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styling tips
The final looks

My schedule has been pretty hectic lately and I wanted to make sure I posted 12 looks without losing your interest. So in this post you will see an additional nine looks. I created looks that show a variety of styles. With the skinny jeans set, you have looks that can go for an after five event if you want a feminine yet masculine touch. You have boho inspired looks with bowler hats and fringe bags. You also get to see how to layer pieces. Layering is a great technique if you want to find ways to get more use out of your clothes. Layer a white button up shirt or a denim shirt over your favorite t-shirt or tank. This will instantly change the look of your outfit.

Four looks with four essential items

For my second set I focused on the skater skirt. These looks can be done with mini skirts, body con skirts, maxi skirts or even pencil skirts. The only type of skirt I would be hesitant to try these looks with is a midi skirt.

1 Skater Skirt 3 Looks

The last and final set features two simple looks using a sheath dress. The first look is wearing the sheath dress alone with a pair of pumps. This look is great for day or night. To show that you mean business at work, pair it with a blazer, which is also another timeless staple. The last look is pretty fun. Again I just paired a shirt over the sheath dress to create the look. This style of dress is so versatile. It can be worn as a stand alone item or pair it with your favorite t-shirt, cardigan, or button up shirt to show that the dress can be styled as a separate also.

Day to Night Looks with Sheath Dresses

With this series, I wanted to show you all that as long as you have the essentials in your wardrobe, you can create a multitude of looks. Never splurge on trends, and you should never have a closet full of trendy items. Stick with the basics to create classic and timeless looks. Add certain trends, not all, for a more fun look and also a look that defines your personality.

Click here for look #1 and here for look #s 2 and 3

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