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Push It to the Maxi

From Betsy Johnson to Roberto Cavalli, one of the hottest trends for summer is the Grecian inspired maxi skirt! My go-to maxi style is a high-waisted extra long silhouette, as this synchs the waste, and one of the best aspects of this floor length skirt is that it lengthens the body to give you that “legs for days” look. Legs for days and a tiny waste? Sign     me     up!! Unfortunately, if you’re at all like me, Betsy and Roberto are a bit out of the budget, but check out these fabulous options that will keep you rocking your street runway, and still eating three meals a day!

For some fashion eye candy, check out this high waisted maxi skirt by Hinge, that also happens to come in a shade of this season’s hottest color: Paprika! Pair it with sky-high wedges and jaws will drop. What’s even more exciting is that this little number is currently ON SALE at Shop.Nordstrom.com. As always, click the photo to head there.

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Hinge at Nordstrom

For a less expensive option, try this maxi from Forever 21 in light blue. Pair it with some strappy sandals for a cute hippy-chic look.

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Forever 21

Nervous about going floor length? Go for a hi-low style to ease your way in.  One of my fav’s for the season is this Sanctuary number in “Minty”, which is ALSO on sale at Shop.Nordstrom.com! Pair with funky heels for a night on the town, or keep is casual with Grecian sandals – either way, be ready for some envious stares.

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Sanctuary at Nordstrom

For a less expensive, but completely fabulous option, check out this abstract hi-low option from Forever 21. Make a bold statement by adding a bright shoe, or for a less-is-more look, stick to a black heal or flat.

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Abstract at Forever21

With these looks, you’ll be set for a chic summer filled with BBQs, rooftop patios, date nights, and girls nights, all while looking young and fabulous.

XOXO,

Lauren  

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Transitions to FALL For

As the leaves begin to change, and the air gets crisp, I can’t help but feel a sense of longing to be able to wear some of my favorite looks from summer – the frilly dress, high wasted shorts, tight skirts, maxi dresses, and strappy wedges. Fortunately, this woe-begotten feeling is completely unnecessary. With a few simple alterations, with pieces you probably already have in your fall repertoire, these summer staples can be worn well into the chilling fall months.

For that frilly, feminine dress that you wore all summer long, and are desperately trying to sport to class or on a dinner date, simply add a belt and a blazer and you’re golden for the next few months! Add dark tights and heeled booties to dress it up, or keep it casual with boots and cable-knit socks. **Insider tip: for a great pair of legwarmers to wear with boots, check out a dance wear store and pick up a pair of long ballet legwarmers!

Shorts, an obvious go-to for summer, can still be your obvious go-to for fall with a few quick and fun variations. For a funky vibe, layer the shorts on top of patterned or colored tights with socks and boots! Or keep it classic with black opaque tights and a pair of lace-up oxfords. Either way, you’ll be sure to start some trends with this chic shorts saver. Target always has fun options for colored and patterned tights, and check out these oxfords from Forever 21 for only $25!

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This past summer, almost every ensemble revolved around the tight high-wasted skirt that practically every fashionista invested in – in every color. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to pack those pieces into my clothing storage. Ready for the quick fix? Grab a chunky sweater and a skinny belt and start layering! Mix and match bright colors with fun patterns to keep with the F/W trends. See how H&M pulls of this look here:

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Maxi dresses and floor length skirts stole the summer scene, and with a simple addition to your shoe rack, you can keep on rockin’ this look as long as the sidewalks are cleared of snow! Instead of pairing this piece with the strappy sandal like you have been all summer, go for a chunky ankle boot instead. It’s bold, it’s bohemian – it’s completely fabulous! I love this look with the Lita from Jeffrey Campbell, but if you’re not willing to drop $160 on a pair of booties, try this other style on for size for $50!

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Typically, I don’t condone favoritism, but when it comes to my shoe rack, I feel as if I’m unable to control the fact that I have a clear favorite. A pair of strappy wedges was my summer shoe staple – I seriously wore them at least once per week. To integrate them into my fall wardrobe, I love pairing them with socks folded down to the ankle. It’s a super chic and feminine way to warm up a pair of summery heels! Check out the Marc Jacobs FW11 RTW collection for some inspiration…

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So walk on, be chic, and continue to make the world your runway.

XOXO,

Lauren

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