your wardrobe is to add a cowl-neck sweater dress. And if you pair these with knee high boots you’ll have a cute updated style. Old Navy has a white sweater dress with 3/4 length sleeves that can be worn with leggings or tights. Available in petite and tall sizes.

Wardrobe Building Blocks

Ladies, we know it’s very basic, but start with a crisp white shirt. We’d suggest a long sleeve style. And you have a wide variety of choices that include different collars, form fitting silhouettes and cuff detail. This is perfect to match with jackets and cardigans. For office wear, we’d recommend solid black pantsuits for a classic look. Pair this with high heels.

Depending on the season, a turtleneck sweater is a style that endures. Other necklines like cowl necks are flattering but may not hold the classic look the same as turtlenecks do. But they can be bulky, so consider a mock turtleneck for variety. Of course the black version is perfect when you want to display a new necklace or that beautiful bracelet you just bought.