Burgundy Styled Under $50

I’m having a color moment. Ever since I got this dark raspberry color on my nails, I’ve been craving more of it. Wine, burgundy, oxblood… call it what you want, but I’m obsessed. Luckily for me, I’ve found plenty of ways to can incorporate it into my wardrobe!

Everyone, or nearly everyone, seems to like this color. And what’s there not to like? Because of it’s rich and deep hues, it screams Winter. It suits every skin tone and hair color, but mostly I love how it gives an outfit a dark and mysterious look.
From deep red bags, jumpers, trousers, coats, and shoes, among the array of other clothing and accessory pieces, this is how the fashionistas are wearing the deep red color trend this season.

To the Streets:

55+ Fall Outfit Ideas, super cute clothing inspiration for fall!Shop this look for $151:  http://lookastic.com/women/looks/scarf-and-crew-neck-sweater-and-skinny-jeans-and-satchel-bag-and-boots/3830  — Burgundy Scarf  — White Mohair Crew-neck Sweater  — Burgundy Skinny Jeans  — Black Leather Satchel Bag  — Dark Brown Leather Bootschic longline wine blazer  http://rstyle.me/n/m9dxypdpewine cable knit sweater  http://rstyle.me/n/pza7spdpeoversized wool blazer  http://rstyle.me/n/upzyvpdpeBrooklyn Blonde has Styled this Tahari Marla Shawl-Collar Wrap Coat  to Perfection.

To your Closet:

Minimal Chic Longline Wine Blazerhttps://i1.wp.com/us.hunterboots.com/sites/default/files/product-images/WFT1001RGL-BUR-2.jpgLong Sleeves Solid Color Flocking Stylish Hooded Hoodie For WomenBurgundy Brushed Funnel Coat  | New LookI Think I Can Dress in Ruby - Red, Solid, Ruching, Work, Sheath, Short Sleeves, Variation, V NeckFranco Sarto Hawk d'Orsay Flat

What about you? Which is/are your favorite from these Street Style outfits? What do you think of this color trend? Will you be including Oxblood in your outfits? I know I am!

Until next time!
Happy shopping dolls,

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Chukka Boots

From the British Military, to the polo sidelines (a “chukka” is a polo term), to Steve McQueen, desert boots have remained a classic in the men’s footwear department. Now we’re seeing them on women with shorts, jeans and dresses.

Ladies now it’s our turn! You have a wide variety of get-ups to pair or wear with these fashion forward boots. You can wear them just like men with skinny jeans or shorts. Also try skirts, short dresses, tights (leggings), khaki pants can be worn for a trendy, stylish outfit.

So how can a girl wear the Chukka/ Desert Boot? How should one combine these masculine shoes with women’s clothes? Here are some options, I thought of:

How they wear them:

summer, staying cool, dress, one and done, mauve, cotton, loose skirt, sheer, boots, cotton shoes, colors, palette, periwinkle, pastels from: thesartorialist

Desert Boot is the secret ingredient for all of these lovely outfit ideas. Depending on how you add these footwear to your wardrobe, you can be romantic, feminine, rocky and preppy. It’s all up to you.
Where to get them:
Women's TOMS 'Desert' Wedge BootieClarks Women's Original Desert Boot Lace-Up BootWomen's Bernardo 'Sahara' Desert Bootie
Well, as for me – I’m looking forward to try out all of these outfits with my new Lucky Brand Asherr Boot! Comment below and let me know if you like this style or if it really isn’t for you!  I also want to hear if you have the Chukka/ Desert boot and how you style it!
Happy outfitting, everyone!

Rule Breakers Have Better Style

You can always tell the difference between people who don’t care about “rules” the fashion world sets for us and those who do. Those who don’t have their own approach. They take what they love and twist it to make it fit their style, not the other way around. Let’s take a simple grey tee. Most would just wear it with a pair of jeans or shorts with some basic shoes. Now see the girls below and tell me what the difference is?

NYFW - the tweed blazer http://www.grasiemercedes.com/style-me-wears/nyfw-the-tweed-blazer/15 Of The Best Summer Outfits For Work... Pin now read laterKEEPING IT CASUAL IN RAILS   http://www.walkinwonderland.com/2013/11/keeping-it-casual-in-rails.htmlDetails make the difference: T-shirt, shoes:  Zara _ Pants, clutch, necklace + bracelet: H&M #StreetStyle

The first thing I notice is the mixing of fabrics and patterns. Then you look a little closer notice all the details. There is just enough but nothing is over the top. There is not a single piece that over powers another, they are just used only to highlight. Lastly, the fit on everyone is perfect. The skirt isn’t too tight, the tees are baggie enough but not sloppy and the shoes work perfectly with the pants chosen.

Be True To Who You Are
Embrace what you like and don’t like. If you don’t like a trend, don’t wear it. If you love the eclectic style of Solange but feel like a clown when you dare to mimic her style, don’t do it. Your personal style is all about what works well for you and most importantly what you feel the most comfortable wearing. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your own clothes.
Focus On Fit
Whether it costs $10 or $1000 if the fit is off, the price or brand do not matter. Figure out what works for your body shape and size. Then buy the right clothes to accentuate what you love and hide what you don’t.
Don’t Become The Trend
While it’s good to incorporate the latest styles into your wardrobe, it’s not good to become a walking trend. Stay modern and fresh but incorporate your own twist. If you simply follow the trend, you’ll probably look like millions of others who are following the same one.
Quality Over Quantity
Why buy one item if you could get three or four items for the same price? Well, because of quality. It’s easy to get caught up in more is always better but buying quality items lasts and eventually saves you more money in the long run. When shopping, focus on purchasing items that you can live in, opposed to those that will ruin after the first two or three washes.

Experiment

Learn what works for your body (and your mood). The fashion industry is going to try to tell you that if you have a certain “body type,” some things are going to look better than others. This doesn’t always hold true, because your body’s type is simply that: a body. Mix and match different trends until you find what you feel you’re best in. That’s what will make you look your best. One rule does not work for every body of that shape every time.

Style is Individuality

Fashion is the thing people send down the runway in patented “looks” — the same looks that are then lobbed onto models in glossy magazines to the mannequins. Style, on the other hand, is an expression of who you are and how you live. It’s how you incorporate these runway looks into your own look. Don’t let other people make those decisions for you.

Transition Pieces

Because who really has the time, money, or effort to buy a whole new wardrobe every season? If you can re-purpose a ‘summer’ piece for the winter (and the months in between), you get much more bang for your buck. The best articles of clothing transcend the seasons and hey, if you want to wear that tropical flower-print dress with a few warmer layers in the dead of January, who’s stopping you? (No one, that’s who.)

Trends Start Somewhere

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In this day and age, technology makes everything so very accessible that it’s not farfetched to think that you could be the next style star if you really wanted to be. And rather than those who are replicas of the next person, the people who get noticed are the ones that stand out from the crowd. You’re an individual from the get-go; what you wear should reflect that.

Trial and Error

There’s always that odd fashion rule that winds up being for your own good. (I’m talking flesh-colored underwear with sheer clothing) And it’s tough to hear, but sometimes you really do learn these things the hard way. Taking risks and bending rules can backfire every now and again, but this is how you learn what your personal style boundaries are.

There are a lot of rules to follow and it gets a little overwhelming. But personal style should be fun, not scary! We all make a lot of fashion faux pas but we learn from them and grow into our own! So, comment below and tell me all about YOUR style! I can’t wait to hear it!

Until next time loves,

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