Monday, July 21, 2014

How To Layer For The Summer

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You may be thinking "layering? for the summer?" Most people's minds are on sundresses, shorts, and sunglasses- but when you work full-time, it can be difficult to come up with looks that are both weather and office appropriate. I'm getting tired of the bright dress and blazer pairing, so I decided to play with light layers!

Not sure how to pull off this look? Don't worry; I'll show you! Here's How to Layer for the Summer!

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I love this layering technique because it produces such a cute, preppy look! By following a few guidelines, you can style this for a hot summer day and then transition it to autumn. 

1- Material Girl: The fabric is the most important! Choose a lightweight, breathable fabric; particularly for the cardigan.

2- Go Sleeveless: Choose a sleeveless top for your bottom layer. My favorite layer-top is a sleeveless oxford top. Believe it or not, these were really hard to come by this summer. I found a few at Banana Republic!

3- Less on Bottom: That's right; less is more for the bottoms! Choose a skirt or shorts to maintain a cool, summer look.

4- Make a Statement: Add a fun statement necklace for your final layer! This will give your look an extra flair and yet another layer.

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This great summer layering technique will leave you with endless possibilities in and out of the office! Transition your summer pieces to fall using different materials to get the utmost usage from your favorite clothes, or just have fun with creative office looks like I did.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

5 under $50: Nautical Style

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Nautical is a style I always turn to at this time of year! Anchors, ropes, stripes- it all just reminds me of summer. And it's not just reserved for the shore. Whether you're sitting by the pool, hanging at the race track, or running errands- you can rock this style anywhere!

This super chic and classy style may look expensive, but you don't have to break the bank to incorporate some nautical in your closet! Here's my 5 under $50: Nautical Style.


 
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