Pretty in Pink, Purple, and Teal | Hannah x Emily

Outfit: Abstract printed peplum sleeveless top, pink moto jacket, teal belt, black jeans, teal low chunky heels

When it comes to my style, I’m just making it up as I go along. I’d argue that we all are!  In fashion, the rules are set by others. In style, you’re in complete control of a look.

While I’m happy to be sporting a teal bow belt from Emily, this outfit was actually created around my peplum sleeveless top! In this post, I’d love to share with you one of my personal “rules” for getting dressed that tricks others into thinking that I know what I’m doing, in terms of clothes.

Outfit: Abstract printed peplum sleeveless top, pink moto jacket, teal belt Outfit: Abstract printed peplum sleeveless top, pink moto jacket, teal belt, black jeans, teal low chunky heels Outfit details: teal low chunky block heels and black Old Navy Rockstar jeggings

This top is my favorite kind of thing to style because it’s just so vibrant. It also has a bunch of colors that can help me put together an outfit. That’s where my trick comes in – you can just pull colors from a multicolored top and it’s almost a cinch that everything you wear with it will match.

By default, I think a lot of us just want to wear basic colors and call it a day. While I did do that by pairing my top with black jeans, I wanted the rest of the outfit to be fun.

This top has hues of blue and pink so I added my pepto pink jacket, Emily’s teal bow belt, a ridiculous cocktail ring (I don’t even know where it came from!) and matching teal shoes. Voila, it looks like I knew what I was doing when really all I did was match the colors of my outfit to my top. It’s elementary!

Outfit details: Abstract printed peplum sleeveless top, pink moto jacket, teal belt, champagne colored statement ring Outfit: Abstract printed peplum sleeveless top, pink moto jacket, teal belt, black jeans, teal low chunky heels

Outfit details: Jeans, Old Navy – Floral peplum top, ring, and pink jacket,  thrifted – Teal shoes, outlet store – Teal belt, from Emily

So did I trick you? What tips or “tricks” do you use to put together an outfit? Let us know down in the comments. Sharing is caring, after all. ;)

 

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How They Wore It: Emily of Bread and Roses Vintage in a teal belt shaped like a bow

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A Summer Approved Blanket Scarf | Hannah x Emily

Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace, nude t-strap heels

If you thought a blanket scarf was only for winter, think again! Today I’m going to show you how to get away with wearing a blanket scarf in the summer without overheating.

The scarf I’m using in my example is a lightweight patterned blanket scarf that I borrowed from Emily. (Fun fact: she previously explained how to wear a traditional blanket scarf in the winter. Worth a read!)

Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, gold medallion necklace Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace, nude t-strap heels

I was stoked to get my hands on this scarf during the time that I rocked lavender hair. It was a perfect match and made coming up with an outfit really easy!

Wearing a scarf in the summer seems a bit impractical but I imagined wearing it on a cool night for a dressy event.

To begin, I pulled pieces from my closet that were breezy basics. This lace crop top is in heavy rotation, while the cognac colored skirt is a good balance because it’s on the heavier side, as far as fabric goes.

My finishing piece was the blanket scarf that I draped like a shawl. Best of all? You can remove it and it wouldn’t change the structure of the outfit and you’d still look put together.

Outfit details: multi colored blanket scarf and curly lavender hair Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace, nude t-strap heels

Outfit details: Skirt, thrifted – T-strap heels, outlet store – Lace top, Target – Necklace, gift – Scarf, from Emily

If you’re still looking for another way to get use of your wintry blanket scarf this summer, consider using it as a blanket for a picnic in the park. It’s not fashion but it is functional!

Hope you’re all having a super awesome summer!

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Vintage Vibes and a Deceptive Headband | Hannah x Noelle

Outfit: Beige dress, navy cardigan, tan floppy hat attached to a headband, dark lipstick, lavender hair, brown spectator shoes

Believe it or not, this is not a hat on my head! What this actually is, is a nifty style of headwear that’s a hat attached to a headband. Noelle graciously lent it to me to style and boy did I have fun!

