How to style overalls

Overalls are something I haven’t really considered adding to my wardrobe. Along with jumpsuits, it takes me forever to find the right one [since one piece items are not the most versatile]. When I came across these black denim overalls, I was a little skeptical thinking I might look ridiculous. Once I put them on they were so comfortable.

Some things to consider if you’re buying overalls:

— Do you want a lighter / medium denim? Great, go get ’em.

— If you’re worried about standard denim looking to casual, opt for a dark denim like gray or black.

— Worried about fit? There are all kinds of styles from skinny, boot cut, cropped, flared, shorts and loose boyfriend fit. No matter your body type, I’m sure you’ll be able to set your heart on one!

I styled my overalls with pumps, a military inspired cardigan, striped top and chic top knot. The pumps add an instant dressed up feel and the cardigan adds some contrast vs. wearing the overalls alone [which I’m probably going to ease into the more I wear them].

Vanessa Renae Blogger | Black denim overalls

Vanessa Renae Blogger | How to style overalls

Black denim overalls

SHOP OVERALLS ↓


Abercrombie denim overalls

Abercrombie overalls – $98


white overalls

Ivory • BDG • $89


Asos denim overalls

Noisy May • $58


Free people overalls

Spell Womens AZALEA EMBR OVERALL • $185


denim-overall-dress

BDG Jessy Wrap-Front Overall Mini Dress • BDG • $69

-Happy Styling-

Advertisements

Spring wardrobe essentials

Who else has been loving the warm weather lately? I hope that groundhog was wrong because the days are getting longer and warmer and I want it to keep up. With transitioning seasons comes transition wardrobe pieces and outfits. I’ve rounded up some spring wardrobe essentials to keep you stylish as the weather gets warmer.

THE TRENCH COAT 

The most classic, light weight coat to keep you warm during cool mornings and easy to carry during hot afternoons.

Tan belted trench coat

SHOP IT ↓

Tan belted trench coat

Tan trench coats

See by Chloe • $299  | Ava & Aiden • $130  | Jones New York • $180  | Lucca Couture • $69.30

TRENDY DENIM 

Skinny jeans have been taking a back seat lately, so what better way to incorporate trending denim into your wardrobe than with light weight culottes? Breathable, fashionable – perfect for spring.

Denim culottes

SHOP IT ↓

Abercrombie denim culottes

Shop denim culottes

Denim culottes • $177.50  | Genetic Los Angeles • $59.97  | Bullhead Denim Co. • $19.99  | Frame • $182

THE CLASSIC SHIRT – WITH A TWIST 

Tired of your plain old white button down? Try a button down with contrasting sleeves.

Contrasting sleeve button down

SHOP IT ↓

contrasting-sleeve-shirt

Button down shirts

Free People • $39.99  | Vince • $103  | GUILD PRIME • $144.78  | Boohoo • $22

BRIGHT ACCESSORIES 

Any outfit can be brought to life with color, so why not carry it and put it on your feet?

Spring outfit idea

SHOP IT ↓

Spring accessories

Louise et Cie • $49.94  | Pom Pom Tote • $170  | GiGi New York • $178  | Jessica Simpson • $79.21

-Happy Styling-

Holiday shoe shop

Whether your outfit is flashy or on the minimalist side, shoes are always a great accessory to your holiday outfit. Shoes can be great inspiration to start your outfit, or they can be used as the final piece to put your look together. Pumps, block heels, strappy sandals, flats, oxfords, velvet, glitter, lace – the options are endless. My favorite style? Holiday shoes I can rewear not just for the holidays! I bought these Old Navy Velvet Pumps for under $40 – score.

Shop versatile holiday shoes below

From top, left to right: Tory Burch Flats – $325.00 | Halogen Velvet Sandal – $109.00 | Jimmy Choo Glitter Pump – $675.00 | Louise et Cie Metallic Oxford – $139.00 | Old Navy Metallic Pump – $36.00 | Steve Madden Pump – $90.00 | AGL Mary Jane Flat – $360.00 | Vince Camuto Beaded Pump – $175.00 | Chinese Laundry Strap Sandal – $80.00 | Old Navy Velvet Pump – $36.00 | Jessica Simspon Gold Pump – $98.00

-Happy Styling

Romantic pleats + culottes

Ever since the show The City, I’ve been a fan of Olivia Palermo’s style. Her ability to mix high and low end pieces in addition to wearing the same piece multiple times has always brought me inspiration. Needless to say, anytime I can recreate a look she wears with pieces already in my closet, I’m on it.

When I saw Palermo in a pair of culottes and a pleated top I knew I had an outfit I could put together. The perks of not having a massive closet is you tend to know the pieces you have by heart, so when I see an outfit I like and can recreate, I can quickly think of the pieces to put together. Image via oliviapalermo.com

OP_PFWSS17_P8X2966.png

When you want to recreate a look, you don’t necessarily need the exact pieces. In my case, I had similar items but with a different color palette, then of course added my own personal style with a belt with zipper detail.

img_0258

img_0261

Shop my look below

screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-10-20-54-am

Pleated Notch Neck Blouse • Marks and Spencer • $55

PALMER/HARDING High-rise velvet culottes • Palmer Harding • $347

JULES SMITH ‘Asa’ Choker Necklace • Jules Smith Designs • $75

Diesel B-ZIPPER • Diesel • $140

Reilly • Warby Parker • $95

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps • Sam Edelman • $120

-Happy Styling

 

Chic athleisure

The track pant trend is a big one for fall, as well as the cut out shoulder look. I combined the two for an athletic and chic style. Pumps give a more polished feel, but you can easily style this with sneakers or sandals. The transition from summer to fall is my favorite time of the year and this look is the epitome of what I love to wear because of the marvelous weather. How do you transition into fall?

