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Shopping After Baby: How To Rock Seasonal Threads

Giving birth is one of the greatest miracles of life, but afterwards you may be wondering how exactly to dress. Between the possible weight gain, busy schedule, and of course practicality, a mother’s wardrobe often becomes more planned out than put-on chic. If you’re curious how to dress after having baby, here are some of our top spring picks for all occasions.

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At Home:

When it comes to how you dress at home, comfort is key. It’s important to stay clear of anything that could cause discomfort to your baby, including shirt buttons or zipper pockets on tops. Instead, focus on soft cottons, and simplistic tops that will be comfortable to both you and baby. Since there’s a good chance you’ll be feeding on the regular, loose fitted tops, or nursing wear, can make meal time a snap (literally) and leggings will become your new best friend.

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Running Errands:

Between diaper changes, feedings and unpredictable nap times, the idea of going outside may seem foreign, but eventually running errands will be necessary. Luckily, cardigans can make a stylish outfit of your basics! This season’s we’re obsessing over patterned cardigans, which can make an outfit look put-together effortlessly, and bonus that the mixed print can discretely make spit-ups and milk stains less noticeable as well.

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Put-Together Events

Whether you want to dress up for no reason at all, or you have something planned on the itinerary, it’s always a smart investment to have a few casual-chic outfits on hand. One style we’re loving at the moment is floral peplum tops! Perfect for showing off your figure in a flattering way, these springtime styles form to your arms and bust area for a classic look, while it flairs out at the belly to cover up pregnancy weight and add a little something extra for your ensemble.

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Mom’s Night Out

You earned it! When it comes to a mom’s night out treat yourself with a fun, feminine look! For a modest approach, mix one of our seasonal floral tops, with a skirt, blazer and tights or go crazy by pairing the floral tops with jeans and a pair of heels. It’s easy to feel out of your comfort zone after giving birth, so taking small style steps after baby can help you feel comfortable and chic during the transition. Since beauty shines from the inside out, it’s important to feel your best, and not only will you look and feel beautiful, but these tops can be dressed up or down as well, so after your mom’s night out, you can just as easily wear these floral prints at home the next day as well!

For a full list of after-baby wardrobe essentials, visit ShopPinkBlush.com

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Light Layering Essentials

When it comes to spring fashion, it’s all about light layering. While there may be blue skies, there’s almost always brisk weather to accompany it which can make for tricky styling decisions. By wearing your favorite seasonal trends with layers, you can add depth and warmth to your spring favorites!

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Overalls are back in this season with a modern twist! Long gone are the oversized pairs that added bulk rather then beauty; this season is all about showcasing a more romper-inspired fit. If denim on denim isn’t quite your style, adding a fun knit sweater to your look can be the perfect way to rock a cozy chic outfit that adds color and texture to your fun springtime style.

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Our grey/black knit button up cardigan is a go-to wardrobe essential this season. When paired with our fleece lined leggings, a basic white top, and our fun scarves, you can’t go wrong! Perfect for running errands, grabbing a coffee with friends, or a casual day off work, this will easily become the comfiest outfit in your closet.

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Va-va-voom! We’re all about lighter, neutral colors for spring, and this silver shimmer zipper back dress is the perfect shade for a fun date night! Lightweight, figure-friendly and a great length, fashion blogger’s can get enough of this dress and neither can we! Dress it up with open toe heels and a fun necklace, or dress it down and pair it with flats and a fun cardigan for a great dress that can be worn all year round.

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Hello, cargo jacket! We’re obsessed with these green beauties, as they’re not only lightweight but extremely versatile as well. Paired with your favorite light sweater, like our chiffon bow back number, or with a dress, basic tee and shorts, you simply can’t go wrong.

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Speaking of our cream knit chiffon bow accent back sweater, we can’t get enough of its cute backing! While we love seeing it paired with our cargo jacket, this top speaks all on it’s own. Paired with our jeans and a fun pair of booties, be prepared for receiving lots of compliments when wearing this all season long.