I wore this outfit during my purple hair days in the winter but I’d like to think it can transcend seasons. That’s what’s so good about vintage.. among a million other things.

Outfit: Beige dress, navy cardigan, tan floppy hat attached to a headband, dark lipstick, lavender hair Outfit: Beige dress, navy cardigan, tan floppy hat attached to a headband, dark lipstick, lavender hair, brown spectator shoes Outfit details: gold chain necklace, pearls in a bottle necklace

I’ve worn this dress before in an outfit that was also a nod to the past so I guess it’s just getting typecasted. And if you’re confused about my dress looking like a top and skirt, well, it’s just another illusion in my outfit.

To style it this time around I added a shrunken navy colored cardigan and the cutest feminine spectator shoes. To me, it feels like a way to wear vintage everyday without being over the top or in your face. In fact, if I removed this hat, you probably would mistake this outfit for something modern! (None of it’s actually vintage, so there’s another fun fact about this look.)

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I’m so glad I got to take this headband/hat for a whirl. My head is actually too small to fit traditional hats so this technology is kind of blowing my mind. Just in case any of you have a hard to fit noggin, definitely try to track something like this down!

Thanks, Noelle, for sending this beauty along and challenging me to add a little bit of glamour to my everyday outfits. :)

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Everyone Needs a Tulle Skirt and This Is Why | Hannah x Kristina

Outfit: pink tulle skirt, striped crop top, denim jacket, vintage pins, thrifted teal shoes, purple hair, red lipstick

If there’s something a tulle skirt doesn’t match, I have yet to find it. Neither has Kristina, who let me take her tulle skirt for a spin.

Let me just say, I absolutely adore it! A tulle skirt is now on my own thrifting wish list and here’s why:

  • It’s perfect. ‘Nuff said.

Outfit: striped crop top, denim jacket, vintage pins, purple hair, red lipstick Outfit: pink tulle skirt, striped crop top, denim jacket, vintage pins, thrifted teal shoes, purple hair, red lipstick Outfit details: pink tulle skirt and thrifted teal shoes

But really, I had so much fun dressing up in this skirt. I styled it a few different ways but this was my favorite because it was the outfit I wore for my 25th birthday back in March.

Despite not having taken a ballet lesson since the age of 4, something about this skirt brought it all back to me. I was definitely twirling all day and I think this skirt is the culprit. (Or it was all the cake and ice-cream I was hopped up on!)

But because I’m a grown-up now, I wanted to style this skirt in a grown-up way. I went with a striped crop top, colorful shoes, and my trusty denim jacket decked out in vintage buttons. This girly-girl meets tomboy look is killin’ me!

Outfit: pink tulle skirt, striped crop top, denim jacket, vintage pins, thrifted teal shoes, purple hair, red lipstick Outfit details: striped multi-colored crop top, denim jacket decked out in thrifted vintage pins and buttons Outfit: pink tulle skirt, striped crop top, denim jacket, vintage pins, thrifted teal shoes, purple hair, red lipstick

Outfit details: Skirt, borrowed from Kristina – Everything else, thrifted

If you’re on the fence about buying a tulle skirt, just scroll through this blog post again and tell yourself to just go do it.

Be sure to check out Kristina’s blog because she’s styled this skirt a plethora of ways. There’s so much inspiration to be had!

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How They Wore It: Kristina of Eccentric Owl in a pink tulle skirt

Lots of Leopard Print | Hannah x Kristina

Outfit: vintage 1980s printed skirt with leopard print and floral, striped tee, lace moto jacket, leopard print flats, purple hair

I hadn’t realized sooner that I would be posting on St. Patrick’s Day so please excuse my lack of green in this outfit post. I really do love dressing for a theme but I guess I had poor foresight today!

My outfit is not completely void of green because there are some green leafs hiding among the flowers and wild animals.

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This midi skirt was borrowed from Kristina and it is right up my alley!

