Tuesday, August 1, 2017

patches & faux leather

 
looking to add a bit of 'edge' or make your
outfit feel more casual? simply throw on a
leather (or in my case, faux leather) jacket or
vest. it quickly changes your look from
'feminine,' to 'sassy.'

a leather jacket or vest is a classic piece.
it may be worth investing in (spending more
than you typically would), or searching to find a 
designer item on sale. i picked up this 
sanctuary vest at my local t.j. maxx a few years ago; 
despite wearing it for multiple seasons, 
the quality has kept. 

while i am more of a budget-friendly
shopper at heart, it can behoove you to invest in items 
you wear again and again. (where was this 'me' 
when i purchased and subsequently broke my 
$10 sandals this weekend?).
and other times, a $10 clutch
with gold lips and patches is just what you
need. are you a fan of the current patch
and embroidery trend? i cannot seem to get
enough! i have been on the hunt for a few cute
embroidered accessories (or those with 
patches) and stumbled upon this clutch at my
local charming charlie
i love how the vest and clutch
pull this look together; the outfit looked
greatly different without these pieces.
don't have a leather jacket or vest?
no problem! swap out leather for a denim vest,
denim jacket, or chambray top. you can knot the bottom 
hem of your chambray shirt to add shape 
(i find this to be helpful when wearing 
long, loose-fitting dresses
that sometimes make me appear shapeless).

dress: who what wear collection (via target; exact here),
vest: sanctuary (via t.j. maxx), 
clutch: charming charlie (similar here and here),
rings: forever 21, wedges: lucky brand, 
bracelet: c/o uncommon goods

summer is the perfect time to experiment
with current trends. grab your favorite bold
accessories and vibrant prints, and put seemingly
unique pieces together. it can be so much fun to 
see what you come up with!
xoxo.