What Would Holley Wear: The Power of Purple and Lillybee Promo Code

While Holley’s away, enjoy a “best of” post for all you TCU purple fans with updated purple finds!

So, how do you get a man to wear purple (this is not a joke)?  The answer: Turn him into a TCU fan!  Everyone from Fort Worth knows the power of purple, and it has been said many of them even bleed purple.  Since purple is the University’s color, I thought it would be fun to talk about ways to incorporate purple into your fall wardrobe….even if you are not a Horned Frog fan.

So, two things you need to know:

…TCU’s colors:  purple – represents royalty and white represents a clean game

…and the purple hue adds instant drama or a pop of flair right where you need it!

Let’s talk about what to wear to a tailgate party and football game since it’s that time of the year. You can never go wrong with a purple and white TCU jersey and pair of jeans or shorts.  You may want to consider adding a little extra style with accessories, and a purple Goyard tote will even impress the college girls.  If you want to stand out in the crowd, think about wearing a denim midi skirt with your purple and white jersey tied at the waist….just add a pair of TCU cowboy boots.  Really…who wants to be a Plain Jane sitting on the sidelines?  Not me!

 

Are you an invited guest to one of the private suites at the Amon G. Carter Stadium this season?  Really?!?! That’s definitely a game changer, and you may want to think about taking your style to the next level.  A pair of black leather pants and a crisp white blouse layered with a purple trench coat would be perfect for a fall game.  

Or, maybe you just want to add a purple accessory. Then think about a purple handbag paired with black slacks, white blouse, camel coat, and nude pumps. Both of these ensembles can be dressed up or down…just be sure to ask your suite host what the dress attire will be.  

Besides TCU cowboy boots, there are so many fun purple boots and shoes to choose from this fall.  An awesome preppy look is a pair of purple Hunter boots…waterproof, practical for a rainy days on campus, and really cute.  I’m currently crushing on a pair studded purple Valentino heels. Not exactly realistic for my lifestyle, but a girl can dream…right?  A more practical look for me and my everyday style would be a pair of purple loafers or driving shoes.  I’m loving a pair of purple suede driving shoes by Tods.  They would look great this fall with a pair of black or dark denim jeans. 

Check out these adorable flats,  wedges and rainboots from Lillybee in all your school colors. They also have cross body bags. For Home with a Twist followers they are offering a special 20% off everything discount code HOME20 through October 31.  Think Christmas gifts and they have all school colors, not just TCU.

And for the gym and running around town, a cute pair of Nikes with purple trim will definitely put points on the style score board!  

Speaking of a “running around town” and a casual look, purple skinny jeans would be a great addition to a fall wardrobe.  Think about adding a creamy white blouse tucked in and, for a pop of fun, add a pair of animal print sneakers or booties.  We are loving Taylor Swift’s purple skinnies, worn with a camel jacket, green plaid scarf and shirt.  And if you are in to high-end designer style, you may want to copy Sofia Vergara’s look on our Pinterest board…Rag and Bone jeans, purple blouse, Yves Saint Laurent shoes, and a Prada bag.  Sounds royal!

Have you ever considered bringing some purple to the party?  Well, we think you should.  For a casual party look, a purple maxi worn with a denim jacket would be adorable.  And if you really want to make an entrance, a purple jumpsuit will absolutely score points!  An elegant party look is a purple printed kimono worn over slacks…a classy way to add nobility to your style.  The kimono trend just happens to be one of my favorite fall looks because it can also be worn as an everyday look over a pair of jeans.  This look will definitely take you into overtime!

Here are some new looks from Cabi this season – a gorgeous dress to wear with a denim jacket to the game, then out to dinner with the drapey sweater.  And, I love the two pullover sweaters — can’t you just see these with boots and jeans at a tailgate! Connect with Cabi stylist Stacy Stoltz to add these lovelies to your purple gear!

Wow!  Who knew there were so many ways to add luxury and nobility to your style with just one color?  Seems like there really is power in the color purple…right?   

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]

What Would Holley Wear: How to Get A+ Teacher Style

My favorite 2nd grade teacher, Lindsey Leeman, teaches at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom Elementary in the Burleson ISD.  Lindsey recently asked me to share some ways to update an everyday teacher look.  

