Have you got that summertime, summertime sadness? Us too, but we’re also really excited about all the new clothes that we get to add to our closet this fall. There’s something energizing about pre-fall, but it doesn’t have to feel like a rich desert trapped behind the glass in a pastry case. Here’s how to wear this fall’s hottest trends now & later.
Key item: Floral Scuba Pencil Skirt
- Wear it now: try it with a crop top in a clashing print, like our Criss Cross Bralette in cheetah.
- Wear it later: chambray, chambray, chambray!
Key item: Scuba Skater Skirt
- Wear it now: play up proportions and crop it like it’s hot! We recommend a solid color top, like our Criss Cross Crop Top.
- Wear it later: moto jackets are this fall’s ultimate essential, and nothing is more chic than pairing one with a great leopard print. We’re partial to our Quilted Sleeve Moto Jacket.
Key item: Short Sleeve Tie Waist Jumpsuit
- Wear it now: throw on a hot pair of sunnies, a great clutch, and go!
- Wear it later: all about the layers! And when in doubt, Moto it out!
Love these looks? Our friend Rochelle from beauticurve helped us style them! You can still shop her picks on the site, and you’ll save 25% off original ticket prices with code ALLNEW at checkout.
Remember when we told you that our Creative Director, Jodi Arnold, has a style crush on Rochelle from Beauticurve? We were so impressed by her natural instinct for style that she’s become our latest Style Muse! She came to visit our office in NYC where she selected her favorite styles from our pre-fall collection, Green Envy.
Because true style extends beyond individual pieces, we asked Rochelle to put together her picks for a shoot in the streets of Gramercy Park. If you think stripes are only for nautical moments, her combinations of leopard, floral, and perforated faux leather will convince you otherwise. Be inspired by her pairings (photos, above) or create your own looks from her expert selection.
Her bold approach was such an inspiration that we had to ask Rochelle even more questions, including the lightning round we had so much fun with during our interview with Allison from Curvy Girl Chic.
ELOQUII: Has your style changed since you started Beauticurve?
Rochelle: Not dramatically. If anything I’ve just become more confident in my wardrobe choices and have been a bit more adventurous when it comes to trying new looks.
E: What’s the most common question your readers ask?
R: I always get asked about advice for starting a blog. I always answer – Just go for it! I didn’t have a “Mission Statement” or a 5 year plan when I started. I just wanted to share.
E: What’s one trend that you can’t stop loving and one trend that you won’t try again?
R: So, I’m obsessed with distressed boyfriend jeans (ELOQUII note: we have some hot new denim coming soon - stay tuned!). I want to wear them every day. I’ve been over the overall trend since my 13th birthday party… they had Mickey and the gang on them…tragic.
E: What trends are you most looking forward to this fall?
R: I love a Cape. Can’t wait to wrap up in one. I also am looking forward to holding on to my heavier crop tops by adding a crisp button down.
E: Do you have any hobbies?
R: I love to travel. Eat out. Shop. Workout. Hunt for recipes on Pinterest.
And now for the style lightning round!
Leopard or zebra?
Sweater or sweatshirt?
Jumpsuit or pant suit?
Pleated or pencil?
Black or camel?
Ankle booties or sneakers?
East coast or west coast?
West coast - of course! Born & raised!
Curly or straight?
If you want to bond with Rochelle over your mutual love of pumpkin pie ice cream & state fairs, head on over to her Instagram, but if you’re looking to steal her style, shop her picks right this way.
The jumpsuit is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends to have in your closet, even if the weather isn’t cooperating quite yet. The moment the temps start to drop, you’re going to jump for joy - pun intended - the first time you’re completely dressed in .5 seconds.
Our Short Sleeve Tie Waist Jumpsuit is a little twist on the traditional style, usually inspired by flight suits and mechanic’s overalls. We added feminine touches, like the faux wrap top, elastic waistband, and keyhole back, to give shape to this traditional silhouette.
Ready to jump in? Take 25% off full price items with code PREFALL, because you know you’re counting down the days until your first Pumpkin Spice Latte (so are we).
