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Outfit of the Week: Feb. 8th

Photo Courtesy of the College Girl Kendra blog
Photo Courtesy of the College Girl Kendra blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the College Girl Kendra blog. Kendra’s ripped jeans give her the perfect edgy look. When you’re wearing super ripped jeans like the ones above, they automatically become the statement piece! We love that she paired a black leather jacket with a striped tee for a very casual and chic style. Check out the outfit below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

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Top: AQUA at Bloomingdales ($42.00), Jacket: Zara ($199.00), Jeans: ASOS ($60.00), Necklace: Jules Smith at Neiman Marcus ($58.00), Shoes: Coclico at Neiman Marcus ($127.00)

How to Get out of your Style Rut

Are you tired of wearing the same outfits every day? Do you ever wish you could create a new look without having to revamp your whole wardrobe? Everyone knows when it’s early in the morning and you’re getting ready for school or work, there isn’t always a lot of time to experiment with your outfit. In a Refinery 29 article Alison Ives gives us a few tips on how we can easily take our standard look to the next level by making just a few small adjustments.

Let’s say your style is feminine, classy, and simple. You’d pair a print skirt with a casual top and a pair of pumps. To make the look a bit more modern and stylish, Alison advises switching the pumps for a pair of sneakers and adding a blazer.

Photo cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.
Photo cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.

Perhaps your style consists of mainly whites, blacks, and greys. You play around with crop tops, leather, and short skirts, but you’re looking for a way to refresh your look. Alison advises adding a pop of color with a textured garment like the green sequined skirt below.

Photo Cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.
Photo Cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.

Perhaps your style is more comfortable and sporty chic. You open up your closet and you’re greeted with lots of casual white tops and black pants. You like being able to easily throw a matching outfit together, but now you think it’s time to be a little more playful. Alison advises that you try mixing up garments of different lengths. Try a cropped leather jacket with a long white tunic and your coveted black pants. Wearing items of various lengths is a great way to have fun with a neutral-colored outfit.

Photo Cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.
Photo Cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.

Perhaps your style is a little bit crazier; you don’t shy away from bold colors or prints. You know how to create a fun and exciting look, but sometimes that might not be enough. To get out of your style rut, Alison advises going all out in prints. Don’t just settle with a printed skirt. Add a print top or a fun pair of printed socks. Try bringing out one of the colors in a print by matching it with a solid colored outerwear piece.

Photo Cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.
Photo Cred: Aaron Richter, Featured on Refinery 29, Click to Original Post.

The next time you’re staring at your closet wishing you could get out of your style rut, just remember that it only takes minor changes to update your outfit. What’s your favorite way to keep your look interesting?

By: Jaclyn Parker

Five Ways to be Fearless with your Style

A recent Refinery 29 article by Connie Wang, displays a long list of style options that could satisfy any bold fashion enthusiast!  We’ve narrowed the list down to our top five picks.  When it comes to developing your sense of style, it’s fun to branch out and be a little daring.  These five tips will undoubtedly be able to freshen up a stale wardrobe.

First, make room for over-sized clothing in you closet.  Whether it’s a pair of wide leg trousers or an over-sized baggy sweater, you can create an effortless look with clothing that drapes loosely over your body.   I’d suggest these wide leg trousers from Forever 21, featured below.  They’re stylish, comfy, and will look great paired with an over-sized sweater or a tight-fitting crop top.

Photo Courtesy of Forever 21 ($22.90). Click through to original source.
Photo Courtesy of Forever 21 ($22.90). Click through to original source.

Second, if you’re a fan of black outfits, Connie advises that each piece should really count!  If you’re going to wear a black jacket, why not make it a leather statement piece complete with buckles and silver zippers, like the one featured below from Nasty Gal.

Photo Courtesy of Nasty Gal ($348.60). Click through to original source.
Photo Courtesy of Nasty Gal ($348.60). Click through to original source.

Next on the list, is a jacket with leather-cut appliqués.  I can’t get enough of this colorful leather-cut jacket and handbag, featured in the Refinery 29 article.  This look has the perfect amount of color to make it stand out!

Photo Courtesy of Victoria Adamson, Featured on Refinery29. Click through to original source.
Photo Courtesy of Victoria Adamson, Featured on Refinery29. Click through to original source.

Now it’s time to get a little crazier.  You can make the hottest statement look by combining awesome patterns with bold solid color pieces.  Connie demonstrates this perfectly in the following picture.  My favorite is the hounds tooth pants paired with the yellow handbag.  The yellow comes to life when paired with the black and white color combination of the pants.

Photo Credit: Victoria Adamson, Courtesy of Refinery29. Click through to original source.
Photo Credit: Victoria Adamson, Courtesy of Refinery29. Click through to original source.

Last but not least, it’s time to take your shoes to the next level by opting for a pair with an exquisite architectural heel.  In my opinion, no one does it better than Julia Lundsten in her Skin by Finsk collection.  The black shoes featured below are bound to turn any outfit into a statement!

Photo Courtesy of Skin By Finsk
Photo Courtesy of Skin By Finsk

I’m with Connie that some people love dressing for an audience and enjoy the passing looks from people in the street.  If that’s you, then it’s time for you to give these head-turning tips a try!  Check out the StyleChat app for all your style browsing and shopping needs.

By: Jaclyn Parker

Here Comes the Sun

One thing about spring that I absolutely adore are the colors! Pieces like this vibrant sun yellow A-line dress and mixing trends are a huge part of the season. You can give a twist to a sweet classic dress by adding something simple like this vintage leather jacket from Versace. Not only does it give of that cool rocker chic look but can also make a statement. Another trend I love is boots with a  dress; for example, simple boho boots for a relaxed yet edgy look.

So here I have styled this bright dress with a leather jacket and brown suede boots; it’s a spring classic that anyone can appreciate!

 

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-Diamond