B is for Boots and Basics!

Fall? What’s fall? As far as we’re concerned, the upcoming season — the best of em’ all — is boot season. Woo hoo! And while it 100 degrees isn’t quite boot weather, it doesn’t mean we can’t get ready for when the temps actually do drop. So follow our lead and unpack your ankle booties, riding boots, and lace-ups, girl. And, if you need a new little something to add to your collection, we’ve rounded up our top 5 favorite boot trends to pick from, whether you’re into a sexy over-the-knee stiletto or something a little sweeter!

Cutout Boots

Sophia Webster Cutout Boots, $595, available at Net-A-Porter.

Sophia Webster Cutout Boots, $595, available at Net-A-Porter.

Modern Cowboy

Sigerson Morrison Accent Booties, $480, available at Shopbop.

Sigerson Morrison Accent Booties, $480, available at Shopbop.

Over-The-Knee Boot

Ralph Lauren Harrah Boot, $1,450, available at Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren Harrah Boot, $1,450, available at Ralph Lauren.

Plated Metal

Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Ankle Boot, $1,450, available at Barneys.

Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Ankle Boot, $1,450, available at Barneys.

Zipper Boot

Aldo Oringoa Boot, $130, available at Aldo.

Aldo Oringoa Boot, $130, available at Aldo.

And for those of you who are stumped as to what to wear with these delicious pieces of foot candy, we went ahead and pulled together the best basics under $55 and yummy transitional tops from Kate Madisen! Consider yourself Fall ready!

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Adorn yourself…

Give your summer wardrobe an instant update with some stylish new accessories! SHOP these fashionable finds in every price range at elan style!

This summer, dress up any ensemb with a few cool new statement pieces that are also totally affordable! Love that! Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect necklace or can’t get enough of chunky gold pieces, Elan Style has something for every fashionista, regardless of your budget — so start SHOPPING!

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Who doesn’t love this delicious hue summer hue? Dress up your outfits with a cool bejeweled bib necklace or drop earring to really spice up an outfit! Try the chunky necklaces below with a black dress for a night out or with a white shirt and high waisted shorts for a cute casual look!

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Chain necklaces are this season’s most fun trend and are the cherry on top of any outfit! Wear one with an LBD or layer a few with a leather jacket and jeans, you really can’t go wrong — especially when these pieces are big and bulky! Channel your inner gangster, girlfriend!

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Fun rings come in all shapes and sizes this season but we can’t live without these floral iterations! Whether you’re looking for a bold cocktail ring or blinged out cuff, this accessory trend really helps make your pretty summer mani pop.

Black:

Whether you’re going shopping or going to a fancy event, black jewelry is a definitely go-to trend and you can throw on as many pieces as you want – the more the merrier! Layering necklaces and rings offers up a look that’s perfect for a lunch date with the girls or for the office. If you’re going out for a glam night, try a gorgeous cuff bracelet and drop earrings.

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Browse our picks if you’re still searching for the perfect summer accessories or email us at flair@azelanstyle.com to SHOP if you want to get the look!

We’re Hiring!

Elan Style is hiring! We are looking for dedicated, motivated, and trendy team players to join our fashion family! Ideal candidates should be available to work evenings and weekends; this is a part-time position (15-20 hours per week) and previous retail experience is a must. If you are great with people and love clothing and accessories please email a resume to Flair@AZElanStyle.com!

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Elan Style: Summer Accessories Report

This season is all about larger-than-life statement baubles, layers of thin and chunky rings, and glitzy earrings. When paired with high impact prints or this summer’s must-wear trend, black and white, these accessories make a chic impact.

Earrings are the cherry on top of any outfit! From a simple pair of studs to a crazy, colorful pair of dangling earrings, you really can’t go wrong — especially if you wear your hair up! Simply throw your hair into a top knot or braid it for a polished yet effortless summer style and add on statement earrings to finish off the look.

Who doesn’t love a fun necklace that completes your outfit? This summer, dress up your outfits with a cool bib necklace or a gorgeous gold, layered piece to really spice up an outfit! Try a chunky gold necklace with a boldly printed dress for a night out or a sparkly statement necklace with a mod black and white shift dress!

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Haute Hues

Haute HuesWhat’s summer without a big hit of color? When the weather heats up, we’re ready to embrace a hot hues, plus, fiery red is a mood elevator and can boost confidence! And while these shades aren’t necessarily for the shy, these punchy colors can be incorporated into your outfit as little or as often as you want, making a them a perfect update for any wardrobe. Go with bluer reds if your complexion is fair; spicier orange-reds will flatter darker skin. Whatever you choose, keep hair sleek and lips neutral (red lips would be too matchy), and step out in black or nude shoes that won’t distract. And if you can, resist the urge to stop at just a pop–a long line of color is really visually slimming (not to mention completely stunning).

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Fedorable Summer Style!

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In need of a fun new trend to try out this summer?  The fedora is a simple and inexpensive way to spice up your wardrobe this season! Ok, we’ll admit it, fedoras are no surprise for warm-weather months, but this year, celebs are donning their fedora’s like never before. Seriously, Reese Witherspoon rocks her fedora on the reg. Not only are they cute, but, they are super chic; transform the simplest of outfits from plain and boring to ooh la la! As you RSVP to those pool parties, BBQs, and put the final touches on your vacation plans, there is no better time than now to stock up on this trend in a variety of colors before all the cute ones are gone!

circlesFor more information on these fedoras or to purchase please email us at flair@azelanstyle.com!

Summer Solstice Style!

It’s the Summer Solstice! (aka the longest day of the year) Daylight will last well into the night leaving us lots of time to shop! All this extra sunshine has us dreaming of exotic places, warm ocean breezes and good times with friends. When it comes to this season we are all about light and bright colors and staycations! Lucky for us (and you) we have a fabulous hotel as our neighbor and they have all sorts of fun stuff planned for Summer. So grab your kids, a few friends, or someone special and head straight for the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, and don’t worry, we’ve already packed for you!
“Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun kissed hair. That endless summer, take me there.” -Unknown
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Man, did summer HAVE to hit so fast? When did we go from the 90s to the 115s?? lol.  Frankly, I think this sucks.  So… vacations!!! Everyone is coming into the store destined for  new, fun  destination vacations.  I’m jealous.. but then again, I get to find out about all the cool new places.  Vacation packing is different than packing for a trip for business.  Look for lighter and interchangeable pieces that will transition to a lot of different looks.  Try little cotton dresses, tanks and shorts.  Most of our vacation destinations are warm climates (and hopefully with a beach!!!) so you want to pack things that have a lot of punch (think COLOR) and that are lightweight and easy to pack.  As the buyer at Elan, I try to get things in for summer that are 1) inexpensive 2) washable and 3) bright and happy colors.  Who wants to wear an expensive silk that is going to wilt in the heat? (Along with you!) And, most places you are at you are not going to have the option of rewashing your clothes.

If you come by the store.. please tell me where you are destined for vacation!!! :) Happy summer!!!