Easy outfit ideas from super stylish women

As women we are all busy with our lives. So often our wardrobes and everyday style is the last thing we think about in the morning. We end up just throwing on whatever and heading out the door. I’m here to replace the whatever with easy stylish outfit options. How this style blog differs from the rest is that I’m not going to tell you “what’s trendy” and “the fashion trends you need to own” but rather show you what I like to call “The 7 Days of Style Method”. Continue reading “Easy outfit ideas from super stylish women”

Smart Winter Dressing: Stylish Layering Pieces

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When it comes to your wardrobe in the winter, it’s easy to just through on a bulky sweater and go on with your day. I believe that every wardrobe should have some key layering pieces such as long sleeve shirts and turtlenecks. This is what I like to call smart winter dressing.

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You will notice that I have a strong fondness for turtlenecks. Most days you can catch me wearing my black turtleneck with jeans and simple earrings. I believe in the power of the turtleneck!

smart winter dressing also means…

Getting the most out of the stylish layering pieces. I wear mine underneath button up shirts, v-neck sweaters, chunky sweater coats, and of course blazers. If you are not into turtlenecks, I definitely recommend long sleeve fitted shirts. What makes these items desirable for your wardrobe is the versatility they offer. Bonus, they will never go out of style.

7 days of style smart winter dressing tip:

Remember whatever layering piece you buy make sure you can wear it at least three different ways.

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Remember your closet should contain amazing choices. Make sure you have some of the neutral colors in your wardrobe (black, white, grey, navy) but also look for colors that really highlight your face. I’m currently loving a purple turtleneck I picked up from Aritzia (seen above). The price point is affordable, the fabric is super soft and it is fitted which means it works under all my blazers, v-neck sweaters, sweater coats, and slip dresses.

Below are some versatile options at different price points that you can add to your wardrobe this winter.

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Working women need to shop smart and wardrobe plan

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Whether you are starting off in your career, looking to advance positions, a stay at home mom heading back to work, or heck you just don’t know what to wear to work passed Wednesday! The common denominator is all working women have to get dressed to impress. In order to create successful, confidence boosting outfits, you need a wardrobe plan.

why working women need a wardrobe plan:

Having a wardrobe plan will ensure that every outfit you wear will make positive impressions. You will stand out. You will be remembered. If you are starting out in your career or wanting to advance up the corporate ladder, than this is KEY.

We don’t have the luxury of buying a new outfit for every day of the week. Making sure you have the key items in your wardrobe is essential, because they will create outfit options which will make getting dressed in the morning seem effortless. OK, I know some of you may be thinking “at my work everyone dresses casually”…well my response is don’t fall into that comfort zone. My philosophy when getting dressed for work, is to always step it up.

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work wardrobe essentials are key.

So you’re probably wondering what exactly are the work wardrobe essentials? To start make sure you have a tailored blazer in your closet and as well a classic white blouse. If you own a suit, you are one step ahead! Look for a neutral color that suits you best. Black is definitely a classic, safe choice but so is navy, grey, and camel. Stay tuned more essentials to come!

7 days of style tip:

When getting dressed every day the wardrobe essentials will create a strong foundation, but it’s your accessories and how you wear them that will let your personal style shine.

In order to create a solid wardrobe, you must start with the essentials.

 

Moms need Style

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As a mom of two young kids I get it and completely understand the struggle of getting dressed everyday and still wanting look like a stylish mom. I went from working full time and attending events during the week, to being a stay-at home mom with a baby. After I had my baby, my personal style changed. Lack of sleep kicked in, and wanting to stay in my comfy pajamas just made sense.

About a month after coming home from the hospital, I made a promise to myself that I wanted to look like the full-time working me. Now I’m not saying I left the house in full make-up and heels. A shower was a priority, so I made sure that was completed before my husband left for work. I never wore a ton of make-up, so I created less than 1 minute make-up routine. Put on some mascara, little blush, lip gloss and I was ready for whatever the day had for me!

but what about my wardrobe?

The wardrobe on the other hand I struggled with because of the change in lifestyle but also the change in my body. The dresses I wore before no longer fit and I just felt lost. When my second arrived, this boy did not sleep for more than 4 hours in a row for 2 years!

the struggle is real!!!

My kids are close in age, so I had a toddler whose life didn’t change because mommy didn’t get much sleep the night before. Life continued and so did my commitment to myself although there were some days where I just couldn’t leave the house or make that effort. I said to myself that’s OK. Just like you, I was out and about with my kids running errands, attending play dates, and activities, so I still wanted to take that extra 5 minutes to get my hair and face ready.  However I was still struggling with my wardrobe.

i want you to ask yourself these questions:

Do you find yourself staring at your closet, while your kids are yelling for you and all you want to do is get dressed?! Do you find yourself shopping online and or at a box store/mall trying to figure out what you are going to wear? And when you do, you actually don’t end up wearing it because it’s not really you? Or you only know how to wear it a certain way?

I figured out that in order to get dressed in the morning quickly I needed a wardrobe plan. I needed to figure out what my style was and what the key pieces I needed to have in my closet in order to create endless outfit options. As moms, we don’t have the luxury of standing around in our closets trying things on. We need to get dressed, but my philosophy is why not add some style to your outfits while you at it! 😉

If you know a new mom, stay-at home mom, working mom…please forward this post onto them. This is what 7 Days of Style is all about!