Tiny Tweaks That Will Make Your Clothes Look 100% Better

April 23rd // Comment Here

The most perfect of outfits can look terrible if you don’t properly care for your garments. Stained, fuzzy and misshapen pieces are the worst! Take a couple extra minutes and learn how to make your clothes look 100% better with these tiny tweaks.

Low Back Bra-Extender

 Fashion Forms Low-Back Bra Extender, $8

How many times have you passed up a gorgeous dress because it had a low cut back and you were afraid that your bra would be showing? Lose that mindset and make a small investment in your new best friend: The low back bra-extender. The extender hooks onto your regular bra straps, wraps around your stomach and snaps on the other side sitting low on your back. Spending $8 vs. $40+ for a brand new bra is a great way to go!

Lint Roller

Lint Roller, $9

Most of us have these in our house, but how often do we realistically put them to good use? Lint, pet hair and dandruff can make even the most beautiful garments look cheap. Take a minute and roll your clothes once you’ve put them on right before you walk out the door. If you have pets, this is the quickest and most efficient way to make your clothes look better.

Tide to Go Pen

Tide to Go Pen, $4

While white jeans are very posh, they will almost always collect stains. If spilled coffee, splashed pasta sauce and pen marks got you down, carry a Tide to Go Pen in your purse for easy clean-ups during the day.

Deodorant Remover

 Gal-Pal Deodorant Removers, $5

The armholes of tops and dresses get more wear than we’d like to think. Give them a little love and remove the deodorant and sweat stains with this easy to use sponge. Your little black dress will thank you!

Fashion Tape

 Hollywood Fashion Tape, $9

Double-sided tape can come in handy when you’re wearing a dress with a particularly low neckline. Stick this tape directly on your clothing and skin to avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.

Dryer Rack

Dryer Rack, $34

Many fabrics can’t stand the heat of a standard dryer. To avoid shrinkage, odd stretching, and thinning of your favorite garments, opt to ‘hang dry’ your clothes. Cashmere, wool, bras, swimwear and underwear will last longer if you take this precaution.

Mesh Washing Bag

Mesh Washing Bag, $10

Lacy underpinnings and delicately beaded tops were not meant for the regular washer cycles. Protect your gentle belongings by washing them in a mesh bag. The holes let in soap and water without tossing around your beloved pieces to get tangled and ripped. Also use when washing and drying socks to avoid lonely soles.

Hanging Sweater Organizer

Closet Organizer, $30

Most wool, cashmere or cotton blend sweaters have some stretch to them. Don’t misshapen them by using regular hangers. After hanging for months at a time in your closet they will form odd shoulder pulls if you do. Instead, fold neatly and pile on shelves.

It doesn’t take much to make your clothes look great, just a little time and TLC. What are your tips for making your garments look their best?









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Rethink Your Wardrobe + Make New Outfits

April 23rd // Comment Here

When you find yourself standing in front of your closet thinking you have nothing to wear, think again! It may be time to reassess your closet and start playing matchmaker with your existing separates to create fun new combinations. There are hidden gems in your closet just waiting to meet their perfect match. Here’s some inspiration for common pieces in your closet and how to re-work them into new outfits.

Re-mix your plain or graphic tee.

  • The easiest way to change up your everyday jeans and tee look is to ditch the old blue jeans. Instead, slip into a pair of fitted white denim and accessorize with colorful statement jewelry. (Try coordinating your jewelry with the colors found in the tee.) Add a playful printed flat for a cool but casual feel.
  • Second best way to dress up your graphic tee is with a skater skirt. Arguably the most versatile piece, after the little black dress and timeless black heels of course; a colorful skater skirt can bring life to any outfit! Glam it up with some sparkling baubles but balance the look with a pair of classic sneakers for yet another pulled together casual look.

  • Use your comfortable jersey tee in a workday outfit by pairing it with a printed pencil skirt. When working with prints, you always want to balance with simple items; the plain tee works perfectly without making the outfit look too casual. Add a thin metallic belt at the waist and a pair of classy heels to add a bit of sophistication. The versatility of the plain tee is incredible – just think of all the possibilities!

Dress up your plain sweater.

  • Layers can work to your advantage, no matter the garment. Try mixing a sweater with a sleeveless little black dress for a fanciful take on this casual staple. Top it off with some sparkles, classic heels and a colorful wide belt to hold things together.
  • If you’re looking to still have the comfort of jeans, skip the normal blues and go for crisp white jeans. (When in doubt about wearing jeans but still wanting to look dressy, reach for a white pair – the contrast will be stunning with all colors!) The clean canvas of white will also allow you to highlight a couple pieces of colorful accessories or some printed flats.

MONEY TIP: You can still profit from your old clothes after you’ve grown tired of them. Try selling your gently used pieces on Poshmark or to a consignment shop to earn some cash towards your next wardrobe purchase. You can also earn a tax credit by donating your unwanted clothes to the Goodwill or another local thrift store.  

So, get out of the jeans and tee rut you’ve been in and mix things up with the pieces you already own. Chances are, you have plenty to wear, you just haven’t thought of it yet!

What’s your favorite way to remix an old favorite? Comment below!






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Shop the Trend: Pastels

April 22nd // Comment Here

Celebrate springtime in sorbet! I’ve picked some adorable pastel items for you to oh and ah over as you shop your favorite looks this season. Wearing these whisper-light hues has been a seasonal tradition for years, so don’t miss out on finding your perfect pastel garments!

Ready to dive into the colorful world of pastels? Mixing and matching can create some of the most gorgeous springtime looks, so go ahead and create your own custom palette! Pair some lavender jeggings with a baby blue top for a pretty pastel look. Boring beige’s got you down? Accessorize a neutral look with a pop of pink and creamy orange!

