It’s the end of summer. I know for some of us the weather is still very warm. That said, we can add pieces to summer styles to take them into Fall.
For example – Hooded sweatshirts. My new favorite!
Long or cropped in length it all works.
This lightweight navy hoodie from Old Navy works well when the temps just begin to go down.
(on sale for $7.99)
So many different ways to wear one. Layered over a shirt like this one I saw in a Nordstrom ad.
(Hoodie from Mango $39.00)
(White button-down shirt)
This tunic length hoodie can be worn by itself or over something.
A younger me would have worn this!!
But now I would pick one of these options.
(Hoodie – H&M $24.99)
Or even layered under a denim jacket for cooler temperature times when you still don’t yet need a coat.
There are so many options to try.
Go see what you can come up with.
I would love to hear your ideas.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
I hope your summer is going well.
We have covered lots of different trends & styles but briefly touched on accessory wear.
So let’s do that.
Super big this summer.
I purchased this one at a shop in Rice Village. I love going to Graceanna’s for trendy new styles.
They usually have the items at a lower price; which is good because styles tend to go out relatively soon.
I picked this one up for $19.99
The belt cinches you in to give a defined waist.
It’s definitely slimming.
Try it with:
Short summer dress
Add a hat
a Midi or Maxi dress.
Throw on a denim jacket.
You could wear any of these with sneakers, sandals, mules, or heels.
So many choices.
Now if you prefer you can find alternatives to a belt.
Say a corset top similar to this one @ H&M.
Or even a skirt also from H&M!
Super affordable and so so cute!
Jewelry with tassels are taking stage.
Colorful and fun you see them everywhere.
I love these new black ones that were a gift.
Here are also some I found at H&M !!
I also saw some really bright color earrings at
Until next time
It’s February, still winter for some but here it’s mild.
Denim has always been timeless. The styles just evolve over the years. This year we are seeing a lot of the distressed look.
Whether it is torn along the legs or just an uneven jagged-style hem.
I just purchased this pair from Old Navy. They were originally $49.99 but were on sale for $35.
I thought they were super cute, esp. the darker wash.
Only the bottom hem is unfinished.
I paired it with a lightweight over-size type blazer which is also big this spring!
Here are a few others for example:
(These I found in Glamour magazine)
You can see there are different styles to choose from.
Whether you layer up or just throw on a light jacket of some sort, it works.
Until next time
Welcome to 2017
To illustrate my headline for January, here is my take on New Year-Old Style.
Some styles do return. For example:
I like the idea of wearing it with a pleated midi skirt (trending now). Here are some examples I found.
These are very 80’s. I remember having one. I’m sure many of you will too.
The really cool thing is I found a bomber jacket on sale at Nordstrom Rack for only $16.99. I also have a copper-color midi skirt.
So for me this was a really inexpensive outfit to put together. All you do is add a T-shirt.
I chose black, but that is just a personal preference. White would look great too.
This jacket is very light-weight so it could be worn anytime of the year.
You can throw on a necklace or pin a broach on the jacket. I’ve even seen stick-on emblems or even an embroidered look.
Add heels, booties, or even tennis shoes.
I even think wearing black fish-net hose would be awesome. I see they too are back in style!
And with staying with the fishnet hose, let’s try something unexpected.
Remember this? I posted for a little dressy casual look back in the fall.
How about this? Adding black fishnet hose gives it an edge.
So, go see what combination you can put together!
*** The Pantone color for the year is:
It is probably not one of my favorite colors but, I could find a way to incorporate it with accessories.
Until next time Happy Shopping!
pictures courtesy of Glamour, In-Style, & Stylewatch