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Pink, crochet and fringe, oh my! Ever feel like wearing your favorite crochet shift dress, but nervous it may come off a bit too formal? While spring dresses can easily be dressed up or down, our favorite way to make them casually chic is with our light pink floral fringe kimono. Lightweight, breezy and blissful, our kimono’s are the perfect way to add additional color to your look without adding bulk, and the best part, is this outfit can transition beautifully from day to night!

For a full list of our spring styles, visit our website at ShopPinkBlush.com!

 

 

 

 

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Having Fun With Florals In Your Wardrobe

When it comes to spring fashion, floral prints are timeless. Part of the allure, is their ability to be age-friendly and only as bold as you want them to be. From feminine brushstroke patterns to abstract blooms, floral prints come in a variety of sizes and prints that makes them customizable to personal preference. Whether you prefer bold and beautiful buds, or more delicate black and white prints, here are our selections on how to wear florals in your spring style.

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Cream Floral Print Chiffon Dress $39

If subtile, feminine touches of floral are your thing, prepare to be obsessed with our cream floral print chiffon dress. Perfect for a modest sophisticated look this ageless frock is ideal for being paired with minimal accessories and nude shoes. This dress is not only versitile, great for wearing alone, with a cropped jean jacket, or even with a gold statement belt below the bust, this dress is great for wearing everywhere from the office, to the weekend and even errands, all while flattering your figure to boot!

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Ivory Black Floral Printed Chiffon Back Top $33

We’re in love with the business in front, party in back type of inspiration this long sleeve ivory and black floral printed chiffon back top has! Perfect for those who enjoy a modest yet fun approach with their wardrobe, the polyester/rayon/spandex mix helps this blouse to perfectly glide over your arms and bust area before cascading out subtile for a figure-flattering top that works great on all body types. When paired with a fun statement necklace, this top easily transitions from day to night when worn alone with  jeans, or paired with a black blazer. This shirt is not only extremely comfortable, but breathable as well, and easily makes for a transition piece that can be a wardrobe staple all year long.

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Light Pink Floral Fringe Kimono $32

If you’re looking for the perfect lightweight coverup, say hello to your new best friend. This light pink floral fringe kimono just demands to be worn during the spring and summer season, while the fringe adds an additional touch which we adore. Worn as an extra touch over basics, or paired with a casual maxi dress, this kimono is a great transitional outerwear piece for those slightly brisk to beautiful blue sky days this season.

Feeling floral? Take a look at all of our floral frocks available at ShopPinkBlush.com here!

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How To Wear Spring Staples Two Different Ways

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Cardigans are a major must in spring. The mild weather during the day paired with brisk nights allows for fun outerwear to get lots of use this season. Dress up your cardigan game with this Black Beige Gold Printed Knit Cardigan. Fashion blogger, Samantha Elizabeth styles her printed knit with a nude tank top and black skinny jeans to keep the focus on the cardigan, while the faux suede heels helps to lengthen the look! Perfect to wear to work and equally as great for a girls night grabbing coffee or a date at your favorite restaurant, this outfit is equal parts comfy & chic which will make it one of your wardrobe staples this season.

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Who says a fancy cardigan can’t have a casual side? We’re in LOVE with how Medge from My Voguish Diaries styled our Black Beige Gold Printed Knit Open Cardigan. When paired with a basic grey tee, this look goes from upscale classic to casual chic, perfect for all occasions on your spring schedule. For styling an open cardigan, consider wearing more form-fitting apparel for the rest of your outfit to accentuate your frame and show off your curves in a modest way. Medge’s skinny jeans and nude heels do just the trick, pulling this look together for a stunning spring style!

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You simply don’t know comfy until you’ve worn our Dusty Pink Open Knit Sweater. This classic sweater gets a modern twist with the unique arm stitching and ribbed hemline. It’s one of our blogger favorites and for good reason; it’s simplistically stylish on it’s own yet can get a more signature look when paired with a light, colorful scarf or fun cardigan like our black and grey knit button up. Showcase this look with dark wash jeans at night, or fun boyfriend cropped jeans during the day for an irresistible style!

