Summer is pretty much over and so are the opportunities to wear our bohemian dresses that looked so good with our favorite sandals. But wait a minute…before pushing those dresses into the back of our closets, why not to wear them with one of those blazers hanging in our wardrobes and with a pair of those knee-high boots that are waiting to be loved again? Well, I did exactly that in order to give more mileage to my old and faithful boho dress. I wore it with a boyfriend-style blazer and my classy stiletto boots. I chose to pair my dress with black pieces because I believe it's the perfect color to make any ensemble look more elegant and polished.
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Fall is the perfect season to mix and match all the goodies in our wardrobe, and that's exactly what makes Autumn the favorite season for most fashionistas, including myself. I've said many times in this blog that I love matchy matchy combinations, however I also love mixing fun fabrics, colors and prints. In this opportunity I decided to dress around a beautifully printed bow blouse by Coldwater Creek. Dressing around a colorful print can be very fun, because it's easy to find other pieces in our wardrobe to pair it with.
After trying this blouse with different jackets in my wardrobe and loving every look, it took me a little while to decide which one I was going to wear first. Neutral colored jackets made the blouse stand out, but the bright colored ones made a perfect harmony with the print of this blouse. To make the story short, I finally opted to wear my bow blouse with my rust colored velvet blazer, which beside making the print stand out, also made the blouse look even more suitable for the autumn season.
Deciding what to wear for the bottom part of my look was also fun. Since I already started playing with different fabric textures on the top, adding a coated shiny pair of jeans and patent shoes seemed to be a great idea and, of course, very me.
Hello my faithful readers! Today I'm showing my modern way to wear a retro print.
Let me start saying that I love all shades of green, so the golden green in this skirt is not the exception, however, due to my olive complexion, I prefer to wear certain greens in areas away from face. Anyway, besides liking the colors of this skirt, I also appreciate the 1960s inspired print, which by the way, it looks like is trending again.
I was very aware that the pattern of this skirt wasn't subtle, therefore, I wore everything else in a solid color. Yes, of course, the color blue seemed to be the right choice for a matchy matchy gal like me and besides, it made this retro print stand out even more. Now, in order to create a balance between the skirt and the rest of the look, I chose to wear neutral colored accessories.
This 70's jacket is the only piece of garment made of corduroy I own, however, it has become one of my favorites light jackets. Despite its age, it's in terrific condition and this is the perfect jacket to throw on quick for busy days.
I'm very fond of a green and black combo, therefore, I didn't think twice to wear my corduroy jacket with my black pants and pumps. This is a men's jacket in size small an it looks perfect on my frame as an oversized jacket. I wore a men's hat and a button down shirt to keep my look somewhat tomboyish. Everything in my ensamble has simple lines, therefore, a studded belt and a tasseled bag came in handy as a trendy addition.
I hope you all have a wonderful month of October!
You probably remember my Mary Janes from a previous post (here) and since then, I haven't had the opportunity to wear them until yesterday. I had plans to pair them mostly with pants, but the plans immediately changed after flipping through the pages of Instyle Magazine September issue. I saw a pretty neat layout of how to wear Mary Janes with A-line skirts and, oh boy! I really liked the idea. Then later I started thinking about maybe this look was too school girl for a woman of my age, however, I felt challenged by that thought.
So here I'm wearing my vintage Mary Janes with a tweed A-line skirt that has managed to stay in my wardrobe for many years. I paired this combo with a very relaxed v-neck pullover in order to have some comfort while running errands on a busy Monday. The morning was a little chilly, therefore a pair of black tights came in very handy, and besides, they made my red shoes stand out even more. As you know, I don't hate the idea of being matchy matchy, so that's my explanation of why I wore a red bandana around my neck.
Wearing a blazer with jeans is probably the oldest way to make your jeans look more presentable for work or for any semi-casual occasion, however, there are ways to make this common combo stand out. If your outfit is in neutral colors, bright colors are what come to my mind when deciding on what accessories to wear in order to make it fun. I also think about wearing things a little different in order to give it an interesting touch. For example, in this look, I decided to wear accessories with a touch of color…nothing too wild, just obvious enough to make a difference. Other details that made this outfit stand out was the way I double-cuffed my jeans and I also left the back of my long shirt untucked, in order to let it show.
Small, but fun changes can make a difference when deciding to make a common look more unique.