We’re all about love, which is why we think you’ll be just as excited about our Share The Love program as we are. On every product detail page (PDP if you’re in the biz), use the Share With Friends buttons for email, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest to send the product you’re browsing to a friend. If they’re a new customer to ELOQUII, they’ll receive a promo code for $20 off their first order, and when they make a purchase, you’ll receive $20 off your next order too. Everyone wins, really.
Get the full scoop on our Share The Love program so you can start cashing in. Looking for new styles to recommend? That’s right this way.
If you’ve seen our Violet Femmes lookbook, you’ve likely noticed the beautiful artwork in the background. They’re by artist Margaret Evangeline, best known for her contemporary paintings and metal sculptures. We’re so honored that she shared her work with us!
Our Creative Director, Jodi Arnold, loves the way Margaret’s work is infused with emotion and informed by the elements, like water, rain, and lightning. We chose these particular pieces based on how the stormy colors blended well with the violets, pinks, and stripes from this collection. Margaret recently spoke about how her view of the light and waves on the Hudson River from her studio inspires her, and we can see that inspiration so clearly in the works we selected. View more paintings from these two series, the Waiting For Lightning and Breaking, as well as other works on the artist’s website.
Want more of our Violet Femmes collection? Take 25% off full ticket prices & an extra 50% off all sale with the code SHAREIT. Happy shopping!
When we began our Blogger Spotlight series, our Creative Director Jodi Arnold insisted that we get to know Rochelle from Beauticurve. She loved her unique, elevated sense of style and we totally fell in full swoon with her outfit photos. Get to know the California native turned Arkansas style star in our interview below!
ELOQUII: Tell us about your blog, beauticurve.
Rochelle: I officially launched my blog beauticurve in January 2013. The blog is aimed at everyday women (sizes 14 and up) and features my personal style diary while offering shopping and style advice. I pride myself in being a curvy young lady who embraces my figure and loves fashion for all sizes.
It all really started with a few OOTD (outfit of the day) post to my Instagram page. My page started growing all of the sudden and people wanted information about what I was wearing. The whole process was really organic and unexpected. After much encouragement from strangers, friends, my husband and a growing Instagram audience, I launched the site.
E: What’s been your favorite style moment thus far?
R: I’m a girl that explores plenty of different looks and styles. I think my all-time favorite style moment was an outfit consisting of a black quilted full midi skirt / white button down crop top and an over-sized chandelier necklace. I just felt like the chic lady I always want to look like.
E: Let’s talk summer style! What are you most looking forward to wearing?
R: Of course the crop top. I’m also really into summer hats right now. I recently did a post on my blog featuring my vacation style. That outfit captured all of my summer must haves in one look: Straw Fedora, Pompom Bracelets, Colorful Palazzo Pants, and White Crop Top.
E: What ELOQUII pieces are on your wish list & why?
R: My wish list includes but is definitely not limited to ..the Lace Crop Top. I think that it is totally me. Edgy and classy at the same time. Funners.
E: What’s one item you regret purchasing?
R: Well besides my Juicy Couture collection – remnants of which sold on Ebay recently. To be honest there’s not much that I regret purchasing. I even enjoyed my Juicy stuff pre my 25th birthday. Shopping is therapeutic so even if I didn’t wear it, it probably made me feel better when I bought it. That makes it worth it, right?
E: Blogger/vlogger shoutout – who do you love to read/watch & why?
R: I love GabiFresh, she was really the first blogger that I stalked religiously. I totally feel like I know her. She is a pioneer in the plus size blogging world and continues to give great style and be innovative. Along the way I’ve bookmarked a few more style bloggers. Some would be surprised to know I gain a lot of inspiration from straight size bloggers as well. Non-curvy Devon Rachel really relates to the Cali girl in me. Her beach waves and classic style with a bohemian flare is everything. Krysten Lee (noncurvy) is so uptown and fab. Chastity Garner is another plus size style blogger I have come to love. Her looks are timeless and consistent. I mainly view Vlogs for my beauty regimins/looks. I frequent Nitraab and Nicole Guerriero on YouTube. I also live for Refinery29 articles.
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Rochelle!