Band T-shirt dress trend

Hello my lovelies,

The band T-shirt trend was huge in the 90s and it was basically the urban groupie definition.. If then, the trend was to wear them with ripped jeans, flannel shirt over and motorcycle boots, now, when they had such a big comeback, there are no fashion boundaries. Pair them with feminine accessories, high heels or even pencil skirt to get the ultimate street style.

Lately, I’m all about the low maintenance grunge look (especially that I was super sick when I took this pictures, so I needed something that didn’t require too much effort from me), but I think that a band T-shirt dress looks more badass than never.

With this look, I tried to bring a little bit of the 90s Seattle scene into present… I think I did a pretty good job 🙂

How do you like to style your band T-shirt or dresses?

Have an amazing week,

XoXo, ODbeauty

Dress: H&M

Jacket: Here

Boots: Steve Madden/similar here

Bag: Zara

Necklaces: Zara

 

How to wear your oversized coat with style

Hello my lovelies,

Cozy outfits are a continuous favorite of mine during this time of the year, but on the other hand I don’t want to look like a walking onion with 1 million layers on me. And my dear, nothing makes you look more warmer or more stylish than an oversized coat.

You can definitely set out an outfit with an oversized coat, if you keep in mind your height when you choose the length of it, because all comes down to balancing out proportions. Taste and style it is our personal choice, so it might depends on your particular preferences.

Looking in my closet, I realized that for some reason I have more grey-ish shades for fall than brown or neutral. I feel that they give you more of a polished, sleek look than the warm shades.

Since I kept my outfit pretty much neutral, I decided to add a simple, but effective splash of color: a red beanie. It is that 5% of red that works in every outfit.

Coat: here

T-shirt: Karl Lagerfeld

Pants: here

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Bag: BCBG

Beanie: Dynamite

XoXo, OD

Ps: This is my best friend’s favorite look, I’m getting a little emotional since I miss her so much…so this is for you my love!

How to wear distressed sweater

Hello my lovelies,

Sipping from a hot coffee on the go on a sunny but crisp morning, leaves on the ground in the most beautiful shades of brown and our heads tucked in cozy blanket scarfs it is my perfect definition of fall.

When it’s cold outside but not enough to need a jacket or coat, my most favored fall piece to play and style is the sweater.

With skirts or jeans, oversized, monochrome or with prints, they are for sure the star of the show, in your wardrobe, for fall.

I really enjoy chunky cozy sweaters, especially this one because I like the distressed look of it. My choice to style it was  with this simple black denim skirt, so it almost looks like I’m wearing just the sweater. If you decide to wear it as a sweater dress, it is a little bit too short but if you add a pair of super opaque black stocking with can easy get away with it.

Even if we are talking about super trendy ones, or just simple, sweaters will always be no.1 staple of fall, every single year.

How do you wear yours?

Sweater: Guess

Skirt: here

Boots: here

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

 

How to wear socks and high heels

Hello lovelies,

In today’s post, I want to talk about how we wear our elegant high heels with socks.

NO! NO! NO! I’m definitely not talking about the tourist “faux pas” socks and sandals :).

Before we knew that almost “everything is allowed” in fashion, (I said ALMOST, because there is a thin line between an outstanding styling and ridiculous) we were wearing socks only with our athletic shoes at the gym, or to do a quick run to the grocery store. Now, that sounds really boring and flat, compared with how much fun you can have when styling your high heels with socks. It is not a new trend at all, but I have a feeling that we’ll start to see it more often again.

I have to say it though, the socks and high heeled sandals are a combination that fashion conservatives tend to stay away from.

It is one of my favorite styling tricks for fall, because I don’t want to wear only boots when the air starts to be a little bit crispy. In my crazy mind, sometimes I think that heeled sandals were invented as an opportunity to show off your socks :))

A really nice contrast is mixing sporty socks (with athletic stripes) and your feminine high heels to bring the whole outfit on the casual side, wearing a pair of lurex or even glitter socks will give a little extra something to the entire outfit.

For this outfit, I chose a pair of thick over the knee socks, that I didn’t pull all the way up, so it will match the volume that I created in the top of my outfit with the chunky casual-elegant hoodie.

Hoodie: Zara

Shirt: DKNY

Skirt: H&M

Socks: Marshals

Heels: Steve Madden

Bag: Zara

 

 

 

 

Knit dress: perfect fall outfit

Hello my lovelies,

Today’s post is another fall outfit because October is here, so it’s the smell of pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon and all we have the best from fall. Besides the lattes, I don’t really feel that is fall in southern California, because it feels like summer (the temperatures were in upper 80 when I was shooting this outfit).

Let’s be honest: knit dress is not new, fashion forward or unseen, but yet cozy, really trendy that we’ll keep us warm.

Besides sweaters, the knit dress, is another staple piece to have in your closet for the cold season.

I got this dress from Forever XXI especially for fall, because it looked different with a little bit of sparkle and I felt for the olive green color of it. It is not one of those chunky unshaped dresses and the two slides on the sides gives it more of a feminine look even if you wear it with sneakers.

Knitted dresses are really versatile, so you can do some layering by adding a biker jacket or even throw a blanket scarf over it.

