The holidays are officially over, and for most of us, we have some leftover sparkly, sequined items hanging up in our closet. It’s tradition to go out and buy a new outfit to ring in the new year; however, that outfit will likely never see the light of day again after the celebrations are all over. Seems like a waste to buy such a fabulous outfit but only get to wear it one time! So the question is: How do you wear a holiday outfit long after the holiday season is over?
Lucky for you, metallics, silk, and velvet textiles are trending this spring. Which means wearing that party outfit into the warmer months isn’t so crazy or so tricky after all. Here are some tips and tricks for giving your holiday wardrobe items a spring-y update:
So dust off that New Year’s look and get ready to rock it all year long!
With Love and Lipstick xx,
There is something so refreshing about New Year’s Eve. As the clock strikes twelve, we start fresh with a new year and a clean slate. We vow to break bad habits, try something new, and move on to bigger and better dreams.
Here are some tips and tricks from FreeStyle to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions.
RESOLUTION #3: Be More Adventurous (Try New Trends)
2016 for many was a year of loss and hardship, making 2017 a year to celebrate life. If you are someone who is looking to be more adventurous, let us help you dress the part.
Maybe you have been dying to try a new trend, be more stylish, or add color to your wardrobe. At FreeStyle our inventory is always evolving, which means we have new pieces daily. Stop by a location today to try something new or revamp your wardrobe.
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With Love and Lipstick xx,
It's that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner and those party invites will soon be flooding in your inbox. Don't let a closet dilemma keep you from partaking in the festivities. Just follow our simple guidelines to a complete party-ready look and you'll be out the door and ready to celebrate in no time!
The key to pulling off any look is to feel confident and comfortable while you're wearing it! It's chilly out this time of year, so layering up with tights and easy-to-remove pieces, like fuzzy sweaters, fur coats, and knit scarves will keep you warm when those temperatures drop, without sacrificing style.
Incorporating luxe fabrics, such as velvet, satin, or faux fur, will elevate your party look and make you feel elegant and fancy no matter where or how you celebrate!
The holidays are the perfect time of year to experiment with fun and sparkly details like rhinestones, sequins, or glitter! Stand out from the crowd and shine on!
Turtlenecks have a very retro vibe, and until recently have been fashion taboo. They've come back around, though, and you can find them in fast fashion stores and on style icons. When you’re wearing a turtleneck, the way to make your outfits feel current is all in the layering. Choose trendy but neutral pieces to put together with your turtlenecks to help them be the focus of your outfit - this way it will look intentional instead of like an afterthought. Try layering with intimate pieces like bralettes for that edgy lingerie look, or pair with destroyed denim or mom jeans for something more simple.
It's time to break out the outerwear! We love a good structured statement coat. For your outerwear to be a statement coat, it doesn't have to be a big or loud or crazy one - it's all in the kind of statement you're trying to make.
A well-fitting tailored grey coat transforms this camisole and jeans into a finished outfit.
A beautiful camel-colored coat complements the warm tones of both these outfit perfectly.
What's your statement? Big & bold, polished & minimal, or somewhere in between?
Floral prints and designs were one of the prominent themes in the Fall 2016 Couture Collections on the runway. Interested in how you can incorporate florals into your outfits without making them feel too summer? Here are a few tips on how to wear floral prints as the weather cools down!
A great way to make sure your outfit is appropriate for the chillier season is to layer up! Choose a neutral turtleneck to go under your florals and a beautiful coat or jacket to go on top, and no one will mistake your outfit for one that’s left over from the summer months.
Going for a darker color scheme behind your floral pieces will differentiate them from your brightly colored summer florals. Try to keep them in the brown palette or choose more muted colors.
A current embroidery job on a jacket or pair of jeans is a great way to incorporate florals into your fall wardrobe!
If your style is delicate and feminine, don’t throw it out or cover it up based on the weather! Just make a few fashion adjustments, and florals will work for you in any season.
Our new favorite accessory is the structured bag! Forget slouchy hobos and spring for something more chic - the polished air of a structured bag will lend sophistication to your look and elevate any outfit from dresses to boyfriend jeans. Another winning trait of the structured bag is you can choose one in any size. No matter what your purse needs are, you can find one that works for your lifestyle! Here are a few inspiration outfits with structured bags as their finishing touch.
