- Category: Styling -

Re-styling

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Scenario: You wear a popping outfit and you're ready to show out. You do indeed show out, but you don't see anyone you know. Furthermore, you don't post the outfit on Instagram. Now, you can wear it again with no shame! Have you ever been anxious about someone calling out a repeat outfit? Social media has propelled us into believing that we shouldn't repeat outfits. We should spend an infinite amount of money on clothing and stay on top of trends. Repeating an outfit is not on my list of fashion faux pas. I don't have the money for that. If I love an outfit I put together, I'll wear it again but space out the time before wearing it again. For those of you who want to be more subtle and repeat only…

November 19, 2017

Styling Classic Pieces

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Sydney's the name girly's the game. Okay, that was a little corny, but it's true! I just can't resist a girly, feminine look. I've been dabbling in more casual looks, so I decided to dress it up and go classic. If you're working to create more stylish looks, I would recommend classic styles. Classic silhouettes fit most body types and classic styles are the easiest to pull off. They won't go out of style. Flashy clothing items draw people in but there's nothing more chic than standing boldly and pristinely in a classic look. SILHOUETTE Because I am an hourglass shape, full skirts balance out my big bust and help to accentuate my shape. Every classic wardrobe should have an A-line skirt. It is incredibly versatile and timeless. This faux leather, midi length skirt…

November 18, 2017

A Basic Guide to Successful Thrift Store Shopping

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I love thrifting!...though it wasn't always that way. When my mom went thrifting as a kid I would be completely embarrassed and ashamed. I hated the smell and idea of buying clothes second hand. But one day I took a chance and gave it a try. I found the cutest screen tees and label clothing and was henceforth sold on second-hand shopping. As my interest in styling developed, I found it fun to find dated clothing and create modern looks. I love a challenge! I reveled in seeing questionable items and then turning it into a look. This charade isn't as fun and effortless to some, so I've created a guide to successful thrift shopping FAVORITE ITEMS TO PURCHASE AT THRIFT SHOPS Sweaters Pants Blazers Sweaters are essential for Ohio weather. Because many sweaters are…

November 13, 2017

How To Dress Casually

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Have you seen the meme where the dress code for an event is meant to be casual but there's that extra friend that comes in thigh high boots and a faux fur coat? That's me. Even when I try my darndest to look casual my looks never seem to be....casual. I am a firm believer in looking presentable at all times. I am not well versed in dressing casually but I am definitely confident in my ability to dress up. Casual merely translates as relaxed and informal. It does not mean you need to look like a bum. (Save the ratty sleeves and discolored items for home!) Put your best foot forward and place intention behind your casual looks! Casual Look Quick Tips: Choose comfort with a polished finish. Ex. Non-sweat material jogger pants…

October 20, 2017

Styling Mixed Materials

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Mixing prints is an acquired taste in styling that requires a keen eye. Choosing the proper prints is a risk that can easily turn into a disaster. It's a skill set I've yet to master. If you prefer not to make getting dressed a puzzle, mixing materials may be for you! Mixing materials is ideal for Fall and Winter when layering is at its peak. IT TAKES TWO The basis for a successful mixed material look is styling two contrasting fabrics. Leather with tulle, knit with chiffon, and fur with denim are all dynamic examples. You may also style two contrasting styles. Some examples of contrasting styles are classic and Bohemian, edgy and preppy, and glamor and casual. STAY FOCUSED Placing a focus on either contrasting fabrics or contrasting styles will give your outfit a…

October 1, 2017

Street Style Tips: A How to Guide

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Street style is all the rage! In recent years, there has been much more of a focus in magazines on what celebrities wear casually. Models seamlessly stomp from the runway to the pavement. And seeing what an attendee wears to Fashion Week is just as important as seeing what's on the runway. What seems only achievable for celebrities, models, and fashion enthusiasts can be achievable for you! Keep reading for tips on acquiring the laid-back, chic look! FIND A STATEMENT PIECE Street style is perfect for showcasing statement, on trend pieces. Choose one item to be the star of your ensemble and add complimentary pieces to support the look. For example, your star piece is a bold printed, wide-leg trouser. The eye should go to the pants first because of its print and voluminous…

September 18, 2017

Dressing for Sex Appeal

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Sex appeal is defined as the quality of being attractive in a sexual way. Now, my intention is not to ready you readers to be deemed "sexable." That is not a worthwhile goal. I merely want to encourage feeling sexy and exuding confidence. Have you ever seen someone completely comfortable in their skin? They shine and glow. They're genuine and easily attract all people. They're positive and do not self deprecate. Ever wonder how they got there? Trial and error. I am continually working on my confidence. Some days I am successful and other days I struggle. I've come to learn that I can most actively work on my confidence by identifying what I like. My likes translate into how I present myself and knowing when I feel my best. Celebrating what you like…

August 30, 2017

Style Tips for Busty Women

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Frills and ruffles are IN for the Summer! I love dramatic clothing, so I"ve fallen in love with the puffy sleeves, exaggerated shoulders, and ruffled tops. My bust, however, feels differently. I'm not the hugest fan of my boobs, so I often like to keep them covered. Additionally, ruffles and embellishment don't look the best on them. It only maximizes their size. Post-baby, it's been difficult adjusting my clothing choices to my small waist and disproportionately large bust. After spending some time adjusting, I have some tips that will flatter and minimize the appearance of your bust. FIRST THINGS FIRST I should start here: invest in a good bra! Sometimes it's hard admitting that you need a specialty bra or you've gained weight and your bra size has gone up but your clothing will…

August 12, 2017