Fashion Friday: Dangerously Chic

Fashion Friday: Dangerously Chic

 

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Trendsetting Tuesday: Wide Brim Hat

20131203-110426.jpgBest way to cover up a messy mane, add some flare to your wardrobe or just stand out- wide brim hats!

Trending all over the fashion nation, hats have never been more in style. Back in the 70’s wide-brimmed hats were all the rage, now decades later they’ve emerged to perfect any outfit. The great thing about these hats is the way they instantly pump up any outfit from day to night.

There are so many ways to pair a wide-brimmed hat, just admire the images below.  Pair it with black trousers, a chiffon button-up blouse, outlandish statement jacket for a high fashion look. Tone it down with skinny jeans, a clean and crisp white shirt, you can add some edge with a mini skirt and leather jacket, or be date ready with a LBD and heels. 20131203-110435.jpg

They come in many colors and sizes, you can be as subtle as you want or as dramatic. Let the world know you’re ready to make a statement or just hide a bad hair day. You can snatch one for as little as $16 from Forever21 to as high as $400 from Bloomingdales. Find your right color and size and say hello to all your new admirers.

Don’t be shy, go wide or go home!

Make sure to view past Trendsetting Tuesday posts for more fashion inspiration.

Trendsetting Tuesday: Army Jackets

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At ease ladies! Winter is coming and we need to gather essentials, starting with the military jacket.

armyjacketWhile this basic olive green cover-up started hitting stores last winter, this time around they come equipped with a little more dazzle. Leather sleeves, shoulder spikes, patches and more have given new life to this jacket. My favorite comes with drawstrings around the waist to add some body shape to my figure and a hood. I found my favorite on EBay for a whopping $27. Easily accessible they can be seen from thrift stores to designer made.

Seen on every catwalk this season, dress them up, dress them down, but just put one on! Outfit ideas, let’s discuss: army jackets

Leather pants, beige tank, tan platforms and jacket a must. Jean shorts, black crop top, knee high socks with booties and jacket; LBD, strappy nude wedges, bedazzled military jacket and BAM! So many different ways to pair it.

Find the right one for your taste and add this casually cool jacket into your Fall wardrobe. Neutral earth tones look best with it, but don’t be afraid to add other colors to stand out such as burgundy,  royal blue and even bright sunshine yellow!

Are you a lover or a fighter for this trend?

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Trendsetting Tuesday: Trouser Galore

printed pantsIt’s never too late to dish on some major fashion trends. This time I’m here to report on one comfy and uberstylish must-have that I’ve added to my wardrobe.

Trousers! And not just any, but printed trousers. Whether they’re wide leg, fitted, or skinny I can’t get enough of them. Adding them to your closet will help you in many ways, here’s how!printed trousers

First they are comfortable, who doesn’t like a little comfort? Secondly, they are fashionable and can enhance your outfit tremendously when done right, something that plain black or grey trousers fail to do. Thirdly, you can wear flats, sandals, heels or wedges and still make it look like you tried to dress up even when you didn’t. Lastly, they are available anywhere! From affordable Forever21 designs to designer made, they are so easy to find. I found my favorite pair for only $20 at the mall.

printed-trousers-trendWhat I love about them is the fact that a simple basic top can be paired with the printed pant. A blazer, leather jacket or coat can enhance your look by making it casual or dressy.  I recommend grabbing a great multicolored pair and adding a colorful blazer like the outfit above with the yellow one.

You don’t have to go all out. If you are new to wearing this much print keep your accessories to a minimum until you find the perfect pair that makes you feel superb and then try dazzling it up a bit. The great part about these pants are that they are the statement.

There literally are thousand of prints, colors, designs and styles that finding the perfect ones won’t be difficult. Unless you fall in love with all of them and end up wanting multiple pairs! But who cares these trousers are timeless. print-trousers

Wear them at the office, school, work, church, a date, a concert, you can be seen in them anywhere and look like you stepped out of a fashion magazine. Try it out and let me know how you style this awesome trend. Are you a bright colored chica, basic black and white, floral print, animal print or all of the above lover?

As for me I’m a must-have-all! Every time I pull them out I wear it with something different. If I have a black and white pair I’ll sometimes throw on a basic black top and add a chunky statement necklace, high pony and depending on the outing heels or sandals. Never the same look twice!

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‘Wedding’ We Go From Here?

'Wedding' We Go From Here?

Skater dress
$23 – shelikes.com

Plein Sud blazer
$460 – zalando.co.uk

I’ll be attending a close friends’ wedding tomorrow and thought about what I would wear. Some tips for a great wedding outfit would be to wear something comfortable, cute and fun!
A cocktail dress is perfect as it folds out and isn’t too over the top like a tight party dress would be. Simple heels are a must if you go for a colorful dress. Add a statement necklace to bring the party to your outfit. Minimize the rest of your look with a small bracelet or a couple of rings. It is still very hot in Southern California so i would advise to wear your hair up for an out door wedding. A stylish up-do works wonders with strapless dresses as does a sleek ponytail.
Always remember that a small clutch is essential to store necessary items and don’t bulk it up with tons of unnecessary clutter. Remember to have fun and enjoy the party!

Fashion Friday: Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle

Hervé Léger bandeau top
$450 – harrods.com

Hervé Léger neon orange swimsuit
$430 – net-a-porter.com

H M hat
$12 – hm.com

Miu Miu acetate glasses
net-a-porter.com
Can we all agree that it is ridiculously hot?! Even as I sit here I can’t stop thinking about finding a pool or someone getting me an icy!
But there’s still some time to soak up the rays before school starts. Throw a fabulous pool party and dress up with a cut out one piece and heels. Floppy hats a must! Over sized sunnies to channel your inner J.Lo and grab a drink or two and get ready to party.