Can you believe that we’re only days away from New Year’s Eve? Man did the year fly right by us! If you’re searching for some last-minute outfit inspiration, we’re here to help. We want to wrap up 2018 with style and by making a statement. On that note, we’re looking at all things sparkly! We love a good sequined skirt. Dresses, shorts, jumpers, you name it! If it’s sparkly, we like it. If sequins aren’t your jam, how about some velvet? Such a great style and perfect for the winter weather! If your plans are more casual, go for a fun backless top for a more understated yet still show stopping look. Cheers to putting a cap on 2018, we can’t wait to see all that 2019 has in store!
Off the shoulder tops have been all the rage season after season lately, and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Tons of new trends are springing up to couple with the adorable off the shoulder trend, too, with everything from smocked tops to embroidered sleeves. The look is super easy to pull off; just tossing on an off the shoulder top immediately glams up your outfit - it’s effortless! This option from Lulu’s is the perfect springtime staple, and we’re here to help you nail the off the shoulder trend.
KEEP IT CASUAL
The blouse we’re working with from Lulu’s is super flirty, and although the details are subtle, it’s best to let them speak for themselves. Pair it with some dark, regular denim - something overly distressed might take away from the boho vibe! The sheer fabric of the top paired with the long sleeves and exposed shoulders makes it the perfect springtime transition piece. The polka dots are fun and playful, and the volume of the sleeves balances out the cinched top, making it a flattering option for any figure.
With an off the shoulder top, it might be tempting to over-accessorize, so be careful. You don’t want a ton of clunky necklaces taking away from the exposed shoulder look, so opt for layering some dainty pieces instead. Another great option is to toss your hair up in a loose, textured pony to play up the boho vibes and accessorize with some gold hoops! Grab a neutral pair of wedges like these Marc Fisher ones, throw on a pink matte lip for a pop of color, and your look’s complete!
If you want to try out something a little more extravagant than your typical blouse and jeans combo, this top would pair perfectly with a thrifted pair of overalls. The cinched waist of this top makes it a great option to layer under some overalls, since it won’t come off as boxy or ill-fitting. It’s definitely a statement, but it’s a trend that’s taking the fashion and festival scene by storm. An adorable pair of sandals (or pumps, if you want to glam it up a bit) would pair well with the look, and a unique crossbody bag like this one would really pull it together.
A little too adventurous? Dress up your look by opting for the black version of the blouse instead. The sheer fabric is even more accentuated in the black version, so it’s ideal for a night out with the girls. Pair it with some faux leather leggings like this pair from Express and a classic pair of pumps. You’ll still be rocking that flirty vibe thanks to the off the shoulder, but your outfit will be a whole lot edgier!
Spring 2018 is all about reclaiming and reviving old trends, and one of our favorite ones so far is rocking a new blazer in a fresh fashion! This piece from Lulu’s is the perfect addition to any closet because it’s trendy, timeless, and versatile. Whether you’re prepping for an interview, looking to revamp your office look into something a little more chic, or just want to dress up for a fun springtime brunch, we’ve got you covered!
KEEP IT CASUAL
This blazer is perfect for one of those early March mornings where it’s a little too chilly for a cute sleeveless top or dress, but you still want a pop of springtime glam. The nautical stripes are super on-trend, so make them the focal piece of your look by pairing it with a white top with minimal (but still fun!) details. We love this one from Express, especially paired with a medium wash ripped jean. The unexpected combo of the distressed denim with a put-together blazer makes for a striking daytime outfit! You could also make the look even more casual by rolling up the sleeves of your blazer, and pair it with some strappy sandals or neutral wedges. Add a dainty necklace to compliment the lower neck of the top and toss some beach waves in your hair to add some texture to your look.
We also really love the idea of adding a pop of color back into the blue and white look with a small cross body bag. Don’t shy away from red, either - we love this one from Nordstrom! Not only would it be the perfect statement piece to complete your look, but it’s the color of the summer, too!
DRESS IT UP
Love the last look, but can’t wear jeans to the office? There’s tons of other ways to style this adorable piece professionally! If you’d like to keep it easy and effortless, a white dress is the perfect go-to to pair with this blazer. Shift dresses are so in right now, and they’re perfect for office wear because they’re modest but still fashionable. This one from Lulu’s would be the perfect piece to let your fun new blazer be the focus of your look, and it’s easy to style with just a pair of nude pumps and some tights.
Another great option would be to play up the nautical look and feel of the blazer a little more by pairing it with a pair of navy pixie pants. Try different textured tops underneath for a twist, like a white satin blouse. Pull your hair back into a full, voluminous ponytail of curls and add a simple pair of nude heels or flats to keep it professional for an adorable office chic look!
Whether you have reservations for a fancy dinner or you’re grabbing a casual brunch this Valentine’s Day, there’s tons of trendy directions you can take your outfit in this year! Blush is super in right now, so add the tone into your look! Mix a classy white blouse up with an adorable pink peacoat and some light-wash boyfriend jeans. The distressed look is so on trend right now, but if you want to dress it up a little, opt for more classy accessories, like blush booties and some dainty rings. If you’ll be spending the night outside, add a knit scarf or beanie to stay warm and cozy!
Try out a red or pink satin top with the same distressed denim if you want to get a little bit more festive. Layer some simple necklaces for an elegant and classy touch against the denim, and style your hair with some tousled beach waves and a messy braid. The unexpected textures make for an original and charming look that’ll definitely impress.
If your date night plans involve something a little more elaborate, skip the plain dress and step out in something bolder. Slip on a little black dress with embroidered rose details, or pick up something with a flirty pattern, like pin-stripes or anything floral. A timeless pair of red heels and an oversized wrap coat will tie everything together effortlessly! Don’t be afraid to mix a little pop of red in with your pink, or vice versa. It’s a holiday after all, and the combo looks adorable! Make a bigger statement with your pink outfit with a bold red lip or red tassel earrings, or add an extra Valentine’s touch with a pink mani-pedi!
New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, and we wanted to make sure your party is the best of the year! To help you with your hosting duties, we created a New Year’s Entertaining Guide! It covers all the inspiration you will need from food to decor! Happy hosting!
New Year’s Eve is all about dancing around and having fun! Your should serve a variety of h'dourves so your guests can move and eat! Here are some amazing recipes to inspire you:
Make festive drinks, stock your bar cart, or make a pitcher or two of your favorite drinks! Don’t forget to pour some champagne for the midnight countdown!
Since you are serving h’dourves, a set dinner table is unnecessary. Opt for New Year’s themed flatware, dishes, and cups, and lean towards a silver and gold color scheme. If planning a fancier evening, serve drinks in glasses and offer ornate small plates for guests to place their h’dourves.
There are so many options for your New Year’s Eve decor! Be fun and hand out 2018 themed glasses, hats, party blowers, etc. and create a photo booth! Or take a more classy approach and decorate with silver and gold orbs, garlands, and vases.
Your outfit should be comfortable, yet fashionable; you want to wow your guests with your style! This is the one time a year where sparkle is acceptable and expected, so don’t waste the opportunity!