Boots are as much a staple for a stylish outfit for Fall weather as the white tents during fashion week in NYC. They’re a thing, an institution of Fall you might even say. Exactly which boots you should wear is totally up to you, but there are a few standard boot choices, with a million and one variations to consider. Here’s a whole DIY post from Robyn on how to’s: transitioning into Fall Fashion, and another from me on 3 ways to wear booties this Fall. Because really, what does one wear with a skinny jean? What about a super flared boot cut pant? And if you were to wake up and decide you absolutely must wear a dress to work that day, because your legs are too fabulous not to share, what on earth should you wear on your feet with that situation going on?
I’m so glad you asked! I have a very fashion-y answer to all of those questions, just for you.
5 boots you should be wearing this Fall
- The tall high heeled boot: perfect for a flow-y dress or gorgeous knee length or above skirt. Not to be worn with a long
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How to transition into Fall fashion is all the buzz in the fashion world right now, and we’re talking about it today with Petit Elefant fashion editor Robyn. Get excited because it’s starting to get chilly (ish) out! (note from Allison)
Hello again lovely Petit Elefant readers! I am so excited to be back for another fashion post and I’m even more excited it has to do with one of my favorite all time things – Fall Fashion!
I feel like there is always a point in January or February when I start to get a slight hankering for summer trends and warm weather (as I’m sure most of us do!) but it never seems to be quite as intense as my desire to jump back into the fall trends! Summer is great and all but let’s be honest, layering chunky sweaters and boots are what we fashionable ladies live for!
Now here’s the tricky part- this awkward time of year when it is still too warm to be wearing any more than one or two layers (tops!) during the day but the nights are chilly. It’s also still a little premature to jump right into sweater season so there … >> find out more…
Summer is the best. The best in the west, maybe the east, and certainly the south. But not Vegas, summer is never good in Vegas.
Anyway it’s hot outside and freezing inside, the kids are home, pools are open, and it’s Snow Cone season. It’s the perfect storm of happiness and swimsuits and glory.
Did I mention Summer is my favorite?
So what does one wear on the way to the pool, or on a perfectly sunny Saturday at the farmer’s market? I’ll tell you: whatever you want.
Want to know why?
Because it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.
But seriously, let’s say you really do want a suggestion about the best Summer outfit ever for you to wear wherever you want (remember the livin’ is easy), what would you wear?
Put on your favorite short-sleeved button down shirt, match it with some shorts or a flirty skirt, find some Ray Bans (or a cheap farmer’s market alternative) and toss on some sandals. My favorite are Saltwater Sandals, preferably in a bright color (I do love me some color) but you can wear whatever sandals you want (if you’re looking to make your bum look tighter wear some wedges). … >> find out more…
Today’s how to comes to us from new Petit Elefant fashion editor Robyn Stewart. We’re so excited to have her on the Petit Elefant team! Robyn’s first post is all about how to wear dots on dots, mixing patterns, which is super trendy and fun right now. Let’s welcome Robyn to the Petit Elefant hood. – Allison
Hello lovely readers! I am Robyn from the blog Cleverly, yours and I am so excited to be joining the Petit Elefant team! I can’t wait to show off some of my favorite fashion trends and tips, starting this week with one of my favorite all time trends, polka-dots! Today it’s all about how to wear dots on dots for the ladies.
Polka-dots are in no way a new trend, but today I’ve taken a little spin on the classic simple look and doubled up on the fun. There are a few things to consider if you’re thinking of learning how to attempt the “double dots” look, so keep these tips in mind:
1. Make sure your dots are sized appropriately.
A larger polka-dot layered over a small polka-dot chambray work well together. Or as seen above, a basic polka-dot top with a … >> find out more…
Spring fashion – it’s not as trumped up as Fall fashion, which is a little bit of a travesty. I mean, really. Fall fashion ushers in 9 months of frigid frosty weather and nothing but grey skies. The fashion world should really get on that and switch up the pomp and circumstance, make it a Spring thing. Spring, which heralds in the greatest season of all … Summer!
I know not everyone agrees with me about Spring fashion, I have friends (you know who you are *ahem* CARINA) who much prefer Fall fashion and all it brings, but I personally prefer taking my clothes off more than putting them on.
No, not like that!
But seriously, I’d rather be at a pool or the beach or I don’t know, COSTA RICA wherein not much more is required than a cute swimsuit and a cover up, if you’re so inclined to cover up in 80% humidity, that is. I’m not.
Anyway, I think Spring fashion is where the good stuff lives. This outfit is perfect for almost everything in your life. Well, I don’t know if I should go that far, but the outfit is pretty great. A thin chambray … >> find out more…
Do you know how to wear white pants in the Winter, and straight into Spring? It’s for real, we’re wearing white in the cold months now. This whole “no white pants after Labor Day” thing has got to stop. Winter whites are just so chic, you can’t pass them up just because of a silly rule, don’t you think? Now I’m not saying to wear your whole summer wardrobe during the winter. I know that’s not realistic. But you can totally wear white pants any time of year, even in the winter, as long as you alter your look based on the season. As like as you winterize the outfit, you can’t go wrong. Here’s how I wear white in the Winter:
The key in how to wear white jeans now in the Winter is to, well, winterize the look. Rather than wear a light blouse with your white pants as you might in the spring or summer, keep the look cold-weather friendly with a thick sweater. Stick to winter hues as well, like neutrals or jewel tones, to (show the world you know how to) keep the look season appropriate. It’s also important to have a sturdy pair … >> find out more…
How to make simple outfits more amazing is so much easier than you think.
Sometimes all you have time to do, mentally and physically, is throw on a simple t-shirt and a pair of jeans. And guess what? That’s okay. We’re all busy and sometimes creating the perfect, pulled together outfit is just not high on our priority list. But there are some quick things you can learn how to do to make your everyday on-the-run outfit look more stylish. The simple key is to add one (or all) of these…
Loading up on amazing accessories is the best thing you can do for your closet. They’re the easiest solution how to amp up the simplest of outfits. Whether it be a colorful scarf, a statement necklace, or bold earrings, accessories are your friends. For this outfit, I started off with a simple gray sweater on top. The necklace was the perfect way to not only add interest to the look, but to also bring the attention up around my face.
Oh the wonders color can do. It just makes an outfit pop. This outfit started off as just a sweater and blue jeans, but I opted to bring in … >> find out more…
You can have gorgeous style in the winter, it’s absolutely attainable. While there are certain trends that go in and out of style each season, there are also key pieces your wardrobe has to have year after year. When it comes to the colder months of winter, the three must-have items on my list are a perfect coat, oversized sweaters, and chunky scarves. What should you look for in these essential winter pieces? See what’s on my style checklist below.
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The Goes-With-Everything Coat:
The most essential piece to invest in all winter long is that perfect “goes-with-everything” coat. One that’s not only warm and cozy, but also versatile in color and shape. If you describe your style as timeless, go for a classic trench silhouette. It’s perfect for all occasions and it’s figure flattering. If you like to air more on the trendy side, try something unique like a military cut. As long as you choose a neutral color, the coat will be a great versatile piece to have. And for those of you who like to go bold and chic, try a modern silhouette with an oversized collar. Their minimalist shape will work with … >> find out more…