Accessories are key to giving an outfit that extra pop!  Since staying on budget is important, I’m sharing accessory ideas from Amazon Fashion.  With belts, scarves, and jewelry…Amazon has the latest trends and designer dupes. My favorite trend is layering necklaces, so I’m sharing two ideas from Amazon.  One is their 2 piece initial necklace and the other is their 3 piece coin pendant necklace. Don’t you just love a trendy teacher?  

When it comes to comfort, Tieks and Rothy’s are great for standing in all day and offer so many fun colors.  Speaking of an array of colors to choose from, Amazon has a wonderful selection of Sam Edelman shoes. Because comfort comes first, I’m recommending a pair of their ballet flats.  And because cuteness is a close second, a pair of their leopard print flats is anything but boring.  

If “A” is for apple…then “I” is for it-bag!  One of the best ways to up your style game is with a trendy tote.  Since blue is one of Bransom’s school colors, I’m suggesting a blue Stylesty shopping tote for Lindsey and her teacher pals.  BTW…it’s a designer knockoff from Amazon Fashion and comes in many school colors! To give it a preppy vibe…think about having it monogramed!  For monogramming in Fort Worth, we recommend Brown Bag Etc. at 2702 Hulen Street.

Clear and wooden bags have been all the rage and are perfect for teachers.  Be sure to check out the selection on our Pinterest board. I love how Vince Camuto’s clear tote with a dark cinnamon pouch can go classroom-casual or be dressed up for a school board meeting.  Without a doubt, a bamboo bag is a show stopper, and I think teachers, like Lindsey, deserve the limelight…don’t you agree?

Cardigans and blazers are two of my favorite fall trends and pair perfectly with slacks, skirts, or dresses.  We love how a cardigan adds polish to a jeans ensemble….ideal for a casual Friday and the weekend. A checked blazer will definitely add a cool vibe to your class room style!  Hmmm….sounds like someone is getting a check-plus!

Were you ever voted class favorite?  A popular Pinterest look I’m giving bonus points to features a striped midi skirt worn three ways….with different blazers, shoes, and handbags.  And just like teachers count on substitutes….so does your style. To change things up, think about substituting a denim jacket for a blazer. How classroom-cool does that sound?

Oh my goodness….did I just hear the bell ring?  I think that means it’s time to update your back-to-school style.  Besides…who doesn’t want to be a class act?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Five Favorite Brunch Spots

So earlier this summer I posted this on Tanglewood Moms:  Where are your favorite brunch spots around town? And without fail, “the moms” came through with great selections!

Let me start first with our go-to Sunday brunch place….The Kimbell Café.  Typically, this is where we go after church on Sunday.  And speaking of a work of art, an embroidered wicker handbag is the ultimate pairing for a lovely museum brunch.  Add a white skirt or dress, and checked flats to give your brunch style a vintage vibe! FYI….guess whose white bucket bag went to the Monet exhibit!

When brunching at a cosmopolitan museum, like Café Modern, abstract prints always add a touch of sophistication.  You can’t help but feel “modern” in an Anthropologie bold and graphic print skirt.  On Pinterest they feature it on two different models, both wearing it with a printed tee. And I have to admit, I just love how my mid-century bamboo bag complements the Modern’s architecture!

For a fun and active brunch, Pinstripes is the place to go!  I’m thinking something “striped” for this fun environment.  BTW….striped pants paired with bowling and bocce make for a great combo.  And just so you know, a pair of striped pants is “right up my alley”! Another fun bowling alley/brunch look is a rainbow striped top worn with white jeans.  Sounds like a “strike” to me!  

My favorite Monday brunch/lunch place is McKinley’s Bakery!  My new style obsession is paper-bag pants, which are so comfy and ideal for my Monday “MOW’s” delivery.   I recently purchased a pair of paper-bag khakis at Zara’s 5th Avenue store in New York, which go great with my rattan slides from J McLaughlin.  And one more thing…they pair perfectly with a slice of McKinley’s coconut cream pie…yum!  

