Category Archives: Spring

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

Who What Wear brought every fashionista the greatest joy when they announced their standing capsule collection with Target. It’s been a few months since the first release and they have yet to disappointed. Looks can be created for the classic and polished power woman all the way to the funky and trendy creative queen. Their latest release screams spring with all the necessities: florals, boyfriend jeans, and a very special periwinkle trench coat (act now, they’re going fast!) Check out their new releases below, along with  some of our favorites! Target is on our app’s homepage- it’s so easy to create and buy your favorite Who What Wear looks today!

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Women’s V-Neck Tunic, $24.99; Fluted Midi Skirt, $29.99; Lightweight Trench, $49.99; Boyfriend Jeans, $34.99

 

-Ashley Cooke, Social Media Intern

Outfit of the Week: Mar. 16th

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What better way to welcome the upcoming Spring, than with a pair of bold colorful pants, and some light and airy accessories?  This week’s look is all about welcoming refreshing colors into your wardrobe!  A pair of patterned pants pairs well with soft, light accessories and neutral colors on top!  The cowboy boots add a fun twist!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Sweater: Aritzia, Shirt: Farfetch, Pants: Farfetch, Boots: Farfetch, Earrings: Bloomingdales, Handbag: Kate Spade at Nordstrom, Nail Polish: Dior

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

Re-Create Street Style from #FW

 

We’ve sourced two of our fave looks from Fashion Week- and re-created affordable looks just for you! (Using the one and only StyleChat app.) Check out the looks below!

 

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Throw on a graphic sweatshirt over a collared button down for a comfy yet clean and crisp look. A great go-to for layering is the classic leather jacket! Finish off the look with a  blanket scarf for those blustery February mornings.

Jacket: BB Dakota Elias Leather Moto Jacket via Bloomingdales, $350; Sweatshirt Forever21, $20; Collared Shirt H&M, $20; Blanket Scarf H&M, $25

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Try a bright hue and a classic neck tie top for a professional silhouette- but don’t forget a patterned clutch and oversized sunglasses for a bit of funk!

Jacket Eileen Fisher via Bloomingdales, $196; Mango ruffle top, $50; AG Jeans, $198; D&G Sunglasses via Sunglass Hut, $275; MILLY Clutch via Bloomingdales, $450

By: Ashley Cooke

 

Photos via Vogue.com

 

This Season’s Hottest Jewelry Trends

This season’s jewelry trends take bracelets, rings, and earrings to the next level. InStyle.com shows us the new trends taking over this season. First they show us that the bracelet has migrated up the arm with the new growing popularity of arm cuffs. Selena Gomez adds some flavor to her look with a multi-band gold arm cuff. Try out this new trend when you’re wearing your favorite summer sleeveless dresses.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Featured on InStyle.com
Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Featured on InStyle.com, Click to Original Post.

If the arm cuff isn’t funky enough for you, perhaps you’ll like this next trend: ear cuffs. Ear cuffs give the impression that you have multiple ear piercings, without actually needing to have your ears pierced. The ear cuff can sit mainly behind your ear or clip on to the front and back. This spring it’s time to set your earring studs aside and throw on your favorite pair of ear cuffs instead.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Site.
Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Site.

The next trend listed on In Style, gives us a new way to jazz up our hands. We’ve seen the rise of midi-skirts this season, and now it’s time to say hello to midi rings! Nasty Gal features a great midi-ring set that lets you choose how many midi-rings you want to wear and on what fingers. This let’s you keep your look fun and fresh as you play around with the combination of your midi rings. Try pairing midis with regular rings if you’re looking for a more edgy look.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Post
Courtesy of Nasty Gal, Click to Original Post

It’s time to experiment with some new unusual jewelry. Once you’ve tried arm cuffs, ear cuffs, and midi rings, your next step could be body chains, leg chains, shoulder chains, and much more. Jewelry trends are spreading beyond the typical necklace and bracelet. It’s time to embrace all the new fun looks! What’s your favorite jewelry trend?

By: Jaclyn Parker

How to Style your Look for Exam Day

If you’re a student, you know what it’s like to dread exam day. Spring is a time when the weather gets warmer and the fashion gets lighter and brighter.

The presence of spring also reminds us of our impending exams. Although it’s often natural to let your fashion choices suffer and take a back seat to your studies, Leah Dagg on hercampus.com gives us some tips on how to dress for an exam so that you can look cute while still staying focused.

First she advises that you pin your hair up.  When you’re writing exams, you don’t want to have to worry about your hair falling in your face.  Pinning your hair up in a messy bun is a great way to look stylish while still being comfortable for your exam.

Photo courtesy of Teen Diaries. Click to find original posting.
Photo courtesy of Teen Diaries. Click to find original posting.

While Leah notes how tempting it is to wear sweatpants to an exam, she also points out that it’s important to feel confident on exam day.  Let this confidence show by wearing your favorite cute skinny pants with a comfy tee and a touch of makeup.  A little lip-gloss and mascara can go a long way!

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Photo courtesy of Her Campus. Click through to original source.

Accessorizing can be an important part of your exam day outfit.  Leah advises not wearing clunky bracelets because they can make noise while you’re writing and therefore be a distraction to you and your fellow classmates. Chunky rings may also slow down your writing.  So, stick to a necklace or a pair of earrings.  After all, if you’re wearing a plain comfy tee, a cute chunky necklace may be the perfect way to add some style to your look!

Another great piece of style advice is to layer your clothing.  You want all your focus to be on your exam, and not on whether you’re too hot or cold.  Plan for all types of indoor conditions because you never know whether they’ll have the heat or air conditioner on high.

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Photo Courtesy of Alamy, Featured by The Guardian. Click through to original source.

Last but not least, don’t forget to wear your lucky charms!  I had an oversized navy and white plaid button-down shirt that I wore to almost every one of my exams in university.  Call me superstitious, but sometimes it’s best to wear something that will comfort you during this stressful time.  Once you’ve gotten your perfect exam look, you’re one step closer to a perfect exam!

By: Jaclyn Parker