Hello, Sailor: How to Rock the Nautical Trend

13 Mar

Ahoy, Sole Mates! We see nautical-inspired spring fashion on the horizon…

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Welcome aboard to our first LP Style Shoot installment of the season! The LP lifestyle is all about versatility & fun, and this season we’ll be showing you how to create a huge variety of fresh, fashion forward looks that seem so put together, no will know how effortless great style really can be!

LP has teamed up with social media icon Ashley Brooke of Ashley Brooke Design to showcase two eye-catching, yacht-club friendly looks – both casual and dressy.  So scroll down, and let us show you the ropes of fashion that earn a seat at even the fanciest of yacht clubs!

 

Nautical Fashion Spring 2014

Anchor Watch: Lindsay’s ready to get things underway in her casual but chic navy-striped nautical shift dress, which she paired with Gold Gwen Low Wedge snap shoes and coordinating Tarlyn anchor snaps (which launch in stores/online next month!). Anchors are really trending this spring, and we’re seeing them worn in all kinds of ways, whether as jewelry or actual anchor prints. We love them because they’re fun AND classic.

 

Spring Fashion 2014 Nautical Trends

Ashley is looking Sunday-brunch snazzy in a neutral dress polished to perfection with a baby blue jacket. Ashley’s dressier look is complimented by LP’s Gwen Low Wedge shoes in Stone, paired here with a set of whitewashed nautical knot snaps – another huge trend this season! The Arlene snaps add a classy flair to any outfit, making them appropriate even for the yachtiest of yacht clubs ;)

 

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All Feet On Deck! Our Gwen snap shoe is an amazingly comfortable low wedge that adds instant style to any outfit. Lindsay and Ashley are showing off Gwen’s more neutral tones, but there are plenty more colors available, including our newest Gwen Neon Blue!

 

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Find these fabulously nautical flip flop looks at Lindsay Phillips online, where you can use our Mix & Match feature to create your own spring fashion trends! Stay tuned for Part 2 (of 8) of our LP Spring Style Shoot Series. Cheers to working like a captain, but playing like a pirate!

 

Get Lindsay’s Look: Dress – Joe Fresh, available here. Belt – personal

Get Ashley’s Look: Dress – Annie Griffin. Blazer – Two Penny Blue. Bracelet – personal.

Photographer Shoutout: Gregory Daniel of Gregory Daniel Portraits.

Stylist Extraordinaire: Josh Owen of Willard Randall.

Hair/Makeup Guru: Luisa V of Elle Vie Salon

LP’s Spring Break Style Guide

6 Mar

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Spring break is around the corner, and everyone deserves some well-earned R&R under the sun. Because I travel so frequently, I’m big on packing light but smart, so a little goes a long way. Here’s my top 5 favorite picks to make your spring break both memorable and easy breezy! Cheers to umbrella drinks, beach side siestas, and fun in the sun!

 

1. A new, affordable and cute bathing suit is always a must have! Check out this cobalt bandeau top from Target and matching hipster bottom for inspiration! 14921711_201401071404

 

2. A pretty dress to throw on at night after the sun goes down! Find this gorgeous mint-colored eyelet dress here.

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3. Kelli Flop in Stone with Lucille snap – comfy, chic, neutral and pairs with EVERYTHING! Find Kelli here and all of our latest spring snaps here! PS – if y0u’re taking more than a few pairs of snaps, consider an LP travel bag to keep your snaps & straps organized ;)

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4. A personalized beach drink and phone holder…..so great! Find them here.

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5. A fabulous beach bag!!! (Click here to shop the one shown below).

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6. I love these fun, customized towels. A must have for every perfect beach goddess. Find a huge assortment of beachy-chic patterns & flavors here.

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Spring Fashion & NYC

20 Feb

I recently headed to NYC to feature LP at an annual Spring Fashion Market. Brr…it was cold!!!! Snow, ice and slush! After just a few days, this Florida girl’s toes were longing for flip flops and sunshine. I love NYC, but not in the slush!!! But trust me when I tell you that warmer days ARE ahead– And Spring Fever in the city was creating quite the buzz! We have had an awesome response to our spring line and buyers are really excited about all the new products we’re getting ready to launch.  Feet and flip flops go together like sand and seashells…There are a lot of anxious toes ready to be reunited with LP ;)

 

Coffee & treat time!

Coffee & Treat time!

On The Agenda

We were pretty much busy each and everyday in the city – I spent my time between the show and trend shopping. I also met with Stylesite, a trend forecasting company we belong to, to look at spring concepts for next year! It’s always fun going to their offices.

It’s also important to remember play time, so we headed to our favorite restaurants each night to refuel. Pearl Oyster Bar is my absolute favorite NYC spot. The lobster roll and the caesar salad are items I crave at least once a week, lol. Trust me when I tell you it is pure bliss! We also went to a theater show called Kinky Boots, which was unreal!!!! It’s actually about a shoe factory, so you know I was hooked from the beginning ;) It gets very…colorful, as I’m sure you can judge by the name. Watch for it at your local theater, as they’re starting a US tour this year!

Black & White is going to be HOT this Spring.

Black & White is going to be HOT this Spring.

 

Spring Fashion Trends Alert

What I’m really excited to share with you is upcoming spring fashion trends. I managed to squeeze in some trend shopping while in the city and there are so many fun new looks and color combos to share!

