Layering in Style

“Nothing Haunts us like the things we didn’t buy” – Unknown

I mentioned last week that you can add layers to any outfit and create depth.  For this outfit I just wore tight black pants and a black long sleeved shirt.  Then I added a tunic in brown and beige and finished it off with a loose belt.  Adding boots that are a contrast to the black also is a great way to make your outfit unique.

This outfit could be paired with a cool jacket, sweater, vest or even just a great belt.  Boots add the final touch, so if you want to recreate something like this, choose a contrast pair of boots along with your choice of jacket/top/tunic – again remembering that not everything needs to match.

If you choose to wear tight pants, black is always a great slimming color – you can also make your legs seem longer by choosing boots that have a heel.

I love these Guess Marciano boots – the black pants are from Nordstrom and the long sleeved black shirt is from Target – finished off with a Michael Kors watch.

Style in your Accessories

“Fashion is just another accessory for someone with Great Style” – Unknown

I am loving the styles right now – how everything doesn’t need to match.  It can give us all an opportunity to stand out even more.  I especially love choosing a purse that doesn’t “match” what I am wearing – one that really says “look at me”…

I found this purse while on a family trip to LA – but you could create a statement look with any purse that isn’t a traditional black, tan or grey.  I have even used this purse when I have been wearing a plaid shawl and colors that are not even close to those on the purse.  I have found that even when I choose to go really simple or traditional in my outfit, when I choose accessories, purses or shoes that stand out, it always manages add that wow factor.

This purse is not a name brand, however, I loved it so much that I had to have it.  I like to change out my purse quite often because I get bored with the same look, so if you are looking to be frugal, you don’t have to buy expensive brands to make you look good.

Style your Fall

“Playing Dress up begins at five and never truly ends” – Kate Spade

One of the first things I think about as the weather becomes colder is “Yes!  I get to wear a whole different wardrobe of clothes.  I love this time of year because it is not too cold yet, but yet you can still add in layers and create amazing ensembles.

There are so many different things to consider when dressing for Fall…

It goes way beyond picking the shoes first.  You also have to consider, is it going to be too cold to have bare legs if you are wearing a skirt.  I tend to wait until it really is cold before I wear tights, unless of course they are the ones that have patterns with holes (like fishnets or such).

It is also best to wear multiple layers so that you can peel them off as the day goes on and gets warmer as it often does in the Fall.

I love to wear cool jackets, shawls or coats that are  a statement all by themselves.  I have recently fallen in love with some plaid shawls (like the one featured in todays post)…It is not too heavy yet it is warm enough and looks fantastic.  I found this piece in LA but I have seen lots of different stores that carry similar pieces.  You could even create your own look by just grabbing a long wool scarf and making your own shawl.

Layering in Style is one of favorite things to do.  You are almost creating two different outfits – one for outdoors and one for indoors.

Boots are always a great addition and these Vince Camuto booties are the perfect color for this outfit…

Quote in Style

When you are contemplating what to wear, this quote is something to consider…

If mornings are not the best time for you, it is a good idea to pick out what you are going to wear the following day (and even try it on) the night before…that way you are not as rushed and don’t end up making important decisions in a hurry!


Classy and Fabulous

“A Girl should be two things…Classy and Fabulous” Coco Chanel

I have covered Animal Prints in another post, but this time I thought it would be fun to pair with a leather skirt.

Again the browns and blacks are great for fall and can be paired with a warm mustard, rust or burgundy color.  I love full skirts because they feel so freeing to me.  It is nice to get away from the normal tight or form fitting styles that always seem to be worn.

Wearing this skirt with a leopard print top adds a little dimension.

This type of skirt is great to cover up problem stomachs and hips while adding a unique sense of style.  Pair your chosen combination with a statement pair of shoes or boots to finish the look.

Embrace your Uniqueness…

Here are a couple of Tips for the day:

  1. Don’t hate your body. You are unique. Not everything is going to look great on everyone’s body, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something that will look amazing on you!.

  2. You don’t have to go out and buy a full new closet for the Fall…the new Fall colors may look great combined with items you already have in your closet.

I love the combination of earth tones, such as this fitted black dress with brown accents and elbow pads that I picked up on a shopping trip to LA a couple of weeks ago.  I love to find things that can’t be found in Utah so that I stand out a little more.

For Fall it is great to pick out skirts or dresses that are longer and that can be paired with boots and tights as the weather gets colder.

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“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure!”

