A lot of the photo shoots I style are all about trends and local boutiques, but some times stepping outside of that box is all I need to keep the creative juices flowing. In July Anna Esposito Photography found this beautiful wedding dress at a local thrift store and we styled the rest of the photo shoot around it. Image Insight kept the makeup defined, but simple and Veronica Gentry gave Rupal big pinned curls and we laid a string of peals in her hair for an interesting detail.
What fun would it be if all of the looks were buttoned up and fully covered? That is when my job as a stylist becomes fun because who else can just go around telling people to take their shirts off? Derick’s high-waisted trousers and vest were perfect for the time period, but we switched things up a bit by switching out a shirt for a fedora.
Everyone helping out at the shoot was so much fun that the evening seemed more like a day with friends rather than working after hours. I can’t wait to work with these talented professionals again soon!
Although most of us are trying to push through the hottest part of summer right now, Fall fashion is fast approaching and now is the time to start searching through your closets to see what you have and what to add to the shopping wish list that I know you already have! I have put together a list of the top 4 trends for Fall 2014. All of these can be mixed and matched, or for now paired with some current summer trends.
Fringe- (Black booties) This trend is found in everything from necklaces to dresses. My favorite version is in a pair of boots. It adds an extra detail to the outfit without adding another color or metal, which means that they will go with much more. Also try fringe at the bottom of an open cardigan for a new twist on a steady trend.
Slouch- (Jogger pants) There has never been a more comfortable season in fashion. It could be said that the slouchier the outfit, the more fashionable the person. Jogger pants have been around since spring, but they are now translating into fall with leather versions being paired with big t-shirts and over-sized sweaters. A summer version was on the blog here.
nature inspired-(camo jeans) This was a hard category to narrow down without just sounding like the basic fall looks. Camo is back this year and is probably stronger than ever. This year pair it with another print inspired by the world around us, like leopard print. Any shade of green or brown really will be the perfect fit for this Fall! Try this trend in a new way with a pair or shoes or a hat.
Sporty- (bomber jacket) Sports fans celebrate, all things sporty have found their way into fashion. You have probably seen sneakers in all shapes and sizes and either love them or hate them. My favorite new piece of sporty attire is the bomber jacket. There are styles of every type from varsity to floral with something for everyone. Wear these jackets casually with jeans or dressed up with a LBD.
For a hot summer day of running errands there is nothing better than a pair of draw string pants and flowy tank top. This teal LOFT top is the perfect color for summer, but the lack of shape is not so flattering without being tucked into something which is why I strategically plan to wear it with high-waisted pants. You may remember these Aztec print pants from last Spring/Fall, but for a summer version I switched a black sweater for a brightly colored tank. Simple accessories and black shoes were easy, breezy, beautiful, summer time!
Do you know how hard it is for a person with deep set eyes to photograph fun eye shadow looks?? Image Insight did this fun mermaid inspired eye look today and getting a good picture of it took more time than the makeover itself! Anyways, I love how it turned out. It is fun to change up my look every so often changing the focus from my lips to my eyes. Not that my lipstick is going anywhere any time soon!
Another fun thing to mix up is prints like I did in today’s outfit. To do this keep the prints in the same color pallet and make sure one is bigger than the other. This look could be dressed up or down depending on the shoes and jewelry.
If you follow as many boutiques and fashion bloggers on social media as I do, you have definitely seen fun patterned skirts like this a lot recently. While I was in Bluetique a few weeks ago before getting sick this skirt called to me and I just had to get it! Will so many beautiful colors in the pattern there will be a lot of different styling options. For the first time wearing it I decided to go classic with a tied chambray button down, simple necklace and colorful bangles. Perfect for a warm summer day!