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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What's Ottoman and what does it have to do with a skirt?

One of the themes of the Ruby Ribbon Winter and Holiday line is a fabric called Ottoman. It was new to me too, so I had to look it up.
ottomanponteskirt_black_frontOttoman is a fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture of cotton and other silk like yarns.
Our Ruby Ribbon designer used an Ottoman fabric on several pieces this season, including what I can only describe as a “super cute” skirt. I expect this new skirt to replace a staple skirt in my current wardrobe.
The ottoman fabric is mixed with our signature Ponte in a “moto” look. The ottoman panels are strategically placed on this straight skirt to give a slip hip effect. I say it regular that Ruby Ribbon clothes are designed to be figure flattering and this is just one example.
If you are a skirt wearer like I am, you are going to find some  fun ways to wear this new Ottoman Ponte Skirt. It’s both office appropriate (think Bell Sleeve Top and Ponte Jacket) and weekend approved (worn with our pink Dance Top and a Judi Cardigan maybe).  Use your imagination to really find the ways to stretch the value of this new skirt.
Ottoman skirtSee more from the Winter and Holiday Collection
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Make it a black and white summer

I was watching the Today show this morning (lazy rainy day) and they were showcasing how to wear black and white this summer. I was inspired to put together a few mix-and-match pieces in these same colors to share with you.
Here are four tops and four bottoms (more details below) that could be amazing basics to wear together or with other colors all summer.
mix and match white and black

  • Empire Lace Tank – stretchy lace in either black or white, designed to layer over a Ruby Ribbon cami
  • Drape Front Tunic – unique ladder detail on the sleeve, wear over Ruby Ribbon white leggings
  • Versatile Tank – a wardrobe basic in black, white or three color options
  • Mesh sleeve top – the feel of a tank top but no exposure on your arms – also comes in white
  • Convertible skirt – a matte jersey skirt that is also super cute as a halter or strapless dress and this fabric travels so well
  • Jacquard leggings – a brocade fabric that flatters all sizes and these leggings also come in black
  • Wrap pant – the same matte jersey as the skirt with a unique wrap detail. Wear with a fitted top. (We have these same pants in a palazzo style also
  • Capri leggings — pick them in both black and white!

Style any of these black and white outfits with statement jewelry, toss on a color scarf or jacket or accent with any color shoe!
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Limited Edition Criss Cross Leggings launch soon

Two new Limited Edition Criss Cross Leggings launch to all customers on June 1. These new leggings feature the signature Ruby Ribbon “skinny waistband” and come in two new colors of gunmetal gray and sapphire blue camo (plus the current black staple that we already offer.
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New Criss Cross Leggings

Your favorites in new colors

Some of your favorite items are showing up in new colors for Spring 2017! If you own these, you have new options and don’t even need to try on – you already know your size. (I have a record if you don’t.)
It’s a great way to add in a few new basics that will become staples in your wardrobe. Any many of these can be worn now, some as layering pieces, so if you live in the north like I do, you won’t need to wait for spring.

Slim Leg Ponte Pant

slim-leg-pants-3-colorsThese Slim Leg Pants are designed to stop at your ankle and have a side slit detail at the bottom of the leg. We’ve had them in black and now added two new color options — mink brown and sapphire blue.
With the Ruby Ribbon “skinny band” and the front pin tucks, you’ll feel long and lean when you wear these.
They look great with flats and low heels. Some women tuck them into boots too.

Capri Leggings

capri leggings 3 colors.pngIn past seasons, you loved our capri leggings in black and charcoal gray. And last summer, if you blinked, you missed your change to get them in white. They went so fast! We got them back for this season, but I don’t know how long they will last this year?
No side seams, a “skinny band” and a shorter casual length, and still our great fabric!

Versatile Tank

versatile tank 5 colors.pngWe added two new colors, chambray and apricot, for the Versatile Tank, so you have five options now. (Current colors were black, white and red tile.) This is really two tops in one! Wear the flattering scoop neck or turn it around for a crew neck instead. (My sales director calls it “Saturday night and Sunday morning.” Ha!)
This top has a built-in shelf bra and an inner shaping slip to smooth your bodice. It also has a silicon gripper edge to keep the hem in place.

Ponte Jacket

pontejacket_mink_backThe Ruby Ribbon Ponte Jacket has been so popular in black, and now you also can get a mink brown jacket. Imagine it paired with our mink brown pants or leggings?
It’s great for the office or for a casual weekend. It has a cute cut and is super flattering. (I wish I had a picture of the back!)
Spring 2017 Post Summary
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