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Comfy Quarantine Looks

There is one thing about quarantine I think we can all appreciate: getting to wear our comfiest clothes just about every day. Currently, my outfits mainly consist of sweatpants, t-shirts, and leggings. While I enjoy wearing my pajamas, on the occasions that I go out, I like to dress up a little more while staying comfortable. Today I’ll be sharing some of my go-to cute and comfy styles! These outfits are perfect for when you’re going out but don’t want to leave the comfort of your pajamas behind!

Linen Shorts:

I have been wearing these white linen shorts non-stop recently. They are loose and lightweight, perfect for warm summer days. Plus, they are easy to style! I typically pair them with a form-fitting tank top to balance out the loose shape of the shorts. For this outfit, I went with a bright blue tank top (neons are super popular this summer), added a cute bandana, and white sandals. This look is super simple and easy to put together, perfect for picnics, or walks on a warm summer day!

T-Shirt Dresses:

  

Let me tell you guys a little secret about this t-shirt: I actually wear it to bed all the time. But with some styling, you can turn your favorite oversized tee into an outfit you’d wear out of the house too. I usually pair t-shirt dresses with sneakers, rather than sandals, to make the outfit seem more put together. Platform sneakers, like these converse, add some style and also help elongate your legs. Finally, I added some small details like matching socks, a cheetah print scrunchie, and a red bag for a pop of color. This is definitely one of the comfiest yet trendy ways to wear your pajamas outside!

Wide Leg Pants:

  

Usually, jeans aren’t one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about comfortable clothes. However, I believe there are a few exceptions because jeans come in so many different styles. Wide-leg jeans have made a comeback recently and I am an avid supporter. They are so comfortable and a stylish must-have in every wardrobe! Mine are actually jegging material for extra comfort and then I paired them with this super-soft, asymmetrical top. Tops with unique silhouettes can make a simple outfit look much more chic and elevated. I kept the accessories simple with a little black bag, cheetah print scrunchie, and white platform converse. This outfit is great for when you have to run errands but still want to be cute and comfortable!

Skorts + Baggy Tees:

  

Until recently, I think the last time I wore a skort was in fifth grade! Thankfully, these comfy skirt-short hybrids have become popular again and they are cuter than ever! Skorts are great because they combine the loose feeling of a skirt with the comfort and security of shorts! I paired my green gingham skort with a baggy graphic tee to match the retro feel of the outfit. Pairing a graphic tee with any patterned bottom is usually a great way to make an outfit look styled. Lastly, I finished the look off with some neutral accessories since the t-shirt and skort were already so busy. I opted for sandals for maximum comfort, as well. Overall, this simple skort and tee outfit is super stylish and comfortable, perfect for lounging or going out!

Even if you’re staying at home most of the time, I hope you got some inspiration from these outfits for when quarantine is over or even your next trip to the grocery store — I know I can’t be the only one who dresses up for minor errands!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | @essentiallyember

Hot (Girl) Summer Trends You Don’t Want To Miss!

Hey girl! Have you been enjoying the hot weather this summer? I’m obsessed with the trends for this summer and I can’t stop myself from online shopping and second-hand shopping! I wanted to share with you in this post my favorite hot summer trends, from blouse tops to biker shorts there are so many amazing trends this summer!

#1: Biker Shorts, Duh!

   

If you haven’t seen biker shorts everywhere, where have you been? I was hesitant at the beginning to get a pair because I was scared I couldn’t pull it off, but let me tell you I have never seen anyone look bad in biker shorts! They are super affordable, super comfy, and trendy! They can elevate an outfit so easily! You can pair them with a cropped top for an athleisure look or a baggy oversized tee for a relaxed everyday look!

#2: Tie-Dye…Anything!

   

Since quarantine boredom, tie-dye has been highly trending, and I’m definitely not mad about it! I am still trying to get my hands on tie-dye sweatpants and sweatshirt set! However, I did find this black and white tie-dye graphic tee that I love pairing with my biker shorts!

#3: Silk Dresses

  

Silk dresses and slips are making a comeback! I’ve seen them all over Pinterest! I especially love slip dresses and they transition so nicely into fall with a turtleneck underneath! I have a ruched silk dress in a baby blue color and it's so fun for summer! It’s a little dressier than an everyday look but perfect for a night out or a brunch date with the girls!

#4: Milkmaid Tops & Blouses

I am OBSESSED with milkmaid tops! I seriously can’t get enough of them! I love the puffy sleeves and the effortless put-together look they add to your outfit! I pair my blouse tops with denim skirts, shorts, jeans, you name it! I love this white milkmaid top with the straight neckline and the puffy sleeves! I’ve been wearing it nonstop! Check out the photo below for my top!

#5: Mid-length Denim Shorts

I am SO happy longer shorts are back in style, they are definitely classier and I actually like the way they look better than short-shorts! I’m obsessed with the mid-length style, so not too long, but still, a little length on them that you feel comfortable wearing them every day! This black pair of mid-length shorts that I have I’ve been wearing for a week straight, no joke! They’re just so comfy and perfect for every occasion in the summer!

I hope you guys can find some inspiration in these summer trends! Thanks for reading!

