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Month: March, 2013

Layering in Spring

Spring is finally here!

It’s time to get your shorts and dresses out and layer it with style. The spring in San Francisco is sunny but windy at the same time. So layering is still necessary, but this time with COLORS! Below are some ideas of how I layer with pants, skirts and shorts. Some countries have colder spring so some of you guys might want to layer more or less depending on which part of the world you live in. But just take this as an inspiration.

The first look I put together is pretty simple. Layering a collar top with a sweater is probably the easiest way to style up a plain sweater. I throw on a white blazer on top of it all to brighten up the whole look.

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H&M Collar Top, Urban Outfitters Blazer, Zara Necklace, Zara Pants, Jeffrey Campbell Soiree 

I think denim shorts are my most worn item for spring. I like to be a little bit edgy this time so I add a flannel shirt and tie them in a knot around my waist. I keep the top simple with a black fringe top and a leather jacket to stay with the ‘edgy theme’.

DIY Studded Shorts, Topshop Jacket, Fringe Top from Thailand, Thrifted Flannel Shirt, Jeffrey Campbell Boots

Pastels are one of my favorite color palettes for spring. Since pastel colors are super soft, you don’t have to worry mixing a bunch of different colors at the same time. Below, I mix together yellow, green and pink in one outfit. I added an extra white fur vest that I stole from my Mom’s closet for an extra layer just in case it’s colder outside. I call this pastels color blocking.

Urban Outfitters Top, Zara Skirt, H&M Cardigan, Mom’s fur vest, H&M Shoes

Watch my Layering Video for more tips!

 

I hope you guys find these ideas helpful. Feel free to play around with textures and colors this spring. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you have a wonderful day. Peace!

How I style: LBD (Little Black Dress)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lace and Tones.

In this first post, I’d like to show you some ideas of how I style LBD. I personally think that a black dress is a staple piece for every girl to have in their wardrobe. Not only that it’s easy to mix and match, you can also dress it up or dress it down.

One of my favorite ways to style a black dress is to layer it with a baggy jacket or cardigan on top of it and add a thigh high socks to not show too much skin. I like the casual and effortless look it gives overall.

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HnM Dress, Zara Parka, American Apparel Thigh High Socks

Another way that I like to style an LBD is by layering a crop top on it. It doesn’t matter what kind of crop top you choose, because crop top itself already adds the dynamic to the look. If you like to add an accessory, put on a beanie on. Omygosh, I’m super obsessed with beanies right now. I think beanies come really handy if you live in a windy city like San Francisco. It keeps your hair in place when the wind strikes.

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Asos Crop Top, HnM Dress, American Apparel Tights, Ebay Neon Beanie, UNIF Platform Boots

You can also turn your plain black dress into a top. What I like to do is, I put on a high waisted skirt and a jacket to get a more put together look. (Tips: If your legs are short like mine, wearing a high waisted pants/skirt actually gives an illusion of longer legs. tee-hee!)

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HnM Dress, Press Shearling Jacket, HnM Pleather Skirt, UNIF Platform Boots.

Of course, there are many more ways to style a LBD. I just thought these 3 looks are the easiest ways to style a black dress.

1.Oversized/Baggy Jacket or Cardigan

2. Crop Shirt

3. High Waisted Skirt

I’m pretty sure its easy to try on some of these looks. Feel free to mix and match it. Don’t be afraid to add pops of colors and textures to your boring little black dress. Spice it up!

If you’d like to see a video of me styling the LBD, check out my video below.

I hope you guys find this helpful and informative. Again, a black dress is a very neutral piece to style so feel free to experiment on it. Thanks for checking out my blog guys! If you have any comments/thoughts or ideas, you can leave them in the comment box below. I’d be happy to hear your opinion. Hope you guys enjoy reading this, I’ll talk to you guys in my next one.

xoxo.