How to Make a Anything Look Chic

When we think of sweatshirts, we think of loungewear. Never did I ever think of turning this one slouchy piece of clothing into something chic. I got the idea to dress up the sweatshirt when it got colder in California. I have a lot of events to go to and a lot of times they’re held outdoor. One morning, on my way to an event, I felt like wearing pink and still needed to be warm. I have a pink Hanes sweatshirt that I had my heart set on wearing, but I had to make it cute! I knew I had some pink trousers and just prayed that it would go well… it was a hit! I posted this outfit on Instagram twice and people seemed to love it.

Moral of the story here is, you can take something comfortable, like loungewear, and achieve something wonderful. it all depends on what you pair with it that will give you the desired look. For my events, I like to look both fun and sophisticated. The pink makes it fun and the trousers make it sophisticated. Whatever your line of work is or what occasion you’re dressing for, is how you’re going to figure out what your desired look is going to be. The trick here with the sweatshirt is to pair it with something different and standout. It could be leather, a bold color, or something with texture… but pairing it with something unique takes away from the fact that you’re wearing loungewear. You immediately just elevated the look by adding that different piece. See below for a couple ways I paired the sweatshirt with “different, standout” pieces.

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Holiday Dresses Featuring BCBGeneration

This blog post is sponsored by Macy’s and ShopStyle. #bcbgeneration

“Tis the season to wear dresses! It’s a festive time of year- lots of parties being thrown and gatherings being held. We all want to look our best and need ideas, so I’m going to show you four holiday dresses from BCBGeneration at Macy’s that can take you from your work party to your after party. The great thing about these BCBGeneration dresses is that they are mom-appropriate, work-appropriate and great for pretty much any girl who wants to shine! They come in a variety is different sizes to suite all body types and you can even use these dresses after the holidays!

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This BCBGeneration dress has all the festive colors, a beautiful bell sleeve and a tie neck that makes it unique. You can add a belt like I did or wear it loosely as a shift dress. You can also add a black faux fur coat or leather jacket to make it more “holiday.”

This BCBGeneration dress has all the festive colors, a beautiful bell sleeve and a tie neck that makes it unique. You can add a belt like I did or wear it loosely as a shift dress. You can also add a black faux fur coat or leather jacket to make it more “holiday.”

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This metallic, square-neck dress with rounded hem shines in all the right places and gives your body a really nice shape. Wear it alone for that glam kind of holiday party or tone it down and look sophisticated by adding a blazer.

This metallic, square-neck dress with rounded hem shines in all the right places and gives your body a really nice shape. Wear it alone for that glam kind of holiday party or tone it down and look sophisticated by adding a blazer.

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This body hugging mini is for sure to be a showstopper. It hugs your curves in all the right places and has gold thread flex all around to make it super festive. Not much needed here as this dress does all the work for you.

This body hugging mini is for sure to be a showstopper. It hugs your curves in all the right places and has gold thread flex all around to make it super festive. Not much needed here as this dress does all the work for you.

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This black, slinky-feel midi dress is perfect for the holidays and other parties in between. It has beautifully adorned drapes that flatter all body types. Accessorize with lots of gold jewelry and a faux fur, but also stands perfectly on its own.

This black, slinky-feel midi dress is perfect for the holidays and other parties in between. It has beautifully adorned drapes that flatter all body types. Accessorize with lots of gold jewelry and a faux fur, but also stands perfectly on its own.

Hoops & Jumpsuits

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Hoops and jumpsuits are two items that go well together and also stand out on its own.  I have always loved hoop earrings so the fact that they are back on trend is something I am super ecstatic about.  I have been stocking up on hoops of all different shapes and sizes for all different occasions.  That's what makes this comeback trend so exciting- all the different symmetries and how it has been re-invented.  They bring character to any outfit and there is also this flair and attitude about them.  I have linked some of my favorite, affordable hoops because you can't just have one!  They are so fun to style and there are too many pretty ones that you can't pass up, so stocking up is key!  As for my jumpsuit, this one is pretty pricey, but it was so flattering that I couldn't say no.  This one is from House of CB and it cuts me off early at the torso to give me that high waisted effect to help elongate my legs.  Yes, if you're short like me, you can still pull of a jumpsuit and this type of silhouette will look great on you!  I have linked some of my other favorite jumpsuits that make a great alternative to your traditional dress.  HAPPY SHOPPING!!         

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