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New Year's Eve Looks

As 2019 comes to an end, it’s time to start looking ahead at the new year. What better way to ring in the new year than with a great New Year’s Eve look! These are 3 of my top New Year’s Eve picks. I hope they will inspire you to ring in 2020 with style!

 Outfit 1:

New Year’s Eve is all about the outfits, so for my first look, I had to have some sparkle! To create this look, pair any basic top (or a long sleeve if you live in a cold state, like me) with a sparkly skirt, and fun boots! Next, just add some accessories and you’re ready to go to your next New Year’s party!

 Outfit 2:

This next outfit is perfect if you’re going for a little bit more of a casual New Year’s Eve look. The top I chose, has some shimmer to it, which I love for New Year’s. To achieve a similar look, all you need is a long sleeve top, a dress to layer over, and you’re set! For this outfit, I chose to wear thigh-high boots, but this look can also be achieved with short booties, heels, or flats!

 Outfit 3:

Last, but not least, the little black dress! This outfit is fun, flirty, and festive! Personally, this look is my favorite and it's super easy to find in your closet. To achieve this look, simply grab your favorite LBD, fun booties, and accessories. With that simple combo--you’re sure to be the star of the show!

I hope these outfits inspire you to find your perfect New Year's Eve look! 2019 was one for the books and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds!

Blog By: Grace Myler | @gracemyler

Cozy Winter Styles

There’s three styles this winter that have definitely caught my eye! Though there are so many trends emerging this winter, I fell in love with tonal outfits, androgyny, and a statement coat. With each of these three, it's really so easy to put your own twist to it to emphasize your style within these cozy trends.

Outfit 1:

 

It’s so easy to transform an outfit by adding a statement coat. With this outfit, I opted to go comfy and all black, and by pairing a statement coat with it I was able to make it pop! This trend can really transform an effortless and easy outfit, especially when you’re on the go. Also, to add more of a pop, you can opt to wear pants with bold lettering or designs such as the ones I’m wearing.

Outfit 2:

 

Blush pink is really my favorite color right now and with the tonal look trend, of course, this was easy for me to do. Gone are the days of being afraid to be too matchy. For this trend, you can wear your ultimate favorite color with pride! Because the coat is also a statement coat, I decided to wear a bodysuit underneath and pair these with slip ok sneakers; I didn’t want it to feel too dressed up, so this is a perfect example of mixing casual with preppy.

Outfit 3:

 

I’ve expressed this too many times and I will continue to do so but I love jeans!!! And what better jean is there than a classic, vintage mom jean. Mom jeans are all about opting out of a trendy skinny leg and going with a straight leg. This outfit is less focused on emphasizing your figure and is really more about capitalizing on the characteristics of the actual outfit. This is also a very easy look to pull together.

Blog By: Breanna Moore | @hellohipretty

Today's Hottest Jewelry & Accessory Trends

Have you been buying jewelry like crazy lately too? With all the amazing jewelry and accessory trends right now, I just can’t help myself! What trends have you been loving lately? I’m here today to show you the hottest jewelry pieces, and accessories!

Chunky Pendant Necklaces:

 

I picked up a chunky necklace from Hannah Lynn jewelry and I’ve been wearing it almost every day since! A chunky necklace adds SO much to a simple everyday outfit. I love pairing my necklace with chunky sweaters, it’s the perfect combo!

Hoops, Hoops, Hoops:

   

Hoops have seriously blown up the jewelry world these past few months if you haven’t noticed by now! Small hoops, big hoops, dainty hoops, and chunky hoops, they’re all trending right now and I have a feeling they’re not going anywhere anytime soon (but I'm not complaining)! I love the small dainty gold hoops, but I’m also loving the statement chunkier hoops! You choose!

Layering Necklaces Together:

 

Layering necklaces have always been a trend, but it’s stronger now than ever! I love pairing my chunky necklaces with daintier short necklaces. It’s a simple, but classic look and I can’t get enough.

Barrettes:

   

Is this even a trendy post without talking about barrettes? Who would've guessed that our 9-year-old fashion style would come back, but it did! Barrettes are hot and trending right now, and at first, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it, but I’ve finally jumped on board and I’m obsessed! I ordered a $4 pearl barrette from Zaful and I love adding it to different outfits to give it an extra touch!

Long Socks with Booties:

 

Who else is obsessed with the socks and booties combo? I love pairing my long white socks from Walmart with my simple black booties! My black boots are from Call it Spring and I’m so glad I finally found a pair of staple black boots for my shoe collection. I like putting the boots on and then pushing down my socks so they are ruffled!

Pearl Earrings:

   

How expensive do you think these earrings were? Well, guess what, these are from Walmart and came in a pack of 20 adorable earrings for $15! I love all the earrings in this pack, but the pearl earrings are my favorite everyday staple! If you don’t have a pair already, you should get some asap!

Thanks so much for reading, I hope you are obsessed with these hot jewelry and accessory trends as much as I do! Which trend is your favorite?

Blog By: Taiya Maddison | taiyamaddison.com

Versatile Holiday Looks

The holiday season brings not only great food but also great fashion. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite holiday outfits for various occasions. From super casual to slightly more dressy, I have some ideas for you!

