We’ve all had busy days at work where the list seems to keep piling on. That’s why it’s important to find outfits that you will feel comfortable in all day. I also believe that if you are wearing an outfit where you think you look good, it will in turn make you feel good and probably have a better day at the office. Rocking a great workplace outfit can make you feel ready to rule the world. You’ll be able to feel like you can deal with anything. But a great business outfit still has to be office appropriate. For example, are shorts proper office attire? Maybe it’s okay to wear a pair of longer, more conservative shorts to work on casual Friday, but I would air on the conservative side until you’re sure that it’s alright. The same goes for interviews and meetings with new clients. First impressions can say a lot about someone and affect certain opportunities. For that reason, business skirts and pants are my go to. Cigarette pants, longer fitted skirts, and office blazers are my favorite office go-to’s.
What are yours? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!
Are we really going to be wearing flip flops again next summer? It might just prove one of the most divisive trends to come out of New York Fashion Week. Michael Kors and Rihanna certainly made an effort towards it’s comeback.
Spring and Summer get me beyond excited for sandal season. The comfy, versatile shoes go great with dresses, jeans, and everything in between. Sometimes sneakers are perfect for comfy beach days when you want to walk around but, honestly, they can sometimes get too hot. That’s why it’s important to have a variety of cute sandals to choose from. With a variety of price points and styles, there's something for everyone. Look through these irresistible choices and get yourself some new sandals right in time for the beautiful weather. Here’s a list of some of our favorite sandal retailers:
For the best variety of shoes at a lower price point I like to go to Nordstrom’s rack. They always carry the best brands and I almost always find what I’m looking for.
Soludos has been making a line of European sandals and summery sneakers for those who want something a little different.
Our favorite flip-flop brand that is both functional, simple, and very cute are Havianas! America’s #1 flip flop brand.
Today’s LACE is such a versatile and timeless fabric. Lace has been a go-to for weddings and formal events for centuries, but I believe it’s beauty can be versatile. For a sophisticated look, throw together leather and lace for evening out on the town and you’ll achieve an effortless and chic edge. For a bohemian look I love to put together pretty, sexy, and simple summer dresses with lacy accessories.
With lace there is so much fun to be had so you shouldn’t limit yourself to just weddings and fancy occasions. And don’t count out black lace. For a full on bold sexy look you could place black lace under a white shirt. Don’t hide your gorgeous bralettes, they can be a fun way to peak lace through.
I would definitely recommend finding some lacy tops to add to your wardrobe this summer.
Feel free to share your favorite looks and thoughts in the comments below!
There is beauty in simplicity. Simple things are versatile in their nature. I would say that denim is one of the most simple, basic, and neutral fabrics that create a palate for designing much more. Denim jeans are iconic and can be worn in so many different ways. They are easily dressed up or down.
Some of my favorite jeans include rag & bone, Levi’s, Joe’s Jeans, One Teaspoon, and honestly, the list goes on. When you buy a good pair of jeans that fit great, they could last you a life time. You know that satisfying feeling when you slip on a pair of jeans that snugs you just perfectly in all of the right places? It’s like the equivalent of finding the perfect little black dress. Jeans will forever be a staple in any closet and it is necessary to have a favorite pair, or if you’re like me, a few.
But if you're like most women, you find jeans shopping stressful. In fact, most women will try on an least 20 pairs when shopping for jeans. But you can steer clear of this with a few simple tricks. To start you should focus on fit, not labels. Unfortunately, there is no universal sizing chart for designers to abide by and you may wear a size 8 in one line of jeans and a 12 in another. Don't stress about it! Keep in mind: Women very frequently have a range of three sizes when it comes to the different items in their wardrobe." When in doubt, grab a minimum of two different sizes to take into the dressing room. My other favorite trick is to look for a darker wash. Jeans with a darker wash are more flattering and look more polished if you want to dress them up with a blazer.
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I love thrift shopping, online shopping, retail shopping…but that’s me. Some of my friends hate shopping. If you shop smart it can be easy and most of all enjoyable. Growing up in Upstate, NY, my mom took me thrifting because we were on a budget. We constantly frequented consignment stores. There's no shame in bargain hunting, no matter what your financial status. My money-saving techniques not only allow me an expansive wardrobe, it gives me variety in my closet. Some of my favorite wardrobe finds are designer pieces that have cost me under $20.
Buffalo Exchange, for example, has been popular across the nation as a well-known clothing exchange store organized by stylists. These stores have standards and do not accept junk or outdated styles, so, what you will find there is actually pretty amazing. Labels have a lot to do with the clothing that is accepted. Many carry major brands like Channel, Versace, Lululemon and more!
When faced with high priced retail fashion, while trying to professionally dress yourself, it doesn't take an unlimited budget to look amazing. I believe every woman deserves to look her best regardless of her financial situation. I like to help people of all ages shop for stylish threads and have fun along the way.
I find that consignment shopping, on top of having amazing brands and styles at great prices are also the most sustainable way to shop!
If you live in LA you should check out Crossroads Trading Co., Wasteland, and Buffalo Exchange or in Phoenix- My Sisters Closet. FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR FAVORITE CONSIGNEMENT STORES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.
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With the weather warming up I finally get to break out one of my favorite things about spring; my pastel wardrobe! Finding ways to incorporate lighter colors such as florals, pastels, and bright happy colors is what spring is all about. A spring palette can be so fresh and fun, it’s one of my favorite looks to work with. Play with light colors for a look that feels good. This season, my go-to palette is inspired by the past: orangey reds, rusts and golds. Mix them into your wardrobe for a throwback hue that feels new. You shouldn’t feel limited by the typical light colors such as baby blue, light pink, or a soft green known for creating a great spring outfit. Those colors are amazing but there is a world of color to work with, walk outside and get inspired!
