Blog Posts by Rue de Chic

  • 5 Key Wardrobe Pieces you need for a Weekend Getaway

    What do you pack when you're headed off to paradise?What do you pack when you're headed off to paradise?As most women know, we often carry more than we need when traveling. We like to anticipate… "what if I need this or that" is a constantly rotating sentence when packing. The key to precise and successful packing is to take items that are easy to rotate and mix with other pieces, items that you can wear more than once and most importantly, items that can easily transition from day to night.

    Here are 5 key items to include in your suitcase for a weekend getaway that not only guarantee a light, easy and comfortable baggage experience but a fashionable trip as well.

    1. A pair of Jeans - You can never go wrong with a pair of jeans. Skinny jeans for example can be easily dressed up or down. Rolling the jeans will also save you space in your suitcase. Most importantly, you can wear them as many times as you want… to the beach or to dinner paired with a statement necklace to spice up your look.

    2. A Statement Necklace - This could be some chunky beads, edgy links or layers of

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  • Celebrity Look for Less – Carrie Underwood in Ripped Leggings


    Carrie Underwood Rocks out in Ripped Liquid Leggings

    Transition your rocker-chic style to the summer with a pair of easy ripped leggings. Above is Carrie Underwood rocking out in her pair . You can get this look for less with the The "Addy" Ripped Leggings (see photo below) from www.ruedechic.com for just $18! The stretch satin material makes it light and comfy…perfect for those hot summer days and cool summer nights.

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  • Airport Chic - Make the Airport into your own personal Runway!

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham Display Chic Airport StyleSarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham Display Chic Airport StyleAs a big fan of letting the airport halls act as your own personal runway, today's post is dedicated to chic airport fashion. There are always going to be days when you don't feel like dressing up, it is important however to remember not to let yourself go. Don't let your sweatpants become your uniform. If you're a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, enhance your outfit with a statement necklace, add a funky cocktail ring or spice up your look with a pair of colorful sexy heels (Check out Sarah Jessica Parker's Nicholas Kirkwood Sandals in turquoise &black). Going casual chic is really simple, it's about using one item to take your outfit to the next level (Victoria Beckham's boyfriend blazer adds that something "extra" to her look even though she's wearing cargo pants.) The point is whether you're at the grocery store, out shopping or at the airport...basically anytime you step outside your house, make an
    effort!

    Bio

    Wemi Opakunle hosts an independent Fashion/Style Blog at

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  • SJP in NYC1" I love beautiful things ...I cannot help it" states Monsieur Valentino Garavani. Well, so do we and we simply cannot resist Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of Sex and the City 2 in New York City. SJP is truly a vision in this lemon yellow chiffon one-shoulder gown from the House of Valentino ( It's good to see that the exquisite nature of his work lives on). A perfect combination of elegance and class, this dress rings the bell for the official outing of summer fashion!

    Bio

    Wemi Opakunle hosts an independent Fashion/Style Blog at www.ruedechic.com/blog. As a former freelance Couture Model in France, she got fascinated by the "chic" of French and European fashion which seemed completely different from the American experience. She's an avid fashionista and a strong believer in being chic for less. Her motto is "You don't have to spend a fortune to look good!" Being fashionable is all about details, expressing yourself through unique pieces. Contact Wemi at

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  • Rue de Chic Summer Trend Spotting – Why we’re hooked on Bangles!

    If Accessories make the look then Bangles never fail to add a little "Sass" to your outfit. Bangles made a big come back with the "Bohemian Chic" movement and with so many fun ways to wear them, there's no doubt that they'll be around for quite some time. Thanks to Sex and the City 2 and the girls heading out to the deserts of Abu Dhabi, you can also expect an overflow of ethnic bangles that pay homage to the desert scenery and middle eastern culture and fashion. The beauty of bangles is that you can pair them with almost anything from long flowing maxi-dresses or tunics to ripped jeans and a tank top. You can wear a single chunky piece or stack them up your arm. Go with an animal print, different metallic shades or even chunky plastics. With bangles, you're able to create this "Indie Chic" look that says you didn't put much thought into it and you just happen to be incredibly fabulous. Check out the photos below for chic and affordable bangles from Rue de Chic.com for $15 and under!

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  • Rue de Chic Trend Spotting - Don't buy a Maxi Dress till you watch this!

    3 Things you have to know before buying a maxi dress this summer. Tips to help you stand out and put your stamp on this trend!

    Bio

    Wemi Opakunle hosts an independent Fashion/Style Blog at www.ruedechic.com/blog. As a former freelance Couture Model in France, she got fascinated by the "chic" of French and European fashion which seemed completely different from the American experience. She's an avid fashionista and a strong believer in being chic for less. Her motto is "You don't have to spend a fortune to look good!" Being fashionable is all about details, expressing yourself through unique pieces. Contact Wemi at wemi@ruedechic.com.

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  • Rue de Chic Trend Spotting – Rompers & Jumpers (3 looks under $30)

    Showcasing one of Spring and Summer's hottest trends - Rompers and Jumpers. Check out 3 looks that can be put together in less than 5 minutes under $30.



    Bio

    Wemi Opakunle hosts an independent Fashion/Style Blog at www.ruedechic.com/blog. As a former freelance Couture Model in France, she got fascinated by the "chic" of French and European fashion which seemed completely different from the American experience. She's an avid fashionista and a strong believer in being chic for less. Her motto is "You don't have to spend a fortune to look good!" Being fashionable is all about details, expressing yourself through unique pieces. Contact Wemi at wemi@ruedechic.com.

  • The fusion of less & chic – 4 tips on staying stylish & on budget

    Fashion is a constant collaboration between the designer and the buyer. Each piece created and worn is a unique approach, a form of expression. Most designers have always relied on brand loyalty but with the shift in the economy also came a shift in consumer consciousness. Luckily for all the "frugal fashionistas" out there, designers have adapted and found ways to cater to the "deal conscious" consumer in each of us. Jimmy Choo recently brought it's affordable luxury line to H&M and other high end designers like Anna Sui and Rodarte have collaborated with Target to bring affordable fashion with a couture sensibility to the masses. So, how does a Chic Fashionista stay stylish and on budget? Here are a few things to keep in mind…

    1. Shop in your closet - We sometimes forget just how much we accumulate over the years, go back in your closet for a complete wardrobe overhaul. The cleaning will give you new ideas on pairing pieces in ways you might never have thought of.

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