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Finding Your Back To School Style

The time has come. Back to grueling hours of class work, commitments, classroom settings, and responsibilities. There are two types of students: those who dress to impress and those who opt to throw on the sweatpants and call it a day. Personally, I like to dabble in both realms depending on how I’m feeling, how much sleep I got, and which clothes are clean.  Although I do admit that there are times where I look slightly more homeless than others.

So how do you make a lazy day look like a stylishly planned one? Better yet, how do you make sweatpants look effortless? During times of academic distress (or pure laziness) you have to know the ins and outs of the casual chic game. Lucky for you, I’m here to help.

This effortless look was styled on StyleChat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In my opinion, you cannot go wrong with a casual denim, some comfortable joggers, and all white adidas. This slew of pieces is like the ultimate guide to effortless student dressing. Come one, come all to the world of casual chic! I’ll be there, so that’s reason enough to want to conform, right? (you don’t have to answer that)

Whatever your style addendum–be it effortlessly thrown together, or artfully thought out, or just simply effortless–wear it, and wear it well this school year. Best of luck.

 

By Leah Heyman

 

Fall’s Most Versatile Fashion Item: The Black Ankle Bootie

Wouldn’t it be great if there were one item in your closet that could transform into the perfect fashion accessory for any event or occasion? Well this season you’re in luck because black ankle booties have made an impression at all your favorite retail stores! An article on Popsugar shows us several ways we can take our black ankle booties from one occasion to the next!

Heading to a fashionable event? Throw on a pair of your highest stiletto booties with a chic cocktail dress, and you’ll rock the show!

Photo Source: Getty / Vanni Bassetti, Featured on Popsugar
Photo Source: Getty / Vanni Bassetti, Featured on Popsugar

Perhaps your plans don’t include a prestigious fashion event; perhaps you’re just heading to a laid-back gathering. There’s a bootie for that too! Try a flat, cutout bootie, like Jeffrey Campbell’s Everly bootie featured below.

Photo Courtesy of Solestruck
Photo Courtesy of Solestruck

If you’re heading to a friend’s party and you’re looking to be the most stylish one there, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black, cowboy-like high heel booties paired with a pair of skinny jeans, a chic blouse, and a leather jacket.

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

While black booties are great for informal occasions, high heel pointed-toe black leather booties can be perfect for a formal work event or party! Dress up your chic booties with a long dress or a little black cocktail dress.

Photo Source: Getty / Caroline McCredie, Featured on Popsugar
Photo Source: Getty / Caroline McCredie, Featured on Popsugar

As great as it would be to own five to ten pairs of black booties in a slightly different style, that may not always be an option for us! If you’re looking to buy just one pair that will get you through your multiple occasions, look for a pair that has a two-to-three inch high chunky heel, and an elegant yet simple silver or gold detailing. Look for a simple buckle, a cool zipper, or a hanging chain!

Let your black ankle booties take you from morning until night with a simple wardrobe change! Keep up on all the hottest trends by following StyleChatMobile on Instagram!

By: Jaclyn Parker

 

Outfit of the Week: Sept 21st

Courtesy of the Ready Two Wear blog
Courtesy of the Ready Two Wear blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the Ready Two Wear blog. The red suede leather shorts are perfect for fall because they can be worn with stockings on the cold days and without any on the warm ones! The white button-down shirt adds a sophisticated and mature touch. This look is perfect for going to classes or going to the office. The large handbag will give you all the convenience you need when you’re transporting your notes or iPad. Last but not least, her pointed toe leopard print shoes and cat-eye sunglasses turn this into a trend-setting ensemble! Want to get a similar look? Check out the outfit below created with the StyleChat app.

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Top: Frank & Eileen at Neiman Marcus ($198.00), Shorts: Tory Burch at Farfetch ($430.25), Handbag: Fossil ($169.99), Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory ($16.99), Sunglasses: Urban OG ($8.60), Necklace: Nadri at Nordstrom ($23.98)

Stock up on the Hottest Leather Finds this Fall

Before we know it we’ll be packing away our summer hats, sandals, and dresses, and replacing them with hot new fall merchandise. It’s time to pack away the light fabrics and substitute them with leather. From shoes to bags, and much more, Elle.com gives us some examples of leather items that won’t break your budget!

First on the list is a pair of leather flats that would look cute with anything from a dress to a pair of jeans. Whether you’re going to work or going to school, these comfy leather flats will keep your feet at ease all day!