Taiya Maddison | www.taiyamaddison.com

Floral-Obsessed Summer

Hello summer! I’m so excited to be back and blogging again! This summer I’ve been obsessed with all things floral. Here are some of my favorite summer styles:

This first style is my all-time fav! I am absolutely obsessed with mini dresses this summer, but I specifically love all the bright colors & floral prints. What I love most about mini dresses is that they pair perfectly with sneakers; My forever go-to is always white sneakers! Top it off with a small purse and gold jewelry & you’re ready to go. This look is fashionable yet very comfortable, which is why it’s my absolute favorite.

 

Another trend I love is flowy skirts. I love this trend because it looks effortless, but it is still cute for going out with your friends or taking fun summer pictures! Pair any flowy skirt with a basic tank top to achieve this look. I also decided to add some fun wedges to dress up my outfit, but if you want a more casual look throw on some sneakers. If you can’t tell I’m a huge fan of floral prints this summer!

The final look I wanted to highlight is a little more casual. I decided to pair a simple, pastel floral top with my favorite denim shorts. I also added the wedges, to dress up the look, but you could easily wear flats or white tennis shoes if you wanted to dress it down.

I hope these outfits help inspire your summer wardrobe! Have a great rest of your summer!

Blog By: Grace Myler | @gracemyler

Summer Weekend Getaways in Style

One thing I love most about the summer is the opportunity to have fun outdoors, especially by the water. Something about summer just screams "go outside and live your best life!" Personally, I look forward to those summer weekend getaways that take my mind off of everything going on in the world and I can really just relax and spend time with those around me. Regardless of whether your weekend getaway consists of going to a lake house or just going to visit another city, I would like to show you three different outfits to prepare you for a stylish, yet fun summer getaway.

Outfit 1: Little Black Dress (LBD)

 

Butterflies are literally everywhere you look when you go shopping and they are truly one of the most influential statements on clothing right now. So with that being said this LBD (little back dress), is nothing short of cute with this simple butterfly decal on the front. Dresses like this are easy to move around in during the summer and definitely keep you cool because of the thin material and spaghetti straps. You can also change the aesthetic of the LBD, so if you’re like me and like a little bit more tomboy, try adding some chunky shoes instead of sandals. Lastly, I’m a simple girl, so I thought it was best to just pair this with a basic necklace of my zodiac sign.

Outfit 2: Oversized Shirt

   

I’m sure there’s going to be one day on your weekend getaway where you grab something out to eat, but please remember to be safe while you’re out in public! Furthermore, this outfit is so comfortable but still so stylish and can be easily re-created. Distressed shorts are forever going to be in style for me and adding an oversized shirt, with butterflies I may add, helps you stay on-trend right now. Many people like to wear oversized shirts with biker shorts and this is just another rendition of that outfit basically.

Paired with it, I have some chunky short heels that are a light lavender shade and definitely compliment the colors within the butterflies of the shirt. To add a pop of color, I have a cute backpack that is a bold yellow and I think that it adds exactly what this outfit needs and creates a great balance between tomboy and feminine. I didn’t add much jewelry besides my typical pearl earrings, however, this outfit says a lot without saying much so I didn’t feel it was necessary, but you could always add some if you see fit.

Outfit 3: Black Shorts

 

This last outfit is definitely one that can be worn while on-the-go. Given that the shorts are a little bit looser, it allows great movement so you don’t feel restricted and also helps you stay cool while you are active. Plus, I love to pair crop tops with loose-fitting shorts to definitely get a sportier look. If you’re somebody who likes to carry bags but wants to keep the sporty aesthetic going, you can always opt-in for a fanny pack such as the one that I have. Of course for the shoes, I paired it with some checkered vans that don’t necessarily match but adds a little spunk to the outfit. Since the outfit is so simple, I paired it with some gold hoops and I chose to wear sunglasses with a gold accent to tie in with the sporty aesthetic.

As I said before, summer getaways are one of the things that I look forward to during the summer months but with everything going on in the world currently, it’s important to stay safe and remember to practice social distancing.

 Blog By: Breanna Moore | @hellohipretty

Self-Care at Home

In light of everything going on in the world around us, it’s now more important than ever to practice self-care. Today I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite self-care essentials.

Let's start by highlighting my favorite beauty essentials. If you’re like me, you want to look “golden” even when going to the beach is not an option. I love self-tanner, especially tanning water. To keep your skin nice and healthy make sure to use your favorite hydrating cream often! Hydrated skin is glowy skin and who doesn’t love that? For extra hydration, try glow spray or serum for a natural glowy look at home.

Another way to achieve that “glowy” look is with my favorite DIY sugar scrub. It’s super easy, smells great and makes your skin so soft! You only need a few simple household ingredients; 2 cups of Brown sugar, 1 cup of solid coconut oil and any other extra additions, for example, essential oils or vanilla extract.

To make your DIY sugar scrub follow these two simple instructions:

    1. Stir together the brown sugar, coconut oil, and your essential oils or vanilla extract until the mixture appears smooth.
    2. Now your sugar scrub is complete and you're ready for an at-home spa day! Make sure to store the scrub in an airtight container. This scrub will last for weeks.

While practicing social distancing you should still try to keep your normal routines, and that includes doing your hair. For effortless waves or a beachy look, try a wavy spray or sea-salt spray to change things up. Another way to change up your look is with hair accessories! I’ve personally been obsessed with headbands, hair clips and printed scrunchies. You can elevate a simple look real quick with these trendy accessories.

I hope you enjoy these easy self-care tips and my favorite DIY to do while at home.

Blog By: Grace Myler | @gracemyler

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