I wish you have a cozy, warm fall, full of stylish outfits.

XoXo, OD

Dress: Forever XXI

Jacket: H&M

Bag: Zara

Shoes: Adidas Superstar

 

How to style: pleated midi leather skirt

Hello lovelies,

If there is an item, that you definitely need to have it ready for the fall season is the pleated midi leather skirt.

I wanna start by telling you, that with this particular item,  you have to pay a little more attention to your height, when you choose your midi skirt length.

A midi skirt can be anywhere from your knee to your calf, but if you are petite, you should choose a midi skirt that will sit above your mid-calf and wear it with high-heels, so you will give the impression of longer legs. If you are tall, my dear, you are lucky because you can wear any length for your midi skirt.

Styling a midi skirt is not that easy, even if it’s such a versatile piece and allows you to create so many different looks, you have to pay attention to the volume that you create. You don’t wanna look like you have been swallowed up by a big ball of fabric. Just know your body and play with proportions.

For today’s post a styled a pleated midi leather skirt in two, totally different ways: for the first styling option, I chose to go with a more of an edgy look, and in the second one, a more feminine, girly-girl look with a twist.

Hat: BCBG

T-Shirt: Karl Lagerfeld

Skirt: BCBG

Boots: Steve Madden

Belt: Top Shop

Bag: Zara

Bracelets: AliExpress

Sweater: Diesel

Blanket Scarf: Zara

Skirt: BCBG

Sandals: Steve Madden

Socks: H&M

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

Sunnies: Miu Miu

Bracelets: Forever XXI

 

 

 

 

How to style faux leather dress

Hello my lovelies,

Leather is one of the most stylish fabric, that I love to wear it all year round.

I really love the way it looks even if we talk about skinnies, biker jackets, skirts or dresses.

Leather itself is a fabric that makes quite a statement, so that being said I would definitely go for a leather dress that has more of a lose fitting and you will be able to style it so many different ways.

You can try a more unexpected styling (you all know already that I’m digging those ones for sure) and chose a pair of really cool sneakers and a denim jacket.

I’m pretty much obsessed with leather, so I will be styling more leather pieces in future posts… just stay close 🙂

Dress and bag: Zara

Jacket: Gap

Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Bracelet: Aliexpress

 

How to wear a kimono with jeans

Hello lovelies,

We see it in the window of every store right now- the trendy kimono. Patterned usually with lots of flowers in bloom, or even palm trees fronds, it is incredibly appealing and you definitely can be temped by the fabulous print, but are we ready to wear it outside?

I told you before that I’m totally digging the pijama trend, which I think is totally stylish, so of course I love the kimono’s but the last thing that we want is to look like we forgot to take off our loungewear robe.

Styling a kimono it is really simple and requires the most basic attire: a T-shirt and some skinny jeans.

If you want to create an outfit using a kimono as your center piece, you should give the entire look the idea of effortless, like the kimono is was thrown on careless. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend trying to match the design, or adding more layers than the jeans and a T-shirt, because your entire look will look over-thought, which is exactly the opposite of an “I didn’t try too much” outfit.

How do you wear yours?

Full look: Zara

Shoes: Steve Madden

 

 

Get your Gingham game on

Hello my lovelies,

The power of gingham print, was back strong in the game this season: from skirts to swimwear, in the form of a ruffled blouse, or a off-the-shoulder dress, we’ve seen it everywhere.

No matter in which category your personal style fits, I`m sure that there is out there a gingham piece that will suit your taste.

Even if seems so much fun to wear a gingham pattern item, it’s still a print, so it can be tricky to style, especially if you are not into the girly girl type of look.

When I saw this super cute wrap blouse, I immediately decided to get it because it is a combination of 3 trends that I’m totally loving right now: pearls, gingham pattern and ruffled sleeves.

I enjoyed a lot how the whole outfit came together, pairing the blouse with this flare pants, in this gorgeous blush color… it just makes the shirt and the pattern to stand out more.

I’m still in the hunt for the perfect gingham skirt, so I hope that the trend is not going anywhere soon. I would enjoy to play a little bit more and have fun creating unique outfits with this print.

Have a great weekend babes, XO!

Shirt: Zara

Pants: Bershka

Bag: Zara

Shoes: Steve Madden

How to wear blazer and denim shorts

Hello my lovelies,

If you are familiar with my blog, you know that for me fashion and style means combining pieces that we wouldn’t normally wear them together. This was also the main idea behind this outfit: you would not necessarily mix a pair of denim shorts, which are totally casual, with an elegant black blazer.

It is a street style outfit that is really appealing and will make you look fabulous, without trying too much.

What I like a lot about this look is that you can mix almost any shoes with it: high heels to rock your girls night out, sneakers, if you have to run some errands around the city, and even flats for an end of summer romantic walk with your love.

Being mid September, add a pair of combat boots and make it the perfect summer to fall transition outfit.

It is one of my favorite looks and I think that makes you look put together with items, that you have for sure in your dressing.

 

Blazer: H&M

Cami top: H&M

Shorts: Gap

Accessories: AliExpress

Boots: Zara

Sunnies: Steve Madden

Bag: BCBG