If you had to “press” my husband for his favorite brunch spot that would be Press Café.  With its off-the-trail location next to the Farmer’s Market, and Johnny’s Bike Shop…it definitely has a laid-back California feel.  Anything bohemian is ideal for this setting….from floral maxis to a flowy kimono worn with jeans. How Cali-cool does that sound? 

And one more thing, whoever came up with the idea of “brunching” is a super hero….in my humble, yet accurate opinion!  Don’t you agree?

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Welcome to the Weekend

“I never look forward to the weekend”….SAID NO ONE EVER!   I love everything about the weekend! And since I just returned from a long weekend in New York, I’ve got some great city styles to share with you.

For the plane trip to New York, I suggest a blazer paired with slacks or jeans.  My favorite Pinterest pick features light blue jeans worn with a floral blazer and either sneakers, slides, or heels….you get to edit!  To get around DFW and LaGuardia, I wore espadrille loafers with white jeans, a light blue button-down shirt, and a pin-striped navy blazer.  Ready or not Manhattan….here I come!

Depending on where you are having dinner, a pantsuit is a great travel option.  Because here’s the deal…it’s the best transition from the airport to an upscale bar or restaurant.  BTW….Did you know short suiting is the latest trend? My style suggestion….a pair of paper-bag shorts paired with a white blazer, brown slides and a wicker bag….so city-chic!  

Since New York is an urban jungle, we think anything with palm leaves is ideal for street fair shopping or lunch at Tavern on the Green.   From dresses to jumpsuits, we’re “going bananas” over all the tropical choices on our Pinterest board. My street style “jungle” look was a pair of palm leaf trousers topped with a pink pin-striped blazer….“Keep Palm and Carry On!”

Our youngest son, Chris, lives in New York and works in the music industry. Friday night, he treated me to the Mostly Mozart Music Festival at Lincoln Center.  Though our first stop that evening was at The Yale Club for a fun summer soiree’! My suggestion for a “fancy schmancy” New York evening would be a slip dress or skirt….definitely “the look” for trendsetters!  

Chris and I love our museum time, so we often designate Saturday as “Museum Day”!  MoMA, The Whitney, and The Met….oh my! Anything black, tan, or white adds a cool vibe to museum browsing.  We are loving how a freelance stylist based in London styles a black and white polka-dot dress with a pair of Van’s sneakers.  White crops always look sophisticated with a black top, and when you add a black blazer…your museum style just became ultra-chic!

 “Eat, Pray, Love!”  Sunday in New York is an ideal church, brunch, and al fresco dining kind of day and pairs well with a maxi dress or skirt.  A photo that inspired my Sunday city look was a tiered yellow dress. Wearing a maxi skirt in the city with an off-the-shoulder top and strappy sandals definitely puts me in a “Weekend State of Mind!”  

Without a doubt, I always look forward to the weekend…especially when I’m spending it with Chris in New York…and wearing a cute outfit….of course!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Anthropologie Edition

One of my favorite style mottos is:  “Style is not just for the young and skinny.”  In today’s fashion world, there’s great style for all ages and sizes, and Anthropologie definitely backs up this motto!

Okay…let’s “jump” right in to this!  Jumpsuits are not just for the young, and with the right fit, they look good on everyone.  Point proven with a navy striped jumpsuit with short sleeves. I suggest styling it with Anthro’s woven circle clutch with a contrasting print scarf.  

“She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore!”  So let’s start with the trendiest look in summer jewelry….sea shells.  From necklaces, bracelets, to earrings…Anthropologie has a wide variety to choose from, so be sure to take a look at our Pinterest board.  My favorite is their Shashi Caroline shell bracelet in 18K gold…the perfect summer bangle!  

Stripes, polka-dots, and abstracts say one thing to me…“have fun!”.  These refreshing patterns are not just for the young and skinny. We are smitten with their polka-dot and striped woven bags…ideal for brunch in the city or a beach vacay.  There’s nothing more flattering than vertical stripes….point proven with their button-down red striped shirt dress or a pair of vertical striped crops. Looking good mama!  

Are you planning to party at one of The Modern’s summer soiree’s?  We suggest wearing one of their striking abstract prints. It’s like wearing an everyday dress or skirt as a piece of art.  Pair it with flats or heels and add one of Anthro’s vintage inspired wicker handbags. Eat your heart out Andy Warhol!  

