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Style Inspired: Joan Smalls’ Turtleneck and Dress Combo

Jan
20

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If you want inspiration for an outfit idea this weekend, look no further than Joan Smalls. The gorgeous supermodel stepped out in Paris wearing a burnt orange turtleneck beneath a black dress with a denim jacket. The ensemble is a homage to the nineties and I am obsessed! The color of the top is perfect for the winter season, and it goes great with the dress.

Add an oversized denim jacket – preferably in the light wash hue – and rock it off your shoulders.

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If you’ve got thigh high boots similar to her – i.e. lace up boots – then absolutely add them for an edgy touch. If that’s too much to you for a daytime look, you can always swap them out for regular thigh high boots.

Me personally, I would wear this combo with either black booties or to go even more casual, Adidas superstars. The key to the look is the color of the turtleneck paired with the strappy dress – a spaghetti strap number is the best choice.

As always though, choose items that you are comfortable in but also pieces that can be re-worn in many different ways.

SIMILAR PIECES:

burnt orange turtleneck: here and here.

black dress: here and here and here.

denim jacket: here.

Boots: here.

Trend Alert: Thigh High Boots

Sep
27

If you’re looking for a sexy outfit that is so easy to throw together – then look no further. The simplest combo is an oversize T-shirt or jacket with thigh boots.  You can pick any type or pattern for the top and pair it with over the knee boots. Take a look at some stunning combos that you can try for a night out that definitely turn heads.

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Bella Hadid paired an oversized camouflage shirt with black thigh high boots and loose hair.

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Gigi Hadid wowed in a loose fitting black jean jacket with patent boots. She added a simple choker with a ponytail and mauve lip liner.

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Kourtney Kardashian paired a bold orange Pablo concert T-shirt with forest green peep-toe boots for her daytime look. The 37-year-old styled her dark tresses loose and sleek.

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Ariana Grande styled her thigh high boots with a graphic oversized Moschino tee – which gives off the perfect cool girl vibe!

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Karrueche Tran is one of the most stylish ladies in my opinion – and she did not disappoint in her red top with her black boots — simple, effortless and so sexy!

The Ultimate Airport Look By Olivia Culpo

May
26

Olivia Culpo has never had a fashion miss in my book – she always dresses impeccably! And always with a touch of edge! Last month the former Miss Universe 2012 shared an Instagram post before flying out to Vegas wearing one of my favorite airport looks.

OliviaCulpoThe brunette beauty wore a loose-fitting white T-shirt with dark blue cut-off shorts and thigh high boots. The 24-year-old added a gold buckled belt, a Chanel purse and a leather jacket.

The key to this outfit is to make it look effortless – and that’s done by casually tucking the front of the top into the shorts. Olivia’s boots change the look from simple to wow. Just make sure your boots aren’t that high and still comfortable for a flight.

She pulled her locks back into a high bun and finished it off with vintage-inspired sunglasses. It’s the perfect stylish airport look.

What do you think of Olivia’s airport look?

Photo Credit: Olivia Culpo Instagram

Style Inspired: Hailey Baldwin’s Bandage Dress and Denim Jacket OOTN

Dec
10

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Hailey Baldwin looked amazing in her birthday outfit–an olive toned bandage dress with a distressed denim chambray top and grey thigh high boots.

The 19-year-old rang in her birthday in a Mistress Rocks Exposure dress, which retails for $104 and can be found on their website: mistressrocks.com.  Kylie Jenner actually wore the same dress to an event as well, but she styled it completely different but equally gorgeous.

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I just love how Hailey took the glam dress and gave it an edgy touch with a chambray top, styled as a jacket.  She added grey suede thigh high boots, which paired perfectly which the khaki hued dress.

I found two similar chambray tops: $178 on carmardenim.com and one for $27.90 at Forever21.com

What do you think of this dress and denim top combo? Share below!

Sarah xx

 

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Mistress Rocks Exposure Dress, $104 USD

Stylish babe @haileybaldwin in the @mistressrocks Exposure dress. Shop:mistressrocks.com

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Trend Alert: 3 Ways To Wear An Oversized Sweater

Dec
01

Sweater weather is officially underway! Although I do miss summertime, I am looking forward to wearing my favorite knits once again.  The latest trend in winter fashion has got to be wearing oversized sweaters.  While the loose-fitted nature can be off-putting to some, it can actually be quite sexy.  It’s all about how you style your sweater.  To find out ways to wear an oversized sweater this fall/winter, keep reading!