I grabbed a pair of amazing leggings that I recently purchased because they fit both criteria.  Leggings are a perfect wardrobe addition (if you pick the right pair) because they are comfortable, they can be flattering and of course don’t forget, you want to find a pair that is stylish.  I have seen lots of people walking around in leggings that are either worn out, the wrong color or fabric for someone’s body type (they show off ever bump and curve) and finally the worst thing I think I have ever seen is a pair of “flesh” colored leggings that looks like someone isn’t wearing any pants at all…definitely not the impression you want to make EVER!

The booties have a perfect heel height for lots of walking, shopping and errand running – which is essential for weekends and holidays.  As I have mentioned before, I like to wear shoes with heels a lot more than not, so when I find a pair of boots or shoes that have heels but are still comfortable, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot!!

What is your ideal street style?  Do you look for comfort first?  Style first?  Or do you just throw on whatever is closest.  The great thing about style and fashion is that it is ever-changing so you don’t ever have to stick with what you have always done, you can change at any time.

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Find Your Personal Style

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as WE are!”

What is your personal style definition? There are many different types of personal style how do you identify your fashion style? We have many personal style examples here at Style Queenie!

Don’t get caught up in wearing things that you think you should wear or what you think others might like, dress for yourself, be yourself, love yourself…let that confidence and certainty in yourself shine through in everything that you do.  Which means picking out your outfit is only a small part of that, but it is something that will set the tone for your entire day.  I know for a fact, when I feel like I look amazing, I am going to perform and react a lot better than if I feel uncertain about my outfit or even my hair.

We all have bad hair days, we all have not so great outfit days, that’s why I always have a few outfits that are back-ups, which means that I can fall back on these outfits on days where I know I need to look my best.  It is something that isn’t thought about much, but it is always a great idea to have a few outfits ready to go in your closet just in case you need them!  Choose things that flatter your body, your coloring and boost your confidence.  I have talked in previous posts how certain colors can evoke certain feelings…there are always colors that you are more in tune with than others, I am drawn to Red and when I want to feel really sassy, powerful and confident, that is always the color I am drawn to first.  Do you have a color that makes you feel most confident?  If you do, make sure you have something in that color that is a standby just in case you need it.

Johnny Cash was always known for wearing all Black – during his era people thought it a little strange.  These days it is not so unusual, but still not something that everyone likes to do, and that is totally fine.  Outfits that incorporate all of the same colors, or closely similar colors are becoming more and more popular – I love the idea of wearing all Beige or all White, to me that is classy.

This is just one more way for you to put your unique personal style stamp on what you wear and how you present yourself…have fun on your personal style journey and don’t be afraid to try new things!

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Here to Empower Your Fashion Sense

Don’t underestimate yourself by comparing yourself to others.  It’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful.”

What if I told you that you need to forget everything you already know about style and fashion inspiration.  Not because you are doing anything wrong, but because no matter how great you are at putting together outfits and fashion, it is always fun to “clean house” and go back to basics.  We are your fashion inspiration blog with fashion inspiration themes we are not here to tell you who you are but help you find your own fashion inspiration and personal style.

If you truly want to be different, unique, or stand out, the only way you can do that is by taking risks – and the most important thing to remember is that you will probably have people that don’t like what you are wearing BUT if you feel good, then you have accomplished what you set out to do.  Are you confident enough to create your own unique style.  It is easy to see what someone else is wearing and copy it or try to be just like them – but what takes real confidence is to be you…and not care what anyone else says about it.  Now that doesn’t mean you can’t try to recreate outfits that you see in magazines or see a pair of shoes and want to buy them – because magazines and blogs (just like this one) are there to give you ideas and inspire you!

I honestly believe that we were all created to be unique and that our style has the opportunity to show the world just how unique without us having to do or say anything.  As you go out in your own outfit creation, don’t forget to smile and have fun…the more happy and confident you feel, the more others will feel it too!

“Fashion inspiration should be a form of escapism not a form of imprisonment.”

Have you ever wondered which colors suit you best?  Do you sometimes hesitate to wear certain colors because you think they are too bold?

“If you want to have something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done!”

Wearing a tight skirt with a tunic or dress over the top is actually a really flattering look and appropriate for most occasions. I feel that it looks professional, especially because I didn’t have to worry about pulling down a shorter dress all day long (especially when sitting down).

Wearing short dresses in the summer can be really tempting but beware of wearing something too short for work – it not only conveys the wrong message to people you are meeting, but it also means you are going to be trying to adjust your hem all day long. Even if when you are standing and it’s not too short, it is a good idea to do the sit test and see how the dress or skirt fits you when you are sitting down.

Doing something unexpected is definitely going to be different for everyone – I tend to try things that can be unusual, but that doesn’t mean that you have to. The key is to make sure you don’t come outside your comfort zone, but you can definitely stretch it!

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