Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ways to Wear Gingham: Gingham Trench & Distressed Jeans I Spring Style

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Next Gingham Trench & Distressed Jeans

As soon as I saw this Gingham Trench I thought Jackpot! In today's post I'll be sharing how to wear one of my favorite spring trends Gingham (see Spring Trends Guide). 

Before we discuss styling, let me make a case for Gingham its a classic print (timeless), and in small doses it can add a pop of print/interest to an outfit. Because the print is a mix between feminine and androgynous it can lend itself to both casual and formal attire. 

 I mentioned in my spring trends guide you can wear your Gingham in various ways. If the print scares you, start small with accessories like a bag, Shoes (try a loafer) or a scarf. If you are comfortable with the print try a Top or Pants or a blazer. Love the print try a Coat like mine, a Dress or even a mixture of colors you name it.
If you go however with the classic gingham print, you have two options. You can treat it like a neutral, and make it the focal point of the look by pairing it with other solid colored neutrals. Or you can play with its print by pairing it with other larger prints.


For this look I went with a goto, Jeans and a Tee . I upgraded the tee by pairing it with Red pumps (hot trend alert) which is currently on sale and off course my Gingham trench. I scooped up the Trench while I was in London from Next (get it Here) and I am wearing a UK18 which is a US 14 (more Info Here). As far as the rest of the look my Jeans and Tee came from Fashion To Figure (they make great jeans BTW) and my Hat came from Nordstrom.

Those of you who follow me on IG/Snapchat or were at the Plus + event know I wore the look to speak on a panel at Howard University on women's day.  I hope to be a part of more events this year. I seem to have gotten the bug and want to collab on more events.
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What are your thoughts on the Gingham trend? Love it, hate it, how did I do? 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Top 5 Wearable Trend for 2017 to Shop Now

Top 5 Wearable Trend for 2017 PLUS SIZE

Spring is officially here and guess what? Its time for my annual spring and summer fashion trends guide. I am sharing the top wearable (plus size friendly) trends for 2017. 

Before we get into clothing pieces lets talk about the break out colors for spring PINK & RED specifically blush/dusty rose and the fiesta red are spring favored colors (just ask Zara). PASTELS are also having a moment like in every spring season (shop your closet for this trend). However, this seasons update would be in unexpected styles think utilitarian & athleisure (see more) clothing.

Metallic accessories/accents are also having a moment especially SILVER think shoes, and bags etc

We luv the new crop of statement tees (like the feminists ones) or even the gucci ones, SLOGAN/GRAPHIC are definitely having a moment its a great way to make a statement literally without saying a word. Visit our tee shop to shop the Chicster Tee's.

A trend that has been slowly creeping up is the GINGHAM trend and this season its hit its apex. You can do gingham so many ways this season. Start small scarf, or shoes, try a top or graduate to a Jacket.
Gingham comes in pastels but black & white is classic and can be worn for many seasons to come.

Im low key obsessed with stripes and BOLD STRIPES are so in this season its a versatile trend because you can buy accessories with stripes or separates and you can probably shop your closet. However with this season's updated stripes are more colorful than ever.

Last but not least one of my favorite trends is RUFFLES, Ruffled neckline, waistband, sleeves and hems. Ruffles everywhere ruffles ruffles everywhere. Its a girly girls dream and even if your style isn't particularly girly before you know it the daintiness wins you over. 


Tip: Always shop your wardrobe first for the seasons trends before going to the stores.

These are the Top 5 wearable trend for 2017, there are so many others like small bags, mules, deconstruction, corsets (see how to style) and so much more. 
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

2 Ways To Wear Printed Pants I Spring Style

In today's post I'll be styling these fun Culottes two ways. We are three days away from the official start day of spring and when I saw this print on Eloquii's website it gave me total resort vibes (see Eloquii store launch shenanigans Here) and I just had to add it to cart. 
Most of you know about my love for culottes although tempered a bit, it has not ceased (also styled Here). However, this time I wanted to show two fool proof ways to wear a printed Pant (which happen to be culottes 😉) from work to weekend.


Although the print on these Pants are somewhat playful the black background adds a little sophistication and makes it appropriate for most work environments. To amp up that sophistication but not dull it down pair the pants with a blouse and structured/classic accessories and shoes. 

Being true to my nature I couldn't resist the urge to mix prints. However, I choose a subtle neutral print (see how to mix prints) Blouse that complemented the Pants. For Accessories, I went with the structured medium Mab tote that I scored from Nordstrom Rack and finished things off with casual black Pumps #closetclassic.



For the weekend I went with another closet classic the denim jacket. To make the Pants appropriate for the weekend pair the pants with weekend staples like a denim jacket and comfortable footwear. Speaking of the Pants (the Printed Crop Flare) its made out of a lightweight woven fabric and I picked it up in a size 18 and it fit almost perfectly. It has an elasticated waist which means it a range of waist sizes.


Denim jackets have the ability to add a casual but cool americana vibe to any look, to go with the Denim jacket (from Old Navy) I paired the Pants with fur slides (comfort is KEY on weekends no?) a leather baseball Hat (bad hair day savior) and a Canvas Carryall perfect for running errands.


This is my second Post this week woohoo!! trying to get my mojo back, so happy you stopped by. If you read and appreciate this blog take a moment, share it on social and with people in your life that would appreciate this content (friends & family) trust me it helps. (lets grow the family)

Plus Size Printed Cropped Flare Pant // Women's Karen Walker 'Number One' 50Mm Sunglasses - Crazy Tortoise // Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour Tote - Grey // Lineup Bracelet Trio // Embroidered-Graphic Plus-Size Denim Jacket

  Loving all this talk about spring then come back Monday for my SPRING TRENDS guide + a list of the Key pieces to shop. 
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Do you take your workwear into the weekend? How did I do and should I do more ways to wear posts like this?

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