File_006.jpeg

file_007

Shop similar styles below!

Screen Shot 2016-09-25 at 6.58.00 PM.png

FOREVER 21 Contemporary Open-Shoulder Top • Forever 21 • $19.90

H&M – Track-suit Joggers – Dark blue/red – Ladies • H&M • $29.99

Chloé ‘Medium Faye’ Leather & Suede Shoulder Bag • Chloé • $1,950

Nine West Salinda • Nine West • $89

-Happy Styling

Styling separates, Part 2

Last week I posted how I styled the bottoms of my matching set [here] – and now I bring you how I styled the top. I paired the top with my favorite wide leg pants and fun gold accessories. The black chevron earrings I got years ago from a thrift store. The necklace is actually a gold chain belt I took from my moms closet so so long ago [obviously I knew it was a keeper of an accessory].

file_002

file_000

 

 

Shop a similar look below!

Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 3.43.42 PM.png
H&M – Patterned Blouse – Dark blue/floral – Ladies • H&M • $29.99

Premium Crepe Wide Leg Pants White • Missguided • $48

Halogen ® ‘Double Swag’ Chain Belt • Halogen • $29

Kristin Cavallari ‘Oracle’ half d’Orsay Pump (Women) • Kristin Cavallari • $79.90

Raised by Foxes Heir Nouveau Earrings • $55

-Happy Styling

Office friendly attire in sweltering heat

Here in Ohio the heat and humidity is all kinds of intense. Since I walk to work, I’m always trying to wear outfits that are airy so I’m not drenched in sweat by the time I get to the office. I own this amazing white cami dress from ASOS that I purchased for NYE a few years ago but unfortunately it’s a little too riskay around the neckline and not very office friendly. One morning I quickly threw a chiffon button down from H&M over the dress and tied it at the waist and thought to myself “hm, this could work.” I wasn’t a fan of the tied waist so instead I added an ASOS waist belt to give the outfit the illusion of a shirt and skirt.

IMG_7525.JPG

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Shop cami dresses and button downs to add to your summer work wardrobe below!

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 12.55.17 PM.png

H&M – Sleeveless Linen Blouse – Apricot – Ladies • H&M • $17

ASOS Ditsy Mix & Match Midi Cami Dress • Asos • $49

Oscar de la Renta Snakeskin Waist Belt • Oscar de la Renta • $200

Public Desire Josie Floral Pumps • $41

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 1.08.50 PM

Bcbgeneration Long Slit Tank • BCBGeneration • $30.59

BCBGeneration Striped Cami Dress – Brown • BCBGeneration • $98

Dolce & Gabbana Snakeskin Wrap Around Belt • Dolce & Gabbana • $85

Loeffler Randall Pari • Loeffler Randall • $195–245

-Happy Styling

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

It’s here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is up and running and you can snag some great fall items at a discounted price.

Even though my budget right now isn’t allowing for me to shop, I hope some of you will be able to put some of these beauties in your closet!

1) You know that sweater you live in every fall? This is it. You can style it with leggings, denim, pants, a skirt, and use it as a great layering piece with a shirt because the neckline is so wide.  

Treasure&Bond Stripe Pullover Sweater • $49.90

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 12.11.25 PM.png

 

2) A good pair of suede pumps are key for fall. I love these specifically because the heel height isn’t too high. I don’t know about you guys, but 3″ is all I can handle nowadays 😉 My favorite color are the olive because it’s such a versatile color. The stud detail on the back of the shoes is also a nice touch.

Sam Edelman ‘Tonia’ Spike Rand Pointy Toe Pump (Women) • Sam Edelman • $69.90

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 12.11.38 PM.png

3) I have yet to pull the trigger on a pair of boyfriend jeans, but this fall might be the year I get a pair! The raw cuffed edge of these Rag & Bone jeans [and the color] are what sold me on keeping my eye on them for a future purchase!

rag & bone/JEAN ‘The Dre’ Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans (Yesler) • Rag & Bone • $183.90

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 12.04.43 PM

4) Vests, vests, vests. I cannot get enough of them. This season I would love to add one to my collection that acts more like a coat. You can layer suede and leather jackets under it and big chunky sweaters. You can even wear it as a dress if your heart desires!

rag & bone ‘Faye’ Longline Double Breasted Wool Blend Vest • Rag & Bone • $384.90

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 12.14.04 PM.png

5) Speaking of jackets, this faux leather one speaks for itself [that price tho – can’t beat it]

BLANKNYC ‘Easy Rider’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket • Blank NYC • $64.90

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 11.26.14 PM.png

 

6) Last but not least, the bootie. This is the second style of shoe I have most in my closet because they can go through all seasons, are comfortable, and all around perfect.

Vince Camuto ‘Peera’ Cutout Bootie (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive) • Vince Camuto • $99.90

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 12.22.36 PM.png

Want more? Head over to the Womens shop to view other items on sale!

-Happy Styling