Smart casual: Dress pants and sneakers

Busy days require a simple, yet stylish look. Today, “the look” is about how we wear dress pants and sneakers.

dress pants and sneakers

To be honest, dress pants and sneakers it is a little of an understated look. I don’t understand why, because if done correctly it is super cool, fashionable and stylish. I don’t even have to say anything about how comfortable this look is.

The more elegant the trousers, the better, because the juxtaposition will create more of a balancing look.

When you want to go for this kind of look, what’s really important is the tailoring of the pants. You can wear them with a basic white t-shirt, but the dress pants need to have an impeccable fit. The reason why I’m saying this, it is because you really don’t want to look like you’re just commuting to work in your comfy shoes.

Bringing the look to the casual side by adding the sneakers and the white tee, I felt the need tp add a touch of glam. The pearl suspenders was the best accessory to complete the look.

I would highly recommend this outfit even for office, casual business meetings or even as a daily look, when your to do list seems never ending.

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

Dress pants: Zara

T-shirt: DKNY

Jacket: H&M

Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Suspenders: here

 

 

How to wear the flared jeans?

Flared jeans are one of those items that are again back on trend. They have an amazing silhouette that became famous in the 70’s. I have to confess: I always enjoyed that decade’s fashion.

flared jeans

So, if you are tired of your everyday skinny jeans, a great alternative will be the flare denim.

I want to say though, that they are not as easy to style, as your skinny ones. They require a little bit more attention to details.

For example, try a pair of flared jeans with a high waist to accentuate the curves that you actually want to. The bonus par: they will also give you an elongate silhouette.

When wearing this style of jeans, you need to keep in mind one word: balance.They look amazing with crop tops, waist length blazers or jackets.

As for shoes, I believe that the flared jeans look the best with high heels, platforms or even wedges. A high sole shoe, will make you definitely look taller and your legs like they don’t have an end. And that, it’s just any girl’s dream.

You don’t have to give up your trustworthy skinny jeans for a pair of flared ones, but they are a great addition to your closet, for when you want to try something fresh, something different.

flared jeans

flared jeans

flared jeans

flared jeans

flared jeans

Jeans: Lips Jeans

Camisole: H&M

Sweater: Kendall & Kylie

Bag: Zara

Boots: here

Choker: BeBe

 

 

Shorts and over the knee sock boots

Even though, most of us put our shorts away for the fall and winter season, I don’t think that we necessarily have to do that. We can definitely can wear shorts during winter and still look amazing. Of course that we need to find a way to style them and be warm in the same time.

shorts

My favorite way of wearing them during winter is with a pair of over the knee boots.

The OTK boots are for sure the shoes of the season and they will also keep your legs warm.

I would suggest though, to choose a pair of short pants that are not light weight. Denim, wool, suede or leather are great fabric options.

If the fabric is a little bit thicker they will look great styled with a pair of opaque black tights and some booties.

I decided to go for a fun colorful look and style my shorts with a blue sweater and a yellow blazer. The rhinestone flowers on my pants add them a little touch of elegancy.

In conclusion, even if it’s winter, don’t put away all your summer clothes, because they are some pieces that with the right styling, we can create some super cool winter outfits.

shorts

shorts

shorts

shorts

shorts

shorts

Sweater: H&M

Blazer: Zara

Shorts: Zara

Boots: here

Bag: Zara

 

 

 

Camouflage vibes: the camo jacket

The camouflage print it’s been on trend since the 90’s. In the lasts couple of years, a statement piece, especially for the winter outfits it was the camo jacket.

camo jacket

The camo jacket it’s a one of a kind, because we can wear it all year round. It works great for the cooler summer nights as a light jacket, or during winter with a knit sweater and a cozy scarf.

Maybe if you have asked me a few years ago what I think about wearing camouflage print, the answer would have been no. It was the exact same case with the leopard print or latex.

Even before I started this blog, I decided to expand my horizon and step outside my comfort zone more often. I ended up feeling more comfortable and confident wearing pieces that I never thought I would.

Back to our topic of the day. Even though the camo jacket inspires a little masculinity, it can be very sexy.

I have to admit that I like a lot a look where feminine meets tomboy style. I like a lot how this camo jacket looks with jeans. But it is something about it that makes me always to mix it with dresses or skirts.