Speaking of “The Young and The Skinny,” that sounds like the name of a soap opera…don’t you think?  Well just so you know….that show has been cancelled. So no more excuses for not looking stylish and on-trend!  Anthropologie has an amazing selection of tiered skirts that tend to have a bohemian vibe. Just add a pair of sandals and a flowy top or t-shirt, and the next thing you know….your mom style just got hip! 

  To wrap things up, let’s talk about Anthro’s selection of kimonos.  From a short jacket length to a floor length, they have a style for everyone.  And the best part….one size fits all. I’m major crushing on a beautiful green kimono on our Pinterest board paired with a white tee and white jeans….the ultimate summer wrap. 

No doubt about it….Anthropologie has a look for all ages and sizes.  Be sure to check out their website or click on one of our Pinterest photos to connect.  That being said, I have a question for you….what’s your favorite style motto?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Six Summer Skirts

My go-to summer look is definitely a midi or maxi skirt.  So for this article, I am highlighting 6 of my favorite summer skirts….where I bought them and where I wore them!  

My everyday go-to summer skirt is a black striped midi I purchased on sale at Dillard’s in their junior department.  It pairs well with a white short-sleeved shirt, woven belt, slides, and my bucket bag….perfect for delivering Meals on Wheels.  A little shopping tip: Dillard’s Outlet at Ridgmar Mall is a great place to shop for skirts.

A maxi Dolce Gabana look-alike I purchased at Runway 7 in University Shopping Center has been my favorite spring/summer party skirt.  Last summer, I wore it to a penthouse terrace party in Manhattan. This year, I gave it a new look and had the skirt hemmed to a tea length…perfect for this year’s Hats Off to Moms Luncheon!  BTW…small boutiques are typically the best place to find unique styles. 

And though I love a party skirt, a maxi or midi worn with flat sandals or slides is my go-to casual look.  A summer fav has been a paisley midi from Zara’s in Vegas. One way I style it is with a striped off-the-shoulder top, complemented with a woven belt and strappy sandals…perfect for a Sunday brunch look.    My blue drop-waist midi skirt from H&M has been so versatile.  I wore it to a Sip & See with a white blouse tied at the waist, block heels, and my white macramé’ bucket bag.  For a casual look, I complemented it with a gauzy black blouse and a pair of St. Agni rattan slides. And here’s a little tip:  I always check out H&M’s sales rack for cute skirts!

Target unquestionably gives high-end department stores a run for their money.  In fact, the summer skirt I’ve received the most compliments on is a Target find….a khaki skirt with black polk-a-dots.  To give it a party vibe, I wore it with block heel sandals to an Amphibian Stage Production opening night party and play….Gutenberg the Musical!   Besides staying on-trend with the latest looks, you can’t beat Target prices! 

“Who Wore It Better?”  Be sure to take a look at the striped yellow skirt on our board from ASOS.  I styled mine with a peasant top, woven belt and rattan slides. We both added a wooden bag…ideal for a casual summer luncheon.   ASOS is a great online shopping source. You can always count on their clothes and accessories to be current.

When it comes to finding the perfect skirt, there are so many shopping options available at small boutiques, online, outlets, and large retail stores.   But let’s not “skirt the issue”….it’s time to go skirt shopping!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Five Ways to Wear a Summer Scarf

Photo credit: Elizabeth Jones, Nest & Transformation

When I think of a summer scarf, Jackie O’s inspiration always comes to mind.  With a simple scarf and large sunshades, her classic style continues to influence. 

Number One – Wear A Scarf As A Hair Accessory:  So I’m picturing you motoring in a cute little convertible this summer somewhere in the middle of Italy.  Oh how I would love to tag along! To give your travel style the ultimate in chicness, be sure to add a beautiful printed scarf tied around your head, and don’t forget to add a pair of oversized sunshades.  Trust me, you will look so Jackie O chic….and who wouldn’t want that?

Wearing your scarf as a headband with a messy bun or ponytail is so easy and a perfect way to look put together on a busy morning.  Even a short bob looks adorable with a narrow scarf tied as a headband. 

