CAxLZ STYLE GUIDE STAGE

For over 20 years we dreamt of partnering with someone to design something truly special. 

Then we met Lawrence Zarian. 

You may know Lawrence Zarian (LZ) as the incredible lifestyle and fashion expert on TV shows like Hallmark’s “Home and Family” or KTLA’s annual “Oscars Red Carpet.” LZ had been championing “women of all ages, shapes, and glorious sizes” for years. And he’d always dreamt of creating his own collection that would make real women look and feel fabulous AND address what they said their wardrobe was missing.


LZ is as passionate about women’s clothes as he is caring, about the woman who wears them. We knew he was the perfect fit. 


Read the full story of how team Connected Apparel fatefully met Lawrence Zarian!


WE ARE OVERJOYED TO INTRODUCE TO YOU OUR FIRST-EVER COLLABORATION: CAxLZ!

Our CAxLZ Sequin Collection is all about having fun and looking fabulous! From versatile, day to night separates to dresses and jumpsuits you can’t help but celebrate in, these pieces are designed with real women in mind. Together with LZ, we wanted to create a collection that all women would look and FEEL comfortable and confident in. 

So, what better way to learn how to style your CAxLZ pieces than from the pro himself?

We sat down with LZ to chat about our CAxLZ sequin collection and get an inside look at how he chose to style the CAxLZ models. Check out all of LZ’s tips on how to style each amazing day to night piece. 


 “When it comes to choosing what to wear, take that one extra step and step into style. Slip on a CAxLZ piece and you’re putting on something that means something.“

- Lawrence Zarian


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Kym Sequin Fit & Flare Dress

Kym is your dress for every occasion, especially those times when you think you have nothing to wear. Like LZ says, “If you think it won’t work, trust Kym because she’ll make it work.” 

Over the 25+ years that LZ has been styling women, he has learned what women want in their wardrobe. Which is why we designed Kym to have an extended sleeve for a little extra arm coverage and a fit and flare cut to accentuate your waist. 


Whether you go with the CAxLZ Kym dress in rose gold or prefer the CAxLZ Kym dress in silver sequins, you can’t go wrong with Kym.


“You can completely dress her down with your favorite pair of kicks or sandals and a denim jacket,” says LZ. “Or you can elevate your look with a classic pair of pumps.”


Whichever way you wear Kym, keep your accessories to a minimum so you can let Kym shine. 

“Don’t let style dictate you; you dictate the style you want to present to the world. The great thing about Kym is that there are no rules.”

- Lawrence Zarian

Kym Silver Fit & Flare Sequin Dress

with a cropped blazer & black pumps


The Kym dress in Silver Sequin is your go-to for when you want to look classic, chic and modern all at the same time. 

Pairing a fit and flare dress with a cropped blazer allows you to continue accentuating your waist, while adding layers. A classic black pump rounds out this look for an outfit that can go from the office to cocktail hour to dinner with the in-laws. 

Kym Rose Gold Fit & Flare Sequin Dress

with denim jacket & espadrilles 


Whether you’re going out for brunch with your girlfriends or headed to a daytime event, LZ styling of the Rose Gold Kym Sequin Dress is effortless yet chic.

The monochromatic look of the dress and espadrille has an elongating effect while the denim jacket adds a casual touch. Finish off this look with a CAxLZ Sequin Mask in Rose Gold.

Kym Silver Fit & Flare Sequin Dress

with CAxLZ Bianca Cardigan, obi sash & black platform sandals


If you know LZ, you know he loves an obi sash. We can’t get enough of this look he created! 

Here, the Kym Dress in Silver Sequin is paired with the CAxLZ Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan and an obi sash for a truly iconic look. Wear this outfit to your next special event and you’ll feel comfortable and confident all night long.


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Foxy Sequin Tunic Top

Foxy is the perfect blend of classic elegance and everyday functionality. 

When it came to designing the Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top, LZ says, “[I was] very specific about the length of the sleeves because so many women have said over the years that they want pieces that cover their arms in a chic and unique way. The ¾ flared sleeve on our Foxy tunic top does just that.” #YoureWelcome


There are endless options to how you can style our Foxy sequin tunic top. “There are four ways I styled the Foxy tunic top to create completely unique looks,” says LZ.


“The easiest and most figure flattering way is to accessorize Foxy with an obi sash or other wide statement belt to create the perfect accentuated waistline. Or if you’re having a more casual girls night in, Foxy looks fabulous with your favorite pair of comfy jeans.” 


Going from day to night? “Pair Foxy with the CAxLZ Sheri Palazzo Pant or add a little edge with a pair of luxe leggings,” LZ recommends. “‘Foxy’ will give you all the stylish FEELS!” We couldn’t agree more.


