Move Over LBD, The LBJ Is Here To Stay

Little Black Jumpsuit - Black Halo Blog

It’s no secret that we love the jumpsuit as a bold, unexpected styling choice. Opt for a jumpsuit over a gown for a formal occasion, and you’re sure to be the coolest girl in the room. Wear a jumpsuit on your next date, and you’re sure to turn more than just your date’s head.

But the jumpsuit’s styling possibilities go beyond just those statement-making moments. In fact, we’ve noticed an influencer-approved trend that’s displacing a longtime everyday closet staple: the Little Black Jumpsuit. Read on to see how the chicest bloggers are embracing this style, and get inspired to plan your own Little Black Jumpsuit look!

 

Amy Jackson of Fashion Jackson styled the Brooklyn Jumpsuit with oversized sunnies, feminine bow detail sandals, and a Gucci purse for a subtle-yet-chic look.

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Jenna Crandall of Lunchpails & Lipstick brought the boss babe vibes in our Russo Jumpsuit paired with a tote and a fun pair of pink puff ball pumps.

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SHOP: Maja Jumpsuit

 

Charlotte Bridgeman of Winston & Willow embodied classy-chic in our iconic Jackie O Jumpsuit paired with open-toed shoes and a studded crossbody bag.

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While the Little Black Dress will always be a style staple, take a page out of the fashion blogger playbook and make some room in your closet for a LBJ!

 

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Desk to Dinner Style

Day-to-Night Outfits - Black Halo Blog

We’ve all been there: you have a full day of meetings and an after-work date, so you lug your date night look to work and pull a quick 5 PM change in the office bathroom… it’s far from ideal! That’s why we’re all about picking an ensemble that does double duty from desk to dinner. Ditch the duffle bag and build your day-to-night look starting with one of these key pieces:

 

The Little Black Sheath Dress

There’s a good reason why the #lbd is a fashion mainstay: it forms the perfect blank canvas to style for any occasion. Try the Blaze Sheath, whose sleek silhouette toes the line between demure enough for the office and sexy enough for date night. Or go for our classic Jackie O Dress. Designed to be the perfect day-to-night dress, the Jackie O pairs perfectly with pumps and everyday makeup for your workday – just add a statement lip and a clutch bag, and you’re ready for your night out!

Little Black Sheath Dress - Day-To-Night Dressing

[Left] Shop: Jackie O Dress in Black

[Right] Shop: Blaze Sheath Dress in Black

 

The Jumpsuit

A tailored jumpsuit looks professional at the office, but can easily be amped up to suit your after-work plans. Our Brooklyn Jumpsuit is a bossbabe favorite thanks to its tailored bodice and fluted sleeves. Or, try the Antoinette Jumpsuit, which features a  hidden center front zipper that lets you adjust your neckline depending on the time of day or night. Best invention ever? We think so!

Day-to-Night Jumpsuits

[Left] Shop: Brooklyn Jumpsuit in Bonfire

[Right] Shop: Antoinette Jumpsuit in Porcelain

 

The Two-Piece Set

Two-piece sets don’t have to mean festival fashion. Find one with a high-waisted bottom that doesn’t reveal midriff, like our Sanibel Two Piece Dress. Wear with a blazer and loafers for the office, then swap in high-heeled booties and ditch the blazer for your date. Or, find a sexier set like our Juma Two Piece Sheath, and wear the skirt with a silk blouse during the day, then change into the top for your night out. So easy, and so chic!

Two Piece Sets for Day-To-Night Outfits

[Left] Shop: Sanibel Two Piece Dress in Sugar

[Right] Shop: Juma Two Piece Sheath in Chic Red

 

Don’t stress about what to wear to work when you have plans after, because we’ve designed our collection with your desk-to-dinner wardrobe in mind!

 

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Valentine’s Day Style Guide

Black Halo Valentine's Day Style Guide

The perfect Valentine’s Day look, like the perfect Valentine’s Day date, can be hard to find. But we’re here to help! Check out our Valentine’s Day style guide for the outfit ideas that’ll have you looking hot, no matter where your Valentine’s Day plans take you.

 

Valentine’s Day Style: Date Night

If your beau is taking you out on Valentine’s Day, break out a look that’ll have him (or her) falling in love all over again! For a fancy dinner date, opt for a perfectly-tailored sheath dress, like our Pravella Sheath Dress in v-day-ready Chic Red. Or, for a more casual night out, try a flirty two-piece set that you can dress up or down. The Juma Two Piece Sheath features a tailored crop top and asymmetrical side slit skirt that show just the right amount of skin!