For today’s outfit, I paired my camo jacket with a mini black denim skirt and a gray sweatshirt. I finished up the look by adding a pair of combat boots that gives a badass vibe to the entire look.

There is though one more thing about the camouflage print that I wanna mention. There is enough just one piece with this print to polish a look. It is a statement print so our attention should be focus on one single item.

To make the camo print stand out, I like to mix it with neutral colors: whites, blacks and greys.

Let’s rock this new week, my lovelies. I wish you have a great one. XoXo

camo jacket

camo jacket

camo jacket

camo jacket

camo jacket

camo jacket

Jacket: TJ Maxx

Sweater: H&M

Skirt: here

Boots: Zara

Backpack: Aeropostale

Sunnies: Forever XXI

 

 

Turtleneck midi bodycon dress

Lately I’ve been into buying basic pieces, that I can dress them up or down and mix them with some statement ones. That was my reason when I bought this turtleneck midi bodycon dress.

turtleneck dress

I was on the hunt for the perfect black turtleneck dress for ages. I just didn’t find one that would match my criteria.

All I wanted was a turtleneck dress made of a thick material, so I can wear it in the cold months too. It would have a mid-calf length and long sleeves. Trust me, it wasn’t easy, but I scored when I found this one at Zara.

There are a lot of days when I feel that I don’t have anything to wear (I’m sure you know the feeling) or when I’m just too tired to think of a complex outfit. Then all I would want is to go outside in my PJ and put 0 effort in getting ready.

This kind of dresses it was for sure created for those kind of days. Super easy to style, they allow you to dress them up or down just by choosing what shoes are you going to wear.

It is a super comfortable dress, but it’s very sexy in the same time. I can say that is my version of a LBD for the winter.

I styled mine with a short silver biker jacket too add a little contrast with the dress. The booties have a little bit of a heel but they are comfortable to walk around in them.

The beauty of such a simple turtleneck dress is that you can go crazy with the accessories without being too much.

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

Dress: Zara

Jacket: H&M

Booties: here

Necklace and Bag: Zara

 

 

Trend alert: Corset Caged belts

As these interesting looking belts, are popping up more and more, today’s post is about them: the corset caged belts.

corset caged belts

I’ve started to see them in a lot of different outfits and I just asked myself what do I feel about them?

I have to admit that I like the idea behind this trend. We clearly live in a oversized everything era, so an accessory that brings the attention on the waist, a body part that we kind of ignored lately, isn’t a bad thing.

Speaking of the oversized trend and the corset belts fever, these two can actually work really nice together. Add a corset belt over an oversized t-shirt or jacket and it will automatically give you an extra sexy vibe.

The corset caged belts are for sure an eye catcher. It is a cool accessory that will add style to any regular outfit.

I decided to go for a basic look, something super simple, so you can see how a single accessory can change your entire outfit.

Without the corset caged belt, today’s outfit would have been just a white shirt and a pair of coated black jeans. With the right accessory it is that simple to change a common look into a statement one.

Details are the ones that make the difference my lovelies.

I wish you all that 2018 will make each and every dream of yours come true. Happy New Year!

corset caged belts

corset caged belts

corset caged belts

corset caged belts

corset caged belts

Shirt: Zara

Jeans: here

Belt: here

Booties: here

Bracelets: H&M

 

 

 

 

Fringed knitted dress

One of my favorite pieces to wear during winter, it is by far the knitted dress. I think they are absolutely gorgeous looking and very easy to style.

knitted dress

A knitted dress or sweater dress, it’s a garment that it shouldn’t miss from any girl’s dressing.

Personally, I believe that looks unique and incredibly chic, but besides this it is one of the comfiest dresses that I own.

Usually you can find the knitted dress in various lengths, cuts and styles. You have to choose which type of dress fits you the most to make a statement on everyone.

To be honest, when I first saw this dress, the fringed hem was the think that caught my attention.

The knit is also beautiful and the fabric is super soft. The dress is designed with an attached slip, so even though the knit holes are pretty big you don’t need to worry what you would wear underneath so it’s not see through.

It is a fitted tank dress, so it can be styled in different ways. I chose to wear it with a leather jacket over, just because I loved the textures mix.

