Style equation

Style equation

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There are certain outfits whose uniqueness stems from the different items that together create something really special. Something that just works. I’ll be featuring a new series here on Steeped in Style called Style Equations that breaks down how to pair certain elements for a great look.

 

First up, is an outfit that I wore that sparked the idea for this whole feature. I’ve spoken before about my love for a solid jumpsuit, so this look centers around that. Fall is a great time to work with different layers and proportions, it’s one of those times where unusual seeming outfits work.

 

Start with your jumpsuit. A few great ones are above (if you still need to add one to your collection); then top with a long coatagin (coat + cardigan combo), which makes the whole thing casual and elegant. Finally, finish the look off with a great heeled lace up or ankle strap shoe. This really elevates the entire things, especially if your jumpsuit is slightly cropped with an exposed ankle.
Do it, flash some leg.

 

Hope you all enjoy this first style equation, let me know if you take this look for a spin.
What to wear to bid Fall adieu?

What to wear to bid Fall adieu?

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[Outfit Details: Hat: Banana Republic (Sold out online); Sweater: Zara; Coat: Thrifted; Jeans: Madewell; Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: Cuyana]

This weekend I journeyed up to the Hudson Valley in New York. Sometimes you just need to smell some good old country air and listen to some solid Spotify playlists to clear your head.

With the holiday’s fast approaching (sidenote, they’re like here) this felt like one of the last low-key weekends I’d be having for a while. I chose to stick with a pretty dark and rich palate, which I tend to strongly favor in the fall. The turtleneck, skinny jean, and flat ankle boot feels frills free and warm, perfect for an outfit I don’t really want to use any brain power for.

Enter my new favorite hat (by the way, this is a L/XL large for my fellow large headed ladies) and coat and the rest of the day felt entirely before me.

Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving – hug your loved ones tight and tell each and every one how thankful you are.

A weeks worth of #OOTDs

A weeks worth of #OOTDs

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[Outfit Details: it seems like my entire wardrobe … ]

I know I’ve been slacking entirely for the past two months on outfit posts.

I know this is supposed to be a style blog.

So to make it up, I’ve been taking every present moment (alone) in my office elevator to document my outfits. Yes I know this is slightly embarrassing, but that’s basically the life of a blogger, so time to OWN IT.

Highlights include: the start of layering season (!!), debut of the Superga sneakers (on Steeped on style at least), and me carrying an array of personal items.

Hope you enjoy this casual approach – I’ll be back to regular outfit posts soon! XX

Dressed for thanks (Part 2)

Dressed for thanks (Part 2)

Thanksgiving Dress

J.Crew retro dress / Tinley Road dress / Tinley Road dress / Gap pink dress

And we’re back for another edition of Dressed for Thanks! Today we’ll talk about that special outfit for the big day. That’s right, what to wear, this Thursday on Thanksgiving. I’ll be honest, even more top of mind than looking good for me is wearing  something comfortable and non form fitting. Please, I have mashed potatoes and pie to consume. I like a dress that’s colorful and a bit dressy (perhaps in a silk, or other smooth material) in a A-line, sheath shape. I’d rather show off my legs than my full stomach.
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Hive & Honey knit top / ASOS cardigan / Mango cardigan / Bauble Bar deco jewelry / BaubleBar triangle pendant necklace / Navy Luna Drops

Step two is finding a comfy sweater to ease into around 2 pm. Part blanket, part cardigan, this is essential for napping, lounging, and visiting. To keep things a little special and exciting, choose a necklace or pair of earrings with shine and interest.
Finish well

BCBGeneration ankle strap shoes / BC Footwear Take Five / Aldo Nolazco / C-Label Belize/ Nine West Hollyday

To complete this look, pick a pair of shoes that’s easy and effortless. I love an over-the-knee boot with a short dress, or any sort of ankle strap. Use your imagination! I’m really partial to those BCBG ones my self …

I hope this inspires your Thanksgiving Day look – what are you all thinking (or dreaming) of wearing?

Dressed for thanks (Part 1)

Dressed for thanks (Part 1)

Thanksgiving Baking

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already considered countless outfits for your Thanksgivings festivities. When the calendar turns to November, my heads starts to fill with festive combinations I’ve been wanting to put on. In honor of this anticipatory game I play, I’m going to share a few looks  over the next week for a multitude of Thanksgiving occasions.

Today we’re going to talk about what to wear while cooking/baking/prepping for your Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few tips to stay chic, clean, and comfortable while working (cause that turkey won’t cook itself!)

  1. Roll up your sleeves. Stick with a blouse that allows you to push or fold the sleeves on. You want to ensure that you’ll be able to really dig into whatever creative dish, or decor you’re working on.
  2. Keep comfortable. Choose jeans that are easy to move in and will let you breath. Nothings worse that wearing too-tight pants when you actually have to be a million places at once.
  3. Stay focused. Keep your hair out of your eyes, and the food, with style. Try a beaded headband or stick with a classic pony or bun.
  4. Be grounded. This isn’t the time to break in your new party pumps. Wear shoes that are close-toed, and have good support for those long hours on your feet.

I hope these tips and ideas inspire your own look for holiday prep! Let me know what you’ll be wearing before turkey day … and what you’ll be cooking. I’ll be bringing these.

Golden Delicious Day

Golden Delicious Day

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[Outfit Details: Sweater: Zara; Jeans: Paige Denim; Shoes: DSW; Scarf: Gifted; Sunglasses: Rayban]

Apple picking is one of those seasonally appropriate activities that I always (without fail my friends) have to do when the season rolls around. Wearing something warm, and easy to tromp around the orchard in, made this day seem extra cozy and special too.

Get out there and enjoy the weekend! If it’s not visiting the orchard, make sure to savor this season before it slips away.

Just give me sunshine (ok, and coffee too)

Just give me sunshine (ok, and coffee too)

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[Outfit Details: Top & Sweater: Banana Republic (old); Skirt: Old Navy (old), Tights: Random; Shoes: Anne Klein; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target]

I spent an ideal Sunday morning with a best girlfriend, sunning in the Autumn weather on a bench, people, and cute dog, watching as we caught up. This outfit was perfect for letting those last rays of the season warm my legs, but also kept me reasonably cozy (because duh it’s getting cold, guys). All these pieces are pretty standard in the majority of our closets, no? Something about the more beat up shoes, and bright bag kept this look exciting for me. But overall, this formula is pretty close to perfection and easy for me.

Happy Monday guys, hope you’re spending about a half of your day staring into a coffee mug like I am … it only gets better from here!