9 Bathing Suits For Summer

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As the weather has finally decided to stay warm in the North, I’ve been scouring sites for a new bathing suit.

Turns out, this summer has welcomed so many beautiful styles that i’m having trouble choosing just one!

Below you’ll see a couple of my favorite suits for this summer. I’ve opted for some more conservative swim suits, that say sophisticated and fashionable. These statement suits should be a splash as you hit the waves this summer!

 

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* Always remember to use sun screen to protect against harmful UV rays.

Hello Summer, I’ve been longing for you all winter!

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“When he kisses her, storms rise beneath her skin; for she is the ocean and he her moon.”


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12 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Grad Cap

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As graduation creeps up slowly but surely, everything seems to be falling into place. One thing that has really bothered me is how unstylish and just plain ugly cap and gowns really are.

I mean seriously. It’s probably one of the most important days of a college students life, and they want us to dress in a garbage bag. Makes absolutely no sense to me…

Since we can’t do much about the gown, let’s draw our attention and creativity to the cap!

Here are some ways other grad gals have added a little creativity to their cap.

 

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Once you’ve decided what look you want, visit your nearest craft store and grab the bedazzler!

I’ve opted for a simple look including my name monogram and a thin string of pearls to border the cap. Simple yet stylish.

Congrats on finally making it to the end this road, and may the end of this one be the beginning of a beautiful new one.

Follow my fashion board “Wearable” on Pinterest and Tweet your decorated cap to @wearable_.

Stay Fashionable! (even at graduation)


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Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Cardigans

Now that the weather is finally warming up, we can put away the winter coats and go for a lighter alternative. Cardigans are one of those things that every woman has in her closet, and can be worn with almost any outfit.

They come in all shapes and sizes, colors, and prints, but all cardigans are not created equally. Some cardigans are better for certain body types, and others are better for certain outfits. It can get a little confusing sometimes, but trying different looks is important.

Below you’ll find a few ways to get the most out of your cardigans!


Waist-Length or Cropped Cardigan

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The most common and classic style of cardigan is the waist-length cardigan. It can be paired with dresses, or even thrown over a nice blouse in case the weather gets a little chilly.

Find similar ones at H&M for $14.99.


Oversized Cardigan

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Oversized Aztec cardigans are huge this season, but they can be a little tricky to style. They work well with solid color T-shirts and jeans. Since they vary in colors and print, keeping the outfit basic is key.

Find it at Sheinside for $24.89.


Boyfriend Cardigan

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Similar to the Cropped Cardigan, but much longer. This style works well for business attire, as well as an everyday throw over. Since it is longer and covers the bum, it is great when paired with leggings.

Find similar ones at DownEast Basics for $24.99.


For more fashion inspiration follow my Style Board on Pinterest, and tweet your favorite cardigans to @_wearable.

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What to Wear: Job Interviews

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Now that graduation is around the corner, most of us are starting to think about getting that job we’ve been longing for. Whether we like it or not though, fashion matters when it comes to landing your dream job. When deciding what to wear to a job interview, you obviously want to fit in, but also stand out, which can be a challenge.

These days, there’s more to dressing for an interview than you think, and it varies by industry and company. What you wear to an interview is crucial, despite the fact that we’d all like to think our resume speaks louder than our pencil skirt.

It’s during the first interaction that people size you up based on everything from your handshake to your shoes. Whoever’s hiring you needs to be able to visualize you in the position they’re trying to fill.

So, how do we know what’s appropriate and what’s not? It’s really about understanding the company culture.

Below are 4 different outfit ideas based on the type of field you are interviewing for.


The creative job:

(writer, editor, photo editor, film, graphic designer, art director)

  • Choose basics in polished cuts.
  • Be comfortable. Trying your outfit on before the interview to know how your clothing reacts in different situations.
  • Shoes should be closed toed, pants should be black or dark denim, and accessories kept to a minimum.

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The client-based corporate job:

(law firm, real estate, public relations, sales, marketing, advertising or account executives)

  • Be well groomed. Don’t wear too much makeup and have your hair clean and simple.
  • Stick to polished classics like shift dresses, blazers, and walkable heels.
  • Invest in a nice blazer.
  • Keep colors conservative. Nothing too vibrant, bright or distracting.fashion blog for professional women new york city street style work wear

    The fashion job:

    (Fashion editor, buyer, stylist, designer, merchandiser, assistant, sales)

    • Keep clothes simple and instead make accessories the focal point.
    • Have stylish shoes, a sharp bag and modern jewelry displaying your great taste.
    • Don’t try to be too fashion-forward.
    • You want to appear professional while communicating that you’ve got a grasp on what’s going on in fashion right now.

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The finance job:

(banking, consulting, hedge funds, accounting, insurance, research analyst, stock analyst)

  • Wear a dark, two-piece pants suit or skirt suit. Lighten them up with a white or softer colored blouse and conservative accessories.
  •  Impress with a slim-cut style with a basic, well-cut blouse and modern black pumps.
  • Don’t wear colorful or patterned pieces, they may distract.

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For more fashion inspiration follow my Style Board on Pinterest, and tweet your interview looks to @_wearable.

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Build A Wardrobe: The Essentials

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Fashion can be overwhelming, especially for those of us on a tight budget!

If you’re paying down your debts, saving for a big purchase or curbing your spending, this post will guide the way.  While trends are fun, every girl should invest in having some basic, universal staples that will survive short lived trends and be easily adaptable to any event or occasion with only minor fashion accessory supplements or adjustments.

Do your best to find the essentials as cheaply as possible and get creative with sales, shopping around and swapping with friends.  You don’t have to spend a lot to look fabulous!

