Friday

Aug 10, 2012
Designers

Shop Tour: Matt Bernson, NYC

by Belle

We recently got the chance to stop by superstar designer Matt Bernson’s new TriBeCa store. Orderly, luminescent and full of personality, Bernson’s first retail outpost speaks his uniquely bohemian language. We’ve been fans of Bernson’s boho attitude towards footwear – easily recognizable in the curvature of his popular booties and the weft in his exotic textiles. He carries other designers as well, most of them independent jewelers but you’ll also see big names like Persol and Dannijo (a footwear collaboration is launching this season).

Tuesday

Aug 7, 2012
Fashion

The Perfect Business Outfit

by Belle

The corporate world can be a cruel place for fashion but when you understand your style, it’s an easy equation to dress smartly and make a lasting impression wherever you go. With the recent launch of our Corporate Cool boutique, we wanted to put together an example of our “perfect business outfit”.

Crisp White Shirt

This classic, crisp shirt from Theory is the perfect blank canvas for you to work with. Throw on a smart blazer or try out a pocket square, no matter which way you style it – it’s always at your service!

Belle & Clive's 'Perfect Business Outfit'

Colorful Cufflinks

We love these David Donahue cufflinks, in particular, because they are fun and whimsical without being too distracting. They’ll add that necessary dash of personality to your outfit so you don’t seem too boring.

Belle & Clive's 'Perfect Business Outfit'

Tailored Dress Pants

You never want to seem like you’re swimming in your suits. Always buy for your appropriate size and have them tailored or go for a slimmer cut like these flat-front chinos from Tommy Hilfiger.

Belle & Clive's 'Perfect Business Outfit'

Classic Belt

You’ll need a belt to balance out this outfit. With head to toe neutrals, go for a brown tone that pops. This sleek belt from Trafalgar looks very stylish with it’s exotic texture.

Belle & Clive's 'Perfect Business Outfit'

Oxford or Brogue

Go for bold with an oxford or brogue dress shoe in a complimentary tone to your belt. The details in the stitching – like in this Mexlan pair – give the shoe a life of its own and helps elevate your outfit to sartorial style.

Belle & Clive's 'Perfect Business Outfit'

Modern Briefcase

Every modern guy should carry their essentials around in style. This Ben Minkoff laptop tote is a perfect example of a slim, sleek bag that shows off any guy’s cool personal taste.

Belle & Clive's 'Perfect Business Outfit'

Shop these items and more in our ‘Corporate Cool’ boutique, currently live on Belle & Clive.

 

Tuesday

Jun 5, 2012
Events

It’s All In the Details – CFDA Awards 2012

by Belle

Second only to the Met Gala, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards ranks among the most intimate evenings in the fashion industry. Celebrities, designers and guests pull out all the stops to make their outfits memorable. Like us, much of the world has their eyes glued to their computers to see instant updates while questions like “who won”, “who brought who” and “what are they wearing” burn through the interweb.

Monday

May 21, 2012
Bloggers

The 10 Fashion Bloggers You Need To Know

by Belle

Meet the new crop of influencers. These ten creators have become the go-to gurus for all things fashion-related. While they may differ in the niche they represent, they are connected through a mutual love for the power of personal style. Bookmark these ten sites for a daily dose of fashion inspiration.

Tuesday

Apr 17, 2012
Contests

With This Pin, I Thee Win

by Belle

Fabulous news, friends! We’re giving away a FREE wedding dress! See below on how to enter…

Trying to plan the perfect wedding? This April, Belle & Clive want to give you something special: your dream wedding dress!