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Girl Crush: 5 Style Lessons From Lennon Stella

Aug
28

Lennon Stella

She became a household name after starring in the TV show Nashville. And Lennon Stella is also a bonafide fashionista. The 18-year-old actress has never been afraid to try bold fashion looks. Check out five style lessons I learned from the stunning Lennon Stella!

1.Floral Embroidered Overalls

Lennon Stella

Lennon Stella

Overalls are a staple for summertime but Lennon went above and beyond – she sported one featuring a skirt bottom (versus shorts) and floral embroidery. The black color of the piece is a nice contrast to the regular denim staple and the skirt element is (at least for me) more comfortable. Nobody likes sweating in fitted overall shorts! Lennon styled the unique item with an off-the-shoulder white top.
2. Printed bomber jacket
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Lennon once again chose a detail oriented item – a printed bomber jacket – and I’m obsessed! The teenager rocked a maroon, green and brown striped cover up with floral embroidery for one Instagram picture. The boho style number is quite the statement piece. Lennon kept the rest of her look simple – opting for a black crop top, jeans and a choker.
Another printed look Lennon stunned in was a stunning Gucci bomber. The bomber featured a multitude of colors, making it a stand out piece. You can easily rock this look – Gucci or not – by choosing a similarly colorful silky bomber jacket.
3. Bandannas
Lennon Stella
Bandannas only seem to be popular during festivals, Lennon is bringing back the trend to a day to day basis. The Nashville actress tied hers in the front, adding layered necklaces and a bright red lipstick. The result is definitely classic with a twist. Try it as a fun way to jazz up an outfit. Trust me on this!
4. Button down dresses
Lennon Stella
Another staple for summer is a colorful dress, but try it a la Lennon – a sixties inspired button down number. The dress features a playful pattern as well with short sleeves. It’s deinitely not a trend piece – this type of dress is cute for school, work (maybe on a casual Friday haha) or for a date. They will be great this year, next year and pretty much as long as the piece last.
5. Polka dots
This is not a pattern for just kids! Polka dot patterns are timeless – for little ones to adults. It’s fun and playful and the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Lennon chose a rose patterned polka dot dress. The roses break up the black and white dots perfectly.
Or try a polka dot matching set like Lennon rocked for Coachella. The blonde chose a crop top and loose bottoms. She accented the pretty pieces with a lace embroidered choker and bright red lipstick.
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 Photo Credits: Lennon Stella’s Instagram

The Hottest Shoe Trend of Summer!

May
29

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to only wear sandals or open toed shoes.  It’s actually more fun to wear non-sandals during the hot months!  Yes, it might get a little sweaty or warm when your foot is in a sock, but hey, it does look good.  Boots, tennis shoes and thigh highs–aka wearing closed toed shoes–is the hottest trend this summer.  So put away your sandals, and check out 5 ways to wear your closed-toed shoes year round!

1) Combat Boots

Kylie Jenner blew me away with her Coachella outfits and teal hair, but I think my favorite part was the boots–she rocked cream colored Timberland boots.  In the below picture, Kylie was out and about in LA after Coachella and decided to rock a skintight dress, baggy coat, baseball cap, and her Timbs.  The Timbs provide that perfect touch of edge to her look.

In the second photo, Kylie wore her Timbs to Coachella, pairing it with white hot shorts, acrop top, long vest and a baseball cap.  Like the first look, the outfit is super simple, and the boots give a rough vibe to it.  If she wore it with sandals or heels, it would be too feminine and soft–the boots toughen up the whole look.

Kylie Jenner Timberlands Beige Baseball Cap Style

Kylie Jenner Coachella 2015 Timberland Style

2) Thigh Highs

Chrissy Teigen wore thigh high boots with a gray tank, denim shorts and a black handbag.  The shorts and tank are really simple, but when you add the thigh high boots, it makes the wholesome look more sexy and more nighttime fancy.  The thigh highs will literally take any shorts and tank combo and make it sexier and so chic.

