This morning, I woke up early and couldn’t fall back asleep. Since the rest of the family is still sound asleep, I decided to write a last-minute post. The last few weeks I have been bringing in holiday style into my daily looks. I have loved playing with the colors red and green! Here are a few of my looks over the last few weeks. If you are looking for some outfit inspiration for the next few days hopefully you can find some here! There are may different looks from casual to dressy. Most of our gatherings are casual so I will be leaning more towards those looks. It is always fun though to dress up a casual look with a little bling! What will you be wearing for your holiday gatherings?
Vests in the fall and winter are one of my favorites items to wear! I love that you can layer them in so many different looks! They can be worn casually or dressed up. I decided to pull together some of my favorite looks from last year wearing this gorgeous olive vest from Old Navy. As you can see this was a piece that I wore often and in many different ways. What is your favorite look? Can you tell that Stripes are my favorite pattern to pair it with?
At the end of each season I tend to get bored with my clothes and I become uninspired. I know we still have two months left of summer, but I am starting to tire of my daily casual style. I am happy that school is starting soon to expand my wardrobe a bit. When I get bored with my current clothes I try to mix things up and try to get creative.
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To add some variation to my daily looks I have been trying to add a little pattern mixing. In the fall I love to pattern mix and find that is easy. Summer styles I find a little harder to bring in pattern mixing. I think this is due to not wanting to layer because of high temperatures. Plus the items are smaller!
What makes these double stripes work is the color palette and the different sized stripes. When mixing like prints there needs to be a definite size difference in the patterns. The fact that this tank has wide bands of colors versus the smaller stripes of the shorts makes it not look to busy. There is a fine line when mixing prints, and I find that I walk that line like a tight rope! How do you pattern mix?
I tend to get gravitate towards the same colors. A lot of times I will get on a color combination and wear it nonstop throughout a period of time. I noticed last week that I had been on a burgundy and blush kick lately! I love the combination and have been wearing it non-stop. Here are some of my favorite looks using my current style crush. What color combination have you been crushing on lately?
Sometimes, I force myself to step outside my fashion comfort zone. Normally the results are some of my favorite looks! A few weeks ago, I was working off a the style challenge #pinstersistersfebruary2017! I loved the look from 2/7 and wanted to wear it later that week. If you haven’t checked out this challenge you need too! I absolutely love this challenge! Especially on days I have no clue what to wear! It helps take out the guess-work on what to pair together! Jro1583 and foreverhonestlyabe, two wonderful ladies, develop a week of visual prompts! You can spin the look anyway you can imagine!
The morning that I decided to wear this look I thought I had it all planned out! Unfortunately, when I got dressed that morning I was not in love with how my green vest looked with the buffalo plaid I had decided to wear. It just didn’t look right. I tried pairing my anorak jacket and still didn’t love the look.
I decided to dust off my denim vest that doesn’t get much love. The denim vest was one of those purchases that Instagram helped me realized it was absolutely needed in my closet. I love the way that it looks in so many outfits that I see, but I never think to pull it out.
I am so glad that I decided to give it a try though! I love the 90’s feel that it gave to the look. I remember wearing a similar look when I was in high school. This is not my normal style, but I loved the way that it turned out. Sometimes it takes pulling something out of the back of your closet to make you step outside your comfort zone and to fall in love with your outfit! What ways do you step outside your style comfort zone?
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