This edition of Office Chic&Cheap was inspired by cheap pieces that can be mixed and matched to create more then one look for the office! Each piece is under $50 including the shoes! Also the possibilities are endless when you add in other accessories and shoes you already have in your closet! Even if I am wearing the same two pieces of clothing to work (pants/skirt and top) I try to make it a different outfit but changing my shoes, accessories, bags, etc..
Sunday, October 28, 2012
In addition to the definition above I like to think of a Tastmaker as someone who is not afraid or bound by any fashion restrictions and is willing to take risks. It is someone that can take a well recognized designer piece and make it almost unrecognizable by the way they style it. Or it is someone that can take an extremely cheap piece of clothing from H & M or F21, and make it look expensive.
I am going to start a "Tastemaker of the week" post which will share someone who I feel fits the definition above.
This weeks Tastemaker is Miroslava Duma, a former editor at Russian Harper's Bazaar, who is currently a freelance writer and founder of Buro 24/7 a website committed to fashion, art, architecture, cinema, music and style.
The pictures above are just some of my favorite looks from her and every time I see a picture of her I am never disappointed. Major girl crush!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
There are certain trends that only the true Tastemakers can pull off, or are willing to try. I will call these a "Tastemaker trend". These trends most likely wont make it to mass market, and to the avg. person (someone not obsessed with fashion) the trends may come off as tacky or super hideous. My first Tastemaker Trend is Overalls!! Many people may remember wearing them as a kid, I myself had a few pairs of overall shorts, however I did retire them at a young age. Recently I have been seeing them surface into the street style scene, and Im thinking about finding a cute pair for myself.
The T-shirt imitations are super cute too! And may be a safe start to trying out the trend for people who are unsure.
Found some more Tastemakers rocking overalls, and if your really feeling the trend you can try the Denim jumpsuit from Zara for the fall!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
PRODUCTS IN THIS LOOK:
Boots, Skirt, Shirt
PRODUCTS IN THIS LOOK:
Over-the-knee Socks, Briefs, Push-up Bra, Leather Boots, Skirt, Top, BlazerOf course I would love to be dressed in 3.1 Phillip Lim from head to toe at work. But the only way I am getting a Phillip Lim anything is on my Polyvore sets. Therefore I have to shop at H & M and other fashionably cheap choices. I put together some outfits head to toe H & M and all three of the looks can be mix and matched to create tons more! The tall tan leather boots are the most expensive thing coming in at $129 which still isn't that pricy for a cute pair of boots!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Everyone is always going to love a good mix and match outfit, the more prints the merrier. However recent street style pics have me inspired to pick one and stick to it! Choosing one print or color for your entire look makes a chic outfit seem effortless (it literally is) and it is one trend everyone should try. Also by using one color it can turn any outfit into a "suit" without the price tag!
Mix and Match outfits from Spring 2012 RTW street style photos:
Matching outfits from Spring 2013 RTW Street Style:
All imgs from Style.com Tommy Tons Street Style