Instagram Round Up: Photos from the Week

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUPToday, I bring you a new weekly series. With school kicking into high gear, and all of my extra-curriculars starting to fill up my calendar, it’s getting a tad tricky to pre-write all of my posts! So, that’s why I am adding a new weekly series that will round up and review my Instagram posts (just in case you haven’t checked out my feed lately).

Bright colours, comfortable shoes and pretty much anything to keep cool pretty much sums up the week! Might as well put the summer clothing to good use before snow moves in to stay, right?

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Keeping it simple with your looks is key when rushing around from lecture to lecture. Jeans, comfy shoes, and useful totes are all staples when talking university fashion. This week has been work, study and a little bit of play, but overall it has been a good start to the year! Bonus, is that the weather has been beautiful and sunny, which is never a thing to complain about!

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself!

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Homecoming Fashion: For Her

homecoming FASHIONHomecoming is right around the corner at my university (next Saturday, to be exact), and this is the time when plans are made, tailgates are planned and outfits are prepared for the big game/party/celebration!! Depending on where you are and what the weather is like, your homecoming fashion is going to differ. However, there are some common trends that I am going to highlight for you, so when you wake up on the morning of, you are ready to go!!

University (or college, if you’re American) sports are a huge deal…and so going out to support your team is key in university life. I, personally, love football of any kind and so when football season comes around, I make sure that I sit in those bleachers and cheer my little heart out!!

Like I said, your outfit for homecoming or any football game, really, will change depending on the weather, season, and time of year! You may not want to wear a mini dress if it’s going to be below 0 (for those chilly October Saturdays). Shorts and a university tee is the most viable option, but there are other comfy ways to look cute and full of spirit so you can cheer your team right into that win!

Classic Homecoming Go-to…I don’t know about anyone else, but at my school, the classic look tends to be jean cut-offs, either a university tee or tank and some cute converse (there may or may not be a bow in the hair)! I am definitely a fan of this look as it is cute and simple and super comfortable as well! This is a great option if you are cheering in the heat and spend the whole game sweating. Basically, you don’t want to be caught dying of heat in a pull over!!

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Bundle up to cheer them on…I have been to homecoming in the freezing cold, and let me tell you…it is not fun! I usually underestimate how chilly it can get when it comes to football games, but it is always safe to wear layers when the seasons begin to transition. Tank top underneath a cute jean jacket or a pull over crew neck sweater. Opt for skinny jeans or yoga pants (if you want to be extra comfy) and a cute pair of sneaks!

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Giving it your fancy all…Sometimes you want to look that one step fancier and wear a skirt or a dress! There is nothing wrong with that. Although you won’t fit into the beer drinking, hot dog eating, die hard football fans (or maybe you will…who knows what your school is like), but you will look adorable the whole game! Just remember: Dresses and skirts are cute…but you will be freezing. So plan in advance and pair the look with tights or socks to keep warm!!

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There are my top three suggestions when planning your hoco’ look of the year! Obviously the focus of homecoming is the football players, the game and winning, of course…but who says your outfit can’t win a little too?

Are you excited for homecoming? I want to hear all about how you do it at your school, so let me know in the comments below!!

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My Olive Picks!

BannerAs we inch closer to the Fall season, cool weather and regular sightings of gloves, boots and coats…we start to see a trend in the colour palettes of our closets. Well, at least my closet. A lot of maroon, neutrals, and deep khaki greens. Well, in today’s post, I am going to go through some of my favourite pieces in the beautiful colour olive. Some people may like to refer to this colour as “military green” or “khaki”. I, personally, like the label “olive” because it kind of encompasses all of those different shades.

This colour really pairs well with other dark or neutral tones. Even if you wanted to pair it with a springy colour like pink or red, it would still be okay. Obviously, for the Fall season, the colour trends tend to keep within those dark and neutral hues. I adore this colour for outerwear and pants, personally. However, there are so many pieces that look so chic when you pair them with the right pieces…which I am going to go over today. I am going to show you two things today

1) My choice olive looks. 

