Spring Trends: Stripe Yourself

This Spring, it’s not just florals taking over, stores are filling their racks with striped clothing from dresses, to shirts, to pants, and more.

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Next we have a V-neck navy and white striped dress from Zara.

Image Courtesy of Zara ($29.95)

Image Courtesy of Zara ($29.95)

Having a more casual day? Throw on your favorite pair of jean shorts or pants and pair them with this Forever 21 striped casual top.

Courtesy of Forever 21 ($14.90)

Courtesy of Forever 21 ($14.90)

For the best results, pair your stripes with solid colors.  Add bursts of color to your outfit with colorful accessories.  A pink handbag could take your navy and white striped dress or top to the next level!

If you can’t find the striped item of your choice in stores, search your mom’s closet. Every woman over the age of 50 is bound to have an Ann Taylor or Liz Claiborne striped top.  It’s pretty much inevitable.  But if the tag says, “Talbots,” run! Wash your hands, do your mom a favor and throw it out, then keep searching.

Love,

J. Molly

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Give your Button-Down Shirt a Sexy Remodel

A button-down shirt can give you very different results depending on what you pair it with.  Sure you can be professional and classy in a white button-down at the office on a Thursday, but come Thursday night your button down has a few less buttons done up and your pinstriped pants are exchanged for an above-the-knee skirt.

Shirt: M for Mendocino, Skirt: Forever 21, Belt: Bebe, Tank top: Forever 21

Shirt: Costa Blanca, Skirt: Forever 21, Belt: Bebe, Tank top: Forever 21, Bracelet: Peoples Jewelers

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To accessorize, I’ve added very modest jewelry to the look. Gold and pink triangle earrings, a diamond bracelet that combines both yellow and white gold, and a couple silver rings for a final everyday touch.

Shoes: Calvin Klein from DSW

Shoes: Calvin Klein from DSW

Uncharacteristically of me, I slipped on a pair of flats that normally collect more dust in my closet than my childhood easy bake oven.  But hey, some days I vow to embrace my vertically-challenged stature.

Want to twist up your button-down shirt even more?  Here’s a Refinery 29 video that delivers a hot new scoop on playing with your button-down style:

http://www.refinery29.com/button-up-shirt-wrap

Love,

J. Molly

Spring into Style with New Skirts for the Spring Season

 

Skirt: True Religion, Belt: Armani Exchange, Top: Costa Blanca, Necklace: Nordstrom, Shoes: United Nude

Skirt: True Religion, Belt: Armani Exchange, Top: Costa Blanca, Necklace: Nordstrom, Shoes: United Nude

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It’s time to mix up your skirts this Spring.  From jean to sheer to floral, we’re seeing skirts in all different styles.  Flashback to 2004 in a short jean mini.

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Next on the list is a short black mini with a sheer maxi skirt over top.  Showing off your legs in a miniskirt can get a bit monotonous.  Spice it up a bit by playing peek-a-boo with a polka dot sheer maxi.

Skirt: Costa Blanca, Shirt: Urban Planet

Skirt: Costa Blanca, Shirt: Urban Planet

Last but not least, put a little spring in your step with a flirty frilly floral knee-length skirt.  Keep all eyes below the belt by wearing a plain solid t-shirt on top.

For more outfit ideas, follow me on Instagram @mollysrunway.

Love,

J. Molly

OOTD – Freshly Pink

Created on the StyleChat app

Created on the StyleChat app

I stepped outside my apartment today and was delighted by the warm breeze. With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for lovely pinks, dazzling purples, and stunning whites. Today’s look incorporates all the feminine colors you could ever want.  Whether you’re going to a party or going on a date, pair a chiffon pink top with a multi-colored pleated skirt.  Throw on your favorite pair of hoop earrings and a cute pair of open-toe black heels.  To finish off your look, grab a white or cream clutch or handbag.

Love,

J. Molly