Fashion6 Simple Styling Hacks Every It Girl Knows

Reinventing your look can be as simple as a small wardrobe tweak and the fashion crowd knows this better than anyone (when you’re getting photographed on the daily, creative styling is your secret weapon). From mixing unexpected pieces to adding just one item where you’d never thought to before, there are plenty of ways to make your whole vibe feel fresh and new again, without buying a whole new wardrobe (dare to dream, right?). Scroll on for 6 styling hacks every style star uses, and get ready to experience your own fashion renaissance.

1. Socks are a Fashion Item

Try adding in an upgraded pair of socks to your footwear routine and watch your style soar. With everything from embellishment to elevated fabrics on tap for this season, your heels and sneakers deserve some fun, stylish new playmates.

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2. Go Monochromatic

One of the quickest ways to make an outfit look expert-level is to rock one color from head to toe. You can do the tonal thing with multiple shades or match the same hue all over: either way, your look will pack a major punch.

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3. Mix Daytime and Evening

Get more use out of your after-dark pieces by taking them out to play during the day. Try layering cocktail dresses over long sleeve staples or mixing your graphic tee with fabrics like lace, satin and velvet for a mashup that hits all the right notes.

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4. Belt It

Your coats, dresses, and blazers all get new life when you cinch them at the waist. So go ahead, show off that shape!

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5. Big Earrings Make Everything Better

Maximum impact with minimal effort? We totally dig it. Not only do face framers flatter your pretty mug, they make any basic ensemble look instantly special.

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6. Leopard Goes with Everything

When in doubt, add some animal print. Nothing says “I’m a fearless fashion chick” like some wild spots. Treat the print like a neutral by pairing with florals, plaid, denim, and beyond.

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Which style hack will you be trying? Tell us on Instagram @Lulus using #lovelulus!

FashionHow to Wear It: Denim on Denim

The denim trend has evolved over the years – remember Justin and Britney’s iconic 2001 denim clad red carpet look?  Flash forward 16 years to today: the denim on denim trend is back and it-girls everywhere are fearlessly rocking the look, and they are slaying. Thinking about going full denim on denim yourself? Well, we have exactly what you need to rock the edgy trend, without evoking any 2001 Britney vibes.

Add Some Detail

Why rock one trend when you can do two! For this double-denim look we are pairing the Hit Single Light Wash Pearl Denim Jacket with Pistola So it Seams Light Wash Two-Tone Distressed Jeans. The trendy pearl details on the jacket add a fun twist to the double denim trend. Add in a timeless basic like the She Be Bad Ivory Embroidered Tee to finish the look.

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Light and Dark

If you are looking to rock the trend with a little reserve, pairing a light wash with a dark wash will help break-up the look, making it easier to wear. We are currently loving the darker tones of the Levi’s Original Trucker Medium Wash Denim Shearling Jacket paired with the light wash Levi’s 501 Skinny Light Wash Distressed Jeans. Add a neutral color, casual top like the Junk Food Janis Joplin Down On Me Washed Black Tee and you have got retro vibe look that can’t go wrong.

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Dark Denim Needs Love Too

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the all black outfit loving ladies out there! Pairing dark denim with dark denim will give you all the rocker chick vibes you have been looking for. Our faves for the look? The Billabong Beamin’ and Dreamin’ Washed Black Cropped Denim Jacket paired with the Rollas Westcoast Staple Washed Black Distressed Skinny Jeans. Keep the look nice and moody by finishing it with the Rolling Stones Tour 81-82 White Tee.

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Are you doing the double denim look this fall? Show us how you wear it on Instagram with #lovelulus!

FashionHow to Wear It: Pink and Red

Once known only as the Valentine’s Day palette of choice, red and pink are officially the standout color combo of  2017. The sidewalks of  New York Fashion Week were teeming with street style stars decked out in their best interpretations of the trend and trading in their standard black fare for the pop of color couple. If you have any doubts about the staying power of this phenomenon, look no further than the Spring 2018 runways, where several designers cosigned the color pairing.  No longer considered clashy, the ultragirly duo has permeated the fashionsphere — and we are 100% here for it.

Want to give this perfect pair of hues a try? Same. That’s why we put together our own OOTD versions to simplify the process for you. Scroll on for five ways to master pink and red like a pro.

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Compliment your floral mini with a scarlet take on the classic moto jacket.  Complete the look with a turtleneck and ankle boots and you’ve got yourself the ideal transitional weather wear.

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Every woman should own an LRD (little red dress). Take this sweet skater style to the next level with over the knee boots in blush. A ladylike mini bag and sleek collar pull it all together perfectly.

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If you’re still a little hesitant to mix bright red with your pink, try burgundy as an alternative. In a crushed velvet bodysuit and trouser combo, you’ll lean into the trend and get your 90’s on all at once.

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Channel your inner It-girl in a Kylie-esque hoodie dress finished off with bold booties.  Don’t forget the hoops and the sunnies!

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Fact: shiny patent leather is about to be everywhere. Take the trend for a spin with this brick-colored beauty, coupled with a distressed tee and flats to give it a dose of casual cool.

How will you be rocking red and pink? Show us on Instagram @lulus using the hashtag #lovelulus!

