How to Transition Summer Clothes into Fall Outfits

Fall is here and as you stare aimlessley into your closet you realize that you aren’t as Fall stock-heavy as you wish you were. The simple answer is to use Summer pieces for the Fall time. Against the fashion law, you say? Not if you wear it right. Let’s begin!

Adding printed, black, or colored tights to Summer skater skirts and dresses make it appropriate for Fall. Knit tights or adding thigh-high socks to the tights are perfect ways to stay comfy and chic. Adding on a leather jacket or combat boots creates a more grunge feel to a dainty outfit. Wearing sheer colored tights with shorts allows you to wear those must-have Summer shorts in the Fall!

Layering a patterned or solid print scarf to any Summer tee or light-weight cardigan will keep you warm and fashionable all day. Cotton-blend scarves can be worn during the Summer and Fall because of their thin material. For extra warmth, go for the knit and thicker scarves.

Those Summer crop tops are easily paired with over-sized sweaters and high-waisted jeans for a cozy feel. A pop of color in the shoes make the look seem interesting instead of fading into neutral Fall patterns. Chunky sweaters are a must for Fall due to their versatility.

Blending Fall items with Summer pieces is the best way to make the outfit work. A Fall deep colored blazer with a pastel top, dark bag, and light colored accessories balances each other out. Using Summer items during the Fall is the best way to get use out of your entire closet year-round.

 

Weekly Fashion Update~ Back-To-School Shopping Guide!

Unfortunately, for all students every where the clock is ticking until school starts in the fall. This means fighting back the crowds of people at malls and in cramped stores. The biggest tip I can give someone going back-to-school shopping is have a list in mind of the styles you want to abide by this fall. That way you won’t be persuaded to buy something you don’t need or won’t wear. The best knowledge to have is what trends you like, what your dress code is, and if you can picture yourself proudly wearing it. I am in college so I don’t have a dress code, but I still do like to look cute for school. Putting on that cute outfit every morning will help you stay positive and boost your confidence. Let’s begin!

Maxi skirts are still flying off the shelves every where. Recently, I bought one for only 5 dollars from Charlotte Russee and it is a spandex cotton blend and probably the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn. Maxi dresses, with a cute top, and comfy sandals are an easy way to seem dressed up. You can accompany it with a crop top, denim jacket, over-sized top, or an adorable tank.

Chiffon tops and blouses are probably one of the easiest types of clothing to wear. They literally go with anything. From fancy slacks for a meeting to light-colored jeans for study hall. Buying these tops in solid colors make them easy closet staples. H&M and Forever 21 have some of the best selection of chiffon tops.

Circle skirts and crop tops are the next fashion pieces. Circle skirts are much like skater skirts, but aren’t as pleated. Circle skirts are high waisted which is perfect with a crop top so that your mid-drift isn’t hanging out. Crop tops can also be paired with high-waisted jeans or pants for more coverage. If you don’t like getting all dressed up for school but still want to look cute, try a cotton-spandex blend circle skirt and a solid or printed cotton crop top (much like the blue skirt look above).

Military green is also a hot item for fall. Military green jackets and pants look amazing paired with a printed top. Strap on a pair of combat boots and you are ready for battle! These pieces add a punk flare without going overboard. The thickness of a military jacket will keep you warm all winter. Just sew on your favorite embellishments or patches and make it unique.

Over-sized cardigans and sweaters are perfect for the upcoming school year. Knit has been especially popular lately. In order to make it seem like you are not getting swallowed into the sweater or cardigan, keep it simple. Wear solid colors and big printed cardigan. Or, when it’s cold, wear your favorite knit sweater with leggings or tights and cute calf-length combat boots.

Backpacks can be fashionable too! You especially want a cute backpack if you are going to be lugging it around for a whole semester or school year. The latest backpack trends are pull-overs with leather zippers or buckles and a printed design. Lace and crochet have also graced the best of backpacks. When choosing one, go for a look that fits your personality and style.

Weekly Fashion Update~ Crop Tops

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I just returned today from a week and a half of white sand beaches. This vacation was well needed and I hope all you Americans celebrated the 4th of July in style. On my beach get-away, I noticed a style that kept popping up: crop tops! Crop tops are a major summer movement. Not only will they keep you totally cool in the summer heat, but they look really cool, too. Celebs all over the world are splurging on this style trend. My favorite places to buy crop tops are TopShop, Asos.com, Charlotte Russe, Forever21, and American Apparel. I also attached the do’s and don’t’s for first-time wearers. Let’s begin!

midi skirt

This season midriffs aren’t just for music festivals and the beach. For a polished look, pair an elbow-length top with a skirt that hits below the knee and ankle-strap heels. This leather skirt adds a more masculine touch, but the pastel extras help enhance the style. This high skirt will ensure that your tummy won’t be revealed to the world.

Dress-up slouchy denim with a loosely-knotted silk blouse and a pair of sexy stilettos. The tie allows you to decide how much of your stomach you want to expose before heading out of the house. If you don’t want to wear stilettos, then throw on some peachy wedges or studded sandals to add a beachy glow.

When wearing frayed or ripped shorts, pick a long-sleeve, lightweight cropped sweater to avoid exposing too much skin. Add some extra height by swapping out worn kicks or sandals for a wedge sneaker. This sweater is very unique because it offers a different crop with it being cropped in the front and longer in the back.

Balance out a super skin-flasher with a demure pencil skirt: Look for one that extends past the knee and a few inches above the belly button. Finish it off with a cut-out sandal. This look is much the first, but the pencil skirt is more fitted. Not so fitted that you will be squeezed to death, though.

Those nervous about showing any skin should pair a crop with high-waisted pants. The casual, slouchy feel of these pieces is easy to dress up with a classic pump. High-waisted jeans will also comply with this look. Wearing a printed cropped top, high-waisted pants, and the classic pump will add spunk to any occasion.

A playful flared skirt with a stretchy waist is perfect for customizing: Wear it above or at your natural waist to show as much skin as you’d like. Match with a simple tank and patterned pumps. Being one of my most beloved and worn looks, a circle skirt, flared, or even a maxi skirt bring a pretty touch to accompany the crop top.

Shy dressers can play around with the look by layering a stomach-flasher under a pair of on-trend short overalls. Keep the look pulled-together with a pair of crisp ankle boots. Overalls seem to be worn by more than ranchers these days. This look pulls a romper-isc feel, with the crop top style.

And now for the do’s and don’t’s of wearing a crop top:

DO: Rock crop tops with high-waisted bottoms. A crop top paired with high-waisted anything  is the perfect outfit for summer. High-waisted bottoms balance out the outfit and allow you to show some skin without being naked. Mid-riffs are typically the slimmest part on a woman’s body which means this outfit combination is more flattering than you might think.

DON’T: Bras are not crop tops. They’re just not. Enough said.

DO: Wear crop tops to the beach, dinner with your boyfriend, or a night out on the town. When you find the perfect crop top, you’ll want to wear it everywhere. For the beach, keep it light-weight and paired with shorts. For a date, keep it classy with a sweet-heart crop and printed pants. For a girls-night, embrace your sexy side and bring out the skirts.

DON’T: Wear crop tops to work. Unless you want to get fired.

DO: Be confident. As a self-proclaimed fashionista, my favorite accessory for any outfit is confidence.

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