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Since sweaters and scarves go together like PB&J, we’re loving this updated take on a classic springtime staple. With dusty pink being hailed as one of the top colors to rock this season, why just wear it one way? Our dusty pink and navy blue plaid scarf mixed with the dusty pink cardigan provides a relaxed, feminine ensemble that can be worn both day and night.

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Whether you love wearing color block outfits, or simply have been weary of trying out the trend yourself, you can feel confident rocking our white, mocha and black color block dress all season long. The neutral colors are great for styling this trend year round, and the color selection can also help you feel stylish in a way that’s more amazing than overwhelming. The length of this dress is perfect for wearing alone or with a pair of tights, while Samantha’s black cardigan and boots provides a casual chic outfit that demands attention for all the right reasons.

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Are pastel prints not your thing? If you have an edgier side (even if just pretend) this moto-chic outfit is a great way to add color to your look while looking effortlessly put together. The white and mocha print helps lighten the look while the black faux moto jacket and beenie provide a bit of sass! By keeping the main colors on display to three or less, you can look stylishly street chic all throughout spring.

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International Style: Three Must Have Vacation Looks

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With fall finally arriving and winter on the horizon, these brisk days and chilly nights may have you dreaming of a vacation. After all, what more do you need than travel deals and holiday time off work to motivate you to purchase those plane tickets? If an international adventure is on your to-do list this season, here’s a few go-to outfits that can help you be stylishly chic for all occasions!

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A Day Dress

While it may be filled with rain, sleet and snow in certain parts of America, there are a multitude of gorgeous locations across the globe that have beautiful blue skies and 70 degree afternoons year round. For these exotic destinations, packing a fun, feminine day dress is key. Not only will they provide an effortlessly chic look but they take up almost zero space in your suitcase as well. One of our personal favorites is this floral open back dress (available in both Ivory and Black) but anything lightweight that doesn’t wrinkle easy can be a great choice as well! Perk: If you go to any warm-weather beach locations, this dress can easily double as a beach cover up! Who can say no to that?

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Cute Chiffon, Lovely Lace

Sometimes, sightseeing calls for something a bit nicer than jeans and a tank. Because let’s be real, there’s nothing worse than visiting breathtaking historical locations just to pose in front of it with a basic outfit. Share the spotlight alongside all the incredible places on your itinerary with fun outfits that have a touch of lace and/or chiffon. These lightweight must-haves not only make for easy packing,  but they’re typically more breathable fabrics as well, great for reducing the amount of ‘shimmer’ you acquire during a walking tour or hike! Classic looks like this one, featuring our Beige Black Pink Printed Sheer Chiffon Blouse paired with our black lace shorts are great for warm days, while adding our navy blue and black lace accent cardigan can keep you stay comfortably cozy and chic at night!

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Classic Blouses & Mesh Pencil Skirts

Finally land an awesome dinner reservation at that celebrity hotspot or have a scheduled event on your itinerary? Why not use this opportunity to dress to the nines! Our ivory mesh striped sweater top mixed with out ivory mesh striped pencil skirt pair beautifully in this lovely formal look! Both modest and figure-friendly, all eyes will be on you in this great getaway getup!

 

For these and additional vacation-inspired outfits as seen on Anna of Dream.Love.Shop, visit our website at ShopPinkBlush.com

 

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How To Wear Ivory Dresses In The Fall

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The fashion industry is continuously changing, altering and adapting in a revolving effort to set trends for seasons to come. It’s an industry built on taking risks, and showcasing their fearless confidence that nothing is untouchable. But for an industry known for having no rules, it’s surprising that there lays an un-discussed sacred rule that has long been kept by etiquette hard-liners: not wearing white after Labor Day.