Cosstores.com ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com
Cosstores.com ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com

If you’re looking for shoes that are a bit fancier this fall, perhaps it’s time to slip on a pair of black leather sling back high heels with a touch of fringe!

H&M ($70.00), Featured on Elle.com
H&M ($70.00), Featured on Elle.com

These moderately priced H&M sandals can be dressed up with a skirt and top, or played down with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a warm sweater for fall. Despite your outfit choice, these fringe sandals will keep you on trend!

Next on the list, we have a leather clutch that stands out with a vibrant bold bright pink color! This cute lip-shaped clutch could be a coin purse by day and a clutch by night!

Luisaviaroma.com ($122.00), Featured on Elle.com
Luisaviaroma.com ($122.00), Featured on Elle.com

Accenting with leather accessories can be a great way to ease yourself into fall season fashion. This white leather Nixon watch is feminine and chic, and will add intrigue to any outfit. Pair it with a white or beige leather clutch for the perfect matching look.

Nixon ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com
Nixon ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com

Last but not least, it’s time to think about your jewelry choice. This simple leather bead necklace would work with great with a pair of a jeans and your favorite t-shirt or fall sweater. It’s simple, chic, and perfect for fall!

Chan Luu at Shopbop ($105.00), Featured on Elle.com
Chan Luu at Shopbop ($105.00), Featured on Elle.com

Incorporating leather into your look should be a breeze with the wide variety of leather products hitting stores this fall. From shoes, to handbags, watches, jewelry, and more, the possibilities are endless! What’s your favorite leather accessory?

By: Jaclyn Parker

Outfit of the Week: Aug. 17th

Courtesy of the Cheetah is the New Black blog
Courtesy of the Cheetah is the New Black blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the Cheetah is the New Black blog. Alicia bridges the gap between summer and fall by wearing an elegant white summer dress and pairing it with a chic fringed black leather jacket for fall. Her black leather sandals go perfectly with her leather jacket. This black and white look is given a bit of intrigue with a pair of bold brown cat-eye sunglasses and a simple gold necklace. You can sport this outfit by day or night! Check out the image below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Jacket: IRO at Madison Los Angeles ($695.00), Dress: Topshop at Nordstrom ($58.00), Sunglasses: Valentino at Neiman Marcus ($326.00), Shoes: Via Spiga at Bloomingdales ($205.99), Necklace: Madewell ($38.00)

Fun Ways to Layer your Look this Fall

Dressing for fall can be a bit tricky sometimes because it’s hard to predict the weather.  We still get those days of warmth and sunshine, but on the other hand, mornings and evenings can be quite chilly!

Prepare for all kinds of weather by layering up! Rebecca Ramsey, writer for NYmag, provides some tips on how to layer Fall jackets.

First, try wearing a trench coat. They’re great because they’re lightweight and can easily transition from summer to Fall.  Focus on colors like navy, gray, or black because they go with almost anything.

Second, try wearing a jean jacket around your waist.  I’d recommend this for more casual occasions.  Ramsey suggests a mid-blue wash.  I think a jean jacket with a little bit of fading can also kick it up a notch.

Photo Courtesy of YJ KOO of NY Mag. Click to be directed to original post.
Photo Courtesy of YJ KOO of NY Mag. Click to be directed to original post.

The best part is, when it’s hot you’ll look cute with a jean jacket around your waist, and when it’s cold, you look casual and relaxed wearing the jean jacket the traditional way.

Another look you should try is the double-breasted blazer.  Ramsey suggests focusing on colors like navy and gray because they can look good in any season.

If you’re looking for something longer, try a long duster coat.  Just beware that sometimes this style of coat can be a bit overpowering.  If you’re tall then you’re in luck because it won’t look like you’re being swallowed up by a coat!

Photo Courtesy of YJ KOO of NY Mag. Click photo to go to original post.
Photo Courtesy of YJ KOO of NY Mag. Click photo to go to original post.

Ramsey suggests opting for a color like cool lilac or a deep, dusty pink.  These colors will bring out your softer feminine side in no time!

Last but not least, if you’re not up for a full on jacket, opt for an oversized sweater.  They look great paired with a dress or a midi skirt!  Oversized sweaters can make an outfit look casual and cute, while keeping you warm and toasty!

So what kind of layering tactics will you employ?

Share in the comments below!

By: Jaclyn Parker