Pop of Preppy

Pop of Preppy

It’s been a hot minute… or month, since I’ve posted about an outfit. Perhaps I’m distracted by all my bachelor posts or perhaps I’m just overwhelmed with how crazy busy the last couple of months have been. Either way, I  finally have a chance to sit down and break down a new look.

With years of prep school under my belt, I used to be extremely preppy. At the time, I  thought I  was EVERYTHING in my Vineyard Vines, seersucker pants and the latest Sperry’s. Just the thought of some of things I used to wear, yikes! When I moved to Chicago and realized I was a pastel fish out of water, I started adopted a more city-friendly look.

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At my core though, there is a still a little bit of a preppy left in me. With today’s look, I  feel like I’ve been able to merge together a more modern preppy aesthetic without looking too “school boy.” The look is really entered around this TopMan white sweater with striped neckline. White is not usually my first color choice, but the bold stripe reminded me of a collegiate style sweater that could be come an instant classic. Winter whites are always very fashion forward too.

If I  were to pair this with khakis and a white button up, I think it’d start to look like a school uniform. Instead, a navy turtleneck and blue plaid pants break this up and make the whole outfit more contemporary.

When it comes to style, we can never truly change our spots completely. That’s me when it comes to being preppy, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Once the weather starts to break, hopefully I’ll be able to share more outfit ideas.

Stayed tuned for developments with Bachelor, home design, travel and fashion soon!

-TW

Walk the Line

Walk the Line

Ah, what a month it’s shaping up to be! Just about half way through June and it feels like summer, which just began, can already be considered over. The best way to not lose sight of what’s right in front of me, is to just keep walking the line. Today I’m doing just that in a simple yet different look with a few new favorites.

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It’s no secret that athleisure and more causal looks are becoming more and more frequent, but it’s also no secret that I’ve been slow to the trend. I’ve got a fairly old school approach to fashion but it’s always a good idea to accept trends in your own time. I’ve taken this idea in stride with today’s look.

I’ve based the whole look around these awesome pants from Top Man, that I  scooped up on sale for just $19! These are a close match. The lightweight material and the fun stripe drew my eye, and with a draw string waist, they’re a great throw on piece that can be dressed up or down. With fresh white sneakers, a summer must-have, they’re given a more casual feel. With loafers, they can easily be dressed up.

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The cream colored sweater from Gap made me feel right at home and is the perfect solution on a windy Chicago summer day! The whole look is stylish but also effortless in a way. That’s perhaps the best equation for summer style.

Looking forward to sharing more looks this summer and hope you all enjoy this Father’s Day weekend!

-TW

Grey Days

Grey Days

Ever since the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise hit the world, I  seriously cannot think of anything else when I’m wearing more than one grey piece in an outfit. This look is more two shades of grey, but I’m loving them both. Grey has always been and perhaps always be, the perfect neutral int the winter. It works perfectly with black, navy and works well with pops of color too.

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I’m a creature of habit when it comes to shopping. A new piece either has the tags for months, until I’ve finally found the perfect time to wear it, or it’s being worn immediately and often. This Nordstrom sweater is the latter. It’s seriously coming in handy with Chicago’s ever changing weather patterns these days. The two textures break it up from being a classic cable knit sweater. The darker grey corduroy pants are another sale steal from Club Monaco. (Seriously, a place I cannot afford at full price EVER but when their larger sales hit, I’m the first in line)

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The blueish grey works well against the lighter heather grey of the sweater and have a great fit. Wearing grey shouldn’t be reserved for sweatpants and athletic wear, it can be just as chic as black or any other monochromatic look.

-TW

Dark Times

Dark Times

Can you believe how quickly this month, let alone, this year has flown by? I blinked my eyes and it’s practically November! It’s safe to say I’ve fallen on dark times. Don’t be alarmed though, I’m only referring to the fact that I’ve changed my hair.

Perhaps it’s my affinity for Riverdale or just the need to change things up but I’ve crossed over to the “dark side” as they say. I’ve always loved the power of a new look and this hair color is the perfect way to transition into fall. It’s making me more eager to break out the boots and sweaters.

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To usher in this darker era, I’m wearing one of my favorite H&M sweaters from last year. The graphic camel colored stripes are a great pop and blended in perfectly with this Lincoln Park backdrop. I’m so excited to start working with photographer Callie Craig, who captured some amazing shots of my new look.

I’m still getting used to the darker locks but it’s a great change that I’m excited to style and work with! Check out more of Callie’s work on her website. You’ll be able to see more of her shots here shortly. Another post coming later on in the week!

-TW