Want Your Pants to Hang Perfectly?

Did you know if you sew a coin inside your pant’s hem they will hang perfectly?  This little clothing hack is actually inspired by Coco Chanel. She used to sew small chains inside the sleeves of her jackets to ensure they hung flawlessly.  You can easily recreate this trick by sewing in a small coin to the hem of your pants to make them hang perfectly straight for that impeccably tailored look. You can also buy special sewing weights at the store, but using coins saves you a trip.

Sweaters ~

The sweater is one of my most favorite pieces of clothing for fall and winter. They go with everything from jeans, skirts to pants.  Check out this list of must have sweaters, which can be worn for almost every occasion.

White Turtleneck ~

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V-Neck Lace Sweater ~

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Grey Oversized Sweater ~

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Black Sweater ~

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Red Cable Knit Sweater ~

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Autumn Colored Sweater ~

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Inspiration from Pinterest.

 

 

Change of Seasons ~ Closet Declutter

Cleaning out your closet can seem like a daunting task. Getting rid of your clothes, even if you have not worn them in years is not easy. If crop tops, fringe, chokers and and full-on tracksuits can become trendy again, so can that bandage dress you bought in 2005, right?  But sometimes you just need to let things go, and there is nothing like a good closet purge to give you and your style a fresh start for the year ahead. Not sure where to start? I have some tips for you.

The items you want to keep in your closet are staples and basics, or the everyday pieces you can incorporate with those trendy items that happen throughout each season.  When you are looking at your closet and debating what to get rid of, take a good look at what you are working with to determine which pieces are “seasonless”.  For example, denim,  collared button ups, plain sweaters, T-shirts, and tank tops are all items that will not really go out of style.  Other items that are great to keep are layering pieces like thinner turtlenecks or long sleeve T-shirts that are can be worn under dresses or tank tops.  Layering can add interest and texture to any outfit.  A classic leather (or faux leather) jacket is another closet staples to keep.

Once you have decided on the things worth keeping, it is time to start purging.  Things you should purge are those crazy pieces you only worn three times in your lifetime, and have been sitting in the back of my closet taking up space.  If you have not worn it in the past year, ditch it.  Finally, if you are holding on to clothes that do not make you feel great when you wear them, it is definitely good idea to let go of them. Wearing clothes that actually make you feel strong and confident can make a big difference when you are out the door.   You should feel confident in your clothes!  Now that you are equipped with some tips, go forth and clean that closet.

How to Wear a Denim Jacket

Denim jackets are the best because you can wear them with literally anything!!  They usually lend a casual vibe to any outfit, but they can also be dressed up a little bit. They will keep you warm without suffocating you, and they do not cover up the rest of your outfit – in fact, they can usually make an outfit even cuter.  Here are some ideas for adding a denim jacket to your look.

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Inspirations from Pinterest.

Fall Trends You Can Start Wearing Now

I am fully aware it is still in the mid-80s and humid down here in South Carolina, but I promise fall is approaching.  Fall is by far my favorite season.  I mean, what is not to love about fall? The good news is, there are various fall trends that you can start rocking right now.

Animal Print ~ Animal print will be all over the place! No surprise there. A leopard-print or zebra stripe-print dress will be perfect for fall, and for now. Go for a long or midi-size dress to easily transition into your colder weather wardrobe. You can layer it with a denim jacket when it starts to get colder outside.

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Colorful Jewelry ~ Candy is not just for eating. This fall, it is going to be all about wearing candy-colored jewels. If you have a problem committing to trends seasonally, then consider showing off new trends with some arm candy.

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Square Neckline ~ Maybe you recognize this trend as a blast from the past. This fall, I am taking style cues from the ’90s. You can wear this trend with dresses and blouses alike. And as long as the material is breathable, you can start wearing your square neckline items right now.

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Fringe ~ Fringe will be all over accessories and clothing this fall. You can take advantage of it right now. Think of a blouse with fringe edges, or a simple tote with fringe accents. You can definitely take a fringe tote from summer to fall effortlessly.

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Patent Leather ~ OK, this fall is going to have a ton of glossy things in store for you. It is all about the shine, so do not be afraid to work a patent leather jacket during the evening, or patent leather pumps right now with your mini dress. You can wear them later with a chunky sweater and jeans.

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Inspiration from Pinterest.

 

 

Quick Organization Tip

Quick Tip of the Day ~ Instead of devoting a hanger to each of your scarfs or worse letting them get all wrinkled in a drawer, use shower rings to create individual holders for your entire collection.

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Inspiration from Pinterest.