Black Halo Valentine's Day Style Guide
[Left] Shop: Pravella Sheath in Chic Red

[Right] Shop: Juma Two-Piece Set in Chic Red

 

What to Wear for Valentine’s Day at Home

Just because you’re staying in on Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean you can’t dress to impress! Embrace the Valentines vibes in a floral print, like our Clover Sheath Dress in Betty Prior Print. Feeling flirty? Why not try a tailored jumpsuit in a romantic red hue, like our Bene Jumpsuit in Bonfire!

Black Halo Valentine's Day Style Guide

[Left] Shop: Bene Jumpsuit in Bonfire

[Right] Shop: Clover Sheath Dress in Betty Prior Print

 

What to Wear for Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your girlfriends! Try out a fun look like a jumpsuit in a bold color – our Dana Jumpsuit in Chic Red features a feminine bow details and a bold color that’s perfect for v-day. Or, try the Sanibel Two Piece Mini in Black-Vanilla Orchid for a more subtle look.

Valentine's Day Style Guide - Black Halo

[Left] Shop: Sanibel Two Piece Mini in Black-Vanilla Orchid

[Right] Shop: Dana Jumpsuit in Chic Red

 

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Awards Season Style

Awards Season Style - Black Halo Blog

For fashion lovers, the new year not only marks a fresh start, but also the start of awards season and its red carpet style statements. Don’t want to miss a moment? Check out our 2018 Awards Season Style Guide below for a rundown on the most important shows, the styles you can expect to see, and our picks for pieces that channel iconic awards season looks!

2018 Awards Season Schedule

Golden Globes – January 8th, 2018

The Golden Globes honor the best in film AND television, so you’ll see everyone from mega-watt actresses to silver screens stars on the red carpet. This year, female stars leveraged their looks to bring attention to the Time’s Up movement by wearing all-black.

Lupita Nyong'o Ralph Lauren Dress, Golden Globes 2014

Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Shop: Laiken Cocktail Mini in “Chic Red”

 

Critics Choice Awards – January 11th, 2018

The Critics Choice Awards is arguably more serious, if less hyped-up, than the Golden Globes. Film and tv stars walked the red carpet in classic looks, from floor-length gowns to cocktail-length pieces with luxe detailing.

Amy Adams Roland Mouret Dress

Amy Adams in Roland Mouret at the 2014 Critics Choice Awards

Shop: Classic Jackie O Dress in “Pink Silk”

 

SAG Awards – January 21st, 2018

The prestigious Screen Actor’s Guild Awards call for a super-chic,head-turning ensemble. Look forward to seeing stars dressed to the nines in designer gowns and luxe jewelry.

Evan Rachel Wood Monique Lhullier Dress

Evan Rachel Wood in Monique Lhullier at the 2009 SAG Awards

Shop: Cashmere Gown in “Jade”

 

Grammy Awards – January 28th, 2018

There’s no such thing as “too over-the-top” at the Grammy’s, which honors the best in music. Get ready to see daring looks that’ll fuel the tabloid best AND worst-dressed  pages for years to come.

Beyonce Osman Yousefzada jumpsuit

Beyonce in Osman Yousefzada at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Shop: Healani Color Block Jumpsuit in “Black/Buttercream”

 

Oscars – March 4th, 2018

The Oscars cap off Awards Season in spectacular fashion, with stars pulling out all of the stops. An iconic Oscars look can make history (Bjork’s swan dress comes to mind). If you follow fashion, the Oscars red carpet is not to be missed!

Angeline Jolie Atelier Versace dress

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace at the 2012 Oscars

Shop: Padma Gown in “Black”

New Year’s Style Resolutions

New Years Style Resolutions - Black Halo Blog

The new year brings 365 new opportunities to find that perfect #ootd! This year, why not vow to try something new and take some risks with your style – because life’s too short for a mediocre outfit. Read on to see the 2018 style resolutions that are sure to make this year a sartorial success!

 

Make a bold statement

You have big goals to achieve this year, so start by dressing the part! Make a bold statement in a head-to-toe power hue with our Joaquin Jumpsuit in Wildfire, or try a color blocked look in the Healani Color Block Jumpsuit. Let your bold look inspire you to take equally bold action towards achieving your goals – this is your year!

Black Halo Bold Jumpsuits

[Left] Shop: Joaquin Jumpsuit in Wildfire

[Right] Shop: Healani Color Block Jumpsuit

 

Opt for the un-traditional

This year, stop playing by other people’s rules, and write your own! For your next formal affair, why not ditch the gown in favor of a two-piece look, like our Kacie Two-Piece Maxi, or a dressy jumpsuit, like our La Reina Jumpsuit. Rules were made to be broken – especially when you look THIS good!