Wardrobe Essentials:
 Shoes:
  • 1 Pair of Black or Nude Heels
  • 1 Pair of Statement Heels (My go-to are Leopard Print)
  • 1 Pair of Black Flats
  • 1 Pair of Classic Boots (i.e. riding boots)
  • 1 Pair of Sandals To Go With Everything
Clothes:
  • A Simple Pencil Skirt
  • A Work/Church Appropriate Blouse
  • A Black Cocktail Dress
  • 3 Cardigans (Black, Tan, Bright Crazy Color)
  • 3 Pairs Of Jeans (One being a classy dark wash)
  • 4 Camis/Undershirts (to be paired with cardigans, layered or worn alone)
  • 1 Black Trench or Peacoat
Accessories:
  • Pearl Necklace & Studs
  • Basic Silver or Gold Necklace & Studs
  • Leather Belt (to cinch dresses, layer sweaters)
  • Statement Accessory Pieces (Vintage Brooches, bright scarves)
  • Leggings or Tights  (to layer with your summer pieces for fall)
  • Basic Handbag (a bag you love so much you’d wear it with anything!)

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Zulily   (I get TOMS ballet flats, Spanx hosiery, and undershirts here…love this site!)

Hautelook (I got some nice Calvin Klein shift dresses for work & some gorgeous statement jewelry here)

Kate Spade (sign up for emails to get their Surprise Sale at 70% off)

Shabby Apple (beautiful timeless styles, great sales… great pencil skirts!)

 Levis (It’s important to invest in good jeans. Love these, they last forever!)

 

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How to Wear Ankle Boots

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For those who don’t already own a pair of these, what are you waiting for?

Ankle boots are some of the most versatile shoes out there, and can be worn for day or night time occasions. But some girls are wary of ankle boots for a couple of reasons. First, they’re worried they’ll look shorter and/or fatter because of how these boots are cut. Second, they just don’t know what to wear with the boots.

The key to wearing ankle boots is elongating your legs as much as you can while still showing off the shape of the shoe.

Here are a few ways to wear ankle boots. Hopefully these three looks will inspire you to break out your boots on your next date night!

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Making your legs look long and lean is pretty much my main piece of advice for pulling off these tricksy little shoes. They can be paired with a dress or skirt and stockings, tucked in skinny jeans, or cuffed skinny jeans. All three looks require minimal effort for when you want to look cute on the go.

Keep in mind: These are  just some tips to get you started. Depending on how daring you are with your style, you could very well break some or all of them!

Follow my Fashion Board on Pinterest for more style inspiration, and tweet your ankle boot looks to @wearable_ .

Stay stylish.

 

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Top 10 Online Shops: Stylish & Affordable

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College students tend to be busy all the time. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always have time to go to the mall and look for clothes. Not only is online shopping fast and convenient, but you can find awesome deals that are sometimes harder to find in stores. It is possible to look stylish and not have to spend half of your bank account on your clothes.

Here are a few great websites to shop from to get fashionable and affordable clothing for men and women:

1. Forever 21

This is probably the most popular website for college students to buy clothing from. Forever 21 always has the latest trends and their clothes are incredibly cheap. This is one of my favorite stores to order clothes and accessories from online. Shopping online at Forever 21 is great because you can most likely find everything that you want in your size, whereas the stores may not always carry everything. It also has clothing for virtually everyone — from the Love 21 collection to the plus size collection. And yes, boys, you can shop here too! The men’s section has a wide variety of hip clothing to choose from!

2. Mod Deals 

Mod Deals is an online women’s fashion store that sells accessories, jewelry, purses and beauty products. The items are inexpensive and cute.

3. Styles For Less 

Styles For Less has many store locations, but doing your online shopping from the website is the easiest option. It sells women’s clothing, footwear and more. There are tons of amazing deals and sales, as well as several clothing options. I don’t think many college students know about this website, so you should definitely check it out when you’re online shopping!

4. 10 Dollar Mall 

This website has clothes under $10 for everyone. You can get men’s and women’s clothing for really low prices. The best part is that everything is trendy and either $10 or less. You can’t go wrong with shopping here because you won’t have to completely empty your pockets and feel guilty about buying a bunch of things later.

5. Necessary Clothing 

Necessary Clothing has fashionable women’s clothing at cheap prices. You can get free shipping if you spend $125 or more within the US. Check out the new arrivals, sales, dresses, shoes, and more. This is a great website to shop at that not many college students are aware of.

6. Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe is a popular store for young women. I love this store, but unfortunately, my campus does not have one anywhere near it, so the website is where I do my shopping. There are always deals going on at Charlotte Russe, especially for shoes. You can buy one pair of shoes and get another pair for $5. The skirts and dresses are stylish and super cheap.

7. Rue 21 

Rue 21 offers amazing clothes for both men and women. You can find awesome graphic tees, dresses, skirts, accessories, fragrances and much more. Rue 21 always has sales going on. This is one of my favorite stores because it has trendy clothes that cost little money.

8. Deb 

Deb sells women’s clothes that are perfect for college students, no matter what size you are. They have both junior sizes and plus sizes. You can get anything from a dress to a jumpsuit at Deb.

9. Go Jane 

Go Jane has pretty women’s clothes for every occasion. You can look at trends and buy accessories like hats, belts, and sunglasses for low prices. Browse through the website to see what’s new and trending.

10. ASOS

ASOS sells both men’s and women’s clothing. You can find a variety of different styles and even buy vintage clothing. If you join ASOS on Campus (for college students), you can get 10 percent off of your purchases. Pretty amazing, right?

 

All of these are great places for online shopping because you get incredible savings while purchasing fashionable items. Next time you are shopping online, browse through some of these stores. Tell all of your other college friends about them so they stop wasting money on expensive clothes. Your bank accounts will thank you.

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