Nothing Short of Chic: July 2014


Personal Style: Falling Slowly

You've still got time...

Hey guys! I'm sorry to say it, but - slowly - fall is approaching, even though August is, for most of us, the hottest part of the year...

Personal Style: Formally Chic

Who said denim has to be casual?

Hey everyone! My outfit today is based upon the traditional white top and black bottom, complete with dark jeans, a semisheer white blouse, a lacy black camisole, black ankle boots, a faux-leather handbag, and a ribbonned topknot.


Personal Style: Summer Blues

Wearing these pants, I am distressed no longer...

What's the best way to wear denim? Head to toe, of course! The sky is finally clearing after a depressingly gray morning, and I was inspired by its almost unnatural, totally gorgeous hue!


Personal Style: Pattern Play

Mix and match without the clash.

Hello people! To conclude Week of Stripes (which I've had a ton of fun with, I hope you have too!) I've thought a little out of the box and paired stripes with another pattern (two ways) for today. Have fun!

Don't be afraid to mix and match, but just like in yesterday's post, when mixing prints, you should stick with this general rule: keep the patterns in the same color family or keep one of the prints in a neutral color (white/brown/tan/etc.) It kind of gives the eye a break.


Personal Style: Stripes-On-Stripes

Stripes as far as the eye can see.

Hey everybody! Yes, you can pair stripes with more stripes--and it looks pretty awesome too! Here I'll show you two casual and cute ways to do matchy-matchy.

Stick with the same color scheme--it will give the viewer's eyes a break from what could potentially be awesomeness overload. Sorry to say it, but you should probably keep your neon-green-and-hot-pink striped skirt alone in its printiness and pair it with a solid, neutral top and accessories. But my black-and-white circle skirt and chevron batwing tee in the same colors work great together, because the stripes are different widths and the stripes don't go the same way. I also added a solid elastic belt to help break up the skirt and tee. Since you can't go wrong with heavy ankle boots (plus, their huge size makes your legs seem super slender and long in comparison), I wore those along with the surprise pop of color, just for fun.

Personal Style: Knit Picky

Keeping warm elegantly.

Hey guys! Sorry it's so late; I was out and about doing important things (eating Indian food) earlier this evening. Today being the gray (but warm) day that it was, I decided to feature a striped sweater in today's – tonight's – post.


Personal Style: Striped Tank Tops For All

The start of the stripes.

Hello everyone! I'm going to be wearing lots of stripes this week, so if you're looking for stripey inspiration, be sure to check back.