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Fashion5 Transitional Outfit Ideas to Try This Fall

Transitioning your look from summer to fall isn’t the easiest feat to master: but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It’s a matter of learning how to layer properly, mix lighter fabrics with richer textures, and think about your favorite warm weather pieces in a new way. In fact, when you get it right, working your summertime staples into your autumn rotation pays off like woah — and we don’t even mean just wallet-wise either (though there is plenty to be said for shopping your closet). Think about it: You’re starting off the season in pieces you already know you love. What’s better than that?

To get you started on the road to reinventing your look, we’ve put together 5 outfits that crush the in-between season. Check ’em out below!

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Take your graphic tee and give it the preppy treatment by adding this season’s street style MVP outerwear piece, the menswear blazer. Finish it all off with loafers, a structured mini bag, distressed denim (to keep the cool factor), and clear aviators for a look that’s 100% blogger babe worthy.

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You know that off-the-shoulder button down you can’t get enough of? Oh, it’s still very much in play. Luxe it up for Fall with a burgundy vegan leather mini and leopard block heels. A rich brown croc bag, delicate necklace, and glam cat-eyes seal the deal.

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Your spaghetti strap plaid mini dress is made for layering. Instead of a tee or turtleneck, try a lacy bell-sleeve blouse. The mix of vibes and textures makes for the perfect mashup. Just add sleek accessories and you’re good to go!

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Cropped overalls don’t have to go bye-bye when temperatures start to drop. Toss them over a pretty knit and add ankle boots for more coverage, then throw on a bomber jacket for when the weather really gets cool. (Pro tip: army green is basically a neutral — and plays really well with blush tones.) Keep it all sleek and chic with a slick clutch and mirrored aviators. Hi, day date outfit.

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There’s no denying the power of a sexy slip dress and a crushed velvet option is ideal for Fall wedding season. But if you want to get some more mileage out of your jewel-toned beauty (yes), give it a go for daytime with a cheeky tee and a denim jacket. OTK boots keep it sassy and on trend, and a backpack plays off that 90’s vibe perfectly.

How are you transitioning your wardrobe for the season? Show us on Insta using the hashtag #lovelulus!

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Fashion5 Ways to Update Your Office Wardrobe

The idea of an office wardrobe may seem limiting, but it doesn’t have to be! Get ready to refresh your dress code with new smart and chic pieces while still keeping it office appropriate. Don’t sacrifice your style with the same old, instead let it shine through just by incorporating a few new pieces.

It’s time to workshop your new wardrobe–here are five ways you can update your office wardrobe to give it (and you!) that well-deserved promotion.

Office Dresses

1. Accent Your Dress
Keep your dresses on rotation with new pieces that can spruce up any office outfit. On-trend accents and prints are a great way to update any office wardrobe to keep it looking current and fresh. Our Say So Lace-Up Bodycon Dress is a classic midi-length bodycon dress, but features a chic, detailed lace-up belt. Prints are also a great way to refresh that wardrobe. Our Save and Spot Polka Dot Long Sleeve Midi Dress is a fresh new way to do polka dots and also features a tying neckline.

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2. Go Bold in Blazers
Blazers are making the biggest comeback in and out of the office this year. Gone are the days of old shoulder pads–the new millennium is giving this bold silhouette a new and even bolder look. Seasonal prints and patterned blazers like our Amuse Society Blazin Black and White Striped Long Sleeve Dress and luxe blazers such as our Black Swan Juliette Black Velvet Blazer will make you the office It Girl. Want to wear a blazer and a dress? You can do that! Our Executive Move Black Long Sleeve Blazer Dress is just what you need to look chic at the office and during after hours.

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3. Start Loafing Around
The easiest and most comfortable office appropriate shoe may just have to be the loafer. Backed, backless, or slingback, the loafer offers a sleek and professional look while still feeling comfy and casual. Depending on your office dress code, you can shine bright and bold in our Chicago Gold Loafers or keep it classic in our Kelsey Dagger Corduroy Loafers. There are so many styles to choose from mules, slides, and loafers you’re bound to find your very own.

Carry It All

4. Carry It All
You can definitely have it all when you’ve got a workbag that can carry all of your personal essentials, plus your workload. Our Wing Woman Handbag is your have-it-all bag and owes its name to the chic wing-style shape. It is a must-have piece to carry from your commute to the office. And don’t worry if you just want to carry your essentials and nothing more–our Melie Bianco Cameron Handbag is a sleek and chic rounded bag and has a roomy interior for everything you’ll need.

Office Supplies

5. Request: Office Supplies
Go above and beyond the new you by updating your workspace with new supplies. Why not pair your newly updated office wardrobe with new phone cases? Choose from luxe marble, to bold embroidery, and fresh fauna. Don’t forget your office supplies–nothing gets the creative juices flowing with fresh, new ideas more than a cute new notebook. Whether you’re a goal digger or a sucker for succulents these chic Denik notebooks will jazz up your workspace and add fresh new pairings for your outfits.

Don’t hit snooze on your office wardrobe–let us know in the comments how you’ll be updating the new professional you! You can also find all of your office essentials by shopping our office chic collection.

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