Magazines won’t publish it, catwalks don’t showcase it, and celebrity stylists shy away from it; but why is white so intimidating? While there is no set history on why white is a big fashion faux pas, historians do speculate that the reasoning was symbolic, given that after Labor Day, American workers all wore dark clothes to their jobs, school classes etc. as they were less prone to show stains acquired throughout the day. Whatever the reasoning, those who stand firm in their beliefs that white should remain untouchable until spring, have been met with resistance from many high-fashion personalities, and although the results are often muted, showcase that white tones can be worn whenever by whomever.

While Coco Chanel is remembered for her all-black ensembles, as far back as the 1920’s she was equally as known for making white a year-round staple. Likewise, the beautiful Marion Cotillard accepted her 2008 Academy Award in a mermaid-inspired cream dress and Michelle Obama proudly danced the night away at the Inaugural Ball in a snowy floor-length gown. White always seems to gain the most praise when people aren’t expecting it, and what better time to surprise fashion critics, than during the fall.

Here are two great ivory dresses that can be worn year round:

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This Ivory Pink Floral Long Sleeve Dress is a great number to add to your  wardrobe rotation, as the burgundy flowers helps add some fall colors to the look, and the long bell sleeves adds a fun touch that can keep you warm as well! Perfect for overcast days, like this spontaneous beach trip, this dress gives off delicate, feminine vibes that is a great way to brighten up your fall style. Worn alone, or paired with a fun knit scarf or a comfy cardigan, this ivory floral dress is a great wardrobe style year round.

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White is a bit harder to pull off in the fall than ivory and other neutral tones, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Incorporating some neutral hues into your overall look, like this stunning Olive Green Cargo Jacket is fantastic both ascetically as well as practically. Not only will you look more seasonally-stylish, but this cargo jacket has multiple pockets, and the cinched back helps show off your shape, which is a great plus! Paired with some chic ankle boots or a fun hat and scarf is a great way to be fall-fashionable in this fun number.

When it comes to white, feel free to wear it year round! Paired seasonally, white hues are a fantastic way to brighten up your all-around look, showcase your statement pieces and provide a welcoming change from the otherwise plethora of dark hue styles. White speaks confidence, and you should feel beautiful in either of these two looks! To browse this and Pink Blush’s other seasonal styles, check out all of their must-have outfits here: http://shoppinkblush.com/c-114-looks-we-love.aspx

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Three Feminine Fall Looks

Fall is great for a lot of reasons: the cooling-down weather, a multitude of holidays, pumpkin-spice everything etc. The list goes on and on; but if you really ask women what they’re most excited about with fall, they’re most likely to answer: fall fashion!

What’s great about fall fashion, is the ability to layer super cute pieces for fun, feminine looks. Everything from scarves to leggings and even flappy-hats is recommended, and while summer looks are fun, fall allows you spice up your look just that little bit more for that classic structured style.

While fall has an unlimited amount of lovely looks, here are three styles we’re especially loving this season, as worn by TippeeCanoe:

 

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This fall look is so easy to pull off, yet it’s one that we’ve been gaining some of the most compliments about over on our Instagram. Starting with our ivory rose tank, this top is a great year-round staple that is both comfortable & chic! The key to rocking a bright floral top is by pairing it smart, like with our grey maxi cardigan. Adding in some of the most comfortable fleece leggings, and you have a classic, simplistically-chic look to rock all season!

 

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Animal print is always in style, but even more so during the fall! This super cute dolman sweater top is the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe with the neutral colors that still pop, and the great length. Paired with fleece leggings, and you have a fun, flirty, fall look that can be worn for just about any occasion on your social itinerary!

 

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This grey and black tribal print cardigan is a MUST for fall. Super comfortable, affordable and chic, it’s the ultimate must-have sweater this season. While it can be paired with just about everything, our pale pink embroidered tank top adds a bit of color to brighten up the otherwise dark hue look, when matched with leggings or your favorite pair of black jeans.

When it comes to fall, you can’t go wrong with a comfortable sweater and fun accessories! Hope this post inspired your seasonal style, and feel free to chime off in the comments with your favorite fall staple!

