Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Denim Debacle

Photo from Vogue UK
Alexa Chung is one of my favorite people to look towards when I need styling inspiration. So, it is no wonder when I found out about her collaboration with AG Jeans that I must have a look. Even though I look at jeans the same way I may look at sneakers, I'm always in support of a good pair of jeans (and collaborations). 

As I saw photos of her collection, two pieces caught my eye. A high waisted skirt and a button-front dress. I hadn't touched a denim skirt since high school (maybe early college) and I think I was seven when I wore my last denim dress. But Alexa, with her feathery hair and Oxford shoes, just makes it so effortlessly cool. And I realized I need these pieces in my closet. 
Photo from Vogue UK

I'm really feeling the seventies vibe of the pieces. The feminine look is girly without over doing it. What do you think? I adore denim/chambray button-fronts, so why shouldn't I add a skirt and/or dress to my wardrobe? Should I take the plunge?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Try This: Light Blue Hues

Spring tends to bring out every single pastel color known to woman. So when they say "light blue" is an on trend color for the rainy season, it is hard to not think "well duh". However, this pretty blue hue is seriously amazing. It is the perfect color to wear head to toe or in small doses. The light blue is also quite striking on basically every skin tone. There is just something breezy about a light blue that makes me want to float away into the clouds. Check out some of these pieces below that will add that "oomph" to your wardrobe. I mean, it's basically a neutral. 

Sweater: Forever 21 $24.80
Cardigan: Forever 21 $12.90
Heel: Aldo $45
Dress: Modcloth on sale for $38.99
Shirt: Modcloth $39.99

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

There is no need to look any further for your new Spring wardrobe pieces. Lilly Pulitzer's collaboration with Target this April is a preppy dream. If you ever wanted to look like you just stepped off the sand from Palm Beach, this line is for you. 

You have Lilly Pulitzer to thank for the creation of the American resort wear. Her flirty and colorful prints took 1959 by storm while defining the preppy style of the 60's. Lilly Pulitzer said, "Palm Beach is a state of mind," and it is definitely a lot easier to picture your life on the beach with a sassy dress or relaxed shorts.  

The collection will include 250 pieces of apparel, accessories, beauty, and home decor. Prices will range from $2 to $150 with nearly 200 items under $30. The colorful prints, playful textures, and the striking number of shift dresses have me jumping for joy. I mean, hello! The prices are even worth the look. You know I'll be waiting outside Target's doors bright and early on the morning of April 19th. Who wants to join me?!

"Style isn't just about what you wear, it's about how you live." - Lilly Pulitzer 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How to Wear Your Summer Florals in Winter

If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to figure out how you can wear your summer clothes in the winter and your winter clothes in the summer. Why can't it be autumn all year long? This year it is all about the floral print. We all know "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking." However, florals in winter can be that breath of fresh air we need. The gloomy skies mixed with the graying landscapes can really bring a person down. A colorful floral print can really brighten up the day. Here are just a few ways to make those summery dresses and prints work for your winter wardrobe. 

For those lazy, lounging days pop on a sweater. I like a lot of color, so I pulled a lighter blue from the sweater to enhance. If you prefer a more subtle look, try a darker layer or pant. 
Sweater: Prabal Gurung for Target, Button up: Express, Jeans: Aeropostale, Shoes: Nordstrom

Maybe you are meeting the girls for brunch and you don't want to be overdressed, but you don't want to wear pants. A long sleeve shirt underneath a tank dress (or any dress) adds layers for warmth and is a great update for a tired wardrobe. Just keep piling on the layers to showcase your favorite floral prints, whether you choose a long sleeve shirt, sweater, cardigan, or blazer. 
Button up: Gap, Dress: Jason Wu for Target, Tights: Forever 21, Shoes: Modcloth

Add colors in the same temperature as your floral print to amp it up. The navy and purple I added really brings out the colors in the dress without making it look summery. 
Dress: Forever 21, Blazer: Target, Tights: Forever 21, Shoes: Aldo

Want to wear your favorite florals to work? Zip on a pencil skirt and add a chunky knit to winterize the floral print. Wearing an oversized sweater with your florals makes for a cozy outfit that won't make you feel glum. 
Cardigan: Forever 21, Shirt: Loft, Skirt: Express, Tights: Target, Shoes: Aldo

How do you like to wear your favorite floral print in the winter? I would love to see your ideas! These tips are not only good for floral prints, but also any favorite summer item. Have a strappy dress you just really want to wear? Add the layers! There should be no reason we can't wear something just because it was "meant" for a particular season.