Category Archives: On Trend

The Golden Globes Uniform: Nouveau Classic

Posted by The E on January 13, 2014

Of the hints that the Golden Globes may soon overtake the Oscars as The awards show to watch, the fabulous dresses made quite a strong case last night.

Looks that put a twist on classic Hollywood glam felt particularly right for this new garde event, starting with winner Amy Adams who wore a two-tone red stunner. With a plunging neckline, it could’ve been plucked from the “American Hustler” wardrobe but was in fact by Valentino.

Australian actor Margot Robbie also turned heads in Gucci‘s slit-up-to-there white sheath, embroidered with crystals and emeralds—we love the idea of incorporating fine jewelry into the dress.

Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o wore another red “wow,” hers an off-the-shoulder column with an attached cape. The designer was Ralph Lauren.

Pulling off the baby bump glamorously in forest-green Gucci Première, Olivia Wilde rocked shimmering sequins with gorgeous crystal details at the neck and shoulders.

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Dress Code: Three Emerald Jackets

Posted by The E on November 8, 2013

In cold weather outerwear defines your look, so why not adopt one of this season’s hottest colors as a topper? From investment pieces like Yves Saint Laurent’s belted blazer to a quilted leather bomber by Rebecca Minkoff and the BB Dakota Missy motorcycle jacket (the latter two both double the trend appeal), these dark green styles pair perfectly with HABITUAL denim. Try our Eve Hi-Rise Skinnies in Chocolate Leopard with the emerald hue for a fresh take on an earth-toned palette or better yet go tonal with the Amalia Skinnies in Magic Kingdom.

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On Trend: Bell du Jour

Posted by The E on August 14, 2013

From nautical origins and ’90s boot cuts to the hippies that cemented them in fashion history, flares make multiple references while adding glamourous length to legs too. We were thrilled to see Shopbop’s boho-tomboy take on the silhouette in their Fall Denim Edit, featuring a look they dub “Bell du Jour“—our Habitual Harrison Bells styled with an also-on-trend track jacket, sneakers and plenty of accessories.

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On Trend: White Handbags

Posted by The E on August 7, 2013

By now, you may have noticed that we have a little bit of a thing for white. Whether our Habitual skinnies or a crisp buttoned shirt, the neutral brings simplicity to even the most thrown-together looks.

As an unexpected accent, we love how the current trend of white handbags add a clean jolt of style that feels just right for summer months. We prefer the ladylike look, with some structure and pared down lines, for an accessory that adds edgy polish to casual and work-week outfits alike. Remember, sun-kissed complexions always looks better offset with white—even if it’s an accessory.

Of our favorites, Marc Jacob’s Averell takes top honors. A hot item of the season, modeled after the Pan Am era, its flight bag allurealso won over Garance Doré, whose post on it inspired our deep dive into this season’s fairer purses. For a less pricey option, the enduring charm of the Cambrige Satchel gets an update in white. The double buckled strap with contrast topstitching and visible seams makes it a younger choice with the same assertive profile as The Averell.

Both Mugler’s Muglerette, an edgier take on the elegant concept, and the patent leather and chains of Chanel’s small Boy Flap Bag make for more look-at-me options that are all the more fierce for their absence of saturated color.

And, more conservative but by no means staid, the Bootcamp cross body by Joanna Maxham (available in white from )and Alexander Wang’s Rockie Duffel add unexpected twists to classic bags, ensuring they’ll be staple complements to your wardrobe.

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Simple Summer Classics: The White Button-Up

Posted by The E on May 31, 2013

Of course we’re beyond thrilled by Beaute’ J’Adore featuring HABITUAL Grace. But, in addition to the honor of being included in the “Perfect Denim” story, the chic styling choice of a white men’s dress shirt led to a new well of inspiration for crisp summer fashion.

Since its origins in Edwardian times (when the modern shirt was invented), legends like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn adopted the menswear staple. While more recently women such as Alexa Chung have been known to sport the look, Lauren Hutton’s devotion to white button-ups is almost as iconic as the actress herself.

Part of  this classic’s tomboy charm is that it can pair with nearly any favorite denim option. Choose one of these HABITUAL whites for a head-to-toe vision that aggressively declares Memorial Day is behind us.

