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Valentine’s Day Lookbook – Casual Chic

This is the second part to my Valentine’s Day Lookbook, and a reminder that not every Valentine’s Day needs to be super fancy and elegant. In fact, sometimes the most casual and comfortable outfits are the best. So, here is some inspiration for some simpler yet still put together outfits!

Detailed Tank

I love layering simple chiffon tanks because they are so easy to work with! If you want to go for a more put together look, try finding a tank with some more detailing! It will easily transform any simple tank to a more unique piece. I particularly love back detailing on tanks because the patterns and designs are endless. Another thing you can consider is sequins or studs! It’s such a simple touch but they really do transform any plain tank. In fact, you can find a lot of DIYs online so if you’re feeling creative, you can always transform an old shirt!

Rompers

Rompers are great because they can be dressed up or down. You can easily make rompers elegant for a fancier event, or wear it for a simple girl’s night out! If you want to go for a more casual boho look, try finding a romper with long sleeves. This will not only provide a little more warmth for the cold night, but it will also create a more laid back feel. If you want to change up a plain romper, try adding a belt in the middle! Belts complement almost all rompers and it creates a more casual vibe as well.

Peplum Blouse

If you want a more girly outfit for Valentine’s Day, try finding a nice peplum blouse! Peplums look great as they really accentuate curves and they’re a great flirty touch! If you want a more put together outfit, try finding peplum blouses in dark, rich shades. You can pair these with some nice heels or flats. If you want a more casual and girlier outfit, find a peplum blouse with lace in pastel shades!

I hope my Valentine’s Day Lookbook series gave you some inspiration! Which outfit was your favorite?

Images from Forever 21

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Spring Forward

It may be a little early but before you know it, spring will finally arrive! Although it’s still cold in other places, Californians are spoiled by the blue skies and pleasant weather. Still, I would love to share some fashion tips for transitioning into the spring season!

Statement necklaces -> Dainty jewelry

Remember those chunky silver necklaces you layered with your basic sweaters or holiday outfits? Well, they can still be useful during the spring season! Now, instead of a more elegant approach with the statement necklaces, use them to dress down an outfit by pairing it with a light babydoll or shift dress to go for a more bohemian style! Or, if you were never a fan of statement necklaces, spring season is all about the more delicate, dainty jewelry! Go simple with a basic rhinestone or chain necklace, or layer several small pieces together for a more casual look. Changing up your jewelry is a great way to transition to the next season!

Chunky oversized sweaters -> Cardigans

I know I definitely stocked up on oversized sweaters this holiday season! However the changing seasons, especially in California, make it too warm for chunky sweaters. Instead, switch it up with a lighter cardigan and play with layering! Cardigans are so versatile and it’s so easy to dress them up or down with different accessories and bottoms.

Dark colors -> Light colors

One of the more obvious changes would be outfit color schemes. During the holidays, darker colors like burgundy and navy pop up everywhere. As you transition towards spring, it’s time to take out some of your lighter pieces! Opt for more white for a crisp, fresh look or try some pastels! A gorgeous pastel sweater with some skinny jeans and flats make the perfect spring outfit. Throw a jacket you picked up over the holidays over the outfit and you’re ready to look fresh and combat the cold!

Boots, platforms, heels -> Sneakers

During the cold weather, I know many of you probably stuck close to your boots and platforms. Then, during the holiday party season, all the glamorous heels came out! With the spring season, try to change up your shoe collection by adding in some classic sneakers. Some Vans, Converse, or even Nike shoes are a great change for a more casual and light spring season!

Images from Urban Outfitters