A different way to style it is on top of your favorite button down shirt for a more office look.

knitted dress

knitted dress

knitted dress

knitted dress

knitted dress

knitted dress

Dress: here

Jacket: H&M

Sneakers: Salvatore Ferragamo

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

 

Pleats obsession – suede pleated skirt

There is no secret how much I love a nice and girly pleated skirt. Mini or midi, skinny knife pleats or wide paneled pleats, they are my favorite.

pleated skirt

It is for sure the fact that they are not longer anymore just for preppy school girls.

They are super on trend and we’ve seen them paired with unexpected textures, or items such as moto jackets, oversized sweaters or even hoodies.

I think suede it is a very appropriate fabric for fall or winter because it looks great worn with leggings or opaque tights,

Styling mini skirts can be tricky, especially because you don’t wanna look tacky. Try to mix it with a shirt, a simple tee or an oversized sweater.

Usually a pleated skirt gives you a girly girl look. If you don’t want to achieve that look, throw a pair of combat boots and you’ll have the perfect mix between girly and tomboy.

Even though it is a very short skirt, this one has like a pair of shorts under. I like that a lot because you can move comfortably without worrying that you might show your tush by mistake.

The sweater that I’m wearing today it is one of my favorites too. It’s that piece that can make any simple outfit to pop up. The huge sequins are that little extra extra that your outfit needs.

pleated skirt

pleated skirt

pleated skirt

pleated skirt

pleated skirt

pleated skirt

Skirt: here

Sweater: here

Boots: here

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

Oversized hoodie or sweatshirt dress

One trend that we see more often in the street style zone, it is the oversized hoodie or sweatshirt dress with over the knee boots.

oversized hoodieIf you ask me, some of the most beautiful outfits are the ones that blend together contrasting elements. In this case, a sport-ish oversized hoodie, paired with some elegant and feminine over the knee boots.

Of course, that all the stores offer the oversized alternatives for the classic hoodie. You have also an easier option: just “shop” for one in your boyfriend’s closet.

Don’t be afraid that it will look baggy and slouchy, because my dear, that’s exactly what we are looking for.

If you choose to wear your oversized hoodie with a pair of over the knee sock boots, you will totally change the sport look of the dress and just give a little sex-appeal to the whole outfit.

To be honest, even if it is a super easy outfit to put together, is not that easy to wear. In my opinion it gives you an alluring look. With that being said, if you are not comfortable turning heads and being the center of attention, I wouldn’t recommend this look as a daily basis outfit.

Even though it is not an outfit that shows a lot of skin, and the dress kind of hides your body shape, it is extremely sexy.

I would totally chose to wear an oversized hoodie with a pair of over the knee boots, to any night out, club or party because it is actual and uber cool.

oversized hoodie

oversized hoodie

oversized hoodie

oversized hoodie

oversized hoodie

oversized hoodie

oversized hoodie

Oversized hoodie: Cotton On

Boots: On sale now here

Backpack: Aeropostale

Happy Monday my lovelies… and let’s make this new week a memorable one.

XoXo, OD

 

 

Embroidered mini skirt

Happy Monday my lovelies! I don’t know exactly what happened, but this fall I have a thing for embroidered pieces and for patterns. This gorgeous embroidered mini skirt it is my first item since all this embroidery fever started.

embroidered mini skirt

The pattern and the detailing it is absolutely stunning and the unbelievable part is that it costs only 30$.

I know this skirt might not be new for you, we’ve already seen it almost all over the fashion blogosphere. The strange part is that I still wanted it, even though, usually it doesn’t matter how much I like something, if everyone has it, I’m not getting it anymore.

Well, with this skirt, it was a different story. For some reason, the pattern and the embroidered fabric reminds me of the traditional Romanian costumes. With Christmas being so close, I am a little more emotional than usual. So, every time I’m wearing this skirt I have a melancholic smile on my face, because it reminds me of my family and the place where I grew up.

We’ve seen this embroidered mini skirt incorporated in a lot of summer outfits.Usually, worn with white t-shirts or tops. I saw it more appropriate for fall, so I paired it with a cozy sweater and a faux fur vest.

Anytime I’m wearing this vest I get a million compliments.Everyone tells me that is pretty hard to believe that it is a faux fur. It looks and feels extraordinary real but it is not.

It’s true that I don’t wear real fur, especially when we have such great alternatives.

I hope you all have a great week ahead full of fulfillment.

XoXo, OD!

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

embroidered mini skirt

Vest: Unreal fur (different colors here)

Sweater: here

Skirt: here

Shoes: Dirty Laundry

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld