Holiday Outfits 2016

During this time of the year, it is always hard to figure out what to wear to holiday parties and different events. I have created a few outfits that I would wear to celebrate the holiday season! I hope you will be inspired by these as well.
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The dress is involves on of the trendy fabrics of the season, velvet. I love velvets especially when they are a garnet color, I am also a huge fan of the leather collar. The leather collar has a cut out to give it an edgy feel. I wanted to match the color to the shoes and the bag soI decided to pair more black leather with the outfit. The shoes are my absolute favorite as they have a chunky heel. I wanted to add a cute plaid scarf along with sparkly eyeshadow with a plain lip.
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This outfit is rather glamorous and bombshell like. I love this pale pink because it is easy to add statement pieces of it. Hip hugging and body con dresses are a major trend of the season. I absolutely love this fur coat, faux fur of course, as it gives it a diva feel. I paired it with red pieces because it represents that holiday colors along with making the outfit more dramatic.
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You don’t always have wear a one piece to dress up. I paired this velvet tank with this leather skirt with the most amazing design at the bottom of the skirt. I wanted to have the focus more on the top so I decided to make everything black or a neutral color. A teased ponytail would make this outfit feel more edgy.

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There is always the one to dress up a bit girly like, including me sometimes, so I decided to add gold and soft pink tones. I love the design of the dress and the bag can help provide comfort by adding a few pick me ups or hide a little emergency kit if there is a wardrobe malfunction. I absolutely love the hair style because it is not too much and the eye shadow has more of a bronzy tone to it.
I hope you all had a nice holiday season and happy new year! Let’s hope 2017 is even better!
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Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

One of my favorite trends right now is the off the shoulder look. I find this look to be sophisticated yet edgy at the same time. Shoulders have been considered scandalous, mostly at my school, for the longest time and it is time to show some skin.

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Burnt orange is a big color for the summer and this outfit reminds me of something that I would wear if I was visiting a beach in another country. I like adding a few pieces of jewelry so the focus is not taken away from the dress. I love the hat how it adds a bit of a bohemian touch to it so I decided to add a bag and shoes to match it.
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This is a different type of style, known as the ‘cold shoulder’. I love the top of the dress it is quite different with unique colors. I like to match shoes with the bags. I imagine this dress being worn on the islands of Greece just enjoying the view. With a high ponytail, the hoop earrings will look amazing with the outfit.
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 This look is a bit edgy with the ripped shorts and the black shoes. This is something that I might possibly wear to a music festival or just a night out to town. I love the top with the lacey details as it contrasts with the rest of the outfit to give it a soft touch.
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 This outfit is also different as the off the shoulder trend is on a romper. I love the bright colors that are perfect for spring and summer, especially the blue is huge for the season. I love blue and to be able to add color to this outfit, it creates the perfect touch. Since the shoes have gold metal, I decided to add a few pieces of accessories that match the metals. The beach hat also adds a fun touch to it.
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This a casual outfit where the floral top juxtaposes distressed boyfriend jeans. I added espadrilles because they are easy and fun to wear. Espadrilles are the perfect summer shoes because they do not have to horrible to wear in such hot conditions.
I absolutely love this trend and you will be able to find similar items at Urban Outfitters, Zara, Forever 21 and many more!

Trend Alert: Comfort At Work*

As I grow up, I am always thinking about my life during and after college. Although I am always questioning what career lies ahead of me, I know what I need to be comfortable in a professional setting. Comfort is always in so make sure you find a nice pair of comfy pants from my new favorite store, Betabrand, to be able to add to your collection of work outfits!

Betabrand’s pants are so great because they provide comfort into outfits no matter the occasion. Each style is different and fun to suit everyone’s unique look. From cropped to flare to straight leg, there are too many options to choose from. I absolutely love these pants because they are not like the typical professional work wear, they feel like yoga pants with the look of the work clothes. Also they are very affordable, which is always a major plus!

When I used to think of professional outfits, I automatically think of gray and bland patterns and uncomfortable shoes. It may be boring sitting at a desk for about 9 hours of the day, but  it does not have to be when wearing fun colors and comfortable clothing.

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I am the type of person who is always leaning towards the black and the whites and adds a pop of color to each outfit. I found these pants first and had to find some pieces to go with it. The striped bottoms look comfy enough to wear all day and adding a rolled up cuff at the end with matching sneakers was a must. I added a choker because although it is a professional environment does not always mean you should forget your personal style. I added this paint splattered bag to give the outfit a pop of color without it being too much. 
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I added another outfit with sneakers because they have been one of the biggest trends lately. To tackle this trend, I believe you have to find a perfect pair of sneakers that can go with anything and then you are ready to run the world! Skirts can be comfortable but if not, the top I added can give it a little comfort and a laid back look to it. Matching jewelry is my favorite when styling an outfit so it adds a bit of personality to the outfit so I love how the blue of the skirt matches the necklace. Without wanting the colors to make the outfit busy, I added a purse to match the shoes. 
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Comfort usually comes either from the bottoms you wear or the sneakers you walk in so this outfit includes comfort times two. These sneakers come in the most beautiful shade of gray that I have seen, it tends to go with everything. Adding comfy culottes to the mix gives the outfit a bit of a blogger look to them. I added a plain white top with a blazer to match the shoes but not without a pop of color. I thought this color was so fun and to be able to have a purse, a belt and a necklace to pair with was rather exciting.