Category Archives: Accessories

How to Take your Simple Jeans and a Tee Style to the Next Level

There’s something about the sun shining and the warm breeze that makes summer the time to re-evaluate your wardrobe staples, highlighting your favorite basics, your must-have statement pieces, and your summer necessities, like sunglasses and a hat.

Who wants to spend hours getting ready in the morning when the sun is streaming through your windows and everyone is out enjoying the heat?  Not me!  Throwing on jeans and a simple tee is a great alternative to rummaging through your overflowing closet for your wildest showstopper pieces.  Relaxing outside with friends calls for an equally relaxing outfit, with just one small caveat: simple and relaxed clothing is fine, but pairing it with compliment-worthy accessories makes it even better!

 

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

It’s all about the eyewear in the Summer!  Bold shades take the attention from your clothing to your face, so why not add a pair of boho-inspired chandelier earrings!

Your feet are in luck as well because this Summer some of the cutest shoes have been flat slip-on sandals or mules!  Check out the StyleChat app to find out where you can buy all the hot items featured in the above look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

 

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Congrats Grads!

Whether you’re graduating from high school or college- four years of hard work has come to a close and your future is so bright! The thought can be daunting, but remember you’ve made it this far and with a few steps further each day you’re bound to produce a lifetime of achievements.

So what’s next? Interviews, internships, volunteering- all of the best for post grad! And of course you gotta look and feel your best. We’ve rounded up some tip top options for all your professional needs. Take on your next steps with cool and confidence. You deserve it!

 

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Forever21 Pleated Jumpsuit, $30; Chalayan Sculptured jacket, $1860; Ember Blush Suede heels, $150; Kate Space pearl studs, $48; Fossil word bag, $300

Let’s Neckcesssorize

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It’s no secret the neck scarf has become the biggest accessory of the season. This look has plenty of 70s flavor, but the real question is how do we use this trend to separate ourselves above the rest? Think outside the box with these these très français outfit necessities and connect even more varying aesthetics: think biker-girl-meets-bohemian, in the words of Refinery29.

Try these scarf looks with the classic leather jackets over overalls, midi-skirts, or dresses, all toughened up with some ~neckcessory~ flair. Each look, regardless of how different it may be, was tied together with the simplest of accessories- and one that definitely won’t break the bank. Check out our favorite scarf options on your very own StyleChat feed!

-Ashley Cooke, Social Media Intern

Spring Break Forever

Cabo? Hawaii? Exotic Places? What’s your Spring Break destination?

Whether you’re planning ahead for an upcoming trip or scrambling to get things together before you jet off tomorrow, we’ve broken down some of the best spring break traveling must-haves you cannot leave home without! These major pieces are key to packing smart and packing light, where versatility is key. Check out these looks a tropical getaway, and don’t forget to collar with all your best gal pals on Style Chat!

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BCBG MAXAZRIA dress, $298
Marc Fisher LTD Espadrille Sandals, $140
Forever21 Straw Hat, $14
Aldo Necklace, $18

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Free People Dress, $128
TopShop Sandals, $125
Urban Outfitters Criss Cross Headband, $18
Mango Applique Belt, $36

 

-Ashley Cooke, Social Media Intern

What to Buy your Stylish Friends this Holiday Season

December is the time we normally all start stressing about buying the perfect gifts for our friends and loved ones. Sometimes it’s easy to know exactly what they want, and other times, it can be more of a guessing game. If you have a stylish female friend in your life, here are five original gift ideas that could be perfect for her.

For your friend who decorates her house or apartment with pieces that are anything but ordinary, try giving her a delectably odd geometric lamp that will add flair to her already uniquely decorated apartment.

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

For your girlie tea-loving friend who has tried to explain to you numerous times the difference between a sencha and a houjicha green tea, get her a David’s Tea teacup. You don’t have to be a tea connoisseur to know that she’ll love this girlie, holiday-inspired teacup.

Photo Courtesy of David's Tea
Photo Courtesy of David’s Tea

For your friend who’s a burgeoning Instagramer or an aspiring beauty blogger, you can’t go wrong with getting her a how-to hair book. Help her overcome her past failed hairstyle attempts with this hairstyle guide from Urban Outfitters.

