Spring Ready In Uniqlo’s New Collection

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Camisole and Gaucho Pants:  Uniqlo 

Jogger Pants:  Uniqlo

Whenever I talk about Uniqlo everyone almost always thinks basics, I’m talking white t-shirts and black leggings basic. I’ve even been guilty of that assumption myself. But, after Uniqlo opened on Newbury Street, I quickly discovered that Uniqlo’s got more options that whatever you’re probably thinking.

Uniqlo’s new collection for spring, goes with so much that you already own. Since, in New England, it’s not quite spring yet, they’re great for layering.

Over, under, with, without…

If you can envision it, you can try it!

The two looks above are both neutral, classy outfits that can take you into spring without sacrificing (too much) warmth. I know I’m always cold, so heavier jackets are key. But, when the weather warms up, I’ll switch to something lighter like a trench jacket. I spotted some nice options while shopping around at Uniqlo, so that may have to happen. And hopefully sooner rather than later.

Add a cute purse (I prefer totes, but smaller one are what’s hot right now), a pair of heels (weather permitting), and you’re good to look good! Shop their new spring apparel here.

 

Photos by: Rachel Leiner Photography

How to Wear a Maxi Skirt

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3 Pleated Maxi Skirt Outfit Ideas Belted Chambray Shirt and Green Skirt

Skirt: SheIn | Shirt: Madewell | Belt: Who What Wear (similar)
Clutch: Clare V | Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Black Top and Green Maxi Black Sweater and Skirt

Skirt: SheIn | Sweater: Madewell | Shoes: Zara
Sunglasses: Poshmark

White Tee, Jean Jacket, and Maxi Skirt Casual Pleated Maxi Look

Skirt: SheIn | Jacket: Madewell | T-Shirt: Gap
Sneakers: Converse | Tote: Madewell

I don’t know why, but I find maxi skirts to be a style challenge. Dresses are easy. You pretty much just throw them on and go. But a maxi skirt is harder. It requires a little more thought.

Pleated maxi skirts were very on trend, but I wasn’t having it. I wanted one, I just didn’t think I’d wear it. So when approached to partner with SheIn, I knew I wanted to challenge myself to give one of their pleated maxi skirts a try!

Now, you know I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I turned to Pinterest for inspiration, finding J.Crew’s aesthetic extremely helpful. Can you tell much?

Each of these three looks are ones that I felt meshed well with my jeans and a t-shirt style. My fear of looking silly in a bright green maxi skirt, were put to rest by keeping it fairly casual.

My favorite outfit being the one with the white tee and jean jacket, which is great when you need to layer for those cooler, but still not cold, days.

Which of these looks is your favorite? How would you wear this pleated maxi skirt?

xx

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2 Ways to Wear Something: Halftee Top

Crop tops aren’t something that I typically wear.

Not because I don’t like them, just because…

And I also don’t own many. Or really any. And when I received this Halftee top, all I could think of is what I could wear it under. Or even over. I mean, it’s perfect for layering.

And reversible.

Then, I thought why not just wear it.

Layer it, but in a way that’s maybe not so modest.

Halftee Top

I read somewhere that culottes were no longer in.

And to that, I say, suck it.

I like them. I’m going to wear them.

This pair I found online at Old Navy, for less than $10!

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Alternatively, I’ve started to come to terms with the fact that I wear a lot of black.

I don’t even care.

Again, I like it.

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Not that I have a favorite look of the two, but if I did, this jumpsuit is killin’ it!

I mean, I don’t wear it a lot, for reasons I don’t even know.

But I think it looks fantastic with the Halftee top, and will probably get worn more often with it than ever before.
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Tell me how you would style this long-sleeved Halftee.

 

xx

2 Ways to Wear Something: Cape Blazer

Blazer

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Of all the Who What Wear pieces I picked up, the one that had me rush out to Target in the first place was the cape blazer.

I had been wanting to grow up my wardrobe a little bit, and this blazer do just that. And in a trendy way. Now, usually I’m not all that big on trends, but this is one that spoke to my very core.

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Cape

Knee High Boots

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Everything I’m wearing in this post, aside from the cape blazer that is, isn’t exactly new. The actual items are no longer available from where I got them.

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Old Navy Lace Up Flats

Dressed Up Distressed Jeans

But don’t worry, I’ve linked to some similar items below!

xx

 

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2 Ways to Wear Something: Trench Vest

Who What Wear Trench Vest

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Just because I won’t be attending NYFW this season, it doesn’t mean that I can’t do something a little fashion forward on my own.

Even before I scored any of pieces from the Who What Wear x Target collection, I was thinking about which items I wanted and how I would style each of them.

One of my favorite pieces was this trench vest. I honestly didn’t think I’d actually end up getting it, but it is so me and I’m positive it’ll be worn very often!
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Trench Vest: Target
Sweater: & Apparel
Necklace: Kate Spade
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar)

Also, if you didn’t notice, my hair is back to black. Well really dark brown, which is my natural color and a refreshing change.

