Take A Style Detour (with Guest Blogger, Jen!)

Hi everyone! I am pleased to introduce you to our guest blogger, Jen.

Look! Another redhead :)

Look! Another redhead :)

Jen is a friend, writer, and all around stylish and wonderful lady! You will be seeing more of her over the next couple of months and believe me, she has a lot of style advice to give and you'll definitely want to hear more of it! Now, I'll let Jen take it from here.

Bypass the wardrobe blahs with a fresh perspective on your wardrobe

Hi, I’m guest blogger Jen. I love fashion and helping others discover their best style. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love dressing up or styling others. It has always been so enjoyable to me, even as a little girl. But what happens when you are going along, completely enamored with your own well-honed style, only to discover you’ve fallen into a style rut? Yes, the dreaded I have nothing to wear, there’s nothing in my closet I like, and everything makes me feel blah. It’s the style ruts. We can all relate. The style rut suddenly just pops out at the most inopportune times – like every morning before work or every Friday before a night out. But not to worry. Here are some of my easy tips to take your style from rut to right in less time (and money) than you think – by using what you already have (and these great tips overlap so you’ll have the look of a new wardrobe every time you go to your closet).

1. Get back to the classics.

Remember classics are classics for a reason. No one ever goes wrong with black and white pairings. Whether you grab a white button down with your favorite black crop pants or pick a white t-shirt and black blazer, it’s perfect for work, school, lunch or a night out.  The best part is you can accessorize endlessly with this well paired ensemble.

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2. Belts and scarves.

Oh yeah. The two best accessories a girl can use to refresh their style. Add a belt over a cute dress or cardigan and accentuate your beautiful curves. Scarfs are super versatile because they take a T-shirt from basic to becoming instantly. Scarfs draw attention up to your face – the best part of your outfit, always.

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3. Try dressing it down.

It’s warming up outside so why not take that more high end look to a wonderful day outfit with cute flats, Toms, or sneakers. Pair your Converse with an adorable skirt and take your ordinary look to an unexpectedly delightful style that is classic and fresh. It’s a great way to be comfortable and feminine in a modern way.

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4. Denim.

You can always make this faithful style companion work harder for you. It’s all about what you are pairing with your favorite jeans. Try stepping away from whatever you’ve recently paired with them – look in your closet for a bright top and some contrasting heels. Heels are really the key with denim – it makes you feel immediately feminine and sexy. Take a pass on the flats at least once a week and enjoy the height of your hiney and the confidence in your step.

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These tips help me to see new style in my old favorites without spending a dime. However, sometimes something new is just what you need to see perspective in all you have. Stay tuned for my tips on style shopping strategically – a few little tweaks can take your wardrobe to wow without a huge investment.