Since it was Dennis and Sherisa’s wedding anniversary this week, it only seemed fitting to focus today’s Style Narrative on what to wear when attending such a special event. Personally, I avoid buying clothing or accessories that I can only wear once. First, it’s a waste of money. And secondly, if you loved it enough to buy it, why wouldn’t you want to wear again? So for today’s look, each piece is classic enough that can be worn again – either separately or together.
The foundation of our Wedding Bliss look is this gorgeous Button Belted Dress by Anthropologie ($248). Styled in deep green, this versatile color would complement a variety of skin tones. Adding to its versatility is that fact that it can be worn with or without straps, and you can unbutton the dress and wear it as separates. How’s that for getting your money’s worth?
This dress has such beautiful and interesting details, that we don’t want to clutter it with unnecessary extras. Simple elegance goes a long way. Chandelier Earrings by Jessica Simpson ($45) add just enough sparkle and will accentuate your neck and collarbone. A splash of color is served with a red baguette Clutch by Call It Spring ($30) and understated taupe Bandolino Pumps ($50) offer some height and the ability to dance all day and night without your feet ending up in a painful, scrunched up mess.
Color never goes out of style – regardless of what magazines may preach. It’s a great boost to your outfit and your mood. And luckily, it won’t take you looking like Rainbow Brite to do so. Just a bold color choice in one part of your outfit can go a long way. A great way to do this is by pairing something bright against something dark. It works for any season and makes your outfit trend-proof and classic.
With the official start of Fall just around the corner, it’s time to take what we love about the summer – a vivid color palette – and incorporate that into our Fall wardrobe. Take for example the outfit below. A.P.C’s bright pink embroidered blouse ($280) looks especially exciting against J Brand’s toffee colored corduroy skinny jeans ($175) with nude colored Jessica Simpson Pumps ($79). A navy blue handbag, like the PS1 by Proenza Schouler ($1995) is unexpected and adds some interest. While gold accessories, a retro styled Skagen men’s watch ($120), Arrowdrop Bracelet ($28) and Cogworks Chain Necklace ($45) by Madewell accentuate and bring together all the colors of this classic Fall outfit.
I can’t believe the summer is coming to a close. It’s gone by so fast. I’m not ready to think about what to wear for Fall. Luckily, we have one more summer holiday before we have to deal that. Labor Day! The unofficial ‘end of the summer party weekend’ is just days away. And what’s a girl to wear for such an event? I thought you would never ask.
With Labor Day being such a laid back weekend with tons of outdoor activities – going to the beach, bbqs, picnics – throwing on a pair of shorts, tank top and flip flops may seem like the way to go but I’ve got a simple alternative that will inspire you to go the extra mile.
A floral printed romper/playsuit is easy to throw on and speaks volumes. Top Shop’s Strappy Playsuit ($95) has a colorful and expressive print that would look great across many skin tones. And with such a bold foundation in your outfit, you’ll need very little to complete the look. Accessories should be minimal. A delicate asymmetrical free bird necklace ($18) by Urban Outfitters, a pair of stunner shades like these brown oversized ones by Top Shop ($32), a no-fuss crossbody bag by Hayden Harnett ($450) and comfortable shoes by Toms ($44) is all you really need.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Hi everyone. My name is Marsha and I’m a writer for lifestyle store and online magazine wejetset as well as Uptown Magazine’s Uptown Social covering fashion, travel and design. I’m so excited to be working with Sherisa. I’ve been a long time fan of Sherisa’s handcrafted jewels – I get many a compliments when I wear her earrings – so having the opportunity to work with her is exciting. Other than writing, I enjoy styling and learning about the craftsmanship in fashion. So twice a month I’ll be creating timeless looks for you guys to draw inspiration from and make it your own. I hope you enjoy the sartorial eye candy and my first post!
Dressing for the summer can be a challenge. And in the states so far, this summer has been unbearable. It’s been hot, humid and uncomfortable. Besides figuring out ways to stay cool, exerting effort into what to wear sounds like an unnecessary chore. Many of us, myself included, resort to a tank tank, shorts and sandals with creativity going out the window. Is it even possible to dress stylishly in the summer heat without ending up with a pile of your clothes on your bed in frustration? Yes, of course! And thankfully it’s as easy as pairing a basic staple item with a bold accessory to inject style mileage.
Start with a basic grey jersey dress like this one from Vanessa Bruno. The Athe ($302) is made with a lightweight material (great for the summer), has a neutral color offering versatility and strategically placed gathered details adding visual appeal. Paired with other neutral accents like Top Shop’s Aviator Glasses ($28) and a Peach Half Moon Cross Body Bag ($56), Elva Field’s brightly colored yellow necklace ($218) injects much needed color and vintage rhinestones add a touch of sparkle. And for a hint of color variation, Sergio Rossi’s Orange Jelly Sandals are ideal and amazingly comfortable making this outfit polished yet very wearable.