Looking to the lovely West Coast for inspiration today. The steady beat of sunshine, rock-n-roll cool and creative chic outfits that Californians put together, make terrific warm weather influences for the rest of us.
A House In The Hills
The Maya Kay
There’s an undertone of ease to these looks, which I am always drawn too. Pops of color and accessories really elevate these looks from anything ordinary. The addition of a white blazer on Elsal of Wander Uptown, takes her short + T-shirt combo to the next level. And did you notice the light-wash jeans on The Maya Kay?! It’s a 180 degree departure from the over-dyed indigo jeans that have ruled for the past few years. The light color feels right at home during the warm months with an ocean breeze on your skin. If you didn’t want to lighten up your jean color (a bad-idea for some of us — like me), maybe a jean jacket is better. They’re back too.
I no longer wear short-shorts (eek), but would happily swap-out the shorts for a skirt or cropped pant in these outfits. It’s all about doing what works best for your body and re-imagining your closet in new ways. We probably don’t need as many new clothes as we think we do, just new ways to pair our current clothes.
See more flat-out fabulous outfits from these LA fashion bloggers on Chictopia:
We’ve finally got warm weather in Boulder and Denver, so we’re catching up to the rest of you. Enjoy the day!
All photos via Chictopia.com
Posted in Fashion, Inspired By, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged 40+ style, California chic, Fashion, LA fashion, LA style, Mens fashion, Pops of color, printed pant, Shorts, Spring 2013, Street Style, style, white blazer
Miroslava Duma in Jason Wu
J. Crew LemLem scarf
Miroslava Duma neon sunnies (street style NYC)
Lemon Verbena Gimlet recipe
Miroslava Duma (photo: WDUGT street style) via The Covetable
Sephora Smoothing Body Scrub in Lemon Verbena
Posted in Fashion, Inspired By, Shopping, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged cocktails, Fashion, J.Crew, lemon verbena, Miroslava Duma, Neon, scarf, Sephora, style, Trend
Wearing a sweatshirt with a dressier skirt is one of those artfully casual-but-not-really looks, that appeal to me. A throw-on outfit that manages to be both pulled-together and down-to-earth at the same time. It elevates the sweatshirt out of its weekend rotation and is a nice option for cool days and nights. Check out how these beautiful bloggers have styled their sweatshirt + skirt combos. And it seems to me that this outfit works for many ages and body types.
Sweatshirt + Full Skirt
Blogger Auroran Henkarit via Chictopia
Sweatshirt + Pencil Skirt
Bloggers Fashion Agony, left and Made With Fashion, right, both via Chictopia
Sweatshirt + Short or Long Skirt
Links to these ladies:
Bloggers Glamgerous, left and Maria Jernov, right, both via Chictopia
Two Cute Options:
Rebecca Minkoff Sleeveless Sweatshirt $198
Sundry Pullover $87
Do you think this works for older women as well or is it better on the under 40 crowd? Being 40+ myself, I’m always curious to hear what you think. Are cozy sweatshirts ready for prime time?
Posted in Fashion, Inspired By, Sportswear, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged 40+ style, Chictopia, full skirt, Maxi skirt, pencil skirt, personal style, Rebecca Minkoff, streetstyle, style, Sweatshirt
Time to borrow from the boys this spring and lace-up a cute pair of oxfords. Slip them on to balance out a feminine dress or pair them with cropped pants to show off the details. I love how these chic women styled their oxfords (all in pants, no less).
Left to Right: themoptop, triplethread and thesparrowscherry
Left to Right: thefashiondiet2 and districtofchic
In my last post, You’re Probably A Better Shopper Than I Am, readers chimed in to say that they love to shop online. It’s one of the reasons that I like to include a product feature whenever I talk about trends. I’m hoping that it saves you a bit of time searching for the perfect thing.
These are 5 of the cutest pairs of oxfords available right now.
- Cole Haan Gramercy Oxford, $198 (more colors)
- Maison Martin Margiela Glitter Oxford, $940
- Anthropologie Lacey Oxfords, $98 (more colors)
- Steven Steve Madden Goldey Oxford, $149
- Frye Delia Oxford, $168 (more colors)
While searching for a pair of black pumps a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this comfy oxford with a white sole (tip: size up if you end up getting a pair) and bought it. What do you think? Looking forward to breaking them out soon.
Enjoy the day!
Posted in Fashion, Shoes, Shopping, Street Style, Style, Trends
Tagged 40+ style, Anthropologie, Fashion, menswear, oxfords, Spring 2013, Street Style, style