“It doesn’t matter what bottoms you choose, the length of the Foxy tunic top will always create a longer and leaner silhouette.”

- Lawrence Zarian

Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top

with CAxLZ Black Palazzo Pants & classic black heels


Pair the Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top with the CAxLZ Sheri Black Palazzo Pants for a classic and chic look.

The black mesh overlay of the palazzo pants styled with the silver sequin tunic top adds beautiful movement from head to toe. This look is guaranteed to have you feeling like a glamorous and glitzy starlet!

Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top

with distressed skinny jeans & nude heels


Heading to brunch or dinner with friends? Let the Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top do all the talking.

Pair this tunic top with skinny jeans and a nude heel for the perfect casual yet sophisticated look. The easy nature of a pair of jeans provides casual contrast to Foxy’s silver sequins, giving them the room they need to shine. You’ll turn heads in this trendy casual formal outfit from day to night. 

Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top

with black pencil skirt, obi sash, CAxLZ Silver Sequin Lace Mask & black stilettos


Kill it in the virtual boardroom with this Foxy Silver Tunic Top workwear ensemble.

Slip the Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top over a simple black pencil skirt. Add an obi sash or wide black belt to draw even more attention to the small of your waist. Complete your “power woman” outfit with a pair of simple black stilettos and the matching CAxLZ Sequin Mask in Silver.

Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top

with black pleather pants & black stilettos


When you want to ditch the jeans and get a little edgy, pair the Foxy Silver Sequin Tunic Top with black pleather pants and sassy black stilettos. 

Faux leather pants are trending right now. And nothing is more fun than a little sparkle. Put them together and you’ve got a look that says, “I’m a risk-taking fashionista!”


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress with Chiffon Overlay

Having a piece in your closet that you can wear in a variety of ways means you’ll never tire of it. With Lenny, you’ll never have to worry about that.

“What I love the most about Lenny is that it’s a two for one,” says LZ. “You can wear the dress and the overlay together or you can wear Lenny by itself without the overlay.”

“When it comes to fashion it’s all about options and the mood that you’re in.”

- Lawrence Zarian

And when the mood strikes and you’re feeling sexy, LZ suggests you “lose the sheer overlay and celebrate your beautiful shoulders and arms.” 

When it comes to styling Lenny, you tell her what you want.

When it comes to styling Lenny, you tell her what you want. Bring out the edgy side of you and pair Lenny with a biker jacket. Show off your business boss side and throw on your favorite tailored blazer. Or add another layer with the bianca cardigan. 


“One Overlay, Three Ways”

A chiffon overlay not only gives you subtle coverage, it also adds movement to the Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress.

But the best part about the overlay is that you can wear it so many different ways. And each time, it’s as if you’re putting on a completely new outfit! 


You can wear the chiffon overlay as is. You can also unbutton the button to create a cardigan effect. You can accentuate your waist by knotting it in the front. Or utilize it as a pashmina.

The Classic Overlay Look


Here, Teruko is wearing the chiffon overlay with the Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress as it was initially designed.

A simple button at the neckline keeps it closed while the open front moves freely.

The Knotted Overlay Look 


Cover up in a unique way with the Lenny Sequin Dress’s chiffon overlay. 

By tying the chiffon overlay in the front, you can accentuate your waist while at the same time, adding a unique flare.

The Not-Quite-An-Overlay Look


When you unbutton Lenny Sequin Dress’s chiffon overlay, you create an open front cardigan look.

And if you’re in that sexy mood LZ spoke about, slip the overlay below your shoulders and wear it as a shawl.

“One Dress, Three Ways”

Now, you may be wondering how you can wear Lenny without the overlay. We’re here to tell you there is no right way!

However you choose to style the Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress, know that you’ll feel comfortable and confident. 

Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress

with black leather jacket, long chain necklace & strappy heels


When you pair the Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress with a leather jacket, you’re instantly creating an edgy look.

Complete this look with a long chain necklace and strappy heels. We have a feeling you’ll be reaching for this ensemble multiple times this year! Not to mention, it’s a concert ready look that can be finished off with a CAxLZ Sequin Mask in Antique Gold

Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress

with matching heels


We’re all about monochromatic looks these days!

It’s simple, it’s chic and oh-so flattering. Not to mention, you’ll be ready for date-night in minutes! And best part, you don’t even have to bring a purse because the Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress has pockets!

Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress

with a denim jacket & block heels


When you want to keep things casual, but also shine, look no further than the Lenny Antique Gold Sequin Dress and a denim jacket.

It’s classic, it’s easy and most importantly, it’s comfortable. Whether you want to wear a block heel or slip on a pair of sneakers that day, you can’t go wrong with this look. 


