Sunday, June 25, 2017

How to Wear Animal Print in Summer

I finally gave this bold print a try! 

What I am Wearing 
Michael Kors Plus Size Printed Shift Dress: Here (almost sold out), SimilarSimilar
Pearl Necklace: Here
HM Wedges: Here

I never thought I would have and wear an animal print dress, especially in summer! The wildest print I have every worn was the dress from last week! I could not see myself wearing such a bold print. Especially being a plus size woman I really did not think it could be done tastefully. I thought it would make me look bigger! No one wants to look bigger than what they are weight wise. At least no one that I personally know! So I resigned myself to believe that a person my size could only pull of animal print in an accessory but not as a dress, skirt, top, or pants. I just did not want to draw attention to myself or my body.

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But then a nice woman with fabulous fashion sense from church gave me two huge bags of clothing. One being which this  Michael Kors zebra print dress. I thought it looked cute but for someone else. I also felt that animal print was something you usually wore in fall. So I politely put in my closet. Hoping that I would wear it someday! I tried it on on more than once! But I guess the third time was the charm because I feel in love with it! If you desire to wear animal print here are a few tips to make it easier for you to style it for summer or any season!

Buy what fits you 

The first time to remember is to pick something that you feel comfortable wearing. I choose to wear this dress because it felt good to wear. Though I was not sold on the print at first, love the length of the dress and the fit of it. So whatever print you choose make sure you find something that fits your body.

You can wear it as shoes 

This has always been my first choice! To wear a cute leopard flat to work or when I was off work!  An animal print flat would look great with a denim dress or with a black dress for work.  

Animal Print Look Good with Neutrals 

Such a bold print looks good with neutrals! That is why I paired this dress with neutral shoes and accessories. A flowy neutral dress would look good with a pair of neutral sandals this summer. 

Wear  an Animal Print T-Shirt 

A  t- shirt is a staple for summer but a printed one makes it not so basic anymore. Wear an animal print top with your favorite denim skirt or maybe even a white skirt. 

Wearing animal print can be tricky but if you choose what style, fit, print, and color that looks right on you, it will be easy! 

Have you ever worn animal print in summer?

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

This or That: Bold and Colorful Summer Trends

This or That: Summer Trends

Guess which is the steal! 

Guess    Guess 

It is officially summer but if you live in the south you have probably been enjoying summer for months now! I am not complaining about a warmer spring because it allowed me to start embracing summer trends for this year. But there are so many good trends I have got a chance to try early because of the warm weather.

 From bright colors to statement makers, there is so such much to love about these bold and colorful summer trends. So I am looking forward to this summer for the fashion more so than then dealing with increasing temperatures.

I am also trying to not to try trends that are higher than the temperatures of summer! That is why I am finding similar popular items that cost less. That way I can experience the trendy items without out spending too much money.  I bet you can't tell which item is the steal from the splurge! 

This or That: Tassel Earrings

Tassles have been around for a while. I have embraced this item by having two tassel necklaces but I would like to add more to my jewelry collection. These pretty earrings would be a nice addition!

Guess which is the splurge (over $300)?

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This or That: Pom Pom Bag

Pom  Pom shoes were all the rage a few years ago but now it is pom pom bags! These cute bags come in all price points from under $50 to over $100! Which of the creative bags do you think is the splurge?

This or That: Ruffle Dress

This ruffle dress would be great for a Fouth of July party! But which of these red beauties is the perfect steal?

Guess        Guess 

This or That: Fruit Clutch

It seems that in this season people wear the most colorful and unique items. One being items that fruit on them or even look just a seasonal treat. These two clutches are just one of the trendy items this time.

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What summer trends are you embracing this year? 

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wearing Big Prints

On Me: 
Style and Co. Dress: Similar, Similar 
H&M Sandals: Similar, Similar 

Plus size woman are supposedly not able to wear certain things. One of them being large prints. The reason for this is because it is supposed to make a woman like me look big or bigger. But that is not always true. One way to find out is to just play with the prints. These are some of the tips that may help you figure out what is right for you.

Size of Print 

I thought I could not wear large prints but I realized that I could wear large and of course small prints. It all depends on the color. This dress is easy to wear because of the fact it has black and white in it. Neutrals have a tendency to make you look smaller. The touch of color is enough that it does not look so busy.  Just make sure the pattern is pleasing to your shape.

All Over 

Does the pattern blend in or is it all over? That is one of the questions you have to consider when picking a print out. If you can see the background then make sure it looks good on you. If you look better in a fitted outfit than chose a print item in that shape. Also, keep in mind to choose colors that look good with your complexion or that you just love!

Geometric and Floral 

Flowy items look better with floral prints because it looks romantic and just simply lovely. But a structured item is best for a more geometric shape.

Bright or More Subtitle Colors

You can wear neon colors or a simple black and white. It depends on your taste, the event you are going to, or just how you feel. On a cloudy like today, I was more in the mood for darker colors. But maybe one day I try a bolder color like yellow!

Do what feels best for you!

Choose what looks good on you and what you feel comfortable with. 
Don't go for what the experts say because really they don't know you. 
They don't know what you love! 
So do what is best for you! 

Do you break fashion rules?

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