 

Number Two – Wear A Scarf As A Handbag Accessory:  If you want to give your handbag a sophisticated update, wrap a scarf around the handle.  Starting on one side, simply wrap the scarf from one end of the handle to the other as loose or tight as you please.  Another cute way to dress up your bag is to tie the scarf in a bow at the base of the handle.

 

Number Three – Wear A Silk Scarf As A Bandana:  Would you like to know a trendy way to dress up a t-shirt?  The answer is simple….wear a square silk scarf like a bandana.  We especially love the look when the ends are wrapped back around the front, then tied.  Eat your heart out French girls!

Number Four – Wear A Scarf As A Belt:  We are totally obsessed with this look.  Think about wearing a scarf as a belt with a shirtdress to give your work style an updated look.  Scarves look awesome belted with jeans and can be tied in a bow or knot. For a trendsetting look, think about typing a scarf to a belt loop.  If you wear shorts, there’s nothing cuter than a scarf worn as a belt with shorts….even with cutoffs.

Number Five – Wear A Scarf Around Your Ankle Or Wrist:  Make a statement by wrapping a scarf around your wrist or ankle…such a fun way to dress up a simple summer outfit.  Plus, it will show-off how stylish you are! Another way to give your summer style a current look is wearing a scarf bracelet from Silk Philosophy.

Be sure to review the scarf tying tutorial on our Pinterest board.  And even if you want to stick with your tried and true scarf tying method…you will definitely be bringing some Jackie O chicness to your summer style!  How classy is that?

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Happy Ways to Wear Summer Stripes

Looking for a fun pattern to boost your mood?  Then “don’t worry…be happy,” because summer stripes are exactly what the style doctor ordered!

I have to admit, a striped summer dress or skirt topped with a denim jacket always puts me in a good mood.  Tuckernuck offers an adorable blue striped skirt and white t-shirt topped with a blue denim jacket. Their breezy halter dress in a vintage stripe looks great draped with either a blue or white denim jacket….perfect for rainbow watching!

Looking for the trendiest of trends?  Then striped handbags and shoes are the look for you!  For shoes….Amazon Fashion is our go-to. From a cute pair of rainbow striped Keds to a wonderful selection of striped espadrilles, they offer so many happy choices.

Planning a getaway to Mexico or maybe just to a Mexican restaurant?  Then Zara’s colorful zig zag shopper with circular wood handles is just the bag for you.  And I’m loving their striped raffia shopper and multi-colored beaded bag as well….the perfect complement to a cute summer skirt or crops. Looking for a show stealer?  A rainbow ark bag is the way to go…but only if you love compliments.

 Instead of happy pills, the style doctor is prescribing a striped skirt paired with a t-shirt.  An adorable look worn by the Damsel in Dior blogger pairs a blue striped skirt with a white tee, white Staud bag and brown slides.   Printed tees are all the rage, and what says “love is love” more than a printed tee matched with red and pink striped culottes? On the count of three, everyone say….Good-bye Prozac!    

Why not take the rainbow to the office?  We think style influencer, Eadie Blair’s striped midi skirt and belted linen jacket will bring joy to any office environment!  Nordstrom’s striped midi skirt says one thing to me….the more stripes the better! And a blue striped dress from Shopbop will unquestionably bring a dose of happiness to your work day.

What says “let’s lounge” more than a striped kaftan or maxi dress?  Nothing….right? I love how Nordstrom’s beach throw can be worn as a sarong or a maxi.  Though, maybe your lounge lifestyle is relaxing at home. I get it! Check out our Pinterest page for an affordable flowy maxi in bohemian stripes with bell sleeves…perfect for the patio.  

Isn’t it nice to know there’s a happy pattern that will lift your spirit and give you style all at the same time?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Five-Star Resort Style Musts

I have to admit…I love everything about resort style!  From lounging by the pool to lovely alfresco dinners, fashion never looked so fabulous!  Our five-star resort style musts are: a tote, a swimsuit cover up, something red, a pair of stunning earrings, and a beautiful kimono.