Black Halo Formalwear

[Left] Shop: La Reina Jumpsuit

[Right] Shop: Kacie Two-Piece Maxi

 

Pay attention to the details

The smallest details can make the biggest difference. This year, vow to pay attention to every last hemline and seam. An obsession with finding the perfect fit is what drove us to create our iconic Jackie O style, which makes any woman look two inches taller and 10 pounds thinner. It’s not magic, it’s all in the details!

Black Halo Jackie O Dresses

[Left] Shop: 3/4 Sleeve Jackie O Dress in White

[Right] Shop: Classic Jackie O Dress in Pink Silk

 

Follow these New Years Style Resolutions, and 2018 will see you looking good! Don’t forget the most important accessory: confidence! When you look good, feel great, and carry yourself with confidence, everything has a funny way of working out in your favor. Take 2018 by the horns, #BHbabe!

New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas - Black Halo Blog

Are you ready to end the year on a high note? No matter where you’re headed this #NYE, check out our New Year’s Eve outfit ideas to make sure you enter 2018 looking as fabulous as possible.

 

New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea: White Gown with Silver Trim

We’re all about a good winter white, and our Sequioa Gown adds just the right amount of glam thanks to silver detailing around the neckline and waist and a thigh-high slit. Pair with silver sandals and a spiked ear cuff to take this your look to the ultra-modern edge: you’re entering a new year, after all!

New Year's Eve 2018 Outfit Idea - Black Halo Sequoia Gown

Shop: Sequioa Gown 

 

New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea: Silver and Gold Sequin Dress

If there’s ever a time to wear sequins, it’s New Year’s Eve. Max out on sparkle in the Lucy Colorblock Dress, which combines silver AND gold sequins with a sexy draped neckline and mini skirt. Forget the ball drop, all eyes will be on YOU when the clock strikes midnight!

New Year's Eve Outfit Idea - Silver and Gold Sequin Dress by Black Halo

Shop: Lucy Colorblock Dress

 

New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea: Silver Satin Sheath

Attending a high-class soiree this New Year’s Eve? A chic, structured silver sating sheath will pair perfectly with your champagne toast. Try our iconic Jackie O Dress in “Metallic Rush” crepe back satin styled with a red lip and simple pumps for a timelessly-chic look.

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas - Satin Jackie O Dress by Black Halo

Shop: Jackie O Dress in “Metallic Rush”

 

New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea: Black and Silver Jumpsuit

Is 2018 the year you’re vowing to take more risks? Start with your New Year’s Eve look by opting for our Angie Jumpsuit, which combines a black tailored flared pant with a silver lame twist top for an unexpected look. Bonus: this fit is ridiculously flattering!

New Year's Eve Outfit Idea - Black Halo Angie Silver and Black Jumpsuit

Shop: Angie CB Jumpsuit

 

No matter what your New Year’s Eve plans are, we’ll make sure you enter the new year looking – and feeling – your best. Check out our NYE Ready Curated Boutique and be the best-dressed when the ball drops!

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner - Black Halo Blog

Sure, Thanksgiving is all about family and food, but that doesn’t mean your look should be frumpy! Dress to impress this Thanksgiving – no matter where you’re celebrating – with our Thanksgiving style guide.

 

HOSTING AT HOME

If you’re this year’s Thanksgiving hostess, hats off to you! Choose a style that’s simple-yet-chic, and easy to change into right before your guests arrive. A sleek long-sleeved sheath dress like our Mindy Sheath, or a fit-and-flare style like the Princeton Dress should do the trick.

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner - Black Halo Blog

Left: Mindy Sheath |  Right: Princeton Dress

 

DINING AT A RESTAURANT

The advantage of eating out on Thanksgiving is not having to cook (or do dishes!), so have some fun with your look! Try an off-the-shoulder style with our Madigan Sheath, or go full glam in the EVE by Laurel Berman Takim Cocktail Dress, which features luxe brocade with a hint of shine.

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner - Black Halo Blog

Left: Takim Cocktail Dress  |  Right: Madigan Sheath

 

MEETING THE PARENTS

For such an important milestone in your relationship, keep it classic – you can’t go wrong with an LBD. Try the Reeder Mini with tights and boots for a sassy-yet-classy outfit, or the Prism Sheath for a more conservative look.

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner - Black Halo Blog

Left: Reeder Mini  |  Right: Prism Sheath

 

FUN AT FRIENDSGIVING

Friendsgiving is all about keeping it casual and celebrating with your besties with plenty of food and wine. Try a swingy style, like our Olcay Dress, if you’re planning to chow down. If your Friendsgivings tend to turn into “friends going out,” choose a party-ready style like the Lively Mini.

