Outfits & Style Tips

A Styling Guide To Borrowed From The Boys

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Borrowed From The Boys

A good borrowed from the boys look is one of my favorite ways to put an outfit together. I have gone through the 4 Menswear Pieces For A Girl’s Closet and now let’s talk more about how to put it all together!

The key thing to keep in mind is creating juxtaposition or contrast in your outfit. The menswear piece can be fitted or oversized to your liking, just remember to pair it with feminine details. I choose my Chanel mini for both of these looks because it has such a beautiful, feminine feel.

Your shoe choice should also fall into the stiletto heel category unless you’re going for a more sporty look such as here.

A bold red lip for date-night is always a good idea, especially when wearing menswear.

The colors that are paired with a suit also will create contrast. In this post, the maroon velvet is gorgeous with the pinstripe suit!

In one of the pictures below, I changed out the heels for a block heel gold menswear Gucci, which shoe do you like better? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


Blazer Edit


Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


Blazer Edit


Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


Pant Edit


 

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life

Borrowed From The Boys- Her Fashioned Life


In Collaboration with Lux Rox Boutique

Photography by Cathy Sunu


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How To Nail A Monochrome Outfit

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Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Dress // Trench // Heels // Clutch // Earrings // Diamond Necklace

Monochrome Styling

Monochrome dressing is one of my favorite ways to put an outfit together!  It’s also the easiest way to a chic look. When you know how to do it well, dressing in all one color looks expensive, thought-out and just good!

The secrete is to mix up textures. Choose a fuzzy white knit with a white satin skirt and white boots. However, you can look to styling a simple day look also. Try a denim on denim outfit or pair a blue silk top with blue denim jeans and blue suede sandals.

Mixing color tones will also give your outfit more interest. In this post, I have velvet, cotton and patent leather all in blush tones. This outfit is such a great Valentines Day look but would also be amazing any time of the year.



Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

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Monochrome Dressing Her Fashioned Life

In Collaboration with Dooney & Bourke

Photography by Cathy Sunu

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Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

5 Ways To Dress Sexy But Stay Chic On Valentine’s Day

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Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Dress // Heels, Similar // Clutch, Similar // Necklace, Coin Necklace // Sunglasses // Earrings // Belt, Dupe

Valentine’s Day Dressing

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you have what to wear on your mind? Well, don’t worry; I have you covered! If you’re headed out for a romantic dinner, you will want to dress to impress your partner. However, if you want to also be on the chic side and not be overly sexy follow these tips below.

Date-Night Styling Tips

  • Pick a body part to be uncovered. So, don’t leave your chest uncovered, and your legs with a short dress. This dress I’m wearing here is very short, but the rest of my body is fully covered, so I’m not giving out that going clubbing feel.

Also, note this dress is made shorter by wearing a belt. You can style it with sneakers and no belt for a very day-friendly look.

  • Choose a shiny, sparkly piece to look sexy in, such as I did here. You do not have to have skin exposed at all to shine and catch his eye. Especially with a semi-sheer, sequin top or this one-shoulder top. Pair it with a tailored pair of pants and heels for a date-night look!
  • Try a little leather to give yourself an edgy look. Start with a sexy, satin slip dress and layer a leather moto jacket over it — the perfect way to contrast dress in my book.
  • Girls have been wearing tight sweaters since the ’50s to show off their assets without revealing too much. Wear a tight cashmere sweater in a color that flatters you with leather leggings, add gorgeous heels, and you will not disappoint!
  • Animal prints can also have the same effect. I love a button-up, silk, leopard print top with a leather mini skirt and heels! Add some gold hoops and necklaces to give a little sparkle to your look!

Daytime Options

Hopefully, that covers your night out. Are you looking for help for a cute daytime outfit for your kiddos class parties and such? Be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day shirt edit!

