StreetStyleChi Goes To LA: Day One



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Is it Spring Yet?

Olivia Paxson| April 10th 2013

Now that we’re starting to see the sun shine in Chicago, it’s time we pack away those boots and parkas and turn to the runways to help us decide on this Springs hottest trends. The runways were full of different creations from checkered patterns at Louis Vuitton, the minimal black and white at Calvin Klein’s NY show, or the Indian inspired ensembles walking down Marchesa’s runway. I gathered up my top 3 favorite trends from the runway and how to re create them, without breaking the bank.

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Pair these sweatshirts with some leather and heels and you’re good for a night out on the town.

Find this trend at:

Narciso Rogriguez

Forever 21

Urban Outfitters

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Keep it simple by picking one patterned statement piece or take a fashion dare and mix and match different patterns.

Find this trend at:

Forever 21

Urban Outfitters


Peter Pilotto


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Perfect for that simple mix of sexiness and elegance; wear it for a girl’s night out or a special event.

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Michael Kors

Alexander Wang

Nasty Gal


Look for Less: Alexa Chung

Jodie Lyons| April 9th 2013

I think we can all agree that at one point or another, we have all wanted to be Alexa Chung. From her gorgeous hair and bone structure to her fabulous career, she’s definitely an inspiration of mine. While I can’t help you magically transform yourself into this lovely Brit, I can help you imitate her expensive style for a lot less!

Alexa has an incredibly versatile and unique look, and as spring is finally beginning to show itself here in the Chi, I think we’re all itching to shop for a new, fresh wardrobe (my kind of spring cleaning!) These two looks are perfect for our windy city, as it’s unfortunately still a little too cold for short sleeves, but just warm enough to bare some skin.

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Spring is one of the most exciting seasons for me because I finally get to bring color back into my life!

Heathered Dolman Top $14.80

Essential Watercolor Shorts $15.80

BDG Suede Kitten Heel $49.00

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Get your money’s worth for your winter clothes and don’t pack them away quite yet! Alexa’s look here is perfect for transitioning some of your darker fall and winter pieces into spring.

Coincidence & Chance Knit Circle Mini Skirt $49

 ASOS MATCH Leather Brogues $74.81

Collared Floral Print Pullover $19.80

If you’re feeling daring, the spring is a great time to try out a fresh new hairstyle! Chop off that long hair and go for something updated and chic that will keep you cool in the warm weather. Get Alexa’s look by asking for collarbone length with long

layers and a full fringe/bang. Add some mousse before blowdrying, rough it up a bit with some texturizing gel and you’re ready to rock Alexa’s famous locks!