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Dress: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Shopbop
Socks: Old Navy
Boots: Steve Madden

I’m already planning how I want to wear this next!

xx

 

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2 Ways to Wear Something: Red Winter Hat

Heart Balloon

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Call me crazy, but I am such a sucker for Valentine’s Day!

While I may not be the mushy type, that doesn’t mean that I don’t value love. Speaking of love, today my sister and I are going to an event all about celebrating self-love.

In kind of honor of said event, I’m sharing two Valentine’s Day inspired looks featuring the perfect red winter hat that I found on clearance at Target, after almost giving up hope!

Heart Balloons and the Perfect Red Winter Hat

Kate Spade Heart Clutch

Valentine's Day Inspired Makeup

Target Clearance Find

Hat: Target
Dress: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Mirina Collections
Clutch: Kate Spade
Shoes: Zara
Lashes: Ardell
Lips: LOC

I’m also really excited about these overalls. I found them at Target on clearance as well. And while I wasn’t exactly looking for them, they very much so needed to be in my closet!

Black Overalls

Valentine's Day Outfit

Big Hearted Smile

Overalls: Target
Sweater: H&M (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Rings: Old Navy
Shoes: Converse

There’s still a couple of weeks or so before Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to share these outfits with you in hopes of them helping to inspire you even a just little bit. And, if you’re not that into Valentine’s Day like that, make sure to at least give yourself some love!

xx

 

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2 Ways to Wear Something: J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat

Orange Coat

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My little nook of New England finally got hit with some snow.

But not before I was able to put together a couple of outfit with wear with a winter coat.

This J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat was my most recent wardrobe investment. I got it last winter and it was definitely worth it for how often I wear it.

You can also save big by getting it from J. Crew Factory!

I wanted to show you just how easy it is to wear it both casually and a little more formally. And if a pair of overalls and a tight little black dress don’t demonstrate that then I don’t know what else could.

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Coat: J. Crew
Shirt: Old Navy
Overalls: Gap (similar)
Crossbody Bag: BAGGU via the Poshmark app
Hat: Silence + Noise (similar)
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Kate Spade
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Dress: Asos
Purse: Forever 21
Hat: Forever 21 (similar)
Heels: Christian Louboutin

See…
I told you I’d make an effort to wear my So Kate heels more.

And given how cold out it is now, I’ll probably be doing the same thing with this coat.

A lot!

xx

2 Ways to Wear Something: Christian Louboutin So Kate Heels

So Kate Two Ways

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I am far from rich, so I don’t have many investment pieces.

My Christian Louboutin So Kate heels are my among my utmost possessions. I saved, and I mean saved, up for these bad boys like you wouldn’t believe! I love wearing them, because they’re gorgeous little works of art. Plus, they make my legs look AMAZING.

However, they aren’t exactly the most comfortable shoes, so I don’t wear them very often.

Kiss My So Kate Heels

Brunch So Hard

My go to makeup look is a very subtle smokey eye and glossy nude lip.

Subtle Smokey Eye

This jacket was a wardrobe upgrade, after a sticker left a mark on my old moto jacket and the clutch I got pre-loved.

AEO Leather Jacket

Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters
Shirt: Target
Jeans: Gap
Clutch: Clare V. via the Poshmark app
Hat: Target
Heels: Christian Louboutin

Madewell Tote Outfit

So Kate Outfit

Shirt: Old Navy
Vest: Madewell via the Poshmark app
Tote: Madewell
Jeans: Aeropostle

I am going to make an effort to wear them more often.

This is a start.

xx

 

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2 Ways to Wear Something: Michael Kors Jet Set Tote

Michael Kors Tote

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Last week I shared the three pieces that you should invest in. One of which was a large tote and I really do stand by that.

Here’s two outfits I styled to wear with my Michael Kors Jet Set Tote.

Layered Look with Tote

Jet Set Tote Outfit

American Eagle Outfitters Tomgirl Jeans

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar)
Chambray Top: J. Crew via the Poshmark app (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Tweed Blazer: Gap
Hat: H&M
Tote: Michael Kors

Orange Tote Bag Outfit Casual Tote Outfit

The manfriend said I looked like a hippie. I’m totally fine with that.

Peace, Love & Tote Bag

I have no idea how I did this bun, but I dig it!

Messy Bun

Sweater: Old Navy (similar)
Tank Top: Mudd
Boots: Forever 21
Jeans: J Brand Jeans via the Poshmark app (similar)
Hat: Gap

If these looks don’t prove that you need a big tote bag, I don’t know how else to convince you.

xx

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10 Favorite Outfits from 2014

This year I want to make an effort to do more outfit posts.
Not only outfits, but more.

I shared a ton of outfits on Instagram, I just didn’t share nearly as many on here.
So to start the year, I want to share my 10 favorite outfits from Insta!

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As you can probably tell, even though I like to switch up my look, my style always tends to be a little on the dramatic side.

Is there anything you’d like to see styled on Twenty Something Plus? If I have it or something similar, I’m up for the challenge, just let me know!

xx Bet