 

 

 

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How To Stylishly Layer For Fall

Hi Blushettes! My name is Jalynn and I’m so excited to be your guest contributing fashion blogger this week, sharing my tips on how to style your summer favorites into fall must-haves!

I’m a firm believer in layering, and on my blog, The Red Closet Diary, I’m constantly figuring out new ways to add personality to my outfits by layering with items that I love. Not only does layering look adorable, but it can help you stay nice and cozy when the weather gets chilly. With a few of my favorite layering pieces being cardigans, scarves and leggings here are some ways you can refresh your fall wardrobe in a chic way!

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What’s great about layering, is you can mix and match seasonal clothing for a look that’s very current. For this outfit, I paired a high-low dress with a summer sweater underneath and this adorable floral scarf for a bright and fresh, yet autumn-inspired look! Styles like this you can wear multiple ways, for example, wearing the sweater over the dress, like 20’s Girl Style did, and wrapping a belt around the smallest part of your waist for definition. The options truly are endless, and is why you’ll always find myself and other fashion bloggers rocking this look.

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Another way to stylishly layer this fall, is by simply learning and applying balance. If you’re going to add a vest and accessories like I did with this outfit, you’ll want to  balance the extra bulk by pairing your look with something minimal, like these fleece leggings for example. Doing so allows you to stay warm without needing to to add too much excess fabric to your style. Likewise, layering with vests is a great way to tone down any loud prints you may be rocking, and focus other’s attentions to the middle part off your body, instead of widest. Adding a blazer, vest, or cardigan can be a great way to be stylish, figure-friendly and fall ready!

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This third outfit is my absolute favorite! Aztec patterns were huge this summer but that doesn’t mean they’re stuck in last season. Pairing bright colors with neutrals like this cream crochet cardigan and brown leather belt is a great way to provide more Autumn-inspiration, while a fun scarf like this crochet red number can balance the color in your look and focus other’s attention on the fall accessory rather than the dress. Looks like this are effortless, super comfortable and of course practical for anywhere on your fall agenda.

By seeing first hand how you can transform your summer staples into fall favorites, I hope you can have fun experimenting with layering this season! For these and other fall must-haves, visit www.ShopPinkBlush.com! 

 

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How To Transition Your Favorite Dresses Into Fall-Ready Outfits

I love dresses. I will choose to wear a dress over any other type of clothing 90% of the time! But as summer starts to fade and the days get cooler, it’s harder to throw on some of your summer favorites and head out the door. Layering up this time of year is an absolute must as you never know what kind of weather you are going to be met with! But as the summer sun and the fall chill duke it out, you need to make sure you are layering in light layers that can be easily taken off or put back on!

Here are 3 ways that I transition my favorite dresses into the fall!

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I love anything printed, especially a good floral print. It’s a perfect print to transition into the fall! I am especially in love with this floral dress! The flattering fit and fun sleeves definitely make it a must have! One of my favorite ways to layer up a printed dress is with a cardigan. Lately, I am loving longer cardigans and this cream option is the perfect summer to fall piece, as it is light and breathable for those warmer fall days! To put a boho spin on it all, I added a maroon floppy hat!

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Look 2

Putting a sweater over the top of a dress can automatically change up your entire look! My favorite way to go about this is by making a small knot in the front of the sweater to add a bit of dimension and definition. Finish it off with a statement necklace and you are good to go! This sheer, long sleeve dress paired with this light-weight mocha long sleeve sweater is the perfect combo for those iffy fall days when the temperature is cool but not cold.

 

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Look 3

I love bright, fun prints in the summer! Dresses like this vibrant chevron option are too cute to leave in the closet all fall and winter! Transitioning those pieces to fall is easy with a utility jacket or vest, which is so on trend for this fall! Darker hues like olive, black or brown help to tone down the bright print and make it more fall appropriate!

The great thing about all three of these looks is that they can easily transition into winter with a pair of leggings or thick tights and riding boots! There are so many possibilities, which is great for styling outfits in a variety of ways to always look ‘new’. To view these and the rest of the fall-ready dresses, visit  ShopPinkBlush.com to find your new favorites!