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

For your friend who’s always hosting a party or classy dinner get-together, she can never have too many stylish coasters. These rustic, pink cracked-glass coasters will not only help her protect her tabletops during the many parties that she hosts, but will also let her do it in style!

Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie
Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie

Finally, for your fashionable friend who can’t help herself at the jewelry counter, give her something that will help her organize the many pieces of jewelry that she owns. This upside-down umbrella ring dish will make all of her hand bling easily accessible and it’ll look adorable sitting on her vanity dresser.

Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie
Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie

When you’re shopping for all of these lavish gifts that your friends will love, use the StyleChat app to help you shop. Download it for free and make your shopping easier on yourself this holiday season!

By: Jaclyn Parker

 

The Hottest Handbags you Need Right Now

Finding the perfect handbag is like finding the perfect man. Okay, perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but we’re not lying when we say that this season’s handbags will bring you a lot of happiness!

We’re starting off with red hot handbags. This shiny, red leather Coach shoulder bag will give your look the perfect splash of color!

Photo Courtesy of Bloomingdales ($495.00)
Photo Courtesy of Bloomingdales ($495.00)

An article on fashionisers.com breaks down the hottest handbag trends we’ll see this season. From 70’s fringe to reptile skin, handbags are getting bigger and bolder. Designers, such as Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Lanvin are bringing bold colored skins into their handbag collection.

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

After sexy new fabrics we then jump into a hot new shape: squared and boxy. Imagine your suitcase and briefcase are combined into one small handbag with a bright color and a chic little handle. Give your slouchy shoulder bags a rest, and try-out these hot new structured handbags!

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

If square handbags aren’t crazy enough for you, the next trend on the list might be perfect! Keep your eye out for handbags with funky geometric shapes! These wild shapes are mixed with bold colors to create beautiful statement pieces that will add flavor to any look!

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

Since we’re now welcoming the fall season, it’s time to envelop ourselves in all the luxurious fabrics this season brings, including suede! Try suede in any color, from bright blue to neutral beiges, suede handbags will help transition your look from summer to fall.

Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com
Photo Courtesy of Fashionisers.com

What handbag will you sport this season? Check out the StyleChat app to browse and buy all of your favorite bags!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Ride on the Wild Side with the Trendiest Sunglasses this Season

We all search for that perfect pair of sunglasses that will suit our face shape, give us star quality, and keep our eyes protected. This season’s trendiest sunglasses beg us to take a ride on the wild side while we experiment with bold colors and bold shapes. Inspired by the mod ‘60s, we’re seeing an outpour of sunglasses that have taken the cat-eye shape to the next level!

These bold navy sunglasses from Le Spec, will give you an old school intensity that will have everyone turning their heads to look at you!

Le Specs ($119.00), Featured on The Zoe Report
Le Specs ($119.00), Featured on The Zoe Report

Step into the limelight with these hot red Kate Spade sunglasses. The color’s bold, but the shape is less severe or dramatic.

Kate Spade New York at Neiman Marcus ($170.00)
Kate Spade New York at Neiman Marcus ($170.00)

Ready to experiment with a bright lens color? These sunglasses with a white frame and a fiery yellow lens will have people staring from miles away!

Anna-Karin Karlsson at Neiman Marcus ($690.00)
Anna-Karin Karlsson at Neiman Marcus ($690.00)

Are these bold styles just a little too over the top for you? Have no fear because there are subtle cat-eye sunglasses that will give you just the right amount of style and comfort without taking you too far out of your comfort zone.

These black sunglasses have a subtle cat-eye shape, a simple light-colored lens, and a delicate thin frame.

MARC by Marc Jacobs at Neiman Marcus ($120.00)
MARC by Marc Jacobs at Neiman Marcus ($120.00)

No matter which style you choose, rock it with confidence! Pair your favorite bold sunglasses with your hottest skinny jeans and a t-shirt, and you’ll steal the spotlight wherever you go!

Download the StyleChat app to see a variety of looks styled with the trendiest sunglasses this season!

By: Jaclyn Parker