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White Denim for Memorial Day

Posted by The E on May 23, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means… white is back! Whether you believe the old-fashioned rule that white should only be worn from Memorial Day to Labor Day or you rock your white all winter long, it’s time to pull out your favorite white for the summer (or use this as a good excuse to buy a fresh, new pair)! Check out HABITUAL’s current white style offerings at

And let’s not forget why we celebrate this holiday- Memorial Day is a day to remember the fine men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Whatever your plans may be for the weekend, we wish you all safe travels!

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Who’s Got The Habit: Olivia Wilde

Posted by The E on May 8, 2013

Who's Got The Habit

We love how Olivia Wilde styled her look in our Almas hi rise zip skinny jeans.   She definitely pulls off this casual look and even added a little edge while taking a stroll around NYC with fiancé Jason Sudeikis.   Olivia paired our jeans with a funky blue leather jacket layered over her cotton hoodie.  We love how she used chic oversized shades and threw on some black leather booties to complete her rock star look!

Don’t worry, we just made getting this look a whole lot easier by putting a little something together ourselves!  Get Olivia’s casual look below and remember, the jeans ALWAYS make the outfit!

Olivia Wilde

Jeans: HABITUALDenim – Almas Zip Skinny in “Happiness

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban – Outsiders Oversized Wayfarer in Black

Belt: Zadig & Voltaire – Leather Studded Belt in Black

Hoodie: Quick Silver – Original Sandy Hoodie in Indigo Blue

Jacket: Just’eve ‘Carmin” – Biker Jacket

Shoes: Rag & Bone – Classic Newbury Booties in Black

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Top Five Looks: Met Ball 2013

Posted by The E on May 7, 2013

Last night, the fashion industry showed up for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Costume Institute Benefit. Hosted by Vogue’s William Norwich and model Hilary Rhoda, celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, society, sports, art, business, and music joined together in honor of this year’s corresponding exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture. There was a wide range of looks last night, and here are our favorites:

1. Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Jennifer Lawrence

2. Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior


3. Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Amanda Seyfried

4. Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Rooney Mara

5. Emily Blunt in Carolina Herrera

Emily Blunt

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Coachella 2013 in Teo Shorts

Posted by The E on April 3, 2013


It’s that time again when people from all over the country gather in the middle of the dessert to showcase their awesome fashion! Oh, and probably listen to some indie band performances. In order to battle the 100-degree weather, you definitely have to be smart about choosing what to wear!

With Coachella just around the corner, we put together an outfit with our spring favorite Teo Shorts.  Pair the denim shorts with a loose forest green top (can even pull over your shoulder) to create a fun urban look, or go with the floral lace top for something a little more hipster!  If you really want to master the hipster/hobo look, pull over the elastic headband and voilà- you look cute and your hair is in place!  Complete the outfit with over-size shades and blinged out jewelry!

Shorts: HABITUAL Tate short in Onyx

Ring: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Block Love Ring

Bracelet: Michael Kors Skorpios Bracelet

Sunglasses: Thierry Lasry Milfy Sunglasses in Dark Havana

Headband: Deep Gurnani Gold & Turquoise Applique Headband

Tops: Free People American Pie Top in Camo (right), BB Dakota Omni Crochet Top (right)

Shoes: Sam Edelman Gable Strappy Flat Sandals

One band we are looking forward to seeing is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who last performed at Coachella in 2007.  We love “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”!

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On Trend: Milan Fashion Week

Posted by The E on February 27, 2013

From left: Versace’s animal punk bright fur; Fendi’s brightly hued tribal bags; Jimmy Choo’s crystal-studded high-heel pump; Dolce’s deliciosly decadent cardinal-red lace finale; Dolce’s saintly handbag (photo & caption credit)

This Fall/Winter 2013, it seems like bright colored fur prints and bags will be all the latest fashion.  Versace showed off an electric-yellow zebra stripped coat perfect for catching anyone’s attention on a gloomy day. If you don’t feel like attracting too much attention with a zebra yellow coat, how about toning it down with an animal print bag like Fendi’s pictured above?  This would be a fabulous accessory to make any neutral outfit stand out.  If brightly colored animal prints are not your thing, than you can still be glam with studded shoes and bags . Studded bags have been around for quite a while, but now the fierce decorations are going to be seen more on shoes.  Jimmy Choo’s black pumps feature crystal studs giving the shoes some sparkle without completely going over the top.

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