Hi everybody, happy hump day!
Today I’m speaking about a topic that is near and dear to my fashion-crazed heart. This issue has been emphasized four-fold over these jet-set lifestyle I have been on these last four months. But before your mind pictures me in first class popping bubbly on the way to Paris – think again. I have champagne taste on a college beer-bong budget. What this equates to when studying abroad and traveling in Europe in cheap and at times questionable flights, that give you next to nothing baggage allowance.
Ok, we have all been there. Stressed, panic-stricken and quite possibly jet lagged. The packing protagonist inside of you weighs the alternatives: high maintenance or style-less? Well, with a little creative layering you can have the best of both: fab style and no excess baggage (literally).
I have learned to fine-tune the art of this. Wearing way too many layers all at once onto a plane, and looking down into my sorry-looking carry on, knowing I only have a few (very selectively chosen) pieces to somehow magically produce a weeks worth of noteworthy fashion. Believe me when I say to not give up hope, it can be done.
For the next three days, I will show you three completely different looks using the same blouse dress, ankle booties and basic handbag. Mission impossible can turn into mission impressive in no time with a couple of key styling tricks.
So here is the base for your style equation:
So for the first of the three looks, we are pairing our dress with a skirt over it to give a blouse-like effect. Then, I added tight and a sleek belt to give a holiday feel to the look and define my waist. A little bling along the line of the collar and a silver arm party set the mood for soiree like style.
Old Navy Dress (worn as a top) // Old Navy Skirt // Karen Walker Sunnies // Target Belt (similar style) // Coccinelle Bag // Ankle Booties via PacSun (very similar) // Stella & Dot Soiree Studs // Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace (just the jeweled necklace worn) // Fossil Watch // Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet // Segue Bow Bracelet (similar) // Nails: Trade Winds by Revlon
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As always, thank you for reading.