First, TONS of black and white, which I am beyond thrilled about. Black and white is SO classic and everyone wears it well. We just launched some new black & white straps & snaps – check them out here at LP.com or ask your favorite retailer!

The "blue on blue" concept is reflected in the new Izzy snap!

The “blue on blue” concept is reflected in the new Izzy snap!

Blue will also be huge. This year, different hues of blue are being worn together, which is really unique and fun. I also saw tons of denim colors being mixed together as well –  Lights and darks all coming together, which I am just loving. In fact, I picked up a light blue denim shirt that I’ve been wearing with my dark blue denim jeans with my Neutral Patent Liz ballet flats. It’s just such a great concept.

 

Stepping Into Spring…

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Shoes with details are IN. Looks like NYC is catching on to the LP way of fashion ;)

In shoes, we are seeing lots of details, straps and embellishments. It’s like everyone has caught on to the LP way of fashion ;) Consequently, I feel like we’ve been a true pioneer for this shoe fashion movement, and I couldn’t be prouder! The sneaker and sport concept is also taking off – The Keds look is back and short boots are everywhere!  Oh, and metallics are still all over! So fun!

There are so many reasons to be pumped for Spring Fashion and I can’t wait to see the looks you create and share on Instagram or right on our Facebook page! No matter what style you choose, we have so many great neutrals this spring that you can really match your LP’s to anything. I also can’t wait for you guys to see the t-strap shoe that we are launching soon.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just ready to put on my spring wardrobe and flops!!!! The winter has been so cold all I can think about is summer. Here’s to sunny days ahead! Xoxo LP

LP’s Valentine Gift Guide

30 Jan

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Show the love this Valentine’s Day with the perfect gift for your special someone (even if it happens to be you!) From sole-warming gifts to unique finds that she’ll treasure forever, LP has you covered!

 

 

#1. Liz Ballet Flat Coral Patent

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We’ve had a coral crush on this juicy Liz shade ever since she debuted last Spring. Liz Coral adds a fun pop of color to any outfit & she’s the most comfortable flat you’ll ever find (really!) $64.95 @ Lindsay-Phillips.com

 

#2. Elizabeth Dolman Sleeve Tunic in Geo Diamond by Tracy Negoshian

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This must-have tunic brightens any pair of jeans or leggings  (or wear it as a dress with a fun pair of Switchflops) and makes a statement about the warm, fun-loving fashionista she really is – talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve! $129.99 @ TracyNegoshian.com

 

3. Beach Mermaid Bottle Opener

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I LOVE these bottle openers! What a perfect, super feminine gift for the beach-loving gals in your life (Psst..you can hang these on a wall!) $14 each on Etsy.com

 

4. Carry-on Rolly by Cinda B

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This is what I use to get away on the weekends…it’s a must-have for the girl with wanderlust! Personalize it by adding her initials!! $179 @ CindaB.com

 

5. Handmade Monogram Vase

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This is such a beautiful and incredibly personal gift – what a great idea if you’re wanting to splurge on something unique! $200 @ Etsy.com

 

xoxo
LP

On the Road With LP

23 Jan

photo(66) January is a big month for me, traveling and promoting LP. It is crazy, CRAZY busy.  I always start every January on the road – We showcase the LP line at three huge trade markets (Atlanta, Dallas & NYC), where your favorite area retailers also head, so they can decide what to carry for each season. I must say – we haven’t exactly made it easy on them this year! The theme should be choices, choices, choices! There are over a dozen new juicy colors and four completely new styles coming your way. Plus, nearly 50 new snaps and straps!! Hopefully you were able to see a few during our 12 Days of LP sneak preview on Pinterest last month.

BTW – If you aren’t following us on Pinterest, you’re missing out!! We’re adding new boards every week to keep you “pinspired”. If you’re on Instagram, follow me @ Switchflops. If you #Switchflops your fav Instagram photos featuring LP, your photo will automatically post to our new website!

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The reactions to Spring 2014 have been amazing -  They love it, and everyone is ready for some warm weather!!!! Happiness should be measured in flip flops, don’t you think? They signal warmth, sunshine, and happy times. Well, hang tight…Sandal Season will be here before you know it!

Aside from reveling in the incredible reception we’ve gotten at market, I’m also enjoying being able to work directly with my accounts and getting feedback on my fall 2014 line. I can’t say too much, but let’s just say we’re going to be turning it up a notch (or two or three).

 

LP’s Favorite Picks For Spring…

photo(68) Liz Turquoise is incredibly fun, and I think she’s going to fly off the shelves (because let’s face it, what DOESN’T turquoise go with??) It’s amazing to think that when LP started, we introduced just one black ballet flat (Liz Classic Black), and now we’re bringing in fun, tropical colors like coral (introduced last spring) and turk.

Rosie & Meredith are my other two fav picks for the season. Meredith is an earthy, funky T-strap sandal, featuring a chic, cork-inspired footbed – we’re featuring her in both black and pewter. Rosie is an exotic snakeskin-inspired sandal with a snap-on raffia snap. Like Meredith, there’s just a slight heel, giving Rosie an earthy-chic charm. I just adore these sandal styles, and I’m thrilled that LP is now bringing them to fans, with the added benefit of changing the snaps to compliment your outfits! Bling on the gladiator style!

 

And the next stop is….

NYC! I’m looking so forward to the buzz – love that city!! I’ll bring back a style report and we’ll talk spring fashion next month…  xoxo LP

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