3 Ways to Wear: Oxblood

Darker hues are must in your closet for fall and winter..

And Oxblood is definitely the color of the season! Here’s 3 looks i put together using oxblood colored items. Hope you can get inspired to take on this very flattering very gorgeous color of the cooler months! 🙂

oxblood lace dress
1. Dress: ASOS $49.25
2. Flats: YOOX $165
3. Clutch: Republic $24
4. Belt: TopShop  $50
5. Necklace: (Cheaper version) Forever21 $4.80
Peplum and Cords
1. Peplum Blouse: Dorothy Perkins $15
2. Cords: American Eagle $50
3. Necklace: Bootlegger $16.50
4. Bag: Mywardrobe $1,860
5. Flats: Macy’s $60
oxblood blouse and riding boots
1. Blouse: Sold out (similar version)
2. Pants: H&M $32
3. Bracelet: Fantasy Jewerly Box $39
4. Wedges: ASOS $88
5. Satchel: Motel $160

Trend Train: Peplum

One of the recent trends introduced to us this spring/summer…

was of course the beautiful peplum trend! I absolutely have been LOVING this trend. It so easily gives you that hourglass shape everyone is after from the more voluptuous women (Kim Kardashian was recently spotted in the outfit in the middle) to the more straight framed women (like myself). It is an easy way to look more elegant and refined. If you have yet to try the peplum trend I encourage you to take a step to at least try one on! Below I pulled my favorite peplum skirts, shirt and dresses; I hope they inspire you to get into that dressing room and into a classy peplum. Happy shopping 🙂

Pretty classy peplums

Bardot body con dress, $105 / Miss Selfridge peplum dress / Peplum shirt / Dorothy Perkins floral top / Sleeveless blouse, $37 / Paprika peplum skirt, $34 / Helmut Lang black pants / Pencil skirt, $54

What to wear: Sheer blouses

A Good friend once asked me..

“Hey Rita, I really want to buy a sheer blouse but I have no idea how to style it? How would you where it?” Well of course my mind went WILD with ideas because 1: I LOVE sheer blouses and 2: There is really an infinite way to wear them. So i put on my thinking cap and came up with some ideas for her on how to wear them. So here is what I came up with.

A BASIC WHITE SHEER TOP 

For this look you can really do anything your little heart desires. One I chose to go with a cute colored lace bandeau and flow over jean shorts. The other I thought would be cute over a white bandeau tucked into a cute skirt like this tangerine one (which is the color of the season).

Sheer Shirt Styled

POLKADOTS AND POP OF COLOR

This outfit is so simple and yet so fun and definitely something I’ve worn before! I would describe this as all black everything with a pop of color. Black bandeau under the blouse, your cutest black skinny jeans, and an awesome cocktail ring! Take your favorite colored heels and you have an effortless look.

Sheer Polkadot with a pop of color

PETER PAN AND PEPLUM 

This outfit is by far my favorite! This time under the sheer shirt i decided to go with a nude bra because i really want the shirt to stand out on it’s own without any background interference. It’s a classic look because of the high waisted skirt and button down but also trendy with the collar and peplum accents.

Peter Pan and Peplum

PS. If you are nervous or not ready to bare all yet any of the bandeaus can be exchanged with a cute cami!! Which outfit was your favorite? Would you wear any of these? How do you style your sheer shirt? I would love to know! Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Happy Shopping 🙂 -Rita

Under 50$: Favorite Dresses

1. H&M Polka Dot Dress 13$
This white polka dress is so simple and beautiful. A great item to dress up or down!
2. Forever 21 Cross Back Fit & Flare Dress 25$
One of my favorite silhouettes in a dress.
3. Foreign Exchange Teal Zig Zag Print Dress 37$
I am loving this zig zag pattern on top of the dress and the flow of the skirt!
4. Forever 21 White Eyelet Dress 23$
Everyone needs a Little White Dress (aka a LWD) in their wardrobe. This super cute eyelet one is a great option
5. Foreign Exchange Coral Tank Dress with Contrast Print 39$
Don’t know where to start color blocking? Try this dress!
6. Charlotte Russe Teal Peplum and Lace Dress 30$
A super cute take on the peplum trend.
7. H&M Fit & Flare Sun Dress 39$
I absolutely love this dress! Its a perfect sun dress for any daytime event.
8. Charlotte Russe Geo Print Dress 30$
I love the bold neon pattern on the bottom of this dress! I also enjoy that the pattern is broken up by a solid on top so as not to overwhelm.

 

 

What do you think of my dress picks? Would you consider picking up one (or a couple!)? Leave a comment below with your opinion and any links to dress you are loving under 50$ right now! xo, Rita