The Perfect Oxfords For Modern Menswear-Inspired Style

Oxfords, loafers, brogues, Fall 2018 is shaping up to be the season of menswear-inspired shoes. These styles can add such a sharp touch to a variety of looks. And, of course, they have the added bonus of being flat and comfortable.

I already have my eyes on a pair (see them here) from Anthropologie. They combine a standout patent leather with a suede houndstooth to create a very edgy take on the classic shoe style. I thought I’d start envisioning the many ways I could wear them. Here’s one of those.


JumpsuitHat | Shoes | Earrings

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Want more styling inspiration? See how I wear the menswear-inspired shoe here, here, and here.

The Super Flattering Pants Your Fall Wardrobe Needs

Move over, skinnies. Wide-leg trousers are back, and they are shaping up to be fall’s favorite silhouette. And, the best news? I’ve found the most flattering pair in the coolest hue for the season. There’s more. I also have a special discount code (grab it here) for the black woman-owned boutique where I found them.

wide-leg trousers

What I’m wearing:

Top c/o Enin | Trousers c/o Enin (grab a 10% discount here)

Gucci belt| Pumps (option) | Earrings | Watch

Eyes: Urban Decay Born to Run palette c/o | Lip: Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red lipstick c/o

I rock skinnies so much that I sometimes forget how leg-elongating wide leg trousers can be. This pair from Enin makes my short legs appear to go on and on forever. The pants also have the perfect amount of stretch to contour to your curves while keeping everything snatched. When I first tried them on, I felt transformed. Seriously.

If you’re taller, these pants are perfect for you. They’re quite long. At my height (5’4″), I have to wear them with 4 inch heels for the perfect fit. For reference, I’m wearing a size M.

Talking about fall trends, the statement sleeve trend is holding strong. And, the balloon sleeves on this peplum top had my attention at first sight. What can I say? I can’t resist a fabulous blouse with a statement sleeve. Besides, how perfect is this top with the wide-leg trousers?

To cinch the look together, I reached for my new Gucci web belt (see how to mix prints with it here). The stripes and pop of gold added a beautiful touch.

If you also find pieces that you like at Enin boutique, be sure to grab this discount code for 10% off.

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Fall 2018 Is In Love With Leopard

Roar! The fall leopard print trend is projected to be one of the season’s biggest trends. So, get ready to take a walk on the wild side. The popularity of the print has already inspired me to reach for some leopard items that haven’t been getting a lot of love from me. I’m excited to explore new styling opportunities with them.

I also find myself eying some fabulous new leopard print items. I’m sharing a few of those items today. My favorite print is undoubtedly the Who What Wear version seen on the one-shoulder dress and the long-sleeve top because of the high contrast black anchoring the print.

fall leopard print trend

Shirt dress | Short-sleeve shirt | Long-sleeve blouse | Joggers | One-shoulder dress

Want more style inspiration? See how fabulous leopard prints pair with mustard here. Thinking about a leopard coat? See how I wear mine here. Leopard print shoes and handbags are always cool choices. See what I mean here, here, and here.

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High-Low Style Mixing Just In Time For Fall

In How To Create Fabulous High-Low Holiday Style, I shared my 4 rules for mastering perfect high-low style. I put a few of those into action to create today’s featured look. So, I thought I’d share and revisit a couple of the guidelines I follow.

What I’m Wearing:

Chain print dress (under $30) | Gucci belt | Pumps (option) | Earrings | Watch

Eyes: Urban Decay Born to Run palette c/o | Lip: Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red lipstick c/o

High-Low Style

Know what looks luxe

In my earlier post, I talked about the importance of developing a discerning eye for factors that determine quality. Things like fit, fabric, and silhouette are crucial. I knew I encountered luxury when I spotted this chain print midi dress. It has the kind of print and the look of the silk jersey fabric of higher-end brands like DVF. But, get this. This dress is under $30.

The dress comes in two colors–the green and gold that I’m wearing and a black and cream combination. The long sleeves and midi length make it an ideal option for cool summer nights and early fall days. For reference, I’m wearing the dress in a size Medium.

Accessorize in high-end pieces

No doubt. Accessories can elevate an entire outfit. They’re also splurge worthy because you can get so much mileage out of them. When I realized how much wear I got out of my leather Gucci skinny belt (see it styled here, here, here, herehere, here, and here), I started shopping for another style. This time, I opted for the brand’s signature green and red stripe.

This new pre-fall 2018 style was a must-have for me because of its design–a floating gold emblem (in a new torchon design) on the web elastic. The previous version of this belt combined web elastic and leather.

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These Super Chic Fall Styles Are From Target

I’ve been so disciplined in recent months. When I go to Target, I stick to a shopping list. Your girl doesn’t even wander into the clothing section. I did stray a little on a visit to the store this past weekend. And, the fall styles already hitting stores had me excited. I saw chic, sophisticated separates and dresses. Don’t believe me? Here are a few of those fabulous Target fall styles.

Target fall styles

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