Come in to FreeStyle and check out our selection of structured bags for fall!
We’ve been seeing chokers in so many different renditions all over the place, and we are not mad about it at all. It’s an accessory that’s so easy to throw on and forget about, and it does double duty by both remaining neutral and at the same time elevating your outfit. Chokers evoke the regal feeling of European royalty in the 18th and 19th century, when they first found their foothold in the fashion world.
Whether your style is minimalist or ornate, you can find a choker that fits you perfectly. Try a thin leather choker for a classy accessory with some edge, or pair a thick one with an off-the-shoulder top to show off your artistic eye for parallel lines. Choosing one in a color that coordinates with your outfit can give your look that “fully finished” feel - it can be just the extra intentionality and visual interest you need.
The choker is back in force. We don’t feel shy about it, and neither should you. Get one for every day of the week! We’re behind you 100%.
From Lea Michelle to the Kardashians to Rhianna, celebrities of all kinds are wearing lingerie-inspired fashion. But there is a big difference between actually baring your underwear and intentionally incorporating lingerie-inspired elements like lace and silk into your look. Tread carefully as you start trying out these type of outfits, because if you choose the wrong pieces to show off it can easily come off as scandalous. Some obvious choices for appropriate items to bring this trend to life include slip dresses, camisoles and bralettes - all three are easy to incorporate into your outfits to add that lingerie feel.
When you’re creating your outfit around a lingerie inspired piece, style your accessories thoughtfully. You don’t need too many focal points in one outfit, so keep in mind that the lingerie piece should be the standout. Also, try your hand at layering to make sure your outfit doesn’t seem too bare or revealing - a tee underneath or a jacket on top of your “pretty little things” will transform them into wearable fashion.
Remember, the idea is not to show as much skin as a piece of lingerie would, but to evoke the delicate feel that lingerie brings to mind. It’s best if your outfit gives off a somewhat playful or casual vibe; you just don’t want it to feel too intimate. Finally, if you add heavier pieces to your ensemble they can anchor your outfit so that it doesn’t feel so boudoir. Try a chunky heel or a structured bag to lend this kind of framework to your look.
Layering with lingerie is a great trend to try out this fall, so get your basics together with those intimates and do some experimenting!
Okay, have you all seen Stranger Things yet? If you haven’t, get to Netflix and clear up your evening, because you’re going to want to binge-watch it. We’re a little obsessed over here. And not just the storyline! Whether you like the show or not, the characters will linger in your mind long after you’ve finished the season, and their 1980’s Americana style is really what’s stuck with us. Here are a few looks that pay homage to the show’s throwback styling!
It’s easy to get pieces that are very on-the-nose to replicate Eleven’s style. This is due mostly to the fact the she wears the same outfit throughout almost the entire show. If you need a Halloween costume, you can choose pieces that are exactly Eleven, but you can also put together any sweet blush dress, blue bomber, knee socks and white sneakers that hearken back to her aesthetic and wear it in your everyday life!
Nancy is a preppy girl turned rebel in the show, and her clothing tends to reflect her scholarly side. She tended to wear clothes that kept her looking appropriate and covered up, so to channel her vibe we paired a high-neck printed sweater with a high-waisted denim skirt.
Who among us can’t relate to Barb? She’s the best of all things awkward and left behind, and we had to put together a look to honor her. We chose a navy puffer jacket over a printed button down, a pair of mom jeans and timberland boots. Add some oversized glasses and ruffles to your look to bring out even more of her fashion identity!
STEVE, JONATHAN, MIKE, LUCAS, DUSTIN, etc...
If you’re a guy, just throw on a puffer vest, a long sleeved raglan and a sheepskin-lined corduroy jacket or maybe a colorblocked baseball cap and you’re good to go!
We hope you’re inspired to channel some Stranger Things in your outfits this fall. If you do, we want to see it! Post your outfit on Instagram and tag us @freestyleclothingexchange for a chance to be featured on our page!