1.Oversized Sweater X Thigh Highs

Kourtney Kardashian has been lately been slaying on the fashion front–every outfit has been on point and so flattering!  She recently paired a blush hued Yeezy Season 1 Cotton sweater ($499) with black Stuart Weitzman Highland Suede Thigh High Boots ($798). The key to this look is to make sure the sweater is long enough where it will cover your butt and that your thigh highs go high enough.  The light tone of the sweater perfectly compliments the black of the shoes and handbag.  This is a simple, minimalistic look that is so sexy!

If you want to try out this look at a more budget friendly price, check out this cream sweater from Naked Wardrobe for $42. and these Steve Madden thigh highs from Nasty Gal for $150.

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2.Oversized Sweater X Loose Skirt

Selena Gomez donned a taupe hued oversized turtleneck, pairing it with a camel colored loose skirt and white pumps. She’s wearing a Tory Burch knit (currently on sale for $177) and skirt (sold out). This look is all about fit–the top and skirt are loose. Both pieces have large slits on the sides, making this look subtly sexy. By pairing them with pumps, you’re showing a lot of leg, but in a really classy way.

I found a similar turtleneck on Naked Wardrobe, and it’s only $62! Forever 21 has a gorgeous skirt for $17.90.

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3.Oversized Turtleneck X Leggings

Gigi Hadid sported an oversized turtleneck sweater that looked so cozy and classic.  She paired it simply, with black leggings and heeled booties. The oversized turtleneck will always look good with leggings because the two pieces really balance each other out. Gigi pulled her hair up in a casual bun,  which is the perfect ‘do for this! I found a gorgeous Topshop sweater for $80 and leggings from H & M for $12.99

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Which oversized sweater look is your favorite?  Let me know below!!

Sarah xx

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Kylie Jenner Style 101

Feb
04

Kylie Jenner is only 17 years old, but she is already a such trendsetter!  She is literally the reason why MAC stores are completely out of whirl, spice and soar–and when I say sold out–I mean company wide sold out.  She also made teal hair look cool!  But, her hair and make up will be another post–today it’s all about Kylie Jenner’s impeccable style. Read on to find out six style tricks from Kylie Jenner!

1. Oversized Shirts

Kylie loves oversized shirts and sweaters.  When choosing pieces, make sure they are one or two sizes bigger–don’t pick something too big.  She wears her oversized tops usually as a dress so if you don’t feel comfortable, put some shorts on underneath.  This look is all about the legs so choose some nice heels or if you want to stay casual, pick combat boots.  If you want it to look more laid back, roll up the sleeves to finish off the look.

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2. Ripped Denim

Ripped denim is something Kylie almost always wears.  It literally takes any outfit and makes it look edgy.  For a fancier look, try a crop top with your ripped jeans, or if you want to stay casual, a t-shirt and bomber jacket.  If you’re feeling bold, pick a pair of jeans that are really ripped, but if that’s too much, pick something similar to the second pic.

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3. Black & White 

Kylie usually wears pieces that are either black or white, or makes her whole outfit one of the colors.  The all black look is something Kylie often does, but if you want to do the same, do like Kylie–make each piece stand out on its own.  She chose a black crop top, a skirt with a slit and fitted jacket.  Same goes for white.  Kylie likes to wear white tees but sometimes she goes for all white, like the photo below.

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4. Long Coats

Oversized coats can make your outfit look so elegant and chic.  When Kylie chooses an oversized coat, she likes to make a statement by showing off her legs or abs.  She wears crop tops and shorts when choosing her oversized coats.  This type of coat also looks great with a fitted mini or midi dress.  Keep in mine that you can wear a sexier outfit, i.e. a crop top and skirt, because when you put on the oversized coat, you are definitely more covered so the look is still really classy and fancy.

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5. Lace Up Heels + Boots

Kylie loves her lace up boots, either in the form of thigh highs or heels.  Lace ups shoes are a great way to edge up a simple outfit.  She pairs a crop top, casual shorts and a jacket with a pair of lace up boots, and voila, she looks like a badass.  They are such a statement shoe so make sure you keep the rest of your outfit pretty simple, because you want the lace ups to be the star of the look.

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6. Thigh High Boots

She loves her shoes, especially her thigh highs.  Thigh boots are so sexy and look great with dresses.  Kylie also pairs her thigh highs with shorts or mini skirts.  Like the oversized coat, you can wear you thigh highs with shorter dresses, skirts and boots, because you are covering most of your legs.

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I personally love Kylie’s style–it’s a little edgy, a little urban and always so classy!  She is such a trendsetter!  Which Kylie look is your favorite?  I love the thigh high boots personally!

xoxo

Sarah