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Retro Redux

I absolutely love following Forever 21’s lookbooks on their website because I always get so much fashion inspiration from them! One of their more recent lookbooks was this Retro Redux lookbook and I completely fell in LOVE with the outfits featured. In fact, I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you all here!

If I had to sum up my favorite style, it would 100% be everything featured in this lookbook. Granted, I do not wear outfits like this on a daily basis and I’ve actually never worn some of the styles featured here, I feel like this lookbook truly captures my dream style. I absolutely love the mix of different bohemian pieces and textures along with the stylish basics. The details in these outfits are amazing and I love the layering in each outfit. This is by far one of my favorite lookbooks by Forever 21 and I am looking forward to transitioning to more outfits like these!

What sums up your style?

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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

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The Boyfriend Look

If you haven’t realized already I absolutely love super soft, relaxed, and casual clothing. I’m all about oversized sweaters, unbelievably soft fabrics, and cute joggers/sweats. So, it’s no surprise that a trend that I have been loving lately is the boyfriend clothing trend! I find almost all boyfriend clothing pieces to be super soft and comfy and it gives the perfect amount of bagginess yet still looks feminine enough.

The main thing on my wishlist for boyfriend clothing is a loose button down! I love how it hangs on the body with the subtle unbuttoned look. The one pictured above is from Free People so unfortunately it’s out of my price range but I will definitely be on the hunt for some more affordable ones!

I own one pair of boyfriend jeans from American Eagle which is a little big on the waist for me but a simple belt fixes it perfectly! I am still on the search for another pair that is slightly more distressed with a better fit though because I absolutely love the look of boyfriend jeans! I find that the material for boyfriend jeans is incredibly soft on the inside (plus American Eagle jeans are just great quality in my opinion) and it just feels so comfortable! I love rolling up the jeans and pairing it with some ankle boots. I also love how you can dress it up a bit with some simple heels! Boyfriend jeans are just a great addition to every closet.

What do you think about boyfriend clothing? Yay or nay?