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.


Fall Trends

20 Jul

For most of us, school is coming, whether we like it or not.  You can be prepared with a great new wardrobe for the coming year.  Here are a few trends to try for the upcoming school year. Have fun!

Tribal prints- We’ve been seeing them more and more in stores, and now is the time to try them!  For a casual school look, try a vibrant tribal shirt paired with either dark jeans or colored denim. Make sure the color of your jeans doesn’t make you too bright.  Try black, or another quieter color that you can identify in your shirt.

Tribal print denim or leggings are also super cute and fun!  Wear with flats or possibly boots.  If you’re looking for a more sophisticated look, try wedge heels.  They look great with skinny jeans or leggings, and they give you a classy edge.

Find Them At:  Forever 21

Blazer- This jacket can be casual, elegant, or fun.  Try it over a loose t-shirt with jeans,heels and a large necklace, or over a pencil skirt and blouse with flats.  A smaller blazer looks good over a flowing dress.

Find It At: Nordstrom, Forever 21, H&M, Lulu’s, Wet Seal

Little Flats- These make any outfit sweet and elegant.  Try a vibrant color for a more retro look, or sophisticated black for a look that’s simple yet classy.  Fabric flats are also cute and casual, or you can access your wilder side with printed flats.  All are cute and stylish!

Find Them At: Nordstrom, Target, and tons of other stores!  Flats are common, so you’ll probably find a cute pair at almost any place that carries shoes.

Skirts-  There are so many different types of skirts out there, but I’m noticing that people are taking a noticeable interest in these types: Pleated, Maxi and Pencil.  Pleated skirts are always fun and cute, plus they are an outfit in themselves.  Maxi skirts are fun and gorgeous, and they give you a simple beachy look that you can accessorize with long necklaces, fat bangles, and a simple top.  Sandals finish off this summery, casual look.  Pencil skirts can be a nice accent to a blouse.  Try flats for a more casual look, or wedges if you’re going out.

Find Them At: Too Many Places to List!  Have fun searching!

Feather Earrings- These earrings put a new and gorgeous spin on your whole outfit.  Personally, I love them because for some reason they seem to light up your face in the best way possible!  You can wear them with simple outfits, for wilder yet still casual look for school.

Find Them At: Forever 21

Welcome!

18 Jul

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