Showing posts with label color blocking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label color blocking. Show all posts

Thursday, April 12, 2012

How To Revamp Your Spring Wardrobe: 10 Must-Haves

A great way to revamp your spring wardrobe can be done by simply adding (or keeping) 10 essential items for the new season.  There are a few trends that have carried over to the spring, so not all winter items have to be pushed to the back of your closet.

Here are my 10 essentials for the new season:

  1.  Neon - A lightweight neon top can make any outfit pop
  2. A Bright Blazer - Adding a cotton bright blazer completes the look
  3. Metallic Clutch - Pairing metallic accents with simple pieces or prints can look great together
  4. A Floral Dress - Every girl needs something very feminine in her closet, and what better way to pull it off than a pink floral dress?
  5. Lightweight Pants - I love to throw these on with a white tank underneath and a skinny belt
  6. Pastel - Without looking like an Easter egg, you can incorporate pastels in a subtle way by rocking light pinks, purple, mint green or light blue
  7. A Printed Blouse - These look wonderful underneath some high-waisted shorts or pants
  8. A Colorblocked Tote - Perfect beach bag
  9. A Bright Skinny Belt - The ideal way to cinch up a blouse, dress, or pants
  10. Simple Black Shorts - They go with everything!




Monday, March 5, 2012

Floral

My inspiration for this outfit derived from the latest issue of Vogue, where a woman was wearing a delicate lace top layered with a denim jacket and floral printed bottoms.  I tend to gravitate to magazines when I am looking for fashion inspiration.  I added a few accessories as my personal touch, along with a color-blocked daytime clutch and brown chunky heels.  These heels are the ideal daytime heel because they are so comfortable.

What I'm wearing:
F21 denim top
ZARA top
F21 shorts
Express sunglasses
Guess watch
Steve Madden clutch









Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Favorites: My Top 5 Spring Handbags

For this week's Friday Favorites, I wanted to highlight my top 5 favorite handbags for the upcoming season.  The following items are my must-have handbags for my Spring wardrobe: a color-blocked bag, an oversized daytime clutch, a printed bag, a classic black bag, and a two-toned tote.

When I really want to add a pop of color, I love to rock a color-blocked shoulder bag because it's simple yet bold.  Oversized daytime clutches are very chic right now, as they add a nice statement piece to your overall look.  In addition, I believe that every woman should own a printed bag because it can enhance a neutral look with one accessory.  Of course a classic black bag is a must-have because it goes with almost anything in a woman's closet.  Finally, I love to carry this two-toned tote when I'm going to the beach or running errands throughout the day.  Most of these bags are daytime purses/bags, but a few can be transformed for night looks as well.

1) Color-blocked shoulder bag - Vintage
2) Oversized daytime clutch - Steve Madden
3) Printed bag - ALDO
4) Classic black bag - JPK Handbags
5) Two-toned tote - Target

What are some of your favorite handbag styles of the season?








Thursday, March 1, 2012

Be Bold

I've been doing quite a bit of color-blocking with my looks lately and I happened to stumble upon this beautiful color-blocked shoulder purse at a local vintage store.  Therefore, I incorporated the purse with these bright green pants and yellow top.  I added green heels to enhance the overall look and a white blazer to neutralize it since I added so much color.  Let me know what you think!

What I'm wearing:
F21 blazer
American Apparel tank
Express pants
F21 necklace
Vintage shoulder purse







Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What's in My Beach Bag?

With the summer season just around the corner, I've decided to do my "What's in My Beach Bag?" post today.  I love going to the beach and laying out in the sun all day or grilling out with friends during the summer.  These are some of my essential items that I take with me when I'm heading out for a beach trip.  What are some of your must-have items when you go to the beach?


1) Target - Bright fedora
2) Large beach towel
3) Express - Bold maxi skirt (as a cover-up)
4) Victoria's Secret - Bikini
5) Victoria's Secret - Lip gloss with SPF
6) Express - Sunglasses
7) Apple - iPhone 4S
8) Express - Oversized color blocked tote
9) Zico - Mango coconut water (stay hydrated!)
10) Banana Boat - Little packets of sunscreen
11) Banana Boat - Dark tanning oil
12) Target - Sandals


Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Favorites: My Top 5 Spring Trends

Happy Friday everyone!  For today's Friday Favorites, I've compiled together some of my top 5 trends for the upcoming season.  Spring is such a beautiful season because the weather is amazing and it allows you to bring out some of your lighter and brighter pieces.  What are some of your favorite trends for the season?

Here are some of my favorite trends:

LEATHER - Adding a leather piece to any outfit can give your look a bit of an edge. 

NEON - Bright and vibrant neon tones can really make any look pop.

MINT - Mint green is a beautiful pastel color that's very trendy this season and it can be as simple as adding minty nail polish to your nails to bring your look together.

DAYTIME CLUTCH - A large or oversized daytime clutch is simple and convenient for this upcoming season. 

COLOR BLOCKING - Combing bold colors together add a bit of brightness to your look, so my spring wardrobe is filled with bright pieces.  I can't wait to pair them together.




Thursday, February 16, 2012

Color Pop

One of my favorite rollover trends for this season is color-blocking for the simple fact that various bold colors can look beautiful together.  However, this is not to say that you should throw on every bright piece that you have in your closet.  It's almost like attending art class all over again!  Primary colors, complementary colors, analogous colors, and triadic colors look great together.  Primary includes red, yellow and blue while complementary colors are opposite on the color wheel (i.e. red/green, yellow/purple, orange/blue).  To dive into it a little deeper, analogous colors are typically next to each other (i.e. red, orange, yellow) and triadic colors are evenly spaced on the color wheel (i.e. green, purple, yellow). 

For today's OOTD, I included the analogous colors red (pink), orange and yellow.  I'm very pleased with the outcome!  Let me know what you think.

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 blazer
Express dress
Target belt
Gifted clutch purse








Thursday, February 9, 2012

Neon and Bright Maxi Skirts

What I'm wearing:
ZARA tank, Lulu's maxi skirt, Victoria's Secret bra, Vintage belt, Steve Madden handbag, Forever 21 necklace, H&M bracelets

One of my latest fascinations is neon garments.  As you can see, I've added a neon green bra underneath a loose fitting tank top to highlight the outfit and complement my maxi skirt.  It's perfect for a breezy day in Miami.