Truthfully, I’m not a sun worshiper these days, but sitting under an umbrella, reading a book, and sipping a delicious drink poolside is the ultimate for me.  A bag or tote is a must for your book, phone, and sunscreen. Last year I took a tasseled wicker beach bag to Encore…my favorite Vegas resort. This year, it’s a toss-up between Tuckernuck’s macramé basket tote and their crocheted carryall.

Another poolside must is a cover-up, and we think a long striped shirt is the perfect solution.  A Pinterest look I adore shows a style influencer wearing a blue bathing suit with a blue and white striped cover-up paired with a Staud bucket bag.  We are also loving how wrap skirts can double as a swimsuit cover ups. And of course….don’t forget to add a floppy hat to your luxe poolside style!

For a striking daytime resort look, why not wow them in red!  Red sunshades, earrings, and handbags are definitely resort ready!  Anything in a candy cane stripe, from a jumpsuit to a sundress, is ideal for a poolside lunch.  To add a little retro to your resort style, we think Loeffler Randall’s lined basket bag is the perfect match.   For elegant al fresco dining, a flowy red maxi in a solid or print unquestionably brings the wow factor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I’ve mentioned how much I adore anything by Cult Gaia.  For a five star look, think about taking your style up a notch or two with a pair of their fabulous green shoulder-dusting earrings paired with their acrylic Lilleth bag in malachite (on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue).  To add a little extra flair to your cabana style, wear them with a leopard print bathing suit, dress, or skirt! Another exceptional look is pairing their wood earrings with a stunning green maxi.

 

Room service please!  It never fails, at the end of a trip, all I want to do the last night is order room service….hamburger and French fries please!   Of course, you can always relax in the resort robe, but why not take your resort style to the max. A green floral kimono and matching palazzo pants is perfect for room service.  And we love how the kimono looks stunning paired with white pants or jeans…an elegant look for a night cap at one of the resort bars. How fantabulous is that?

Hmmm….I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time to make a call to my travel agent!  And BTW…where are you resorting this summer?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.

What Would Holley Wear: Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

It’s baseball season…which made me wonder….do you like to play it safe, or do you like to hit it out of the park?  And of course, I’m talking about fashion!

With fashion, we all start at home plate and our first goal is to make it to 1st base….right?  I have to admit, a midi skirt is my 1st base style.  When I add a shirt tied at the waist and add a pair of sandals…I know I have a hit.  Maybe your 1st base style is a cute striped dress matched with red sandals….or possibly white jeans paired with a striped shirt, a wicker bag and sneakers!  Sounds like a base hit to me!

When stepping up to home plate, do you ever feel a little style/base anxiety?  Don’t worry…because I’m giving you a “walk”! Sneakers are a comfortable option, or a pair of slides will add a trendy pop to your basic style.  In my opinion, espadrilles are the perfect summer shoe. By adding a cute pair of sneakers, slides or espadrilles to your basic style…..you will be rounding the all the bases before you know it!  

I have to admit, with my creative styling….sometimes I strike out.  But please know, it never discourages me from taking another swing. We love how the “Poor Little It Girl” blogger takes a swing, warming up to her second base style wearing an adorable red print dress.  And she hits a double when she pairs it with white sneakers and a denim jacket embellished with miniature pins/brooches. No strikes for this stylish gal!

True confession:  Something that gives me a thrill is “stealing” bases!  Show me a cute outfit or accessory from Pinterest…and it’s “game on”!  An easy summer look I recently stole features a white linen skirt paired with a blue and white striped shirt tied at the waist.   A pair of wooden ark earrings I purchased at Forever 21 for $8 was definitely a steal compared to the $100 designer pair I copied!  And my favorite summer steal is my white bucket bag from Amazon Fashion….$50 vs. the $345 designer copy. 

Want to be a “triple” threat?  Then think about adding a wicker belt and sunshades to your base style.   Any belt from Cult Gaia will take your style to third base. If you are like me and looking for a frugal find, check out some great options online from Forever 21 and ASOS. We love how a wicker belt gives a sophisticated resort vibe when matched with a white halter dress.   A cool pair of sunshades is definitely a smooth way to slide into home plate. And wearing a pair of red shades says one thing to me….home run! 

 So here’s the play-by-play….by pairing a few trendy accessories with your basic style, you’ll have a stylish grand-slam!  Game over y’all!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.