Outfit 1:

 

This first outfit is perfect for a holiday dinner or party that requires a dressed-up look. I paired this mock neck white top with this bright burnt orange skirt for a fun contrast, then I added some tights to accommodate the cold weather. Lastly, I finished off the look with some patterned booties! They added the perfect amount of detail and tied together all the colors of the outfit.

Outfit 2:

 

This midi floral skirt has the perfect neutral colors for a Thanksgiving dinner or any occasion! I threw on some tan platform sandals to match. If you would like some extra warmth or cover swap the t-shirt for a long sleeve or even a cute tan sweater! Don’t abandon your florals this holiday season.

Outfit 3:

  

This is a super versatile look, you can easily dress it up or down depending on the occasion. I would wear this look for a casual holiday dinner. I simply paired my favorite mom jeans with a white sweater and threw on some detailed sandals. The black belt with a silver buckle perfectly matches the silver beads on the shoes.

Finally, I completed the look with a cute beaded bag that added a festive pop of color and detail to this overall simple outfit. I also added a little beaded necklace that matched the beads on my shoes. You can easily elevate your simple pieces by simply adding some detailed accessories!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | @essentiallyember

3 Thanksgiving Styles

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already next week and somehow it’s already halfway through November. Time really does fly! When it comes to fashion, fall has my favorite styles by far! I absolutely love being able to wear cute skirts and sweaters one day, and then cozy boots or scarves the next. It's also such a beautiful season to take a walk and really enjoy the foliage and scenery.

Today I am collaborating with Plato's Closet styling 3 different dressy/casual Thanksgiving outfit ideas! I am sure you have a bunch of items in your closet than can be replicated, or I highly suggest always visiting your local Plato's Closet to see what trendy pieces they currently have like I did!

Outfit 1:

 

I absolutely love a good sweater/skirt combo, and this pairing is no exception! This look is both casual and dressy at the same time, so it’s perfect for that dinner that might not be super casual. The knee-high boots I incorporated add a bit of sophistication and dress it up. They also have a bit of a heel, which gives an elevated-look for the outfit. Plus, they will keep my legs warm instead of regular booties!

I am totally obsessed with this skirt! Tweed skirts are such a hot trend right now, so as soon as I saw it, I had to grab it immediately. Plaid is such a classic print for fall, so you can never go wrong with it! Even if you don't own a plaid or tweed skirt, corduroy works just as well. You can even add some tights underneath if you're not comfortable showing some skin during the colder months.

Lastly, I found this adorable mock sweater while browsing the racks and just couldn't say no to this great neutral! Mock neck sweaters are a great fall staple since they go with anything and never go out of style. *snatched!*

Sweater: Abercrombie - $14

Skirt: Talbots - $12

Boots: $14

Outfit 2:

 

This next look is a slight step down from the last one when it comes to the "casualness" of it. I used the same boot but added comfortable closet staple pieces this time to dress it down a bit. It’s a totally the look for those Friday nights where you want to look slightly dressed up and cute, but don't have to be.

Eyelash sweaters are another huge hit for colder months because of how soft they are and how cozy they keep you! I especially love the wispy material of the sweater because it allows you to jazz up even the most basic outfit. I originally had this sweater in a darker gray, that I bought almost two years ago, but while rummaging the sweater racks at Plato’s Closet I found the same sweater just in a different color! I added this to my basket, without hesitation.

Next, these high-rise jeans were a great find because you can wear them with any outfit! I personally prefer dark-wash jeans because they the perfect amount of contrast to my outfit against the sweater. Not to mention, they were super affordable for a good pair of jeans, too!

It’s always a tough decision when choosing what to wear under cardigans during the fall or winter. One of my favorite pieces in my closet is always a basic long sleeve turtleneck since they go with just about anything and they keep your neck nice and toasty! I already have a few turtlenecks in my closet, but I had to grab this one because of the fun and different texture. Lastly, I added a belt to complete the look. You can easily choose any fun, large buckled belt to get the same idea!

Cardigan: Francesca's - $14

Turtleneck: $6

Jeans: Hollister - $18

Boots: $14

Outfit 3:

 

The last outfit I put together is definitely the most casual of them all, but also the coziest! Let me start by talking about these boots: OMG, I nearly gasped when I saw these NTW boots just sitting on the shelf in my size! I remember I wanted a similar pair of boots from Express last year so badly, but they were too expensive. Now they’re mine and I’ve worn them too many times to count!

Combat boots are a classic winter boot because they are great for dressing down any outfit and give off ALL the cozy, casual vibes. Scarves are another essential piece for the colder weather. They are cozy, add a cute flair to any outfit, or can dress up even the most basic tee. I especially love this one because it was made with plush fabric and it has some festive holiday colors!

Lastly, this mock neck sweater was also a classic find! It’s a great neutral because you can wear whatever you want with it. I decided to dress mine up with a scarf, but you could also pair it with a long necklace, a coat or a cardigan.

Sweater: Forever 21 - $8

Scarf: Aerie - $6

Boots: Express - $14

Jeans: Hollister - $18

I am so happy with all of these trendy finds at my local Plato's Closet! I honestly shop there all the time, which is how I typically find some very trendy (like my NWT boots)!

I hope you girls found some great Thanksgiving outfit inspo from today's post, and I absolutely loved being able to share some ideas with you! If you haven't already, be sure to check out my last post and click here to learn how you can make money while shopping for cute clothes at the same time. As always, thanks for reading!

Blog By: Serena Tomalis | @serenaajoyce

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