Unexpected crop top detail

For all of you wondering – yes, crop tops are still in. You may have thought they have been replaced by the trending bodysuit, but crop tops [at least in my opinion] are still a great piece to keep in your wardrobe. I love this crop top from AE [now only $15!] because of the ribbed texture [keeps it more formal], the off the shoulder style, and especially the tie detail with the open back.

I styled the top with my favorite white shorts [similar here], simple Steve Madden sandals, my Cuffed by Nano choker, Juwelo earrings and H&M bag.

Summer outfit idea

High waist white shorts

Open back crop top

Tie back crop top

Summer date night outfit

SHOP THE LOOK 

Summer outfit idea

American Eagle Outfitters AE Ribbed Off-the-Shoulder Sweater • American Eagle Outfitters • $14.97

MANGO Flowy shorts • MANGO • $49.99

H&M Shoulder Bag • H&M • $19.99

Cache • Steve Madden • $69.95

-Happy Styling-

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2017 Fashion Trends

New Year, new trends in fashion. I get particularly excited when the trending pieces are already in my closet. Below is an outfit I put together with three 2017 trends all in one outfit. What are those trends, you ask?

Fur / faux fur – we’ll be seeing all kinds of fur and faux fur statement coats this season – it’s the perfect accessory for cold weather.

Classic elegance – if you have a classic blouse and a pair of classic trousers in your closet you’re already ahead of the curve.

Bold stripes – we all have that classic striped top, but this year the stripes are going to be bigger and louder.

2017 Fashion Trends

H&M Faux Fur Jacket

SHOP FAUX FUR COATS

H&M fur jacket  H&M fur coat

H&M faux fur jacket H&M fur coat

SHOP TROUSERS & BLOUSES

H&M blue blouse H&M Pajama blouse

H&M Pants H&M gray pants

SHOP BOLD STRIPES

Bold striped sweater bold striped dress

camel striped turtle neck  Tanya Taylor striped skirt

-Happy Styling & Happy New Year!-

 

 

Monochromatic Minimalism

Monochromatic pieces can create a very timeless and chic look; however, sometimes can be intimidating to style  – especially with the color black. Typically with monochromatic looks, you want to play around with fabric, texture and proportion so that an outfit with only one color can still be interesting. Another option is to keep fabrics simple and add a subtle contrast of color. You can add contrast not only with shoes, jewelry and hand bags, but with nail and lip color as well.

For my monochromatic look, I paired a boatneck top with slacks, leopard print shoes and my favorite minimalist jewelry from a local boutique BOHINDI.

How do you style monochrome?

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-Happy Styling

Statement tassel earrings

A pair of statement earrings is something that should definitely be a part of your accessory wardrobe. You can dress up a casual outfit or basic piece with them, or add interest to an already quirky and stylish look.

Shop neutral colored statement tassel earrings

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Stephen Dweck Mother of Pearl Tassel Earrings • Stephen Dweck • $275

Vanessa Mooney The Astrid Knotted Tassel Earrings • Vanessa Mooney • $45

H&M – Tasseled Earrings – Dark gray – Ladies • H&M • $6.99–12.99

Anthropologie Tamboril Tassel Earrings • Anthropologie • $54

 

Shop colorful statement tassel earrings

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Piñata Tassel Drops-Yellow • BaubleBar • $36

Oscar de la Renta Silk Tassel Drop Earrings • Oscar de la Renta • $390

Oscar de la Renta Short Woven Tassel Earrings, Poppy • Oscar de la Renta • $390

Lizzie Fortunato Fiesta Black Agate Tassel Earrings • Lizzie Fortunato • $275

-Happy Styling

Under $100 Fall Finds

Miss out on some Nordstrom Anniversary sale items since they sell out so fast? I’ve rounded up some great fall staples to add to your wardrobe this season and all under $100!

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H&M – Cargo Jacket – Khaki green – Ladies • H&M • $34.99

Twist detailed marl top • $50

Factory High-Rise Wide Shut Skinny Jeans • Factory • $68

ASOS EFFIE Leather Ankle Boots • Asos • $78

 

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H&M – Biker Jacket – Black – Ladies • H&M • $49.99

Glamorous Piper Asymmetric Sweater • Glamorous • $58

Levi’s Levi’s 505 Straight Leg Jeans – Joey • Levi’s • $98

FOREVER 21 Faux Suede Cutout Booties • Forever 21 • $34.90

-Happy Styling

Summer time layering

Summer is always the trickiest season for me. Since it gets so hot outside, you’re somewhat limited to how you can put things together – you’re kind of just stuck with putting one piece or two pieces together.

Even though it’s hot out, that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with layering. With this look specifically I took a tunic tank top and layered it over a high waisted pleated midi skirt. Rather than a belt, I used a colorful scarf to add contrast to the look. My favorite emerald flats finished off the look with that additional added pop of color.

Shop similar styles below!

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AX Paris Longline Tunic Top with Side Splits • $15.50

Topshop Stripe Pleat Midi Skirt • Topshop • $100

Johnny Was Collection Floral-Print Silk Scarf • $100

PAUL ANDREW Rhea point-toe suede flats • Paul Andrew • $272

-Happy Styling