When it comes to weekend dressing I like to take a more relaxed approach, especially if I plan on walking around NYC all day. Creating an ‘Off-Duty’ look can be achieved in a range of ways.
Jeans and a plain shirt is a firm favorite when it comes to dressing for the weekend, nothing says off-duty to me more than faded denim with some rips. Give your feet a break on the weekends by opting for a pair of comfy but cute sneakers. I have a new found love and appreciation for sneakers. I used to only wear sneakers to the gym but now I incorporate them in my everyday style. For versatility purposes choose a pair in a mainly neutral color way. To finish off my look I added a fun belt, threw on a moto jacket and added a pair of ear muffs to stay warm.
We know that anything that gets dubbed “effortless” takes at least a little work. While it’s unfortunately not as simple as rolling out of bed and throwing on some clothes, nailing this off-duty look wasn’t as difficult as you might think. It all boils down to understanding that a cute outfit only needs a pair of jeans a shirt and your own personal touch to look killer.
This past Friday I was invited to an awesome event hosted by Stylinity and Lulu Frost for NYFW! If you don’t know who Stylinity is, they’re a great platform that makes social media shoppable. They connect bloggers, influencers, and brands to create great social content you can shop!
This Style Soiree was the perfect destination to rest, relax and recharge in between fashion shows. We got to mingle with other bloggers, like Gergana of Fashion is my Forte, and supermodel Veronica Webb. We also got a sneak peek into the latest spring collections from Lulu Frost, Raen, and Shoe b.
I had such an awesome time drinking champagne, snacking on cupcakes and getting to meet other stylish girls in the industry! Here’s a few photos from the event.
So you’ve got a job interview, and you’re thinking what am I going to wear? Yes, it’s your personality and skills that matter, but your appearance is often what your interviewer will first notice- and it can go a long way in showing them that you’re professional, ambitious, and most importantly a great fit for the company.
There’s not one approach for what to wear. From your jacket to shoes to even your accessories, you’ll want to consider the culture of the place your applying to.
I’m a recent fashion graduate from FIT. I’ve been going on interviews a lot lately. It’s difficult to know what to wear when you’re gunning for a fashion industry job where the employees look more like gucci models than gap outfitted cubical dwellers. You’re going to have to dress the part, dressing too stuffy and corporate will not get you the job. You must dress polished and professional but still fun.
I decided to take a usual corporate look and make it more trendy. I found a basic white button down with a fun bow detail in the front. For my pants I went with a navy color instead of black that had a great flower detail on the hem. I stayed classic with nude pumps and trench coat and also added a cute pearl choker!
Above all you want to target the job you’re applying for. Having a killer look might not get you the job, but it’ll make sure you stay in the running.
Fringe recently took the fashion world by storm! The raw hem look has been popping up on jeans for a few seasons and has really hit it’s peek. So much so that it’s not even a trend anymore and is more of a staple when it comes to something unique in denim. Raw hem jeans work just like normal skinny jeans, but with a much more unique appearance. I decided to give them a try and paired them with a sling back kitten heel and classic neutral colors!
How do you wear your raw hem jeans?!
Sweater:H&M// Coat:Macys//Jeans:Old Navy// Belt:JCrew//Shoes:ASOS//Bag:RebeccaMinkoff
It’s time to forget everything you thought you knew about tweed. Made for fall/winter, this material has been worn for centuries and is by far one of my favorite fabrics. It’s so unique yet versatile and comes in different cuts and designs to reflect modern day styles. This season tweed is more downtown than Downtown Abbey.
I instantly fell in love with this adorable tweed top I saw in Zara. The frayed edges add great dimension too. When I was styling this outfit I wanted it to be monochromatic with a stand out color. I decided to pair the top with matching black jeans, a black hat and bag and deep burgundy booties. Since tweed has a generally more of an old school style it’s important to pair it with more modern pieces like these ripped jeans. This look was perfect for my dinner out with the girls!
I couldn’t get enough of off the shoulder tops throughout the summer and fall. I wanted to bring that style into the winter. While interning for Rebecca Minkoff I picked up this cozy off the shoulder sweater! This sweater is so versatile, I paired it with my favorite Rebecca Minkoff jeans and a pair of cute booties, an easy look for a day of shopping or lunch with the girls.
What are some of your favorite ways to wear an off-the-shoulder sweater?
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Details-Sweater: Rebecca Minkoff/Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff/Boots:French Connection/Bag:Kate Spade/Bracelets:KateSpade
An over-the-knee boot is officially a staple for your fall and winter wardrobe, I own them in multiple fabrics, colors and styles. They’re an investment piece for sure, but well worth it. One of my favorites are these suede black ASOS pair. Here I’ve paired them with high wasted jeans, a simple white turtle neck and leather jacket. They can easily be paired with a mini skirt or sweater dress as well! This casual outfit was perfect for exploring NYC and grabbing lunch with good friends.
As the day went on and it started to get colder I added a few warm weather accesories to complete the look.
My beanie is Rebecca Minkoff, my gloves are from Target, my scarf is H&M and this cozy jacket is Banana Republic. To buy these items or similar ones head over to the “Shop my Looks” page!