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Clothing of the Week: Cropped Tank

13 Aug

When you think of cropped tank tops, images of summer probably come to mind.  But cropped tank tops have so many wonderful and fashionable uses that you can wear them any time you want to!  They look great with tons of outfits, and they are light and airy enough to wear and be comfortable.

If you don’t want to show your stomach, than a cami underneath the tank is the perfect look for school!  In the summer, a sports bra is all you need under it.

Where to Find Cropped Tanks:  Forever 21, Lulu’s, American Eagle

Look #1: If you want an easy weekend look, put your tank top over your sports bra, and pair them with a pair of high waisted shorts.  For shoes, try a pair of flip flops or Keds.  A simple pair of flats can also work. Keep the jewelery to a minimum, with maybe a large bracelet and a small anklet. If you like earrings, try a long pair of dangling ones.  Hair can be any way you want, just make sure it looks loose and easy!

Look #2: For school, cropped tanks are great as well.  (Just remember to add a cami underneath the tank.)  A simple pencil skirt is a great thing to pair with a printed cropped tank, along with flats or possibly wedges.  For this look, a long necklace as jewelery would look great!  As for hair, keep it down. With a pencil skirt, hair looks better natural.

 

Clothing of the Week: Pencil Skirt

3 Aug

When it comes to pencil skirts, the more accessorizing the better. They can look great by themselves, but if you have a plainer pencil skirt, pile on the blouses and the jewelery for a bigger impact.

If you want your pencil skirt to make a statement by itself, get one that’s patterned, pin tucked, piped or has another interesting detail.  Either way, pencil skirts make you look great, and they’re appropriate for any occasion!

Where to Find Pencil Skirts:  Forever 21, H&M, Charlotte Russe

Look #1: If you want a professional look that’s still cute for school, try a tie neck blouse (technically any looser blouse will work)  paired with bangles and flats. A big messy bun would work great with this outfit.  The best pencil skirt for this look is one that’s colored, but not too busy.

Look #2:  For a more fun yet sophisticated look try pairing a blazer with a plain shirt and wedges.  With a layered necklace and a patterned or detailed pencil skirt, your look is ready for school or just hanging out with your friends.

Clothing of the Week: Blazer

28 Jul

When you think of a blazer, you’ll typically think of it as something people wear to work, not to school or for fun.  But with blazers suddenly being the new casual jacket, get used to seeing them everywhere!

Blazers come in tons of colors and shapes and sizes, so don’t be afraid to get a few of them to brighten up your closet.  Even though I’ll only list two looks, try some more out on your own.  This now casual jacket seems to go with everything!

Where to Find Blazers: Charlotte Russe, Forever21, ModCloth, Lulu’s, Nordstrom, Wet Seal

Look #1:  For a school ready look that isn’t trying to hard, pair a looser shirt (preferably plain colored) with printed or colored skinny jeans.  A regular sized black or colored (but not printed) blazer would go best with this look.  For shoes, try little ankle boots.  They go well with jeans and are super cute!  As for accessories, a colorful and eye catching necklace is great.  If you want to be a little bit more fancy, a few bangles should do the trick.  Almost any kind of hairstyle works with this look, so be creative.  If you have long hair, try a braided pony tail.  (Look at Blake Lively’s hair.)

Look #2:  For a night out, try this look.  Pair a simple blazer with loose fitting printed pants and a plain swing tank top tucked into them.  A pair of wedges and a long necklace are the perfect completion to this look.  For hair, just let it be natural.  With this look, hair looks better simple rather than styled.

Clothing of the Week: Printed Shorts

20 Jul

Personally, a day when I’m wearing printed shorts is always a great day.  Whether they are high waisted, pleated, flowing, or fitted, printed shorts definitely make a statement. Full of exciting colors, these shorts will draw attention in a good way.

Where to Find Printed Shorts:  ModCloth, Forever 21, Lulu’s, Wet Seal

Look #1: Since printed shorts are an outfit in themselves, a simple style is enough.  For a shirt, try a blouse accessorized with a long necklace, a bangle, and fabric flats*.  I’ve noticed this style makes you look taller and more elegant.

If you really want to get chic, tie a colored or printed scarf (folded triangularly) around your neck, making the knot visible, and letting the point of the triangle rest off center, near your shoulder.  To complete the look, keep your hair down and get out your big fat sunglasses.  If your going for runway worthy, a deep red lipstick should do the trick.

* Wedges are also a possibility, just remember to keep it simple!

Look #2: Another look for printed shorts consists of a loose tee shirt accessorized with a big necklace.  For shoes, try colored Ked-like sneakers or Toms.  They are simple yet sophisticated.

To complete this look, add a few rings to your fingers and if your hair is long enough, put it up in a big messy/floppy bun on top of your head.