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Spring Style Is On My Brain….

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 11:38 am

It’s been an unseasonably warm winter all over the country, so naturally spring is on the brain.  Every time I pass a J. Crew with those bold, juicy colors I get a little giddy inside.  Who wouldn’t?  Bold colors, nude makeup, and a healthy dose of Vitamin D from the impending sunshine are on the horizon, people!  If you aren’t quite there yet, I have a few things to inspire you to go bathe yourself in color.

What should you keep your eyes peeled for this spring?

1. Bold blazers. I’m talkin’ hot pink, lavender, bright yellow, orange, chartreuse, you name it. Throw on a white t-shirt or cami underneath and pair it with jeans, a skirt, or shorts.  Done!

2. Blinged-out friendship bracelets.  Remember friendship bracelets from summer camp?  They are back in a big way, but this time they brought their friends Rhinestone and Crystal with them.  Make your own (courtesy of More Design Please,) or buy ‘em here.

3. Nude cosmetics.  Too many bright colors on one palette can be overwhelming, so pair your bold outfit with muted eyes, lips, and nails.  Simple, chic, and will make you look years younger. (Unless you’re already 12 or something, in which case you should probably take off that make-up, young lady.)

How To Wear A Plaid Shirt

Posted by    |    September 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am

Plaid shirts have a been a wardrobe staple for as long as anyone can remember, but it can be tricky to find a way to wear it without looking like a lumberjack.  In fact, many men have expressed their dislike for plaid shirts on women because they find them too masculine, so the key to wearing plaid is to make it feminine and fun. First, to soften the look, don’t be afraid to Try different materials. While plaid flannels are a great cool-weather staple, the print comes in a lot of other fabrics! From light-weight, sheer cotton to thick flannel, there are many options at every price point.

Next, Find tailored fits. Plaid shirts are notorious for looking boyish, and Nirvana grunge-esque, so When choosing a plaid shirt, it’s important to pick a top that’s not too roomy.  Afterall, you want to show off those feminine curves!  You can go a little longer or oversized if you’re pairing it with leggings or skinny jeans, but I particularly like this look. It’s soft and pretty, because this basic plaid shirt has a tailored fit.  It’s fitted in all the right places, and the colors are very traditional.  Pair with a dressy, short black shirt and tights and it keeps the plaid shirt the focus of the outfit, but still keeps things girly.  You can add to the sexiness of the the masculine/feminine contrast with a long gold necklace or string of pearls, and you’re appropriate for the office or a party.

My last bit of advice? Don’t pair your plaid with cowboy boots or a hat unless you’re going to be out on the ranch…keep it sexy and soft.

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