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top

There’s nothing a woman needs in her closet more than a versatile t-shirt. But who said that meant just the average, plain white tee?

The CAxLZ Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top is the perfect mix of fun and elegance. The three colors (antique gold, rose gold, and silver) make sure everyone can wear a color that suits their own personal style. And we love that it can be styled to be worn for any occasion. 

The Toni sequin top checks off all the boxes!

- Lawrence Zarian

LZ says, “Errands? Check! Pair Toni with jeans and sneakers. Date night? Double check! Give Toni a little edge with a leather jacket for the perfect, sultry date night outfit. What about dinner with the in-laws? TRIPLE CHECK! Make a conservative, yet impactful style statement by adding a solid color top layer that subdues. I recommend Toni’s best friend Bianca, our versatile CAxLZ Open Front Cardigan with pockets.” 

Which of LZ’s Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top looks is your favorite?

“All Dressed Up”

Don’t let the t-shirt style of the Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top make you think it can’t be dressed up!

We loved learning how to style Toni day to night. And with LZ’s styling tricks, you too can wear Toni to any occasion! 


“Our sweet Toni T-Shirt is such a good top. She’s fun, flirty, and fabulous. A wardrobe must have that you will choose to wear almost everywhere!” What’s more fun, flirty, and fabulous than a little sparkle?


Check out how LZ dressed up Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in these three stylish outfits.

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Silver

with CAxLZ Bianca Black Cardigan, dark blue denim jeans & silver heels


This is your go-to for when you want to look modern yet classic. 

LZ’s styling is perfect for when you’re going out to dinner with the in-laws. Pair the Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in silver with our CAxLZ Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan, dark blue denim jeans, and a pair of matching silver heels. The fabric of the sequin top will add texture and take your sophisticated cozy look to the next level.

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Rose Gold

with a brown leather jacket, dark denim skinny Jeans, CAxLZ Rose gold Sequin Mask & nude heels


Meeting the ladies for dinner? Going for after work drinks? This Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Rose Gold has you covered! 

This Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Rose Gold is styled with a brown leather jacket, dark denim skinny jeans, a matching CAxLZ Sequin Mask in Rose Gold and nude heels. This reserved edgier styling of Toni is posh and perfect for a variety of events.

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Antique Gold

with a black motorcycle jacket, black leggings & black stilettos


Nothing is as effortlessly cool as a leather jacket paired with a sequin tee. 

The Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Antique Gold is a moto jacket’s perfect match. Finish off this traditionally “tough” styling with a pair of classy, feminine black stilettos for the ultimate going out look.

“All Day Casual”

Being on the go doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your style.

Toni Sequin Short Sleeve Top is made from a stretch woven knit with sequin accents. That means this short sleeve top is comfortable enough to wear around town, and stylish enough to go from day to night. Running errands never looked so good!

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Silver

with denim blue jeans, CAxLZ Silver Sequin Mask & white sneakers


Instead of reaching for your everyday t-shirt in the morning, we challenge you to reach for Toni Sequin Top in Silver instead.

Complete this easy and comfortable look with your favorite pair of denim jeans, matching CAxLZ Sequin Mask in Silver and solid white sneakers. In minutes you’ll feel comfortable, confident and ready for the busy day ahead. It might even be the simplest outfit you’ll ever put on! 

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Rose Gold

with dark denim skinny jeans & nude heels


Some days you want to wear heels. In the first casual outfit we elevated simple jeans and tennies with the Toni Sequin Short Sleeve Top in Rose Gold.

So why not take it up another notch? Grab your favorite pair of darker washed jeans and blocky nude heels. Goodbye errands, hello Sunday brunch!

Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Antique Gold

with black leggings & black sneakers


Just because you want to keep it casual doesn’t mean you can’t look incredible.

The Antique Gold Sequin Top pairs amazingly with black skinny jeans and black sneakers. 


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Jennifer Sequin Jumpsuit

Jennifer is the ultimate in one-step dressing.

“What I love is that it has the look of a two piece, but the luxury of one,” says LZ.


This sequin jumpsuit was designed to celebrate women of all shapes and glorious sizes. From the ruched waist band to the surplus bodice, this sequin jumpsuit beautifully accentuates your figure. Plus, the wide leg pants will have you feeling as if you’re floating into a room where heads will most definitely turn. 


Available in two colors -- Antique Gold and Silver -- with Jennifer as your foundation piece, let your mood find the perfect layering piece (or not!).

From the moment you slip Jennifer on, you’re ready to go.