Chrissy Teigen Denim Shorts High Boots T-Shirt Model Style

Selena Gomez’ outfit is similar to Chrissy’s–except the top is 3/4 sleeves and she chose a bib necklace and black thigh highs.  Tucking in her shirt is not only figure flattering, but it shows off the shorts.  She left the back part of the shirt untucked, which gives some coverage, but it adds that effortlessly cool touch to it.

Selena Gomez Thigh Highs Gray Top Denim Shorts style

3) Sneakers

Rihanna styled the perfect outfit for a night out if you don’t want to wear heels.  She wore her Nike sneakers with a white bodysuit, denim shorts, red lips and a baseball cap.  She also added a printed backpack, a bodychain, bracelets, a choker and really large hoops.  The key to this look is adding a lot of accessories, like RiRi, and the bold red lip–that’s what will take the sneakers to nighttime chic.

Rihanna White Bodysuit Denim Shorts Nike Sneakers Style

4) Booties

Candice Swanepoel’s outfit is so on point–from her white tank, to her western belt and white wash denim shorts.  The black handbag and snakeskin patterned booties make it such an edgy, fun look.  The booties provide a nice pattern, while the black bag and belt balance out the light top and jeans.  Perfect for a day out of shopping, a date, or school.

Candice Swanepoel White Shirt Denim Shorts Booties Model Style

In the next photo, Vanessa Hudgens was photographed wearing overalls, a black crop top and baseball cap and studded booties.  Overalls can be toughened up by incorporating a lot of black.  The crop top shows some skin, which makes it sexier than your average overall get up, while the edge is introduced through the boots and hat.

Vanessa Hudgens Denim Overalls Black Crop Top Boots Booties Style

 

So next time you’re heading out the door in shorts and tank, instead of reaching for sandals or flip flops, pull out your boots or sneakers to change up your look.  These shoes will always make your look sexy yet still so chic!  Let me know which look you like best!

xoxo

Sarah

3 Spring Looks To Try This Weekend!

Apr
29

If want to try something new this weekend but need inspiration–you’re in luck, because I found three different looks that you could be wearing this weekend!  They’re all different but perfect for spring days (and nights).  Make sure to let me know which spring look is your fave!

1. Florals X Denim

Eiza Gonzalez nailed the floral look when she chose a brightly colored top to compliment her low rise jeans.  The turtleneck detail is chic and perfectly balances the peek of stomach showing while the short sleeves will keep you cool this spring.  I love the bright colors of the flowers on her top and you can purchase a similar look here at Asos.com for only $63.  Bright blue sunglasses will always give your outfit that cool element and is a great way to add color to any look.  Blue sunglasses is a definite must have this spring and summer! Check out these blue mirror Ray Bans! Finally, her blue colored lace up boots at that edgy element while still providing comfort.  Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean you have to put your boots away–it is a simple way to made your look edgy!

Eiza Gonzalez Floral Top Jeans Boots Simple Spring Look Style

2. Overalls X White Tee

This is such a classic look! Kate Bosworth is all about simplicity, and what’s more perfect than this blue denim and a white t-shirt?  The classic combo gets an updated twist–flared 1970s style overalls.  While the style might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s a timeless look that will always be stylish.  I love how she paired it with a high neck white t-shirt, which perfectly compliments the shape of the overalls.  She added classic sunnies and darker beige sandals with a lighter toned purse.  Her overalls are by Frame Denim, and can be purchased here for $299.

Kate Bosworth Overalls White Top Style

3. All Black Tank and Trousers

This is such an effortless combo that can be worn as an OOTN or date look.  Kate Hudson paired a slinky, fitted black spaghetti strapped top with high waisted trousers, adding a simple belt.  The red lips gives the entire outfit an elegant vibe.  The shape of the top is not something I’ve seen as a night out look but when you tuck the shirt in and add the belt, it transform the top to night out fancy.  This is a good look to try when you’re going for sleek and sophisticated.  The two toned clutch is a great detail to finish off the look.  If you want a super fitted look like Kate’s and can’t find a similar top, try wearing a bodysuit with a similar neckline.  Asos makes a great bodysuit that looks nearly identical to Kate’t top–and it’s only $18!

Kate Hudson All Black Spagetti Strap Top Tank Trousers Belt Simple OOTN Look Style

 

Which look is your favorite?  Tell me below!