 

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

 

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

 

Valentines Day Dress Her-Fashioned-Life

In Collaboration with Lux Rox Boutique

Photography by Cathy Sunu


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Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Valentines Day Shirt Edit

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Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Shirt // Pants // Sneakers // Choker // Coin Necklace, similar // Earrings

Valentines Day Graphic Tee

Valentines Day is almost here, and I wanted to get my graphic t-shirt edit out to you. These shirts will have you covered for all of your casual February outfits. I love picking up a good tee this time of year because not only is it perfect for your class parties, it’s also perfect year around! You can wear these fun graphic t-shirts under blazers for a street style touch. The sweatshirts are also perfect for spring weather paired with shorts and skirts.

For Valentines Day Gift ideas see my post here, How To Make Valentines Day Extraordinary By Spending Less

Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Valentines Day Shirt Edit

Shirts: LuxRox Boutique

 

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The Trend That Is Sticking Around For 2019

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Dress // Boots // Clutch // Belt, Dupe // Sunglasses // Gold Earrings // Chain Necklace

Animal Magic

The new year is always full of fresh starts, promises, and new fashion trends! Although, sometimes a trend will stay around longer than a year, and that is most certainly the case with  Leopard print. Everybody had a major leopard mood last year, and you can expect it that mood to stay around for 2019.

However, this year not only will the classic black-and-tan colors be hot.  You can expect this wild print will show up in vibrant colors such as red and purple.

Leopard print is a classic print and NOT trendy, although it will be “trending” big again. If you choose a colored fabric for this pattern, that will be a trendy piece.


My Leopard Dress

This fun leopard print dress has flirty ruffles along the bottom and pleated details at the neckline. This dress will easily transition from winter to summer by styling it with different accessories. Here, I have belted it with my go-to Gucci belt to give my waist more definition. Adding the red clutch adds a pop of color and interest to the outfit.

I’m a bit obsessed with the scrunch boot style lately, and these boots are just gorgeous! They pair perfectly with denim as well, and I love the wooden heel detail!

Leopard Print Trend Dress



Leopard Print Trend Dress

Leopard Print Trend Dress



Leopard Print Trend Dress

Leopard Print Trend Dress



Leopard Print Trend Dress

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print trend leopard



 

Dress: LuxRox Boutique

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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How To Wear Denim On New Year’s Eve

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Sequin Top // Denim // Heels // similar Bag // Sunnies // Earrings

Wearing Denim On New Year’s Eve Night

New Year’s Eve is the type of holiday where anything goes as far as sparkle and glam for your outfit. However, that doesn’t mean you need to wear a fancy dress. Rethink your ensemble by wearing comfy denim jeans instead. Save the self-tanner and shaving your legs is optional… You can put together a chic, elevated look with the 4 tips below.

  1. Your jeans will be very understated. I mean you can also wear them to a football game. This means everything else needs to have a wow factor. Definitely look for an over the top sequin blouse, beautiful heels, and clutch.
  2. Keep the lines fun but tailored. Don’t choose denim that is overly distressed or has holes in the knees. Usually, the best fit for denim at night is skinny fit with a dark wash. I love these Levi’s I have on because they have a cool vintage feel but also fit amazing! And.. they come in a billion colors.
  3. Choose a clutch over a shoulder or crossbody bag. It just says “night out” more.
  4. The heels should be as high as you can comfortably wear all night. That might be a kitten heel or a 4″ heel, but definitely some type of heel to elevate your look.
  5. Add a luxe belt if you are tucking in your blouse.

I hope this will help open up some fun and chic options for you on New Year’s Eve!

denim on new years eve, sequin top outfit

denim on new years eve, sequin top outfit

denim on new years eve, sequin top outfit

 

 

denim on new years eve, sequin top outfit

denim on new years eve, sequin top outfit


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Holiday Sparkle Her Fashioned Life

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Styling Holiday Sparkle

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Holiday Sparkle

It is holiday party season and time to shine! All the sparkle is welcome from office parties to family gatherings! Leave your LBD in the closet and look to sequins and metallics to elevate your holiday style.

