Animalistic

Hey everyone!!!

I hope you had a fantastic week. If not I highly recommend a little retail therapy. With this in mind I put together some looks to help you wear animal prints. It was fun making these sets for you. I hope you enjoy them and find a little inspiration to transform your own wardrobe.




How are you wearing animal prints this season? Please leave me a comment below.

Style pretty!

Love,

Debra

Trending Now: Snakeskin

I have to admit that at first I was not on board with this trend. I just couldn’t picture myself wearing snakeskin printed clothing. Not that there is anything wrong with it. I am just not that bold.

Instead I started to find more subtle ways to wear this trend. One of my favorite ways to try something I’m not sure I’m going to “love” is via accessories.

There are so many fun ways to incorporate this print into your wardrobe. Think belts, shoes, jewelry, or a scarf.

I found some great pieces in my hunt that I’m excited to share with you like these booties. These are the Howwi bootie I spotted on DSW.com. A great walking shoe at an affordable price point of $49.99.

Howwi bootie

I love handbags! It’s one of the easiest ways to show the world your style. Whether it’s big or small, your bag should represent who you are.

This little crossbody bag is near perfect. Don’t you agree? Classy and playful all rolled into one trendy bag. I spied this little beauty on Target’s website for $21.99!!!

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This last piece I want to share is a wrap bracelet that I found on one of my favorite shopping sites…Amazon! You can’t go wrong with the price at $7.99.

Wrap Bracelet

Wrap bracelet

Now that you have an idea of some ways to add snakeskin into your own wardrobe, you may be wondering how to style it.

I’ve got you covered girl! This style board is just one way you can add snakeskin into your own outfits. How will you try this trend for fall?

Love it? โœ”๏ธ Hate it?โœ”๏ธ Leave me your thoughts in the comments section. And remember to Style Pretty!

๐Ÿ’‹ Debra

The Return of Flared Jeans

Flared jeans return this fall. I know some of you are squealing with delight while others are shrieking with terror. I’m kind of in the middle.

You don’t have to look like a hippie in flared denim unless that’s the look you are going for. Then by all means, do it with style!

The trick here is fit. That’s right ladies. Try on several different brands because every size 10 is not designed the same way.

The first thing to think about in fit is the waist. Choose a comfortable waistline.

Next is the leg. The leg of your denim should skim the top of your shoe. I know magazines feature glossies of women wearing jeans draping the floor, but do yourself a favor and keep it real. No one wants to wind up in the emergency room.

Style tip: The best look is a snug fit from the thigh to the bottom of your knee.

Width of the flare is also a factor in the fit. A narrow flare looks more natural than a huge bell.

Because flared jeans come into vogue every 10 years or so I wouldn’t invest a huge amount of money in a pair.

Dark denim always looks more professional. Choose a dark pair to wear to work with a patterned top and blazer or long cardigan.

A lighter wash is fun for weekend wear. Grab your favorite denim, add a comfy tee shirt and hooped earrings.

Stores like Old Navy and Target offer affordable clothing. You could even try a second hand store! It’s good for the environment and your wallet!

Style Tip: When buying jeans, make sure to take along a pair of heels with you as well as what you are already wearing. This gives you more options for length and how you plan to wear your flared jeans.

Fashion is for fun. But dress well to impress.

Style pretty!!!

๐Ÿ’‹ Debra

Photo credits: Pinterest and Shop Look style boards created by Stylewise by Debra

Living Coral…

Previously in the winter of 2018, the color authorities at Pantone announced Living Coral as the color of 2019.

So what’s so special about this vibrant shade of orange? One only needs to look at this bold color to feel energized. It brings a certain lightness with it.

Those at the Color Institute said of Living Coral that it symbolizes

our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Those who know me know what an optimist I am and so I am embracing this beautiful color.

This color may seem intimidating to some, but I believe this warm color will look lovely on all skin types.

Below are some style boards I created to give you some inspiration when choosing Living Coral.

For the Trend Setter . If you are long legged and short waisted, this is a look for you. Think Victoria Beckham. A column of color keeps the eye moving & creates a long silhouette. I chose to pair it with golden yellow accessories.

For the Romantic… I repeated the above color combination. A petite would look stunning in this feminine peplum blouse with bowed & sleeves. Add a swinging pair of shorts & chunky heeled sandals to the mix. Because the top is the showpiece, keep your accessories to a minimum.

