style etoile: love at first look & listen

everyone knows that having a flawless wardrobe is only part of being a true style star. styleetoile is here to help. whether you’re hitting up styleetoile.com for all of your fashion needs, or checking out this little corner of the world to stay musically stylish--we’ve got you covered.
why aren’t you…
…On A Transition Mission? Summer is slowly creeping upon us and you know what that means, it’s time for a transition mission. As Memorial Day weekend nears we get amped up with possibilities of new romance, bonfires on the beach, road trips, awesome weekend adventures and killer threads.  While the blazing summer sun scorches our bronze beach bods during the day, what does one wear at night?
Run, don’t walk, to your walk-ins and pull the following staples from your wardrobe: a killer leather jacket, a variety of sexy summer maxi dresses, and a fun tuxedo vest. Why? Because this combo is perfect for layering and an ideal way to transition your look from daytime to nighttime in just minutes!
While temperatures are certainly rising during the day sport this sassy burnt orange maxi dress by Nombre and match it back to this killer tuxedo vest by SMYTHE. Complete your look with a espadrille or wedge of your choice. Come nightfall our bare bodies will start to feel that seasonal chill in the air. While all of the other gals at the resto are freezing, you will be layering your tuxedo vest over a leather jacket, like this essential perforated sleeve piece from IRO, for a serious yet sexy look. Always remember that layering is crucial to any look so make sure you try a few different pieces before you commit to your summer staples. Are you excited for summer to come? We most certainly are and we can’t wait to see what everyone will be rocking this season!
Style Star Tip: Make sure you pick a comfortable and versatile wedge because these bad boys will become your summer sneaker for the next 4 months. Think of this task as a smart investment for your feet!

why aren’t you…

…On A Transition Mission? Summer is slowly creeping upon us and you know what that means, it’s time for a transition mission. As Memorial Day weekend nears we get amped up with possibilities of new romance, bonfires on the beach, road trips, awesome weekend adventures and killer threads.  While the blazing summer sun scorches our bronze beach bods during the day, what does one wear at night?

Run, don’t walk, to your walk-ins and pull the following staples from your wardrobe: a killer leather jacket, a variety of sexy summer maxi dresses, and a fun tuxedo vest. Why? Because this combo is perfect for layering and an ideal way to transition your look from daytime to nighttime in just minutes!

While temperatures are certainly rising during the day sport this sassy burnt orange maxi dress by Nombre and match it back to this killer tuxedo vest by SMYTHE. Complete your look with a espadrille or wedge of your choice. Come nightfall our bare bodies will start to feel that seasonal chill in the air. While all of the other gals at the resto are freezing, you will be layering your tuxedo vest over a leather jacket, like this essential perforated sleeve piece from IRO, for a serious yet sexy look. Always remember that layering is crucial to any look so make sure you try a few different pieces before you commit to your summer staples. Are you excited for summer to come? We most certainly are and we can’t wait to see what everyone will be rocking this season!

Style Star Tip: Make sure you pick a comfortable and versatile wedge because these bad boys will become your summer sneaker for the next 4 months. Think of this task as a smart investment for your feet!

why aren’t you listening to…

…Magic Man (@magicman)?  YES.  This is exactly what we needed today.  To know Style Etoile is to know we have a love for all things post-punk that combine the urges to simultaneously dance and cry.  Magic Man has our number.  This Rhode Island quintet was just signed to Columbia/Neon Gold and with catchy hooks that remind us of New Order and Wild Nothing, we can see why. 

why aren’t you listening to…

…The Colourist (@thecolourist)?  Happy Monday—let’s start the week off right.  Today Style Etoile gives you The Colourist—an Orange County quartet making catchy, uplifting indie dance tunes.  The Colourist first caught our attention when St. Lucia gave their “Little Games” single the remix treatment and we’ve been hooked ever since.  These guys were one of our favorite parts of Coachella and we can’t wait to catch them tonight at Santos Party House.  Enjoy. 

why aren’t you listening to…

…Juveniles (@juvinilesband)?  Style Eoile might have overindulged a little on Cinco de Mayo, but thanks to the nu-disco synth-pop goodness provided by Juveniles, instead of missing a beat, we are dancing to one.  The French duo has just released “Fantasy,” the first single off their forthcoming (later this year) album and it is a real shaker.  Juveniles reminds us of Hercules and Love Affair when Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) is on the mic—this is studio 54 disco with a synth beat and goth vocals.  Get it and get happy.

why aren’t you…
…Prom Appropriate? Prom is right around the corner and right now you probably need help with one of two problems…the perfect person to roll with and the perfect ensemble to sport come prom night.  Don’t worry! We can help you with that second problem so you can be freed up to just worry about the lucky lad taking you. If you are reading into this tip then we already have you pegged for a gal who cares to show up in style and we don’t want to disappoint, so listen up!
Chances are you will drop a stack of cash at the mall for a dress that two other people, or even worse, your archenemy, will be wearing to the prom as well. Our suggestion? Make a stylish statement and guarantee to be unique by putting that money towards your “anti-prom” ensemble that will make you look fiercer than the Prom Queen herself!  With this option you can wear and re-wear your new threads for many different occasions in several different ways. You definitely won’t want to leave these pieces to age in your closet once you get them in your hands.
Style Tip: May we suggest a fierce black leather skirt by Timo Weiland or the oh-so-chic Navajo inspired Elomi jacket with subtle neon threads by IRO? Both of these pieces are worthy of the investment and come summers end they will transition perfectly into your fall wardrobe.

why aren’t you…

…Prom Appropriate? Prom is right around the corner and right now you probably need help with one of two problems…the perfect person to roll with and the perfect ensemble to sport come prom night.  Don’t worry! We can help you with that second problem so you can be freed up to just worry about the lucky lad taking you. If you are reading into this tip then we already have you pegged for a gal who cares to show up in style and we don’t want to disappoint, so listen up!