 

This post was written by our fabulous guest fashion blogger Ashley from Twenties Girl Style. For more fashion, shopping and trend advice, make sure to visit her website at TwentiesGirlStyle.com!

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HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR SUMMER PASTELS & PRINTS INTO FALL

Labor Day has passed and New York Fashion Week is in full swing…it’s safe to say that fall is officially upon us. Although I enjoy the wanderlust of fall, summer truly has my heart. Barbeques, beach trips, produce stands, fresh flowers and most importantly, colorful clothing. Well, if you are a lover of summer and all of its awesomeness, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be over quite yet. You can extend summer by simply transitioning your summer pastels and prints into fall! I know, I know…easier said than done. So, in hopes of simplifying this process for you, I am going to show you how I’ll be transitioning a few of my favorite summer pastels and prints from Pink Blush into fall.

LOOK 1: Crochet Tank Top & Paisley Scarf

First things first…fashion isn’t about rules! It’s about self-expression thru style! As a style blogger and stylist, I feel that women often forget that, which limits their ability to be expressive in their clothing! Now that we’ve covered that, let’s talk crochet, paisley and pastels. There are tons, tons and tons of people who believe that pastels should only be worn in spring, that crochet tops are only for the cool hipsters at Coachella and that paisley prints are for grannies. Well, it is with great delight that I share that all of those notions are incorrect. However, I will say that styling these items requires careful attention to detail, as you want to make sure these pieces are balanced and proportionate to the “look” you are creating.

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For me, styling this particular ensemble was about extending wear-ability. I began with my foundational pieces, the pastel crochet tank and paisley scarf. Those soft colors led me to an ashy gray denim that really enhanced the textures and colors of the top and scarf, allowing them to remain the FOCAL pieces of the look. To ensure the ensemble included a fall-esque feel, I simply accessorized with fall textures (i.e. a wool floppy hat and suede peep toe heels). And for the final touches, I added the beige maxi cardigan and tan clutch! This is a great look for Saturday brunch with the girls or a quick run to the market to pick up fresh flowers.

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LOOK 2: Abstract Floral Print Kimono

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In hopes of making this beautifully bright, floral kimono fall appropriate, I took a moment to really examine the colors in the print. My eyes were immediately drawn to the purple and magenta hues, which led me to the immediate decision of wearing a dark lip color. Add a dark lip and it immediately changes the nature of a look! From there I added a faux leather eggplant pant and suede booties. Again, texture is extremely important when creating a trans-seasonal look. For completion, I added an olive green top to make it even more fall-esque, as well as gold accessories and a nude clutch accented with gold. This ensemble is perfect for a casual date night or dinner with friends!

And for those of you who don’t think the kimono trend is for you, I’m here to tell you it is! There are sooooo many amazing choices. It’s just a matter of finding one that suits your personal style! So, if you are in kimono dismay, keep searching! I have faith that you’ll find the one : )

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LOOK 3: Bird Print Dress

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I love when fashion magic happens. Upon making the decision to transition this dress into fall, I knew that I would have to include fall colors. The bird print perfectly guided me to cognac brown and cypress/military green (2 of the top 10 fall 2014 colors), which simplified the styling process as I then went to my “go-to pieces” in those colors! To create more fall depth, I added the dark lip color again, which beautifully enhances the richness of the yellow and the print! A great look for those fall days when it’s breezy in the AM, yet hot around midday.

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And there you have it…a few ways how I’ll be transitioning my favorite summer pastels and prints from Pink Blush, into fall. Keep in mind that summer-to-fall wardrobe transitions require layering, the use of various textures/textiles, season appropriate colors, the occasional dark lip and an open mind! Happy Fall and Happy Styling!

 

This post was written by our Pink Blush contributing guest fashion blogger, Candace from Live, Love & Read; a premiere lifestyle blog focusing on everything art, fashion and entertainment. To view more from Candace, visit her website at LiveLoveAndRead.com and a big thank you to Kimberly J Photography for beautifully capturing these images.