Basics are a large part of my wardrobe and on any given day, I am most likely wearing a simple tee and jeans. The summer weather only exacerbates my tendency to live in basics, especially living in California where the temperatures are quite often in the ‘90s causing me to dread getting dressed. The best part about basics is that it is so easy to use simple accessories to jazz up your outfit if you wish. Basic does not have to mean drab or boring and a few simple touches can transform the vibe of an outfit.
Belt It Up
Say it With Jewelry
Focus on Shoes
Choose a Bold Bag
Vibrant Beauty Details
One of the most fun ways to add color and extra pizazz to a basic outfit is with your makeup or nail color. There are so many beauty tutorial channels on YouTube that teach you how to wear vibrant colors and I am loving these bold looks for summer!
We’re in that long final pre-spring stretch, and while you may feel like your only fashion options are a down coat that closely resembles a sleeping bag or a coat that barely keeps you warm, there are still ways to brave the cold while keeping your style! Today, we’re sharing six trendy accessories that will mix things up until that glorious spring thaw.
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Leave it to Rach Parcell, the blogger behind Pink Peonies, to make these cream white legwarmers a chic focal point of her winter outfit.
It has been said that suits make people feel powerful and confident. Think about when someone walks into a room wearing a suit—everyone stops to take a look. It’s hard to resist. I’m here to give a few style pointers to make sure you light up every room you’re in when you’re wearing a suit.
When it comes to a gentleman’s suit, shoes are one of the first things people will look at. It’s absolutely essential to have a good rotation of dress shoes. Choose timeless styles like double monk straps, wingtips, and oxfords. Pick colors that can go with most attire, like light browns and darker tones.
Lapel pins are a simple, underrated accessory that can easily make you stand out from the crowd. They’re a great way to complement an outfit and add some spark to your suit jacket or coat.
Ties are a great way to convey your personality. When choosing a tie, the width of the tie should match the size of the lapel on the suit jacket or blazer. Slim-fit suits usually have smaller lapels that skinny ties pair well with.
Last but not least, confidence is key! It’s the most inexpensive part of your outfit, yet also the most difficult to attain since it cannot be bought. However you choose to wear your suit, believe in your style and wear the clothes instead of letting the clothes wear you.
We all know that with rising temperatures, wearing multiple layers and heavy fabrics gets pretty uncomfortable. Spending the summer in light, breezy and easy pieces will keep you comfortable, but they may not be as fun to wear as you want them to be. Adding pieces with statement features or wearing statement accessories will help you stay stylish and keep cool in the hottest heat.
Here are my favorite ways to them into your outfit this summer!
Summer Fashion Statement Pieces
What’s your favorite summer fashion statement piece to wear?
This versatile trend is showing up all over denim and leather jackets, but we also love it on everything from your preppiest sweater to your grungiest backpack.
Yep—pins are cool again. In fact, they’re the microtrend of the moment. Try adding colorful pins to your bare lapel because 1) this trend is unisex, and 2) it’s super easy (any pin will do).
The more outrageous the better! Pin adornment is our pick for a fun and easy way to upgrade any jacket this spring.
Remember: if you’re pinning, you’re winning!