Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Week back to school: Monday!

First week back to school: Monday
Cozy sweater for that transition from the weekend and wedges to add height but some comfort.

A fancy twist on a classic ballerina bun adds elegance to a Monday updo.

Brighten your look with a bright pink lip and add a pop of aqua around the lashlines for a fresh appearance.



Wildfox Couture Simple Cross 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

5 Ways to Wear a Collar

Collars are a dire and trendy piece everyone should have in their closet now. Get them while they're hot! This article will show the versatility of how to pull off a collar no matter your style!

The best part? These looks are all available at H&M from the peplum skirt to the biker boots!


Preppy: The most basic and common way to wear a collar.

H&M is able to take a simple business/casual look, and make it more playful and youthful with this school-girl collar.

With the peplum shirt paired with the mini skirt, a smaller waistline is instantly created!

Pairing the tall boots with a short skirt can be tricky, it takes a certain type of physic to pull it off. But don't worry! Anyone can with a little help!

If you have tall, skinny legs, go for a flat boot that is tall.
If you have shorter, athletic legs, go for a boot with some height! Try a shorter boot as well, like an ankle bootie!
The key to pulling off any type of clothing is knowing how to style YOUR body.
Showing more leg gives the illusion of longer legs while showing less can hide the length and draw less attention.



Rebel: Take badass leather and imagine it with a collar. Not a pretty thought? What about this look?

It takes the leather shorts and effortless t-shirt with a black beaded collar to emphasize the effortless chic, "I don't give a damn" look without clashing.

This look can also be paired with more edgy/rebel accessories, like a black leather bag, studded cuff, and badass biker boots!

 Business/casual: Take a young piece and dress it up to a mature quality!

Make your dress the statement piece of your outfit with a bright and noticeable color like this fierce burgundy!
Add a belt to add an hourglass curve effect to your figure and pair with pumps and a matching bag.

Quick styling tip: When trying to make a certain piece of your outfit stand out from the others, go with a bold color and surround it with basic colored accessories, like black, grey, and neutral colors.








Artsy: Make a collar quirky instead of traditional in this artsy twist!

A colorful pair of jeans and a layered tank is all you need to draw in the immediate attention. But keep their attention by accentuating your look with trendy leopard pieces, such as the shoes, rings, and even the detailing on the bag.

Even better! The tan leopard print really brings out the collar and makes it pop!

Another great thing about collars is they draw attention to your beautiful face and smile!






Casual: A collar can totally be pulled off in an effortless way!
The staples of a classic and casual look are simply jeans and a sweater. Dress it up with your accessories! Try a slouchy, over-sized bag with a pair of boots.

Like I said earlier, the collar makes your face the focal point of the outfit, so dress it up and go the extra mile by wearing a pair of dangle/drop earrings!
Quick styling tip: When wearing earrings, coordinate them with your hairstyle!

If you are wearing your hair down, it is the face-framing focal point! So don't let your earrings compete! Try for studs. It will look too busy otherwise.
If you are wearing your hair up, you want your earrings to be the feature! Opt for a longer pair if you want to make your neck look longer and a shorter if you want to shorten the appearance of your neck.





Well there you have it! 5 ways to wear a collar in 5 completely different styles!
Watch for more posts and I'll see you next time! ;-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Style Guide: 2

Sweet n Sour

Style Guide Tip: Mix different colors and materials! Don't be afraid to try new things and experiment with fashion! Trying is the first step to succeeding, so go for new ideas and play around with your wardrobe. Try mixing textured materials, such as classic black leather, with soft colors, like a petal pink. This is an easy combination of sweet and sexy. By using the black leather, you give an edgy vibe, but by pairing it with the pastel sweater the look is instantly softened!

By pairing a pastel, pink sweater with a black leather mini, such as this with zipper detail, the unique mixture of materials and colors is given, but it is maintained by adding timeless accessories; such as the strappy black peep toe wedges, blooming rose earrings, and a simple black clutch. One way to tie the look together is by keeping all the metal detail in your outfit into a similar family. For example, the buckle on the shoes, detail on the clutch, and zippers on the skirt are all of a dusty silver finish.

Trend Predictions for Summer/Fall

1.) Cheetah print

2.) Wedge sneakers

3.) Jean jackets













4.) Acid washed denim
 
5.) Jean mini skirts










6.) High-waisted pants/shorts
  
7.) Wedge boots









8.) Fringe boot
 
9.) Lace up tops









10.) Mix/matched denim and leather