Archive of ‘How to Style’ category

Styling White Pants for Fall

vest – j crew factory / shirt – j crew factory (recent), white denim – land’s end (old) / wedges – sperry I love the look of white pants year round as they are a fresh neutral that tend to make other tones look even brighter and richer. I used to shy away from wearing […] Read more…

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80’s & 90’s Prep Trends

When you dress preppy, the same items seem to stay in style with a few minor adjustments here and there, which is why it’s cool to still have items for a long time or to borrow from your parents, grandparent, etc. The 80’s and 90’s were pivotal for preppy style as bright colors and ivy […] Read more…

Hat Trick

hats c/o port royal outfitters I love wearing baseball caps in the summer – mainly because I’m big on sunscreen and protecting my skin, and they’re a stylish way to keep the sun off my face. I’ll throw one on after work for running errands, or whenever I’m spending a lot of time outdoors. With the temperatures […] Read more…

3 Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf

Not just for your grandmother (although she probably has great taste), silk scarves have made a real comeback this past year and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve always owned a few silk scarves and would wear them on my bag, but have recently been more and more inspired to wear them in various ways around […] Read more…

How to Style Pearls

Pearls are a timeless staple in women’s jewelry that is synonymous with class and taste. They add elegance to any outfit and can either be used as a statement piece or an understatement. I wear pearls in some form almost daily (mostly pearl studs), and am excited to show you how I styled two different […] Read more…

How to Style: Classic Bandana

What’s more classic Americana than the bandana? From cowboys to rockabilly, all the way to Rosie the Riveter, bandanas have been synonymous with American fashion because it stems from functionality. No style emulates the essence of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” better than this iconic fabric/print that gained its popularity here around the same time we […] Read more…

All Hail the Puffer Vest

If you haven’t bought a puffer vest yet, it’s the perfect layer to add warmth and dimension to your outfits from September all the way through Spring. Layering adds interest to a look, and the puffer vest throws in an extra element that can sometimes tie it all together. The vests have always been somewhat in […] Read more…

What is American Style?

What is American style? American style embodies the very heart of our history and culture – the idea of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. It’s not made of showy frills, complex silhouettes, or strange fabric, but a functional style made of looks that are tried and true. The classic American style has been sighted […] Read more…

Classic Red Stripes

  My summer wardrobe largely consists of red, white, and blue, and lots of stripes, so this red striped tee was a no-brainer when I picked it up last summer from J Crew factory. It’s reminiscent of french sailors, but also has that all-American retro look to it. I find it easy to wear with […] Read more…

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