STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sunday Funday

Sundays in D.C. consist of brunch at Le Pain Quotidien, a stroll along the Georgetown Waterfront and an endless amount of hours clocked in at Kramerbooks & Afterwords preparing for the week ahead. Regardless of whether you prefer sipping on mimosas into the late afternoon or diving into a timeless novel, one should never replace sweaters with sweats.

I spotted this Fashionista on a beautiful Sunday afternoon wearing an effortlessly chic ensemble. Over the years I have heard countless rules about how and when to wear white, but this Fashionista demonstrates that white can be worn year round and white pants can make a great replacement for blue jeans. Most would say that their version of a casual outfit would be jeans and T-Shirt, but it is not very often that one mentions a silk blouse. My closet happens to be filled with several simple and casual silk tops that can easily be a replacement to the basic T-shirt. Having an extensive collection of fun accessories will make your wardrobe unique and every outfit chic. This Fashionista paired her favorite J.Crew statement pieces (the Bubble Necklace and the Lula Ballet Flat) in order to contrast the textures in her outfit and to tie all of the colors of the outfit together.

When investing in a pair of white jeans, the fit is extremely important. The Madewell Skinny Skinny Jean is made of stretch denim and has a low-to-mid rise making it universally flattering. Pair it with the Tommy Shirt by Heidi Merrick and House of Harlow 1960’s Station Leather Necklace. The color blocked blouse is a great balance of bright colors and neutrals, and the piping around the neck and sleeves keeps the pattern defined. House of Harlow 1960 is a personal favorite for accessories; Nicole Richie has created an eclectic mix of retro and ethnic patterns that can be incorporated into most outfits. Topping off any outfit with a great watch is not only chic, but will help all Fashionistas get through a busy Sunday.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sunday Funday

Whoever said that you can’t be cute as you strut to the library on a Sunday obviously has never met this Fashionista. I captured this fashion-friendly moment on the way to the library. I find this outfit to be very inspiring to not let the winter weather make everyone dress and act drab. I also took it as a friendly reminder that a pop of colorful stripes on an outfit isn’t limited to the spring and summer seasons.

I found lots of creativity in this outfit because she explained to me that one of her favorite things to do is to mix and match her old favorite t-shirts and add a cardigan or leather coat for warmth. This Fashionista managed to achieve an effortless look that seems very personalized with her favorite bands or actresses displayed as the layering pieces under her trendy winter gear. She also uncovered a fun way to add in your old classic like Audrey and Marilyn to your winter attire, without over-doing it.

My advice for the week is to forget the weather and dress in invigorating colors make the winter season seem more fun. Adding a pop of color to your winter wardrobe can also make the transition easier to when it’s warmer outside and vibrant colors are more prevalent. I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems to me that when most people walk into the library, they look and feel exhausted, stressed out, or annoyed. I have always been a firm believer that how you dress is how you feel and portray yourself to others. I believe that by pulling yourself together and adding a colorful update, you can really up the productivity and feel good about yourself and maybe even your study habits.
 

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