I absolutely adore a scalloped hem. It’s just so flirty and feminine! I also love the look of a dropped waist skirt, however, I never liked how it looked on my body type. I decided to try styling one with a long sweater, and I love how it turned out! It completely changes the silhouette, not to mention the scalloped hem really stands out against the skirt. So before you rule out a dropped waist skirt or dress try styling a sweater over it to see how it changes the look!
Jacket: Old Navy, similar tweed jackets here and here, Sweater: The Limited, similar here, Jeans: American Eagle, Shoes: Next (purchased in Scotland), Handbag: Fossil, cute alternative here (you can have it monogrammed!), Earrings: Niki Designs, Watch: Michael Kors
When you are feeling preppy, you can’t go wrong with a tweed jacket, a turtleneck, and lace-up heels! I chose to wear dark skinny jeans for more of a casual look, but to make this outfit more work appropriate, style these pieces with dress pants or a pencil skirt. However, be sure to keep your jeans handy so that you are able to make a quick change before meeting your girlfriends for dinner!
I’m always looking for ways to incorporate florals in the winter months. It’s much easier to do with black, grey, and white floral pieces. I purchased these pants from American Eagle Outfitters last year, and love styling them with vibrant sweaters. This slouchy purple sweater is one of my favorites from H&M. It’s a gorgeous color and so cozy! This one from Nasty Gal is nearly identical, and on sale now!
Cardigan: Karen Scott, similar style at Forever 21, Shirt: T.J.Maxx, Scarf: Zellers (old), Skirt: Target, Tights: T.J.Maxx, Boots: Bjorndal, similar here, Handbag: Michael Kors, Earrings: Niki Designs
I never realized how little red I owned until I went searching in my closet for a red cardigan. I love how vibrant the color looks, yet if I have a choice I always seem to choose black or grey. If you don’t have a lot of red in your wardrobe, but would like a staple piece then pick up a cable-knit cardigan. You can’t go wrong with a red cardigan, it’s just so versatile. And considering I stole this one from my mother’s closet, I guess that’s the next staple on my wish list too! I’m loving this one at Forever 21, gorgeous and affordable!
Blazer: Forever21, similar style here, Blouse: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Guess by Marciano, Heels: Nine West, similar here, Watch: Michael Kors, Clutch: French Connection via Dillard’s, still available at Nordstrom, Earrings & Gold Rings: Vintage, Infinity Ring: Urban Outfitters
Mixing prints and patterns can be pretty tricky sometimes. I don’t mix prints as much as I would like, but I’m working on getting out of my comfort zone and challenging myself. Normally, I would choose a neutral clutch for this type of look, but I decided to mix it up and add this oversized optic weave clutch instead. It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but this clutch has a cobalt zipper that adds a playful touch to the outfit. If mixing prints isn’t something that you’re into, then try simply adding a bold patterned clutch. It may turn out better than you expect!