Wear Now, Wear Later: white trousers

Wear Now Wear Later: white trousers
You know those easy, breezy trousers you reach for during the hot Summer months? Well you can take them from Summer to Fall with the right styling. For Summer, keep them light with a silky blouse and simple accessories. As Fall approaches, ditch the blouse in favor of a lightweight knit and a statement necklace. Add a red lip and rich cognac sandals to warm it up for the changing season.
Wear Now: Joseph pants, Balmain tank, Prada sandals, Kate Spade bangles, Topshop belt, Essie nail polish
Wear Later: Joseph pants, Helmut Lang sweater, Michael Kors sandals, Lulu Frost necklace, Saint Laurent clutch, Giorgio Armani lipstick

What to Wear: July 4th

What to Wear: July Fourth
via Poyvore
Night Out: A twist on the classic black/white combination, this mixed-pattern dress is fresh and flattering. Leopard wedges hint at sexiness, while remaining practical for bar-hopping, and a punchy clutch adds the perfect pop of color.
Thakoon Dress, J. Crew sandals, Jessica Simpson bangles, Target studs, Givenchy clutch
Barbecue: Mix a casual Tee with a feminine midi-skirt for an unexpected and cool BBQ look. Summer sandals (that you can easily slip off to play games) and a little bling pull it all together.
J. Crew tee, Tucker skirt, Christian Louboutin sandals, BaubleBar necklace
Fireworks: Silk shorts and a cozy sweater make for an easy and chic outfit, perfect for taking in the awe of a Fireworks show! On-trend wedges and a few statement accessories give the look even more style.
DVF shorts, Topshop sweater, Hermes sandals, Sergio Rossi clutch, C. Wonder ring, Helene Zubeldia earrings

Style Inspiration: Laid-Back Summer

Style Inspiration: Laid-Back Summer
via Polyvore 
How effortlessly chic is this!?! Roomy shorts, a semi-sheer oversized knit, and flat sandals come together perfectly for an easy, breezy Summertime look. Plus, I love the neutral color palette and simple jewelry – it can be really refreshing to go simple sometimes, don’t you think?

 

Get the look: Gorjana and Madewell necklaces, Topshop bralette, Rag & Bone and Madewell sweater, Karen Walker sunglasses, Antik Batik and Vince Camuto sandals, Theory and Alice + Olivia shorts

Summertime Wish List

Summertime Wishlist
1. Summer Scarf (Theodora & Callum) 2. Quirky Clutch (Kate Spade) 3. Fun Sneakers (Keds) 4. Hot pink lips 5. Effortlessly Chic Jumper (Ted Baker) 6. Retro-Inspired Bikini (Topshop, bottom/top) 7. White Wide-Leg Trousers (Gucci) 8. Shorts Suit (**any suggestions??**)
>> What pieces and beauty updates are you craving for Summer? Share with me in the comments!

Wear Now, Wear Later: White Trousers

Wear Now, Wear Later; White Trousers
Here is another installment in my “Wear Now, Wear Later” series, featuring white trousers which are on my wish-list for Spring. For the now look I went a little nautical with a navy/white striped sweater. To keep it from feeling too preppy, I added an olive-hued trench coat and pretty pumps in a contrasting print. This look still feels light and fresh for Spring, but it’s covered enough to combat the still-cool temps. Later, ditch the overcoat and sweater, in favor of a breezy top with beautiful on-trend embroidery. Give your toes a breath of fresh air with these mustard sandals, and add black accessories for a chic black and white ensemble.


Now: Reiss trousers, J. Crew top, Vanessa Bruno Jacket, J. Crew pumps, Miss Selfridge bracelet pack, Topshop satchel, and Estee Lauder lipstick.


Later: Reiss trousers, Temperley London top, Theory sandals, Bar III bracelets, ALDO clutch, and Pim + Larkin studs


Have a great weekend!