The pattern is really playful because of the flowers and leopards chillin’ next to one another in perfect harmony. Where else are you going to see that except on a wild ’80s print skirt? (Well… maybe in a National Geographic magazine but let’s just focus on the fashion world!)

Since it was already over the top I figured why not keep going up? I added leopard print flats, a striped tee, and my lace moto jacket that’s practically been worn to death. One could not call this outfit boring!

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Outfit details: Kristina’s skirt – Walmart flats – Sear’s striped shirt – Monroe and Main lace moto jacket – Thrifted bracelets

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s hoping you’re wearing more green than me to avoid the pinches of pesky friends, family, and leprechauns. ;)

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How They Wore It: Leopard Printed Skirt

 

Florals and Stripes | Hannah

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If you look closely beneath my hat, you’ll notice a hint of a new purple hair color. That’s not the only thing different about this post!

Both pieces that I’m wearing are up for grabs but I’m the first (er, only?) person to wear them. This dress is a long standing favorite in my closet but this floral coverup is new-to-me.

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I went in a completely different direction when styling this outfit and dipped into hippie territory. This coverup just has such a relaxed vibe to it that it felt wrong to pair it with something structured. Though, I’ll probably still try it in the future. ;)

This coverup has the most incredible mix of patterns on it so I went ahead and threw on another pattern via this striped dress. Hey, life’s too short not to wear all the things.

I rounded out the whole outfit with some familiar accessories like my favorite pork pie hat, a couple oversized black necklaces, and my trusty gray knee-high boots.

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It may be a lot of look but it’s fun trying out different styles and new things. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

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There is no “How They Wore It” because I’m the first. Looking forward to others styling these pieces in the future. Stay tuned!

 

A Floral Dress With Flair | Hannah x Kristina

How about a little fashion math on this Monday morning? One floral dress + one matching long sleeved top = a whole new dress.
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Kristina posted privately on Facebook about thrifting this homemade dress, which then Emily and I (yeah, we’re all friends outside of the blog) chimed in with our own stories of owning something in a similar floral pattern. After taking a few comparison snapshots of my clothes, I found out my floral was an exact match! (My other floral garment is a vest but I think it would be overkill with this outfit, right?)

Of course I had to bring the pieces together to create an outfit because I’m just that kind of person.

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I wore my floral top under the dress because it had this really great ruffle that complimented the neckline of the dress perfectly. It looked like straight up Little House On The Prairie so I tried to get away from that by creating a boho-inspired outfit. (Or maybe it’s not? Boho is so blurry to me.)

I was really feeling the vest, boots, and even the slouchy hat when I looked at the final outfit. Some dancing may have occurred because I was so excited at how it all came together…

And for any worry-warts out there who are concerned about the wellbeing of fashion bloggers – yes, I wore a coat before and after pictures, and yes I’m wearing skin colored tights. Though you’re welcome to believe I just have super pasty legs in the winter. I embrace my pale!

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Outfit details: Kristina’s dress – thrifted blouse, vest, and belt – old K-Mart boot – Dollar Tree hat

So I didn’t test the waters of print mixing with this dress but I’d say I did even better.

What are the odds of two similarity patterned retro threads, thousands of miles apart, finding each other and making an awesome outfit? If that’s not fate then I don’t know what is!

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Floral Dress Disguised as a Skirt | Hannah x Kristina

If wearing floral in the winter is wrong, then I don’t want to be right! But where is the actual floral dress that I borrowed from Kristina? Oh, it’s in this post; I just did a little trick to style it as a skirt.

Of course I’m sharing my tips & tricks to help you transform your clothes on the fly!

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This post might have a familiar feeling to it and I can see why.

We all seem to be taking notes from one another because this outfit is very much in the vein of Emily’s post on wearing a summer dress in the winter, and Lyndsey’s post about restyling a dress. This post is like the best of both worlds!

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Kristina previously styled this dressed with stripes and as much as I too wanted to print mix with it, I also wanted to do something completely different. This is definitely different!