Chances are you will drop a stack of cash at the mall for a dress that two other people, or even worse, your archenemy, will be wearing to the prom as well. Our suggestion? Make a stylish statement and guarantee to be unique by putting that money towards your “anti-prom” ensemble that will make you look fiercer than the Prom Queen herself!  With this option you can wear and re-wear your new threads for many different occasions in several different ways. You definitely won’t want to leave these pieces to age in your closet once you get them in your hands.

Style Tip: May we suggest a fierce black leather skirt by Timo Weiland or the oh-so-chic Navajo inspired Elomi jacket with subtle neon threads by IRO? Both of these pieces are worthy of the investment and come summers end they will transition perfectly into your fall wardrobe.

why aren’t you listening to…

…Young Galaxy (@YoungGalaxy)?  Style Etoile is doing our best to extend the beautiful, sunny, uplifting feeling of this past perfect spring weekend, and we couldn’t do it without the help of Young Galaxy.  The Canadian quintet just released Ultramarine and man, are we loving it.  It is a glimmering, synth-filled breath of fresh air and is sure to provide the perfect soundtrack to our summer.  Young Galaxy reminds us of a blend between St. Lucia and Peter, Bjorn, and John, with a little Robyn thrown in for good measure.  Drink up.

why aren’t you listening to…

…Little Daylight (@littledaylight)?  As spring slowly starts to settle in, so does Style Etoile’s predilection for some sunny, dreamy electro-pop and Little Daylight is just what we had in mind.  This New York trio has hit us with a one-two punch this year—first with their ultra-catchy anthem “Overdose,” and now with the sexy, slow-burning “Name in Lights.”  Little Daylight reminds us of a cross between Passion Pit and Weekend Players and we can’t wait to catch them on May 11th at Brooklyn Bowl.

why aren’t you listening to…

…Max Frost (@maxfrostmusic)?  The Monday after Coachella is usually one of Style Etoile’s saddest days of the year.  And while we are definitely still having post-festi depression, Max Frost is certainly help to brighten our day.  Frost’s “White Lies” is one of our favorite tracks we’ve heard this year and all of his other tracks aren’t far behind.  The Austin native is making music that blends jazz, synth, rock and electronica into a whole lot of awesomeness.  We agree with the comparisons to Gnarls Barkley and Mayer Hawthorne, but Frost definitely has a sound that is 100% unique—check it out here.

why aren’t you…
….Festival Ready? We don’t know about you, but we love ourselves some good, old-fashioned, live music.  Put that fact in a neatly packaged, free-for-all festival in warm Cali weather, and we are there!
Coachella kicks off the festival season in style and it is rapidly approaching, April 11th to be exact! The vets already know this is the time to reunite with your homies from East to West, so you have to be ready to show off your style.  If the festival circuit is new for you, don’t stress, we are here to hook you up by dishing out some pointers to get you Coachella ready in no time.
DODGE the high heels ladies!  Remember, you will be running, jumping, high-fiving, and skipping through a gigantic field full of sweaty hipsters. If height is what you crave, then you’ll want to keep it chic with a wedged sneaker or a pair of espadrilles. If comfort is more of a priority, we highly recommend a gladiator flat for a little flair to keep your feet happy yet chic. Keep in mind- this is a festival girls, NOT some random excuse to look like a hooker.
DIVE into glitter, sunnies,  face paint, feathers, turbands and all things funkadelic!
DIG out the vintage tees that sport the likes of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix circa Woodstock 1960.  Today’s style star is sporting a vintage David Bowie tee, knotted in the pack for a little sex appeal.
DO PAIR The Parisian striped maxi skirt and the Polished Top by LA based designer and blogger Lovers + Friends x Because I’m Addicted.  Definitely tote along their En Vogue jacket as well to ward off the chills at night.  Throw on some espadrilles to complete the look, because Coachella cutie, you will definitely be hanging out backstage come nightfall!

why aren’t you…

….Festival Ready? We don’t know about you, but we love ourselves some good, old-fashioned, live music.  Put that fact in a neatly packaged, free-for-all festival in warm Cali weather, and we are there!

Coachella kicks off the festival season in style and it is rapidly approaching, April 11th to be exact! The vets already know this is the time to reunite with your homies from East to West, so you have to be ready to show off your style.  If the festival circuit is new for you, don’t stress, we are here to hook you up by dishing out some pointers to get you Coachella ready in no time.

DODGE the high heels ladies!  Remember, you will be running, jumping, high-fiving, and skipping through a gigantic field full of sweaty hipsters. If height is what you crave, then you’ll want to keep it chic with a wedged sneaker or a pair of espadrilles. If comfort is more of a priority, we highly recommend a gladiator flat for a little flair to keep your feet happy yet chic. Keep in mind- this is a festival girls, NOT some random excuse to look like a hooker.

DIVE into glitter, sunnies,  face paint, feathers, turbands and all things funkadelic!

DIG out the vintage tees that sport the likes of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix circa Woodstock 1960.  Today’s style star is sporting a vintage David Bowie tee, knotted in the pack for a little sex appeal.

DO PAIR The Parisian striped maxi skirt and the Polished Top by LA based designer and blogger Lovers + Friends x Because I’m Addicted.  Definitely tote along their En Vogue jacket as well to ward off the chills at night.  Throw on some espadrilles to complete the look, because Coachella cutie, you will definitely be hanging out backstage come nightfall!