Love Your Boyfriend Jeans

collageThe boyfriend jean is spring's update to the skinny jean we have come to depend on for the last several years. This distressed denim style brings with it a fresh and easy ambiance channeling the laid back bohemian in each of us. With the proper fit, wash, and accessories, this look will soon be a favorite of your summer repertoire. The following are all the tips you need to look chic in this style and make it your own. IMG_46551. When shopping for your perfect boyfriend jean, think outside the box. Try a skinny jean in the next size up to avoid being swallowed in your clothing. The slender cut will outline your frame, while the larger size will give you a sense of roominess.

2. The white wash, uber destroyed wash is not for everyone. Note that the distressed patches are your legs' cry for attention saying, "Hey! Look at me!" If this is not your intent, opt for an indigo dye with minimal distress.

3. The savory mood of distressed, oversized denim calls for the addition of classic styling. Try pairing your jeans with a classic button-up shirt, a structured bag, or a preppy striped print.

4. A pair of jeans that portray you just finished painting/building/intensive labor lend themselves to the masculine side of the fashion pendulum. Harmonize your look by adding touches of femininity through soft colors, a high heel, and don't forget the lipstick!

5. Finish off your look with sparkle. A shimmery necklace sends your brunch date the message that your outfit was not haphazardly thrown together after finishing household chores, but carefully planned to the finest detail. IMG_4677


Love Your Leather Leggings

Leather leggings are about the hottest trend since the peter pan collar. If leather seems outside your comfort zone, don't worry. There are many ways to refine this look without living on the edge, and a motorcycle is not necessary, though encouraged.

Balance the edginess of the leather look by incorporating traditional stripes. Stripes are not only a timeless classic, but a hot commodity for spring as well. Keep the look grounded with suede booties in a neutral color and add a touch of whimsy with a gold necklace accented with a friendly amphibian and a polka dotted cross body bag. 

Bring sweetness to your tough outfit by wearing a printed button-up in a darling teacup print, fit for brunch with the queen. Add a splash of color with modern, geometric earrings and a wrist full of bangles. Polish the look with a fitted blazer in a bold color and silver flats.

I recently wore my leather leggings for a night out to a concert. I wanted to keep the focus on the visible hardware and zipper back detailing of my dress, so I kept the rest of my ensemble sleek and monochromatic, finishing off with a sparkly opera-length necklace, colorful bracelet and the most comfortable high heels this side of the Mississippi.

Dress- Forever 21. Leggings- Charlotte Russe. Earrings- H&M. Shoes- Joan & David.

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How to Rock a Blazer

The menswear trend is on fire right now! This can be a difficult one to pull off and still feel flirty. The blazer is a classic piece, but is often associated with being business oriented or dressy. Here are a few ways to incorporate the trend while still looking youthful and fresh.

1. Investigate details- I fell in love with this blazer from The Loft because of the coral lining and pockets. There is a pinstripe detail, grey buttons and piping, small pockets, and an overall feminine feel.

2. Opt for comfort- This cotton/poly blend feels like a fleece sweater. When you try a jacket on, be sure you can move your arms with ease and the button closure is comfortable.

3. Keep it playful- In order to avoid any matronly or business executive vibes, I paired my blazer with a T-shirt. This particular one is a map of the Manhattan subway, but any concert T or graphic print will do.

4. Bling it up- Even after I was dressed, the entire ensemble felt a little stiff and stuffy for my Romantic fashion personality. By adding some sparkly bracelets and earrings I was in my element! Try a sequin tank for evening.

5. Add a splash of color- Adding color to any outfit will bring life to it, and this is especially true of classic shapes and silhouettes. I finished off my outfit with a bold pink lip. You can add color through lip stick, bracelets, bright skinny jeans, or layering pieces.

Here are several options of blazers for you to try. 
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