2) Where you can find some great olive items. 

This is one of my favourite ways to wear olive – in an outerwear or coat. It doesn’t really take the focus because it is a rather neutral colour, but it just compliments the other colours seen throughout the look. How the cognac bag plays off the olive colour, with the white tank underneath (which totally lightens the look up). It minimizes the core focal point of the jacket, and puts the focus on the leopard print booties (did you notice those beauties??). Overall, the olive utility jacket is very casual, and makes for a great Fall outerwear.

If this doesn’t scream Fall, I don’t know what does. The olive pants, the navy gingham shirt, the colour block bag!? It’s great. It is such a great use of the colour as well. Why? Olive can be seen as a neutral (as I have already pointed out) and this outfit puts that into a great example. The focal point of this look is the patterned shirt. You aren’t staring at her pants (unless you’re me…because I love this colour). You may be looking at the colour blocked bag, because it is so cute. The pants fade into the background…but that is what this colour is supposed to do. Jeans wouldn’t look right with the pattern and colour block. Black pants wouldn’t go with the navy (navy and black = no). She needed a dark tone to go with the rest of the colour scheme…here we have olive. That is why this look is so perfect.

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Okay, so this may be a different shade of olive. It’s “dark olive”….nevertheless, it is still such a cute outfit she has got on here. THIS is where olive becomes the focal point. Anytime you are wearing a dress, the dress is most often the focal point of your look…because it is the look. Her necklace pulls out the green perfectly, her shoes are just the right shade of brown…and that’s it. No bag, minimal jewelry…that’s how to wear a dark olive dress, for sure.

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The items that I showed in the three outfit reviews, are unfortunately not linked below. However, I have linked the items I picked out for my banner (which are all available in-store right now – just use the links below!!). My top three items of my olive picks are:

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Blanket scarves are back and just like last year, they are the comfiest trend there is. This olive and grey colour blocked one from Nordstrom in particular is super cute and will keep you toasty warm in the nippy Fall air. Now, this travel bag from Soul Society can keep travelling in style, but as a bag, it is the perfect tote to carry around with you. This knit sweater from Michael Kors is definitely one to keep cozy in this season. The colour is beautiful and the turtle neck is just an added bonus!!

Well, there you have it – my olive picks. Hopefully you will take a look at these cute pieces that I love or find your own fabulous pieces to style! Olive can be a neutral, or it can be the main focus of your look. It is a Fall colour that I can’t pass up! Let me know how you wear this colour in the comments below!

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#WishlistWednesday: Keeping Warm in Cable Knit

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I think we are all stoked for cooler weather…I mean it is pretty sad to see Summer say good bye, but fashion-wise? It is a marvelous season. Ponchos, leather gloves, boot socks (oh, the boot socks) and of course cable knit sweaters. I love sweaters. They are probably my favourite wardrobe piece and that is only because there are so many of them!!! Moving back to school, my sweater collection couldn’t fit in my chest of drawers so they were exiled to the closet (in stacks, trust me).

Now if I have that many sweaters…why am I posting about more that I want to add to my collection? The answer is simple…I have a sweater addiction. Plus these beauties that I have found are to die for and I couldn’t stop fawning over them online.

Let’s get to the sweaters…

Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $120.00

This is the perfect weight, colour and design for a Fall-Winter cable knit. The thing about cable knit sweaters, is that they come in so many different cable knit patterns, which gives the sweater a different look. Sometimes there is beading work, sometimes it is just a plain design down the front…but this one switches up the design, while staying symmetrical (which is always important). Aside from the design, the turtle neck will keep you nice and warm, plus it’s a cute look.

Cable Knit V-Neck Sweater, Tommy Hilfiger, $49.99

Who says you can’t be nautical in the Fall-Winter season? You totally can. This pattern makes for an adorable sweater look. V-necks are always appreciated because it makes the sweater easy to transition between seasons. Even if it was a cool Summer evening, this sweater would totally pass solely because it is a neutral white tone. In the Fall, the cable knit takes care of it being a Fall staple and then if you wanted to rock this in the Winter, you could either layer it up or throw a knit infinity scarf on top (or do both, for that matter!!). However you want to wear it, a v-neck cable knit is the ideal neckline cut for transitioning between seasons.

Cropped Roll Neck Sweater, Asos, $29-30.00

Where’s the bottom half of the sweater? Don’t worry…they didn’t shrink it in the wash and then put it out for purchase…no, that is a cropped cable knit. Now this is not really an item that you would wear alone in the winter, because the midriff would get a little chilly or freeze over (depending on how cold it actually is). This is a layering piece when it comes to the Fall-Winter seasons. Although, if you want to wear it this way while indoors, that would be totally acceptable. What I love about this piece is that it just look fuzzy and cozy!! It comes in winter white, but also comes in a lovely teal. For the cooler seasons, winter white is not a bad choice of colour! Plus, the rolled neck or floppy turtle neck style is really growing on me…

Although all of these cable knits are gorgeous…I do have a lot of sweaters and may have to purge before I let another one into my closet. Stay tuned for my post coming in the next couple of weeks about how to wear a cable knit and the different ways you can style it the way you like it.

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Make Room for the Two Piece

MAKE ROOM FOR THE TWO PIECESo you’ve got an event to attend, or maybe it’s super hot out and you’re feeling a little dressy? Why turn to the little black dress or stress over the perfect top and skirt combo? Fear no more ladies because there is a spunky new solution for your wardrobe problems…and it’s name is the two piece.

Two pieces consist of…well…two pieces – a top and a bottom. They match in either the same colour or print or wildly colour blocked as well. Whether the top is cropped or meets the skirt perfectly, it is a polished look and no one can deny how cute it is as well. There are so many different types out there – sexy, cute, and chic looks…all with two pieces!!

We have seen this beautiful style choice worn by celebrities like Sarah Hyland, Taylor Swift and Emma Stone – in very elegant ways, I may add:

    

These are such posh looks, worn in such an elegant way! However, when you aren’t attending red carpet events every other week, there are ways to incorporate the two piece into your wardrobe…and still be super cute! Which is why I want to show you some two piece looks that I love for fancy and casual occasions!!

The Transition Two Piece: I have never found such a cute knit two piece like this one, that not only can be worn in the Summer but also can be worn during the Fall. What I love about this two piece specifically, is the long sleeved crop top. This is such an interesting spin on the look and very in trend. The knit material is light for summer and warm for Fall. Another interesting feature of this look is the length of the skirt. While many two pieces include a mini skirt, that doesn’t always work for everybody. The knee-length skirt actually makes the torso look longer – throw in a fab pair of heels, and you are set to go!

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The Floral Two-Piece: Floral two pieces were super in this summer. This, especially, is a two piece that will never go out of style. The white back with the large floral print is simple and beautiful! No jewelry is needed with this outfit (which is another reason I love two pieces). This is an example of the mini skirt included in the two piece outfit. Worn the correct way, it can look cute and not too revealing. This would be the way to do it!

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The Short-Top Two Piece: Okay, so I kind of branded this two piece myself because, when I think traditional two piece, I tend to think skirt and top…but there are the rare sets that come with shorts and a top! The blue and white detail reminds me of china pattern which may sound a little drab…but it is quite the opposite, don’t you think? This is a Summer wear for sure, so this would have to be stashed away for next year…but why not get it on sale?

 

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The three pieces that I showed you above are three among many, many cute pieces out there!! I find success with two pieces at places like Winners, Marshalls and even thrift shops if you look really hard. Keep in mind that two pieces don’t always have to match. That’s the fun part…mix matching is part of the ordeal and colour blocking is really popular in this trend as well! It’s such a fun trend to try and definitely worth investing in as you could potentially be getting multiple outfits out of it!

Have you tried out the two piece look yet? If you have…how do you wear it best? Let me know in the comments below!!

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