This fashionista just got back from a long weekend in Sin City, one of my favorite places on earth! They say New York doesn’t sleep, but in truth, Vegas puts New York to shame. One of the best things about Vegas is that you can “try on” whatever you want there -- including bold, edgy looks you might not try at home.
So what are they wearing in Vegas right now? I bounced around town quite a bit during my stay -- from Blush Lounge to Lavo to Body English and many places in between -- but some trends showed up everywhere I went.
There’s nothing that embodies Vegas style more than a big cocktail ring. Sparkly and outrageous, a cocktail ring captures the flashy feel of a night in Vegas unlike any other accessory. I picked up a stunning CZ and silver cocktail ring at Love Jones (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), a bargain at only $27. Love Jones has a great selection of cocktail rings in a myriad of colors, and at such reasonable prices, you can pick up one to match each of your evening ensembles. My eye-catching Love Jones cocktail ring earned compliment after compliment, and one gentleman even kissed it on the dance floor at Tao.
Black and white patterns, especially zebra print, are white-hot. Whether it’s on a dress, a top, or a bikini, black and white is an eye-catching alternative to basic black or plain white. From BCBG to H&M (at right), there’s a wide range of styles and patterns out there for anyone’s taste.
And for the guys? The basic button-down has seemingly been replaced by the Ed Hardy t-shirt. I’m not impressed.
My perfect night out in Vegas outfit that looks like a million bucks, without breaking the bank? I tend to start with shoes and build my outfit from there -- like Guess’ Naga peeptoe patent leather pumps ($99, at left). I chose black, but they also come in red. I picked up a zebra print bubble dress at H&M ($22.80), and accessorized it with the Love Jones cocktail ring and a geometric gunmetal bracelet from BCBG ($18).
Finish the look with a sleek blowout -- take advantage of the desert’s zero-humidity! -- and sultry makeup. Benefit Bad Gal black liner and mascara ($20 and $19, respectively, at Sephora) are just the ticket for smoky sex appeal.
But the bottom line is -- there’s no better place to push the envelope than in Vegas. So take at least one dress or pair of heels so daring you’d never wear them at home, and have fun!