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Outfit of the Week: Oct. 5th

Courtesy of the Eat/Sleep/Wear blog
Courtesy of the Eat/Sleep/Wear blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a casual denim look featured on the Eat/Sleep/Wear blog. Whether you’re running errands or hanging out with friends, Kimberly’s outfit will keep you taking every step in style! Her light blue wash skinny jeans paired with a super light denim button down shirt makes her look casual, chic, and comfortable. It’s the accessories that take this denim look to the next level! The black sunglasses, black handbag, and black high heel sandals add a bold and slightly glamorous touch! On cold days, you could easily throw a cool moto jacket overtop to keep yourself warm. Check out the outfit below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Shirt: Maykool ($22.99), Jeans: Joe’s at Nordstrom ($134.25), Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff at Bloomingdales ($295.00), Shoes: Steve Madden ($79.95), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban at Nordstrom ($116.25), Bracelet: Eddie Borgo at Shopbop ($275.00)

Outfit of the Week: Sept. 28th

Photo Courtesy of the Natalie Off Duty blog
Photo Courtesy of the Natalie Off Duty blog

This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the Natalie Off Duty blog. Natalie shows off her chic street style with a trendy jean miniskirt and a textured cream long-sleeve pullover sweater. This outfit combines comfort and style thereby creating the perfect look for fall! She turns a casual look into a fashionable statement by accessorizing with a wide-brimmed fedora hat and a pair of rustic booties. When you’re shopping for booties this fall, look for ones in a neutral color that will go with many different outfits like the booties featured in this look! Check out the outfit below to see how you can get a similar look!

By: Jaclyn Parker

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

Top: Topshop at Nordstrom ($68.00), Skirt: Forever 21 ($17.90), Shoes: Nordstrom ($139.95), Hat: Bloomingdales ($78.00)

Back to School Style Inspirations

It’s that time of year again: the time when you slowly transition from summer vacation to your studies. Whether you’re in high school, undergrad, or graduate school, September is your month to get your mind back in the game! Why not do it in style? Teen Vogue and Refinery 29 have given us some back to school style inspirations to guide our looks!

The consensus reveals that preppy looks are still in style! Whether you like casual or dressy, here’s how you can achieve a stylish and preppy back to school look! Throw on your favorite blue-washed flare jeans, your bright-colored t-shirt and your favorite flat metallic loafers.

Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue
Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue

If you’d rather dazzle your friends and professors with a fancier look, we’re all for rocking a frilly and/or pleated mini-skirt! Pair the miniskirt with a button-down blouse to give your look a professional touch.

Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29
Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29

If you really want to turn some heads as you’re walking down the hallways, add a cropped moto jacket to your outfit. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a skirt, a colorful moto jacket will take your look to the next level by adding that extra touch of chicness!

Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue
Photo Courtesy of Teen Vogue

For a book bag, stay away from the typical multi-colored knapsacks. Instead, opt for a cool solid-colored leather knapsack purse with a cool buckle or drawstring. These smaller, stylish bags can double as a book bag and a purse!

For shoes, we’re seeing so many hot trends surfacing this fall, including the metallic loafer, the patent oxford, and the pointed-toe mini high heel pump. Take your pick! Try silver, gold, black, or beige if you want versatile shoes that will match with a variety of your outfits!

Have you planned out your school outfits for next week? Check out the StyleChat app to find all the hottest fall items and create your fantasy looks!

By: Jaclyn Parker

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

The Best Versatile Shoes: Wedding Season and Beyond

It’s that time of year again when the wedding invitations start coming in and you’re left wondering what you’re going to wear.

Well have no fear because we’ve got your shoes covered.  Refinery 29 gives us a list of shoes that won’t be just one hit wonders.  You can buy them to wear to your weddings without worrying that you’re splurging on something that you’ll only wear once.

