Nothing inspires me more than Fashion Week! I mean I love everything about it from the new threads going down the runway, flooded timelines, constant updates, and more. Instagram gives you an open eye of fashion immediately with instant post from your favorite bloggers, celebs, buyers, and designers of course.
As a fashion stylist, these updates gives me a step ahead for looks for me new and old clients. Sometimes you don’t have to buy a total outfit, instead you can mix it up by switching tops or bottoms and even a pair of shoes. Looking out for style inspiration can save you tons of bucks and spruce up your closet all at once. Now enough chatter for now, I’m missing shows. Stride in style!
I actually didn’t know much about Tibi as a collection until I spotted it on my instagram and wow, this collection is amazing! I love the mix of knitwear and classic skirts. Quick and easy looks that can be created within minutes. Hints of fur were present on flats shoes and fur never hurt anyone…faux fur that is. Knit on knit will also be a thing to wear next fall. The best thing to do now is purchase these items now during spring and summer sales and your closet will be packed and ready for fall.
Spring is near and it’s time for color! Master your look by first figuring out what colors work for you. How? Well try them on of course (what else did you think). Nail lacquer can also be used as a guide to figure out what hues suit you. If you don’t have time for nail polish remover simply think of what color(s) makes you feel your very best…often times that sparks my new looks instantly. My color palette includes grey, army green, black, beige, and royal blue. I decided to create a new palette when I styled myself in this look. Bad hair day? Turbans are the answer or even a hat, maybe a scarf. Whatever the issue may be, don’t allow it to ruin your look.
It’s the beginning of a new month and I wanted to start it off in style. I’m wearing Zara everything today…that happened by chance believe it or not. I also purchase each item during the Zara sale! Styling a knit skirt can be a challenge of you over think it but throwing on what feels right is the answer to those small wardrobe issues that can take up a lot of your time. I paired it with an oversized denim shirt because it’s a fitted skirt and I’m all for wearing something baggy on top of the bottom is fitted or vice versa. These boots are so comfy, I think I’m going to buy more shows with the track heel. They are so much easier to walk in. Stride in style my friends.
It’s almost most Spring and Pre Fall is on the way (well kind of). I’m so excited about fashion week that I’ve been glued to Style.com every chance I get! Call me crazy but there’s something about the freshness of new fashion going down the runway. I love how we can be a flower child one season and a rocking rebel the next. Fashion is a rosebud that will continue to bloom. And now, here’s my latest obsession… sandals and socks. Yes, of course the unfashionable according to the not so fashion-friendly individual would thinks one who wears socks is a slob but I’m here to tell you different. There’s quite a few designers styling there collection this way but No. 21 is doing it best at the moment. Just look and see.
What brings this sock trend together perfectly is the designers choice of layering pieces. If you must wear socks with sandals that obviously means there’s a bit of chill outside. Allow your combination style piece to make sense by wearing a sweater and show a little leg with a midi skirt if Jack Frost hasn’t come to visit. The color selection also matters while pulling off such a trend. Caramel hues keeps this particular look (shown above) fresh, light and less of a drag.
If wearing a skirt during the winter makes absolutely no sense to you, wide leg cropped jeans (gaucho pants) may make you feel better. By the way, out with skinny jeans and insert, flared, bold, wide leg everything. Don’t say farewell to your skinnies permanently, simply tuck them away until they make their debut another season.No trend goes away forever.
One thing that I love most about the Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Ready-to Wear Collection is the minimalist strutting at her peak. The highest moments ( to me) of a great outfit is its ability to mesh naturally. No extra twist in your walk or a pull and tug at your skirt…but simply going with the flow. Although I can be the queen of accessories, there are times when less outweighs more and sometimes adding layering jewels could kill weigh down chic feather of an outfit. My point is to learn to balance your look and go with what you feel. If your look is great with jewels so be it. Grab a detailed bag and go on your way. Sandals can also substitute as jewelry. This collection is for effortless days while remaining high fashion and chic. No one said pile on your entire closet and you’ll be the fancy one of them all.
One thing that I’ve noticed overtime is people being afraid to sparkle. Why on earth would I wait for the sun to go down in order to shine? There’s 24 hours in a day and I say use as many as possible. Im not saying wear your outfit for a night outing with your friends the entire day but shine a little. I’ve had these Zara bejeweled sling backs for about two years and I wear the most during the day. How? Easy. Grab your favorite pair of jeans or leather pants and brighten up the day. The sun isn’t the only thing with an illuminating touch. You can also wear a sequin clutch with a full denim look or all black. The key is to keep the rest of your outfit simple and not overwhelming. Please don’t overwhelm a great look with all your glam at once…save a little for next time. Start your day in jewels, diamonds, or a touch of sequin and you’ll shine all day.
Get up, get up! It’s time to get going. 2015 has graced us with her beauty and your time is now. If had any hesitations last year, just leave them there. The best thing about a stylist woman is confidence and drive. Rush to your dreams and do it in style. Read up on your favorite looks and make them your own. I’m in the midst of the ‘Tasha of Spring’ as we speak. No one ever said you had to look the same. The weapon is to be continuously chic and bloom in your own image. Water the garden and watch it grow! Happy 2015 to my followers! I appreciate you all like no other. Stride in style my friends.
I fell in love with this dress at the very beginning of the season but I thought it was a bit short for these long legs of mine. After it was marked down from 99.90 to 49.99…I couldn’t resist! I had to try it on. Yes, it was short like I imagined but I like to pull off short boxy dresses like this one with a pair of flats or sneakers.
For the petite women, you can pair a dress like this with leopard pumps or even royal blue. Royal blue shoes are my new red heels. They can be worn with anything if the color scale of your outfit is balanced. I’m wearing a Chanel-inspired Cross body purse from Forever 21. New Balance that I purchased from a New Balance outlet and few months ago. My sunnies are from Zara.
Today’s outfit was what I like to call ‘ relaxed chic’. It’s just enough to say you put forth effort with the right amount of comfort after a long week. Due to the fact that weekends off are rare for me,I decided to celebrate with a nice lunch date! I’m wearing a Zara Basic Collection top (old) you can find these tops at Forever 21, BCBG, and even Marshalls if your timing is right. My distressed jeans are from Forever 21, the style has changed since I purchased these but the new style isn’t far off. Loafers are the next best heel! Yes, i said it. If you stand on your feet for majority of work day, give your feet a break and slip on a chic loafer or smoking flats. Shhhh, it’s ok. Flats aren’t the enemy. Those who can’t style them are. 🙂