5 WAYS TO WEAR TURTLENECKS

October 17, 2014

Turtlenecks are no longer the frumpy ‘mom’ top to pair with high waisted, loosing fitting jeans. They’re making a come back and unlike peplum, this is a trend that I can get on board with. Until 2 years ago, the only turtleneck you’d find me in was a long sleeved Underarmour HeatGear during football games. That was until I spotted a black Ralph Lauren turtleneck at Tysons that changed my life. A good turtleneck can take you places, people. So let’s walk through 5 super chic and easy looks that you can easily create, probably, from what’s already in your closet.

Chic top

Easy enough, right? Throw it on for work, paired with a pencil skirt and heels or tuck it into a leather mini skirt and drape a blazer over it for a night out. Extra points for this chic monochromatic look.

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Layer it

This is one of my favorite wears to wear a turtleneck. Instead of wearing a boring cardigan or choosing yet another blazer (I’m so guilty of this) layer your turtleneck under a sleeveless dress to turn it up a notch. You’ll look sartorially savvy and you’ve just perfectly transitioned that dress into Fall-wear.

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Double up

This might just be one of the easiest ways to wear turtlenecks. Not too tight, not too showy, it’s just right. Double up, especially if you’re introducing prints into the situation. I’ll be recreating this easy look below by adding my favorite pair of distressed boyfriend denim and nude heels. DS tip: Scrunch the sleeves of the sweater to get even more out of that patterned piece underneath.

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Sweaters

A turtleneck sweater is a simple way to sport this look, keep warm, and look fierce. Try a patterned turtleneck top under a cowl neck sweater for an extra pop.

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Utility

At the end of the day, it’s fa-rezzing in this city during the winter. Layering up is essential and it’s not always easy to look fashionable AND keep warm. Make it easy on yourself and pick one color to dress in then layer till your heart is content. Choose a crossbody purse that has a little hardware or keep that monochromatic look for a European vibe. Think about it: navy slacks, navy turtleneck, navy oversized coat, navy crossbody? GORG.

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An Updo For The Office In Under 5 Minutes

October 16, 2014

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: This hairstyle is super easy. It’s cute enough to be worn like… twice in one week. It’s sah cute that it could also be worn on weekends. You’ll need to invest in 7000 bobby pins. And the lighting in my bathroom with no windows is awful. (Upon further review, images have been edited in b&w. If you saw the originals on Thursday, you know why) Now, let’s get to work.

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What you’ll need:

 

1. Brush out Day 1 curls/ waves/ bedhead. Spritz dry shampoo an inch from your roots and an other areas that look extra “Day 2″. Spray a little Oribe for additional texture.

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2. Loosely twist hair back in 2 inch sections. Secure with bobby pins at the ‘low ponytail’ area.

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3. Continue Step 2 until all hair is pinned back.

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4. Twist and tuck in loose ends.

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5. Secure ‘do with hairspray. I’ll never stray from this stuff.

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Buffalo Plaid

October 15, 2014

Remember that time I wore a flannel button down to the office?

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OLD NAVY TOP // UNDER $20 | ZARA SKIRT [SIMILAR] [LOVE THIS ONE] | FRENCH CONNECTION PUMPS c/o SOLE SOCIETY | LULU*S BAG | JEWELIQ TORTOISE NECKLACE [SIMILAR] | TAUDREY DATE NECKLACE | GORJANA BAR NECKLACE | ONECKLACE MONOGRAM NECKLACE [SIMILAR]

And everyone asked me if I was moonlighting as a lumberjack. Oh, ok. So everyone’s a comedian on casual Fridays? Cute, guys. Real cute.

Take a more casual button down, like this one I’ve recently been spending loads of time in, from weekend frumpy to office chic by pairing it with a more form fitting (appropriate for the office) skirt. A pencil skirt is the perfect option for a more boxy button down like this one. By pairing the leather skirt above, I kept true to my style with the leather while adding a touch of femininity with the skirt to balance out the apparent man-ish lumberjack situation that was going on above. Adding a pair of pumps kicks it up another notch for the work place and takes it into even more of girl zone. Who said you can’t wear boyfriend flannel to the office?

Shop workwear friendly plaid:

And pencil skirts to match::

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