Right now, EVERYONE who’s everyone is wearing this coveted Gucci logo tee. From Bloggers on Instagram to fashion influencers at Fashion Weeks around the world, this little tee is getting it’s shine. Anyone would be tempted to add this top to their wardrobe, but priced at $420, this piece is way above my budget! So off to my closet I go…remembering that I purchased a similar tee from Obey like 5 years prior, and could recreate the Gucci tee look accurately. I paired the tee with a faux leather skirt, platform sneakers and threw a fur sleeved coat over for a little added drama. Grabbed my chain detailed bag for a designer element and kept on moving.
It’s not about splurging all the time, but about using what you got.
Jacket: Aqua by Bloomingdale’s
Sneakers: Bar III
Bag: Stella McCartney
Acne Studios shearling coat I’ve been lusting over, but for more reasons than one, that designer piece is over my head (right now).
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the time of year when you can’t leave the house without a coat. But wearing a coat doesn’t mean you have to cover up a killer look underneath, you can create a look around the outerwear. I snagged this leather and faux fur coat on on an impromptu stop at the thrift shop; and it caught my attention the minute I saw the green hue and the fur peeking out of the rack. It really reminded me of this
The green hue is unique, but plays into the trendy, minimalist vibe. The faux fur gives the coat more depth and edge. I paired the coat with a lace up sweater to add a cozy vibe to the look and a pair of thigh high leather boots to play up the edginess of the coat.
Who says a coat has to cover your look? Make it your look.
Coat: Unique Thrift Shop
Denim: J Brand
Bombers are EVERYWHERE right now, and they’ve become a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. I’ll admit that I have about five in wardrobe, that I’ve collected over the past two years. I love how versatile they can be and how they can dress down an entire look. I paired this olive bomber with a white tunic top, cropped denim and heeled booties for a easy, downtown feel. I like the easy and effortlessness of the look, perfect for brunch or lunch with the girls.
How bomb is this new wardrobe staple?
Bomber: Charlotte Russe
Top: New York & Company
Denim: J Brand
Booties: Public Desire
I’m the kinda girl that has to be forced to go to the gym by my friends or bribe myself to workout. So wearing clothing that reminds me of any kind of exercise ain’t really my thang. However, I’m open to trying almost anything. I snagged these joggers for $10 at Six 02, and I loved the perforated texture of them and the ultra high waist. So why not dip into the athleisure trend? I paired the joggers with a mesh turtleneck bodysuit, a cross back bra underneath, and threw on my Creepers to continue the sportiness of the look.
This athleisure look is a home run, but whether I head to the gym or not is TBD. 😉
Bra: Calvin Klein
Joggers: Lorna Jane
The minute Autumn rolls around, we’re already dead set on falling leaves, pumpkin, apple picking and the much coveted pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. However, this fall is all about the floral trend. Yeah, florals for fall. The trick to pulling off the fall floral trend is to choose florals with a dark background, or break out your spring florals and pair them with fall pieces, such as an oxblood colored bootie, or a velvet skirt.
This blouse is the perfect marriage of the floral trend for spring and fall, because of the gunmetal background, crepe material and delicate design of the florals. I’m also obsessed with the v-neck and the center pleat. I added a wide brim hat, a shearling trimmed leather backpack and suede booties to play up the fall vibe. What a cool fall look for a night on the town – or pumpkin picking.
Florals for Fall? Groundbreaking.
Backpack: Rag & Bone
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Booties: Nine West
Lace has always been a staple feminine piece, that has the ability to add sex appeal to almost any look. Lace is appearing everywhere right now, as fashion is pulling details and trend inspiration from the 80’s, where lace was a serious staple in everyone’s wardrobe. I slipped this bodysuit on underneath a pair of high waist vintage jeans and topped it off with a double breasted blazer.
I’m so into this blazer and the crisp, tailored vibe it added to my look. The gold buttons gave it a sense of class and modernity, and the cinched in waist just accentuated my figure and complemented the feminine aspect of the lace bodysuit. I threw on a velvet choker and leopard booties to play up that 80’s vibe.
Feelin’ like a boss chick straight from the 80’s.
Choker: Forever 21
Booties: Nine West
If you haven’t caught on by now, I love jackets. I almost always abide by the three piece rule – it’s a necessity. So when I came across this metallic jacket during a visit to a local thrift shop, I needed it to come home with me. I actually purchased it about a year ago and I’m ashamed to say that I wore it once and kept in my closet, swearing that I would pair it with something else again soon (yeah right).
But, behold the metallic trend, which is gaining momentum among bloggers, such as, Mimosas in Manhattan
, high-end designers such as Ann Demeulemeester
, and my closet (win). This trend can be paired with just about anything, but works really well with simpler pieces, being that it’s a statement on it’s own. I threw on a screen tee, pleated mini skirt, booties and topped off the look with the jacket. I would swap the skirt for a pair of cropped skinnies for an even more casual look.
Sometimes, the next big thing is already in your closet.
Mini Skirt: BCBGeneration