Fall Is Coming....What Are You Wearing This Season?

This week on Instagram we are offering tips of what key transitional pieces you need in your closet that can be brought from season to season, particularly this upcoming fall. I wanted to expand on this a little bit and create a mood board of what to expect to see this fall in terms of colors, patterns, and trends. I've put together some images that I really loved of runway looks from Fall 2017 Ready To Wear designers and fashion houses such as Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Antonio Marras, Marchesa, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Oscar de la Renta .

This year we can expect to see 70's plaid, Mid-length styled skirts/dresses, chocolate brown, navy blue, and red as dominant colors, vintage styled prints, jumpsuits, sparkly diamonds, and fur coats as leading styles this fall. With each collection that I chose the designers took their own spin to the story but the theme seemed remain fairly consistent for what to expect in our stores this fall. 

So now you may be wondering, "Where can I get styles like these.. but for less?" Look to fast fashion stores such as H&M, Zara, ASOS, Boohoo, and Forever 21 to see more affordable styles that are similar to these. 

Now that you are prepared for this falls freshest looks, leave a comment below and tell us what you think! 

 

Style Icon Profile: Tracee Ellis Ross

You might have seen the 2017 Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress - Tracee Ellis Ross on the hit show Black-ish. Born to the legacy of Diana Ross, Tracee has been exposed to talent and glamour all her life. Her career started in independent films and has expanded to TV host, comedian, model, producer and motivational speaker as well.

And of course a style icon.

Her personal style shines effortlessly whether she is gracing Hollywoods elite events or simply in her everyday life. My favorite thing about her style is she doesn’t play by the rules and she lets her creativity flow. I’ve chosen some of my favorite looks that I thought to be her best looks of 2017 so far!

The first look I've chosen is her Golden Globe's outfit! She wore a silver strapless Zuhair Murad Couture cage dress, pumps, and paired it bold diamond rings to top off the look. It was simple and classic in elegance but what really made her stand out at this event was the the lone jewelry she wore armored only in rings. Here she makes a statement with her choice to accessorize solely with her hands but aren't they the perfect match to go with her Globe award? 

Yes Tracee yesss! Can we just talk about the boot heaven Tracee has thrown me into? Her street style in New York this past February has been off the charts. Her casual chicness flows seamlessly through each of these photos where she rocks stylish handbags, tailored coats, and of course those boots!

Photo courtesy of  Instagram

Photo courtesy of Instagram

Lastly Tracee's Instagram is full of style inspiration. Follow her on Instagram to see for yourself! Whats there not to love about this look? The detailed jacket, giant earrings, white pointed pumps, and lace dress are all a big giant YASSS in my book. 

For more all things Tracee Ellis Ross check out her website TraceeElllisRoss.com where she talks style, beauty, hair, food, musings, and well-being. Let us know what you think!

Flounce and Frills : Fun Summer Trend You Should Try!

We’re all about statement and personality pieces. When done right these items can add great value to your wardrobe to keep you fresh and fun for every occasion this summer. Our post on Instagram ( follow us if you don't already ) yesterday featuring the term flounce gave me a great idea for a blog post! What better way to tie in our weekly posting of #FashionFromALinetoZ than to write about it?

When I initially read the definition of flounce I was intrigued. To sum it up flounce is a wide strip of fabric sewn into a garment to exaggerate the character of the silhouette. After doing more research essentially this term is like ruffles. While I am not a huge fan of ruffles as it reminds me of my younger days (poufy dresses my mom used to dress me in, yuck) I liked the idea of the drama it could add to a garment. To get over my childhood fear, I decided to consider more variations of flounce styled garments. I was inspired by what I saw to give this trend another try this summer.

Karen Walker’s Spring/Summer 2017 gave me a newfound respect for ruffled pieces. She seamlessly intertwined both bold patterns and subtle colors together all the while not taking away from carefully detailed flounce she incorporated into each piece. The collection offers charm with its boyish tailoring and shock value with the frills and ruffles. I picked out four looks that I admired most in her collection and offer you to check out the rest at Vogue.com.

