Wardrobe Inspiration

6 Ways to Chambray

Timeless, classic, essential, cool…there are so many words to describe a chambray. Here are a few ways to incorporate a chambray in your style.

imageWomen's Chambray Roll-Up Shirt$25 PEACOCKS.CO.UK

Jane Norman Textured Peplum Top$23 JANENORMAN.CO.UK

H&M Culottes$31 HM.COM

Choies Orange High Waist Straight Wide Leg Palazzo Pants$25 CHOIES.COM

H&M Skinny High Jeans$23 HM.COM

Wide Fit Tan Platform Ankle Strap Heels$17 NEWLOOK.COM

Square-dy Cat Black Studded Pointed Pumps$35 LULUS.COM

Perforated Peep Toe Lace Up Platform Camel Brown Booties$20 SHOPAKIRA.COM

imageWomen's Chambray Roll-Up Shirt$25 PEACOCKS.CO.UK

Rebecca Taylor Refined Suiting Blazer$339 REBECCATAYLOR.COM

Milly Silk-blend crepe de chine maxi skirt$38 THEOUTNET.COM

River Island Brown leather-look split front skirt$64 RIVERISLAND.COM

Bib Overall Shorts $29.95$30 HM.COM

Brown V Cut Brush Pointed Toe Boots$37 ROMWE.COM

SheIn(sheinside) Silver Pointy Cap-Toe Flats$33 SHEIN.COM

Charlotte Russe Classic Leopard Leopard Ballet Flats by Charlotte Russe at Charlotte Russe$23 CHARLOTTERUSSE.COM

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3 Summer Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid

Warm weather can bring out strange summer style choices. We know it’s hot and you’re trying to beat the heat but there are some trends that need to end.

Pantylines – This can be hard to avoid especially since you are likely to wear lightweight fabrics but there is a key element  to remember when it comes to your unmentionables, they aren’t meant to be detected by others – hence the name unmentionables. This fashion blunder isn’t limited to just pantylines but also the color of  the undergarments. Note to self: When wearing a white dress one must not wear red or polka dot panties. Sticking with neutrals are best to avoid making your unmentionables the topic of discussion. Seamless, slick styles are essential for a panytline-free winning look.

Hanes panties

Hanes

Flip flops- I am not against flip flops across the board. I feel like there is a time and place for everything, and flip flops do not belong in (most) workplaces. Not only are they tres-casual but they are loud. If comfort or wearing a minimalist look is your style opt for a sandal that resembles a flip flop with a little flair.

Splendid Crete

Splendid Crete Sandal

Too much skin- We are all anxious to show off our sun-kissed skin but showing too much skin can be risque and is not the best way to accentuate your body. I practice the exposing of one body part at a time rule. If you are showing a little cleavage then cover up those legs and vice versa. The end result will be alluring and not too revealing and potentially offensive to others.  Here is a cute coverup that can provide multiple coverage options to help conceal your goods.

cape

Nordstrom Murial Cape Blazer

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Get Dressed in 5 Minutes!

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We all lead busy lives; that being said- eliminate some of the hassle when getting ready in the A.M. Monochromatic styles are easy to put together. They are polished enough for work and can be perfect for play. You don’t need to put much thought into this look, simply grab some clothing of the same color and voila – you have yourself an outfit.

Shop these looks:

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We come in all shapes and sizes. Embrace your bodies! 

Dressing for Your Body Type

  • Apple Shape

Choosing the right shape is key. Stay away from boxy shapes that will make you seem broader.

What to wear:

1) Wear styles that accentuate your waist such as a peplum or a belted shirt or dress.

2) Flowy shirts that reach past your hips.

3) Create balance. Wear a fuller skirt or dress to even balance your look. Apple shapes tend to have narrower hips.

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Top: Nelly | Cropped pants: Kohl’s | Dress: John Lewis | Top: H&M | Skirt: Amazon

  • Boyish Shape

To create the illusion of curves, wear styles that give your body volume.

What to wear:

1) Pleated and ruffled styles whether a top or skirt that will create a waist.

2) Flares not only will make your legs look long but they will give you shape.

3) When wearing a flowy style make sure you cinch it to create a waist.

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Top: Madewell |Skater skirt: Glamorous |Dress: Adriana Papell | Boho top: Mango | Jeans: River Island

  • Pear Shape

The key is to take away the attention from your bottom half and creating a different focal point.

What to wear:

1) Bring the focus to your face by wearing a statement necklace or a top with a beautiful neckline.

2) Wide leg pants reduce the appearance of your legs. Wearing a darker pant or jeans will also create a slimming effect.

3) A-line dresses that barely graze your hips to help minimize them.

imageDenim jacket: Maurice’s | Dress: Chicwish | White top: Maurice’s | Faux leather skirt: Molly-Dress | Vest: Chicnova | Shirt: Uniqolo | Palazzo pants: Wearall

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