- Lawrence Zarian

Jennifer Silver Sequin Jumpsuit 

with CAxLZ Bianca Black Cardigan & strappy heels


Pair the Jennifer Jumpsuit in Silver with the CAxLZ Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan for a classic and chic look.

The knee length cardigan styled with the wide leg sequin jumpsuit adds beautiful movement and coverage. This look is guaranteed to have you feeling like a Hollywood starlet!

Jennifer Anitque Gold Sequin Jumpsuit 

with classic black pumps


There’s something so chic about simply adding a black pump.

The Jennifer Jumpsuit in Antique Gold is such a show stopper on her own that you don’t always need to layer on more. From the wide leg pant to the surplus bodice, you’ll radiate glamor and feel confident showing off your curves.

Jennifer Silver Sequin Jumpsuit 

with a leather jacket & black pumps


LZ loves an edgy style statement, and this ensemble is certainly that.

While the Jennifer Silver Sequin Jumpsuit is classic and chic, pairing her with a leather jacket adds an unexpected edge that makes passers-by do a double take.


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan

With versatility at the core of the CAxLZ Limited Edition Collection, we wanted the Bianca Open Front Cardigan to be ready to join you for any occasion.

Need a place to put your phone, keys or face mask? Ask Bianca to hold them in one of her two functional pockets. Don’t feel like wearing a top? Take your obi sash or statement belt and wrap yourself up in another layer of style. Fun fact, Bianca loves to stay at home too. So whether you’re watching TV or sitting by the fire with your family, you’ll always feel amazing.


“Bianca is the perfect piece that fits into your daily life. From the functional pockets to the knee length and long sleeves to the luxe fabric that skims over your body, this piece was designed for ultimate coverage and confidence.” 

- Lawrence Zarian

Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan

with CAxLZ Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Silver, dark blue denim jeans & silver heels


Pair the Bianca Cardigan with dark jeans, heels of your choice, and the CAxLZ Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Silver for the ultimate updated casual and chic outfit. 

Not only will the open front cardigan provide the coziness and warmth you want, but it adds the final touch you need for this date night look. 

Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan


The knee length of the Bianca Cardigan gives you the opportunity to play with silhouettes.

An above the knee dress like the CAxLZ Kym Dress in Silver Sequins is the perfect complement to this everyday closet staple. 

Bianca Black Open Front Cardigan

with wide belt, CAxLZ Sheri Black Palazzo Pants, statement earrings & heels


Talk about versatility! Not only does the Bianca Cardigan serve as an open front cardigan, she also makes for a sexy, chic top!

Paired with our CAxLZ Sheri Black Palazzo Pant and tied with an obi sash, this outfit plays with movement and dimension in all the right ways.


HOW TO STYLE THE CAxLZ

Sheri Black Palazzo Pant

Loved by women of all ages, and for good reason, palazzo pants are the ultimate comfy yet chic pants.

Not only does our CAxLZ Sheri Palazzo Pant add beautiful movement when you walk, but they are comfortable enough to wear day or night. LZ says, “Why throw on a pair of jeans or a pair of regular pants, when you can slip on Sheri? Instant fashion.”

“Say hello to Sheri. Hi Sheri!! This palazzo pant is the epitome of perfection in a wardrobe essential.”

- Lawrence Zarian

Here at CA, we are all for branching out of your fashion comfort zone, and these palazzo pants are no exception. LZ agrees, and adds that, “when it comes to fashion and style, it’s always time to try something new and now is that time!” So what are you waiting for?!  



Sheri Black Palazzo Pants

with a white t-shirt, a black motorcycle jacket & black heels


Play around with dimension and structure by adding a motorcycle jacket and over a white t-shirt with our Sheri Palazzo Pants.

The black mesh pants create a movement and flow that is contrasted perfectly by the structure of the motorcycle jacket.

Sheri Black Palazzo Pants

with CAxLZ Toni Sequin Short Sleeve Top in Silver tied at the waist, wide bangle bracelets & simple black stilettos


Add a little sparkle to your look by pairing our stretch Sheri Palazzo Pants with the CAxLZ Toni Short Sleeve Sequin Top in Silver.

Tie the sequin top at your waist for updated flair and finish off your look pair with your favorite black heels.

Sheri Black Palazzo Pants

with a black long sleeve turtleneck, chandelier earrings & black boots


Elevate your basic black turtleneck by pairing it with our Sheri Palazzo Pants.

You’ll feel classic from head to toe in this slimming and elongating duo. Add some chandelier earrings and black booties to polish off this stylish fall look. 


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This collaboration with Lawrence Zarian is a labor of love with you at the center.

So, whether you follow LZ’s style advice to a “T” or use this blog as a guide for how to style your CAxLZ pieces, we know you’ll look and FEEL comfortable and confident.  

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