Do Know That Less Is More

To keep your outfit festive but elegant, try to balance the shine with neutral tones. Choose clean, classic lines in your pieces. For example, with this fun metallic skirt I’m wearing here, I have paired it with a tailored, cropped blazer and a basic silk cami. In addition, my heels are also simple but chic. Stick to a three-color rule if you can. My whole outfit is made up of black, gold, and silver. Minimal and delicate jewelry is also a good idea. Doing these things will let your statement piece, whether a skirt, dress, top or shoes be the star of the show.

However, if you want a pop of color, tie it in with your shoes, bag or earrings.

Do Mix Texture

Mixing up textures in my outfits is always my favorite way to add a fun, unexpected twist to an ensemble.  The great thing about sequins is you do not have to choose a traditional holiday color palette of red and green. A beautiful navy sequined blouse paired with denim and heels is a perfect holiday look for a casual family get together.  Combining knits with sequins is also, in my opinion, a perfect holiday look!

Create Contrast And Have Fun With It

Do Accessorize Well

Not ready to jump on the holiday shine deep end? Try to start by playing around with glitter shoes, sequined belts, and sequined outerwear to incorporate shine into your holiday looks. A bag like one would be the perfect way to dip your toe in!

Don’t Overdue it

Try not to compete with the disco ball at the party. Avoid going overboard with color and shine. Don’t wear large accessories with your sequined pieces. Remember to keep it reasonably simple yet chic. Also, before you leave the house, look at your outfit in the mirror and take off anything that you think might be too much. You will feel much more comfortable at the party.

Don’t Wear The Wrong Under Garments

Stick to a neutral bra and panties. Sometimes with man-made fabrics, there are small holes. Flash photography can wreak havoc on a white bra under a thin red dress. However, I love to see a black bra showing through a sexy semi-transparent top, like this or LOVE this one. Just make sure you put thought into what you’re wearing under your outfit as well. Holiday pictures last forever and you do not want to be too revealing.

What do you wear under a menswear blazer jacket? THIS will keep everything in place and still give you that fab look you’re going for. If Lace is not what you’re looking for try this one.

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life



Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life



Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

 

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life



Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

In Collaboration with Lux Rox Boutique

Photography by Cathy Sunu


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Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

Choosing A Holiday Dress To Impress

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Holiday Dress Her Fashioned LifeMaggy London Dress // Sunnies // Heels (Similar under $60)

 

Choosing A Holiday Dress

The holiday season is here and with that comes many parties to attend. When you want to step outside the standard LBD, but still have a classic overall look, shop for a dress with simple lines but fun fabric! The sparkly fabric this dress has says it’s holiday season. However, the cut is classic and could be worn all year. The longer length and high cut neckline are perfect for office parties as well as date-night.

I Layered a trench the same of the same color family over it to give the dress a chic monochrome look. Fur would also look amazing!

 

Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

 

Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

In Collaboration with Maggy London


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The Must Have Lace Suit For Party Season

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Lace Suit – Lux Rox Boutique // Sunnies // Earrings // Chanel Bag //  Chanel Mules –Dupe

Chic In All Lace

Lace can be tricky to pull off. You don’t want to look tacky or cheap, or like you are in grade school!  However, with the right styling, you can elevate an all lace outfit to have a modern, grown-up look.

Lace is best styled with contrast. When you mix in tailored and structured pieces, this delicate fabric will look fabulous!  The bold gold necklaces I’m wearing along with the structured Chanel bag, bring a touch of edgy sophistication I love. Finishing off with large, glam sunglasses and black nails adds a little sexiness.

Balance the Feminity with edgy sophistication.

The chic effect from toughing up lace with leather is classic and undeniable! Your moto jacket will be a lace dresses bff!


Versatile Options

You can also wear the suit as separates making it so versatile! Pair the blazer with a crew-neck t-shirt and denim. Add sneakers for day and heels for date night! The same way I styled in this post here.  Wear the lace pants with a chunky knit or t-shirt and denim jacket.

I love all things Sandro Paris right now and their beautiful lace section has the pieces styled perfectly on the models! They are mixing in denim and sneakers into their ensembles to give a casual daytime feel.

So the next event you have to go to step out of your comfort zone and wow everyone in a lace suit!

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Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

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Head into Lux Rox Boutique to try on these exact pieces and shop many other fall must-have’s in clothing and jewelry!

