domingo, 27 de outubro de 2013

So many ways to wear red jeans

One of my most popular posts and requested questions is how to wear red jeans so I figured a full guide was in order! Let's check out all the ways you can wear your red jeans!

This is gonna take a while...

  • With tees: try all outfits you can come up with based on red jeans and a white tee (remix almost all your accessories here alone!), then expand to coordinating graphic tees, for a punch of quirky cool!
  • With blouses: see which patterned tops/ blouses/ shirts go well with red, you likely have lots of those!
  • With shirts: a plain white shirt is just as versatile as a tee, except with the "fancy power" of collars. Give them a shot for more polished outfits
  • With cardigans: either solid or in a coordinating pattern (namely any animal print) most cardigans take red jeans well

  • With blazers: Solid black or coordinating patterns, all work well in giving the red jean a prim and propper feel. Accessorize with feminine dainty pieces or ones with a menswear feel like watches and oxford shoes
  • With sweaters: while stripes are amazing with red any sweater can look good with red jeans, just as with blue ones. Try all of yours to weed out the odd color pairings
  • With denim: the logical pairing for any trend not envolving denim is to add some. Either with a shirt or jacket, you can't go wrong with these basics
  • With fur: pair this glam color with a glam texture and a neutral layer under the fur to ground the look. My favorites are the button down (see above) and solid long sleeve tees/sweaters in black, white or beige
Remember these are merely basis for outfits so you can build up form these looks adding various accessories/shoes/etc. The combos are endless!

Do you think I got them all this time? Which of these combos do you already wear? Is there a new one you'll try? I want to hear from you in the comments below!

sábado, 19 de outubro de 2013

Fashion challange: Dog walking

I came across your blog while looking for a place similar to Polyvore's old ask section. So, here's my fashion dilemma: I am a professional dog walker. I walk long distances every day so I need to wear sturdy walking shoes and my clothes get a little beat up, but I still want to look cute. Any suggestions?
 From what I'm reading it seems that your problem is expressing your personal style when you have requirements and your clothes get beat up. So I'm gonna show you a sample outfit you could wear and break it down in steps.

My personal style is classic/girly and it shows here so feel free to change this up to express yourself better

You probably already own appropriate shoes. Discreet almost shoe-like sneakers are a cute and sturdy option, as well as oxfords if you're looking for cute new footwear. Look for medium quality if they get beat up a lot and a non-conspicuous color like dark gray or black.

Either wear very inexpensive pants or jeans. I recommend you get a cheap pair of thick jeans you can "destroy" and that fit you well. They are comfy, go with everything, and you won't be sad when they can't take it anymore.
Keep these separate from your "real" jeans to avoid ruining the good pair(s)

Get a jacket in a resistant (denim-like?) fabric in a color that won't show dirt like dark brown or again, gray. Either invest in one made for the outdoors you couldn't ruin if you tried or get an inexpensive one you won't mind wrecking

Get cheap cute tees that reflect your style. About 5 should be "work tees: cheaper and ruin-able. there isn't much more to it really. If it  gets really cold look into getting a sweatshirt or hoodie at the thriftstore

Looking cute
I like scarves but I guess they would be very good around big dogs. Try different looks with makeup and small-ish statement earrings that stay close to the ear. You can also play with your hair in all sorts of braids and buns

So, was this helpful? What could improve this look?