Browsing Category:

Style

In Style on
February 13, 2018

How To Style & Rock Layers!

Helloooo friends! Today’s blog post is a long time requested post. If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen me wear layers religiously! I am obsessed with playing around with the different textures, colors and patterns. You can get really creative with various pieces that you already have in your closet. I’m going to show you a few styles of layering with pieces that I love.

You don’t have to be a professional to style layers! You just have to have fun, that’s all! I will however, give you a few starter tips.

1. Start with a light piece such as a patterned button down or a blouse that has dimension.
2. Layer a sweater with texture or a thin, larger sweater.
3. Tie a knot in the front of the sweater to give it more dimension (if you want of course).

Again, you don’t need to be an expert. I love playing around and just having fun with it. That’s what fashion should be (there are no rules in my opinion). The great thing about styling with layers, is that your options are endless! You can swap tops and sweaters out to get different looks. This is great if you are traveling! It saves you A LOT of packing space. 😉

(*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.*)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY FULL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Here are 3 ways I styled layered pieces.

First look is a pattern button down (from ThredUp). I love the stripes on this top and love wearing it alone. The other day, I was picking out my outfit for work the next morning and thought, “this would be so cute under a sweater!”  This shirt has pattern and length to it so I paired it with a longer sweater and tied a knot in the side to give it more personality. I love the way the blouse comes out at the bottom!  stripe blouseLayering Sweaterknot tied sweater knot tied sweaterSecond look is a marled knit sweater that is a bit on the shorter side and a loose peplum blouse. (Both from H&M). This type of sweater is great to layer with! I have to admit, this one is my go-to with any layering outfit. (I might wear it too much). The flare from the blouse under the sweater is the perfect touch and I adore the color combo.  Peplum Blouse layer a sweater sweater layering sweater layering

Third look is an oversized sweater over a basic stripe button down! This is really simple. I’m sure many of you have a basic button down with stripes. (Especially if you work in any office setting). Both of these are from H&M too! Can you tell I’m obsessed with the retail store? LOL! So I really love this sweater because it has two deep slits on the side. This reveals the blouse that you’re wearing underneath, exposing the color and giving more dimension. I love this look because I felt very “artsy” I think I just need a cute pair of glasses!

sweater layering botton down under sweater botton down under sweater

There you have it! See, layering is super easy and SO MUCH FUN! It’s my favorite style during the fall and winter. I will link sweaters and tops at the bottom of this post if you are feeling spontaneous. These are easy to style, given the material and length. I hope you get inspired by this post and go straight to your closet to pick out your next layered outfit! Remember, there are no rules in fashion so have fun and release your creative side!

Sincerely,

-Thuy

Sweaters:

Tops:

Be sure to like & follow!
In Style on
January 18, 2018

The Perfect Look for Any Occasion-Faux Leather

versatile look for any occasion

First post of 2018! I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog. Between the holidays, being extremely busy and hitting a road block. I think I will go into more detail in another post… just because I think this is something that should be out there for others to read and possibly find relatable. I do apologize for being absent on Thuy’s Avenue but I’m back! I collaborated with an amazing local photographer for this post. You can check out her page and see for yourself. We met through blogging and I have never had an actual photoshoot out in the public. I was so nervous but she made it so fun and easy. If you’re a blogger in the Greensboro area, please check her out!

(*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.*)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY FULL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

 easy outfit for someone on the go easy outfit for someone on the go easy outfit for someone on the go

Today’s post is ONE look, that’s it. One look for multiple situations. Whether you are going to brunch, shopping, meeting a friend for coffee (common theme in all the pictures LOL) or going to grab a few drinks, this look is easy and will make you feel chic in all ways. Many of us are working 40+ hours a week (gotta pay them student loans off, nah’msayin??) and are usually always on the go! An outfit that’s versatile so that you can go from one place to another is always a plus.

Some days you don’t have time to run home, try to throw something together in a few minutes and head out the door. When I get ready, it usually takes me an hour. I will try an outfit on, hate it and change again. That’s why every night I plan my outfit for work the next morning because I know I will take an extra 20 minutes just figuring out what to wear. So I put together an outfit that I think is perfect for any setting!

easy outfit for someone on the go

Let’s just start with a basic faux leather jacket. I feel like most people have one of these in their closet. I’ve had mine for 5 years! I think leather jackets are so easy to style and are extremely versatile! I paired my jacket with a mock neck sweater. This one was on sale at Loft for $16 last year. I love the look of the high neck under the jacket. It just looks very chic to me. My favorite touch to any outfit is a pair of high waist jeans. I get all of mine from H&M just because I love the fit. They are very long on me (hence, why I have to roll mine up) but I’m also 5’0!

Faux Suede Ankle Boots

I wanted a touch of color in this look so I added my favorite pair of ankle boots. The faux suede, chunky heel ankle boots. I bought these from Zulily at the beginning of the season for under $20. I’ll link a bunch of similar options for around the same price! I am totally obsessed with the wine red this season. I pretty much want everything in this color. I think the neutrals with the touch of red is perfect. It’s not too much but it’s enough to make your look pop.

easy outfit for someone on the go

What are you favorite versatile pieces? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you guys take some inspiration from this look and throw together the perfect outfit for any occasion. Thank you so much for sticking around even though I haven’t posted in a month. EEK! If you have any specific posts you would like to see in the future you can also comment below or shoot me a message on Instagram! I always love hearing what you want to see on the blog. You guys are my motivators!

XO,
Thuy

Be sure to like & follow!