Colleen's Picks for Now and Later Fashion

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 Even though I start to get excited about new fall clothes this time of year, the truth is we're not going to be putting away our sandals and sundresses any time soon!  There are still 9 weeks of summer on the calendar so I've put together a list of buy now, wear forever items we can wear for all of the remaining warm weather fun as well as the cooler temps to come...

Perfect Picks

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Whether it's a weekend college visit, a summer wedding, cocktails after work or dinner al fresco, there are a few key pieces that are perfect to buy now and wear for seasons to come.  A great fitting jean in a darker wash, pretty blouses, the perfect LBD and versatile wrap dress are all at the top of my list.  Look for beautiful transition colors like warm sienna, cobalt blue, cyprus green. radiant orchid and rich florals for summer time fashion you will still be wearing when the leaves start to fall...

 

Jump In!

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If you want to look uber stylish yet be super comfortable, a jump suit is a great choice to buy now!  Rompers allow you the freedom of movement whether you're hosting a gathering, attending a class reunion or chasing after little ones.  For the girl on the go a jumpsuit will transition beautifully into fall when you add a jacket or cardi.  Take the leap with a jump suit - one and done!

It's a Wrap

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 While the outdoors are still sweltering, you will find the juxtaposing indoor air conditioning equally uncomfortable which brings us to the need for a light wrap or cardigan.  Keep one of these pieces on hand for a surefire way to beat the heat or rather a/c!  On a cool summer night or come September you'll love having a few stylish wraps to throw on keep the chill off.

Chic Feet

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A little lift does us all some good!  Not only do you look taller in a heel, but you feel sexier as well.  Sandals and wedges in autumnal shades of suede and leather will look beautiful with a summer tan and pair perfectly with a fall wardrobe palate.

No Melt Make Up

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It doesn't matter the weather - we all want our make up to stay put!  Leave the drip drops for the rain.  While summer rules are laid back, there is one rule that is solid- makeup must not run down one's face.  Chose a primer and foundation that promises staying power and chose a waterproof mascara and lip tint as well!

 

Shady Lady

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Summer sun requires protection for our peepers and a new pair of shades is always a good investment.  Instead of opting for white or summer bright frames right now, choose a pair in amber, aubergine, smokey grey or tortoise - You'll look cool for the rest of the summer and have it made in the shade for fall.

Add Some Spice 

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This summer is all about showing some skin and there's no better way to fill in a neckline that with a stunning statement necklace!  Eye catching jewels are the ultimate way to spruce up a casual summer tee or simple summer dress and elevate a bohemian look to chic status.  While jeweled necklaces glisten in the summer sun, they will look equally as dazzling with your fall and winter outfits, too. 

 

It's In The Bag 

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 One of the best investments for year round wear is a great bag.  This time of year choose one with rich textures in a neutral palate.  Tassels, metalic hardware, and mixed mixed media will add instant pizzaz to your summer outfits and take you right into fall in fabulous style.

 

Let's not rush summer along too fast - there's still plenty of warm, sunny days ahead and we'll be pulling out our jackets and sweaters before we know it.  By choosing any of these multi-seasonal wardrobe must haves you will look sensational Now and Later!

 

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Comments 6

 
Guest - sue ralbovsky kohn on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:18
I love fall

I love fall, more so then summer so I really get excited over the fall clothes! Living down in Fla you prob have much more summer days ahead then we do here I up state NY. Already back to school items are out, it will be only a matter of time and those fall clothes will be here. I also love looking at the magazines. I hope HSN will keep again the larger women in mind when selecting vendors and models who are wearing the items. So far so good! Keep up the good work Colleen! I love watching you. You have a way of making everyone feel special even through the TV. You can't fake that!

I love fall, more so then summer so I really get excited over the fall clothes! Living down in Fla you prob have much more summer days ahead then we do here I up state NY. Already back to school items are out, it will be only a matter of time and those fall clothes will be here. I also love looking at the magazines. I hope HSN will keep again the larger women in mind when selecting vendors and models who are wearing the items. So far so good! Keep up the good work Colleen! I love watching you. You have a way of making everyone feel special even through the TV. You can't fake that!
Guest - Colleen Lopez on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:53
Hi Sue!

I LOVE fall too - and you're right, it will be a while before we enjoy cooler temps down here in the Sunshine State. I appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments to our buyers. Thanks so much for all of your support and for your kind and thoughtful comments! xoxo

I LOVE fall too - and you're right, it will be a while before we enjoy cooler temps down here in the Sunshine State. I appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments to our buyers. Thanks so much for all of your support and for your kind and thoughtful comments! xoxo
Guest - Kimberly Thibodeaux on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:36
You look adorable, as usual!

I love Fall Fashion, as well, but your summer offerings this year have been terrific. I have to give a BIG thumbs-up to the crochet dress--I have it in all three colors--and my husband adores it--especially in the black! You know how much I love and appreciate you, Colleen--keep up the good work!

I love Fall Fashion, as well, but your summer offerings this year have been terrific. I have to give a BIG thumbs-up to the crochet dress--I have it in all three colors--and my husband adores it--especially in the black! You know how much I love and appreciate you, Colleen--keep up the good work!
Guest - Colleen Lopez on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:51
Hi Kim!

I'm sure you look incredible in the crochet dress! Thank you for being such an amazing customer and friend! xoxo

I'm sure you look incredible in the crochet dress! Thank you for being such an amazing customer and friend! xoxo
Guest - Samantha on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:39
FABRICS

I would like to see more good looking clothes in natural fabrics. So many of these clothes are synthetic fabrics and I cannot stand the feel of them. It's like wearing SaranWrap. I especially do not understand summer dresses made from synthetic fabrics. With all the resources of HSN, could you bring us a line of clothing that's current and fashionable made from cottons, silks, linens, wools, rayons? And shoes, my goodness. I love shoes but simply cannot walk in most of the shoes that I see everywhere. Comfy shoes are generally ugly and beautiful shoes are mean. I think there are many customers who would agree and that, if someone solves these problems they will do very well financially.

I would like to see more good looking clothes in natural fabrics. So many of these clothes are synthetic fabrics and I cannot stand the feel of them. It's like wearing SaranWrap. I especially do not understand summer dresses made from synthetic fabrics. With all the resources of HSN, could you bring us a line of clothing that's current and fashionable made from cottons, silks, linens, wools, rayons? And shoes, my goodness. I love shoes but simply cannot walk in most of the shoes that I see everywhere. Comfy shoes are generally ugly and beautiful shoes are mean. I think there are many customers who would agree and that, if someone solves these problems they will do very well financially.
Guest - Colleen Lopez on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:49
Thanks for your message Samantha

Hi Samantha, I appreciate your feedback. HSN sells many fashion items in natural fibers!!! Above take a look at Marla Wynn's linen/cotton topper, Colleen Lopez Dress in cotton and the CJ Jeans in cotton. This is just a sampling of the many natural fiber choices we sell. I will be sure to pass on your feeback to our buying team. Thanks! Colleen

Hi Samantha, I appreciate your feedback. HSN sells many fashion items in natural fibers!!! Above take a look at Marla Wynn's linen/cotton topper, Colleen Lopez Dress in cotton and the CJ Jeans in cotton. This is just a sampling of the many natural fiber choices we sell. I will be sure to pass on your feeback to our buying team. Thanks! Colleen