3 WAYS TO STYLE: Co-Ordinates | Style Inspiration

Coordinate outfits have been a staple in fashion for at least the past five years. They are not going anywhere and for good reason. They offer the ability to mix and match or have a ready to go look of separates with ease. Don't get too comfortable though. Push yourself to think outside the box and maximize this current fashion Staple in your closet.

I have fallen in love with this black and white print coordinate set from Shein. It is stretchy, comfortable and allows me to navigate my capsule wardrobe with ease. Remember it's all about function and fashion. There doesn't need to be a compromise and this coordinate set allows me to have both in abundance. These looks are just an extension of my overall 11 piece capsule wardrobe that you can preview here. Let's dig into the looks.


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This first look keeps it simple Chic. I love nothing more than the crisp white blouse contrast against a print or dark color coordinate. It is going to give you a classic look that is instantly pulled together without too much trouble. If you're like me and love the opulent little details this top is perfect for you. I chose it because I loved the Pearl details around the wrist and the fact that it gives me a billowy feel in the sleeves.

 
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This next look is all about minimal effort but Maximum Impact. It was easy to do since the coordinates already made an outfit and simply placing a bomber jacket on top created a new look. This look Work because it is the same print inverted. Whereas the coordinates and precise the black with white lines, the bomber jacket is the exact opposite. The contrast makes the difference and allows me to feel like I'm mixing prints without actually doing so.

 
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When all else fails, combine a print with a texture. This look is as easy as it comes. The coordinate top is perfect to layer underneath this drift it velvet dress. It provides me covering for the top of my arms but doesn't drag all the way down to the bottom of the dress so I'm constantly adjusting the lair. This is a great option if you simply want to break up your coordinates without doing too much. Simplicity is key

 

This small lookbook allows you to understand the importance of mixing and matching to maximize all the clothing in your wardrobe. It only took four pieces to create three distinct outfits in this lookbook. Try to replicate this in your own closet to see what you like and what don't.  Black and white never has to mean boring. Which look was your favorite?


Coral | Look Book

Style Me Look Book: Coral

 

I am loving the resurgence of coral all everywhere. Some people can be apprehensive about such a bright bold color, but it can add just enough spring to your style.

 The coral pants standout on their own, so I keep the styling fun and simple. A crisp white shirt is in order to compliment as well as some pops of color. In the summer, I love to wear an assortment of head wraps. They not only serve as a fun accessory, but also keep me cool. This blue "head wrap" is actually an over sized Old Navy tank. It still looks great and no one can ever tell.;c) I also threw on a funky pair of earrings to complete the look.  finished it out with subdued lip and voila! Aim for three colors to play of for each other for a "pulled together" look.

 

Shirt- Thrifted (similar) || Pants- JC Penny


 

This time around,coral plays a supporting role. This ribbed skirt with front zipper needs little help. That's why I chose the simple coral shirt with keyhole accent in the back. Again--Simplicity is key. too much going on can make the skirt look cheap and may make you feel hot. I tucked the front of the shirt to accentuate the skirt's details and put on a geometric necklace. I still felt like it needed something so I also slipped on some small hoop earrings. 

Skirt- Eloquii (similar) || Shirt- Old navy (similar)


This ensemble is for those days you want to throw on something comfy and go. The striped coral shorts and roomy and relaxed. A slightly over- sized teal shirt and golden flower  necklace take it just past casual. As you see, I opted to accent all of the coral with blue. I find that they are very complimentary without one overwhelming the other. Explore this color combo and see how you like it. 

Shorts- Old Navy || Top- Forever 21 (NLA)

 

 

Ciao for now,

 

 

Spring 2016 LookBook | LOOKBOOK

Spring is here!....Well Sort of. At a risk of jinxing myself, I am declaring that spring has officially hit Chicago. I came back to a day of 68 degree weather. That was all the sign I needed to debut many of my Spring friendly looks. Keep scrolling for pics, video and outfit details.  

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*Top-

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*Dress-Thrifted * Jacket- Shein *

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Ciao for Now,

EGC

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Black & White | LOOKBOOK

Classic. Simple.Instantly Chic. Just a few of the thoughts that come to mind for Black and white looks. It's important to have a working knowledge of black and white combinations for all looks-- casual, dressy, formal, business casual and otherwise. This post aims to show you the many varied ways you can explore this timeless combo. Keep scrolling for pics, video and outfit details.

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*Top- DebShops (similar) *Pants- Thrifted*

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*Dress- Shein (NLA) *

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*Shirt- JCP * Skirt- Roses*

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Ciao for now,

EGC

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Winter 2016 look book |LOOKBOOK

I am so excited to share my first lookbook with you all! I never realized how much work or how much fun it was to create a cookbook. This look book will serve as a slight shift in the blog towards more style centered post. Look around and stay tuned for styling tips, tricks and looks.

Look #1

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Pants- JC Penny (similar)

Coat- Marshall's

Shirt- Eloquii

Necklace- Beads.us

Look #2

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Dress- Rebdolls (NLA)

Vest- Shein

Belt- Boohoo (similar)

Necklace- Beads.us

Look #3

Shirt-Van Heusen (husband's shirt)

Pants-Thrifted

Vest- Shein

Necklace- Beads.us

Look #4

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Necklace- Beads.us

Shawl-Shein

Dress-Dresslink (NLA)

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Ciao for Now,

EGC

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