Transition

I decided a few weeks ago that I needed to clean out my closet, but I still haven’t gotten around to it. I have, however, reorganized my jewelry box. I still use a jewelry box because I love the format of little drawers that slide out. I have had this huge box for a few years now, and I intend to keep it for the coming years as well. Here are some pictures of my experience sorting through the jewelry. I laid all of it out on the ground and then picked out what I didn’t want to keep anymore. This was a process I wish I had done a year or two ago!

5 Fall Essentials

5 Fall Essentials

With fall just around the corner, it is time to get our wardrobes autumn-ized if you haven’t already! It is not winter, so we do not need our winter coats and Ugg boots yet, but we do need a few key transition items. I have always thought of summer and winter as the two main, opposite seasons with autumn and spring being the transition time in-between. With that being said, here are some important things to remember:

1. Add layers by throwing on a scarf, a chambray shirt, or a light jacket. Layers are all about many light layers- not one bulky coat.

2. This is the time to wear your nice leather boots so the snow and weather won’t ruin them. But you don’t need to only wear boots. You can still wear your flats, sandals, and heels.

3. When you have a special event to attend and would like to wear a mini dress, get one with long sleeves so you will stay warm. It is still the same concept as a mini, just with different sleeves.

Back to School Tricks

So as many of you know, it is time to head back to school. I know a lot of girls that would love to rock the latest trends but are limited to khaki pants and white polos. School uniforms can be tricky because you need to follow every rule and there are few ways to show your personal style. However, there are a handful of tricks that I have found helpful when dressing for a specific code.

Nail Polish!

You might not notice it, but as I have said here, regularly changing your nail polish is a vital routine for any fashionista. Add your favorite color to your outfit by painting your nails! A helpful way to make time for this is to set aside a time every week that you would like to change your polish.

Shoes!

Even though there are rules about your shoes (must be close-toed or your heel must be covered), almost anything goes. You could wear your neon running shoes on days that you have gym, but otherwise bring out your favorite shoes! Sparkly flats or patterned Sperrys are easy ways to add personality to your outfit.

Jewelry!

My favorite part of an outfit has always been the jewelry, but this comes in to play even more when you can’t wear whatever clothes you want. I have heard that there is a rule “No excessive jewelry.” In order to avoid violating this rule, stick to the “One” rule. This means that you will only wear one watch, one bracelet, one ring, one necklace, and one pair of earrings. Of course, you could layer your necklaces and not wear any other jewelry, but if you like to wear one of everything, then keep it simple. Because you have to simplify everything does not mean that you have to go to the bare minimum! Throw on your favorite necklace or favorite watch- this is the time to wear your favorite things.

Other ways to add your flare of style to the khaki pants is to wear a great belt or do your hair in a new way. There will be a hair tutorial coming soon!