Summer is for Capris!

Here are the two latest styles we’ve added to our capri mix.

  • Fast Track Capri — a bright desert “Camo” print adds color to your work-out…even if that workout involves sipping iced tea on the patio. A slimming black stripe down the side flatters, while these capris coordinate with a lot of tops. Pair with our Summer brights: Cobalt (or Black) Dual Tank, Charged Pink or Olive Tiered Crochet Extenders. They would also be so cute with the Nothing But Net Tunic and flip-flops.
  • Dual Track Capri – Fitted, sporty, trend-right, comfortable, these capris are just the right amount of sporty to wear to the coffee shop while also making you the star of your walking group. Perfect witht the Laid Back Tank, just add a Talented Tunic for cooler days.

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Go from Pool to Patio

I love when our Ruby Ribbon designer Cami (yeah, that’s really her name) takes a few minutes to showcase our products. Here’s a great video of her sharing what makes the new Kauai Tankini Top special from her perspective.

If you were getting one, would you want Panther or Tropical?

#rrswim #panther #tropical #pooltopatio #stylewithchar #swimsuits #bathingsuits

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What is Flamestitch?

A flamestitch pattern in the shades of summer was introduced in two different styles of tops with the Ruby Ribbon  2018 collection. Flamestitch is a classic fashion knitwear pattern.

The Flamestitch Tunic is a swim cover-up with a life beyond the pool. This drawstring-waisted topper covers your arms, shows off your waist, while also keeping you cool! Wear it off the beach took with a Flounce Skirt or Denim Leggings.

And, the Off-the Shoulder Flamestitch is the season’s hottest silhouette! A generously-sized tunic with side vents, this top will show off your shoulders while covering your arms! Wear belted or loose, this will be both a fun pool cover-up or patio-party must-have! (This is an easy piece to put in your bag, to give your office look a festive update for a last minute dinner date.) I would pair it with white Capris for a casual look or belted with Slim Leg Ponte Pants for the office.

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New Extender style launched with Summer

About a year ago, Ruby Ribbon launched a new concept called the “Extender,” a multipurpose tank that you can wear three ways.

  • Wear as a long tank top over leggings or skirts
  • Wear as a layer under another top, especially a top that needs a little length (think lettings!)
  • Layer under a jacket for another fun look

Before the launch of Summer 2018, we have two versions of these Extenders. We had the Lace Extender in black or white, which featured a wide band of stretchy lace at the bottom. We also had the black Pleated Chiffon Extender, with a cute chiffon detail as the “extender” band.

Now, we also have a new Tiered Crochet Extender in two new shades; choose either Charged Pink or Olive. The Olive will be terrific with our mink brown skirts and leggings or consider it with the khaki Stretch Woven Pants. This extender features three tiers of crocheted lace at the bottom band. All three styles of extenders area available in size XS to 3XL.

Pair any of these extenders with other pieces from the 2018 Summer Capsule.

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What’s your preferred shade of neutral?

As if black, mink brown and khaki weren’t enough neutrals for most wardrobes, Ruby Ribbon added white as an option for the popular Stretch Woven Pant.

These pants features a slim straight leg, our patented “skinny band at the waist, and an invisible side zipper. They are structured and perfect for any occasion, but stretch in two directions to move with you all day. Great with flats or heels!

See colorful tops to pair with these neutral pants in this summary of all the fashions in the Summer Capsule .

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Who needs a popover?

When I said Popover, I bet your mind went straight to a delicious breakfast pastry?  Mine did too.

But, the latest popover in my world is the Ruby Ribbon Lace Popover, a fun and flirty top that screams summer.  Wear it over a tank or a cami with your favorite capris and you’re set for a summer day. And it’s an obvious swimsuit coverup option.

You’ll want to check out all the fashions in the Summer Capsule.

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DIY, in a little black dress?

I’m sure you’re familiar with the DIY concept — do it yourself?  But what does that mean in a dress?

With the Summer 2018 collection, Ruby Ribbon has launched a black DIY dress — one dress, worn as many ways as your imagination can come up with!  In a super polyester spandex fabric, what this dress offers is options:

  • Wear it at your natural waist, as an empire waist or as a halter
  • Two sashes allow you to configure the straps in a variety of ways — create a different look for each event you wear it too
  • Take it along on an vacation or trip and DIY your way into daily fashions, dressed up or dressed down

Watch Ruby Ribbon’s Sr Designer, Cami Raymond, style this dress in her favorite six ways.  (PS don’t blink when you’re watching – it goes fast)

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See the entire Summer 2018 Capsule

1 Dress. 6 Ways! The go to wedding, vacay, reunion, girls night, date night dress!#Chic #flattering #versatile

Summer 2018 New Capsule Preview

As I traditionally do, here’s a quick rundown of all the new items in the Summer 2018 Capsule, along with key features, styling tips and more.

Comment below and let me know which is your favorite?

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The first piece I wore from the Summer 2018 Capsule

I was excited to personally wear something from the new Summer 2018 Capsule today.  When I was getting ready for work, I ran downstairs to the living room where I had my rack set up for an event that I did earlier this week in my home.  It was fun to shop from my own Pop-Up Shop and select the Dual Tank in Cobalt Blue.

This tank is a super soft t-shirt fabric  and also comes in basic black. It’s flattering but doesn’t cling to your belly and the armholes are just the right height to hide that “who has time to exercise” flab you may have (-just sayin’).  It also features a snap loop at the shoulder to easily snap in your favorite Ruby Ribbon cami.

Today, it’s really still pretty cold where I live, so I paired it with my favorite Jacquard Leggings in black, plus the Ponte Blazer (aka boyfriend jacket). I chose to wear the Dual Tank as a v-neck, but it can also be worn as a scoop neck just by turning it around.

Other ways to style it might include:

  • With the R&R Pants for lounging on the weekend
  • With jeans and a jacket for a casual Friday
  • With the Ottoman Ponte Skirt for the office professional
  • With the Stretch Woven Pants in any color but perfect with the white
  • I can go on and on, someone stop me! 

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#summerfashion #stylewithchar #dualtank #cobaltblue #rubyribbon #casual #weekend #summer

Simplify your wardrobe with fewer neutrals

There’s nothing wrong with neutrals and having lots of them, but about a year ago, I found that some of the neutrals in my closet weren’t getting worn at the same rate. After analyzing it, I realized that I wore anything black or gray probably five more times than I ever worn tans or browns.
So, one day, I took all the brown/tan toned items and donated them. Gone! No more shades of brown! It was mainly pants and skirts, but I also donated any tops or jackets that wouldn’t look good with blacks and grays. Basically, I streamlined my wardrobe by removing one color family.
No brown boots neededI’m attaching a picture from last week, that made me think of this drastic wardrobe change. You see, the brown boots I wore that day didn’t leave the house with the brown clothes, and before I put them last week, I had to wipe the dust off them.
I guess what I learned is that I should also have donated the shoes and boots that went with the brown outfits. They worked last week with denim leggings and a cozy sweater, but I’m realizing that getting back that floor space in my closet would be better. (And maybe a reason to get a fun pair of colorful shoes that can be worn with black, LOL)
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