The easiest way to play with a color trend is to wear it on your nails. If you don’t think it’s completely your style, you can always wash it off and try another. It’s also the cheapest way to try a trend on for size, because a bottle of nail polish can cost as little as $1 these days. And nail color trends are so versatile! While a trendy top may not go with all of your bottoms, painting your nails once will last you all week and look great with every outfit.

Adding a handbag to the mix is a practical touch for any look. Why not dress up your everyday outfit with one of these soft colored leather selections? Pair with your favorite little black dress for a pop of color or go for a monochromatic look in one color all over. If you’re creating a monochromatic look be sure to play with the texture as well as fabric, i.e. metallic snakeskin for added visual interest.

Liven up your spring wardrobe – go for soft pastels. Whether you style them in a lady-like fashion or pair with bold pieces for a rocker chic look, show off your springtime spirit with these gorgeous hues.



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Most Fashionable Pinterest Boards to Follow

April 22nd // Comment Here

Looking for endless fashion inspiration? Head over to Pinterest’s vast selection of pretty pictures for the ultimate fashion, beauty and lifestyle gems! I like to think of Pinterest as my very own personalized online magazine that is constantly being published by all my favorite tastemakers, bloggers and brand names.

Do you want an enviable Pinterest feed full of inspirational personal style posts, outfit ideas, DIY projects and beauty tips? Follow my favorite Pinners and Boards below:

Personal Style: Admire the great personal style posts from top fashion bloggers and everyday girls to gain inspiration on what you should be wearing today. Introduce yourself to exciting prints, fun colors and up-and-coming brands by following these essential style boards:

- Project Fab

- Street Chic

- Personal Style

- What to Wear

- Style Bloggers

- Outfits

Celebrity Style: Get the look of the stars! With style stars popping up everywhere, I’m grateful for these curated style boards that showcase the best of what Hollywood has to offer; from the red carpet, to the sidewalks and behind the scenes.

- Style Icons

- Rachel Bilson Style

- Celebrity Style

- Star Looks That Inspire Us

- Shop the Street Style

DIY Fashion: Make your own fun with these helpful tutorials that show you how to get the trendy looks for less by doing them yourself! Grab a gal pal, a bag a sequins, sewing materials and your trusty glue-gun because it’s time to get crafty with it!

 - DIY


- Style DIY’s + Fixes

- P.S. I Made This

Hairstyles + Makeup Ideas: Tired of the same beauty routine? Spice it up a bit with these excellent beauty tips! Everything from how to properly apply bronzer to beautiful behind the scene shots of runway models categorized for your viewing pleasures!

- Hair + Beauty

- Beauty Secrets

- Makeup Ideas

Outfit Ideas: What girl hasn’t Googled ‘what to wear to a wedding’, ‘outfit ideas for school’ or ‘what to wear today?’ Let’s cut to the chase and get your connected with the best style boards with outfit ideas for days.

- What to Wear Anywhere

- Outfit of the Day

- Outfit Ideas + Inspirations

Pinterest is the kind of place where you can spend countless hours just admiring beautiful graphics, learning new tricks and finding inspiration for your own personal style. I’ve handpicked some of the best boards to follow for all your fashion needs – now get to Pinning!



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Style Spotlight: Alexa Chung

April 21st // Comment Here

International star and fashion icon, Alexa Chung is in the spotlight this week as we review her incredible personal style and browse through some of her fabulous wardrobe choices. Model, contributing editor at British Vogue and TV host, Alexa has graced covers of magazines, as well as sat in the front rows of some of the world’s most coveted fashion shows. This girl’s got it all, not only looks but brains, too!

Alexa Chung started out co-hosting small TV gigs in the early 2000’s and moved up in the ranks to host her own shows on MTV, eventually falling into modeling. With a beautiful face, quirky personality and a style to boast, it was the perfect fit! She was gaining traction as a fashion model for DKNY, Pepe Jeans and Lacoste when she decided to branch out yet again – this time into fashion editing. She officially was named a contributing editor for Vogue in 2009 and a cover shoot followed shortly after. Did you know she’s graced the cover of British Vogue no less than three times now?


We love her fearless sense of style because she continuously lets her personality shine through her outfits. She is a classic girl at heart, as if you couldn’t tell by her mostly black and white wardrobe. She often dons a little black dress with a fresh face and accents of minimal sparkling jewels. Topping the ‘Best Dressed’ list on more than one occasion and in more than one publication, Alexa Chung has an effect similar to that of Kate Middleton.



Oh you know how it goes: one of them shows up wearing a tailored day dress in a gorgeous color and next thing you know it’s sold out! While Chung may not be royalty, her style certainly commands attention! She often carries a handbag for no longer than a week before it is getting restock requests. Beloved British brand, Mulberry, even named a bag after this international style star in 2009 – it was of course an instant sell out!


A style muse to the likes of Valentino, Chanel, Mulberry and many more, this girl can be seen sitting front row to all the hottest fashion show next to friends like Kate Moss, Pixie Geldof and even editorial queen herself, Anna Wintour. Most of the time she’ll be wearing posh designer dresses and Mulberry handbags, but every once in a while we’ll see her don a bohemian, almost urban chic ensemble. We love that she’s able to actively switch it up whenever she feels like, just because she feels like it.


Take notes from style star Alexa Chung by letting your heart lead you to wear whatever you wish and with no restrictions! And if you’re lucky enough, you too may be able to snag one of the pieces in her very own line due to launch this year! Cheers to this beautiful girl and to fearless personal style!

Written by Kate Heimann of WearInLA.com









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