The dress is shapeless, which is not a bad thing since it’s nice to lounge in, but for me I wanted to shape it up a little. First I belted it, then I tugged it up a little bit to make it a different length, and lastly I added one of my coziest sweaters to hide my work. It’s like a whole new garment for free, without any damage and in under a minute.

This makes me wonder how many other clothes in my closet are in need a 60-second makeover…

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I wouldn’t doubt if you see this dress one more time from me with some print mixing. I found out that I have two – count ’em two – items in my closet that have this exact same floral print. It’s matchy-matchy to the extreme!

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Beige Waterfall Cardigan For Fall | Hannah x Lyndsey

I’ve never met a cardigan I didn’t like, so when Lyndsey sent me this beige waterfall cardigan, it was love at first sight.

I’ve always felt a connection with waterfall cardigans, I just never have a clue how to wear them to match my personal style!
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If you’re confused about what the heck a waterfall cardigan is (does it contain real water?) allow me to explain: a waterfall cardigan is like a regular cardigan except it’s got a bunch of extra fabric in the front that hangs like a waterfall.

Rest assured you will stay dry if you wear one!

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Now onto my outfit! I scoured my inspiration sources (ie: Pinterest) and felt myself drawn to layered looks. Seems simple enough, right? Well, my pile of discarded clothes scattered all over my room tells a different story.

After a battle with my closet, I came out victorious with this look. I started with a neutral base of head-to-toe black. I try not to wear too much dark colors but the time called for it.

Starting with such basics made it super easy to layer a bunch of stuff on top. Layers = awesome for fall weather. My layers in question were the waterfall cardigan and one of my favorite thrifted, floral blazers. (Can it really be called a blazer, though, if it doesn’t actually have buttons and I’m not wearing it in an office?)

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Outfit details: Cardigan & necklace, from Lyndsey – Tights & flats, Wal-Mart – Hat & tank top, ASOS – Shorts, thrifted

I’m pretty obsessed with how this turned out and am crossing my fingers that an event will pop up in the future that I can wear it to. It would look great at a concert or somewhere artsy, right?

(Psst! There is no “How They Wore It” for this cardigan because I’m the first, but hopefully not last, to try it out.)hannah

How We Wore It: Halloween Costumes

Hello, friends! Hannah here to help with your Halloween costume search. It can seem like a daunting task to find your perfect Halloween costume. The struggle is so real.

With 13 days left until Halloween, the Shaped By Style girls are here to share with you our favorite non-store bought costumes from Halloween pasts. Hopefully they will inspire you to dig through your closet and see costume potential in your everyday clothes.

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Kristina dresses with such whimsy in her everyday life that it makes sense for her costumes to be filled with just as much fun and imagination. Her take on the Queen of Hearts, from Alice in Wonderland, is such a scream!

It’s simple to recreate for yourself with lots of fanciful red clothes and killer hair & makeup skills.

Get a closer look of Kristina’s costume on her blog, if you dare.

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Hannah took inspiration from something we probably look at everyday – tv! This costume was inspired by the ’90s super villain Carmen Sandiego of Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego fame.

Wearing a bold red lip wasn’t much of a departure from her everyday outfits which made this costume easy to put together.

Track down this costume on The Outfit Repeater.

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Skye has an eye for weird & wonderful clothes which is why it makes sense that her costume is the Mad Hatter. (Her and Kristina should trick’or’treat together, eh?)

She completely captured the over-the-top personality of the Hatter and was still true to her personal style.

View this costume in all it’s glory by clicking here.

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Deer Lyndsey, your makeup skills never cease to amaze us. Signed, everyone.

You know what makes this beautiful deer look better? The fact that Lyndsey made a step-by-step video tutorial so you can get this same face. Watch the full video on Dressed in Mascara.

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What are you going to be for Halloween? We’d love to know what costume you’re scheming. Also, let us know in the comments if there is a future pattern, look, or style you’d like to see covered in the next How We Wore It Post. Have a great week and a Happy Halloween!

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