Weekly Fashion Update~ Thigh High Socks

Who knew that even your socks could make a fashion statement?! Thigh high socks are all the rage this winter and go great paired with a well-layered outfit for those cold months. Creating the perfect outfit to wear with thigh high socks takes talent because you can easily go from fashionista to street-walker with the wrong pair of socks. These tips will ensure that you rock these upcoming cold months in style. Let’s begin!

Layering thigh high socks with sheer tights underneath is perfect for winter! This subtle layering effect keeps you warm and doesn’t look too bulky. Knit socks will keep you the warmest and opt for thicker materials if you are wanting to stay warm. Layering two different color and length thigh highs will add dimensions to your thighs.

When choosing a color, go for neutrals or basic colors (black, grey, tan, etc.) These colors are very easy to pair with outfits, don’t make everything look too busy, and make your legs look slimmer. Patterned thigh high socks make your legs look wider due to the elaborate print. Thigh highs with intricate stitching, like fishnets, have a thin line between inappropriate and gorgeous. Keep the socks simple and the right length.

These socks are also great for coverage! If high-waisted shorts show too much skin for your taste, strap on an over-sized cardigan to cover the back and then thigh high socks to cover your legs. Thigh high socks should go up to a little higher than your knee. If you get a pair that goes too high, you might as well just wear full-length tights. If you wear a pair too short, the socks look more like men’s dress socks. Pairing thigh high socks with boots and booties are perfect for winter.

Beauty Travel Guide 101

Finally! An extended period of time where you don’t have to worry about what meeting to go to, what day it is, and whose calling my phone. Yes, traveling can be thrilling, but if you didn’t pack accordingly it could get frustrating. To go on a relaxing vacation, you simply don’t need 5 suitcases just for makeup. You’ve finally picked your perfect destination (sunny beaches, snowy mountains, lakeside resort, etc.) and have your tickets ready to go. But you just need to do one important thing – pack! How will you fit all of your clothes, shoes, and toiletries without being forced to pay excess baggage fees? Especially for you fashionistas who try to pack your whole closet. My tips and tricks will ensure that your luggage won’t be the burden on your trip Let’s begin!

First, lay out only the clothes that you need. Packing 3 pairs of shorts, 1 pants or jeans, 2 dressses, 4 shirts, a belt, heels, undergarments, and sneakers are the perfect outline. If you are going to the beach, don’t bring Louboutins. Try to be sensible. Whenever I go on vacation in the summer, I always bring rubber flip-flops. These are waterproof, sturdy, and work great as shower sandals. Make sure the shoes are already broken-in that you do bring because blisters aren’t fun. This picture shows packing for my friend’s wedding months ago. This amount of clothing lasted a little over 2 weeks. Yes, I did wash my clothes, but didn’t need a different pair of shorts each day. Plan to bring mix-and-match outfits and bathing suits.  On my most recent vacation, I only brought 2 dresses; one for the club, one sundress. All of these clothes can fit in a medium-small suitcase and can fit as a carry-on. The perfect amount for traveling.

For toiletries, only bring the items you need. Tagging along the family size bottle of lotion you haven’t use in years isn’t the best. Opt for travel size items, especially for flights. I went on a flight years ago and I didn’t really know of the 6 oz liquids rule. And all of my toiletries got thrown in the garbage for being over 6 oz. Putting your toiletries in clear traveling bags are flight securities best friend. It let’s them go through it easily and quicker. They can be found at Ulta or your local drug store. For makeup, palettes are your best friend. I usually accompany the Naked palette with my usual foundation, loose powder, peach blush, and a lipstick palette. Using palettes creates less makeup clutter.  Bring the stuff you can’t go a day without, not a year without.

And that’s it! You are now ready to board that plane, bus, train, ship, or car and soak in your fabulous get-away. I posted some of my vacation photos for your reading enjoyment. As you can tell, many of my friends are photography majors. Comment below your dream vacations!

Pool party at a friend’s condo.

On the main beach.

Beach at night. So pretty!

At the beach house.

Hardest picture to take EVER!

Shout-out to my lovely  friend, Tiffany, for taking this with her waterproof camera 🙂

 

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