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Colleen's Spring IT List!

 

Statement T's and Spring Jackets are on our It List for Spring as seen here with Designer, Cookie Johnson.

 

Banish the boots, ditch the dungarees, and stash the sweater, it is time for Spring!  We have done our reconnaissance work and created the ultimate Spring Fashion Essentials List!

Maxis and Sundresses

 

 

 

The look is only half of the equation, because the feel is just as luxurious.  Dress them up with a stacked heel, dress them down with a fun flat, live in them - Spring's familiar silhouette is fresh in fun prints and bold colors. 

 

Slimming Dark Wash Jeans


Empower your wardrobe this Spring with Premium Dark Wash denim!  When it comes to jeans, nothing is more flattering and versatile than this slimming style.  From desk to dinner, these beautiful jeans will create the perfect back drop for any spring outfit.

Stacked Heels 

Since warmer weather begs for more casual wear, the stacked heel is the perfect match for any length of Spring's pants and dresses.  Throw in the comfort factor and you will call the stacked heel will be your new best friend!  

Spring Jackets

 Heavy wool coats make way to lighter, more figure flattering options.  A Lacey Moto?  A Jean Jacket?  Coat check!

Fun Flats 

 

Flats have flipped into more fanciful footwear.  Buckles up the ankle , and sexy peekaboo details make for a saucy Spring! 

Mini Crossbody Bags 

 

 

Lighten your load with a must have mini cross body bag!  Dainty sizes have tough details like chains, reptilian skins, and color blocking. Small but mighty - it's in the bag!

Bold Baubles 


Whether tribal inspired or classical pearls, bigger is better when it comes to jewels!  Maxi dresses need big baubles, and a statement necklace needs statement shirt... 

Flowy Tops


Florals are fabulous, and lace is lady like, so why not go with the flow with breezy tops this Spring.  They pair perfectly with jeans, pants, and skirts.  Flowy tops are pretty, comfortable and fashionable - what's not to love?

Graphic T's 

 

Wear your heart on your sleeve this Spring with a whimsical statement top.  Let your fashion speak for you with a personal message on your T shirt!

 

There you have it - our List of must have essentials will have your ready to step into Spring in style - Let us know what's on your It List this season!

 

 

 

 

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What's Your Shoe Personality?

Did you know that your shoes say something about your personality?  With so many choices this season, check out the top shoe trends for Spring and find out what your shoes say about you.....It's time to slip on a new pair and step into Spring in Style!


Shoe Personality:  Vintage Spirit  

If you love the cool vibe of decades on by, you'll be in shoe heaven this Spring!  From sleek vintage slides to the must-have D'Orsay Flats and Men's where oxfords....channel your favorite  blast from the past and slip into retro style!

Shoe Personality:  The Modernist 

If sleek, stylish and minimal describes your taste in shoes, you have lots of choices to match your style this year!  A clean block heal ankle strap sandal or a classic wedge will give you height and add instant style to your outfit.  For a laid back casual look a low heeled thong or sandal will add comfort and flair for your classic style!

 

 

Style Personality:   Fine Art Enthusiast

Hello Fancy Feet!  For the lover of art, culture and color - let your shoes show your art appreciation this spring!  A brightly colored sling back or printed pump will bring admiring glances, while lady like bow thong or striped sneaker will add Footloose and Fancy Free style to your spring outfits.

Style Personality:  Sporty Crush  

For the sporty girl on the go - there's no need to compromise comfort for style this Spring!  From loafers to converse style tennis shoes to pretty ballerina flats - slip on any of these stylish shoes this Spring and look like an all star in your favorite laid back sporty outfits!

  

 

 

Be sure to join me on The List on HSN Thursday night at 9:00 PM ET as we share a full our of our top shoe picks for Spring! 

I can't wait to show you my favorites from BCBGeneration, Naturalizer, Twiggy London and Vince Camuto.

What's on your Shoe List for Spring? 

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Colleen's Spring Crush

 

Hello, Spring - We've missed you, old friend!  If you've been daydreaming about sandals, maxis, pretty dresses, feminine lace details and and flowy tops - You are probably crushing on Spring like the rest of the country!  My new Colleen Lopez Collection has everything you need to satisfy your Spring cravings and will have you looking fabulous for those long awaited sunnier days ahead...

 

The Illusion Dress

One of the trends I'm loving this year is "sheer chic" dressing - tops and dresses with peek-a-boo lace and prints with a nude backdrop.  My new Romanic Storyline dress is the perfect choice - it covers the arms, has a built in body slimming lining, and is great alone or under a favorite jacket - sheer genius! 

Colleen Lopez "Romantic Storyline" Lace Dress

 

 The Moto Jacket  

If there's one item that will freshen up your wardrobe and update almost everything in your closet, it would have to be a Spring Moto Jacket!  My new Colleen Lopez French Lace Moto is one "Power Pretty" piece that will look as smashing with your jeans as it will over a favorite dress....Ooohh La La!

