WHITE DENIM| A CLOSET STAPLE

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For years people have asked me, “How can you wear white pants? My response: “How could you not?” White denim has to be one of the most versatile pieces in a closet, particularly during warmer seasons. If you’re afraid of running the risk that you’ll spill something, carry a back-up (if you can). Think wearing white denim is not flattering? Find a pair that fits your body perfectly. I love wearing a fitted white denim (like these from A&F) with minimal elasticity. So if your closet is filled with black and/or brown hues, white is a great alternative if you’re not a fan of bright colors.

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I’m wearing: Banana Republic Jacket| Express Top| A&F Jeans| Aldo Shoes

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SIMPLICITY| IN THE TRENCHES

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During the spring season (although it’s now summer- lol), getting dressed can be a little tricky. The morning may be chilly, then warmer by late afternoon. Light layers like trench coats can help you transition between seasons (winter into spring & fall into winter). Trench coats are classic & versatile pieces for the wardrobe. Although trench coats are typically in the beige family, styling a colorful trench is just as chic. Personally, I love wearing a black trench for a more edgy look.

Want to add more flair to your look? Layer the trench coat with a faux fur or wool vest (fall/winter season). Whether you wear it with a dress, jeans, or draped over the shoulders, a trench coat will forever be an essential piece.

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I’m wearing: Express Coat| Express Top| A&F Jeans

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MINIMALIST| BLACK, WHITE, & GRAY

black dress 1Over the years, my style has changed dramatically. I’ve gone from wearing bright colors to neutrals, all white to bold colors, and currently into black-white-gray. Believe it or not, black and gray are not my favorite colors. However, these colors are the easiest to style (for some people). A while ago I did a post about purging out certain items in my closet. Since then, I’ve managed to maintain this adjustment. I won’t say that my style won’t change again, but for now, here’s why I’m into black, white, and gray:

CONVENIENCE: As I get older, I find myself making less of a fuss about my attire. I’m not saying I don’t care about what I wear; I just don’t stress about it. I have other things to tackle. Although fashion will always be a passion of mine, it’s not the center of my world (sorry fashionistas). My closet now consists of on-the-go, still-look-chic, ready-to-wear garments.

CLASSIC PIECES: When I make purchases, I think about the garment’s longevity. Is it appropriate for me now and later? Is it timeless or trendy? Is it versatile? Black, white, and gray are colors that minimize the headache of matching garments.

DRESS FOR YOURSELF: If people need you to wear bright colors to “brighten” THEIR day, then maybe these individuals need to reevaluate THEIR lives. I don’t dress for anyone else but ME. If I’m not exposing myself or wearing clothing with offensive writing, what difference does it make if I want to wear the colors of MY choice? There is so much going on in this world that warrants our attention. I don’t know about you, but poverty, violence, illnesses, and other tragedies trump my style any day.

What you wear should make you feel comfortable, regardless of unsolicited opinions. Your style is a reflection of your true self, and if others have a problem with that, well they can (fill in the blank). Ha!

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 I’m wearing: Kenneth Cole Dress| Banana Republic Blazer| Zara Shoes

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WHERE R U GOING?| GRAND PRIX

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Where R U Going” post, so I wanted to share my experience at this year’s Grand Prix. I didn’t do my research before attending one, but thankfully I was prepared. Some things to consider before attending such an event:

WEATHER: As with any outside event, it’s important to check the forecast. For some reason, it was very windy, and with the weather being so indecisive, I decided to wear a hat and an ensemble that can combat the temperamental weather. If you’re wearing a hat, make sure it will win a fight against the wind. If you’re not too fond of a hat, make sure your hair is styled to resist the wind.

HANDBAG: If you’re watching the event indoors, then skip this section. However, for those who are watching outside, you’ll probably want to carry a handbag that’s durable enough to carry a small umbrella (if applicable), sunscreen, and other essentials. I recommend a tote or a bucket bag; something that’s not too big, but still functional.

SHOES: As a HUGE fan of heels, I do not recommend wearing stilettos. Keep in mind that your feet are most likely your means of transportation for the duration of the day. That’s a lot of walking and standing (assuming you’re outside). But if you think you can handle it, by all means, walk it out in those stilettos. If you’re looking for comfort, but not interested in wearing sneakers, try wearing boots with a flat or block heel, or flats that are comfortable.

EYEWEAR: As I said earlier, the day was unpredictable (weather-wise), so I also brought my sunglasses. When it wasn’t raining or windy, the glare from the sun was brutal. So carrying a pair of sunglasses is vital. The point of attending a Grand Prix is to see the race. So squinting should not be an option. Ha!

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I’m wearing: A&F Sleeveless Trench| Ann Taylor Top| A&F Jeans| Guess Shoes

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