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Fashion Tips

Add a little color to your fall wardrobe! As many of you may know I am an advocate for all things bright and bold. Usually for the fall and winter months we tend to gravitate towards colors that are….hmmmm how can I put this…..dull. Most of the time I just see black, grey, navy blue, and olive green. Guess what? Your fall wardrobe does not have to be a drab! You can still get the feel and look of summer and spring by adding bright and bold pieces to your wardrobe.

Brighten up your fall wardrobe with jewel tones. Jewel tones are colors like sapphire, emerald, ruby, etc. colors that reflect jewels pretty much. They are deep, rich, and compliments all skin tones. Other colors that could fall in this category would be royal blue, royal purple, rich raspberry, deep teal etc.

You can incorporate these colors into your wardrobe a number of ways. You can start with colored denim. Yes your same bright colored jeans from spring/summer can be transitioned into the fall. Trade your sandals in for a pair of booties and a leather jacket. Also try color blocking amber and emerald, raspberry and royal blue, amber and ruby, there are numerous possibilities. To achieve a cohesive color block look for the fall go with the darker/deeper tones on bottom and the brighter tones on top. This will give a slimming effect for those who want to minimize their bottom half as well.

Below you will find some great options to incorporate color in to your wardrobe from 6pm.com

 

Reader Christina said

“So I’m going to 2 weddings this summer and I don’t know where to start for finding a cute dress + accessories that’s within my tight budget.  Since it’s for weddings I also want something that’s church appropriate but won’t leave me restricted when I hit the dance floor later that night”

Dressing for a summer wedding, well pretty much any wedding, depends on the time of day and location of the wedding and also whatever is on the invitation. Of course you want to do three things

  1. Stay cool
  2. Be comfortable
  3. Avoid wearing white (unwritten rule)

Here are a few tips for dressing for a wedding

  • Avoid wearing white because most likely the bride will be in white and you do not want to try to upstage her
  • Look for a dress in a light weight material. Since the wedding is in the summe you do not want to wear anything that will cling to your body and cause to sweat excessively
  • Make a statement with your accessories. Go for large cocktail rings, bold and bright shoes, or even shoes with a little sparkle. A great evening clutch in an intricate design will surely turn heads and go for those gorgeous hoops you have been dying to wear.
  • Wrap dresses are perfect for just about every body type because of how it cinches the waist.
  • Try a trend like color blocking.
  • If it is a summer wedding but in the evening go for a cocktail dress or a long maxi. This is your time to pull out all of the stops because more than likely it is a semi-black tie affair.
  • If it is a summer wedding during the day on a beach, in a garden etc. a flirty summer dress is a great choice. Go for something off the shoulder or with ruffles
  • Make sure you wear shoes that you can party in. One thing I hate seeing is a woman in a gorgeous dress on the dance floor barefoot or in socks. Wear shoes with comfortable insoles that will allow you to get your party on all night, or bring a pair of foldable ballet flats…not slippers.
  • Carry a light cardigan or pashmina scarf just in case it is chilly.
  • Keep your makeup light. Try a tinted moisturizer and bronzer to achieve a summer glow. You can go all out with a bold lip.

Great places to find accessories on a tight budget are

  • Forever 21
  • H&M
  • Target

I hope these tips help!

Reader Chanell asked

“Hey I’m going to a picnic style luncheon on Saturday and I have no idea what to wear. They would like to have everyone wear all white. So what do I wear to an all white luncheon?”

I came up with three looks that Chanell could possibly choose from. Check them out

Look 1 consists of an off the shoulder dress with jeweled flat sandals and a soft pink bag. The look is sophisticated yet casual for an outdoor park setting.

Look 2 is has a nice punch of color with the comibination of teal and turquoise. I like mixing bright summery colors like the blues and greens in this look with white. This looks shows that a little color goes a long way.

Look 3 is pretty simple. You have a flowy skirt and tank top accented with brown. This color combo never gets old in my opinion. I love the brown for this event because the outdoor feel. The shoes in this look are a stacked heel, so you will have height and comfort.

To purchase any items from the looks above click here

I have neglected on of my favorite features! I can’t let this happen again. I’m back with this weeks Fab Under $50 post. One major “It Item” for spring is the crop top. I know some of you are like “Crop Tops? Not with this belly” I feel the same way. Almost anyone can wear a cropped top, it just depends what you pair it with.

If you do not want your stomach exposed, I suggest you layer a crop top over a tank top or camisole. You can still get the look, but with more coverage. Also the best way to wear a crop top and not look to juvenile or show parts of your body you do not want is to pair the top with a high-waisted skirt or high-waisted trousers or jeans. Once again you still achieve the look of the crop top but with more coverage.

Since crop tops are not full shirts, I don’t believe in paying more than $50 for it. Am I wrong?

Here are some great options  that are under $50

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