This week’s outfit of the week goes to a stylish look posted on the Samieze blog. The outfit features casual skinny blue jeans and a white blouse, but it’s the statement pink coat that makes the look beautifully trendy and chic. Adding a pop of color to any look is a great way to take your favorite basics to the next level. She accessorizes perfectly with a thin blue clutch, a gold bangle, and a pair of bold blue lens sunglasses. Last but not least she keeps the look comfy and cute in a pair of white flat sandals. Check out the outfit featured below to see how you can get a similar look!
By: Jaclyn Parker
Shirt: Zara ($69.90), Coat: Lauren Ralph Lauren at Nordstrom ($128.70), Jeans: Paige at Nordstrom ($169.00), Shoes: Swell ($63.00), Bracelet: Aldo ($15.00), Sunglasses: Intermix ($178.00), Handbag: Tory Burch at Nordstrom ($395.00)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fitbits have been soaring towards ubiquity one wrist at a time. Up until now, there’s been one crucial problem: they aren’t the most attractive wearable gadget. But have no fear because Tory Burch is teaming up with Fitbit to overcome the style issue.
You shouldn’t have to compromise your fashion sense in order to take steps towards being more health conscious. In today’s technologically advanced society, I can’t help but notice the merging of the functional and the fashionable.
Designer labels, such as Miu Miu and Lanvin, have been focusing on comfort and warmth without sacrificing their fashionable edge. So why shouldn’t health conscious people be able to do the same?
Perhaps there are some examples of technology and fashion not merging together quite seamlessly, such as in the case of the commonly ridiculed Google Glass. However, improvements are bound to be made and what was once considered weird or dorky, may soon be called fashionable.
With the help of Tory Burch, Fitbits will hopefully appeal to a broader audience of people, including those who haven’t jumped on the Fitbit bandwagon yet. However, some people may still be skeptical. Jon Fingas, from engadget.com states, “…it’s hard to see a truly style-conscious person picking these up in the first place, no matter how nice they look.”
Although I think that some fashionable people may still not want a Fitbit, I do think that it won’t be too hard to make a style-conscious person fall in love with wearing one. After all, what is so embarrassing about wearing something that helps you track your fitness?
We wear watches for both a functional convenience and a fashionable statement, so why can’t Fitbits be designed to be both functional and fashionable as well?
Tory Burch and Fitbit are trying to make the activity tracker more suitable for fancy occasions. Fingas feels that the $38 printed silicone bracelet designed by Tory Burch, won’t be enough to accomplish this task. If you’re ready to spend a bit more money, there will also be a brass bracelet option for $195 or a pendant for $175 (shown below).
Despite which option you may favor, Fingas shares his doubts about the level of success of these fancier Fitbits. What do you think? Would you sport one of these Fitbit’s designed by Tory Burch, or would you track your activity some other way that doesn’t impinge on your sense of style?
By: Jaclyn Parker
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