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner - Black Halo Blog

Left: Olcay Dress  |  Right: Lively Mini

 

Want more options? Visit our curated boutique of Thanksgiving dinner-ready styles: shop the Thanksgiving Outfit Guide.

Thanksgiving marks the official start of holiday party season, so celebrate in style! Shop our full collection holiday party dresses here.

3 Ways to Wear Velvet this Holiday Season

3 Ways to Wear Velvet this Holiday Season

Velvet is the holiday season’s most luxurious must-have. This plush, soft fabric instantly adds a luxe touch to any look. Check out three ways you can work velvet into your wardrobe right now, and make the best-dressed list all season long!

 

Velvet Accessories

Add a touch of glam to your everyday with a velvet accessory or two!

We love a pair of velvet loafers worn with one of our signature jumpsuits for laid-back yet polished look. Style a velvet cross-body bag with a flirty dress for a night on the town. Or, try a pair of over-the-knee velvet boots with a mini dress for a day-to-night look.

 

Velvet Accents

Want to try the trend, but not ready to commit to head-to-toe velvet? Pick a piece with expertly-placed velvet accents, like our Lena Jumpsuit. The velvet panels add luxe texture to this strapless jumpsuit, for a slimming effect.

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Velvet Dresses

If you’re ready to take your velvet crush to the next level, not to mention turn heads at your next holiday party, try a velvet dress on for size!

Our top picks:

 

Black Halo Velvet Dresses for Holiday 2017

[Left to Right]

The Bowery Sheath Dress features a cinched waist detail and high slit for the ultimate “night on the town” look.

The Jolie Strapless Sheath combines a structured bodice with a draped faux-wrap skirt, perfect for your next cocktail affair.

For holiday parties, the Miramar Sheath Dress pairs long sleeves and a high slit skirt with a bold pink hue for a fun and unexpected look.

 

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Shop for a Cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Black Halo Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re donating 10% of the proceeds of all purchases made through October 31, 2017 to support the fight against breast cancer.

As women, we all know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer – or perhaps we’ve been affected ourselves. In fact, about 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Arm yourself with the facts about early detection, and through the end of the month, shop for a cause at blackhalo.com!

Check out some of our favorite pink looks below (but remember – we’re donating 10% of proceeds from any item, not just these pretty pink looks):

 

Elizabeth Hurley in the Amelie Sheath Dress

 

Nike from Specs and Blazers in the Clover Sheath Dress

 

Kelsea Ballerini in the Pabla Jumpsuit (one-of-a-kind, shop the Pabla Sheath Dress here)

 

Shaun Robinson in the Pabla Sheath Dress

 

Paris Hilton in the signature Jackie O Dress

 

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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Summer Wedding Guest Style Guide - Black Halo

Summer wedding season is in full swing, and with those invites comes the age-old question, “what do I wear?”. Wedding guest dressing is fraught with unwritten style rules that get even trickier during summer time, when beach weddings and outdoor ceremonies add an extra layer of sartorial considerations. Not to worry, we’re here to help: follow our summer wedding style guide, and you’re sure to be the best-dressed guest!

What to Wear to an Outdoor Summer Wedding
For an outdoor summer wedding, dress as you would for a garden party or a polo match. A chic sheath dress in a floral print or cheery color works perfectly paired with sunnies and a wide-brimmed hat for a daytime ceremony. Reception under the stars? Don’t forget a light shawl.

 

What to Wear to a Summer Beach Wedding
While beach weddings are a summer staple, they’re not the easiest event to dress for. Consider you may be traversing the sand and sitting in the sun, so avoid stilettos and opt for a breezy style in a breathable fabric. Beach weddings tend to have a more informal vibe, so off-the-shoulder styles and shorter hemlines are likely acceptable – but keep the golden rule of wedding dressing in mind, and don’t show so much skin as to distract from the bride!
What to Wear to a Formal Summer Wedding
Formal summer wedding style abides by the same rules as formal dressing year-round: luxe fabrics, long gowns, and chic accessories. To add a summertime touch, stay away from sparkle, heavy lace, and black dresses and opt for a bright hue instead.

 

What to Wear to a Summer Church Wedding
When attending a church wedding, err on the side of appropriateness. Avoid skin-tight, low-cut, short, or sheer pieces and strapless styles. A flutter-sleeve sundress is a great option for an afternoon ceremony followed by a more casual reception. If the reception demands more formal attire, opt for a sheath dress or fit-and-flare style in a luxe fabrication and quickly kick your look up a notch after the vows by adding a bold lip and statement jewelry.