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress
Round two of the “Wear Now, Wear Later” series (read the first post here)… I chose a pretty, floral maxi dress from Michael Kors because it’s just so hard to resist the gorgeous Spring-inspired pieces hitting the stores now (and oh, did I mention it’s only $112! Link to purchase below). So if you gave in and purchased a flirty, floral dress (or even if you have been pulling one of your own closet to just look at and long over) here are some ways to get the most mileage out of your traditionally Springy dresses/skirts.
Look 1: One styling trick I love is to layer cozy knits over your favorite flowy dresses and skirts in the cooler months. (Because the skirt is long and loose, you can also add tights or leggings and no one will know… shh, our secret). Add an ankle bootie and a modern, chic army jacket to keep the look young and fresh.
Michael Kors Maxi, Club Monaco T-neck, Opening Ceremony booties, Topshop Jacket, Jil Sander shopper, La Mer watch, Jenny Bird earrings
Look 2: When the weather finally warms, ditch all those extra layers and let the dress speak for itself. Strappy sandals work best under a voluminous skirt and simple gold jewelry will add the right amount of glitz.
Michael Kors maxi, Alaia sandals, similar hat, Nouv-Elle necklace, Kenneth Cole bangles, similar clutch

Weekend Style: Leathery Goodness

Weekend Style: Leathery Goodness
Here’s a little weekend style inspiration from Anh over at 9to5Chic. I love the pop of plaid under her rich sweater. She exudes effortless chic in everything she wears. I am already planning to recreate a similar look this weekend, so stay tuned for my version of laid-back leather. Have a great weekend everybody!
Pieces shown: Leather: The Row and Topshop (only $36!), Sweater: By Malene Birger, Plaid: Levis (only $50!) and Woolrich, Sunnies: Oscar de la Renta and AsosBag: Marc by Marc JacobsBooties: Proenza Schouler and Gucci 

Weekend Style: Back to Basics

Weekend Style: Back to Basics
Full disclosure: Sometimes I get overwhelmed by my closet… When this happens, I find it is best to go back to the basics. A great straight leg jean, white Tee, a black topper (coat, blazer, leather jacket), and pumps. So this weekend, when you don’t know what to wear, take a cue from Jamie Chung, who is killing it in her basics. Have a great weekend!
Items shown: T Alexander Wang top, Helmut Lang jacket, Jeremy Laing Coat, Givenchy necklace, Topshop satchel (only $68!), Chanel lips, Michael Kors 2-Strap Pump, Sergio Rossi pumps, J. Crew Jeans, Current/Elliot Rolled Jean

Wish List: Summer Workwear

For the first time in my life, I am in a position where the dress code is defined by those two dreaded little words: business professional…. dun dun duuuuun. There are a number of problems with this. First, I want to look fashion forward and young. Second, it is a million and one degrees outside (yet, the office is freezing). And third, I don’t want to get bored with my options.  So here are the items I am craving right now for the office, that are still young, cool (in every meaning of the word), and work-appropriate…

Clockwise from Top:

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Glasses… These have been at the top of my list for a while – sunglass or eyeglass version, doesn’t matter.

Topshop Cream Vest… Unique alternative to a blazer. Layer over a dress, or pair with trim trousers and a silk tank.

Cartier Louis Tank Watch… An absolute classic watch, and plus Cartier is the office in discussion.

Antonio Marras Wide Leg Trousers… Mix business and fashion by adding a fitted blazer or crisp button down to these floral trousers.

Stackable gold rings (Nordstrom) The best way to keep your personality at the office is with jewelry. I would wear a couple on a few fingers to stay true to my style.

Nina Ricci Pencil SkirtA bright, fun alternative to the usual black pencil skirt.

PS by Paul Smith Button Down… A menswear inspired blue oxford shirt is my new chambray shirt.

How would/do you stay fashion-forward and young in the corporate world? Tell me in the comments!

Friday Fashion Find

Topshop PARAGON Zip Front Sandals for $180

These amazing zip-front sandals in taupe leather are my friday fashion find, because they look rich, sturdy, and comfortable. The bonus: Topshop is offering free shipping today on orders of $60 and over! So order some new shoes and have yourself a great weekend!