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What is it like growing up in the fashion industry? Ask Nicky Hilton. A lifetime of Fashion Week front rows, strutting the catwalk and red carpets and eventually designing her own collections made Hilton a connoisseur of clothing. Having never employed a stylist, Hilton climbed her way up the best-dressed lists all on her own, trusting her own sartorial moxie to get her there. Now Hilton passes her secrets along in the form of a new book called 365 Style, which details her special formula for developing a signature style.

Hilton visited our Bellevue Square store on November 14 to give fans the inside scoop on her new book and answer a few of our burning questions. Here she gives us a crash course in personal style, including her five must-have items of the moment.

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I can’t wait to try out the new metallic trend, and this Studio 54–inspired skirt is the first thing I’m going to get! While the golden, pleated midi skirt has a ’70s feel, Soraya pairs it with a contemporary moto jacket and sleek-cut blouse, which modernize the look. Updated aviators and a designer clutch give this outfit even more trend power.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Leather Moto Jackets | Metallic Skirts | Black Designer Clutches

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Free People Moto Jacket | Topshop Gold Foil Midi Skirt | Chloé Lambskin Clutch

I wasn’t able to catch this beauty’s name because she was rushing off to walk the runway. She was running down the street, stopped on a dime, managed this serene pose and then sprinted off again. Models really do know how to work the camera! The slip dress is one of the most popular new cuts, and I love this light, ethereal number. A skinny belt adds definition, while a Chanel bag lends a little premium flair.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Slip Dresses | Black Belts | Brown Gladiator Sandals

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Free People Lace Trim Slipdress | Tarnish Skinny Braided Leather Belt | Gentle Souls Leather Sandal

Maeve has fully mastered the tough-chic look. This outfit has a rock ’n’ roll edge and biker babe appeal. The peplum skirt and lace heels add some femininity, but her flaming skull tee is the real eye-catcher.

I’ve always wished I had the guts to pull off a rocker look, and Maeve might be just the inspiration I need to go for it!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Rocker Tees | Black Leather Skirts | Lacy Black Pumps

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Free People Graphic Tee | BOSS Leather Skirt | Stuart Weitzman Lace Pumps

It was a scorcher, but Jen managed to beat the heat and maintain her summertime chic. This sweet frock is the perfect hue, and I love the creative hemline. Embroidery details are so hot this summer, and Jen’s dress modernizes the trend. Classic ankle booties and a red lip complete this festival look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Black Ankle Booties | Slip Dresses | Red Lipstick

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Eileen Fisher Booties | Free People Slipdress | NARS Pure Matte Lipstick

Australian phenom, Nicole Warne, is the brains and beauty behind the blog, Gary Pepper. Nicole is not only ridiculously gorgeous and photogenic, but she was also one of the first major cross-over blog stars. Nicole’s style is effortlessly elegant. She stays true to her chic aesthetic and is a master of the high-low mix.

xo,
Crystal

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Polka Dot Blouses | Beauty Trend: Graphic Eyes | Maxi Skirts

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Chaus Polka Dot Blouse | Topshop Magic Liner | Free People Polka Dot Maxi Skirt

Britt and Whit are best buds and partners in crime on their blog Britt + Whit. The San Francisco duo is thrilled to be in NYC, donning their favorite dresses and catching as many shows as possible.

While they’re having a good time dressing for the heat, they said they love the cooler SF weather. When they go home, they’ve got plans to break out their new fave fall trends: leather, oxblood and velvet!

xo, Crystal

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Carefree Crossbody Bags  | Trend-Right Lace Dresses | Covetible Carryall Bags

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Rebecca Minkoff Wallet
Free People Lace Dress
Rebecca Minkoff Bag

Kristin from our corporate Fashion Office (or perhaps her super-bright handbag) caught the eye of one of our local street-style bloggers, Dana Landon from It’s My Darlin’.

If adding neon to your wardrobe sounds like too much of a challenge, let Kristin’s easy example be your guiding light. The sleek and simple color palette of her outfit allows her one neon piece do all the work. And man, is it working.

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High/Low HemlinesNeon Accessories | Moto-Style

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Steven by Steve Madden Handbag

Pierre Balmain Quilted Leather Moto Jacket