Why You Need Oversized Shirts In Your Spring Style

Supersized shirting is a spring trend that has my full attention. This oversized shirts trend is right on time too. I mean, who doesn’t need a billowy silhouette that’s sure to fit, comfortable, and chic? Styles in mood-lifting hues, like this light purple, are my favorite. Color just breathes new life into clothes, doesn’t it?

oversized shirts

What I’m wearing:

Shirt dress | Joggers (option) | Superga jute sneakers

 Kendra Scott earrings | Kendra Scott bracelet | Kendra Scott ring/ring

Oversized Shirts

My purple number is an oversized shirt dress from H&M. It was an easy choice because of its color, silhouette, and striking puff sleeves. It’s quite versatile too and can be worn as a dress or as top. For an off-duty street style look, I paired my dress aka oversized shirt as a top with joggers and sneakers. And, just like that, it was a look. Want to see another styling option for your oversized shirts? Check out how I styled a beautiful peach option here.

Oversized Shirts

So, to recap, supersized shirting is comfy, versatile, and stylish. They’re also always in style. All of these features qualify them as a  must-try trend in the spring.

Oversized Shirts

Location: Midtown St. Louis.

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2021 Style Goals: Adapting To The Moment

Happy New Year again, my friends! I just love the the fresh start that a new year ushers in. So, I thought I’d tap into that positive energy and share a few 2021 style goals. There have been some major career changes in my life that’ll surely shape my style this year, and I’m excited to see where that goes. In the meantime, here are a few of my goals for styling this year.

2021 style goals

What I’m wearing:

Sweatshirt dress | Scarf (latest styles by same brand) | Boots (also here) | Saint Laurent Toy LoulouBag

Kendra Scott earrings c/o | Kendra Scott bracelet c/o | Kendra Scott ring/ring c/o | Lip: Pat McGrath “Elson”

2021 style goals

2021 Style Goals

1. Wear clothes for how I want to dress now.

2. Choose styles comfy enough to wear at home and beautiful enough to wear outside.

3. Be more discerning about new purchases.

4. Dress up on occasion for no reason.

5. Find my style in my new tech career (more on that later).

6. Embrace color for eccentric everyday style.

2021 style goals

7 Outfits That Prove Combat Boots Are Essential

You’re not still on the fence about combat boots are you? No worries, I was there too. I had reservations about embracing the military-inspired boot this time around. Gosh..what age was I when I was obsessed with my Dr. Martens? I can’t remember, but I do know that since getting my Stuart Weitzman combat boots (see the new version here) earlier this year, I’m yet to find an outfit they don’t complement. Seriously, they go with so much, my other boots are getting jealous. Not yet convinced. Check out these 7 outfits I couldn’t image without combat boots.

1. Mini skirt + Chunky sweater

Combat boots

Zara sweater | Topshop ruffle skirt | Boots (similar)

2. Maxi dress

Combat boots

H&M dress | Gucci belt bag | Saint Laurent sunglasses (options here) | Kendra Scott earrings | Boots (similar)

3. Shorts suit + Tights

Combat boots

Endless Rose blazer and shorts | Banana Republic trench coat | Saint Laurent bag | Boots (similar)

4. Short dress + Tights

H&M dress | Saint Laurent bag | Boots (similar)

5. Jogger set

JoyLab for Target sweatshirt and joggers | The Jacket Maker jacket | Telfar bag | Wool fedora | Boots (similar)

6. Jogger pants + Turtleneck

Choosy Sweater (option) | Zara joggers (similar) | Theory coat | Gucci sunglasses | Boots (similar)

7. Oversized layers

H&M dress (similar) | Theory coat | H&M scarf (similar) | Saint Laurent sunglasses (options here) | Boots (similar)

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Fall Trends You Can Rock Right Now

It’s been a year filled with unexpected turns. And, here we are in August. A flashback post on one of my social channels reminded me that we’re usually talking excitedly about fall fashion around this time. It prompted me to begin identifying my favorite styles for the season ahead. I’ll be sharing all those top picks in a series of posts beginning today. For today’s edition, I shopped my closet to showcase the ruffles trend and the puff sleeves trend.

ruffles trend

What I’m wearing:

Puff-sleeve denim jacket | Ruffle skirt(50% off, limited stock) | Stripe tee | Sandals | Fedora | Earrings

ruffles trend

Ruffles

The ruffles trend is going to be huge this fall. I love the drama and interest ruffles can add to otherwise simple pieces. In the right fabric, ruffled items can be versatile too. My ruffle skirt is by Topshop (inventory is very limited now because it’s 50% off). I bought it early in the year, and as you can imagine, I haven’t worn until now. I’m wearing it casually today. But, since it’s a taffeta skirt, I could easily dress it up for a fancier affair.

Puff Sleeves

Thank goodness, right? If you’re a fan of puff sleeves, you’ve probably amassed quite the collection of items with full sleeves. Well, the trend is here to stay. We’re going to see puff sleeves on everything from sweaters to coats. I bought my puff-sleeve denim jacket  during a huge Zara sale at the top of the year. It has quickly become a go-to casual topper. No surprise, Zara brought it back (see it here).

It feels good looking forward to the season ahead. Stay tuned for more chats on fall trends. Go here for another fall transitional look.

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Fresh-For-Summer Color Blocking

Coming at you with a color boost today. I’m so excited about summer 2020 color trends. The hues are happy and bright. And, as an added bonus, they pair well with each other (summer color blocking). Today, I’m color blocking a couple of my favorite colors, giving a brand new look to an old suit.

summer color blocking

What I’m Wearing:

Gap shirt(old) | Shorts (same style new colors) | Blazer (same style new colors)

Fendi sunglasess (sold out, designer sunnies for less here) | EarringsSandals | Bag

summer color blocking

You’ve seen this yellow shorts suit before (here and here). I wear it often, but I like to style it differently each time. One cool way, I get more wear out of my standout bright pieces is by color blocking. So, no, we don’t all need wardrobes filled with neutrals to achieve styling versatility. Brights can be mixed and matched too.

My paled turquoise shirt pops with the neon yellow shorts and blazer.

My sandals are from Zara. Gosh…with no where to go, I don’t know why I keep buying sandals from Zara this summer. The styles are so interesting, and the price point is low. This print pair, for example, is under $40, but looks quite luxurious.

Of course, I had to coordinate my mask with the overall look. This one is by a local St. Louis designer–Olivia Rae Designs.

summer color blocking

Essentials for summer color blocking: