Guest Post: Fall to Winter Transition Style

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Fall to Winter Transition Coat

This Guest Post is courtesy of Brooke Burnett, a Blogger Workshop host, and owner of One Small Blonde, a fashion + travel blog created to influence young women to feel confident with their own personal style.  The Style Bouquet would like to thank Brooke for her excellent contribution to its blog!

Naturally, my fall to winter transition style is all about ease and comfort. Even before it gets really cold here in Texas, I’ve already bought some major must-haves items to compliment my already full wardrobe. This is when I begin layering. After all, why go crazy when the unpredictable seasons prevent you from planning your day-to-day? And, did I mention I live in Texas?!

It’s easy to take layers off if the heater is blasting a bit high, but impossible to fashion garments out of thin air, so be sure to head out prepared! A key to layering lies in the staples. The essentials that I keep on hand include over the knee boots, a couple of sweaters in solid tones, black skinny jeans and a long (warm) coat. As long as I have these main pieces (and a few extra warm accessories), I am all set for anything the season brings. Here are a few additional tips for transitioning to a harsh winter from a mild Autumn.

Fall to Winter Transition Coat

  1. Pick the right coat.

The coat you wear (and how you wear it) will scream things about your personality. What do you want it to say? Are you practical and going for comfort at all costs? Or, will you be heading out for a night of cocktails and require a coat that’s warm yet sleek and sophisticated? The more avant-garde fashionistas may want to sneak a peek at InStyle magazine’s top choices for 2016. Clearly, fur is coming back as are the extra-long sizes.

  1. Don’t pack away your tank tops and T-shirts.

Tank tops and tees are great pieces for a little peek-a-boo action beneath a sweater or cardigan. Short sleeves also add something a little extra OVER your long sleeved tees. Are you planning on lounging around the house or do you need to run out for errands? An illustrated short-sleeved tee is a fun piece to wear under plain, solid-toned long sleeved counterpart.

Fall to Winter Transition Minidress

  1. Also, keep your minidress out of storage.

Especially if it has long sleeves. Actually, a general rule of thumb when showing off one area of your body is to cover up the others. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like a teenager playing with her mother’s clothes. Remember, less is definitely more.

Fall to Winter Transition Mix & Match Patterns

  1. Be careful while mixing and matching.

Some fabrics and patterns simply don’t go with others (like plaid and polka dots). To avoid looking like a hotchpotch, follow designers who have mastered the art of layers and use them as your inspiration.

  1. Flatter your form, regardless of layers.

Don’t sacrifice style and sophistication for warmth; it is possible to remain refined while keeping toasty. The trick is to pair one big item with a second form-fitting one (like an oversized coat over skinny jeans and zip-up leather boots).

No matter how you choose to layer, remember to make the most of what you already have in your closet. Also, keep these last few tips in mind:

  • DO enjoy lots of lace!
  • DON’T worry about white after Labor Day.
  • DO blend masculine with feminine styles.
  • DON’T go too furry when playing with coats and boots.
  • DON’T only wear neutral tones. DO include vibrant hues.

 

Spice Up Your Business Style with Statement Pieces (Guest Post) Written by: Sophia Smith

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Every businesswoman should try to create a unique and fashionable style with various statement pieces of clothing that make her unique. An everlasting elegance always looks great in a business environment so, blouses, blazers, trousers and pumps are definitely timeless pieces every woman must have in her wardrobe. Even though these clothes appear formal and serious, they can look stylish if matched with statement jewellery or other fashionable accessories.

Shirts

A classic white shirt is an essential part of every business attire. Whether you work in fashion industry, publishing, or a law company, a white shirt can be a part of your business outfit. When matched with a black skirt and black pumps it gives out the feeling of a true professional.

Aside from classic white, silk blouses in neutral colours like black, beige and blush pink make the perfect part of business outfit. Tuck them in your black pants, add a pair of beige pumps and you’re ready for another day at the office.

Trousers

Black cigarette pants are a vital part of business style. They look fashionable, professional and above all elegant. Black, navy or white are the perfect colours that can be matched with blouses in various hues. Add a blazer, and a pointy toe pump with an open heal for the ultimate business apparel.

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Additionally, Capri pants that go just slightly above the ankle are the chic alternative to jeans and they look amazing when you match them with t-strap Rockstud pumps, an elegant blouse and a classy blazer.

Blazers

A black blazer that fits you perfectly is one of the ultimate pieces a woman must own in her closet. You cannot imagine a job interview without a timeless blazer, a white shirt and elegant gray skirt. It’s timeless piece of clothing that you can easily combine with trousers, skirts and dresses.

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Cardigans are a great alternative to blazers, and are also the appropriate and desirable part of business outfit. They go perfectly with dresses because, unlike blazers, cardigans provide the perfect balance for the serious office dress with its casual look. Therefore, invest in high-quality ladies’ cardigans, pull up the sleeves and match it with a black dress, nude pumps, and add a couple of bangle bracelets.

Footwear

Pumps are definitely the most appropriate office footwear. Whether you choose suede, leather, patent or patterned, you can’t go wrong with pumps. Pointy toe, open heel, rounded toe or t-strap, they are perfect for combining with every wardrobe.

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Accessories

The best way to spice up the business outfit is to add a statement earrings or a ring, like the one spotted on 7 Charming Sisters. A large necklace in combination with a plain white shirt will look fantastic. Bangle bracelets would perfectly embellish a business outfit. If you’d like a pair of earrings to go with the bracelets, make sure they’re small and delicate so that you don’t look too flashy.

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Additionally, women are great admirers of bags, so nothing will make the outfit look serious and elegant as a stylish bag would. An elegant patent belt, matched with patent pumps will look very chic. A silk scarf can be a great addition to the business outfit as well. Especially if you match a pair of pants, a classy blouse, a blazer and finish it with a stylish silk scarf.

 

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She has a great passion for DIY projects and latest fashion trends. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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