Some couples know how to look great together, whether it’s casual and cool or getting dressed to the nines for a special night out. We found three stylish duos and asked them to share their tips for looking chic this season. (Here’s a hint – they all share one stylish secret: they love to shop at Cherry Hill Mall.)

Photography by David Michael Howarth
Shot on location at Cherry Hill Mall and The Capital Grille

1-CHM_1498Peter & Renee Liciaga

Peter and Renee Liciaga wear a lot of hats. Between the two of them, their titles include choreographer, performing arts educator, motivational speaker, youth mentor, martial arts instructor and actor – not to mention their role as mom and dad to two active adolescents.

“We are always on the go, but we love it because we’re pursuing our passions,” says Renee.

Thanks to their active lifestyle and jobs, the couple needs easy-to-wear clothing that’s still fashionable. “I love that we can make one trip and find a wide selection of clothes for both of us and our kids at Cherry Hill Mall – plus, there’s a great energy there that makes shopping fun for our entire family,” says Peter.

“When we go to the mall, the kids always want to go to their favorite stores – Forever 21 and Finish Line – and Peter and I like shopping at Chico’s and Nordstrom,” adds Renee.

The Mount Laurel couple, who spent the first 25 years of their relationship touring on Broadway together, say spring is the perfect time of the year to inject some color into their wardrobes.

“Brighter shades tend to show up better on stage and on camera, so I’m loving all the neon, colored denim and sparkly accessories that are in style this season,” says Renee.

This season’s vibrant plaid patterns and lightweight suede shoes are also a hit with Peter. “Like a lot of guys,” he says, “I like to add a little bit of flair but still be comfortable.”

On Peter: Slim Indian Cotton Shirt in Misty Ocean Plaid, J. Crew, $75; Suede Multi-Loop Belt, Johnston & Murphy, $69.50; Sun-Faded Chino in Urban Slim Fit in Pale Cypress, J. Crew, $75; Wallabee Run Taupe Nubuck Shoes, Clarks, $124.99

On Renee: Framed Pink Floral Top, Banana Republic, $69.50; Leather Moto Jacket, Michael Kors, $450; Drapey Drawstring Pant, J. Crew, $98; Deco Arrowhead Necklace, J.Crew, $145; Scarlett Saddle Bag, Henri Bendel, $298; Tatum Color-block Pump, J. Crew, $128


Michael England & Sarah Gleeson

For Michael England and Sarah Gleeson, one of the selling points of their recently purchased Collingswood home was its close proximity to Cherry Hill Mall.

“We both work from home, so to be just a few minutes away from great shopping and dining is really convenient for us. We even get our hair done at the salon that’s in the mall, Essensuals London,” says Sarah, a fashion blogger and personal stylist.

2-CHM_1447Admittedly, Sarah says she spends more time at Cherry Hill Mall than Michael does. “When I’m working with clients, I know I can always find great pieces for them there,” she says. “Banana Republic, ALDO Shoes and J. Crew are some of my no-fail places to shop.

“Of course, I never have trouble finding things I like for myself too – this season’s faux leather, kitten heels and metallic accents are some of my favorite trends,” says Sarah. “I love searching different stores to find funky pieces and pops of colors to create a unique look.”

And though Sarah is a definite trend-setter, it’s obvious that Michael, who owns a marketing and advertising firm, shares some of her fashion sense. “I’m not afraid to wear color or try out different styles,” he says “J. Crew has some great pants and lightweight sweaters for guys this season.”

On Michael: Heathered Cotton Sweater in Indigo Stripe, J. Crew, $69.50; Button Mockneck Cardigan in Grey Marl, Gap, $69.95; Lightweight Chino in Urban Slim Fit in Frost Blue, J. Crew, $75; Hemp Madero Sneakers in Monument, Vans, $60

On Sarah: Search for Sanity Floral Appliqué Tank, Nordstrom, $78; ASTR Faux Leather A-Line Midi Skirt in Light Gray, Nordstrom, $70; Four-pack of bracelets in silver and gold, H&M, $5.95 each; BSunny Clutch in Raspberry, Steve Madden, $98; Umaniel Multi-Strap Sandals in Orange, ALDO Shoes, $80


Ken & Evelyn Ebo

When it comes to fashion, Ken and Evelyn Ebo of Lumberton know what they like – and where to find it.

3-CHM_1391_600x380_acf_cropped“I’d say my style is classic with a bit of an edge. Nordstrom and Henri Bendel are two of my go-to stores at Cherry Hill Mall because I know I’ll aways find something fabulous that makes me feel good,” says Evelyn, a hairstylist and retired dancer. “Some of my favorite trends this season are metallic accents, pastel colors and beautiful prints.”

Ken, who is a marketing executive, favors classic lines. “I always love a great suit – Hugo Boss is one of my favorites stores in the mall – but I like to give it a twist by adding fun socks or standout shoes.”

Though they have hectic schedules (the couple has two kids who are heavily involved in baseball, dance and theater) Evelyn says she and Ken try to enjoy a “date night” as often as possible. “We love dressing up and enjoying a nice dinner together. Cherry Hill Mall is convenient to where we live and has several great restaurants, so it’s easy for us to carve out time for us as a couple there.”

On Ken: Pilato Modern Cotton V-Neck Sweater in Blue, Hugo Boss, $165; Straight-Fit Dark Wash Jeans in Indigo, Banana Republic, $89.50; Pima Camo Socks in Cobalt, Banana Republic, $12.50; McGuffey Perfed Wingtip in Navy Nubuck, Johnston & Murphy, $115

On Evelyn: Joie “Divitri” Silk Blouse, Nordstrom, $268; Scallop Bodice Dress, Loft, $98; Bomber Jacket in Off-White, Gap, $98; Leather Flap Clutch in Soothing Sea, Gap, $39.95; Galelawen Ankle-Strap Pump in Silver, ALDO Shoes, $80; The Bond Street Crystal Fringe Earrings, Henri Bendel, $138

Fashion styling: Sarah Gleeson of Raving Fashionista
Hair stylist: Nilda Ramos of Essensuals London
Makeup artist: Samantha Christina of Aveda

April 2014
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