Top 10 Shopping List | Boots to Bangles

Check out the Latest Top 10 Shopping List, Covering all things from Burgundy Suede Boots to Leather Wrapped Bangles

It's all about simplifying the shopping process via an uber-edited list of favorites pulled from the top shopping sites out there. I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect piece when it comes to filling out the personalized virtual shopping lists of my clients. Along the way I inevitably discover amazing merch that deserves it's rightful cameo, whether it's on my own personal shopping list, or The StyleShaker's.

Today's picks cover everything, from a Liebeskind canvas hobo that belongs in your everyday accessory artillery, to a mini-satchel from J. Crew that keeps things polished, yet totally approachable.  I love a good list, and in my world, simplified shopping is a must, so meet the perfect marriage of both concepts in the weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) Top 10 Shopping List...Scroll away and then shop with the links below:

 

 

Shop: 1. Liebeskind Amelie Hobo (www.shirise.com), 2. Enzo Angiolini Yabbo Platform Boots (www.lordandtaylor.com), 3. Equipment Liam Contrast Tee in Fawn (www.forwardforward.com), 4. Mih Marrakesh Kick Flare Jeans (www.shopbop.com), 5. Reiss Belle Jumper (www.reiss.com), 6. House of Harlow 1960 Navy Triangle Hoop Earrings (www.boutiquetoyou.com), 7. Splendid Slub-Jersey T-shirt (www.net-a-porter.com), 8. Giles & Brother Cortina Cuff (www.net-a-porter.com), 9. B Brian Atwood Fortosa Ankle Boot  (www.jildorshoes.com), 10. J.Crew Telegram Mini-Satchel (www.j.crew.com)

These are just 10 hand-picked finds to wet the shopping appetite. There's something for everyone, but just incase nothing strikes your style fancy, take a minute to keep the shopping momentum going and find more favorites edited and selected weekly, from handbags to chunky monkey sweaters, all lining the walls of our Virtual StyleShaker Closet:

The Top 10 have been listed off for your viewing pleasure. Check every one of them off and then continue on to more when it comes to what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop.

What to Wear | Get the Alexander Wang S'12 Runway Look for Less, in 3 Steps

Yep, I said three steps.  What to wear? Easy. This sporty-spice look from the Spring 2012 runway collection, courtesy of fashion phenom Alexander Wang, was the inspiration behind this, get-the-look-for-less, virtual shopping trip.

(source: www.style.com)

Since these 'Get the Look for Less,' posts are all about just that, here's how to pull it off a few months later and on a significantly lower budget:

1.  ALEXANDER WANG Engineered Intarsia Silk T-Shirt (shop online: www.ssense.com)  2. Tory Burch Laura Wide Leg Trousers (shop online: www.mytheresa.com)  3. Dolce Vita Camila T-Strap Sandal (shop online: www.amazon.com)

The top is the statement piece here, and I love how, even though it leans towards a sportier look on the runway, it can also work it's way into a more sophisticated look seamlessly. I paired it up with a wide leg navy pant this time around, opting out on the white leggings because, let's be honest, when has the concept of white leggings ever sounded like a good idea in the real world? Outside of the eighties. Right, so, there you have it, navy pants.

And of course, I had to throw in a finishing accessory to bring it to life, again opting out of a bright-white shoe for this coral/orange T-strap sandal from Dolce Vita. The color will peek out of the wide leg pant just enough to show some fashion-savvy without diving head first into that scary land of all things Matchy Matchy.

So, a little patience can pay off when it comes to fashion right? I saw this look hit the runway months ago, and since I have a habit of utilizing runway images as a catalog, I held tight, waiting for the markdowns to come. It's a tricky business, but ten years in retail can teach you a few things on timing. Still, these picks sell, and fast, once they're marked down. That is something I have no control over, unless of course, I'm buying.

There's plenty more runway looks that I have held onto and am watching so I can get the look for less, but that's not all. See more on what to wear right now, how to wear it, and what I think about my favorite shopping picks (product reviews) all here.

How to Wear | Printed Pants (& Jeans)

Unless you've been living under a rock or have been attempting to run in the opposite direction from this trend, printed pants and jeans are here for Spring/Summer 2012, and let's just say, a little how-to-wear direction should be more than welcome. There's a fine line between uber-trends like this one. Sometimes the well-meaning, on-trend print, can take over the entire ensemble, let alone the woman wearing it. That said, I took a little blogger/tumblr inspiration and kept the rest of the look relatively neutral to allow the print (in this case paisley) to pop without going completely overboard.

Speaking of getting inspired, here's the look that started it off, a muscle tee that lets the print pop (source: www.y-cle.tumblr.com) :

And now it's time to take the inspiration and make it into a look, the magical shop by number moment that spells out how to wear it:

1. T By Alexander Wang Slub Muscle T-shirt (shop online: www.farfetch.com)  2. Citizens of Humanity Avedon Paisley-Print Low-Rise Skinny Jeans (shop online: www.net-a-porter.com)  3. Greta Patent Leather Bow Heels (shop online: www.anntaylor.com)  4. Kenneth Jay Lane Havana Link Necklace (shop online: www.lastcall.com)  5. House of Harlow Long Arrow Ring in Rose Gold (shop online: www.boutiquetoyou.com)  6. Ray-Ban RB2140 50 Sunglasses (shop online: www.zappos.com)

I love the easy t-shirt layered over the printed paisley Avedon skinny jeans from Citizens of Humanity. The masculine edge of those two pieces is softened up by the addition of some patent strappy sandals and a tortoise-link, KJL necklace. Finish it off with a House of Harlow ring that is about one click away from being an addition to my closet, and finally, some classic Ray Ban sunnies that scream summer, and you're all set.

If paisley isn't your thing, no worries, like I said, printed jeans and pants are a huge trend right now so there are options out there, to say the least. Here are just a few more that I've hand-picked to keep the shopping momentum going. Click away and get inspired:

 

Check out more of my favorite trends out there and how to wear them all here.