As a teacher school spirit wear is an integral part of our district dress code. On Fridays, we are able to wear jeans if we wear it with a school top. As a lover of jeans, I usually look forward to these casual Fridays. I dislike though always having to wear a tee. I have set out find a formula that helps make any tee a little more fashionable. I have found three pieces that can add a little extra pizzaz to any t-shirt in your closet.
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Add a Cute Jacket or Cardigan
This is pretty much my solution to dressing up just about anything. I don’t know what it is about a cardigan that makes any top in my closet look dressier. Our school colors are purple and gold so this mustard colored cardigan from Outer Grace Boutique is the perfect addition to my closet! It pairs perfectly with most of my school tees. Plus it is the perfect length for dresses and tunics too!
Add a Statement Necklace
Adding a little sparkle to any tee makes it feel a little more special. This can be a statement necklace with crystal stones or a simple piece that makes a statement all on its own. I find that adding accessories can dress up any look and makes me feel a little more put together.
Add a fun pair of shoes
Shoes can add another layer of style to any tee. Depending on what style you choose will dictate how dressy your tee looks. A fun pair of slip on sneakers will be more casual or to dress up a tee add a pair of booties or cute flats! If you are a teacher you need to check out MsHeadofClass2 on Etsy and her adorable pencil shoes! They are incredibly comfortable too!
I am loving the athleisure trend lately! Athleisure is a trend where workout clothing is worn in other settings than the gym. This can include leggings, yoga pants, zip front hooded sweatshirts, and tennis shoes dressed up and styled fashionably. The idea of being comfortable yet stylish is key in my busy life! The fact that you can pair athletic shoes with just about anything makes me happy! As a teacher, I am constantly on my feet and there are some days I know that will be crazier than others!
These Nike TR6 shoes have become some of my favorite pairs! I bought them last October for a trip to Disney. I wanted something that was versatile and that I could dress up a little depending on the outfit and what we were doing. They are so comfortable I wanted to try and to wear them for school on a non jeans day. Here are three tips on how to wear a pair of athletic shoes at the office!
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1. Cotton Dress
Cotton dresses are extremely comfortable and in the right style can be dressed up or down depending on the look your going for. This dress from JCrew factory has become a favorite. The fit is absolutely perfect. For reference I am wearing a size small. I loved this one so much at $24.00, I bought it in two other colors.
2. Cute Jacket!
A bomber jacket can dress up any look. I have been looking for one for quite awhile and when I found this one at Loft I fell in love. I loved the silky material and they colors of the floral print. They were perfect to transition into fall!
Adding accessories to any look gives it a more polished feel. They don’t have to be over the top pieces either. A simple pendent necklace and earrings give this look a finished appeal.
Have you tried the athleisure trend yet? If so what is your favorite styles to wear?
One of my favorite patterns is polka dots and I cannot seem to get enough of them! When I saw this adorable crop top from Shein I knew it was perfect for summer and to transition into fall. It was also the perfect top to attempt to make crop tops appropriate for a 36-year-old mother! I decided to pair it with a high-waisted maxi skirt. I have found when wearing this top that high-waisted items make it more comfortable for me to wear. Do you wear crop tops? If so how do you wear them? I would love some more ideas on how to style this adorable top!
Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Shein. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I absolutely love everything about fall! I love the cool mornings and warm afternoons, sitting around a fire and roasting marshmallows, and watching football on tv. Not to mention all the apples and pumpkin desserts!!!! I may or may not have a countdown for the release of Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Most of all though I love fall fashion! Once school begins, I start dreaming of boots, scarves, and cozy layers. Unfortunately, in Indiana we have quite awhile before we are ready for all those layers I am dreaming of!
To satisfy my fall fashion cravings I have began to flirt around with fall styles! With the temps still warm I am pulling in fall inspiration with rich tones. I tend to gravitate towards mustard yellow, burgundy, navy, and olive green. These colors are in abundance in my closet and what I gravitate towards when shopping.
A sweet friend of mine introduced me to the owner of a fabulous new boutique in town. I was excited to be invited to the soft opening of Meli Mei, which is located in a trendy area in downtown Fort Wayne in the City Exchange. Fall was in full effect at Meli Mei. My fall fashion loving heart was happy!
This dress caught my eye and I couldn’t wait to try it on! The rich fall colors along with the fun floral pattern drew me. The fun and flirty ruffle along the neckline was a unique touch that made this dress stand out to me. I knew I wanted to pair it with my new Tom’s Peep Toe Booties I had picked up at the Nordstrom Sale. I love the fun and flirty vibe from the entire look! It was one of those looks that had me feeling confident from the moment I stepped out the door!
I added a natural stone necklace that I couldn’t resist from Meli Mei. It was just enough to add a touch of detail to the entire look. As I have been drawn to my Centered Jewelry bracelets lately those were a definite must to finish off this entire look. If you are local you need to stop and check out Meli Mei this weekend for their grand opening. If you are from out of town check out their Instagram page. You will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to make a trip back to visit again soon!
For a long time I resisted adding camo to my closet. I wasn’t sure if the pattern was something I would feel comfortable in. I tend to like more feminine and girly pieces. To take a leap I added a camo top to my closet last year and I was surprised at how much I liked it! I found that I loved wearing it with layers for fall. Since I liked my top so much I have been debating adding a pair of camo pants and jacket to my closet.
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When Loft came out with these camo pants I knew I had to add them to my closet! Loft is my go to for pants especially the Julie Fit. They are made for a more curvy body style, and I find that they fit so well! I do not have the normal gap at the waste band that I have in other pants. Since I have gotten these I have been also debating the jacket.
I received these pants right about the same time that I received this top from Shein. I decided that I wanted to mix some felinity with the masculinity feel of these pants. This entire look makes me happy! I felt super feminine and put together! I love the cold shoulder top and the flowiness that is very feminine. The contrast between the two help make this look fit my style.
To help pull this look together I added some simple accessories. Since I wore this look to run errands with my kids I kept all the pieces delicate. I wanted to make sure the outfit stood out not the accessories. I look forward to styling these camo pants more into the fall! How do you wear yours?