In look one the two piece matching set is classically chic with its flounced cuffs and its twisted frilled bottoms. The neutral blues really let the eyes be drawn to the detail put into the set. Look two offers that pop of leopard print pattern paired with a peasant blouse to contrast.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

Look three gives us a carefully crafted jacket with trimmed ruffles lining the torso giving it a more polished and shapely look. Lastly look four again uses those trimmed ruffles but this time to line the midsection and bottom of a short baby doll dress that is perfect for summer.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

All of these looks are ones I hope for you to try this summer! Send us pictures of your variation flounce styles! We would love to see how you rock your ruffles!

 

I'm Late! I'm Late! I'm Late for a Very Important Date!

We've all been there: you KNOW you have something planned and you keep telling yourself that you will figure out what to wear soon. And it seems like soon doesn't come until the day of the thing you have planned. And now...you're late. 

You may not be as frantic as White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland but I definitely know the anxiety of running late and being unprepared.  If you are one of those ladies who is going out with the boo (Thank GOD mine is booked AND out of state) or having a "Galentine's Day" with your girls (all of my friends ALSO live out of state), and you don't have an outfit picked out, don't fret! I have taken the time to put together a few really cute looks that you can throw together with things that you probably (read: hopefully) already have in your closet.  I'm not going to tag where the items are from as the whole point is to rock something you already own; however, if you're interested in outfit deets, leave me a comment.  We're gonna break these down by occasion 

FOR WORK: Obviously, you aren't going to have these exact items, but you get the idea.  What is stopping you from bringing a little romance into your office on Valentine's Day morning? Rock a printed bottom to give a little visual interest with a solid top to bring a bit of balance. That's a cute look all by itself, but the neutral bootie and bag paired with the simple pearls add a bit of sass and class.

FOR HOME: So maybe you're like me and you're staying home for Valentine's Day.  This is a great way to be cute at home but pulled together at the same time.  Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I LOVE gray jogger pants. They. Go. With. Everything. Idc, idc. Throwing on the holiday shirt keeps your spirits bright and reminds you that it's a day to <3. In the event someone calls you to do something super last minute, throw the on top of your flat twists (let's be honest, your hair is probably still twisted) and put on the shoes for a little fancy pop. I live for upscale casual looks (I think I made that up). And yes, I would wear these shoes any and everywhere. 

FOR GIRL'S NIGHT: It's Galentine's Day! You and your girls are going out for a great night. Maybe dinner and a movie or dinner and dancing or maybe you're going hottie hopping (this is when you and your friends go to different places and scope out the menzzzz).  Either way, you probably want to wear something that can transition throughout the night. We all have that one friend who comes up with the last minute idea to hit an after-hours spot before IHOP and bed (I'm that friend). Throw on a jumpsuit! Accessorize it however you want to. It's a jumpsuit. And yes, there is a jumpsuit for every body type. I plan on teaching on this in a later post. 

FOR THE NEW GUY: So your (kinda) cute co-worker asked you out on a date. It's just a date - I'm not judging you. For someone who wants to get out of the house, it definitely beats staying in and Netflix and Chilling by yourself. But, because he's new and you don't want to give him too much, this look is perfect and darling. It's cute enough to make an impression but not so cute that you can't cut him off if the date sucks. Remember, flaunt the one feautre that you love and keep everything else under wraps. 

FOR HUSBAE: LIsten...if I was going to be out with my man, this is exactly what I would wear.  I have a version of this is in my closet right now. It's sexy and perfect for a beautiful night out with the man that you love. If you aren't feeling too comfortable with all of this body ody ody, layer it with a cute, fitted blazer to maintain a little more modesty. Best advice I have on this one: throw on the article of clothing that makes you feel like a queen. If you feel gorgeous, your man will have to acknowledge your inner and outer radiance. 

That's all.  Drop a comment below and let me know which outfit is your fave. If you have fashion questions, you can drop them in the comments as well. I'm looking to answer your toughest questions on this site. Also, feel free to share and connect with #TheModernDisciple on social media. :)