1. Ballet Flat
3. Sash Belt
4. Leather Belt
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Tucking in your shirt is an advanced style maneuver- one I never thought I’d pull out of my fashion bag of tricks again. I mean, I ‘tucked’ in high school, but I broke up with the fad the second I stepped into college. But lately, I’m seeing ‘the tuck’ everywhere, which is why I decided to give it another go during Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge.
I kind of like it.
David kind of doesn’t.
What do you think? Tuck or no tuck? That is the question.
It’s 97 degrees and 97% humidity here today. In other words, it’s HOT! So, in all honesty, did I really wear this jean jacket all day while chasing around a 3 year old and a 4 year old while they were playing in the sprinkler and riding their bikes?
No, I didn’t.
The fog never quite lifted outside here today which all sorts of ironic, because it never quite lifted in my head either. I mean, seriously – I had to go to the grocery store 3 times today. Enough said.
But the gloomy weather did insprire my bright outfit. I never would have paired a yellow top with a purple skirt before Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, but I kind of like it. Here’s to the fog lifting tomorrow – both outside and inside.
Ann Taylor Loft t-shirt, BCBG belt, Gap skirt, Target tights, BCBG tights, JC Penney bracelets, JC Penney earrings, Macy’s necklace
Some days I might mix a whole bunch of solid pieces, but what I really love is pattern. But we’ve all been there: you have two great pieces that seem to coordinate. Trouble is? They are both patterned. Do you dare? Do they “go?” There’s no exact science, but the following are some simple rules that should make getting dressed a little easier.
Don’t wear two or more bold patterns together. The result is that they just compete with each other, and people will either think you got dressed drunk or in the dark.
Mix patterns that are in the same color family. This is kind of a no-brainer way to change it up with more than one pattern.
Don’t go overly matchy-matchy. Head to toe black and white polka dots in various sizes may seem like you’re following rule number one, but really you just look like you’re on your way to your prom. In 1986.
Some patterns are neutrals: Think tweed skirts and trousers or a small houndstooth. They are so classic and understated, they become a neutral.
Mix patterns of different weights. For instance, a cotton or silk blouse with a small dot or stripe pattern with a wool argyle sweater vest is a easy way to mix patterns. This look can even go with tweed and houndstooth for lots of visual interest, but no competing patterns.
I love stripes. When I’m running late and just don’t have time to patiently choose the outfit of the day I always turn to a striped top and jeans. Something stripey can make an outfit stand out and quirky, even though no effort goes into it. Do you stripe?
Banana Republic blazer, Ann Taylor Loft top, Gap jeans, BCBG shoes, Marshalls belt, Target headband, Target earrings