In Collaboration with Lux Rox 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Styling One Dress Four Ways For The Holidays

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This holiday season, do yourself a favor and buy the perfect little black dress that will take you to multiple events no matter what the dress code is. Think of this dress as your base canvas. Then build your outfit over the dress depending on the occasion. The styling possibilities are endless! Below I’m breaking down four styling options for you, brunch, drinks out, movie day and Thanksgiving dinner. I also have written about 5 Ways To Stand Out In Your LBD here!

Choosing Your Little Black Dress

When you’re looking for a perfect LBD, it’s all about the fabric and cut. The dress that I’m wearing in this post has fabric you can simply roll up, put in your suitcase and unpack it, unwrinkled when you get there. I love a low maintenance dress for holiday travel that always looks great!

This cut you want to be somewhat form-fitting, but not tight. Look for a length just above or below the knee and clean, classic lines. You want this base layer to translate from an office party to drinks out flawlessly. Look for a dress that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable when you wear it.

Don’t be afraid to spend more than you normally would on a dress to get quality fabric and perfect cut!

Keep scrolling to read more about the chic dress I’m wearing at the end of this post.

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Little Black Dress www.HerFashionedLife.com

Dress


Brunch

Brunch is always something I look forward to, but this could also be a casual Thanksgiving dinner look. I wore a cozy cropped jacket over and scrunched boots in the same nude tone. My hair is effortlessly pulled back into an easy ponytail with a ribbon. The bag I’m carrying has the handle wrapped with a skinny scarf also in the blush color pallet.

Brunch outfit with Pink Jacket Her Fashioned LIfe

Brunch outfit

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Dress // Coat // Boots, Simular // Earrings // Bag


Drinks-Out

This look is a trendy night out look I love. If you do not have a leopard jacket yet, you need one! I like to stock up on classic animal prints when they are trending. Leopard will ALWAYS be in style!

I choose a fun studded boot here for comfort. However,  knee-high or OTK boots with a heel would look stunning as well. They would also keep you warmer if it were cold outside.  A clutch is more night-time friendly to be. The black leather and simple lines with gold bar tend to tone down the jacket and boots here.

leopared jacket with chloe boots Her Fashioned Life

Leopard Jacket with Chloe Boots Her Fashioned Life

Leopard Jacket with Chloe Boots Her Fashioned Life

Dress // Blazer // Boots, Dupe // Sunnies // Clutch Similar also comes in burgundy velvet // Earrings


Movie Day

A movie day is always a part of my families holidays. Nothing better than seeing the new Hollywood blockbuster out on a lazy day!

Layer denim or other casual fabrics such as cozy plaid flannels over your dress. Then add sneakers with a crossbody, and you’re ready to go.

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Movie day outfit www.HerFashionedLife.com

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Dress // Denim Shirt // Sneakers // Coat Similar // Sunnies // Crossbody, Similar


Thanksgiving Dinner

This look has all the bling, so it’s meant for a fancy dinner out. Let your dress shine with dressy heels, bold jewelry, and a lux coat. Add some big sunnies for more drama. A red lip would look gorgeous as well!

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Dress // Coat // Bold Necklace // Clutch, similar 3 colors// RockStud Heels, Dupes // Sunnies


The gorgeous black dress I’m wearing is from a company I can stand behind called Discourse.

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More about Discourse below:

Discourse was founded in 2017 by Jessica and Alex Wood to address a void in contemporary womenswear through sustainable and ethically manufactured designs that are also fun and approachable.  Designed and manufactured in New York City, the collections are inspired by people, places, and the desire to create. Stylistically, we pride ourselves on creating elevated staple pieces with unique, eye-catching twists that differentiate from the traditional sustainable aesthetic while maintaining a utilitarian touch.

The brand revolves around creating accessible and lighthearted designs accentuated with rich fabrics that have exceptional touch, with the versatility to take you from work to out on the town. Discourse embodies the desire to curate a closet with purpose, thoughtfully crafting each garment to be worn for years.

In Collaboration with Discourse 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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