 Colleen Lopez "French Lace" Moto Jacket

Global Glam  

I have to admit, one of my favorite ways for easy Spring dressing is a great Maxi!  My new Seaside Escape is one I've worn the most often and has become one of my all time faves.  This "one hit wonder" takes the guess-work out of getting dressed and will turn heads everywhere you go!  Just add your favorite wedge sandal and get ready to Make Waves! 

Colleen Lopez "Seaside Escape" Maxi

Fine Arts

Geometric prints and black and white patterns pack a punch this year!  My new Office and After dress is a must for the girl who wants to look instantly slimmer and fabulously stylish - Celebrate Art appreciation and say Yes to this dress!  

Colleen Lopez "Office and After" Dress 

So Simple

Flowy tops are every girl's best friend for comfortable, stylish dressing!  Choose my Breeze top (back in stock in new colors!) and pair it with a skinny jean or legging - Easy, breezy, beautiful! 

Colleen Lopez "Breeze" Poncho Blouse 

Vintage Spirit  

It's a peasant top revival!  Everything old is new this season and with a nod to the 60's and 70's this beautiful off or on the shoulder top will take your favorite jeans, pants or skirt and give your look a mod, feminine flair...Feelin' Groovy! 

Colleen Lopez "Favorite" Peasant Blouse 

Luxe Lace

My Favorite Anniversary Dress returns in new colors with the same great style!!  My darling daughter in law, Christie,  chose this beauty for her lovely bridesmaids to wear and every lady at the wedding vowed to make this dress her own!  With the combination of lace, beading and a little sequins, this figure flattering dress has knock out style and will add sugar and lots of spice to your wardrobe!

 Colleen Lopez Lace "Anniversary" Dress 

 

Are you crushing on Spring, yet?  Hope you can join me on Monday, March 10th at 6:00 PM ET for two hours of my top Spring wardrobe must haves!  I'll also be giving you a sneak peek at 7:00 AM ET during HSN's Sunrise (pour yourself a cup of java and join me, early birds!).  Looking forward to sharing my newest Colleen Lopez Collection for our fabulous Spring Fashion Fling! 

 

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What to Pack? Spring Break Do's and Don'ts

 

 

Spring break time is here! If you are planning a Spring escape, you may already be thinking about what you will pack.  With the long cold winter we've had, when it comes to packing sometimes it is difficult to slip out of that snowy weather funk and the thought of what to take may make your head spin.  Leave your fears with the snow, we've developed a packing list so you are ready to go with everything you need for fun in the sun!

 

 

DON'T carry tattered, mismatched luggage and a plastic tote bag.

DO choose a versatile luggage set with matching tote and carry on for style on the go.

When you are in a last minute crunch at the airport, the temptation to toss some of your loose items into a plastic shopping bag can be great. However, when you arrive at your destination, you will wish that you were carrying a chic tote, not a basic no-style bag.  Get yourself a beautiful, large tote that will not only look sophisticated, but will carry everything that you need.

 

DO Organize your makeup, vitamins and jewelry when you travel

DON'T Pile your toiletries and accessories in a bag that will create a jumbled mess 

 

Joy Mangano takes the guess work out of packing with her gorgeous beauty cases.  These handy roll up cases will organize everything from beauty products to jewelry - A must have for a girl on the go!

 

DO try to keep your palate to two or three colors when packing. Everything should coordinate for easy outfits when you arrive at your destination.  Be sure to bring neutrals and a pop of color for a cheery vacation vibe. 

 

DON'T wear local t-shirts from your home town (unless you want to look like a tourist)

DO dress with layers w/ tanks or tees and a lightweight sweater or jacket.

 

  

 

Black ends up feeling blah when you are in a tropical oasis! Choose layering pieces in two colors (one neutral, one exciting) that will be able to pair back with other items.  For example, a crotchet top can be worn over a tank with a pair of jeans, with a maxi dress, and even over a swimsuit.  Ahhh, packing perfection! 

 

DON'T wear baggy capris. Nothing is more unflattering to the legs.

DO wear jeans, skirts, flattering shorts, a day dress or maxi!

Big is not always better, and it doesn't always make you look thinner.  Vacation is a time to feel like a million bucks, so why not look the part too?

 

 

DO bring light weight scarves. They are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and great to have for covering up on the plane or in air conditioning. 

Not only are lightweight scarves on trend, they allow you to be a McGuiver of outfits. Wear them with jeans, shorts, maxi dresses, around your head, as a shawl; the possibilities are endless!

 

 

DON'T wear your gym shoes when sightseeing

DO pack comfortable, fashionable walking shoes and sandals

 

 

Gym shoes are not the only dog and pony show when it comes to comfort, plus they instantly ruin an outfit.  Slip on a pair of cushioned sandals,or a beautiful wedge as a fashionable alternative.

 

DO Pack Multiple Bathing Suits. Pack one in your carry-on just in case your luggage doesn't make it on time. 

Spring break is all about the sun and sea, and without a swimsuit, you may as well stay home!  It is not rare for the airlines to lose baggage, so be sure to pack an extra outfit as well as a swimsuit for your sun soaked holiday!