This season you can expect spring trends to focus on anoraks, haute denim, saturated colors, transparencies, mixed prints and pastels. These are the biggest spring 2018 trends from the designer runways.
Anoraks - There was definitely a huge Nineties urban vibe happening. It was expressed in different ways, but the common item was the Windbreaker/parka/acnorak jacket. In whatever iteration, it will be everywhere next season.
Haute Denim - The all-American staple got the formal treatment at the spring shows as designers paired them with evening attire and in some cases, “bewejeled” them enough to take you into a gala.
Saturated Colors - No neutral ground here, the statement was clear when it comes to the preferred spring palette: bright, saturated hues either monochromatically or colorblocked à la Tom Ford. Designers who nailed the look include Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, and Sachin & Babi.
Transparencies - Sheer, skin revealing fabrics were shown in diaphanous dresses leaving little to the imagination yet done in sophisticated cuts.
Mixed Prints - Known for being the city with an eccentric palette, London didn’t disappoint when it came to bold pattern play. From the overcharged florals set against polka dots at Mary Katrantzou to subtler, more casual variations like the patterned knits at Burberry, there was a range of day to evening fare for any occasion.
Pastels - Where New York opted for vibrant, saturated hues, London took a softer approach to color for spring with pastels and dusty tones. The romantic shades popped up at nearly every show, notably J.W. Anderson, Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead.
I hope that these spring 2018 fashion tips helps you find all you need when putting together your next outfit. Accessories, from bags to anoraks, will keep you fashion forward.
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On a job interview, your attire makes a statement about yourself before you even open your mouth. As soon as you walk in, your first impression plays its role even before you present yourself. Yes, your qualities matter the most when applying a job but what you wear to an interview is as important as your references.
No matter where you’re located or what level job you are interviewing for it’s always important to be prepared! Interviewers will judge you on first impression so it’s important to act and look the part. That’s where I’m here to help. In a formal business environment, the standard of dressing for men and women is a suit, a jacket, and pants or a skirt, or a dress paired with appropriate accessories. Most of the time, interviewers will be impressed by stylish professional clothing such as cigarette pants, blouses, and blazers. Covering your shoulders and wearing closed toed shoes are also small steps to nailing the perfect outfit.
Going conservative is a safe bet. Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, your back, your chest, your feet, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business. In work environments, clothing should be pressed or steamed and never wrinkled. Torn, dirty, or frayed clothing is unacceptable too. Avoid clothing that has words or pictures that may be offensive to other employees.
It’s really common sense, but these are just a few guidelines that have worked for many professionals. Now, go ace that interview!
You've RSVP'd yes to the wedding, but that comes later. In the meantime, you have plenty of pre-wedding events to attend. First up? The bridal shower. Bridal showers are meant to be fun, but the dress code really depends on the bride. Did the bride forget to include the dress code on the invitation? Don't worry! We've got you covered with outfit ideas and a few things to consider when choosing your outfit.
Always think of the bride. It’s her day! White is not always right! It seems obvious, but it must be said: steer clear of wearing white or anything close to white. The traditional hue is reserved for the bride-to-be. Save that little white dress for another non-wedding related event.
Keep the venue in mind. Location, location, location! Where will you be celebrating with the bride? For instance, will you be enjoying a delicious brunch at a restaurant or opening presents at her parents'. Another factor to consider? Will the bridal shower be indoors or outdoors? This will play a huge factor in what you choose to wear. Wearing layers is a safe bet, especially if you'll be going back and forth. Take all of this into consideration and dress accordingly.
Have fun with your style. Show a little personality! A bridal shower is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with what you're wearing. Florals are popular right now for good reason—they're always fresh. Go with a light, sleeveless floral dress during the warmer months. Pastel dresses are another warm-weather option.
The wedding day is here. Are the nuptials happening in the fall or winter? Go classic, yet don't count florals out! Dark florals are a good choice for cold-weather events, too.
Don’t go too trendy and overboard. The main focus should be on the bride. Avoid anything that can be too short, overly revealing or over the top. When in doubt, remember that less is more.
Cheers to the new couple!
Like Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” All fashion reveals itself over and over again over the decades in trends. For example, spring 2018 clothing means that ‘90s fashion is making a major comeback. If you could believe it, early ‘90s fashion is already considered vintage (I officially feel old) and according to spring 2018 clothing trends, it’s coming in hot. And while some fads should stay in the ‘90s – others have become mainstream all over again.
We’ve all seen the choker necklaces for sale on almost every jewelry website. Today, you can walk into any Sephora and take your pick from a selection of frosty lipsticks or shop at Forever 21 for holographic everything. You can even scroll through Instagram to find endless recreations of Sporty Spice-inspired track-pant outfits. But at the end of the day, it's not technically a trend until it has hit the biggest fashion runways in the world. New York Fashion Week had the nostalgia running high and they look better than ever.
Though I won't be getting chunky highlights from my hairstylist or French-tips from my manicurist any time soon, I think I'll be channeling some of the looks that I wore to death back in middle school. As for the super low-rise jeans, you'll never catch me in those ever again.
“Fashion can be bought. It is style one must possess.” – Edna Woolman Chase
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Bohemian style, often referred to as "boho" or " boho chic" is a style of dressing that was popularized during the 1960s and 1970s. When it comes to Bohemian style, it can be free spirited, 70’s inspired and romantic. It flies in the face of modern sensibilities and embraces the carefree, the relaxed, and the unusual. But how can you bring those looks into your everyday wardrobe? While we all may not want to look like we just got back from a music festival, there is nothing wrong with adding some whimsical style to your outfit.
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