If coral is too shocking for you, I would suggest trying it in small doses to see if it’s right for you. The make up industry has really embraced this color featuring new eyeshadow pallets, lipsticks and nail lacquers.

You may also wish to try it in your accessories…a pretty printed scarf, a fun bag, or beaded jewelry. The choice is yours.

What do you think about Living Coral? Would you try it and if so how? Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts.

Style pretty!!

Debra๐Ÿ’‹

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Style Boards: Stylewise by Debra on Combyne

Other Sources: Pantone

Fall Color Inspiration

Hey lovely!!

I hope you enjoyed last week’s post about fall colors. To continue the color theme, I am sharing some style boards I created in Polyvore.

 

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Follow the russet orange trend by adding a basic sweater to your jeans,ย  knee boots & matching bag (or not!) and fun accessories.

 

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Wear a red pear blouse with your black slacks to work. The bright color adds a touch of class as well as warmth.

 

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Why not mix the lovely shades of ceylon yellow and valiant poppy? So elegant!

 

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Or go for full out glam wearing nebulas blue like this sheath dress and statement necklace.

I hope I’ve enticed you to try these bold colors. Let me know how you work them into your own wardrobe in the comments section below.

Happy styling!

Debra๐Ÿ’‹

Photo sources: All boards were created and belong exclusively to Stylewise by Debra.

Bohemian Woman

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Hello gorgeous!

Recently someone mentioned on an online thrifting group I moderate, Thrifting, that they can’tย  pull off the Bohemian look. I think we can all identify with that feeling regarding one style or another. So I want to share some “stylespiration” with you. Are you ready?! Let’s go!!

The bohemian woman woman is a free spirit. She is an explorer. She is creative. She is a peacekeeper. So her clothing must speak this.

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Because she is so colorful, she chooses vibrant clothing. Sometimes she does this via fabrics or prints.

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Lightweight, free flowing fabrics flutter about her gracing her silhouette.

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She uses strategically placed accessories to complete her look.

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Fringe, lace, leather, beads, tassles, embroidery. All these she calls her friends.

 

As you can see, there are many ways you can add this look to your wardrobe.ย  Think texture.ย c0acec84a01ca15ba6b4454cfdbc7db0Pair your shorts or jeans with a tee shirt and a cropped or long length coat with boots to gain a boho vibe. Toss on a long or chunky statement necklace,ย dangly earrings and some rings to complete your ensemble.ย  Below is an example of how I would create a bohemian summer look.

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Or modify this look with a floaty maxi dress, beaded sandals, and a natural stone jewelry.

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The Bohemian woman breathes easy. She is confident. She is fearless. She is in each of us.

Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?

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Photo source: Pinterest and Polyvore

The Lisbon Collection from OPI

Hello beautiful!

I am so happy to share the latest nail polish colors from OPI inspired by the beautiful city of Lisbon.

OPI Lisbon Collection

From the amazing architecture to the bold colors of the city come an enchanted assemblage of nail lacquers that fill one with hope.

The limited edition consists of 12 colors that come in three variations : Infinite Shine , Nail Lacquer, and GelColor.

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The colors above row by row include…

Row 1: Made It to the Seventh Heaven, Lisbon Wants Moor OPI, You’ve Got Nata On Me, Tagus in That Selfie.

Row 2: No Turning Back From Pink Street, A Red-Vival City, Now Museum, Now You Don’t,ย  We Seafood and We Eat It.

Row 3: Sun, Sea and Sand In My Pants, Closer Than You Might Belem, Tile Art to Warm Your Heart, Suzi Chases Portugeese.

What I love about these colors is their versatility.ย  You can add the boldย  mosaic inspired shade of Tile Art to Warm Your Heart or metalic red Now Museum, Now You Don’t to a modern bohemian look like the one I created below.

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The classic look below calls for understated nails. The soft golden rose of Made it To the Seventh Hill, neutral Suzi Chases Portugeese or theย  pale peach of Lisbon Wants Moor OPI would be meet these needs.

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Overall I find this collection very wearable. In exciting colors to compliment all skin shades, there is no guessing games. You can try on here.ย OPI Try On Studio

My favorite color in this collection is the rose gold Made It to The Seventh Heaven which is a MUST HAVE for Spring 2018.

All photos and links owned by OPI with the exception of the style boards created by me on Polyvore.