Wardrobe Essentials: The White Shirt

Carolina Herrera said it best “trends may come and go, but nothing will ever beat a white shirt.” I totally agree. There is nothing like a crisp white shirt. Whether high-end or low-end you can’t have too many. Whether you wash or dry clean white shirts come in different styles and in different lengths.

Spring is in full swing (even though the weather says otherwise) and what better way to welcome this new season by upgrading my white shirt crew. I made a trip to good ‘ole Zara and this shirt was calling me! I like the classic collar, the length is a bit short. However the fine line pleats are what said “buy me buy me.”

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$35.90

I love color especially color blocking  (a How To post coming soon)  so I paired the white shirt with an Orange Diamond Weave Pencil Skirt from Ann Taylor .

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Ann Taylor skirt $24.88

My African head wrap is mainly the color mustard with hints of dusty blue and white. I decided to wear Makara Dusty Blue Nina Shoes .

 

 

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 Nina Shoes $49.99

To keep in theme with the color of my head wrap I paired the entire outfit with a Faux Leather High Yellow Jacket from Zara . I love the belt detailing.

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 Zara jacket $69.90

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To complete the whole outfit I cam carrying a Cooperative Mini Luggage Crossbody Bag in Pink from Urban Outfitters .

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 $19.99

Now go out and buy yourself a new white shirt…you deserve it!

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1 skirt + 3 ways

 

 

It is now February 4th, you are looking through your closet saying “I have nothing to wear.” You have a ton of holiday attire such as sequins, feathers, silk skirts and gowns , but not sure how to incorporate these items into your everyday look. Have no fear, The Hopeful Stylist is here!

“Sequin attire is only to be worn at night.” If styled right sequin can be worn during the day and at night. Here’s how: I purchased this pencil skirt in silver from Banana Republic and styled it as a day, fun weekend and evening look.

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Rule #1 You can wear a t-shirt with anything. T-shirts can be dressed casually or dressed up for an evening event. If you want to dress up a t-shirt add a statement necklace.

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JCrew necklace|| Disney’s The Little Mermaid t-shirt

Jewelry

Topshop earrings

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie ( I always cry at the end when she leaves her daddy) to keep with the theme of dressed up, yet fun I completed this look with a pair of Vivienne Westwood by Melissa shoes. I like the big red heart detail. FYI the shoes smell like bubble gum.

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Whole Outfit

Rule#2 Sneakers can be worn with everything, within reason. Always use creative judgement when trying to add a pair of sneakers with a very dressy item. Adidas Superstar sneakers are easy to pair with any outfit.

What girl doesn’t love MAC Cosmetics ! I’m wearing Flat Out Fabulous Bright Plum Matte Lipstick and it is awesome. Very creamy, long wearing and a very bold color to add an extra pop to this outfit.

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Sneakers

Adidas Superstar

To complete this casual weekend look and for those chilly days and nights…an Adidas track jacket. I attended the NBA All Star game last year and decided to purchase this track jacket to commemorate the event.

Back (better)

Rule #3 Heels go with EVERYTHING!!! Especially with a touch of leopard. I paired the same sequin skirt with Sam Edelman two toned studded heels.

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I love the subtleness of the black studs on the back of the shoes. It adds a little rockstar feel. My favorite jewelry are statement necklaces…. I styled this look with a Topshop black studded piece. Whenever you wear a chunky sweater and you want to give yourself a waist add a belt.

NYX cosmetics makes great vibrant lipsticks. The shade I am wearing is Twisted Bright Violet. Its high voltage and very moisturizing!

Necklace

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Have some fun and try these looks!

All photos taken by Faith Brown

sbrown.faith@gmail.com

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Rocksbox

Rocksbox

Everyone seems to have a “box” subscription service now. Have you checked out Rocksbox ? Rocksbox is a premium jewelry subscription box. Here’s how it works, Become a Shine Insider. Take a style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List. You then receive 3 pieces to wear on loan. Each piece is hand selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Return anytime to get 3 new designer pieces. You can return your Rocksbox set anytime as often as you like.

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I received my box today and I am impressed. Not only was the jewelry well wrapped I love the personalized note. The box is extremely cute and the jewelry pouches come with information about each designer. Ready to sign up? Use this code to receive 1 month subscription for free  hautehopexoxo . Enjoy!!