Trend Alert: Military Inspired

ATTENTION!  Yes Sir!  Military is back and bigger than ever!  For today, I’m going to do a feature on the military-inspired fashion that are sure to be a top trend this fall!   Of course, you defiantly don’t want to go too overboard…  So here are some pieces that I think are totally cute and can give you a bit of the military look without looking like you just came out of boot camp!

Military Shirt Dress

Yay! I love this shirt dress from Charlotte Russe!  It’s $32… A bit pricier than I would like… but it’s so adorable!  Imagine it with black jeggings and heels!  How cute!

These cropped cargos pants are $22.80 from Forever 21.  They are awesome because you can adjust the length and add a little military flair to any outfit!
 
A military style jacket is defiantly a must-have for the season.  This one is $49.50 at American Eagle.  loving how you can roll the sleeves up a little… and this olive color is hot, hot, HOT!
 

Jeffrey Campbell K-Genius Khaki Belt Appeal Canvas Wedge Boot  - Click Image to Close
WOW!  Love these wedges!  They are $154 at Lulus.com.  I really don’t know why they remind me of the military… they just do…
Anyway, I love all the belt buckles… you just might have some troubles putting them on… :)
 
  Well, there you go…  So here’s my list of my top 3  tips to wear the military trend:
  1. Color… Obviously army green and olive are THE colors!  Other colors to try are navy blue and gray.
  2. Buttons and Studs… Add some army flair to any outfit with buttons or studs.
  3. Canvas/Khaki Material… This material will make any outfit have a bit of military in it!

Well, that’s all for today!  See you tomorrow!!  Comment and subscribe please!

:)Kali

Update your wardrobe for FREE!

Good afternoon my fellow friends!  Today I’m going to give you a couple of ideas on how to update your wardrobe for fall 2010.  As you all know… school is coming up!  That means back-to-school shopping! Woooo!  Of course, it’s certainly not practical or economically possible to buy a whole new wardrobe… so here are 5 tips on how to make an (almost) brand new wardrobe at little or no cost!

1. ADD A BELT!

Adding a belt on the waist it an easy way to add a different look to any top.  You could pop a belt over a simple v-neck or too a sundress.  I am in love with this belt from Forever 21 because it’s only $2.50!  (Yes I’ve used it in a bunch of other posts…)

2.SWAP THE COLOR!

Instantly change the color of any top, bottom, or sweater with some cheap fabric dye from basically any store (Wal-Mart, A.C. Moore, Target…)  Try to get some dyes in hot fall colors like gold, olive, violet, or mahogany.

Purple

This pretty purple Tulip dye is $2.99 at ILovetoCreate.com.

3.CUFF ‘EM UP!

Give your jeans, shorts, and pants a new look by rolling them up!  Grab a cardigan and roll up the sleeves a little for a warm fall day.  You could roll up skinny jeans twice so they fall right above your ankle… So cute!

4.DIY IT UP!

So I have this tunic top with lace at the bottom… I never really liked the lace so I re-invented my shirt by chopping the lace off!  Now it’s a cropped top… Love it!  You can re-invent any top by cutting off the sleeves… Or maybe cut and old dress into a shirt!  Also, you could sew on some embellishments like buttons or flowers…

5.MIX AND MATCH OUTFITS!

Some people (me included!!) tend to wear the same outfits all the time!  It’s time to go through your closet and mix and match clothes that you never have before!  Example… Always wear the ruffled cardigan with the khaki shorts and flats??  How about wearing that cardi with some jeggings and ankle boots!?!  Stuff like that can make any old shirt feel new again!

So there are some tips on how to jazz up your wardrobe for free!  I’ll be sure to add any more that I think off!

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:)Kali

 

 

Must-Haves for Back to School

Hey there!  I’m going to tell you about a couple of items that I think with be über hot this fall season…

Cropped Pants

I don’t really know what to call these other than… cropped pants.  So today I was shopping at this small store that basically buys clothes that manufacturers don’t want… Anyway I got a super cute pair of American Eagle navy blue cropped pants for $2!! That’s right only 2 buckeroos!  I’m so excited about that… Well, cropped pants are a must have for this season.  You could pair them with anything!!  Dress it up with cute flats, and a long tunic top.  Or for a “comfy” look try them with sandals and a plaid shirt cinched at the waist with a belt.

** Hint Hint…  You can make you own cropped pants by rolling up your skinny jeans twice…

Cargo Cropped Pants
  These cute cargo pants are only $11.99 from Charlotte Russe.
Belts
This season belts are back!  Use these sleek chicas to accent any waist.  Simply put on any old belt right over your shirt at the waist.Match it with a plaid shirt or even put it over a cute cardigan.
Check out these belts from Charlotte Russe.  You get three skinny belts for $9.50!  I love the rose-colored ones! CUTE!
Cardigans
If you were to splurge on one item for back to school this would be it.  I love cardigans because they never go out of style and can instantly “jazz up” and outfit or even simply make a shirt more “school appropriate.”  Neutral and earthy colored cardigans are very hot this season. Also, find cardigans with cute little embellishments like the ruffles on the sweater below.
Product Image Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Cardigan Sweater w/ Ruffle - Dark Heather Grey
Wooo!  This cardigan from Target is only $15.00!!  I love the cute ruffles and the earthy gray color!
Jeggings
Jeggings are the new it item of the fall season!  Jeggings (jeans combined with leggings) can be worn with a longer shirt cinched at the waist with a belt.  My favorite outfit with jeggings is the plaid shirt with a belt… Super Cute!!
These jeggings from Charlotte Russe are only $24.50 but right now they are an extra 30% off!  I did the math for you all and they would actually be about $17.15 right now! 
Plaid Shirts
Plaid shirts are back… again!  Pair this classic favorite with a belt at the waist for a super cute feminine look!  Pair it with some jeggings or skinny jeans.  Add a long necklace to up the style factor. 
 
This shirt from American Eagle is only $19.95.  I love all the different colors!  It will defiantly make you outfit POP!
 
Flats
My final must-have for back to school is flats.  Flats are classic, comfy, and cute!  They can dress up or dress down an outfit.  They can be worn with anything.  Flats are the best!  My favorite pair of flats are Me Too flats.  They are super cute but most of all super comfy!   So many flats can give you feet blisters, however Me Too flats are sooo comfortable that you could walk around in them all day!  A lot of times you can find them at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls.
These are super cute!  You can get them at Zappos.com for $76.13…  If you have a TJ Maxx of Marshalls near you defiantly check there… I bought a cute pair of Me Toos for $34.
 
So that’s my 6 must-haves for back to school 2010!!  What are yours??  Be sure to comment with you 6 back to school must-haves!
:) Kali