 

DO Remember a pair of sunglasses or hat!

 

Sunglasses are a given. a hat helps shade your face from too many UV rays, and prevents the dreaded raccoon-eyed look that can happen when you are in the sun with your glasses on for too long.

 

DON'T forget to wear sunscreen

You know the drill: Wear your sunscreen! A sun cream that is appropriate for your face and body lightens the load on packing.

 

DO Cover your gadgets or invest in a waterproof version 

Exploration awaits! Don't risk damaging your camera or, more importantly, losing your memorable moments. Even the most careful of us is not immune to a piña colada spill!

 

Relax and unwind- these do's and don'ts ensure that you'll have a great time - Safe Travels to you and yours!

 

 

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Inside the HSN Lounge at New York Fashion Week

                                                                   In the Fashion Lounge with Cristos Garkinos 

Even though the temperatures were below freezing in the Big Apple this past week, one step inside the HSN Lounge at the Empire Hotel in NYC and Pow - Spring was in the air!  HSN invited New York fashion insiders to join us for a preview of The Fashion Edit and hang out in our HSN Lounge to experience What's New for Spring.  We introduced some incredibly talented new designers who will debut their collections during Spring Fashion Week and on HSN's New Style Show "The List With Colleen Lopez" - Spring never looked so good!

Fashion Forecast:  Clean and Easy Shapes, Artful Prints, Vintage Spirit, Sport Crush.  HSN's Spring Collections are stock full of easy, breezy, wearable pieces that will flatter your figure and color your world with fresh patterns and hues - It's all in the details! 

Fashion editors, style bloggers and industry insiders stopped by for a visit.  Everyone received a Spring Fashion Survival Bag filled with Beauty faves!

We are launching several new collections this Spring and we can't wait for you to meet our newest designers including the fabulous Cristos Garkinos!  The Robin Hood of Fashion, Cristos' collection will steal the heart of every designer fashion-loving woman who wants great style on a budget!  Cristos is so much fun and is a true authority when it comes to fine designer clothing and accessories. He has shopped in some of the most famous closets in the world and knows how to spot that diamond in the rough.   Eureka by Cristos Garkinos will debut on March 20th on our new show The List with Colleen Lopez - Can't wait!!

 

E Entertainment's Host  and Fashion Authority, Giuliana Rancic, will be debuting her newest collection during HSN's Spring Fashion Week!  G brings her amazing sense of style to us with stunning leathers, suedes, and more in springs hottest hues!

 

Byron Lars & Mickey Boardman

We were surrounded by Fashion Gurus in the HSN Lounge.  Iconic Designer, Byron Lars, gave us a sneak peek at his new Byron by Byron Lars featuring clean, easy shapes, all american style with Byron's classic-chic design aesthetic.  We were also payed a visit by the delightful Style Expert, Micky Boardman, who stopped by the HSN Lounge for a few laughs and fashion talk.

 

Two of our favorite HSN gentleman and style authorities, Hal Rubenstein & RJ Graziano, were in the HSN Lounge and wowed everyone with their Spring Collections....They are both as talented as they are sweet!  

 

Fern Mallis 

Fashion Week would not exist if it weren't for the vision and talents of Fashion Authority, Fern Mallis,  Along with a knock out new jewelry collection, Fern is photographed here wearing one of her new beautiful tunics she's launching on HSN this Spring. 

 

Iris Apfel

The press lined up in our HSN Lounge to meet the one and only, Iris Apfel!  Iris is a force to be reckoned with and at 95 years young she is a legend in the fashion world and still at the top of her game!!   We love our Rare Bird and can't wait to share her newest Rara Avis Collection during Spring Fashion Week.

Jose Eber and Carmindy Bowyer

The Fashion Edit would not be complete without the latest in beauty!  We were giving "in room beauty treatments" in the HSN Lounge  from our two newest beauty experts José Eber & Carmindy!  What a treat to welcome both of these beauty icons to HSN.  Jose will be bringing us his favorite hair products and tools to achieve his trademark "shake your head, darling" hair!  Carmindy and Co. will feature a 5 minute make up kit that will have you looking flawless with minimal effort.  From head toe, we have you covered for Spring! 

 

It was a fashion packed day in the HSN Lounge during New York Fashion Week.  Along with Christos Garkinos, Byron Lars, Fern Malis, Iris Apfel, Hal Rubenstein,  RJ Graziano, Jose Eber and Carmindy, we will also be showing you the latest collections by Chrome Girl, Daniela Swaebe, Naeem Khan, Iman, Diane Gillman, Anthony Mark Hankins and many more!!  Grab a front row seat and get ready to warm things up for Spring with The Fashion Edit starting February 13th through March 22nd! And don't forget to join us on Thursday, March 20th at 9:00 PM ET for the Premiere of "The List with Colleen Lopez!"

What's on your List for Spring? 

 

 

 

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Can't Wait

My birthday is March 20 so I will have to treat myself. Good luck on your new show!!
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Fun at fashion week.

Can't wait for your new show!
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