Slide into some mule shoes like the ones featured below and you’ll not only feel comfortable and secure enough to dance the night away, but you’ll also be able to wear them during the day with your casual outfits.

These Nasty Gal mules let you show off your pretty toenail polish while adding a splash of pastel color to your look and making it feel super summer inspired!

Nasty Gal ($98.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click to original article
Nasty Gal ($98.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click to original article

The next one I like from the Refinery 29 list is a pair of Tory Burch sandals as seen below. These safari-styled chunky sandals will add life to any dress you wear to the wedding, while being perfectly stylish for your casual summer vacation ensembles.  Most importantly, the chunky heel and thick foot strap will give you the comfort and security you need to dance the night away in these uniquely geometric sandals.

Tory Burch at Neiman Marcus ($395.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post.
Tory Burch at Neiman Marcus ($395.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post.

Now it’s time to lace up your shoes and get ready to party in the camel-colored leather sandals.  These shoes will give your look a sense of casual and practical comfort while still adding some intrigue to your look.  The double-layered sole will help your feet go all night on the dance floor.

Heels.com ($199.99), Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post
Heels.com ($199.99), Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post

I did a little browsing of my own to find a pair of sandals that are feminine, fun, casual, and won’t break your budget.  The pink sandals from Aldo featured below will look stunning paired with a pastel summery dress or any neutral-colored cocktail dress.  These simple and subtle shoes will add a much-needed splash of feminine color to any outfit.  Whether you’re wearing a dress, a skirt, or a pair of jeans, these sandals will add a lovely touch.

Aldo ($80.00) Found on Aldo.com, click through to original source.
Aldo ($80.00) Found on Aldo.com, click through to original source.

Four, three, two, one, it’s time to get shopping for shoes! Use this guide to help you find a pair that won’t disappoint!  Check out the StyleChat app for all your browsing and shopping needs.

By: Jaclyn Parker

Comfortably Ugly. The New High-Heeled Fashion

Christian Louboutin once said, “High heels are pleasure with pain,” and I am sure many women would agree with him, yet they are still willing to withstand the ache if it means looking fabulous. I know I would!

Today, the 4-6 inch heels are no stranger to modern women, but it doesn’t stop there. From wedges to flats to tennies to sandals, women have a wide variety of shoe options.  Unlike excessive shopping, no one can blame you for needing those perfect heels that scream, “I am a strong business women!” while still rocking a fresh pair of tennies the next day to run some errands. For whatever occasion, you can find the perfect shoe to pair with any outfit.

In Jennifer Weiner’s In Her Shoes, the character Rose Feller says, “When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, food just makes me fatter. Shoes always fit.” Now who can argue with that logic?

Just like the way fashion trends constantly change, shoe styles seem to be doing the same. Carolyne Zinko, in her SFGate article, introduces the “flatform shoe.” Shoe companies who specialize in comfort, such as Birkenstock, Teva, and Mephisto have designed these shoes to be “ungainly, clunky, and downright ugly,” says Zinko.  They were not meant to be associated with the idea of “sexy.”

Photo Credit: Catwalking, Getty Images
Photo Credit: Catwalking, Getty Images

Today fashion is gearing towards comfortable clothing, meaning a more loose and casual attire. In order to keep up with this downplayed clothing style, high-end fashion houses took the idea of the clunky shoe and dressed it up with patterns, metallics, and other dressy materials to produce a new high-fashion shoe.

Zinko talks about the wavering opinions on the new style, saying that some stylists are quick to say it’s a fashion don’t, while others think it is a great new idea that will satisfy the tastes of this generation’s consumers.

While I wouldn’t mind having a high-fashion sandal in my closet, I don’t think I will be open to wearing that Dior high-heeled sports pump any time soon.

The option of having a pain-free shoe that is easy to put on and take off, sounds like a great idea that will most definitely target a more laid-back consumer. However, it is questionable how many women will be willing to say no to those stilettos. Would you?

By Marissa Mariscal