Boots are definitely one of the top three items I am most obsessed with. I always feel there is room for another pair in my closet...
Boots are a great compliment to practically any outfit. They also can benefit your body by elongating your legs and adding balance to the rest of your body. Not to mention, if you add a heel to your boot you will literally give your legs a boost with those extra few inches :)
I am going to be showing you a few different styles of boots that are currently on trend. These boots will work wonderfully as we finish up the winter and then blend right into your spring wardrobe.
These boots are universally flattering and go with many things in your closet. Riding boots are tall, usually have a flat heel and have some volume in the calf. The taller the boot, the taller the leg appears, a riding boot will elongate your legs. It is important to find a pair with some volume in the calf. This helps to balance you out when wearing skinny jeans or leggings. We want to avoid the look of an ice cream cone, so the volume at the calf visually stops the taper of the legs.
What to wear them with: Skirts, Dresses, Skinny Jeans, Leggings
Accesory TIP: In colder weather, try pairing your boots with leg warmers
These boots usually hit mid-calf, have a worn-in appearance, and are either lace up the front or have chunky buckles. These boots will add character and interest to your outfit FOR SURE! They are a little edgy and a little rock n’ roll. You can wear them with jeans of course, but are super fun paired with something that is completely opposite, like a flouncy skirt or lace top.
What to wear them with: Skirts, Dresses, Skinny Jeans, Leggings
Accesory TIP: Scrunch down some leg warmers so they peek out of the top of your moto/combat boot
Wedge boots come in all different styles. They can be ankle-knee length, so your options are wide open. An ankle wedge is great, but depending on your leg length, this style they can make you look shorter. To prevent this, look for an ankle wedge that is open in the front of the boot or has more volume at the ankle, not drawing a straight line across your ankle. If you are curvy on the bottom half, I also suggest an ankle boot be worn with a skirt or dress that floats away from the body instead of skinny jeans. Wedge boots are perfect if you can’t normally wear heels, but want some extra height. They provide extra support to the foot than a traditional heel.
What to wear them with: Skirts, Dresses, Skinny Jeans (if tall boot), Leggings
I find rain boots to be quite whimsical as well as functional. In the colder months, you can throw on some warm knee high wool socks and they’ll keep you warm without having to worry about the snow or the slush. I think it goes without saying that they are definitely a necessity in the spring during our rainiest weather. ESPECIALLY if you have kids that want to get out there and puddle jump! I don’t have too many guidelines for rain boots. Just make sure they reflect your personality and sense of style.
What to wear them with: Skirts, Dresses, Skinny Jeans, Leggings, Rain coat
Accesory TIP: When it's chilly, try wearing tall wool socks that peek out the top of the calf
If you want to pull off the leggings "look", but feel like you need more coverage on your bum and thighs, these skirts are the answer! They extend the line from your shirt enough to cover you bottom and thighs so you can wear your leggings with just about any top in your closet!
I recommend these to clients all the time. Great for stylish comfy weekend wear, or for moms on the go. I LOVE this green one, but any color will work. Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions! Happy Friday :)
P.S. Please let me know your thoughts and questions! xoxo
Nothing coincides with winter and spring better than a JACKET. I am very passionate about jackets. Finding the right one for you will help create a beautiful silhouette by adding structure and balance.
There are many different kinds of jackets. In this post, I will help you determine what style jacket would be flattering on you and how to wear them NOW and LATER.
A good blazer can give you a shape if you lack one or show off your shape if you have a curvy body. I believe everyone should own a good fitting blazer!
How to wear a jacket NOW:
In the cooler months, there are many different ways to wear your jacket. I like to layer my jackets with practically EVERYTHING in my closet. You can pair them with dresses, skirts, jeans, leggings, cardigans, blouses, tees, tanks…
This is a great way to get your summer wardrobe involved. Try wearing your summer dresses under you jacket with leggings and boots. In the same way, you can put your jacket over your detailed tanks (like a tuxedo tank) with jeans.
Depending on the weight of the jacket, you can wear one under your coat if you want that extra “layered” look. Keep your coat open so your jacket is exposed.
Accessory TIP: Try adding a bright color fashion scarf to give your outfit dimension
How to wear a jacket LATER:
Once the snow has melted and a coat is no longer necessary, it’s time to play with our jackets in a whole new way.
You could try pairing your jacket with a comfy striped jersey knit top (or button down blouse), rolled cigarette pants, and ballet flats.
Another way to play, pair your jacket with a tank top and a skirt (with bare legs or tights) put with either boots for a more casual look or pumps to dress it up. A dress would be great put together in the same way.
Accessory TIP: Add some bangles to accentuate your wrists. A fun chunky necklace or layering necklaces is the perfect way to draw attention up while adding more interest to your outfit
P.S. I would love to hear your thoughts and questions! Do you have a jacket you feel amazing in?
In the next few weeks, I am going to cover 5 clothing items that will help take the gloom out of the last few months of winter and put a little spring in your step come the warmer months ahead.
The first item in my first post(*** Squeak!!!***) is the lovely SHIFT DRESS I suggest buying a shift dress in a bright white, canary yellow, cobalt blue, kelly green, red, turquoise, orange, fun pattern...etc. Basically any color(s) that makes you feel happy.
(FYI the rule “don’t wear white after labor day” does not exist in fashion anymore. You can wear white whenever you’d like! Except maybe a wedding ;)
Shift dresses have many different sleeve options : full length, ¾ sleeve, short sleeve, cap sleeve, or sleeveless. They are all wonderful and will blend in perfectly when the weather warms up, just pick the sleeve that is most flattering to your body.
If you LOVE your arms, go sleeveless or cap sleeve, if you would like a little more coverage, go with a full length or ¾ sleeve.
How to wear a shift dress NOW:
In colder weather, you will definitely want to layer your shift dress. There a few great ways of doing that. I suggest adding a fitted jacket or blazer that gives you some structure. Depending on your personal style or work appropriate options you can adjust how dressy or casual your dress appears.
To dress it down, add a bomber jacket, moto jacket, or military jacket. To dress it up, add a structured blazer or nice cardigan. Also try putting a nice v-neck sweater over your dress or long button down cardigan. With any layering choice, pair with leggings or tights and tall boots.
Accessory TIP: Adding a fashion scarf will add interest to your outfit while helping you stay warm.
How to wear a shift dress LATER:
Once the weather warms up, you have a few more ways to play with your shift dress. It’s all about shedding some of your winter layers. Try going without a jacket, blazer, or cardigan, but still incorporate your boots (with or without your leggings/tights).
OR you can do the opposite and trade in your boots for some cute flats, pumps, or strappy sandals and keep the jacket, blazer or cardi on top. It is about finding balance when shedding layers, you either want your top half or your bottom half more exposed.
Accessory TIP: Try adding a waist belt. Find some fun vintage or vintage inspired ear rings to complete the mod look and add bangles to accentuate your feminine wrists.
P.S. I would love to hear your thought and questions...what do you have your eye on this spring?